Obituaries
October 19, 2006 Issue

Jack Beasley
Mr. Jack Beasley, 81, of Stapleton died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006, at Glendale Nursing Home.

Mr. Beasley, a native of Jefferson County, was a mechanic.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Ozzie (Bud) and Lillian Avera Beasley of Stapleton; three sisters, Marian Smith, Libby Huff and Mary Phillips; four brothers, William, Ray, Harold and Eugene Beasley; a niece, Tammie; and a nephew, Donnie.

Visitation was Oct. 15 at James Funeral Home. Burial immediately followed visitation in Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery with the Rev. H.W. Lariscy officiating.

Survivors include several nieces, nephews, cousins and one aunt.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


D. Byron Burt
Mr. D. Byron Burt, 60, of Louisville died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. Burt, a native of Athens, moved to Louisville in 1969. He was a self-employed aerial applicator. He was a member and elder of the Louisville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. He served on the Louisville City Council from 1991-2001, then in 2002 was elected Mayor of Louisville and was serving until his death. He owned and operated Burt’s Aircraft Service for 30 years. He was a mason.

The funeral was Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. at Louisville A.R.P. Church with the Rev. Will Anderson officiating. Burial was in the Louisville City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Connie Pritchett Burt; one son, Major Joel E. Burt and wife Vicky of Troy, Ill.; one daughter, Bonnie B. Jolley and husband Bobby of Normal, Ill.; three grandchildren, Sarah Ashley and Mason Byron Burt, Troy, Ill., and Burt Jefferson Jolley, Normal, Ill.; his mother, Mildred Saxon Burt, Winterville; one brother, Dennis M. Burt, Anderson, S.C.; one sister, Crystal Gabriel and husband Dan of Jasper; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Bond, Brad Campbell, Phil Prichard, Adam Gabriel, Luke Gabriel and Buddy Smith.

Honorary pallbearers were the City Administrator and City Council, Elders of the Church and Poponalins.

Memorials may be made to the Louisville Presbyterian Church.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Joe Ann Parker Howard
Mrs. Joe Ann Parker Howard of Bartow died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006.

The funeral was Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. at Tarvers Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. J.C. Green officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her parents, Charleston, Sr. and Mattie Parker, Bartow; one daughter, Jasmine Howard, Bartow; one son, Johnnie Bractley Jr., Bartow; two sisters, Jennifer Parker and Phyllis (Alexander) Wilcher, Wadley; two brothers, Stacey (Shannon) Parker, Stockton, Calif., and Charleston Parker Jr., Bartow; and several other relatives.

Pallbearers were Anthony Strowbridge, Hosea Strowbridge, Kevin Grier, Walter Lee Jackson, Eugene Jackson, Ronnie Castleberry and Lester Jackson.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


Margaret Virginia Kitchens
Mrs. Margaret Virginia Kitchens, 85, of Harlem died Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006, at Thomson Manor Health Care Center.

Mrs. Kitchens was retired as a sales clerk from Anderson’s Department Store. She was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church and the Faith Sunday School class.

She was a past president of U.M.C. Society, Sunday School treasurer and Sunday School teacher at Zoar. She was also a member of the VSP Club in Harlem. She was preceded in death by her husband Warren Kitchens and a son, Wayne D. Kitchens.

The funeral was Oct. 15 at 4 p.m. at Zoar United Methodist Church with the Revs. Wayne McDaniel and Sam Collins officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Warren P. (Frankie) Kitchens, Thomson, David P. Kitchens, Gibson, and Edward E. Kitchens, Hephzibah; a daughter, Eva K. Newsome, Harlem; two sisters, Nell Holley, Wrens, and Inez Griswold, Augusta; two brothers, Herbert Anderson, Wrens, and Samuel Anderson, Smyrna; daughterin- law, Rosa Lee Kitchens; Matthews; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Russell Richards, Randy Payne, Everett Hobbs, Ken Richardson, Carl Bowen and Sam Kitchens.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Freddie Lee “Peanut” Morgan
Mr. Freddie Lee “Peanut” Morgan, 46, of Louisville died Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. Morgan, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of the Gordon Grove Baptist Church. He was a 1978 graduate of Louisville High School.

The funeral was Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. at Gordon Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery with the Rev. Allen Webb officiating. Survivors include his parents, Geneva “Polly” Reese and John Willie Reese Jr., of Louisville; three children, Levar Strowbridge, Freddie Little and Nancy Little of Wadley; his siblings, Albertha M. Heggs, Hephzibah, Thelma Reese, Willie Reese III, Daisy Reese, Phyllis Reese, Martha (W.J.) Warthen and Brenda Gordon, all of Louisville.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Juanita Nelms
Mrs. Juanita Nelms of Louisville passed away Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006.

Mrs. Nelms was the daughter of Theordore Fischer and Amazette Meade Fischer of Golden City, Mo.

Private graveside services were held Oct. 8 at Bartow Cemtery.

Survivors include her husband, Jon Nelms; her son, Daniel Nelms, Louisville; her daughter and son-in-law, Sara and Michael Horne, Louisville; a sister, Sheila Williams, Golden City, Mo.


Richard Wayne Scarboro
Mr. Richard Wayne Scarboro, 32, of Wadley died Friday, Oct. 13, 2006.

Mr. Scarboro, born in Richmond County, was a carpenter.

Graveside services were Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. at the Wadley Cemetery with the Rev. William Thompson officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Kelly Scarboro; three sons, Christopher Scott Arthur, Chace Allen Scarboro and Austin Wade Scarboro; his father and mother, Miles, Jr. and Barbara Scarboro, Wadley; two brothers, William Russell Scarboro, Hephzibah, and Robert Scarboro, Lincolnton; and a sister, April Michelle McGahee, Wadley.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Johnnie Paul Williams
Mrs. Johnnie Paul Williams, 90, of Louisville died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mrs. Williams, a native of Jefferson County, was a homemaker and a member of Colemans Chapel United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Dewitt Paul, Loring A. Paul and Lynwood P. Paul; and three sisters, Daisy P. McLendon, Elizabeth Paul and Margaret Paul.

The funeral was Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. at Colemans Chapel United Methodist Church with the Revs. Barbara Nelson and Ray Garren officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include three nieces, Betty Bowman, Wadley, Ann P. McGahee, Jesup, and Barbara M. Nelson, Dublin; one nephew, William D. Paul, Athens; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Colemans Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Ruth Paul, River Rd., Wadley, GA 30477.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Lamar Williams
Mr. Lamar Williams of Wadley died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006.

The funeral was Oct. 12 at 2:30 p.m. at Hudson Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Herman Baker officiating. Burial was in the Kingdom Life Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Maggie Jackson Williams; father, Cleveland Williams Jr., St. Petersburg, Fla.; a daughter, LaTasha W. (James) Morgan, Wadley; two stepdaughters, Angie Jackson, Wadley, and LaTonya Jackson, Augusta; a stepson, Lee Edward Jackson, Wadley; four sisters, Minister Marie Brown and Marion Johnson, Wadley, Katherine Swint, Louisville, and Lorraine Williams, Lakeland, Fla.; a brother, Edward Williams, Lakeland, Fla.; and several other relatives.

Pallbearers were Johnny Collins, Walter Lee Jackson, Freddie Knight and Bobby Green.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

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