Obituaries
August 12, 2004 Issue

Alice Alexander Chesnut
Mrs. Alice Alexander Chesnut of Big Canoe died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004.

Mrs. Chestnut, a native of Louisville, attended Erskine College in Due West, SC. She spearheaded many projects at Bonclarken in North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her husband, James D. Chesnut.

The funeral was Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. at McDonald and Son Funeral Home Chapel in Cumming with the Rev. John Dorr and Dr. Jack Heinsohn officiating. Burial was in Prosperity Cemetery in Chamblee.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Alice Chestnut; her son and his wife, Alex and Reginal Chesnut, Big Canoe; a sister, Zaida Alexander Orr, Miami, Fla.; two grandsons, seven great-grandchildern; two nephews, Jim Alexander, Waynesboro, and Joe Orr, Miami, Fla.; and two nieces, Ann Bryant and Rosallyn Martin, Louisville.

McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory, Cumming, was in charge of the arrangements.


Martin T. Johnson Sr.
Mr. Martin T. Johnson Sr., 57, of Gibson died Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at Eisenhower Medical Center at Fort Gordon.

Mr. Johnson was a member of the Gibson Church of God. He was retired after 21 years of service in the Army Airborne Division where he served as culinary chef and also taught others how to be a chef. He earned a Purple Heart in the Vietnam War, infantry division.

Funeral services with full military honors will be Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Gibson Church of God with the Revs. Richard Kitchens and Steve Lamb officiating. Burial will be in Bethel UMC Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nora "Candy" Brooks Johnson; two sons, Martin Thomas Johnson Jr., Gibson, and Tommy Malcolm and Roxanne Johnson, Norfolk, Va.; one daughter, Annamarie and Chris Kitchens, Dearing; two grandchildren, Brittany and Breanna Kitchens, Dearing; his mother and stepfather, Florene and Ken Kurtz, Melbourne, Fla.; one brother, John M. and Renee Johnson, Annapolis, Md.; two sisters-in-law; one nephew and one niece.

Pallbearers are Lester Newsome, Charles Hadden, Mike Lyons, Thomas Chalker, Julian Kitchens and Talmadge Chalker.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mozell "Maw Maw" Owens Smith
Mrs. Mozell "Maw Maw" Owens Smith, 77, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004.

Mrs. Smith, a native of Warren County, lived in McCormick, SC, for the past five years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph "Bill" Stering Smith and son, Milton Eugene Hobbs. She was a Jehovah's Witness.

The funeral was Aug. 6 at 4 p.m. at Overbrook Cemetery, McCormick, S.C.

Survivors include two sons, Sterling "Billy" Joseph Smith, Thomson, and James "Monroe" Smith, Gibson; three daughters, LaVern Smith Nelson, McCormick, Odamae Hernadez, Wrens, and Minnie Jean Warner, North Augusta; one sister, Inez Thomson; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Strom Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Richard Avery New
Mr. Richard Avery New of Louisville died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004.

Mr. New was born in Lithonia. He was a Baptist.

Graveside services were Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. at Bellevue Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Michael Davenport officiating.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ruth New, Gadsden, Ala.; a twin brother, Robert A. New, Martinez; four sisters, Dorothy B. Manley, Danville, Va., Betty J. and Myron Gaddis, Martinez, Barbara Ann Collins, Blairs, Va., Yvonne Jones King, Martinez; and several nieces and nephews.

Thomas L. King Funeral Home, Martinez, was in charge of the arrangements.


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