Obituaries
July 10, 2003 Issue

Lewis Chalker
Mr. Lewis Chalker, 56, of Gibson died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at Heritage of Old Capitol Nursing Home in Louisville.

Mr. Chalker was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Jackson Chalker and his mother, Mrs. Mattie Elizabeth Landrum Chalker.

The funeral was July 8 at 11 a.m. at Magnolia Baptist Church with Pastor Don King and the Revs. Ralph Kitchens and Richard Kitchens officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his father, Mr. Cecil Chalker, Gibson; one son, Marty Chalker, Macon; two brothers, Mr. Ernest Chalker, Gibson and Mr. J.C. Chalker of Sandersville; four sisters, Elizabeth (Ralph) Prescott, Gibson, Evelyn (Edmond) Brown, Augusta, Gladys (Lloyd) Hilson, Mitchell and Ann (Ralph) Kitchens, Gibson; a stepson, Carl Jackson, San Antonio, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were William Chalker, Greg Chalker, Eddie Usry, Steven Hilson, David Kitchens, William Joel May, Dennis May and Keith Williford.

Donations may be made to Sheppard Funeral Home, P.O. Box 246, Gibson, GA 30810.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Anna Fay Gamboa
Mrs. Anna Fay Gamboa, 95, of Louisville died Thursday, July 3, 2003.

Mrs. Gamboa, a native of Philadelphia, Penn., was the daughter of the late John and Mary O'Brien Fay. She was a homemaker and a member of the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. She was the wife of the late Louis Gamboa.

The funeral was July 7 at 10 a.m. at the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. on July 6 at the funeral home with Father Laurence Goulding officiating.

Survivors include a son, Robert Gamboa, Largo, Fla.; two daughter, Mary Caran, Louisville, and Margaret Lefko, Largo, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and five great great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Steve Newberry, Dick Newberry, Rusty Buckner, Ken Hildebrant, William Hadden and Randy Martin.

Memorials may be made to the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, P.O. Box 175, Louisville, GA 30434

Southern Heritage Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of the arrangements.



Irby Epting Jr.
Mr. Irby Epting Jr., 76, of Bartow died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Epting, formerly of Camden, SC, was born in Lexington, SC, and had lived in Bartow for the past 10 years. He was a World War II Army veteran and a cutting room supervisor in the textile business.

Graveside services were held July 5 at 11 a.m. at Jefferson Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Larry Montgomery officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Epting; a son, Johnny Ricky (Becky) Epting, Bartow; a brother, Melton E. Epting, Lexington; a sister, Christine Chigges, Lexington; and two grandchildren, Richard and Jessika Epting.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Edward Clark Sr.
Mr. Edward Clark Sr., 82, of Brunswick died Friday, June 22, 2003, on St. Simons Island.

Mr. Clark, a native of Jefferson County, had been a resident of Glynn County since 1943. He was a retired architect and a member of Glyndale Baptist Church. He had been a member of Gideons International since 1961 and a lay evangelist for more than 30 years.

The funeral was June 26 at 10 a.m. at Glyndale Baptist Church with the Revs. John Horton and O'Neil Sharp officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Edward David Clark Jr., Brunswick; two daughters, Pat Hoyt, Brunswick and Elaine Bolen, Camarillo, Calif.; a brother, John Clark, Louisville; two sisters, Dorothy Clark Todd and Edna Clark McDaniel, both of North Augusta, SC; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Tracy Clark, Richard Hoyt, Jimmy Clark, Carlos Champion, Gene Leggett, Hubert Douglas, Robert Davis and Devin Clark.

Honorary pallbearers were all Gideons of the Brunswick Gideon Camp, members of the Fishers of Men Sunday School Class at Glyndale Baptist Church, Jackie Blackmon, Mr. and Mrs. George Pryor and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lewis.

Memorials may be made to Glyndale Baptist Church, Gideons International or the Hospice of the Golden Isles.

Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Bonnie Lucille Blalock Wren
Mrs. Bonnie Lucille Blalock Wren, 91, of Douglas died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at Southern Senior Living in Douglas.

Mrs. Wren, a native of Coffee County, was the daughter of the late Avery Carlos and Dona Meeks Blalock. She was the widow of the late Jimmie Andrew Wren; also, she was a public school teacher for over 40 years in Nicholls. She was a member of Nicholls Baptist Church.

The funeral was June 28 at 11 a.m. at Nicholls Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Campbell officiating. Burial was in the Meeks Cemetery near Nicholls.

Survivors include a daughter, Dona Wren (Jeff) Christopher, Douglas; grandchildren, Jennie Wren (Frank) Denmark, Swainsboro, Carol Christopher, Statesboro, and a great grandchild, Christopher Denmark, Swainsboro; her brothers, Dr. Lamar Blalock, Sylvania and Dr. Charles Blalock, Perry, Fla.

Pallbearers were Zack Blalock, Jimmy Blalock, Avery Blalock, Don Blalock, Larry Page, Duane Page and Charles Harper.

Honorary pallbearers were Coffee County Retired Educators and staff of Southern Senior Living.

Sims Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



Wynell Davis
Mrs. Wynell Davis, 92, of Davisboro died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at the Washington County Regional Medical Care Facility.

Mrs. Davis, a native of Washington County, was the daughter of the late Floyd and Mamie Cobb Burgamy. She had lived most of her life in Jefferson County where she worked at Mirk's Drug Store. She was a member of the Davisboro Baptist Church.

The funeral was July 4 at 11 a.m. at Davisboro Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Glover officiating. Burial was in Davisboro City Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Robert L. Davis; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of the arrangements.



Jack Z. Greenway
Mr. Jack Z. Greenway, 71, of Augusta died Sunday, June 29, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Greenway, born in Bartow, worked as a printer for Lily Tulip/Sweetwater Cup Manufacturing Co. and retired after 44 years. He had 30 years of service as a baseball, football and basketball official for the Georgia High School Association and was inducted into the USSSA Georgia Hall of Fame in 1998. He served as president and was active with T. Harry Garrett Elementary School PTA and Tutt Middle School PTA.

The funeral was July 2 at 11 a.m. at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Columbia Road Chapel, with the Rev. Terry Phillips from St. John United Methodist Church officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Maryott Greenway; three sons, Paul H. Greenway, Martinez, Wayne Z. Greenway and Jack G. Greenway, both of Augusta; two stepsons, Alfred C. Brown, Encinitas, Calif. and Phillip N. Brown, Lawrenceville; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 246 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907.


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