Obituaries
February 2, 2006 Issue

Cecil D. "Buck" Clark
Mr. Cecil D. "Buck" Clark of Augusta died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006,

He was born in Avera, but has been a lifelong resident of Augusta. He was a retired pipefitter with Local Union #150. He was a member of Lakemont Presbyterian Church in Augusta. He was a U.S. Army Veteran having served his country during World War II. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. Mr. Clark was the husband of the late Fannie Mae Fulmer Clark and son of the late Oscar James Clark and the late Rosa Covington Clark.

The funeral service was conducted Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Napier Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Jagoditsch and Rev. Lester Clark officiating. The interment followed in the Graniteville Cemetery.

The pallbearers were Billy Beasley, Jr., Jimmie Beasley, Arthur Soares, Artie Soares, Jr., Michael LaFontaine, Dwayne Allen Whitaker, Jr., Rory LaFontaine and Richard LaFontaine.

The honorary pallbearers were members of Local Union #150.

He was preceded in death by a niece, Brenda Mitchell.

Survivors include two sisters, Myrtice Hillborne of Wildwood, Fla., and Janie E. Hawes of Ocala, Fla.; a brother, Ray C. Clark of Stapleton; two stepsons, Monroe Williford of Venice, Fla., and Willie Williford of Campo, Calif.; three nieces, Betty LaFontaine, Edna Murray and Glenda Soares; three nephews, Roy Beasley, Jr., J.B. Beasley and Don Beasley.

Napier Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Willie James "Boo Boo" Huff
Mr. Willie James "Boo Boo" Huff, age 39, of Thomson, died recently

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 3 p.m. at the Jones Grove Baptist Church, Bishop Winston Grier officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Doris Huff; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lucille Huff, both of Thomson; four sisters, Bernice Huff, Flora Jean Kitchens and Deborah Stephens, all of Thomson, Dorothy Ann Huff of Augusta; three brothers, Randy Huff of Thomson, Ricky Huff and Danny Huff of Wrens; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends; and a special friend, Becky Ann Fountain of Thomson.

The Thomson Funeral System of Thomson is in charge of the arrangements.


Cassandra McKennie
Ms. Cassandra McKennie of Dublin died on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, in Dublin.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Brinson Hill Baptist Church in Wadley, with the Rev. Dr. David Kemp officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her parents, Tom Ed McKennie, Sr. and Carolyn LaFavor McKennie, Wadley; two daughters, Ebony Monique Leverette and Adrieunna LaShondra Moore, Dublin; three sisters, Pamela McKennie and Michelle McKennie, Wadley, and Jacqueline (Charlie) Davis, Louisville; three brothers, Jeffery (Janice) Jordan, Louisville, Tom Ed McKennie, Jr., August and Tony McKennie, Wadley; her maternal grandfather, Frank LaFavor of Louisville; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Lois Adams Curney
Mrs. Lois Adams Curney of Louisville died Jan. 24, 2006.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 28, at 1 p.m. at Adams Chapel Church of God In Christ, Minister Ricky Watson officiating.

Survivors include two sons, Willie (Phillis) Adams and Bobby Adams of Atlanta; daughters, Pauline (Charlie) Bractley of Louisville, Annie Mae (Elder Albert) Brown and Annie Lois Adams of Miami, Fla.; stepdaughters, Mary Ushery of Decatur and Lillie Ann Curney of Atlanta; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren.

Garrer Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of the arrangements.


Roy Eugene Eskew
Mr. Roy Eugene Eskew, 73, of Waynesboro, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2006, at Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro.

Mr. Eskew was born in Washington County on March 14, 1932, to the late Rufus Carry and Louise Guinn Eskew. He was a farmer and a Baptist.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, in the chapel of DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Dixon officiating.

Burial followed at Parkers Methodist Church Cemetery in Bartow.

Pallbearers were Mike Hood, Bobby Posey, Willie Mack, Robert Chance, Charles Eskew and Michael Eskew.

Mr. Eskew was preceded in death by brothers, Paul and Carlton Eskew.

Survivors include one sister, Dorothy Davis (Billy), Savannah; three brothers, Charles Eskew (Jackie), Fred Eskew (Sheila) and Julian Eskew (Shirley), all of Waynesboro; and several nieces and nephews.

DeLoach Kennedy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Glenn Hyman
Mr. Glenn Hyman, of Norwood, entered into rest Jan. 25, 2006, at University Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Ruth May Hyman and the late Susie Hyman. Mr. Hyman was a lifelong resident of Warren County and the son of the late Samuel Thomas Hyman and the late Janie Reese Hyman. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and received a European-African Service Medal with a Bronze Star for his service. Mr. Hyman also retired from civil service as a carpenter, was the Cattleman of the Year for 2004, a member of the Reese-Hyman American Legion, the VFW Post #7778, a member of New Providence Baptist Church where heserved as a deacon for over 40 years.

Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. at New Providence Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Crawford officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Reese-Hyman American Legion and VFW Post #7778 .

Mr. Hyman was preceded in death by a daughter, Bobbie Edge, and a grandson, Brian Thomas Hyman.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth May Hyman, Norwood; sons, Larry Alton Hyman (Renell), Evans, Barry Glenn Hyman (Betty), Norwood; daughters, Beverly Whaley (William), Evans, Ann Hubbard, Norwood, Nell Hobbs (Thomas), Avera.; sisters, Dorothy Shiflett, Augusta, Margaret Hobbs, Augusta, Barbara Jean Eaton, Warrenton; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


William Lewis Paul
Mr. William Lewis Paul, 36, of Wadley, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, at his residence.

Mr. Paul was born in Richmond County, but had lived in Wadley most of his life. He was member of Coleman Chapel United Methodist Church.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 3 p.m. at Coleman Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Ray Garren officiating.

Survivors include his mother, Carolyn Paul of Wadley; sister, Patricia Bryant of Yuba City, Calif.; and grandmother Rosa Herring of Hephzibah.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Kenneth Hudson
Mr. Kenneth Hudson of Hephzibah, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Hudson, a native of Warren County, was employed as a truck driver with ASI. He was a member of Word Alive Outreach Ministries.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 26, at 11:30 a.m. at Word Alive Outreach Ministries with Pastor Robert Turner officiating. Burial followed at Cody Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Warrenton.

Survivors are his wife, Pamela Hudson; five daughters, Kitana Hudson, Augusta, Shaywon Hudson, Brittney Hudson, Shanta Hudson, Jacksonville, Fla. and Javiea Hudson, South Carolina; one son, Kenneth Hudson, Jacksonville; stepsons, Nicholas Donahoo, Stephen Martin, Iraq and Chad Martin, Albany; parents, Isaac and Lizzie Hudson, Camak; seven brothers, Frank (Loretta) King, Alfonso Hudson, Augusta, Isaac Hudson, Virginia, Herbert (Mildred) Hudson, Sylvester Hudson, Camak, Larry Hudson, Wrens, Nathaniel Hudson, Luxembourg, Europe; two sisters, Betty (Lonnie) Daniels, Camak, Connie (J.B.) Winfrey, Mesena; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other relatives.

Williams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Henry Passmore III
Mr. Henry Passmore III of Augusta, died Saturday, Jan. 28, at University Hospital.

He was a native of Jefferson County, a graduate of Georgia School for the Deaf, a member of the Deaf Council of Georgia, an employee of the V.A. Medical Center and a member of the Beulah Grove Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 11 a.m. at Beulah Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Sam Davis officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery in Louisville.

Survivors include his mother, Rev. Louise Passmore, Wadley; four sisters, Casetta Passmore Heard, Sharon Holliman, Laverne Passmore, Augusta and Esther Elaine Passmore, Wadley; maternal grandfather, Rev. S.M. Martin, Wadley; five nieces, other relatives and friends.

Williams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Joseph "Joe" Watts
Mr. Joseph "Joe" Watts, 28, of Hephzibah died on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006.

Mr. Watts was born in Augusta to Terry and Shirley Simpson Watts and was owner-operator of Custom Maid Janitorial Services. He was of the Baptist faith.

Memorial services were held Monday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with Pastor Billy Atkins officiating. Burial will be at later date.

Survivors include his son, J.T. Watts of Augusta; daughter, Brianna Watts of Hephzibah; brother, Eli Watts of Hephzibah; sisters, Cecelia Watts and Michele Watts both of Keysville; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Watts of Stapleton; maternal grandfather, William 'Bill' Simpson of Augusta; fiance, Brandie Stewart of Hephzibah; and former wife, Stephanie Krauss of Augusta.

Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors was in charge of the arrangements.


Darlene Baxley Peeler Kitchens
Mrs. Darlene Baxley Peeler Kitchens, age 46, of East Dublin, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2006, at Emory Hospital in Atlanta following a brief illness.

Mrs. Kitchens was a native of Jefferson County. She was a graduate of Brentwood School and a graduate of the Georgia College and State University School of Nursing. She was employed as a Registered Nurse with the Veterans Hospital in Dublin. She was a member of the Smyrna Baptist Church and the Sigma Theta Tau Honorary Society.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. in the May and Smith Funeral Home in Sandersville with Rev. J. Emory Lindsey officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Kevin Ellis Kitchens of East Dublin; a son, William Thomas Peeler Jr. of Mt. Vernon; her mother and father, Eugene Harold Baxley and Charlotte Ann Jackson Baxley of Davisboro; a stepson, Matthew Eric Kitchens of East Dublin; two sisters, Donna (William) Dukes and Tammie (Kenneth) McBride, both of Davisboro; nieces and nephew, Bryan Dukes, Tiffany Dukes, Charity McBride and Kristtapher McBride; and a close friend, Nona Lord.

May and Smith Funeral Directors was in charge of the arrangements.

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