Obituaries
June 5, 2003 Issue

Virgil "Pee Wee" Cunningham Sr.
Mr. Virgil "Pee Wee" Cunningham Sr., 71, of Louisville died Sunday, May 25, 2003.

Mr. Cunningham, a native of Burke County, lived most of his life in Jefferson County.

The funeral was May 31 at 11 a.m. at the Eden Baptist Church with Pastor James Nelson and Augustus Lockhart officiating.

Survivors include his son, Virgil Cunningham Jr., Louisville; one sister, Matilda Walden, Miami; two aunts, Ethel McCloud Nealey and Bernice Walden, both of Louisville; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Laura Hodges Devero
Mrs. Laura Hodges Devero, 93, of Wrightsville died Saturday, May 24, 2003, at Washington Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Devero lived most of her life in and around Wrightsville. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children, Jimmy (Marium) Devero, Lake Wales, Fla., Annie Ruth (Napolian) Armstrong, Doris (Arnold) Gilmore and Climmie (Dorothy) Devero, Wrightville, Florence (Harold) Parks, Jacksonville, Fla., Tommie (Linda) Devero, Miami, Fla.; four siblings, Willie Mae Lymon, Dublin, Ocie Albert, New Port News, Va.; 22 grandchildren including three that she raised as her own, Del Lee (Eunice) Devero, Louisville, Ricky (Mary Ann) Devero, Wrightsville, and Melvin Devero, Lake Wales; 29 great-grandchildren, 10 great great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Daisy Belle Gaston Farrer
Mrs. Daisy Belle Gaston Farrer, 93, of Moxley died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at Haven House Hospice in Sandy Springs.

Mrs. Farrer was retired from the Louisville Shirt Factory and had lived in the Louisville area for 60 years. She was a member of the Moxley Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her children, Henry, John and Bill Farrer.

The funeral was May 29 at 2 p.m. at Moxley Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Harrison officiating. Burial was in the Moxley Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary (Norman) Baker, Cumming; two sons, Joe Farrer, Cumming, and Ike Farrer, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; two sisters, Nell Creech and Edna Gaston, Moxley.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



James Eugene Hilton Sr.
Mr. James Eugene Hilton Sr. of Louisville died Thursday, May 29, 2003.

Mr. Hilton, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church.

The funeral was June 4 at 2 p.m. at Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Fredrick Ricks officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Cora Brantley Hilton; his children, John L. Hilton, Hephzibah, James Eugene Hilton Jr. and Maric Boyce, Washington, DC; William Hilton, Lithonia, Christine Johnson and Alfornia Hilton, Louisville, Carolyn Scott, Lawrenceville; his siblings, Ed Willie Burton, Lorene Burton, Dorothy Walden, Willie T. Burton Sr. and Nancy Thompson, Louisville, Evelyn Curry, San Juan Puerto, Eliza Preston, Tampa, Fla.; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Imogene Kirkland Ervin
Mrs. Imogene Kirkland Ervin of Tuscon, Ariz., died Sunday, May 18, 2003.

Mrs. Ervin was born in Meigs County, Tenn., on March 13, 1938, to James Kirkland and Geneva Plemmons.

A memorial service was held May 24 in Tuscon.

Survivors include her children, Teresa Ervin Foss, Louisville, Alan Ervin, Woodstock, Jerry Ervin, Conyers, Larry Ervin, Mableton, Barry Ervin, Marietta, Freida Stafford, Robles Junction, Ariz., and Robert Ervin, Tuscon; two siblings; and her ex-husband, Carl Ervin.



Deacon Lee Wright Hicks Sr.
Deacon Lee Wright Hicks Sr. of Bartow died Thursday, May 29, 2003.

The funeral was June 4 at 2 p.m. at Salters Grove Baptist Church in Bartow with the Rev. J.D. Shaw officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Lizzie Bell Warthen Hicks; five daughters, Dottie Jean Fields Hicks Gomez, Wrens, Carol Hicks Ismail and Abigail Hicks, Hampton, Cherry Hicks Andrews, Union City, and Delores Hicks Crawford, Hinesville; 11 sons, Bobby Fields Sr., McBean, Willie Hicks, Ralph Hicks, Donald Hicks and Perry Hicks, Bartow, Lee Wright Hicks Jr., College Park, Tommy Hicks, Hinesville, Herschel Hicks, Wadley, Vincent Peale Hicks, Fayetteville, Dennis Ray Hicks and Patrick O'Neal Hicks, Riverdale; four sisters, Ella Mae Hicks, Bartow, Lizzie Armstrong, Tampa, Fla., Nicey Hollis, Miami, Fla., and Lucille Echols, Winstom Salem, NC; two brothers, Willie Hicks, Orlando, Fla., and John Hicks Jr., Tampa; 28 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.



Russell Perry Scarboro
Mr. Russell Perry Scarboro, 85, of Wadley died Saturday, May 31, 2003.

Mr. Scarboro was born in Johnson County and had lived in Wadley all of his life. He was a former member of the Wadley City Council and a former member of the Jefferson County School Board. He had owned and operated Scarboro Service Station and Garage in Wadley for many years. He was retired as a vocational education teacher from the Wadley High School and also retired from the Jefferson County PWC as a correctional officer. He was a veteran of WWII and a member of the American Legion Post 225. He was a member of the Wadley United Methodist Church where he had served as administrative board chairman, lay leader and Sunday school teacher of the Men's Bible Class for 40 years.

The funeral was June 2 at 2 p.m. at Wadley United Methodist Church with Dr. Larry Sauls and the Rev. Kenneth Watkins officiating. Burial was in the Wadley City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Inez Whitehead Scarboro, Wadley; a daughter, Daphne (Wayne) Scarboro Sanders, Wadley; two granddaughters, Kailie and Karley Sanders, Wadley; a brother, Joe Scarboro Sr., Harrison; and a sister, Virginia Scarboro Smith, Augutsa.

Pallbearers were Greg Scarboro, Craig Scarboro, Keith Scarboro, Miles Scarboro Jr., James Moxley and George Moxley.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Men's Bible Class and administrative board members of the Wadley United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Wadley United Methodist Church Building Fund or St. Joseph Hospice in memory of Mr. Scarboro.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


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