Obituaries
March 20, 2008 Issue

Mr. Roger E. Bennett
Mr. Roger E. Bennett of Hephzibah entered into rest on Sunday, March 9, 2008, at the V.A. Medical Center.

Mr. Bennett was a native of Louisville. After 22 years in the U.S. Army, he retired as Staff Sergeant having served during the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. He was a member of Belle Terrace Presbyterian Church.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 13, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Belle Terrace Presbyterian Church with Rev. Melvin Lowry officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive Memorial Garden with full military honors.

Survivors include his wife, Eloise Bennett; two daughters, Vickie L. Bennett, Atlanta, Alena J. Bennett, Macon; one son, Joseph Bennett, Atlanta; one sister, Rosa Simmons, Atlanta; goddaughter, Tonya Tabb, Augusta; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Belle Terrace Presbyterian Church Capital Improvement Fund, 2484 Golden Camp Rd., Augusta, GA 30906.

Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Jimmie Ethel R. Clark Chalker
Mrs. Jimmie Ethel R. Clark Chalker, 74, of Gibson entered into rest Thursday, March 13, 2008, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Chalker loved the Atlanta Braves and Georgia Bulldogs her favorites. Mrs. Chalker was a retired caregiver for the elderly, and she was a member of Walden United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2008 at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Richard Kitchens officiating. Burial followed at the Walden United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Chalker was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and everyone she knew. She loved gardening and sports.

Mrs. Chalker was preceded in death by her father, James L. Rooks; her mother, Pauline O. Faglier Rooks; her brothers, John O. Rooks, James M. Rooks; her sister, Joyce Dixon; grandchildren, Michael Clark and Ashley Usry.

Survivors include her children, Janet (Joe) Hall, Wrens, Julie Clark, Hephzibah, Ray (Tracy) Clark Jr., Mitchell, Sheree (Charlie) Wylds, Martinez, her brother, Etheridge L. Rooks; sisters, Willadean Kuykendall, Virginia Stanfield, Sonya (Algernon) Usry, and Shelby Harden; grandchildren, Eric (Rebecca) Clark, Chris (April) Clark, Holley Sparbel, Lee Hall, Timmy Silas Jr., Amanda (Michael) Clark, Cristal Clark, Lauren Wylds, Danny Wylds; five great-grandchildren, Mikayla Clark, Shaun Clark, Allyanna Clark, Mackenzie Sparbell, and Tristan Clark.

Pallbearers were Eric Clark, Chris Clark, Timmy Silas, Danny Wylds, Keith Usry and Bobby Smith.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Dorothy Jean "Dot" Loudermilk Crunkleton
Mrs. Dorothy Jean “Dot” Loudermilk Crunkleton, 68, of Toccoa died Sunday, March 9, 2008, at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

The daughter of Evelyn Scott Loudermilk and the late Robert Loudermilk, she was born in Stephens County, but lived in Wadley for a number of years. She was employed with the Louisville Hospital for a number of years and later retired from Toccoa Nursing Center.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at Toccoa Creek Baptist Church, with Rev. Larry Wilbanks and Rev. Donald Lumpkin officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include mother, Evelyn Loudermilk; children, Debbie Arnold, Randy and Tony Crunkleton; ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a brother, Gary Loudermilk; two sisters, Linda Lanier and Sue McLeod of Toccoa.

Acree-Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Deloris Davis
Funeral services for Mrs. Deloris Davis, 44, of Matthews was held Saturday, March 15, 2008, at 2 p.m. at the Thompson Springhill A.M.E. Church, Matthews, with the Rev. C. Myrick presiding and Rev. R. Edwards, Pastor, eulogist. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Ms. Julia Ann Farmer
Ms. Julia Ann Farmer, 41, of Wrens entered into rest Sunday, March 9, 2008.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 15, 2008, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Stapleton, with Rev. Dr. Frank Seabrook officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Moses M. Farmer and Richardo Farmer; a daughter, Keshara Evans; five brothers, Leotis (Jackie) Farmer, Nick Charles (Vickie) Farmer, Clifford Farmer, Robert (Sharon) Farmer, and Walter Farmer; five sisters, Lillie Mae Farmer, Mary Neely, Sandra J. (Mack) McKenzie, JoAnn Burton, and Charlene Farmer; a special friend, Karme “Jamar” Watson.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Sammie Lee Kelly
Mr. Sammie Lee Kelly of Louisville entered into rest March 6, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2008, at Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church in Louisville.

Survivors include his wife, Mae Kelly of Louisville; children, LaShondra (Tyrone) Bell and Thereasa (Winfred) Mills of Wrens, LaShanda Huntley of Jacksonville, Fla., Sammie Kelly Jr. of Louisville, Joyce Johnson of Harkerheights, Texas, Sabrina Nelson and Reggie Jackson of Killeen, Texas and Raymond (Mary) McNair of Warrenton; sisters and brothers, Tom (Carol) Kelly of Virginia Beach, Va., Louise Heggs of Massachusetts, Sallie (Ricky) Tarver of Jacksonville, Willie (Betty) Kelly and Ressie Seafus of Louisville and mother-in-law, Marlene Moore of Philadelphia, Pa.; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Jerry L. Kemp
Funeral services for Mr. Jerry L. Kemp of Augusta, who entered into rest on March 10, 2008, were conducted on Monday, March 17, 2008, at 4:30 p.m. at Spread Chapel A.M.E. Church in Stapleton, with Reverend C.W. Stone officiating. Interment was in Walker Memorial Park.


Mr. William "Bill" Kemp Jr.
Mr. William “Bill” Kemp Jr., 48, of Gibson entered into rest March 14, 2008.

Mr. Kemp was born in Kingsville, Texas, but lived in Glascock County, for the past 25 years. He was a 1977 graduate of Southeast Bullock High School, former Glascock County Recreation Department Coach and was a Glascock County High School assistant football coach. Mr. Kemp was a former Cub Scout Leader and a member of Faith Baptist Church in Madison.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Thomas Ghann and Wayne Ghann officiating. Interment followed in Faith Memorial Gardens, Madison.

Survivors include his wife, Angie Sturdivant Kemp, Gibson; sons, William F. Kemp III, Lakewood, N.J., and Andrew Chandler Kemp, Gibson; father, William F. Kemp Sr., Portal; mother, Anne H. Kemp, Portal; brothers, Bob Kemp (Sheila), SSGT Jeffrey T. Kemp ( Tammy), Ft. Riley, Kan.; sister, Ginny Kemp, Beaufort, S.C.; paternal grandmother, Anne Lee Kemp, Jacksonville, Fla.; sister-in-law, Gail Norris ( Eugene), Warrenton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were the Glascock County High School coaches.

Honorary Pallbearers were members of the Glascock County High School football team.

Memorials may be made to the Bill Kemp Memorial Fund c/o Habersham Bank 189 Legion Dr. Warrenton, GA 30828

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Christopher Charles Kitchens
Mr. Christopher Charles Kitchens, 45, of Gibson entered into rest Friday, March 14, 2008, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center, Thomson.

Funeral services were held Sunday, March 16, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Sheppard Funeral Home Chapel with Don Black officiating. Interment was in the Gibson First Baptist Church Cemetery.

A native of Richmond County, while living in Jefferson and Glascock counties all of his life, a sportsman, he loved hunting, fishing and riding his four wheeler. He was a truck driver

He was preceded in death by his father, Mr. S.M. Kitchens.

Survivors include his wife, Shelli Pittman Kitchens; his son, Christopher Kevin Kitchens of Stapleton; two daughters, Kristian Marie Kitchens and Destiny Eve Kitchens, both of Gibson; his mother, Mrs. Audrey Sheppard Kitchens of Stapleton; one brother, Larry (Joann) Kitchens of Gibson; one sister, Linda (Don) Black of Avera; one niece and nine nephews, three great-nieces and six great-nephews.

Pallbearers were Brian Davis, Greg Walden, Randy Black, Buddy Foskey, Dean Kitchens and Charles Reese.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Vearan Knight
Mrs. Vearan Knight of Brooklyn, N.Y. entered into rest on Sunday, March 2, 2008, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Her funeral was held on Saturday, March 15, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Tarvers Grove Baptist Church in Bartow, with Rev. Herman Baker officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her two sons, Kenneth (Stephanie) Knight and Tommy (Janice) Knight of Brooklyn, N.Y.; other children, Mary Knight, Brooklyn, N.Y. and John Knight, Bartow, reared as her own; four sisters, Lucille Hudson, Miami, Fla., Ethel Knight and Annie Joseph, Brooklyn, N.Y. and Celia Passmore, Teaneck, N.J.; three brothers, Yomma Knight Jr., Brooklyn, N.Y., and Earl Knight and Freddie Knight, Bartow; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Calvin Brinson, Otis Brinson Jr., Willie Lee Stevens, John Knight and Freddie Knight.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. George William Walden
The funeral services for Mr. George William Walden of Louisville were held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2008 at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville. Interment was in the Sugar Hill Cemetery in Wrens.

Mr. Walden was a native of Jefferson County, a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church and served in the United States Army for 20 years. He received his education in the Jefferson County school system.

Survivors include his daughter, Wanda Walden Coleman of Williston, S.C.; son, Major Charles (Laura) Gibbons of Louisville; sister, Elsie Walden of Louisville; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Lucile Pate Williams
Mrs. Lucile Pate Williams, 89, of East Point passed away on March 3, 2008.

She was a 1937 graduate of Russell High School in East Point and a life long member of Jefferson Avenue Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Williams was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Lonnie W. Williams. Her husband was a native of Glascock County. He was a 1941 graduate of Glascock County High School.

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 7, 2008, at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Rev. Darwin Caldwell officiated.

Survivors include one son, Mark A. Williams; sister, Frances Pate Dye of Union City; two sisters-in-law, Louise Pate of Mabelton, and Laura Williams-Smith of Louisville; one brother-in-law, Lewis Williams of Louisville; caregiver, Eugene Mitchell of East Point and a host of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Carmichael-Hemperley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Ms. Annie Bell Raye Ponder
Ms. Annie Bell Raye Ponder, 59, departed this Saturday, March 15, 2008, at an Augusta hospital.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 20, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wallace Mason officiating.

Ms. Ponder was the daughter of the late Lenora Heggs Gibbons and a member of the Ebenezer CME Church.

Survivors include her stepfather, Adam Gibbons; her aunts, Eunice (Dale) Devero and Dorothy (Robert) Dixon, Betty Loyd, Eula Myers of Louisville, Vira Kent, Carrie Smith, Rosa Williams, Amanda Brown and Ernest (Lue) Hines of Jacksonville, Fla.; her siblings, Geneva Gray, Mary Raye, Susie Raye of Jacksonville, Fla., Mary Johnson and Norma Thomas of Louisville; goddaughter, Ora Sanders of Louisville; special friends, Isaiah Ponder and Cleveland Jordan; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Family may be contacted at the residence of her aunt and uncle, Eunice and Dale Devero, 521 ½ Old Midville, Hwy, Louisville, GA

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Leona Howard Williams
Mrs. Leona Howard Williams, 86, departed this life Monday, March 17, 2008, at an Augusta Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 22, 2008, at noon at the Canaan Galilee Baptist Church and Lone Star Society Cemetery.

Mrs. Williams was a native of Jefferson County, the daughter of the late Myles and Aselene Cooper Howard, the widow of the late Jimmie Lee Williams Sr., a member of the Canaan Galilee Baptist Church where she served as an usher for many years. She was also a member of the Lone Star Society.

Survivors include her children, Freddie Williams, Lamar (Henrietta) Williams, and Alvin “Jig” Williams of Louisville, Mary Williams of Statesboro, Queen Ester (Robert) Jackson of Korea, Jimmie (Careese) Williams of Hephzibah, Sandra (Clifford) Russ of Millington, Tenn.; her sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Fannie Maude Howard of Louisville and Rose Williams of Augusta, Eddie Williams of Jacksonville, Fla.; 19 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family maybe contacted at the residence of Robert and Queen Ester Jackson, 1462 Oakwood Drive, Louisville or at Davis Funeral Home.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Bessie Lee Wilson
Mrs. Bessie Lee Wilson of Homestead, Fla., entered into rest March 5, 2008, at Homestead Hospital.

Mrs. Wilson was a native of Glascock County and a member Piney Grove Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 15, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church, Gibson, with Rev. Carlos Newton officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Jessie Wilson, Homestead; a daughter, Barbara (Leslie) Floyd, Fort Myers, Fla.; two sisters, Clara Annett Walker Magargel, Jersey City, N.J., Evelyn Walker Turner, Augusta; three grandchildren, Todd Robinson, Douglasville, Denisha Seed, Fort Myers, and Leo L. Seed, Florida; two great-grandchildren, Cayona Edwards and Ashanti Crawford, Fort Myers; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Dent’s Undertaking Establishment was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. James Wimburn
Mr. James Wimburn, 84, of Augusta entered into rest on Saturday, March 15, 2008, at the Charlie Norwood V. A. Medical Center.

A native of Wrens, James was the son of the late James Lawson Wimburn and the late Agnes Fleming Wimburn. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was co-owner of Interstate Supply Company. James was a member of Burns Memorial United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Elliott Sons Funeral Home Lumpkin Road Chapel with Reverend Bill Burch officiating. Interment followed in Wrens Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Barry Nichols, Steve Clark, Millwee Owens III, John Dixon, Bill Owens and Bill Dixon. Honorary pallbearers were Millwee Owens Jr., Forrest Silvey, Cliff Watton and Dr. Rob Collier.

Survivors include his wife, Lillian Dixon Wimburn; two sons, James Michael (Pam) Wimburn of Appling, and John Burke Wimburn of Augusta; two daughters, Bonnie Wimburn Smith of Portland, Ore. and Diane Clark of North Augusta, S.C.; eight grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Agnes Fleming Silvey and Eleanor Fleming Powell both of Augusta.

The family received friends on Monday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Elliott Sons was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Julie E. Wright
Miss Julia E. Wright of New York, N.Y., formerly of Wrens, had a graveside committal service on Thursday, March 13, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Sugar Hill Cemetery, Wrens with the Rev. Dr. W.L. Jones, officiating.

Survivors are goddaughters, Sharon Carson and Nicole Vaughn and a host of other relatives and friends.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

ADVERTISEMENT

 


The News and Farmer P.O. Box 487 Louisville, GA 30434
(478) 625-7722 or (706) 547-6629 - (478) 625-8816 fax
E-mail us at: news@thenewsandfarmer.com

Website designed and maintained by John Kitchens Website Design.

Send mail to webmaster with questions
or comments about this web site.
Information is subject to change without notice.