Obituaries
October 9, 2008 Issue

Mrs. Helen McIntosh Boyd
Mrs. Helen McIntosh Boyd of Louisville entered into rest on Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, in Augusta.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Wadley, with Rev. Herman Baker officiating. Burial was in the San Clair Cemetery in Wadley.

Survivors include two sons, Anthony McIntosh, Washington, D.C. and Recardo McIntosh, Hartsville, S.C.; two daughters, Karen (Reginald) Jones, Swainsboro, and Dewanza (Mathias) Shrives, Pensacola, Fla.; her mother, Bernice Gilmore McIntosh, Wadley; three sisters, Brenda (Frank) Thomas, Swainsboro, and Barbara Ann McIntosh and Verdell McIntosh, both of Wadley; two brothers, Alonzo McIntosh and Tony McIntosh, both of Wadley; six grandchildren and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were John Hill, Ricky Strowbridge, Larry Prather, Wesley Snell, Robert Jackson Jr. and Tracy Johnson.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Audrey Thigpen Duncan
Mrs. Audrey Thigpen Duncan, 87, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008, at Hospice House.

Mrs. Duncan was born in Avera on Aug. 8, 1921. She was the daughter of the late Marvin M. and Ora Dye Thigpen. She was retired from Greenwood Mills, Chalmers Plant and was a member of the Greenwood Mills Quarter Century Club. She also was a member of Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church and the Ladies Bible Class of the church, she formerly taught in the pre-school Sunday school department.

Funeral services were conducted at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church, with Rev. Leland S. Scott and Rev. Wayne Traverse officiating. Burial was in Greenwood Memorial Gardens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry F. Duncan.

Survivors include a son, S. Wayne (Janice) Duncan of Greenwood; a brother, Marvin M. “Junior” Thigpen of Greenwood; a daughter-in-law, Carolyn W. Duncan of Johnson City, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Jeff Duncan, Kathryn D. Hyder and Mendy D. Miller; and great-grandchildren, Zachary S. Miller and Haley A. Miller.

Pallbearers were Charlie Cockrell, Chris Cockrell, Joshua Cockrell, Al Timmerman, Robert Timmerman, Chad Timmerman, Mike Thigpen, Steve Alexander and Mark Lagrone.

Memorials may be made to Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church, 509 Kirksey Dr.W., Greenwood, S.C. 29646.

Blyth Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Jennette Estroff Goldwasser
Mrs. Jennette Estroff Goldwasser, 98, passed away after a brief illness. Mrs. Goldwasser was married to the late Isadore “Izzie” Goldwasser and together they were citizens of Louisville. They owned and operated the Louisville Furniture Company. After her husband’s death, she moved to Augusta to live at Brandon Wilde. Graveside services were held at noon on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, at Magnolia Cemetery in Augusta with Rabbi David Sirull officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations be made to Adas Yeshurun Synagogue, 935 Johns Rd., Augusta, Ga. 30904 Elliott Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Joseph H. Griswell
Mr. Joseph H. Griswell, 80, of Mitchell entered into rest Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at his residence.

Mr. Griswell was a native of Hancock County, but lived in Glascock County most of his life. He also worked for the United States Postal Service for 35 years and was a Post Master. He was an Army veteran of WWII and he was a member of Mitchell United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at Mitchell United Methodist Church, with Dr. Dwight D. Irons officiating. Interment was in the Mitchell City Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. Mike and Mrs. Sallie Cheeley Griswell.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Iris C. Griswell; one son, Robert S. Griswell of Atlanta; two daughters, Landie Griswell of Forsyth and Shirley Jo Tanton of Sulpher Springs, Texas; two stepsons, Horis Chuck Cooler of Savannah and Mearl Cooler of Macon; one stepdaughter, Faye Bragg of Macon; one brother, Louis (Easy) Griswell of Mitchell; two sisters, Etta G. Wilcher of Mitchell and Joann Usry of Gibson; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Wayne Williams, Mike Chance, Rodney Wilcher, Anthony Griswell, Jody Usry, Larry Story, Darren Epps and Casy Carroll.

Memorials may be made to the Trinity Hospice of Augusta.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Larry Hall
Mr. Larry Hall, 61, of Wadley entered into rest on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, in Monroe County.

Mr. Hall, born in Emanuel County, was a truck driver, Vietnam War veteran, and a member of Coleman’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at Coleman’s Chapel United Methodist Church, with Rev. Pat Holbert officiating. Interment was in Wadley City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Hall; two daughters, Renee Copeland and Rhonda Strickland; a brother, Cliff (Neal) Hall; and two sisters, Annie Ruth (Skeet) Deriso and Linda (Bruce) Logue.

Pallbearers were Davey Lamb, Jeff Jones, Alan Logue, Greg Hall, Rick Copeland and Gary Cavanaugh.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Marsha Ann Ivey
Mrs. Marsha Ann Ivey, 56, of Dearing died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at her residence.

Mrs. Ivey was a native of Jefferson County, but had lived in Dearing for many years. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, in the Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery, Gibson, with Rev. Ralph Kitchens officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Mr. Jimmy Ivey, Dearing; two daughters, Stephanie Tankersley and Lacie Meadows-Ivey, both of Dearing; her mother, Mrs. Vivian Swafford, Dearing; three grandchildren, T.J. Tankersley, Nathan Tankersley and Kyra Tankersley; two sisters, Sandra Summers, Gibson, and Robin Smith, Dearing; a stepdaughter, Angie Knight, Gadsden, Ala.; and a stepson, James Ivey, Blairsville.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Florene Usry Kitchens
Mrs. Florene Usry Kitchens, 97, of Gibson entered into rest Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at Jefferson Hospital, Louisville.

Mrs. Kitchens was a native of Glascock County, and lived there all her life, she was a member of Magnolia Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at Magnolia Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Allen McCoy officiating.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh D. Kitchens.

Survivors include friend, Leon Murphy; two nieces, Jessica Murphy and Betsy Chalker; one nephew, Lee Murphy; and several other nieces and nephews.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Thomas Augustus Loftin
Mr. Thomas Augustus Loftin, 71, of Wrightsville entered into rest on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, following an extended illness.

Mr. Loftin was born Feb. 12, 1937 in Jefferson County, he was the son of the late Roy W. and Emmie Sue Strickland Loftin. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was retired as a butcher from Bruno, Inc. He was also a member of Ways Baptist Church in Jefferson County.

Graveside funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at Westview Cemetery, with Rev. Jimmy Sumner officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn M. Loftin of Wrightsville; a son, Thomas Steven Loftin of Wadley; a sister, Isabell (Truman) Loftin Johnson of Rockledge; and three brothers, George (Shirley) Loftin of Newnan, Roy (Gail) Loftin of Dublin, and Robert Loftin of Dublin.

Pallbearers were Kip Loftin, Stacey Loftin, Chris Channell, Casey Loftin, Shawn Wombles and Milton Graham.

Stanley Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Reba N. Miller
Mrs. Reba N. Miller , 83, of Moxley died Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at Jefferson Hospital in Louisville.

Mrs. Miller, born in Washington County, was a homemaker and a member of the Moxley Baptist Church.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, at 2 p.m. in the Moxley Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Kyzer and Rev. Tom Harrison officiating. Interment followed in the Moxley Cemetery.

Survivors include four sons, Bill Miller (Donna) of Moxley, Joe Miller of Bartow, Craig Miller (Teresa) of Wadley, and Jeff Miller (Christie) of Moxley; grandchildren, Ben Miller, Beth (Adam) McNeely, Rob Miller, Randy (Andrea) Miller, Charlie (Kelley) Miller, Kay Miller, Becky (Charles) Pryor, Kristin Miller, Mary Beth Miller, Keith Miller, WIlliam Miller and Luke Miller; great-grandchildren, Matt McNeely, Will McNeely, Joe Miller and Sam Miller.

Pallbearers were grandsons.

Memorials may be made to the Moxley Baptist Church in Memory of Mrs. Reba N. Miller.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Annie Shellman Tarver
Mrs. Annie Shellman Tarver, 96, of Bartow entered into rest on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008, at Jefferson County Hospital.

Mrs. Tarver, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James (Lillie) Chatman, was born on Dec. 19, 1911, in Chester, Fla. Her given name was Press Cola Chapman, but was later changed to Annie Press Chatman. Mrs. Tarver moved to Bartow to live with her uncle and aunt, Miles and Carrie Williams. She attended Bartow Elementary and graduated from Bartow High School. At an early age, she joined Salter Grove Baptist Church, but later moved her membership to Mt. Pleasant CME Church. She was a cafeteria worker and manager for 30 years.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. at Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, at Mount Pleasant CME Church, Bartow, with Rev. Willie Tomlin and Rev. Stefon Young.

Preceding her in death were both her husbands, Mr. Lee Edward Shellman and Mr. Wadies Tarver.

Survivors include four sons, Lee (Bebe) Shellman, Chatman (Albertina) Shellman, Willie (Maxine) Shellman and Marcus (Annie Joyce) Shellman; three daughters, Bernice Bevel, Lovia Wise and Eddie Lee Fryer; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and extended family members; and friends, Minnie Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Brady, Reese Stone, Annie Warthen, Sylvester Heggs and Christine Jordan.

Jogresan Mortuary of Wadley is in charge of arrangements.


Rev. Dr. Annette Clark Whitfield
Rev. Dr. Annette Clark Whitfield of Louisville entered into rest Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at St. Matthew AME Church in Louisville. Interment was in the Springfield AME Church Cemetery in Stapleton.

Survivors include children, Gregory (Johnnie Mae) Whitfield, Arthur (Elsie) Whitfield and Jeffery Whitfield; sister, Joyce Smith Washington; and five stepchildren.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. William Young
Mr. William Young of Louisville entered into rest Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at Sand Valley AME Church in Louisville. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include children, Johnny Terrell, William D. Young, Tammie Kittles, LaTeria Walker and Shonda Walker; siblings, Antonio (Jeanette) Young, Julia Trumpler and Evelyn Wells; and eight grandchildren.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Anne Connell Florence Kelley
Mrs. Anne Connell Florence Kelley, 84, of Lakeland, Fla. died on Sept. 9, 2008, of complications from a fall.

Graveside services will be in the Wrens Memorial Cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008.

Mrs. Kelley was born on Jan. 29, 1924, in North Augusta, S.C. She graduated from Wrens High School and was a member of the John Franklin Wren Chapter DAR. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Connell of Augusta.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, O. Glenn Florence formerly of Wrens.

Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Kelley, Leesburg, Fla.; daughter, Jacqueline Adams, Sarasota, Fla.; son, Joseph (Jill) Florence, Lakeland, Fla.; grandsons, Drew (Michelle), Matthew and Aaron Linberger; three great-grandsons, Drew, Logan and Garret Lineberger; brother, Jack (Nan) Connell, Augusta; and sister, Nell Hildreth, Keysville.

James Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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