Obituaries
July 19, 2007 Issue

Glennis Benefield
Ms. Glennis Benefield of Wrens died Monday, July 9, 2007, at Jefferson Hospital.

The funeral was July 14 at 2 p.m. at Harts Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Willie L. Jones officiating.

Survivors include two daughters, Melody (Alexander) Cook, Martinez, and Sequoya Z. Benefield, Wrens; two brothers, Thomas Mose (Ethel Mae) Benefield, Wrens, and Lenward (Classie) Benefield, Queens, NY; two sisters, Mary Joe Benefield and Wynona Benefield, both of Wrens; a half-sister, Mary Lou Lockhart; and three greatgrandchildren.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Alanna Rayne Brock
Alanna Rayne Brock, infant daughter of Mary A. Brock, went home to be with Jesus Saturday, July 07, 2007, at MCG in Augusta.

Arrangements were private.

Survivors include her brother, Andrew Joseph Peavey, Matthews; grandparents, William T. & Julie C. Sargent, Louisville & Jeffrey W. Brock of Windsor, SC; and great-grandparents Mr. & Mrs. C.H. Cofer, Jr. of Louisville.


Tommy Dixon
Mr. Tommy Dixon, 57, of Stapleton died Thursday, July 12, 2007.

Mr. Dixon was a carpenter. He was of the Baptist belief.

He is preceded in death by his father, Gary Dixon.

The funeral was July 14 at 11 a.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Donald Lumpkin officiating.

Burial was in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Sherry Dixon; a daughter, Cindy (Brian) Mims; mother, Marie Dixon; a sister, Gail (Bill) Parrish; and grandsons, Joshua and Zachary.

Pallbearers were Terry Brooks, Joe Brooks, Mike Adams, Wade Brooks, Chris Brooks, Edward Malaczewski, Brady Brassell and Lloyd Brassell.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Hospice, 2260 Wrightsboro Rd., Augusta, GA 30904. James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Howard Curtis Clark
Mr. Howard Curtis Clark, 82, of Avera died Monday, May 28, 2007.

Mr. Clark, a native of Jefferson County, was the son of the late Albert J. Clark Sr. and Lina Willoughby Clark.

He retired from civil service and served six years in the U.S. Navy during WW II.

He owned Clark Used Equipment.

He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, the adult menís Sunday school class and served as a choir member for many years. The funeral was May 31 at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Donald Lumpkin and David Davis officiating.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Kitchens Clark; two daughters, Barbara Clark and Mary (Earl) Beasley, all of Avera; two grandchildren, Sandy Beasley, Wrens, and Clint Beasley, Avera; one greatgrandchild, Morgan Beasley, Wrens; one brother, James (Juanice) Clark, Hiawassee; and two sisters, Dot Powers, Buford, and Betty (Jimmy Caviness, Swannee.

Pallbearers were Delton Hadden, Chester Radford, Earl Beasley, Clarence Thompson, Troy Clark and Albert Padgett.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Henrietta McMillan Futral
Mrs. Henrietta McMillan Futral, 88, died Saturday, July 14, 2007.

Mrs. Futral was a native of Bartow.

She joined Bartow United Methodist Church in 1935 and at the time of her death was its oldest living member.

She served as president and vice president of the Missionary Society, taught Sunday School and was for many years chairman of local church activities.

She was also an active member of Bartow Community Club.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Malcolm McMillan, and second husband, Danny Futral.

The funeral will be July 19 at 11 a.m. at Bartow United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Bartow City Cemetery. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Mary (McMillan) and John Mancin; three grandchildren and their families, Jay and Stacy Mancin and children, Jenny, Mary, Laura, John and Josh of Gainesville; Mal and Kim Mancin and children, Ashley, Malcolm and Grace of Macon; and Sabrina and Bill Cooper and Chris of Bartow; two brothers, Thomas Salter, Dublin, and Charles Salter, Bartow; and one sister, Faye S. Johnson, Leesburg, Fla. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Jay Mancin, Mal Mancin and Bill Cooper; great-grandsons, John Mancin and Chris Cooper; and nephew, Edward Salter.

Memorials may be made to Bartow United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 205, Bartow, GA 30413.

Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


James D. Tompkins Jr.
Mr. James D. Tompkins Jr., 34, of Augusta died Sunday, July 7, 2007.

Mr. Tompkins, a native and lifelong resident of Augusta, worked in food service and as an associate at the S&S Cafeteria in North Augusta.

He was of the Baptist faith.

The funeral was July 12 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with the Rev. Steven L. Patteson officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Tracey Beth Tompkins; his father, James D. Tompkins Sr., Waynesboro; mother and step-father, Dorothy and Donald Gunnells, Augusta; sons, Brandon Tompkins and Camron Tompkins, Augusta; step-daughters, Bridget Syms, Hephzibah, and Candace Syms, Blythe; brothers, David Tompkins, Gibson, and Joseph Tompkins, Augusta; and two grandchildren.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.


James H. Oglesby
Mr. James H. Oglesby, 63, of Wrens died Sunday, July 15, 2007.

Mr. Oglesby was a carpenter.

Memorial services will be held July 19 at 2 p.m. at 3061 Twin Oaks Rd. with the Rev. Jerome Ryals and Pastor Wilma Byrd officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Oglesby; four daughters, Kathy (Scotty) Prickett, Wendy Hill, Christine (Scottie) Larisey, and Karen (Cleve) Royal; two sons, Frankie (Cheryl) Simpson and Jessie Oglesby; a stepdaughter, Julie (John) Freeman; a brother, Ruffus Harris (Lillian) Oglesby; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

James Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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