Obituaries
May 1, 2008 Issue

Dianne “DiDi” S. Brown
Mrs. Dianne “DiDi” S. Brown of Avera entered into rest Saturday, April 26, 2008. Mrs. Brown passed away at her home surrounded by her husband, her children, her sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Brown was a member of Waldens United Methodist Church. She was the daughter of the late F.O. and Dorothy Holton Saunders.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 28, 2008, at 4 p.m. at Waldens United Methodist Church with Reverends Tom Edwards, Dewey Henderson and Marvin Goodman officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Brown; her children, Mark Patrick (Nicole) Brown and Michael Paul (Ashley) Brown; brother, F.O. “Sonny” (Marty) Saunders and Wayne (Maxine) Saunders; sisters, Brenda (Jerry) Josey, Nancy (Tom) Austin, Kathy (Wayne) Josey and Gwenn (Roy) Pope; grandchildren, Ashleigh Brown, Autumn Brown, Beau Brown, Sophie Brown, Ella Brown and Baby Girl Brown.

Pallbearers were Hubie Saunders, Lance Poole, Brad Poole, Andrew Austin, David Josey, Phillip Josey, William Richards and Mike McGahee.

Memorials may be made to Waldens United Methodist Church, 1760 Walden Church Road, Avera, Ga. 30803. James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Sarah Rogers Clements
Mrs. Sarah Rogers Clements, 89, of Wrens entered into rest Thursday, April 24, 2008, at the Gibson Health and Rehab Center.

Mrs. Clements was a member of Wrens Baptist Church where she was member of Agnes Martin Sunday School class and also was a member of Wrens Keenagers. She was the wife of the late Phillip Clements, and the daughter of the late Earl and Julia Weeks Rogers.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 26, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Wrens Baptist Church, with Rev. Julian West and Rev. Stan Littleton officiating. Burial followed at Wrens City Cemetery.

Mrs. Clements was preceded in death by her son, John Gregory Clements; brothers, Earl Rogers and John Leslie Rogers; a sister, Minnie Newsome; and a grandson, Tony Kitchens.

Survivors include her children, Raley (Mary Ann) Clements, Wrens, Emory (Dale) Clements, Wrens, Jeanette (Charles) McCorkle, Dearing, Gene (Katie) Clements, Thomson, Vera (Edward) Kennedy, Warthen, Harold (Janice) Clements, Matthews; 11 grandchildren, Vic Clements, Vance Clements, Greg Clements, Lisa McDonald, Michael McGahee, Kevin McGahee, Nancy Morgan, Becky Olomon, Cathy Key Woods, Hal Clements and Chris Clements; 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Elizabeth Davis, Wrens; and a brother, James Rogers, Augusta.

Pallbearers were her grandsons.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Diabetic Association, or Gideon’s International.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Adam Gibbons
Mr. Adam Gibbons departed this life Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at his residence.

Mr. Gibbons was a native of Jefferson County, the husband of the late Lenora Heggs Gibbons, son of the late Robert and Annie Mae Gibbons, a member of the Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church and a retired lumber processor.

Graveside services were held Thursday, April 24, 2008, at 4 p.m. at the Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church cemetery.

Survivors include his sister, Lizzie Gibbons Seafus of Louisville; his aunt, Mila “Candy” Roberson of Louisville; sisters-in-law, Dorothy (Robert) Dixon, Eunice (Dale) Devero, John (Gloria) Flournoy of Mt. Vernon; a host of loving and devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Active Pallbearers were Jack Gibbons, Earl Roberts, Dale Devero, Jeffery Whitfield, John Davis and Tommie Fleming.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Ms. Shelby Jean Harden
Ms. Shelby Jean Harden, 72, of Keysville entered into rest Saturday, April 26, 2008, at Keysville Nursing Home and Rehab Center.

Ms. Harden was a member of Waldens United Methodist Church and was retired from Stapleton Garment Company. She had been crowned Ms. Keysville Nursing Home and Rehab Center Queen for 2007.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., on Monday, April 28, 2008, at James Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Timothy Pendrey officiating. Burial followed at Waldens United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Ms. Harden was preceded in death by her parents, James L. and Pauline F. Rooks; siblings, Jimmie Chalker, John Rooks, James Rooks and Joyce Dixon.

Survivors include a brother, Etheridge L. Rooks; three sisters, Willadean Kuykendall, Virginia Stanfield, and Sonya Usry; and a special cousin, Margaret Rooks.

Pallbearers were nephews, Barry Rooks, Tim Rooks, Steve Rooks, Joey Stanfield, Jim Stanfield and Keith Usry.

Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Davis, Glynn Wallace, Terry Redfern, James May, Terry Redfern, and Clarence Reese.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Johnny J. Kitchens
Mr. Johnny J. Kitchens of Keysville entered into rest Friday, April 25, 2008, at the Heartland Hospice.

Funeral services were held Sunday, April 27, 2008, at 2 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. James Ford officiating. Burial followed at Jefferson Memorial Garden.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Denny Prickett
Mr. Denny Prickett, 46, of Keysville entered into rest Sunday, April 20, 2008.

Mr. Prickett was a truck driver for Knight’s Butchering and Processing Company. He is the son of Maggie Ruth Prickett and the late George Franklin Prickett.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at 3 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Revs. Wayne Lanier and Baxter Stanley officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

Survivors include his daughters, Heather Denise Castro (Jose) and Jessica Tracie Prickett, both of Hephzibah; companion, Debra Coleman, Keysville; grandson, Jose Alfonso Castro Jr.; three sisters, Patricia Bryant, Wrens, Woudia Farthing, Wrens, and Martha Bryant, Clearwater, Fla.; four brothers, Edward Bryant, Wrens, Charles Bryant, Keysville, David Bryant, Grovetown, and George Prickett, Wrens; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Allen Prickett, Freddie Prickett, John Coleman, Gerald Meadows, Johnny Atkinson, Buddy Wilcher Jr., Juan Castro and Rigoberto Resendiz.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Ruby Raley
Mrs. Ruby Raley, 79, of Mitchell entered into rest Thursday, April 24, 2008, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Raley was the owner and manager of Raley’s Restaurant for 24 years. She was the wife of the late Thurman Lamar Raley.

Funeral Services were held at 3p.m. on Sunday, April 27, 2008, at Mt. Zion Congregational Methodist Church, with Rev. Al Kurtz and Rev. Wendell Thomas officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Laura Jane Raley Smith; a sister, Bessie Thigpen; two brothers, George Rabun and Carl B. Rabun; and her parents, Lillian Landrum and Homer Raley.

Survivors include two sons, Phil (Sandra) Raley and Bill (Dorothy) Raley both of Mitchell; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Clements of Charlotte, N.C.; grandchildren, Mandy Todd, Mitch Raley, Phillip Raley and Lindsey Coleman; great-grandchildren, Nathan Todd, Jaycee Todd, Blake Raley, Andie Raley and Gavin Coleman.

Pallbearers were Mitch Raley, Phillip Raley, Justin Raley, Michael Todd, Larry Whooten, Michael Coleman, Glen Bryant, Parett Rabun, Clarke Rabun and Nathan Todd.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Ms. Mary Byrd Shivers
Ms. Mary Byrd Shivers, 93, of Waynesboro entered into rest Monday, April 21, 2008, at the Keysville Nursing Home.

She was born Sept. 3, 1914, in Jefferson County to the late Barney and Lily Byrd. Ms. Shivers had lived in Burke County for the past 72 years. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Vidette Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.

Graveside Services were held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at Rose Dhu Cemetery, Vidette, with Dr. Neely Gaston of Due West, S.C. officiating.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul H. Shivers Sr.

Survivors include four children, Paul H. Shivers Jr. (Judy) of Waynesboro, John G. Shivers (Gloria), Frances Johnson (Gary), and Ann Bevan (Frank), all of Vidette; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Flowers are being accepted, but memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

DeLoach Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Edward Tremble Sr.
Mr. Edward Tremble Sr. of Louisville departed this life Thursday, April 24, 2008.

Mr. Tremble was a native of Jefferson County. He joined the Pine Hill Baptist Church at an early age and attended Jefferson County public school.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at noon at Magnolia Baptist Church and cemetery.

Survivors include his children, Lakeia (Michael) Robinson of Rota, Spain, Tremeka (James Terrell) Tremble of Marietta, Edward Tremble Jr. of Louisville; his parents, James and Beatrice Jones Tremble of Louisville; his siblings, James Otis (Carolyn) Tremble, Dorothy Tremble (Alfornia) Tennyson, Milton (Mary) Tremble, Jesse (Denise) Tremble, Tommie (April) Mack all of Louisville, Valerie (Terries) Peeples of Wrens; grandchildren, Zion Robinson, Xcelelsior Robinson, Youssou Robinson and Jawuan Terrell; foster brothers and sisters, Mozella Grant, Wanda James, Otis Lee Blair, Donnell James and Curtis James of Louisville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Margie Davis Humphrey
Mrs. Margie Davis Humphrey, 88, of Louisville, died Friday, April 25, 2008, at the Washington County Extended Care Facility following an extended illness.

Mrs. Humphrey was born in Washington County, the daughter of the late Ralph Davis Sr. and the late Elizabeth Joiner Davis. She was a homemaker and a former seamstress for the Market Manufacturing Company. Mrs. Humphrey was a member of the Louisville Baptist Church and the Fidelis Sunday School class.

Funeral services were held Sunday, April 27, 2008, at 3 p.m. at the Louisville Baptist Church with burial in the Davisboro City Cemetery. Rev. Larry Montgomery and Rev. Larry Glover officiated.

Mrs. Humphrey is predeceased by her husband Pierce B. Humphrey.

Survivors include her sister, Mary Glover of Riddleville; her sister-in-law Betty Humphrey of Sandersville; and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Glover, Jody Glover, Dan Glover, Curtis Wilcher, Ronald Davis, Benjamin Davis, Allen Bowen and Bob Powell.

Honorary pallbearers were Frank Hartley, Ott Stephens, Brother Henderson, Butch Dollar, Tom Armistead, Harry Veal, Lawson Cook, Bud Bowles and Mike McDowell.

Donations may be made to the Washington County Extended Care Family Council Fund P.O. Box 636, Sandersville, GA. 31082.

May and Smith Funeral Directors of Sandersville was in charge of these arrangements.


Mr. Harold K. Young
Harold K. Young, 86, of Grovetown entered into rest Thursday, April 24, 2008, at a local hospital. Mr. Young lived in the area all his life and retired from E.I. DuPont after working there for 28 years. He was a member of Cliffwood Presbyterian Church for 46 years, serving as Deacon and Elder. Mr. Young served his country in WWII in the Army Air Force with the Mighty Eighth.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2008, at Cliffwood Presbyterian Church with Pastor Charles Rector and Pastor Michael Cannon officiating. Burial followed at Wrens Memorial Cemetery in Wrens.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter J. and Nannie Brown Young; brothers, Jim and W.J. Young; and sisters, Lucia Grant, Marie Moore, Edith Whittle and Kathryn Young.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Helen Beckworth Young; a son, Kenneth Young, North Augusta; daughter, Sue (John) Strange, Lawrenceville; four grandchildren, Hunter Young, Jarrad Young, both of Augusta, Taylor Strange, Lawrenceville, and Rachel Young, North Augusta; and one great-grandchild, Gage Young.

Elliott Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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