November 20, 2003 Issue

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.

Arthur Johnson
Mr. Arthur Johnson, 66, of Wrens died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003.

Mr. Johnson, a native of Texas, served in the Army for over 20 years and retired as Master Sergeant.

The funeral was Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with full military honors. The Rev. Paul Moore officiated. Burial was in Mt. Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his sons, Phillip D. (Julie) Johnson, Stapleton, and Steven T. Johnson, Killeen, Texas; his mother, Christine Moore, Desoto, Texas; a brother, Gordon Johnson, Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Idaneice Adams, Dallas, and Jolette McHargues, Ovilla, Texas; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were military.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Kenneth H. Kirkland
Mr. Kenneth H. Kirkland, 52, of Stapleton died Monday, Nov. 10, 2003.

Mr. Kirkland, a native of Germany, had lived in Stapleton for many years. He was a carpenter and a member of Mount Beulah Baptist Church.

The funeral was Nov. 13 at 1:30 p.m. at Mount Beulah Baptist Church with the Rev. Russell Davis officiating. Burial was at 4 p.m. in the Paines Chapel Church Cemetery in Millen.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Clements McGahee Kirkland; two daughters, Tricia Hughes, Hinesville, and Beth (Joe) Williams, Statesboro; two step-children, Michael McGahee and Kevin McGahee, both of Stapleton; a sister, Sally Kirkland, Millen; two brothers, F.A. (Kirk) Kirkland Jr., Millen, and Seabie Kirkland, Hephzibah; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Michael Lindsey, Barry Williams, Eddie Williams, Lee Roy Usry, Junior Rabun and Max Dixon.

Curtis Funeral Home, Thomson, was in charge of the arrangements.

Melvin J. Williams
Mr. Melvin J. Williams, 67, of Augusta died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003.

Mr. Williams, a native of Gibson, was a graduate of Gibson High School. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Williams. He served in the National Guard Reserve call up during the Berlin Crisis. He was the owner and operator of Melvin Williams Manufactured Homes 1,2 and 3. He served on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Manufactured Housing Association and was a member of the Augusta Better Business Bureau, Chamber of Commerce and was a former member of the South Augusta Exchange Club and had worked with the Red Carpet Tour of Augusta. He was a longtime supporter of the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the American Legion Post 205, VFW Post 649 and Voiture Locale 719. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church in North Augusta.

The funeral was Nov. 15 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Martinez, with the Revs. Chris Brown and Steve Lamb officiating. Burial was in Wrens Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Grace Chance Williams; three daughters, Elaine (Larry) Wilson, Aiken, Melissa Williams, Evans, and Renee (Scott) Fox, Augusta; three sisters, Wanda (Gerald) Davis, Joyce (B.C.) Smith, Gibson, and Betty Bell, Blythe; one brother, Bobby (Teresa) Williams, Gibson; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Tommy Cox, Gary Dillenbeck, Gary Herrington, Lynn Turlington, Dillon Flanagon, Floyd Morris, Johnny Mack and Bert Cheshire.

Honorary pallbearers were employees and their spouses of Melvin Williams Manufactured Homes Inc. (1,2 and 3) and former employees of Melvin Williams Manufactured Homes of Savannah.

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