Obituaries
April 5, 2007 Issue

John Edward Feutral
Mr. John Edward Feutral, 73, of Augusta died Sunday, March 25, 2007, at Doctor’s Hospital.

Mr. Feutral was born in Wrens and was a member of Southside Baptist Church and a retired welder.

Graveside services were March 28 at 12:30 p.m. at Mount Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Price officiating.

Survivors include five sons; three daughters; four sisters; nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Activity Fund, c/o The Place of Martinez, 409 Pleasant Home Rd., Augusta, GA 30907.

Thomas L. King Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Brank Yvonne Jones
Mr. Brank Yvonne Jones of Wrens died Monday, March 19, 2007.

The funeral was March 24 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church with the Rev. Thomas Berry officiating.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Y. Jones, Augusta; one grandson, Brian C. Kelly, Augusta; his mother, Mary Lou Jones, Keysville; six brothers, Thomas O. (Pinkie Ann) Jones, Rev. Willie L. (Christine) Jones, Wrens, Rick C. (Patricia) Jones, Leonard B. (Helen) Jones, Savannah, John J. Jones, Conyers and Bobby (Marcella) Jones, Statesboro; two sisters, Fannie (Richard) Berry and Bernice (Leo) Whitfield, Wrens; and several other relatives.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Cleoris Lewis
Mr. Cleoris Lewis, 65, of Aiken, SC, formerly of Wrens, died Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at Aiken Regional Hospital, Aiken, SC.

Mr. Lewis was an employee of Thermo King in Louisville for many years and was self employed as a carpet installer.

He spent one tour of active duty in the United States Air Force with an honorable discharge. He was an ordained deacon of the Mays Grove Baptist Church.

His membership affiliations included the NAACP, Gough Masonic Lodge #419, the National Federation for the Blind, and the American Legion Lodge.

The funeral was March 26 at 11 a.m. at Wrens Seventh Day Adventist Church with the Rev. Alvin Lewis Jr. officiating. Burial and repast was held at the Mays Grove Baptist Church in Wrens.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Josephine Walker Lewis; his son, Rev. Timothy Lewis Sr., Augusta; two daughters, Chrystal (Gregory) Goodson, Wrens, and Elaine (Tifiloe) Council, Aiken, SC; four brothers, Jason Lewis, Columbus, Ohio, Henry (Christine) Lewis, Louisville, Rufus (Bernestine) Lewis, Augusta, Honora (Pauline) Lewis, Detroit, Mich.; three sisters, Rosa Mae Hannah, and Dorothy (James) Shinhoster, Miami, Fla., and Marjorie Greene, Detroit, Mich.; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several other relatives.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Samuel Andrew McNeely Sr.
Mr. Samuel Andrew McNeely Sr., 73, of Bartow died Friday, March 30, 2007, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. McNeely was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County and had lived here all of his life. He was retired from the timber business and was a United States Army veteran.

A private interment service will follow at a later date.

Survivors include one daughter, Angela McNeely Jones, Athens; three sons, Samuel A. McNeely Jr., Adam McNeely, Bartow, and Kane McNeely, Huntsville, Ala.; one sister, Jasmine Ruth Mole, Charlotte, NC; seven grandchildren, Samuel McNeely, Anna McNeely Bailey, Brian Jones, Kevin Jones, Stephen Jones, Matt McNeely and Will McNeely; and two great grandchildren.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Avery William Salter
Mr. Avery William Salter, 77, died Wednesday, March 28, 2007.

Mr. Salter, a native of Tattnall County, had lived in Waynesboro for most of his adult life.

He was retired from Canal Industries (Southland Timber Company) after 41 years of employment.

The funeral was March 30 at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Waynesboro, with the Revs. Wayne Dixon and John Wall officiating.

Burial was in Burke Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce T. Salter; four sons, Ted Salter, Phil Salter, Jerry Salter and Greg Salter, all of Waynesboro; and one daughter, Beth Fouche, Evans; a brother, Revis Salter; a sister, Clara Nell Canady; and eight grandchildren. Pallbearers were George Palmer, Floyd Mincey, Dr. Johnny Christian, Dr. Hugh Scott, Jake Smith, Phillip Wren, Jesse Reese and Dave Dodge.

Honorary pallbearers were current and former employees of Canal Industries, Laura Henry, Donna Hood and Tommy Reeves.

Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


James Paul Strickland Jr.
Mr. James Paul Strickland Jr., 86, died Sunday, April 1, 2007, at The Heritage Capital Nursing Home.

Mr. Strickland, a native of Merriweather County, lived most of his live in the Louisville area. He was U.S.N.

retired after 34 years of service. He was a 32nd Degree Master Mason and a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church in Louisville.

The funeral was April 3 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Montgomery officiating.

Burial was in the Louisville City Cemetery with full military honors.

Survivors include his wife, Lucy Steed Strickland; four sons, James Earnest (Becky) Strickland, Charlotte, NC; Charles Paul Strickland Sr. and Robert Joe Strickland, both of Louisville, and Glenn (Debbie) Strickland, Perry, Fla.; one daughter, Frances (Jay) Roddy, Columbia, SC; one daughter-in-law, Pamela H. Strickland, Greenville, SC; one brother, Joe (Shirley) Strickland, Hickory, NC; six grandchildren; and 11 grandchildren. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Louisville.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of the arrangements.

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