Obituaries
June 18, 2009 Issue

Ms. Mamie D. “Betty” Bryant
Ms. Mamie D. “Betty” Bryant of Thomson Manor Nursing Home entered into rest on Thursday, June 11, 2009, at Heartland Hospice Hospital.

Ms. Bryant, a native of Glascock County, was a homemaker and a member of Faith Baptist Church.

Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, 2009, at Mt. Beulah Baptist Church, with Rev. Don Widener officiating.

She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur E. Bryant; mother, Daisy Mae Vickery; brother, Arthur O. “Bud” Bryant; and sister, Ellen Way.

Survivors include her three half-brothers, Charles Roy Land, Thomson, Bill Land, Social Circle, and Gene Land, Washington; a nephew, Warren Keith Bryant, Martinez; a niece, Angela K. Bryant, Evans; and several other nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery Fund c/o Kay Langham, 681 Mt. Beulah Church Rd., Warrenton, GA 30828.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Willie Clyde Dixon
Mr. Willie Clyde Dixon, 71, of Girard entered into rest on Monday, June 8, 2009.

A native and lifelong resident of Girard, Mr. Dixon was the son of the late Shelley Emory and Lillie Mae Glisson Dixon. He was a dairyman for more than 50 years and a member of Sardis Baptist Church.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2009, in the Louisville City Cemetery, with Rev. Wayne Dixon officiating.

He was preceded in death by his parent; and a stepson, Tim Wall.

Survivors include wife Jackie Joiner Dixon of Girard; two daughters, Dana Dixon of Girard, and Shannon Dixon Raskin (Michael) of Augusta; stepson, Randy Wall of Laramie, Wyo.; two stepdaughters, Candy Weeks of Waynesboro, and Melanie Godbee of Girard; two sisters, Genee Barnes of Augusta, and Elaine Wrenn of Vidalia; 11 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Randy Dixon, Michael Dixon, Danny Godbee, Shane Godbee, Dale Oglesby, Todd Campbell, Dean Campbell and Rodney Campbell.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. W. Lawrence Langham
Mr. W. Lawrence Langham, 72, of Tennille entered into rest on Saturday, June 13, 2009.

Mr. Langham was born in Warren County, the son of the late Samuel Lee Langham and the late Mary Lou McCoy Langham. He was the former owner/operator of Langham Logging, Inc. Mr. Langham was a former member of the Civitan Club, the Moose Lodge and the Hamilton Masonic Lodge.

A memorial service was held on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the May and Smith Funeral Home Chapel.

Survivors include his companion, Beatrice Howell of Eatonton; children, Marie L. Blackmore (John) of Crystal Lake, Ill., Michael Lawrence Langham (Debbie) of Gray, Kathy Segars Raines of Sandersville, and Leigh Anne Johnson of Eatonton; grandchildren, Pheobe Robinson, Johnathon Blackmore, Jamie Langham, Jessie Langham, Allena Beall, Lawren Raines, Ashton Smith and Dylan Johnson; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Carolyn Wilkerson and Dorothy Thigpen, both of Thomson, and Betty Langham of Pitts; and brothers, Linton Langham of Mitchell, and Tim Langham of Conyers.

Donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 3630 J. Dewey Gray Circle, Suite A, Augusta, Ga. 30909.

May and Smith Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Clara Megargel
Mrs. Clara Megargel of Jersey City, N.J. entered into rest on Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at her residence.

Mrs. Megargel was a native of Gibson.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church, Gibson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Thomas Megargel.

W.H. Mays Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Bobbie Ann Nelson
Mrs. Bobbie Ann Nelson, 58, of Stapleton entered into rest on Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta.

Mrs. Nelson was born on May 15, 1951, to the parentage of Mr. Spread Palmer Jr. and late Lula Mae Jordan in Burke County. She completed her education in Gough in the Burke County School system. She later met and married her husband Joe M. Nelson and made Stapleton her home. She worked at the Stapleton Garment Factory in Stapleton as a machine operator for several years. She joined Ways Grove Baptist Church, in the Stellaville Community, at an early age.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, June 14, 2009, at 4 p.m. at the Ways Grove Baptist Church, Stellaville Community, with Pastor Rev. Jimmy McCullough III, presiding, and Rev. James Nelson, Eulogist. Interment was in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by son, Jonathan Dell Nelson; and daughter, Bobbie Joe Nelson.

Survivors include her husband, Joe M. Nelson of Wrens; a son , Joseph Nelson (Kim Houston) of Washington; a daughter, Lisa (Larry) Boatright of Stapleton; father and step-mother, Spread (Eva) Palmer Jr. of Hephzibah; sisters, Eddie Lou Berry of Wrens, Fanny Mae (Villan) Brown of Boston, Mass., Deloach Eway and Beulah Mae Nelson, both of Waynesboro, Diane Holley of Clearwater, S.C., and Sherry Ann Palmer of Augusta; brothers, Willie Palmer of Jackson, Freddy Palmer of Gough, and Brett Palmer of Augusta; stepsister, Learvon Harris of Waynesboro; stepbrothers, Thomas Jones Jr. of Augusta, and Joseph Jones of Waynesboro; two uncles, Jesse (Annie) Palmer, and Henry Palmer, all of Miami, Fla.; three aunts, Dorothy Avram and Willie Mae (Bennie) Daniel, all of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Christan (Norman) Evans of Waynesboro; five grandchildren, Joshua and Jayla Nelson of Washington, Jalisa and Larry Boatright Jr. of Stapleton, and Angie Bell of Wrens; one great-grandson, Rodriquez Bell of Wrens; a host of sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, other relatives and friends.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements


Mrs. Luvenia K. Parker
Mrs. Luvenia K. Parker of Augusta entered into rest on Saturday, June 6, 2009.

Mrs. Parker, a native of Jefferson County, lived in Detroit, Mich., for many years before moving to Augusta. She was a retired steel service worker.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 13, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Ways Grove Baptist Church, Jefferson County, with Rev. McCullough officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include one sister, Nellie Mae Dixon, Louisville; nieces, Agnes Streeter, Augusta, and Virginia Merritt, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; nephew, Hubert King, Philadelphia, Pa.; two grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews and other relatives.

Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Jeffrey Holmes Parrish
Mr. Jeffrey Holmes Parrish, 53, of Wrens entered into rest on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at Burke Medical Center.

Mr. Parrish was a native of Dougherty County. He was self-employed, a truck driver and a farmer.

Graveside memorial services were held at Wrens Memorial Cemetery on Saturday, June 13, 2009, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Gary Jones officiating.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Lewis Holmes Parrish.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy R. Parrish; mother, Lucille McCleskey Parrish; his daughter, Allison Crutchfield; and a grandson, Baylor Crutchfield.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Elizabeth Anne Prescott
Mrs. Elizabeth Anne Prescott, 61, of Mitchell entered into rest on Monday, June 8, 2009, at University Hospital.

She was the wife of Tanny Prescott.

Graveside services were held at Mt. Moriah Cemetery on Thursday, June 11, 2009, at 11 a.m.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Farris and Inez Smith; brother, Alec Smith; and three sisters, Dorothy Smith, Evelyn Hunter and Mary Lou White.

Survivors include her son, Tom (Tonya) Thurman; two daughters, Lisa T. (Derry) Chalker and Betty Ayers (Paul) Jones; stepdaughter, Amanda Prescott; seven grandchildren, Tony Chalker, Derry T. Chalker, Victoria Chalker, Kimberly Thurman, J. T. Thurman, Delaine Jackson and Lindsey Jones; great-grandson, Tyree Chalker; and sister, Lydia Smith, Dayton, Tenn.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Allen Williford
Mr. Allen Williford, 47, of Gibson entered into rest on Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at his residence.

Mr. Williford was a native of Washington County but lived here most of his life. He was the owner of his Paint and Body Shop in Gibson.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2009, at Gibson First Baptist Church, with Rev. Adrian Burrell officiating. Interment was in the Gibson Church of God Cemetery, Gibson.

Survivors include his parents, Terrell and Helen Holbrook Williford of Gibson; one son, Matthew Allen Williford of Gibson; one daughter, Amanda Starr of Gibson; one brother, Troy Williford of Gibson; one sister, Connie Deane of Gibson; companion, Holly Nelson of Gibson; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Ryan Craven, Coleman “Buddy” Pulliam, Keith Williford, Jay Williford, Clay Holbrook and Charles Holbrook.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

ADVERTISEMENT

 


The News and Farmer P.O. Box 487 Louisville, GA 30434
(478) 625-7722 or (706) 547-6629 - (478) 625-8816 fax
E-mail us at: news@thenewsandfarmer.com

Website designed and maintained by John Kitchens Website Design.

Send mail to webmaster with questions
or comments about this web site.
Information is subject to change without notice.