August 7, 2003 Issue

Lee Bryant Prescott
Mr. Lee Bryant Prescott of Matthews died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Mr. Prescott, a native of Louisville, served during the Vietnam era. He was employed at Thiele Kaolin in Wrens for 26 years. He was a member of Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church where he served as secretary of the Mt. Moriah Mens Group. He was a member of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Matthews Team. He is preceded in death by his father, William Prescott.

The funeral was Aug. 5 at 3 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Pam Gardner and George Collison and Smith Dickson officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Sherry Huff Prescott; two daughters, Kelli Prescott (Brad) Phillips, Matthews, and Jodi Prescott (Anthony) Kelley, Gibson; two grandchildren, Dustin and Chase Phillips, Matthews; his mother, Amie Lou Johnson Prescott, Wrens; three brothers, Norwood Prescott, Matthews, Rowan Prescott, Hephzibah, and Hank Prescott, Wrens; four sisters, Bernice P. Arrington, Matthews, Helen P. Howard, Augusta, Janice P. Dowdy, Wrens, and Wanda P. McGahee, Stapleton.

Pallbearers were Jim Pate, Tanny Prescott, Samuel McGahee, Smith Dickson, Mark Arrington, Steve Howard, Barrow Walden and Tim Stovall.

Honorary pallbearers were Mt. Moriah Mens Group and Nurses from 5 South MCG Hospital.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Moriah Mens Group, c/o Charles Stewart, 1571 Noah Station Rd., Matthews, GA 30818; or to the Relay for Life Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Karen Walden, P.O. Box 5, Matthews, GA 30818.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Melody Elaine Floyd
Ms. Melody Elaine Floyd, 41, of Louisville died Thursday, July 31, 2003, at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Ms. Floyd, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of Spring Bethel AME Church and Spring Bethel Benevolent Society. She was a 1980 graduate of Louisville High School and was employed by Conco-Phillip 76.

The funeral was Aug. 3 at 3:30 p.m. at Spring Bethel AME Church with the Rev. T.O. Lampkin officiating. Burial was in the Spring Bethel Benevolent Society Cemetery.

Survivors include her sons, Farrett Turner and Benton Terrell Turner, Louisville; her husband, Booker Floyd, Louisville; mother and stepfather, Matilda and Richard Cox, Dania, Fla.; her father and stepmother, Lee Edward and Joann Clay of Queens, NY; adopted mother, Daisy Smith, Louisville; brothers and sisters, Gregory Darien and Tymaine Clay, NY, Charles Darien, Va., Jonas Darien and Antonette Cambells, Atlanta, Karen Mack, Louisville; aunts, Leola Clark, Ethel McCloud Neeley and Bernice Walden, all of Louisville; and her mother-in-law and sister-in-law.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Lenora Broomfield Thompson
Ms. Lenora Broomfield Thompson, 65, of Louisville died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at Glendale Nursing Home.

Ms. Thompson, a native of Jefferson County, attended public school in Washington and Jefferson Counties furthering her studies at Ft. Valley State College. At a very early age she united with the St. Paul Baptist Church and attended Gordon Grove Baptist Church regularly. Her church activities included senior choir and teacher for annual vacation bible school.

The funeral was Aug. 2 at 2:30 p.m. at Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. Hardy Bennings Jr., Issac Culberth, Herman Baker and King Mack officiating. Burial was in the Gordon Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter, Stephanie (Torrence) Lewis, Louisville; her mother, Janie Brookins Broomfield, Louisville; father, Charles Broomfield Sr., Sandersville; sisters and brother, Alton Broomfield, Chicago, Dorothy "Bet" Johnson, Sandersville, Carolyn Broomfield, Louisville, Phillip Michael Broomfield, Wadley, Charles Broomfield Jr., Randy Broomfield and Venessa Broomfield, Sandersville; four grandchildren, two aunts, one uncle; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy Beasley Johnson
Mrs. Dorothy Beasley Johnson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died Saturday, July 26, 2003.

Mrs. Johnson, a native of Wrens, was a member of Bible Way Missionary Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Eddie and Ora Beasley. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Johnson.

The funeral was Aug. 2 at 1 p.m. at Bible Way Missionary Baptist Church, Dania Beach, Fla., with the Rev. T.N. Tucker officiating.

Survivors include her children, Cynthia (Bruce) McMillan, Jimmy and Troy (Johne) Lomack; two brothers, Willie (Sallie) and Bosie Lee Beasley, all of Fort Lauderdale; two sisters, Luella (Joe) Allen, Fort Lauderdale, and Ethel Mae (Thomas) Benefield, Wrens; two sisters-in-law, Lucille Beasley, Thomson, and Ethel Beasley, Atlanta; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers were Jabaris Gibson, Willie Mack, Bruce McMillan, James Allen, Darrell Hackett, Theo Howard, Ray Smalls and Willie White.

Davis and Brice Funeral Home and H.A. Davis Funeral Home were in charge of the arrangements.

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