January 5, 2006 Issue

William G. "Billy" Allen
Mr. William G. "Billy" Allen, 79, of Warrenton died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Allen, a native of Albany, was a longtime resident of the Glascock-Warren county area. He was a retired dispatcher with Sonitrol and a U.S. Navy veteran of WW II and a member of Mitchell United Methodist Church.

Memorial services were held Jan. 3 at the Mitchell United Methodist Church with Mary Ann Braswell officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Janet M. Allen of Warrenton and Port Orange, Fla.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 1384 Greene St., Augusta, GA 30901.

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

James Eliott Barrow
Mr. James Eliott Barrow, 84, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2005.

Mr. Barrow, a native of Matthews, was the son of James Ezra (Doc) Barrow and Sara Murray. He attended primary school in Matthews and secondary school in Wrens before going to Augusta College for one year and then transferring to the Georgia Institute of Technology where he received a degree in mechanical engineering. On graduating he went to work for Westinghouse in steam turbine generator design until the outbreak of WWII when he enlisted and was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. Much of his four-year Navy career was spent as a primary flight instructor. After discharge from the military he returned home and farmed with his father before going to work first as a manufacturing consultant at a facility in Waynesboro and later as general manager of Knox Warrenton Company, a metal kitchen cabinet manufacturer in Warrenton. In 1956 he left Knox Warrenton and with J.A. (Red) Thrift Jr. founded JEBCO Inc., a contract manufacturing concern, in Jonesboro. The 1958 addition of P.H. Giddens formed the nucleus of the management team that would successfully guide JEBCO for thirty-plus years. JEBCO continues in business under the guidance of James Barrow, Randy Thrift and Stephen Giddens, the grandson and sons of the founding management team.

A graveside service was held Dec. 30 at 3 p.m. at Ways Baptist Church Cemetery followed by a memorial service at the home of James Eliott Barrow Jr.

Memorials may be made to Ways Baptist Church or Mt. Moriah Methodist Church.

Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home, Peachtree City, was in charge of the arrangements.

Helen O'Kane Brooks
Mrs. Helen O'Kane Brooks, 51, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, in a Queens hospital.

Mrs. Brooks, a native of Jefferson County, was a 1972 graduate of Jefferson County High. She was the widow of the late Marvin Brooks. After relocating to N.Y., Helen worked as manager for several banks and investments firms. She was currently employed by Morgan-Stanley Investment Co.; she started a branch of Kiwanis Club, Soap Opera Derby and owned her own travel group agency.

The funeral will be Jan. 6 at noon at the St. Antioch Baptist Church in Queens, N.Y.

Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Marie and James O'Kane, N.Y.; her children, Kasey Brooks and De'Shean Brooks, Brooklyn; her siblings including her twin Ellen (Dwight) Jackson, Atlanta, Regina Grier, Ulanda Nelson, Kimberly Harp and Reginald Carter, all of Atlanta, Janice O'Kane, Brooklyn and Susan Hankins, N.J.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Juanita Reaves, Mattie Flournoy, Elsie Whitfield, Shirley Dogan, Eva Walden, Joe L. Brooks, Freddie Brooks, James Brooks and Eddie Brooks.

Cobb's Funeral Home, Queens, N.Y., was in charge of the arrangements.

This announcement courtesy of Davis Funeral Home.

James William Cain
Mr. James William Cain, 27, of Louisville died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005.

The funeral was Jan. 1 at 2 p.m. at the May and Smith Funeral Directors Chapel, Sandersville, with burial in Zeta Cemetery, Tennille.

Eddie "Toby" McBride
Mr. Eddie "Toby" McBride died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005, at an Augusta hospital.

Mr. McBride, the oldest member of the Woodlawn Baptist Church, served on the Deacon Board. He was also a member of the Spring Bethel Benevolent Society. He was retired from J.P. Stevens - Forstmann and Co. Inc. as a machine repairman.

The funeral was Dec. 31 at 2 p.m. at Woodlawn Baptist Church. Burial was in Spring Bethel Society Cemetery.

Survivors include his children, Mary L. Curtis, Louisville, Edweeda Hobbs, Miramar, Fla., and Eddie Willie (Brenda) McBride, West Palm Beach. Fla.; one sister-in-law, Maggie McBride, Louisville; 14 grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Michelle JoAnn McLester
Miss Michelle JoAnn McLester, 20, of Sandersville died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005.

The funeral was Jan. 1 at 2 p.m. at the May and Smith Funeral Directors Chapel, Sandersville, with burial in Zeta Cemetery, Tennille.

Louise Coleman "Tiny" McNeely
Mrs. Louise Coleman "Tiny" McNeely of Wadley died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005.

Mrs. McNeely, a native of Emanuel County, was the daughter of the late Elisha and Hattie Coleman. She had worked for the Louisville Shirt Factory and was a member of the Moxley United Methodist Church.

Graveside services were Jan. 3 at 2 p.m. in the Moxley United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Revs. Don Lovejoy and Ray Jenkins officiating.

Survivors include her daughter, Betty (Buddy) Rivers, Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mitchell Morgan Sr.
Mr. Mitchell Morgan Sr. died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, at an Augusta hospital.

Mr. Morgan, a native of Jefferson County, was retired from Scarboro Paving Company.

The funeral was Dec. 31 at 11 a.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Burial was in the Ebenezer CME Church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ella Mae Wallace Morgan, Louisville; his children, Willie James Morgan, Wadley, Lillie Ruth (Charles) Moore, Bear, Del., Anne Morgan and Delaine Morgan, Louisville, Louvenia Sims, Mitchell Morgan Jr. and Linda (Alexis) Morgan-Dennis, Atlanta; his siblings, Rhodina Gamble, Louisville, Carrie Bell Thomas and Doshia Upton, Atlanta, Jessie Bell Williams and Elizabeth (Isaiah) Davis, Sandersville, Lillie Mae LaFavor, Buffalo, N.Y.; one sister-in-law, Atnonia Morgan, Louisville; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Booker T. Murray
Mr. Booker T. Murray of Hephzibah died Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, at Portsbridge Hospice.

Mr. Murray was the owner/operator of Murrays Garage. He retired from the US Army as a staff sergeant after 20 years of service. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam and also in Korea. He received several medals during his time in service. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #248. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Smith Murray and James Murray.

Memorial services were Dec. 30 at 1 p.m. at Elliott Sons Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Clarissa Enders Murray of Hephzibah; his children, Bergin Murray, Wrens, Felicia Murray, Hephzibah, Theoedore Murray, Kevin Murray, Francine Liggins, Linda Shinuald and Steven White, all of St. Louis, Mo., and Lisa Brown Garrett, Md.; sisters, Doris Triplett and Blanch Cunningham, both of St. Louis; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Elliott Sons Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Bernese Thigpen Price
Mrs. Bernese Thigpen Price, 92, of Wrightsville died Friday, Dec. 30, 2005.

Mrs. Price, a native of Laurens County, was the daughter of the late Joel and Lora Lindsey Thigpen. She was a lifelong member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband Forrest Buford Price Sr., and a son, Jack Price

The funeral was Jan. 2 at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Ray Wallace and Jimmy Harris officiating. Burial was in Westview Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Bonnell Price Fussell, Lizella, and Connie Taylor, Davisboro; two sons, Forrest Buford Price Jr. and Prentice Price, Wrightsville; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Aaron Price, Jay Price, Jason Dye, Josh Dye, Bobby Lindsey and Dale Crooms.

Honorary pallbearers were deacons of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Stanley Funeral Home, Wrightsville, was in charge of the arrangements.

Thomas Edward Sause Jr.
Mr. Thomas Edward Sause Jr., 55, of Bartow died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005.

The funeral was Dec. 30 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary. Burial was in Eastbrook Cemetery.



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