Obituaries
April 23, 2009 Issue

Ms. Maudie “Sook” Mae Brantley
Ms. Maudie “Sook” Mae Brantley, 95, of Wrightsville entered into rest on Monday, April 20, 2009, at Washington County Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 25, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Antioch Baptist Church and Westview Cemetery.

Ms. Brantley was a native of Washington County, but lived in Johnson County most of her life. She has been a member of Antioch Baptist Church for over 70 years and was honored at the church anniversary April 19 as the oldest member. She attended Tucker School.

Survivors include her children, Joseph Brantley of Atlanta, Jimmy (Mary) Brantley of Dublin, Rosa Brantley of Bronx, N.Y., Dwight Brantley, Annie (Jaylynn) Davis, Bobbie Jean Josey, Dorothy Jean Brantley and Mary (Curtis) Clover, all of Wrightsville; one brother, Clarence Brantley of Brooklyn, N.Y.; godchildren, Linda Carter White of Bartow and Rev. Dave (Dora) Hall of Wrightsville; 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grand children; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Family maybe contacted at the residence, 270 Crawford Road, Wrightsville, or at Davis Funeral Home.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Dyanne Jordan Clinkscales
Mrs. Dyanne Jordan Clinkscales of Blakely entered into rest on Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Early Memorial Hospital in Blakely.

Mrs. Clinkscales was born Jan. 5, 1953, to the late C.C. “Jack” Jordan and Mary Pace Jordan Chandler. She was a retired school teacher, a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Blakely, with Rev. Chuck Devane officiating. A private burial followed in the Blakely Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Philip H. Clinkscales Jr. of Blakely; two sons, Philip Clinkscales of Atlanta and Pace Clinkscales of Los Angeles, Calif.; three brothers, Lamar Jordan (Peggy) of Albany, LaDon Jordan of Atlanta, and Billy Jordan (Barbara) of Louisville; three sisters, Delores Baber (Jim) of Crozet, Va., Judy Brank of Blakely, and Janyce Smith (Espy) of Blakely; and stepfather, Homer L. Chandler of Blakely.

Pallbearers were her 13 nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to be sent to either the American Heart Assoc., P. O. Box 409410, Atlanta, Ga. 30384-9410 or to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105-1942

Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Versey Ann Haywood Daniel
Mrs. Versey Ann Haywood Daniel, 70, of Martinez entered into rest on Sunday, April 19, 2009, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Daniel worked for Stapleton Garment Company and Sibley Mill, Graniteville Division. She and her husband delivered newspapers for The Augusta Chronicle for 13 years.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at Damascus Baptist Church, with Rev. Joe Hester and Rev. Bill Seaman officiating. Interment followed at Bellevue Memorial Gardens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Daniel Sr.; parents, Wesley and Myrtice Haywood; sister, Betty Walden; brother, Benny Haywood; and son-in-law, Troy Savage.

Survivors include her son, Kenneth Daniel Jr. (Faye); daughter, Tammy Miller Savage (Jimmy); and four grandsons, Joshua Daniel, Tanner Miller, Zack Savage and Josh Savage.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Josh Daniel, Tanner Miller, Zack Savage, Josh Savage; nephews, Clay Walden and Charles Walden; and her friend, Jimmy Kitchens.

If so desired, memorials may be made to Damascus Baptist Church Youth Fund, 6375 Ridge Rd., Appling, GA 30802.

Platt’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. O.T. “Tommy” Fulghum
Mr. O.T. “Tommy” Fulghum of Augusta recently entered into rest.

Mr. Fulghum was born in Wadley on May 16, 1930, to Oscar and Eudie Fulghum. He lived in Wadley and Coleman Lake for 62 years, before moving to Augusta in 1992. He attended Georgia Military College and earned the rank of Cadet Major. He continued to be a supporter of GMC. In 1950, at the age of 20, he married Margaret Jeanette Garrick. In 1956, along with his father and brother, they invented the Fulghum rosserhead debarker. In October 1956, the family organized Fulghum Industries in Wadley to manufacture log handling equipment for the industry. Fulghum Enterprise was another arm of the family business, with Mr. Fulghum overseeing the sales and manufacture of fork lift trucks. He oversaw the merger of Fulghum Enterprises into Fulghum Industries. During his endeavor to expand Fulghum Industries, he achieved seven patents on equipment that are used in the forest products industry. He was elected to the Wadley City Council in 1968 and then was elected mayor of Wadley in 1969. He was also a member of the Wadley Lions Club and a past President of the Club. At the age of 29, Mr. Fulghum became a deacon in the Wadley Baptist Church. Mr. Fulghum began another company, now Fulghum Fibres, Inc. in 1990 to accommodate the needs of the pulp and paper industry. That company has now grown to some 29 locations in the United States, Chile and Uruguay with some 250 employees. In February 2000, Mr. Fulghum married Joan Fortner. He was a member of the Louisville United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Augusta Country Club, the Pinnacle Club, and was a supporter of the Fulgham/Fulghum Family Association.

Funeral services were held on Friday, April 17, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Louisville United Methodist Church, Louisville, with Rev. David Hibberts officiating. Interment followed in the Louisville City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Joan; nephews, Heyward T. Fulghum and George H. Fulghum Jr.; nieces, Emily Fulghum, Susan Mason and Lisa Jensen; sister-in law, Betty Fulghum; great-nephews, great-great-nieces and –nephews; his aide, Jesse Gamble; housekeeper, Sharon Sturgis; and a multitude of cousins and employees.

Pallbearers were H. Heyward Wells Jr., Anthony M Hauff, Kurt Malzer, Terrell Marsh, John Bradley, John Lewis, Robert Evans and Ron McDaniel.

Honorary pallbearers were Levi Hill, Hogarth Sandeford, officers, directors and employees of Fulghum Industries, Inc. and Fulghum Fibres, Inc.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Louisville United Methodist Church, PO Box 269, Louisville, GA 30434, and the Salvation Army: 1384 Greene St. Augusta, Ga 30901

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


Mrs. Sara Hayslip
Mrs. Sara Hayslip, 81, of Wadley entered into rest on Thursday, April 16, 2009, at Glendale Nursing Home.

Mrs. Hayslip, a lifelong resident of Wadley, was a homemaker and a member of the Wadley Baptist Church where she was a member of the Gleaners Sunday School Class.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, April 19, 2009, at 3 p.m. in the Wadley Baptist Church, with Rev. Tom Harrison, Rev. Rusty Manning and Dr. Ernest Purcell officiating. Interment followed in the Wadley Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louie Hayslip; and a son, Ricky Hayslip.

Survivors include her son, Ronnie Hayslip (Sue) of Grovetown; four grandchildren, Ben Hayslip (Melissa), Kim Combs (Jason), Terrie Evans (Matt) and Kelly Williamson (Jordie); 13 great-grandchildren, Jace, Cade, Ella and Brodie Combs, Tarver, Camden and Knox Hayslip Brinson, Hampton Evans, William Hendricks Jordan, and Jenny and Sam Williamson; sister, Alma McTier of Panama City, Fla.; two nieces, Jane Fordham (Wayne) and Gail Mihaylo (Chuck).

Pallbearers were Randall Jones, Bobby Brett, Bill Cooper, Jim Hall, Chuck McMillian, Ben McElreath, Lyman Gordy and Wayne Battle.

Honorary pallbearers were Gary Hutchins, Don Hall, Kermit Little Jr., Tommy Lamb, Larry Purvis, Jimmie Tarver and Deacons of Wadley Baptist Church.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Barbara Jean Lafavor
Miss Barbara Jean Lafavor of Louisville entered into rest on Friday, April 3, 2009.

Miss Lafavor was born in Jefferson County to Frank Lafavor and the late Viola Miller Lafavor. She was a member of Cannan Galilee Baptist Churc and graduated from Jefferson County High School in 1965. She received an associate of arts degree from Fiorello H. La Guardia Community College and taught children with special needs for 30 years.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2009, at Brinson Hill Baptist Church in Wadley, with Rev. Robert Stokes presiding and Elder James Frank Lafavor officiating.

Survivors include her father, Deacon Frank Lafavor of Louisville; siblings, Elder James Frank Lafavor (Ellaree) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Eddie Lewis Lafavor (Vee Ann), David Lafavor and Jeffery Jordan, all of Louisville, Carolyn McKennie (Tom Edward) of Wadley, Lillie Lafavor of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Rosa Mitchell, Corine Driggers (Lee Edward) and Daisy Lane (Jimmy), all of Louisville; godchildren, Adam Brown and Sylvionne (Bobby); sister-in-law, Ann Lafavor of Jacksonville, Fla.; cousin, Mary Williams of Louisville; 26 nieces and nephews, 53 great-nieces and nephews; three great-great-nieces and nephews; children she raised as her own grandchildren, Jerome Gilmore Jr., Jasmine Kelly, Bobby Stone III, Willquavian Kelly and Bryce Stone; and cousins and friends.

Pallbearers were her nephews.

Honorary pallbearers were Deacons and Trustees of Cannan Galilee Baptist Church and the Jefferson County High School class of 1965.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Louis C. Lockhart
Mr. Louis C. Lockhart, 61, of Valley, Ala., formerly of Tennille entered into rest on Thursday, April 9, 2009, after a brief illness.

Mr. Lockhart was born November 16, 1947, in Tennille, son of the late Louis and Kathleen English Lockhart (Fulghum). He had a career in economic development, working in the states of Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. He was a graduate of Emory University and a brother in the Kappa Alpha Order.

Graveside services were held on Saturday, April 11, 2009, at 3 p.m. at Zeta Cemetery in Tennille, with Rev. Peter Barlow of the Tennille Methodist Church officiating. A memorial service was held Monday, April 13, 2009, at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Opelika, Ala., with Rev. Tim Thompson officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Hilda Collins Lockhart, of Valley, Ala.; one daughter, Amy Lockhart of Franklin, Tenn.; one sister, Kay Cogburn; two nephews Thomas (Lesley) Cogburn and Charles (Meg) Cogburn, all of Atlanta, GA; and three great-nephews.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the First United Methodist Church of Opelika.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Wade Lowery
Mr. Wade Lowery of Sylvania recently entered into rest

Mr. Lowery was born on Oct. 28, 1947, in Screven County to the late George Wesley Lowery Sr. and Isabell Brack Lowery. At an early age, he became a member of the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, where he sang in the church choir.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2009, at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Sylvania, with Elder Bruce Taylor officiating, and Rev. Thomas Norman III presiding. Interment was in Friendship Memorial Cemetery, Sylvania.

He was preceded in death by a sibling Dea. Zella B. Taylor and a beloved brother-in-law, Dea. Charlie E. Evans.

Surivors include four brothers, Deacon George W. Lowery Jr., Robert (Viola) Lowery, all of Savannah, Thomas Lowery and Rev. Jerald (Minnie) Burgess, all of Hinesville; four sisters, Evangelist Gloria (Bishop David) Arnett, Isabell (Robert) Martin-Williams, Deacon Robbin B. Frazier and Rev. Dr. Diane B. Evans, Avera; one aunt, Grace Brack, Savannah; one uncle, Joseph (Willie Bell) Brack Sr.; one adopted brother, Paul (Teresa) Brack; half-brother, Al White; half-sisters, Mattie Reed, Shirley Free and Necole Lowery; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

Sylvania Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Barbara Jean Prickett
Mrs. Barbara Jean Prickett, 49, of Louisville entered into rest on Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mrs. Prickett was a member of Wrens Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was the daughter of the late Melvin Wells and Lucy Reese Parker.

Funeral services were held at James Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, April 17, 2009, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Chris Henry officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her son, Tony Prickett.

Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Rufus Prickett; children, Kellie (Lewis) Braswell, Stapleton, Sara (Clarence) Birt, Matthews, Amanda Prickett, Louisville, Jennifer Prickett, Stellaville, and Daniel Prickett, Louisville; grandson, Carlos Cruz; granddaughters, Jasmine Birt and Kali Martinez; sisters, Brenda (James) Munro, Hephzibah, Judy (Michael) Carter, Zebina, Mae (Gary) Darnell, Blythe, and Marie (David) Hardin, Wrens; brothers, Lamar (Trish) Wells, Hephzibah, and Poochie Wells, Zebina.

Pallbearers were Corp. Daniel Amerson, Donnie Prickett, Allen Prickett, Eddie Welch, Barrow Walden, Clyde Welch, Jerry Massie and Ira Reeves.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Voncile Campbell Siggers
Mrs. Voncile Campbell Siggers, 78, of Sardis entered into rest on Monday, April 13, 2009, at her grandson’s home in Bartow after an extended illness.

Mrs. Siggers was born Feb. 12, 1931, to the late Steven Benjamin Campbell and Myrtle Kimbell Campbell. She was a lifelong homemaker.

Memorial Services will be private.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 28 years, Everett Thomas Siggers; son, Dale Robinson; infant son, Robbie Robinson Jr.; brother, Ray Campbell; and sister, Faye Campbell Agerton.

Survivors include her daughter, Patsy Robinson Parham (David) of Evans; brother, Kay Campbell of Sardis, and Otis Campbell of Lakeland, Fla.; four grandchildren, Chris Robinson (Monica) of Bartow, Eric Brown of Augusta, Ginger Parham Pounds (Cliff) of Lincolnton, and Allen Parham of Augusta; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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


Mrs. Contessa “Tess” Lynette Carr-Smith
Mrs. Contessa “Tess” Lynette Carr-Smith of Louisville entered into rest on Thursday, April 2, 2009.

Mrs. Carr-Smith was born in Louisville on Aug. 8, 1967, to Willie James “Buddy” Carr and the late Anna Jane Steward Carr. She was a member of Cannan Galilee Baptist Church and Spring Bethel Benevolent Society. She attended school in Jefferson County School System. She was a 2001 graduate of Augusta Technical College, receiving a diploma in welding.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Cannan Galilee Baptist Church, Louisville, with Rev. Robert Stokes officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Theodore Smith of Hephzibah; father and stepmother, Willie James “Buddy” Carr and Essie Mae Kelly Carr of Louisville; siblings, Eddie McBride Jr. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Pamela Stringer (Douglas) of Hephzibah, Wanda Flournoy of Atlanta, Krystal Washington, Katina Burden and Tonya Burden, all of Sandersville, Sonya Burden (Wayne) of Louisville, and Tavonda Carr of Augusta; father and mother-in-law, Theodore and Gladys Smith Sr. of Augsuta; uncle, John Bennett of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers were Bobby Lewis, Donald Brown, Chris Brown, Jeffery Whitfield, Anthony Smith, Kelvin Hickson, Willie Albert Hall and Wayne Gilmore.

Honorary pallbearers were Deacons and Trustees of Cannan Galilee Baptist Church.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Nellie Frances Hatcher Sullivan
Mrs. Nellie Frances Hatcher Sullivan entered into rest on Monday, March 30, 2009, in New York.

Mrs. Sullivan was born on July 13, 1920 in Louisville to the late Robert Hatcher and Della Walker Hatcher. She attended school and worked on the family farm until she married Henry Sullivan in 1935. She worked at Booth Memorial Hospital in New York until she retired in 1985.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at Spring Bethel AME Church, Louisville, with Rev. James Jenkins officiating.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Laura Broadus, Annie Mae Mack and Viola Fleming; brothers, Richard Hatcher, Joseph Hatcher, Robert Hatcher, Charlie Hatcher and John Henry Hatcher; and son, Joseph Sullivan.

Survivors include her children, Viola (Edgar) Lockhart, Mary (Otis) Gardner, Marva Strayhorn and Richard (Ginger) Sullivan; grandchildren, Larry Derrick Lockhart, Shaeman Price, Richard (Yvonne) Sullivan Jr., Felicia (Warren) Corbin, Camille Strayhorn, Kristen Strayhorn and Sheila Sullivan Stafford; great-grandchildren, Jade Corbin, Warren Kyjon Corbin, Kjiar Prather, Tajh Wedlow and Kayla Gray; sister-in-law, Mary Sullivan; and a host of nephews, nieces and friends.

Pallbearers were John Hatcher, Larry Lockhat, Kjiar Prather, Richard Sullivan Jr. and Phillip Strayhorn.

Honorary pallbearers were Otis Gardner and Edgar Lockhart.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Ronny Rudolph “Ronny” Toulson
Mr. Ronny Rudolph “Ronny” Toulson, 50, of Creedmoor, N.C. entered into rest on Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at his residence.

He was a native of Warren County, a member of Long Creek Baptist Church, and a 1976 graduate of Glascock County Consolidated School. He was a heavy equipment operator.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, April 11, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Eakes Funeral Chapel in Creedmoor, N.C., and interment followed at Oak Grove Memorial Park, Durham, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jennifer Toulson; his father, William M. Toulson; and a brother, Johnny Toulson.

Survivors include his wife, Leigh Ann Hutchins Toulson; daughter, Shannon (Sean) Conley; grandsons, Patrick and Aaron Conley, all of Creedmoor, N.C.; mother, Betty (Steve) Hartwell, Casa Grande, Ariz.; brothers, Jeff (Susan) Toulson, Chandler, Ariz., and William (Deloria) Toulson, Warrenton; sister, Vicky (Craig) Usry, Gibson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Jeff Toulson, William Toulson, Craig Usry, William Hutchins, William Mossette Hutchins, Larry Ricks, Brad Coley and Bobby Jackson.

Eakes Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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