Obituaries
November 10, 2005 Issue

Shelton Evans
Mr. Shelton Evans, 67, of Thomson died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Evans, a native of Jefferson County, had lived in Thomson for most of his life. He was a 1956 graduate of Thomson High School. He served in the National Guard and retired from civil service at Fort Gordon. He was a past deacon and music director at the Washington Heights Baptist Church. He was a member of the Agnes Brooks Sunday School Class. He sang for over 35 years with the Pathfinders, Deliverance and Pee Wee Devore.

The funeral was Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. at Thomson Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Drawdy officiating. Burial was in the Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Evans; a son, Steve and Sandra Evans, Thomson; a sister, Martha Jean and Lewis Pepper, Lexington, Miss.; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Richard Winters, Johnny Pentecost, Jack Sims, Kim Beard, David Hobbs and Paul Hobbs.

Honorary pallbearers were Henry Sanford, Benny Goins, Bill Luken, Roger Reynolds, Mell Jones and Woody Johnson.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Nettie Jones Gibson
Mrs. Nettie Jones Gibson of Grovetown died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005.

The funeral was Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Cobb Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery, Harlem, with the Rev. W. Mack officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Daniel Gibson, Harlem; her children, Debra (Curtis) Brooks, Grovetown, and Bonita (Ricky) Davis, Harlem; her stepchildren; siblings, Aleen Tanksley, Annie Brinson, Irene Rolling, Diane Owens, Jurice Cofer, Roger Jones, Claude Jones, Clinton Jones Sr., Linton Jones Sr. and Johnny Jones Sr.

Moore Funeral Home, Harlem, was in charge of the arrangements.


Marion Hall Jenkins
Mrs. Marion Hall Jenkins, 82, of Keysville died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at Keysville Nursing Home.

Mrs. Jenkins, a native of Wadley, was the daughter of the late Clarence Luther and Lillian Lucille Johnson Jenkins. She was employed by Maxwell Estroff & Co. for 42 years. She was a member of Glenn Hills Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband Wilburn Jenkins, and brothers Clarence, Paul, Hansel and Jimmy Hall.

The funeral was Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. in the DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home Chapel in Waynesboro with the Rev. Marion Jay officiating. Burial was in the Hall Family Cemetery in Bartow.

Survivors include five children, Robert Lynwood Jenkins, Waynesboro, Elizabeth Gail Laughlin, Simpsonville, S.C., Jack Jay Jenkins, Hephzibah, Judy Karen Vann, Hephzibah, and Patricia Lee Powell, Louisville; one sister, Alice Lucille Smith, Bartow; ten grandchildren and 15 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Michael Laughlin, Carl Jenkins, Henry Jenkins, Jason Jenkins, Buddy Vann and Tyler Robelen.

Honorary pallbearers were Joseph Norris, Mark Cox, Randy Smith, Donnie Smith and Chris Jenkins.

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


Annie Lee Lowery
Miss Annie Lee Lowery of Louisville died Friday, Nov. 4, 2005.

Miss Lowery was a 1968 graduate of Jefferson County High School. She was a member of Pierce Grove Baptist Church.

The funeral will be Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at Pierce Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny R. Sampson officiating. The Revs. Walter Holmes Sr. and Herman Baker will be assisting. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her sisters, Pearly R. Lowery and Johnnie Mae Whitfield, Louisville, Jodie Gibbons, Dora Pickney and Annie McKoy, all of New York; brothers, Willie James Lowery, Louisville, and Willie James Heggs, Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother-in-law; four nieces; six nephews; and several great nieces and nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers will be the 1968 Class of Jefferson County High School and Friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be deacons and trustees of Pierce Grove Baptist Church.

Garrer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Evelyn Davis Ramey
Mrs. Evelyn Davis Ramey, 90, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005, at Bolingreen Nursing Center.

Mrs. Ramey, a native of Wadley, was the daughter of the late Ida Smith Davis and Thomas Lewis Davis. She graduated from the Macon Hospital School of Nursing in 1935. After working in hospitals and in a physician's office, she was a private duty nurse for over 25 years. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross for a number of years. She was a member of Vineville United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, David Reese Ramey, and five sisters and four brothers.

Graveside services were Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. at Macon Memorial Park with Dr. Jimmy A. Asbell Jr. and Dr. Marcus Tripp officiating.

Survivors include her daughter, Alice and Dr. Jimmy R. Asbell, Macon; grandsons, Dr. Jimmy R. Asbell Jr., Warner Robins, and David B. Asbell, Macon; two great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Vineville United Methodist Church, 2045 Vineville Ave., Macon, GA 31204; or First United Methodist Church, 205 North Davis Dr., Warner Robins, GA 31093.

Hart's Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


James Henry Smith Islam Salaaam
Mr. James Henry Smith Islam Salaaam, 61, of Tampa, Fla., died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2005.

Mr. Smith, a native of Jefferson, lived in Florida for several years. He was a graduate of Elijah Muhammad University of Islam in Chicago, Ill.

The funeral was Nov. 7 at John and Alavan Garrer Memorial Chapel - Garrer Funeral Home, with Bro. Thomas Hardy presiding. Inhumation was in the Magnolia Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include a devoted nephew, Thomas (Marietta) Hardy, Ocala, Fla.; brother, Waymond Smith Jr., Tampa; sister, Gertrude Scott, Detroit, Mich.; a devoted cousin, Altemse Ponder, Louisville; special friend, Perlipa Vieith, Tampa; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Kenyetta Desha "Bootsie" Smith
Ms. Kenyetta Desha "Bootsie" Smith, 23, of Wrens died Friday, Nov. 4, 2005.

The funeral was Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. at Lofton AME Church with Elder Williams Beasley officiating. Burial was in Sugar Hill Cemetery in Wrens.

Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Betty Linzette and Joseph Jones Jr., Wrens; sisters, Wletta and Kimberly Johnson, Wrens; brothers, Norman Moss Jr., Wrens, and Joseph Jones III, Augusta; grandfather, Lindsey Smith, Wrens; great-grandmother, Mattie Mae Smith, Wrens; and step-grandmother, Barbara Jones, Augusta; uncles, aunts and other relatives.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Reba Laverne Wells
Miss Reba Laverne Wells of Mableton died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005.

Miss Wells, a native of Jefferson County, had lived in Cobb County for several years. She was a member of Hardeman Springfield Church and a 1962 graduate of Jefferson County High School.

The funeral was Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. at Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Abraham Gibbons officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter, Sheila Wells, Mableton; her mother, Essie Wells, Louisville; a brother, Archie Wells, Louisville; sisters, Georgia Boyd, College Park, Gladys Wells, East Point, Shirley Wells, Atlanta, and Felma Andrews, Stone Mountain; two brothers-in-law; five aunts; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers were her cousins.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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