Obituaries
November 24, 2005 Issue

Willie Bell Kay Bishop
Mrs. Willie Bell Kay Bishop, 91, of Garfield died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005.

Mrs. Bishop, a native of Emanuel County, was a homemaker and a member of Garfield Baptist Church.

The funeral was Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. at Garfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Turner officiating. Burial was in the Hebron Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Joyce Beckworth, Louisville; a son, Carl Wayne Bishop, Oak Park; a sister, Imogene Turner, Statesboro; a brother, Roy Kay, Augusta; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Cowart, James West, Tommy Paul, Richard Johnson, Keith Womack and Lewis Cowart.

CroweFields Funeral Home, Millen, was in charge of the arrangements.


Ann Cross
Mrs. Ann Cross, 74, of Grovetown died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005.

Mrs. Cross had retired from Kuppenheimer clothing store as a tailor. She was a member of Union Grove Methodist Church in Midville.

Memorial services were held Nov. 22 in the Belair Road Chapel of Platt's Funeral Home at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Wayne Brunner officiating. Burial was Nov. 23 at 11 a.m. in the Midville City Cemetery with the Rev. Tony Smith officiating.

Survivors include her mother, Nell M. Hancock; two daughter, Barbara Bowles, Grovetown, and Martha Tanner, Flowery Branch; one sister, Miriam H. Drew, Jackson, S.C.; one stepson, Mike Cross, Lexsy; one stepdaughter, Kay Oglesby, Herndon; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

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


Nancy N. Cushman
Mrs. Nancy N. Cushman, 84, of Augusta died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Cushman, a native of Gibson, was the daughter of the late J.L. and Dovie Newsome. She made Augusta her home for the past 54 years. She was a member of New Hope Worship Center. She is preceded in death by her husband Lendell N. Cushman; two brothers, Harry and Rouse Newsome; and two sisters, Reba Martin and Alma Newsome.

Graveside services were Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. at Bellevue Memorial Park with the Rev. Rich Bowen officiating.

Survivors include two sons, Larry S. (Lorena) Cushman, Inman, S.C., and Fred B. (Robin) Cushman, Beech Island; three sisters, Mae Martin, High Point, N.C., Sarah Connell, Martinez, Betty (Harvey) Dixon, Kingsland, and Myra (Bill) Poole, Augusta; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Martinez, was in charge of the arrangements.


Brunell Green Fagler
Mrs. Brunell Green Fagler, 91, of Statesboro, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home.

Mrs. Fagler, born in Jefferson County, lived all her life in Swainsboro. She was a homemaker and a member of the Gateway Worship Center, formerly Emanuel Harvest Church. She is preceded in death by her husband Garnell Fagler and daughter Betty Ann Fagler Howard.

The funeral was Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Randall Garnell (Miram) Fagler, Swainsboro; four daughters, Rita (Tommy) Battle, Wadley, Jean (Jimmy) Roberts, Commerce, Shirley McNeely, Swainsboro, and Dot Autry, Douglasville; son-in-law, Tommy Howard, Swainsboro; brother, Morris (Betty) Green, Midville; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were grandsons.

Tomlinson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Eduardo L. Marquez
Mr. Eduardo L. Marquez, 45, of Wadley died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. Marquez, a native of Utuado, Puerto Rico, lived most of his life in Vineland before moving to Wadley. He was a self-employed auto mechanic and handyman. He is predeceased by his parents, Eduardo and Carmen (Serrano) Marquez, and a sister, Carmen M. Marquez.

The funeral was held at the Wainwright-Bernhardt Funeral Home in Vineland. Burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Vineland.

Survivors include three brothers, Tony Marquez and Luis F. Marquez, Vineland, and Wilson and Tina Marquez, Richland; one sister, Magdalia Marquez, Bronx, N.Y.; his girlfriend, Anna Lordge, Wadley; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.


Jean Elizabeth Brooks Laney
Mrs. Jean Elizabeth Brooks Laney, 56, of Dearing died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at Eisenhower Medical Center, Fort Gordon.

Mrs. Laney, a native of Glascock County, was a homemaker. She was a member of Magnolia Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband Kenneth W. Laney; and four brothers, Thomas Alvin Brooks, Max Lewis Brooks, John Willie Brooks and Earl Dean Brooks.

The funeral was Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. at Magnolia Baptist Church with the Rev. Sonny Peevy officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Tammy (Jeff) Shelton, Thomson; one grandson, Tyler Shelton; brothers, Jimmie S. Brooks, Beech Island, S.C., and John A. Brooks Jr., Thomson; sisters, Dera H. Davis, Thomson, Sara L. Morrison, Lincolnton, Mary J. Conner, Hiawassee, and Wanda L. Stoker, Warrenville, S.C.

Pallbearers were Benny Morrison, Randy Brooks, David Conner, Jeff Shelton, Preston Adams, Jason Brooks, Charles Montgomery and Ricky Brooks.

Honorary pallbearer was Tyler Shelton.

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


Bobbie J. Smith
Bobbie J. Smith, 63, of Wadley died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005. The funeral was Nov. 23 at 1 p.m. at South Augusta Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Timothy Thompson officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Survivors include two daughters, Annette and Tommy Baker, and Jackie and Buddy Smith; two sons, Bobby J. and Regina Scarboro and Donnie and Lisa Scarboro; one brother, Nathaniel Smith; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.


Louise Stavely
Mrs. Louise Stavely, 85, of Keysville died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005.

Mrs. Stavely, a retired parapro, was a member of Ebenezer ARP Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Louis Everett Stavely; her parents, Thomas Burke and Marie David Burke; and her brother, Grier Burke.

The funeral was Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. at Ebenezer ARP Church with the Rev. Gary Jones and George Lauderdale officiating.

Survivors include three sons, Louis Everett Stavely Jr., Riley Thomas Stavely and Robert Wayne Stavely; a sister, Eleanor Dye; four brothers, Thomas Burke, William Burke, Ralph Burke and Harry Burke; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Scott Stavely, Adam Stavely, Christopher Stavely, Fred Daniel, Lowndes Whatley, Gary Dye and Gordon Burke.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Elizabeth Rabun Travis
Mrs. Elizabeth Rabun Travis, 99, of Stapleton died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mrs. Travis, a native of Glascock County, was the daughter of the late John Palmer Rabun and Phalby Howard Rabun. She was a 1924 graduate of Stapleton high School and a 1928 graduate of Bessie Tift College I Forsyth. She taught school in Dearing and Brunswick. She was a member of Stapleton Baptist Church where she served as Baptist Training Union director, Sunday School teacher, choir member, in the Women's Missionary Union and as a nursery worker. She is preceded in death by her husband, Robson Travis.

The funeral was Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Bill Daniel officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include nephews, Walton (Barbara) Rabun, Alpharetta, John (Betsy) Rabun, Fairfax, Va., and Lewis (Barbara) Parsley, New Kent, Va.; nieces, Joy (Jeff) Holt, Waynesboro, and Barbara (Theo) Embry, Atlanta; sister-in-law, Alsie Rabun, Savannah; 18 great nieces and 16 great-great nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were great nephews.

Memorial may be made to Stapleton Baptist Church, 360 Harvey St., Stapleton, GA 30823.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Doretha "Rea" Whithead
Mrs. Doretha "Rea" Whithead, 89, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005.

Mrs. Whithead, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church where she was a member of the Missionary Society and the District Missionary. She was also a member of the Spring Bethel Benevolent Society and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by Musgrove Whithead.

The funeral was Nov. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church and Cemetery with the Rev. Abraham Gibbons officiating.

Survivors include her daughter, Lizzie "Sister" Quarterman, Louisville; her grandchildren, Tommie Quarterman, Converse, Texas, Linda Dogan and Joseph Quarterman, Louisville, James Quarterman, Douglasville, David Quarterman, Numburg, Germany, Clarence Quarterman, Ft. Mead, Md., and Denise Burton, Hohenfels, Germany; 18 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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