Obituaries
May 26, 2005 Issue

Annie Jessie Brown
Mrs. Annie Jessie Brown of Louisville died Friday, May 6, 2005.

Mrs. Brown, a native of Jefferson County, was the daughter of Mrs. Willie Mae Roberts and the late Mr. Ray Poole. She was a member of Ebenezer C.M.E. Church where she served as secretary of the Usher Board. She received her education in the Jefferson County school system.

The funeral was May 11 at 3 p.m. at Ebenezer C.M.E. Church with the Rev. B. Daryl Walker III officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her daughters, Cindy Fields and Krystle Fields, Louisville; sons, Ronnie E. Poole, Avon, Fla., Tommy Fields and Kenneth Fields, Louisville; stepchildren, Angela Brown, Louisville, Kathy Minor and Jackie Ingram, Sandersville; her mother, Willie Mae Roberts; a sister, Betty Mae Scott, Louisville; brothers, Jonas Page, Louisville, Terry Cunningham, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Andrew Gilmore, Augusta; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and several sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces nephews and cousins.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


George "Bogie" Arthur Graham
Mr. George "Bogie" Arthur Graham, 56, of Dearing died Friday, May 20, 2005, at University Hospital.

Mr. Graham, a lifelong resident of McDuffie County, was a member of Word of Life Church. He was a plumber with Yohel Brothers.

The funeral was May 22 at 3 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Michael Taylor and Margaret Sharp officiating. Burial was in Westview Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Jamie Martin Graham; his mother, Celeste Williams Graham, Thomson; sons, Zachary Poss, Joseph Poss and William Poss, all of Dearing; a daughter, Regina Carr, Thomson; brothers, W.J. Graham, Cochran, and Bill Graham, Thomson; sisters, Carolyn Greene, Dearing, Linda Grant, Stapleton, and Judy Davis, Thomson; and two grandchildren.

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


Doris Lane Johnson
Miss Doris Lane Johnson of Louisville died Thursday, May 12, 2005.

Miss Johnson, a native of Jefferson County, was the daughter of Mrs. Margaret Wells Johnson and the late Jordan Johnson Jr. She was a 1974 graduate of Louisville High School. She received an associate degree in education from Georgia Military College. She was a member of Gordon Grove Baptist Church where she served as church secretary, a missionary and a member of the Bennie Brinson Gospel Choir.

The funeral was May 15 at 3 p.m. at Gordon Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Allen Webb officiating and the Rev. Walter Holmes assisting. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her son, Bryan Broomfield, Louisville; her mother, Margaret Johnson, Louisville; brothers, Howard Johnson, Clyde A. Johnson and Chester Johnson, Louisville; sisters, Lona F. Lane and Gloria D. Casey, Wrens; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers were members of the Louisville High School Class of 1974.

Honorary pallbearers were deacons and trustees of Gordon Grove Baptist Church, Louisville Academy staff and Jefferson County bus drivers.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Emma Lee Smith Lodge
Mrs. Emma Lee Smith Lodge of Midville died Sunday, May 15, 2005.

The funeral was May 21 at 3 p.m. at Pineola Church of God in Wadley with Elder Hardwick Griffin officiating. Burial was in Spring Bethel Cemetery in Louisville.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Jean Gross, Midville, and Linda S. Holmes, Waynesboro; a son, Tommy Lee Smith, Midville; four stepdaughters, Roberta Overstreet, Midville, Dora Williams, St. Petersburg, Fla., Flora Bell Woods, Jacksonville, Fla., and Doris Hill, Homestead, N.Y.; three stepsons, Harry Lodge, Midville, Jessie Simpkins, Swainsboro, and Jimmy Stokes, Valdosta; five sisters, Pauline Smith, Louisville, Fannie Mae Scruggs, Augusta, Marion Lewis, Midville, Inez Smith, Wrens, and Katherine Smith, Atlanta; six brothers, Roosevelt Smith and Eskimo Smith, Midville, Haywood Smith Jr., Macon, Louis Smith, Augusta, Charles Smith and Gordon Smith, Sparta; one granddaughter; and several other relatives.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


Mamie B. Mitchell
Mrs. Mamie B. Mitchell of Hephzibah died Tuesday, May 17, 2005.

Mrs. Mitchell, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of Robinson Grove Baptist Church.

The funeral was May 21 at 11 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary H. Hammond officiating. Burial was in Walker Memorial Park.

Survivors include her nieces, Willie Mae Haynes, Ethel Moore, Hephzibah, Rosa L. Young, Midville, Ruby Gaines, Mamie Jackson, Augusta, Mary Irving, Ft.Lauderdale, Fla., and Ethel Jackson, Waco, Texas; a nephew, Edward Harris, Augusta; and several great nieces and nephews.

Williams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


James "Mutt" Stewart
Mr. James "Mutt" Stewart, 81, of Keysville died Thursday, May 19, 2005.

Mr. Stewart was a farmer and a member of Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army where he fought in World War II. He was also a pilot. He is predeceased by a son, Pat Stewart.

The funeral was May 21 at 2 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Race Lariscy and Wayne McDaniel officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Corley Stewart; two sons, James Denny Stewart and Jay Alan Stewart, Keysville; five grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Cheri Stewart.

Pallbearers were Clay Daugherty, Ray Smith, Oliver Russell, Hal Kight, Tom Lee, Tommy Hozey, Norwood Prescott and Milton Scott.

Memorials may be made to Arthritis Foundation, 2045 Peachtree Rd., Suite 800, Atlanta, GA 30309, or to Mt. Moriah Cemetery Fund, c/o Charles Stewart, 1571 Noah Station Rd., Matthews, GA 30818.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Ollie Neal Usry
Mrs. Ollie Neal Usry, 82, of Gibson died Saturday, May 21, 2005, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Usry was a member of Thankful Baptist Church where she served as the mother of the church.

The funeral was May 28 at 1 p.m. at Thankful Baptist Church with the Rev. Leroy Hudson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Branson and Lois Boatwright, Warrenton; seven daughters, Cliffertine Story, Addie Patterson, Sarah and Alex Lowe and Brenda Walker, Thomson, Thelma Boatwright, Wrens, Betty and Julias Hunter, San Angelo, Texas, and Catherine and Andrew Flint, Detroit, Mich.; 49 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends at Burnett Funeral Home on May 27 from 7-8 p.m. and on May 28 until 11 a.m.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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