Obituaries
February 10, 2005 Issue

Catherine Cheeks
Ms. Catherine Cheeks, 94, of Wadley died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at Glendale Nursing Home.

Ms. Cheeks was a member of Davisboro Baptist Church.

Graveside services were Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. at Davisboro City Cemetery with the Rev. Pat Mahan officiating.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Lawrence Dixon Jr.
Mr. Lawrence Dixon Jr., 69, of Wrens died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta.

The funeral was Feb. 7 at 3:30 p.m. at Ways Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy McCullough officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Dixon, Augusta; a daughter, Mairlyn Anderson; three sons, Lonzay Morgan, Toney (Carrie) Morgan, Hephzibah, and Michael (Davita) Morgan, Atlanta; his parents, Lawrence (Georgia) Dixon, Matthews; a sister, Bettye (Henry) Walker, Wrens; and nine grandchildren.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Walter "Pete" Dukes
Mr. Walter "Pete" Dukes, 72, of Wrens died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at his residence.

Mr. Dukes was a member of Ebenezer ARP Church where he served as a deacon and treasurer of his Sunday Scool class. He served in the Air Force and retired from the Federal Aviation Agency. He graduated from Southern Tech in electronics and was a member of the American Legion Post #229. He is preceded in death by his father, Neal P. Dukes and his mother, Essie Davis Dukes.

The funeral was Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer ARP Church with the Rev. Gary Jones officiating.

Survivors include one aunt, Marjorie Davis Allen and several cousins.

Pallbearers were Glenn Hadden, J.P. Burke, Paul Dukes, Gary Dye, Randall Eason and Riley Stavely.

Honorary pallbearers were the American Legion #229.

Memorials may be made to the Ebenezer ARP Church, 404 King Street, Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Eunice Rene Fort
Mrs. Eunice Rene Fort, 76, of Augusta died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Fort, a native of Glascock County, was the owner of Fort's Dry Cleaners. She was a member of New Hope Worship Center. She is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur L. Fort Sr.

The funeral was Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. at New Hope Worship Center with Dr. Rich Bowen and the Rev. Earl Thompson officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include her sons, Lewis (Linda) Fort Jr. and Paul Fort, Augusta, James Fort, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; daughters, Juanita Fort (Rick) Popp, Augusta, Janice F. Davis, Ocala, Fla., and Paulette Fort, Augusta; a sister Cora (Willie) Wells, Alma; and 15 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jeff Avret, Donnie Scarboro, Marty Malone, Richard Popp, Ron Dawson and Allen Thompson.

Memorials may be made to New Hope Worship Center Missions Dept., 715 S. Old Belair Road, Grovetown, GA 30813.

Platt's Funeral Home, Evans, was in charge of the arrangements.


Genevia H. Key
Mrs. Genevia H. Key, 63, of Dearing died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005.

Mrs. Key, a native of Glascock County, worked for Thomson Company for 36 years before retiring. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she was a nursery worker and taught children's Sunday school. She is predeceased by her parents, Rebecca Denton Hobbs and Ralph Pete Hobbs, a sister, Inez Johnson, and a brother, Lonnie Hobbs.

The funeral was Feb. 3 at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Todd Upchurch, the Rev. Sonny Peevy and Jack McCorkle officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, James (J.B.) Key; children, James J. (Sherry) Key, Dearing, Tony (Sherry) Key, Gibson, Tonya K. (Phillip) Brittain, Dalton, Christina K. (Duane) Bruce, Pocahotas, Ill.; sisters, Cornelia Whitaker, Dearing, and Joann Key, Warrenton; brothers, James Hobbs, Phenix City, Ala., Milton Hobbs and Bobby Hobbs, both of Warrenton; seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Skeeter McCorkle, Jerry Newman, Billy Poss, Chris Sinns, Joey Key and Dexter Lovins.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Lucy Belle Morris
Mrs. Lucy Belle Morris, 93, of Maryville, Tenn., died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at Colonial Hills Nursing Center in Maryville.

Mrs. Morris, formerly of Louisville, was a member of Louisville United Methodist Church.

Graveside services were Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. at Louisville City Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Montgomery officiating.

Survivors include her son and his wife, Swain and Jean Morris, North Augusta, S.C.; a daughter and her husband, Lynnette and Bill Tucker, Maryville; granddaughters, Valerie Humphreys, Stephanie Tucker, Julie Brown, Amy Tapely, Ginger Greenway and Christy Starnes; a grandson, Brad Hodge; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Miller Funeral Home, Maryville, Tenn., was in charge of the arrangements.


Cindy Clark Lynch
Mrs. Cindy Clark Lynch, 43, of Thunderbolt died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005.

Mrs. Lynch, a native of Emanuel County, was owner and operator of Bangles Salon in Swainsboro. She was actively involved in community affairs including Relay For Life. She was a member of Grace Community Church. She was a member of the Downtown Development Commission and the Swainsboro-Emanuel County Chamber of Commerce.

The funeral was Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. at Grace Community Church in Statesboro with the Rev. Michael G. Holt officiating. Burial was in Eastbrook Cemetery, Swainsboro, at 4 p.m.

Survivors include her husband, Chet Lynch, Thunderbolt; mother and step-father, Joyce and Bill Toulson, Louisville; father, Hyland Clark, Garfield; one daughter, Zaid Greenway, Twin City; one step-daughter, Stacie Lynch, Savannah; one son, Payton Greenway, Twin City; two step-sons, Brandon Lynch and Dustin Lynch, Savannah; one sister, Connie Mercer, Twin City; one half-sister, Amy McBride, Metter; four step-sisters, Debbie Wilson and Gail Lauler, Atlanta, Bea Cliatt, Quincey, Ill., and Joyce Livsey, Augusta; one brother, Randy Clark, Ball Ground; one step-brother, William Toulson Jr., Louisville; and one step-grandson, Kaden Lynch, Savannah.

Pallbearers were Wade Williams, Andy Hendrix, Gene Ragsdale, Shawn Gillikin, Bull Chappell and Leroy Lane.

Memorials may be made to the Cindy C. Lynch Memorial Scholarship Fund, Swainsboro Technical College, 346 Kite Rd., Swainsboro, GA 30401, Attn: Chris Tiller.

Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


Roland V. McCoy Sr.
Mr. Roland V. McCoy Sr., 78, of Warrenton died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center in Thomson.

Mr. McCoy, a lifelong resident of Warren County, was a lifetime member of VFW Post #6672. He served as a S.Sgt. in the 82nd Airborn Division during WWII and received the World War II Victory Medal and an Army Occupation Medal.

Graveside services were Feb. 3 at 11 a.m. at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens with Dr. James M. Ramsey officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Ann D. McCoy; two sons, Roland V. and Becky McCoy, Moultrie, and Charles Daniel McCoy, Thomson; daughters, Rosanna M. and Preston Wren, Greenwood, La., and Phyllis M. and Steve Giddens, Warrenton; two sisters, Evie M. Herold, Tallahassee, Fla., and Patsy Ferguson, Hudson, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Kent Wren, Chris Wren, Jason McCoy, Eric McCoy, Steve McCoy, Stephanie M. Mitchell, Jeremy McCoy and Shane McCoy; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were his grandsons.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1899 Central Ave., Augusta, GA 30904-5739.

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

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