Obituaries
September 8, 2005 Issue

Frank Cheeks
Mr. Frank Cheeks, 61, of Wrens died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005.

Mr. Cheeks, a native of Burke County, lived in Wrens for 32 years. He worked at Lewis Steel for 27 years. He was the son of the late Clarence Sr. and Maude Cheeks of Waynesboro. He is predeceased by a sister, Irene Deloach, and a brother, Clarence Cheeks Jr.

The funeral was Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with Ed Chance officiating. Burial was in Wrens Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Linda G. Cheeks; nine children, Rod (Donna) Cheeks, Matthews, Linda (Danny) Cason, Wrens, Clarence "C.C." (Penny) Cheeks, Avera, Tammie (Jeff) Merritt, Mitchell, Lisa (Lenny) Hobbs, Dearing, Timothy, Greg, Micheal and Tyler Cheeks, Wrens; a brother, John Cheeks, Thunderbolt; a sister, Betty (Jimmy) Braswell, North Augusta, S.C.; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Pallbearers were Gene Arrington, Charles Reese, Lee Hobbs, David Dye, Kevin Fain and Lofton Wright.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Karen Walden, P.O. Box 5, Matthews, GA 30818.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Bruce Hadden
Mr. Bruce Hadden, 31, of Boneville died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005.

Mr. Hadden, a native of McDuffie County, was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. For several years he was employed by Wayne Clark as a siding installer.

The funeral was Sept. 3 at 2 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with the Revs. Tim Ferrell and Gemell Johnson officiating. Burial was in Westview Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Hadden; three daughters, Amber Lee Hadden, Barbara Heather Marie Hadden and Patience Lynn Hadden, Boneville; father and stepmother, Robbie and Judy Hadden, Thomson; mother and stepfather, B.J. and Keith Davis, Thomson; two sisters, Regina Lynn Nichols, Augusta, and Robyn Leigh Hadden, Thomson; one brother, John Learod Hadden; two grandmothers, Barbara Armstrong, Stapleton, and Ola Mae Mills, Thomas; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Grady Jackson Jr.
Mr. Grady Jackson Jr. of Bartow died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, in Wadley.

The funeral was Sept. 3 at Blounts Chapel AME Church in Bartow. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include four sisters, Geraldine Brown and Ola Mae Jackson, Wadley, and Pauline Gardner and Ruby Jackson, Bartow; two brothers, Willie Lewis Jackson, Bartow, and Johnnie Harold Jackson, Wrightsville; one brother-in-law, three sisters-in-law and several other relatives.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


Mollie Julia Pitts
Mrs. Mollie Julia Pitts of Wrens died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Pitts was a member of Stone Springfield AME church where she was a member of the Missionary Society, the Stewardess Board, Pastor's Aid Board, and a former member of the choir. She was a member of Paramount Chapter #337, Order of Eastern Star. She was retired from the Jefferson County School System. She is preceded in death by one son, Robert Pitts.

The funeral was Sept. 5 at 1 p.m. at Stone Springfield AME Church with the Rev. Samuel L. Thompkins officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Henry C. Pitts Sr.; her children, Lester (Deborah) Pitts, Ella Mae (Eddie) Gibbons, Charles (Carolyn) Pitts, Larry (Rev. Minnie) Pitts, Dorothy (Moses) Holloway, Garry Pitts and Sedric Pitts, Wrens, Henry (Ida) Pitts Jr., Hephzibah, Gloria (Harold) Leverett and Julia Pitts, Augusta, Carla (Louis) Wilborn, Lithonia, and Carl (Phyllis) Pitts, Fort Hood, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Ann Little, Wrens; 30 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law; and several godchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Linda Priest
Mrs. Linda Priest, 76, of Gibson died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Priest, a native of Kentucky, was a caregiver to the elderly and a member of Olive Road Church of God.

Interment services were Sept. 1 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel Mausoleum of Hillcrest Memorial Park with the Rev. Jacky Downs officiating.

Survivors include two daughters, Sheila Coxwell, Gibson, and Kathy Wise, Douglasville; one son, Henry Priest, Greensboro; and eight grandchildren.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Ben Robinson
Mr. Ben Robinson, 86, of Albany, N.Y., died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, in New York.

The funeral was Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Albany. Burial was in Albany.

Survivors include a daughter, Christine (James) Goodson, Wrens; two grandchildren, Gregory Goodson and Teresa Cunningham, Wrens; one sister, Vivian Robinson, Franklin, La.; and one brother, Ezekiel Robinson, Franklin, La.; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Garland Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements in Albany. Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.


Henry Sanders Jr.
Mr. Henry Sanders Jr. of Wadley died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005.

The funeral was Sept. 5 at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Louisville with the Rev. Judson Scott officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ms. Emma Lue Sanders, Wadley; 11 daughters, Delores Kelly and Estelle Elijah, Midville, Carolyn Cunningham, Louisville, Annie Bell Nichols, Vera C. Dent, Willie Mae Cuyler, Arnell jack and Jeannie Owens, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Sallie Bell Williams, Wadley, Gloria Gaston, Grovetown, and Debra Jeffers, Augusta; three sons, Henry Sanders III, Wadley, Grady Cuyler, Bell Glade, Fla., and Freddie Cuyler, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; two sisters, Lula Van Dyke and Ella Mae Sheffield, Wadley; six sons-in-law; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


C.W. Welch
Mr. C.W. Welch, 54, of Avera died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. Welch was a self-employed mechanic. He was a member of Jordan Chapel Church of God in Edgehill.

The funeral was Sept. 3 at 2 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Jones officiating. Burial was in Walker Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara G. Welch; three children, Chris (Cindy) Welch, George H. Welch, Avera, and Lynn (Eric) Smith, Gibson; a brother, David Welch, McBean; three sisters, Sanral Wells, Avera, Margie Williams, Hephzibah, and Connie Dillinger, Avera; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Hood, Michael Hood, Brent Williford, Greg Lewis, George Goodman, Richard Bopp, Scottie Williams and Gary Belcher.

Honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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