Obituaries
March 5 2009 Issue

Mr. Marion Foreman Brinkley Sr.
Mr. Marion Foreman Brinkley Sr., 85, of Jackson, S.C., entered into rest Friday, Feb. 27, 2009.

Mr. Brinkley was a native of Ellenton, S.C., having made Jackson his home for the past 57 years. He was a charter member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson, a Deacon and former Chairman of Deacons and Sunday school teacher and a member of the Baracca II Sunday School Class. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, a founding member and past commander of the Ellenton American Legion Post #97, a member of the Hopewell Masonic Lodge #107 AFM and the York Rite Masonic Bodies. Mr. Brinkley was the retired owner of Brinkley’s Red and White Grocery.

Funeral services were on Sunday, March 1, 2009, at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Jackson, Dr. Ken Klingler officiating. Interment was in Jackson Memorial Cemetery with Masonic Rites.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Peggy Franklin Brinkley; a son, Marion (Susan) Brinkley Jr., Jackson; three daughters, Cheryl (Edouard) Servy, Augusta, Ida Sue (Allen) Hardy, Jackson, and Lisa (Tim) Lumpkin, Louisville; 10 grandchildren, Stephanie Servy, Glynn Servy, Claire Servy, Alexis Servy, Tracy Carrier, David Hardy, Brian Lumpkin, Rachel Lumpkin, Jessica Johnson and Adam Brinkley; four great-grandchildren, Alexander Gajic, Sheridan Carrier, Ethan Hardy and Landon Johnson.

Pallbearers were Glynn Servy, Alexis Servy, David Hardy, Dan Carrier, Brian Lumpkin, Adam Brinkley and Chad Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Baracca II Sunday School Class and Hopewell Masonic Lodge #107 AFM.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Jackson Vision Fund, PO Box 130, Jackson, SC 29831.

Posey Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Will V. “Uncle Bud” Burnett
Mr. Will V. “Uncle Bud” Burnett, 89, of Wrens entered into rest Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Burnett Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Dr. Frank Seabrook presiding, Rev. Elliott Norman eulogist. Interment was in Vining Cemetery, Stapleton.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Ella Mae Sheffield
Mrs. Ella Mae Sheffield of Wadley entered into rest Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009.

Funeral services were held at noon on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Louisville.

Survivors include one sister, Lula Mae VanDyke of Wadley.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Infant Alexis Rae Story
Infant Alexis Rae Story entered into rest on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009.

She was born on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2009, at Ft. Creek Baptist Church, with Dr. Phil Bray officiating. Interment followed in the May Family Cemetery.

Survivors include her parents, Brad and Lisa Martin Story, Warrenton; paternal grandparents, Benny and Brenda Story, Warrenton; maternal grandparents, Jim and Julianne Martin, Thomson; paternal great-grandparent, Carolyn Padgett, Warrenton, the late Gordon Story and the late Grace Story; maternal great-grandparents, Leon and Shirley May, Thomson, Doris Inglett and the late Roy Inglett, Thomson; uncles and aunts, Chris and Kristi Johns, Dearing, Andrew and Sarah Duckworth, Lincolnton, David and Candy Welch, Boneville, and Larry Story, Mitchell; and numerous cousins.

Pallbearers were Andrew Duckworth, Chris Johns, David Welch and Larry Story.

Honorary pallbearers were Colby Welch and Cole Johns.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NICU Unit at the University Hospital c/o 2100 Central Ave., Suite D-1 Augusta, GA 30904.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Flora Hanes Twiley
Mrs. Flora Haynes Twilley, 91, of Warrenton entered into rest on Sunday, March 1, 2009, at the McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

She was a retired school teacher and was the first music teacher at the school in Wrens from 1938-1940. She was the wife of the late Mr. Clarence Ivey Twilley Jr.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church of Warrenton, with Dr. Henry Fields officiating. Burial followed in the Camak United Methodist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church of Warrenton, 412 Main Street Warrenton, GA 30828.

Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Dr. Deno G. Thevaos
Dr. Deno G. Thevaos, 89, of State College, Pa. entered into rest on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at the Atrium of the Village at Penn State, State College, Pa.

Born in Augusta on July 8, 1919, son of George T. and Helen Antonopoulos Thevaos, he was a member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Augusta, attended Davidson, then Houghton Elementary schools, the Academy of Richmond County and the Junior College of Augusta, now Augusta State University, before attending and receiving a bachelor of arts degree from Emory University. He served as principal, teacher and basketball coach at Bartow High School for two years prior to World War II, in which he served in the U.S. Army - Air Corps. Following Honorable Discharge, he taught at the Oak Ridge High School in Tennessee for two years. After completing work for his masters and doctorate degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University, he embarked on his teaching career at Penn State. There he was listed among the school’s master teachers after receiving the Lindback-Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching. He also received a certificate from Phi Delta Kappa, from Kiwanis Civic Clubs he received the Kiwanis

Legion of Honor, and from the Torch Club, the Silver Torch Award for Outstanding Service. He served on the Centre County Youth Service Board, was active in the Special Olympics Program and was a long time member of the YMCA. He retired after 40 years of teaching.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, at the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, with Father John Reeves officiating. Interment was at Graysville Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Theola Floore Thevaos.

Survivors include his brother, Dr. Theo G. Thevaos (Artemisia) of Augusta; his nephew, Dr. G. Philip Thevaos (Celia); great-niece, Mary Emma of Waxhaw, N.C.; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were George E. Cheros, Wayne Coil and G. Philip Thevaos.

Honorary pallbearers were fellow faculty and staff at Penn State University, members of Kiwanis and Torch Clubs and the staff from the Atrium.

If so desired memorials may be made to the Department of Education and Psychology at Augusta State University, Penn State University, or to the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Augusta.

Koch Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements.

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