Obituaries
February 12, 2004 Issue

Robert Ware Cason
Mr. Robert Ware Cason, 74, of Warrenton, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Cason, a native of Warren County, was a veteran of the US Army. He was a retired mail carrier and farmer. He was a member of Long Creek Baptist Church and a member of God's Extended Hands. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen Gunn Cason; a sister, Dorothy Story; and a brother, L.M. Cason Jr.

The funeral was Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. at Lowe Funeral Home with the Rev. Grady King officiating. Burial was in Scruggs Cemetery in Norwood.

Survivors include one son, Chuck Cason; one daughter, Cindy Aides; one brother, Billy Cason; one sister, Mattie C. May, all of Warrenton; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Nell Downs, Mitchell.

Pallbearers were John Downs, Joey Smith, Randy Johnson, Robert Johnson, Tommy May and Tom Sluter.

Memorials may be made to Long Creek Baptist Church, 2086 Long Creek Church Rd., Warrenton, GA 30828 or to one's favorite charity.

Lowe Funeral Home, Warrenton, was in charge of the arrangements.


Johnnie Sheppard Kitchens
Mrs. Johnnie Sheppard Kitchens, 71, of Gibson died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004.

Mrs. Kitchens, a native of Glascock County, worked in the Sheppard Insurance Agency for 41 years before retiring. She was a member and officer of Fellowship Baptist Church.

The funeral was Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church with the Revs. Bill Seaman and Carter Hudson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Lewis Kitchens Jr.; a son, Kim (Diane) Kitchens, Gibson; a daughter, Lisa (Gary) Usry, Gibson; a sister, Theresa (Levy) Swint; a brother, Dan (Carol) Sheppard; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Rip Williamson, Keith Williamson, Danny Sheppard, Dwayne Lyons, Gary Deal and Gregg Kelley.

Honorary pallbearers was the Gibson School class of 1950.

Memorials may be made to the Glascock County Concerned Citizens, c/o Mrs. Corene Chalker, 3037 Bastonville Road, Gibson, GA 30810.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Martha Brooks Malaczewski
Mrs. Martha Brooks Malaczewski of Boca Raton, Fla., died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004.

Mrs. Malaczewski, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

The funeral was Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Donald Lumpkin officiating. Burial was at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond Malaczewski; two sons, Raymond "Butch" Malaczewski, Perth Amboy, NJ, and Edward "Bubbie" Malaczewski, Boca Raton, Fla.; one sister, Marie Dixon, Stapleton; two brothers, George Brooks, Avera, and Edgar Brooks, Gibson; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Tommy Dixon, Bill Parrish, Terry Brooks, Wade Brooks, Chris Brooks and Greg Brooks.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Jessie Em Fisher Scott
Mrs. Jessie Em Fisher Scott, 104, of Miami, Fla., died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004.

The funeral was Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Wadley with the Rev. Herman Baker officiating. Burial was in Eden Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Pearl Scott Dove and Margaret Scott Clemons, Miami, Fla.; six sons, Columbus Scott and Emory Scott, Pompano Beach, Fla., William Scott, Southfield, Mich., Charles Scott, Wadley, Frankie Scott, El Paso, Texas, and Sherman Scott, Baltimore, Md.; 39 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren, 8 great great-grandchildren and one great great great-grandchild.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


Roosevelt Lodge Jr.
Mr. Roosevelt Lodge Jr. of Wadley died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004.

The funeral was Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. at Hudson Mortuary Chapel with Bishop Antonio Pringle officiating. Burial was in Old Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Wadley.

Survivors include his wife, Ora Mae Heggs Lodge, Wadley; eight daughters, Lillie Mae Gilmore, Anna Bell Lodge, Michelle Jones, Queenie Lodge, Teresa Lodge, Iesha Lodge, Zanquisha Lodge and Vanessa Lodge, Wadley; seven sons, Roosevelt Lodge III, Marvin Lodge, Verlon Lodge Sr., Tommie Lodge Sr. and Verlon Lodge Jr., Wadley, Ricky Lodge, Atlanta, and Jeffery Mack Jr., Wrightsville; 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


Jack Brown Oliphant Sr.
Mr. Jack Brown Oliphant Sr., 94, of Matthews died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center in Thomson.

Mr. Oliphant, a native of Jefferson County, was a World War II Army veteran and a member of Ways Baptist Church. He had retired as a meat cutter and farmer and had also been the owner of Thomson Packing Company in Thomson.

The funeral was Feb. 6 at 11 a.m. at Ways Baptist Church with the Revs. Wayne Turpin and Allen Holbrook officiating.

Survivors include four sons, Jack B. Oliphant Jr. and David Oliphant, Thomson, Billy Oliphant, Grovetown, and Tommy Oliphant, Warrenton; two daughters, Barbara Hefner and Dianne Norris, Thomson; one brother, Harry Oliphant, Hephzibah; one sister, Dorothy Godwin, Plains; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Joshua Hefner, Phillip Story, Zack Norris, Alan Oliphant, Brian Oliphant and Mike Oliphant.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2623 Washington Rd., F-104, Augusta, GA 30904.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Minnie Lonita McDonald Williams
Mrs. Minnie Lonita McDonald Williams of Augusta died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004, at Doctors' Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Williams, a native of Wrens, resided in Augusta most of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband Pat Williams and baby son, Ronnie Hughes.

Graveside services were Jan. 31 at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include five daughters; Patricia Noren, Elizabeth Williams, Brenda Whitaker of Wrens, Gayle Lewis and Carol Bazemore of Wrens; three sons, John C. Williams, William Frank Hughes III and Baron Hughes; and two sisters, Dot Dye and Margie Englett, both of Wrens.

Poteet and Sons Funeral Home, Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.


John Wesley Smith
Mr. John Wesley Smith died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004.

Mr. Smith, a native of Jefferson County, was the son of the late Arthur and Georgia Walker Smith. He attended Jefferson County Training School and served in the United States Army for four years during World War II achieving the rank of Corporal. He was honorably discharged in 1946. He was employed at the United States Senate Office Building. He retired in 1980 as Labor Foreman after 35 years of service. He also operated his own television repair service on a part-time basis. He was a member of Turner Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church where he served as a Steward.

Survivors include four children, Emma Tarleton, West River, Md., Georgie Montgomery, Landover, Md., Wesley Leon Smith, Hague, Va., and Betty Habershon, Fort Washington, Md.; for brothers, Hattie Mae Holloway, Keysville, Eunice Hannah, Louisville, Evelyn Johnson, Altamonte Springs, Fla., Daisy Caldwell and Marion Hazley, both of St. Petersburg, Fla., Dorethan Yates, Ocala, Fla., Lewis Walter Smith and Henry Smith, both of Washington, DC, Arthur Smith Jr., Apoka, Fla., and Charles Haynes, Deltona, Fla.; five grandchildren; and a several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pope Funeral Home, Forestville, Md., was in charge of the arrangements.

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