Obituaries
September 3, 2009 Issue

Mrs. Lillie Mae Lowery
Mrs. Lillie Mae Lowery Brooks entered into rest on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009 in Wadley.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. at Brinson Hill Baptist Church in Wadley, with Rev. Dr. David Kemp officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her sister, Elizabeth Hightower of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; her caretakers, Monique Calvin and Tyronda Stevenson; four grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Sue Clark
Mrs. Mary Sue Clark of Boneville entered into rest on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, in the McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Clark was a native of McDuffie County. She was co-owner of Boneville Grocery and a Baptist. She was the wife of Tommy Clark.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, in the Curtis Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Bryant Neal officiating. Burial was in Waldens Methodist Church Cemetery, Avera.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Hope Walker, Thomson, and Brenda Dawn Sturkey, Hephzibah; a son, Billy Gene Sturkey, Thomson; her mother, Marie Evans, Mesena; two sisters, Ginny Edens, Florida, and Dianne Blassingill, West Virginia; a brother, Willie Evans, Mesena; six grandchildren, Glen Walker, Easter Hutson, Harley Walker, Billy Audiss, Casey Frazier and Joseph Sturkey; and a host of friends.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Tommy F. Clark Sr.
Mr. Tommy F. Clark Sr. of Boneville entered into rest on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, in Boneville.

Mr. Clark was a native of Jefferson County, but had lived in Thomson for many years. He was co-owner of Boneville Grocery and a Baptist. He was the husband of Mary Sue Clark.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, in the Curtis Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Bryant Neal officiating. Burial was in Waldens Methodist Church Cemetery, Avera.

Survivors include his daughter, Kim Clark Slaton, Evans; his son, Tommy F. Clark Jr., Hephzibah; two granddaughters, Kittie Clark and Krystal Clark, both of Hephzibah; two grandsons, Ben Slaton and Van Slaton, both of Evans; a great-grandson, Tristan Clark, Hephzibah; a brother, Emory Clark, Norwood; three sisters, Linda Rowe, Carol Thorne and Dolores Sumrall, all of Hephzibah; and a host of friends.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Deacon Kenneth Anthony Davis
Funeral services for Deacon Kenneth Anthony Davis were held at noon on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at Woodlawn Baptist Church in Louisville.

Garrer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Oscar “Smith” Hardison
Mr. Oscar “Smith” Hardison entered into rest on Aug. 19, 2009, in Wadley.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at Tarvers Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Bartow, with Rev. Thomas officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Ella Taylor of Conway, N.C., and Deseia Bailey of New York, N.Y.; one son, Robert L. (Marthina) Smith of New York, N.Y.; a sister, Jean Smith Cunningham, Bartow; 17 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one great grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Ann Hadden Harn
Mrs. Ann Hadden Harn, 75, entered into rest on Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Harn was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Avera, a former member of Second Baptist Church of Augusta and attended National Hills Baptist Church in Augusta. She was a hairdresser for over 50 years.

Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 31, 2009, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors, with Rev. Kevin Steele officiating. Graveside interment followed at 2 p.m. in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Avera, with Rev. Donald Lumpkin assisting.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis B. Harn.

Survivors include her son, Robert W. Harn (Tina); daughter, Joy Harn Wheeler (Tim); grandchildren, William Joseph Wheeler, Emily Anne Harn and John Robert Harn; nieces, Pam Hadden DeMeyers and Georgann Hadden.

Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 1350 Church St., Avera, GA 30803 or to the American Cancer Society, 2607 Commons Blvd., Augusta, GA 30909.

Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Margaret Livingston Hattaway
Mrs. Margaret Livingston Hattaway, 81, of Louisville entered into rest on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009.

A native of Jefferson County, Mrs. Hattaway was a daughter of the late John Marion and Almerine Dudley Livingston. She retired after several years of service from the Jefferson County Tax Assessor’s Office and was a member of Louisville First Baptist Church.

Graveside funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, in the Louisville City Cemetery, with Rev. Hardy Owens officiating.

Survivors include her daughter, Jessika Handberry (James) of Brooks; son, James Leon Hattaway of Louisville; brothers, Robert H. Livingston of Louisville, John M. Livingston III of Louisville, and Gilbert Livingston of La Plata, Md.; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Pallbearers were Stephen Burkett, Russ Handberry, Tony Hattaway, Christopher Hattaway, Neal Livingston and Jonathan DeLeon.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. James Euvee Holton
Mr. James Euvee Holton, 80, of Augusta entered into rest on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, at University Hospital.

Mr. Holton was born Feb. 28, 1929, in Washington County to the late Jewell Euvee and Mattie Elizabeth Arrington Holton. He was the second of 13 children and a U.S. Army veteran, a member of Miracle Baptist Church, Fleming Masonic Lodge #718 and the Alice Warren Chapter of the Eastern Star # 483.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors, with Pastor Darien Spivey and Pastor David Shelton officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara and Valeria Holton; and a brother Marvin Holton.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Bobbie Norris Holton; son, James Eugene Holton; three daughters, Yvonne (Bob) Hand, Doris (Newt) Eubanks and Donna (Roscoe) Cook; seven grandchildren, Rocky, Ryan, Stacy and Brandon Cook, Mitchell Eubanks, Chris and Kevin Hand; four great-grandchildren, Cameryn Cook, Caleb McNatt, Colden Driggers and Timothy Cook; five brothers, Ed (Sarah) Holton, Alvin Holton, Henry (Faye) Holton, Ricky ( Patricia) Holton and Wayne Holton; four sisters, Dorothy ( Ernest Lee) Josey, Gwen (Louis) Swint, Joyce (Luke) May and Carolyn Holton; and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Eddie Holton, Bill Josey, Lee Josey, Alan Poole, Brian Poole and Eddie Norris.

Honorary Pallbearers were members of the Forever Young Sunday School Class, Fleming Masonic Lodge # 718 and the Alice Warren Chapter of the Eastern Star # 483.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Miracle Baptist Church, Youth Ministry 1308 Hephzibah-McBean Road Hephzibah, GA 30815.

Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Johnny J. “Deek” Jones
Mr. Johnny J. “Deek” Jones, 73, of Louisville, entered into rest on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, in Jefferson Hospital following a battle with cancer.

A native of Louisville, Mr. Jones was a son of the late Andrew Pickens and Marie Hadden Jones. He served in the Georgia National Guard. Mr. Jones was the owner and president of Jones and Son Timber and was in the timber industry for over 40 years. He was a farmer and a member of Louisville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church for more than 61 years where he served as a deacon. Deek was a member of the Louisville Lions Club, was a mason, and had served on the board of Bartow Academy.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, in the Louisville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Douglas White officiating. Burial was in the Louisville City Cemetery.

Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Marie Jones; brothers, William P. Jones and Andrew Pickens Jones Jr.; and a sister, Andrea Jones.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Suzanne Malone Jones of Louisville; son, Johnny J. Jones Jr. (Melonie) of Louisville; daughter Mary Jones Waters (Fred) of Evans; brothers, Bobby Jones of Washington and Harry Jones of Louisville; sister, Sally Ree Netherland of Louisville; two grandchildren, Anna Waters and John Waters; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Louisville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church at 824 Walnut Street, Louisville, Georgia 30434.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Snider Kimbrell
Mrs. Frances Elizabeth Snider Kimbrell, 61, of Bedford Community entered into rest on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., after a short illness.

A native of Louisville, she was the daughter of the late James Ellis Snider and Ethel Mae Newman Snider. She has been a registered nurse since 1967, having worked at St. Thomas, BCMC, Glen Oaks Convalescent Center, Res Care Service, Oakwood Medical, Old Capital Inn, Dr. J.W. Pilcher, Glendale Heritage, Home Care Solutions and Life Care of Columbia. She was educated at Louisville Academy, Swainsboro Technical College, Columbia State Community College, BCMC-CCU and Emory University-CCU. In 1985 was named a member of the American College of Cardiology, in 1993 she was named in the Who’s Who in Nursing (American), in 1994 Who’s Who of Women and Invitation to Board of Governors Platform, and in 1995 Who’s Who of International Women.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, in the chapel of Doak-Howell Funeral Home, with Brother Lamar McGriff officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in the Wheel Community.

Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Robert Lamar Kimbrell of Bedford Community; children, Stephanie (Billy Ray Jr.) Cook of Haskins Chapel Community, and Robbie (Tonya) Kimbrell of Shelbyville, Tenn.; brothers, Jimmy Snider of Savannah, and Algie Snider of Avera; sister; Ann McGraw of Louisville; and grandchildren, Chelsea Kimbrell and Grayson Cook.

Doak-Howell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mildred Doriss Powell
Mrs. Mildred Doriss Powell, 64, entered into rest on Aug. 20, 2009, at her residence.

Mrs. Powell was born in Gainesville.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 24, 2009, at 2 p.m. at The Bellevue Memorial Gardens Chapel, with Rev. Dewain French officiating.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carey Leon Powell Sr.

Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia Agerton (Danny) of Martinez; sons, Carey L. Powell Jr. (Arleen) of Appling, and James O. Powell of Appling; brother, David Chambers of North Carolina; sisters, Bonnie Horn of North Augusta, S.C., Lunearl Geddings, Winder, Saide Key, Keysville, and Patricia Arnett, Augusta; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Thomas L. King Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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