Obituaries
July 14, 2005 Issue

Frances Coxville
Mrs. Frances Coxville of Gibson died Monday, July 4, 2005, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Coxville was retired from Thomson Company.

The funeral was July 6 at 3 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Vance Beasley and Bill Seaman officiating. Burial was in the Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Helen Williford, Gibson; one sister, Ella Mae Guy, Augusta; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Mike Chalker, George Guy, Barry Coxwell, Roger Coxwell, Richard Brassell, Shorty Fallen and David Logan.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


James Buford Kent
Mr. James Buford Kent, 86, of Mitchell died Monday, July 11, 2005, at Washington County Regional Medical Center in Sandersville.

Mr. Kent, a native of Glascock County, was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sanders Kent. He was a retired nursing assistant with the VA Hospital, Lenwood Division. He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Europe and North Africa and was awarded a Bronze and Silver Star. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. He is predeceased by two brothers, Olin Kent and Branson Kent Sr., and a sister, Evelyn Kent Daniel.

The funeral is July 14 at 3 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, Glascock County, with the Rev. Bill Seaman officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Kent will lie in state one hour prior to the funeral services.

Survivors include his wife, Mary C. Kent; and one sister, Ozilla Kent Simons, Augusta.

Pallbearers will be Larry Kent, Matt Kent, Greg Kent, Branson Kent Jr., Kendall Simons and Donald Kent.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1899 Central Ave., Augusta, GA 30904; or the Washington County Group of AA, P.O. Box 505, Sandersville, GA 31082.

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


Mary Zulen Hill Ponder
Mrs. Mary Zulen Hill Ponder died Tuesday, June 28, 2005.

Mrs. Ponder, a native of Louisville, was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hill. She attended Pine Hill Baptist Church and was educated in the Louisville Public School system. She was employed by Carrie Steele Pitts Home for 14 years.

The funeral was July 2 at 1 p.m. at Woodward Baptist Church in Atlanta with the Rev. Otis Byrd Sr. officiating. Burial was in Lincoln Cemetery in Atlanta.

Survivors include her husband, Dea. Robert Ponder Jr.; six children, Lora and Randy Evans, Stanley Ponder, Cathy Ponder, Danny and Leslie Ponder, Voncille and Alvester Parker and Teretha Ponder; one brother, Tom Hill Jr.; two sister, Shirley Lester and Mattie Washington; eight grandchildren and several other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dea. Troy Culpepper, Dean. Niles Noble, Dea. David Moore, Bro. Bobby Parks, Bro. Carnell Dubose and Bro. George Tooms.


Cordelia Ann Ellis
Miss Cordelia Ann Ellis, 79, of Wrens died Monday, July 11, 2005, at Three Gables Retirement and Personal Care Home.

Miss Ellis graduated from Wrens High School in 1944. She received a bachelors and masters degree from the University of Georgia in 1950. She had retired from the Jefferson County Department of Family and Children Services. She was a member of Wrens United Methodist Church where she was involved in the church choir, the church Administrative Council and the Griswold Sunday School class. She was a member of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau for many years where she served on the Board of Directors and as Women's Committee Chair.

The funeral will be July 14 at 11 a.m. at Wrens United Methodist Church with the Revs. Roy White and Griffin Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the Wrens Memorial Cemetery.

Miss Ellis is survived by a number of cousins and her childhood friend, Betty H. Parish, and family. She is preceded in death by her parents, T.C. and Dollie Hawthorne Ellis.

Pallbearers will be Larry Walker, David Jones, Lex Howard, John Parish, Marcus Howard, Parish Howard, Paul Ledger and Mark Howard.

Memorials may be made to the Wrens United Methodist Church Building Fund, 202 Russell Street, Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Daisy B. Wilson
Ms. Daisy B. Wilson of Appling died Tuesday, July 5, 2005, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ms. Wilson, a native of Morgan County, had resided in the Augusta area for the past 50 years. She retired in 1988 from BellSouth after 35 years with operator services. She was a member of the Communication Workers of America, the Telephone Pioneers of America and a charter member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Alice Warren Chapter #483. She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

The funeral was July 8 at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Martinez, with the Rev. Chris Griggs officiating.

Survivors include two daughters, Sheri Wilson Jackson, Appling, and Andrea and Michael Ring, Appling; one sister, Maggie Sue Bridges, Madison; one brother, Harold Lamar Bryant, Gibson; four grandchildren; a special friend and companion, Weldon Junior Brooks; and several nieces and nephews and her former husband, Earnest L. Wilson. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Steve Ring, Travis Mejias, Charlie Brown, Charlie Smith, Bobby Hamilton and Billy Binnicker.

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

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