Obituaries
July 28, 2005 Issue

Edward Randolph "Randy" Gay Sr.
Mr. Edward Randolph "Randy" Gay Sr., 48, of Wrens died Tuesday, July 19, 2005.

Mr. Gay was self employed, a farmer and an avid hunter and a member of the Brushy Creek Hunting Club. He was a member of Wrens Baptist Church and the Mathetes Sunday School Class.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Gay; a son, Edward Randolph "Little Randy" Gay Jr., Matthews; his parents, Oliver and Martha Gay, Wrens; and a sister, Marsha (Leon) Peebles, Evans.

Pallbearers were Jeff Tiner, Jim Gay, Richard Prescott, Leon Peebles, Jerry Weeks, Matt Tiner, Cole Tiner, Lee Peebles, Marc Peebles and Jeremy Gay.

Honorary pallbearers were the Thursday Night Supper Club.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Bobby Hobbs
Mr. Bobby Hobbs, 65, of Warrenton died Monday, July 18, 2005, at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Mr. Hobbs was a native of Glascock County and of the Baptist faith. He was the son of the late Ralph P. and Rebecca Estelle Denton Hobbs.

The funeral was July 21 at 2 p.m. at Curtis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tony Key officiating. Burial was in the Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery in Dearing.

Survivors include two sisters, Joanne Key, Warrenton, and Cornelia Whitaker, Dearing; two brothers, Milton Hobbs, Warrenton, and James Hobbs, Phenix City, Ala.; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Joey Key, James Key, Wayne Johnson, Chad Hillard, Jack McCorkle, Avery Poss an Lynn Stewart.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Aurelia Lawrence
Mrs. Aurelia Lawrence, 81, of Augusta died Sunday, July 24, 2005.

Mrs. Lawrence, a native of Jefferson County, had lived in Augusta for the past three years. She was the daughter of the late Dennis and Florrie Marshall. She was a homemaker.

The funeral was July 27 at 11 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home with the Rev. Jason Mitchum officiating. Burial was in the Wadley Cemetery.

Survivors include five daughters, Elizabeth Adel Black, Louisville, Frances Honeycutt, Wadley, Judy Stumpf, Belvedere, S.C., Brenda Lawrence, Irwinton, and Sybil Turner, Augusta; one step-son, Bobby Lawrence, Augusta; 12 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Marie J. Hobbs
Mrs. Marie J. Hobbs, 90, of Stapleton died Tuesday, July 19, 2005.

Mrs. Hobbs was a member of Reedy Creek Baptist Church and a retired seamstress from Stapleton Garment Company. She is preceded in death by her husband, Oliver Hobbs; and her son, Esli McGahee.

The funeral was July 21 at 11 a.m. at Reedy Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. John Jenkins and Kenneth Jones officiating. Burial was in the Reedy Creek Church Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Phillip (Harriett) McGahee; a brother, George Jenkins; a sister, Essie Ruth Morris; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Phil McGahee, Chris McGahee, Andy Virella, Eric Shugart, Edward Gay and Charlie Jenkins.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


James McGahee
Mr. James McGahee of New York, N.Y., died Tuesday, July 19, 2005.

The funeral was July 23 at 11 a.m. at Bemta's Funeral Home, New York, with burial in Koscoe Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Kendal McGahee, N.C.; two daughters, Wendy and Wanda McGahee, New York; and two sisters, Evelyn J. Hughes, Linden, N.J., and Dillie D. Edwards, Wrens.

Announcement courtesy of Freeman Funeral Home.


Betty Ruth Walker
Mrs. Betty Ruth Walker of Keysville died Thursday, July 14, 2005, at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

The funeral was July 23 at noon at Spring Bethel AME Church with Pastor Minnie T. Davis officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Teretha (John) Robinson and Sherry Walker, Gough; and three sons, Roger (Deloris) Walker, Thomas (Barbara) Walker and James Walker, all of Atlanta.

Carter's Mortuary, Waynesboro, was in charge of the arrangements.

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