Obituaries
March 10, 2005 Issue

Jenny Eliza Walker Bunyon
Mrs. Jenny Eliza Walker Bunyon, 41, of Vidette died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005.

Mrs. Bunyon, a native of Burke County, was a member of the Bryant Grove Baptist Church and a 1982 graduate of Waynesboro High School.

The funeral was March 5 at 3 p.m. at the Bryant Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Mark Bunyon, Vidette; her mother, Mary Lou Morris Jones, Vidette; siblings, Letha Tolbert and Patricia Ann Jones, Vidette, and K.C. Jones, Bartow; three brothers-in-law, three sisters-in-law, 20 aunts and uncles and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Janet Belles Burkett
Mrs. Janet Belles Burkett, 38, of Gibson died Tuesday, March 1, 2005.

Mrs. Burkett was a Baptist and a 1985 graduate of Warren County High School.

The funeral was March 4 at 2 p.m. at Gibson Church of God with the Revs. Richard Kitchens and Steve Lamb officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her father, Howard E. Belles, Allendale, S.C.; her grandmother, Jessie Mae Usry; one son, Skyler James Burkett; one daughter, Chacedie Lei Burkett, Gibson; six brothers, Rex Franklin Stephens, Augusta, William Clark Stephens, Dearing, James Howard Belles, Harlem, Charlie Thomas Clay, Thomson, Howard Clay and Christopher Lee Clay, Augusta; one sister, Lisa Marie S. Rodriguez, Thomson; three aunts, Agnes Swint, Stapleton, Margaret Stevens, Dearing, and June Kitchens, Thomson; three uncles, Juddy Wayne Gay, Walhalla, S.C., Milo Gay, Augusta, and Billy Gay, Thomson; father and mother-in-law, Julius Sr. and Pat Burkett, Gibson.

Pallbearers were Joseph James Swint, Jaime Turner, Andrew Turner, Greg Lewis, Ralph Kitchens and Barry Mauck.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Ella Fleming Cooper
Mrs. Ella Fleming Cooper of Wadley died Thursday, March 3, 2005.

The funeral was March 8 at Hudson Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Dr. David Kemp officiating. Burial was in Brinson Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include her stepmother, Dezella Cooper, Hephzibah; four sisters, Lettie Jackson, Mattie Cooper, Rosa Ann Cooper and Rejania Cooper, Hephzibah; two brothers, Tommy Cooper, Hephzibah, and Robert Lewis Ross, Wadley; and several nephews and other relatives.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


Eunice Daniels
Mrs. Eunice Daniels, 93, of Wrens died Wednesday, March 2, 2005.

The funeral was March 7 at 1 p.m. at Wrens Chapel AME Church with the Rev. Roy Mathis officiating and the Rev. Jacqui Mathis presiding. Burial was in Sugar Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include her children, Delores Daniel, Jamaica Queens, N.Y., Bobby Bussey, Wrens, Herbert Daniels, Augusta, and James Watt (Martha) Daniels, Springfield Gardens, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Otis Glen "Cotton" Davis
Mr. Otis Glen "Cotton" Davis, 65, of Camak died Thursday, March 3, 2005, at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation.

Mr. Davis, a native of Jefferson County, lived in Camak most of his life. He was the son of the late John Thomas Davis and Mattie Mae Landrum. He was a retired textile cutter. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during Vietnam and was a Methodist. He is preceded in death by his wife, Martha Brunson Davis.

Graveside services were March 5 at 2 p.m. at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Marvin Good officiating.

Survivors include a daughter, Glenda Simmons, Thomson; a stepson, Rick Kinney, Columbia, S.C.; brothers, Elwood Davis, Woodstock, and James Davis, Martinez; a sister, Christine Gay, Avera; one granddaughter, Harley Marie Shelton; four step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Gary Johnson, Steve Cooper, Henry Parham, Earl Smith, Wayne Hammett and Willis Stanley.

Memorials may be made to the Disabled Veterans Association.

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


M. Brinson "Ruth" Jones
Mrs. M. Brinson "Ruth" Jones, 88, of Wrens died Friday, March 4, 2005, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mrs. Jones was a homemaker, a former school teacher of Stapleton and Wrens Elementary schools. She was a member of Wrens Baptist Church where she served as a former Sunday School teacher and Director of GA's for many years.

The funeral was March 6 at 2 p.m. at Wrens Baptist Church with the Rev. Race Lariscy officiating. Burial was at Ways Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Henry Jones and John Jones, Wrens; a daughter, Carole Smith, Statesboro; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Andy Jones, George Raley, Scott Smith, George Stapleton, Jerry Weeks, Braddy Jones, Harry Jones and Jack Jones.

Memorials may be made to Wrens Baptist Church, P.O. Box 217, Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Flori Evelyn Lawson
Mrs. Flori Evelyn Lawson of Augusta died Monday, Feb. 28, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Lawson, a native of Glascock County, was a member of Greater Wards Chapel A.M.E. Church where she was a member of the choir and class leader. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was employed at Joseph Lamar School for 15 years and a retired food service worker at Augusta State University.

The funeral was March 5 at 2 p.m. at Greater Wards Chapel AME Church with the Rev. Richard Smith officiating. Burial was at Walker Memorial Park.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Ann Cain, Augusta; one grandson, Earl L. Eubanks, Augusta; three great-grandchildren, Labert J. Twiggs Eubanks, LaRhonda S. Eubanks, Augusta and Earl L. Eubanks Jr., Jackson, S.C.; five great-great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Williams Funeral Home, Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.


Michelle Patterson
Ms. Michelle Patterson, 37, of Louisville died Saturday, March 5, 2005.

Ms. Patterson, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Calvin Patterson and Magnolia Mack.

A memorial service will be March 12 at noon at Jones Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children, Alexander Gamble, Tandre' Patterson, Deandre' Patterson, Shemekia Martin McCall and Cadria Martin, Louisville, Diane (Charlie) McCall, Patrice Patterson, Di'Tasha Patterson, Leon Mack, Patricia Mack, Patricia Hines, Louisville, Willie Frank Jenkins, Augusta, and Steve Mack, West Palm Beach, Fla.; a special friend, Freddie Martin, Louisville; four aunts, two uncles, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Davis Funeral home was in charge of the arrangements.


Hubert Flonnory
Mr. Hubert Flonnory of Bartow died Sunday, March 6, 2005.

Mr. Flonnory, a native of Jefferson County, was the son of the late Tommy and Louvenia Fields Flournoy. At an early age he joined the Ebenezer CME Church where he served as a steward and later as chairman of the trustee board, treasurer of the building fund, church treasurer for 22 years and class leader. He operated Flonnory Farm for over 40 years.

The funeral is March 10 at 2 p.m. at Ebenezer CME Church and Cemetery with the Rev. B. Darryl Walker III officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Cora Warthen Flonnory; children, Hubert (Jean) Flonnory Jr. and Joyce Flonnory, Bartow, Arthur "Billy" Flonnory, Wrightsville, Julian Flonnory, Judy Flonnory, and Larry (Brenda) Flonnory, all of Davisboro, Barry Flonnory, Ricon, and Lonnie (Bonnie) Flonnory, Lawton, Okla.; his mother-in-law, Pecola Fields, Louisville; 28 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, 10 sisters-in-law, one brother-in-law, and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Oliver "Bud" Jenkins Sr.
Mr. Oliver "Bud" Jenkins Sr. died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. Jenkins, a native of Jefferson County, was the son of the late Penn and Mattie Boyd Jenkins. He was a retired cement finisher and a member of the Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church.

The funeral was March 5 at 1 p.m. at the Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church and Cemetery with the Rev. Abraham Gibbons officiating.

Survivors include his children, Michael Brown, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Penn Jenkins, San Antonio, Tx., Phyllis Jenkins, Deerfield Beach, Fla., Gloria Jenkins, Louisville, and Oliver Jenkins Jr., Augusta; a very special friend, Vinnie Pinkston, Louisville; siblings, Evangelist Minnie Lincoln, Bridgeton, N.J., Mildred Newsome, Miami, Fla., and Ronald Young, Egg Harbor, N.J.; nine aunts and uncles; seven sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Joseph E. Peavey Jr.
Mr. Joseph E. Peavey Jr. of Clearwater, S.C. died Thursday, March 3, 2005, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Peavey was born in Elk River, Minn., to the late Joseph E. Peavey Sr. and Isabelle Peavey. He is predeceased by two sisters, Mary Erckenbrack and Jane Busse, and a nephew, John Brock.

A memorial was held March 6 at 5 p.m. in the Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was private.

Survivors include his sons, Sheldon Peavey, Langley, S.C., Jacob Peavey, NAWS China Lake, Calif., Phillip and Ann Peavey, Martinez, and Andrew and Mary Allisun Peavey, Matthews; three grandchildren, Ryan Peavey, Mitchell Peavey and Emily Peavey.

Hatcher Funeral Home, Langley, S.C., was in charge of the arrangements.


Verlon L. "Gary" Spence
Mr. Verlon L. "Gary" Spence of Wadley died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005.

The funeral was March 5 at 2 p.m. at Hudson Mortuary Chapel in Wadley. Burial was in Live Oak Cemetery.

Survivors include four uncles, Jimmy Spence, Wadley, Charles Dillard Jr., Lakeland, Fla., James Spence Jr., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Willie Henry Spence; his aunt, Lillie Mae Heath, Lakeland; and several cousins and other relatives.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

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