Obituaries
March 24, 2005 Issue

Mary Ann Cain
Mrs. Mary Ann Cain of Gibson died Friday, March 11, 2005, at the Gibson Health and Rehab Center.

Mrs. Cain, a native of Glascock County, was a 1959 graduate of Lucy Craft Laney High School. She worked at Joseph Lamar Elementary School and retired from the lab at University Hospital.

The funeral was March 19 at 11 a.m. at Ward Chapel AME Church with the Rev. Richard Smith officiating. Burial was in Walker Memorial Park.

Survivors include one son, Earl L. Eubanks, Augusta; three grandchildren, LaBert T. (LaShonda) Twiggs-Eubanks, LaRhonda S. Eubanks and Earl L. (Stacey) Eubanks Jr.; five great-grandchildren and several other relatives.

Williams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Essie Alford Clark
Mrs. Essie Alford Clark of Louisville died Friday, March 18, 2005, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mrs. Clark, a native of Bartow, was a homemaker. She was a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond F. Clark Sr., a sister, Chris, and three brothers, Jessie, Linwood and Lewis.

The funeral was March 21 at 11 a.m. at Old Bethel Baptist Church with the Revs. Charles Davis and William Thigpen officiating. Burial was in the Louisville City Cemetery.

Survivors include her children, David A. (Betty) Clark, Louisville, Donna C. (Bill) Miller, Wadley, Raymond F. (Sherry) Clark Jr., Evans, Kenneth E. (Patti) Clark, Watkinsville, and Lisa C. (Rusty) Ritch, Martinez; her sisters, Mary A. Clark, Louisville, Grace A. Burch, Midville, Gladys Morris, Greensboro, and Anola Wildes, Augusta; grandchildren, Pam, Ben, Beth, Kelli, Dana, Rob, Shelly, Hailey, Ali, Harrison and Amber; her great-grandchildren, Bailey, Brylie, Mason and Matt; and a special friend and caregiver, Donnie Jackson.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Helen Coxwell
Mrs. Helen Coxwell, 54, of Wrens died Sunday, March 13, 2005.

The funeral was March 17 at 4 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Albert Halford and Louie Doan officiating. Burial was in Waldens United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Hernandez; a stepdaughter, Judy Coxwell; a stepson, Jacky Coxwell; five sisters, Debora Johnson, Kitty Nunn, Barbara Manning, Anita Doan, Marilyn Hughes; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Innocente Cruz, Alvaro Samorano, Maximo Mendoza, Olbertino Bedolla, Rodolfo Rodriguez, Gary James, Thomas Hannah and Marion Stone.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Marie Louise Valencia Daniel
Ms. Marie Louise Valencia Daniel, 71, of Louisville died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at the NHC Health Care Center in North Augusta, S.C.

Graveside services were March 22 at 3 p.m. at Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery with Mr. Glenn Nichols of Beech Island Church of Christ officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby Daniel Sr.; four sons, Bobby Daniel Jr., Gary (Debbie) Daniel, Randy (Jennifer) Daniel, and Jeffery Daniel; one daughter, Virginia (Greg) Webb; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Olge Todd Hinton
Mrs. Olge Todd Hinton, 78, of Thomson died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Mrs. Hinton, a native of Glascock County, lived in Jefferson County and McDuffie County most of her life. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. She is predeceased by her parents, George and Clyde Parrish Milburn, her husband, Alvin 'Preacher' Todd; a brother, Terrell Milburn, and a sister, Janice Chalker Johnson.

The funeral was March 19 at 3 p.m. at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sutphin officiating. Burial was in Jefferson Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her husband, Tommy Lamar Hinton; children, Nancy Todd (Johnny) Fuller, Augusta, Marie Todd (Brad) Lillard, Hephzibah, and Ricky (Denea) Todd, Augusta; grandchildren, Lisa Harnil, Amy Goodman, Katherine Smith, Amber Sammons, Eryn Todd and Master River H. Todd; great-grandchildren, Master Robert T. Lillard, Jamie Smith, Savannah Goodman, Molli Lillard and Hadley Goodman; stepchildren, Tammy Reese, Thomson, Sgt. Tommy Hinton, Ft. Campbell, Ken.; step-grandchildren, Robert R. Reese III, Megan Reese, Nicholas Reese, Skylar Dingus, Savannah Hinton and Shalynn Hinton.

Pallbearers were Mark Hamil, Glen Sammons, Randy Goodman, Lee Smith, Tommy Hinton and Robert Lillard.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101, or Shriner's International, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa FL 33604-1460.

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


Josephine Oliver
Mrs. Josephine Oliver of Augusta died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital.

The funeral was March 22 at 11 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Abram officiating. Burial was at Hollimon Springfield Baptist Church in Louisville.

Survivors include one son, Roger Gore, Louisville; one sister, Eloise Hill, St. Petersburg, Fla.; devoted nieces, Luseal Mack and Willie Mae Johnson, Augusta; a devoted nephew, David Hall, Augusta; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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


Dorothy Jordan
Mrs. Dorothy Jordan of Wadley died Saturday, March 12, 2005.

The funeral was March 16 at 2:30 p.m. at Brinson Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. David Kemp officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include six daughter, Maude Lewis, Nellie Heath, Barbara Strowbridge, Earnestine Kemp and Lavelury Powell, Wadley, and Betty Bennett, Wrens; three sons, Elder Willie Jordan, Dublin, Edward Jordan, Stapleton, and Jerome Jordan, Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Rennie Jordan, Deerfield Beach, Fla.; one brother, DeWayne Jordan, Hardeeville, S.C.; 26 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


Ray Dean Jordan
Mr. Ray Dean Jordan, 43, of Louisville died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at a local nursing home.

Mr. Jordan, a native of Jefferson County, was a former employee of Elm of Charleston of Charleston, S.C.

The funeral was March 26 at 1 p.m. at Cannan Galilee Baptist Church and Lone Star Society Cemetery.

Survivors include his sibling, Mary Williams and Larry Jordan, Louisville, Willie James Jordan, Wrens, and Tyrie Smith and Christine Jordan, Augusta; two aunts; one uncle; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Janie "Til" Habersham Lamar
Mrs. Janie "Til" Habersham Lamar, 74, of Louisville died Friday, March 18, 2005.

Mrs. Lamar, a native of Jefferson County, attended Jefferson County Training School. She was employed by Jefferson Hospital until her retirement in 1992. She also worked at The News and Farmer and The Jefferson Reporter until 2003. She was a member of the King Hall of Jehovah Witnesses.

The funeral will be March 26 at 3 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness in Louisville.

Survivors include her husband, Moses Lamar; her mother, Willie Mae "Dee" Paschal Habersham, Athens; her children, Roger Habersham, Capital Heights, Mass., Jesse Habersham, Brooklyn, N.Y., Veronica Evans, Louisville, Yvonne Lamar, Paterson, N.J., and Alexander Lamar, Louisa, Va.; her siblings, Bettye Greene, Rosa Sapp, Paterson, N.J., Evelyn Vaughn, Wadley, Northern Habersham, Brooklyn, N.Y., Aselene Beard, Timmerville, S.C., Mary Alice Davis, Arthur Whitfield, Gregory Whitfield, Jeffery Whitfield, Louisville, David Walden, Augusta, and Lamar Walden, Jacksonville, James Walden, Marie Richard, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law; two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Simon "Samuel" Lemon
Mr. Simon "Samuel" Lemon, 69, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., died Monday, March 14, 2005, at Broward County Medical Center in Ft. Lauderdale.

Mr. Lemon, a native of Johnson County, lived in Florida for several years. He was employed as a construction worker.

The funeral was March 23 at 2 p.m. at the Antioch Baptist Church with the Rev. E. Lester Linder officiating. Burial was in Cypress Cemetery in Wrightsville.

Survivors include his children, James Lemon, Wrightsville, and Yolanda Lemon, Tallahassee, Fla.; step-children, Leslie Lemon, Nathaniel Lemon and Brenda Linder, Wrightsville; his siblings, Johnnie Carey, Sandersville, Rita Brown, Portugal, Alice Davis, Glenda McMillen, Andrew Lemon, Wrightsville, Roberta Taylor, N.Y., Huey Taylor and Thomas Lemon, New London, Conn., Frankie Taylor, Dublin, and Diane Smith, Bartow.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Evelyn H. McMeekin
Mrs. Evelyn H. McMeekin, 86, of Georgetown, S.C., died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at the Waccamaw Community Hospital, Murrells Inlet, S.C.

Mrs. McMeekin, a native of Wrens, was the daughter of Joseph R. and Nell Wren Howard. She was retired from the Georgetown County School system as a teacher at Kensington Elementary School. She also taught at Winyah High School in the early to mid 40's and William C. Bynum Elementary School in the mid 60's to 70's. She grew up in Wrens and graduated from Wrens High School She was a graduate of Georgia State College for Women and the University of Georgia. She was a member of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church in Georgetown where she was active in the Susanna Wesley Class, the Loula Ford Circle and the Ducanites. She also taught Sunday School. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. During the summer she would live in Wrens, where she taught the Dorcas and the Agnes Martin adult classes at Wrens Baptist Church.

The funeral was March 17 at 2 p.m. at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Phillip C. Thrailkill and Father Robert Carswell officiating. Burial was in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include two sons, Thomas Gary and Judy McMeekin, Surfside Beach, S.C., and Howard Wren and Sharon McMeekin, Pawley's Island, S.C.; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Mayer Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Grady Motley
Mr. Grady Motley, 80, of Louisville died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at Jefferson Hospital.

Graveside services were March 23 at Bushnell Cemetery in Florida.

Survivors include four stepsons, William Mayhew, Bud Mayhew, Thomas Mayhew and Larry Mayhew; and one stepsister, Sue Matthews.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Orion B. Poole
Mr. Orion B. Poole, 92, of Blythe died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at Burke County Hospital.

Mr. Poole was an accomplished runner who held hundreds of awards in his chosen field of endeavor. He was also honored to carry the Olympic Torch in Burke County for the 1996 Olympics. He was a member of the Wrens Church of God. He was preceded in death by two wives, Sara Poole and Ellie McGahee Poole, a son, Burley Poole

The funeral was March 20 at 4 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Terry Addis officiating. Burial was at Matthews Church of God Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Newton, Waynesboro, and Jayne Meeks, Nashville, Tenn.; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were members of the Wrens Church of God.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


David Albert Taylor Jr.
Mr. David Albert Taylor Jr., 44, of Tennille died Tuesday, March 15, 2005.

Mr. Taylor, a native of Shamokin, Penn., was a graduate of Shamokin High School and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame of Shamokin High School. He received a baseball scholarship to Wilkes Betty College. He was supervisor and trainer for The Money Tree of Georgia Inc. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.

The funeral was March 18 at First Church of the Nazarene in Sandersville with the Revs. J. Emory Lindsey and Lamar Brantley officiating. Burial was in the Zeta Cemetery in Tennille.

Survivors include his wife, Cathy Page Taylor, Tennille; two sons, David Wayne, Taylor and Matthew Evan Taylor, both of coal Township, Penn.; a stepdaughter, Nicole Page Carrington, Sandersville; a stepson, Shawn Irwin Jordan, Davisboro; his father, David Albert Taylor Sr., Shamokin; four sisters, Linda Schwartz, Treverton, Penn., Debby Carter, Newark, Del., Dianne Silkowski, Oakwood, Conn., and Malinda Schneider, Shamokin; two brothers, Steve Bilskie, Kulpmont, Penn., and Mark Taylor, Rhode Island; and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 632, Sandersville, GA 31082,

May and Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Earl Marion Templeton
Mr. Earl Marion Templeton, 86, of Gibson died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Templeton was a member of Mount Moriah United Methodist Church. He was retired from Operating Room Tech., Veterans Administration. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mae.

The funeral was March 20 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home chapel with Ed Chance officiating. Burial was at Mount Moriah Cemetery.

Survivors include his daughter, Edith Aldrich, Orlando, Fla.; five grandchildren, Troy Templeton, Melissa Gardner, Earl Gay, Yvette Gowdy and Traci Byrd; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were C.S. Anderson, Walter Templeton, Robert Templeton, Ronnie Templeton, Wayne Templeton and Leonard Templeton.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Lula Johnson Whitaker
Mrs. Lula Johnson Whitaker, 77, of Thomson died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Whitaker, a native of Jefferson County, was the daughter of the late Edwin and Lottie Pate Johnson. She lived in Thomson most of her life and retired after many years of service as a waitress at Sophie's Restaurant. She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.

The funeral was March 22 at 2 p.m. at Salem United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bob Eick officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Roger and Fern Whitaker, Thomson; one granddaughter, Taylor Whitaker, Thomson; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Salem United Methodist Church.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


John O. Williams Sr.
Mr. John O. Williams Sr., 73, of McBean died Friday, March 18, 2005, at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Mr. Williams was the son of the late James Carlos Williams and Mattie Pearl Ford Williams. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and farmer most of his life. He retired from Ringer America in 1995. He was a member of Greenscut Methodist Church, Amvets Post 5, Golden Trail Saddle Club and honorary member of the Bartrom Trail Saddle Club.

The funeral was March 21 at 2:30 p.m. at DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home in Hephzibah with Dr. Francis Ford of Greenscut Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Tinley Family Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Irma Lorie Boynton Williams; four children, DeLois (Fred) Klein, Irma (James) Westmoreland, Edith (Phillip) Arrington; and John O. (Tina) Williams Jr., all of McBean; one sister, Florine (Burch) Beckum, Louisville; one brother, Jack (Annie Pearl) Williams, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Wade Whittle, Wallace Boynton, George Lincoln, James Bridges, J.R. Williams Sr., Joe Williams, Mike Williams and LaVerne Williams.

Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Blackman Jr. and Paul Williams.

DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home, Hephzibah, was in charge of the arrangements.


Charlotte Tooks
Ms. Charlotte Tooks of Wadley died Friday, March 11, 2005, in Augusta.

The funeral was March 17 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill AME Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her twins, Ve'Ester Tooks Armstrong and Ce'Lester Tooks, Wadley; her niece, Gertrude Carswell, Midville; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

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