Obituaries
June 9, 2005 Issue

Robert Willie "Bill" Barnes
Mr. Robert Willie "Bill" Barnes, 83, of Louisville died Tuesday, May 31, 2005.

The funeral was June 6 at 3 p.m. at Smith Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Tracy Brown officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his ex-wife, Lillie Belle Barnes, Wrens; a son, Ronnie Barnes, Paterson, N.J.; sisters, Mabel Boyd, Margaret McSwain and Louise Monroe, N.J., Mercedes Barnes, Dari, Mary Eva Jackson, Augusta; brothers, Freddie Barnes, Brooklyn, N.Y., Samuel Barnes, Washington, D.C., Leotis Barnes and James Barnes, St. Petersburg, Fla.; mother-in-law, Carrie Bell Smith; four daughters-in-law; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; seven sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Charlotte Alice McKennie Brown Hinkins
Mrs. Charlotte Alice McKennie Brown Hinkins of Wadley died Monday, May 30, 2005.

The funeral was June 4 at 1 p.m. at Pineola Church of God with Pastor Marque Johnson officiating. Burial was in the First Baptist Church Cemetery, Wadley.

Survivors include five daughters, Susie Robinson, Jacksonville, Fla., Odelia Baker, Kimberly Coleman, Patricia Mountain and Alicia Hill, all of Wadley; three sons, Samuel R. Hinkins and Minister Rolland T. Hinkins, Wadley and Kenton Hinkins, Taunton, Mass.; three brothers, Dea. Thomas McKennie, Wadley, Deac. Horace McKennie, South Fallsburg, N.Y., and Dea. George McKennie, Savannah; 27 grandchildren; 72 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren and several other relatives.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


Annette Swan Jones
Mrs. Annette Swan Jones of Stone Mountain died Thursday, June 2, 2005, at Southern Angels Assisted Living in Stone Mountain.

Mrs. Jones, a native of Jefferson County, was the daughter of Andrew Lawson Swan and Sally Wren Swan. She earned an associate's degree at Georgia Southwestern College, and her B.S.Ed., M.Ed. and Ed.S. degrees from the University of Georgia. She taught elementary school in Alma, Hartwell, Summerville and Hephzibah. She was director of guidance for Thomas County Schools in the sixties and served as school counselor in the Augusta area until her retirement in the early eighties. In Summerville, she held leadership positions in the Presbyterian Church, the Business and Professional Women's Club and in Girl Scouting. In Thomasville and Augusta she was a leader in the Pilot Club. She did volunteer work for the American Cancer Society and for St. Mary's Hospice. She was a member of the John Franklin Wren Chapter of the D.A.R.

The funeral was June 4 at 11 a.m. at Ways Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Robert officiating.

Survivors include a daughter, Anne Jones Thompson, Decatur; a son, James L. Jones, Athens; a sister, Fay Swan Foreman, Jackson, S.C.; a brother, Rev. Charles A. Swan, Augusta; one grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Ways Baptist Church, 314 Quaker Road, Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


George Robert Kitchens
Mr. George Robert Kitchens of Stapleton died Friday, June 3, 2005.

Mr. Kitchens was a lifelong resident of Glascock County. He was retired from J.M. Huber Corp. after 30 years of service. He was a member of Mt. Beulah Baptist Church and a member of the Woodman of the World Lodge #982.

The funeral was June 4 at Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Bill Seaman, Mike Sutphin and Jimmy Richardson officiating. Burial was in Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery. He is predeceased by his parents, George Robert Kitchens and Lizzie Bell Kitchens; two brothers, James Kitchens Sr. and Milo Kitchens Sr.; and a sister, Frances Kitchens.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra T. Kitchens; a daughter, Anitra Kitchens, Stapleton; brothers and sisters, John Weldon Kitchens Sr., Hephzibah, Harry Kitchens, Stapleton, Julian Kitchens, Wrens, Annette Key and Julia Massey, Thomson, Sadie Kitchens, Stapleton, Lollie Dell Todd, Gibson, and Lynn Mayo, Norwood; one grandson, Zachary Thomas Kitchens; and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

Pallbearers were Bob Brooks, Ryan Brooks, Bobby Mauck, Chris Kelley, Paul Rogers, J.R. Gilmer, Billy Doe Gilmer and Wayne Chalker.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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


Dot Hadden McGahee
Mrs. Dot Hadden McGahee, 89, of Louisville died Sunday, June 5, 2005.

Mrs. McGahee, a native of Jefferson County, was the daughter of the late George T. Hadden and Margaret Hadden. She was a legal secretary for many years beginning with Phillips & Abbot, later with both W. Wright Abbot, Abbot & Abbot and finally retiring with Abbot & Murphy. She was a member of Waldens United Methodist Church where she was in the choir.

The funeral was June 8 at 1 p.m. at Waldens United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marvin Goodman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews, including Catherine Newsome, Augusta, Edity Williams, Jacksonville, Fla., Betty Pennington, Matthews, George McGahee and Bill McGahee, Louisville, and Bob Williams, Newport News, Va.

Pallbearers were Algernon Usry, Tim Williams, Gary Rhodes, Charlie E. Davis, Allen McGahee, Ray Williford and Wallace Hadden.

Memorials may be made to Waldens United Methodist Church, 1760 Waldens Church Road, Avera, GA 30803.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Larry Pennington
Mr. Larry Pennington, 62, of Wrens died Wednesday, June 1, 2005.

Mr. Pennington was self employed as a painter. He was a member of Dearing Full Gospel Church.

Graveside services were June 3 at 1 p.m. at Gibson Church of God Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Lamb officiating.

Survivors include five daughters, Kendra Hall, Wrens, Faye Pennington, Tonya Pennington, Ronda Goforth, all of Thomson, and Laura Pennington, Grovetown; and 13 grandchildren.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mary Lou English Usry
Mrs. Mary Lou English Usry, 103, of Augusta died Thursday, June 2, 2005, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Usry, a native of Glascock County, was a member of Gibson United Methodist Church. She is predeceased by her husband, L.V. Usry; and her parents, Mr. James Thomas and Mrs. Lanie English.

The funeral was June 5 at 2 p.m. at Gibson United Methodist Church with the Revs. Griffin Thompson and Mickey Huff officiating. Burial was in the Gibson City Cemetery.

Survivors include her children, Mrs. Gloria U. Geyer, Augusta, Mr. Eston Usry, Warrenton, and Mr. Maxie (Martha) Usry, Augusta; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Randy Usry, Terry Usry, Carig usry, Preston Oellerich, Jeremy Brown and Ryan Storey.

Memorials may be made to the Gibson United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Kathy Chalker, P.O. Box 72, Gibson, GA 30810.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


John M. "Bo Milton" Walker
Mr. John M. "Bo Milton" Walker, 71, of Wrens died Tuesday, May 31, 2005.

The funeral was June 4 at 2 p.m. at Lofton AME Church with the Rev. Samuel Thompkins officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Walker; six children, Angela Lane and Sean Walker, Wrens, John Walker Jr. and Chris Walker, Atlanta, Annie Walker, Jonesboro, and Anthony (Shantese) Walker, Edwards, Calif.; mother-in-law, Annie Lane, Brovainia; three sisters, Rosa Young, West Palm Beach, Fla., Frankie Oliphant and Joyce Duncan, Riviera, Fla; six grandchildren and several brother-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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