Obituaries
June 3, 2004 Issue

Bernice Arnold
Mrs. Bernice Arnold died Thursday, May 20, 2004.

The funeral was May 25 at 1 p.m. at Paradise Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Walker officiating. Eulogist was the Rev. B.J. Johnson of greater Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Burial was in South View Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Mr. Otis Arnold; two sisters, Mrs. Ozzie Quarterman and Mrs. Johnnie Harriston; one brother, Mr. and Mrs. William Freeman, Louisville; two grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pollard Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.


Dorothy Barrow Atwell
Mrs. Dorothy Barrow Atwell of Matthews died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at Eisenhower Hospital.

Mrs. Atwell, a native of Jefferson County, graduated from the University of Georgia where she received both B.S. and M.A. degrees. She taught high school, was a guidance counselor and an athlete. She coached basketball during her teaching years. She was on the editorial staff of the Augusta Chronicle for many years and was office manager for Barrow and Prescott Inc. in Matthews. She was a member of Mount Moriah United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Horace C. and Jenny Wilson Barrow. She is preceded in death by a brother, Ralph C. Barrow and two sisters, Rosa Barrow Hamilton and Nell Barrow Walden.

The funeral was May 27 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe Walden and Rev. Robert Garrett officiating.

Survivors include her husband, W.T. Atwell; a son, David L. and Karen Bryant; grandchildren, Krista Ledbetter and Lee Bryant; great-grandchildren, Lee Bryant Jr. and Anna Bryant; a sister, Sara Barrow Pennington; a brother, Pritchard Wilson; nieces Jenny Pennington, Lyn Williams, Emily Farmer; and nephew Joe Walden.

Pallbearers were Stewart Ray, J. Barrow Walden, Lee Newman, Timmy Chance, Charles Stewart and John Williams.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Moriah Campground Fund, c/o Charles Stewart, 1571 Noah Station Road, Matthews, GA 30818.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


George Lenward Brown Jr.
Mr. George Lenward Brown Jr. died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta..

Mr. Brown, a native of Jefferson County, was a sergeant with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. He was a member of Stone Springfield AME Church. He was a 1975 graduate of Wrens High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1975 until 1978. He is preceded in death by his father, George Lenward Brown Sr.

Funeral services were May 30 at 2 p.m. at Stone Springfield AME Church with the Rev. Samuel Thompkins officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Mary Louise Brown, Wrens; two brothers, Calvin L. (Tracy) Brown, Stapleton, and Franklin K. Brown, Lithonia; two sisters, Lorane Brown, Lithonia, and Sharon L. Brown, Stone Mountain; a niece, Kayla Johnson, McDonough; two nephews, Jordan Christopher Johnson, McDonough, and Rontavious Lewis, Stapleton; two devoted best friends Jon Hills and his wife Laura Hills; aunts, Bessie M. Brown, Marie Lane, Georgia Lane and Clara Little, all of Wrens, Milo (James) Yancy, Stapleton, Alto Brown, Riviera Beach, Fla., and Adell Noble, Philadelphia, Pa.; and three uncles, Charlie Lane Jr. and Dwellie (Lola) Lane, Stapleton, and Lorin B. Brown, Los Angeles, Calif.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Annette Birt
Ms. Annette Birt of Matthews died Friday, May 28, 2004.

There will be no funeral service.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharon (Mallory) Arnett, Lincolnton, and Shelia Roberts, Matthews; four brothers, Clarence (Sarah) Birt, Wrens, Roosevelt Birt, Glenn (Jeanette) Birt and Victor Birt, all of Matthews; six sisters, Evelyn Smith, Patricia Birt and Cathy Birt, all of Wrens, Elaine (Roger) Wynn, Hephzibah, Debra (Robert) Terry, Henderson, NC, and Shawanda Birt, Matthews; three grandchildren, Sharonda Birt, Sheila Stone and Kanesha Roberts; four great-grandchildren; a devoted friend, Jenning Stone, Louisville; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Helen Frances Hines Bradburn
Mrs. Helen Frances Hines Bradburn, 80, of Union, SC, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, in Wallace Thomson Hospital.

Mrs. Bradburn, a native of Union, was the daughter of the late Lewis and Lois Willard Hines. She was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday School teacher for many years and was on the Bereavement Committee and was a member of the Mary Garner Sunday School class. She was retired from Cone Mills - Carlisle Finishing Plant.

The funeral is June 3 at 3 p.m. at the Tabernacle Baptist Church with the Revs. Roger Plemmons, Mike Moody, Brad Goodale and Garland Hullender officiating. Burial will be in Union Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her husband, John R. Bradburn; two daughters and their husbands, Jerry and Larry O'Shields, Union, and Sue and Ott Stephens, Louisville; a brother, Willard (Wishie) Hines, Union; four grandchildren, Rev. Brad Goodale, Allison O'Shields Waters, Angela Hullender and Mark Stephens; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Tabernacle Baptist Church Building Fund, 915 South Pickney St., Union, SC, or to the Philippi Baptist Church Building Fund, 327 Phillipi Church Rd., Union, SC 29379, or to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, Louisville.

S.R. Holcomb Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Courtesy announcement from Southern Heritage Funeral Home.


LaTonya Monique Jones
Ms. LaTonya Monique Jones died Monday, May 31, 2004, at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Ms. Jones, a native of Jefferson County, was a 1995 graduate of Wrens High School and a 1996 graduate of Warm Spring in childcare. She was a member of Mt. Horeb Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be June 5 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church with the Revs. Thomas Berry and Willie Jones officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her mother, Barbara Dixon Jones, Wrens; her father, Brank Jones, Wrens; a sister, Brenda Jones, Augusta; paternal grandmother, Mary Lue Jones, Wrens; a nephew, godmothers, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Kathleen Perkins Hewett
A memorial service for Kathleen Perkins Hewett will be held Saturday, June 5 at 12:30 p.m. at the Louisville Cemetery.

Ms. Hewett is the daughter of Dr. Henry Perkins and Ruby Holloday Perkins.

Survivors include her daughters, Krystal Hewett Kilbourne and Joy Hewett; grandsons, Arden and Keith Kilbourne; a great-granddaughter, Cierra Kilbourne; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of the service.


Dayton Hibner
Mr. Dayton Hibner, 84, of Louisville died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at Medical College of Georgia.

Mr. Hibner, a native of Ithaca, Mich., moved to Georgia in 1955. He was a retired farmer.

The funeral was May 28 at 11 a.m. at Pinecrest Mennonite Church with Paul Wegner, Maynard Peters, Randal Goossen and Ken Diller officiating. Burial was in Pinecrest Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Hibner; two sons, Kendal and Sharilyn Hibner, Louisville, and David and Cheryl Hibner, Stapleton; six grandchildren; one brother and several relatives.

Pallbearers were Wesley Hibner, Michael Giesbrecht, Jeffery Ensz, Terry Hibner, Crist Gearig and Junior Gearig.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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