Obituaries
August 4, 2005 Issue

David "Ken" Arrington
Mr. David "Ken" Arrington, 40, of Matthews died Wednesday, July 27, 2005.

Mr. Arrington worked with Lewis Steel Works Inc. for 15 years.

The funeral was July 29 at 11 a.m. at James Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Keith Jordan officiating. Burial was in the Keysville U.M.C. Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Leann Arrington; a son, Robert Arrington; his parents, Rev. William "Bill" and Bernice Arrington; two sisters, Joy Mitchell, Jan (Robert) Ryan; three brothers, Mark Arrington, Mathis "Jeff" Arrington and Joel (Andrea) Arrington; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Dennis Wheeler, Emory Arrington, Robert Tucker, Phil Johnson and Paul Relander.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1725, Augusta, GA 30913-1725.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mary Evans Culver
Mrs. Mary Evans Culver, 78, of Augusta died Saturday, July 23, 2005, at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Mrs. Culver, a native of Bath S.C., was the daughter of the late John Gary Evans and Mary Usry Evans. She retired as a secretary with civil service and attended First Christian Church in Belvedere, S.C.

Graveside services were July 27 at 10 a.m. in Hillcrest Memorial Park with the Rev. Dale Andrews officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Orin S. Culver; a son, Bruce and Sandra Culver, Martinez; two sisters, Gladys Irby, Gibson, and Sara Lorenz, Clearwater, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Platt's Funeral Home, Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.


Reba Sherrod Hall
Mrs. Reba Sherrod Hall, 76, of Wadley died Thursday, July 28, 2005.

Mrs. Hall is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sidney P. Sherrod of Midville. She resided in Wadley for 50 years. She worked with her late husband, Johnnie W. Hall Sr., in the produce business for several years. She was a member of the Wadley Baptist Church and a member of the Gleaners Sunday School class.

The funeral was July 31 at 3 p.m. at Wadley Baptist Church. Burial was in Bethany Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Johnnie W. Hall Jr. and William W. Hall, Wadley; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Denny Riner, Mike Clancey, Don Jones, Joe McKenzie, Joe Williams and Bruce Sammons.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Gleaners Sunday School Class.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Hattie Ruth Bostic Heggs
Mrs. Hattie Ruth Bostic Heggs, 68, of Louisville died Thursday, July 28, 2005.

Mrs. Heggs, a native of Jefferson County, was a former member of the Pierce Grove Baptist Church. She was a member of the Fair and Honest Society, Adams Chapel Church of God in Christ where she served as lead usher, Jefferson County Senior Citizen.

The funeral was July 30 at 4 p.m. at the Adams Chapel Church of God in Christ with Pastor Johnny B. Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Pierce Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her children, Willie Heggs and Johnnie Mae Bostic, Louisville, and Patricia Bostic; a sister, Sallie (Horace) Gross, Wadley; a brother, Jimmy Bostic, Wadley; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Jerry L. Hudson
Mr. Jerry L. Hudson, 52, of Wrens died Friday, July 29, 2005, at University Hospital in Augusta.

The funeral was Aug. 3 at 3:30 p.m. at Ways Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy McCullough III officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Margaret Louise Hudson, Wrens; wife, Nancy Hudson, Stapleton; four daughters, Kristen (Frankie) Stone, Wrens, Armesha (Reginald) Boyd, Augusta, Latia Nicole Hudson, Stapleton, and Raushanah Patterson, Maplewood, N.J.; son, Jeremy Nicholes Major, Texas; five sisters, Mary Ethel Wright and Brenda Jean Dixon, Wrens, Patricia (Tommy) Green, Augusta, Carolyn (Samuel) Kittles, Louisville, and Marilyn Hudson Ryans, Augusta; two brothers, Willie (Henrietta) Hudson, Wrens, and Ricky Denand Hudson, Augusta; three grandchildren and several other relatives.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


John M. Lyons
Mr. John M. Lyons, 86, of Mitchell died Monday, Aug. 1, 2005, at the Gibson Health and Rehab Center.

Mr. Lyons was a native and lifelong resident of Glascock County. He was the county road superintendent for Glascock for many years. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Annie Downs Lyons.

The funeral was Aug. 3 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Congregational Methodist Church with the Revs. Al Kurtz and Jacky Downs officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his son, Mr. Billy M. and Peggy Lyons, Mitchell; his daughter, Mrs. Peggy and Willie Lee Johnson, Milledgeville; one brother, Mr. Kenneth Lyons, Gibson; six grandchildren, Greg Johnson, Mark Lyons, Kevin Johnson, Denise Reeves, Mike Lyons and Andy Johnson; 14 great-grandchildren; and a dear friend, Mrs. Ruth Hilson, Mitchell.

Pallbearers are Greg Johnson, Mark Lyons, Kevin Johnson, Mike Lyons, Andy Johnson, Ray Reeves, Jackson Lyons and Dwain Lyons.

Honorary pallbearers were Scott Kelley, Charles Roberts Sr., Gene Reid, Brian Bopp, John Jones, Thomas Downs, Brinson Logue and Charles Logue.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Cemetery Fund, in care of Mrs. Annette Black, 6263 Euphrates Road, Gibson, GA 30810.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


George Dennis Williams
Mr. George Dennis Williams of Warrenton died Friday, July 29, 2005.

Mr. Williams, a native of Glascock County, was the son of the late Mr. Carl V. and Mary Allen Williams. He was a Morman and a disabled U.S. Army veteran. He is predeceased by two brothers, Wayde Williams and Dale Williams.

The funeral was Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. at the Beggs Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Randy Dunaway officiating. Burial was in Little Brier Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Story Williams; sons, Daryl Garrison, Harlem, and Austin Williams, Atlanta; daughters, Dena Ingram, Augusta, and Amanda Emley, Statesboro; a brother, Chester Williams, Eatonton; sisters, Clarisse May, Milledgeville, JoAnn Grimes, Thomson, and Margaret Land, Warrenton; and seven grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Little Brier Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.

Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, was in charge of the arrangements.

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