Obituaries
May 25, 2006 Issue

Marion Davis
Mrs. Marion Davis, 84, of Louisville died Friday, May 19, 2006, at Heritage of Old Capital Inn.

Mrs. Davis was a homemaker and a member of Waldens United Methodist Church. She was predeceased in death by her husband, J. Broadus Davis.

The funeral was May 22 at 3 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roy White officiating. Burial was in Waldens UMC Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Joseph Davis, Wrens, and Randy Davis, Avera; two daughters, Shelby Shelton, Gibson, and Betty Norton, Louisville; six brothers, Melvin McGahee, Aiken, S.C., Ralph McGahee, Wrens, D.W. McGahee, Louisville, Fay McGahee, Louisville, Eddie McGahee, Okla., and Harold McGahee, Stapleton; two sisters, Gladys Willis, Albany, and Frances Bradley, Waynesboro; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tommy McGahee, Frank McGahee, Leon Peebles, Brian Davis, Chris Davis and Nathan Norton.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Jerri Renee Duncan
Miss Jerri Renee Duncan, 35, of Savannah died Wednesday, May 17, 2006.

Duncan, a native of Fairfax, S.C., was employed by Consolidaated Investment as the supervisor of their stores in Georgia.

A memorial service was held May 20 at 3 p.m. at New Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Lloyd Greene officiating.

Survivors include her parents, Ora Manning Davis and Louis P. Davis Sr.; two sisters, LouAnn (James) Davis, Burnett, and Laurie (Chris) Davis, Augusta; two brothers, Louis Davis II, Augusta, and Lee (Rachel) Davis, Matthews; and several other relatives.

Memorials may be made to Heritage Academy, 2230 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30904 or to any charity of your choice.


Rosa Battie Morgan
Ms. Rosa Battie Morgan, 85, of Bartow died Sunday, May 14, 2006.

Ms. Morgan was a member of New Fleming Baptist Church and the Fair and Honest Society. She is preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Morgan.

The funeral was May 20 at 2 p.m. at New Fleming Baptist Church and Cemetery in Bartow.

Survivors include six daughters, Catherine (Robert) Lewis, Rose Marian (Freddie) Thomas, Barbara A. Battie, Brenda (Willie L.) Jackson, all of Bartow, Elizabeth (Benjamin) Thompson, Sandersville, and Linda M. (Raymond) Pearson Jr., Hephzibah; three sons, Leroy (Lydia) Battie, Deerfield Beech, Fla., Eddie Lee (Hilda) Morgan, Bartow, and Larry (Sheila) Washington, Tennille; one sister, Annie Wesley, Pleasantville, N.J.; 22 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


John Olin Newsome
Mr. John Olin Newsome of Augusta died Friday, May 19, 2005, at Augusta Hills Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Augusta.

Mr. Newsome, a native of Glascock County, served his country in WWII while in the Navy and then served in the Korean Conflict while in the Air Force. He also worked in the textile industry. He is the son of the late Robert and Amy Newsome. He is also preceded in death by two brothers, Lamar Newsome and Ralph Newsome; and one sister, Ethel McGahee.

Graveside services were May 23 at 11 a.m. at Jordan Chapel Church of God Cemetery in Edgehill with the Layspeaker, Mr. Lewis Wells officiating.

Survivors include four brothers, Lonnie Frank Newsome, Gainesville, Fla., Eugene Talmadge Newsome, San Diego, Calif., William Melfin Newsome, Sarasota, Fla., and Thomas Newsome, Powder Springs; two sisters, Ophelia Hammett, Stapleton, and Brenda K. Lett, Elyria, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and a good friend, Kenny Parish.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Pinkie Jean Walden Reames
Mrs. Pinkie Jean Walden Reames of Bath died Friday, May 19, 2006.

Mrs. Reames, a native of Glascock County, was the daughter of the late Gozie and Emma Jeanne Hawkins Walden. She had been a resident of Bath since 1946. She retired from Bath Mill in 1985 after 39 years of service. She was a member of Edgehill First Church of God.

The funeral was May 22 at 3 p.m. at Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Perry Walden, Bob Still and Adam Hensley officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens, Graniteville, S.C.

Survivors include her son, Harold Reames, Bath; daughters, Harriett Reames Jones and Hilda (Roy) Reames, both of Bath; brothers, J.C. Walden, Waynesboro, and Linder “Big Jim” Walden, Wrens; sisters, Hazel McDonald, Gibson, Ogle Sammons, Edgehill, Ethel Newsome, Belvedere, S.C., and Annette Marschie, Brownsville, Wis.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bobby Storey, Mark Robinson, Patrick Robinson, Perry Walden, Jeff Walden and Kenny Skinner.

Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Langley, S.C., was in charge of the arrangements.


Carey John Reynolds
Mr. Carey John Reynolds, 49, of Bartow died Thursday, May 18, 2006, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. Reynolds, born in Richmond County, lived there all of his life. He was an auto mechanic.

Graveside services were May 21 at 3 p.m. at the Bartow Cemetery with Chaplain Frankie May officiating.

Survivors include his mother, Grace Reynolds, Bartow; brother, Garnett (Charlotte) Reynolds, Gordon; sister, Diana (Bill) Periman, Louisville; niece, Emily Morgan, Statesboro; nephews, Robbie Morgan, Statesboro, and Wesley Morgan, Louisville; two special friends, Jerry Brown, Gordon, and Aubrey Ledger, Bartow.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Cora Lee Todd Wright
Mrs. Cora Lee Todd Wright, 81, of Milledgeville died Wednesday, May 17, 2006.

Mrs. Wright, a native of Jefferson County, made her home in Milledgeville since 1944. She was a retired employee of Central State Hospital and a member of Oak Grove Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late Luther and Bernice Newsome Todd.

The funeral was April 20 at 11 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roy Kittle officiating. Burial was in West View Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Robert A. Jackson; daughter, Virginia Baxter, Milledgeville; three sons, Danny Butts, Milledgeville, Robert G. Butts, Washington and Randy Butts, Sugar Valley; two sisters, Hazel Todd Black, Augusta, and Helen Wilcher, Edgehill; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Gideons or to the American Cancer Society.

Williams Funeral Home & Crematory, Milledgeville, was in charge of the arrangements.

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