Obituaries
June 5, 2008 Issue

Mrs. Jessie Bell Brown
Mrs. Jessie Bell Brown, 97, of Wrens passed on Saturday, May 24, 2008, at Glendale Nursing Home in Wadley.

Funeral services for Mrs. Brown were held on Saturday, May 31, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the New Zion Baptist Church, Wrens, with the Rev. Dr. W.L. Jones, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Stone Springfield A.M.E. Church cemetery, Stapleton.

Survivors include two daughters, Viola Neal-Hill, Wrens, and Alice Ruth (Ed) Smith, Mullins, S.C.; one son, Albert (Yvonne) Walker, Evans; one stepson, James (Plexie) Brown; three stepdaughters, Ollie Brown, Emma Swan and Sarah Flournoy, all of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a friend, Emma Nelson, Wrens; several generations of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Ivera Douglas Clark
Mrs. Ivera Douglas Clark, 108, of Wrens entered into rest on Tuesday, May 20, 2008.

Mrs. Clark was born to the late Mr. and Mrs. Forest Douglas on Jan. 1, 1900 in Stapleton.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, May 25, 2008, at the First Baptist Church, Stapleton, at 4 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Frank Seabrooks officiating. Interment was in the Vining Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Lue (Ernest) Brown, Wrens; one brother, Charlie (Christen) Pollen, Dearing; grandson, Roman Gilpen, Augusta; four great-grandchildren, Denise (Maurice) Wimberly, Augusta; Sharon (George) Sims, Wrens, Melissa (Willie) Nelson, Louisville; Franklin Gilpen, Augusta; 10 great-great-grandchildren; two great-great-great-grandchildren; one granddaughter-in-law, Barbara Gilpen, Augusta; friend, Francis Connell; and a host of family and friends.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Jessie Sue Collins
Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Sue Collins, 71, of Thomson were held on Friday, May 30, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Thankful Baptist Church, Gibson, with Pastor, Rev. Leroy Hudson officiating. Interment, was in the churchyard cemetery.

Survivors include five daughters, Mary E. Carter, Janice (Larry) Crawford, both of Augusta, Patricia (Kevin) Baird, Columbia, S.C., Geraldine (Herman) Brisbon-Mathis, Thomson, and Candes (Jeff) Hood, Springlake, N.C.; one brother, Frankie Lee Carter, Thomson; five stepdaughters, Charlenia Collins, Betty Crawford, both of Boston, Mass., Deborah Griffin, Linda Hunt, and Monica Murphy, all of Thomson; 13 grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Thomson Funeral System was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Julia Lee Flonnory
Mrs. Julia Lee Flonnory, 71, Wadley departed this life at University Hospital, Augusta.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 8, 2008, at 4:30 p.m. at the Pierce Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery.

Mrs. Flonnory was a native of Jefferson County, a member of the Pierce Grove Baptist Church and a retired CNA at Glendale Nursing Home.

Survivors include her son, Roger Lee (Annie Hill) Heggs of Wadley; sisters and brothers, Willie Mae Heggs and Mae Frances Heggs of Wadley, Louise Heggs of Massachussetts, Alice Heggs of Louisville, Ed (Alice) Heggs of Bartow and Johnnie Heggs of California; her grandchildren, Roger Gilmore of Atlanta and Regina Gilmore of Wadley; great-grandchildren, Kydon Gilmore, Raewon Cuyler, Savion Tennyson, Rogerick Gilmore of Wadley; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Annie Ruth Flonnory of Bartow, and Issac Flonnory of Delaware; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Family maybe contacted at the residence, 7001 Old US 1, Wadley or at Davis Funeral Home.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Corinne Davis Kitchens
Mrs. Corinne Davis Kitchens, 87, of Boca Raton, Fla. entered into rest Friday, May 30, 2008, at the Manor Care Nursing Home, Boca Raton.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2008, at Mitchell United Methodist Church with Rev. Mary Ann Braswell officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Kitchens was a native of Lincolnton and a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Cecil H. Kitchens; and her parents, David A. and Carrie Nash Davis.

Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Ulman of Boca Raton and Joy Kitchens of Coronado, Calif.; one son, Henry (Joyce) of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Christine Geeter of Augusta; one sister-in-law, Florence Downs of Mitchell; three grandsons, Christopher Ullman, Chris Huffman and Mike Huffman; one granddaughter, Lisa (David) Hayman; and one great-grandson, Sean Ullman.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Friends may call at the residence of Thomas and Carol Downs, Mitchell.

Sheppard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Sammie Lamb
Mr. Sammie Lamb entered into rest on Saturday, May 31, 2008, at Heartland Hospice. Coach Lamb was a native of Louisville. He was a 1947 graduate of Louisville Academy and a 1952 graduate of Middle Georgia College. He later earned his education degree at Georgia Southern University. Before graduating from college, he joined the Navy for two years where he was involved in the Berlin airlift and played sports on armed forces teams. While in the Navy, his team won the Military Air Transport Football Championship. He began his coaching career at Emanuel County Institute and went on to coach at Wadley High School, LBC and the Academy of Richmond County (1966-1983). After retiring as athletic director at ARC, he coached teams at the Columbia County Recreation Department, Briarwood Academy and Thomas Jefferson Academy. His coaching career included football, baseball, basketball, tennis and track. Coach Lamb was a member of the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association and a member of Marvin United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at Louisville United Methodist Church with Rev. Chuck Hodges officiating. Burial followed in Louisville Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Gayle Senn Lamb of Grovetown; his sons, Pound (Liz) Lamb of Nashville, Tenn., and Richmond (Heather) Lamb of Atlanta; daughters, Nancy Lamb of Augusta and the late Bufort Lamb McNeely; grandchildren, Clay and Anna; brother, Ray (Linda) Lamb of Commerce.

Pallbearers were Tommy Way, Dennis Atkins, Danny Fitzgerald, Ronnie Hayslip, Lanson Raley, Chuck McMillan, Jet Beckum and Gerald Barnes.

Honorary pallbearers were James Wasden, Clarence Henderson, Ben McElreath, Bill Sizemore, Wayne Bolt, Bobby Azar, Roy Poole, Alton Snider, Ted Jenkins, Frank McGowan, Jay Wisner, Kendrick Shelton, Tom Lamb, C.H. Cofer, David Caver, Benton Bryant, Melvin Johnson, Harold Rhodes, Jerry Hathaway, Buddy Rivers, Benny McWhorter, Frank Lamb, Gilbert Livingston, Brad Usry, Robert Lamb and members of the 1952 Middle Georgia College Football Team.

Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Iris Price Livingston
Iris Price Livingston, 61, of Louisville died at her residence on Tuesday, May 27, 2008. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

May and Smith Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Willie Ann Hannah Patrick
Mrs. Willie Ann Hannah Patrick, 67, of Glenside, Pa. and formerly of Jefferson County (Avera), died Friday, May 23, 2008.

Funeral services were conducted on Saturday, May 31, 2008, at 10 a.m. at the Beloved Baptist Church, Philadelphia, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Annie Mae Wright Hannah and Willie Horace Hannah Sr.; and daughter, Karla Patrick.

Survivors include Dwain Patrick, Glenside; five sisters, Ida H. Ghee, Evon Hannah, Philadelphia, Pa., Mary L. Crum, Dorothy H. Wright and Marie (Granvil) Lamkin, all of Augusta; three brothers, John (Gussie) Hannah, Atlanta, Horace (Tinnie) Hannah Jr., Augusta, and Morris (Ceola) Hannah, Wrens; sister-in-law, Amy E. Hannah, Milledgeville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Congleton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Courtesy of Freeman Funeral Home.


Mrs. Janie Lafavor Prescott
Mrs. Janie Lafavor Prescott, 98, of Plantation, Fla. died Saturday, May 24, 2008.

Mrs. Prescott was born April 12, 1910 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam (Lula) Lafavor in Matthews. She was the 11th child out of 12. At an early age, she joined Flat Rock Baptist Church. She moved to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in the 1930s. There she became a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church and served until her health failed.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 2, 2008, at Flat Rock Baptist Church in Matthews, with Rev. Rufus Williams officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dave Prescott; her son, Robert Lafavor; and seven brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include one granddaughter, Barbara “Vonnie” Russ; three great-grandchildren, Tanares, Patrice and Patrick; a number of great-great-grandchildren, all of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; four nephews, Cute Cell Lafavor, Jerome Lafavor of Augusta, James Lafavor of Wrens, and Frank Lafavor of Louisville; one niece, Essie Prescott of Augusta; two great-nieces, Susie Fletcher and Claretha Curry of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a host of great- and great-great-nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were nephews.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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