Obituaries
April 10, 2003 Issue

Loys Chalker
Mr. Loys Chalker, 82, of Gibson died Sunday, April 6, 2003, at the Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Chalker, a native of Glascock County, was a WWII Navy Veteran where he served as an aviation mechanic. He owned and operated the local hardware store for 42 years, he was a Mason and a member of the Gibson Masonic Lodge #257 for 57 years, he served on the Glascock County Board of Education for five years and he was an active member of the Gibson United Methodist Church for 62 years. He was the son of the late Eddie Albert Chalker and Eva Hardin Chalker of Gibson. He was preceded in death by a brother, Clois Chalker, Charlotte, NC and a son-in-law, Joe Stringfield, Gibson.

The funeral was April 8 at 11 a.m. at Gibson United Methodist Church with the Revs. Bill Seaman and Griffin Thompson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Edith English Chalker; one son, Timothy (Freda) Chalker, Hephzibah; two daughters, Sandra Stringfield, Gibson, Cheryl (Denny) Newsome, Augusta; one brother, Billy Chalker, Warrenton; two sisters, Mildred Gifford, Stone Mountain, and Mary Anna May, Augusta; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were members of the Gibson Masonic Lodge #257.

Honorary pallbearers were the Gibson United Methodist Church Adult Sunday School Class and the Mason's.

Memorials may be made to the Gibson United Methodist Church, c/o Frankie Porter, 328 Lamb Street, Gibson, GA 30810 and the Alzheimer's Association, 1899 Central Avenue, Augusta, GA 30904.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Mattie Mae Lamb Chalker
Mrs. Mattie Mae Lamb Chalker, 72, of Gibson died Friday, April 4, 2003, at MCG in Augusta.

Mrs. Chalker was a native of Glascock County and a member of Magnolia Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Chalker and her parents, Russell and Thelma Lamb.

The funeral was April 7 at 11 a.m. at Magnolia Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Seaman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Chalker Jones, Washington, and Linda Knotts, Gibson; two sons, Curl Chalker and Jeffery Chalker, both of Gibson; two sisters, Patsy Poss, DeFuniak Springs, Fla., and Katherine English, Augusta; four brothers, Louis Lamb, Robert Lamb, Gene Lamb and Joe Lamb, all of Augusta; and eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Rusty Chalker, Randy Lamb, Barry Lamb, Rusty Lamb, Harold Griswell and Barney Johnson.

Memorials may be made to the Glascock County Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Corene Chalker, 3037 Bastonville Road, Gibson, GA 30810.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Connie Alexander Dabney
Dr. Connie Alexander Dabney, 88, of Augusta died April 5, 2003.

Dr. Dabney, a native of Lancaster County, SC, graduated from North Greenville Junior College and Furman University; he received his Master of Theology from Southwestern Baptist Seminary and his Doctorate of Theology from Colorado Bible College. His 68-year career took him from his native South Carolina to Illinois, Georgia, Tennessee, Colorado, California and back to Georgia. While in the Denver area he founded what was to become one of the largest Southern Baptist churches in the West, the 3,000 member Applewood Baptist Church.

His other pastorates included Second Baptist Church, West Frankfort, Ill., First Baptist Church of Blackville, SC (1945-48), Crawford Avenue BC (1948-50), Brainerd Baptist Church of Chattanooga, Tenn. (1950-58), Truett Memorial BC of Denver, Colo. (1958-59), Applewood BC, Weatridge, Colo. (1962-68), and Hillcrest Baptist Church from where he retired in 1978 after serving for eight years.

Since retiring he has served 22 churches in the Augusta area as interim pastor. He last served as pastor of Ways Baptist Church of Wrens.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Shealy Dabney.

The funeral was April 8 at 1 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church. Burial was in Westover Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Lewis Dabney; two sons, Aleck Dabney, Chicago and Wade Dabney, Indianapolis; a brother Joseph E. (Suzanne) Dabney, Atlanta; a stepdaughter, Debra (Dan) Picklesimer; a stepson, Scott (Rhonda) Gillium; four grandchildren and six step-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the C.A. Dabney Scholarship Fund at North Greenville College, P.O. Box 1892, Tigerville, SC 29688 or St. Joseph Hospice, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, GA 30904.

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



Fronia Mae Haddock
Mrs. Fronia Mae Haddock, 94, of Wadley died Sunday, March 30, 2003, at Glendale Nursing Home.

A graveside service was held April 1 at 11 a.m. at the Swainsboro City Cemetery.

Survivors include a brother, Franklin Kea, Metter; and several nieces and nephews.

Tomlinson Funeral Home, Swainsboro, was in charge of the arrangements.



Mildred Holloway
Mrs. Mildred Holloway of Augusta died Saturday, April 5, 2003, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Holloway was a member of Mays Grove Baptist Church in Wrens. She served as the assistant church mother and treasurer of the church missionary and was a former member of the choir and was former president.

Survivors include her husband, Dea. Sam W. Holloway Jr.; three sons, Dwight Holloway and Travis Holloway, Augusta, and Dwain Holloway, Florence, SC; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Walker, St. Petersburg, Fla.; a grandson, Cameron Holloway, Atlanta; mother-in-law, Mrs. Olena Holloway, Louisville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Rev. Horace (Eula) Holloway, Nepolean Holloway, St. Petersburg, Fla., Noses (Dorothy) Holloway and Roosevelt Holloway, Wrens; Mrs. Earlean (Charles) Hines, Miami, Fla.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

The Historic Dents Undertaking Establishment was in charge of the arrangements



Carl "Buddy" Key
Mr. Carl "Buddy" Key, 64, of Stapleton died Sunday, April 6, 2003 in the Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mr. Key, a native of Gastonia County, NC, had lived in Stapleton for many years. He was a retired Navy veteran having served in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Woodman of the World Lodge No. 982. He was a member of Little Brier Creek Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a sister, Pat Bullard.

The funeral was April 9 at 3 p.m. at Little Brier Creek Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Dunaway officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Annette K. Key; two sons, Stanley Sellers and Ron Sellers, both of Thomson; a daughter, Lynn Mayo, Norwood; a sister, Doris Blackwell, Augusta; and seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bob Bullard, Aubrey Bullard, Jerry Bullard, Mike Lanier, Jamie Gunn and Edwin Gunn.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the church of one's choice.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Callie Pollette Kindon
Mrs. Callie Pollette Kindon, 89, of Bartow died Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin.

Mrs. Kindon, formerly of Wadley, was born in Johnson County and had lived in Bartow for the last 40 years. She was retired from the textile manufacturing business. She was a member of Poplar Springs United Methodist Church and Woodmen of the World.

The funeral was April 3 at 4 p.m. at Colemans Chapel United Methodist Church with the Revs. Jack Key, Billy Key and Griffin Thompson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include a brother, Hugh Pollette, Swainsboro; nieces and nephews, Janice S. Scott, Jonesboro, Sue Stephens, Asheville, Kathy Palmer, Swainsboro, Sidney Stephens, Maxey and Bonnie S. Petersen, Alpharetta; and numerous other nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.

Pallbearers were Don Scott, Jeremy Scott, Kirk Palmer, Jim Pollette, David Pollette, Ashley Pollette and John Williams.

Memorials may be made to Colemans Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Vera C. Rachels, 1160 Rachel Cir., Wadley, GA 30477; or Key Memorial Foundation, c/o Larry Hutchinson, Kea's Church Circle, Adrian, GA 31002.

Tomlinson Funeral Home, Swainsboro, was in charge of the arrangements.



Kenneth Rooks
Mr. Kenneth Rooks, 74, of Thomson died Thursday, April 3, 2003 at Thomson Manor.

Mr. Rooks, a native of Jefferson County, lived in Thomson for over 30 years. He was retired manager of the Napa Auto Parts Store in Warrenton. He was a member and deacon Emeritus of Sweetwater Baptist Church.

The funeral was April 6 at 3 p.m. at Sweetwater Baptist Church with the Revs. Kenneth Garvin and J.B. Redd officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Doris B. Rooks; sons, Ray (Lynne) Rooks, Augusta, and Danny (Stephanie) Rooks, Thomson; a brother, Travis Rooks, Stapleton; and sisters Sue Purvis and Nelda Williams, Wrens.

Pallbearers were Joe Baker, Charles Wallace, Walker Smith, Owen Williams, Charles Lyons and Jimmy Williams.

Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of Sweetwater Baptist Church.

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


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