Obituaries
March 8, 2007 Issue

Lou Anna Tender-Farmer
Sister Lou Anna Tender-Farmer of Augusta died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007.

Mrs. Farmer, a native of Jefferson County, was the daughter of the late Berry and Ruth Tender of Avera.

She attended high school in Sandersville and college in North Carolina.

She was a member of the Ways Grove Memorial Aid Society.

She was a member of Sand Valley AME Church where she was also the Mother of the church and worked on both the missionary and stewardess board.

She was later baptized on Aug. 9, 2003, at Faith Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Allen Farmer Sr.; four brothers, Linzey Whigham, Lee Whigham, James Whigham and Dwille Neal; and two daughters, Catherine and Katrine Farmer.

The funeral was Feb. 10 at Stone Springfield Baptist Church with burial in Sand Valley AME Church cemetery.

Survivors include eight children, Earline (Otis) Smith, Augusta, Henry Farmer Jr., Snellville, Elmer (Alma) Farmer, Duluth, Cora (William) Meriwether, Evans, Linzie (Deborah) Farmer, Winston Salem, NC, Bernard (Yvonne) Farmer, Glendale, Ariz., and Samuel (Phyllis) Washington, Snellville; three sisters, Idell (Oliver) Davis, Philadelphia, Pa., Sarah (Edgar Willie) Davis, Raleigh, NC, and Mattie (Willie Lee) Schofield, Union City; 15 grandchildren; 18 grandchildren; and several other relatives.

Kinsey and Walton Funeral Home, Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.


Julia Bell Palmer
Ms. Julia Bell Palmer of Augusta died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta.

Ms. Palmer, a native of Jefferson County, attended Jefferson County High and was a member of the Brinson Hill Baptist Church.

She lived in New York for 25 years before returning to Georgia in 1993. She was the daughter of the late Jake and Maggie Lou Johnson Palmer.

The funeral was March 7 at 2 p.m. at Brinson Hill Baptist Church and Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. David Kemp officiating.

Survivors include one son, Ricky Palmer, Augusta; one daughter, Susie Ann Palmer, Del.; one adopted son, Ricquan Palmer, Augusta; her aunt and uncle that reared her as their own, N.J. and Sallie Mae Johnson, Wadley; siblings, Maggie Mae Palmer, Wadley, Joyce (Otis) Mason, Ct., Eddie (Doris) Palmer, Willie James (Joan) Palmer, NY, NY; T.J. (Constance) Palmer, Brooklyn, NY; and Willie Albert (Shirley) Palmer, Dale City, Va.; and several other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Evelyn Dukes Slater
Mrs. Evelyn Dukes Slater, 93, of Wadley died Saturday, March 3, 2007, at Glendale Nursing Home in Wadley.

Mrs. Slater was a native and life-long resident of Jefferson County. She was a homemaker and a member of Wadley First United Methodist Church.

Graveside services were March 6 at 2 p.m. at Bethany Cemetery, Wadley, with Dr. Larry Sauls officiating.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary C. Ivey, Wadley; two sisters, Betty D. Samples, Wadley, and June Miller, Augusta; two grandsons, Johnny Ivey and Joey Ivey, Davey, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Helen G. Richardson
Mrs. Helen G. Richardson, 81, of Aiken County, SC, died Friday, Feb. 23, 2007.

A memorial service was held March 3 at 3 p.m. at Langley First Baptist Church with the Rev. Henry Payne officiating.

Survivors include her daughter, Celeste King, Stapleton; a daughter and son-in-law, Clare and Clark Williams, Watkinsville; a grandson, Mason King; and granddaughters, Rebecca Williams and Michelle Williams; and three brothers, James Gunter, Clearwater, SC, Ralph Gunter, Clearwater, and Leonard Gunter, North Augusta.

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


Ruth Jane Davis Wall
Mrs. Ruth Jane Davis Wall died Friday, March 2, 2007.

Mrs. Wall, a native of Wrens, was the daughter of Zemmie Gunn Davis and John Davis.

She was a graduate of Thomson High School and earned a degree in English with a minor in French from Berry College where she graduated summa cum laude in 1941.

She taught school in the southeastern Georgia area until marrying Rev. Reginald Wall in 1941.

She retired at the age of 70 from Druid Hill High School in DeKalb County.

She was a member of Belvedere Seventh Day Adventist Church for many years and more recently a member of Auburn SDA Church.

The funeral was March 5 at 11 a.m. at Auburn Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Graveside services were at 4 p.m. in Thomson at Westview Cemetery.

Survivors include five children, Elyse Wall-Greeson, Woodstock, Frank R. Wall Jr., Athol, Id., Philip C. Wall, Bethlehem, Pastor Stephen Wall, Skyesville, Md., and Timothy D. Wall, Dacula; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A.S. Turner & Sons, Decatur, was in charge of the arrangements.

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