June 12, 2003 Issue

Annie Wallace
Mrs. Annie Wallace, 79, of Wadley died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mrs. Wallace, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of Kingdom Hall. She was retired from Glendale Nursing Home.

The funeral was June 7 at 2 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness. Burial was in the New Fleming Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her children, Lula Wallace, Far Rockaway, NY, Annie Wallace, Whippany, NY, Elizabeth DeLain, Clarence Ralph Wallace, Freddie Wallace and Gary Wallace, Wadley, Jestine Green, Atlanta; grandchildren as her own, Debra McCall, Louisville, Lynette Wallace and Stephen Wallace, Wadley; siblings, Willie Mae Roberts, Louisville, Annie Davis, Inez Kelly, Carl Marion and Bobby Marion, Alma, Mary Jetton, Johnny Earl Marion, Clifford Marion and M.C. Marion, Detroit, Hershel Marion Jr., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; 28 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; 3 sons-in-law, 2 daughters-in-law, 4 sisters-in-law, 3 brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Leon McDonald
Mr. Leon McDonald, 90, of Thomson died Monday, June 2, 2003, in the VA Medical Center in Augusta.

Mr. McDonald, a native of Glascock County, had lived in Thomson for several years. He was an Army veteran of WWII and a member of Mt. Beulah Baptist Church. He was a farmer.

Graveside services were held June 5 at 11 a.m. in the Mt. Beulah Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. Bill Seaman and Dr. James C. Elder Jr. officiating.

Survivors include two nieces, Venice Hildebrand and Ruth Butler, both of Thomson; two nephews, Vinson McDonald, Thomson, and Allen McDonald, Lawrenceville; and several great nieces and nephews and several great great-nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be nephews and nephews-in-law.

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

James Emmitt Parrish
Mr. James Emmitt Parrish, 48, of Statesboro died Monday, June 9, 2003.

Mr. Parrish, a native and lifelong resident of Bulloch County, was the owner of Parrish Portable Toilets and Septic Tank Service. He was a member of the Home Builders Association and active volunteer for Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County. He was preceded in death by his parents Homer M. and Lois Parrish.

The funeral was June 11 at 2 p.m. in the Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lamar Taylor officiating. Burial was in Eastside Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Paula B. Parrish; a son, Paul M. Parrish, Statesboro; five aunts; four uncles; and several cousins.

Pallbearers were Ed Smith, Andy Parrish, Eddie Brown, Russ Beachum, Archie Finch, Larry Purvis, Emory Bargeron Jr. and Kevin Gonya.

Honorary pallbearers were the Members of the Home Builders Association of Statesboro.

Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County, 515 Denmark Street, Statesboro, GA 30458.

Dorothy Holton Smith
Mrs. Dorothy Holton Smith, 81, of Hephzibah died Sunday, June 1, 2003, in the Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Smith, a native of Jefferson County, was the daughter of the late Miller D. Holton and the late Kate Lee Watkins Holton. She was retired from the John P. King Manufacturing Company. She was a homemaker and a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Jordan Smith Sr. and son, Larry Allen Smith Sr.

The funeral was June 4 at 3 p.m. at Josey Baptist Church near Bartow with the Rev. Donald C. Prosser officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Dorothy Lynette Wooldwridge, Battleground, Wash., Georgianne Bailey, Hephzibah, and Sheila Renee Littleton, Augusta; three sons, Henry J. Smith Jr., Decatur, Milton Lewis Smith, Appling, and Samuel Dean Smith, Augusta; a sister, Mary Lou Arrington, Augusta; 19 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

May and Smith Funeral Directors, Sandersville, was in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Veston Westray I
Mr. Charles Veston Westray I, 67, of Gibson died Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Mr. Westray was a native of Forsyth County.

A memorial service was held June 7 at 4 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, Mitchell, with the Rev. James King officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Agnes Darleen Westray; one son, Charles Veston Westray II, Dawsonville; two daughters, Carolyn Satterfield, Sautee, and Sara Cagle, Alpharetta; one brother, Alton Westry, Cumming; and four grandchildren.

Donations may be made to the funeral fund for Mr. Westray in care of Sheppard Funeral Home, P.O. Box 246, Gibson, GA 30810.

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