Obituaries
March 11, 2004 Issue

Olin Bryan Brown III
Mr. Olin Bryan Brown III, 74, of Wrens died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Brown was a graduate of Gordon Military High School at Barnesville and the University of Georgia at Athens. He served two years in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict as a First Lieutenant. While in Korea he was a Platoon Leader in the 2nd Infantry Division and served as an Aerial Observer with the United States Air Force before returning to the States. Mr. Brown was an insurance agent with State Farm Insurance in Augusta for 40 years. He was a former member of South Augusta Optimist Club, American Business Men's Association and Augusta Life Underwriters Association. In addition he was also an active member of Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 172 and during retirement he built and flew ultra light aircraft.

He was a Deacon and a Sunday School teacher at Hillcrest Baptist Church for over 40 years. He was also Sunday School Director for eight years and served on many church related committees.

The funeral was March 5 at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church with the Dr. Gordon Robinson officiating. Burial was at Ways Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Allene Brown; one son, Sidney A. (Catherine) Brown, Evans; and two grandchildren, Benjamin Brown, 14, and Bethany Brown, 8, of Evans.

Pallbearers were Michael Adams, Bryan Adams, Fredric Ready, Alex Ready, James L. Cox and John Adams.

Honorary pallbearers were the Deacons of Hillcrest Baptist Church, members of the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 172 and Augusta District State Farm Agents.

Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 3054 Deans Bridge Road, Augusta, GA 30906.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Dorothy Jean Bryant
Ms. Dorothy Jean Bryant, 49, of Augusta died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ms. Bryant, a native of Burke County, attended Burke County schools and was a graduate of Augusta Technical Institute. She was employed at Edna Barmore's Innovations in Augusta for over 25 years. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Lee Bryant Jr.

The funeral was March 6 at 1 p.m. at Bark Camp Baptist Church in Midville with the Rev. Boyd officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Rosa Lee Bryant, Midville; two sons, Michael Donnell (Virginia) Bryant Sr., Louisville, and Thomas Allen Gross, Midville; two grandsons, Michael Donell Bryant Jr. and Christopher Darius Roberts, Louisville; four sisters, Hattie Mae Bush and Dora (Authur) Doyle, both of Midville, Annie Pearl Sims and Mary (Robert) Leath, both of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; one brother, Charles (Sarah) Bryant, Midville; one sister-in-law, Loretta Bryant; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Pallbearers were Arthur Safford, Robert Safford, Jeffery Safford, Eric Safford, Carl Safford and Terry Prince.

Phinazee and Son Funeral Home, Waynesboro, was in charge of the arrangements.


Ruby Hattaway
Mrs. Ruby Hattaway of Louisville died Saturday, March 6, 2004.

Mrs. Hattaway was a lifelong resident of Louisville. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Louisville and retired from Jefferson Hospital and the Louisville Shirt Company. She is preceded in death by her husband Paul Hattaway.

The funeral was March 8 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Louisville with the Rev. Larry L. Montgomery officiating. Burial was in Louisville City Cemetery.

Survivors include her sister, Mollie Cowan, Louisville; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Ben Scott, Scotty Scott, Robert Cowan, Jeff Dekle, Marty Banks and Danny Read.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Louisville, 101 East Ninth Street, Louisville, GA30434.

Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home, North Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.


Barbara Oliphant Hefner
Ms. Barbara Oliphant Hefner, 53, of Thomson died Saturday, March 6, 2004.

Ms. Hefner, a native of Jefferson County, had lived in Thomson for many years. She was a material manager at Augusta Coating and Manufacturing Company. She was a member of Ways Baptist Church but had been attending New Hope Baptist Church.

The funeral was March 9 at 11 a.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Allen Holbrook officiating. Burial was in the Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include two daughters, Marijane Hefner and Heather Warner, both of Thomson; her sister, Dianne Norris, Thomson; four brothers, Jack Oliphant Jr., Thomson, Tommy Oliphant, Warrenton, David Oliphant, Thomson, and Billy Oliphant, Grovetown; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Robert Renew, Steve Smith, Andrew Swan, Newt Swan, Patrick Ivey and Charles Weisner.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Jeanette H. Neal
Mrs. Jeanette H. Neal, 59, of Thomson died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004.

Mrs. Neal was a native of Glascock County and a member of the New Life in Christ.

The funeral was March 4 at 2 p.m. at Thankful Baptist Church with the Rev. Elder Nathaniel Wilson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Deacon Joseph Neal Sr.; one son, Joseph Neal Jr., Bronx, NY; two daughters, Pingular Neal, Gastonia, NC, and Kim Neal, Thomson; four sisters, Patricia Stokes, Eva Jean Harris Kitchens and Clara Bradshaw, all of Thomson, Janice Walker, New Jersey; three brothers, James Harris, Thomson, Wyman Harris and Lonzie Harris, both of Gibson; six grandchildren and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, three aunts, one uncle, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Thomson Funeral System was in charge of the arrangements.


Wilma Delores Braddy Jones
Mrs. Wilma Delores Braddy Jones died Saturday, March 6, 2004, at Dwight Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mrs. Jones, a native of Louisville, was a resident of Augusta for many years. She was a head unit clerk at the Medical College of Georgia for 23 years and a beautician for 20 years. At an early age she joined New Hope AME Church in Grange with which she is still affiliated. She was a loyal member of Williams Memorial CME Usher Board. She was the acting president of her 1958 graduating class of Lucy C. Laney High School.

The funeral will be March 11 at noon at Williams Memorial CME Church with the Rev. Gardner officiating. Burial will be in Grange at New Hope AME Church Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Theloniou, Quincy and Thelodis; a sister, Oena Braddy Grant, Louisville; a brother, Maldon Braddy, Augusta; sisters-in-law, Jennie Mae Braddy, Louisville, Regina Huff and Jeanette Jones; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

W.H. Mays Mortuary, Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.

This announcement courtesy of Davis Funeral Home.


Floyd "Peanut" Land
Mr. Floyd "Peanut" Land, 70, of Warrenton died Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004 at Medical College of Georgia Medical Center in Augusta.

Mr. Land was retired from the mobile home industry after 40 years. He was an Army veteran. He was a member of the Woodmen of the World Lodge #982.

The funeral was March 3 at 2 p.m. at Curtis Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop George Nichols and Mr. Doug Grimes officiating. Burial was in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret W. Land, Warrenton; a daughter, Ree Smallwood, Warrenton; a son, Allen Land, Warrenton; a sister Sara Wilkinson, Thomson; one special aunt, Clemmie Mahaffey, Willford, SC; and five grandchildren, Shae Smallwood, Zakk Smallwood, Jordan Land, Shelby Land and Tanner Land.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Pilgrim, Hugh Hobbs, David Harper, Greg Johnson, Donald Palmer and Lauren English.

Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Williams, Bill Harper, Lee Griffin, Dwayne Cowins, Roger Burton and Marvin Norman.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Roy M. Peebles
Mr. Roy M. Peebles, 76, of Smyrna died Monday, March 1, 2004.

Mr. Peebles, a native of Glascock County, was a member of American Legion Post 160. He was in the U.S. Naval Seabees, serving in World War II in Guam. He was employed as a machinist with McCormick and Hardee Pak Foods. He was an inventor and held several patents and was a member of Hurt Road Baptist Church.

The funeral was March 3 at 2 p.m. at Carmichael Funeral Home Chapel in Smyrna with the Rev. Frank McLeon officiating. Burial was in the Georgia Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Betty F. Peebles; two sons, Charles F. Peebles, Flowery Branch, and Tony Peebles, Duluth; one daughter, Cindy Peebles (Steve) Cocker, Smyrna; his brothers, Albert (Marion) Peebles, Milwaukee, Wisc., Jack Peebles, Gibson; one sister-in-law, Helen Peebles, Stapleton; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Wellstar Community Hospice, 4040 Hospital West Drive, Austell, GA 30106.

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