Obituaries
April 27, 2006 Issue

Baby Laqueshia Gray
Baby Laqueshia Gray departed this life Monday, April 17, 2006 at the Medical College of Georgia.

The funeral was April 18 at 4:30 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home.

Survivors include her mother, Ms. Laqueshia Palmer Gray, Louisville; grandmother, Margaret Palmer, Hephzibah; siblings, Brenna Gray, Ladarious Gray and Estachia Gray of Louisville; a host of great aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Vera Irby Boren
Mrs. Vera Irby Boren, 84, of Waynesboro died Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Boren, a native of Glascock County, was the daughter of the late Warthen and Dessie Mae Norris Irby and lived most of her life in Waynesboro. She was a member of the Sunshine Sunday School Class and Rosemont Heights Baptist Church. She was affiliated with Eastern Star and Daughters of American Revolution. She is preceded in death by her husband, Percy Perry Boren, and two brothers, Ottis and Cecil Irby.

Graveside services were April 21 at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery with the Rev. Keith Alderman officiating.

Survivors include her daughter, Tiana (Joseph) Greiner-Dwolek, Waynesboro; two sons, Percy (Diane) Boren Jr., Arley, Ala., and Nelson (Wendy) Boren, Nashville, Tenn.; her sister-in-law, Gladys Irby, Gibson; a nephew; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home, Waynesboro, was in charge of the arrangements.


Lila H. Cadden
Mrs. Lila H. Cadden of Augusta died Saturday, April 22, 2006, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Cadden, a native of Jefferson County, was the daughter of the late Clayburn and Amison Huff Hood. She had made Augusta her home since 1932. She was retired form the Graniteville Company, Sibley Mill with 41 years of service and was a member of the Hope Chapel.

The funeral was April 25 at noon at Elliott Sons Funeral Home Telfair Street Chapel with the Rev. Guy Campbell officiating.

Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Ann Kitchens, Jupiter, Fla.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Elliott Sons Funeral Home Telfair Street Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.


Essie Mae Thompson Hilton
Mrs. Essie Mae Thompson Hilton of Louisville died Monday, April 17, 2006, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Hilton was a member of Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church where she served all of her life as a missionary. She was also a member of the Fair and Honest Society and Spring Bethel Benevolent Society.

The funeral was April 22 at 1 p.m. at Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church and Cemetery with the Rev. Abraham Gibbons officiating.

Survivors include a daughter, Viola and Willie Lee Batts Sr., Louisville; her grandchildren, Sylvia Dia, Jonesboro, and Willie Lee Batts Jr., Albany; her sister-in-law, Margaret Thompson, Burlington, N.J.; and several other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Clarence Lamb
Mr. Clarence Lamb, 82, of Wrens died Tuesday, April 18, 2006.

Mr. Lamb, a native of Jefferson County, was the son of the late Robert and Gertrude Mathis Lamb. He was a farmer and a member of Jordan Chapel Church of God where he served as Sunday School Superintendent for over 20 years. He is preceded in death by a son, Larry Lamb.

The funeral was April 21 at 3 p.m. at Jordan Chapel Church with the Revs. David Jones and Guy Campbell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Evydell Williford Lamb; sons, Harold (Cathy) Lamb, Gibson, and Earl (Lucille) Lamb, Louisville; a daughter, Christy (Joe) Williams, Gibson; a sister, Maudie Black, Gibson; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jimmy McNair, Hershal Waits, Glenn Price, Bobby Williams, Billy Williford, Bob Swan, Andy Purvis and Lynn Tapley.

Honorary pallbearers were Men of Jordan Chapel Church of God and the Department of Public Safety.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Katie McKinnie Williams
Mrs. Katie McKinnie Williams of Bartow died Thursday, April 20, 2006, at an Augusta hospital.

Mrs. Williams, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of Pierce Grove Baptist Church. She was a 1969 graduate of Jefferson County High School and a 1976 graduate of Swainsboro Tech with a degree in nursing. She was employed for 15 years at the Jefferson County Health Department as well as several nursing homes.

The funeral was April 25 at 2 p.m. at Pierce Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Sampson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, James Williams Sr.; children, Rodney (Shelia) McKinnie, Louisville, Kimberly L. Williams, Stone Mountain, James A. Williams Jr., Wrens, and Demetria (Derrick) Members, Rochester, N.Y.; her mother, Ezra McKinnie Flournoy, Wadley; siblings, Mattie Flournoy, Dorothy Gibbons and Myra Flournoy, Wadley, Albert Flournoy, Louisville, and Vanessa Flournoy, Augusta; six grandchildren; and several other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Curtis William Pennington
Mr. Curtis William Pennington, 91, of Starr S.C., died Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at Willow Creek Nursing Home in Iva, S.C.

Mr. Pennington grew up on a farm in Wrens. He was the son of the late Reesey W. and Annie Mae Evans Pennington. He was an athlete at Wrens High School and received a football scholarship to Clemson College, Clemson, S.C., in 1935 and played under Coach Jess Neeley. He graduated from Clemson in 1939 with a degree in agriculture education and became an ag teacher at Starr High School. Four years later he taught at Boys High School in Anderson for 17 years where he ran the county cannery each summer. He later became principal of Starr Elementary School for four years. He then served as superintendent of Anderson School District 3 until his retirement in 1982. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Dean Jones Pennington, and two brothers, Ralph Pennington and Paul Pennington.

The funeral was April 13 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home with the Rev. Jeff Roper officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Anderson.

Survivors include his children, Curtis W. Pennington Jr., Deanna Pennington and Elizabeth Pennington Newall; a brother, George Pennington, Matthews; and three grandchildren.

McDougald Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Ronald Harold Simmons
Mr. Ronald Harold Simmons, 58, of Augusta died Tuesday, April 18, 2006.

Mr. Simmons, a lifelong resident of Augusta, was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church and a retired school teacher.

Graveside services were April 20 at 3 p.m. at Westover Memorial Park with the Rev. Tony Christie officiating.

Survivors include his mother, Martha Knopf Simmons, Augusta; two brothers, Donald Simmons, Wrens, and Marion Simmons, Martinez; his close friend, Louise Simmons; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Member Support (A.S.P.C.A), 424 East 92 St., New York, NY 10128.

Platt's Funeral Home, Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.


Oliver C. Wilson
Mr. Oliver C. Wilson, 81, of Sandersville died Thursday, April 20, 2006.

The funeral was April 23 at 3 p.m. at the Sandersville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Burial was in Brownwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Sarah Roughton Wilson; children, Stanford G. Wilson, Atlanta, Robert O. Wilson, John K. Wilson and Leigh Anne W. Pullen, all of Sandersville; sisters, Evelyn W. Davidson, Leesburg, Fla., Dorothy W. Graham and, Jackie W. Andrews, Brunswick, Ollie W. Kirkland, Douglas, and Eva W. Prescott, Wrens; and six grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Sandersville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 611, Sandersville, GA 31082, or to Wesley Glenn Ministries, 4580 Mumford, Macon, GA 31210.

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

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