Obituaries
December 4, 2008 Issue

Mr. James Earl Buckner
Mr. James Earl Buckner, 71, of Gibson entered into rest Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, at the Gibson First Baptist Church, with Rev. Jarrod Adkins officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Alice Templeton Buckner; two stepsons, Bob Norton of Danielsville and Chuck Norton of Augusta; two stepdaughters, Connie Price of Gibson and Jan Rushing of Augusta; four sisters, Glenda Hooper, Patsy Buckner and Marie Scroggs, all of Clearwater, S.C., and Kay Newsome of Windsor, S.C.; several grandchildren.

Pallbearers were the men of the Gibson First Baptist Church.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Calvin J. Chalker
Mr. Calvin J. Chalker, 73, of Gibson entered into rest Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Chalker was a native of Glascock County and lived there all of his life. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Congregational Methodist Church, an Army veteran and was retired from Milliken and Company, Thomson.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at Mt. Zion Congregational Methodist Church, with Rev. Al Kurtz officiating. Interment was in the Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery, Gibson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Brewster and Maude Sheppard Chalker.

Survivors include his son, Joey (Diane) Chalker of Thomson; two grandsons, Shane (Terri) Chalker and Kevin (Hope) Chalker; one brother, Donald (Becky) Chalker of Lincolnton; and one sister, Ruth Reese of Augusta; and a friend, Zylphia Reese.

Pallbearers were Shane Chalker, Kevin Chalker, Ronnie Wood, Jimmy Newsome, Lynn Peaster and James Bowen.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Joyce Dawson Dixon
Mrs. Joyce Dawson Dixon, 81, of Augusta entered into rest Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, at Heartland Hospice.

A native of Avera, Mrs. Dixon was valedictorian of her graduating high school class. She worked and retired as a secretary at Veterans Administration Medical Center at Lynwood. She and her husband were members of Crawford Avenue for 60 years and recently became members of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Avera.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at 1 p.m. at Platt’s Crawford Avenue Chapel, with Rev. Donald Lumpkin and Rev. Brian La Favor officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Avera.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Rudolph S. Dixon; one son, Rudolph S. Dixon Jr. (Cheryl); two daughters, Sandra Gay (Eddie), and Joy Newman, all of Augusta; eight grandchildren, Byron Gay (Tracie), Scott Gay (Nancy), Lora Alford (Gil), Allison Dixon, Ashley Hill (Nick), Whitney Dixon, Brian Newman Jr. and Brooke Maryak (Justin); eight great-grandchildren; a friend, Harold “Chocolate” Dye; and her dog, Precious.

Pallbearers were Lucius Thigpen, Jimmy Black, Ben Lockett, Ralph Newman, Tim Mundy and Billy Jowers.

Contributions may be made to the Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer’s Care, 1901 Central Avenue, Augusta, Ga. 30904 or The Alzheimer’s Association, 1899 Central Avenue, Augusta, Ga. 30904.

Platt’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Deacon Boyd “Buck” Huff
Funeral services for Deacon Boyd “Buck” Huff, 83, Stapleton were held on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, at noon at the United House of Prayer for All People, Dearing, with Apostle W. Williams, eulogist. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Thomson Funeral System was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Lessie Brinson Lamb
Mrs. Lessie Brinson Lamb, 94, of Midville entered into rest early Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, in the Glendale Nursing Home in Wadley.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, from the Chapel of Johnson Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Old Garbutt Cemetery in Summertown.

Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Idell H. Land
Mrs. Idell H. Land, 70, of Thomson entered into rest on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at her residence.

Mrs. Land was a native of Glascock County, but had lived in Thomson for many years. She had retired as a medical supply specialist from Fort Gordon. Mrs. Land was a member of Second Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Lady’s Bible Class. She was a past member of the Thomson Lioness Club.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at 3 p.m. in the Second Baptist Church, with Dr. Ron Drawdy officiating. Burial was in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include, her husband, Charles “Roy” Land, Thomson; her three daughters, Susan (Glenn) Edwards, Thomson, Gail (Roy) Taylor, Dearing, and Lisa (Phil) McCorkle, Thomson; a son, Shawn (Lisa) Land, Thomson; a sister-in- law, Emily Smith, Thomson; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Christopher Taylor, Terry Sherrer, Scott Corbitt, Cody Corbitt, Phillip Edwards and Leroy Clark.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. James Edwin McCoy
Mr. James Edwin McCoy, 95, of Louisville entered into rest on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, in the Old Capitol Inn in Louisville following an extended illness.

Mr. McCoy was a native of Jefferson County, the son of the late James Alton McCoy and the late Blanche Eleanor Nash McCoy. He was the husband of the late Zelma Raley McCoy. Mr. McCoy was a retired loan administrator for the Farmers and Home Administration. He was an army veteran of World War II. Mr. McCoy was a member of the Providence Baptist Church and a member of the Cochran Lions Club. He was a former resident of Cochran and Lafayette.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at Providence Baptist Church, Grange. Rev. Larry Montgomery, Rev. Don Black and Rev. Larry Martin officiated, with burial in the Davisboro Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Harriett McCoy of Baxley; four grandchildren, James McCoy of Jacksonville, Fla., Matthew McCoy of Savannah, Thomas McCoy of Baxley, and Amy Brewer of Hazlehurst; three great-grandchildren, Jesse Blanton, Jacob Blanton and Kathryn Brewer.

Pallbearers were Frank Moye, John Amos III, Wayne Mathis, James McCoy, Matthew McCoy and Thomas McCoy.

The family suggests that donations may be made to the Providence Baptist Church, c/o Mrs. Linda Godowns, 4571 Highway 24 East, Louisville, Georgia 30434 or Berry College in Rome, Georgia.

May and Smith Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Maggie Moye
Mrs. Maggie Moye entered into rest on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at St. Joseph Hospital, Tampa, Fla. after an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at 1 p.m. at Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church and Cemetery.

Mrs. Moye was born Aug. 24, 1921, to the parentage of the late Mary Johnson Burton and Pompie Burton in Louisville, Jefferson County. She lived in Louisville until relocating to Tampa, Fla. in 2002 because of health reasons. She was a member of the Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church where she served until her health failed. She was also a member of the local prayer band in Wren Quarters. She was married to the late Mr. Joseph Moye in 1944.

She was preceded in death by her husband; mother; father; sisters, Julia and Lula; and two granddaughters, Gayla and Aisha.

Survivors include children, Ms. Mary (William) Ferguson of Atlanta, Willie Moye, Georgia Moye, Dorothy Moye and Dianne Moye Ikeokwe, all of Tampa, Fla., and Vinnie Pinkston of Louisville; sister, Lillie Gibbons; brother, Issac Burton; seven grandchildren, Tony Ferguson, Aletris Floyd, Armanesia Smith, Darren Kitchen, De-Lewon Moye, Shaqura Jackson, Durrell Moye; 10 great-grandchildren; a niece, Lillie Kemp; and friends, Cressie Hill and Hillerrette Robinson.

Family may be contacted at the residence of daughter, Dorothy Moye, 2523 E. Stanley Matthew, Tampa, Fla. or the residence 603 2nd Street, Louisville, or at Davis Funeral Home.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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