June 19, 2003 Issue

John Edward Kelly Sr.
Dea. John Edward Kelly Sr., 56, of Louisville died Tuesday, June 10, 2003.

Mr. Kelly, a native of Jefferson County, was a 1964 graduate of Jefferson County High School. He was honorably discharged from the US Army in 1966, he was a 1976 cum laude graduate of Savannah State College and he retired from the Westinghouse Corp., Baltimore Division in 1993 after 17 years of service. He was employed by Ball Aerospace and Communications Group. He was ordained as a deacon in 1981 at Morning Star Baptist Church in Baltimore, Md. In 1993 he returned to Jefferson County and joined Greater St. Paul Baptist Church.

The funeral was June 14 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church with the Revs. Issac Culberth and Hardy Bennings Jr. officiating. Burial was in Stone Springfield Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Louise Davis Kelly; his parents, Robert and Ethel Latimore Kelly, Wadley; his children, John Edward Kelly Jr., Arlington, Va., Robert Anthony Kelly Sr., Krystin (Monta) Kelly-Sims, Louisville, Wesley Brian Kelly, Atlanta and Jocelyn Nicole Renee Kelly, Statesboro; brothers and sisters, Delores Cordes, Monks Corner, SC, Dennis Kelly and Earl Johnson, Swainsboro, Olivia (Levert) Caldwell, Roanoke, Ala., Ora Stafford, Loretta Howard, David Kelly, Patrick Kelly, Augusta, Laura Smith, Wadley, Dewayne Johnson, Chicago, Steven Johnson, Louisville, Kimberly Umoh and Sophia Johnson, Milledgeville; mothers-in-law, Margaret Virginia Davis and Gussie Davis; father-in-law, Lonzie Davis Sr.; 12 grandchildren, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

John Henry Brooks Jr.
Mr. John Henry Brooks Jr. of Louisville died Tuesday, June 10, 2003.

Mr. Brooks, a lifelong resident of Jefferson County, received his education in the Jefferson County School System. He was a former employee of Forstmann and Company Inc., and a school us driver for the Jefferson County Board of Education. He was a member of Pine Hill Baptist Church and a singer of the Gospel Jubilees.

The funeral was June 14 at 4 p.m. at Pine Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Peter Sparks officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ida Mary Brooks; four daughters, Virginia Brooks, Dearestine Usry, Ida Battle, Cheryl Brown, Louisville; three sons, Floyd Brooks, Bogulasa, La., John Dudley, Wrens, and Travis Dudley, Louisville; five sisters, Mattie Flournoy, Juanita Reeves, Eva Jean Walden, Elsie Whitfield, Louisville and Shirley Dogan, Wrens; four brothers, Joe Louis Brooks, Eddie Lee Brooks, James Brooks and Freddie Brooks, Louisville; mother-in-law, Daisy Boatwright, Wrens; one son-in-law, five brothers-in-law, four sisters-in-law, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Loetta Bryant
Mrs. Loetta Bryant, 70, of Stapleton died Friday, June 6, 2003, in Jefferson Hospital.

Mrs. Bryant, a native of Glascock County, had lived in Stapleton for many years. She was a retired seamstress from the Stapleton Garment Company. She attended Bethel Baptist Church.

The funeral was June 9 at 4 p.m. in the chapel at Curtis Funeral Home with the Rev. tim Ferrell officiating. Burial was in the Mitchell Full Gospel Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Bryant, Stapleton; two daughters, Peggy Sammons, Gibson and Nancy Bales, Augusta; two sons, Eddie May, Mitchell and Joey May, Thomson; a stepson, Richard Bryant; one sister, Mary McNair, Augusta; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Michael May, Phillip May, Brian Shelton, Jeff Bales, William T. Stevens and Hugh Lambert.

Ronald Wynn
Mr. Ronald Wynn of Wadley died Tuesday, June 10, 2003.

The funeral was June 14 at 2 p.m. at the Pineola Church of God in Wadley with the Rev. Ronnie Harden officiating.

Survivors include a daughter, Tanaskia Brinkley, Augusta; two sons, Daytron Brinkley, Wadley, and Ronald Brinkley, Atlanta; two step-daughters, Kenyatta Brinkley, Waynesboro and Tameca Carswell, Wadley; a step-son, Robert Carswell, Wadley; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Wesley Snell, Willie B. Lewis, John Maye, Jerry Venson and Gonice Davis.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

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