Obituaries
September 2, 2004 Issue

Mary R. Godowns
Mrs. Mary R. Godowns, 79, of Louisville died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004.

Mrs. Godowns was born Oct. 17, 1924, the daughter of the late Bruer David Rabun and Evie Harden Rabun. She was a member of the Walden's United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her husband Louie W. Godowns.

The funeral was Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. at Walden's United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marvin Goodman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Ricky Godowns, Louisville; a daughter, Belinda Sheram, Louisville; four grandchildren, Dr. Mary Lynn Sheram, Charlottesville, Va., Tiffany Howard, Wrens, Steven Louie Sheram, Louisville and Trenton Ricky Godowns, Statesboro; three great-grandchildren, Trevor Rowland and Hayden Howard, Wrens, and Savannah Grace Godowns, Statesboro; two sisters, Mrs. Cleo Rabun Boulineau and Mrs. Ouida Rabun Boulineau, both of Wrens.

Pallbearers were Judson C. Boulineau Jr., David R. Rabun, Danny Venters, William Rabun, Lamar Rabun, Billy Godowns, Tommy Godowns and Faye McGahee.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


William Habersham
Rev. William Habersham of Winterville died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004.

Rev. Habersham, a native of Jefferson County, was a 1961 graduate of Jefferson County High School and a veteran of the US Army where he served in the Vietnam War. He was a member of Jones Grove Baptist Church and an ordained minister. He ministered many churches including Jones Grove Baptist Church. He was presently pastoring New Zion AME Church in Crawford and Hall Grove Baptist Church in Bowman.

The funeral is Sept. 2 at 1 p.m. at Jones Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Jerry Dudley and David Batts officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Bessie Wingfield Habersham, Winterville; his mother, Willie Mae "Dee" Habersham, Athens; his children, Lenward Jackson, Louisville, Darin "Randy" Habersham, Douglasville, Shouton Habersham, Marietta, Karen M. Jones, Hephzibah, Anthony Johnson and Sebrina Johnson, Spartanburg, SC, Mark A. Kelly, Tina K. Mathis and Lenita K. Howard, Athens, and Cynthia K. Moses, Lithonia; his sisters and brothers, Bettye Greene, Rosa Sapp, Patterson, NJ, Janie Lamar, Louisville, Evelyn Vaughn, Wadley, Northern Habersham, Brooklyn, NY; his mother-in-law, Willie Maude Wingfield, Athens; and grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Dea. John Henry Broomfield, Dea. Verdree Walden, Dea. Clint Hortage, Bro. J.B. Armstrong, Dea. Charles Echols and Dea. Johnny Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ministers of the Gospel and 1st Ladies.


Helen King Phillips
Mrs. Helen King Phillips, 70, of Wrens died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004.

The funeral was Aug. 29 at 2 p.m. at Spread Chapel AME Church in Stapleton with the Rev. Charlie Myrick officiating. Burial was in Dade Memorial Park, Miami, Fla., on Sept. 1 at 2:30 p.m.

Survivors include her children, Brenda Burse, Herman King and Latavia Phillips; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Lenora Williford
Miss Lenora Williford, 64, of Stapleton died Friday, Aug. 27, 2004.

Miss Williford was a member of Stapleton Baptist Church.

The funeral was Aug. 29 at 3 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roy White officiating. Burial was in Stapleton Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Survivors include her mother, Louise Hobbs Williford, Stapleton; one brother, James "Jim" Williford, Indiana; two nephews, Dale and David; one niece, Joni; and a loving friend, Alda Farmer.

Pallbearers were James Sutton, Robert Sutton, James Kitchens, Kevin Prescott, Marvin Parris and Clay Prescott.

Memorials may be made to the Stapleton Baptist Church Building Fund, 360 Harvey Street, Stapleton, GA 30823.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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