Obituaries
March 31, 2005 Issue

Grace Amos
Mrs. Grace Amos, 83, of Scranton, Pa., died Friday, March 25, 2005, at Mt. Rest Nursing Home in Scranton.

Mrs. Amos, a native of Burke County, N.C., was the daughter of the late Lawson Gurley and Ardie Dale Houk. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Amos, sons, Walter Kenneth Amos and Marion Edgar Amos; three brothers and two sisters.

The funeral was March 29 at 3 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John McPherson officiating. Burial was in Mt. Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Joe W. Amos, Wrens; two daughters, Dianne and W.T. Fields Sr., Lexington, and Songia and Edward Shelvin, Hop Bottom, Pa.; a sister, Hazel White, Morganton, N.C.; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were W.T. Fields Jr., Ronnie Anderson, Michael Fields, Wally Amos and Joe "Buddy" Carrouth.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


John A. Cumbee Jr.
Mr. John A. Cumbee Jr., 70, of Waynesboro died Thursday, March 24, 2005, at Burke County Hospital.

Mr. Cumbee served in the U.S. Army where he fought in the Korean War. He was a Baptist.

The funeral was March 26 at 3 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Bill Arrington and Robert Atkinson officiating. Burial was in Stapleton Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include five sons, Perry Cumbee, Hank Cumbee, Robert Cumbee, Michael Cumbee and John Cumbee; two daughters, Dawn Ellis and Debra Utley; two brothers, Curtis Cumbee and Ray Cumbee; two sisters, Jewline Urban and Kathy Blades; and 21 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Charles Williams, Ricky Williams, Willie Moss, Ken Arrington, Burt Nalley and Buddy Utley.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Charlotte Luretta Tooks
Mrs. Charlotte Luretta Tooks of Wadley died Friday, March 11, 2005 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Mrs. Tooks was a member of Pleasant Hill AME Church where she served as secretary for more than 50 years. She also served as mother of the church and missionary. She was a homemaker and farmer. She was a former member of Snowden Chapter #485 Order of Eastern Star.

The funeral was March 17 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill AME Church with the Rev. Matthew Davis officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her twins, Ve'Ester Tooks (Willie) Armstrong and Ce'Lester (Lenora) Tooks; one sister-in-law, Florence Tooks, Atlanta; two nieces, Gertrude Carswell, Midville, and Ella Mae Winthorp, Port Richie, Fla.; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Pallbearers were grandsons, great-grandson, great-nephew and son-in-law, Justin Armstrong, Kenneth Armstrong, Dea. Willie Armstrong, James Knight, Elder John Knight and Sam Knight.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


Mae Frances Newsome
Mrs. Mae Frances Newsome of Wadley died Wednesday, March 16, 2005.

The funeral was March 26 at 2 p.m. at the Piney Grove Baptist Church in Midville with the Rev. Matthew Davis officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Frankie Mae Oglesby, Tampa, Fla.; three sisters, Willie Mae Armstrong and Mary Lena Daniels, Swainsboro, and Ira Lou Gibbons, Philadelphia, Pa.; three brothers, Roy Whicker, Gross Green Community, Eugene Whicker, Swainsboro, and Johnny James Whicker, Tampa, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; one son-in-law; one sister-in-law; one daughter-in-law and several other relatives.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


Anna Bell Williams Oatman
Mrs. Anna Bell Williams Oatman, 85, of Queens Village, N.Y., died Monday, March 21, 2005.

The funeral was March 26 at 3 p.m. at Thompson Springhill AME Church with the Rev. Charlie Myrick and Bishop Sylvester Norwood officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include six children, McKenzie (Carol) Oatman, N.C., Marie Oatman, Augusta, Amos Oatman, John Oatman, Leonard Oatman, Queens Village, and Henry (Lucille) Oatman, Wrens; a sister, Lula Bell Kilibrew; 21 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Nicholas Ashton Guthrie
Nicholas Ashton Guthrie, 21 months, of Swainsboro died Wednesday, March 23, 2005.

Nicholas was born in Emanuel County and was the great-grandson of the late Margaret and Bud Clarkson.

The funeral was March 25 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary with the Rev. Jim Johnson officiating. Burial was in Eastbrook Cemetery.

Survivors include his father, Tom Kelly, Louisville; his mother, Angela Guthrie, Swainsboro; two sisters, Madison Rose Kelly, Lincolnton, and McKenzie Diane Kelly, Millen; one brother, Hunter James Kelly, Millen; maternal grandparents, Harriett and Melvin Nunn, Swainsboro, and Sam and Norma Guthrie, Florida; paternal grandparents, Benjie and Cindy Kelly, Louisville; maternal great-grandfather, Harry Hicks, Lexsy; and maternal great-grandmothers, Mary Patriveno, Lexsy, and Edna Brown, Swainsboro.

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


Ray Dean Jordan
Mr. Ray Dean Jordan of Louisville died Saturday, March 19, 2005.

Mr. Jordan was the son of the late John and Laura Jordan.

The funeral was March 26 at 1 p.m. at the Canaan Galilee Baptist Church and Lone Star Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Stokes officiating.

Survivors include his siblings, Mary Williams and Larry Jordan, Louisville; Willie James (Jereline) Jordan, Wrens, Tyree (Roy) Smith and Christine Jordan, Augusta; several nieces, nephews and cousins.


Ida Gibbons Well
Mrs. Ida Gibbons Well, 93, of Atlanta died Saturday, March 19, 2005, in a Fulton County Hospital.

Mrs. Well was a resident of Jefferson County but had lived in Atlanta for the past two years. She was a member of Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church, the Fair and Honest Society, Morning Star Society and the Zion Wheel Society.

The funeral was March 26 at 12:00 p.m. at Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church in Louisville with the Rev. Abraham Gibbons officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her son, Carlswell and Lizzie Gibbons, Atlanta; a sister, Leola Gibbons, Atlanta; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; seven sisters-in-law and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers were deacons and trustees of Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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