February 20, 2003 Issue

Thomas Eugene "Gene" McBride Sr.
Mr. Thomas Eugene "Gene" McBride Sr., 86, of Louisville died Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. McBride, a native of Jefferson County, had lived in Louisville all of his life. He was the only child of Herbert E. and Ruby Davis McBride. He was a member of the Louisville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church where he had served as Chairman of the Board of Deacons, Sunday School Superintendent and other offices in the church. He was currently serving as an Elder and a member of the Session.

Mr. McBride retired from the United States Postal Service where he had worked for 40 years. During World War II he worked at Fort Gordon. He was involved with many youth programs in his community and also loved woodworking.

Graveside services were held Feb. 19 at 3 p.m. at the Louisville City Cemetery with the Revs. Mike Hendrix and Larry Montgomery officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Marie McBride; a son, Thomas Eugene "Gene" (Mary Jo) McBride Jr., Winston-Salem, NC; a daughter, Nell (Allen) Morris, Augusta; two stepdaughters, Jan Jones McElreath, Augusta, and Marie Jones Handberry, Louisville; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Mark McBride, Benjamin McElreath Jr., Samuel McElreath, Don Handberry Jr., Tony Stavely, Joe Culvern, Joe Cox and Edward Salter.

Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Elders and Deacons of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Thomas Armistead and John J. Jones Jr.

Memorials may be made to the Louisville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Youth Fund, 824 Walnut St., Louisville, GA 30434

Southern Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Sarah Perez
Mrs. Sarah Perez, 93, of Wadley died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at Glendale Nursing Home.

Mrs. Perez was born in Galion, Ohio, and had lived in Campo, Calif. before moving to Wadley. She was retired from nursing and was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Robert Perez of Wadley.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Glindle "Poon" L. Murray Williams
Mrs. Glindle "Poon" L. Murray Williams of Warrenton died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003.

Mrs. Williams, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of the Stone Springfield AME Church. She was employed with Howard Sheppard Trucking Co.

The funeral was Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. at the Stone Springfield AME Church with the Rev. Leroy Britt Sr. officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Freddie Williams, Louisville; two children, Ashley Williams and Lagary Murray, Stapleton; two stepchildren, Neoski Williams and Topeka Heggs, Louisville; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Murray, Stapleton; one sister, Alicia D. Murray, Stapleton; seven brothers, George Murray, Irakimbo Murray, Larry Murray Jr., Freddie Murray and Robert L. Murray, all of Wrens, Larry Murray Sr., Stapleton, and Edward Murray, Louisville.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Herschel Edmon Poole
Mr. Herschel Edmon Poole, 58, of Panama City, Fla., died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003.

Mr. Poole served his country in the U.S. Air Force and worked in construction.

Interment will be in Matthews at a date to be announced later.

Survivors include his son, Greg Poole, Fla.; his sister, Bertha Poole Franks, Matthews; aunts, Bessie McKenry, Eastover, SC, and Madge McLendon, Clearwater, SC; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Charlie Evans
Mr. Charlie Evans, 88, of Wadley died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003 at Glendale Nursing Home.

The funeral was Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Jogresan Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Matthew Wilson officiating. Burial was in Blounts Chapel Church Cemetery in Bartow.

Gladys Phillips
Mrs. Gladys Phillips, 76, of Stapleton died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Phillips, a native of Edgefield County, SC, was a Baptist and a homemaker and caretaker.

The funeral was Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. at James Chapel Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Riley officiating. Burial was in the Bellevue Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter, Theresa J. (Herbert) May, Evans; one sister, Rosie Hall, Evans; one brother, Wilton Holmes, Augusta; and two grandchildren, Amy May and Christopher May.

Pallbearers were Tony Wheeler, Roy Wheeler, Phillip Wheeler, Gerald Kitchens, Chris May, Randy Gay, Herbert May, Chris Brooks and Danny Hall.

Willie James "Weaber" Jackson
Mr. Willie James "Weaber" Jackson, 57, of Louisville died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. Jackson was born in McIntosh County but lived in Jefferson County and New York.

The funeral was Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tommie Fleming officiating. Burial was in the New Fleming Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Ella Mae Morgan and Mitchell Morgan Sr., Louisville; one son, Alexander Jackson, Augusta; siblings, Lillie Moore, Delaware, Carrie Dunlap, Scottsdale, Ann "Dot" Morgan and Delaine Morgan, Louisville, Louvenia Sims and Linda Dennis, East Point, Mitchell Morgan Jr., Forest Park; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles and cousins.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Charlie Otis Woodard
Mr. Charlie Otis Woodard of Wadley died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003.

The funeral was Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. at Hudson Mortuary Chapel in Wadley.

Survivors include eight daughters, Ruby Thomas and Betty Seafus, Louisville, Joann Norris, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Pauline Day, Hollywood, Fla., Mary Trimble, Detroit, Mich., Kathy Williams and Rosetta Lewis, Wadley, and Bessie Phillips, Philadelphia, Pa.; five sons, Craig Woodard and Rev. John Wesley Lee, Wadley, Charles Woodard and Otis Woodard, Hollywood, Fla., and Joe Seeb, Brunswick; 41 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

Maxine Grimes Williams
Mrs. Maxine Grimes Williams of College Park died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003.

The funeral was Feb. 15 at Brinson Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Wallace Williams; one son, James H. Grimes IV, College Park; one daughter, LaToya Grimes, Jonesboro; her mother, Mattie Hudson, Wadley; one sister, Alma McCladdie, Augusta; three brothers, Larry Hudson, Macon, Ronnie Hudson Sr. and Farris Hudson Sr., Wadley; and four grandparents.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

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