June 30, 2005 Issue

Nellie Clyde Boyd
Miss Nellie Clyde Boyd, 94, of Stapleton died Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at Jefferson Hospital.

Miss Boyd was a member of Stapleton Baptist Church, Jefferson County Retired Educators and Keenagers. She graduated from Stapleton High School, Georgia State College for Women, post graduate study at University of Arkansas and University of Wisconsin. She was a member of Phi Upsilon Amicion, had many high honors and special recognition for work in the field of education. She taught home economics in schools in Vidette, Brinson, Nashville, Lyons and Wrens. She was head of Nutrition Department at University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service. She is predeceased by one brother, Carl Boyd.

The funeral was June 24 at 11 a.m. at Stapleton Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Daniel officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include three sisters, Jenibel Boyd, Lillian B. Stacy and Julia B. Maher; one brother, James T. Boyd; 38 nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Pallbearers were James Stacy, Stanley Maher, Michael Boyd, Judson Boyd, Bruce Boyd and Daniel Boyd.

Honorary pallbearers were the great-nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Stapleton Baptist Church Building Fund, 360 Harvey St., Stapleton, GA 30823.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Tommy Lee Farmer Jr.
Mr. Tommy Lee Farmer Jr., 29, of Avera died Sunday, June 19, 2005.

The funeral was June 23 at 3:30 p.m. at Stone Springfield AME Church with the Rev. David Batts officiating. Burial was in the New Hope AME Church Cemetery in Grange.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Vickie and Donald Greene, Avera; his children, ShaToreah Farmer, Tameyah Farmer, Kymonica Farmer and Tre Farmer, all of Douglasville, Seli Chappell and Amber Avery, Wrens, and Rodrez Hales, Killeen, Texas; two brothers, Mario Greene, Avera, and Fred Sims, Wrens; two sisters, Kimblee (Wright) White, Cordova, Tenn., and Stacey Roberts, Wrens; two stepbrothers, Eric Fleming and Isaac Thompson, Louisville; a niece, Vickia White, Cordova; a fiancÚ, Amanda Wilcher, Wrens; and several aunts and uncles.

Freeman Funeral home was in charge of the arrangements.

Dora Scarboro Gladin
Mrs. Dora Scarboro Gladin, 92, of Wadley died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at Glendale Nursing Home in Wadley.

Mrs. Gladin had resided in Wadley since 1953. She was an accomplished seamstress and was retired from Oxford Manufacturing Company. She was a member of Wadley Baptist Church and the Victory Bible Class. She is predeceased by her parents, Perry L. and Minnie Bell Scarboro; her husband, Grady H. Gladin; and her eldest son, Jack H. Gladin.

The funeral was June 26 at 3 p.m. at Wadley Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, William Reese Gladin, Louisville, and Bobby E. Gladin, Douglas; a daughter-in-law, Audrey S. Gladin, Wadley; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Smith Funeral Home, Wadley, was in charge of the arrangements.

Sarah Elizabeth Johnson
Sarah Elizabeth Johnson of Adairsville died Sunday, June 12, 2005.

The funeral was June 17 at 2 p.m. at Parnick Jennings Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Darwin Caldwell officiating. Burial was held at a later date at Wrens Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include her parents, William and Amanda Johnson; paternal grandparents, Max and Dianne Johnson, Wrens; maternal grandparents, Bobby and Yvonne Stewart, East Point; paternal great-grandparents, Wilbur and Earlean Godowns, Louisville; and two aunts, Shannon Johnson, Wrens, and Amy Stewart, Kennesaw.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Annie M. Marsh
Mrs. Annie M. Marsh, 79, of Swainsboro died Monday, June 20, 2005.

Mrs. Marsh, a native of Emanuel County, worked in food service with the Emanuel County School System and was a member of Mt. Shady Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Louis Marsh; and her son, Melvin Marsh.

The funeral was June 22 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Shady Baptist Church with the Revs. Ronnie Page and Wilmer Hall officiating. Burial was in the Swainsboro City Cemetery.

Survivors include five daughters, Joyce McIntee and Gail Douglas, Swainsboro, Erlene Rowland, Tampa, Fla., Shelby Chance, Bartow, and Marie Brown, Midville; one son and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Angie Marsh, Swainsboro; three sisters, Katie Canady, Martha Nell Beasley and Jean Henry, Swainsboro; three brothers, M.D. Akridge and Elzie Akridge, Stillmore; and Ralph Akridge, Swainsboro; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

Floyd Arthur McCall Jr.
Mr. Floyd Arthur McCall Jr., 33, of Colbert died Sunday, June 19, 2005.

Mr. McCall, a native of Thomson, lived in Athens before moving to Colbert six years ago. He is preceded in death by his father, Floyd Arthur McCall Sr.

A memorial service was held June 23 at 2 p.m. at First Apostolic Church of Watkinsville with the Rev. Curtis Hammond officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Bowen McCall; sons, Bryan Adam McCall and Robert Louis McCall; his mother, Connie Norton Price, Gibson; sisters, Monica Terry, Wrens, Valerie Young, Thomson, and Sheila McCall, Savannah; brother, Gary Smith, Thomson; and 21 nieces and nephews.

Lord & Stephens, Danielsville, was in charge of the arrangements.

Florence Callaway Newsome
Mrs. Florence Callaway Newsome, 84, of Warrenton, died Friday, June 24, 2005, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center in Thomson.

Mrs. Newsome, a native of Hancock County, had lived in Warren County for many years. She was a homemaker and member of Jewel Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She is preceded in death by her husband Lester E. Newsome Jr.

The funeral was June 26 at 3 p.m. at Jewell Baptist Church with the Revs. Ralph Story and Terry Braswell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Les E. Newsome III, Gibson, Phil C. Newsome, Eatonton, and Tony S. Newsome, Warrenton; three daughters, Cheryl Newsome, Warrenton, Sandra Azimi, Gordon, and Cathe Newsome, Eatonton; three sisters, Nell Dickerson, Elberton, Alma Holsenbeck, Milledgeville, and Dena Osborne, Newnan; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Barry Newsome, Larry Newsome, David Newsome, Lee Newsome, Lee Griffin and Ken Norris.

Memorials may be made to the Jewell Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 388, Jewell, GA 31045.

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

Betty Jean Newsome Sander
Mrs. Betty Jean Newsome Sanders of Augusta died Saturday, June 18, 2005, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Sanders lived in the Augusta area for the past 30 years and was employed as a planning clerk for Austin Industrial. She was a member of Central Baptist Church.

The funeral was June 22 at 1 p.m. at Elliott Sons Funeral Home Lumpkin Road Chapel with the Revs. Jerry Wilson and Jason Mitchum officiating. Burial was at Hillcrest Memorial Park. She is predeceased by a sister, Evon Newsome Perry.

Survivors include her husband, Jay W. Sanders; children, Kristin D. (Alfred) Goodson, Aiken, S.C., Nancy Sanders (Troy) Shiflett, Hephzibah, and Jamie Sanders, Augusta; her parents, Roy Gene Newsome and Bessie Lindsey Newsome; sisters, Marica Gorday, Wrightsville, Janice Goddee, Davisboro, and Debra Curl, Dublin; her brother, Ken Newsome, Swainsboro; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law; and two sisters-in-law.

Pallbearers were Alfred Goodson, Troy Shiflett, Frank Murphy, Theron Thurmond, Don Sanders, Keith Newsome, S.A. Newsome, Joseph Newsome and Johnny Whitledge.

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

Eleanor Peebles Story
Mrs. Eleanor Peebles Story, 85, of Gibson died Friday, June 24, 2005, at the V.A. Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Story, a native of Glascock County, was an Army Veteran of WWII and a member of Decator First Baptist Church.

Graveside services were held June 26 at 2 p.m. at the Magnolia Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Tommy Harwell officiating.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Carol Ann Nicholas Landrum and Wayne Landrum; two sisters, Kay Flanigan and Mary Alice Denton, Gibson; four grandchildren, Rhonda Wren, Melissa Landrum, Denise L. Dallas and Jennifer L. Hadden; seven great-grandchildren, Tara Searcy, Travis Brasswell, Matthew L. Kent, Jonathan Hart, Leslie Hart, Grant Hadden and Macy Hadden; and one great-great-grandchild, Payton Searcy.

Pallbearers were Travis Brasswell, Matthew Kent, Jonathan Hart, Grant Hadden, Albert Dallas, Don Wren, Chad Hadden, Larry Kent and Greg Hardin.

Memorials may be made to Magnolia Baptist Church in care of Mr. Charles Harper, 3473 Gibson Hwy. S.W., Warrenton, GA 30828.

Sheppard Funeral Home, Gibson, was in charge of the arrangements.

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., Tonya Gerido, Va., and Janice Turner, Wadley; five sons, Ronald Turner, Jerome Turner and Daryl Turner, Flint, Mich., Cecil Turner, Atlanta, 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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