Mrs. Williams was a retired high school science teacher and a member of the Wrens Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church where she taught an adult Sunday school class. She was a member of the Wrens Garden Club, Retired Teachers Association, Wrens Library Board and the Keenagers. She gave of her time for the Wrens Blood Drive, the Cancer Relay for Life and various church organizations.
The funeral was Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Gary Jones and Race Lariscy officiating. Burial was in the Wrens City Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Ann W. Williams, Augusta; one son James L. Williams and his wife, Alisa, Snellville; two sisters, Frankie Jones, Matthews, and Kate Gay, Wrens; one brother, Hoyt A. Haulbrook Jr., Thomson; and four grandchildren, Shelley A. Williams, Amanda B. Williams, J. Christopher Williams and Ashley H. Williams.
Pallbearers were Mike Jones, Billy Gay, Gene Gay, Phillip Haulbrook, Gary Nelson, Larry Flowers, Phillip Story and Robbie Wiggins.
Memorials may be made to the Wrens Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church, c/o Mr. James Paul, 209 Griffin St., Wrens, GA 30833.
Elaine Langham Ballinger
Mrs. Elaine Langham Ballinger, 59, of Dallas died Friday, Sept. 27, 2002.
Mrs. Ballinger, a native of Warren County, was a schoolteacher at Blackwell Elementary School in Marietta. She was a graduate of Berry College and a member of St. Teresa Episcopal Church. Mrs. Ballinger was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil L. and Florrie B. Langham of Warren County.
A memorial service was held Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. at St. Teresa Episcopal Church, Acworth, with Father Michael Billingsley officiating. Burial was at 4 p.m. in the Gibson City Cemetery, Gibson.
Survivors include her husband, James A. Ballinger; two sons, Jonathan Swanson, Acworth, and David (Cheryl) Swanson, Tallahassee, Fla.; one stepson, Chris (Danielle) Ballinger, Carrolton; one stepdaughter, Mandy Ballinger, Foley, Ala.; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Linda L. (Thomas) Beckworth, Stapleton; 11 uncles; 10 aunts; one nephew; three nieces; one great-nephew and two great-nieces.
Memorials may be made to the St. Teresa Episcopal Church Building Fund, 5725 Fords Road, Acworth, GA 30101.
Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home Inc., Dallas, and Sheppard Funeral Home, Gibson, were in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Verle Peters, 61, of Louisville died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at his residence.
Mr. Peters, a native of Michigan, was a dairyman and a member of the Pinecrest Mennonite Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ileen Peters; stepmother, Laila Peters, and his twin brother Merle Peters.
The funeral was Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. at Pinecrest Mennonite Church with Maynard Peters, Randall Goossen, Danber Nichols and Paul Wenger officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his father, LeRoy Peters, Middleburg, Pa., three brothers, Alden Peters, Stapleton, Art (Susie) Peters, Dawsonville, and Glenn (Letha) Peters, Stapleton; a sister-in-law, Cora Peters; one sister, Marcille (Lyle) Holdeman, Middleburg, Pa.; stepsister, Patricia (Marion) Holdeman, Stapleton; special friends and neighbors, Kevin and Jacqueline Penner; several nieces and nephews and numerous relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Kristin Peters, Ryan Holdeman, Gene Peters, Shaylon Peters, Kevin Penner and Mitchell Holdeman.
James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Rosa Martin Wilcher
Mrs. Rosa Martin Wilcher of Wadley died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2002, in Augusta.
The funeral was Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Hill A.M.E. Church in Bartow.
Survivors include one son, Robert Martin, Wadley; three step-sisters, Estella Jordan and Willie Bell Wilcher, Wadley, and Ola Mae Gamble, Swainsboro; one brother, Willie Harmon, Youngstown, Ohio three stepbrothers, Ronnie Harmon, Rev. John Harmon and Freddie Lee Williams, Wadley; and two grandchildren.
Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.
Everett "Boss" Usry
Mr. Everett "Boss" Usry, 82, of Wrens died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002.
Mr. Usry was preceded in death by a brother, Garvin Usry; a sister, Marjorie Connell; and a granddaughter, Connie Tidwell.
The funeral was Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Roy White and Bill Berry officiating. Burial was in the Wrens City Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie Usry; two daughters, Ann Tidwell, Smyrna, and Ellen Bailey, Marietta; three sisters, Oglis Norton, Gibson, Pauline Montgomery, Thomson, and Wauline Susie, Orlando, Fla.; three grandchildren, Rodney Bailey, Marietta, D.D. Bailey, Louisville, and Misty T. Gardner, Powder Springs.
Pallbearers were Garvin Usry Jr., Brian Usry, Wayne Usry, Earl Usry, C.L. Usry, Phil Usry, Don Montgomery, Wayne Connell and Ken Connell.
Memorials may be made to the Wrens United Methodist Church, 202 Russell Street NW, Wrens, GA 30833.
Geraldine (Jerry) Turner Hardin
Mrs. Geraldine (Jerry) Turner Hardin, 74, of Augusta died Monday, Sept. 23, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.
Mrs. Hardin, a native of Glascock County, was retired from Lily Tulip where she worked for 27 years.
The funeral was Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne Bruwer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Mr. John Hardin; two sisters, Mrs. Polly Chalker, Gibson, and Mrs. Ponda T. Johnson, Warrenton; four nieces and seven nephews.
Pallbearers were Mark Lyons, Chris Chalker, Shawn Johnson, Byrnie Hardin Jr., Randy Hardin and Brian Hardin.
Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Rudolph Daniel Martin
Mr. Rudolph Daniel Martin, 69, of Bartow died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002, at Medical College of Georgia.
Mr. Martin, a native of Jefferson County, was employed by Fulghum Industries in Wadley as a security guard. He was a member of Nails Creek Baptist Church and a veteran of the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dan and Grace Martin, and a sister, Dot Woodard.
The funeral was Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Quint Shepherd officiating. Burial was in Lake Cemetery, Metter.
Survivors include a brother, Murphy E. Martin, Sandersville; a sister, Helen M. Carpenter, Bartow; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Billy Morris, Louie Handberry, Danny Woodard, Jimmy Black, Gene Hall and Albert Duncan.
Honorary pallbearer was Zollie Compton.
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