Obituaries
August 30, 2007 Issue

William Edward “Dub” Dye Jr.
Mr. William Edward “Dub” Dye Jr., 78, of Wrens died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Dye was retired from Thermo King.

He was a member of Providence Baptist Church of Augusta.

The funeral was Aug. 26 at 4 p.m. at James Funeral Home chapel with Joe Wilburn officiating.

Burial was in Wrens Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include his children, Wanda Vinson, Dearing, Faye Godowns, Louisville, Kaye Dye, Wrens, and Mary Jane Wilson, Rincon; a brother, Melvin Dye, Louisville; two sisters, Mary Englett, Thomson, and Orna Meeker, Augusta; 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Keith Dowdy, Bruce Dowdy, Shannon Godowns, Rayn Godowns, Lester Hadden and Bootsie Martin.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Easter Shaw Laster
Mrs. Easter Shaw Laster of Wadley died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007.

The funeral was Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. at Brinson Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. David Kemp officiating.

Burial was in the Harsdhell Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Rosie Lee Frazier and Luvenia Thomas, Wadley, Dora (Sam) Fisher, Hephzibah, and Sallie (Harold) Jones, Columbus; two sons, Jeff (Joyce) Laster Jr., Millen, and Henry (Betty) Laster, Swainsboro; one sister, Katie Shaw, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; 33 grandchildren; 88 great-grandchildren; and six great-great- grandchildren.

Pallbearers were George Larry, Henry Laster Sr., Lorenzo Laster, Rufus Laster Jr., Rufus Frazier, Jeffery Laster, Gregory Jones and Willie C. Frazier.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


Ealese Moore
Ms. Ealese Moore, 79, of Augusta died Monday, Aug. 20, 2007, at Trinity Hospital in Augusta.

Ms. Moore, a native of Jefferson County, was the daughter of the late Homer Moore and Emma Whitfield Moore.

She was a member of Ways Grove Baptist Church and later joined Augusta’s Liberty Bap[tist Church.

She attended the Friendship Community Center and resided at Augusta’s Bargeron Personal Care Home.

The funeral was Aug. 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Liberty Baptist Church with the Rev. Don A. Darden officiating.

Burial was in Ways Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include three sisters, Lover McDonald, Gwendolyn Morton, Miami, Fla., and Martha Tolver, Killeen, Texas; one brother, Ernest Moore; and several other relatives.

C.A. Reid Sr. Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Shirley Black Osborne
Mrs. Shirley Black Osborne, 71, of Sandersville died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007.

Mrs. Osborne was a native of Glascock County.

She was the daughter of the late Fred Herman Black and the late Louise Bridges Black.

She was a homemaker, a lifelong resident of Washington County and a member of Downs Church of God.

She is preceded in death by her husband Edward Osborne.

The funeral was Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. at the Downs Church of God with the Revs. Fred Garrett and Quint Shepherd officiating.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her children, Marvin (Margaret) Osborne, Harrison, Wayne Osborne, Augusta, Cynthia (Dale Sr.) Copeland, Wrightsville, Daniel (Amanda) Collins, Oconee and Michael (Vickie) Osborne, Sandersville; brothers, Willie Black, Harrison, and Robert Black, Gibson; sisters, Martha Williford and Frances Mathis; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Melvin Black, Noah Black, Jesse Black, Robert Mathis, Franklin Black, Jason Barber and Franklin Thompson.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice, 115 Arkwright Landing, Macon, GA 31210.

May and Smith Funeral Directors were in charge of the arrangements.


Blanche S. Stavely
Mrs. Blanche S. Stavely, 83, of Bartow died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007.

Mrs. Stavely, a native of Glascock County, was the daughter of the late Joseph and Coila Hawkins Spear.

She was a member of Praising Hymn Ministries Church in Louisville.

She is preceded in death by her husband Grover Cleveland Stavely.

The funeral was Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Richard Stavely and Pastor Cindy J. Hurt officiating.

Burial was in the Louisville City Cemetery.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, J.W. and Edith Stavely, Bartow; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and four great-great- grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Kenny Register, Freddy Christian, Josh McClain, Tony Colvin, John Coleman and Frankie Lampp.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Chrystal Leigh Williams
Miss Chrystal Leigh Williams, 16, of Thomson died Friday, Aug. 24, 2007, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital in Augusta.

Miss Williams was born in Augusta but lived most of her life in Thomson.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Warrenton and the First Baptist Youth Group.

She was an 11th grade student of Thomson High School, a former member of the Bulldog Brigade and played McDuffie County Recreation Fast-Pitch Softball.

She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Carolyn and Cy Fortier, and her paternal grandparents, Margaret and James Miller.

The funeral was Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Warrenton with Dr. Charles Drummond offi ciating.

Burial was in Westview Cemetery.

Survivors include her father, William “Bill” (Lynn) Williams, Stapleton; her mother, Jamie (Barry) House, Thomson; sisters, Sabrina Williams and Kayla Williams, Stapleton; a brother, Joshua Cowart, Stapleton; paternal grandparents, Burt (Pam) Williams, Louisville, and Brenda Williams, Louisville; and maternal grandparents, Kermit and Jackie House, Warrenton.

Pallbearers were Alan Higginbotham, Josh Fortier, Christopher Lindsey, Andy Miller, Patrick Nix, Adam Harper and Jordan Land.

Honorary pallbearers were First Baptist Youth Group of Warrenton.

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


Steven Andrew Wilson
Mr. Steven Andrew Wilson, 20, of Boneville died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007.

Mr. Wilson was a native of Springfi eld, Mass., but had lived in Thomson for several years.

He worked at White Columns and Waffle House Restaurants.

The funeral was Aug. 24 at 11 a.m. at Thomson First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ted Miller officiating.

Survivors include his parents, Ray and Carla Lampp, Boneville; three sisters, Aubrey Ann Cavitt, Portland, Tenn., Ashley Haynes, Sandersville, and Mia E.F. Wilson, Boneville; two brothers, Marcus Alexander Wilson and Kyle Patrick Wilson, both of Boneville; his grandmother, Betty Shelton, Wrens; and grandparents, Ray and Faye Lampp, Thomson.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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