Obituaries
December 25, 2008 Issue

Miss Ladye Brown
Miss Ladye Brown, 93, of The Gable’s in Royston entered into rest on Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at the Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston.

Miss Brown was born in Hart County, Jan. 29, 1915, daughter of the late Asa Chandler Brown and the late Nancy Sewell Brown. She attended GSCW in Milledgeville, and then attended the University of Georgia where she received her masters of education. She taught school in Wrens, Gainesville City School, and Royston Elementary School. Miss Brown was a member of the Franklin County Educators Association and a lifelong member of the Georgia Retired Teachers Association.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Royston, with Rev. Byron Greene and Rev. David White officiating.

Miss Brown was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Brown; and one brother, Asa Vandiver Brown Sr.

Survivors include nephews, Asa V. (Sylvia) Brown Jr. of Royston, James D. (Flo) Brown of Dewy Rose; nieces, Mary Ann Stephens and Linda August, both of Jasper; great-nieces and nephews, Kristin Brown, Amy Flowers, Claire Lively, Will Brown and Joe Brown; great-nephews, Carter and Ethan Lively.

Memorials may be made to the Royston Baptist Church Family Life Center, 767 Church Street, Royston, GA 30662.

Pruitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Elizabeth “ZiZi” Zapata Cobb
Mrs. Elizabeth “ZiZi” Zapata Cobb, 47, of Martinez entered into rest at her residence on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008.

Mrs. Cobb graduated from Evans High School, and Georgia Military College. She coached t-ball for the Martinez-Evans Little League. She was an active member of the Martinez Merchants and the Columbia County Fish and Game Club.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, in the Belair Road Chapel of Platt’s Funeral Home at 2 p.m., with Rev. Oscar Whiteside officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Cobb; her parents, Hector C. and Chris R. Zapata of Martinez; two daughters, Kookie Cobb and Misty Cobb of New Albany, Miss.; two brothers, Mike Zapata (Debbie) of Evans, and Rob Zapata (Donna) of Evans; two sisters, Maria Dye (Alan) of Gibson, and Felicia Zapata-Hughes (Spencer) of Appling; three grandchildren, Quitman, Shonna and Cheyenne Hamlin, all of New Albany, Miss.; nieces and nephews; and her pet, Lady Diana.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MCG Neurological Center at 1120 15th Street Augusta,GA 30901.

Platts Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Raymond “Ray” Fields
Mr. Raymond “Ray” Fields of Louisville entered into rest on Friday, Dec. 12, 2008.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at Greater St. Matthew AME Church in Louisville.

Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline Fields; daughters, Jeannine Fields and Rashondor Fields; stepdaughter, Natasha Pryor (Jermaine); siblings, Dorothy Bennett and Henry Morgan (Ada).

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Ms. Ruby Lee Jordan
Ms. Ruby Lee Jordan, 63, of Wrens entered into rest on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at the Gibson Health and Rehab Center, Gibson.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Lofton AME Church, Wrens, with Rev. Michael G. Ephraim Sr., pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Sugar Hill Cemetery, Wrens.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Josephine Miller
Mrs. Josephine Miller, 94, of Avera entered into rest on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mrs. Miller was a homemaker. She was the wife of the late Macon Miller, and the daughter of the late Joseph and Ruby Harden McWatty. She was the oldest living member of Walden UMC.

Graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at Waldens United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the Rev. Griffin Thompson officiating.

Survivors include a son, Donnie (Karen) Miller, Augusta; a daughter, Maxine Raley, Avera; and a granddaughter, Kristy Miller, Atlanta.

Pallbearers were Jimmy McWatty, Jay McWatty, Brad Martin, Ricky Godowns, David Rabun and Steven Sheram.

Memorials may be made to Walden UMC Cemetery Fund, 1760 Walden Church Road, Avera, GA 30803.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Stephen Thomas Morgan Jr.
Mr. Stephen Thomas Morgan Jr., 93, of Louisville entered into rest on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, in Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. Morgan was a native of Monroe, N.C., a son of the late Stephen Thomas Morgan Sr. and Minnie Mae Sinclair Morgan. He was a World War II Army veteran and retired after many years from the Civil Service as an automotive inspector and was of the Baptist faith.

Graveside memorial services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, in the Louisville City Cemetery, with Rev. Randal Whitaker officiating.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Emily B. Morgan of Louisville; son, Stephen Thomas (Shirley) Morgan III of Sylvania; grandson, Stephen Thomas (Kelly) Morgan IV of Harlem; great-granddaughters, Mallory M. Kearney (Robby), and Meagan H. Morgan; great-great-granddaughter, Raygan Diane Kearney; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, Ill. 60601-7633.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Olen Pinkey Price Sr.
Mr. Olen Pinkney Price Sr., 95, entered into rest on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008.

Mr. Price was born on Feb. 24, 1913. He was the last surviving child of the late Emanuel Bridges Price Sr.’s and Fannie Bedingfield Price’s 14 children. He was a life-time member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at Pringle, where he served as a deacon for 60 years. Mr. Price was a farmer. He served as a trustee of Harrison Public School in the 1950s.

Funeral services were held at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19, 2008. Burial was in the cemetery at Pleasant Hill.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Martha Louise Newsome Price of Ahoskie, N.C.

Mr. Price is survived by his son, Olen Price Jr. (Shelba); daughter, Dorothy Price Reynolds (Schuyler); grandsons, Wesley Price (Tracey), and Neil Price (Wende); granddaughter, Luci David (Jemel); and four great-grandchildren, Dustin Price, Eliot Price, Hunter Price and J.P. Price.

Stanley Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Garnett Lamar Reynolds
Mr. Garnett Lamar Reynolds, 51, of Bartow entered into rest on Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. Reynolds, born in Richmond County, had lived most of his life in Bartow. He was disabled and a member of the Bartow Baptist Church.

Graveside services were held on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at 3 p.m. at the Bartow City Cemetery, with Rev. Paul Harris officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Ann Reynolds; mother, Grace Reynolds; brother, Jerry Brown; sister, Diana Periman (Bill).

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Baby Shalayla Kne’cole Thomas
Baby Shalayla Kne`cole Thomas was born Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, at the Burke County Hospital, Waynesboro.

Graveside services were held Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, at 3 p.m. at the Sandhill Cemetery, Vidette.

Survivors include her parents, Monica Cuyler and Elbert Thomas Sr. of Stapleton; her siblings, De`Asia Grant, LaVondrea Stevenson, Shelicia Thomas and Elbert Thomas Jr.; maternal grandmother, Sherry Rachel Jackson of Louisville; maternal great-grandparents, John and Dorothy Rachel of Louisville; aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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