Obituaries
September 21, 2006 Issue

Watson A. Chance
Mr. Watson A. Chance, 83, of Thomson died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Chance, a native of Kite, was the son of the late Mackey M. and Rosie Lee Tapley Chance. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the American Legion Post 194 in Lincolnton. He was retired from civil service after more than 30 years of service and was a member of Marshall Baptist Church and Men’s 2 Sunday School Class.

The funeral was Sept. 19 at 3 p.m. at Marshall Baptist Church with the Revs. John Prater and Don Reeves offi ciating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Eileen Chance; two daughters, Charlotte Clark, Thomson, and Darlene Holliman, Dearing; one son, Tommy Chance, Thomson; two brothers, Wiley Chance, Forest Park, and Robert Chance, Bartow; two sisters, Louise Heyward, Covington, and Rosa Hill, Stockbridge; seven grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren. Pallbearers were Hughie Clark, Randel Clark, George Holliman Jr., Brandon Chance, James Love and Willard Jones.

Honorary pallbearers were the Men’s 2 Sunday School Class of Marshall Baptist Church and the American Legion Post 194.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Morine Lattimore Mitchell
Mrs. Morine Lattimore Mitchell of Wadley died Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006.

The funeral was Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Wadley with Pastor Marque Johnson offi ciating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Lorine Ambers, Dorothy (Carl) Chadwick and Sukari Mitchell, Wadley, and Lisa (David) Cunningham, Taunton, Mass.; eight sons, Ollie Lattimore, Linton (Susan) Mitchell, Sakonnet, Mass., and Mark Mitchell, Brandon Floyd and Richard Washington, Wadley; fi ve sisters, Nellie (Wilbur) Wilcher, Ida (John) Wright, Katherine King, Annie Laura (Ronnie) Harmon and Jeanette (Wesley) Snell, Wadley; three brothers, Van (Margaret) Lattimore and Ernest Lattimore, Wadley, and Willie Roy Lattimore, Boston, Mass.; 29 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


Patricia Jean Loudermilk Parrett
Mrs. Patricia Jean “Pat” Loudermilk Parrett, 49, of Toccoa died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006.

Mrs. Parrett, a native of Birmingham, Ala., was the daughter of Evelyn Scott Loudermilk and the late Robert R. Loudermilk. She lived in Wadley for most of her life and the last 16 years in Toccoa. She was a graduate of Wadley High School, a member of Toccoa Creek Baptist Church and a member of the Emma Brock Sunday School Class. She is preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Loudermilk; and two brothers, Wadis Loudermilk and Mike Loudermilk.

The funeral was Sept. 17 at 2 p.m. at Toccoa Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Wright offi ciating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her mother, Evelyn Scott Loudermilk, Toccoa; three sisters, Dorothy Crunkleton, Linda Lanier and Sue McLean, all of Toccoa; a brother, Gary Loudermilk, Toccoa; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Larry Ramey, Ed Taylor, Dwain Chastain, Buddy Cheek, Lynn Cash and Curtis Water.

Honorary escort was the Geanette Houston Helping Hands WMU.

Acree-Davis Funeral Home, Toccoa, was in charge of the arrangements.


Alma Hughes Thigpen
Mrs. Alma Hughes Thigpen, 93, a resident of NHC Health Care Center, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Self Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Thigpen, a native of Stapleton, was the daughter of the late Pete and Angelo Kelley Hughes. She had been employed by Greenwood Mills, Mathews Plant, and was a member of Abney Memorial Baptist Church.

A memorial service was held Sept. 1 at 11 a.m. at Abney Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Ted Williams offi ciating. Burial was Sept. 3 at 2 p.m. in Holly Wood Cemetery, Orange City, Fla.

Surviving are nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Abney Memorial Baptist Church building fund, 208 Panola Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646.

Harley Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of the arrangements.

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