Obituaries
September 14, 2006 Issue

Rev. Joel Paul Barrett Sr.
Rev. Joel Paul Barrett Sr., 89, of Madison, Fla., died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006. Rev. Barrett, a native of Funston, was the son of the late Mirabeau Joe Barrett and Ruthie Pearl Cowart Barrett. He received his bachelor's degree from Asbury College in Wilmore, Ken. He had lived in Madison for the past 20 years and was a member of the Rocky Springs United Methodist Church. He was an active member and officer in Kiwanis International and the Lions Club. He served many churches during his ministry including, Stapleton, Zoar and Waldens.

The funeral will be Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Madison. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Madison.

Survivors include his wife, Clara Sheffield, Barrett; three sons, Joel Paul Barrett Jr., Ft. Stockton, Tex., Mira Lewis Barrett, Portal, and John Mark Barrett, Midland, Tex.; two daughters, Virginia Barrett Jarvis, Madison, Fla., and Susan Barrett Dunn, Columbus; one sister, Sarah Harrell, Decatur; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 2525, Macon, GA 31203.

Beggs Funeral Home Madison Chapel, Madison, Fla., was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Jannie Mae Braddy
Mrs. Jannie Mae Braddy Mrs. Jannie Mae Braddy, 84, of Louisville died Monday, Sept. 11, 2006, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Braddy, a native of Washington County, lived in Jefferson County most of her life. She was a member of New Hope AME Church where she served on the Missionary Board. She attended Jefferson County public schools and was a member of the Jefferson County Senior Citizens. The funeral will be Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. at New Hope AME Church and Cemetery in Grange.

Survivors include her children, Eddie D. Braddy, Dorothy Harmon, Willie Bell Habersham, Thomas J. Braddy, Billy Braddy and Roley Braddy, Louisville, Bessie Dean Jones, Patty Virginia Beal, Lonzo Braddy and Evangela Williams, Augusta; siblings, Rawling Roberson, Grace Hood, Amanda Roberson and Betty J. Roberson, Sandersville, Ella Mae Hicks and Joe Roberson, Briston, Pa., and Ester Brookins Levittown, Pa.; three sisters-in-law, Oena Grant, Dora Dogan and Mozell Dogan, all of Louisville; and several other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Danny Ray Crego
Mr. Danny Ray Crego, 62, of Wadley died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2006, at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

Mr. Crego was born in Dodge City, Kan., but had lived in Wadley for the past 30 years. He was a Jefferson County school bus driver and a member of the Wadley United Methodist Church.

The funeral was Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. in the Wadley United Methodist Church with Dr. Larry Sauls officiating. Burial was in the Wadley Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Pam Crego; daughter, Marcy and Charlie Scarbrough, Dublin; son, Kippy and Britney Crego, Wadley; mother, Hilma Rogers, Gainesville; brother, Lee Rogers, Gainesville; three sisters, Mary Jane Carter, Gail Robinson and Vickie Ward, all of Gainesville; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were David Gunn, David Moore, Joe Miller, Randy Miller, Billy Brown and Ken Hildebrant. Honorary pallbearers were Jefferson County school bus drivers.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Alford J. "Bomb" Little Sr.
Mr. Alford J. “Bomb” Little Sr. of Wadley died Monday, Sept. 4, 2006.

The funeral was Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. at Hudson Mortuary Chapel in Wadley. Burial was in Live Oak Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Alice Little, S.C.; three daughters, Mary Alice Little, Orangeburg, SC, and Christy Ann McFadden and Sandy Little, Goose Creek, SC; three sons, Randolph Little, Orangeburg, SC, Darrell Little, Richmond, Va., and Alford Little Jr., Houston, Tx.; three sisters, Julia Mae Little, Wadley, Eloise Hall, Bartow, and Cassandra Trice, St. Petersburg, Fla.; a brother, Winifred Harrington, Brunswick; a special friend, Daisy Wilson; 12 grandchildren; and several other relatives.

Pallbearers were cousins and friends.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Georgia Paulhill Martin
Mrs. Georgia Paulhill Martin of Wadley died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006.

The funeral was Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant CME Church, Bartow, with Pastor Stefon Young officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her nieces and nephews, Florence (John) Mitchell, Katina Mitchell, John Mitchell Jr., Johntavious Mitchell, Anthony Warthen, Ricky Warthen, Amy Little, Roseann Mack, Herschel Lattimore, Shaun Lattimore, Min. Louise Passmore, John Martin, Benjamin Martina and Shirley Harmon, all of Wadley, Jason (Tameka) Warthen, Metter, Winnie Tullis, Ft. Pierce, Fla., Bishop Freddie Martin, Philadelphia, Pa., Nathanie Martin, Augusta, Ora L. Morgan, Louisville, Frances Berry, Wrens, Lou Ellen Dean, Lula Mae Ferguson, LeRoy Martin, Mary Julia Martin, Larry Martin and Eugene Martin, all of Macon; and her brother-inlaw, Rev. Samuel Martin, Wadley.

Pallbearers were Lamar Gunder, Derrick Gibbons, Anthony Warthen and John Mitchell Jr.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Billy Hoyt Paul
Mr. Billy Hoyt Paul, 71, of Lakeland, Fla., died Wednesday, Aug.30, 2006, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Paul, a native of Jefferson County, was the son of John and Orie Paul. He was vice president of safety for Watkins Motor Lines for 45 years. He was a 20-gallon donor with Bloodnet. He was a US Army veteran and a member of First United Methodist Church of Lakeland.

The funeral was Sept. 2 at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Betsy Harris Paul, formerly of Wrens; a son, Dr. John H. and Sharon Paul, Lakeland; daughters, Lee and Ron Smith and Raye Paul, Lakeland; a brother, James Paul, Wrens; sisters, Jeannette Worsham, Augusta, Anne P. Coker, Jacksonville, Fla., Bobbie Reese and Patricia Hobbs, both of Wrens; and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Clothes Closet, 72 Lake Morton Drive, Lakeland, FL 33801, or Tampa United Methodist Centers, P.O. Box 5746, Tampa, FL 33675.

Heath Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Aaron Pierce Jr.
Mr. Aaron Pierce Jr. of Louisville died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006.

The funeral was Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. at the Jones Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery.

Survivors include his children, Rev. Anthony Pierce, Nadia Pierce and Erica Lightsey; step-children, Derrick and Earnest Thompson and Shawanda Bostic; siblings, Eva Walters, Delores Carter and Robert Carter.


Mrs. Jewel Fleming Rivers
Mrs. Jewel Fleming Rivers, 92, of Louisville died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mrs. Rivers was a life long native of Jefferson County. She was the daughter of the late Jimmy Fleming and Rosa Lee Youngblood. She was a homemaker and a member of Louisville ARP Church. She was preceded in death by her husband James T. Rivers Sr. The funeral was Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. at the ARP Church in Louisville with the Rev. Will Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the city cemetery. Survivors include one son, Thomas Rivers Jr. of Louisville; and several nieces and nephews.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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