Obituaries
March 15, 2007 Issue

Missie Ann Dawson Dewitt
Mrs. Missie Ann Dawson Dewitt of Wrens died Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Dewitt, a native of Jefferson County, attended Jefferson County Avera Grove School.

She was the daughter of Mattie Lue Roberts Dawson and the late Cleveland Dawson.

In 1961 she relocated to Philadelphia, Pa., where she retired as a seamstress.

She returned to Jefferson County in 1997 and reunited with Stone Springfield AME Church.

The funeral was March 11 at 3:30 p.m. at Stone Springfield AME Church with the Rev. Michael Ephriam officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her children, Marilyn (John) Davis, Louisville, Dorothy Elaine Johnson and Bobbie Ann (William) Washington, Hephzibah, Kelvin Gibbons, Atlanta; her mother, Mattie Roberts Love, Philadelphia, Pa.; siblings, Ida Mae Harrison, Betty Ann Love and J.C. Dawson and Lee Thomas Love Jr., Philadelphia, Rev. C.W. (Martha) Dawson and Patty (Henry) Cary, N.J., Ollieree (Mitchell) Roberts, Stapleton, and Lester Dawson, Avera; foster sisters, Georgia Lane and Rether Usry, Wrens, and Joyce Davis, Jacksonville, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Bessie May Glover
Mrs. Bessie May Glover, 96, of Augusta died Sunday, March 11, 2007.

Mrs. Glover, a native of Washington County, was the daughter of the late Charles S. May and Maybelle May.

She resided for 55 years in Jefferson County before moving to Augusta eight years ago.

She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church, Bartow, for the past 52 years.

She was actively involved in Sunday school, Keenagers, Women’s Missionary, Women’s Home Demonstration Club and her domino’s group.

She is preceded in death by two sisters, Ella Pearl May and Frances Darden; two brothers, Hoke May and Wayne May; her husband, Nelson Page Glover; and daughter, Virginia Fox.

The funeral was March 13 at 3 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church with the Revs. George Aycock and Tom Harrison officiating.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Survivors include Marian Teuton, Savannah, Evelyn Petrea, Augusta, Betty Brooks, Birmingham, Ala., Annette Peavy, Warthen, Lynette Meeks, Warner Robbins, Charles Glover, Martinez, Mickey Rudolph, Raleigh, NC, Marguerite Garner, Burlington, NC, Janice Richardson, Augusta, Marinelle Thomas, Greenville, SC, Glenda Shields, Graham, NC, Danny Glover, Evans, Beth Thomas, Graham, NC; sister, Carolyn Brassell; brother, Paul May, Augusta; 33 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and long term care giver, Deborah Miller.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Larry Teuton, Robbie Brookins, Craig Cargile, Ronnie Peavy, Buddy Pulliam, Stan Fox, Alan Rudolph, Michael Garner, Greg Conner, Chris Barrow, Tony Glover and Nicholas Thomas.

Other grandchildren will serve at honorary pallbearers.

May and Smith Funeral Directors, Sandersville, was in charge of the arrangements.


Annie Grace Johnson
Mrs. Annie Grace Johnson, 70, of Mitchell died Monday, March 5, 2007.

Mrs. Johnson, a native of Washington County, was a member of Mitchell Full Gospel Church and was retired from Stapleton Garment Company as a supervisor after 43 years of service.

The funeral was March 7 at 2 p.m. at Mitchell Full Gospel Church with the Revs. Everett Johnson, Charlene Griswold and Jacky Downs officiating.

Burial was in the Mitchell City Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Gene Johnson; one daughter, Harriett (Ron) Powell, Mitchell; one brother, James Jordan, Louisville; three sisters, Jessie Mae Chalker, Thomson, Sara J. McNeely, Gibson, and Virginia Moore, Avera; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ron Powell, Michael Pittman, Charles Roberts Jr., Teddy Cooper, Buck Parrish and Jacky Haywood.

Honorary pallbearers were James May, Sam Griswold, Gee T. Chalker and Billy Hadden.

Memorials may be made to the Mitchell Full Gospel Church, c/o Carol Markins, PO Box 212, Gibson, GA 30810.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mary Phyllis Gresham Lambert
Mrs. Mary Phyllis Gresham Lambert, 69, of Waynesboro died Monday, March 5, 2007, at MCG.

Mrs. Lambert, a native of Millen, was the son of the late Phillip Johnston Gresham and Mary Dorothy Tomlin Gresham.

She lived in Burke County all of her life. She was a retired cosmetologist and owner of Powder Puff Beauty Salon.

She was a member of Rosemont Heights Baptist Church and Ruth Sunday School Class.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Hubert F. Lambert Sr.

The funeral was March 8 at 1 p.m. at Rosemont Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Keith Alderman officiating.

Burial was in Burke Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include two sons, Hubert F. Lambert Jr., Stapleton, and Don Monroe Lambert, Waynesboro; three daughters, Charlotte Ann Amerson, Gray, Nona Weddon and Mary Frances Callison, Waynesboro; three brothers, Phil Gresham Jr., Albany, Jones M. Gresham and Joby Gresham, Waynesboro; two sisters, Sylvia Kavanaugh, Evans, and Debbie White, Waynesboro; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ollie Kelly, Dr. Jones Gresham, Brad Gresham, David Bowles, Joe Taylor and Ted Montgomery.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Ruth Sunday School Class of Rosemont Heights Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to MCG Nephrology Foundation, 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912.

DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home, Waynesboro, was in charge of the arrangements.


Harry Martin Pippin Jr.
Mr. Harry Martin Pippin Jr., 81, of Augusta died Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at University Hospital.

Mr. Pippin, a native of Shelby, NC, grew up in Wrens.

He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII and had lived in Augusta for 61 years.

He graduated from Wrens High School, attended Augusta Jr. College and was a graduate of Hurst Business School.

He worked in the family business of H.M. Pippin & Sons Wholesale Grocery and later became a salesman with Pepperidge Farm Bakery Co.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Augusta.

He is preceded in death by his father, Harry M. Pippin Sr.; his mother, Frances Weeks Pippin; and his brother, F. Edward Pippin.

A memorial service was held March 10 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Augusta with Dr. Greg DeLoach and Dr. Jake Malone officiating.

Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Marian F. Pippin; a daughter, Frances P. (Bill) Pippin; sons, H. Martin (Faye) Pippin III and Byron (Kim) Pippin; brother, Charles A. (Mary) Pippin Sr.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were grandsons.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Capital Campaign, 3500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30909.

Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.

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