Obituaries
July 1, 2004 Issue

M. Pauline Bailey
Mrs. M. Pauline Bailey died Sunday, May 23, 2004.

Mrs. Bailey, a native of Jefferson County, was educated in Jefferson County public schools where she graduated valedictorian of the class of 1950. She furthered her studies at Paine College in Augusta.

The funeral was May 28 at 1 p.m. at Cosmopolitan AML Church with the Rev. Dr. George R. LaSure officiating. Burial was in Lincoln Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Richard L. Bailey Sr.; a son, Richard L. Bailey Jr.; two brothers, Jessie (Mamie) Davis and Wilmer (Mildred) Davis, Augusta; two grandsons, Rashi and Kamar Bailey; and several other relatives.

Sellers Brothers, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.


Mattie Evans Holmes
Mrs. Mattie Evans Holmes of Bartow died Sunday, June 20, 2004, in Louisville.

The funeral was June 26 at 2 p.m. at Hudson Mortuary Chapel in Wadley with the Rev. Charles Holloway officiating. Burial was in Blounts Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Alex Holmes and Steve Holmes, Bartow; 34 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren and 18 great great-grandchildren.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


James D. "Jim" Barton
Mr. James D. "Jim" Barton, 88, of Lanett, Ala., died June 11, 2004.

Mr. Barton, a native of Wrens, was the son of the late Louise Scott Barton and Dr. Atticus H. Barton. He owned and operated Valley Gas Co. in Lanett, Ala., for 38 years. He was a prominent business man and served on various positions in the gas industry as well as community affairs. In 2000, he was a leading figure in bringing the Norbed Plant of Canada to the West Point area. The plant was named Norbod Barton Mill in honor of Mr. Barton. He was one of the oldest members of the West Point First United Methodist Church. He was active in both Sunday School and church affairs. He is preceded in death by a sister, Mary Scott Higginbotham and three brothers, Atticus Haygood Jr., Monroe and Emory Barton.

The funeral was June 15 at West Point First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe Watson officiating. Burial was at Marseilles Cemetery in West Point.

Survivors include his wife, Mable W. Barton; a daughter, Janice Barton, Milledgeville; a niece, Ann Higginbotham Jones, Lanett; and other family members.

McCarthy Funeral Home, West Point, was in charge of the arrangements.

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