Obituaries
December 1, 2005 Issue

James Mark Farrer
Mr. James Mark Farrer, 49, of Midway died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005.

Mr. Farrer, a native of Savannah, moved to Midway in 1990. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his wife Gwen DeGracia, his maternal grandparents Isaac and Blonnie Farrer, and his paternal grandparents Jeriod and Manita Nall.

The funeral was Nov. 30 at 1 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel, Hinesville. Burial was in Midway United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Isaac Marvin Farrer, Midway; his wife, Polly Farrer; his parents, Ronald (Carol) Farrer, Midway, and Rosemary (Richard) Gilliland, Midway; one aunt, Gloria Grizzle, Savannah; four sisters, Lisa (Kelley) Evans and Laurie (William) Crout, Midway, Shari (Brad) Watkins, Savannah, and Hope (Ken) Harn, Phoenix, Az.; six nieces; four nephews; six great-nephews and one great-niece.

Pallbearers were Eddie Hall, Brantley Brower, Chris Thompson, Joey Thompson, Jonathan Martinez and Cecil Pugh.

Honorary pallbearers were William Crout, Kelley Evans, Brad Watkins and Ken Harn.

Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel, Hinesville, was in charge of the arrangements.


Marcus Lamar Fountain
Mr. Marcus Lamar Fountain, 76, of North Augusta, S.C., died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Fountain, a native of Gibson, was the son of the late Linton Edgar and Alma Cooper Fountain. He served in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. He was self-employed as a carpenter. He is preceded in death by his brother, Marshall Fountain, and his sister, Evelyn Johnson.

Graveside services were held Nov. 28 at 3 p.m. at Jefferson Memorial Gardens.

Survivors are four sons, Glen Fountain, Jeffery (Dicie) Fountain and Donafyn (Theresa) Fountain, all of North Augusta, and Ronnie (Lisa) Fountain, Augusta; five daughters, Connie (Gary) White and Debra (Willard) Black, Hephzibah, Cynthia Fountain, North Augusta, Mevina Josey, Harlem, and Dawn (Skip) Brown, Trenton, S.C.; two sisters, Betty Joe Murray, Lexington, S.C., and Dera Bradford, Augusta; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Ricky Logue, Danny Wilkins, Brandon Fountain, David Irby and Skip Breech.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Louise Habersham
Mrs. Louise Habersham of Augusta died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at Jennings Healthcare Inc.

Mrs. Habersham, a native of Jefferson County, was a long time resident of Augusta. She is preceded in death by her husband Ed Habersham, and a daughter, Dorothy H. Abraham.

Graveside services were Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. at Southview Cemetery with Dea. Grover Kirk Cofer officiating.

Survivors include three daughters, Pinky Habersham, Hilda Habersham and Rosa Habersham, all of Augusta; one son-in-law, Japheth Abraham Jr., Augusta; one granddaughter, Jennifer Denise Abraham, Augusta; and several other relatives.

Dent's Undertaking Establishment, Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.


Brandon Thomas Grady Norman
Mr. Brandon Thomas Grady Norman, 19, of Warrenton died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Norman was born in Augusta and was a lifelong resident of Warren County. He was a 2004 graduate of Briarwood Academy and played on the Briarwood Academy football team, basketball team, baseball team and track team. He was a student at Augusta Technical College and a member of First Baptist Church in Thomson.

The funeral was Nov. 27 at 3 p.m. at Briarwood Academy Gym with Dr. James Ramsey, John Hammond and Dr. Joe Wills officiating. Burial was in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his parents, Marvin T. Norman and Iris Williford Norman, Warrenton; sister, Amanda Norman, Warrenton; maternal grandfather, Lonice Williford Russell; paternal grandmother, Jeanette Norman, Martinez; maternal great-grandmother, Fronnie Bell Black, Avera; and honorary grandparents, Bud and Sue Norman, Thomson.

Pallbearers were Chandler Harris, Bob Willis, Colby Williford, Jason Norman, Matt Ansley and Ryan Carrow.

Honorary pallbearers were Briarwood Academy Class of 2004, 2003-2004 Briarwood Academy Football Team, Basketball Team, Baseball Team and Track Team, Coach Steven Simpkins, Coach John Osborne, Coach Jimmy Barnett and Coach Clayton Parrish.

Memorials may be made to Briarwood Academy Booster Club, 3155 Thomson Hwy., N.E., Warrenton, GA 30828, or First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1205, Thomson, GA 30824.

Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, was in charge of the arrangements.


James A. Miller
Mr. James A. Miller, 78, of Stapleton died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. Miller was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He was a life long carpenter and craftsman. He also worked with the EMT; he was a former owner of Big M. Flower Hut in Bartow. He retired after 24 years as a purchase agent at Jefferson Hospital and served in the U.S. Air Force.

The funeral was Nov. 25 at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald Lumpkin officiating. Burial was in the Parkers United Methodist Church Cemetery in Bartow.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Smith Miller; two daughters, Peggy M. (Steve) Jardon, Louisville, and Lynn M. (Bill) Williams, Stapleton; two sons, Greg (Susie) Miller, Wrens, and Ricky (Pam) Miller, Warrenton; a sister, Mary Dukes, Wadley; two brothers, Willie Miller, Wadley, and Felton Miller, Louisville; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Andy Miller, John Cowart, Jim Cooper, Mitchell Powell, Gary Smith, Neal Miller, Joe Miller and Ray Dukes.

Honorary pallbearers were the Men's Bible Class of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and Dr. J.B. Polhill, Dr. Moshin Hisamuddin, Abbot Easterlin and George Brewton.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, c/o Bobbie Kitchens, 1092 Oak St., Avera, GA 30803.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Elizabeth McBride Lockhart
Mrs. Elizabeth McBride Lockhart died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Mrs. Lockhart, a native of Jefferson County, had lived in Florida for many years. She was a member of Spring Bethel AME Church and the Spring Bethel Benevolent Society. After moving to Florida she became a member of Macedonia Baptist Church where she sang in the choir.

The funeral was Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. at John & Alavan Garrer Memorial Chapel - Garrer Funeral Home in Louisville with the Rev. John Arthur Lockhart officiating and the Rev. John Augustus Lockhart assisting. Burial was in the Eden Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, James Lockhart, Louisville; daughters, Dorothy Lawrence and Eloise Lockhart, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; brother, Julius (Carrie Mae) McBride, Atlanta; sisters-in-law, Eunice Lockhart, Pearl McBride and Viola Lockhart; brothers-in-law, Rev. William (Dessie) Lockhart, Edgar Lochart and Johnny (Kim) Lockhart; five great-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers were Reginald Cox, Dwight Lockhart, James Mott, Winston Adams, Michael Cody and Trenton Lawrence.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Harry "Yodi" Peterson
Mr. Harry "Yodi" Peterson of Waynesboro died Nov. 19, 2005, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Peterson, a native of Burke County, was a member of the Beechwood Baptist Church where he served as trustee, on the finance committee and the usher board. He was employed at Total Care Janitorial Service and was a 1977 graduate of Burke County High.

The funeral was Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. at the Beechwood Baptist Church and Cemetery, Waynesboro.

Survivors include his wife, Rosa Sims Peterson; his children, Ebony Peterson, Gerald Peterson, Danielle Peterson and Anson Peterson, Waynesboro, Sergio Peterson, Statesboro, Bernard "Monty" Sims, Ft. Monmouth, N.J.; siblings, Hattie Dodson, Bernice Peterson and Robert Peterson, Atlanta, Mary Moore, Waynesboro, and Floyd Peterson, Calif.; sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law; two grandchildren; aunts; uncles; nieces; nephews and cousins.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Allen Prickett
Mr. Allen Prickett, 55, of Matthews died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Prickett was a member of Cross Road Evangelist. He was self employed as a farmer.

The funeral was Nov. 23 at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Arrington officiating.

Survivors include three daughters, Jeannie Prickett, Irene Byrd and Tina Prickett; a sister, Sally Ogletree; seven brothers, Eddie Prickett, Bobby Prickett, Charles Prickett, William Prickett, Lewis Prickett, Ronnie Prickett and Donnie Prickett; and two grandsons, Johnathan and Lance Byrd.

Pallbearers were Jeff Grimes, Dinky Prickett, Poochie Wells, John McNeal, Gerald Gay Jr. and Jr. Coleman.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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