Obituaries
September 4, 2003 Issue

Mary Ann Caughey
Mrs. Mary Ann Caughey, 66, of Wadley died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003.

Mrs. Caughey, a native of Jefferson County, was a licensed practical nurse and a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Hoyt Cooper and Lizzie A. Arrington Cooper. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Burel Caughey.

A memorial service will be held Sept. 7 at Old Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sons, Chuck Loyd of Jones County and Russell Loyd of Martinez; and her grandchildren, Laurie Beth Loyd, Ashley Loyd, Russell Loyd Jr. and Jennifer Loyd.

Bridges Funeral Home, Gray, was in charge of the arrangements.



Allen "Hawk" Haywood
Mr. Allen "Hawk" Haywood, 78, of Mitchell died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2003, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Haywood, a native of Glascock County, was retired from the Georgia D.O.T. after 30 years of service.

The funeral was Aug. 30 at 11 a.m. at Mitchell Baptist Church with the Revs. Al Kurtz and Gus Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Masie Whitehead Haywood; one son, Jimmy (Alicia) Haywood, Gibson; three daughters, Luann (Jimmy) Marsh, Louisville, Betty (Ricky) Sammons, Gibson, and Shirley (Tracy) Dixon, Wrens; one brother, Mr. Jack Haywood, Mitchell; three sisters, Marie Todd, Thomson, Jimmie Smith, Marietta, and Joyce Knotts, Atlanta; six grandchildren and one great-granchild.

Pallbearers were Josh Whitehead, Jacky Haywood, Larry Tucker, Wes Haywood, Joey Wheeler and Micheal Reese.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Willie Albert Kitchens Sr.
Mr. Willie Albert Kitchens Sr. of Davisboro died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at Washington County Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Kitchens, a native of Washington County, was a member of Shiloh CME Church and a farm mechanic.

The funeral was Aug. 30 at 2 p.m. at Shiloh CME Church and Cemetery in Davisboro.

Survivors include his wife, Tressie Lee Wicker Kitchens; children, Bessie Harper, Floyd Battle, Rose Carter, Janice Yorker, Shirley Mincey, Debbie Kitchens, Willie Albert Kitchens Jr. and Katrina Hannah, all of Davisboro, Larry Bostic and Jeanette Foster, Sandersville; his brothers, Tommy Stone and Calvin Mitchell, Davisboro; a sister, Carolyn Bostic, Sandersville; 45 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, four god-children, six sisters-in-law, six brothers-in-law, two aunts and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Curtis Franklin Landrum Jr.
Mr. Curtis Franklin Landrum Jr., 60, of Wrens died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Landrum was retired from Interstate Paper Company in Midway.

The funeral was Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. at Waldens United Methodist Church with the Revs. Bill Arrington and Marvin Goodman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Curtis Landrum III, Thomson and Paul Elliott, Brunswick; a daughter, Robin Evans, Harlem; two sisters, Juliette Grimauld, Augusta; Elizabeth Williams, Dade City, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Christine Futch, Nicolas Landrum and Kayla Landrum.

Pallbearers were James Griswold, Kenneth Hardin, Wendell Williams, Mike Satazar, Charles May, Nicolas Landrum, Mark Barinowski and Chad House.

Memorials may be made to Crossroad Evangelistic Church, 2182 Mt. Moriah Road, Matthews, GA 30818.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Nellie Ruth Sims
Mrs. Nellie Ruth Sims, 74, of Louisville died Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at Heritage of Old Capital in Louisville.

Mrs. Sims, a native of Glascock County, was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Sims and three daughters.

The funeral was Aug. 28 at 3 p.m. at Peoples Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J.L. Stokes officiating. Burial was in Piney Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Nathaniel (Ruby) Upton and Charles Sims; four daughters, Mary (Maurice) Jenkins, Gladys Green, Joann (Willie) Ferguson and Brenda Sims, all of Augusta; one sister, Annie Moss, Warrenton; 16 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Peoples Funeral Home, Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.



Annie Vera Thigpen
Mrs. Annie Vera Thigpen, 81, of Murrells Inlet, SC, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003.

Mrs. Thigpen, a native of Glascock County, was a former resident of Thomson. She was a member of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter H. Thigpen Jr.

Graveside services were Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. in the LDS Cemetery in Edgehill with Bishop Billy R. Black and Bishop Geore S. Nicholls officiating.

Survivors include a son, Jimmy Thigpen, Gray; a daughter, Carolyn Drew, North Augusta; a sister, Mary Alice West, Gibson; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Billy Huggins, Craig Black, Jimmy Black and Jimmy Thigpen.

Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home, North Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.



Edward Woods
Mr. Edward Woods, 85, of Wadley died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, at Veterans Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Woods, a native of Emanuel County, had lived in Wadley for the past 50 years. He was a member of the Wadley First United Methodist Church where he was a member of the Builders Sunday School Class. He was a World War II veteran with the 102nd Inf. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Frances Woods.

The funeral was Aug. 31 at 3 p.m. at Wadley First United Methodist Church with Dr. Larry Sauls officiating. Burial was in the Wadley City Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Pam Crego, Waldey; a son, Ronald Woods, Augusta; a sister, Estel Flanders, Adrian; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Sonny Gaston, Kenneth Brown, Mickey Flanders, Thomas Woods, Randall Woods and Clark Woods.

Honorary pallbearers were the Builders Sunday School Class.

Memorials may be made to the Wadley First United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


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