Obituaries
November 26, 2009 Issue

Mr. Elijah Braddy
Mr. Elijah Braddy of Augusta entered into rest on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, in Augusta.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Hudson Mortuary Chapel in Wadley, with Rev. Herman Baker and Rev. Robert Edwards officiating. Burial was in the Braddy Family Cemetery, Bartow.

Survivors include five daughters, Sophonia Braddy Bell, Kizzie Allen and Noah Gilmore, all of Brooklyn, N.Y., Amanda Allen, Highpoint, N.C., and Claudette Braddy of Snellville; five sons, Elijah Braddy III, Brooklyn, N.Y., Darius Lewellyn Braddy, Highpoint, N.C., Fred Mitchell and Reginald Brower, both of New York, N.Y., and Noah Heggs, Louisville; two sisters, Lucille (Lawrence) Lewis, Stapleton, and Shirley Braddy Hooks, Sandersville; one brother, Melvin Braddy, Bartow; friend, Betty Diane Brower, Augusta; two friends, T.J. Palmer and John Green, both of New York; three aunts, Grace Braddy, Lillian Brockington, Bartow, and Gertrude (Jimmy) Hicks, Augusta; a niece, Connie W. Walker, Bartow; 15 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Wesley Smith, Lester Smith, Lonnie Smith, Ross Lytle, Mack Jackson, Lester Huff, Jermaine Walker, Eliot Lytle and John Maye.

Hudson Mortuary, 144 Butts Street, Wadley, GA in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Juanita McNeely Gordon
Mrs. Juanita McNeely Gordon, 83, of Louisville entered into rest on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at her residence.

A native of Louisville, Mrs. Gordon was a daughter of the late William Dewey and Latishia Funderburg McNeely and was a homemaker.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at Taylor Funeral Home, with Rev. Robert E. Sabo Sr. officiating. Burial followed in Jefferson Memorial Gardens.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eldon Gordon; a sister, Harriet Henson; and a brother, Calvin McNeely.

Survivors include a son, Eldon Clarence “Skeeter” Gordon of Louisville; two brothers, Talmadge McNeely of Winchester, Mass., and Alec McNeely of Wrens; four sisters, Louise Borders of Louisville, Martha Sabo of Carlinville, Ill., Billie Farrer of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Hazel Horseman of North Augusta, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Michael McNeely, Clayton Henson, Jack Borders, James Farrer, Murray Hadden and Ronnie Horseman.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Robert Lee “Rabbit” Johnson
Mr. Robert Lee “Rabbit” Johnson, 64, of Cadley entered into rest on Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, at McDuffie County Hospital.

Mr. Johnson, a native of Glascock County, was the son of the late Charlie and Mary Catherine Whitehead Johnson. He was a retired supervisor with Hall Contracting and a Baptist.

Graveside funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at the New Providence Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Roger Kennedy officiating.

Survivors include his son, Glenn Wayne (Marie) Johnson, Dearing; three daughters, Robbie Ann (Jerry) Reese, Warrenton, Lee (Bobby) Tincher, Harlem, and Angela Faye (Brian) Adams, Gibson; two sisters, Betty J. (Barry) Hyman, Norwood, and Lizzie Mae King, Dearing; two brothers, Leroy (Sally) Johnson, Warrenton, and Riley (Georgia) Johnson, Thomson; and 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the New Providence Baptist Church Cemetery Fund 5853 Cadley Road, Norwood, GA 30821.

Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Annie Kitchens
Mrs. Annie Kitchens, 91, of Stapleton entered into rest on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, in McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Kitchens was a native of Richmond County, but had lived in Stapleton for many years. She was a homemaker, and a member of Mt. Beulah Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, at Mt. Beulah Baptist Church, with Rev. Roy Frierson, Rev. Bill Seaman and Rev. Ronnie Shelton officiating. Burial was in Reedy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam Kitchens Sr.

Survivors include her son, Sam (Hattie Lou) Kitchens Jr., Stapleton; and two granddaughters, Pam (Aubrey) Jones, Stapleton, and Carla (Brad) Daughtry, Stillmore.

Pallbearers were Barton Hobbs, Hugh Hobbs, Warren Kitchens, Harry Kitchens, Lamar Massey and Mansel McTieir.

Memorials can be made to Mt. Beulah Baptist Church, 356 Mt. Beulah Rd., Stapleton, GA, 30823, or to Reedy Creek Baptist Church.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements


Mr. John D. Oglesby Sr.
Mr. John D. Oglesby Sr., 84, of Garfield entered into rest on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, at Glendale Nursing Home in Wadley.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Crowe-Fields Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Reba Norris Phillips
Mrs. Reba Norris Phillips, 86, of Wrens entered into rest on Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, at her residence.

Born in Warren County, she moved to Wrens. She is retired from the Wrens School lunchroom staff.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at 3 p.m. in the James Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Stan Littleton and Dr. James M. Ford officiating. Interment followed at Wrens Memorial Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, James S. “Doc” Phillips; and brother, Rev. Henry Norris.

Survivors include her children, Johnny (Leetta) Ray, Barbara R. (Kenneth) Prescott, and Pat (J.T.) McCorkle; two sisters, Catherine N. Winters and Ruth N. Cutchin; eight grandchildren, Wayne (Jennifer) Prescott, Kip (Karla) Prescott, April Prescott, Emily (Benji) Cranford, Robert Laughery, Dan McCorkle, Erica Walker and Jimmy (Trish) Laughery; and 12 great-grandchildren, Kady, Kelsee, Hudson, Cole, Haylee, Ariel, Summer, Holly, Sam, J.P., Benjamin and Canaan.

Pallbearers were Gary Bazemore, Carl Bethune, Lloyd Brassell, Jimmy Fleming, Joe Jenkins, Gordon Prescott, Kip Prescott, Wayne Prescott and Bob Rogers.

Memorials may be made to Wrens UMC, 202 Russell St., Wrens, GA, 30833 or to Trinity Hospice, 2803 Wrightsboro Rd., Augusta, GA, 30904.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Mitchell “Slick” Roberts
Mr. Mitchell “Slick” Roberts, 71, of Stapleton entered into rest on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, at his residence.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Gethsemane Baptist Church, Avera, with Pastor Carlos Newton Sr. officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Ollie Ree Dawson Roberts of Stapleton; six daughters, Marie Rivers and Sharon Farmer, both of Wrens, Dianne Roberts, Irma Jean Roberts, Rachel Roberts and Patricia Hannah, all of Stapleton; two sons, Calvin Roberts Sr. of Augusta, and Michael Roberts of Avera; one sister, Pauline Davis of Pompano Beach, Fla.; five brothers, Lamar Jones of Wrens, Fletcher Jones, Lindsay Roberts and Wyman Roberts, all of Avera, and Jimmy Roberts of Stapleton; 31 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Ammie Dye Smiley
Mrs. Ammie Dye Smiley of Wadley entered into rest on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, in Wadley.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at Spears Grove Baptist Church in Wadley, with the Rev. C.W. Stone officiating. Burial was in Hard Shell Cemetery, Wadley.

Survivors include four nieces and nephews, Maxine Brown, Verda Mae Hudson, Edward Bell and Pughsley Bell, all of Wadley; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Terry Brown, Eddie Hudson, Howard Hudson Jr., Naquilivious Brown, Willie Woods, Tommy Woods and Michael Woods.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Willie Burt Williams
Mr. Willie Burt Williams, 69, of Louisville entered into rest on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, at University Hospital.

Mr. Williams was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a carpenter, mechanic and a farmer.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, at 10 a.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Stan Littleton and Rev. Kenneth Watkins officiating.

Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his parents, Emma Lou Rushin and Harvey Williams; granddaughter, Chrystal Williams; two brothers, Harmon Williams and Harvey Williams; and his sister, Juanita Watkins.

Survivors include his wife, Pam Larder Williams; children, William Caron Williams, Bonnita W. (Michael) Gainey, William Burton (Lynn) Williams, Guy Brett (Diane) Williams and Ben Epps (Gladys) Williams; two sisters, Derryl Cochran and Susan Gibson; 15 grandchildren, Sabrina, Joshua, Kayla, Kelly, Summer, Kim, William, Amy, Marie, Brooklyn, Sawyer, Jordan, Katlyn, Taylor and Joshua; 10 great-grandchildren; and his pet bovines, felines and canines.

Pallbearers were Mike Lilly, Andrew Kodana, Robert Kodama, Henry Jenkins, Bill Godowns, Clay Holbrook, Wayne Gill and Timmy Watkins.

Honorary pallbearers were Robert Cowart, Merle DeBaere, P.C. Holbrook and Joe Sheppard.

Memorials may be made to Wrens UMC, 202 Russell St., Wrens, GA, 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Terry Williams Sr.
Mr. Terry Williams Sr., 40, of Holly Hill, Fla., entered into rest on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Faith Memorial CME Church and Spring Bethel Benevolent Society Cemetery.

Mr. Williams was a native of Jefferson County, where attended Jefferson County public schools. He was a warehouse employee.

Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Tarver Williams of Wadley; mother, Dessie Thomas Williams of Bartow; children, Terry Williams Jr. of Sanford, Fla., Angela Williams of Augusta, and Devante’ Williams and Desiree Williams, both of Port Orange, Fla.; godchildren, Jalisa and Jasmin Butler, both of Port Orange Fla.; siblings, Dianne (Kenneth) Jackson, Alvonia (Allen) Cheeley and Minnie Williams, all of Bartow, Mary Williams and Betty Williams, both of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Albert Williams and Katoria Williams of Swainsboro; five grandchildren; grandfather, Dessie Thomas of Louisville; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ben and Lula Tarver of Wadley; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family maybe contacted at the residence of his mother, Dessie T. Williams, 12265 U.S. Hwy. 221, Bartow, GA, or at Davis Funeral Home.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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