Obituaries
March 27, 2003 Issue

Ola Mae Lane Braddy
Ms. Ola Mae Lane Braddy, 60, of Louisville died Saturday, March 22, 2003, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ms. Braddy, a native of Jefferson County, joined Stone Springfield A.M.E. church at an early age. She later united with the New Hope A.M.E. Church in Grange. In 1983 she organized the Louisville Mass Choir. She was a member of the Rising Star Chapter #31, Order of Eastern Star. For the past 20 years she worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for the Jefferson County and Washington County Emergency Medical Team.

The funeral was March 26 at 3 p.m. at Stone Springfield AME Church with the Rev. Robert Edwards officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her children, Troy Braddy Sr., Wadley, Michelle Reaves, Jennifer Braddy-Riddle, Vallisa Braddy and Sherrick Braddy of Louisville; her mother, Tessie Lane, Bloomfield, NJ; siblings, Jimmie Lane, Louisville, Donald Lane and Carol Reaves, Bloomfield, NJ, Sharon Bell, Irvington, NJ and Ruby Hatcher, Stapleton; step-brother, James Lane, Fayetteville, NC; nine grandchildren and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Annie Gilbert Ferguson
Mrs. Annie Gilbert Ferguson, 84, died Sunday, March 23, 2003.

Mrs. Ferguson, a native of Louisville, was the daughter of the late Samuel Rowland and Phoebe Salter Rowland. A resident of Walton County most of her life, she was retired from the Monroe/Walton Mill. She was the widow of the late Curtiss Gilbert until his death in 1975 and the widow of the late E.F. Ferguson until his death in 1993.

The funeral was March 26 at the Monroe Church of God with the Revs. Johnny Willis, Wayne Durden and Dewey Sanders officiating. Burial was in the West Lawn Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughters, Cathy Witcher, Monroe, Diane Hardigree, Bishop and Johnnie Kate Weldon, Duluth; sons, Larry Gilbert, Lawrenceville and Danny Gilbert, Covington; Hattie Goodwin, Gough; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Arthur Bowick Inc. Funeral Directors, Monroe, was in charge of the arrangements.



Vera Lyons Harrell
Mrs. Vera Lyons Harrell, 95, of Mitchell died Thursday, March 20, 2003, at Gibson Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Harrell, a native of Glascock County, was a member of the Mitchell United Methodist Church.

Graveside services were held March 21 at 3 p.m. at Mitchell City Cemetery, with the Elder Lee Price officiating.

Survivors include two daughters, Zuma Newsome and Mae and Charles Savage; one son, Louie and Betty Harrell, all of Augusta; two brothers, John Lyons and Kenneth Lyons, both of Gibson; and one sister, Mahala Paulk, Ambrose; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Mitchell United Methodist Church Building Fund in care of Mrs. Mary Griswell, 6216 Hwy. 102 W., Mitchell, GA 30820.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Arena Wilcher Stanley
Mrs. Arena Wilcher Stanley, 96, of Louisville died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at Kentwood Nursing Home in Augusta.

Mrs. Stanley, a native of Glascock County, was the daughter of the late Charles and Marvin Huckabee Wilcher. She was the wife of the late John B. Stanley Sr. She lived in Louisville for many years before spending her last years at Kentwood Personal Care Home. She was a homemaker and a member of Louisville First Baptist Church. She had been a member of the Eastern Star, Louisville Chapter and the Fidelis Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her son and daughter-in-law, J.B. and Dot Stanley.

The funeral was March 25 at 11 a.m. at Louisville First Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Montgomery officiating. Burial was in the Louisville City Cemetery.

Survivors include grandchildren, Paula and Charles Atchison, Crawfordville, and John and Kim Stanley, Evans; three great-grandchildren, Teri Atchison, Statesboro, Jay Stanley and Amry Stanley, Evans; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Palbearers were Willis Stanley, Larry Stanley, John Raley, Jimmy Wilcher, Mike McDowell and Ott Stephens.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Fidelis Sunday School class and the Deacons of First Baptist Church of Louisville.

Memorials may be made to Louisville First Baptist Church, 101 East Ninth St., Louisville, GA 30434.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Eula P. Kelley
Mrs. Eula P. Kelley, 87, of Gibson, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, in the Gibson Rest Home.

Mrs. Kelley, a native of Greenville County, NC, had lived in Dearing for many years. She was a retired food service manager and was a member of Fort Creek Baptist Church.

The funeral was March 20 at 11 a.m. at Fort Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Faulkner officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Catherine Seaman, Dearing, and Helen Whitaker, Harlem; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were deacons of Fort Creek Baptist Church.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Emory Council "Lee" Ansley Jr.
Mr. Emory Council "Lee" Ansley Jr., 46, of Ellaville died Sunday, March 16, 2003.

Mr. Ansley, a native of Sumter County, was self-employed as a construction worker, member of First United Methodist Church in Americus and served in the Navy on the USS Nimitz. He was preceded in death by his father, Emory Ansley Sr.

A memorial service was held March 18 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Americus with Joy Wilson and Wendy Joyner officiating.

Survivors include his mother, Kay Statham Ansley, Americus; his wife, Jenny Pennington Ansley; three stepdaughters, Jessica, Jamie and Joni Owens, all of Ellaville; two sisters, Lynn Ansley, Americus and Kathy Vickers, St. Simons; two brothers, Tony Ansley and Ben Ansley, both of Americus; and his paternal grandmother, Hazel Ansley of Americus.

Honorary pallbearers were Ben Ansley, Tony Ansley, Tim Vickers, George Pennington, Jeff Pennington and Billy Rowland.

Memorials may be made to the Americus and Sumter County Hospice, P.O. Box 1434, Americus, GA 31709.

Watson-Giddens Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


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