Obituaries
March 13, 2008 Issue

Mr. Robert Lewis Cunningham Sr.
Mr. Robert Lewis Cunningham Sr. departed this life Sunday, March 9, 2008, at an Emanuel County nursing facility.

Mr. Cunningham was a native of Jefferson County.

Private Services were held Wednesday, March 12, 2008.

Survivors include his wife, Katie Mae Cunningham of Louisville; his children, Willie Mae (Arcefus) of Wadley, Robert Lewis Cunningham Jr., Eddie Lee (Carolyn) Cunningham, Eugene Cunningham, Ronnie Cunningham, all of Louisville, Tommie Lee Cunningham, Bill Cunningham, Gail (Marcus) White, Diane Cunningham and Lisa Cunningham, all of Augusta; 25 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; a host of loving cousins, including two special cousins, John and Zannie Cunningham of Louisville.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Richard Ellis
Mr. Richard Ellis, 22, of Gibson entered into rest Friday, March 7, 2008.

Mr. Ellis was a member of Gibson First Baptist Church.

Graveside services were held Monday, March 10, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Wrens Memorial Garden, with Pastor Diane Evans officiating.

Mr. Ellis is preceded in death by his mother, Georgia Newman.

Survivors include his father, William Haynes Ellis Sr.; a brother, Darien (Dale) Ellis; three sisters, Dawn (John) Toney, Roxanna (Charles) Reese and Tammy Williams; his grandfather, John “Papa” Cooler; three nieces and nine nephews, and his girlfriend Stephanie Thompson.

Pallbearers were Cliff McGahee, J.T. Toney, Lance Ellis, Billy Boulineau and Alvey Lamb.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Alexander Lincoln Goodson
Mr. Alexander Lincoln Goodson, 54, formerly of Wrens entered into rest at the Hahnenan Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. on March 5, 2008.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at 2:30 p.m. at the New Zion Baptist Church, Wrens, with the Rev. Dr. W. L. Jones officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita M. Goodson, Philadelphia, Pa.; seven children, Neatra Moore, Philadelphia, Pa., Dalmon (Bridget) Smith, Petersburg, Va., Alexandria (Jerome) Blanks, Ala., Dyneius (Dolly) Goodson, Mitchell, Darneia Goodson, Hephzibah, Keisha Goodson, Tasha Goodson, both of Augusta; mother, Reba Goodson, Wrens; five sisters Ella (Marty) Smith, Albany, Faye Smith, Atlanta, Cheryl Davis, Rock Away, N.Y., Eleanor (Larry) Jackson, and Carolyn Thomas, Wrens; seven brothers, James (Christine) Goodson Jr., John W. Goodson, Stanley R. (Martha) Goodson, all of Wrens, Eddie James (Marta) Goodson, Clayton (Linda) Goodson, both of Augusta, Walter Thomas, Avera , and Michael (Wanda) Thomas, Atlanta; two brothers-in-law, Ronald Moore and Kenny Moore both of Philadelphia, Pa.; two sisters-in-law, Marion Harden, Keysville, Junie Mae Palmer, Matthews; 17 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Frank James Maddox Sr.
Mr. Frank James Maddox Sr. of Augusta entered into rest Sunday, March 2, 2008, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Maddox was a native of Richmond County and a dedicated and faithful member of Immaculate Conception Church and the Church of the Most Holy Trinity; served as a Eucharistic Minister; volunteered to transport church members; a graduate of Immaculate Conception Academy and attended Boggs Academy in Keysville, where he completed a course of study in Automotive Sciences and was employed at the Savannah River Plant. He coached various youth athletic teams; helped with the establishment of the Carrie Mays Community Center; served as chairman of the Turpin Hill Neighborhood Association and delivered Meals on Wheels.

Funeral mass was held Friday, March 7, 2008, at 12:15 p.m. at The Church of the Most Holy Trinity with Father Michael Lubinsky officiating. Burial was in Walker Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Mattie Maddox, Augusta; three children, Frank James (Ilene) Maddox Jr., Minnetonka, Minn., Christopher A. (Deborah) Maddox Sr., Bear, Del., and Dr. Lisa M. Maddox, Havre de Grace, Md.; three sisters, Rev. DeBirdie Pugh, Washington, D.C., Janie O’Bryant, and Carrie Patricia Parks, both of Augusta; eight grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and god children.

Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. William Ross
William Ross, 54, of Swainsboro entered into rest on Sunday, March 2, 2008, at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta after an extended illness.

Graveside services were Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at 11 a.m. in the Coleman Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery in Jefferson County with Elder Tommy Rountree officiating.

Mr. Ross was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence L. and Mabel Nunley Ross.

Survivors include two sisters, Peggy Ross of Leesburg, and Linda Pierce of Temple; two brothers, Johnny Jack Ross of Augusta, and Kenneth Lee Ross of Hepzibah.

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.


Retired SSG Timothy E. Standridge
Retired SSG Timothy E. Standridge, 67, of Dearing entered into rest on Friday, March 7, 2008, at the VA Medical Center, Augusta.

Mr. Standridge was born in Augusta and was retired from the US Army having served in Korea and Vietnam. He was the recipient of numerous awards including the Purple Heart. Mr. Standridge was a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2008, at Dearing Full Gospel Church with the Reverend Eddie Renew and the Reverend Jerry Rockefeller officiating with full Military Honors. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include wife, Anna E. Standridge; one son, Robert Standridge, Dearing; five daughters, Michaela Poster, Germany, Ingrid Dennis, Manning, S.C., Yutta Martin, Augusta, Sylvia Evans, Dearing, and Cynthia Lee, Louisville; and 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were members of the military.

Starling Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Nathaniel "Nath" Tucker
Funeral services for Mr. Nathaniel “Nath” Tucker, 79, of Mitchell were held on Sunday, March 9, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev. Augustus Lockhart officiating. Interment, was in the churchyard cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Agnes Cheeley Tucker, Mitchell; three sons, Willie Tucker, Atlanta, James (Nancy) Tucker, Sparta, and Larry (Alice) Tucker, Mitchell; three daughters, Mary Lois Kitchens and Lenora Tucker, both of Mitchell, and Cindy Tucker, Sparta; one sister, Lois Tucker, Mitchell; one brother, Willie G. Tucker, Augusta; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Haynes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Deacon Roy C. Wilcher
Deacon Roy C. Wilcher, 49, of Wrens died Thursday, March 6, 2008.

Mr. Wilcher was born Feb. 4, 1959, to Mattie Mitts and the late Henry Mitts. He joined Canaan Galilee Baptist Church where he served faithfully until last year when he joined Flat Rock Missionary Baptist Church. Mr. Wilcher was a musician for 31 years.

Funeral services for were held on Sunday, March 9, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Canaan of Galilee Baptist Church, Louisville, with Pastor Robert Stokes, officiating. Interment was in Flat Rock Missionary Baptist Church cemetery, Matthews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Mitts; a brother, Kenny Mitts; and a sister, Mattie Will Mitts.

Survivors include his wife, Levonne A. Wilcher, Wrens; two daughters, Rosalyn Houston, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Queira “Kacey” Walden, Wrens; one son, Brandon Wilcher, Wrens; one granddaughter, Charisma Moss, Florida; mother Mattie Mitts, Wrens; six sisters, Bessie (David) Wins, Lenola (Willie) Wicker, Louisville, Carolyn (Hoyt) Hollins Jr., Wrens, Henrietta (Lenton) Warren, Milledgeville, Addie (Eric) Wallace, Atlanta, and Elaine (Willie) Neal, Sparta; four brothers, Lawrence (Juanita) Mitts, Larry Mitts, both of Wrens, Linton Mitts, Hephzibah, and Robert (Alberta) Wilcher, Atlanta; one aunt, Eva Mae Smith, Warthen; and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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