Obituaries
September 9, 2004 Issue

Annie Ruth Irby Amerson
Mrs. Annie Ruth Irby Amerson, 83, of Keysville died Monday, Aug. 30, 2004, at Burke County Hospital.

Mrs. Amerson, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of Mt. Horeb Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband John Amerson and a son Jimmy Amerson.

The funeral was Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Moore officiating. Burial was at Reedy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include a son and his wife, Detroit and Gloria Amerson; one daughter, Alice Faye Luckey, Hephzibah; two sisters, Martha Murray, Enverness, Fla., and Agnes Holley, Augusta; three grandchildren, Detroit Amerson Jr., Jeffery Amerson and Deranda Faye Westbrook; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bob Barrow, Ed Barrow, Larry Holley, Lowrin Barrow, Jeff Irby and Jason Irby.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Post Office Box 563, Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Glennis Thompson Boyd
Mrs. Glennis Thompson Boyd, 49, of Louisville died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Mrs. Boyd, a native ofJefferson County, was a member of the Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church. She was a 1972 graduate of Louisville High School and a 2003 graduate of Sandersville Tech where she studied child care.

The funeral was Sept. 5 at 3 p.m. at Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Fredrick Ricks officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Frank Boyd, Louisville; her children, Princel M. Tarver, Falicia L. Boyd and Jerry Brown, Louisville; her parents Tommie Thompson and Mary Frances Wells Thompson, Louisville; her siblings, Ozark Wells and Jeannette Thompson, Louisville, Roger Thompson and Annie Harris, Atlanta; her maternal grandmother, Louise Wells, Louisville; six grandchildren; one son-in-law; six brothers-in-law; three sisters-in-law; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Cedrick Thompson, Calvin Wells Sr., David Wells, William Wells, Antwan J. Wells and Stanley Wells.

Honorary pallbearers were deacons of Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church.

Flower bearers were the Jefferson County High class of 1972.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Rancy Edward McGahee
Mr. Rancy Edward McGahee, 83, of Wrens died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at The Georgia War Veterans Home.

Mr. McGahee was a native of Jefferson County and a member of Waldens United Methodist Church. He served in the Army during World War II.

The funeral was Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Marvin Goodman officiating. Burial was at Waldens United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his daughter, Linda Gibson and her husband Jim, Titusville, Fla.; two brothers, Farris McGahee, Wadley, and Gleman McGahee, Avera; and one sister, Jeanette Emeigh, Port Huron, Mich.

Pallbearers were Tim Williams, Curt Newsome, Jeff Pennington, John McGahee, Harold McGahee and Faye McGahee.

Memorials may be made to Waldens United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1494 Hadden Pond Road, Avera, GA 30803.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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