Obituaries
August 23, 2007 Issue

Bessie Maude Cooper Bales
Mrs. Bessie Maude Cooper Bales, 78, of Thomson died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007, at McDuffi e Regional Medical Center in Thomson.

Mrs. Bales was a native of Glascock County.

The funeral was Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. at Mitchell Full Gospel Church with the Revs. Eddie Renew and Jacky Downs officiating. Burial was in the Cooper Family Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Roger Bales; four daughter, Rebecca (Billy) Reese, Thomson, Connie (Dewitt) Johnson, Suwanee, Brenda Brown and Frank Corley, Mitchell, and Wanda Mathis and Frank Youngblood, Gibson; five sons, George (Nancy) Bales, Augusta, Rodney Bales and Gail Bales, Belize, C.A., and Grovetown, respectively, Ronald (Khongok) Bales, Nanek, Alaska, Donald (Debra) Bales, Gibson, and Troy (Marie) Bales, Gibson; 38 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Jason Franks, Jeff Bales, Milton Brown, Duke Whitfi eld, Frank Youngblood III, Deric Bales, Kenny Bales and Kevin Bales.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Tony Hadden
Mr. Tony Hadden, 52, of Matthews died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007.

Mr. Hadden was a carpenter, union ironworker at Plant Vogtle. He was a Baptist.

The funeral was Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. at James Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Elliott Fulmer officiating.

Survivors include his mother, Nellie Reeves; and two sisters, Louise Messer, Matthews, and Barbara Hutto, Summerville, SC.

Pallbearers were David Tondu, Ricky James, Phillip Johnson, Terry Englett, Roger Coxwell and Ed Perdue.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Keith Blair Harris
Mr. Keith Blair Harris, 40, of Keysville died Friday, Aug. 17, 2007, in Augusta.

Mr. Harris was a member of Rosemont Heights Baptist Church and worked as an electrician at The Medical College of Georgia.

The funeral was Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. at Rosemont Heights Baptist Church, Waynesboro, with the Rev. Keith Alderman officiating. Burial was in Waynesboro Memorial Gardens.

He is predeceased by his father, G.R. Harris. Survivors include his wife, Stacey R. Harris; his daughter, Shelby Blair Harris; his son, Trent Rivers Harris, all of Keysville; his mother, Judith Scott and her husband Hugh, North Augusta, SC; one sister, Susan Tuten and her husband Timothy, Graniteville, SC; mother-in-law and father-inlaw, Rebecca and W.H. Reddick, Keysville; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Kim and Keith Reddick; one nephew, Blake Reddick; and two nieces, Leah and Anna Tuten.

Pallbearers were John Howell, Mike Drexler, Ritchie Mc- Carley, William Jordan, Mike Cartee, Tommy Sanders and Rod Raley.

Honorary pallbearers were working associates of Mr. Harris’ at the Medical College of Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Harris Children’s Educational Fund, c/o Southern Bank, 855 Liberty Street, Waynesboro, GA.

Robertson’s Heritage Chapel, Waynesboro, was in charge of the arrangements.


Hazel McGahee Lamb
Mrs. Hazel McGahee Lamb, 76, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2007.

Mrs. Lamb, born and raised in Jefferson County, was a resident of Winter Park, Fla., for many years.

A private memorial will be held in Winter Park, Fla.

Survivors include her husband, William L. Lamb; two sons, W. Larry Lamb, Schamsburg, Ill., and Terry Lamb, Oviedo, Fla.; two sisters, Wilma McGahee Snellgrove, North Augusta, SC, and Joyce McGahee Quantry, Louisville; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Conerstone Hospice, 108 West America St., Orlando, FL 32801.


Nancy Spencer
Mrs. Nancy Spencer, 67, of Stapleton died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007.

Mrs. Spencer was a native of Florence, Ky. She was a Catholic and a homemaker.

A memorial service will be held Aug. 25 at 11 a.m. at the residence, 543 East Main Street in Stapleton.

Survivors include her husband, Albert Spencer; a daughter, Julie Anne Doyle and her fiancée Kenny Brewer; two stepdaughters, Kristin (Dean) Williams and Bridgett Spencer; a brother, Larry Ryan; a sister, Mary Jo Rechtin; and six grandchildren.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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