Obituaries
August 6, 2009 Issue

Mr. Elbert Bogans
Mr. Elbert Bogans, 95, of Wrens entered into rest on Saturday, July 25, 2009.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, July 30, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. at Burnett Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastors Gordon and Delores Williams officiating. Burial was in Stone Springfield AME Church cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Rosetta Bogans Duckett and Mary Ann Bogans, both of Douglasville, and LaVerne Bogans, Atlanta; two stepchildren, Thomas Benefield, Avera, and Kellysteen Ruffin, East Point.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Alford Clark
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Alford Clark, 86, of Louisville entered into rest on Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at her residence.

Mrs. Clark was a native and life-long resident of Jefferson County, the daughter of the late Charles Thomas Alford and the late Alice Elizabeth Smith Alford. She was the wife of the late Homer Enoch Clark Sr. and the mother of the late Charles Michael Clark. Mrs. Clark was a store manager and a retired sales person with Perlings Department Store in Louisville. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Louisville, a former Sunday school teacher at Old Bethel Baptist Church and a member of the Women’s Missionary Union. She was a member of the Fedilis Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2009, at the First Baptist Church of Louisville, with burial in the Louisville Cemetery. Dr. Don Samples officiated.

Survivors include her children, Alice (Bill) Pinkerton of Augusta, Homer E. (Susan) Clark Jr. of Louisville, Barbara (Mike) Cofer of Louisville, and Susan (Matt) Verdery of Augusta; three sisters, Grace Burch of Midville, Gladys Morris of Greensboro, and Anola Wildes of Augusta; eight grandchildren, Chris Pinkerton, Kimberly Morse, Bryan Cofer, Ellen Cofer, Jennifer Hadden, Charles Michael Clark Jr., Stephanie Verdery and Sarah Verdery; eight great-grandchildren, Katherine Pinkerton, Allison Pinkerton, Alexis Morse, Charles Michael Clark III, Luke Clark, Cameron Clark, Blake Clark and Zachary Cofer; and caregiver and friend, Dianna Peters of Louisville.

Pallbearers were Barry Wren, Tony Stavley, Lamar Baxley, Frank Etheridge, William Rabun, Tommy New, Mike McDowell, Ott Stephens and Ray Block.

The family suggests that donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Louisville, 101 East Ninth Street, Louisville, Georgia, 30434.

May and Smith Funeral Home in Sandersville was in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Ruth Dixon
Mrs. Mary Ruth Dixon, 47, of Wrens entered into rest on Saturday, July 25, 2009.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. at Ways Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. Jimmy McCullough III officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Eddie James Dixon Jr.; four sons, Eddie James Dixon III, Damien Dixon, Reginald Hannah and Thomas Jeffery Hannah Jr.; three daughters, Jackie (John) Irby, Uvondrea (Tyrone) McGhee and Trideanna Dixon; four sisters, Margaret Holmes, Alfletia (William) Anderson, Mary Lou Brown and Christine Brown; nine brothers, Nathaniel Holmes, John Daniels, Julis (Dorothy) Daniels, Michael Brown, Octavian Brown and Nathaniel Brown; and 22 grandchildren.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Minor Marguerite Veal Huff
Mrs. Minor Marguerite Veal Huff, 84, of Avera entered into rest on Saturday, July 25, 2009, at her residence.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at Jordan Chapel Church of God Cemetery, Edgehill, with Rev. Robbie Yawn officiating.

Minor was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ludie Veal; husband, Nauman Huff; three brothers, Thomas Leverette, Hubert Leverette and Peeler Leverette; sister, Ruth Leverette Adcock; and son, Medford Huff.

Survivors include her children, Annette H. Black, Gibson, and Kenneth D. Huff, McBean; nephew, James C. Adcock, DMD, Rayle; two nieces, Zellner Young, Savannah, and Carolyn (Paul) Simon, Augusta; and seven grandchildren, Cindy May, Cheryl Locke, Connie Jackson, Craig Hawkins, Lisa Black, Roy Black and Aleah Hawkins.

Pallbearers were James Adcock, Lee Griffin, Craig Hawkins, Bernard Pittman, Wayman Roberts and Tommy Sheppard.

Memorial donations may be made to Jordan Chapel Church of God, c/o Rev. David Jones, Euphrates Rd, Gibson, GA 30810.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Ruby Leverett
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Leverett, 79, of Wrens were held on Friday, July 31, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Wrens Chapel AME Church, with the Rev. Sharlene Woodruff-Hendley, pastor, presiding and Elder Ella M. Samuels, eulogist. Interment was in Sugar Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Anfield and Linda Leverett, both of Wrens; one son, Morris Andrews, Wrens; one sister, Ada Harris, Wrens; two brothers, Ernest Andrews and Lamar Andrews, both of Augusta; two stepsons, Harold (Gloria) Leverett, Augusta, and Jim T. Leverett Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio; three sisters-in-law, Lizzie R. Leverett and Mary Andrews, both of Augusta, and Vera Andrews, Jacksonville, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, several step-grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Walter Williams Jr.
Mr. Walter Williams Jr. of Bartow entered into rest on Friday, July 24, 2009, in Bartow.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Primitive Baptist Church in Bartow, with Rev. C.W. Stone officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Christine Mack Williams, Bartow; two daughters, Connie W. Walker, Bartow, and Kizzy Oliver, Wrightsville; one son, Jimmie Lee Green, Warner Robins; two brothers, Leroy (Alma) Williams, Wadley, and Arlie Williams, Bartow; a sister, Gloria Dean Williams, Bartow; a sister-in-law, Ethel P. Williams, Wadley; two brothers-in-law, Isaiah McGahee and Louis Jackson, Bartow; and four grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Joe Lewis, Anthony Williams, Joseph Williams, Michael Williams, Lester Huff, Roy Green, Tom Hicks, Melvin Braddy, Ronnie Tarver and Derrick Oliver.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

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