Obituaries
August 5, 2004 Issue

William "Ed" Brassell
Mr. William "Ed" Brassell, 77, of Hephzibah died Monday, July 26, 2004, at the VA Medical Center.

Mr. Brassell was born in Gibson to the late William A. and Mary S. Allen Brassell. He was a US Navy veteran of WWII and Aretired from Continental Can as a millwright machinist. He attended Burns Memorial United Methodist Church. He is predeceased by a son, William Neil Brassell.

The funeral was July 29 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Hatcher Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Burch and Mr. Rod Blomfield officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Ann McKenzie Brassell; a daughter, Tonya Dickens, Hephzibah; four brothers, Gene Brassell, Hephzibah, Lloyd Brassell, Gibson, Lee Brassell, Augusta, and Jack Brassell, McDonough; a sister, Mary Walden, Gibson; two grandsons, Joshua Dickens and Tyler Pruitt; and several nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Chris Brassell, Tim Carver, James Carver, Brady Brassell, Troy Kitchens and Marty Tant.

Memorials may be made to Burns Memorial United Methodist Church Elevator Fund, 2372 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, GA 30906; or in memory of William Neil Brassell, c/o Walton Rehabilitation Health System, 1355 Independence Drive, Augusta, GA 30901.

Hatcher Funeral Home, Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.


Christopher "Crick" McZilkey
Mr. Christopher "Crick" McZilkey, 30, of Gibson died Monday, July 26, 2004, at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Mr. McZilkey was a native of Richmond County but lived in Glascock County most of his life. He was employed by Guthrie Grading and Hauling in Thomson.

The funeral was July 29 at 11 a.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sam Collins and Richard Kitchens officiating.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Ann Lampp Marsh, Gibson; his father, Danny J. McZilkey, Harlem; one brother, Darrell McZilkey, Gibson; and one sister, Dawn Lampp, Gibson.

Pallbearers were Marion Guthrie, David Guthrie, Larry Roshier, Billy Howard, Steve Hart and Willie Brett.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Earl Chancey Tilson
Mr. Earl Chancey Tilson, 70, of Midville died Monday, July 26, 2004, at Burke County Hospital.

Mr. Tilson, a native of Burke County, lived in New York most of his life. He was a veteran of the US Air Force, a retired supervisor with the New York Public Transit Department, a bailiff with the Burke County Court and a member and steward at St. Paul AME Church, Midville.

The funeral was July 30 at 1 p.m. at St. Paul AME Church with the Revs. Bettye Stephens and Minnie Pitts officiating. Burial was in the Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Saunders Tilson, Midville; one son, Anthony Tilson, Brooklyn, N.Y.; his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Saunders, Wadley; one grandchild; two sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law, three aunts, one uncle, and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Adam Kent Sr.
Mr. Adam Kent Sr., 58, of Gibson died Sunday, July 25, 2004, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Kent was born in Glascock County to the late Watson Kent and Willie Bell Whitehead Kent. He had lived in Warren County several years. He was retired as a laborer. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Warrenton.

The funeral was July 28 at 2 p.m. at Sallie Hill Cemetery in Warrenton with the Rev. Rob Bray officiating.

Survivors include two sons, Adam Kent Jr., Ooltewah, Tenn., and Glenn Kent, Thomson; one daughter, Lynn Kent, Gibson; four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Lowe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 488, Warrenton, GA 30828.

Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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