Obituaries
May 20, 2004 Issue

Clara Mae Brooks
Mrs. Clara Mae Brooks of Wadley died Sunday, May 16, 2004.

Mrs. Brooks, a native of Kibbie, was the daughter of the late Walter V. and Heneritta Moore Smith. She was a retired seamstress with Market Manufacturing and a member of Moxley United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Brooks.

The funeral was May 19 at Louisville Church of God with the Revs. Eddie Wiggins and Don King officiating. Burial was in the Old Moxley Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Mae Brooks, Wadley, and Barbara Etta Radford, Avera; one brother, Nathaniel Smith, Augusta; one sister, Ms. Bobbie Janette Smith, Wadley; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Della Terrell Howard
Mrs. Della Terrell Howard, 98, of Louisville died Saturday, May 8, 2004, at Glendale Nursing Home in Wadley.

Mrs. Howard, a native of Green County, lived in Jefferson County most of her life. She was a member of the Magnolia Baptist Church where she served as Mother of the Church for many years.

The funeral was May 15 at 11 a.m. at Magnolia Baptist Church and Cemetery with Pastor Perry Daniels officiating.

Survivors include her children, Authur Lee Howard, Quincy, Fla., Louise Lockhart, Atlanta, Quantrell Hannah, Louisville, Ferrie Hannah, Kalamazo, Miss.; grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Dianna Wilson
Ms. Dianna Wilson, 47, of Augusta died Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at the Medical College of Georgia.

The funeral was May 15 at 3 p.m. at Lofton AME Church with the Rev. Bobby Hanerson officiating. Burial was in Lofton AME Cemetery.

Survivors include her parents, Dorothy Mae Carswell and James Foley Wilson Sr., both of Augusta; a brother, James Foley (Michelle) Wilson Jr., Miami Fla.; two daughters, Shaneisha (Jerald) Hobbs and Shavondrea Harris, Augusta; four grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Aubrey C. Williams
Mr. Aubrey C. Williams, 95, of Avera died Friday, May 14, 2004.

Mr. Williams was a 1930 graduate of the first class that graduated from Avera High School. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Seth S. Williams; a brother, Mr. Lamar S. Williams Sr.; and two wives, Mrs. Leslie Reese Williams and Mrs. Lucille Corley Williams.

Graveside services were May 16 at 4 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Donald Lumpkin officiating.

Survivors include two sisters, Virginia W. Rooks, Edna W. Norris, Augusta; a special sister-in-law, Alma Williams, Avera; one nephew and several nieces.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Mrs. Bobbie Kitchens, Post Office Box 4, Avera, GA 30803.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Emory Joseph "Bull" Williams
Mr. Emory Joseph "Bull" Williams, 79, of Waynesboro died Thursday, May 6, 2004, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Williams was born in Jefferson County and spend 51 years in Burke County. He was a retired heavy equipment contractor. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Waynesboro and of the Brinson-Coleman Sunday School class. He was a former member of the Burke County Democratic Committee.

The funeral was May 8 at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Waynesboro, with Dr. David Carter and the Rev. Henry Erwin officiating. Burial was in Burke Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine Bates Williams; a daughter Monica Williams (Michael) Mahoney, Martinez; a son, Joseph B. "Jody" Williams, Waynesboro; three sisters, Myrtis W. Thigpen, Greenwood, SC, Cleo W. Grissett, Gibson, and Emolyn W. Norton, Brandon, Ms.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Ray Brown, Frank Griffin, Ernest Johnson, Porter Cohen, Lon Hankerson, Bob Bolton, Preston Lewis Jr. and Luther Robinson.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Brinson-Coleman Sunday School class.

DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home, Waynesboro, was in charge of the arrangements.


Byron Bert Lewis Jr.
Mr. Byron Bert Lewis Jr., 73, of Louisville died Thursday, May 13, 2004.

Mr. Lewis was born in Richmond County, the son of the late Byron Bert Lewis and Elizabeth Rowland Bethea. He was a salesman for Fulghum Industries, a Methodist and had served in the United States Air Force.

Graveside services were May 16 at 2 p.m. at the Louisville City Cemetery with the Revs. Pat Mahan and Ed Dean officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Betty Bunn Lewis; a son, Ron Lewis, Pembroke; two daughters, Mrs. Penny McNeely, Louisville, and Mrs. Kathy Rushing, Brooklet; and four grandchildren, Samuel and Anna McNeely and Haley and Matt Rushing.

Memorials may be made to the A.L.S. Foundation or to the Louisville United Methodist Church.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of the service.


John Herman "J.H." Thompson
Mr. John Herman "J.H." Thompson, 72, of Warrenton died Tuesday, May 4, 2004.

Mr. Thompson was a lifelong resident of Warren County. He was the owner and operator of Thompson Brothers Dairy for 29 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and he was a member of Little Briar Creek Baptist Church.

The funeral was May 6 at 2 p.m. at Little Briar Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Dunaway officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Kennedy Thompson; a son, Gary M. and Melinda Thompson; a daughter, Vickie T. and John Dunham; a brother, Alton Thompson; and three grandchildren, Jason Dunham, Jonathan Dunham and Hannah Thompson.

Pallbearers were Gene Chalker, Ricky Cofer, Ralph Franks, Dave Gilmer, Robert Johnson and Lamar Massey.

Memorials may be made to Little Briar Creek Baptist Church, c/o Julia Massey, 3580 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Thomson, GA 30824.

Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, was in charge of the arrangements.

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