Obituaries
December 28, 2006 Issue

James T. Boyd
Mr. James T. Boyd, 91, of Stapleton died Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, at MCG Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Boyd was educated in Stapleton Public School and a special course in farm management.

He served in the US Army as a tech sergeant in the 39th Photo Ren Squadron during World War II.

He was a member of American Legion Post 229.

He was a retired farmer, rural mail carrier and security guard from Georgia Tennessee Mining and Chemical Corp.

He was a member of Stapleton Baptist Church where he served more than 50 years as a deacon, Asst. Sunday School Superintendent and a clerk and treasurer.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Carl Boyd, and two sisters, Nellie Boyd and Jenibel Boyd.The funeral was Dec. 22 at 11 a.m. at Stapleton Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Daniel officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.Survivors include two sisters, Lillian B. Stacy and Julia B. Maher; a sister-in-law, Rebie Boyd; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.Pallbearers were nephews.Memorials may be made to Stapleton Baptist Church Building Fund, 360 Harvey St., Stapleton, GA 30823.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Thomas L. Huffman
Mr. Thomas L. Huffman, 76, of Augusta died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006, at University Hospital.

Mr. Huffman was a native of Grovetown and had resided in Hephzibah for the past 28 years.

He was retired from CSX Railroad with over 30 years of service.

He was a member of Mt. Horeb Baptist Church and was a member of the Menís Sunday School Class.

The funeral was Dec. 23 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with the Revs. Elliott Fulmer, Kenneth Garvin and Lloyd C. Green officiating.

Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.Survivors include his wife, Myrtle H. Huffman; daughters, Loretta Shelko-Percival, Parksville, SC, and Vickie E. Shelko, Augusta; sons, Thomas Glenn Huffman, Martinez, and Kenny Huffman, Pa.; his mother, Viola Sweatman; three grandsons and one great-grandson.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Norton, Lamar Holley, Robert Holley, Clarence Holley, Jimmy Percival and Sammy Lewis.

Honorary pallbearers were the CSX Railroad Men and the Menís Sunday School Class of Mt. Horeb Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1105 Furys Lane, Augusta, GA 30907, or to the National Kidney Foundation, 1655 Tullie Circle, Suite 111, Atlanta, GA 30329.

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


Jake S. Landrum
Mr. Jake S. Landrum, 85, of Gibson died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006, at MCG Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Landrum was a native and life-long resident of Glascock County.

He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and First Baptist Church of Aiken.

Graveside services were Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. at Magnolia Baptist Church Cemetery, Gibson, with Pastor Adrian Burrall officiating.

Survivors include two sons, Wayne and Carol Landrum,Gibson, and Denny and Linda Landrum, Spartanburg, SC; one daughter, Donna Pearson, Gibson; one sister, Ethel Davis, Thomson; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Alma Ruth Onley
Mrs. Alma Ruth Onley, 52, of Stapleton died Friday, Dec. 22, 2006, at Eisenhower Hospital.Mrs. Onley was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Horeb UMC.

The funeral was Dec. 24 at 3 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Allen Studdard officiating.Survivors include her husband, Harlan Onley; a son, Andrew Onley; two daughters, Tammy Palmore and Linda Palmore; one brother, Don Prickett; five sisters, Martha Tobias, Judy Flake, Ellen Swint, Betty Prickett and Ann Unruh; two granddaughters; stepchildren, Donna James, Janet Watts, David Onley, Dianne Onley and John Onley; 18 nephews, 12 nieces, eight step-grandchildren and 11 step-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were James Tobias, Scottie Prickett, Larry Prickett, Andy Prickett, Alvin Unruh and Henry Flake.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Audrey ďAudieĒ Russell
Miss Audrey ďAudieĒ Russell, 85, of Wrens died Thursday,Dec. 21, 2006, at Gibson Nursing Home.

Miss Russell was a member of Mt. Horeb Baptist Church and was retired from the dietary department at Wrens High School.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Josie Russell; her brothers, A.P. Russell and Milledge Russell; and two sisters, Melvis Parish and Virginia Vaughn.

Graveside services were Dec. 24 at 1:30 p.m. at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Elliott Fulmer officiating.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Justin Russell, Lance Garvin, Bradley Rabitsch, Brantley Vaughn, Wayne Howes and James Rhodes.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Horeb Baptist Church Building Fund or to the Cemetery Fund, Greg Holley, P.O. Box 563, Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Lottie Mae Thompson
Mrs. Lottie Mae Thompson of Louisville died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006.

Mrs. Thompson, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church, a Missionary, and a member of the Morning Star and Fair and Honest Societies.

The funeral was Dec. 23 at 1 p.m. at Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church and Cemetery with the Revs. Abraham Gibbons and Fredrick Ricks officiating.

Survivors include her children as well as grandchildren that she reared as her own; Georgia Mae Stone, Doris (Willie Lee) Tennyson, Jennie Gamble, Oscar (Louise) Thompson, John Wesley Thompson, Louisville, Ronnie (Sophia) Thompson, Augusta; Horace (Marilyn) Thompson, Petersburg, Va., Diane Young, Louisville, Charles Tennyson and Charles Tennyson, Augusta; 25 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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