December 4, 2003 Issue

Cyrus Hannah Sr.
Mr. Cyrus Hannah Sr., 83, of Louisville died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003.

The funeral was Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. at Sand Valley AME Church with the Rev. Leroy Britt officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Willie Mae Hannah; six children, Cyrus Hannah Jr., Warren, SC, Louise Hannah, Virginia Evans, Carolyn Hannah, Charles Hannah and Doris Hannah Hobson, all of Boston, Mass.; two sisters, Inell Barnes, Augusta, and Mary Lizzie Brown, Louisville; 13 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Y.H. Holme
Mr. Y.H. Holmes, 83, of Louisville died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at Old Capitol Nursing Home, Louisville.

Mr. Holmes, a native of Toombs County, was a retired dealer for the Handi House Company in Louisville. He was a WWII Navy veteran. He had lived in Louisville for the past 36 years moving from Swainsboro. He was a member of Louisville First Baptist Church where he was a deacon and had taught Sunday school for many years. He was a member of the Louisville Kiwanis Club.

The funeral was Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. in the Southern Heritage Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at 2 p.m. in Dublin Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Montgomery officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Holmes; his son, Y. Lynn (Elizabeth) Holmes, Carrolton; a daughter, Susan (Steve) Dehnen, Ft. Pierce, Fla.; his sister, Betty Ridgon, Vidalia; three granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ott Stephens, Don Williams, Kester Williford, Joel Lamb, Jimmy Stinson and Delston Branch.

Deacons of First Baptist Church were honorary pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the Louisville First Baptist Church or to the Jefferson County Hospital Pink Ladies department.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Quinton Ellis Salter
Mr. Quinton Ellis Salter of Wadley died Monday, Nov. 24, 2003 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Salter was born in Tattnal County but had lived in Wadley all his life. He was a member of Coleman Chapel United Methodist Church. He was retired and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

The funeral was Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. at Coleman Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Donald Lumpkin and Sheriff Gary Hutchins officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Amy Salter; a daughter, Julie (Richard) Hutchinson, Louisville; a son, Shane (Anita) Jones, Honolulu, Hi.; two sisters, Avery Salter, Waynesboro, and Revis Salter; a sister, Clara Nell Cannady, Wadley; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Robert E. (Bob) Wade
Rev. Robert E. (Bob) Wade of Thomson died Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003.

Rev. Wade, a graduate of Auburn University and Southern University, lived in Thomson for the past 15 years where he served as Director of Missions for the Hephzibah and Kilpatrick Baptist Associations for nine years. After retiring as Director of Missions, he served as pastor of Raysville Baptist Church for five and a half years.

He was honored by Raysville Church in June, 2002, for 50 years of continuous service as a Minister of the Gospel. For a period of three years, he taught courses for Samford University Extensions Division in Birmingham, Ala. He has held many offices in the State and Associations where he has pastored. He was presently a member of the Executive Committee and a member of the Committee on Committees for the for the Georgia Baptist Convention. He had traveled to Africa, Panama, the Republic of Georgia and London on Mission Teams plus leading mission teams in several states in the USA.

The funeral was Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Churchf with Dr. James C. Elder officiating. Burial was in the Westview Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Trotter; three sons, Steve (Debra) Wade, Warner Robins, John (Dianne) Wade, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mike (Stephanie) Wade, Lafayette; one brother, Larkin Wade, Auburn, Ala.; two sisters, Jane Lewis, Tallahassee, Fla., and Nell Marshall, Midwest City, Okla.; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers were John Robert Wade, Craig Wade, Joshua Wade, Edward Benson, Jack Mercer and William Helmly.

Honorary pallbearers were the Ministers of the Hephzibah and Kilpatrick Baptist Associations.

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

Juddie Prickett
Mr. Juddie Prickett, 77, of Matthews died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at Medical College of Georgia.

The funeral was Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Joe Walden and Paul Moore officiating. Burial was at Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Liza Mae; two daughters, Helen Gay, Matthews, and Mary (Larry) Burke, Wrens; one son, Rufus (Barbara) Prickett, Matthews; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Raymond Prickett, Allen Prickett, Donnie Prickett, Kevin Owens, Ronnie Prickett and Poochie Wells.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1725, Augusta, GA 30903-1725.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Dorothy Young Pate
Mrs. Dorothy Young Pate, 84, of Lawrence, Kan., died Monday, Sept. 29, 2003.

Mrs. Pate, formerly of Augusta, was a member of St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church. She was the daughter of the late John A. and Martha Louise (McGahee) Young of Wrens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rupert E. Pate Sr.

Graveside services were held Nov. 26 at Westover Cemetery in Augusta.

Survivors include two sons, R.E. Pate and Hugh Pate, both of Lawrence, Kan.; one daughter, Bernice Pate, Leavenworth, Kan.; a sister Bernice (Robert) Van Arsdale, Wrens; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Douglas County, c/o Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, Kan. 66044.

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