June 26, 2008 Issue

Mrs. Geneva Patterson Brown
Mrs. Geneva Patterson Brown of Louisville died Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mrs. Brown was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County, daughter of the late Charlie and Annie Bell Ponder Patterson. She was a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church where she was a missionary and served as an usher for many years. She was also a member of the Court-Leon Society. She was united in marriage to the late Wallace Brown in January 1940.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 20, 2008, at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville with Rev. Charles Brown officiating and Rev. Isaac Culberth presiding.

Preceding Mrs. Brown in death were her siblings, Lamar Patterson, Henry Patterson, Willie Patterson, Bartha Long, Grady Evans, Fannie Fields, Dennie C. Walden and Annie Bell Walden.

Survivors include her children, Wallace (Lillie) Brown Jr., William “Homer” (Anna) Brown Sr., Mattie (Robert) Williams and Walter Brown of Louisville, Geneva (Edward Sr.) Gay and Mary Jane Brown of Detroit, Mich.; sister-in-law Gladys Patterson of Augusta; goddaughter, Margaret Walker of Louisville; 24 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Honorary pallbearers were deacons and trustees of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church.

Active pallbearers were Travis Brown, Tyler Brown, Stephen Boyd, Marjarius Bell, Terry Davis and Travis Brown.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Lena Mae Butler
Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Mae Butler, 81, of Mitchell were held on Saturday, June 21, 2008, at 2 p.m. at William Grove Baptist Church, Mitchell, with Pastor, Rev. Golden Lott officiating, and Prophet Darrell Warthen, eulogist. Interment was in the churchyard cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Ossie Mae (M. H.) Warthen, Mitchell; two grandsons, Michael (Ida) Warthen, Grovetown, and Darrell (Darlene) Warthen, Mitchell; two brothers, Melton Bell, Thomson, and Jessie Bell, Wrens; two sisters, Annie Bell, Wrens, and Lynda Bell, St. Petersburg, Fla.; three great-granddaughters; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Haynes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Ms. Marion Danford
Ms. Marion Danford entered into eternal rest on Monday, June 16, 2008, in Wadley.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 21, 2008, at 1 p.m. at Blounts Chapel AME Church in Bartow, with Rev. John Edwards officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers were Johnny Bostic, Ricky McGhee, Curtis Danford, David Danford, Melvin Danford and Perry Graves.

Survivors include a daughter, Margaret (Jimmy) Danford Kirkland, Wadley; two sons, David (Jackie) Danford, Wadley, and Curtis (Gail Marie) Danford, Swainsboro; two sisters, Mary Jones and Pauline (Al) Brown, Wadley; two brothers, Freddie Lee Danford, Wadley, and Earnest Lee Danford, Sandersville; seven grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, five sisters-in-law, four brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Edtwon "Twon" Jackson
Funeral services for Mr. Edtwon “Twon” Jackson, 22, Thomson were held Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at 4 p.m. at the Mt. Aldred C.M.E. Church, Warren County, with Rev. Darnell Brantley Sr. officiating. Interment was in the churchyard cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Lisa (Luther) Franklin, Thomson; father, Eddie (Latrenda) Jackson, Thomson; paternal grandmother, Martha Jackson, Thomson; one daughter, Tylia Ri’shae Jackson, Thomson; two sisters, Shatara Ivey, Thomson, and Trice Miller, Sandersville; two brothers, Brandon R. Hart, Thomson and Sincere White, Connecticut; three aunts, Eleanor (Ronnie) Cleveland, Lincolnton, Sheron Ivey, Thomson, and Aleshia Wilcher, Wrens; four uncles, James (Janet) McNair, Warrenton, Morris (Janet) Beasley, and Patrick (Patricia) Jackson, both of Thomson, Willie Ellison Beasley, Augusta; and a host of great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins and friends.

Thomson Funeral System was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Joseph Oscar McDonald
Mr. Joseph Oscar McDonald, 90, of Augusta entered into rest Monday, June 16, 2008, at the Medical College of Georgia.

Mr. McDonald was born in Gibson to the late Joseph and Beaulah Lamb McDonald. He retired from Kress Warehouse and was a WWII US Army veteran.

Funeral services were on Thursday, June 19, 2008, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors with Mr. Moses Moore officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Helen Joesy McDonald; his sisters, Lizze Mae Dixon of Sandersville, and Bernice Tanner of Wrightsville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Everett Taylor, Craig Peoples, Eddie Peoples, Joe Dixon, Mark Stevens and Richard Marcano.

Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Geanette Mathis
Mrs. Geanette Mathis, 53, of Villa Rica died Sunday, June 22, 2008.

She was the wife of Grady Mathis Jr. formerly of Wrens.

The funeral will be Friday, June 27, 2008, in Villa Rica at 1 p.m.

The family will leave from the residence of her mother-in-law at 408 Baltimore Drive at 7 a.m.

Friends and family may visit at 408 Baltimore Drive in Wrens.

Mrs. Beulah Downs Poole
Mrs. Beulah Downs Poole, 80, of Mitchell died Thursday, June 19, 2008, at the Warrenton Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Poole, a native and lifelong resident of Warren County, was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Downs Sr. She was retired from the Thomson Company as a supervisor in the payroll department. Mrs. Poole was a life long member of Mill Creek Baptist Church, a member and former teacher of the Adult Women’s Sunday School Class, and the W.M.U. She was a graduate and valedictorian of the class of 1944 at Warrenton High School.

Graveside funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, 2008, at the Mill Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Tony Key and Rev. Len Woodard officiating.

Preceding her in death were here husband, Mr. James Arthur Poole; a sister, Huron T. Downs; and a brother, Alvin T. Downs Jr.

Survivors include two daughters, June (Mike) Chester, Macon, and Martha (Ralph) Mauldin, Warrenton; four grandchildren, Ralph (Tammy) Mauldin III, Marc (Michelle) Mauldin, Bill (Cristy) Chester, and Michelle (Chris) McDermott; and six great-grandchildren, Laura, Lee, Erica, Michael, Macie, and Makenzie.

Pallbearers were Ralph Mauldin, III, Marc Mauldin, Chris McDermott, Lee Mauldin, John Downs and Arthur Downs.

Honorary Pallbearers were members of the Adult Women’s Sunday School Class.

If so desired, Memorials may be made to the Mill Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 6252 Mill Creek Church Road Mitchell, GA 30820.

Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Bertha S. Rawls
Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha S. Rawls, 67, of Wrens were held on Friday, June 20, 2008, at 2 p.m. at the Praise Deliverance Campus and Ministries International, Wrens, with the Apostle Dr. C.A. Wallace, Pastor, officiating. Interment was in Sandvalley A.M.E. Church Cemetery, Louisville.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Mary Toole
Mrs. Mary Toole, 92, of Louisville died Sunday, June 22, 2008, at her residence.

Mrs. Toole was native of Midville, and the daughter of the late Jesse T. and Molly S. Hamm. She was a homemaker and a member of Louisville First Baptist Church for many years.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2008, in the Louisville First Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Montgomery officiating. Burial followed in the Louisville City Cemetery.

Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband, Mr. Frank Toole.

Survivors include her daughter, Frankie (J.E.) T. Davis of Louisville; granddaughters, Dana (Tim) D. Williams, Meredith (Kenny) D. Johnson, both of Louisville; great-grandchildren, Justin Williams, Clint Williams, Mason Johnson, Logan Johnson, all of Louisville; nephew, George Nasworthy of Greenville, S.C.; nieces, Glenda Nasworthy of Austin, Texas, Sheila Smith of Midville, and Tommie Thompson of Macon; and lifelong friend Angela (Warren) Smith of Massilon, Ohio.

Pallbearers were J.E. Davis, Kenny Johnson, Tim Williams, Justin Williams, Clint Williams, Mason Johnson and Logan Johnson.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



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