Obituaries
December 14, 2006 Issue

Dells Sue Dixon Armstrong
Mrs. Dells Sue Dixon Armstrong of Riverview, Fla., died Friday, Dec. 8, 2006.

Mrs. Armstrong, a native of Louisville, was the daughter of the late Mollie Newsome Dixon and Grey Cummings Dixon. She is preceded in death by her husband, Carl A. Armstrong.

The funeral was Dec. 12 at 3 p.m. at Stowers Brandon Chapel. Burial was in Hillsboro Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include two children, Carl A. Armstrong Jr., Corpus Christi, Texas, and Linda Armstrong Aronoff, Orlando, Fla.; four grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were David Collier, Billy Anderson, Austin and Alex Roe, Logan Collier, Trevor and Trent Anderson, and Brad and Brian Thompson.

Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon, Fla., was in charge of the arrangements.


Warren Hodges Sr.
Mr. Warren Hodges Sr., 82, of Midville died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006.

Mr. Hodges was a native of Emanuel County and a member of Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

The funeral was Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. David Edmonds and Bennie Brinson officiating. Burial was in Greene Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jessie B. Hodges; two daughters, Mrs. Marion Mills, Cross and Green Community, and Martha Parker, McDonnough; one son, Warren Hodges Jr., Cross and Green; one brother, Samuel Hodges, Riveria Beach, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were the Masonic Lodge Bros. of Lodge #129 and Sons of Wadley #129.

Honorary pallbearers were deacons and trustees.

Mosley Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Benjamin Thomas Skinner
Infant Benjamin Thomas Skinner of Gaston died Tuesday,Dec. 5, 2006.

Graveside services were held Dec. 8 at Celestial Memorial

Gardens with the Rev. Gene Rowell officiating.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Alan Hamer Skinner. Survivors include his parents, Kevin Michael and Angel Marie Skinner, Gaston; brothers,

Noah Andrew and Elijah James Skinner, Gaston; maternal grandparents, Rev. David O. Davis Jr. and his wife Cathy L. Davis, Louisville; paternal grandmother, Carolyn D. Skinner, West Columbia, SC.

Thompson Funeral Home, West Columbia, was in charge of the arrangements.


Mary Ruth Tester Trivett
Mrs. Mary Ruth Tester Trivett of Thomson died Monday, Dec. 11, 2006.

Mrs. Trivett, a native of Hampton, Tenn., lived most of her life in Thomson.

She was the daughter of the late Ronald Earle Tester and Nan Williams Tester.

She was retired from Kinglsey Mill after 38 years of service. She was also a member of Washington Heights Baptist Church and a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of VFW Post #7778.

The funeral was Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. at Washington Heights Baptist Church with the Revs. Sonny Peevy and Brad Ellington officiating. Burial was in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.Survivors include her husband, Eli Trivett Jr.; daughters, Sherry Neal, Hilton Head, SC, Nancy Trivett, Thomson, and Linda Josey, Waynesboro; brother, Jack Arrington, Wrens; special friend and caregiver, Ruth Chastain; sisters, Helen Tester, Johnson City, Tenn., Pat Yates, Clemons, NC, Margaret Smith, Tampa, Fla., and Shirley Tester, Albany; 10 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Rusty Hannah, Trey Marshall, Troy Josey, Brian Josey, Brian Jenkins,

Michael Josey, Hunter Connell, Tony Bentley, Allen Tankersley and Eddie Tankersley.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Diabetes Association.

Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, was in charge of the arrangements.

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