Obituaries
March 9, 2006 Issue

Jamie Leniece Moore Hickox
Mrs. Jamie Leniece Moore Hickox, 69, of Patterson died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at the Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center in Brunswick.

Mrs. Hickox, a native of Jefferson County, lived in Pierce County most of her life. She had owned and operated Leniece's Beauty Shop for 15 years and was a member of The Patterson Baptist Church where she was in the Hope Sunday School Class. She was the daughter of the late James Layton and Elizabeth Jeanette Price Moore.

The funeral was Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. at Patterson Baptist Church. Burial was in the Laura Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, James Daniel "J.D." Hickox; two daughters, Susan and Derral Rooks, Dudley, and Kathy and Gene Bridges, Patterson; a son, Ronnie and Teresa Hickox, Waycross; two sisters, Barbara and Jerry Powell, Wadley, and Debra and Joe Adams, Vidalia; three brothers, Bill and Glenda Moore, Atlanta, Rick and Chyrle Moore, Wadley, and Tim and Sherry Moore, Rainbow City, Ala.; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or to the Southeast Cancer Unit, P.O. Box 2764, Waycross, GA 31502.

Pearson-Treadwell Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Billy J. Jones
Mr. Billy J. Jones, 51, of Louisville died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Jones was a native of Jefferson County and attended Jefferson County High.

The funeral was March 3 at 11:30 a.m.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Jones, Atlanta; his mother and stepfather, Daisy M. Facyson and J.P. Facyson, Millen; his father, Ernest Jones, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; son, Brandon Jones, Louisville; grandmother, Rebecca Holiman, Wadley; siblings, Ernest Jones Jr. and Ethel Jones, Ft. Lauderdale; aunts and uncles, Emma (Freddie) Gallon, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Annie Ruth Holiman, Ernest Holiman, Wadley, Emma Lee (William) Anderson, Gough; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Levey J. Phillips Jr.
Mr. Levey J. Phillips Jr. of Vidalia died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006.

The funeral was March 1 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Wadley with the Rev. Herman Baker officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Josephine Gunder, Wadley; three sons, Levey J. Phillips III, Harrisburg, Pa., Tommy Dixon, Atlanta, and Frankie Dixon, Louisville; seven sisters, Shirley Gibbons, Ashbury Park, N.J., Dollie White, Harrisburg, Pa., Eloise Usery, Mt. Pocono, Pa., Marylene Usery, Louisville, Felicia Usery and Maxine Usery, Wadley; two brothers, Dewey Phillips, Jacksonville, Fla., and James Usery, Macon; and several other relatives.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


Mattie Emma Jackson Powell
Mrs. Mattie Emma Jackson Powell of Bartow died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006.

The funeral was March 2 at 2 p.m. at Jones Chapel CME Church with the Rev. Mack Thomas officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Willie C. Powell Jr.; five daughters, Beverlyn Green and Helen Roberson, Wadley, Delois Heath and Antoine Deborah Smith, Louisville, and Kathleen Assad, Bartow; one son, Larry Jackson, Bartow; a stepson, McArthur Thomas, Bartow; three sisters, Ferist James and Annette Ficklin, Atlanta, and Rosa Lee Gibbons Lynn, Newark, N.J.; two brothers, Newman Jackson Jr., Atlanta, and Oliver Gibbons, Bartow; a stepmother, Addie Lena Jackson, Bartow; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several other relatives.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


Carrie Ola Rich
Mrs. Carrie Ola Rich, 74, of North Augusta, S.C., died Friday, March 3, 2006.

Mrs. Rich, a native of Jefferson County, made her home in Aiken County for the past 64 years. She was a member of the Talatha Baptist Church and was a retired manufacturing associate with the Kendall Company.

The funeral was March 6 at 11 a.m. at Talatha Baptist Church with the Rev. David Lester officiating. Burial was in Talatha Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Lee Rich; a son, James O. Rich Sr., Shelby, Ala.; a daughter, Rose Marie Sampang, San Diego, Calif.; a half-brother, Earl Prickett, Graniteville, S.C.; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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


Essie Mae Watson
Mrs. Essie Mae Watson, 93, of Harlem died Saturday, March 4, 2006, at the Gibson Nursing Home.

Mrs. Watson, a native of Clayton, Ala., was a member of Bethesda Baptist Church and the Senior Ladies Sunday School Class. She is preceded in death by her husband Walter Glenn Watson.

The funeral was March 7 at 11 a.m. at Bethesda Baptist Church with the Revs. Greg White and Jerry Price officiating. Burial was in the South Harlem Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include two sons, Dr. Walter Dean Watson, Wrens, and Richard Watson, Hattiesburg, Miss.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Starling Funeral Home, Harlem, was in charge of the arrangements.

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