November 18, 2004 Issue

Betty "Mama Betty" Brown
Mrs. Betty "Mama Betty" Brown died Friday, Nov. 5, 2004.

The funeral was Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. at Trumpet In Zion, Augusta.

Survivors include her husband, Henry L. Brown Sr.; one son, Henry (Patricia) L. Brown Jr.; five daughters, D'Quilla (Victor) Mitchell Ross, Portia (Ellis) McDaniel, Bobbie Jean (Michael) Roberts, Twila (Antonio) Brown-Lovett and April (Edwin McCoy; grandchildren, Taura Mitchell, Ellis McDaniel III, Joshua McDaniel, Reggie McDaniel, Jabari Roberts, Michelle Roberts, Michael Roberts Jr., Ryan Ross, Devin Lovett, Michael McCoy, K'Darius Wright and Hannah L. Brown; four grandchildren; several sisters-in-law and cousins.

Palmer Gordon Edenfield Jr.
Mr. Palmer Gordon Edenfield Jr., 82, of Wadley died Monday, Nov. 8, 2004, at Azalea Trace Nursing Center, Columbus.

Mr. Edenfield, a native of Wadley, was retired as vice president of The Bank of Wadley and a U.S. Veteran.

Graveside services were Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Wadley Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Harrison officiating.

Survivors include an aunt, Emma Smith, Statesboro; a sister, Betty Smith, Columbus; a nephew, Thomas (Cheryl) Garrett, Swainsboro; a niece, Melissa Coker, Columbus; and several great nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Wiregrass Hospice, 507 Dillingham St., Phenix City, AL 36867.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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

Mr. Hall, a native of Louisville, attended the public school system in Jefferson County. At an early age he joined Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church where he served as Trustee and Treasurer of the Trustee Board and he also sang in the church choir. He was a member of the Inner Men Male Chorus. He retired from Thermo King in 1995 after 35 years of service and was a retired custodian of Louisville Academy. He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Gibbons.

The funeral was Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. at Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Josephine B. Hall; sons, Johnny Lee (Mary Alice) Davis, Lawrence Davis Sr., and Marion (Sonja) Thomas, Dublin; daughters, Glennis Dukes and Shirley Thomas, Louisville; siblings, John (Liz) Hall, Miami, Fla., James Hall Jr., Nell Dawkins, Queenie Brown (Otis) Puryear, Winnie Hall, Springfiled, Mass., Clarence Hall, Ft. Lauderdale; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bobby and Hattie Boatwright; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

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

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

James Kendrick
Mr. James Kendrick of Warrenton died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Kendrick was a member of William Grove Baptist Church where he served as a Trustee and a member of the Usher Board. He was educated in the Glascock County School System. He began employment with JEBCO and later owned and operated Kendrick Q in Warrenton.

The funeral was Nov. 13 at William Grove Baptist Church in Warrenton with the Rev. Leroy Hudson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Trisha Kendrick; two sons, James Kendrick and Jason Kendrick; three sisters, Ella Barnes, Sparta, Mary Bell and Marion Harris, Warrenton; four brothers, Clarence Grier, Lakeland, Fla., Eddie Kendrick, Thomson, Jerry Ivey and Alexander Ivey, Mitchell.

Dawson's Mortuary, Warrenton, was in charge of the services.

Bessie Cochran Russell
Mrs. Bessie Cochran Russell, 89, of Keysville died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004.

Mrs. Russell was a native of Burke County. She was an active member of Keysville Methodist Church and then the Keysville Evangelistic Church. For over 30 years she was the Keysville Community Correspondent for The True Citizen. She served as PTA president in the Keysville and Waynesboro Schools and was a substitute teacher in the Wrens Elementary School. Both the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Association and the National Federation of Republican Women honored her with life memberships. The Augusta Chronicle/Herald selected her as a Woman of the Year in Religious Organizations because of her work at Mt. Moriah Camp Meeting Ladies Auxiliary.

Graveside services were Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. at 2 p.m. at Keysville Methodist Cemetery.

Survivors include her four children, Oliver O. Russell Jr., Keysville, Richard Aubrey Russell, Yorktown, Va., Amanda R. Hutcherson, Fayetteville, and John Paul Russell, Columbia, S.C.; one brother, Joseph Upton Cochran, Keysville; one sister, Ruby Grace Williams, Wadley; five granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to your church or mission.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



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