Obituaries
December 18, 2003 Issue

Robert "Bob" L. Arrington Sr.
Mr. Robert "Bob" L. Arrington Sr., 82, of Wadley died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at the V.A. Medical Center in Augusta.

Mr. Arrington, a native of Louisville, was the son of the late Gordon and Julia Welcher Arrington. He was a member of the Louisville United Methodist Church and was a WWII Army veteran.

The memorial service was Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. at Southern Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Pat Mahan officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Olivia Smith Arrington; two sons, Robert L. Arrington Jr., Swainsboro, and Perry Arrington, Atlanta; a daughter, Sheila Boyd, Atlanta; a niece, Barbara Cheeks, Louisville; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Antee Hill Bostic
Mrs. Antee Hill Bostic, 101, of Louisville died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at Heritage of Old Capital in Louisville.

Mrs. Bostic, a native of Jefferson County, joined Stone Springfield AME Church at an early age. She later served at St. Matthews AME Church.

The funeral was Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. at St. Matthews AME Church with the Revs. David Walker and George Bostic officiating. Burial was in Stone Springfield AME Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her children, Sylvester Hill Sr., Louisville, Ruby B. Ervin, Miami, Fla., Iris B. Lockhart, Augusta, Angela B. Daniels, Los Angeles, Calif., Mildred B. Rollins, Jacksonville, Fla., and George (Arlene) Bostic, Elkhart, Ind.; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Ray Anthony Cobb
Mr. Ray Anthony Cobb, 33, of Evans died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003.

Mr. Cobb, a native of Burke County, was a 1989 graduate of Waynesboro High School. He was a member of the Straight Gate Church of God in Christ, a former Richmond County Sheriff Deputy and was employed with Gerald Jones Honda.

The funeral was Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. at Straight Gate Church of God in Christ, Midville, with the Revs. Kenneth Davis, Ronnie Harden and Roosevelt Moss officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Chreyl A. Harper-Cobb; his children, Keith McGaw Jr., Keiwana McGaw, Evans, Ray Anthony Cobb Jr., Wrens, and Anthony Boatwright, Augusta; his parents, James and Delores Heggs Cobb, Midbille; his siblings, Darren Cobb, Tameka Cobb and Jennifer Cobb, Midville, and Advease Dogan, Louisville; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Nathaniel and Kyonnie Harper, Neptune, NJ; one brother-in-law, 22 aunts and uncles and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Rhuea H. Cox
Mrs. Rhuea H. Cox, 81, of Louisville died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at Heritage of Old Capital in Louisville.

Mrs. Cox was born in Richmond County on March 2, 1922. She was the daughter of the late James Hamilton Hardy and Carolyn Penland. She was the wife of the late Joe F. Cox Sr. She was a homemaker and a member of the Louisville United Methodist Church.

Graveside services will be Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. in the Louisville City Cemetery with the Rev. Pat Mahan officiating.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Carol Henderson, Mrs. Bonnie Smith and Mrs. Jane Jones, all of Louisville, Mrs. Pam Pope, Augusta, and Mrs. Ginger Pratt, Dothan, Ala.; two sons, Joe F. Cox Jr., Louisville, and Michael James Cox, Sandersville; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Dorris Millard Goodson
Mr. Dorris Millard Goodson, 87, of Wadley died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. Goodson, a native of Jefferson County, was a retired farmer and had served as mayor of the City of Wadley. He was a member of Wadley Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School. He served in the United States Army during WWII, serving with the calvary.

The funeral was Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. at Wadley Baptist Church with the Revs. Tom Harrison and David Walker officiating. Burial was in the Wadley Cemetery with military honors.

Survivors include his daughter, Lynn Brown, Palm Coast, Fla.; three sons, Frank Goodson, Simplesonville, SC, Joe Goodson and Tim Goodson, Wadley; one sister, Frances Carlton, Atlanta; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to your favorite charity, in memory of Mr. Dorris Millard Goodson.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Willie C. "Po Charlie" Jordan
Mr. Willie C. "Po Charlie" Jordan, 80, of Louisville died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. Jordan, a lifelong resident of Jefferson County, was an honorably discharged veteran of the US Army. He was retired from Thermo King Corporation and was a member of the Pierce Grove Baptist Church. He was a former member of the American Legion Post.

The funeral was Dec. 18 at 2:30 p.m. at Pierce Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Stokes, Johnny Ray Sampson, Jerry Dudley and Eric Best officiating. Burial was in Jones Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Lewis Jordan; his children, Eugene Lewis Sr., Thomas Lewis, Charlie Lewis, Rufus Jordan, Diane Jordan and Elaine Dixon, Louisville, Linda Heggs, Blythe, Freddie Lewis, NY, Mary Brown and Annie Lee Strong, Gainesville, Fla.; his sister, Ethel Neal, Louisville, his brother, Tom Henry Jordan, Louisville; 28 grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Junior Heggs Jr.
Mr. Junior Heggs Jr., 48, of Louisville died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Mr. Heggs, a native of Jefferson County, was the son of the late Junior and Gladys Heggs Davis Heggs. He was retired from Lewis Steel and was a member of Magnolia Baptist Church.

The funeral was Dec. 14 at 3:30 p.m. at Magnolia Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Davis and Perry Daniels officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his children, Veronica Heggs and LaRentrie Heggs, Wrens, LaKendria Heggs, Quinton Washington, LaTisha Heggs, Kelsey Heggs and Kerrick Heggs, Louisville; siblings, Delores Cobb, Midville, Melvin Heggs, Angela Tarver and Advease Dogan, Louisville, and Ernest Heggs, Sandersville; three grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Essie Mae "Teddy" Sims
Mrs. Essie Mae "Teddy" Sims, 85, of Louisville died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mrs. Sims, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of Eden Baptist Church where she served on the Missionary Board.

The funeral was Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. at Eden Baptist Church with the Revs. James Nelson and John A. Lockhart officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her children, George Sims Jr., Eddie Sims, Sr., Matthew Sims, Eula "Eva" Walden and Elizabeth Lowery, Louisville, and Rosa Peterson, Waynesboro; one sister, Annie Mae Williams, Chicago, Ill.; 27 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Lucille Brown Upton
Mrs. Lucille Brown Upton, 74, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Upton, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church.

The funeral was Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. at Magnolia Baptist Church with the Revs. Carl Simmons and Perry Daniels officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include Willie James Upton, Tampa, Fla., Carolyn Tremble, Mary Alice Smith and Jerry Upton, Louisville; sisters and brothers, Mary Alice Wicker, Annie Maude Davis, Dorothy Wicker, Avera, William "Speed" Brown, Augusta, and Nathaniel Brown, Louisville; step sisters, Rosetta Habersham, Wrens, and Mary Alice Andrews, Augusta.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Eloise Cobb Parker
Mrs. Eloise Cobb Parker, 87, of Griffin died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in Griffin.

Mrs. Parker, a native of Abbeville, had lived in Wadley since 1948. She was a homemaker and a member of Wadley Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Parker.

The funeral was Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. at Wadley Baptist Church with the Rev. Otis Andrews officiating. Burial was in the Wadley Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Gayle Parker Claxton, Griffin, and Karen Parker Harris, Spartanburg, SC; a sister, Mary Cobb Jenkins, Macon; two sisters-in-law; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Moses Lockhart
Mr. Moses Lockhart of Louisville died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003.

Mr. Lockhart was a 20-year United States Army veteran.

The funeral was Dec. 13 at noon at Eden Baptist Church in Louisville with the Revs. James O. Nelson and John A. Lockhart officiating.

Survivors include his daughter, Sandra Nipper, Columbia, SC; a sister, Eunice L. Lockhart, Louisville; four brothers, Rev. William (Dessie) Lockhart, Wadley, James A. Lockhart and Edgar (Viola) Lockhart, Louisville, and Johnny (Kim) Lockhart, Augusta; two great-grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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