Obituaries
June 28, 2007 Issue

Ernest E. Gaines
Mr. Ernest E. Gaines of Stapleton died Thursday, June 14, 2007.

The funeral was June 20 at 1 p.m. at Burnett Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Frank Seabrook officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Bessie M. Gaines; six sons, Willie James Brown, Stapleton, Ernest (Alezis) Gaines III, Winston Salem, NC, Anthony (Joanne) Gaines, Stapleton, aryl (Isabelina) Gaines, Ronald (Lashaunda) Gaines and Donald Gaines, all of San Diego, Calif.; three daughters, Carmen (Donald) Newton, Decatur, Teresa (Warren) Jones, Glen Allen, Va., and Juanita (Leroy) King, Louisville; stepfather, Isiah Hudson, Wrens; siblings, Rufus (Annie) Gaines, Wrens, Clem Glover (Louise) Neal, Thomson, Lucinda Walker and Annie Ruth Levrette, both of Wrens; special grandson, Nathaniel Gaines; 33 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Minnie Sanders Haynes
Mrs. Minnie Sanders Haynes, 70, of Wadley died Sunday, June 24, 2007.

Mrs. Haynes was a native of Dunn, NC, but lived in Brooklyn, NY, most of her life.

She was a 1956 graduate of Carver High in Mt. Olive, NC.

She was a day care owner until June 2005 when she relocated to Wadley.

The funeral will be June 29 at 11 a.m. at the St. Paul AME Church, Midville. Burial will be in the Brinson Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Wadley. Survivors include her husband, Darrell Haynes, Brooklyn; her son, Davis (Cheryl) Rhodes II, Brooklyn; sisters, Doris Tillman, Midville, and Jacqueline Saunders, Wadley; seven step-children, Kelvin (Marie) Haynes and Ronald Haynes, Fla., Stephens (Jean) Haynes, Md., Don (Loraine) Haynes and Robert Haynes, Brooklyn, Selwyn (Msue) Haynes, Va., Rhonda Davis, Texas; caretakers, Clara and Tommie Kemp, Wadley, and Sheree Moody, Midville; and many other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Bobby Wren
Mr. Bobby Wren, 63, of Thomson died Wednesday, June 13, 2007, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Wren, a native of Jefferson County, had lived in Thomson for many years.

He was a carpenter and a member of the Local 283.

He was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Wrens.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Nellie Wren and a brother, Jack Wren.

The funeral was June 16 at 3 p.m. in the Curtis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Usry officiating. Burial was in the Reedy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Jo Ann Wren; his son, Bob (Dena) Wren, Thomson; his daughter, Michelle (Jesus) Moreno; granddaughter, Ivey Wren; grandchildren, Bo, Matthew, Maricella, Tori, Aaron, Marcos De Jesus and Sacneite (White Flower).

Pallbearers were Brian Youngblood, Al Clark, John Waller, Wayne Clark, Bo Wren, Willie C. Grant and Mark Tapley.

Honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren and member of Local 283.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Jack Hesson
Mr. Jack Hesson, 71, of Mitchell died Thursday, June 21, 2007, at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Hesson, a native of Philadelphia, Pa., was a Warren County resident for the past 49 years.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and retired from civil service at Eisenhower Hospital with 30 years of service.

He was a member of Jewell Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, member of the church council, nominating committee and performed numerous other tasks for his church.

The funeral was June 24 at 3 p.m. at Jewell Baptist Church with the Revs. Mark Parnell and Bill Seaman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Hesson; two sons, Phil (Pam) Hesson, Black Mtn., NC, and Art (Darlene) Hesson, Suwanee; one daughter, Cindy (Chris) Mobley, Augusta; brothers, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Mike Howell, Brandon Mobley, Neal Harnage, Eric Hesson, Mike Newsome, Jeff Adkins, Lewis Newsome, John Wood and Mike Carr.

Memorials may be made to the Jewell Baptist Church, c/o Mrs. Doris Gockel, 10915 Macon Highway, Jewell, GA 30145.

Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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