Obituaries
June 25, 2009 Issue

Mrs. Georgia Ann Beasley
Mrs. Georgia Ann Beasley of Wrens entered into rest on Friday, June 12, 2009, while a patient at University Hospital in Augusta.

Funeral Services were held on Friday, June 19, 2009, at the Ways Grove Baptist Church, Stellaville, at 2 p.m., with Pastor Rev. Jimmy McCullough III, presiding, and Rev. Thomas Berry, eulogist. Interment was held in the church cemetery.

Survivors include four sisters, Doris Matthews, Mattie Rowe and Connie Watkins, all of Wrens, and Eleanor (Roy Lee) Fergerson, Lincolnton; four brothers, George (Rosa) Berry and Ronnie Robinson, all of Wrens, Steve (Phyllis) Berry, Atlanta, and Freddie Berry, Newark, N.J.; friend, Mitchell Taylor, Wrens; stepdaughter, Joyce (Carl) Allgood, Miami, Fla.; three sisters-in-law, Marie (Leroy) Robinson and Lottie M. (Gilbert ) Merrix, all of High Springs, Fla., and Evelyn (Raymond) Cason of Atlanta; two brothers-in-law, Joshua (Ethel) Taylor, Jacksonville, Fla., and Cephus Taylor, of High Springs, Fla.; nine grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Dale H. Hadden
Mr. Dale H. Hadden, 57, of Gloverville, S.C., entered into rest on Tuesday, June 16, 2009.

Born in Louisville, he had been an area resident most of his life. Prior to his health declining, he was a Land Surveyor Assistant with William R. Gore.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 20, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Hatcher Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Langley, S.C., with Pastor Jack Scott officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Graniteville, S.C.

He was preceded in death by his father, Horace F. Hadden.

Survivors include his mother, Peggy Sutton Hadden, Gloverville, S.C.; brother, Mickey Hadden, (Wendy), Gloverville, S.C.; sister, Patricia H. Bailey (John), North Augusta, S.C.; nephew, Heath Hadden; and nieces, Heather Smith, Jennifer Hadden, April Kelly and Stephanie Napier.

Pallbearers were Randy Gore, Mike Logan, Billy Freeman, Randy Connell, Heath Hadden and Joel Napier.

The family has asked that memorials be made to the American Heart Association.

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


Mr. James Lee Hobbs
Mr. James Lee Hobbs, 83, of Stapleton entered into rest on Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Hobbs was born Dec. 15, 1925, in Stapleton. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Avera. He was a lifelong resident and active member of the Stapleton community where he was a former mayor of Stapleton and a member of the Stapleton Fire Department. Mr. Hobbs graduated from Stapleton High School and the University of Georgia. He was a combat veteran of World War II, a member of the Gibson Masonic Lodge 257, and a member of American Legion Post 229. He was a retired farmer and businessman, running Hobbs Feed and Seed for many years. He served 25 years as a committee member in the Jefferson County ASCS Office, was named Man of the Year in Soil Conservation, and was an honorary GBI agent. Mr. Hobbs was the only child of the late Lee Roy Hobbs and the late Myrtle McNair Hobbs.

Funeral services were held at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Avera, on Friday, June 19, 2009, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Donald Lumpkin and Rev. Chris New officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his fiancÚ, Dorothy Hadden; children, Donna (John) Hadden, David (Leisa) Hadden, Marshall (Bonnie) Hadden, and Andrew (Amy) Hadden; grandchildren, Beth (Jacob) Braddock, Chris Hadden, Emily Hadden, Spencer Hadden and Chandler Hadden; great-grandchildren, Ashton Hadden, Riley Braddock, Hunter Hadden and Reese Hadden; and cousin, Evelyn Shaefer.

Pallbearers were Jimmy McNair, Sam Pennington, Jimmy Sutton, Bobby Williams, Jacob Braddock, Chris Hadden, Chandler Hadden and Spencer Hadden.

Honorary Pallbearers were the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Deacons, the Stapleton Fire Department, John Kilgore and Jimmy Rivers.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, P.O. Box 55, Avera, Georgia 30803.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Louise D. Holley
Mrs. Louise D. Holley, 82, of Gibson entered into rest Thursday, June 18, 2009, in the Gibson Rest and Rehab Center.

Mrs. Holley was a native of Kershaw County, S.C., but had lived in Gibson for many years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Gibson First Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, 2009, in the Curtis Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Don Widener officiating. Burial was in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Holley; and a son, Lewis Howell.

Survivors include a daughter, Joan (David) Crosby, Baxley; two sons, Terry (Marcia) Howell, Gibson, and William Howell, Thomson; two sisters, Estelle Whitehead and Grace Chalker, both of Gibson; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements


Mr. Robert Lee Jackson


Funeral services for Mr. Robert Lee Jackson, 79, of Stapleton were held on Saturday, June 20, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Aldred C.M.E. Church, Warren County, with Pastor Rev. Dr. Willie J. Wiley officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Thomson Funeral System was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Alvin Dixion Young
Mr. Alvin Dixion Young of Hephzibah entered into rest on Monday, June 15, 2009, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Young, a native of Louisville, was a retired as a food administrator with the Bureau of Prisons. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Faith Outreach Christian Life Center.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 20, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Faith Outreach Christian Life Center, with Bishop Richard B. Peoples Sr. officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive Memorial Garden.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Young; mother, Patsy Young, Louisville; sisters, Patricia Young, Louisville, and Althea Miller, Albemarle, N.C.; brother, Jerome Young, Augusta; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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