Obituaries
August 25, 2005 Issue

Julia Marsh Albertson
Mrs. Julia Marsh Albertson, 72, of Augusta died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005.

Mrs. Albertson, a native of Gibson, was retired from General Electric. She is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Carter Albertson Jr., one brother, Allen Marsh, and one sister, Elese Williams.

The funeral was Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. at Poteet Funeral Homes West Chapel with Doc Bridges officiating.

Survivors include one son, William and Kathy Muzbeck, Ladysmith, Va.; three sisters, Mattie Terry, Augusta, Faye Hand, Augusta, and Sarah Bridges, Sandersville; two brothers, Jackson S. Marsh, Augusta, and William P. Marsh, Wrens; one grandson, William Thomas Muzbeck, Ladysmith, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Cancer Society, 2452 Spring Road, Smyrna, GA 30080.

Poteet Funeral Homes, West Chapel, Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.


Fay Swan Foreman
Mrs. Fay Swan Foreman, 83, of Jackson, S.C., died Monday, Aug. 22, 2005.

Mrs. Foreman, a native of Jefferson County, lived in Jackson for the past 57 years. She was a member of Matlock Baptist Church, a former Sunday school teacher, a retired school teacher, a member of the Georgia Retired Teacher's Association and the Daughters of the American Revolution, Wrens Chapter. She is predeceased by her husband, Clint Foreman Sr.

The funeral was Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. at Matlock Baptist Church. Burial was in the Ways Baptist Church Cemetery, Stellaville.

Survivors include a son, Clint Foreman Jr., Jackson; a brother, Charles Swan, Augusta; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jim Jones, Wade Thompson, Andrew Swan, Newt Swan, Bob Swan, Dick Swan, Jerry Swan and Ray Wren.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the TEL Sunday School class.

Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home, North Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.


Fred D. Key Sr.
Mr. Fred D. Key Sr., 64, of Dearing died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005.

Mr. Key, a native of Jefferson County, was a carpenter. He is preceded in death by his parents, Duese W. and Willie Mosely Key, and a son, Glenn Allen Key.

The funeral was Aug. 17 at 3 p.m. in the Curtis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Boyd Reeves officiating. Burial was in the Dearing City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Sadie Taylor Key; a son, Fred D. and Brenda Key Jr., Dearing; a sister, Thelma Key, Augusta; and grandchildren, Raven and Samantha Key, Dearing, Preston, Ashley and Taylor Key, Harlem.

Pallbearers were Wayne Ivey, Alvin Hillman, Dusty Cason, Danny Cason, Dean Cason and Barry Taylor.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Marian Brown Laurens
Mrs. Marian Brown Laurens of Macon died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005.

Mrs. Laurens was a homemaker and a charter member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. She is predeceased by her husband, James Robert Laurens, her brother, B.L. Brown, and her son, Robert Larry Laurens Sr.

The funeral was Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Burial was in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include her children, Linda Laurens Harvey, Smarr, J. Charles Laurens Sr., St. Simons, and J. Donnie Laurens, Macon; her brothers, Charles W. Brown Jr., North Augusta, S.C., and Jimmie B. Brown, Wrens; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 501 Bass Road, Macon, GA 31210.

Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mary McMillin
Mrs. Mary McMillin, 60, of Warrenton died Monday, Aug. 15, 2005, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center in Thomson.

Mrs. McMillin, a native of Glascock County, was retired from the Warrenton Clipper. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

Private funeral services will be held at a later date at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Lonnie B. McMillin; one stepson, Marcus L. McMillin; three brothers, Willie Johnson, Herman C. Johnson and Alan David Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.

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


Wilfred H. Rheaume
Mr. Wilfred H. Rheaume, 80, of Augusta died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Rheaume, a native of Massachusetts, had lived in the Augusta area for 33 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War and was a member of the Military Order of the Cootie, a past Chef de Garde of 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaulk, Voiture Locale 719, a member of the VFW Post 649 and a member and past commander of American Legion Post 205. He attended the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

The funeral was Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. at The holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church with Father Peter Telencio officiating. Burial was in Bellevue Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Sophia Rheaume; a son, Steven Rheaume; three daughters, Linda Swan, Nancy Ballinger and Patricia Shepard; a stepson, Malcolm G. Main; a stepdaughter, Suzette Burrows; three brothers, Robert, Nelson and Tommy Rheaume; a sister, Eve York; and 11 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2623 Washington Road, Suite 104, Augusta, GA 30904.

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


Bertha Mae Skipper Ross
Mrs. Bertha Mae Skipper Ross of Clayton, Ala., died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, at Baptist Medical Center East in Montgomery, Ala.

Mrs. Ross, a native of the Rocky Mount Community, Ala., was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Riley C. Ross and three sons, Johnny Mack, Willie James and Walter Charles.

The funeral was Aug. 10 at St. Paul Baptist Church, Clayton, with the Rev. Alfonzie Ross officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include seven sons, Robert Lee Ross, Harvey Lee (Lora) Ross and Eddie C. (Abigail) Ross, Clayton, Rev. Alfonzie (Terri) Ross, Eufaula, Ala., Riley (Josephine) Ross Jr. and Joseph (Frances) Ross, Newton Grove, N.C., and Willie Lee (Tina) Ross, Detroit, Mich.; five daughters, Dorothy Mae Smith ad Ruby Dean (John) Spencer, Eufaula, Rosie Nell Isaac, Newton, Ala., Mary Ann Freeman, Wrens, and Annie Pearl Lovell, Clayton; her twin sister, Rosie Mae Ross, Clayton; two grandchildren that she raised, Patricia Ann Ross, Benson, N.C., and Joseph Andrew Ross, Clayton, a special and devoted granddaughter, Pamela E. Griffin, Clayton; a special and devoted niece, Mary Katherine Upshaw, Tampa, Fla.; 63 grandchildren; 94 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were James Hunter Russell, Patrick K. Spencer, Michael Andreas Wilson, Willie Anthony Grubbs, Riley Charles Ross and Jeremiah A. Brewington.

Stanford Memorial Chapel, Eufaula, was in charge of the arrangements.


Grace Griffin Story
Mrs. Grace Griffin Story of Warrenton died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005, at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Story was born in Richmond County but lived most of her life in Warren County. She was the daughter of the late Edgar Chapley Griffin and the late Grace Farr Griffin. She was a homemaker and a member of Little Brier Creek Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Gordon C. Story Sr.

The funeral was Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. at Little Brier Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Dunaway officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her daughters, Ann Cheely and L. F. Cheely Jr., Thomson, Polly Lord and High Lord, Macon, Jane Painter, Thomson, Linda Williams, Warrenton, Kathy Montgomery and Tim Montgomery, Statesboro; sons, Benjamin F. Story and Brenda Story and Gordon C. Story Jr. and Teresa Story, Warrenton; sister-in-law, Evelyn Griffin, Augusta; 21 grandchildren, 31 great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Neal Lord, Larry Story, Larry Cheely, David Cheely, Richard Cheely, Wayne Cheely, Brad Story, Keith Land, Robert Cheely, Christopher Montgomery, Timothy Montgomery and Austin Williams.

Memorials may be made to the Little Brier Creek Cemetery Fund, c/o Lamar Massey, 3580 Mt. Pleasant Rd., Thomson, GA 30824.

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

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