April 9, 2009 Issue

Miss Patricia Ann Brown
Miss Patricia Ann Brown of Louisville entered into rest on Tuesday, March 31, 2009.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2009, at Spring Bethel AME Church in Louisville.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Maggie Mae Heggs Burton
Mrs. Maggie Mae Heggs Burton, 78, of Louisville entered into rest on Wednesday, April 1, 2009.

Mrs. Burton is the daughter of the late Sallie Heggs Brown and Jim Kelly. She was a member of the Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church where she was a member of the Usher Board and the Zion Wheels Society. She received her education in the public school system of Jefferson County. She found employment as a cook with the Jefferson County School System and worked in housekeeping.

Funeral Services were held on Sunday, April 5, 2009, at 3 p.m. at the Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church and Cemetery, Louisville, with the Rev. Cecil Dunlap officiating.

She is preceded in death by one daughter, Ellen Lou Burton.

Survivors include her husband, Ed Willie Burton; children, Jimmy Brown Heggs of Carrolton, Earl Kelly of Sylvester, Mark (Alberta) Heggs of Louisville, Alberta (Gregory) Hickson of Wadley, Arthur (Kimberly) Burton and Patricia Burton, both of Louisville, Eddie Bernard Burton of Wadley, and Dorothy (Willie B.) Burton of Louisville; four stepchildren: Glennis Hilton and Judy Reese, both of Louisville, Theodore Hilton of Augusta, and Tony Brown of Florida; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Nancy Thompson, Cora Hilton, Lorene Burton, Dorothy (Willie B.) Walden, Willie Burton, all of Louisville, and Evelyn Burton of Puerto Rico; 31 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Honorary pallbearers were Deacons and Trustees of Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church.

Active pallbearers were Eugene Curry, Joseph Haywood, Otis Gibbons, Peter Heggs, Ricky Gibbons, Ronnie Burton and Mark Heggs Jr.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Walter Scott McCleskey
Rev. Walter Scott McCleskey, 88, entered into rest on March 19, 2009, at his home.

He was a native of Marietta, born on Jan. 17, 1921, and lived in Fort Pierce, Fla. for four years, coming from Cleveland, Tenn. Before retirement, he was a Methodist minister. He served the Wrens Church in June 1960-June 1961. He retired from the South Georgia Conference. He served as a chaplain with the Army for eight years. He was a member and past president of Rotary International, a Paul Harris fellow and recipient of Rotary’s Will Watts Award. He was a member of the American Legion and the Sons of the American Revolution.

A service was held at 2 p.m. on March 22, 2009, at the Collins Funeral Home in Acworth. Burial follow in the Marietta City Cemetery in Georgia. A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on March 29, 2009, in the chapel of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Fort Pierce, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Emily Woodall McCleskey; son, Walter Scott McCleskey Jr.; and brother, Clinton Leroy McCleskey Jr.

Survivors include his daughters, Catherine “Cathy” Oliver of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Margaret Smith of Cleveland, Fla.; and eight grandchildren.

Yates Funeral Home and Crematory were in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Larry Walden Stephens
Mr. Larry Walden Stephens of Augusta entered into rest on Friday, April 3, 2009, at University Hospital.

Mr. Stephens, a native of Glascock County, lived in New York, was a member of NY Painters Union 806, and later moved back to Augusta. He was a bridge painter.

Memorial services were conducted at Grace Fellowship Church North Augusta, S.C., on Monday, April 6, 2009, at 7 p.m., with Rev. Phillip Hamilton officiating. Mr. Stephens was cremated.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Whitaker Stephens; four sons, Kenneth W. Stephens, Devin C. Stephens, NASC, Daniel E. Stephens, all of Evans, and Christopher L. Stephens, Augusta; one daughter, Donna A. Smith, Martinez; one brother, Billy Earl Stephens, Augusta; one sister, Janis F. Moffre, Cohoes, N.Y.; and 12 grandchildren.

McNeill Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Sammie Kenneth Story
Mr. Sammie Kenneth Story, 66, of Griffin entered into rest on Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at his residence.

Mr. Story, a native of Gibson, was a brick mason.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2009, in the Friendship Baptist Cemetery, Mitchell, with Rev. Jim King officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Melody Story.

Starling Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



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