Obituaries
February 5, 2009 Issue

Mr. Harold Jerome Bauguss Sr.
Mr. Harold Jerome Bauguss Sr., 81, of Wadley entered into rest on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009.

Mr. Bauguss was a native of Wilkes County, N.C. and had resided in Wadley for 66 years. He was a World War II veteran in the 13th Army Air Corp. He was a road superintendent of Jefferson County.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Wadley City Cemetery, with Rev. Ray and Mrs. Sarah Garren and Rev. Pat Holbert officiating.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Delores Bauguss; sons, Robert Bauguss (Dana) of Buford, Harold Bauguss Jr. (Lea) of Lilburn, and Ronald Bauguss (Debbie) of Snellville; a sister, Ruth Mobley (Otis) of Augusta; grandchildren, Haley and Max Bauguss of Lilburn; and step-grandchildren, Jessica Distler, Jaclyn Bennett and Melissa Dean.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Brown, Charlie Hall, Charles Pollett III, Steve Cannon, Doug Flanders and Jim Mobley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Caretakers: Wadley City Cemetery, in care of Carol Mays, 664 North Main Street, Wadley, GA 30477 or United Hospice, 667 South Main Street, Swainsboro, GA 30401.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Rev. Danny Marvin Brett
Rev. Danny Marvin Brett, 65, of Wadley entered into rest on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at University Hospital, Augusta.

A native of Jefferson County, Rev. Brett was a son of the late George Marvin and Lou Ella Edenfield Brett. He retired as associate minister of Pastoral Care of First Baptist Church Atlanta after 27 years of service. Prior to service at First Baptist Atlanta he served as Pastor of First Baptist Church in Culpeper, Va., First Baptist Church of Baxley and Weatherford Baptist Church in Richmond, Va. and served in the Navy Reserve for several years.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at the Louisville First Baptist Church, with Rev. Larry Montgomery, Rev. Paul Douglas and Mr. O.W. Carter officiating. Burial followed in the family lot of Wadley City Cemetery.

Rev. Brett was preceded in death by his parents, George Marvin and Lou Ella Edenfield Brett; and a brother, William Ephriam Brett.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Mary Jane Plunkett Brett; three daughters, Saundra Jenyce Cranfill (Jeff) of Marietta, Christine Kimberly Douglas (Paul) of Ft. Belvoir, Va., and Shannon Elizabeth Wilson (Marcus) of Greenville, S.C.; two sisters, Mary Lois Gaston (Roy) of Wadley, and Rose Lorraine Grawbowskii (Philip) of North Augusta, S.C.; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flower those desiring may make contributions to the Louisville First Baptist Church at 101 East 9th Street, Louisville, GA 30434.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Lollie Pittman Dye
Mrs. Lollie Pittman Dye, 95, of Louisville and Augusta entered into rest on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at the home of her son, Kenny.

She was born Dec. 27, 1913, to James Franklin Pittman and Mattie Lou Walden Pittman. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Donald Lumpkin officiating at the graveside service to be held at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Avera.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Lamar Dye; and grandson, George T. Dye (Bo) Jr.

Survivors include her brother James Howard Pittman (Jean) Tupelo, Miss.; sister, Lorene Pittman Salter (Revis) Rome; four children, George Thomas Dye (Rosie), Louisville, Sheryl Dye Bargainnier, Birmingham, Ala., Carol Dye Irwin (William), Evans, and William Kenneth Dye (Debbie) Augusta; 10 grandchildren, Debbie Dye Gandy (Austin), William “Bill” Dye (Tracy), Steven Bargainnier (Molly), Michelle Dye Decker (Lee), Amanda Bargainnier Tucker (David), Allison Bargainnier, Katie Irwin Ashley (Chuck), Kenny Dye Jr. (Kristen), Melissa Dye Hammac (James) and Bryan Dye; 20 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Steven Bargainnier, Kenny Dye Jr., Bryan Dye, David Tucker, Chuck Ashley, Lee Decker and James Hammac.

Honorary Pallbearers were the Deacons of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made in the name of Lollie Pittman Dye to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Building Fund, 1350 Church Street, Avera, Georgia 30803.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Helen Farmer
Mrs. Helen Farmer of Lithonia entered into rest on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009.

Mrs. Farmer was born June 7, 1936, to the late James and Annie Mae Gordon in Louisville. She graduated from Morris Brown College and became an educator to children with special needs working in Walton, Douglasville, Fulton and DeKalb counties school systems, spanning over 30 years. She was a mother of four and foster parent to more than 10 children.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at The Hillcrest Church of Christ, Decatur, at 1 p.m., with Minister Richard L. Barclay officiating and Minister Wesley L. Brown, eulogist.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, George Farmer; sons, Renwick and Randy Farmer; daughters, Kimberly and Temika Farmer; grandchildren, Jamirius, Tyreek and Timia; sisters, Anna Dora Davis of Tampa, Fla., Carolyn (Kenneth) Bascomb of Boston, Mass., and Linda (Johnny) Givens of Louisville; brother, Garvin (Effie) Gordon of Louisville; an aunt, Celestia Dallas; an uncle, Maxwell (Carrie) Gordon of Atlanta; sisters-in-law, Florence Gordon of Thanotassa, Fla., Annie R. McCommon of Atlanta, Eloise Gregory of Chicago, and Gertrude Butler of Augusta; brother-in-law, Willie (Pinkie) Farmer of Queens, N.Y.; and a host of relatives, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Alfonso Dawson Mortuary, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. George James Fulghum
Mr. George James Fulghum, 85, of Midville entered into rest on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, in Macon after an extended illness.

Mr. Fulghum was born Oct. 18, 1923 in Emanuel County. He was the son of the late Carlos and Georgia Fulghum. He was married to the late Vivian Arlene Fulghum for 58 years and was a lifetime resident of Midville. He was a member of the Midville Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher and deacon for many years. He was also a 50 year member of the Masonic Society.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Midville Baptist Church, with Rev. Scott McKinney and Rev. Leonard Quick officiating. Interment was in the Midville City Cemetery with Masonic Honors.

Survivors include two daughters, Amy (Mike) Thomas of Macon, and Vicky (Dewey) Belcher of Gibson; sister, Caroline Fulghum Oglesby of Swainsboro; five grandchildren, Jody Wilson of Summertown, Libby, Barry and Gary Belcher of Gibson, and Farris Thomas of Macon; three great-grandchildren, Evan, Caleb and Luke Wilson.

Memorials may be made to Midville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 408, Midville, GA. 30441

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Lillie Mae Hammond
Mrs. Lillie Mae Hammond, 97, of West Palm Beach, Fla. entered into rest on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009.

She was born in Burke County on Jan. 2, 1912. She was a member of Haverhill Baptist Church, West Palm Beach, Fla.

Graveside services were held at Bark Camp Baptist Church Cemetery, Midville, on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at 2 p.m., with W.T. Hammond Jr. officiating, Jennifer Hammond Wilson singing.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, James T. Hammond, Sr.; her parents, Willie P. and Addie (Powell) Netherland; an infant sister, Emily Sarah Netherland; sister, Elizabeth Louise (Netherland) Doan; a brother-in-law, Merle A. Doan Sr.; and an infant son, Albert Thomas Hammond.

Survivors include five children, William Thomas Hammond Sr. (Maxine) of Augusta, James Edward Hammond (Sarah) of Ponce de Leon, Fla., Beverly Ann Hammond Powell (John) of West Palm Beach, Fla.; James Thomas Hammond Jr. (Barbara) of Midville, and Robert Leonard Hammond of West Palm Beach, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a nephew, Merle A. Doan (Sybil); a niece, Jane Doan Houck (Rick); and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Donald R. Powell, Philip E. Hammond, Bruce L. Hammond, Robert L. Hammond Jr.; and great-grandsons, Will G. Galloway and Tyler M. Hammond.

DeLoach Funeral Home and Cremation Service were in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Herndon
Mrs. Mary Herndon, 73, of Bartow entered into rest on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at her residence.

Mrs. Herndon, born in Oglethorpe County had lived in Bartow for 38 years. She was a nurses aid in a nursing home, and a member of Josey Baptist Church.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home, with Rev. Randy Walden officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Herndon of Bartow; her mother, Annie Laura Caldwell of Lexington; and three brother, Vergil Caldwell of Lexington, Bobby Caldwell of Tigwell, and Johnny Caldwell of Carlton.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Edna Louise Attaway Kilgore
Mrs. Edna Louise Attaway Kilgore, 85, of Stapleton entered into rest on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at University Hospital.

A native of Jefferson County, Mrs. Kilgore was a member of Ebenezer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and Stapleton United Methodist Church where she was church pianist for many years. Mrs. Kilgore worked at the Bank of Stapleton for over 40 years.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Stapleton United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Kilgore is preceded in death by her parents, Roger Sloan Attaway and Amy Lou Hadden Attaway; and one sister, Sarah Elizabeth Attaway Kidd.

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, John Clifford Kilgore Jr.; two daughters, Lydia Ann Breedlove and Mary (W. Tennent) Houston, both of Augusta; two brothers, Roger S. Attaway Jr. and John J. Attaway; eight grandchildren, John Kilgore Breedlove, James William Breedlove, Charles Jackson Breedlove, William Tennent Houston Jr., Alice Sanders Houston, Margaret Byne Houston, Charles Gordon Houston II and Elizabeth Tennent Houston.

Pallbearers were her grandsons and son-in-law.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stapleton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 8, Stapleton, Georgia 30823.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Bryan Keith Lamb
Mr. Bryan Keith Lamb, 43, of Wadley entered into rest on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at his residence.

Mr. Lamb was born in Emanuel County and was a member of the Lambs Chapel United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at the Lambs Chapel United Methodist Church. Interment followed in the Wadley City Cemetery.

Survivors include his daughter, Rachel Brodie Lamb; son, Alec Cole Lamb; father, Watson L. Lamb; brother, Craig Lamb; and two nieces.

Pallbearers were Ollie Freeman, Christopher Cash, Ronnie Polan, Greg Hall, Terry Marsh, Tony Lamb and Charles Purvis.

Smith Funeral Home of Wadley in charge of arrangements


Ms. Alice Mae Lane
Funeral services for Ms. Alice Mae Lane, 47, of Wrens were held on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. at the Mt. Aldred CME Church, Warrenton, with the Rev. Dr. Willie J. Wiley, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the churchyard cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Angela Whigham, Lanesia Lane, both of Wrens, and Shatara Berry of Statesboro; one grandson, Tydarius Stone, Wrens; sister, Laverne Lane Tucker, Wrens; brother, Willie Lane, Wrens; four aunts, Jerlene Turner, Evans, Eva Jean (Leotis) Smith, Queens, N.Y., Darlene Lockhart, Augusta, and Jenette McCoy, Wrens; five uncles, Raymond McNair, Sedric (Margaret) McNair, all of Augusta, Willie (Teresa) Lane, Thomson, Sammie Lane and George (Minnie) Lane, both of Wrens; two nieces; six nephews; and a host of relatives and friends.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Harold Keith Lewis
Mr. Harold Keith Lewis, 56, of Dearing entered into rest on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at University Hospital.

Mr. Lewis was a native of McDuffie County. He was a retired textile technician.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, in the Curtis Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Charlie Deloach and Rev. John Jenkins officiating. Burial was in Adams Chapel Cemetery, Dearing.

Survivors include his wife, Robin Lewis, Dearing; a daughter, Amy Lynn Lewis, Stapleton; three sons, Brian Keith Lewis, Hephzibah, James Clinton Lewis, Grovetown, and Richard Tracy Lewis, Dearing; his mother, Betty Mae Lewis, Crossville, Tenn.; three stepsons, Michael Kennedy Jr., North Augusta, S.C., Eddie Lee Jacobs, Appling, and Robert Willis Jacobs, Warrenton; two sisters, Nancy Lewis, Crossville, Tenn., and Naomi Lewis, Atlanta; and eight grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Warren Wren, Warren Wren Jr., Matthew Lewis, Michael Palmer, Michael Kennedy Jr. and Carl Bannister.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Patricia Lokey
Mrs. Patricia Lokey of Dearing entered into rest on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at the McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Lokey was born in Griffin and was the daughter of the late Willie A. Kilgore and the late Tincy Irma Banks Kilgore. She retired after 16 years as administrative assistant to Chief Superior Court Judge Robert L. Stevens, of the Toombs Judicial Circuit. She also served as church pianist to several area churches, as well as providing private instruction to numerous area piano students. Mrs. Lokey was also a member of First Baptist Church in Thomson and a member of the Jubalheirs Praise and Proclamation Ministry.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Thomson, with Dr. James Ramsey officiating. Interment followed in Westview Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, John Walter Lokey, Dearing; daughters, Christa Lynn Kendrick, Lawrenceville, and Susan Claire Kendrick Cash, Winder; two grandchildren, Hailee and Hilton Cash; sister, Louise Sisson, Charlotte, N.C.; and nephews, Ivan Sisson and Chris Sisson.

Pallbearers were Steven Holbert, Chris Johnson, Joseph Johnson, Allen Connor, Jimmy Plunkett and Bob Gibson.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Louise B. Lytle
Mrs. Louise B. Lytle of Stapleton entered into rest on Wednesday, Jan.21, 2009, in Louisville.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at Hudson Mortuary Chapel in Wadley, with the Pastor Edwards officiating. Burial was in the Braddy Family Cemetery in Bartow.

Survivors include her husband, Henry; her children, Eliot (Sandy), Fargo, N.D., and Ross (Julie), Boardman, Ohio; five grandchildren, Whitney, Olivia, Eric, Jamison and Tyson; her sisters, Shirley Braddy and Lucille Lewis; her brothers, Melvin Braddy and Elijah Braddy; aunts, Grace Braddy and Lillian Brockington and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Eliot Lytle, Ross Lytle, Jermaine Walker, Jan Brockington, Stevie Brockington, Steve Hawkins, Eric Lytle, Jamison Lytle and Tyson Lytle.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Carolyn May Oldknow
Mrs. Carolyn May Oldknow, 67, entered into rest on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, after a 25 year battle with cancer.

Mrs. Oldknow was born May 17, 1941, in Wrens, and attended school in Jefferson County, where she graduated with perfect attendance from Wrens High School in 1958.

Funeral services were held at Eternal Hills Funeral Home on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Dennis Nunn officiating.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Dianne May Abernathy and Francis May Pierce; her parents, William Russell May and Mary W. Thompson May.

Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Bob Oldknow; sons, Robert Oldknow and Keith Oldknow; daughter, Jodi Oldknow Nicholson; son-in-law John Nicholson; daughter-in-law Lori Oldknow; nine grandchildren, Taylor Nicholson, Jacob Oldknow, Jack Nicholson, Justin Oldknow, Jonathan Oldknow, Bailey Nicholson, Sam Nicholson, Jordan Oldknow and Julianne May Oldknow; six siblings, Robert May, Louise May Rintye, Buddy May, Jimmy May, Don May, Ann May Henry and Jean May.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to one of the following organizations: Relay for Life: www.main.acsevents.org/goto/oldknow, or The Ovarian Cancer Institute: www.ovariancancerinstitute.org.

Eternal Hills Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Hazel Dunn Tucker
Mrs. Hazel Dunn Tucker of Tennille entered into rest on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at University Hospital, Augusta.

A native of Warren County, she was a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, at Sheppard Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tony Key officiating. Interment was in Mill Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard “Dick” and Laura Mae Landrum Dunn.

Survivors include three sisters, Mary Meeks of Tennille, Linda Johnson of Tennille, and Sara McDonald of Gibson; several nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Sandra Dunn and Dahlia Dunn.

Pallbearers were Chip McDonald, Billy Johnson, Jeff Johnson, Alex Burden, Bobby Dunn and Tony Dunn.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of services.


Mr. Keith West
Mr. Keith West, 53, of Gibson entered into rest on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, in Augusta.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and a native of Richmond County, but lived in Gibson most of his life.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, in the Edgehill Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Cemetery, with George Nichols officiating.

Survivors include his parents, Harold and Mary Alice Williams West of Gibson; one brother, Terry West of Gibson; and one sister, Donna Knight of Waynesboro.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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