Obituaries
February 19, 2004 Issue

Wanda Sue Snow Boone
Mrs. Wanda Sue Snow Boone, 65, of Aiken, SC, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2004, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Boone, a native of Lexington, Tenn., was the daughter of the late Porter and Bertha Mae Brown Snow. She lived in Wrens for several years and had lived in Aiken for the past 22 years.

Graveside services were Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. at Sunset Memory Gardens. She was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Eugene Boone.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas J. Boone; two sons, Thomas Anthony Boone and Michael Allen Boone; two sisters, Truma Rhodes, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Marjorie Nell Gilliam, Lexington, Tenn.; a brother, Billy R. Snow, Chattanooga, Tenn.; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home, Aiken, was in charge of the arrangements.


Leslie Anne Jones Brannen
Mrs. Leslie Anne Jones Brannen, 30, of Metter died Friday, Feb. 13, 2004.

Mrs. Brannen, a native of Montgomery County, Ala., had lived in Metter for the past 10 years. She was an accountant with Dabbs, Hickman, Hill and Cannon, CPA in Statesboro. She formerly worked for the State Department of Banking and Finance as a bank examiner. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Metter.

The funeral was Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Home, Hooks Chapel. Burial was in Lake Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Travis Brannen; a son, Jameson Chase Brannen; a daughter, Lindsey Regan Brannen; her parents, Carl and Sarah Jones, Metter; and a brother, Britt Jones, Statesboro.

Kennedy-Morgan Funeal Homes, Hooks Chapel in Metter was in charge of the arrangements.


Robert E. Brassell
Mr. Robert E. Brassell, 70, of Gibson died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, at Washington County Regional Medical Center in Sandersville.

Mr. Brassell, a native of Glascock County, was an Army veteran. He was retired from Overnight Road Driver after 30 plus years of service. He was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother.

Survivors include his wife, Zona Brassel; one son, Robert E. (Venice) Brassell Jr., Arab, Ala.; one daughter, Diane B. (Kim) Kitchens, Gibson; two sisters, Martha B. Story and Nell Williford, both of Augusta; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Frank Youngblood, Jimmy Wilcher, Larry May, Eddie Miller, Barry Robertson and Billy Coffee.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


David Forehand
Dr. David Forehand of Atlanta died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004.

Dr. Forehand, a native of Perry, was co-owner of Buckhead Animal Hospital in Atlanta. He served as president of the Animal Emergency Clinic, chairman of the Atlanta Dog Jog, board member of the Atlanta Humane Society and president of Greater Atlanta Veterinary Medical Society.

A memorial service was held Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. at Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta with Dr. James Collins officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Susan Lee Forehand; and two sisters, Sandi Talton, Perry, and Lisa Johnson, Albany; and an aunt, Jewell Forehand Smith, Louisville.

H.M. Patterson & Son Spring Hill was in charge of the arrangements.


Harry J. Galloway
Mr. Harry J. Galloway, 80, of Gibson died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2004.

Mr. Galloway, a native of Indianapolis, Ind., was an Army veteran and served his country in WWII where he earned several medals and commendations. He was in the civil service for 37 years and served as Civilian Personnel Officer at Ft. Gordon from 1970 until he retired in 1983. He was a member of Mt. Zion Congregational Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife Anita Black Galloway, and a son, John Steven Galloway.

The funeral was Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. at Mt. Zion Congregational Methodist Church with the Rev. Al Kurtz officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include four sons, Harry J. Galloway Jr., Belvidere, Ill., Stanley T. Galloway, San Antonio, Texas, Sidney Galloway, Augusta, and Scott M. Galloway, Boyton Beach, Fla.; one daughter, Sharon P. Galloway, Augusta; one sister, Virginia Matlock, Lakeland, Fla.; and the children's mother, Mrs. Mary Louise Galloway; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Roy Black, Russell Greiner, Eddie Kelley, Charles Roberts Jr., Roy Thomas Black, Steve White and Tommy Harper.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Zion Congregational Methodist Church, c/o Lonna Deraney, 7448 Hwy. 123, Mitchell, GA 30820.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


James Hammond
Mr. James Hammond of Wadley died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004.

Wake Service was Feb. 10 from 7-8 p.m. at Hudson Mortuary Chapel. Burial was in Hardshell Cemetery on Feb. 11 at 11 a.m.

Survivors include one sister, Teresa Wiley, Toledo, Ohio; two nieces, Elaine Kinsey, Toledo, and Blondene Carswell, Bronx, NY; a special cousin, Eunice Hannah, Louisville; and great-niece, Bernadine Heggs, Bronx.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


Sarah "Betty" Telfair Gross
Mrs. Sarah "Betty" Telfair Gross, 61, of Brooklyn, NY, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004.

Mrs. Gross, a native of Jefferson County, was a 1962 graduate of Jefferson County High. She was the daughter of the late Otis and Mary Telfair. She was a former member of Peaceful Baptist Church, later joining First Baptist Church in Crown Heights.

The funeral was Feb. 5 at noon at Pierce Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny R. Sampson officiating. Burial was in Hardshell Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Horace Gross Jr.; one sister, Gloria Telfair, Brooklyn; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Horace Gross Sr. and Sally Gross, Wadley; step-children, David Blount, Sylvania, Terry Heggs, Augusta, and Mark Gross, Brooklyn, Rhonda Heggs, New York, NY, and Takesha Heggs, Bronx; three brothers-in-law; five sisters-in-law; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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