Obituaries
January 8, 2004 Issue

Elizabeth J. "Lizzie" Chalker
Mrs. Elizabeth J. "Lizzie" Chalker, 78, of Augusta died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003.

Mrs. Chalker had retired from King Mill as a seamstress. She attended the First Assembly of God Church in Augusta. She was preceded in death by a son, Aaron T. Chalker.

The funeral was Jan. 2 at 2 p.m. at Platt's Crawford Avenue Chapel with the Rev. Kelly McKnight officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include five sons, Larry (Judy) Chalker, Hephzibah, Eddie (Diana) Chalker, Tampa, Fla., Mike Chalker, Grovetown, Timmy (Teri) Chalker, Harlem, Kenny (Lola) Chalker, Augusta; two daughters, Linda (Freddie) Andrews, Evans, and Kay (Wally) Coward, Beech Island; three sisters, Louise Hadden, Gibson, Francis Coxville, Gibson, and Ella Mae Guy, Augusta; 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Platt's Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Sue Hines Eady
Mrs. Sue Hines Eady, 84, of LaGrange died Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, at West Georgia Medical Center.

Mrs. Eady, a native of Troup County, was the daughter of the late James Luby and Addie Viola McClain Hines. She was formerly employed by Milliken & Company and at Troup County Head Start. She was a member of Western Heights Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for more than 50 years and initiated the Kindergarten program there.

The funeral was Jan. 2 at Shadow Lawn Cemetery in LaGrange.

Survivors include her husband, Garon Eady; two sons, Jim (Judy) Eady, Lilburn, and Michael (Terrye) Eady, Louisville; a sister, Tillie Burnham, LaGrange; four granddaughters; three great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.


Demmotra Denise "Tray" Lowe
Miss Demmotra Denise "Tray" Lowe, 24, of Tampa Bay, Fla., died Monday, Dec. 29, 2993.

Miss Lowe, a native of Broward County, Fla., moved to Wrens at an early age. She attended Wrens Elementary School and was a 1998 graduate of Jefferson County High School. She was a member of the House of Faith Holiness Church in Wrens. She moved to Tampa Bay in 1999.

The funeral will be Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. at House of Faith Holiness Church with Pastor Dorothy Nelson officiating.

Survivors include a daughter, My'Anauh T. Bingham, Waukegan, Ill.; two sons, Michael B. Bingham III, Waukegan, and Tyler T. Lowe, Wrens; her mother, Ms. Sheila M. Stone, Wrens; her father, Donald Lowe Jr., Waukegan; three sisters, Shawanda Stone and Britney R. Mayo, both of Wrens, and Santrell Lowe, Decatur; one brother, Anthony Lowe, Waukegan; grandparents, Bessie (Walter) Nelson, Wrens; great-grandmother, Annie W. Whitaker, Trenton, NY; and several aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins.

Family and friends may call at the home of Wanda White, 204 Denny Rd., Wrens.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Emily Woodall McCleskey
Mrs. Emily Woodall McCleskey, 81, died June 18, 2003, in Cleveland.

Mrs. Woodall was the wife of the Rev. Walter Scott McCleskey, a former Wrens Methodist pastor in 1960-61. She was preceded in death by a son, Walter Scott McCleskey Jr.

The funeral was held in the chapel of the Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Rev. Andy Ferguson and the Rev. Debbie Stokes officiating. Burial was in Marietta City Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Rev. Walter Scott McCleskey; two children, Catherine (Larry) Oliver and Margaret (Bob) Smith; a brother, Robert Baugh (Matilda) Woodall; a sister, Margaret Woodall Browne; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


Barbara Ann Stewart Prescott
Mrs. Barbara Ann Stewart Prescott, 55, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003.

Mrs. Prescott, a lifelong resident of Jefferson County, was a homemaker. She was a member of Wrens Church of the Nazarene where she was the church secretary/treasurer and Sunday school teacher. She was a survivor member of the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life Matthews Team. She was preceded in death by her father, Lester Stewart.

The funeral was Dec. 31 at 2 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bill Ansley officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemebery.

Survivors include her husband, William Norwood Prescott St.; two sons, Tanny Prescott, Mitchell, and Bill Prescott, Matthews; three daughters, Dianne Rabitsch, Millen, Susan Buckner, Stapleton, and Lisa Usry, Matthews; her mother, Elizabeth Huff, Stapleton; three brothers, Terry Stewart, Hephzibah, Lonnie Stewart, Stapleton, and Lynwood Stewart, Martinez; two sisters, Geraldine Snipes and Sarah Snipes, Keysville; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Bruce Dowdy, Brad Phillips, Jeff Jones, Hayes Radford, George Snipes, Vic Crenshaw, Oliver Russell and Jimmy Pittman.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life Matthews Team.

Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Hospice, 2260 Wrightsboro Rd., Augusta, GA 30910; Wrens Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 116, Wrens, GA 30833; or American Cancer Society, Relay for Life Matthews Team, P.O. Box 5, Matthews, GA 30818.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Walter B. Reid
Mr. Walter B. Reid, 85, of Stapleton died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004 at the Georgia War Veterans Home in Milledgeville.

Mr. Reid, a native of Columbia County, was a member of Reedy Creek Baptist Church and a 32nd Degree Mason. He was a member of the American Legion and of the Jefferson County Historical Society. He also served in the Army in combat as a Sergeant and Gun Commander in WWII, North Africa and Europe. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Mary Virginia Reid.

Graveside services were held Jan. 6 at 3 p.m. at Reedy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Kenneth Jones officiating.

Survivors include his daughter, Sandra R. (Thomas) Tucker III, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; one brother, Gene Reid, Stapleton; one sister, Ruby Gunby, Augusta; two grandsons and four great-grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the American Legion.

Memorials may be made to the Reedy Creek Baptist Church, Reedy Creek Baptist Church Road, Stapleton, GA 30823.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Betty Jo Sandeford
Mrs. Betty Jo Sandeford of Midville died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003.

Mrs. Sandeford, a native of Jefferson County, was a homemaker and a member of Midville United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the administrative board. She was a member of Midville Garden Club. She attended Bessie Tift College in Forsyth and the Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville. She was the daughter of the late Joseph McDaniel and Marie Kennedy.

A memorial service was held Jan. 1 at 3 p.m. at Midville United Methodist Church with the Revs. Tony Smith and Larry Sauls officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Hogarth Sandeford; one son, Ralph H. (Jamie) Sandeford, Midville; one daughter, Marie S. Rachels, Waynesboro; and three grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Midville Garden Club and the Women of the Midville United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Midville United Methodist Church or the United Methodist Church Children's home.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home, Swainsboro, was in charge of the arrangements.

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