Obituaries
October 28, 2004 Issue

Ruth Cooper Andrews
Mrs. Ruth Cooper Andrews, 94, of Louisville died Friday, Oct. 22, 2004.

Mrs. Andrews, a native of Hall County, was a life-long resident of Louisville. She was the oldest member of the Old Bethel Baptist Church where she served as the church pianist for over 80 years and was a former employee of Hartley-Rhodes 5&10. She was predeceased by her husband, Mr. Jim Andrews.

The funeral was Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. at Old Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Thigpen officiating.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Ronnie Newman, Evans; and two grandchildren, Ryne Newman and Lauren Newman.

Pallbearers were Ryne Newman, Max Walden, Robert Huff, Fred Flowers, Billy Cooper and Larry Cooper.

Honorary pallbearers were the nephews and deacons of Old Bethel Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Old Bethel Baptist Church Building fund, Bartow, GA 30413.

Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home, North Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.


Marcus Hall
Mr. Marcus Hall of Louisville died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004.

Mr. Hall, a lifelong resident of Jefferson County, attended the public schools in Jefferson County. He was retired from Thermo King after 35 years of service. He was a member of Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church where he was a deacon and a member of the trustee board and a member of the choir.

The funeral was Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. at Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Fredrick Ricks officiating and the Rev. Connie Allen assisting. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Josephine Boatwright; sons, Johnny Lee Davis, Louisville, Lawerance Davis and J. and Marion Thomas, Dublin; daughters, Glennis Dukes and Shirley Thomas, Louisville; brothers, John Hall, Miami, Fla., Clarence Hall, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and James Hall Jr., Springfield, Mass.; sisters, Nell Dawkins, Queenie Brown Puryear and Winnie Hall, Springfield, Mass.; one brother-in-law, one sister-in-law, 15 children, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers were Christopher Brown, Duran Stone, Larry Jordan, Bruce Heggs and Wesley Thompson.

Honorary pallbearers were deacons and trustees of Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements.


Anna Bell Jackson Harmon
Mrs. Anna Bell Jackson Harmon died Monday, October 18, 2004, in Augusta.

The funeral was Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. at the Old Bethel Baptist Church in Bartow with the Rev. K.C. Davis officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty Price, Bartow and Zeffie Marshall, Tampa, Fla.; one son, Albert Harmon, Wadley; one sister, Vonnie Harmon, Wadley; and one brother, Ernest D. Daniels, Miami, Fla.; 18 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


Ross Jacobsen
Mr. Ross Jacobsen, 84, of Gibson died Monday, Oct. 25, 2004.

Mr. Jacobsen was a Navy veteran of World War II where he fought on the USS Maryland, the USS Alhema and the USS Tuscalosa. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Columbus.

Graveside services were Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. at Johnson United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Cook officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruth J. Jacobsen; one son, Ross (Jacquline) Jacobsen Jr.; one daughter, Robin (Victor) Usry; one brother, John (Sally) Jacobsen, St. George, Utah; two aunts and one cousin.

Pallbearers were Robert Davis, Jake Pollard, Charles Harper, Dough Price, Billy Wasden and Lee Griffin.

Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph Hospice, Augusta, Ga.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Roosevelt Wells
Mr. Roosevelt Wells, 44, of Wrens died Friday, Oct. 15, 2004.

The funeral was Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. at Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Fredrick Ricks officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his daughter, Monique Parker, Gibson; his mother, Ada Floyd, Wrens; two sisters, Lavette Floyd, Thomson, and Laverne Floyd, Augusta; SFC Ulysses Floyd, Fort Sill, Okla., and Andre' Floyd, Austin, Texas; a grandmother, Lettie Wells, Wrens; his stepmother, Annie W. Thompson, Louisville; a stepsister, Ruby Lowery, Louisville; two grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, a sister-in-law and a goddaughter.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Barbara Jean "Bob" Taylor Hinkins
Mrs. Barbara Jean "Bob" Taylor Hinkins of Detroit, Mich., died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, at St. John Medical Center in Detroit.

Mrs. Hinkins, a native of Wadley, was a 1962 graduate of Jefferson County Public School System. She was a former member of San Clair Missionary Baptist Church, Wadley. She was presently a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Warren, Mich.

The funeral was Oct. 19 at noon at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church with the Revs. Roger Facione, John Schreiber and Kampke Schreiber officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Memorial Cemetery, Detroit.

Survivors include her husband, Mr. Johnnie Hinkins; a daughter, Deborah and Tyrone Evans; her mother, Mrs. Bernice Howard, Wadley; two brothers, Clarence (Gladys) Howard, and Eddie Howard, Detroit; two sisters, Erma (Samuel) Jones, Wadley, and Wilhelmina (Pam) Howard, Detroit; one uncle, four aunts and five grandchildren.

Swanson Funeral Home, Detroit, was in charge of the arrangements.


Lillian Dye Middleton
Mrs. Lillian Dye Middleton, 63, of North Augusta, S.C., died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004.

Mrs. Middleton, a native of Mitchell, made North Augusta her life-long residence. She was a member of Sweetwater Baptist Church and was employed at the Medical College of Georgia as a unit clerk.

The funeral was Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. at Sweetwater Baptist Church with Dr. Eleazer Benenhaley officiating. Burial was in Pineview Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her husband, David E. Middleton; two sons, Andy Middleton and Kenny Middleton, both of North Augusta; one daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Ben Rucker, North Augusta; mother, Grace Chalker, East Dublin; three brothers, Roger Dye, Forsythe, Ralph Byrd and Larry Byrd, both of Graniteville, S.C.; four sisters, Opal Chalker, East Dublin, Joyce Nabors, Greenwood, S.C., Sara Morris and Betty Miller, both of Edgefield; three grandchildren, Julie Anna Middleton, Josh Middleton and Shelby E. Rucker; stepmother, Myrtice Dye, Edgefield.

Pallbearers were David Miller, Rich Leach, Tim Cook, Church Cook, John Martin, Cliff Hensley and Paul Towner.

Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home of North Augusta was in charge of the arrangements.


Andrew Jackson "Jack" Peebles
Mr. Andrew Jackson "Jack" Peebles, 80, of Gibson died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004.

Mr. Peebles, born in Stapleton, was a 1941 graduate of Stapleton High School. He served his country in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. After his discharge he lived in Texas and Atlanta for a number of years prior to his retirement in Glascock County in 1995. At the time of his death he was a board member of the Glascock County Housing Authority. He was a Christian by faith. He is preceded in death by sisters, Gwendolyn Lloyd and Joyce Smith; and brothers, James Lee Peebles, Leon Peebles, George Peebles, Roy Peebles and Johnny Peebles.

A memorial service will be held Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Avera.

Survivors include a son, Kelly (Kalene) Bennett, Dickson, Texas; four grandchildren, Rachel, Sarah, Brooke and Cameron; a brother, Albert F. (Marion) Peebles, Milwaukee, Wis.; two sisters-in-law, Helen Peebles, Stapleton, and Betty Peebles, Smyrna; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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