October 31, 2002 Issue

Doretha Holley Hood
Mrs. Doretha Holley Hood, 85, of Wrens died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002, at Keysville Nursing Home.

Mrs. Hood was a homemaker. She worked as a seamstress, a sales clerk for Anderson's Department Store and also as a server at Peggy's Restaurant. She was a member of Mt. Horeb Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband R.C. Hood and a son, Richard Hood.

The funeral was Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. at James Funeral Home with the Revs. Paul Moore and Roy White officiating. Burial was in Mt. Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Lester Hadden, Wrens; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Hall, Montezuma; three sisters, Barbara Crutfield, Eva Hobbs and Mildred Cowart, all of Thomson; three brothers, Weldon (Chuck) Holley, Wrens, William (Jessie) Holley, Baxley, and Henry (Boot) Holley, Augusta; four grandchildren, Melanie Hadden, Twila Hadden, Raymond Hood and Cham Hood; and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Clarence Holley, Randy Crutfield, Gary Holley, Allen Holley, Joe May and Tony Wheeler.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Horeb Baptist Church, P.O. Box 563, Wrens, GA 30833.

Carl Davis "Dick" Rabun
Mr. Carl Davis "Dick" Rabun, 76, of Augusta died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002, at University Hospital.

Mr. Rabun, a native of Warren County, had resided in Augusta since 1948. He retired in May of 1991 after over 30 years with H.W. Duffie Construction Company. He was a member of the Carpenter's Local Union No. 283 and Cliffwood Presbyterian Church where he was a member of the Brunner Sunday School Class. He was a former member of Green Meadows Country Club.

The funeral was Oct. 24 at 2 p.m. at Cliffwood Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Charlie Rector officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife Katie Rabun; his daughter, Carla (Larry) Rabun Wooten, Grovetown; a son, Clark (Becky) Davis Rabun, Martinez; two sisters, Ruth Clements, Charlotte, NC, and Ruby Raley, Mitchell; four grandchildren, Keri Beth Wooten, Clayton Davis Rabun and Savannah Elizabeth Rabun; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Phil Raley, Bill Raley, Mitch Raley, Justin Raley, Bobby Spivey, Perritt Rabun and Phillip Raley.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Brunner Sunday School Class.

Memorials may be made to Cliffwood Presbyterian Church, 2525 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, GA 30906.

James S. Weeks
Mr. James S. Weeks, 73, of East Ellijay died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002.

Mr. Weeks was born in Gilmer County to the late Cliff and Ida Smith Weeks. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was employed by the city of East Ellijay as building inspector and a veteran serving with the U.S. Air Force.

The funeral was Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. James Holt and Dr. Milton Perry officiating. Music was by The Glory Singers and Scott Eaton. Burial was in the Yukon Cemetery.

Survivors include Mary Jane Reece Weeks; a daughter, Marissa (Rick) Chambers, Ringgold; and a sister Aline Sellers, Wrens.

Pallbearers were members of the East Ellijay Police Department and Mack Wood.

Honorary pallbearers were the Jack Penland Sunday School Class, Ted Whitner, Carroll Page, Mack West, Harold Simmons, Doug Griffin, Avary Dimmock and Joseph Ray.

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Derrick Le Vann Wallace
Mr. Derrick Le Vann Wallace of Augusta died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2002.

Mr. Wallace was the minister of music and co-founder of Praise Deliverance Church in Wrens. He was preceded in death by his father Bishop Lee O'Daniel Wallace

The funeral will be Nov. 2 at noon at Living Word Christian Center.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Daniels Wallace; two daughters, Tiffany Daniels-Wallace and Aaliyah Winns-Wallace; his mother, Pastor Christine Abraham Wallace; two sisters, Evangelist Lithia Wallace and LaVeda Wallace Foy; two brothers, Lee Wallace Jr. and Stanley Wallace; maternal grandparents, Arthur and Irene Abraham; mother-in-law, Reba Daniels; godson, Joseph Wallace; uncle, Richard Wallace of Mighty Clouds of Joy; and a host of other aunts, uncles and cousins .

G.L. Brightharp and Sons Mortuary, North Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.

Minnie Johnson
Mrs. Minnie Johnson of Langley, SC, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2002.

Mrs. Johnson was born in Louisville to the late Mac and Willie Mae Jones McNeeley. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for several years. She was preceded in death by her husband George Dewey Johnson Sr. and a son Augustus "Doc" Johnson.

The funeral was Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. in Southside Baptist Church with the Revs. Jack Scott and Earl Satcher officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

Survivors include a daughter, Bobbie Joe Rogers, Langley; three sons, George Dewey Johnson Jr., Trenton, Eugene Talmadge Johnson, Bath, and Van Leveren Johnson, Trenton; a brother, Henry McNeely of Fla.; and 103 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Robert Johnson, Robert Deese, Ronald Johnson, Richard Deese, George Johnson III and Eugene Rodgers.

Memorials may be made to one's favorite charity or Southside Baptist Church.

Hatcher Funeral Home, Langley, was in charge of the arrangements.

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