Obituaries
February 28, 2008 Issue

Mr. C.S. Anderson Jr.
Mr. C.S. Anderson Jr., 73, of Avera entered into rest at his home on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008.

Mr. Anderson retired from Southern Natural Gas Company where he worked for 40 years. He farmed for several years and drove a truck for Howard Sheppard, Inc. until November 2007, when he began his battle against cancer.

Graveside services were held with Rev. Race Lariscy officiating on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at 2 p.m. at the Irby - McGraw cemetery located at 1515 Usry Road, behind the home of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Stapleton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Steed and Ruby Templeton Anderson, and his first wife, Laquita Anderson.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Venera Usry Anderson; children, Joye A. Dutton (Jim), Janee A. Hodge, Cathy A. Boyd (Judson), George T. Stapleton Jr. (Ellen), and Cathy S. Hadden (Dean); grandchildren, Jennifer Hedrick (Matt), Jeff Dutton, Christy Davidson, Robert Hoffman (April), Taylor Hodge, Lindsey Hodge, Matt Boyd, Brittany Boyd, Pete Stapleton (April), Natalie Stapleton, Luke Stapleton, Tommy Matheny and Carmen Matheny; sister, Laura Kitchens (John); two nieces, one nephew and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bobby Williams, Stevie Williams, Keith Holley, Mark Holley, Ronald Russell and Tracey Giddens.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church c/o Bobbie Kitchens, 1092 Oak St. Avera Ga. 30803.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Eunice Telfair Flournoy
Mrs. Eunice Telfair Flournoy departed this life Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 1, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the St. Paul Baptist Church and Ebenezer CME Church cemetery.

Mrs. Flournoy was a native of Washington County, the daughter of the late El and Bell Warthen Telfair, but lived in Jefferson County most of her life. She was the widow of the late Gordon Flournoy, a member of the New Fleming Baptist Church and the Fair and Honest Society.

Survivors include her children, John Davis (Gloria) Flournoy of Mt. Vernon, Dorothy (Robert) Dixon and Eunice (Dale) Devero of Louisville; 15 grandchildren, including three, Wanda L. Flournoy of Atlanta and Susie Dixon and Annie Bell Ponder of Louisville that she reared as her own; sister, Lucille Caryle of Sandersville; son-in-law, Adam Gibbons of Louisville; sisters-in-law, Cora Lee Flournoy of Bartow, Ida Lee Flournoy of Far Rockaway, N.Y., and Maggie Moye of Tampa, Fla.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Family maybe contacted at the residence of her and son-in-law and daughter, Dale and Eunice Flournoy Devero, 521 ˝ Old Midville Hwy, Louisville or at Davis Funeral Home.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Thomas Hugh Frost Jr.
Mr. Thomas Hugh Frost Jr., 51, of Bartow died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at his residence.

A native of Washington County, Mr. Frost was a son of the late Thomas Hugh and Mervin Furtral Frost. He was a member of Wadley Baptist Church and employed in the construction industry.

Private family services will be held later this week.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Annie S. DeLoach.

Survivors include his wife, Kim Jones Frost; a son, Thomas H. Frost III; a daughter, Alexandria Frost, all of Bartow; brother-in-law, Bill DeLoach of Savannah; and a brother, Joseph Smith of South Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, family requests that memorials be made to the Cancer Society, 2607 Commons Blvd, Augusta, GA 30909 or to Trinity Hospice of Augusta, 2260 Wrightsboro Rd, Augusta, GA 30904.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Peggy Anne Burch Goodspeed
Peggy Anne Burch Goodspeed, 76, entered into rest on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008, at a local hospital.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Winslow Goodspeed; her parents, Henry Marshall Burch II and Mary Frances Norris Burch; and brother, Leon Furr Jr.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, in the chapel of the funeral home with Pastor John Biggs officiating. Interment followed later that afternoon in St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, at 3 p.m.

Mrs. Goodspeed had lived in Augusta for over 50 years. Mrs. Goodspeed was of the Baptist faith, a member of the Women’s Club of Augusta and volunteered as a Girl Scout Leader. She was an artist having several local showings of her works.

She is survived by her son, Raymond (Evelyn) Winslow Goodspeed, Martinez; daughters, Sherry (Johnny) Padgett Jr., Avera, and Mary Alta Goodspeed, Martinez; grandchildren, Saulena Vilano, Celeste Roberts, Jason Padgett, Joshua Winslow Goodspeed and Logan Nelson; 22 great-grandchildren; stepmother, Doris Burch, Griffin; sister, Carolyn (Leroy) Floyd, Hampton; brother, Henry Marshall Burch III, Jacksonville, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Columbia County Humane Society.

Elliott Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Frances "Frankie" Black Mathis
Mrs. Frances “Frankie” Black Mathis, 82, of Gibson entered into rest Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center, Thomson.

Mrs. Mathis was a member of Downs Church of God, a native of Washington County, but lived in Glascock County most of her life.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, at Fellowship Baptist Church with Rev. Carter E. Hudson, Rev. Brian L. Martin and Donnie Guy officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence Mathis; her parents, Fred and Louise Black; four sisters, Callie Mae Wheeler, Lilly Mae Simpson, Shirley Osborne and Lizzie Poole; and one brother, Jake Black.

Survivors include her son, Robert Newt (Velvet) Mathis of Gibson; two daughters, Judy M. (Eddie) Miller of Gibson, and Daisy E. (Donnie) Guy of Matthews; two brothers, Willie Black of Sandersville and Robert Black of Gibson; one sister, Martha Williford of Lakeland; and friend, Mrs. Lorene Markins; six grandsons, Lee Miller, Ric Miller, Josh Guy, Matt Guy, Cody Mathis and Adam Cochran; one great-grandson, Joshua Guy; and one great-granddaughter, Morgan Guy.

Pallbearers were Lee Miller, Ric Miller, Josh Guy, Larry Mathis, Matt Guy, Michael Wilkerson and Cody Mathis.

Memorials may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery in care of Mrs. Wilma Mathis, P.O. Box 25, Gibson, GA 30810.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Glover McNair
Funeral services for Mr. Glover McNair, 85, of Thomson were held on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008, at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Aldred C.M.E. Church with the Pastor Rev. George Glenn officiating. Interment was in the churchyard cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Debra (Vernon) Pinkston, Thomson; a son, Billy (Mary) McNair, Thomson; a stepdaughter, Betty Brown, Thomson; two sisters, Katie Mae Wells and Mary Hatcher, both of Wrens; a brother, George McNair, Deerfield, Fla.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Thomson Funeral System was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Robert Lewis "Joe Kid" Mills Jr.
Mr. Robert Lewis “Joe Kid” Mills Jr., 58, of Stapleton, entered into rest on Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at the University Hospital, Augusta.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Harts Grove Baptist Church, Stapleton, with the Rev. Dr. W.L. Jones, officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Ella Mills, Stapleton; three sons Freddie Fleming, Stapleton, Bernard (Michelle Burden) Fleming, Sandersville, and Robert Mills III, Stapleton; one daughter, Didi Mills, Tennille; mother, Katie Mae Wells, Stapleton; three brothers, Willie James Avery, Harlem, Eugene (Ann) Mills, Atlanta, and Thomas Wells Jr., Wrens; two sisters, Josephine (Larry) Murray, Wrens, and Bobbie Perry, Atlanta; two brothers-in-law, Otis Fleming, Sandersville, and Robert Wheeler, Wrens; two sisters-in-law Melinda Fleming, Wrens, and Lizzie Mae Cumming, Sandersville; 12 grandchildren, Jaylin, Rayanna, Naizzya, Nakeishanna, Anneshia, Diquain, Trevon, Shamire, Kenya, Keni, Kanesha, and Ke`Teman, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.


Mr. Frank Leon Nelson
Mr. Frank Leon Nelson, 54, of Augusta entered into rest on Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, at his residence.

Mrs. Nelson was the son of Marvin L. and Dell Williams Nelson and attended school in Wrens.

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, at Harlem Baptist Church with the Reverend Philip Vestal officiating.

Survivors include son, Adam (Katie) Nelson of Macon, and Matthew Nelson of Harlem; one brother, Gary (Kathy) Nelson of Virginia; and several cousins.

Starling Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Margie G. Nelson
Margie G. Nelson, 78, of North Augusta, S.C. entered into rest Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at Heartland Hospice.

Ms. Nelson was a native of North Carolina and retired bookkeeper with Highland Animal Hospital.

Memorial services were held Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, at 7 p.m. from the Chapel of Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors with Reverend David Shelton officiating.

Survivors include daughters, April (Ricky) Adkins of North Augusta, June James of Evans, and Holly Sue Nelson of Gibson; her son, Thomas L. (Joanie) Nelson of Evans; her sister, Annie Mae Fergerson of North Carolina; grandchildren, Rain Hadden, Kristin James, Katelyn Nelson, T.J. Nelson, Amanda Starr, Matthew Williford, Brandi Foust and Tyler Chesani; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 1365 Interstate Parkway, Augusta, Georgia 30909.

Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Ruth Dye Swint
Mrs. Mary Ruth Dye Swint, of Augusta, entered into rest on Monday, Feb. 18, 2008 at Trinity Hospital, Augusta.

She was born on May 25, 1915 in Warren County to the late John and Bertha Wood. Mrs. Swint was Personnel Manager for many years at the old H.L. Green Store on Broad Street and later retired from the State of Georgia Gracewood Division. She was a Christian and was a lifelong Baptist. At the time of her death was a member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church, Augusta.

She was buried beside her first husband at Mill Creek Baptist Church, Mitchell, on Wednesday Feb. 20, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. Graveside services were conducted by the Reverend Robert Fain and Reverend Andrew Menger of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Augusta.

She was predeceased by her first husband, L.P. Dye and her second husband, Daniel W. Swint; and three of her four siblings.

Survivors include three sons, Jerry B. Dye (Jane), Augusta, Larry Dye (Peggy) Evans, and Leonard Dye (Sylvia), of Evans; eight grandchildren, Jerry B. Dye Jr., Lynn D. Smith (Craig), Laura D. Evans (Marc), Scott G. Dye (Julie), Jonathan P. Dye, Karen D. Smith (Calvin), Jennifer D. Stewart (Larry), and Patricia Dye; 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Lillian McCathern, Mullins, S.C.

Pallbearers were Jerry Dye Jr., Scott Dye, Jonathan Dye, Craig Smith, Marc Evans and Larry Stewart.

Starling Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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