July 26, 2007 Issue

James C. Brasher
Mr. James C. Brasher, 45, of Wrens died Saturday, July 21, 2007, at MCG Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Brasher was the son of Ruth Evans McDonald and stepson of John “Mac” McDonald. He is preceded in death by his father, Billy Brasher Sr., and his daughter, Angel Brasher.

He was a carpenter and attended Wrens Church of God.

The funeral was July 25 at 11:30 a.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Edwards Woods and Harlon Noles officiating.

Burial was in Wrens Church of God Cemetery.

Survivors include his children, James Graham, Natalie Brasher, Johnaton Brasher and Ashley Brasher; two stepsons, Michael Murphy and Jacob Reeves; two sisters, Charlotte Coleman and Becky Morris; and a brother, Billy Brasher.

Pallbearers were Robin Brown, Glen Evans, Eric Watts, Terry Murrah, Leon Coleman, Greg McDonald, Jerry Joe Watts and Jerry McDonald.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Franklin Gerald “Jake” Paul
Mr. Franklin Gerald “Jake” Paul, 70, of Wadley died Sunday, July 15, 2007, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. Paul, a native of Jefferson County, was retired from Thermo King.

He was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church.

The funeral was July 20 at 3 p.m. at Coleman’s Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Patricia Holbert officiating.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Jessie Paul, LaFayette; a daughter, Tjede Savannah Harris, Trion; two granddaughters, Madison and Kaitlyn Harris, Trion; two stepdaughters, Janice Brantley, Swainsboro, and Sue Zanne Johnson, Trion; two stepsons, Kenneth Putnam, Reidsville, and Charlie Putnam, Cleveland; two brothers, Edward Paul, Millen, and Louis Paul, Wadley; and three sisters, Imogene Walberg, Wadley, Catherine Brown, Wadley, and Rebecca Hall, Wrightsville;.

Pallbearers were Benjie Leaptrott, Ben Tarver, Gary Ware, Johnny Stavely, James Paul and Ricky Paul.

Memorials may be made to Coleman Chapel United Methodist Church, c/o Pat Edenfield, P.O. Box 148, Wadley, GA 30477.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



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