July 05, 2007 Issue

Rodney O’Neal Butler,
Mr. Rodney O’Neal Butler, 28, of Bartow died Monday, June 25, 2007.

Mr. Butler, a native of Johnson County, attended Johnson County Schools and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

The funeral was June 28 at 11 a.m. at the Community Church of Jesus #2, Bartow. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Marquita Hall Butler; his children, Keaira Smith, Wrightsville, Rodnequeka Butler and Rodtavious Merelle of Oconee, Paul M. Daniels III, Bartow; his father and mother, Ernest Butler and Christine Cason Butler, Wrightsville; siblings, Kimberly Butler, Daniel (Malika) Butler, James (Sonya) Butler, Christopher Butler and Ernest Butler Jr., Wrightsville, Shedrick (Demetia) Butler, Dublin; his mother-in-law, Joe Ellen Walker, Harrison; father-inlaw, Eddie (Georgette) Dixon, Warthen; and several other relatives.

David Funeral Home, Wrightsville, was in charge of the arrangements.

Alfred Hunter Connally
Mr. Alfred Hunter Connally of Mitchell died Wednesday, June 27, 2007.

Mr. Connally, a native of Ruskin, Fla., was the son of the late Emory Connally and the late Sarah McCorkle Connally. He was a retired master sargent from the US Air Force with 21 years of service.

He was the owner and operator of the Five Points Store for over 20 years. He was a Baptist.

He is preceded in death by his wife Geraldine Connally.

A memorial service was held July 1 at 2 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Theron Connally officiating.

Burial was in Little Brier Creek Baptist Cemetery.

Survivors include his sons, Chris Connally, Briston, Tenn., and James Connally, Dearing; a sister, Sadie C. Strother, Warrenton; brothers, Theron Connally, Texas, Robert Connally, Ariz.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, was in charge of the arrangements.

Deannie Andrews Thomas
Mrs. Deannie Andrews Thomas, 60, of Wrens died Thursday, June 28, 2007, at Glendale Nursing Home.

Mrs. Thomas was the daughter of the late Charlie and Mamie Andrews of Wrens.

She is preceded in death by a daughter, Stephanie L. Hannah, and a sister, Sheila C. Andrews.

The funeral was July 3 at 3 p.m. at Wrens Chapel AME Church with the Rev. Samuel Thompkins officiating.

Burial was in the Wrens Memorial Garden Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Stanley Terrell Thomas; a son, Stanley C. Thomas; sister, Janice Johnson, Wrens; three brothers, Wallace (Carrie Mae) Andrews, Wrens, Johnny (Linda) Andrews, Atlanta, and Calvin (Linda S.) Walker, Dallas, Texas; two grandchildren; and several other relatives.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



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