Obituaries
February 12, 2009 Issue

Mr. Ronnie L. Daniel
Mr. Ronnie L. Daniel of Atlanta entered into rest on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at the Thomson Health and Rehab Center, Thomson.

Mr. Daniel was a native of Glascock County and a retired sales clerk.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Allen Holbrook officiating.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. James Nesbit and Mrs. Loila Downs Daniel; a sister, Connie Pulliam; and a brother, J. N. Daniel.

Survivors include a brother, Donnie Daniel of Lilburn; and one sister, Monnie Daniel Hicks of Dearing.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Christine Merritt Holton
Mrs. Christine Merritt Holton, 78, of North Augusta, S.C. entered into rest on Monday, Feb. 2, 2009.

Mrs. Holton was a native of Washington County, Georgia, having made North Augusta her home for the past 55 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of North Augusta and wife of the late Glyn L. Holton.

Funeral services were Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Posey Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Jerry Pitmann and Rev. Steve Keener officiating. Interment was in Pineview Memorial Park.

Survivors include a son, Larry (Debbie) Holton, North Augusta, S.C.; four daughters, Sherrill Faye (Trippi) Yarbrough, Davisboro, Anne (Richard) Logan, Glynda (Larry) Borders and Judy (J.L.) Fountain, all of Edgefield, S.C.; eight sisters, Ruby Lindsey, Davisboro, Clyde Batchelor, Florida, Oneida Hughes, Gainesville, Fla., Janice Alred, Griffin, Lois Wren, Milledgeville, Alma Williams, Aiken, S.C., Ellene Simpson, Graniteville, S.C., and Mary Agnes Williams, New Ellenton, S.C.; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Rick Logan, Brandon Logan, Wesley Fountain, Chris Borders, Clint Holton and Clay Yarbrough.

Posey Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Wright Sinquefield Jordan
Mr. Wright Sinquefield Jordan, 78, formerly of Spartanburg, S.C., entered into rest on Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at Rae-Ann Suburban Nursing Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mr. Jordan was born March 8, 1930, and grew up on a farm in Wrens, with eight siblings during the great depression. He was a member of the Air Force for four years, after which he earned a bachelors of science degree from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, a masterís degree from The University of Georgia, and a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. He held various positions in the agricultural and teaching fields during his career, including many years as a professor at Clemson University.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Spartanburg, S.C.

He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and sisters; and his wife of 29 years, Jewel Askew Jordan.

Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Irma Thomoff Jordan of Cleveland, Ohio; sister, Helen Jordan Klotz (Gordon) of Lansing, Mich.; daughter, Reta Jordan Peery (Briggs) of Atlanta; and two grandchildren, Eleanor Jordan Peery and Briggs Cooper Peery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Oak Grove Baptist Building Fund, 350 North Blackstock Road, Spartanburg, S.C. 29301.


Mr. Robert W. Lamb
Mr. Robert W. Lamb, 66, of Augusta entered into rest on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at his residence.

Mr. Lamb was born in Wadley on March 25, 1942, to the late 2nd Lt. Billy Joe Lamb and Eloise Warren Lamb Tarver. He graduated from Wadley High School and attended Georgia Tech before receiving a bachelorís degree in education from Georgia Southern University. He was a teacher and coach for a number of years before becoming an entrepreneur. He coached in Wadley, Greene County, Commerce and Evans. Mr. Lamb owned and operated The Sir Shop, Statesboro, for 16 years. While in Statesboro, he served as a volunteer coach for the Statesboro-Bulloch County Recreation Department for many years. After leaving Statesboro, he and his wife owned and operated The Huddle House Restaurant in Washington for eight years. He moved to Augusta and owned a construction company before retiring. Mr. Lamb was one of the original Dirty Dozen who is credited with bringing football back to Georgia Southern University. He was a member of Augusta Country Club.

A memorial service was held on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Thomas Poteet and Son chapel, with Dr. Greg DeLoach officiating.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Jane Colvin Lamb of Lincolnton; two sons, Scott (Kristy) Lamb of Warner Robins, and Chris (Kim) Lamb of Kingsland; five grandchildren, Lauren, Taylor, Jacob, Avery and Rylee Lamb; stepfather, Jimmy (Audrey) Tarver of Wadley; one sister, Sue (Ronnie) Hayslip of Grovetown; one brother, Jim (Betty Rose) Tarver of Zephryhills, Fla.; and mother-in-law, Sara Colvin of Lincolnton.

Honorary pallbearers were Clyburn Davis, Bobby Meybohm, Ted Davis, Jimmy Garren, Bill Mallard, Gerald Baygents, Mike Cummings, Ray Lamb, Stephen Clyburn, Dan Weigle, E.G. Meybohm, Jet Beckum, Tom Newton, Richard Burrows and Scott Ressequie.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to a scholarship at GSU which helps future math teachers get their education. It was founded by Mr. Lamb in memory of his father who was killed in WWII and his father-in-law. Send donations to Billy Lamb/Curry Colvin Memorial Math Scholarship: P.O. Box 8053, Statesboro, GA 30460 or donations may be made to the American Red Cross: 1322 Ellis Street, Augusta, GA 30901 in memory of Robert W. Lamb.

Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Willie J. Kelly
Mr. Willie J. Kelly of Augusta entered into rest on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home.

Mr. Kelly was a native of Jefferson County, a retired employee of International Fertilizer Company, and attended True Vine Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at 3 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. F. L. Patterson officiating. Burial was in Southview Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Delores Merriweather, Augusta; two grandchildren, Tambra Rainey and Antwan Kelly, Augusta; four great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Barbara Ellen Reeves Phillips
Mrs. Barbara Ellen Reeves Phillips, 45, of Wrens entered into rest Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at her residence.

Mrs. Phillips was a Baptist. She was a sewing machine mechanic at Stapleton Garment. She is the daughter of Randall Reeves and Mamie Hayes Reeves.

Graveside services were held Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at 3 p.m. at Harlem Memorial Cemetery, with Dr. Emmitt Carroll officiating.

Survivors include her children, Jenny Phillips and Nash Hidgon; a brother, Randy Reeves; a sister, Tonya Sorrells; and a stepbrother, Wayne Findley; and three grandchildren.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Dorothy Louise Walker
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Louise Walker, 61, of Wrens were held on Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at 1 p.m. at the Magnolia Baptist Church, Avera, with the Rev. Perry Daniel, pastor, officiating.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Wilhemina Bussell Wylds
Mrs. Wilhemina Bussell-Wylds, 80, of Appling entered into rest on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at her residence.

Mrs. Wylds was a native of Soperton, and had lived in the Augusta area most of her life. She retired from Columbia County Sheriffís Department. Mrs. Wylds was a member of Dunnís Chapel of Leah.

Funeral Services were held Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet and Son, with Rev. Henry B. Shaffer Sr. and Rev. Marion Jay officiating. Interment followed at Bellevue Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Wylds was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Lewis H. Wylds; parents, Safrona and Alonza Bussell; eight sisters; and four brothers.

Survivors include daughters, Kathy (Sonny) Batchelor of Augusta, Cheryl (Paul) Beckworth of Stapleton, Becky (Kinney) Harman of Hephzibah, Connie Wylds of North Augusta, S.C., and Fran (Rev. Henry Sr.) Shaffer of Graniteville, S.C.; 15 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bobby Crawley Jr., Henry Shaffer Jr., Tony D. Taylor Jr., Joshua Batchelor, Justin Benson, Travis Barefield and Hunter Crawley.

Honorary pallbearers were Rhett Crawley, Emanuele Batchelor, Noah Cowart, Jackson Prather, Brandon Tobias, Garrett Delaughter, John Bannister, Jesse Dean Swearingen, Maxwell Shaffer and Jack Shaffer.

Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.

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