Obituaries
January 1, 2009 Issue

Mr. Dwight A. Huggins Sr.
Mr. Dwight A. Huggins Sr. of Augusta entered into rest on Friday, Dec. 26, 2008.

Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

He was a West Fraser Augusta Lumber Mill employee.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Huggins; two daughters, Shanice Huggins, Wrens, and Chasity Wright, North Augusta, S.C.; three sons, Dwight A. Huggins Jr., Bartow, Eric McCullough, New Ellenton, S.C., and Courtney Wright, Augusta; mother, Laura Huggins, Estill, S.C.; one sister, Elizabeth Huggins, Augusta; one brother, Everett Huggins, Estill, S.C.; six step-grandchildren; and other relatives.

Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Lunita B. Jockel
Mrs. Lunita B. Jockel, 83, of Grovetown entered into rest on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, in the Palliative Care unit at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, N.C.

She was born in Bartow, and was the daughter of the late Roger and Irene Bedingfield of Bartow. Mrs. Jockel was a member of Grove First Baptist Church. She was retired from Civil Service where she worked in finance and accounting at Fort Gordon.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Frank Thigpen at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at Grove First Baptist Church in Grovetown. Burial followed at Bellevue Memorial Gardens, Grovetown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Jockel; her son, Don R. Jockel; and three sisters, Bessie Gay, Louise Scott and Carolyn Skinner.

Survivors include one daughter, Carol Jockel Spencer (Randy) of Madison, N.C.; one son, Philip H. Jockel (Bobbie) of Waynesboro; two sisters, Eugenia Walden of Bartow, and Annette Ford of Milledgeville; three grandchildren, Chris Spencer and Brian Spencer of Madison, N.C., and Dean Jockel of Waynesboro.

Pallbearers were Ricky Ford, Randy Ford, Wesley Gordy, Terry Skinner, John Skinner and Jonathan Ford.

Memorials may be made to Grove First Baptist Church, 108 W. Robinson Ave., Grovetown, Ga. 30813.

Starling Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Doris Barry Katz
Mrs. Doris Barry Katz, 87, of Arlington, Va. entered into rest on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008.

She was born on Dec. 20, 1920, in Wrens. She was the oldest child of the late Dixie Gerald Barry and Rosa Lee Farr Barry. She was one of 11 children. She graduated high school as valedictorian of the class of 1937. She was able to attend Middle Georgia College with the assistance of Rev. Ira Caldwell, various jobs and a scholarship. She earned a bachelors degree from American University and her masters from James Madison University. She was a retired teacher of special education with the Fairfax County, Va. public schools, teaching for more than 20 years. Mrs. Katz was a member of the Falls Church, Va. Daughters of the American Revolution, serving as a regent (1998-2001), chapter historian and yearbook chairman. She was also a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and an active member of Temple Rodef Shalom.

A graveside service will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on Jan. 7, 2009, at 1 p.m.

Mrs. Katz was preceded in death by her first husband, Sidney Magelof; and her second husband, Morris Katz.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Magelof Parlee (Larry) of Harrisonburg, Va., and Susan Magelof Gilbert (Randy) of Lancaster, Va.; two stepdaughters, June Levine of Virginia and Lisa Elon of Atlanta; two stepsons, Steve Katz of Virginia and Mark Katz of Atlanta; one sister, Rev. Mother Ruth Barry, OSB of Shaw Island, Wash.; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your favorite charity.


Mrs. Mary Sellers Rickerson
Mrs. Mary Sellers Rickerson, 86, of Augusta entered into rest on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at the Blair House, Augusta.

Mrs. Rickerson was a native of Matthews. She was a resident of Richmond County and a homemaker.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at 2 p.m. in the Bellevue Memorial Gardens Chapel, Grovetown, with Rev. Guy Campbell officiating.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Rickerson Jr.; and her son Jesse Rickerson III.

Survivors include one son, William (Carolyn) Rickerson, Panama City, Fla.; four daughters, Mary Jane (Rudy) Anderson, Augusta, Betty (Douglas) Hood, Harlem, Carolyn Mock, Augusta, and Ann (Ernest) Murphy, Grovetown; 21 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Douglas Hood, Ernest Murphy, Johnny Weatherford, Brian Penvose, Gary Yates and Robb Walker.

If so desired, memorials may be made to Care South Health or United Hospice, 1226 Augusta West Pkway, Augusta, GA 30909.

Starling Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Luther Roberts
Mr. Luther Roberts, 74, of Wrens entered into rest on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008.

Funeral service were held on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Michael Epharim officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include daughter, Debra Roberts of Wrens; son, Charles Roberts Wrens; granddaughter, that he raised, Cerita Roberts; sister, Pauline Davis of Pompano Beach, Fla.; four brothers, Lindsey Roberts and Wyman Roberts, both of Avera, Jimme (Classie) Roberts and Mitchell (Ollie) Roberts, all of Stapleton; two brothers-in-law; four sisters-in-law; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Christine (Hadden) Samples Sikkema
Mrs. Christine (Hadden) Samples Sikkema, 87, of Louisville entered into rest on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, in the Glendale Nursing Home in Wadley.

Mrs. Sikkema was a native of Jefferson County, a daughter of the late Cy W. Hadden and Rosa Ford Hadden. She retired after many years as a bank teller and travel agent and was a member of Duharts Baptist Church.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008, in the Louisville City Cemetery, with Rev. Larry L. Montgomery officiating.

Mrs. Sikkema was preceded in death by her parents; and two husbands, Robert M. Samples and Al Sikkema.

Survivors include two sons, Bob W. (Cynthia) Samples of Augusta and Billy F. (Loretta) Samples of Louisville; four grandchildren, Donna (Stephen) Lyons of Savannah, Bob (Donna) Samples of Augusta, Robert (Angela) Samples of Wrens, and Cyrus Samples of Forsyth; one sister, Katherine Samples of Wrens; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to the Duharts Baptist Church, Attn: Jean McGahee, 8078 Clarks Mill Road, Louisville, Ga. 30434.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.

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