December 9, 2004 Issue

Harry "Woody" Boyd
Mr. Harry "Woody" Boyd, 61, of Gibson died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004.

Mr. Boyd served in the Army where he received numerous medals including a Purple Heart. He was a member of Coleman Chapel United Methodist Church and was employed with the Jefferson County Magistrate Court as a Constable for nine years. He is preceded in death by his mother Ivey Dell Newsome McZilkey and father Milton McZilkey.

The funeral was Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Ray Garren, Jerry Rockefeller and Ed Renew officiating. Burial was at Coleman Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Wadley.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Boyd; three sons, Kevin Boyd, Milledgeville, Tommy (Pam) Rodgers, Thomson, and Daniel (Heather) Rodgers, Dublin; three daughters, Suzanne (Shawn) Bowden, Beach Island, S.C., Leigh (Ryan) Coxville, Gibson, and Chrissy Wiggins, Harlem; his step-mother, Betty McZilkey, Harlem; two brothers, James (Donna) Boyd, N. Charleston, S.C., and Alvin Phillips, Harlem; one sister, Kathleen (Jim) McCarty, Thomson; a devoted friend, Betty Bowman, Wadley; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Murry Bowman, Johnny Hayes, Shawn Bowden, Marcus Miller, Joe Davis and Mitchell McGraw.

Honorary pallbearers were Jefferson County Law Enforcement and Glascock County Sheriff Bryan Bopp.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1725, Augusta, GA 30903; Coleman Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund, 4217 Green Oldsmill Rd., Wadley, GA 30477; or Dearing Full Gospel Building Fund, 5127 Adams Chapel Rd. SE, Dearing, GA 30808.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Louise Farmer Murray Clements
Mrs. Louise Farmer Murray Clements, 94, of Washington D.C. died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, at The Methodist Home of the District of Columbia.

Mrs. Clements, a native of Jefferson County, was a long-time resident of Atlanta and had lived in Washington since 1997. She was the daughter of Henry R. Farmer and Clara Denny Farmer. She was a graduate of Wrens High School and attended the University of Georgia. She received a normal diploma from South Georgia Teachers College in Statesboro. She received a B.S. in Education from Oglethorpe University. She was an associate member of Wesley United Methodist Church. She belonged to United Methodist Women's, the Needle Workers Guild of America, the DAR, the Colonial Dames of the XVII'th Century and Alpha Delta Kappa, a professional educator's society. She was predeceased by her husband Donald F. Clements, and three siblings, Henry Pierce Farmer, Virginia Eubanks and George Denny Farmer.

The funeral was Dec. 4 at 1:30 p.m. at the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home with Dr. John M. Youngier Jr. officiating. Burial was in Ways Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Harriett Murray (Dr. Charles C.) Reeder, Kansas City, Mo.; a son, Frederick Denny (Anita) Clements, Washington, D.C.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Jefferson L. Reeder, Jonathan D. Reeder, George Denny Farmer, James G. Farmer II, Wayne P. Farmer II, David Eubanks, Joseph Eubanks and Kenneth R. Farmer.

Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Children's Home, 500 South Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA 30030, or any charity of choice.

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

Willie Chantless Farr
Mr. Willie Chantless Farr died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, at Doctor's Hospital

Graveside services were Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park with the Rev. Dewain French officiating.

Survivors include his sister, Barbara Clements; a nephew, Paul G. Clements; a niece, Debra Lemke; and a great-niece and three great nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2623 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30904.

Elliot Sons Funeral Home, Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.

Ronnie Victor Hunley Sr.
Mr. Ronnie Victor Hunley Sr., 65, of Louisville died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, at the VA Medical Center in Augusta.

Mr. Hunley, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of Pine Hill Baptist Church. He was a retired veteran with the US Army after 27 years of service.

The funeral was Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. at Canaan Galilee Baptist Church and Spring Bethel Benevolent Society Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Bernice Seafus Hunley; his children, Ronnie Victor Hunley Jr., Eric Hunley and Tasha Hunley, Monks Corner, SC; stepchildren, Alicia Bynes, Kehaun Holloway, Twane Holloway and Kenneth Holloway, Louisville, Vera Ruff, Virginia Beach, Va.; siblings, Lillie Mae Tarver, Bessie Thomas, Daisy Green, Leola Jackson, Bartow, Maggie Williams, Wadley, and Alice Heggs, Louisville; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Nora "Candy" Louise Johnson
Mrs. Nora "Candy" Louise Johnson, 55, of Gibson died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mrs. Johnson, a native of Augusta, lived in Colorado before moving to Gibson 20 years ago. She was a homemaker and managed food service for many years. She was a member of the Gibson Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband Martin T. Johnson Sr. and her parents Chalmers Dewitt Usry and Louise Newsome Brooks.

The funeral was Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Kitchens officiating. Burial was in Bethel United Methodist Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Martin Thomas Johnson Jr., Gibson, and Tommy Malcolm (Roxanne) Johnson, Virginia Beach, Va.; one daughter, Anna Marie (Chris) Kitchens, Thomson; two sisters, Gail Newsome, Thomson, and Faye Redfern, Dublin; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Florine and Ken Kurtz, Melbourne, Fla.; two grandchildren and one nephew.

Pallbearers were Lester Newsome, Jim Owens, Mike Lyons, Thomas Chalker, Julian Kitchens and Talmadge Chalker.

Memorials may be made to Grace Community Fellowship, P.O. Box 863, Thomson, GA 30824.

Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, was in charge of the arrangements.

Timothy Wicker Sr.
Mr. Timothy Wicker Sr., 36, of Louisville, died Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at the Medical College of Georgia.

Mr. Wicker was a native of Jefferson County where he lived most of his life. He was a member of the Canaan Galilee Baptist Church and retired from Central Steel.

Survivors include his children, Timeia Wicker, Louisville, and Timothy Wicker Jr., Fla.; his mother, Mildred Wicker, Louisville; a special friend, Dorothy Palmer, Louisville; his siblings, Sandra Holmes, Sabrina Wicker, Georgia Ann Wicker and Donald Wicker, Louisville, Barbara Terrell and Catherine Fiends, Bell Glade, Fla.; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



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