Obituaries
September 1, 2005 Issue

Johnny Lee Funderburk
Mr. Johnny Lee Funderburk, 61, of Aiken, S.C., died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005.

Mr. Funderburk, a native of Gainesville, had been a resident of Aiken for most of his life. He served in the United States Navy where he was a machinist. He founded Funderburk Motors in 1987 and retired from Kimberly-Clark where he was a machinist after 17 years of service.

The funeral was Aug. 30 at 3 p.m. at George Funeral Homes, Historic Downtown Chapel, Aiken, with Pastor Ralph Schneck and Pastor Jim Middleton officiating. Burial was in the Graniteville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Skipper Funderburk; daughter, Lisa Carol Whitman, New Ellenton, S.C.; sons, Joseph A. "Joe" Funderburk and David Lee Funderburk, Aiken; sisters, Frances Lord, Union Point, Mary Carpenter, Wrens, and Sue Steele, Lexington, S.C.; brothers, Jimmy Lee Funderburk, Jackson, S.C., and Larry Benjamin Gregory, Aiken; four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Mark Steele, Wayne Steele, Larry Gregory Jr., Kevin Gregory, Kevin Gregory, Buddy Davis, Carl "Butch" Chandler, Jerry Carlisle and Vernon Irving.

Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation of America, 7124 Miami Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45243 or the Lupus Foundation of America, 2000 L Street, Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036-4916.

George Funeral Homes, Aiken, was in charge of the arrangements.


Glean Green Sr.
Mr. Glean Green Sr., 63, of Greenfield, Mass., died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, at the Franklin Medical Center.

Mr. Green, a native of Louisville, was the son of Thomas and Beulah Brown. He was a graduate of Jefferson County High School. He served in the U.S. Army and was assigned to the Republic of Vietnam, 1968-1969. He returned to the U.S. and was honorably discharged. He settled in Longmeadow and later in Greenfield in 1971. He was first employed by the Greenfield Tap & Die Corp. for several years and later worked for Kendall Mills in Colrain as a foreman for some 20 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Greenfield.

The funeral was Aug. 26 at 3:30 p.m. at the Walker Funeral Home, Burial was in Green River Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Green; a son, Glean Green Jr., New Port Richey, Fla.; three daughters, Elyssa R. Davis, Greenfield, Naomi Claine, Wilmington, Vt., and Rebecca Davis, Wooster, Ohio; his mother, Beulah Brown, Louisville; a brother Lester Green, Augusta; several sisters; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or American Stroke Foundation, 5960 Dearborn, Mission, KS 66202.

Walker Funeral Home, Greenfield, Mass., was in charge of the arrangements.


Charles "Charlie" Ivey
Mr. Charles "Charlie" Ivey, 93, formerly of Wrens died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005, at Glendale Nursing Home, Wadley.

Mr. Ivey, a native of Washington County where he attended public schools, was a member of Mt. Zion AME Church where he served as a steward and class leader. He was a self employed farmer in Jefferson County.

The funeral was Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion AME Church and Cemetery, Davisboro, with the Revs. Andrew Brown and Charlie Myricks officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Evelyn Baker, N.Y., Ella Spencer and Pierce Ivery, St. Petersburg, Fla.; two sons-in-law; two brothers-in-law; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Joyce Catherine Cowan Jones
Mrs. Joyce Catherine Cowan Jones of North Augusta, S.C., died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Jones, a native of Jefferson County, was the daughter of Sam and Laura Cowan.

A memorial service was held Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. at Deep Branch Baptist Church in Varnville, S.C. (Cummings). She was a member of Deep Branch Baptist Church and a resident of Anne Maria Nursing Home in North Augusta. She is predeceased by on son, Donnie Jones, and one granddaughter, Angel Freeman.

Survivors include her husband, Clifford J. Jones; two sons, Ron C. Jones, Clark Hill, S.C., and Keith W. Jones, North Augusta; three daughters, Kathy Benson, North Augusta, Linda J. Freeman and Mary J. Hughs, Varnville, S.C.; two brothers, Sam Cowan, Statesboro, and Tommy Cowan, Portal; one sister, Betty Walker, Augusta; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Deep Branch Baptist Church, 339 Shaffer Corner Road, Varnville, SC 29944.


Ruby C. Williams
Mrs. Ruby C. Williams, 92, resident of Glendale Nursing Home, Wadley, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005.

Mrs. Williams, formerly of Screven County, had lived in Wadley for many years. She was a member of the St. Johns United Methodist Church and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Leon Williams, and a son, James Leon Williams Jr.

The funeral was Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. at St. Johns United Methodist Church with the Revs. Ray Garren and Gene Cochran officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Gladin, Louisville, and Grace Sheppard, Wadley; two sons, Thomas E. Williams, Davisboro, and Joe Williams, Wrightsboro; one brother, Joseph Upton Cochran, Keysville; 16 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Roy Hood, Paul Russell, Bo Cochran, Richie Cawley, Sonny Cawley and Oliver Russell.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Toney Mack Jr.
Mr. Toney Mack Jr., 65, of Louisville died Thursday, Aug. 26, 2005.

Mr. Mack, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of the Jones Grove Baptist Church. He was a retired pulpwood worker after 43 years. He attended Jefferson County Public Schools and was a member of the Benevolent Society.

The funeral was Aug. 28 at 2:30 p.m. at the Jones Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery in Louisville.

Survivors include his sister, Ora Lee Mack, Louisville; nieces and nephews including Jeannie Little and Mattie Batts, Louisville, and Tommie Mack, Hephzibah; and several other cousins and relatives.

Pallbearers were David Mack, Jerry Mack, Rev. John Walden, Torey King, Dewayne Ellis, Hansberry Batts, L.D. Boyd and George Washington.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Priscilla Ann Perkins
Mrs. Priscilla Ann Perkins, 56, of Hephzibah died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005.

Mrs. Perkins, a native of Louisville, Ky., was a retired hotel housekeeper and a member of Hephzibah Church of Christ. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Charles Joseph Perkins Sr.

The funeral was Aug. 25 at the DeLoach Kennedy Funeral Home Chapel, Hephzibah, with the Rev. Mike McCormick officiating. Burial was in Hephzibah-Vance Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Deborah Harrington, Gainesville, Peggy Perkins, Savannah, and Mary Perkins, Wrens; three sons, James Perkins Jr., Graniteville, S.C., Fred Perkins, Graniteville, S.C., and Roy Perkins, Wrens; one sister, Teresa Milner, Louisville, Ky.; and 15 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were James Perkins Jr., Fred Perkins, Roy Perkins, Robert Martinez, William White, Ronnie Williams and John Garland.

DeLoach Kennedy Funeral Home, Hephzibah, was in charge of the arrangements.


John Ed Reese
Mr. John Ed Reese, 66, of Gibson died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center in Thomson.

Mr. Reese, a native of Glascock County, was a graduate of the 1956 class at Glascock County High School. He was the former athletic director of the Glascock County Recreation Department. He was a member of Mt. Zion Church. He is predeceased by his father, Alvin Reese.

The funeral was Aug. 30 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Congregational Methodist Church with the Rev. Al Kurtz and Jeff Jones officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Kathleen Reese, Gibson; his son, Dean Reese, Gibson; his daughter, Michelle and John Williamson, Andalusia, Ala.; three special people, his aunt, Zylphia Reese; his uncle, Donnie Reese; and his cousin, Margaret Land; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Dug Grimes, Kim Williams, Darrell Usry, Branson Marsh, Tommy Thompson and Lee Griffin.

Honorary pallbearers were the class of 1956.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Linda Wise
Mrs. Linda Wise, 55, of Wrens died Friday, August 19, 2005, at University Hospital in Augusta.

The funeral was Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. at Harts Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie L. Jones officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Timika Wise and Angela Wise; one son, Ronald Goodwin, Camden, N.J.; husband, Clifton Wise, Camden, N.J.; two grandchildren, Anthony Wise and Tilik Wise; and an aunt, Vernestine Johnson, Augusta.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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