Obituaries
April 28, 2005 Issue

Mary Lou Brown
Mrs. Mary Lou Brown, 55, of Stapleton died Sunday, April 17, 2005.

The funeral was April 22 at 3 p.m. at Gethsemane Baptist Church with the Rev. Carlos Newton Jr. officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Lee Brown Sr.; two sons, David L. Brown Jr. and Gregory Brown; two daughters, Patricia A. Brown and LaSonya Brown; her mother, Cleo Dawson; two sisters, Ollie Ree (Mitchell) Roberts and Mattie B. Blair; one brother, Lester Dawson; and four grandchildren.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Roman L. Brown
Mr. Roman L. Brown, 90, of Gibson died Thursday, April 21, 2005, at the Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Brown, a native of Glascock County, lived most of his adult life in Laurens County. He was a carpenter and worked as a maintenance worker at Cabinet Factories as well as farming. He was preceded in death by one step-daughter, Doris Wynn; two brothers, Murray and Harold Brown; three sisters, Myrtice Brown, Ethel Brown Beckworth and Georgia Brown Hilson; one niece Martha Hilson Lamb.

Graveside services were held April 23 at 3 p.m. at Mitchell City Cemetery with the Rev. David Jones and the Rev. Ralph Kitchens officiating.

Survivors include one stepson, Walter Wynn, Dublin; two nephews, Lloyd Hilson, Mitchell, and Dean Brown, Heiskell, Tenn.; four nieces, Sharon Cook, Joyce Jennings, Linda Vickers, Dayton, Ohio, and Laura Brown, Heiskell, Tenn.; three step-grandchildren; and several great nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Glascock County Concerned Citizens, c/o Mrs. Corene Chalker, 3037 Bastonville Rd., Gibson, GA 30810.

Sheppard Funeral home was in charge of the arrangements.


Ira V. Dunham
Mr. Ira V. Dunham, 82, of Warrenton died Thursday, April 21, 2005, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Dunham, a lifelong resident of Warren County, was retired from Jebco as a welder. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was the son of the late William Ira Dunahm and the late Clyde Tucker Dunham.

The funeral was April 23 at 2 p.m. at Lowe Funeral home withDr. Clayton Galloway Sr. and Brother Chad Crews officiating. Burial was at Fellowship Baptist Church in Gibson.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Dunham; one daughter, Frances and James Johnson, Warrenton; two sons, Tommy and Debbie Dunham, Waynesboro, and John and Vickie Dunham, Warrenton; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; four sisters, Estelle Whitehead, Gibson, Lois Lyons, Warrenton, Grace Chalker, Dublin, and Louise Holley, Gibson.

Pallbearers were Ray Toulson, Gary Thompson, Robert Johnson, Charles Johnson, Tim Landrum and Larry Haire.

Lowe Funeral Home, Warrenton, was in charge of the arrangements.


Sadie May Palmer Robinson
Mrs. Sadie May Palmer Robinson, 74, of Louisville died Monday, April 25, 2005.

Mrs. Robinson, a native of Jefferson County, was a homemaker and a member of the Canaan Galilee Baptist Church.

The funeral will be April 28 at 3 p.m. at the Canaan Galilee Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Stokes officiating. Burial will be in the Lone Star Society Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, George Robinson; her children, Eunice D. Mathis, Atlanta, Annie L. Robinson, New York, N.Y., Recie M. and Harry Williams, Wrens, Stanley C. and Nena Robinson, Coulmbus, Cynthia R. and Yvone Dimiyo, New York, N.Y., and Arnita R. Gibbons, Louisville; four siblings, Margaret Bynes, Louisville, Daisy Palmer, Augusta, Mildred Smith, New York, N.Y., and Marion and Aubrey Miller, West Haverstraw, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three additional sisters-in-law; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Frances "Frankie" B. Irby
Mrs. Frances "Frankie" B. Irby, 84, of Stapleton died Thursday, April 21, 2005, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mrs. Irby, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of Stapleton Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred Irby.

The funeral was April 24 at 2 p.m. at Stapleton Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Daniel officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include a son, James Vernon Irby, Stapleton; a daughter, Joyce Cullars, Tallassee, Ala.; two brothers, Robert "Buck" Beckworth and Daniel Beckworth; four sisters, Cleo Martin, Anna Belle Gay, Sarah Guy and Dalauh Brown; a nephew that was like a son to her, Tommy Neal; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bob Barrow, Thomas Beckworth, Donnie Guy, Seth Williams, Joey Usry and Paul Beckworth.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mary Hildum Ludjeck
Mrs. Mary Hildum Ludjeck, 77, of Green Cove Springs, Fla., died Friday, March 4, 2005, at the Orange Park, Fla. Medical Center.

Mrs.Ludjeck, a native of Wrens, was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Spudgeon Phillips. She was a dietician and a member of the VFW Auxiliary of Green Cove Springs and attended Russell Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arlyn "Jack" Ludjeck, and a son, Robert Hildum.

Services were held March 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Helm funeral home, Green Cove Springs. Burial was March 21 at 1 p.m. in the Floridan National Cemetery in Bushnell.

Survivors include two sons, Roy B. and Maggie Hildum Jr. and Ronnie C. and Darlene Hildum, Green Cove Springs; two brothers, James Phillips, Wrens, and Charles S. Phillips, Lincoln, N.C.; one sister, Nellie Thompson, Wrens; seven grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Helm Funeral Home, Green Cove Springs, Fla., was in charge of the arrangements.


Mary Ethel McNair
Mrs. Mary Ethel McNair, 87, of Thomson died Thursday, April 21, 2005, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. McNair, a native of Glascock County, lived in Thomson for many years. She was a retired seamstress from Stapleton Garment Company. She was a Baptist.

The funeral was April 24 at 2 p.m. in the Curtis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Cook officiating. Burial was in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include two sons, David and Janice McNair, Augusta, and Wiley and Jackie McNair, Harlem; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Danny Johnson, John Cook, Tony McNair, Dwight Akemon, Trevon Wheeless and Charles Farr.

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


Janice Markins Spivey
Mrs. Janice Markins Spivey, 62, of Thomson died Monday, April 18, 2005.

Mrs. Spivey was a member of the McDuffie County V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.

A memorial service was held April 21 at 10 a.m. at Sheppard Funeral Home Chapel in Gibson with the Rev. Steve Lamb officiating. She is preceded in death by one sister, Mrs. Connie Markins Messerly.

Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Lorene M. Markins, Gibson; one daughter, Tracy Pool, Dearing; two sons, Johnny Lee Usry and Earl Humphries Jr., Grayp three sisters, Barbara Johns, Wilmer, Ala., Alice Adams, Chatsworth, and Deborah Gagner, Grovetown; two brothers, Otto Markins, Valdosta, and James L. Markins, Gibson; and five grandchildren.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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