Obituaries
December 15, 2005 Issue

Ruth Booker
Mrs. Ruth Booker, 101, of Evans died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2005 at Westwood Nursing Home.

Mrs. Booker was born in Wrens and had lived in Richmond County and Evans since 1919. She was a past Matron of Mary Warren Widows Home, a custom drapery seamstress and a member of Curtis Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband Jerry Dewitt Booker and a son, Jerry Dewitt Booker Jr.

Graveside services were Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park with the Rev. Sherrill Dunn officiating.

Survivors include her son, Ty and Judy Booker, Evans; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Booker, Augusta.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.


Elaine K. Bragg
Mrs. Elaine K. Bragg, 60, of Louisville died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Bragg, a native of Jefferson County, was the owner and operator of the Sears Merchant Store in Louisville. She was a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her father George Thomas Kitchens.

The funeral was Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. at Southern Heritage Funeral Home, Louisville Chapel. Burial was in the Louisville City Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, George William "Bill" Bragg; her daughter, Tammy Jackson, Tennille; her mother, Maggie Reid Kitchens; three brothers, Walter and Louise Kitchens, and Frankie and Sharon Kitchens, all of Wadley, and Charles and Mary Kitchens, Augusta; one sister, Marry Nell and Terry Garrett, Bartow; her granddaughter, Molly Jackson; her mother-in-law, Pearlie Maude Bragg; and several nieces and nephews.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Docious Davis Jr.
Mr. Docious Davis Jr. of Wadley died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005.

The funeral was Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. at Kingdom Life Fellowship Ministries in Wadley with Apostle Antonio Pringle officiating. Burial was in the San Clair Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Cleo Pringle Davis; four daughters, Melissa Pringle and Tavonna K. Thompson, Wadley, Gloria Davis, Bartow, and Ukeitha A. Davis Lovett, Statesboro; three sons, Antonio Pringle, Dublin, Kelvin T. Hickson, Wadley, and Octavious Hickson, Augusta; four sisters, Emmitt Byrd, Inez Davis and Wilhemina Gilmore, Wadley, and Johnnie Mae McNair, Stapleton; one brother, Johnny Davis, Bartow; two relatives reared as sisters, Lucy Lewis and Ruby Lee, Wadley; and 17 grandchildren.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


Eddie Fleming
Mr. Eddie Fleming of Louisville died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005.

Mr. Fleming, a native of Jefferson County, was the son of the late Eddie and Sarah Curtis Fleming. He lived in Newark, N.J., for over 40 years before returning to Jefferson County.

Survivors include his sisters, Betty Lloyd, Louisville, Carrie Taylor, Augusta, and Rosetta Lockhart, High Point, N.C.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.


Bonnie Chapman Wimberly
Mrs. Bonnie Chapman Wimberly, 96, of Twin City died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005.

Mrs. Wimberly, a native of Emanuel County, lived all her life in Twin City. She was a homemaker and a member of Baptist Rest Primitive Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Toomb and Lizzie Neal Chapman; her husband Glen Wimberly; and two sons, Bobby and Charles Wimberly.

The funeral was Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. at Baptist Rest Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery near Twin City with Elders Mike Gray, Tommy Roundtree and Tommy McGee.

Survivors include two daughters, Marjorie W. Johnson and Joyce and Buck Powell, Twin City; one daughter-in-law, Jane Wimberly, Wadley; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

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