Obituaries
June 15, 2006 Issue

Ogle Mary Padgett Aiken
Mrs. Ogle Mary Padgett Aiken, 74, of Gibson died Monday, June 5, 2006, at Gibson Rest Home.

Mrs. Aiken was a homemaker. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

The funeral was June 7 at 3 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lester Clarke officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Gove Baptist Church Cemetery. She is predeceased by a brother, Johnny Padgett, and two sisters, Dera Brooks and Doris Milburn.

Survivors include two brothers, Albert Padgett and Lanier Padgett; one niece, Elaine James; and five nephews, Ethridge Williams, Wade Brooks, Johnnie Padgett Jr., Wayne Padgett and Charles Padgett.

Pallbearers were Johnnie Padgett Jr., John Padgett, Charles Padgett, Wade Brooks, Chris Brooks and Daniel Milburn.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mary Hall Floyd
Mrs. Mary Hall Floyd, 77, of Wadley died Thursday, June 1, 2006.

Mrs. Floyd, a native of Jefferson County, was the daughter of the late Anthony and Alice Gibbons Hall. She was a member of the Jefferson County Senior Citizens and the Pierce Grove Baptist Church where she served on the Missionary Board and Deaconess Board. She was the widow of the late Emanuel Floyd.

The funeral was June 10 at 1 p.m. at Pierce Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery.

Survivors include her children, Helen and Sanbreal Emery Wayman, Newington, and Donnie and Lolita Floyd, Bronx, N.Y.; her siblings, Maggie Knowles and Anthony (Annie Bell) Hall, Hollywood, Fla.; sister-in-law, Pauline Hall, Wadley; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mildred M. Foskey
Ms. Mildred M. Foskey, 75, of Wrightsville died Saturday, June 10, 2006.

Ms. Foskey was born in Jefferson County to the late Albert Luther and Louise Tanner Manning. She lived in Johnson County for the past 45 years. She was retired from Easy Mills and Spring City Textile Manufacturers. She was of the Baptist faith.

The funeral was June 12 at 3 p.m. at Westview Cemetery with Harold Deal officiating.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Lynn Howell, Wrightsville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Georgeanna and Charles Clements, Wrightsville, and Peggy and Steve Jarden, Louisville; three brothers, James Manning, Russell Manning and Lanier Manning, all of Louisville; a sister, Jean Stille, Macon; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tim McAfee, Todd McAfee, Bobby McAfee, Casey Smith, Clint Stille and Tracy Stille.

Stanley Funeral Home, Wrightsville, was in charge of the arrangements.


Robert Harmon Jr.
Mr. Robert Harmon Jr., 71, of Louisville died Monday, June 5, 2006, at a veterans hospital.

Mr. Harmon, a native of Jefferson County, was the son of Isabel Harmon and the late Robert Harmon Sr. He was a member of Eden Baptist Church where he served on the Deacon Board and was a member of the Fair and Honest Society. He attended Jefferson County Public School and served in the US Army and received an honorable discharge on May 4, 1962.

The funeral was June 11 at 3 p.m. at Eden Baptist Church with the Rev. James Nelson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Braddy Harmon, Louisville; one daughter, Carol Harmon, Louisville; his mother, Isabel Harmon, Louisville; siblings, Mamie L. Harmon, Mary Harmon, Eli (Leslie) Harmon and Isaiah (Inez) Harmon, Louisville, Berry (Jeanette) Harmon and Willie Albert (Frances) Harmon, Augusta; his mother-in-law, Jennie Mae Braddy, Louisville; three grandchildren; and several other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Roosevelt “Ram” Smit
Mr. Roosevelt “Ram” Smith, 73, of Midville died Saturday, June 10, 2006.

Mr. Smith was a native of Jefferson County and a retired farmer after more than 50 years.

The funeral was June 17 at 2 p.m. at Spring Bethel AME Church and Spring Bethel Benevolent Society Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Smith; six daughters and sons-in-law, Ida (Joe) Clark, Annie Smith, Augusta, Rosa (Myles) Howard, Louisville, Sarah Smith, North Augusta, Brenda (Willie) Moody, Midville, and Roseanna Ricks, Midville; four sons, Harold (Shirleen) Rhoney, Beach Island, S.C., Roosevelt (Christine) Smith, Augusta, Pleaze Smith, Bobby Smith, Milledgeville; one step daughter, Patricia (Clarence) Howard, Swainsboro; his step-mother, Annie G. Smith, Wrens; five sisters, Fannie Bell Scruggs, Augusta, Marion (K.C.) Lewis, Midville, Pauline Webbs, Louisville, Katherine Smith, Atlanta, Inez Smith, Wrens; five brothers, Eskimo Smith, Midville, Haywood (Mary) Smith Jr., Macon, Gordon Smith, Sparta, Bernard Williams, Augusta, Charles Smith, Wrightsville; two step-sisters, Annie Vaughter and Ollie Neal; one step-brother, Samuel William, Thomson; 39 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and several other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Claire Chavous Irwin
Mrs. Claire Chavous Irwin, 84, of Louisville, passed away Monday morning, June 12, 2006, at her residence.

Mrs. Irwin has been a member of Bethel Associate Reform Presbyterian Church, Vidette, since 1945. She retired from Jefferson County Health Department, and was an artist and charter member of the Jefferson County Arts Guild. She is predeceased by her husband James O. Irwin Jr.

The funeral was June 14 at 11 a.m. at the Bethel Associate Reform Presbyterian Church with Pastors Larry Montgomery and Will Anderson officiating. Burial was in Rose Dhu Cemetery.

Survivors include her two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim Irwin (Mavis), David Irwin and his wife Becky; one sister, Irene Hodges; two grandchildren, Heather Phillips and Ben Irwin; three great-grandchildren, Nathanial Irwin, Jordan Phillips and Elijah Phillips.

Memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Irwin’s honor to the Jefferson County Arts Guild, c/o Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 630, Louisville, GA 30434, or Bethel Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, c/o T.R. Rowland III, Treasurer, 7256 Hwy. 24 West, Louisville, GA 30434.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


William T. Poole
Mr. William T. Poole of Augusta died Saturday, June 10, 2006, at University Hospital.

Mr. Poole, a native of Avera, was the son of the late Joseph Evans Poole and Clyde Williams Poole, and had lived in Augusta for the last 49 years. Mr. Poole retired from Sweetheart Cup Company after 37 years of service and was an active member of the New Hope Worship Center where he was a member of the Sanctuary Choir.

The funeral was June 13 at 11 a.m. at New Hope Worship Center with Pastors Rich Bowen and Bryan Cockrell officiating. Burial was in Westover Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Myra Newsome Poole; three children, Katrina Poole and Terry Burton, Evans, Joseph Lawson and Mary Helen Poole, Thomson, and Sandy Poole and Al Gunn, North Augusta, SC; three grandchildren, Christian Tyler Burton, Ashton Morgan Burton and Emily Newsome Gunn; a sister, Audrey Williams, Louisville; and a brother, Donald Poole, Gibson.

Pallbearers were Stan Poole, Larry Cushman, Rodney Connell, Lee Campbell, James O. Gunn and Richard Dixon.

Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Brent Limbaugh and Robert Willis.

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


Elizabeth Miller Sanders
Mrs. Elizabeth Miller Sanders, 86, of Wadley died Sunday, June 11, 2006, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Sanders, a native of Jefferson County, moved to New York several years ago. She joined Bethel United Holy Church of America in Trenton, N.J. She later returned to Jefferson County and joined Wadley Church of God in Christ. She was the daughter of the late Raymond Franklin and Minnie Henley Miller.

The funeral was June 16 at 11 a.m. at Wadley Church of God in Christ with Elder Richard L. Wilson and Pastor Charlie Johnson officiating. Burial was in Brinson Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include her children, Doris Jean Tilson, Midville, and Minnie Flossie Haynes and Jacqueline Sanders, Wadley; her siblings, Anne M. Cole, Philadelphia, Penn., Queenie E. Galaway and Dorothy M. Hines, Panama City, Fla.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Leroy “Tob Hunt” Hunt
Mr. Leroy “Tob Hunt” Hunt of Augusta died Thursday, June 1, 2006, at the Medical College of Georgia.

Mr. Hunt, a native of Wrens, moved to Augusta in recent years.

The funeral was June 5 at 3 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J.C. Phinizy officiating. Burial was in Walker Memorial Park.

Survivors include two sons, Eddie Hunt, Augusta, and Willie James Hunt, Spartanburg, S.C.; one daughter, Mary Ruth Mejias, Florence, S.C.; five sisters, Lisa Smith and Vonnie Crews, Miami, Fla., Levon Smith and Levert Battle, Penn., and Ruby Hudson, Wrens; and several grandchildren and other relatives.

Williams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Hattie Marie Rachel-Harris
Ms. Hattie Marie Rachel-Harris, 44, of Orlando, Fla., died Saturday, June 10, 2006, at Orlando Medical Center.

Ms. Rachel was a native of Jefferson County. She was a member of Blount Chapel Baptist Church and employed at Universal Studios. She was the daughter of Mr. John Rachel and the late Louvenia Walker Rachel.

The funeral will be June 17 at 5 p.m. at Blount Chapel Baptist Church and Sand Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Corey Harris, Augusta, Gregory Rachel and Kerry Harris, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; granddaughter, Diamond Harris, Ft. Lauderdale; father and stepmother, John and Dorothy Rachel, Mass.; sisters, Sherry (Michael) Cody, Louisville, Lucinda (James) Williams, Rosie, Connie (Herbert) Davis, LaKeyshia Dennine Rachel, Fall River, Mass., JaNae Marice Rachel, Fla., Wendell (Kesha) Rachel, Rock Hill, S.C., Lester Wright, Germany; and several other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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