Obituaries
September 17, 2009 Issue

Mr. George Carr Jr.
Mr. George Carr Jr. of Louisville entered into rest on Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Mr. Carr was a native of Jefferson County. He was born to the parentage of Thelma Paschal Carr and the late George Carr Sr. He attended the Jefferson County School System.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Woodlawn Baptist Church, with burial in the Spring Bethel Society Cemetery Louisville.

Survivors include his mother, Thelma Paschal Carr of Louisville; his children, Angela Carr Carlyle and Katrina (Antwon) Harris Bostic, all of Louisville, Andre’ Harris of Hephzibah, and Shanaransky Carr of Rochester, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; his sister, Joanne (Archie) Brinson of Crossing Green Community; his brothers, Leotis (Julia) Carr, Edgar Lee (Brenda) Carr and Rev. James B. (Melinda) Carr, all of Louisville; aunts and uncles, Lewis (Helen) Carr Sr., Anell Frazier and Katie (L.W.) Sherrod, all of Louisville, Bobby (Thelma) Davis of Oakland, Calif., Charlie (Mamie) Davis of Louisville, Marvin (Marsha) Davis of Savannah, Freddie (Burine) Hill of Louisville, Joe (Natasha) Hill of Wadley, Mildred Gibbons and Dorothy (William) Randell, all of Sacramento, Calif., Emma M. Vargas of Wilton, Calif., Cleo Ghant of Augusta, Shirley (Leroy) Smith and Velverdene Davis, all of Atlanta, Bernestine (Abram) Batts of Savannah, Debbie (Leroy) Ruff of Louisville, and Tammy (David) Nelson of Union City; friend, Evelyn “Bay Bay” Tomlin of Louisville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Wylie A. “Fella” Dallas
Mr. Wylie A. “Fella” Dallas, 63, of Lincolnton entered into rest on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Dallas, son of the late Wylie and Marjorie Kennedy Dallas, was born in Wilkes County, but had lived in Lincoln County all of his life. He was a retired foreman from Martin Fireproofing. Mr. Dallas was a member of Goshen Baptist Church where he had served as deacon, Sunday school superintendent and Sunday school teacher.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Goshen Baptist Church, with Rev. Robert D. Adams and Rev. Paul C. Reviere officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Deidra.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Florence Brown Dallas; daughter, Meredith D. Brooks; grandson, Dallas Brooks, all of Lincolnton; and brother, Albert H. “Buddy” Dallas of Gibson.

Pallbearers were Al Dallas, Richard Butler, Neal Jones, Tommy Cunningham, Jimmy Cunningham, Lynn Thackston, Stanley Dallas, Mike Frazier and Page Prater II.

Memorials may be made to Goshen Baptist Church, P.O. Box 716, Lincolnton 30817 or The American Cancer Society.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Farmer
Mrs. Mary Farmer of Augusta entered into rest on Sept. 6, 2009.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Stapleton, with Rev. Kenneth Clay officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

C.A. Reid Sr. Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of services.


Mrs. Hazel Peebles Irby
Mrs. Hazel Peebles Irby, 85, of Gibson entered into rest on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at the Gwinnett Medical Center in Duluth.

She was a native of Glascock County, a retired seamstress, a member of the Gibson Church of God and a member of the Glascock County Farm Bureau.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at the Gibson Church of God, with Rev. Clarence Thompson, John Henry Peebles III and Rev. Johnny Anderson officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emory Irby; parents, John Henry and Sabie Lee Palmer Peebles; and one brother, John Henry Peebles Jr.

Survivors include her daughters, Sonja Lee Irby of Gibson, and Dianne Joy (Otis) Wood of Lawrenceville; two sisters, Dahlia Haywood of Mitchell, and Miriam Peebles of Gibson; one brother, Lindy Peebles of Gibson; four grandchildren, Phillip Eugene Arrington, Gina Lynn Baker, Jay Woods and Steven Woods; two great-grandchildren, Tiffany Sleister and Elizabeth Baker.

Pallbearers were Phillip Arrington, Jay Woods, Steven Woods, Jeff Baker, Jacky Haywood and Tony Peebles.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Richard David Johnson
Mr. Richard David Johnson of Augusta entered into rest on Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, at University Hospital.

He was a native of Richmond County. Mr. Johnson was a graduate of Lucy C. Laney High School Class of 1965, employed at Merry Bro. Brick, where he was a brick hacker, employed at Fort Gordon as a shuttle bus operator and worked for Richmond County Recreation and Parks Departments as a maintenance worker. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Elliott Normal officiating. Burial was in Walker Memorial Park.

Survivors include three daughters, Dora C. (Leon) Dorsey, Harlem, Tygeress (Darryl) Rainey, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Tygress (Marlon) Hope, Augusta; two sons, Richard D. (Tonya) Johnson Jr., Wadley, and Myron Johnson, Grovetown; seven stepchildren, Stephanie (Jeffery) Beard, Elaine (Warren) Collins, John (Rena) Wells, James Davis, Terrence Allen Davis, Doris Davis; one sister, Cindy Johnson, Hephzibah; one brother, Simmie Johnson Jr., Hephzibah; stepsister, Tabatha (Titus) Holmes; daughter-in-law, Tonya Johnson; eight grandchildren, CorDarrell D. Johnson, Lakeitha Johnson, Latoya Goodwin, Damion Goodwin, Shaquanda, Ernisha, Jeremiah and MalachI Rainey; great-grandson, Teshawn Goodwin; 26 step-grandchildren, 10 step-great-grandchildren; aunt, Bertie Johnson, Augusta; two cousins, Linda Lively and Brenda Dunbar; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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