July 31, 2003 Issue

Sara Ann Bobo Henderson
Mrs. Sara Ann Bobo Henderson, 58, of Thomson died Saturday, July 26, 2003, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Henderson, a native of Wilkes County, was the daughter of Amanda Darracott and Ralph Graydon Bobo Sr. She graduated from Washington High School and Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville. She had lived in Thomson since 1967 and was employed by the McDuffie County Board of Education for 23 years as an elementary teacher. She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority and other school and civic organizations. She was a member of Thomson First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) Henry Henderson.

The funeral was July 28 at 2 p.m. at Thomson First United Methodist Church with Dr. George Freeman and the Rev. Brian Davis officiating. Burial was in the Louisville City Cemetery.

Survivors include her son, William Trent Henderson, Thomson; one brother, Graydon (Pat) Bobo, Washington; two sisters, Jean (Edwin) Bobo Sayer, Lexington and Carol (John) Bobo Grooms, Calhoun; four nieces, three nephews and an aunt.

Pallbearers were Roger Burton, Chad Hammond, Craig Reese, Brad Smith and Jeff Wood.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church Music Ministry, P.O. Box 8, Thomson, GA 30824.

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

Wilburn Jenkins
Mr. Wilburn Jenkins, 83, of Louisville died Sunday, July 27, 2003, at the Bethany Home in Millen.

Mr. Jenkins, a native of Tennessee, was a retired carpenter. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He received the purple heart and the distinguished service award. He was of the Baptist faith.

A graveside service was held July 29 at 3 p.m. in the Louisville City Cemetery with the Rev. Frank Wright officiating.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Nellie Wright, Chattanooga, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews, and friends, Mrs. Margaret Johnson and Robert and Sylvia Clements, all of Louisville.

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

Juliette (Judy) Smith Thomas
Mrs. Juliette (Judy) Smith Thomas, 72, of Alam0 died Saturday, July 26, 2003, at Emory Hospital in Atlanta.

Mrs. Thomas, a native of Bartow, was a graduate of Louisville Academy. She resided in Wheeler County for the past 16 years. She was a member of the Union Primitive Baptist Church. She was president of Fairview Park Auxiliary, a member and past president of Georgia Cattle Women Association. She was honored as Georgia Cattle Woman of the Year 1994, president of National Organization of Poll-Ettes 1992; 1993 National Poll-Ettes of the Year and worked a number of years with United Way of Tift County.

The funeral was July 29 at 11 a.m. at Union Primitive Baptist Church in Alamo with Elder Huey Glisson and Elder Paul Thomas officiating. Burial was in Alamo City Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Frank H. Thomas; two daughters, Kathern (Stephen) Driggers, Raleigh, NC, Julie (Jose) Marquez, Scarsdale, NY; a son, Larry (Connie) Thomas, Woodstock; sisters Mildred Sheppard, Wadley, Francis Dame, Danville and Lettie Waller, Augusta; brothers, Clifford Smith, Augusta, Charles Harvey Smith, Keystone Heights, Fla., Talmadge Smith, Swainsboro and Ernie Smith, Louisville; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one preceded her in death; and several nieces and nephews.

Towns Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Earl W. Windom
Mr. Earl W. Windom, 86, of Wrens died Monday, July 21, 2003, at University Hospital.

Mr. Windom was a retired farmer and carpenter. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Ruth Perdue and Louise Windom and a son-in-law, Lindsey Lott.

The funeral was July 23 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church with the Revs. Paul Moore and Steve Lamb officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Fannie B. Windom; two sons, Freddie (Linda) Windom, Gibson and Kenneth (Rhonda) Windom, Martinez; two daughters, Margaret Lott, Vaucluse, SC, and Frances James Griswell, Matthews; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, four nieces and two nephews.

Pallbearers were Freddie Windom Jr., Brandon May, Charles May, David Lott, Ray Myers, J.C. James, Edward Barrow, Bob Barrow and W.J. Perdue.

Memorial may be made to the Relay for Life Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Karen Walden, 6126 Hwy. 88 East, Matthews, GA 30818.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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