Obituaries
February 16, 2006 Issue

Sarah Elsie Cheeks
Mrs. Sarah Elsie Cheeks, 97, of North Augusta, S.C., died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006.

Mrs. Cheeks, a native of Washington County, was a former resident of Louisville. She lived in North Augusta for the past 16 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of North Augusta. She is preceded in death by her husband Leamon Cheeks, and a daughter, Sarah Virginia Cheeks.

The funeral was Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. at Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home with Dr. Gary C. Redding officiating. Burial was in Davisboro Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Ruth and Robert Croom, North Augusta, and Christine and Clinton Beck, Elkridge, Md.; a brother, Dr. Robert E. Dudley, Olympia, Wash.; three sisters, Mary Walker, Columbus, Ms., Maude Andrews, Tucker, and Claude Bellew, Warthen; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home, North Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.


MaryJo Atkinson Chevalier
Mrs. MaryJo Atkinson Chevalier, 50, of Augusta died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006.

Mrs. Chevalier, a native of North Augusta, lived in Augusta for the past 16 years. She was a member of Silvercrest Baptist Church and was a retired dental assistant with Dr. Logan Nalley.

The funeral was Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. at Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home with Dr. Eleazer Benenhaley officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardenss.

Survivors include her husband, Tommy Chevalier; a daughter, Amy Nicole Horn, Forest City, N.C.; three stepsons, Michael Chevalier, San Diego, Calif., Joe Chevalier, Dallas, Tex., and Charles Chevalier, Houston, Tex.; two brothers, Rev. Robert Atkinson, Wrens, and Tommy Atkinson, North Augusta; four sisters, Ann Forseth, Jane Williams, Lorrie Hopkins, all of North Augusta, and Hope Courtney, Aiken; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Matt May, James Staub, Sonny Rutherford, John Brinson, Wayne Josey and Joel Chitty.

Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home, North Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.


Frank Hardeman Jr.
Dr. Frank Hardeman Jr. died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006, at his residence.

Dr. Hardeman, a physician to many for the past 60 years, was a member of the Louisville United Methodist Church but attended Wesley Oak United Methodist Church in Thunderbolt. He was the son of the late Frank Hardeman Sr. and Lillah Rhodes Hardeman of Louisville. He graduated from Emory University in Atlanta with an A. B. degree in biology in 1941. In 1942 he served on active duty for the US Navy with interim activation for service in the US Naval Hospitals in Beaufort, S.C.; Spain; Guam; Okinawa; and Iceland. He served as the general medical officer of clinics in Okinawa and Greece. He retired with the rank of captain. He served for two years on active duty at sea, as medical officer of the USS Chukawan - AO100 and was a veteran, having served in the US Navy during WW II. He received his medical degree from the University of Georgia School of Medicine in 1945, and then served an Internship at the US Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla .

He served as resident surgeon for the Central of Georgia Railway Hospital in Savannah from 1948 - 1953 and he also served as resident physician for Warren A. Candler Hospital in Savannah.

From 1953 to Dec 31, 2005 he was in solo practice of general medicine and surgery. He had an office based practice along with active staff privileges at Candler Hospital, St. Joseph's (adjunctive) and Memorial Health University Medical Center (emeritus) in Savannah.

He was previously medical director for Heritage Park Nursing Home, providing care for roughly 40 percent of its patients. He also held staff privileges at Chatham, Savannah Rehabilitation, Tara at Thunderbolt and Azalealand Nursing Homes.

He previously served as chief of staff at Oglethorpe Sanitorium. He was a Fellow in the International College of Surgeons; a member of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Georgia; a retired member of the College of International Surgeons, a member of the Military Surgeons of the US, Life Member of the Reserve Officers of America, Ga Medical Society, American Medical Association, the Naval Reserve Association - Retired Captain, USNR - MC; sons of the Confederate Veterans, Francis S. Bartow Capt # 93, where he was Past Commander; Military Order of the Stars and Bars, Lafayette McLaws Chapter # 97, where he was Past Commander; a member of the Coastal Heritage Society; member of the Georgia Historical Society, member of the Civil War Round Table, Savannah Grays Chapter; member of the Southern Medical Association, member of the Georgia Bulldog Club, and had formerly served as Team Physician for the Savannah Redlegs.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Giles Hardeman, Thunderbolt; a son and daughter-in-law, Frank Hardeman III and Juliet Hardeman, Thunderbolt,; a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and David Thompson, Statesboro; a brother, Rhodes Hardeman, Evans; and two grandchildren, Haley Elizabeth & Hannah Catherine Hardeman both of Thunderbolt.

The funeral will be Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Hubert C. Baker Funeral Home with the Revs. Lynn Drake and Billy Hester officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens on the "Isle of Remembrance".

Hubert C. Baker Funeral Home, Savannah, was in charge of the arrangements.


Fred Kelley "Ted" Harvey Jr.
Mr. Fred Kelley "Ted" Harvey Jr. of Louisville died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006.

Mr. Harvey was a prominent lawyer and businessman and had been a partner in the law firm of Abbot, Murphy and Harvey, P.C. since 1987. He served on the Board of Directors of Queensborough National Bank & Trust Company, Fulghum Fibres, Inc., and Georgia Bankers Association Bank Counsel Section and was a member of Louisville United Methodist Church. He was born July 17, 1944, in Milledgeville and grew up in Louisville. After graduating from The University of Georgia in 1966, Mr. Harvey attended The University of Georgia School of Law where he served with distinction on the Law Review and graduated with honors in 1970. He practiced law in Augusta for 16 years before moving back to Louisville to form a partnership with Jim Abbot and John Murphy in 1987. He is preceded in death by his father, Dr. Fred K. Harvey, and his mother, Julia Conn Harvey.

The funeral was Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. at Louisville United Methodist Church with the Revs. Ed Denn and Beau Taylor officiating. Burial was in the Louisville City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Virginia Price Harvey; three sons, Thomas C. Harvey and William H. Harvey, both of Atlanta, and Jeffrey M. Harvey, Savannah; his sister, Julia Catherine Harvey Newberry, Gray; and his aunt, Marjorie Morton Hicks, Louisville.

Pallbearers were John Murphy, Johnny Reid, Heyward Wells, Tony Hauff, Malcolm Skinner, Dan Fowler, Jim Overstreet, Bill Easterlin and Kenneth Cook.

Memorials may be made to Louisville United Methodist Church, 301 West 7th Street, Louisville, GA 30434; or to the Louisville Food Pantry, 718 Nelms Street, Louisville, GA 30434.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Clinton Patterson
Mr. Clinton Patterson, 64, of Miami, Fla., died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006.

The funeral was Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. at Thompson Springhill AME Church with the Rev. Robert Edwards officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Shelia Patterson; a son, Timothy (Felithia) Patterson, Augusta; four sisters, Mattie Ruth (Emanuel) Whitfield, Margie Rogers, Brooklyn, N.Y., Clara McCloud, Wrens, and Levonne (Hugh) Richans, Ocala, Fla.; a brother, Allen (Mary) Patterson, Miami; an aunt, Estella Lockhart, Augusta; and four grandchildren.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


A. Floyd Pennington III
Mr. A. Floyd Pennington III, 63, of Matthews died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006.

Mr. Pennington was the son of the late Andrew F. Pennington and Emily Story Pennington of Matthews. He graduated from Wrens High School and the University of Georgia. He served with the Navy Seabees in Vietnam from 1966 until 1968. He was a lifetime employee in the agricultural equipment business, having worked for International Harvester Company for 25 years and most recently, filled the needs of the agricultural community while working for Patrick Tractor Company in Tifton.

The funeral was Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. at Mount Moriah United Methodist Church with the Revs. Jim Emory and Ed Chance officiating, with music by John Templeton.

In addition to his mother, Emily Pennington, survivors include his wife, Virginia Brooks Pennington; a daughter, Melissa Pennington Cummins, Tifton; two sons, Mark G. Pennington and his wife, Ashley, Murfreesboro, Tenn., and John E. Pennington of Atlanta; a brother, Sam S. Pennington and his wife, Dolly, of Matthews; a sister, Deborah Pennington and her husband, Mike Helton; two grandchildren, Conner Cummins and Garret Pennington.

Pallbearers were Jim Milton, Troy Stewart, John Jones, Jeff Jones, Jeb Barrow and Jim Gay.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Jean H. Smith
Mrs. Jean H. Smith of Lincolnton died Friday, Jan. 27, 2006.

Mrs. Smith, a native of Glascock County, was the daughter of the late Jack and Pearl Walden Stephens. She lived in Buffalo, N.Y., for many years before retiring as a manager of a hotel in the Buffalo area. For the past 18 years she was a resident of Lincoln County and has been a member of Double Branches Baptist Church and the Homer Legg Chapter 535 Order of the Eastern Star and Grand Representative of New York in Georgia.

A memorial service will be held March 4 at 2 p.m. at Double Branches Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughters, Michele Prather, Hephzibah, Patricia Mixon, Savannah, and Debbie Szewczyk, Fla.; sons, Dale and David Smith, Fla.; a sister, Janis Moffre, Cohoes, N.Y.; brothers, Larry W. Stephens, Augusta, Billy Stephens, Hephzibah, and Wally Stephens; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Beggs Funeral Home, Lincolnton, is in charge of the arrangements.


Marjorie Elaine Wilcher
Mrs. Marjorie Elaine Wilcher of Louisville died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006.

Mrs. Wilcher, a native of Baker, Ore., was employed by the Haines Oregon Telephone Company for a number of years as well as the Oregon State Police. She and her husband moved to Louisville in 1983 following his retirement from the U.S. Air Force. She worked as pro shop manager at Ogeechee Valley Country Club for a number of years. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ervin and Allie Harrington; a son, Sherman; and a sister, Irene Van Houten.

The funeral was Feb. 11 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Louisville with the Rev. Larry Montgomery officiating. Burial was in the family plot at Davisboro City Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Curtis Wilcher; a daughter, Sherry and Rodney Loennig, Creswell, Ore.; two granddaughters, Lisa Loennig, Corallis, Ore., and Cassie Loennig, Denver, Colo.; three sisters, Helen Bogart, Canyon City, Ore., Eula Thompson, Prairie City, Ore., and Valoria McCullough, Haines, Ore.

Pallbearers were Jim Horton, Lloyd New, Steve Green, Harry Gilmore Jr., Maxie Walden, Bill Snider, Dan Glover and William Snider.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Ogeechee Valley Country Club and Frances Bell Chapter 75 Order of Eastern Star, Harlem.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 101 E. 9th Street, Louisville, GA 30434 or the Jefferson County Cancer Society, c/o Jefferson Hospital, 1067 Peachtree Street, Louisville, GA 30434.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Evelyn Allen Williams
Mrs. Evelyn Allen Williams, 92, of LaGrange, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, at the West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange.

Mrs. Williams, a native of Jefferson County, was a caretaker, a sales lady at Maxwell Department Store in Wrens and a member of Dunson Baptist Church in LaGrange. She is preceded in death by her husband, Monroe Jackson Williams.

Graveside services were Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. at Wrens Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Race Lariscy officiating.

Survivors include a son, Allen Monroe Williams, LaGrange; a granddaughter, Christy Williams Livingston and her husband, Anthony, Cumming; and two great-grandchildren, Kara and Kasi Livingston.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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