Obituaries
January 15, 2009 Issue

Mr. Bobby Arrington
Mr. Bobby Arrington, 77, of Wadley entered into rest on Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at Glendale Nursing Home.

Mr. Arrington was born in Jefferson County and had lived most of his life here. He was a night guard for Fulgham Industries.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Smith Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Benefield Cemetery.

Survivors include a brother, Verlyn Arrington (Kay) of Swainsboro; a sister, Nell Gregory (Frank) of Smyrna; and several nieces and nephews.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements


Mrs. Frances J. May Gable
Mrs. Frances J. May Gable of Grovetown entered into rest Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at Golden Living at Windermere.

Mrs. Gable was born in Gibson, was a homemaker and a member of Bellevue Baptist Church. She was a member of the NCO Wives Club and the Brunswick Bowling League.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Thomas L. King Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Sherrill Dunn officiating. Interment was in Bellevue Memorial Gardens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, retired Sr. Master/Sgt. John B. Gable Sr.; a son, John B. Gable; four brothers, Cecil May, John May, Roland May and Daniel May.

Survivors include one son, Robert A. Gable, Anchorage, Ala.; three daughters, Rev. Barbara May Gable Wills, Northwood, Iowa, Saundra Renee McCorkle, Dearing, and Laura Wilson, Augusta; one brother, William P. May, Warner Robins; one sister, Ruby Mills, Gibson; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Robert Gable, John Wills, Phil McCorkle, Larry Mays, Issac Gable and Joseph Ruskey.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be given to the Augusta Rescue Mission, 526 Walker St., Augusta, Ga. 30901 or the Salvation Army, 1384 Greene St., Augusta, Ga. 30901.

Thomas L. King Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Kenneth Damon Pugh
Mr. Kenneth Damon Pugh of Hephzibah entered into rest Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at the Medical College of Georgia.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at noon at B.A. Williams Memorial Chapel with Rev. Bernice Orange officiating. Burial was at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include his mother, Reatta Peterson, Hephzibah; father, Kenneth Pugh, Augusta; two sisters, Carvardis Budgett, Wrens, and Precious Oliver, Hephzibah; grandparents, Mary Strowbridge, Augusta, and Ellis Pugh Sr., Augusta; a host of aunts, uncles and other relatives.

Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Joann Reese
Mrs. Joann Reese of Mitchell entered into rest on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at University Hospital, Augusta.

She was a native of Glascock County and lived here all of her life.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2008, at Mineral Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Washington County, with Rev. Sam Griswold officiating.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence Sr. and Ruth Dixon Reese.

Survivors include five daughters, Shirley Black of Cheyenne, Wyo., Helen Rodriguez of North Carolina, Hilda Norris, Darlene Griswold and Ruth Griswold, all of Gibson; one son, Raymond Griswold of Mitchell; three sisters, Beaulah Proctor of Thomson, Betty Jean Kelley and Hazel Kelley, both of Mitchell; two brothers, Clarence Reese Jr. of Gibson and Jamie Reese of Augusta; and 13 grandchildren.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Rev. C. Roy Smith
Rev. C. Roy Smith, 75, of Martin, entered into rest on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at his home.

Born May 30, 1933, in Franklin County, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Eulala Cox Smith. He was a 1950 graduate of Lavonia High School. He attended Georgia Southwestern College, Atlanta Division, of the University of Georgia, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He had worked for the Georgia Secretary of State. He was an ordained Baptist minister and served for over 50 years pastoring churches in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. He was ordained into the ministry at the Martin Baptist Church in 1958. He pastored Providence Baptist in Clarkesville, Tiger Baptist, First Baptist of Port St. Lucie, Fla., Pinehurst Baptist, Pleasant Grove Baptist of Avera, Hunterís Creek Baptist, Pendergrass Baptist and retired from Old Liberty Baptist and Rock Springs Baptist. He served several churches as interim pastor during retirement including Cross Roads Baptist, Hunterís Creek Baptist and Rock Springs Baptist. He had been an employee of Ginn Funeral Home for 33 years, served in the U.S. Army during the

Korean War, was a Master Mason and member of Grove Lodge #652 and was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church.

Services were held on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2008, at 3 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. David Wilson, Rev. Bill Evans and Rev. Bobby Jones. Interment was in the church cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Eulala Cox Smith; son, Stephen Charles; three brothers, Howard Smith, Herschel Smith and Walter Smith.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Betty Burgess Smith of Martin; one son, Nathan Smith, Martin; two daughters, Sharon (Kurt) Hansen, Loganville, and Susan Smith, Martin; four grandchildren, Grace McCurry, Hans and T.J. Hansen and Grant Smith; sister, Mary Ruth (Jones) South, Martin; aunt, Louise Cox, Anderson, S.C.

Pallbearers were Wayne Smith, Doyle Smith, Travis McFarlin, Bruce Elrod, Amos Sutherland, Kurt Hansen, Mrs. Don Hadden and Mrs. Lamar Kitchens.

Honorary pallbearers were pastor, friends and members of Rock Springs Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 1350 Church Street, Avera, Georgia 30803.

Taylor Funeral Home presented announcement.


Mrs. Dorothy Dye Snider
Mrs. Dorothy Dye Snider, 78, of New Ellenton, S.C. entered into rest on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at her home.

Born in Warren County, she had been an area resident for the last 55 years. She was a member of Corinth Baptist Church and retired from Owens-Corning as a quality control inspector after over 25 years of service. Prior to her health declining, she played softball, bowling, quilted and gardened. A former member of the New Ellenton Gardening Club, she had been awarded yard of the month on several occasions.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Millcreek Baptist Church, Mitchell, with Rev. John Bolin officiating.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Snider; parents, Narvis and Georgia Mae Neal Dye; sister, Jane Harper; and one brother.

Survivors include her children, Barry Snider, (Cindy B.) Aiken, S.C., and Dorothy Faye Snider, New Ellenton, S.C.; siblings, Ann Johnson and Linda Toulson, both of Warrenton; grandchildren, Nathan Key, Natalie Hardin, Grayson Barry Snider, Erica B. Lowe, Cameron C. Snider and Clayton C. Snider; and great-grandchildren, Michael Key, Sarah Key, Tyler Hardin and Blake Snider.

The family has asked that memorials in her memory be made to Millcreek Baptist Church.

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

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