November 6, 2003 Issue

Johnnie Walden Anderson
Mrs. Johnnie Walden Anderson, 78, of Augusta died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Anderson, a native of Glascock County, was the daughter of the late Macon and Lucy Swint Walden. She had retired as a cottage mother after 17 years from Gracewood School and Hospital. She was a Sunday School and Bible School teacher and a member of Southside Baptist Church.

The funeral was Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. at Southside Baptist Church with the Revs. Greg Bentley and Robert Boyd officiating. Burial was in Westover Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband, Albert Vance Anderson Sr.; her sons, Albert Vance Anderson Jr., Augusta, and Gary Allen Anderson, Graniteville; daughters, Ann Anderson, Atlanta, and Patricia Wood, Gibson; brothers, Rev. Thurman Walden and Rev. Herman Walden, both of Hephzibah, Ray Walden, Augusta, Macon Walden Jr., Louisville and Bennie Walden, Edgehill; sisters, Ruth Searcy, New Castle, Ind., Frankie Lamb and Mary Huff, both of Augusta; nine grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Brandon Anderson, Clint Anderson, Tim Rockefeller, Alvin Anderson, Lee Waters and Francis Corbett. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Southside Baptist Church and Brent Richards.

Memorials may be made to the Southside Baptist Church, 3612 Mike Padgett Highway, Augusta, GA 30906.

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

David James Benson
Mr. David James Benson, 30, of Mitchell died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2003.

Mr. Benson, a native of Richmond County, was a 1993 graduate of Harlem High School. He was a lumber grader for GA-Pacific Corporation in Warrenton and a Christian. He was preceded in death by his father, James Ray "Jimmy" Benson.

The funeral was Nov. 4 at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Gibson with the Revs. Richard Kitchens and Larry D. Haire Sr. officiating. Burial was in the Gibson United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Gina H. Benson, Dearing; two daughters, Delaney Paige Miles, Augusta, and Cameron Lexis Benson, Dearing; his mother, Dale Ellis, Appling; one sister, Sabrina Benson, Appling; two brothers, Travis RAy Benson, Mitchell, and Kenny Ellis, Appling; his paternal grandmother, Annie Jo Benson, Norwood; and maternal grandmother, Alice Aldred, Appling.

Pallbearers were Bobby Corley, Kevin Corley, Jamie Taylor, Stacy Jones, Timmy Usry and Jason Williford.

Memorials may be made to the David Benson Memorial Fund, c/o First City Bank of Gibson, College St., Gibson, GA 30810.

Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Olena Collins Holloway, 86, of Wrens died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003.

The funeral was Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. at Mays Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Alvin Lewis Jr. officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Earlene Hines, Miami, Fla.; five sons, Dea. Sam Willie Holloway Jr., Augusta, Rev. Horace Holloway and Napoleon Holloway, both of St. Petersburg, Fla., Roosevelt Holloway and Moses Holloway, both of Wrens; 20 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Ike Nelson
Mr. Ike Nelson, 76, of Pompano Beech, Fla., died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003.

The funeral was Nov. 3 at 4 p.m. at Ways Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy McCullough III officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include six sons, John Stephens, Waynesboro, Miss.; Ike Nelson Jr., Henry Lee Nelson, Wallace Nelson, Walter Nelson and Cedrick Harris, all of Pompano, Fla.; two sisters, Annie Mae Dixon, Wrens, and Mary Ellen Nelson, Miami, Fla.; two brothers, William Nelson, Augusta, and Sam Nelson, Miami.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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