Obituaries
February 23, 2006 Issue

Robert O. Bickham
Dr. Robert O. Bickham, DVM, 77, of Sandersville died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Dr. Bickham, a longtime resident of Washington County, was a veterinarian and was active in several civic organizations in the county. He is preceded in death by his wife, Edna "Billie" Lowry Bickham.

The funeral was Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Sandersville with the Revs. Marlon Lastinger and Lee Lacey officiating. Burial was in the Brownwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his children, Mimi B. (Roger) Kicklighter, Sandersville, Robert O. (Julie) Bickham Jr., Rock Hill, S.C., Kelli B. (Stan) Wiggins, Sandersville, and James Edward Bickham, Atlanta; eight grandchildren; three brothers, George Bickham, Charleston, W.V., Wayne Bickham, Columbia, S.C., and William Bickham, Miami, Fla.; a sister, Mignone "Sis" B. Niedzialok, Round Rock, Tex.; and a close friend, Patty Burgamy, Tennille.

Memorials may be made to the Sandersville Lions Foundation, P.O. Box 671, Sandersville, GA 31082.

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


Charlie Durden
Mr. Charlie Durden of Wadley died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006.

The funeral was Feb. 15 at 1:30 p.m. at Solomon Temple Baptist Church with the Rev. Herman Baker officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his daughters, Janice Brown (Barrett) Jackson, Hinesville, and Melissa Frazier and Sandra Frazier, Swainsboro; two sisters, Josie Durden, Wadley, and Lillie Durden, Petersburg, Va.; one brother, Jerome Jordan, Jacksonville, Fla.; five grandchildren; one sister-in-law and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


Ira B. Faglier
Rev. Ira B. Faglier, 86, of Buford died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006.

Rev. Faglier, a native of Jefferson County, lived in Buford for the past 43 years. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II where he served as Chaplain Assistant. During his many years of ministry, Rev. Faglier served as pastor to churches in Nashville, Asburn, Dearing, Leslie and Americus. While earning his degree from Mercer University, he was pastor to two churches in Macon. He retired from fulltime ministery after 21 years at First Baptist Church, Buford, where he served as Pastor Emeritus.

The funeral was Feb. 4 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Buford with the Rev. Charles W. Gilliland officiating. Burial was in Broadlawn Memorial Gardens, Buford.

Survivors include his wife, Ogle V. Faglier; his son, Keith B. Faglier, Marietta, Milton E. and Pat Faglier, Stockbridge, and L. Wayne and Margie Faglier, Athens; a daughter, Marsha and Todd Mathews, Sugar Hill; seven grandchildren; 13 grandchildren; a brother, Claude and Mary Francis Faglier, Augusta; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Buford Building Fund, 4550 Hamilton Mill Road, Buford, GA 30518.

Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.


Zora Mae Fair
Mrs. Zora Mae Fair, 81, of Macon died Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at Portsbridge Hospice Facility.

Mrs. Fair, a native of Jefferson County, was the daughter of the late Zade and Latha Rachels. She was a 1942 graduate of Bartow High School. She was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church where she was WMU Director for many years and a member of Joyful Workers Sunday School Class. She later joined Victory Baptist Church, Fort Valley. She was an active member of the Rachels Girls First Cousin Red Hat Society. She was retired from McKesson and Robbins and had worked at Burlington Coat Factory. She is preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Fair; her son, Ronnie Fair; her son-in-law, Bobby Mitchell; and her sister, Sara Jones.

The funeral was Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue with the Revs. Len Woodard and Chet Cooper officiating. Burial was in Macon Memorial Park.

Survivors include her daughter, Paula and H.T. Short, Byron; sons, Ricky and Jane Fair and Randy and Connie Fair, Byron, and Reggie Fair, Indiana; her brothers, Alva and Mary Rachels, Rutledge, and Verlon and Dot Rachels, Meansville; her sisters, Alma and Pat Walker, Conyers, Jenny Merritt, Forsyth, Ellie and Carroll Chambers, Monroe, and Glenda Bond, Bolingbroke; 27 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Ricky Fair, B.J. Fair, Jody Mitchell, Jamie Mitchell, Jason Fair, Blake Fair, James Jones and Billy Merritt.

Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, was in charge of the arrangements.


Rhodina Morgan Gamble
Mrs. Rhodina Morgan Gamble, 87, of Louisville died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006.

Mrs. Gamble, a native of Jefferson County, was the widow of the late Clarence Gamble and a member of the New Fleming Baptist Church.

The funeral was Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Ebenezer CME Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her children, Clarence Gamble Jr., Julia Mae Gamble and Rita Gamble, Louisville, Jesse James Gamble, Augusta, and Helen Rhymes, Orlando, Fla.; her siblings, Carrie Bell Thomas, Doshia UpKins and Louis Morgan, Atlanta, Jessie Bell Williams and Elizabeth Davis, Sandersville, and Lillie Mae LaFavor, Buffalo, N.Y.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Eve R. Guy
Mrs. Eve R. Guy, 81, of Thomson died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Guy, a native of Glascock County, had lived in Thomson for many years. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She is preceded in death by a son, Roger W. Guy.

The funeral was Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. at Little Brier Creek Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Dunaway officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Stanley Guy; four daughters, Patricia Holton, Lynda Lucas and Faye Guy, all of Thomson, and Carol Hayes, Millen; two sons, David Stanley Guy and David O. Guy, both of Thomson; a sister, Judy Reese, S.C.; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Michael McGrotha, Joseph McGrotha, Chris Hayes, Chris Lucas, James Tankersley and Frank Tankersley.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Barbara Peeples
Mrs. Barbara Peeples of Fayetteville died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006.

The funeral was Feb. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Chapel of Parrot Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Stewart officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Dan Peeples; her children, Ricky and Mary Ann Peeples, Matthews, Danny and Ruth Peeples and LeeAnn and Steve Stewart, Sharpsburg; a sister, Gail Turner, Palmetto; a brother, Robert Porterfield, Newport News, Va.; and three grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society.

Parrott Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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