Obituaries
May 28, 2009 Issue

Mr. L.B. Anderson
Mr. L.B. Anderson, 88, of Grovetown entered into rest on Saturday, May 23, 2009, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Anderson was a lifetime resident of Columbia County. He was a member of Powell Baptist Church serving as a Deacon and Sunday school teacher. He was a retired dairy farmer.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at Powell Baptist Church, with Rev. Randall Whitaker and Rev. J. Robert Anderson officiating. Interment was in Bellevue Memorial Gardens, Grovetown.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Lucille Cates Anderson.

Survivors include two sons, J. Robert (Sybil) Anderson, Dacula, and Lee I. (Donna) Anderson, Grovetown; two daughters, Eugenia (Vernon) Stone, Baxley, and Ina (Richard) Prescott, Wrens; ten grandchildren, Troy Stone, Marla Thompson, Wade Anderson, Trent Stone, LaNell Rakness, Amy Sanchez, Ben Anderson, John Prescott, Katie Anderson and Mary Prescott; 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were grandsons and Edward James.

Honorary pallbearers were the Sunday school class.

Memorials may be made to Powell Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1577 Old Appling Harlem Highway, Harlem, GA 30814.

Starling Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Rev. Edward Emmett “Ed” Deen
Rev. Edward Emmett “Ed” Deen, 80, of Louisville entered into rest on Tuesday, May 19, 2009, in University Hospital in Augusta. A native of Baxley, Rev. Deen was a son of the late Emmett and Lenora Waters Deen. He attended Rhinehart Junior College, Asbury College and received his master of divinity from Emory University in Atlanta. He served in the ministry for 50 years, and pastored several churches throughout South Georgia.

Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 22, 2009, in the Louisville First United Methodist Church, with Dr. James T. Pennell, Rev. Emory C. Gilbert and Rev. V.L. Daughtry officiating. A service was also held at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2009, at Hopewell United Methodist Church in Baxley, with Rev. Lamar Rabun officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery, with Rev. Jack McCullough officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Eva Deen of Louisville; a daughter, Betty Sue Green (Ricky) of Bartow; a brother, Paul Deen (Tillie) of Baxley; two grandchildren, Brandy Green of Louisville, and Michael Green of Louisville; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to any church that Rev. Deen pastored.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Cleo B. Gosnell
Mrs. Cleo B. Gosnell of Augusta entered into rest on Sunday, May 24, 2009, surrounded by her family at Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon.

Mrs. Gosnell, a daughter of the late Clifford Brooks and Rosa Lee Newsome, was a native of Avera, but had made Augusta her home for most of her adult life. She was a military wife who was a member of the Ladies Auxillary of the American Legion Post # 178, where she served as the Sergeant at Arms. She was a member of Waldens United Methodist Church in Avera.

Funeral services were held at the chapel of Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at noon, with Rev. Joe Hester officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack D. Gosnell; siblings, Roy T. Brooks, Thelma Sheppard, Neelie Criswell, Junior Brooks, J.S. Brooks, Cleon Beasley and Jimmy Brooks.

Survivors include her children, Christine (Randy) Carter of Augusta, Mark D. Gosnell of Charleston, S.C., and Kathy G. (Gary) Duckworth of Appling; brothers, Ernest (Judy) Brooks of Hephzibah, Felton (Shirley) Beasley of Stapleton, and Elton Beasley of Augusta; grandchildren, Stacey (Dustin) Woods, Stephanie J. Moxley, Jackson Gosnell, Justin Welcher, Lauren Camille Duckworth and Elaine Michelle Duckworth; great-grandchildren, Ashlynn T. Miles, Jackson R. Wallace and Brylin C. Woods; and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jackson Cody Gosnell, Justin D. Welcher, Keith Criswell, Charles Sheppard, Gilbert Sheppard, Richard Sheppard and Danny Beasley.

Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Marion Brown Range
Mrs. Marion Brown Range entered into rest on Monday, May 18, 2009, at an Atlanta, Hospital.

Mrs. Range was born in Jefferson County to the parentage of the late Robert Thomas Brown Sr. and Margaree Robinson Brown. At an early age she joined the Sandvalley AME Church. She graduated from Jefferson County High School. She relocated to East Point, where she joined the Christian Family at Riverdale Church of Christ under the leadership of Pastor Laslie Binion. She was employed with the Fulton County Schools for nine years and Decatur Hospital for five years.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 23, 2009, at 1 p.m. at the Alfonzo Dawson Mortuary Chapel, Atlanta.

Survivors include her husband, Rafael Range of Atlanta; children, Nickki (Jamar) Stewart and Regina Allen; grandchildren, Jamar Stewart Jr., Savion Stewart, Janen Allen and Fredrick Gilbert; siblings, Sarah (Willie) Johnson of Louisville; Thomas Brown Jr. and Freeman Brown, both of Louisville; in-laws, Martha Brown, Carolyn Brown, Elma Range, Jeraldine (Ruben) Prather, Marion Kelly, Lorenzo Range, Jarvis (Lorie) Range, Panselle (Jennifer) Range and James (Deborah) Range; several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.


Mr. William “Bolo” Tarver III
Mr. William “Bolo” Tarver III of Warner Robins entered into rest on Sunday, May 17, 2009, in Macon.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2009, at the Community Church of Jesus #2 in Bartow, with Elder Ethel Jackson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Tarver, Louisville; three daughters, April Tarver, Warner Robins, Doris Tarver, Bartow, and Serina Tarver, Louisville; three sons, William (LaKiesha) Tarver IV and Vincent Tarver, all of Warner Robins, and Derek (Stacey) Tarver, Lebanon, Pa.; father, William Tarver Jr.; three sisters, Ethel T. (Leo) Jackson, Wadley, Selester (Nick) Huffman, Jacksonville, Fla., and Dorothy (Larry) Pinkston, Sandersville; six brothers, Jessie (Lola) Tarver, Larry Tarver and Roy M. (Barbara) Tarver, all of Augusta, Tommie (Precious) Tarver, Miami, Fla., Kenneth Tarver, LaGrange, and Ricky Tarver, Sparta; two sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law, 10 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Johnny Mathis, Lamar Johnson, Broderick Walters, Brian Finnley, Tyrone Brown, John Williams, Allen Tucker and Bobby Webb.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. William Andrew Terrell
Mr. William Andrew Terrell of Keysville entered into rest May 15, 2009.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2009, at Second Hopeful Baptist Church in Blythe.

Survivors include his wife, Johnnie Evans Terrell of Keysville; his children, John (Betty) Terrell, William (Maggie) Terrell Jr., Harold (Lurine) Terrell, George Terrell, Tommie (Debra) Terrell, James (Katie) Terrell, Gracie (Stanley) Hampton, Johnnie Mae Terrell, Bobbie (Biscayne) Johnson, Mary (Walter) Dukes and Delores Terrell; sisters, Millie (B.C.) Mance and Martha Thronton; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Katie L. Newsome Young
Mrs. Katie L. Newsome Young, 43, of Thomson entered into rest at her residence on Friday, May 22, 2009.

She was a homemaker.

Funeral services were held at noon on Monday, May 25, 2009, at Starling Funeral Home, Harlem, with Rev. Charles Reese officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Andy Young; two sons, Charles Turner and Billy Turner, both of Thomson; stepson, Jerry Lee Turner Jr., Thomson; stepdaughter, Shannon Turner, Washington; one brother, George Newsome Jr., Gibson; one sister, Francine Mills, Wrens; and five grandchildren.

Starling Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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