Obituaries
September 4, 2008 Issue

Rev. Dr. Albert Wilson Dock
Rev. Dr. Albert Wilson Dock of Wilmington, Del. entered into rest on Monday, Aug. 25, 2008.

Reverend Dr. Dock served as pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pa. for 24 years. He also served as pastor at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Augusta, Carpentersville Baptist Church, North Augusta, S.C., Flat Rock Baptist Church, Louisville, Rosier Baptist Church, Rosier, Smith Grove Baptist Church, Columbia County, and Parker Grove Baptist Church, Rockyford. Rev. Dr. Dock earned his bachelor of science degree (magna cum laude) from Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pa., in 1991. He received his master of divinity degree in 1995. He earned his doctor of ministry degree in from Palmer Theological Seminary, Wynnewood, Pa. in 2007.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at 2 p.m. at the Beulah Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Dr. Sam Davis, pastor, will deliver the eulogy. Interment was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Georgetta C. Dock; his mother, Mrs. Pendie Knights Dock, Perkins; his three daughters, Angela Davis (Eddie), Augusta, Chandrea Dock, Augusta, and Veronica Hawkins (Kenneth), Dumfries, Va.; four sons, Darrell Stroy (Charisse), Wilmington, Del., Alfonso Lambert (Lisa), Statesboro, Darius Dock, Augusta, and Reginald Dock (Tara), Augusta; brothers, Deacon Levi Dock (Ada), Alexandria, Deacon Tommy Lee Dock (Dorothy), Augusta, Rev. Eunice Dock (Ellen), Augusta, Deacon Sha-Ron Dock (Carolin), Millen, Rev. Hayward Dock, Augusta, and Titus Dock (Angie), Denver, Colo.; sisters, Delois Searles (Charles), Augusta, Shirley Jones (Garfield), Augusta, and Paula Bass (Ray), Perkins; 21 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four aunts; one uncle; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, church family, colleagues, and friends.

W. H. Mays Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Blanche Hendrix
Mrs. Blanche Hendrix, 85, formerly of Metter, died on Friday at Jefferson County Hospital in Louisville.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Wood Funeral Home in Metter. Burial was in Cedar Creek Cemetery.

Wood Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Wallace Lovett Jr.
Mr. Wallace Lovett Jr., 56, of Wadley died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at Jefferson Hospital.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at Pineola Church of God at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Ronnie Harden officiating.

Jogresan Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Beatrice Paul
Mrs. Beatrice Paul, 89, of Louisville entered into rest on Friday, Aug. 29, 2008.

Mrs. Paul was a Baptist and she was a homemaker.

Graveside services were held on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2008, at 4 p.m. at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Keith Boggs officiating.

Mrs. Paul was preceded in death by her son, Bobby Paul.

Survivors include her son, Ray Paul, Harlem; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Natalie Duke Pittman
Mrs. Natalie Duke Pittman, 80, of Augusta entered into rest Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, at her residence.

Mrs. Pittman was a mother and grandmother; she was retired as a personal care giver; she was a Christian lady who read her bible and talked to the Lord.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at 4 p.m. at Ways Baptist Church, with Pastor Ray Taylor officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delmar E. Pittman; and her parents, Dorsey and Alma Wren Duke.

Survivors include her children, Keith (Ponda) Pittman, Stapleton, Danny (Debbie) Pittman, Hephzibah, Mark (Kathryn) Pittman, Martinez, and Dale (Jerry) Seber, Statesboro; two sisters, Jean Johnson, Texas, and Annette Usry, Wrens; three brothers, Randy Duke, Glen Duke, and John Duke, all of Wrens; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Tony Pittman, Stan Pittman, Toby Pittman, Richard Anderson, George Cawley, Tony Duke and Paul Duke.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to American Cancer Society, 2607 Commons Blvd., Augusta Ga. 30909.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Earl Thomas Reese
Mr. Earl Thomas Reese of Camak entered into rest Aug. 31, 2008, at his residence.

Mr. Reese was born in Glascock County, and was the son of the late Clarence Reese Sr. and the late Ruth Dixon Reese. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and was retired from Shaw Industries. Mr. Reese was also a member of Camak Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bryant Neal officiating. Interment followed at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Georgia B. Reese; son, Donnie Reese (Bet) of Norwood; daughters, Kathy Usry (Darrell) of Gibson; Linda Daniel (Darry) of Thomson; brothers, Clarence Reese Jr. of Gibson and Jamie Reese of Appling; sisters, Beulah Proctor of Thomson, Hazel Kelley and Betty Jean Kelley, both of Mitchell, and Joann Reese of Gibson; five grandchildren, Melissa McDonald, Tommy Reese, Russ Usry (Samatha Scarber), Dena Daniel and Krista Matthews; and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Wally Thigpen, Lynn Thigpen, David Thigpen, Eddie Kelley, Wade Matthews and Lester Williford.

Memorials may be made to Camak Baptist Church, P.O. Box 91 Camak, GA, 30807 or to Regency Hospice, 2919 Professional Parkway Suite A , Augusta, GA, 30907- 6526.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Ms. Shannon Rhodes
Shannon Rhodes, 16, of Evans entered into rest on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, at Egleston Children’s Hospital PICU in Atlanta.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, at 3 p.m. in the Platt’s Funeral Home Belair Road Chapel with Reverend Gary Hillman officiating. Interment will follow at Westover Memorial Park.

Miss Rhodes was born in Augusta. She was the daughter of John Russell Rhodes and Susan Hattaway Rhodes. She was a member of ROTC, cross country track and the SADD Club.

Shannon was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Herbert William Hattaway Jr.

Survivors include her parents; brothers, Reid William Rhodes and Charles Graham Reese, both of Mitchell; her future sister-in-law; Stephanie Marie Hinton of Mitchell; her maternal grandmother, Annie Morris Hattaway of Mitchell; her paternal grandparents, Robert Eugene Rhodes Sr. and Patsy Henderson Rhodes of Dearing; her friend, Jeanna Rae Daines; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and numerous friends.

Pallbearers will be Russell Rhodes, Reid Rhodes, Charles Reese, Matthew Rhodes, Dylan Newman and Justin Garnell. The pallbearers will be lead by Jeanna Rae Daines.

Platts Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Walker
Mrs. Mary Walker of Augusta entered into rest Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at her residence.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

She was a Richmond County Board of Education and St. Joseph Hospital retiree.

Survivors include her husband, Horace Walker, Augusta; three daughters, Shirley (Ralph) Godbee, Elaine Walker, Diane Walker, Augusta; three sons, Horace (Gloria) Walker Jr., Wrens; Carl (Lucy) Walker, North Augusta, S.C.; Rev. Anthony Walker, Augusta; one sister, Mae Colia Griffin, Brooklyn, N.Y.; three brothers, Joshua Washington, Booker T. Washington, Willie Washington, Aiken, S.C.; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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