Obituaries
May 12, 2005 Issue

Olney L. "Sonny" Brown Jr.
Mr. Olney L. "Sonny" Brown Jr., 85, of Aiken, S.C., died Sunday, May 1, 2005.

Mr. Brown, a native of Jefferson County, was the son of the late Olney and Lucille Aldrick Brown. He served in the US Army during WWII and was assigned to the Army Tank Battalion. He graduated Georgia Tech with a B.S. in industrial engineering in 1948 and worked for the Magnolia Oil Refinery in Beaumont, Tx., before working at the Savannah River Plant from 1952-1981. He was past chairman of the board, elder and deacon of First Christian Church of Aiken. He was a Mason, member of the Scottish Rite, the York Rite, a Shriner, in the Georgia Tech Alumni Association and the Aiken-Augusta Bowling League.

Memorial services were May 4 at 2 p.m. in the Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Morris officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Herndon Brown; two daughters, Brenda Brown Mincey and Carole Brown Fowler, Aiken; a son, Olney Lane Brown III, Aiken; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Dr. SW, Aiken, SC 29803.

Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home Inc., Aiken, S.C., was in charge of the arrangements.


Dorothy McDaniel Bryant
Mrs. Dorothy McDaniel Bryant, 78, of Belvedere, S.C., died Monday, May 9, 2005.

Mrs. Bryant, a native of Louisville, made her home in Belvedere for the past 51 years. She was a member of the Belvedere United Methodist Church and the Together Sunday School Class. She was a retired bookkeeper with Maxwell Estroff Company. She was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Annie Laura Hodges McDaniel.

The funeral will be May 12 at 11 a.m. from the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home with the Rev. David L. Templeton officiating. Burial will be in the Louisville City Cemetery at 2:30 p.m.

Survivors include her husband, R. Benton Bryant; a daughter, Angie Scott and Hugh Boyd, North Augusta; three grandchildren, Bill Scott Jr., Kelli Willoughby and Ben Scott; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Joe E. McDaniel Jr., Louisville; and two sisters, Florence Johnson, Davisboro, and Flora Parker, Niceville, Fla.

Memorials may be made to the Children's Medical Center Fifth Floor, c/o MCG Foundation Inc., 919 15th Street, Alumni Center, FI-1000, Augusta, GA 30912.

Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home, North Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.


Eula Mae Kelley
Mrs. Eula Mae Kelley, 91, of Mitchell, died Monday, May 2, 2005.

The funeral was May 8 at 4 p.m. at the Second Mineral Springs Baptist Church in Washington County with Elder Darrell Warthen officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include seven children, Mrs. Ostine Tucker, Miami, Fla., Mrs. Leonia Lundy and Mr. M.H. Warthen, both of Mitchell, Mr. W.J. Warthen, Augusta, Mrs. Lizzie Jackson, Dearing, Mrs. Euria Jackson, Philadelphia, Pa., and Mr. Willie Lee Warthen, Mayfield; 20 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren and several relatives.

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


Marvin Rance McNair
Mr. Marvin Rance McNair, 91, of Augusta died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. McNair, a native of Wrens, was the retired owner of Southern Electrical Co. and a member of Lakeside Baptist Church.

The funeral was May 4 at 4 p.m. from the chapel of Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with the Rev. John George officiating. Burial was in West View Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dorothy E. McNair; two daughters, Carolyn M. Stratton, Grovetown, Pamela J. Westbrook, North Augusta; one brother, Johnny Russell, Augusta; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Gene Baxley, Jerry W. Russell, John Robert Russell, David Westbrook, John Stratton Jr. and William Stratton.

Memorials may be made to Lakeside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1730, Clearwater, S.C. 29822.

Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.


Kathryn Mullins
Mrs. Kathryn Mullins, 82, of Evans died Saturday, May 7, 2005, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Mullins was a retired kindergarten school teacher and a member of Wrens Baptist Church. She was formerly a member of Fleming Baptist Church and a member of Eastern Star Alice Warren Chapter.

Graveside services were May 10 at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Garden Cemetery with the Rev. Race Lariscy officiating.

Survivors include a son, Edward "Rusty" Mullins Jr., Augusta; a daughter, Nancy Brown, Matthews; one sister, Carolyn Hunt, Thomson; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to F.S.I.G., P.O. Box 510, Concordia, MO 64020.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Alice Mae Smith
Mrs. Alice Mae Smith, 63, of Wrens died Tuesday, May 3, 2005.

The funeral was May 7 at 2 p.m. at Wrens Chapel AME Church with the Rev. Roy Mathis officiating. Burial was in Sugar Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Henry James Smith Sr.; her sons, Ray Shannon Mayo and Tyrone Burnett, Wrens; stepsons, Jeffrey Little, Boston, Mass., Henry James Smith Jr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two grandchildren, Quintative Smith and LaDorian Burnett, Wrens; sisters, Betty (Ralph) Jordan, Wrens, Mary Ann Utley, St. Petersburg, Fla., Donell Haile, Miami, Fla., and Leila Jinks, Atlanta; brothers, Robert Murray, Harold Murray and Rufus, Murray, Augusta, and Roy Murray, Orlando, Fla.; mother-in-law, Della Mae Smith; and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


James Clifford Smith
Mr. James Clifford Smith of Augusta died Tuesday, May 2, 2005.

Mr. Smith, a native of Bartow, had lived in Augusta for the past 41 years. He was the son of the late Oscar Franklin and Essie Hall Smith. He retired in 1984 from Norfolk Southern Railroad System and was a past member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and was a member of Burns Memorial United Methodist Church.

The funeral was May 7 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick with the Rev. Rod Blomfield officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Smith; his sisters, Lettie Waller, Augusta, Mildred Shephard, Wadley, and Frances Dame, Danville; brothers, Harvey Smith, Keystone, Heights, Fla., Talmedge Smith, Kite, and Ernie Smith, Louisville.

Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.


Robert Lester Wright
Mr. Robert Lester Wright, 59, of Waynesboro died Thursday, May 5, 2005, at Burke Medical Center.

The funeral is May 12 at 3 p.m. at New Birch Missionary Baptist Church, Waynesboro, with the Rev. Carl Simmons officiating. Burial will be at St. Claire Baptist Church in Keysville.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille Evans-Wright; four sons, Davis Wright, Germany, Robert D. and Kim Wright, Waynesboro, Herman Wright, Wrens, and Lester D. Wright, Germany; three daughters, Mary Culliver, Hinesville, Gala Wright, Wrens, and Felicia Wright, Warrenton; and three stepchildren, Rochelle A. Dishmond, Roderick D. Sams and Kim Stone.

Carter's Mortuary, Waynesboro, was in charge of the arrangements.

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