Obituaries
July 6, 2006 Issue

Aubrey Cicero Brooks
Mr. Aubrey Cicero Brooks, 85, of Fayettevillen, Tenn., died Thursday, June 29, 2006, at Hillside Memorial Hospital, Pulaski, Tenn.

Mr. Brooks, a native of Stapleton, was the son of the late Lemuel Reese and Anne Thigpen Brooks. He was an educator with degrees from Middle Tennessee State in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Peabody College in Nashville, Tenn. He served in the U.S. Army Artillery as a radioman in the South Pacific during World War II and was a recipient of the Purple Heart medal. He lived for many years in Anchorage, Alaska, working primarily as a management engineer at Ft. Richardson. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, three sisters and two wives, Margaret Spear Brooks and Ivy Caudill Brooks.

The funeral was July 1 at 3 p.m. at Curtis Funeral Home with Dr. Leonard Dupree officiating. Burial was in Reedy Creek Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his daughters, Maritana Appling, Marietta, Paula Kudadad, San Diego, Calif., and Becky Coffman, Huntington, W.V.; brother, John G. Brooks, Dearing; a sister, Joyce Brooks Hughes, Thomson; and three grandchildren.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Edith Elizabeth Screws Gordy
Mrs. Edith Elizabeth Screws Gordy, 88, of Wadley died Saturday, July 1, 2006, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Gordy was a native and lifelong resident of Jefferson County. She was preceded in death by her husband J.W. “Buddy” Gordy. She was a homemaker and a member of Wadley First United Methodist Church.

The funeral was July 3 at 11 a.m. at Wadley First United Methodist Church with Dr. Larry Sauls officiating. Burial was in the Wadley Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, James T. and Edith Gordy, Wrens, Willard Lyman and Jenny Gordy, Wadley, and Gene Colin and Linda Gordy, North Augusta, S.C.; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were James S. Gordy, Jeffrey L. Gordy, G.C. Gordy, Michael Gordy, Wes McDonald, J.W. Gordy, David Jackson, Jarrett McDonald and Grigsby Gordy.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Hazel Pauline Davis “Polly” Holley
Mrs. Hazel Pauline Davis “Polly” Holley of Knoxville, Tenn., died Saturday, June 10, 2006.

Mrs. Holley was a member of Timothy St. Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles Wesley and Katherine Davis; and a brother, Robert Kenneth Davis.

Graveside services were held at Easeview Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her husband, John C. “Nook” Holley; a brother and sister-in-law, Edsel and Imogene Davis; sister, Mary Hickey, Chattanooga, Tenn.; sisters-in-law, Louise Davis, Bean Station, and Farris Holley Lazenby, Lumberton, Miss.; brothers-in-law, Marcus Holley, Eastman, and James T. “Bo” Holley, Blythe; and several nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers were deacons of Timothy Street Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Baptist Hospice, 137 Blount Ave., Knoxville, TN 37920 or Timothy St. Baptist Church, 206 Timothy Ave., Knoxville, TN 37914.

Weaver Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Louanna Cunningham Redfield
Mrs. Louanna Cunningham Redfield of Augusta died Friday, June 30, 2006, at Beverly Manor Nursing Home.

Mrs. Redfield, a native of Jefferson County, had lived in Augusta for several years. She was a member of Greater Zion Baptist Church in Augusta, a member of Spring Bethel Benevolent Society, Ways Grove Society and a former member of Smith Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children, Marion Redfield, Waynesboro, Geneva Sammolns, Augusta, Evelyn Mitchell, Jamaica, N.Y., and Helen Redfield, Brooklyn, N.Y.; a devoted granddaughter, Wanda Redfield, Augusta; one daughter-in-law; two sons-in-law; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several other relatives.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Maude Stephens Malin
Mrs. Maude Stephens Malin, 91, of Martinez died Wednesday, June 8, 2006.

Mrs. Malin, a native of Avera, lived in Augusta most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Lighthouse Pentecostal Church. She is preceded in death by her husband Julius Malin.

The funeral was July 1 at 2 p.m. at Bellevue Memorial Chapel in Grovetown with the Revs. Lucis Cato and Dewain French officiating.

Survivors include sons, Grady L. Malin, Augusta, Orie Malin, Hephzibah, Timothy Malin Sr., Martinez, Richard Malin Sr., Hephzibah; daughters, Shirley Welch, Augusta, JoAnn Ferron, North Augusta, Rachel Luke, Grovetown; 22 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Stephen Luke, Lewis Luke, Christopher Malin, Timothy Malin Jr., Eric Malin, Daniel Carpenter, John McFadden Jr., Joel McFadden, Jeffery McFadden and Richard Malin Jr.

Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, was in charge of the arrangements.

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