Obituaries
September 18, 2008 Issue

Mrs. Eliza Mae Prescott Arrington
Mrs. Eliza Mae Prescott Arrington, 98, of Springfield entered into rest on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008, at Effingham County Hospital. She was a native of Jefferson County and lived in Chatham County most of her life and then resided at Effingham Extended Care Facility in her later years.

Graveside Services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church Cemetery in Matthews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R. Cusell Arrington; her son, Jack Arrington; three brothers; and a sister.

Survivors include a brother, Floyd Arrington (Loree); her children, Verna Arrington, Martha Arnold (Dwight), Edna Arrington Pearce (Chuck), Romie Arrington (Mary); a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Joel Wrestley Daniel
Mr. Joel Wrestley Daniel, 55, of Augusta entered into rest Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, at his residence.

Mr. Daniel was born in Louisville. He was a welder and a member of Crestview Baptist Church.

Graveside funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at 11 a.m. in the Stapleton Baptist Church Cemetery, Stapleton, with Rev. Jimmy Sanders officiating.

Survivors include his daughter, Tracy Daniel of Augusta; mother, Inez Williams Daniel of Augusta; brother, Jack Daniel of Augusta; and one grandchild Keaton Daniel.

Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Willie James Henderson
Mr. Willie James Henderson of Wrens entered into rest on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at Glendale Nursing Home, Wadley.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at noon at Georgia Grove Baptist Church, Tennille, with Elder Jessie Mountain officiating.

M.C. Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Lorene Newsome Kelley
Mrs. Lorene Newsome Kelley, 105, of Atlanta entered into rest on Friday, Sept. 5, 2008.

She was born March 26, 1903 in Mitchell, Glascock County, to Laura Jane and Marcus L. Newsome. She attended Wrens High School and Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, before marrying Roy Orestes Kelley also of Mitchell in 1922. She and her husband lived in Mitchell and later Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Midville. They operated food processing factories, cotton gins and warehouses. After his death, she lived in Midville where she was in the Methodist Church. A gardener, she was a member of several garden clubs and was a nationally accredited flower show judge. She traveled continuing her horticultural education, instructing others and judging flower shows. She later moved to Swainsboro, and then to Atlanta in 2001.

The body was cremated and will be interred in the Midville Cemetery. Plans will be announced.

She was predeceased by her husband; a daughter, Bebe Kelley Minter; a son, Ralph Newsome Kelley; and a grandson, Richard Kelley Minter; five sisters, four brothers and several nieces and nephews.

Survivors include her daughter, Pal (Bob) Garner of Atlanta; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Midville Methodist Church, 169 Kilpatrick Street, Midville, GA 30441.

Cremation Society of the South is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Isaiah "Nick" Lockhart Jr.
Mr. Isaiah “Nick” Lockhart Jr., 42, of Waynesboro entered into rest on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, after a motorcycle accident.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the Roberson Grove Baptist Church, Waynesboro. Interment will be in the Eden Baptist Church Cemetery, Louisville.

Mr. Lockhart was born in Richmond County on June 22, 1966, to the parentage of Isaiah Lockhart Sr. and Margaret Brady Lockhart. He lived in Burke County and joined the Eden Baptist Church, Louisville, at an early age. He was a 1985 graduate of Waynesboro High School and a self employed carpenter.

Survivors include his wife, Charlene Newkirt Lockhart of Waynesboro; his children, Cushena Jordan, Isaiah Lockhart III, Deontez Blackshire, Bianca Newkirt, Chardana Newkirt of Waynesboro, and Demetria Lockhart of Stone Mountain; his father, Isaiah Lockhart Sr. of Hephzibah; a sister, Michelle Lockhart of Hephzibah; a brother, Terry Tracy Lockhart of Ft. Riley, Kan.; his mother-in-law, Barbara Newkirt of Waynesboro; father-in-law, William T. Newkirt of Waynesboro; grandchildren, Davion Lyons and Kaleb Lyons of Stone Mountain; sister-in-law and brothers-in-law, Porshia Brown, Michael Brown and Harold Brown of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Carolyn Newkirt, Linda (Alvin) Wimberly, Corey Newkirt and Grant (Denise) Young of Waynesboro, William (Frankie) Newkirt Jr. of Girard; aunts and uncles, Rev. Dr. Augustus (Bertha) Lockhart and James Boyd of Louisville, Elder Mark (Mary) Walden, George “Steve” Brady and Luretha Brady of Augusta, James (Corine) Brady of Swainsboro, Katie Mae Kettle of Florida and Lillie Mae Fraiser of

Walterboro, S.C.; great-aunts and great-uncle, Bernice Walden of Louisville, Emma Ruth Cooper of Vidette and James Jordan of Miami, Fla.; a host of nieces and nephews including one niece, Sharicia Lockhart of Hephzibah.

Family maybe contacted at the residence of his father, Isaiah Lockhart Sr., 174 Cambell Drive, Hephzibah or the residence of his mother-in-law, Barbara Newkirt, 836 Bates Road, Waynesboro.

The viewing will be Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, from 4 to 6 p.m., and the wake from 6-7 p.m. at Phinazee and Son Funeral Home, Waynesboro.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Patti Ann Myers Martin
Mrs. Patti Ann Myers Martin, 46, of Hephzibah entered into rest on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008.

Patti was a member of Berlin Baptist Church. Prior to her ill health, Patti was a student at Augusta State University.

The memorial service was conducted on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. She was cremated and burial will be a private service at a later date.

She was preceded in death by her father, Aaron Anderson; and mother-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Martin.

Survivors include her husband, Stanley Martin; her daughter, Brittany Elizabeth Martin; her son, Kyle Stephen Martin all of Hephzibah; her mother, Martha Usry of Gibson; brothers, Dennis Myers and Kenneth Myers; her father-in-law, Bobby Martin.

For memorials the family suggests University Healthcare Foundation, Breast Health Center, University Foundation, 2100 Central Ave., Suite D-1, Augusta, GA 30904 or online at: www.universityhealth.org.

The Poteet Funeral Homes were in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Gerald Hoke Norris
Mr. Gerald Hoke Norris, 65, of Warrenville, S.C. entered into rest Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008,

Mr. Norris was born March 4, 1943, in Hephzibah, he had been an area resident all of his life. He served his country in the United States Navy. He is the son of the late Hoke Smith and Frankie Bugg Norris.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Hatcher Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Langley, S.C., with Rev. Dr. Gary Berry and Mr. John Norris officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Augusta.

He was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Troy Easler.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Faye Johnson Norris; children, Anthony Easler (Catherine), Warrenville, S.C., Robin Braswell, Augusta, Gina Easler, Warrenville, S.C., William Norris, Gibson, and Shannon Nicole Escartin (Peter), Hephzibah; siblings, Barbara Stempin (Henry), North Tonawanda, N.Y., Ann Thompson (JR), Mobile, Ala., John Norris (Mary), Mt. Holley, N.C., and Kay Dixon (Tom), Augusta; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Michael Clark, Tony Easler, Chris Clark, Gabriel Clark, Wayne Miller and Thomas Holloway.

If so desired, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Hatcher Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Chalker Prescott
Mrs. Mary Chalker Prescott, 89, entered into rest Saturday, September 13, 2008 at the Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Prescott was a member of Pineview Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was the wife of Robert Prescott for 41 years and the daughter of the late Jeff and Verna Hammock Prescott.

Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at 2 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Stan Littleton officiating. Burial followed at Hill Crest Memorial Park in Augusta.

Survivors include her children, Marian (Tom) Lamb, Wrens, Merv (Ginger) Reese, Thomson; stepdaughter, Larraine (Don) Nutter, Plainville, Mich.; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and eight step-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Edward Bruce Thompson Jr., Billy Chalker, Olin Mathis, Michael Pierce Kent, Thomas Franklins Lynam and William Boone Bostick.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Heart Association P.O. Box 15923 Augusta, Ga. 30919 or to American Cancer Society 2607 Commons Blvd. Augusta Ga. 30909.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Mark Lewis Smith
Mr. Mark Lewis Smith, 73, of Bartow entered into rest on Friday, Sept. 12, 2008.

Mr. Smith was born in Jefferson County and had lived here all his life. He was retired and a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at New Hope United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Hall Family Cemetery, Bartow.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow and Mattie Smith.

Survivors include his sister, Linda (Colon) Gordy of North Augusta, S.C.; brother, Sid (Ann) Smith of Bartow; nephews, Mitch, Jay and Brad Smith, and Gene and Michael Gordy.

Pallbearers were nephews and Charlie Roy Hall.

Memorials may be made to the New Hope United Methodist Church, in care of Shirley Thigpen, 11760 Hwy 242, Bartow, GA 30413.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Samuel "Buck" Stone
Mr. Samuel “Buck” Stone of Benton Harbor, Mich. entered into rest on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, after a brief illness.

Mr. Stone began attending St. Matthews AMC of Louisville at an early age. One of his first jobs was in restaurant service. He later moved to New York before finally making Benton Harbor, Mich. his home.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Hover Funeral Home in Buchanan, Mich.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Jenning S. Stone and Vinnie Fann-Stone; both paternal and maternal grandparents; two sisters, Annie Maude-Pierce and Sallie Maude Hillsmon; a number of aunts and uncles; one nephew, Jenning S. Stone III; and two great-nephews, Markinyo Gage and Timonthy A. Wynn.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Stone; sister, Catherine Washington (Judson); brothers, Jenning S. Stone Jr. (Annie F.) and Edgar Lee Stone (Dorris); daughters, Cassandra Lynn Stone, Nola Harris and Erica Pitone; son, Samuel Derwin Stone; sisters-in-law, Annie Cunigen (Tidus), Dorothy White (Johnny), Florine Patterson (Alvin), Malale Milligan (Joe), Irene Ross and Charlie Weaver; one brother-in-law, Jerry Weaver; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Theodore Tarver Sr.
Mr. Theodore Tarver Sr. of Tampa, Fla. entered into rest on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, in Tampa, Fla.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Hudson Mortuary Chapel in Wadley, with the Rev. Herman Baker officiating. Burial was in the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.

Survivors include his daughter, Tanja (Cornelius) Evans, Fresno, Texas; his son, Theodore (Maria Pilar) Tarver Jr., Antioch, Calif.; four grandchildren, Theodore Tarver III, Sarah Tarver, Jeremy Gunn and Tiana Evans; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Lillie Mae Terrell
Mrs. Lillie Mae Terrell, 83, of Avera entered into eternal rest Monday, Sept. 8, 2008.

Funeral services were on Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at 1 p.m. at Magnolia Baptist Church, Avera, with Pastor Perry Daniel Jr. officiating.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Terrell Sr.

Survivors include five children, Carolyn (Stephen) Farmer, Atlanta, Clementine Brown, Hephzibah, Brenda Davis, Avera, George (Ann) Terrell Jr., Columbus, and Garvin L. Terrell, Saudi Arabia; three sisters, Lucille Shipman, Augusta, Julia (Hasting) Collier, Lawnside, N.J., Dorothy (Thomas) Grant, Atlanta; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge arrangements.


Mr. James Wilson Jr.
Funeral services for Mr. James Wilson Jr., 68, of West Palm Beach, Fla., were held Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Burnett Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Rose Burley officiating.

Survivors include his son, Gregory S. Wilson; three daughters, Terris Collions, Gail Dixon and Erika Jones; and sister, Mary Hearring.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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