Obituaries
May 21, 2009 Issue

Mrs. Dorothy McLain Taylor Cobb
Mrs. Dorothy McLain Taylor Cobb, 72, of Vidalia entered into rest on Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at University Hospital in Augusta after a brief illness.

Mrs. Cobb was a native of Toombs County, living there most of her life and in Jefferson County for 10 years. She was a member of the Marietta Freewill Baptist Church, and was previously employed with Brantley Furniture of Vidalia, Palmer Tire Company of Vidalia and with Cobb Equipment in Louisville.

Funeral services were held on Friday, May 15, 2009, at 11 a.m. in the Marietta Freewill Baptist Church, Lyons, with Rev. Irvin Murphy and Rev. Don Moye officiating. Interment followed in the Lyons City Cemetery.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lester A. Cobb of Louisville; her parents, Cannie and Florene Kitchens McLain; and a brother, Everett McLain.

Survivors include one son, Charles (Nan) Taylor of North Augusta, S.C.; one daughter, Sharon T. (Gary) Tapley of Vidalia; four grandchildren, Brad Tapley of Vidalia, and Clayton, Cameron and Sara Taylor, all of North Augusta; one sister, Lois Jean (Shannon) Phillips of Soperton; three stepchildren, Leslie (Ernie) Newton and Angie (Barry) Wren, all of Louisville, and Panda (James) Arrington of Bartow; four step-grandchildren, four nephews and four pets.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sweet Onion Animal Protection Society, P.O. Box 210, Vidalia, GA 30475.

Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Betty Ree Ellis
Mrs. Betty Ree Ellis of Warrenton entered into rest on Friday, May 15, 2009, at the Medical College of Georgia Medical Center.

Mrs. Ellis was a native of Louisville, but had lived in Warrenton for many years. She was a member of the Louisville Baptist Church and was a retired store clerk.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 18, 2009, in the Louisville City Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, William Ellis, Warrenton; her two sons, John Ellis, Clarksville, Tenn., and William David Ellis, Warrenton; and seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Carolyn Price Fendley
Mrs. Carolyn Price Fendley, 66, formerly of the Beulah Community, entered into rest on Friday, May 15, 2009, in Louisville.

Mrs. Fendley, a native of Norfolk, Va., had lived in Forest Park for many years before moving to Washington in 1988. She was a homemaker and member of Beulah Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held on Monday, May 18, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Beulah Baptist Church, with Rev. Rick Markham and Rev. Jamie Callaway officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie Lee Fendley.

Survivors include brothers, James A Price of Gibson, Bill Price of Gibson, and Buddy Price, Dan Price, Vince Price and Alec Price, all of Washington; sisters, Virginia P. Hunter, Loganville, and Marie Reeves, Dearing.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mamie Lou “T-Ninechi” Hunter
Mrs. Mamie Lou “‘T-Ninechi” Hunter of Wadley entered into rest on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, in Wadley.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, May 17, 2009, at 3 p.m. at Hudson Mortuary Chapel, Wadley, with Rev. Dr. David Kemp officiating. Burial was in Live Oak Cemetery in Wadley.

Survivors include seven daughters, Mae Lois Hunter, Pearline H. (Albert) Lewis, Inell Hunter, Pressie Mae (Leroy) Green and Gracie Mae Hunter, all of Wadley, Susan Lewis, Swainsboro, and Terrie (Maurice) Lawrence, Aiken, S.C.; four sons, Robert (Karen) Hunter and Wallace Hunter, all St. Petersburg, Fla. and ReLester Hunter and Charles Hunter, both of Wadley; a sister-in-law, Willie Mae Lamb of St. Petersburg, Fla.; 28 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Charles Knight, Glenn Wilcher, Kenneth Heath, Ronald Bell, Rykell Howard, Ricky Palmer, Nicholas Brown and David Johnson.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Pilcher L. James
Mr. Pilcher L. James, 83, of Matthews entered into rest Monday May 11, 2009, at his residence.

Mr. James was retired as a carpenter and was a member of Mt. Horeb Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army where he fought in War World II.

Graveside services were held at Wrens Memorial Cemetery on Wednesday May 13, 2009, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Jason Burton officiating.

Mr. James was preceded in death by his parents, Silas James and Beatrice Arrington James; and sister, Velma Thompson.

Survivors include his children, Phyllis D. (Joe) Worley, Hephzibah, Wanda (Jimmy) Baker, Matthews, and Danny B. James and Jerry P. James, both from Blythe; a brother, D.J. James, Thomson; two sisters, Raydell Kirchner, Keysville, and Bobbie Dixon, Wrens; five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Cal Newman, Donald Connor, Tracy Dixon, Douglas Dixon, Dennis Wheeler and Tony Cooper.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. William Howard Jenkins
Mr. William Howard Jenkins, 62, of Augusta entered into rest on Sunday, May 17, 2009, at University Hospital.

Mr. Jenkins was a member of West Acres Baptist Church, and the former owner of Howard’s Welding Supply Company.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. at West Acres Baptist Church, with the Rev. Denny Mack officiating. Burial followed at 4 p.m. at Wrens Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include his son, William Howard Jenkins II (Cynthia); three brothers, Phillip Jenkins, Joe Jenkins and Maurice Jenkins; four sisters, Betty Brady, Miriam Jenkins, Sarah Jenkins and Ann Jenkins; two grandchildren, Ashton Jenkins and Bryce Jenkins; four nieces and nephews and three great-nieces and –nephews; friends, Jackie Cook, Mary Beth Bohler (Gentry), and Seth and Jackson Bohler.

Pallbearers were Billy Norton, Ricky Norton, Tommy Matthews, John Bounds, Gentry Bohler and Cecil Floyd.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Love Sunday school class, and the McDonald’s breakfast club.

If so desired, memorials may be made to the Gideons International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN, 37214

Platt’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Cleo Beckworth Martin
Mrs. Cleo Beckworth Martin, 91, of Stapleton entered into rest on Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Louisville Hospital.

Mrs. Martin was retired at Sibley Mill as a spinner, and was a member of Stapleton Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at James Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, May 18, 2009, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Daryl Price and Rev. Jimmy Sanders officiating. Burial followed at Westview Cemetery in Augusta.

Mrs. Martin is preceded in death by her husband, James C. Martin; parents, Ronnie Beckworth and Ammie Lou Beckworth; four brothers and three sisters.

Survivors include her children, Tommy (Jane) Neal, Augusta, and Faye N. (Braddy) Jones, Stapleton; three sisters, Dalhia Brown, Jacksonville, N.C., Sarah Guy, Matthews, and Ann Bell Gay, Stapleton; four grandchildren, Leanett Douglas, Patricia Newsome, Keith Neal and Kelvin Neal; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Pallbearers were Keith Neal, Kelvin Neal, Thomas Beckworth, Ronnie Usry, James Usry, Mike Beckworth, Donnie Guy, Mike Irby, Phillip Brown and Johnny Beckworth.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Stapleton Baptist Church Building Fund C/O Anthony Lamb, 360 Harvey St. Stapleton., GA 30823.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Aubrey “Obbe” Mincey
Mr. Aubrey “Obbe” Mincey, 73, of Wadley entered into rest on Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at the Glendale Nursing Home, Wadley.

Mr. Mincey was a native of Dodge County, born the son of the late Aubrey and Rosa Mincey Fluellen. He was educated in the Jefferson County School System and worked as a logger.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 16, 2009, at 1 p.m at Davis Funeral Home Chapel, Louisville, with Rev. Wallace Mason officiating. Burial was in the Blount Chapel AME Church Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Christopher Allen Mincey of Clarksville, Tenn., Milton Mincey of Wadley, and Glenn “Shirley” Mincey of Davisboro; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; three aunts, Annie Eliza Freeman of Augusta, Mattie B. Mincey of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Mary Murray Mincey of Decatur; a host of cousins and other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Danny Rivers
Memorial services for Mr. Danny Rivers, 56, of Thomson were held on Thursday, May 14, 2009, at 3 p.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church, Gibson.

Thomson Funeral System was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Newman Clark Smith
Mr. Newman Clark Smith of Bartow entered into rest on Friday, May 15, 2009, at his residence.

Mr. Smith was born 89 years ago at his residence in Bartow. He was a member and Chairman of the Deacons of Josey Baptist Church, a member of the Bartow Community Club and Ingles Breakfast Club. Mr. Smith was a World War II veteran and in the Battle of the Bulge. He was in the 99th Infantry Division Company C. 395th Infantry. During WWII Private Smith was a rifleman and a truck driver. He earned several medals while in the Army, including, Eamet Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal and three Bronze Service Stars. He was retired as a foreman at Fulghum Industries.

Funeral services were held on Monday, May 18, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Josey Baptist Church, with Rev. Inman Gerrald and Rev. Don Proctor officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Newsome (Earl) and Joan Dey (Ron); three sons, Newman Clark Smith Jr. (Kathy Hamby), Charles Thomas Smith and Timothy Smith; grandchildren, Cindy (Ken) White, John (Tanya) McKee Jr., Ruth (William) Cain and Shalena (Jammy) McCoy; great-grandchildren, Parker Cain, Jackson Cain, Alexis Mckee, Isibealla McKee, Emalee and Bailee McCoy and Ridge McCoy; step-great-grandchildren, Lynn, Rena, McKenzie and Lee and Annie and Mary White; friend, Julia Mae Josey; brothers and sisters, Robert Smith, Lorena Ford, Vina Mae Josey, Herbert Smith, Ben Smith, Mabel Proctor and Fred Smith; and sister-in-law, Eugenia Smith.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Josey, Wayne Josey, William Josey, Mike Churchwell, Randy Smith and Doug Arrington.

Memorials may be made to the Odessy Healthcare Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Edna J. Vaughn
Mrs. Edna J. Vaughn, 77, of Wrens entered into rest on Monday, May 11, 2009, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Vaughn was retired as a lab technician, a member of Mt. Horeb Baptist Church and a member of the Lady’s Sunday School Class. She was the wife of Brantley Vaughn and the daughter to the late Willie Wise and Zennie Butler Wise.

Funeral services were held at James Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, May 14, 2009, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Paul Moore officiating.

Survivors include her children, Carol (John) Pittenger, Murphy, N.C., Bruce Wesson, Lexington, Ky., and Stanley Wesson, Caldwell; stepson, Mike (Lorine) Vaughn, Macon; six grandchildren, Tracy, Chris, Johnathan, Jennifer, Dustin and Sonny; and two great-grandchildren, Isaac and Butler.

Pallbearers were John Pittenger, Tommy Herndon, Phillip Johnson, Clarence Holley, John Bush and Roger Coxwell.

In lieu of flowers, memorial could be made to Mt. Horeb Baptist Church C/O Greg Holley P.O. Box 563, Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Roman Washington Jr.
Mr. Roman Washington Jr. of Brooklyn, N.Y. entered into rest on Wednesday, May 13, 2009, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Funeral services were held at noon on Monday, May 18, 2009, at Brinson Hill Baptist Church in Wadley, with Rev. Dr. David Kemp officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his two daughters, Joy Romance Washington, Philadelphia, Pa., and Debra (David) Long, Hackensack, N.J.; one sister, Bernese Graham, Atlanta; a grandson, Romello Davis; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Tyrone Bryant, Anthony Hunt, Larry Turner, Jerome Turner and Brandon Wilkey.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Margaret E. Williams
Mrs. Margaret E. Williams, 77, of Martinez entered into rest on Friday, May 15, 2009, at Westwood Nursing Facility.

Mrs. Williams, daughter of the late Marvin Hester Daniel Sr. and the late Lurlean Kent Daniel, was born on April 1, 1932, in Glascock County. She lived in Martinez for the past 17 years. Mrs. Williams was retired as a registered nurse. She was also a member of First Baptist Church of Augusta.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, 2009, at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Larry Dennis Williams and James Edward Williams; and a brother, Tommie Daniel.

Survivors include her husband, Lindy H. Williams, Martinez; son, Tony Williams, Jacksonville, Fla.; daughters, Elaine Jones, Washington State, and Mary Prall, Cornelia; brothers, Roy Daniel, Saucier, Miss., Marvin H. Daniel Jr., Thomson, Terry Daniel, North Augusta, S.C., and Darry Daniel, Thomson; sisters, Eulawynne Kitchens, Gibson, Jan Phillipe, Evans, and Wynell Lewis, Stapleton; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jason Mathis, Michael Brown, Russell Clark, Anthony Clark, John Burns and Dean Reese.

Memorials may be made to Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer’s Care, 1901 Central Ave., Augusta, GA 30904.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Ronald F. Wright
Mr. Ronald F. Wright, 57, of Mitchell entered into rest on Thursday, May 14, 2009, at the Heartland Hospice House, Augusta.

Mr. Wright was a softball coach for the Hillsborough Community College, The Pampa Thunder Traveling Team and the Lutz Leaguetts Softball Teams. He was an Army veteran and a painter.

Memorial services were held at the Gibson First Baptist Church on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at 6 p.m., with Rev. Jarrod Adkins officiating.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rodger F. and Addie Lynn Pinkston Wright; and a sister, Marsha Garman.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah L. Wright of Mitchell; son, Christopher Steven Wright; daughter, Chrishell Ebner of Mitchell; two brothers, Robert Wright of Tampa, Fla., and Rodger Wright Jr., of Brandon, Fla.; four sisters, Lisa Barnes of Tampa, Fla., Janice Agan of Tampa, Fla., Marty Huff of Lakeland, Fla., and Patty Collins of Tampa, Fla.; three grandchildren, Nathaniel Ron Ebner, Rebecca Lynn Ebner and Maddie Jane Ebner; and a stepmother, Janet Wright of Tampa, Fla.

Memorials may be made to the ALS Association, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 250 Calabasas Hills, Calif. 91301-5104.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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