Obituaries
July 3, 2008 Issue

Mrs. Annie Ruth Arrington Compton
Mrs. Annie Ruth Arrington Compton, 86, of Louisville entered into rest Wednesday, June 25, 2008.

Graveside services were conducted Saturday, June 28, 2008, at 10 a.m. in the Louisville City Cemetery, with Rev. Ed Deen officiating.

Mrs. Compton was a lifelong resident of Louisville having recently made her home in Decatur, Ala. She was a member of the Louisville United Methodist Church, wife of the late Sheriff Zollie R. Compton Sr. and retired office manager of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Survivors include her son, Craig (Chris) Compton, Hartselle, Ala.; a brother, Claud Arrington, Melbourne, Fla.; two grandchildren, Pamela Balk and Adam Compton; and two great-grandchildren, Madison Balk and Jackson Compton.

Pallbearers were Murray Hadden, William Hadden, Mickey Moses, E.M. Newsome, Mickey Jones and John Jones.

Memorials may be made to the Louisville United Methodist Church, PO Box 269, Louisville, GA 30434.

Posey Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Jasmine Ruth McNeely "Jabby" Mole
Mrs. Jasmine Ruth McNeely “Jabby” Mole, 87, of the Moxley Community died Saturday, June 28, 2008, in the Glendale Nursing Home in Wadley.

Mrs. Mole, a native of Jefferson County, was the daughter of the late W.J. “Jack” and Leoma Cooley McNeely. She worked with the Jefferson County School system at Louisville Academy and Louisville High School as a dietician and lunchroom manager. Mrs. Mole was a lifelong member of the Moxley Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 1, 2008, in the Moxley Baptist Church, with Rev. Tom Harrison and Rev. Lloyd Prince officiating. Burial followed in the Moxley Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Eric Moats, Micah Mole, Joseph Mole, Robby Hardy, Seth Yurman, Abe Narehood, Jason Outlaw and Dylan Moats.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John W. Mole; and four brothers, Billy McNeely, Jack Craig McNeely, Ray McNeely and Andy McNeely.

Survivors include her daughters, Ginger (Joel) Hardy of Alpharetta, and Teresa (Ricky) Draughn of Dobson, N.C.; son, John R. (Gail) Mole of Louisville; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers those desiring may make donations to Moxley Cemetery fund c/o Helen Moxley 1183 Pete Smith Road Wadley, GA 30477.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Solomon Walker
Mr. Solomon Walker of Augusta entered into rest Friday, June 20, 2008, at Trinity Hospital.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at 4:30 p.m. at Ways Grove Baptist Church, Wrens, with Rev. Jimmy McCollough III officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Ms. Sallie Bell and Ms. Inez Walker, both of Augusta; two brothers, Mr. Willie Walker Jr. (Mary) of Augusta and Mr. Leroy Walker (Vicky) of Wrens.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Clarence Washington
Mr. Clarence Washington, 44, of Augusta died Wednesday, June 17, 2008.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at C.A. Reid Sr. Memorial Gibson Chapel with Reverend Dr. Willie Jackson officiating. Interment was in Southview Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon W. Washington; one daughter, Alexis Washington; two stepsons, Anthony Wilcher and Antonio Wilcher; one granddaughter, Zhaniya Dye; four sisters, Lottie Black and Cleo Samuels of Augusta, Helen Rosier of Atlanta, and Mary Ruth Washington of Mitchell; five brothers, Elmore (Fannie) Washington of Tacoma, Wash., Russell (Margaret) Washington of Darlington, S.C., Arthur Lee (Rosa) Rosier and Cleveland Washington, both of Augusta, and Clinton (Cathy) Washington of Watertown, N.Y.

C.A. Reid Sr. Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Bernice Jones Whitfield
Mrs. Bernice Jones Whitfield, 67, departed this life Sunday, June 29, 2008, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 3, 2008, at 3 p.m. at the Flat Rock Baptist Church, with Rev. Thomas Berry, Rev. Ricky Dent, Rev. Willie B. Tomlin and Rev. Carl Simmons Sr. officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery, Matthews.

Mrs. Whitfield was a native of Matthews, a member of the Mt. Horeb Baptist Church and a 1959 graduate of Jefferson High School. She moved to New York in 1959 where she worked as a stock and bond broker in Wall Street Exchange. She returned to Jefferson County in May of 1995.

Survivors include her husband, Leo Whitfield of Wrens; daughter, Monica Haynes of Fayetteville, N.C.; her mother, Mary Lue Jones of Keysville; sister, Fannie (Richard) Berry of Wrens; brothers, Thomas (Ann) Jones of Matthews, Rev. Dr. Willie (Christine) Jones of Wrens, Leonard (Helen) Jones of Savannah, John Judson Jones of Gastonia, N.C. Ricky Calvin (Patricia) Jones, Wrens, and Bobby (Marcella) Jones, Statesboro; sister-in-law, Brenda Washington-Jones of Augusta and Barbara Dixon-Jones of Augusta; one uncle, William “Sap” Walker of Louisville; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Active pallbearers will be her brothers, Dea. Thomas D. Jones, Rev. Dr. Willie L. Jones, Leonard B. Jones, John J. Jones, Ricky C. Jones and Bobby S. Jones.

Family maybe contacted at the residence, 1123 Creek Street, Wrens or at Davis Funeral Home, Louisville.

Viewing will be held at Freeman Funeral Home Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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