Obituaries
June 23, 2005 Issue

Jeannette Clifton
Mrs. Jeannette Clifton, 85, of Augusta died Sunday, June 12, 2005.

Mrs. Clifton, a native of Wadley, was a homemaker and a member of Crawford Avenue Baptist Church. She is predeceased by her husband, Lemuel Clifton.

The funeral was June 15 at 11 a.m. at Platt's Crawford Avenue Chapel. Burial was in Westover Memorial Park.

Survivors include two sons, Rodney Lemuel Clifton, Edgefield, S.C., and Stanley Alan Clifton, McBean; two daughters, Gwyn Clifton DeBerry, New London, N.C., and Gayle Clifton Hooper, Augusta; one brothers, Harold Warren Stewart, Augusta; two sisters, Mary Stewart Benton, Augusta, and Mona Stewart Masterson, Lincolnton; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the M.C.G. Foundation - Alzheimer Research, 919 15th St. Alumni Center, Augusta, GA 30912 or to St. Joseph Hospice, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, GA 30904.

Platt's Funeral Home, Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.


Gerald E. Cluckey
Mr. Gerald E. Cluckey, 74, of Martinez died Monday, June 20, 2005.

Mr. Cluckey was retired from Ford Motor Company as a repairman belonging to the U.A.W. He served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean Conflict and received a Purple Heart. He was a member of the V.F.W. #640 of Augusta.

The funeral with military honors was held June 23 at 2 p.m. at Elliott Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Charlie Beasley officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Sigrid; three sons, Jerry and Barbara Cluckey, Dearing, Michael and Marcine Gudakunst, Bradner, Ohio, and Steven and Tyra Ledbetter, Louisville; two daughters, Kay and John Emennegger, Toledo, Ohio, and Carolyn and David Dybala, Toledo, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Vickie Cluckey, Highland, Mich.; five brothers, Bob Cluckey, Lindsey Cluckey, Jim Cluckey and Rick Cluckey, all of Mich., and Kenny Cluckey, Pa.; four sisters, Bea McManus, Ill., Eileen Williams, Martinez, Jeannie Johns and Carol Finley, Mich.; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Martinez, was in charge of the arrangements.


Jewell Pendrey Hadden
Mrs. Jewell Pendrey Hadden, 75, of New Ellenton, S.C., died Tuesday, June 14, 2005.

Mrs. Hadden, a native of Jefferson County, had lived in New Ellenton since 1952. She was a homemaker and a member of Corinth Baptist Church. She is the daughter of the late Albert S. and Docia Norton Pendrey.

The funeral was June 16 at 11 a.m. at Shellhouse Rivers Funeral Home Chapel, Aiken, with the Revs. Robbie Vance and Robert Jackson officiating. Burial was in St. Pauls Methodist Church Cemetery, New Ellenton.

Survivors include her husband, M.L. Hadden Sr.; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol H. and Richard Posey, Aiken; two sons and daughters-in-law, M.L. and Bonnie Hadden, Avera, and Donald and Andrea Hadden, Aiken; a sister, Ruth Arvantes, Church Falls, Va.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Jack Almond, Durand Coates, Robert Posey, Robert Kirby, Brady Hadden and Roland Norris.

Memorials may be made to Corinth Baptist Church, 805 S. Main St., New Ellenton, SC 29831.

Shellhouse Rivers Funeral Home, Aiken, was in charge of the arrangements.


Johnnie Mathis Hawkins
Mrs. Johnnie Mathis Hawkins, 75, of Mitchell died Thursday, June 16, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Hawkins, a native of Glascock County, was a homemaker. She was a member of Edgehill First Church of God. She is predeceased by her husband, Rev. O.C. Hawkins.

The funeral was June 18 at 2 p.m. at Edgehill First Church of God with the Rev. Herman Walden officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Janice and Charles Thompson, Evans, and Donna and Dwain Pittman, Edgehill; one son, Tommy and Mary Ann Hawkins, Wrens; one sister, Mrs. Bessie Allen, Augusta; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Robert Thompson, Michael Thompson, Russell Wheeler, Jeffery Walden, Mark Davis and Mike Lyons.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Judson R. McGahee
Mr. Judson R. McGahee, 88, of Stapleton died Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at the Gibson Health and Rehab Center.

Mr. McGahee, a native of Warren County, was a retired carpenter and a member of Mount Beulah Baptist Church. He is predeceased by his wife, Eva McGahee.

The funeral was June 16 at 11 a.m. in the Curtis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Seaman officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jan (Leon) Cato, Thomson, and Mrs. Glenice (Robert) Stone, Cumming; two sons, Donnie McGahee, Valdosta, and James (Karen Hyman) McGahee, Thomson; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Sam Kitchens Jr., Michael McGahee, Steve Davis, Hugh Hobbs, Gene Hubbard and Mark Hobbs.

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


James L. "Jim" McMurrain
Mr. James L. "Jim" McMurrain, 52, of Augusta died Friday, June 17, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. McMurrain, a native of Palatka, Fla., lived in the Augusta area since 1971. He was retired from South Trust Mortgage Corporation. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and had participated as a high school referee through his affiliation with the Georgia High School Referee's Association.

Memorial services were held June 21 at 11 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church with the Revs. Greg Porterfield, Adam Roberts and Roy White officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Judy McMurrain; two daughters, Jennifer and Scott Stafford, Martinez, and Julie and Chad Watkins, Wrens; his mother, Harriette Hurley, Brunswick; brothers and sisters, Dr. K.D. McMurrain Jr., Palmetto, William Chapman McMurrain, Savannah, Bridie Louise McMurrain, Palatka, Fla., Cora Elizabeth Tyler, Palatka, Fla., George Darnell McMurrain, Brunswick, and Thomas Edward Smith, Palatka, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Rd., Evans, GA, or the Pancreatic Center Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 7000, El Segundo, CA 90245.


Mercer Louise Reynolds
Miss Mercer Louise Reynolds, 79, of Warrenton died Sunday, June 19, 2005, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Miss Reynolds, a lifelong resident of Warren County, was retired as secretary from Jebco, Inc., and a member of Norwood United Methodist Church.

The funeral will be June 23 at 2 p.m. at Lowe Funeral Home with the Rev. Sue Meehan officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery in Warren County.

Survivors include her brother, Gene Reynolds, Warrenton; her sister, Lorna R. Scruggs, Bartow; three nieces and several great-nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Bob Trapp, Robert Hickox, Stanley Dallas, S.D. Pearson, Joe Peebles and P.H. Giddens.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 246 Davis Rd., Suite E, Augusta, GA 30907.

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


Florence Tooks
Mrs. Florence Tooks died Friday, June 10, 2005.

Mrs. Tooks, a native of Sparta, attended school in Wadley. Afterwards she moved to New York, continued her studies and became certified as an infant and geriatric care nurse.

The funeral was June 18 at 10 a.m. at Gus Thornhill's Funeral Home in East Point with Pastor Darrell Parsons officiating. Burial was in Tooks Cemetery in Bartow.

Survivors include her grandson, Mr. Eddie Tooks; a daughter-in-law, Ms. Odie Victor; her granddaughter-in-law and caregiver, Ms. Mary Dennis; Ida Mae Perry and family, Chicago, Ill.; Ve'Ester Armstrong and family, Wadley; Jamie Lonnie Hill, Wadley; Thelma Carter, Louisville; Mary Lois Rose, St. Austin, Fla.; Carolyn Ivey and family; Atlanta; three great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the local arrangements.


Deacon Isiah "Benny" Turner
Deacon Isiah "Benny" Turner of Wadley died Tuesday, June 14, 2005.

The funeral was June 20 at 1 p.m. at the Pineola Church of God with the Elder Ronnie Harden officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Doris L. Harris Turner; five daughters, Linda Fowler, Brenda Roche and Rita Turner, Flint, Mich., and Phillip Turner, Wadley; 20 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren; and several other relatives.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

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