Obituaries
March 2, 2006 Issue

Daisy Ruth Andrews
Mrs. Daisy Ruth Andrews of Hephzibah died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006.

Mrs. Andrews was a homemaker and a Baptist.

The funeral was Feb. 27 at Poteet Funeral Home, South Chapel at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Albert "Bucky" Halford officiating. Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Michael Parker, Hephzibah; five daughters, Marie Bates, Hephzibah, Patricia Bryant, Portal, Jane Ward, Janel Ruth O'Dell and JoLee Andrews; a step-daughter, Betty Rainwater, all of Augusta; three brothers, Alton Stewart, Hephzibah, Grady Stewart, Blythe, and James Stewart, Augusta; three sisters, Liza Mae Prickett, Matthews, Elizabeth Huff, Stapleton, and Lois Howland, Augusta; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were her grandsons.

Poteet Funeral Homes, Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.


Uvernee Brooks Hadden
Mrs. Uvernee Brooks Hadden, 76, of North Augusta, S.C., died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Hadden, a native of Jefferson County, had lived in North Augusta for the past 50 years. She was a Baptist and a member of the Sheffield Club. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband Byron W. Hadden and a son, Brad Hadden.

The funeral was Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Rowland Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Hadden officiating. Burial was at Pineview Memorial Park.

Survivors include a son, Mark Hadden, Lincolnton; a daughter, Sandra Hadden Long, North Augusta; a sister, Delores Wilkinson, Thomson; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1003 Hammonds Road, Aiken, SC 29803.

Rowland Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Jacob Johnson Jr.
Mr. Jacob Johnson Jr. of Wadley died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006.

The funeral was Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. at Brinson Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. David Kemp officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Lennie L. Vining Johnson; his sons, Carl Johnson, Stone Mountain, Deon Johnson Sr., Hephzibah; his daughters, Lillie Lattimore, Wadley, Beverly Ann Williams, Long Island, NY, and Cassandra Heggs, Augusta; his sisters, Daisy L. Johnson, Sarah Mae Johnson, Minister N. Jane Jones, JoAnn Watkins and Evangelist Rose Mary Fields, Savannah, Barbara Gibbons, Midway, and Debra Gooddine, Albany; his brothers, William Devoe, Orlando, Fla., and Jerome Kearse, Savannah; 17 grandchildren; and several other relatives.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


Lurlia Middlebrook
Mrs. Lurlia Middlebrook of Augusta died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Middlebrook, a native of Glascock County, was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church in Gibson.

The funeral was Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Carlos Newton officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include four sisters, Clara Annette (Walker) Magargel, Jersey City, NJ, Geogeann Walker Jordan, Evelyn Walker Turner, Augusta, and Betty Walker (Jessie) Wilson, Homestead, Fla.; three grandsons; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and relatives.

The Historic Dent's Undertaking Establishment was in charge of the arrangements.


Margaret Smith Miller
Mrs. Margaret Smith Miller, 69, of Stapleton died Friday, Feb. 21, 2006, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Miller was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She was employed by Jefferson Energy Cooperative since 1981 and was semi-retired since 1999. She was a former owner of Big M Flower Hut in Bartow. She is preceded in death by her husband James Miller, and a brother, Jimmy Smith.

The funeral was Feb. 23 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Donald Lumpkin officiating. Burial was in Parkers United Methodist Church Cemetery in Bartow.

Survivors include two daughters, Peggy M. (Steve) Jardon, Louisville, and Lynn M. (Bill) Williams, Stapleton; two sons, Greg (Susie) Miller, Wrens, and Ricky (Pam) Miller, Warrenton; two sister, Annette S. Livingston, Louisville, Betty S. Cooper, Bartow; a brother, Terry Smith, Zebina; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Andy Miller, Joshua Cowart, Bill Cooper, Jim Cooper, Joe Miller, Gary Smith, Ronnie Livingston and Tim Smith.

Honorary pallbearers were the Jefferson Energy Cooperative Engineering Technicians and Leotis Gilmore.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Building fund, c/o Bobbie Kitchens, 1092 Oak St., Avera, GA 30803.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Frieda Leonard Pierson
Mrs. Frieda Leonard Pierson, 86, of Davisboro died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, at Heritage Inn Nursing Home.

Mrs. Pierson was born in Broome County, New York. She was the daughter of the late Archie Wilson Leonard and the late Anna Arnold Leonard. She was a homemaker and a faithful member of the United Faith Ministries. Mrs. Pierson was also an active member of the Gideon's Auxiliary. She is predeceased by her husband LeRoy Lindsey Pierson.

The funeral was Feb. 26 at 3 p.m. at the United Faith Ministries in Davisboro with the Rev. Matthew Pierson officiating. Burial was in Davisboro Cemetery.

Survivors include her children, Sylvia P (Larry) Cobb, Louisville, Cynthia P. (Benjamin) Layton, Riddleville, and Matthew (Paulette) Pierson, Davisboro; grandchildren, Kathy Cobb, Teresa Snider, Paula Cobb, Butch Cobb, Arlene Norris, Lane Layton and Alan Layton; nine great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Alan Norris, Lane Layton, Alan Layton, Lance Layton, Bill Snider, Butch Cobb, Richard Elmquist, Brian Elmquist and William Snider.

Memorials may be made to the Sandersville Gideons, P.O. Box 891, Sandersville, GA 31082, or to the United Faith Ministries, 14253 Hwy. 231 S. Davisboro, GA 31018.

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


Cynthia E. Relander
Mrs. Cynthia E. Relander, 61, of Keysville died Monday, Feb. 20, 2006.

Mrs. Relander was a homemaker.

A private memorial service will be held later.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Relander; two daughters, Bobbie Powell, Wadley, and Carey Gore, Keysville; a sister, Diane Allen, Lakeland, Fla.; a brother, Dean Morrissey, Keysville; two grandsons and a great-granddaughter.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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