Obituaries
June 4, 2009 Issue

Mrs. Frances Connell
Mrs. Frances Connell, 81, of Wrens entered into rest on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Connell was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, Gibson. She was retired from Maxwell Department store.

Funeral services were held at James Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, May 31, 2009, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Sam Collins officiating. Burial followed at Wrens Memorial Cemetery.

She is preceded in death by her husband, W.J. “Dub” Connell; parents, Thomas Sutton and Irene Hardin Sutton; two brothers, T.J. Sutton and Jerry Sutton; and a sister, Opal Sutton.

Survivors include her son, Randy Connell; sister, Peggy Hadden; and grandchildren, Theresa Chavous, Latrilla Connell, Amy Connell, Josh Connell and Ben DeWitt.

Pallbearers were Mickey Hadden, John Bailey, Jimmy Sutton, Robert Sutton, Mark Koehn and William Wren.

Memorials may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, c/o Mr. Thomas Lampp, 4516 Lampp Road, Gibson, Georgia 30810.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Bernard Reid Davis Sr.
Mr. Bernard Reid Davis Sr., 76, of Evans entered into rest at his residence on Thursday, May 28, 2009.

Mr. Davis was retired from the Plumbers and Steam Fitters Local Union #150. He attended the Apostolic Cathedral of Praise.

Funeral services were held on Monday, June 1, 2009, in the Belair Road Chapel of Platt’s Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Marcus Holt and Rev. Dewain French officiating. Interment followed in Bellevue Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Davis was preceded in death by two sisters, Emma Lou Lawton and Kate Lovelace; and two brothers, Lonnie Davis and Tommy Davis.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine Davis; one son, Reid (Vickie) Davis of Evans; three daughters, Shirley Davis of Evans, Ann (Jerry) Ikner of Martinez, and Kathy Davis of Evans; three brothers, Charles (Elizabeth) Davis of Wrens, Alvin (Carolyn) Davis of Grovetown, and Dorsey (Shirley) Davis of Augusta; three sisters, Cynthia (Steve) Bayazes of Augusta, Bernice (Willie) Huff of Hephzibah, and Mamie Oldham of Augusta; six grandchildren, David (Andrea) Gay, Sherry (Jason) Garnto, Jason (Jaime) Melcher, Jeremy Melcher, Heather (Tommy) Lee, Amanda Davis, and Hannah and Jesse Carmichael; great-grandchildren, Savannah, Taylor, Hunter, Carter, Keaton, Keslee and Tanner.

Pallbearers were Jason Garnto, Tommy Lee, David Gay, Jeremy Melcher, Jason Melcher, David Carmichael and Richard Pacheco.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Plumbers and Steam Fitters Local Union # 150.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 1899 Central Ave., Augusta, GA. 30904.

Platts Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Arthur Lee “Billy” Flonnory
Mr. Arthur Lee “Billy” Flonnory, 60, of Wrightsville entered into rest on Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at his residence.

He joined the Ebenezer Christian Episcopal Church at an early age,and was a 1968 graduate of Jefferson County High School. He later attended Augusta Tech receiving his certification in welding. He worked as a farmer most of his life and later as a logging truck driver.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 30, 2009, at the Faith Memorial CME Church and Ebenezer CME Church Cemetery, Bartow.

Survivors include his children; Antonio “Tony” Fann of Savannah, and Veronica Session of Atlanta; mother; Cora Warthen Flonnory of Bartow; siblings, Hubert (Jean) Flonnory Jr. and Joyce Flonnory, all of Bartow, Julian Flonnory of Tennille, Judy Flonnory of Davisboro, Larry (Monica) Flonnory of Sandersville, Barry Flonnory of Ricon, and Lonnie (Bonnie) Flonnory of Hawaii; four grandchildren; brother-in-law, Ricky Hill of Wadley; aunts and uncles, Ida Lee Flonnory of Far Rock Away, N.Y., Vaster Lee Jordan of Louisville, Martha Brown and Mack Fields, both of Bartow, Betty Fields, Annie (Nick) Carter, Elizabeth Fields and Shelia Fields, all of Mt. Vernon, and Rose M. Prince of Bronx, N.Y.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Thomas J. Glover
Mr. Thomas J. Glover, 77, of Augusta entered into rest on Saturday, May 30, 2009, at University Hospital, Augusta.

A native of Glascock County, he was retired as a supervisor at the Augusta-Richmond County Water Department.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Jarrod Adkins officiating.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Linda Glover; brother, Clarence Wilson Glover Jr.; and parents, Gracie Mathis and Clarence Wilson Glover Sr.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Virginia Glover; and one sister, Ellen “Dollye” (Allen) Borum of Wrens.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. James L. “J.L.” Perdue
Mr. James L. “J.L.” Perdue, 86, of Wrens entered into rest on Monday, June 1, 2009.

Funeral services were held at James Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at 4 p.m. Burial followed at Ways Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Janette Hobbs Perdue.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Margaret Louise Kirby Sheehan
Mrs. Margaret Louise Kirby Sheehan, 90, of Macon entered into rest on Sunday, May 24, 2009, at her residence at Carlyle Place.

Mrs. Sheehan, the only child of the late Henry and Adele Norrell Kirby, was born in Greenville, S.C. She met and married Pastor E.C. Sheehan when she was 17-years-old and they were married for more than 73 years. She attended Mercer University and was a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Seminary. Mrs. Sheehan often served as pianist and Sunday school teacher in the church her husband lead. Her husband served twice as interim pastor at Wrens Baptist Church. From 1947 to 1964, Mrs. Sheehan served as youth director at Mikado Baptist Church where her husband served as pastor. Mrs. Sheehan was a homemaker, a Christian and a member of Ingleside Baptist Church for 23 years, where she was in the choir and a member of the Hal Gaymon-Mike Ross Sunday School Class.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at Ingleside Baptist Church, with Dr. Timothy McCoy and Dr. E. C. Sheehan officiating. Burial was private for the family at 11:15 a.m. in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. E.C. Sheehan of Macon; daughter, Jackie S. (Ron) Gaynor of Tucker; son, Kirby Sheehan of Macon; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Source of Light Mission, 1011 Mission Road, Madison, GA 30650 or to Haggai Institute, P.O. Box 13, Atlanta, GA 30370.

Snow’s Memorial Chapel Funeral and Cremation Services was in charge of arrangements.

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