Obituaries
February 19, 2009 Issue

Dr. Henry G. Bryant Jr.
Dr. Henry G. Bryant Jr., 71, of Evans entered into rest on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at Doctors Hospital.

Dr. Bryant was a native of Louisville. He was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Evans. He was a graduate of North Georgia College and Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Bryant was a member of the Georgia Podiatry Association for 35 years and past president, the National Podiatry Association, Georgia Cattleman Association, Columbia County Sheriffs Auxiliary, and one of the original founders of Westlake Country Club where he was a current member. He was also a past member of the Lions Club, Quadragentia Club, Ambucks Club, and the Augusta Shrine Club.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at First Baptist Church of Evans, with Rev. Steve Spencer officiating. Burial followed in the First Baptist Church of Evans cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry G. and Susie Meadows Bryant.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Roselyn Glasgow Bryant; one daughter, Dr. Salita Susan Bryant of Manhattan, N.Y.; two sons, Dr. Henry Greene Bryant III (Lisa) of Martinez, and Harlin Glasgow Bryant (Melissa) of Augusta; one brother, John Tolliver Bryant of Evans; six grandchildren, William Glasgow Bryant, Alec Henry Bryant, Hampton Clay Bryant, Katherine Page Bryant, Jackson Glasgow Bryant and William Thomas (Beau) Bryant.

Platts Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Dorothy Louise Davis Hines
Mrs. Dorothy Louise Davis Hines, 61, of Wrens entered into rest on Jan. 29, 2009.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at 1 p.m. at the Magnolia Baptist Church, Avera, with the Rev. Perry Daniel Sr., pastor, officiating.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Gene “Running Bear” Hines Sr.

Survivors include two sons, James Davis, Las Vegas, Nev., and Ben (Tarsha) Hines, Stapleton; two daughters, Phyllis (Tony) Byrd, Waynesboro, and Selena Hines, Augusta; three sisters, Easter Davis, Newark, N.J., Christine Polen, Augusta, and Viola Burgess, Pompano Beach, Fla.; five stepchildren, Anthony (Jan) Hines, San Diego, Calif., Gregory (Marilyn) Hines, Jacksonville, Fla., Johnnie (Sharon) Hines Jr., Keysville, Dedra Hines, Long Beach, Calif., and Samantha (Ben) Pipkins, Villa Rica; 21 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a host of nieces, cousins, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and friends. Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Carrie Bell Paschal Jackson
Mrs. Carrie Bell Paschal Jackson, 96, of Louisville entered into rest on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, at Heritage of Old Capital.

Mrs. Jackson was a native of Jefferson County, a member of the Pine Hill Baptist Church and a retired homemaker at Dr. Revell’s residence. She was the daughter of F. Juck Paschal and Minnie Bell King Paschal.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home Chapel and Pine Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger “Son” Jackson.

Survivors include her son, Rufus Jackson Sr. of Louisville; grandchildren, Rufus “Thelma” Jackson of Macon, Margaret Jackson of Louisville, Naomi Jackson, Joe Nathan Jackson, Pricilla Jackson and Brenda Jackson; cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Eddie Elroy May Sr.
Mr. Eddie Elroy May Sr., 57, of Mitchell entered into rest Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at the Gibson Health and Rehab Center, Gibson.

Mr. May was a native of Washington County, but lived in Glascock County most of his life. He was retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation after 34 years of service.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at the Mitchell Full Gospel Church, with Rev. Hugh Turnley and Rev. Jacky Downs officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Broadnax May of Mitchell; three sons, Eddie E. May Jr. of Gibson, James Michael May of Mitchell, and Phillip Brandon May of Mitchell; one brother, Joey May of Norwood; two sisters, Peggy Sammons of Gibson, and Nancy Bales of Augusta; seven grandchildren; and a host of friends.

Pallbearers were William “Chuck” Stevens, Kevin Grier, Craig Wiley, Curtis Page, Lynn Bean, Willie Darrisaw, Paul Webb and Hubert Thompson.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Willie Alice (Ponder) Parker
Mrs. Willie Alice (Ponder) Parker entered into rest on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, St. Joseph Hospital, Savannah.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, at noon at the Jones Grove Baptist Church, Louisville, with her son Dr. Reginald Parker officiating.

Mrs. Parker was born in Louisville on Nov. 10, 1940, to Bessie (Ponder) Thomas of Bristol, Pa. and the late Frank Weems of Brooklyn, N.Y. She was active in the church, including Jones Groves Baptist Church, Louisville, Saint John’s Baptist Church, Savannah, The People’s Church Of Christ, Bristol, Pa., and Gospel Outreach Church of God in Christ, Grand Forks, N.D.

She was preceded in death by her sibling, Isaiah Davis; aunts and uncles, Johnny B. Habersham, Mary Darien, Johnny C. Owens, Roosevelt McCrea, Vivian Habersham and Robert Habersham; and her grandparents who raised her as their child, Mary “Ms. Honey” Habersham and Joseph Habersham.

Survivors include four sons, Ronald Cornell (Wilma) Parker of Hinesville, Larry (Lori) Parker Jr. of Columbus, Vincent Bernard (Cynthia) Parker of Winnabow, N.C., and Reginald (Robin) Parker of Durham, N.C.; four grandchildren, Stephanie Nicole Parker, Ronald Cornell Parker Jr., Tyanna Smith Parker and Lauryn Smith Parker; siblings, Nathaniel “Rabbit” Brown of Newark, N.J., Deborah (Weems) Lowe of Brooklyn, N.Y.; aunts and uncles who she knew as her siblings, Bessie Thomas, Margaret Owens of Thunderbolt, Freda Habersham of Savannah, Josephine McCrea of Philadelphia, Jim (Jean) Habersham of Columbus, Freddie (Moochie) Habersham of Philadelphia, Chaney Drayton of Philadelphia, Pa., Julia Wilcher of Savannah, and Emma (Bob) Wilson of Philadelphia, Pa.; and other cousins, nephews, nieces, aunts and uncles.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Josephine Stewart Albea Shelton
Mrs. Josephine Stewart Albea Shelton, 77, of Gibson entered into rest on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at her residence.

Mrs. Shelton was retired as a seamstress at Stapleton Garment and she was a Baptist. She was a wife of 36 years to Cecil Shelton and the daughter of the late Hartwell Stewart and Ophelia Welch Stewart

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at 11 a.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Marion Jay officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her two sons, Ronnie Albea and Charles Albea.

Survivors include her children, Bennie (Catherine) Albea, Robert (Bobby) Albea, Wade (Carol) Albea, Jerry (Jeraldine) Albea, David (Stacy) Albea; and her stepchildren, Cecil (Pat) Shelton, Elaine (James) Atkins and Pete (Vicky) Shelton; two sisters, Lula Inez Stewart and JoAnne Pack; 20 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Durham Milburn, Edward Shelton, Johnny Stewart, Cecil Shelton Jr., Sonny Stewart and Sheriff Dean Couch.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Ms. Geroline Smith
Ms. Geroline Smith of Lawrenceville entered into rest on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Harts Grove Baptist Church, Stapleton, with Rev. Dr. Willie L. Jones officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Helen Hadden Stallings
Mrs. Helen Hadden Stallings, 84, Beech Island, S.C. who entered into rest on February 9, 2009,

Mrs. Stallings was a native of Avera, having made Beech Island, S.C. her home for the past 60 years. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

Graveside services were conducted on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Avera, with Rev. Donald Lumpkin officiating.

Mrs. Stallings was preceded in death by a sister, Agnes Calloway.

Survivors include two sons, George H. “Woody” (Denise) Stallings Jr. and Frank Stallings, all of Jackson; a sister, Nancy (Pat) Barney, Augusta; a brother-in-law, Russ Calloway, Avera; four grandchildren, Lee Stallings, April Stallings, Elisha Stallings and Hadden Stallings; one nephew and three nieces.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Hospice c/o St. Joseph Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 3986, Augusta, GA 30914-8639.

Posey Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Thomas Lee Thompson
Mr. Thomas Lee Thompson, 54, of Thomson entered into rest on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, in the Warrenton Health and Rehab Center.

Mr. Thompson was a native of Richmond County, but had lived in Thomson for most of his life. He was a retired electrician and carpenter. He was a member of the Sweetwater Baptist Church.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at Sweetwater Baptist Church, with Rev. Kenneth Garvin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his father, E.D. Thompson.

Survivors include his son, Christopher Lee Thompson, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; his mother, Ann Thompson, Thomson; and three brothers, Bruce Thompson and Rodney Thompson, both of Thomson, and Glynn Thompson, Gibson.

Pallbearers were Philip Thompson, Bruce Thompson Jr., Herman Thompson, Donald Toole, Ronald Toole and Lee Dickert.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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