Obituaries
November 9, 2006 Issue

Will Albert Atkins Sr.
Mr. Will Albert Atkins Sr., 55, of Midville died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Atkins, a native of Burke County, was a member of Gordon Grove Baptist Church where he served as chairman of the trustee board until his health failed. He was a member of the Emanuel County Fire Department. He was also a 1969 graduate of Jefferson County High School.

The funeral was Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. at Gordon Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Allen Webb officiating and the Rev. Walter Holmes assisting. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his daughter, Angela Bunyon, Midville; a son, Willie Atkins Jr., Jacksonville, Fla.; brothers, Arthur Brown, Augusta, Joe Atkins, Bronx, NY, and Roosevelt Atkins, Wadley; sisters, Lillie Bell Atkins, Bronx, NY, Mary Atkins, New York City, and Daisy Tarver, Chesapeake, Va.; three grandchildren; and several other relatives.

Pallbearers were deacons and trustees of Gordon Grove Baptist Church.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


James H. “Jimmy” Bailey
Mr. James H. “Jimmy” Bailey of Waynesboro died Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, at University Hospital.

Mr. Bailey, a native of Burke County, was retired as the Burke County Chief Tax appraiser. He was a graduate of Waynesboro High School and attended the University of Georgia. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Waynesboro. He was the son of the late William Davis and Marie Glisson Bailey.

A memorial service was held Nov. 5 at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Waynesboro with the Rev. Marshall Singletary officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Annette Smith Bailey; two sons, David Bailey, Waynesboro, and Donnie and Donna Bailey, Wrens; two sisters, Georgia Logan, Athens, and Dot Perkins, Richmond Hill; two grandchildren, Amber and Crystal Bailey, Waynesboro.

Memorials may be made to the Methodist Home for Children and Youth, P.O. Box 2525, Macon, GA 31203, or First United Methodist Church, 802 Liberty St., Waynesboro, GA 30830.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.


Emily Neal Buckner
Mrs. Emily Neal Buckner, 68, of Belvedere, SC, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Buckner, a native of Glascock County, was retired from the Richmond County Health Department. She was a member of Gibson United Methodist Church.

The funeral was Nov. 6 at 3 p.m. at Gibson U.M.C. with the Rev. Griffin Thompson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her son, Richard A. Kitchens, Martinez; four sisters, Hilda McCoy, Sybil Braswell, Frankie Porter, and Dianne Rabun, all of Gibson; one brother, Kyle (Mickey) Neal, Gibson; one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter.

Pallbearers were Mike Braswell, Jack Crunkleton, Coty Faglier, Ross Rabun, Bruce Logue and Ricky Todd.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Wanda Ladawn Darisaw
Miss Wanda Ladawn Darisaw of Louisville died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2006, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta.

Miss Darisaw, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of Pine Hill Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir and advisor of the Pine Hill Youth Ministry. She was a 1991 graduate of Louisville High School. She also attended Sandersville Technical Institute and received her CNA certificate.

The funeral was Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. at Pine Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Peter Sparks officiating and the Rev. Terry Jones officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter, Jamie Darisaw, Louisville; parents, Carlos and Helen Darisaw, Louisville; birth mother, Verline Reed, Ft. Valley; sister, Diane Hall, Wadley; brothers, Carlos Darisaw Jr., Kenneth Darisaw Sr., Bobby Darisaw Sr. and Wayne Darisaw, all of Louisville; godson, Jamie Davis, Waynesboro; godmother, Minnie L. Darisaw, Louisville; and several other relatives.

Pallbearers were the Louisville High Class of 1991.

Honorary pallbearers were deacons and trustees of Pine Hill Baptist Church.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Hugh Pollette
Mr. Hugh Pollette, 86, of Swainsboro died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mr. Pollette, a native of Johnson County, had lived in Jefferson County before moving to Swainsboro in 1979.

He had retired with the rank of Master Sergeant from the United States Marine Corps.

He served his country in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of Dellwood Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his son Paul Pollette and stepdaughter, Sylvia Braswell.

The funeral was Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. from the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home with the Rev. William H. Thompson officiating.

Burial with full military honors will be at Poplar Springs United Methodist Church cemetery near Adrian.

Survivors include his wife, Nell W. Braswell Pollette; one daughter, Amber Pollette, Swainsboro; a stepson, Allen Braswell, Swainsboro; a grandson, Teddy Braswell, Swainsboro; sister-in-law, Sara Bedgood; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Russell Collins, Bobby Faircloth, Billy Purvis, Jimmy Hiers, Matt Lane and Stan Powell.

Tomlinson Funeral Home, Swainsboro, was in charge of the arrangements.


Coy Smith
Mr. Coy Smith of Louisville died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006.Mr. Smith, a native of Jefferson

County, was a member of Spring Bethel AME Church and of Spring Bethel Benevolent

Society.The funeral was Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. at Spring Bethel AME Church with the Rev. Kenneth Davis officiating. Burial was in the Spring Bethel Benevolent

Society Cemetery.Survivors include his wife, Ida Bell Smith; daughters, Ella Chaneyfield, Louisville, and Ola Mae Denmark, Brooklyn,

NY; brother, A.D. Smith, Capital Heights, Md.; sister, Emma A. Hall, Washington, DC; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.Pallbearers were grandsons, Darrell Chaneyfield, Bryan Smith, Shawn Chaneyfield, Pernell Chaneyfield, Phillip Franklin and Kenneth Shaw. Honorary pallbearers were Louisville Lodge #579. Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Elizabeth Thomas
Ms. Elizabeth Thomas of Wadley died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006.

The funeral was Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. at San Clair Baptist Church with the Rev. Derwin Jackson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her mother, Ala Mae Gibbons, Wadley; three grandchildren, Shantera Thomas, Untorrey Thomas Jr. and Cameron Thomas, Midville; a daughter-in-law, Katina Thomas, Midville; three brothers, Levon Ted Williams, Wadley, Clinton Jerry Jackson, Louisville, and Eddie Dean Williams, Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Cassandra Ann Prophet, Wrightsville, and Frankie Mae Thomas Oglesby, Miami, Fla.; and her grandfather, Matthew Tally Sr., Brooklyn, NY.

Pallbearers were Jeffery Mack, John Lewis, John May, Willie B. Lewis, Sammie Lee Gibbons, Lamar Smith, Clark Williams, Rev. John Harmon, John Howard, Leroy Kittles and Morris Williams.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


James Henry “Chick” Radcliffe Sr.
Mr. James Henry “Chick” Radcliffe Sr., 70, of Statesboro died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, at the Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Facility.

Mr. Radcliffe, a native of Burke County, was a 1954 graduate of Waynesboro High School. He served as a civilian technician for 36 years with the GaARNG before ending his military career as property book officer overseeing all property and inventory of the National Guard Training Center at Ft. Stewart. He retired with 42 years of service to the GaARNG. He served as president of the Statesboro Jaycees as well as Region 10 president of Jaycees. He was a founding member and past president of Minutmen Investors. He was a member of Ways Baptist Church. He was a founding member and former president of the Clarence Brack “Top Five” Club, a National Guard NCO organization.

A second funeral was held at Ways Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.

The funeral was Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. at Statesboro First Baptist Church with Elder Randy Waters, CW4 (Ret.) Billy F. Stewart and BG (Ret.) Fred Shaver officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Joanne Swan Radcliffe; two sons, James Henry Radcliffe Jr., Hiram, and Woodrow Swan Radcliffe, Carlisle, Penn.; one daughter, Sara Joanne Radcliffe Cook, Atlanta; his sister, Kathryn Radcliffe Hamilton, Martinez; four grandchildren; and several other relatives.

Pallbearers were Edwin Akins, Roland Bell, Gene Denmark, Rodney Harville, Jack Henry and Paul Strange.

Honorary pallbearers were members and spouses of the Clarence Brack “Top Five” Club and active and retired members of the Georgia National Guard and their spouses.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 108 North Main St., Statesboro, GA 30458; Ways Baptist Church, 314 Quaker Rd., Wrens, GA 30833; or to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, GA 30459.

Hodges-Moore Funeral Home, Statesboro, was in charge of the arrangements.

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