Obituaries
July 7, 2005 Issue

Newman Davis
Mr. Newman Davis of Avera died Friday, July 1, 2005, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. Davis was a native of Jefferson County where he lived most of his life. He was a member of the Stone Springfield African Methodist Episcopal Church. He received his education from Tenders Grove and later Jefferson County Public Schools. He was a retired businessman.

The funeral was July 5 at 1 p.m. at Stone Springfield African Methodist Episcopal Church in Stapleton.

Survivors include his wife, Ammie Jean Brown Davis; a son Gregory and Valerie Davis, Atlanta; two daughters, Elisha Davis, Avera, and Tammy McCloud, Wrens; one sister, Gertrude Davis-Walker, Augusta; one brother, Kelly Williams, Texas; four grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Willie "Bill" James Dixon Sr.
Mr. Willie "Bill" James Dixon Sr. died Friday, June 17, 2005.

Mr. Dixon, a native of Wrens, was the son of the late Ramon and Sallie Dixon. He was a Jehovah's Witness.

The funeral was June 25 at 2 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., with Robert Boles officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Mattie Dixon; four sons, William "Bill" and Fredericka Dixon Jr., Coral Springs, Fla.; Bobby and Diane Dixon, Ft. Pierce, Fla; Jimmy and Michelle Dixon, Orlando, Fla.; and Donnell and Leslie Dixon, Ft. Lauderdale; four daughters, Betty Welch, Miami, Fla., Barbara and Charles Samuel, Charlotte, N.C.; Cathy Walker, N. Lauderdale, Fla., and LaTonya Dixon, Seattle, Wash.; 29 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and several other relatives.

Funeral announcement courtesy of Davis Funeral Home.


John Douglas Drew
Mr. John Douglas Drew, 64, of Waynesboro died Monday, June 27, 2005.

Mr. Drew, a native of Millen, was a maintenance supervisor at Perfection Schwank in Waynesboro. He lived most of his life in Waynesboro and was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He is predeceased by a son, John Jordan Drew; his sisters, Myrtice Melonae Drew; and his brother, Burwell Jordan Drew Jr.

The funeral was June 30 at 11 a.m. at Midville Baptist Church with the Revs. Julian Lively and Wayne Dixon officiating. Burial was at Midville City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Weddon Drew; his son, Phillip and Julie Drew, Evans; one sister, Mrs. Ouida Davis, Louisville; one brother, Edwin T. Drew, Midville; one aunt, Myra Bishop, Midville; three grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jerry Richardson, Don Lambert, Dean Easler, Robbie Rogers, Donnie Pelfrey and Jeff Blackstone.

Honorary pallbearers were Shirley Moses, Clyde Young, John Mole, Bobby Faglier, Edward Bishop, Ted Montgomery, Ed Eaves, Sam Oglesby and Charlie Funderburk.

DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home Chapel, Waynesboro, was in charge of the arrangements.


Dickie Jerome "D.J." Epps
Mr. Dickie Jerome "D.J." Epps, 61, of Greensboro died Sunday, June 26, 2005, at Newton Medical Center in Covington.

Mr. Epps, a native of Clarke County, was the son of Thomas Jerome Epps and the late Ernestine Sullivan Epps. He attended Athens High School and was a member of Edwards Chapel Baptist Church in Athens. He was a machinist for Nibco.

The funeral was June 29 at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro with the Rev. Dr. Ford G'Segner officiating. Burial was at Greenview Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Burke Epps; a son, Justin and Rebecca Epps, Greensboro; his father, Thomas Jerome Epps; a sister, Linda Morgan, Colbert; a brother, Dwain Epps, Winterville; four grandchildren; and several other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dustin Newsome, Richard Burton, Kenny Kellu, Dwain Epps, Al Kelver, Keith Martin, Herbert Rhodes and Lee Roy Perdue.

Honorary pallbearers were Tony Parker and Rusty Gober.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 672648, Marietta, GA 30006.

McCommons Funeral Home, Greensboro, was in charge of the arrangements.


Rebecca Robinson Hickson
Mrs. Rebecca Robinson Hickson of Bartow died Thursday, June 23, 2005.

The funeral was June 30 at 2 p.m. at Jones Chapel CME Church with the Rev. Mack Thomas Jr. officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include eight daughters, Mazie Snell, Macon, Virginia Smith, Dublin, Minnie Gray, Center Reach, N.Y., Annie Mae Hardy, Brooklyn, N.Y., Gertrude Chambers, Hillside, N.Y., Cofelia Francis, Bartow, Shirley Brinson, Atlanta, and Ethel Holmes, Scotch Plains, N.J.; three sons, Charles Hickson, Hephzibah, John Thomas Hickson Jr., Queens, N.Y., and Tom Hickson, Bartow; one sister, Gertrude Hicks, Augusta; 45 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law, one brother-in-law and several other relatives.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


Jean Muriel Hohmann
Mrs. Jean Muriel Hohmann, 81, of Davisboro died Tuesday, June 28, 2005.

Mrs. Hohmann was a member of United Faith Ministries.

The funeral was June 29 at noon at United Faith Ministries in Davisboro with Pastor Matthew Pierson officiating. Burial was in Davisboro City Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Candy and Ronald Russell, Aiken, S.C., and Dixie and Mike McLean, Eatonton; one son, Larry and Nancy Hohmann, Davisboro; one sister, Freida Pierson, Davisboro; 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Brennan Russell, Bradley Russell, Benjamin Russell, Robert Hohmann, Benjamin Layton and Larry Cobb.

Memorials may be made to United Faith Ministries, Hwy. 231 S., Davisboro, GA 31018.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Joe Lewis Kitchens Sr.
Mr. Joe Lewis Kitchens Sr. died Friday, July 1, 2005.

Mr. Kitchens, a native of Jefferson County, was a retired chef. He was a member of Mount Pleasant CME Church.

The funeral was July 6 at 2 p.m. at Mount Pleasant CME Church, Bartow, with the Rev. Mildred Robinson officiating.

Survivors include his sons, Joe Kitchens, James Kitchens and Jonathan Kitchens; one brother, Willie Kitchens Jr.; five sisters, Hattie M. Holmes, Dora Lee Kitchens, Rosa Lee Kitchens, Sara Lee Kitchens and Susie Kitchens; and 13 grandchildren.

Funeral announcement courtesy of Davis Funeral Home.


Lola R. Perhonish Williams
Mrs. Lola R. Perhonish Williams, 83, of Martinez died Monday, July 4, 2005, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Williams, a native of Glascock County, was the youngest of six children born to Henry and Cornelia Raley. She lived most of her life in the Martinez area and was a Methodist.

The funeral will be July 7 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Stephen Britt officiating.

Survivors include a daughter, Jackie P. and Warren Woodward, Augusta; a son, Stan and Lee Perhonish, Evans; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, Augusta, is in charge of the arrangements.

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