Obituaries
March 4, 2004 Issue

Glynn L. Cawley
Mr. Glynn L. Cawley, 75, of Mitchell died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at Macon Northside Hospital.

Mr. Cawley, a native of Glascock County, was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict where he served in the Medi-Vac Unit (MASH). He was a pharmacist for 40 years of which 33 was served at the University Hospital in Augusta. He was a Methodist.

The funeral was March 2 at 2 p.m. at Sheppard Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Seaman officiating. Burial was in the Mitchell City Cemetery with Military Honors.

Survivors include his wife, Annie Ruth Cawley; two sons, George Edward Cawley and Gary L. (Brenda) Cawley, Mitchell; one daughter, Gwen Ellen Davis, Mitchell; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Kyle P. Davis, Jimmy Akers, David Akers, Edward Parnel, Jimmy Gibson and James Albea.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


John Willard Davis
Mr. John Willard Davis, 63, of Louisville died Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004, at the Medical College of Georgia.

Mr. Davis, a native of Jefferson County, was retired as the owner and operator of Davis Grocery Store. He was the son of the late Elgie L. Davis and Mary Wilkins Davis.

The funeral was Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. in the Louisville United Methodist Church with the Revs. Pat Mahan and Ed Dean officiating. Burial was in the Louisville City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel Hattaway Davis; three sons, John (Tracy) Davis Jr., Bartow, Mark (Wendy) Davis and Richard Allen Davis, Louisville; three brothers, Cecil Davis, Herbert Davis and J.E. Davis, all of Louisville; three sisters, Virginia Pruitt, Freemont, Fla., Jeanette Willie, Media, Ohio, and Teresa Forrest, Augusta; and four grandchildren, Joshua Kyle Davis, Avery Nicole Davis, Laura Grace Davis and Jaquan Andre Davis.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Rose Rhoney
Mrs. Rose Rhoney, 89, of Wrens died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004.

The funeral was March 3 at 2 p.m. at Spread Chapel AME Church with the Rev. Charlie Myrick officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include four sons, John Rhoney Jr., Robert Rhoney, Willie Rhoney and Harold Rhoney; two sisters, Annie Smith and Julie Whitaker.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Kate Clements Rogers
Mrs. Kate Clements Rogers, 85, of Wrens died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Rogers was a member of Wrens Baptist Church and a member of the Agnes Martin Sunday School class. She had retired from the Civil Service where she had served for 22 years. She is preceded in death by her husband, John Lewis Rogers, and a great-granddaughter, Chelsea Cowart.

The funeral was March 2 at Wrens Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with the Revs. Bill Deakins and Race Lariscy officiating. Burial was in the Wrens Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Byrd (Fran) Rogers, Thomson; two daughters, Katie Lou (Lewis) Hoats, Thomson, and Carolyn Cowart, Wrens; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Raley Clements, Robert Clements, Paul Clements, Ralph Rogers, Emory Clements and Michael Rogers.

Honorary pallbearers are members of the Agnes Martin Sunday School class.

Memorials may be made to the Wrens Baptist Church Building Fund, 500 North Main St., Wrens, GA 30833,

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


James Van Tillman
Mr. James Van Tillman, 65, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. Tillman, a native f Bibb County, lived most of his life in Statesboro. Upon graduating from Statesboro High School he attended Georgia Southern College. He farmed several years in the Register community and was active in civic affairs in Bulloch County. He was a retired agri-businessman, cattle rancher and former owner-operator of Bulloch Stockyard. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julian V. and Mae Collins Tillman.

The funeral was Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. in the Jake A. Futch Funeral Home Chapel wit the Rev. Carl Ledbetter officiating. Burial was in Eastside Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Vanee T. (Allen) Blanchette, Statesboro, and Cheri T. (Jamie) Kirby, Louisville; and six grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 10 Forest Pines Drive, Statesboro, GA 30458.

Jake A. Futch Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Bernard G. Todd
Mr. Bernard G. Todd, 62, of Gibson died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Todd, a native of Glascock County, was a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church. He was retired from the Thomson Postal Service after 23 years of service. He was an Army Veteran and sang with the 7th Army Chorus. He was a farmer and enjoyed fishing.

A graveside service was held March 3 at 1 p.m. at Mitchell City Cemetery with Dr. Gary Hadden officiating.

Survivors include his daughter, Lori Todd Boyen, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; one brother, Aaron Todd, Albany; and one grandson, Hagan Andrew Boyen.

Memorials may be made to Mill Creek Baptist Church, c/o Jo Dean Usry, P.O. Box 111, Gibson, GA 30810.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Plezen W. Whigham Jr.
Mr. Plezen W. Whigham Jr. of Wadley died Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at Doctor's Hospital.

Mr. Whigham was a native of Jefferson County where he attended elementary and high school. He joined Trinity C.M.E. Church at an early age.

The funeral was Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J.C. Phinizy officiating. Burial was in Live Oak C.M.E. Church Cemetery in Wadley.

Survivors include six sisters, Ola Mae Curtis, Exzeamma L. Johnson, both of Augusta, Mattie Lee Jackson, Savannah, Beatrice K. Shariff, Atlanta, Gladys W. Hobbs, Wrens, and Annette C. Wright, Conyers; two brothers, Raybun M. Whigham, Augusta, and Hubert H. Whigham, Atlanta; two sisters-in-law, Blanche Whigham and Marion Whigham; two brothers-in-law, Dr. Gardner J. Hobbs, Wrens, and Jimmy Wright, Conyers; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Williams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


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