Obituaries
September 22, 2005 Issue

Julian "Joe" Braddock
Mr. Julian "Joe" Braddock, 76, of Gibson died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Mr. Braddock, a native of Jefferson County, lived in Glascock County most of his life. He was a member of Waldens U.M.C. He retired from Lily Tulip Company after 41 years of service then worked with the city of Gibson. He is preceded in death by a twin sister, Jewel B. Hyman.

The funeral was Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. at Waldens United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marvin Goodman officiating and Brian Crosby as the eulogist. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Vivian Story Braddock; two sons, Joseph David and Emma Braddock, Avera, and Johnny Glenn and Denise Braddock, Gibson; three daughters, Mitzie Braddock, Gibson, Tamela B. and Brian Wells, Blythe, and Nicole B. and Mark Brown, Avera; one sister, Lucille B. Williamson, Thomson; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and two special friends, Linda and Monroe Smith.

Pallbearers were Jonathon Braddock, Jacob Braddock, Jason Smith, Lee Griffin, Scott Newsome, Norman Moss and Brian Jackson.

Honorary pallbearers were grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Waldens Church Cemetery Fund in care of Mrs. Patricia Kitchens, 1304 Haddens Pond Road, Avera, GA 30803.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Lillie Marion Dawson
Mrs. Lillie Marion Dawson of Warrenton died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005.

The funeral was Sept. 17 at 1 p.m. at New Salem Baptist Church, Warrenton, with the Rev. Johnny L. Hampton Sr. officiating. Burial was in the Union Star Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Bennie L. Dawson, Warrenton, Eddie D. Dawson, Atlanta, and George E. Dawson, Louisville; four daughters, Mary L. Ficklin, Annie Dawson, Kathleen Dawson, Warrenton, and Bridget L. Nelson, Thomson; one sister, Rebbie M. Morris; 25 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

Dawson's Mortuary, Warrenton, was in charge of the arrangements.


William "Benny" Dunn
Mr. William "Benny" Dunn, 62, of Mitchell died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2005, at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Mr. Dunn, a native of McDuffie County, lived in Warren and Glascock Counties most of his life. He retired after 30 years of service at Air Balance in Wrens.

The funeral was Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. at Sheppard Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jacky Downs officiating. Burial was in the Zeta Cemetery, Tennille.

Survivors include his wife, Dahlia Dunn, Mitchell; one daughter, Karen and Phil Mast, Halbrook, N.Y., four sisters, Hazel Tucker, Sandersville, Mary Meeks, Tennille, Linda Johnson, Sandersville, and Sara McDonald, Gibson; and two grandsons.

Pallbearers were Jeff Johnson, Billy Johnson, Alex Burden, Chip McDonald, Burt Williams and Raymond Johnson.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Karen Diane Holdeman
Miss Karen Diane Holdeman, 47, of Moundridge, Kan., died Friday, Sept. 16, 2005, at Moundridge Manor in Moundridge, Kan.

The funeral was Sept. 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Pinecrest Mennonite Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include a brother, John and Cynthia Holdeman, Louisville; a sister, Nadine and David Koehn, Avera; maternal grandparents, Edward and Gerry Schneider; one nephew and seven nieces; and several uncles and aunts.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Marshall Lamar Lane
Mr. Marshall Lamar Lane of Wrens died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005.

Mr. Lane, a native of Wrens, was a 1971 graduate of Wrens High School. He was employed with A.H. Braswell Farms for 32 years and was a member of the Stone Springfield AME Church and Gibraltar Lodge #265. He is preceded in death by his father, Eddie James Lane, and a brother, Willie James Lane.

The funeral was Sept. 19 at 3:30 p.m. at Stone Springfield AME Church with the Rev. Samuel Thompkins officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Marie Lane; a daughter, Paulette Jordan; three brothers, Tommy (Mary) Brown, George (Patricia) Lane and Sylvester (Loretta) Lane; four sisters, Dorothy (Clyde) Smith, Annie (Rufus) Gaines, Glenda Lane and Cynthia Lane; godmother, Lena Braswell; adopted daughter, Latoria (Patrick) Burke; goddaughter, Tamicka Butts; and several uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Thomas Benjamin "Benny" Newsome
Mr. Thomas Benjamin "Benny" Newsome of Augusta died Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Newsome, a native of Wrens, had made Augusta his home for the past 15 years. He was retired from Gracewood State Hospital with 15 years of service and was a member of Faith Ministries.

The funeral was Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. at Faith Ministries with the Revs. Sue Clayton and Mike Sutphin officiating. Burial was in Wrens Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Gay Newsome; a son, Thomas Bobby Newsome Sr., Washington State; a daughter, Karen Lyn Hamrick, Canon City, Colo.; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Kim Burns, Dennis Clayton, Wendall McCook, Eugene Gay, Edward Gay and Jordan Clayton.

Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Lumpkin Road Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.


Mary Upton Smith
Mrs. Mary Upton Smith, 82, of Bartow died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005.

The funeral was Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. at Josey Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Lamar T. Smith; two sisters, Helen Joiner, Swainsboro, and Jean Baird, Rome; two brothers, George Upton, Jackson, and Stanley Upton, Wadley.

May and Smith Funeral Home, Sandersville, was in charge of the arrangements.


Mamie Lee Turner
Mrs. Mamie Lee Turner of Wadley died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005.

The funeral was Sept. 17 at Solomon Temple Baptist Church with the Rev. Peter Sparks officiating.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol Ann Thomas, Wadley, and Elaine Mack, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; six sons, Chris Mincey, Clarksville, Tenn., Milton Mincey, Horace Turner, Anthony Turner and Dennis Turner, all of Wadley, and Glenn Mincey, Davisboro; six sisters, Maggie Young and Betty Brown, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Addie McCrae and Evangelist Henrietta Seays, Hollywood, Fla., Mary Hicks, Wadley, and Gloria Heggs, Louisville; three brothers, John Trimble, Hollywood, Fla., Willie Tarver, Louisville, and Arthur Tarver, New York, N.Y.; 24 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; two sons-in-law; four daughters-in-law; three brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; and several other relatives.

Pallbearers were grandsons and nephews.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

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