Obituaries
January 3, 2008 Issue

Mr. Bruce Lee Anderson Jr.
Bruce Lee Anderson Jr., 67, Wadley, died on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007.

Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 29, at 3 p.m. in the Peebles Curry Memorial Chapel. Interment was in the Midville City Cemetery in Midville.

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Jimmie Brooks Sr.
Mr. Jimmie Brooks Sr., 71, of Beech Island, S.C., entered into rest on Friday, Dec. 28, 2007.

Mr. Brooks was born in Stapleton, to the late John Alvin and Nellie Elizabeth Norris Brooks. He was the retired owner and operator of Brooks Paint and Body for 20 years. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran and a Baptist.

Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, at 2 p.m. in the Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. D. L. “Sonny” Peevy officiating. Interment followed in Pineview Memorial Gardens, North Augusta, S.C.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Thomas, Max, John Willie and Earl Brooks and two sisters, Dera Davis and Jean Laney.

Survivors include three sons, Richard “Ricky” Brooks (Danelle), James “Mike” Brooks, William “Shorty” Brooks (Theresa), all of Beech Island, S.C.; a brother, John Brooks (Margaret), Thomson; three sisters, Sara Morrison (Billy ), Lincolnton, Julia Connor (Ned), Dearing, and Wanda Stokes, Warrenville, S.C.; a sister-in-law, Kathleen Brooks Smith (Al), Augusta; special friend, Julia Dudley, Warrenville, S.C.; four grandchildren: Jimmy Brooks, Springtown, Texas, Susan Adams, Aiken, S.C., David Wise, Beech Island, S.C. and Jennifer Wise, Beech Island, S.C.; and five great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Mr. Brooks’ nephews.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Old Timers Breakfast Club at Hardees in Clearwater, S.C. Hatcher Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Johnny Bryant Jr.
Johnny Bryant Jr., of Bartow, entered into eternal rest on Friday, Dec. 21, 2007, in Augusta.

His funeral was held on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant C.M.E. Church in Bartow, with Rev. Stefon Young officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his two sons, Johnny (Beverly) Bryant III, Milledgeville, and Benjamin (Alice) Heggs, Albany; his sister, Amelia Robinson, Macon; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were friends of the family.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Tommie Lee "Kelo" Cuyler
Mr. Tommie Lee “Kelo” Cuyler, 58 of 137 Folsom Circle, Wrightsville departed this life Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007 at Laurens County Medical in Dublin.

Funeral Services were held Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, at 3:30 p.m. at the Brantley Chapel Holiness Church and Lovett Cemetery.

Mr. Cuyler was a native of Johnson County, employed at Belview and a member of the Brantley Chapel Holiness Church.

Survivors include a son, Joanthan Saffold of Miami, Fla.; brother, Joe (Julia Pearl) Cuyler and Dorothy Hicks of Wrightsville, J. W. (Johnnie Mae) Cuyler of Dublin, Shirley (Leroy) Simmon of Albemarle, N. C., Martha Howard of Fort Pierce, Fla.; a special friend, Bobbie Dean Bridges of Wrightsville; a host of nieces, nephews including one devoted, Sandy Linder of Wrightsville; and four grandchildren.

Family may be contacted at the residence of his niece, Sandy Linder, 137 Folsom Circle, Wrightsville or at Davis Funeral Home.

Davis Funeral Home, of Wrightsville, was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Harris J. Gordy
Mr. Harris J. Gordy, 79, of Louisville, entered into rest Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007.

He was the son of the late Alvin and Emma Gordy. Mr. Gordy was a member of Louisville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Mr. Gordy was retired from DuPont at Savannah River Plant after 40 years of service as a power department supervisor; he was a member of 50 years in Scottish Rite 32nd Degree Master Mason; he also was in the U.S. Maritime Service where he served our county and fought in War World II.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, at 2 p.m. at Louisville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, with his nephew Rev. Jerry Cofer officiating. Burial followed at Louisville City Cemetery.

Mr. Gordy was preceded in death by his son, Byron Gordy and his two brothers, Hoyt Gordy and Billy Gordy.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Eugenia Cofer Gordy; a son, Patrick (Juanice) Gordy, Jackson, S.C.; three daughters, Carol (Warren) Driggers, Irmo, S.C., Elizabeth (Art) Bailie, Salem, Va., Dawn (Mike) Whitt, Belvedere, S.C.; and a brother, Frank Gordy Sr., Louisville; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Frank Gordy Jr., Chris Gordy, Blake Gordy, Glenn Gordy, Neil Miller, Jimmy Thompson, John Mancin, Johnny Jones Jr., and Bobby Williams.

Memorials can be made to Louisville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 824 Walnut Street, P.O. Box 9, Louisville, Ga. 30434.

James Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Willie Mae "Dee" Habersham
Mrs. Willie Mae “Dee” Habersham departed this life Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, at a local facility.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, at 11 a.m. at the Jones Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery in Louisville with Rev. Jerry Dudley officiating.

Mrs. Habersham was a native of Jefferson County and a member of the Jones Grove Baptist Church where she was Mother of the Church, and served as secretary of the church for many years, Missionary Society, Senior Choir, secretary of the Lone Star Society.

Survivors include her children, Bettye Greene, Rosa Sapp of Paterson, N.J., Northern (Lenora) Habersham, Brooklyn, N.Y., Evelyn Vaughn of Louisville; son-in-law, Moses Lamar, two daughters-in-law, Bessie Habersham of Athens and Clara Mae Habersham of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Grandchildren, including one very devoted, Veronica Evans of Louisville; a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family may be contacted at the residence, J. F. Hart Road, Wadley, Georgia or at Davis Funeral Home.

Davis Funeral Home of Louisville was in charge of arrangements.


Ms. Alvina Bennett Johnson
Ms. Alvina Bennett Johnson departed this life Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007 at Washington County Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 30, at 2 p.m. at the Vickers Hills Baptist Church, Wrightsville with Rev. Dave Hall officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Ms. Johnson was a native of Washington County a member of the Vicker Hill Baptist Church but lived in Johnson County most of her life. She attended Dock Kemp School in Johnson County.

Survivors include her children, Jimmie Johnson of Wrightsville, and Denese Barnes of Tennille; sisters and brothers, Eloise Wiggins and Robert Bennett of Atlanta, Helen (Willie) Williams of Oconee, Thomas (Hattie) Bennett Jr. of Wrightsville, William Bennett of Sandersville, Larry Bennett of Temple, Texas; two grandchildren, Aunjae Johnson and Na’Kiria Johnson of Tennille; aunt, Shirley Hampton of Springfield, Ohio; uncle, Richard Riddle of Springfield, Ohio; a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family may be contacted at the residence of her sister Helen and Willie Williams, 163 Central Drive, Oconee or at Davis Funeral Home, Wrightsville.

Davis Funeral Home, of Wrightsville was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Clifford Aubry Kitchens
Mr. Clifford Aubry Kitchens, 77, of Mitchell, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, at Heartland Hospice in Augusta.

Mr. Kitchens, a native of Glascock County, had been a Warren County resident for many years. He was a retired logger and truck driver.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, at the Lowe Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Key officiating. Burial followed in the Millcreek Baptist Church Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mrs. Peggy Haywood Kitchens.

Survivors include; three sons, Clifford (Cathy) Kitchens, Mitchell, Lewis (Vickie) Kitchens, Gibson, and Everett (Jan) Kitchens, Mitchell; three grandchildren, Robert Kitchens, Stacey K. Stowe, and Matt Kitchens; two great-grandchildren, Ashlyn Kitchens and Amber Kitchens; one brother, Larry (Dian) Kitchens, Mitchell.

Pallbearers were Junior Stewart, Hal Wheeler, Al Wheeler, Frankie Kitchens, Roger Bazemore, John Downs, Bobby Newsome, Jim McMichael and Roy Murphey.

Memorials may be made to the Millcreek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund C/O Mr. Willis Johnson, 4366 Five Pts. - Jewell Road Mitchell, GA 30820.

Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Jim T. Leverett Sr.
Mr Jim T. Leverett Sr., 82, of Wrens, passed at his residence on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007.

Funeral services for Mr. Leverett were held on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007, at 3 p.m. at the Olive Grove Baptist Church, Appling, with the Rev. Dr. Robert F. Leverett, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Ruby Leverett; three sons, Harold (Gloria) Leverett, and Jim T. Leverett Jr. both of Augusta, Morris Andrews, Wrens; three daughters, Linda Leverett, Sharon Anfield, both of Wrens, Catherine Kingsberry, Parkton, N.C.; 30 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, four sisters-in- law; special friends Leroy Jordan Sr., Mary Ann Huff, Roberta Gibbons, Bernestine Lodge, Abigail Gilmore, Lena Torrence, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Fletcher Norris
Mr. Fletcher Norris, of Brunswick, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007, at Hospice of the Golden Isles.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, at 2 p.m. from First Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist Church, with burial in Memory Garden Cemetery.

Survivors include daughters, Patricia Williams and Jessie Norris; brothers, Joe Norris Sr., Willie Norris, Lonnie Joe Baker and Tommy Lee Williams; sisters, Melissa Johnson, Hazel Blackburn and Carrie Lou Jordan of Wrens; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, other relatives.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.


Mrs. Mazie Stephens
Mrs. Mazie Stephens of Wadley entered into rest on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, in Augusta.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007, at 1 p.m. at Gordon Grove Baptist Church in Louisville, with Rev. W.E. Johnson and Rev. Ronnie Harden officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include eight daughters, Eva Burke, Susie (Clyde) Tompkins, and Dinelle (Curtis) Fields, Jacksonville, Fla., Bessie (Willie) Danford, Dorothy Gilmore, and Louise (Colen) Turner, Wadley, Margaret (Clayton) Baker, Atlanta, and JoAnn (James) Trimble, Augusta; two sons, Jessie (Mary) Thomas, Wadley, and Carl Stephens, Bartow; three sisters, Bessie Roberson, Annie Ruth Holmes, and Annie Laura Scott; 33 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, two sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Oma Watkins
Mr. Oma Watkins of Detroit, Mich. departed this life Dec. 21, 2007.

Graveside services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, at Sand Valley A.M.E. Church Cemetery, Louisville.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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