Obituaries
August 10, 2006 Issue

Mr. Walter "Pop" Smith Sr.
Mr. Walter “Pop” Smith Sr. of Louisville died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006, at the Medical College of Georgia.

Mr. Smith was a native of Jefferson County, a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church, the Spring Bethel Benevolent Society and retired in 1989 from Union Camp as a truck driver after over 20 years.

The funeral was Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home Chapel and Spring Bethel Society Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Lee Washington Smith; his children, Johnnie “Freeman” Smith, Roanoke, Va., Walter Smith Jr. and Willie James Smith, Louisville, Donnie Smith, Stone Mountain; two brothers, James Smith, New York, and Willie Nelson, Wrens; one sister, Betty Moore, New York; one son-in-law, Ernest Redfield; daughters-inlaw, Jenny Smith, Roanoke, Va., Faye Smith, Atlanta, Eloise Smith, Louisville, and Brenda Smith, Stone Mountain; 18 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren; and several other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Roy "R.W." Thigpen
Mr. Roy “R.W.” Thigpen, 82, of Gibson died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Thigpen, a native of Glascock County, was a member and deacon of Fellowship Baptist Church. He was retired from Borden Dairy. He is preceded in death by his wife Mary Ellen Byrd Thipgen.

The funeral was Aug. 6 at 3 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Parrish officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Benny W. (Kathy) Thigpen, Hephzibah, and Bobby Gene (Christine) Thigpen, Augusta; four daughters, Carol Dean Wright, Hephzibah, Joan (Mike) Honer, Hephzibah, Mary Frances (Jim), Augusta, and Janice (Ken) Widener, Augusta; two sisters, Myrtice Dye, Modoc, S.C., and Leslie Guy, Martinez; 19 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Chris Johnson II, Brian Thigpen, Ronnie Cliett, Michael Hammock, Brent Wright, Craig Wright and Timmy Cliett.

Memorials may be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Mrs. Elsie Milburn, 712 Calhoun St., Gibson, GA 30810.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Ollie Mae Mountain
Mrs. Ollie Mae Mountain died Sunday, July 2, 2006, at a convalescent home in Stockton, Calif.

Mrs. Mountain was born and raised in Wrens and moved to Miami, Fla. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Mountain; and a son, Richard Crews.

The funeral was July 8 at 1 p.m. at Lifeseed Christian Fellowship, Stockton, with Pastor Henry Ingram officiating. Graveside services were July 10 at 10 a.m. in Remembrance East Garden at Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi.

Survivors include her children, James Brown, Midlothian, Va., Clarence Collier, Miami, Fla., Theresa Ingram, Stockton, and Oliver Crews, Miramar, Fla.; brothers and sisters, Wesley Brown, Miami, Ed Willie Brown, Mitchelle, Md., Betty Barnes, Washington, D.C., Willie Brown, Silver Spring, Md., and Lillie Ann Drayton, Washington, DC; 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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