July 21, 2005 Issue

Javen Startavious Cummings
Javen Startavious Cummings, 17 months, of Wadley died Friday, July 8, 2005, at Jefferson Hospital.

The funeral was July 15 at 3 p.m. at Hudson Mortuary Chapel with Bishop Antonio Pringle officiating. Burial was in the San Clair Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Timothy Antoris Cummings and Marquita Nicole Davis Cummings, Wadley; one brother, Vonteego Antoris Cummings, Wadley; maternal grandparents, Inez Davis, Wadley, and Fredrick Gibbons, Atlanta; paternal grandparents, Elaine Cummings and Tony Cummings, Cross-Green Community; paternal great-grandmothers, Ida Cummings, Wadley, and Elizabeth Mills, Cross-Green; maternal great-grandmother, Lizzie Seafus, Louisville; and paternal great-grandmother, Viola Cordy, Wadley.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

Jeanette Kitchens Fordham
Mrs. Jeanette Kitchens Fordham, 78, of Mitchell died Wednesday, July 13, 2005.

Mrs. Fordham, a native of Washington County, was a graduate of Sandersville High School and attended Martha Berry College in Rome and Georgia Women's College in Milledgeville. She taught school in Sandersville and Gibson for 33 years. She is predeceased by two husbands, B.C. Kitchens and Joe Fordham; a sister, Helen H. Hall; and a brother, Cecil Harrison.

The funeral was July 15 at 2 p.m. at Mineral Springs Baptist Church in Mitchell. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include two stepchildren, Ginger F. Cope, Sugar Hill, and Joey Fordham, Gibson; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Pallbearers were Greg Kelley, Kim Kitchens, Bobby McDonald, Tommy Yarbrough, H.T. Downs and Jimmy Newson.

Honorary pallbearers were the men of Mineral Springs Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Mineral Springs Baptist Church in care of Mrs. Brenda McDonald, 6421 Hwy. 15 N, Warthen, GA 31094.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Rickey L. Henley
Mr. Rickey L. Henley, 43, of Gibson died Thursday, July 14, 2005, at Medical College of Georgia. The funeral was July 18 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home with burial in Westview Cemetery with Pastor Andy Collins and Adam Anderson officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Lisa Henley, Martinez; three sons, Rickey Kennedy, Trevor Henley and Michael Kennedy; one daughter, Dana Kennedy; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Kay and Charlie Ennis, Warrenton, and Judy and Phillip Lafferman, North Augusta; one brother, David Johnson, North Augusta; five grandchildren; five nieces and one nephew.

Pallbearers were Jack Leverett, Robert Payton, Chester Plecha and Marvin Whitlock.

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

Randy Gay Sr.
Mr. Randy Gay Sr. of Wrens died Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at Jefferson Hospital in Louisville.

Visitation was July 20 from 6-8 p.m. at Wrens Baptist Church. The funeral will be July 21 at 4 p.m. at Wrens Baptist Church.

James Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Charles Robert Morris Jr.
Mr. Charles Robert Morris Jr., 65, of Bartow died Thursday, July 14, 2005.

Mr. Morris, a native of Sandersville, was a retired rural letter carrier, a local businessman and a member of the Bartow Baptist Church.

Graveside services were July 16 at 10 a.m. in the Bartow Cemetery with the Revs. Jerry Eiland, Jason Mitchem and Vina Mae Josey officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Bettilu Morris; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles Darryl and Debroah Morris, Waynesboro, and Robert Dwayne and Sherry Morris, Bartow; one daughter and son-in-law, Judith Michele and Joey Brassell, Greensboro, N.C.; seven grandchildren and one step-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the Memorial Fund or Building Fund of the Bartow Baptist Church, Box 118, Bartow, GA 30413.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Ann Govreau Smith
Mrs. Mary Ann Govreau Smith, 72, died Monday, July 18, 2005, at Memorial Health University Medical Center.

Mrs. Smith, a native of Dublin, attended Holy Name Academy in San Antonio, Fla., and graduated in 1951 from Dublin High School. She later attended St. Joseph's School of Nursing, St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah. She was a communicant of St. Anne Catholic Church, Richmond Hill, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and was very active in the social life of the parish.

Mass of Christian Burial will be July 21 at 11 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, Richmond Hill, with Father Joe Smith and Father Herbert Wellmeier officiating. Burial will be at the Catholic Cemetery of Savannah.

Survivors include her husband, William Xavier Smith Jr.; five sons, William X. Smith III, Cocoa Beach, Fla., Timothy Govreau (Cynthia) Smith, Bowie, Md., Bart Louis Smith, Crofton, Md., Andrew James Smith, Crestview, Fla., and Allen Page Smith, Odenton, Md.; a brother, William F. Govreau, Zephyrhills, Fla.; two sisters, Janet Wilkinson, Milledgeville, and Rita Culvern, Louisville; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Anne Catholic Church, P.O. Box 648, Richmond Hill, GA 31324.

Mary Edna Swint Wasden
Mrs. Mary Edna Swint Wasden, 92, of Dublin died Wednesday, July 13, 2005, at Sherida Senior Living in Dublin.

Mrs. Wasden and her husband, Walter, owned and operated Wasden Variety Store in Louisville and later the manufacture of E-Z Catch Cricket Cages in the same location. She graduated from Stapleton High School. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Louisville and the Fidelis Sunday School Class. After moving to Dublin she regularly attended Sheridan's Sunday School Class sponsored by First Baptist Church of Dublin. She is preceded in death by her parents, John Barksdale and Dillie Rabun Swint and three brothers, Frank Swint, J.B. Barksdale Jr. and Johnny Swint.

Graveside services were July 15 at 11 a.m. at Louisville City Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Montgomery officiating.

Survivors include one daughter, Brenda and David Wilkes, Dublin; one son, Don and Lynda Wasden, Birmingham, Ala.; two sisters-in-law, Velver Joiner and Mayme Lee Quin, both of Louisville; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Phil Wasden, Taylor Mallette, Lee Whelchel, Jackson Wasden and Benjamin Walker.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 101 East 9th St., Louisville, GA 30434.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



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