November 28, 2002 Issue

Tommie Habersham Jr.
Mr. Tommie Habersham Jr., 57, of Aiken died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, at Aiken Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Habersham, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of the St. Paul Baptist Church. He was a 1963 graduate of Jefferson County High School. He received a bachelor of science degree from A&T and Americus Universities. Starting in Louisville, he was employed in Human Resources by Westinghouse Corp. since 1966, presently at SRS. He was a member of the Board of Directors of United Way and Big Brothers. He was a member of the Woodside Plantation.

The funeral was Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. at the St. Paul Baptist Church in Louisville with the Rev. H. Bennings and King Mack officiating. Burial was in Chorus Society Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Habersham; his children, Tonja Williams and Tommie Habersham III of Aiken; his mother, Eva Lue Habersham, Louisville; four grandchildren, his mother-in-law, Inez Jordan, St. Petersburg, Fla.; four brothers-in-law, four sisters-in-law, one aunt and cousins.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Lester Hobbs
Mr. Lester Hobbs, 79, of Stapleton died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2002, in the V.A. Medical Center.

Mr. Hobbs, a native of Glascock County, was a retired farmer and the retired owner of Hobbs Fish Market. He was a member of the Woodman of the World, the V.F.W. and a Methodist. He was a U.S. Coast Guard Veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific. He was preceded in death by a brother and sister, Lee Hobbs and Nora Story.

The funeral was Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. at Zoar United Methodist Church with the Revs. Joey Holloway and Lamar Rabun officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Hobbs; two daughters, Connie H. Richards and Beverly H. Milford, both of Thomson; a son, Clifton L. Hobbs, Gibson; two brothers, Davis Hobbs and Barton Hobbs, both of Stapleton; eight sisters, Bobbie Whitaker, Screven, Janette Perdue, Wrens, Doris Sleister, Stapleton, Iris King, Morrow, Ann Smith, Camak, Weslyn McGee, Covington, Marion June Widener, Thomson and Betty Jo Hobbs, Dearing; three grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild and two step-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Andy Russell, Wright Perdue, Mark Hobbs, Jody Hobbs, Jamie Smith, Joe Akins, Mickey Palmer and Stacey Greene.

Memorials may be made to the Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Jimmy Landrum
Mr. Jimmy Landrum of Norwood died Sunday, Nov. 17, 2002, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Landrum, a native of Glascock County, had lived in Norwood most of his life. He worked at Chardan Ltd. and Thomson Company for over 20 years, Miss Jane's Restaurant and served on the Norwood City Council. He was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents, Otho and Louise Swint Landrum and his brother, Jarvis Landrum.

The funeral was Nov. 20 at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Gary Hadden and Jerry Bradley officiating. Burial was in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Harper Landrum; three sons, James B. Landrum, Norwood, Timothy D. (Jeanne J.) Landrum and Robert Alan (Kelli Rachels) Landrum, all of Mitchell; two sisters, Ann Griswell and Janie Landrum of Gibson; and one grandson, William "Will" Robert Landrum.

Pallbearers were Denny Landrum, Wayne Landrum, John Davis, Bob Elmore, Phil Smith and Al Wheeler.

Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, was in charge of the arrangements.

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