May 31, 2007 Issue

Janie Mae Harmon Jackson
Mrs. Janie Mae Harmon Jackson, 59, of Louisville died Tuesday, May 22, 2007.

Mrs. Jackson, a native of Jefferson County, was a member of Pierce Grove Baptist Church. She was a 1965 graduate of Jefferson County High School doing further studies at Savannah State College in home economics.

She lived in Atlanta for 35 years where she was a member of Antioch East Baptist Church and worked in the food service ministries as well as the deaconess board ministries.

She returned to Louisville in 2004.

The funeral was May 26 at noon at Pierce Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery.

Survivors include her mother, Martha Cuyler Harmon, Louisville; her sons, Clarence (Tawanna) Jackson, Nobleville, Ind., and Jamie LeCharles (Dana) Jackson, Savannah; siblings, Carolyn (Rev. L.T.) Tanklsey, Augusta, Frances J. Harmon, Johnny F. Harmon and Mary W. Harmon, Atlanta, Dr. Denise (Deacon Carrol) Map, Lithonia, Charles E. Harmon Jr., Chester, Va., Ray Charles (Valorie) Harmon, Jonesboro, Min. Debra (Rev. Kenneth) Harris, Newton, Donnell (Bonnie) Harmon, Sanford, Fla., Martha (Willie) Blocker, Covington, and Kateena (George) Hayes, Mableton; four grandchildren; and several other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Leonora Smith McMillan
Mrs. Leonora Smith McMillan, 99, died Thursday, May 24, 2007.

Mrs. McMillan was a native of Bartow but had lived most of her life in Louisville.

She was a homemaker and a member of Louisville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.

Graveside services were held May 29 at 11 a.m. at Bartow City Cemetery with the Rev. William Anderson officiating.

Survivors include one son, Daniel Russell and Evelyn McMillan, Madison, Wis.; one grandson, Stephen Daniel Mc- Daniel; and two great-grandson, Evan Daniel and Brett Robert McMillian; all of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; a special nephew and niece, John and Mary Mancin; sister-in-law, Henrietta McMillan Futrel, all of Bartow; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Louisville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, PO Box 9, Louisville, GA 30434.

Southern Heritage Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Harry L. “Mac” McTier
Mr. Harry L. “Mac” McTier of North Augusta, SC, died Friday, May 25, 2007.

Mr. McTier, a native of Jefferson County, lived in North Augusta for the past 50 years.

He was a member of Imanuel Baptist Church, a US Army veteran, a member of the American Legion and retired from Lilly Tulip Company.

The funeral was May 29 at 11 a.m. at Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy Coyle officiating. Burial with veterans honors was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Bertha T. McTier; two sons, Chris McTier, North Augusta, and Mike McTier, Augusta; a foster daughter, Misty Williams, Salem, Ala.; two sisters, Geneva McTier, Augusta, and Mary McTier, North Augusta; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were David Mc- Tier, Ty McTier, Jace McTier, Shane McTier, John McTier, Lyndy McTier and Jimmy McTier.

Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home of North Augusta was in charge of the arrangements.

Grady Means
Mr. Grady Means, 81, of Louisville died Tuesday, May 22, 2007.

Mr. Means was a member of Waldens United Methodist Church. He was a retired self-employed welder.

The funeral was May 25 at 11 a.m. at James Funeral Home with Dr. B.R. Martin and the Rev. Donnie Barrett officiating. Burial was in Jefferson Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Ruth Means; a daughter, Karen (Nelson) Hunter; a very special granddaughter, Melanie Hunter; and a sister, Loutrell Edenfield.

Pallbearers were Bryan Davis, Eddie Martin, Buford Manning, David Sheppard, Mike Means and Terry Means.

Honorary Pallbearers were Billy Lamb, Gary Rhodes, Jim McAlister, Glynn Wallace and the Ingles Breakfast Club.

Memorials may be made to Seekers Relay for Life, c/o Diane Rhodes, 2771 Hwy. 102, Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Anna Chalker May
Mrs. Mary Anna Chalker May, 82, of Martinez died Sunday, May 27, 2007.

Mrs. May, a native of Gibson, resided in Augusta for the past 62 years.

She attended Martha Berry College in Rome.

She was a homemaker and a substitute teacher for numerous Richmond County schools, a secretary for the Academy of Richmond County High School and retired as school secretary for the Vocational Educational Department of the Academy of Richmond County High School.

She was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church where she was a member of the French Bible Class and the Choir.

The funeral was May 29 at 2 p.m. at St. Mark United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gerald Varner and Dr. Phillip May officiating. Burial was in Westover Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Ellis May Sr.; her daughter, Anna Marie (Tom) Spain, Augusta; sons, Rev. Dr. Phillip (Delaine) May, Rome, Paul E. (Lori) May Jr., North Augusta; a brother, Billy Chalker, Gibson; a sister, Mildred Gifford, Snellville; and grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tim Chalker, Al Gifford, Dr. John Darden, Milton Chalker, Danny Glover, Michael Curley, Stan Brassell and Ralph Gifford Jr.

Memorials may be made to St. Mark United Methodist Church Building Fund, 2367 Washington Rd., Augusta, GA 30904.

Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors, Augusta, were in charge of the arrangements.

Paul Usry
Mr. Paul Usry, 70, of Gibson died Thursday, May 24, 2007, at Gibson Health and Rehab Center.

Mr. Usry, a native and lifelong resident of Glascock County, was the son of the late Buddy C. Usry and Lizzie Sue Morgan Usry.

He was the retired owner of Paul Usry Trucking and Logging, and attended Jordan Chapel Church of God.

The funeral was May 27 at 3 p.m. at Jordan Chapel Church of God with the Revs. David O. Jones and Al Kurtz officiating.

Burial was in the Gibson First Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Wells Usry; two sons, Darrell (Kathy) Usry and Timmy (Linda) Usry; three brothers, Charles Usry and Terry Usry, Gibson, and Isaac Usry, Stapleton; two sisters, Mildred Barrow, Wrens, and Margie Reese, Gibson; four grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jarrell Sammons, Donnell Usry Jr., Gary Usry, Willie Overstreet, Scott Usry, Greg Black, Mark Wells and Larry Blair.

Honorary pallbearers were J.L. Chalker, Hubert Pulliam, Bobby Jones, Jim McMichael, Wells McCorkle Sr., Mike Neal, David Bales, J.H. Usry and Clifford Boone.

Memorials may be made to United Hospice, 2604 Commons Blvd., Augusta, GA 30909; or to the Glascock County Concerned Citizens, c/ o Mrs. Corene Chalker, 3037 Bastonville Rd., Gibson, GA 30810.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



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