Obituaries
July 31, 2008 Issue

Mrs. Esther Lyn (Kinman) Bullock
Mrs. Esther Lyn (Kinman) Bullock, 44, of Bartow died on Thursday, July 24, 2008, at her residence.

Mrs. Bullock was a native of Chicago, Ill. She was a 1981 graduate of Buford High School, a member of Grace Fellowship Church in Harlem and was a homemaker.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, 2008, in the Louisville First United Methodist Church with Dr. Tim Lewis officiating. Burial followed in the Glad Tidings Cemetery in Bartow.

Survivors include her husband, Nathan Bullock of Bartow; children, Hannah Lee (Dan) of Canton, Levi Bullock, Ethan Bullock, Leah Bullock and Rachel Bullock, all of Bartow; parents, Kirby Lowell and Beverly Ruth Baker Kinman of Byron; brothers, Jeff Kinman (Angie) of Knoxville, Tenn., Darryl Kinman (Grace) of Jacksonville, Fla.; sister, Laura Reeves (Terry) of Mobile, Ala.; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Garrett
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Garrett of Bartow died Saturday, July 26, 2008, at her residence.

Mrs. Garrett was a seamstress at the Wadley Shirt Factory and was a former Pink Lady at Jefferson Hospital. She was a member of Lambís Chapel United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 28, 2008, at 4 p.m. at Lambís Chapel United Methodist Church, with Rev. Donna Ashworth officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Richard Garrett; son, Horace Richard Garrett Jr.; and sister, Helen Thigpen.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Elizabeth Cobb of Bartow; daughter-in-law, Violet Garrett of Wadley; sister Annamelia (James) Oglesby; grandchildren, Rickey Garrett of Cape Canaveral, Fla., Panda (James) Arrington, Ray (Cindy) Bryant, Angie (Barney) Wren, Randy (Ellen) Garrett of Macon, and Leslie (Ernie) Newton; great-grandchildren, Tammy Garrett, Adrienne Williams, Amanda Jones, Ashley Wren, Kyle Bryant, Morgan Williams, Josh Arrington, Michelle Reece, Michael Reece, Kaylee Arrington, Bailey Wren and McKinley Newton; great-great-grandchildren, Seth Edward Garrett Estrada, and Ashley Isabel Garrett Hermandez of El Paso, Texas.

Pallbearers were nephews, John Morris, Donnie Garrett, Tim Garrett, Travis Garrett, Bob Price, Bill Price, Ronnie Mallette, Jim Curry, Buford Price, Randy Price, Johnny Price and Stanley Upton.

Memorials may be made to Lambís Chapel United Methodist Church of the Alzheimerís Association in memory of Mrs. Garrett.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. William H. Haywood
Mr. William H. Haywood, 69, of Gibson entered in to rest on Thursday, July 24, 2008, at Medical College Georgia, Augusta.

Williams was a native of Richmond County but lived in Glascock County most of his life. He was a Baptist, a retired fireman and an Army Veteran. He was the son of the late Mr. Willie and Mrs. Ivylyn Reese Haywood.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, 2008, at the funeral home chapel with Rev. William Daniel officiating. Interment will be at Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery, Gibson.

Survivors include two daughters, Samantha H. (David) Tompkins of Gibson, and Jennifer (Jared) Sheley of Sandersville; one sister, Mrs. Karen (James) Sutton of Stapleton; one nephew, Robert J. (Angie) Sutton of Stapleton; and one niece, Lisa (James) Kitchens of Avera; five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were James Kitchens, Robert Sutton, Scott Usry, Gary Usry, Brady Brassell and Lloyd Brassell.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Claire Neal Smith
Mrs. Mary Claire Neal Smith of Athens entered into rest on Wednesday, July 23, 2008.

Mrs. Smith was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Neal Jr. of Thomson and the granddaughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Neal Sr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Farriel Williamson of Louisville. Born on Feb. 14, 1983, she was a life long resident of Thomson, and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Thomson where she participated in both the Youth Fellowship and Pathway Choir. A 2001 honor graduate of Thomson High School, Mrs. Smith was a varsity cheerleader, a member of Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Students, French Club, Debate Team, newspaper staff and the homecoming court her senior year. Having lettered in softball, soccer and golf at THS, she was selected as the recipient of the Mac Bowman Scholar Athlete Award her senior year and was also selected as a senior adopter. She was presented in the Fall of 2003 at the Augusta Symphony Guild Cotillion. She graduated in December of 2007 from the University of Georgia with a degree in sociology. While at UGA, Mary Claire was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She was employed by Baker and Taylor, Inc. in Commerce.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2008, in Westview Cemetery with Rev. Tom A. Kerr and Rev. David G. Bowen officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Rodney Shane Smith; her children, Maggie Smith, Austin Smith and Colt Smith of Commerce; one sister Sara Neal Lokey (Cameron) of Augusta; aunts and uncles, Nan and Billy Tam and Carrie and Linton Neal of Thomson; one great aunt, Ivalee Meadows of Atlanta; and a number of cousins.

If so desired, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Anne Farmer
Anne Farmer of Austin, Texas entered into rest on Thursday, July 24, 2008.

Funeral services will be held at James Funeral Chapel in Wrens at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008 with Stan Littleton officiating. Burial will follow at Ways Baptist Church Cemetery in Stellaville.

Mrs. Farmer was born the second of three children on Aug. 4, 1926 in Augusta. She grew up on the Parish farm just outside of Wrens next to Brushy Creek. She graduated from Wrens High School and attended Limestone College in South Carolina, earning a bachelor of arts degree in music and English.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Farmer.

Survivors include her sons, John Farmer, Carey Farmer and Mark Farmer.

Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Friday August 1, 2008.

James Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Ida S. Stevens
Mrs. Ida S. Stevens, 89, of Wadley died Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Mrs. Stevens was born in Jefferson County and had lived here all her life. She was retired from Thermo King in Louisville and a member of the Moxley United Methodist Church.

Graveside services were Friday, July 25, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Moxley Cemetery, with Reverend Ruth Lovejoy officiating.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Stevens; a son, Wayne Stevens; a grandson, Randy Stevens; and her parents, Walter and Rosa Screws.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna McNeely of Wadley; a son, Danny (Ruth) Stevens of Wadley; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were grandsons.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Gertrude J. Swan
Mrs. Gertrude J. Swan of Wrens entered into rest Sunday, July 20, 2008, at the Medical College of Georgia.

Mrs. Gertrude Swan was a member of the Keysville United Methodist Church.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at Wrens Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Stan Littleton and Rev. Ed Chance officiating.

Survivors include her son, Clayton Johnson; her daughter, Gail Clark; sister, Martha Anderson; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to your choice of charity.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Charles Wilson Wright
Mr. Charles Wilson Wright, 81, of Augusta entered into rest on Saturday, July 19, 2008, at Blair House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Wright was born and lived his early years in Augusta. During his adult life, he was a resident of Washington, D.C. Mr. Wright retired from Washington General Hospital after many years of dedicated service.

Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at noon, at Mt. Olive Memorial Garden Cemetery, with Rev. Willie Aaron Roberts officiating.

Preceding him in death were his mother, Alma B. Wright, and his uncle, Larry Burney.

Survivors include his aunt, Lillie M. Johnson, Wrens; four cousins, Juanita L. Burney, Augusta, Larry D. Burney, Forsyth, Ruben Burney, Atlanta, and Janet L. Burney, Riverdale; and friends, Mr. and Mrs. Simon Cain, Washington, D.C.

Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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