Obituaries
September 25, 2008 Issue

Ms. Julia Gibbons
Ms. Julia Gibbons of Augusta entered into rest on Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at Heritage Nursing Home.

Julia was a baker for Sunshine Bakery for more than 50 years. She was the daughter of the late Oliver and Leola Gibbons.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church, Louisville, with Rev. Cecil Dunlap, officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include Ralph Baker Jr., Augusta, Vivian Beaty, Ypsilanti, Mich., S. Denise and Cortni Monroe, Clinton, Md., Jacqueline Baker, Atlanta; sisters, Ethel Baker, Augusta, Gladys Beaty, Ypsilanti, Mich., and Ida Lee McNutt (Raeford), Champaign, Ill.; sister- in-law, Lorea Gibbons, Louisville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Kinsey and Walton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Parker Harwell
Mrs. Mary Parker Harwell, 60, of Hephzibah entered into rest Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at Eisenhower Medical Center.

Mrs. Harwell was born July 22, 1948, in Louisville, to Ollie Atkinson Cook and the late Thomas Watson Parker. Mrs. Harwell was a member of Faith Baptist Church, a member of the Ladies Sunday School Class, and also sang in the choir.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at Faith Baptist Church with Reverend Albert Halford officiating. Interment services followed at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Matthews.

Survivors include her husband, Troy L. Harwell; a daughter, Jennifer R. McGrail (Justin) of Rockford, Mich.; a granddaughter, Taryn Harwell; a sister, Peggy Ann Sullivan of Martinez; a brother, Louis Parker (Linda) of Grovetown; and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Faith Baptist Church Building Fund, Hwy 1 & Hwy 88, Blythe, GA 30805.

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


Mrs. Annie Louise Samuels Jackson
Mrs. Annie Louise Samuels Jackson, 82, of Thomson died on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, at the McDuffie Regional Medical Center, Thomson.

Mrs. Jackson was a life long resident of McDuffie County and a member of Mt. Aldred CME Church.

Funeral services were at noon on Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, at Mt. Aldred Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Warren County, with Rev. Willie J. Wiley officiating, Rev. George M. Glenn, eulogist. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter, Sherry J. Story, Wrens; three sons, Allan L. Jackson, Michael D. Jackson (Patricia), and T. C. "Teddy" Jackson, Sr., all of Thomson; eight grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; a sister, Lola Dunaway, Augusta; and other relatives and friends.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Bobby Albright Lawrence
Mr. Bobby Albright Lawrence, 76, of Augusta entered into rest Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at Doctors Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at Lumpkin Road Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Don Stone officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Military Honors were accorded by the United States Marine Corps.

He was preceded in death by his wife Willie Mae Lawrence.

Survivors include two sons, Clyde F. Carlyn and Steve Robert Lawrence; two daughters, Phyllis (David) Alewine and Candy (Gunther) Turner; five sisters, Adell Black, Frances Honeycutt, Judy Tuten, Brenda Lawrence and Sybil Turner; two brothers, Gene Glover and Billy Glover; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions to the American Lung Association, 2452 Spring Road, SE, Smyrna, Georgia 30080.

Elliott Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Susie Miller McClellan
Mrs. Susie Miller McClellan, 86, of Augusta entered into rest at her residence on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008.

A native of Louisville, Mrs. McClellan had been a resident of Augusta for the past 59 years. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Girard and was a charter member of One Way Baptist Church of Augusta. Mrs. McClellan was a retired stenographer for the Equifax Corp.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet and Son, with Rev. Billy Atkins officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Mr. Willie Mack McClellan; three children, Bill (Betty) McClellan of Augusta, Judith (Bob) McClellan Lewkowicz of Evans, and Brint McClellan of Marietta; sister, Emily Dixon of Girard; granddaughters, Jana (Ryan) West Anderson of Grovetown, Lauren Leigh McClellan and Meredith Ann McClellan, both of Marietta; and great-granddaughters, Taylor and Parker Anderson of Grovetown.

Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mattie "Bug" Fields Ramey
Mrs. Mattie “Bug” Fields Ramey, 82, of Washington, D.C., entered into rest on Monday, June 9, 2008.

She was the daughter of the late Willie “Juge” Fields and Anne Flournoy Fields of Louisville.

Interment was at Quantico National Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Willie Ramey II.

Survivors include five children; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Lizzie Fields Mimms of Washington D.C.; a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.


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; sisters, Catherine Washington and Louise Stone Jordan; 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. Joe Velton Walters
Mr. Joe Velton Walters, 73, entered into rest on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008.

Mrs. Walters was born on Nov. 18, 1934, in Kissimmee, Fla., to the late Velton and Ona Jo Collins Walters. He received his bachelor's of science and master's from Georgia Southern University. He was band director for Greensboro High School and later went to work for the Seaboard Coastline and retired as an engineer in 1999. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church and the Retired Railroad Men’s Club.

A memorial service was held on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008, at 4 p.m. in Central Untied Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. Tom Pietila and Rev. Wil Malambri.

Survivors include his wife, Kitty Kelly Walters; daughter, Laurie Walters of Louisville; son, Mark Walters (Syd) of Florence, S.C.; grandson, Samuel Walters; brother, Dr. Jerry C. Walters (Kris) of Augusta; nephews, Lorne Walters and Ken Mekoska; and niece, Natalie Walters.

Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 225 W. Cheves St., Florence, S.C. 29501.

Cain Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Martha Jeanette Mosley Webber
Mrs. Martha Jeanette Mosley Webber, 80, of Wadley died on Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mrs. Webbers, born in Washington County, was a retired bookkeeper and a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Jesup.

Graveside services were held on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008, at 11 a.m. a the Tarrytown Cemetery, with Rev. Michael Branson officiating.

Survivors include a daughter, Diane Calhoun of Wadley; a son, Rev. Daniel Webber of Guyton; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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