Obituaries
February 15, 2007 Issue

Benny Curry
Mrs. Benny Curry, 95, of Louisville died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mrs. Curry was a native of Jones County but lived in Philadelphia most of her life before relocating to Jefferson County several years ago. She was a retired seamstress and a member of Ebenezer CME Church.

The funeral will be Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer CME Church and Cemetery in Bartow.

Survivors include her children, John “Paul” Curry, Louisville, Vera Simmons, Detroit, and Blummer Curry, Philadelphia, Pa.; sister, Willie Mae King, Louisville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Cleo "Ma" Blair Dawson
Mrs. Cleo "Ma" Blair Dawson of Avera died Saturday, Feb.3, 2007, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Dawson, a native of Avera, was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church where she has served on the Ushers Board and the Senior Choir and was the Church Mother. She is preceded in death by two children, Larry Polen and Mary Lue Brown.

The funeral was Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. at Gethsemane Baptist Church with the Rev. Carlos M. Newton Sr. officiating.

Survivors include two daughters, Ollie Ree (Mitchell) Roberts, and Mattie Bell Blair; one son, Lester Dawson; three sisters, Lola (Arthur) Roberts, Hazel Brown, and Eddie Daniels.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Arthur Bernard Evans
Mr. Arthur Bernard Evans of New York died Monday, Feb. 5, 2007.

Mr. Evans was a native of Augusta and a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.

The funeral was Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Macedonia Baptist Church with Dr. Gregory M. Fuller officiating. Burial was in Walker Memorial Park.

Survivors include three sisters, Mary (Billy) Butts, Louisville, Lilly Lawrence, Augusta, and Lizzie (John) Blanton, Amityville, NY; two brothers, John (Shirley) Evans, Donald (Shirley) Evans, and Ralph Evans, Augusta; and several other relatives.

Williams Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Christine J. Jones
Mrs. Christine J. Jones of Augusta died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007, at Medical College of Georgia.

Mrs. Jones was a native of Jefferson County. She worked as an environmental service tech at the Medical College of Georgia and Ft. Gordon.

The funeral was Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. at Greater Young Zion Willie Frank Hampton officiating.

Burial was in South View.

Survivors include her husband, Jasper Jones Sr.; two daughters, Francesca M. (Michael) Hampton, Augusta, and Callentis M. Jones, Augusta; one son, Jasper Jones Jr., Augusta; father, Hosie Johnson, Augusta; four sisters, Juanita (Wilson) Sellars, Mildren (Bobby) Dorsey, Florine (Johnny) Sims, Joanne Thompson, Augusta; two brothers, Herman Johnson and Walter Johnson, Augusta; and several other relatives.

Williams Funeral Home, Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.


Helen Screws Morrison
Ms. Helen Screws Morrison, 80, of Graniteville, SC, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007.

Mrs. Morrison, a native of Wadley, has been a resident of Aiken County for over 55 years. She was a retired lab technician with Graniteville Company. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband Willie Hugh Morrison.

She is the daughter of the late Robert L. Screws and Esther Watkins Screws.

The funeral was Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Napier Funeral Home with the Revs. James Young and Donnie Delk officiating.

Burial was in the Graniteville Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Bobby Morrison, Graniteville; three brothers, Kenneth (Naomi) Screws, Wade (Tammy) Screws, all of Graniteville, and Otis (Edgelle) Screws, Waynesboro; two sisters, Louise Miller, Aiken, and Mary Lois Davis, Savannah; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Napier Funeral Home, Graniteville, SC, was in charge of the arrangements.


Mildred A. Wilburn
Mrs. Mildred A. Wilburn of Zelienople, Pa., formerly of Wrens, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Cranberry Township, Pa.

Mrs. Wilburn was a member of Wrens Baptist Church and formerly active in church affairs. She worked as secretary of both Wrens High School and Wrens Elementary School for a number of years.

She had also been a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She was preceded in death by her husband Whitner A. Wilburn; and one brother, Dr. Bertram P. Avera Jr.

A memorial service will be held March 3 at Wrens Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Carlton E. Allen and the Rev. Martin T. Young officiating.

The family will receive friends at a luncheon immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall.

Survivors include a daughter, Anne W. Young, and son-in-law, Rev. Martin T. Young, Slippery Rock, Pa.; one granddaughter, Michelle A. Young, Winchester, Va.; and one grandson, Mark A. Young, Sunbury, Pa.

Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Senior Life Foundation, 401 S. Main St., Zelienople, PA 16063. Please designate your gift for: “Passavant Retirement Community Benevolent Care.”

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