October 25, 2007 Issue

Mr. Marvin H. "Buddy" Bounds Jr.
Mr. Marvin H. “Buddy” Bounds Jr., 50, of Louisville passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at Old Capitol Inn in Louisville.

Funeral services were private.

Survivors include his son, Michael Bounds; daughter, Elizabeth Bounds; sisters, Linda Wiese and Sandra Carter; and brother, Jack Bounds.

Johnson Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Christine Dye Cook
Mrs. Christine Dye Cook, 92, of Greenwood, S.C., died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007, at Hospice House.

Born in Avera, she was a daughter of the late Bunyan Alexander and Brinie Daniel Dye. She retired from Greenwood Mills, Mathews Plant, and was a member of Trinity Baptist Tabernacle.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Weston Rhodes and her second husband Cotton Cook.

Graveside services for Mrs. Cook were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Avera, with the Rev. Randy Ouzts and the Rev. Ted Williams officiating.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara R. Humphrey of Greenwood and Charlotte Easler and her husband, Joe, of Grovetown; four sisters, Juanita Amerson of Greenwood, Judy Parrish of Edgefield, Elanora Cooper of Jacksonville, Fla., and Myrtle Farr of Griffin; a brother, Harold Dye of Augusta; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family requests that flowers be omitted and memorials be made to Hospice House, HospiceCare of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, S.C., 29646 or to Trinity Baptist Tabernacle, 910 Sweetwater Road, Greenwood, S.C., 29646.

Harley Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Pete Dnistran
Mr. Pete Dnistran, 89, of Wrens entered into rest Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, at Trinity Hospital.

Mr. Dnistran was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served in World War II.

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Revs. Joe Walden and Race Lariscy officiating. Burial followed in the Wrens City Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife Frances W. Dnistran; a brother; Joseph Dnistran, Brockport, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1899 Central Avenue, Augusta, Georgia, 30904.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Ms. Jacquelyn Jones English
Ms. Jacquelyn Jones English, of Gibson, died on Oct. 7, 2007, at her residence in Gibson from health complications.

Ms. English retired from the Downtown V.A. after 20 years of service. Ms. English had been a member of Pine View Baptist Church for 13 years and a member of the American Cancer Society. She was the daughter of the late Mary W. Jones.

Memorial services for Ms. English were held at Pine View Baptist Church, Davis Road, Martinez, on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, at 2 p.m. Rev. Michael Davenport officiated.

Survivors include her daughter, Cassandra (Mitchell) Griffith of Augusta; and grandmother to her granddaughter, Evangeline Griffith; Aunt Marjorie Wilcher, Uncle Smith Wilcher, Aunt Edna Wilcher, Uncle Patrick Cain, Aunt Carrie Wilcher, Elaine Wilcher, Sandra Mancussi, Alexandra Mancussi, Patricia Cain, Patrick Willingham; and many friends. She also leaves behind three friends, Ms. Janice Yarborogh, Mitchell, Mrs. Elizabeth Nipper, Eatonton, and Mrs. Victoria Ogden, Evans; and her Leah, her Jack Russell/Terrier mix.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the American Cancer Society, Glascock County Library, or Pine View Baptist Church Building Fund.

Southern Funeral and Cremation Service was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Eula Mae Frierson
Mrs. Eula Mae Frierson, of Wrens, entered into rest on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2007, at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, at the Ways Grove Baptist Church Stellaville at 2 p.m. with the Rev. J. L. McCullough III, pastor, officiating.

Survivors include five children, Carolyn, Maria, James, Anthony, and Gary; siblings, Dorothy Mathis, George Ann Beasley, Eleanor Ferguson, Mattie Rowe, Freddie Berry, George Berry, Jr., and Steve Berry; a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Dorothy "Dot" Montgomery
Mrs. Dorothy “Dot” Montgomery, 79, of Warrenton died Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, in the Warrenton Health and Rehab.

Mrs. Montgomery was born April, 27, 1928. She was a native of Petersburg, Va., but lived in Richmond, Va. and Thomson most of her life. Mrs. Montgomery was a bookkeeper and a homemaker. She is the widow of Mr. Johnny Montgomery. She was a member of Sweetwater Baptist Church.

Funeral services were at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007, in the Curtis Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Garvin officiating. Burial was in the Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her two sisters, Barbara A. Instasi, Gibson, and Frances E. Hollins, Ellenton, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Thomas "Mute" Hudson
Funeral service for Mr. Thomas “Mute “ Hudson, age 57, Wrens, was held Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at the Square Building, Wrens, at 2 p.m. with the Minister Tommy Allen officiating. Interment was in the Stone Springfield A.M.E. Church cemetery. Repast was in the Wrens Community Center.

Survivors include his mother, Ruby E. Hudson; two brothers, Theotis (Josephine) Hudson Jr., Wrens, and Johnny (Alicia) Hudson, Macon; two sisters, Mattie Robinson, Christine (James) Allen, all of Augusta; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Gene Ray Keenan
Mr. Gene Ray Keenan entered into rest on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, Beech Island, S.C.

Mr. Keenan was born in Warrenville, S.C. to the late Morgan and Minnie Wood Keenan. He worked for the Iron Workers Local # 709 with 18 years of service. Gene Ray was a member of the N.B.H.A. Barrel Racers Association and he rode motorcycles. He attended Midland Valley First Church of the Nazarene.

Funeral services were on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007, at 3 p.m. in the Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Mike McAdory and Wayne Cheselka officiating. Interment followed in Langley Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Marvin Keenan, Ben Edward Woodward and Julian Woodward.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Hunley Keenan; a daughter, Melissa Davenport, Martinez; two stepchildren, Ashlee Arrington (Brad), Stapleton, and John Russell, Avera; four sisters, Margaret Odom (Herbert), Warrenville, S.C., Peggy Hicks (Steve), Bath, S.C., Magdeline Widener (Goldie), Langley, S.C., and Mary Lee Opalewski (Daryl), Clearwater, S.C.; four brothers, Melvin Keenan (Betty), Warrenville, S.C., M. D. Keenan (Katheryn), Langley, S.C., and James Woodward (Nettie), and Harold Woodward, all of Windsor, S.C.; five grandchildren, Blake Bratcher, Sheena Davenport, Sumer Arrington, Camlyn Arrington and Paris Russell.

Pallbearers were C.D. Giacobone, Ricky Ison, Barry Russell, Mike Green, Brian Giacobone and Anthony Giacobone.

Hatcher Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Mary Ellen Templeton McDonald
Mrs. Mary Ellen Templeton McDonald, 87, of Matthews entered into rest Oct. 17, 2007, at her residence.

Mrs. McDonald was a member of Wrens Church of God, where she taught Sunday School Class for 40 and plus years, retired from Stapleton Garment Company. She was the wife of the late Walter A. Templeton Sr. and her second husband Lamar McDonald Sr. and the daughter of the late Daniel and Lillie Mae Arrington.

Funeral services were Saturday Oct, 20, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Wrens Church of God, with Dr. James Shope, Rev. Roy White and Rev. Harlon Noles officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

Mrs. McDonald was preceded in death by brothers, Robert R. Arrington and James Arrington.

Survivors include her children, Dorothy Templeton (Wayne) Howell, Martinez, Ruth Templeton (Tony) Wren, Wrens, Carolyn Templeton (Roy) Lee, Knoxville, Tenn., Walter (Cherlyn) Templeton Jr., Matthews, John (Roberta) Templeton Sr., Wrens, Shirley Templeton (Andy) Russell, Matthews, Ronnie (Vickie) Templeton, Louisville; four brothers, John Arrington, Berry Arrington, Marion (Bud) Arrington and Dan Arrington; three sisters, Sara A. Wasden, Mildred A. Ashby and Helen A. Odom; 18 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were George C. McGahee III, Tony “Pat” Wren Jr., Lewis Templeton, John M. Templeton Jr., James E. Templeton and Ron Templeton.

In Lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Wrens Church of God 102 Phillips St. Wrens Ga. 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Mary Key Murphy
Mrs. Mary Key Murphy, 71, entered into rest on Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, at her residence.

Mrs. Murphy was a life long resident of Augusta and had attended Flowing Wells Holiness Church.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007, at Platt’s Funeral Home Chapel on Crawford Avenue with the Rev. Eddie Renew officiating. Interment followed in Westview Cemetery.

Mrs. Murphy was preceded in death by her husband the late James Murphy and her parents, Ollie and Lorene Key, and also her son, Larry Whitaker.

Survivors include her two daughters, Donna Griffin of Grovetown, and Cindy Eskew of Augusta; her two brothers, Ollie A. Key Jr. and Robert L. Key Sr. both of Keysville; her two sisters, Dell Smith of Elberton, and Diane Randolph of Augusta; her eight grandchildren, Stephanie Judy, Rachel Matthews, Heather Chancey, Larry Howell, Brandon Judy, Wayne Griffin, Michelle Griffin and Kyle Griffin, and also her six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Clifford Roye, Robert Matthews, Glen Randolph, Jerry Griffin, Greg Randolph and Ronaldo Cardona.

Platt’s Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Curtis Moore
Funeral services for Mr. Curtis Moore of Thomson were held Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at the Greater St. James A.M.E. Church at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. George. R. Lasure officiating and Rev. Henry Andrews as Eulogist. Interment was in the Society Cemetery, Mesena.

Survivors include his mother, Mary Alice Brown; father, Sim (Beater) Moore Sr., both of Thomson; two sisters, Lizzie Babbs-Samuels, Thomson, and Jesse Mae Moore; four brothers, Larry (Paulette) Lampkin, Columbus, Ohio, Sylvester Moore, Hinesville, Mike Casey, Wrens, and Sim Moore Jr., Brunswick; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Thomson Funeral System was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. John Wayne Stevens
Mr. John Wayne Stevens, 65, of Pooler died on Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Mr. Stevens was born in Jefferson County to Joseph and Ida Stevens. He was a member of the Pooler First Baptist Church. He was employed with the City of Savannah as the water/sewage supervisor and was formerly employed with Forstmann and Company in Jefferson County for 32 years. He was a charter member of the Pooler American Legion, a Past Master of the Stonewall Masonic Lodge #98 in Louisville, a past member of the Daughter’s of America where he was past state counselor and he was the secretary of the Pooler Crossroads Chamber of Commerce.

The funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, in the chapel of Thomas C. Strickland and Sons Funeral Home with burial following at Gravel Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include Anne Smith and Princess of Pooler; children, Lynn (Andy) Farrow of Bartow, Susan Stevens of Bartow, Dewayne Stevens of Bartow, John (Shawn) Stevens of Hephzibah and Glenn Smith of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; grandchildren, Ashley Farrow, Brandon Farrow, Brittany Stevens, Amber Stevens, Kimberly (Brad) Johnson and Hollie (Jeff) Hart of Pooler; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Evan and Eric Johnson; mother, Ida Stevens of Wadley; brother, Danny (Ruth) Stevens of Wadley; sister, Donna McNeely of Wadley and several nieces and nephews.

Thomas C. Strickland and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Wyonia Matthews Tremble
Funeral Service for Mrs. Wyonia Matthews Tremble, age 90 of Washington D.C. who entered in to rest on Oct. 5, 2007, formerly of Stapleton, was held on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. at the Stone Springfield A.M.E Church, Stapleton with the Rev. Michael G. Ephraim Sr. , Pastor, presiding and Rev. Raymond T. Matthews, eulogist. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Tremble was the loving daughter of the late Charlie and Eula Matthews. She later met and married the late Ollie Tremble. Wyonia was baptized at an early age at Stone Springfield A.M.E. Church, Stapleton. The Trembles relocated to Washington, D.C., in 1947.

One grandson preceded her in death, James Fowler.

Survivors include one daughter, Joyce (Alfred) Fowler; three sons, Ollie Leon Tremble Jr., Charles Tremble, and Samuel (Betty) Tremble all of Washington, D.C.; three grandchildren, Cheryl, Alfred Jr., and Shantae; six great grandchildren, Pierre, Aleisha, Anki, Lamonte Jr., Taylor, and Camiya; one sister, Eula Mae Hannah, of Jersey City, NJ, one aunt Jessie Bell Brown of Wrens.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



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