November 22, 2007 Issue

Mrs. Margie Black
Mrs. Margie Black, 75, of Bartow, died Sunday morning, Nov. 18, 2007, at Glendale Nursing Home, Wadley.

Mrs. Black was born in Emanuel County and had lived in Bartow for the past 10 years. She was a homemaker.

Funeral services were Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Freedom Fellowship Church, Bartow. Interment followed in the Wadley City Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Sampson Black; three sons, Howard Drake, Pete Drake and Robert Drake; a granddaughter, Carol Ann Johnson; three brothers, James L. Wheeler, Sidney Wheeler and Irvin Wheeler; and a sister, Lois Wheeler.

Survivors include three sons, Morris Drake of Bartow, Dean Drake of Brunswick, and Kenny Black of Bartow; three daughters, Marie Waters of Wadley, Elaine Black of Bartow, and Linda Johnson of Wrightsville; eight grandchildren, Wendy Newsome, Nicole Mead, Patricia Barrow, Morris Drake Jr., Laurie Huchins, Shane and Matthew Black and Keith Drake; three great-grandchildren, Justin Drake, Bailey Huchins and April Williams; a brother, Marvin Wheeler of Swainsboro; and five sisters, Cathline Coxwell of Swainsboro, Betty Jean Able, Vivian Wheeler, Bonnie Wheeler and Doris Fulmer, all of South Carolina.

Pallbearers were Johnny Stavely Jr., Paul Purvis, Luke McKenzie, Ollie Freeman, B.J. Really, Scott Black and Gene Marsh.

Smith Funeral Home of Wadley was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Robert Boatwright Sr.
Stapleton, entered into rest Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Stapleton with Rev. Dr. Frank Seabrook Sr. officiating. Burial was in Ivey Cemetery, Gough.

Survivors include eight children, Joe (Mary) Boatwright, Willie James (Ethel) Boatwright, Willie Lee Boatwright, Roger (Margaret) Boatwright, Eugene Boatwright, Sarah Boatwright, all of Wrens, Lula Johnson and George Boatwright, both of Atlanta; 31 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Harry M. Chapman
Mr. Harry M. Chapman, age 70, of Augusta, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, in the Heritage of Old Capital Nursing Home in Louisville.

Mr. Chapman was a native of Wilmore, Ky. and a retired insurance salesman.

Graveside services were held Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at 2 p.m. in the Louisville City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife Mrs. Vina Brown Chapman of Augusta; and daughter Brenda Huff of Lexington, Ky.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Anthony Crafton Sr.
Mr. Anthony Crafton, Sr., 86, of Warrenville, S.C., entered into rest Nov. 15, 2007, at Aiken Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Crafton, a native of Keysville, was a member and deacon of Rocksville Baptist Church. He was a United States Army Veteran.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, at Rocksville Baptist Church with the Rev. William H. Booker Sr. officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Sims, Patterson, N.J. and Thelma (John) Chavous, Jackson, S.C.; a son, Anthony (Barbara) Crafton Jr., Warrenville; two brothers, Wilmont (Ruth) Crafton, Hempstead, N.Y. and John (Jeanette) Crafton, Fort Mill, S.C.; sister-in-law, Joyce Simpkins, Washington, D.C.; 17 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren, a host of other relatives and friends.

Brightharp and Sons Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Willie Kate Stoutamire Henderson
Willie Kate Stoutamire Henderson, 88, of Tallahassee, Fla. passed away at home Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, after a brief battle with cancer.

A graveside service was at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Oakland Cemetery.

Willie Kate was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles M. Stoutamire and E. F. Henderson; and her first born, Charles May Stoutamire.

Survivors include her children, Colin M. Stoutamire, and Charlene Krivoshein (Tony), of Tallahasee, and Mary H. Rogers of Tennessee; her grandchildren, Janellen Stoutamire, Will Stoutamire, Katie Krivoshein, Preston Rogers and Mason Rogers; her step-children, Donna S. Lamb, Al Henderson, Danette H. Plummer, and Julie H. Lee; her sisters, Judith L. (Hugh) Scott, North Augusta, S.C., and Cleo Smith of Louisville; a brother, J.C. (Annette) Langham, Thomson; as well as many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308.

Mr. Walter Thomas Landrum
Mr. Walter Thomas Landrum Sr., 77, of Matthews, entered into rest Saturday, Nov.17, 2007, at Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home.

Mr. Landrum was a member of Walden United Methodist Church. Mr. Landrum was self employed as a truck driver, and he served in U.S. Army where he fought in the Korea War.

Funeral services were held Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Walden United Methodist Church with Rev. Dan Hill and Rev. Tom Edwards officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Landrum was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Gussie Landrum, and his daughter Deborah Landrum Chalker.

Survivors include his three sons, Jeffrey Landrum, Walter Landrum Jr., and Michael Landrum; three sisters, Mary Frances Faglier, Voncille Hadden, and Dorothy Reed; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Thomas Wright Landrum, Douglas Landrum, Nicholas Landrum, John Cody Hall, Nick Redfern, Byron Crutchfield, Robert Chalker and Palmer Hadden.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Willie James Smith
Mr. Willie James Smith, 69, of Louisville, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at a local Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 23, 2007, at 1 p.m. at The Smith Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery.

Wake services will be held Thursday, Nov. 22, 2007, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Smith was born in Jefferson County, the son Lewis and Carrie Anfield Smith. He was a 1956 graduate of Jefferson County Training School. At an early age he joined the Smith Grove Baptist Church. In 1966 he was ordained as a deacon and later served as chairman of the Deacon Board. In 1957 he moved to Chicago where he joined the U.S. Army National Guard and received an Honorable Discharge in 1966. He then returned to Jefferson County. He was Vice President of the NAACP and President of the Ministers, Deacons Union. He was one of the founders of the Inter Church Male Chorus and a past member of The Walker Baptist Association. Smith was employed at Thermo King for 32 years as a machinist. He was a substitute bus driver for Jefferson County School System. He furthered his education to earn a degree from Augusta Technical College as a licensed machinist.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Lee Doris Fuller Smith of Louisville; his children, Steve Wash Smith of Lima, Ohio, Jerusha Smith of Dallas, Texas and Carrie Williams of Louisville; his mother, Carrie Anfield Smith of Louisville; siblings, Lillie Bell Barnes of Wrens, Bessie Smith of Louisville, Emma Ruth (Clarence) Brookins of Philadelphia, Pa., and George (Roberta) Hatcher of Augusta; six grandchildren, four sisters-in-law, four brothers-in-law, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Family maybe contacted at the residence, 1850 Horseshoe Road, Louisville or at Davis Funeral Home.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Virginia Dye Walden
Mrs. Virginia Dye Walden of Hephzibah entered into rest Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, at Trinity Hospital.

Mrs. Walden was a member of Euphrates Baptist Church where she served as the clerk of the church. She had worked with the Keller Chair Factory in Waynesboro and retired from the Stapleton Garment Co.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, at 3 p.m. from the chapel of Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors with Reverend Lamar Kersey, Reverend Wilmer Hall and Reverend Earl Warnock officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband, Herman Walden; her daughters, Dale (Rick) Pearre of Augusta, Elaine Livingston of Augusta, Carol (Bruce) Walker of Conyers, Audrey (Peanut) Jones of Augusta; two brothers, James Thomas Dye of Augusta, and Paul Dye of Hephzibah; 14 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Active pallbearers were Jason Walker, Jonathon Walker, Vance Anderson, Wayne Page, Randy Walden and John Wood.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Euphrates Baptist Church c/o Thurman Walden 2588 Farmers Bridge Rd. Hephzibah, Ga. 30815.

Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors were in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Mary Jackson Wright
Mrs. Mary Jackson Wright, 77, of Wrens, entered into rest Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, at 2 p.m., at Sugar Hill Cemetery, Wrens.

Survivors include her mother, Lucille Simon; one daughter, Cynthia McKenzie (Logova) of Atlanta; son, Kelvin (Elke) Covington of Fayetteville, N.C.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



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