Obituaries
November 13, 2003 Issue

Andrew C. Barber
Mr. Andrew C. Barber, 28, of Lincolnton died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2003.

Mr. Barber, a native of Riverdale, was an elevator technician for Dover Elevator Company. He attended First Baptist Church. He was the husband of Jefferson County 4-H Extension Agent Elizabeth Barber.

The funeral was Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Washington, with Dr. John Childers and the Rev. Albert Hoyck officiating. Burial was in Clifford Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Lance Barber; his parents, Terry Barber, Lincolnton, and Jackie Slaughter, Augusta; a brother, Nathan Barber, Augusta; paternal grandfather, Ernest Barber, Lincolnton; maternal grandparents, Clyde and Regina Frazier, Panama City, Fla.; mother and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Lance, Washington; a brother-in-law, James Lance, Augusta; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Foxworth, Morganton, NC.

Pallbearers were Lyle Kelly, James Lance, Charles Foxworth, Will Hogan, Nathan Barber, Johnny Barber and Bobby Barber.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church General Fund.

Hopkins Funeral Home, Washington, was in charge of the arrangements.



Charlie E. Evans
Mr. Charlie E. Evans, 53, of Avera died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, at Jefferson Hospital.

The funeral was Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Sylvania. Burial was in Friendship Memorial Park in Sylvania.

Survivors include his wife, Rev. Dr. Diane Brack-Evans; one son, Michael Evans; one daughter, Kelsey Evans; his father and mother, Isam and Othella Evans Sr., Avera; mother-in-law, Isabell B. Lowery, Sylvania; two sisters, Nellie Jean Evans, Albany, NY, and Alisha Evans, Lithonia; two brothers, Isam Evans Jr., Louisville, and Dr. W. Franklin Evans, Huntsville, Ala.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul Missionary Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 214, Sylvania, GA 30467.

Sylvania Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.



Thomas Watson "Crip" Fennell
Mr. Thomas Watson "Crip" Fennell, 86, of Wadley died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003.

Mr. Fennell, a native of Emanuel County, lived most of his life in Jefferson County. He was a farmer and a carpenter and attended Dellwood Baptist Church.

Graveside services were held Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. at Wadley Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Thompson officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Annie Belle Fennell; two daughters, Dorothy Nell (Earl) Morris, Martinez; Barbara (Miles) Scarboro, Wadley; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Hugh Dorsey Fincher
Mr. Hugh Dorsey Fincher, 87, of Bartow died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003.

Mr. Fincher, formerly of Grand Rivers, Ky., was born in Fulton County but had lived in Bartow since March of 1967. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran of WWII and a retired mechanic from Thermo King, Inc. He was a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church.

The funeral was Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. at Old Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Thigpen officiating. Burial was in Parkers United Methodist Church Cemetery, Bartow.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Julia Fincher; a daughter, Alice (Harry) Snyder, Plainview, Texas; a son, Clay (Dana) Fincher, Memphis, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Andrew Smith and Chance Snyder, Plainview, Texas; and a sister-in-law, Mary Ola Fincher, Atlanta.

Pallbearers were nephews.

Honorary pallbearers were deacons of Old Bethel Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the United Hospice of Swainsboro, 106 W. Main St., Swainsboro, GA 30901, or Old Bethel Baptist Church, c/o Angie Wren, 5623 Hwy. 15 S., Louisville, GA 30434.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Myesha Nykala Hadden
Little Miss Myesha Nykala Hadden, 2, of Louisville died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2003, at Medical College of Georgia.

The funeral was Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. at Spring Bethel AME Church. Burial was in Noah's Ark Baptist Church with the Rev. Thomas O. Lampkin officiating.

Survivors include her parents, Connery Hadden, Louisville, and Shawn Jones, Waynesboro; one sister, Olandesha Clark, Waynesboro; paternal grandparents, Glorestine Cunningham, Louisville, and Eugene and Charlet Hadden, Wadley; maternal grandparents, Juanita Boyd and Eddie Boyd, Waynesboro; paternal great-grandmothers, Bernice Kilpatrick, Louisville and Reatha Usry, Wrens; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Davis Funeral was in charge of the arrangements.



Joe McClinton Jones Sr.
Mr. Joe McClinton Jones Sr. of Wadley died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003.

The funeral was Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. at Flat Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Matthews with the Rev. Ricky G. Dent officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Jones; a daughter, Latricia Burley; a son, Joe McClinton Jones Jr.; his mother, Mary Lou Jones; seven brothers, Thomas O. Jones, Rev. Willie L. Jones, Brank Jones, Leonard Jones, Rick L. Jones, John J. Jones and Bobby Jones; and two sisters, Fannie Berry and Bernice Whitfield.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Gracie L. Ochsenknecht
Mrs. Gracie L. Ochsenknecht, 69, of Marietta died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at Kennestone Hospital in Kennesaw.

Mrs. Ochsenknecht, a native of Terry, Miss., was a member of the Baptist faith. She was a homemaker and mother of six children.

The funeral was Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, Kennesaw, with the Rev. J.T. Hollingshed officiating. Burial was in Pine Ridge Memorial Park Cemetery, Kennesaw.

Survivors include her husband, Walter E. Ochsenknecht, Marietta; sons, Karl E. Ochsenknecht, Phoenix, Ariz., Kurt A. Ochsenknecht, Rome, and Mark E. Ochsenknecht, Marietta; daughters, Judy M. Vaughn, Louisville, Susan Fortner, Wadley, and Kathy Trott, Winston; a brother, Joe A. Ashley, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a sister, Sue A. Horton, Louisville; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.



May Smith Puckett
Mrs. May Smith Puckett of Milledgeville died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003.

Mrs. Puckett was a native of Milledgeville but lived in Louisville for many years before returning to Milledgeville. She taught English for 12 years at the Louisville High School and was the widow of the late Melvin Howard Puckett.

The funeral was Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Moores Funeral Home. Burial was in West View Cemetery.

Survivors include her children, Stan (Susan) Puckett, Macon, Debbie (Fred) Pennington, Sandersville, Lany Puckett, Warner Robins, Jennie (Steve) Lyle, Eve Puckett, and Chuck (Kay) Puckett, Milledgeville; sisters, Kittie Allen, Milledgeville, Jackie Smith, Gordon; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Moores Funeral Home of Milledgeville was in charge of the arrangements.



Harvey Unruh
Mr. Harvey Unruh, 92, of Louisville died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at Old Heritage.

Mr. Unruh, a native of Kansas, moved to Georgia in 1954. He was a member of the Pinecrest Mennonite Church of Louisville. He was a retired dairyman. He was preceded in death by one son, one grandchild and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral was Nov. 9 at 2:30 p.m. at Pinecrest Mennonite Church with Ministers Maynard Peters, Paul Wagner, Randall Goossen and Brian Dyck officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Lottie Unruh; two daughters Rosalie (Ike) Loewen, Glenn, Calif., and Thelma (Harlan) Gearig, Sedalia, Ky.; sons, Melvin (Barbara) Unruh, Louisville, Kenneth (Ann) Unruh, Dumand, Ark., Harlan (Glenda) Unruh and Ronald (Frances) Unruh; one daughter-in-law, Mabel and husband Walt Enz, Louisville; 35 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; five brothers; one sister; and many other relatives.

Pallbearers were Wayland Loewen, Mylan Gearig, Darryl Unruh, Galen Unruh, Kenneth Unruh and Wendell Unruh.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Lucille Williford
Mrs. Lucille Williford, 84, of Bartow died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Williford, a native of Washington County, had lived in Jefferson County for 47 years. She was a homemaker and had retired from the Wadley Shirt Factory. She was a member of Bartow Baptist Church.

The funeral was Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. at Bartow Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Eiland officiating. Burial was in the Wadley City Cemetery.

Survivors include five daughters, Jewel Chandler, Girard, Mable McMillan, Tifton, Annie Ruth Stevens, Gail Dudley and Brenda Hall, all of Wadley; two brothers, Andrew Ezelle and Russell Ezelle; five sisters, Minia B. Moore, Patsy Smith, Mavis James, Nelle Ayers and Mary Sue Foster; 10 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Donnie Williford, Edward Williford, Tommy Williford, Robert Williford, Scott Williford and Glenn Flanders.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


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