Obituaries
October 21, 2004 Issue

Barbara Jean Stockton
Mrs. Barbara Jean Stockton of Wrens died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at her residence.

Mrs. Stockton, a native of Jefferson County, was the daughter of the late Margie Hannah and the late Robert Mathis. She attended Jefferson County Public High School. She was employed by The News and Farmer and The Jefferson Reporter and Wendys. She was a member of Woods Chapel Church of God in Christ.

The funeral was Oct. 16 at 3:30 p.m. at Thompson Springhill AME Church in Matthews. Burial was in Woods Chapel Church of God in Christ Cemetery.

Survivors include one son and his wife, Vinson and Despina Washington of Germany; one sister, Eldora King, Far Rockaway, NY; one brother, Willie Lee Hannah, Wrens; three grandchildren, Reginald Washington, Derrick Simmons and Jayvin Washington; two goddaughters, Tawana Brumfield, Wrens, and Sharonda Birt, Atlanta; three aunts, Mamie King, Wrens, Elizabeth King, Far Rockaway, NY, and Reba Goodson, Wrens; a special friend, Roger Ruff, Gibson; and several cousins and other relatives.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Kathryn "Kay" Brinson
Mrs. Kathryn "Kay" Brinson of Augusta died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004.

Mrs. Brinson, a native of Wrens, was a graduate of Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville and was retired from Forrest Hill Elementary School. She was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Carpenter, and a brother, Jack Carpenter.

The funeral will be Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet & Son with the Rev. Robert Watkins officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Virginia C. Long and Mrs. Frances C. Bernhard, Augusta, and Mrs. Helen C. Richardson, Canoga Park, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. French Boyd, North Augusta, S.C.; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Joe May, Greg Black, Greg Woods, Larry Long, John Long, Doug Bailey, Ron Long and Erik Bernhard.

Memorials may be made to Memorial and Honor Program, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1942.

Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, Augusta, are in charge of the arrangements.


Tommie L. Daniels
Mr. Tommie L. Daniels, 68, of Gulfport, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004.

Mr. Daniels was a native of Glascock County and a resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast for the past 40 years. He was a member of Robinwood Baptist Church in Saucier.

Mr. Daniels was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin H. Daniel, Sr. and Lurlean Kent Daniel.

The funeral was Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. at Riemann Memorial Funeral Home. Burial was in Saucier Cemetery.

Survivors include his sons, Billy M. (Paula) Daniels and Brian L. (Renee) Daniels of Saucier; his daughters, Betty J. (Randy) Mathias of Saucier, Barbara A. (Vince) Borho of Gulfport, Kay Spinks of Augusta and Gwen Blue of Aiken, S.C.; his brothers, Roy Daniels of Monrovia, Calif., Marvin Daniels of Alpharetta, Terry Daniels of North Augusta, S.C. and Darry Daniels of Thomson; his sisters, Margaret Williams of Martinez, Eulawynne Kitchens of Gibson, Janice Phillips of Evans and Wynell Lewis of Stapleton; and 11 grandchildren.

Riemann Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Edna Sammons Milburn
Mrs. Edna Sammons Milburn, 83, of Gibson died Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at Doctor's Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Milburn was a native of Glascock County. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher and the Choir and Music Director for many years. She is preceded in death by her husband, Roy Milburn.

The funeral was Oct. 17 at 3:30 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church with the Rev. Carter Hudson and the Rev. Bill Seaman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her son and his wife, Keith and Jelinda Milburn; Harlem; three daughters, Tannie Jo Chalker, Gibson, Karen Waldron and Cynthia Milburn, Loganville; two sisters, Daisy Sheppard, Gibson, and Iola Stone, Elberton; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one great great-grandson.

Pallbearers were Greg Milburn, Jeff McGahee, Pat O'Conner, Sean Waldron, Rick Lent and Roy Sammons.

Memorials may be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church in care of Mrs. Elsie Milburn, 712 Calhoun St., Gibson, GA 30810.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Louvenia "Sus" Rachel Wright
Mrs. Louvenia "Sus" Rachel Wright died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at her residence.

Funeral services were Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. at Blount Chapel Baptist Church, Vidette. Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Wright, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of Blount Chapel Baptist Church where she served as an outstanding missionary, Thanksgiving angel and on the usher board.

Survivors include her children, Sherry Jackson and Hattie Rachel, Louisville, Connie (Herbert) Davis, Augusta, Earl (Mary) Wright, Ft. Lauderdale, Lester (Tonya) Wright, Germany; a step-daughter, Lucinda (James) Williams, Rozier; siblings, Price Walker, Columbus, Donald Walker, Deerfield Beach, Fla., Cora Bell Walker and Ollie Jones, Waynesboro, Elizabeth Johnson, Rock Island, Ill.; a sister-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


John Wesley "J.W." Mullins
Mr. John Wesley "J.W." Mullins died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Mullins, a native of Jefferson County, attended Jefferson County Public Schools. He was a member of Solomon Temple Baptist Church.

The funeral was Oct. 21 at 2:30 p.m. at Solomon Temple Baptist Church with the Revs. Peter Sparks, Abraham Gibbons, Charles Holloway and Walter Holmes. Burial was in Solomon Temple Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his sisters, Earnestine (Charles) Holmes and Shirley (Clinton) Burton, Louisville; his brother, Harry (Lynn) McBride, Merritta; three uncles, three aunts, seven nieces, seven nephews, great nieces and nephews and several cousins and other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Paul D. Wenger
Mr. Paul D. Wenger, 83, of Louisville died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, at University Hospital.

Mr. Wenger, a native of Goessel, Kan., was a retired farmer and a minister. He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters, brother and son-in-law.

The funeral was Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. at Pinecrest Mennonite Church with Minister Randall Gossen and Minister Linford Holdeman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Wenger; two sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Phyllis Wenger, Louisville, and Howard and Karla Wenger, Macon, Miss.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Orie Koehn, Clarksdale, Miss., Pauline and Linwood Koehn, Hazel, Ky., and Wanda Holdeman, Murray, Ky.; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Ervy and Velma Wenger, John and Kathleen Wenger, Walnut Hill, Fla., Maynard and Vera Peters, Louisville, Glen and Kay Wenger, Faunsdale, Ala.; ten sisters and brothers-in-law, Elda Koehn, Ruth Johnson, Josephine Jantz, Grace Diller, Edith and Marlin Ensz, Montezuma, Kan., Alice and John Dycy, Hesston, Kan., Verna and Clarence Schmidt, Macon, Miss., Vesta and Verle Peters, Walnut Hill, Fla., Mary Ann and Jay Nikkel, Tuscola, Ill., and Martha and Allen Koehn, Bowersville, Ga., 18 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were grandsons Kendall Koehn, Elvern Koehn, Mark Koehn, Charles Koehn, Sherwin Koehn, Arlin Koehn and Bryce Wenger.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


John F. Ricketson Jr.
Mr. John F. Ricketson Jr. of Avera died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004.

Mr. Ricketson, a native of Warrenton, attended Warrenton High School, Georgia Military College and The University of Georgia. He served his country in the South Pacific Theater as a naval artillery fire controller on the USS Oklahoma City during WWII. He sold directory advertising for Southern Bell until 1967 when he founded the first of three businesses in Macon. In 1976 he became associated with Hearthstone Log Homes. He was a trustee of Walden's United Methodist Church and was a member of the Fellowship Sunday School class.

The funeral was Oct. 19 in the chapel of James Funeral Home with the Rev. Marvin Goodman officiating. Burial was in the Warrenton City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Sylvia F. Ricketson; children, John F. (Deana) Ricketson, Macon, Jack D. Ricketson and Laurie R. (Harry) Faircloth, Juliette; stepchildren, Mikel (Caren) Skinner, Avera, Cindy (Junie) Greene, Jackson, S.C., Kelly (Tammie) McNeely, Sandersville, and Sam (Donna) McNeely, Thomson; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and 16 step grandchildren.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Johnnie Mathis Sr.
Mr. Johnnie Mathis Sr., 58, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004.

Mr. Mathis, a native of Jefferson County, lived in Brooklyn for the past 35 years. He was a former member of New Zion Baptist Church. Presently he was a member of St. Mary's Church where he served for the past 10 years.

Funeral services will be held in Brooklyn.

Survivors include his wife, Pearl Mathis; two daughters and three sons, all of Brooklyn; one sister, Reba M. Goodson, Wrens; three grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Lawrence H. Woodward Funeral Home, Brooklyn, was in charge of the arrangements. Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

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