Obituaries
February 17, 2005 Issue

Destiny Leanne Cawley
Destiny Leanne Cawley of Grovetown died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, at University Hospital.

Destiny was the infant daughter of Scott and Valarie Cawley.

Graveside services were Feb. 11 at 4 p.m. at Mitchell City Cemetery with the Rev. Jacky Downs officiating.

Other survivors are her maternal grandparents, William and Teresa May, Mitchell; paternal grandparents, Lois Isenhour, Augusta; great-grandparents, Harold Ray and Sandra Couch, Dallas, Tx.; four uncles, one aunt and several nieces and nephews.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Lucille Lockhart Cunningham
Mrs. Lucille Lockhart Cunningham, 78, of Louisville died Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Cunningham was a native of Jefferson County where she attended Lockhart School and Jefferson County Training School. She lived in New York for 41 years where she was employed as a nursing assistant for over 18 years. She was a member of Eden Baptist Church.

The funeral was Feb. 12 at noon at Eden Baptist Church with the Rev. James Nelson officiating. Burial was in Spring Bethel Society Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Johnnie Cunningham; her children, Albenia Jordan and Pricilla Crier, New York City, and Eva Vargas, Louisville; her siblings, Dr. Verdree Lockhart and Ethel Jordan, Atlanta, Agnes Wiggins, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Bernice Lewis, Augusta, and Dr. Fred Lockhart Jr., Smyrna; two sons-in-law, one sister-in-law, one brother-in-law,; seven grandchildren, including March Crier Jr., Atlanta, who she reared as her own; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Belinda Evans
Belinda Evans of Bronx, N.Y., died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005.

Ms. Evans was a native of Oconee. She was the daughter of the late Mr. Issac Cooper and Alene Hunt Evans. She joined the St. Matthews AME Church of Louisville at an early age. She graduated from Jefferson County High School in 1973. She migrated to New York in 1981. She attended several churches and joined The Fellowship Covenant Church (Church on the Hill) on Castle Hill Avenue.

The funeral was Feb. 12 at 9 a.m. at Fellowship Covenant Church on the Hill. Burial was in Kenisco Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y. A memorial service was held on Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home Chapel.

Survivors include two brothers, William C. Evans, Scotch Plains, N.J., and David Evans, Greensboro, N.C.; two sisters, Carlene Brown, Englewood, N.J., and Sarah Evans, Greensboro; one brother-in-law, Wilbert Brown, Englewood; two sisters-in-law, Cynthia Evans, Scotch Plains, and Sara Evans, Nauet, N.Y.; two uncles, David Evans, Milledgeville, and George Walden, Louisville; two aunts, Amy Hannah, Milledgeville, and Zelma Hunt, Bronx; eight nephews, four nieces and several great nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

McCall Funeral Home, Bronx, N.Y., was in charge of the arrangements. Davis Funeral home was in charge of local arrangements.


Laura Roberson Floyd
Mrs. Laura Roberson Floyd of Wadley died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at Glendale Nursing Home.

Mrs. Floyd, a native of Jefferson County, was the youngest daughter of the late Lucinda Brown Roberson and Jessie Roberson. Early in life she became a member of Noah Ark Baptist Church in Burke County. She received her education at Hickory Grove Elementary and Lockhart Elementary. During her early adult years she moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., where she lived most of her life. She was married to the late Joseph Floyd. She relocated to Wadley in 2000 and resided at Glendale Nursing Home.

The funeral was Jan. 3 at John and Alavan Memorial Chapel, Garrer Funeral Home in Louisville with the Rev. John A. Lockhart officiating. Burial was in the Lockhart Cemetery.

Survivors are nieces and nephews, Dr. and Mrs. Verdree (Louise) Lockhart and Ethel Jordan, Atlanta, Lucille (Johnny) Cunningham, Louisville, Agnes L. Wiggins and Freeman Jackson, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Climmie Johnson, Bronx, N.Y., and Barbara Jordan, Fall Church, Va.; and several great nieces, nephews and friends.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mabel Howell
Mrs. Mabel Howell, 92, of Evans died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2005, at Westwood Nursing Facility in Evans.

Mrs. Howell, formerly of Wadley, was born in Baxley. She was a homemaker and a member of the Moxley Baptist Church. She is predeceased by her husband, L.C. Howell.

The funeral was Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. at Moxley Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Harrison officiating. Burial was in the Moxley Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, William Lee Howell, Stockbridge, and James Milton Howell, Eatonton; a daughter, Catherine Howell Norris, Augusta; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ronald B. Norris, Donald Eugene Norris, Alan Norris, Joe Norris, James Howell and Mark Howell.

Memorials may be made to the Jefferson County Service Center, 1114 Clarks Mill Rd., Louisville, GA 30434.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Wade Jackson
Mr. Wade Jackson, 65, of Gibson died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005.

Mr. Jackson, a native of Hancock County, was a retired Chief Deputy Sheriff. He served as Chief Deputy of the Hancock Sheriff's Department for over 37 years and as chief deputy of the Glascock County Sheriff's Department for over 5 years. He served in the Georgia National Guard. He was a member of the Peace Officers' Association and of the Culverton Baptist Church.

The funeral was Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church with the Rev. Bert Mauldin officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Connie Kitchens-Jackson; one daughter, Wendy (Mark) Simons, Gibson; one brother, Wayne "Toot" (Peggy) Jackson, Mitchell; two sisters, Peggy (Del) Smith, Thomson, and Anzenet (Bobby) Richardson, Piedmont, SC; a grandson, Justin Simons and a honorary family member, J.T. "Slim" Walton, Sparta.

Pallbearers were Chris Adams, Jimmy Dunn, Dewayne Lyons, Bobby Jackson, David Usry, Kenny Boyer, Ronnie Hadden, Steve Mathis, Randy Richardson and Mark Simons.

Honorary pallbearers were members of local law enforcement agencies.

Memorials may be made to the Concerned Citizens of Glascock County, c/o Ms. Corene Chalker, P.O. Box 154, Gibson, GA 30810.

Lowe Funeral Home 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 WW II 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.; two brothers, George W. McCoy, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Calvin McCoy, Gibson; 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 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.


Mary Elizabeth Goodwin McNeely
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Goodwin McNeely, 87, of Bartow died Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mrs. McNeely, a native of Burke County, was a homemaker and member of the Moxley United Methodist Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher. She was the daughter of the late Willie E. and Fronnie Gay Goodwin.

The funeral was Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Moxley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Don Lovejoy officiating. Burial was in the Old Moxley Church Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Wayne and Nelle McNeely, Martinez, John H. and Pat McNeely Jr., Augusta, and Terry and Rita McNeely, Bartow; one daughter, Patricia and Frank Gordy, Louisville; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Frank Gordy Jr., Blake Gordy, Chris Gordy, Al McNeely, Micah McNeely and Randall Farrer.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Elias J. Roundtree
Mr. Elias J. Roundtree of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005.

Mr. Roundtree, a native of Waynesboro, received his education in the Burke County School system. At an early age he joined Pine Hill Baptist Church. In 1955 he moved to Ft. Lauderdale and joined New Hope Missionary Baptist Church where he was a member of the choir. He is predeceased by his father, Willie Roundtree.

The funeral was Jan. 29 at 12:30 p.m. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Ft. Lauderdale with the Rev. Dr. O.C. Allen officiating and the Rev. Wilson M. Davis assisting. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Garden in Ft. Lauderdale.

Survivors include his wife, Essie Mae Roundtree; his mother, Mammie Lee Roundtree; five children, Clarence (Elizabeth) Roundtree, Eddie (Carles) Roundtree, Shirley (William) Arnett, Vernon (Theresa) Roundtree and David (Tammy) Roundtree, all of Ft. Lauderdale; sisters, Lois (Robert) Davis, Augusta, Cora (Marion) Redfield, Gough, and Doris (Sidney) Davis, Midville; a brother, Eddie Roundtree; aunts, Gladys Scott, Savannah, and Julie Mae Morris, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; sister-in-law, Carrie Lee Davis, Midville; a brother-in-law, Inman (Lolita) Davis, St. Petersburg, Fla.; 15 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Roy Mizell & Kurtz Funeral Home, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., was in charge of the funeral arrangements. Garrer Funeral Home, Louisville, was in charge of local arrangements.

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