Obituaries
September 27, 2007 Issue

Mrs. Nancy Lee Heggs Brown
Mrs. Nancy Lee Heggs Brown, of Decatur, died Sept. 14, 2007, at Odyssey Health Care in Decatur.

Mrs. Brown was a native of Jefferson County, but had lived in Dekalb County several years. She was a member of Greater St. Matthews A.M.E. Church and served as a missionary. She was also a member of the Zion Wheel Society and the Lone Star Society. She received her education in the Jefferson County School System.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. at Greater St. Matthew A.M.E. Church in Louisville, with Rev. Phillip Broomfield officiating, Rev. James Days, Rev. Abraham Gibbons and Rev. Charles Holloway assisting. Internment followed in the Louisville society cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband Oliver “Bo” Brown Sr.

Survivors include four children, Oliver (Lyvon) Brown Jr. and Charlie (Dessie) Brown of Louisville, Betsy Ann (Milton) Parker of Decatur and Connie Choates of Clarkston; brother James (Cora) Heggs of Louisville, Charlie (Nina) Heggs of Haines City, Fla. and Alfred Chines of Hillside, N.J.; aunt, Claudia Cantlow of Atlanta; uncle, Joe (Julie) Heggs Sr. of Macon; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews cousins and friends.

Active pallbearers were nephews and cousins.

Honorary pallbearers were Stewards and Trustees of Greater St. Matthew A.M.E. Church and Charlie E. Brown Kidney Support Group.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Johnnie Walden Dixon
Mrs. Johnnie Walden Dixon, 91, wife of the late Mr. Allen Dixon, entered into rest Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Dixon was a native of Glascock County and a member of the First Congregational Methodist Church in Augusta.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, at Mt. Zion Congregational Methodist Church, with Rev. Scott Moffitt officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

She is survived by two sons, Mr. James Allen Dixon and his wife, Diane and Ronnie William Dixon and his wife, Cheryl, both of Wrens; three grandchildren, Allen Dixon, Amy Kershner and Tracie Long; five great-grandchildren, Trisha, Dustin, Noah, Nicholas and Devin; several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Donald Long, Allen Dixon, Richard Kershner, Glen Gordy, Jay Dixon and Frank Gordy.

Sheppard Funeral Home, Gibson, was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Charles “Steve” Fowler
Mr. Charles “Steve” Fowler, 60, passed away at his residence on Sept. 16, 2007.

Mr. Fowler was a native of Union Point. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Fowler Sr., Union Point. He was a veteran of Vietnam having served in the Navy and also the National Guard, retiring after more than 30 years of service. He retired from CSX Railroad System after 34 years of service.

Services were held at Vining Ivy Hill Chapel, Eatonton, on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007 at 3 p.m.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; children, Eileen (Lee) Duffie of Mitchell, Chris and Jessica Hooberry, of Monticello, Jennifer and Scott Allen, Monticello and Myra Prevatt of West Palm Beach, Fla., and grandchildren, Noah Duffie, Hailey Hooberry, Lexi and Preston Allen.

Family requests donations to: VFW Post #6686 in Eatonton.

Vining Ivy Hill Chapel was in charge of arrangements.


Dea. Jetty P. Hudson
Dea. Jetty P. Hudson, 78, entered into rest Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007, at University Hospital.

Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, 11 a.m., at Flat Rock Baptist Church, Matthews, with Rev. Rickey G. Dent officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Survivors includ wife, Claudine Hudson; three daughters, Jettie M. Martin, Catherine Wilson, and Gloria J. Blake, all of Augusta; three sisters, Annie Fourth, Washington, D.C., Mary Cooper, and Myrtis Copning, both of Augusta; two brothers, Otis (Yvonne) Hudson, St. Petersburg, Fla. and Richard Hudson of Augusta; mother-in- law, Beulah Mae Beard; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Burnett Funeral Home, Wrens, was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Betty Usry Miller
Mrs. Betty Usry Miller, 73, wife of the late Mr. Ercell B. Miller, entered into rest Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, at her residence.

A native of Glascock County, Mrs. Betty was a member of Magnolia Baptist Church and she was the Judge of the Glascock County Probate Court for 38 years.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at Magnolia Baptist Church, with Rev. Adrian Burrell officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Debbie M. Thompson and her husband Robbie of Stone Mountain and Donna M. Bright of Sparta, Tenn.; two sisters, Irma (Polly) McCorkle and her husband Rudy of Gibson and Edith Vines of Camilla; one brother, Joe Dean Usry and his wife Joann of Gibson; a special friend of the family, Sue Latimer of Mitchell; three grandchildren, Rachelle Holly Robinson, Leslie Thompson See and Tiffany Marie Bright; four great-grandchildren, Robert Shayne Robinson, Michael Anthony Robinson, Hunter Zander Fallow, and Rainy Jocelyn Fallow. She was preceded in death by a son, Keith Shayne Miller; a brother, Bobby Usry; a grandson, Charles Jimmy Holley, Jr.; and her parents, Luke and Florine Usry.

Pallbearers were Shayne Robinson, Michael Robinson, Logan Williford, Jody Usry, Jim Hall, Andrew See and Mike Chance.

Memorials may be made to Magnolia Baptist Church Cemetery Fund in care of Charles Harper, 5512 Gibson Hwy., Warrenton, Ga. 30828 or the Glascock Co. Concerned Citizens in Care of Corene Chalker, 3037 Bastonville Rd., Gibson, Ga. 30810.

Sheppard Funeral Home, Gibson, was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Bernice "Nook" Kilpatrick
Mrs. Bernice “Nook” Kilpatrick, 76, of 1164 Sandy Lane, Louisville, died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, at Trinity Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Kilpatrick is the daughter of the late Moses and Annie Willie Thomas. She was the widow of the late Eddie Kilpatrick. “Nook” was a member of the Woodlawn Baptist Church Louisville and a member of the Spring Bethel Benevolent Society.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept, 29, at 11 a.m. at the Spring Bethel AME Church and Spring Bethel Benevolent Society Cemetery.

She is survived by her children: Juanita (Tom Albert) Cunningham, Inerbell (Herman) Williams, Joe Willie (Alice) Smith, Miller (Norma) Smith of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Shirley (Johnelle) Tyson of Jasper, Fla.; Ray Charles (late Mary Alice) of Louisville; Eddie (Towanda) Cunningham, Bobby (Adriane) Cunningham of Ft. Lauderdale Fla.; Glorestine (Ed) Cunningham, Donnell (Roberta) Cunningham, Connie (Donnie) Brown of Louisville; Ronnie (Marie) Cunningham, Tyrone Cunningham of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Bernestine (Soloman) Gamble, and Javon Kilpatrick of Louisville. One brother, David Thomas and two sisters, Shirley Thomas and Inez McBride all of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Forty-five grandchildren, 64 great-grand, 25 great-great-grand, nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives, and friends.

The family maybe contacted at the residence, 1164 Sandy Lane, Louisville or at Davis Funeral Home.

Davis Funeral Home, Louisville, is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Frances Hall Poole
Mrs. Frances Hall Poole, 81, of Louisville, wife of Mr. Roy Poole died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007.

Mrs. Poole, a native of Wadley, was a daughter of the late Charlie and Marie Jones Hall. Mrs. Poole has been a member of Louisville Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church since 1951, where she served in many capacities. She was a member of the Eastern Star where she was a past Worthy Matron. She also participated in a bridge club and coffee club. Mrs. Poole worked as a bookkeeper for Louisville Drug, as an employee of the Georgia Department of Labor and as an employee of the Jefferson County Board of Education.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, in the Louisville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Doug White and Rev. Beau Taylor officiating. Burial followed in the Jefferson County Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Poole was preceded in death by her parents, and a grandson Ryan Poole.

Survivors include her husband Robert Roy Poole Sr. of Louisville; three children, Robert (Rhetta) Roy Poole Jr. of Athens, Vicki (Eugene) Poole Smith of Louisville, and Rodney (Jan) E. Poole of Statesboro; sister Betty Ann Hickson Greiner of Buford, five grandchildren, Kellie (Jeff) Smith Frachiseur, Karol (Allen) Smith Blakenship, Eric (Tavela) Poole, Bradford Poole and Madison Poole; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Leroy Lewis, Johnny Gordy, Ray Mitchell, Walter Jones, Johnny Jones, Mike Cofer and Tom Watson.

Honorary pallbearers were the elders and deacons of the Louisville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and members of the Stonewall Lodge #98.

Memorials may be made to the Louisville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church at 824 Walnut St., Louisville, GA 30434.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Katie Hickson McGahee
Mrs. Katie Hickson McGhee entered into rest on Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, in Wadley.

Her funeral was held on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at 11 a.m. at Brinson Hill Baptist Church in Wadley, with the Rev. Dr. David Kemp officiating and Elder Betty Perez, assisting. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Coach Marce McGhee, Grovetown; three sons, Rodgerick (LaTasha) Hickson, Wrens, and Kelvin Hickson and Octavious Hickson, Wadley; her mother, Juanita Hickson, Wadley; her father, Robert James Hickson Sr., Bartow; five sisters, Mimi C. Hill, Orlando, Fla., Annie Lois (John) Lewis, Connie Carswell, Linda (Michael) Lewis and Sandra Hickson, Wadley; five brothers, Robert James Hickson Jr., Riverdale, Gregory Hickson and Nathan Hickson, Wadley, and Darrell (Jeanette) Hickson and Willie Hickson, Augusta; her father-in-law, James Williams, Hamilton, Ohio; three additional brothers-in-law, two additional sisters-in-law, nine grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Carlton White, LaKendrick Carswell, Lorenzo Stone, Delfin Sherrod and Maurice Gamble.

Hudson Mortuary, Wadley, was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Bobby LeRoy Reese
Mr. Bobby LeRoy Reese, husband of Jean Reese of Hephzibah, died on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, at his residence.

Mr. Reese was a native of Glascock County and lived in the Augusta area most of his life. He was retired from Richmond County as an Electrical Inspector. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy and a member of Hephzibah Church of God.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007, at 2 p.m. at The Poteet Funeral Homes South Chapel, with Rev. Jody Boulineau and Rev. Bruce Flowers officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include three sons, Bobby Dwayne Reese (Sharon), Stacey Reese (Holly), and Jeffery Reese (Tammy); one daughter, Deborah Myers (Terry) all of Hephzibah; one sister, Sadie Smith of Gibson; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Shane and Shawn Myers, Matthew, Adam, Daniel and Preston Reese.

The Poteet Funeral Homes South Chapel, Augusta, was in charge of the funeral arrangements.


Mrs. Florence D. Reese
Mrs. Florence D. Reese, of Thomson, entered into rest Sept. 17, 2007, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Ms. Reese was born in Lauderdale County, Miss. and was the daughter of the late Thomas Grady Wiggins and the late Carrie I. Garrett Wiggins but lived in Thomson most of her life. She worked at Uniroyal in Thomson for 18 years and retired as a baker from Wal-Mart. Mrs. Reese was also a member of Marshall Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007, at Beggs Funeral Home Chapel Thomson, with Rev. John Prater officiating. Interment followed at Marshall Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include son, Ruben Reese (Lucy), Stapleton; sisters, Mary Wright, Lauderdale Co., Miss., Edith Wiggins, Cuba, Ala., and Maxine Towbridge, Las Vegas, Nev.; brothers, John Wiggins, Lauderdale, Miss. and Larry Wiggins, Purvis, Miss.; and grandson, Scott Reese, Appling.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.

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