Obituaries
October 26, 2006 Issue

Frances Clark
Miss Frances Clark of Wrens died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006.Miss Clark was a life long resident of Jefferson County. She was retired from Ft. Gordon as a personnel manager of the Post Exchange, a member of the Wrens Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, a charter member of The Ladies Ten Pin Bowling League, and inducted in the Bowlers Hall of Fame.

The funeral was Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. at Wrens Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Gary Jones officiating. Burial was in Wrens City Cemetery.

Survivors include one brother, Thomas Clark, Salina, Utah; two sisters, Katie Rabun, Augusta, and Martha Clark, Wrens; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Clark Rabun, John Rooks, Bobby Brown, Leslie Hentges, Larry Wooten and Robert D. Brown. Honorary pallbearers were men of the church.

Memorials may be made to Wrens Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 404 King St., Wrens, GA 30833.James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Juliet Y. Gillespie
Mrs. Juliet Y. Gillespie, 84, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2006.Mrs. Gillespie, a native of Louisville, was the daughter of the late Wilfred B. and Julia Yearns. She was a 1943 graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in psychology and was the president of Chi Omega sorority and Mortar Board. She was an employee of Union Camp Paper Corporation and a member of Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church.

Along with the late Mrs. Betty Shepherd, she was a co-founder of the Committee of 100 which is an affiliate of the Children’s Miracle Network, helping sick children’s dreams to come true. She was a member of PEO, chapter S, a sorority of University Women.

A memorial service will be held Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church with Dr. John Wall officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Mr. Daniel Gillespie, Savannah; one daughter, Ms. Julia Warren Gillespie, N.Y. City, N.Y.; two sons, Mr. D. Curtis Gillespie (Marcia), Wilton, Conn., and Mr. David R. Gillespie (Sharon), Poolesville, Md.; one brother, Dr. Wilfred B. Yearns, Greensboro, N.C.; and five grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Skidaway Island Presbyterian Pipe Organ Fund.

Hubert C. Baker Funeral Home, Savannah, is in charge of the arrangements.


Lewis Everett Newsome
Mr. Lewis Everett Newsome, 66, of Thomson died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006.The funeral was Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. at Sweetwater Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Garvin and Dr. C. Richard Dendler officiating.

Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Newsome, a native of Glascock County, lived most of his life in Thomson. He was a 1961 graduate of Thomson High School. He worked for Thomson Company for 40 years and retired after several years of service as a salesman from Salant Corporation. He was a member of Sweetwater Baptist Church where he was a deacon and member of the C.D. Cason Sunday School Class. He is preceded in death by his father, J.B. Newsome.

Survivors include his wife, Julia Ann Ward Newsome; two daughters, Kathy and Mark Hughes, Thomson, and Melissa and Jason O’Kane, Savannah; his mother, Edna Land Newsome, Thomson; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Melvin Ansley, Dave Hunter, Lewis Hoats, Sam Prince, Branson Marsh, Aubrey Montgomery, Jimmy Steptoe and Sammy Luckey.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the C.D. Cason Sunday School Class of Sweetwater Baptist Church.Memorials may be made to Sweetwater Baptist Church Renovation Fund, 1606 Wrens Hwy., Thomson, GA 30824.Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


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