November 7, 2002 Issue

Minnie Lee Lowery Cunningham
Mrs. Minnie Lee Lowery Cunningham of Philadelphia, Pa., died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002 at Elkins Park Hospital.

Mrs. Cunningham, a native of Louisville, was a member of St. Benedict Parrish. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Lowery and Emmaline Lowery and her stepmother, Cora Lowery.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph Cunningham; two daughters, Linda Onlye and Evon Bennett; two sisters, Doretha Norman and Ernestine Walker, both of Louisville; two brothers, Raymond Lowery, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Willie Paul Lowery, Louisville; and seven grandchildren.

Albert Hamm
Mr. Albert Hamm, 83, of Augusta died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2002, at his residence.

Mr. Hamm, a native of Little Falls, Minn., had made the Augusta area his home for the last 54 years. He was an Army veteran of WWII. He retired in 1979 after 34 years of service with the CSX Railroad. He was a member of the Seniors Golf Group, The Augusta Municipal Golf Course and the Transportation, Communication Union, and AFL-CIO.

Graveside services were held Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park with the Rev. Neal Breiland officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Peebles Hamm; one son, Harry D. Hamm, Augusta; two daughters, Martha Hamm Hargrove, North Augusta, SC, and Carol Hamm Felder, Augusta; one sister, Freda Sager, Minneapolis, Minn.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Hospice, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, GA 30904.

Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.

I. C. Hudson
Mr. I.C. Hudson, 81, of Wrens died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2002, at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Hudson, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of Thompson Springhill A.M.E. Church and Ways Grove Moral Aid Society.

The funeral was Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. at Thomson Springhill A.M.E. Church in Matthews with the Rev. Charlie Myrick officiating. Burial was in Sugar Hill Cemetery, Wrens.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Hudson; a daughter, Sandra Hudson, Wrens; two sons, Larry C. Hudson, Thomson, and John C. Hudson; a sister, Margie Gomez, Vero Beach, Fla.; a brother, Isiah Hudson, Wrens; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Daisy Meadows Jenkins
Mrs. Daisy Meadows Jenkins, 86, of Wadley died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, at Glendale Nursing Home.

Mrs. Jenkins, a native of Jefferson County, was a retired nurse and a member of the Wadley Baptist Church.

Graveside services were held Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. at Wadley Cemetery with Dr. Ernest Purcell and the Rev. Gary Simmers officiating.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Janice M. and George Ratchford Sr. of Wadley; a sister, Grace S. Mays, Augusta; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Hugh Dorsey Price
Mr. Hugh Dorsey Price, 84, of Wadley died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. Price, formerly of Louisville, was born in Johnson County and had lived in Wadley for the past two years. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Nails Creek Baptist

Church. The funeral was Nov. 6 at 3 p.m. at Nails Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Donald Lumpkin, Randy Walden and Jim Rawls officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Belle W. Price, Louisville; a daughter and son-in-law, Joann and Tommy Brantley, Kite; a brother, Buford Price, Wrightsville; two sisters, Sarah Alexander, Pembroke, and Ola Hatchett, Sandersville; four grandsons, Robbie Purvis, Guyton, Jamie Heironymus, Savannah, Alan Brantley and Michael Brantley, both of Wrightsville; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Alan Brantley, Michael Brantley, Jamie Hieronymus, Franklin McTier, Larry Purvis and Brent Cason.

Honorary pallbearers were W.P. Brown and T.W. Williford.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Winfred F. "Winnie" Sullivan
Mr. Winfred F. "Winnie" Sullivan of Brunswick died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2002.

Mr. Sullivan, a native of Glynn County, was the son of the late Fred Filmore Sullivan and the late Katie Sullivan-McDew. He was a member of the First African Baptist Church where he served as Secretary for the Trustee Board, Church Treasurer and Chairman of the Program Committee. He spent 24 years with Allstate Insurance Company as a Senior Claims Analyst. Prior to working for Allstate, he worked for Hercules Inc. and contributed years of service to the family business, Sullivan's Fish Camp. He also served his country was a tour of duty with the U.S. Navy.

The funeral was Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. at First African Baptist Church, St. Simons Island, with the Rev. Leroy Williams officiating. Burial was in Village Cemetery, St. Simons Island.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Sullivan, Brunswick; a son, Courtney M. Sullivan, Alpharetta; a daughter, Deidra S. Sullivan, Statesboro; three sisters, Carolyn (David) Whitfield, Brunswick, Bernice (James) Myers, Savannah, and Joann (Terry) Sullivan, Brooklyn,

NY; one brother, Emory (Odessa) Rooks, St. Simons Island; a mother-in-law,

Ethel Neal, Louisville; three sisters-in-law, Kathleen Braddy, Louisville, Katherine Strickland, Boston, Mass., and Linda Brown, Louisville; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Roy Whipple, Billy Braddy, Ryan Whitfield, Carl Willis, Oscar Harris and Kerry Harden.

Honorary pallbearers were Deacons of First African Baptist Church and Risley High Class of 1966.

Mary E. Whitehead
Mrs. Mary E. Whitehead, 84, of Wadley died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2002, at Eatonton Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Whitehead, a native of Washington County, had lived in Wadley since 1945. She was retired from Oxford Shirt Factory in Wadley and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Wadley.

The funeral was Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home chapel. Burial was in the Eskew Family Cemetery in Wadley.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, William R. and June Johnson of Jacksonville, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Myrtle and J.E. Dukes of Eatonton; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Luke Johnson, Ken Werho, Mike Vitry, Shane Perry, Tony Perry and Greg Gaston.

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