October 23, 2003 Issue

Frances Isaylia McTier Greene
Mrs. Frances Isaylia McTier Greene, 95, of Lakeland, Fla., died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Greene, a native of Warren County, moved from Wrens to Lakeland in 1939. She and her husband, the late Marion Tyler Greene, married in 1932 and started their first restaurant together specializing in Southern home-cooked meals. They hadn't been in business very long before he was killed. She continued to operate the business, and after that, she had two more restaurants that she ran. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church at the Mall. She was the oldest member of the Kendall McTier Family Association. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, John David McTier and Geneva Belle Purvis McTier; and brothers and sisters, Hulon McTier, Essie Mae Drew, Macon McTier, Thomas McTier, Johnnie Mae Lutes, Kimmell McTier, Norman McTier, Hammond McTier, Roy McTier and Robert McTier.

Memorial services were held Oct. 18 at Reedy Creek Baptist Church in Stapleton with the Rev. Kenneth Jones officiating. Funeral services were held Oct. 14 at Lanier Funeral Home in Lakeland.

Survivors include one brother, Harry (Bert Thompson) McTier, North Augusta; two sisters, Geneva McTier, Augusta and Mary McTier, North Augusta; four sisters-in-law, Asalee Williams McTier, Evans, Agnes Inglett McTier, Wrens, Wendy Bailey McTier, Antioch, Tenn., and Anna Harden Williford, Thomson; one brother-in-law, Grady Lutes, Thomasville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Starling Funeral Home, Harlem, was in charge of the arrangements.

Ruth Wasden-Horne
Mrs. Ruth Wasden-Horne, 89, of Louisville died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at Old Capital Inn Nursing Home in Louisville.

Mrs. Horne was the wife of the late Mr. Clarence Horne.

The funeral was Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. at Grove Baptist Church, Grovetown, with the Rev. Frank Thigpen officiating. Burial was in Bellevue Memorial Gardens near Grovetown.

Pallbearers were E.R. Hughes, Tom LaCount, Namon Woods, Bill Campbell, C.C. Salazar and Dennis Trudeau.

Memorials may be made to Grove Baptist Church, P.O. Box 263, Grovetown, GA 30813.

Starling Funeral Home, Harlem, was in charge of the arrangements.

Ursula Margot Hanisch
Mrs. Ursula Margot Hanisch Stapleton of Dearing died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Stapleton, born in Berlin, Germany, on March 19, 1932, the daughter of Otto and Irma Hanisch.

A memorial service was held on Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. at Fort Creek Baptist Church, Dearing, with the Rev. Boyd Reeves officiating.

Survivors include her husband, James L. (Jay) Stapleton; her children, Christine Stapleton Williams, Waynesboro, Martin James (Jimmy) Stapleton, Clinton, Tenn., Kathy Stapleton Hightower, Ridgeland, SC, Baleria Fay Stapleton Sause, Wadley, and Dorothy Ann Stapleton Hensley, Grovetown; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2623 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30904.

Starling Funeral Home, Harlem, was in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry L. Taylor Sr.
Mr. Jerry L. Taylor Sr., 57, of Waynesboro died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Taylor, a native of Jefferson County, was employed in the electrical department at EZ-GO in Augusta. He was the son of the late Robert Taylor and Rosalee Prickett Taylor.

The funeral was Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. at DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home Chapel in Hephzibah with the Rev. Mike Andrews officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Matthews.

Survivors include one son, Jerry L. Taylor Jr., Grovetown; two brothers, Aaron Taylor, Hephzibah, Alvin Amerson, Thomson; four sisters, Nancy Johnson, Wrens, Peggy Kitchens, Hephzibah, Sheila Taylor, Grovetown and Teresa Brooks, Evans; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Bobby Burke, Chris Turner, Rodney Wade, Cliff Johnson, Marty Amerson, Mike Prickett, Chris Tankersley and Mike Inglett.

DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home, Hephzibah, was in charge of the arrangements.

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