Obituaries
February 22, 2007 Issue

James F. Allen
Mr. James F. Allen, 85, of Clearwater, SC, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007.

Mr. Allen, 85, was born in Avera and was the son of the late Floyd and Doris Jones Allen. He was of the Baptist faith and was retired from the Clearwater Finishing Plant. He served his country in the United States Army Air Corps.

The funeral was Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. at Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Langley, SC, with the Revs. Lester Clark and Donald Lumpkin officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Langley.

Survivors include his wife, Mille Ogle Sheppard Allen; a son, Ronnie Gary (Jeannie) Allen, Aiken, SC; two grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren.

Pallbearers were Johnnie Crutchfield, James Sheppard, Tommie Sheppard, Larry Allen, Ricky Allen and John Jones.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 6th Floor, NY, NY 10001.

Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Langley, was in charge of the arrangements.


Margaret Powell Clements
Mrs. Margaret Powell Clements “Mema”, 86, of Louisville died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mrs. Clements was a native of Jefferson County and a resident of Louisville for 60 years.

She was retired from Jefferson Hospital as a certified nursing assistant. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Clements.

The funeral was Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. at Louisville United Methodist Church with the Revs. Beau Taylor and Charles Dennis officiating.

Survivors include three children, Edward (Carol) Clements, Shepherdsville, Ky., Alice C. Davis, Louisville, and Verna C. (Charles) Dennis, Columbus; one sister, Sadie Goodson, Wheeling, Va.; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Albert Flournoy
Mr. Albert Flournoy, 45, of Louisville died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, in Burke County Hospital.

Mr. Flournoy, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of Pierce Grove Baptist Church. He was employed by Walter Wimberly Farm Equipment.

The funeral was Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. at Pierce Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery with the Rev. Johnny R. Sampson officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Queenie Heggs Flournoy; his daughter, Albertina Flournoy, Louisville; his mother, Ezra Flournoy, Wadley; his sisters, Mattie Flournoy, Dorothy Gibbons and Myra Flournoy, Wadley, and Vanessa Flournoy, Augusta; one grandchild, A’zyirian Flournoy, Louisville; his mother-in-law, Alice Heggs, Louisville; sister-in-law, Gloria Heggs, Louisville; brother-in-law, James Williams, Bartow; aunts and uncles, Nettie Moye and Claudia McKinnie, Wadley, Elex McKinnie, Louisville, Annie Warthen, Bartow, Judy Hicks, Atlanta, Thomas Heggs, Liza Ann Gross and Marilyn Gross.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Solomon Morris
Mr. Solomon Morris, 75, of Harlem died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at Heritage of Old Capitol Nursing Home.

Mr. Morris, a native of Columbia County, was a retired mail carrier with the United States Post Office.

He was an Army veteran and a member of Norris Chapel Holiness Church.

The funeral was Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. at Norris Chapel Holiness Church with the Rev. Jimmy Richardson officiating.

Burial was in Bellevue Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Rachel Barkwell; three daughters, Patricia Jones, Grovetown, Joann Maddox, Harlem, and Glynda Jones, Gibson; two sons, Martin Morris Sr., Augusta, and David Morris, Harlem; one sister, Betty Campbell, Harlem; one stepdaughter, Christian Whitaker, Harlem; two stepsons, Laurence Arrant, NY, and James Arrant, Neb.; eight grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1899 Central Ave., Augusta, GA 30904.

Starling Funeral Home, Harlem, was in charge of the arrangements.


James Preston “Jimmy” Hight
Mr. James Preston “Jimmy” Hight, 61, of Greensboro died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, at Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Hight was a native of Baldwin County. Descending from one of Georgia’s first families who arrived with Oglethorpe, founding the colony of Georgia, he was the son of the late James Preston Hight Sr. and Edith Pierce Alfriend Hight of Sparta.

He was a graduate of Sparta High School and the University of Georgia with a BS in English.

He taught at Newton County High School in Covington, Nathaniel Greene Academy in Siloam and Thomas Jefferson Academy in Louisville.

He served in the Georgia National Guard.

He was the organist for the First Presbyterian Churches in Greensboro and Sparta.

He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Greensboro.

Graveside services were held Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. at Sparta City Cemetery with the Rev. D. Geoffrey Taylor officiating.

Survivors include his adopted family, James and Bonnie Hanks, Athens, Edwin and Katie Hanks, Jefferson, Jane Ellen and Julie Hanks, Athens, Joel McRay, Union Point, Cheryl and Keith Eley, Siloam, Bud Kennedy, Union Point, and Judy Hodnett, White Plains; his cousins, Camille Bailey, Union Point, Paula Bailey, Union Point, Neal Bailey, Fla., Walter Bailey, SC, Jim Alfriend Thomson, and Nell Butler, Atlanta.

Pallbearers were Ford G’Segner, Steve McCommons, Phil Robinson, Fred Webster, Sam Hollis, Louis Rozier, Franklin Hitchcock, William Myers, Edwin Hanks, John Copelan, Keith Eley, Algie Jones, Chuck Wimberly, Travis Rivers and Albert Brown.

Memorials may be made to Thomas Jefferson Academy, 226 Hwy. 1 North, Louisville, GA 30434.

McCommons Funeral Home, Greensboro, was in charge of the arrangements.


Willie Oscar Jackson
Mr. Willie Oscar Jackson of Bartow died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007.

The funeral was Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. at Salters Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Walter Holmes officiating.

Burial was in the Jones Chapel Cemetery.

Survivors include his longtime friend and companion, Lillie Mae Floyd, Bartow; four daughters, Marie (James) Jackson, Bartow, Rena (Dennis) Hicks, Riverdale, Eloise Gibbons, Augusta, and Melissa (Chester) Stone, Wrens; six sons, Willie (Sandy) Floyd and Tyrone (Lisa) Gaynor, Augusta, Gary (Linda) Floyd, Timmy (Carolyn) Floyd, Randy Floyd and Steven Floyd, all of Bartow; six sisters, Idella Knight, Bartow, Marion Kelly, Wadley, Bobbie Lucille Howard, Joann Boyd and Mary Bell Warthen, Canton, Ohio, and Willie Alice Campbell, Massillon, Ohio; one brother, Willie James Smith, Jacksonville, Fla.; 34 grandchildren and many other relatives.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

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