July 27, 2006 Issue

Betty Boss
Mrs. Betty Boss, 60, of Harlem died Thursday, July 20, 2006, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Boss was a homemaker.

The funeral was July 22 at 10 a.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Kitchens officiating. Burial was in the Mount Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery. She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Maggie McGahee; three brothers, Dickie McGahee, Bud McGahee and Cecil McGahee; and two sisters, Ruby Perdue and Mattie Lee Rebels .

Survivors include a son, Marty Chalker of Macon; a brother-in-law, William S. Perdue; and a sister-in-law, Eloise McGahee.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Henrietta M. Boyce
Mrs. Henrietta M. Boyce, 86, of Blythe died Sunday, July 16, 2006.

Mrs. Boyce, a native of Jefferson County, was the daughter of the late Robert Samuel McCleskey and Lucile Parrish McCleskey. She moved to Burke County in 1946 and was a homemaker and retired partner in Boyceland Dairy Farm. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Waynesboro. She is preceded in death by her husband Hugh Morgan Boyce; a sister, Annette M. Johnson; and a grandson, William Scott Boyce.

The funeral was July 18 at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Waynesboro with the Rev. James P. Knight officiating. Burial was in Burke Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include three children, Jennie B. (Patrick) Fowler, Blythe, Bill (Carolyn) Boyce, Keysville, and Harold (Beverly) Boyce, Buckhead; a brother, Robert S. McCleskey Jr., Winston Salem, N.C.; a sister, Lucille M. Parrish, Wrens; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Hugh R. Boyce, Morgan E. Mizelle, Chad E. Boyce, H. Wayne Studdard, Mike Herrington and Jeff H. Parrish.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 810 Myrick St., Waynesboro, GA 30830, or Heartland Hospice Inc., 1365 Interstate Parkway, Augusta, GA 30909.

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

Archibald DeWitte Compton
Mr. Archibald DeWitte Compton, 92, of Lithonia died Saturday, July 15, 2006, at the Heartland Hospice in Conyers.

Mr. Compton was the son of the late W.D. Compton and Archye Speir Compton and was born on the Speir family farm near Wadley. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia and was retired from the Math Department at Heritage High School in Conyers. He was a member of Lithonia First United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his two wives, Frances Purvis Compton and Frances Gober Compton.

The funeral was July 20 at 1 p.m. at Lithonia First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Renea Slater and Dr. Lawrence Wilson officiating. Burial was at Jackson City Cemetery.

Survivors include two children, Bill Compton and Kaye Compton; stepchildren, Dr. Bill Allen, Jane Irminger and Mary Charles Clere; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Henry Funeral Home, Lithonia, was in charge of the arrangements.

Karl Heckard
Mr. Karl Heckard, 70, of Bartow died Monday, July 17, 2006.

Mr. Heckard was a Catholic, a retired pipe fitter and had served in the U.S. Navy.

Memorial services were held July 21 at 6 p.m. at Moxley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Don Lovejoy officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Heckard; three daughters, Monica (Chris) Robinson, Michelle (Jason) Strickland and Marsha Fehr; two sons, Tony (Cindy) Heckard and Tim Heckard; a brother, Tom Heckard; a sister, Darlene Mallie; and six grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Saint Joseph Hospice, 2206 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, GA 30904.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Christine Phillips
Mrs. Christine Phillips, 82, of Stapleton died Monday, July 17, 2006, at Athens Regional Medical Center Inc.

Mrs. Phillips was a homemaker and a member of Reedy Creek Baptist Church. She is precedeased by her husband George Phillips.

The funeral was July 20 at 4 p.m. at Reedy Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. John Jenkins and Kenneth Jones officiating.

Survivors include two sons, Randy Phillips and A.G. and Joyce Phillips; a daughter, Catherine and Reggie Phillips; two brothers, Louis Thigpen and Melvin Thigpen; one sister, Ellen Wren; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Lester Allen, Jack Terry, Lee Roy Usry, Jimmy Rivers, Dennis Robertson and Marvin Reese.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Donald Eugene Simmons
Mr. Donald Eugene Simmons of Wrens died Monday, July 17, 2006.

Mr. Simmons was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served in the 82nd Airborne Division during the Korean War.

A memorial service was held July 20 at 2 p.m. at Elliott Sons Funeral Home Lumpkin Road Chapel with the Rev. Bennie Bush officiating. Military honors were accorded by the Ceremonial Detachment of Fort Gordon. He is preceded in death by a son, Cecil Simmons.

Survivors include his wife, Gail Lanette Simmons; sons, Brian and Tammy Simmons and Jeff and Mary Simmons; mother Martha Simmons; brother Marion L. Simmons; and six grandchildren.

Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.

William Lee Turner
Mr. William Lee Turner, 79, of Louisville died Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at the VA Medical Center in Augusta.

Mr. Turner, a native of Edgefield County, was retired from S&S Restaurant as a food service manager. He was a WWII Navy veteran.

Private memorial services will be held at a later date.

Survivors include four sons, Allen Turner, John Gary Turner, Augusta, Joe Daniel Turner, Interlachen, Fla., and Johnny Turner, Evans; two daughters, Gayle Harrison, Louisville, and Gayle Johnson, Mission, Tex.; one brother, Jesse J. Turner, Woodland, Co.; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Southern Funeral Service, Martinez, was in charge of the arrangements.



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