Obituaries
June 22, 2006 Issue

Bob Harris
Mr. Bob Harris, 81, of Louisville died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at the Augusta Veterans Association Hospital.

Mr. Harris, a native of Harlem, Ky., had been a resident at the Blue Goose War Veterans Home in Augusta for the past five years. Mr. Harris, PSG/E-7 in the United States Army was a decorated war veteran. He received eight war medals for his commendable service to his country in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He had retired after the Korean War and re-enlisted to participated in the Vietnam War. He served as mayor for the town of Stapleton from 1990 to 1991. He served as a police officer for Wadley, Midville, Wrens and Stapleton before becoming Mayor. He was also a former employee of ThermoKing.

Burial was June 16 at 11 a.m. at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Milledgeville with the Rev. Eddie Wiggins of Louisville Church of God officiating. Mr. Harris was buried with full military honors with his immediate family members present. The Honor Guard served as pallbearers.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanien Sellars Harris; a daughter, Teresa Harris Pate, Augusta; four sons, Rocky Harris and wife Dale, Louisville, Joey Harris, Martinez, Terry Lynn Harris and Kevin Harris, Louisville; three sisters, Peggy, Aiken, S.C., Sophie and Immogene, both of Louisville, Ky.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Madie Meeks
Mrs. Madie Meeks, 101, of Wadley died Thursday, June 15, 2006, at Glendale Nursing Home in Wadley.

Mrs. Meeks, formerly of Emanuel County, had lived in Wadley for the past 78 years. She was retired from the Wadley Shirt Company and attended Kite Church of God.

Graveside services were June 17 at 1 p.m. at the Wadley Cemetery with the Rev. Allen Meeks officiating.

Survivors include four daughters, Rosa Reed, Lincolnton, Eloise M. Brightwell, Savannah, Hazel Crist, Shreveport, La., and Jan McArthur, Wadley.

Pallbearers were grandsons Billy Reed, Stevie Reed, Jim Cowart, Travis McArthur, Jamie McArthur, Sean Pierce and Andy Pierce.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Cassandra Walden Berry
Ms. Cassandra Walden Berry, 43, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Saturday, June 10, 2006.

Ms. Berry was a native of Jefferson County but lived in Jacksonville for many years. She was a member of the St. Lutheran Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir.

The funeral was June 17 at 11 a.m. at Salters Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery with the Revs. Walter Holmes and Willie Tomlin officiating.

Survivors include one son, Isaac E. Berry, Augusta; her parents, Addie Bell Warthen Walden, Bartow, and Bobby Walden, Jacksonville, Fla.; siblings, Pleas Y. Walden and Steven R. Walden, Augusta, Bobby Walden Jr., Bobbie Jean Walden, Vickie Walden, Lamont Walden, Dwayne Walden, Randy Walden and Leon Walden, Jacksonville, Fla.; paternal grandmother, Murtis Walden, Jacksonville, Fla.; and several other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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