Obituaries
November 16, 2006 Issue

Bennett Albert Davis
Mr. Bennett Albert Davis, 74, of Tennille died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006, at the VA Medical Center in Augusta.

Mr. Davis, a native of Jefferson County, was the son of the late Joe Thomas Davis and the late Emma Manning Davis. He was a mechanic formerly working for United Clay Co. and Davis Tractor Co. prior to being employed by the Washington County Road Department. He was a member of the Tabernacle United Methodist Church and was a US Army veteran.

The funeral was Nov. 14 at 11 a.m. at May and Smith Funeral Directors Chapel with the Rev. Ramus Freeman officiating. Burial was in the Tabernacle Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Waller Davis; a son, Daniel A. Davis, Sandersville; a brother, Charlie Davis, Louisville; sisters, Peggy Williams and Jo Dean Davis, both of Louisville, and Beulah Lamb, Gibson; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Beverly Hodges, Horace Yates, Randolph Yates, Brian Davis, Dennis Davis, Leon Peebles, Frank McGahee and Tommy McGahee.

May and Smith Funeral Directors was in charge of the arrangements.


James M. Evans Sr.
Mr. James M. Evans Sr., 90, of Matthews died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, at St. Josephs Hospice.

Mr. Evans was a farmer and a member of Woodland Baptist Church where he was a member of Senior Men Sunday School class.

He served as deacon and treasurer.

He was preceded in death by his son, Thomas Evans; his parents, William and Ethel Evans; and a brother, Edward Evans.

The funeral was Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Keith Jordan, Dwight Deneelgy and Chris Adkins officiating.

Burial was in Woodland Baptist Church Cemetery.Survivors include a daughter,Anne (Gene) Arrington; two sons, James Melvin (Marian) Evans Jr., and Bob (Tina) Evans; daughter-in-law, Jerry Evans; one brother, John (Bernice) Evans; two sisters, Francies Dozier and Joyce (Bob) Duggar; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers were Deacon and Senior Men Sunday School Class.

Memorials may be made to Woodland Baptist Church, c/o Lynn Roger, 108 Lakeview Dr., Wrens, GA 30833; or to St. Joseph Hospice, 2260 Wrightsboro Rd., Augusta, GA 30904.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Vivian Arlene Cross Fulghum
Mrs. Vivian Arlene Cross Fulghum, 80, of Midville died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006.

Mrs. Fulghum, a native of Emanuel County, was a member of Midville First Baptist Church and was a retired city clerk. She is preceded in death by her parents, Rufus and Doris Bunn Cross, and her brother Rufus Arren Cross.

Graveside services were Nov. 14 at 11 a.m. at the Midville City Cemetery with the Revs. Scott McKinney and Leonard Quick officiating.

Survivors include her husband, George J. Fulghum; two daughters, Vicky Belcher, Edgehill, and Amy Thomas, Macon; one brother, Floyd Cross, Midville; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary, Swainsboro, was in charge of the arrangements.


Daniel Lee “Rambo” Gill Sr.
Mr. Daniel Lee “Rambo” Gill Sr., 57, of Avera died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006.

Mr. Gill was a machinery operator with City of Louisville.

A memorial service was held Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. at Praising Hymn Ministries Church in Louisville with Pastor Richard Stavely officiating.

Survivors include his son, Daniel Lee Gill Jr.; two brothers, Richard Gill and Moses Gill; two sisters, Flora Shelton and Patsy Gill; lifelong companion Stella Baker, and children, Jeffery Presley, Judy (Tim) Usry, Thomas Barker, Billy (Karen) Barker, Cindy (Chris) Welch, Melissa (Ricky) Williams, Freddie (Sarah) Christian; 29 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Margaret Louise Hudson
Mrs. Margaret Louise Hudson of Wrens died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006.

The funeral was Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. at Ways Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy McCullough III officiating.

Burial was in the church cemetery.Survivors include five daughters, Mary E. Wright and Brenda Dixon, Wrens, Carolyn (Samuel) Kittles, Louisville, Patricia (Tommy) Green Sr. and Marilyn Hudson Ryans, Augusta; two sons, Willie (Henrietta) Hudson, Wrens, and Ricky Hudson, North Augusta; a sister, Evelyn Jordan, Wrens; two brothers, Leroy (Carrie) Jordan and Eddie Jordan, Wrens; two aunts; 25 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Floyd Laster
Mr. Floyd Laster, 69, of Mitchell died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta.

Mr.Laster was a native of Glascock County.

The funeral was Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marvin Goodwin officiating.

Burial was in the church cemetery.Survivors include his brother, John Laster, Mitchell; and seven cousins.Pallbearers were Steve Arrington, Terrell Williford, Mike Lyons, Dean Cluch, Thomas Chalker and Charles Hadden.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Eloise Davis Kitchens
Mrs. Eloise Davis Kitchens, 87, of Gibson died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center in Thomson.

Mrs. Kitchens, a native of Warren County, lived in Glascock County most of her life.

She was retired from Garland Knitting Mills after 25 years of service and was a member of Gibson First Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband Kenneth E. Kitchens.

The funeral was Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in Sheppard Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Russell Davis officiating.

Burial was in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens, Thomson.

Survivors include three nieces, Dale Verell, Buford, Betty Duncan, Silver Springs, Md., and Dorothy Key, Palatka, Fla.; six nephews, Donald Kent, Gibson, Lynn Davis, Wrens, Fred Waters, Bowie, Md., Lloyd Davis, Joe Davis and Eddie Davis, Palatka.

Pallbearers are Larry Kent, Matt Kent, Mark Davis, Greg Kelley, Jamie Kitchens and Lee Griffin.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Charlie McCoy
Mr. Charlie McCoy, 91, of Ft. Lauderdale, formerly of Wrens, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006.

The funeral was Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. at Spread AME Church with the Rev. Curtis C. Bradley officiating.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Glen Dale Peters
Mr. Glen Dale Peters, 61, of Stapleton died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006, at Athens Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Peters was self-employed in various occupations, first in dairy farming, later, as a salesman of MoorMan’s Feed Company, and most recently in the trucking business. He was a member of Pinecrest Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. He was preceded in death by his parents, LeRoy and Ileen Wilson Peters; two brothers, Verle and Merle Peters; and infant grandson, Justin Peters.

The funeral was Nov. 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Pinecrest Mennonite Church with Ministers Maynard Peters, Brian Dyck and Randall Goossen officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Letha Holdeman Peters; four sons, Delwyn (Becky) Peters, Louisville, RaDean (Deanne) Peters, Hartwell, Shaylan (Diana) Peters, Stapleton, Kristin (Paula) Peters, Louisville; two brothers, Alden Peters, Artis Peters; a sister, Marcille Holdeman; a foster sister, Patricia Holdeman; five grandchildren, Mandy, Emily, Jill, Brent and Shawna.

Pallbearers were Nathan Holdeman, Gene Peters, Kim Holdeman, Ryan Holdeman, Patrick Holdeman, Daniel Holdeman, Galen Holdeman and Craig Peteres.

Memorials may be made to Pinecrest Mennonite Church memorial fund, c/o Franklin Dyck, 6523 Hwy. 296, Stapleton, GA 30823.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Margo Phillips
Mrs. Margo Phillips, 50, of Louisville died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, at Heartland Hospice.

A memorial service was held Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. at Louisville City Cemetery with the Rev. William Anderson officiating.

Survivors include a son, Jason Phillips, Louisville; his mother, Nell Morrison; two brothers, Randall and Pete Morrison; and a sister, Bev Demont.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Tom Roberts
Mr. Tom Roberts of Wrens died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006.

The funeral was Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. at Stone Springfield AME Church with the Rev. Michael Ephriam officiating.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Antee Roberts; three daughters, Tywanda Roberts, Augusta, Samanthia Pipkins, Atlanta, and Debra Roberts, Memphis, Tenn.; three sisters, Georgia Lane, Reather Usry, both of Wrens, and Joyce Davis, Jacksonville, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Marvin Young
Mr. Marvin Young of Bronx, NY, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2006.

Mr. Young was a native of Jefferson County and attended Hardeman Springfield at an early age.

He relocated to New York in 1959.

He graduated from Food and Maritime High School in 1972 and continued his education graduating with a bachelor degree in catering in 1975 from Bronx Community College.

He later joined the U.S. Army where he served four years.

In 1999 he retired from Roth Paper Company.

He was also a volunteer for the food bank in New York.

The funeral will be Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. at Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church and Cemetery with the Rev. Abraham Gibbons officiating.

Survivors include his mother, Patsy Gibbons Young, Louisville; his daughter, Qiania Young, Atlanta; four siblings, Alvin (Ruth) Young, Hephzibah, Patricia (David) Mitchell, Louisville, Joel (Cathy Jones) Young, Augusta, Althea (George) Miller, Albemarle, NC; a devoted friend, Shirley Hannah; seven aunts, five uncles; and nine nieces and nephews.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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