Obituaries
December 10, 2009 Issue

Mr. Oscar “Boy” Beasley
Funeral services for Mr. Oscar “Boy” Beasley, 66, of Wrens were held on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Ways Grove Baptist Church, Stellaville Community, with Pastor Rev. Jimmy McCullough III officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include four brothers, Thomas Beasley Sr., John H. Beasley, William Beasley and Charlie Beasley, all of Wrens; friend, Betty Boyd, Wrens; sister-in-law, Patricia Beasley, Miami, Fla.; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Harriett S. Bobbitt
Mrs. Harriett S. Bobbitt of Augusta entered into rest on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, at Jefferson Hospital, Louisville.

She was a native of Burke County, a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, and was employed as a telephone operator with AT&T.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church, with Pastor Charles Goodman officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband, James Bobbitt, Augusta; two daughters, Monique Bobbitt and Ursular Bobbitt, both of Atlanta; grandson, Marcus James Threat, Atlanta; two sisters, Lillie Mae (Thomas) Wilson, Augusta, and Phila Smith, Waynesboro; two brothers, Sam (Mamie) Smith, Augusta, and Leroy (Louise) Smith, Coco, Fla.; brother-in-law, Ernest Sapp, Augusta; a host of other relatives and friends.

Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Margaret “Honey” Gay Bobo
Mrs. Margaret “Honey” Gay Bobo of Wrens entered into rest on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at the Lumpkin Road Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home, with Pastors Tommy Roundtree and Scott McKinney officiating. Interment was private.

Survivors include her two daughters, Jarenda (Steve) Durham and Tangella (John) Gay; four grandchildren, Teelisha and Mark Jones, and Craig and Chris Gay; one great-grandson, Brysen Jones; one sister, Sara G. Richardson; and friend, Christine Durham.

Elliott Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Alice W. Cox
Mrs. Alice W. Cox, 92, of Louisville entered into rest on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, at Heritage Healthcare of Old Capitol in Louisville.

Mrs. Cox was born in Statesville, N.C., but had lived here for the past 34 years. She was the wife of the late Michael Atkins Cox Jr. and was retired as an insurance secretary and was a part of the Pink Ladies at Jefferson Hospital. Mrs. Cox was a member of the Louisville United Methodist. She also belonged to several animal societies.

Graveside services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Louisville City Cemetery, with Rev. David Hibberts officiating.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Clyde and Julia Wren Walker; and brothers, J.C. Walker and William Walker.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of Louisville United Methodist Church, 301 West Seventh St., Louisville, GA, 30434 or Louisville City Cemetery, in care of Donnie Rhodes, Louisville, GA, 30434

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Deacon Lawrence Dixon
Deacon Lawrence Dixon, 93, of Matthews entered into rest on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009.

Mr. Dixon was born in Jefferson County on April 12, 1916, to the late Mat (Annie) Dixon. He was a retired farmer. At an early age, he joined Ways Grove Baptist Church, where he was a deacon.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at 3 p.m. at Ways Grove Baptist Church, Wrens, with Rev. Jimmy McCullough III officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Dixon; son, Lawrence Dixon Jr.; and daughter, Bettye Walker.

Survivors include his sister, Inez Patterson of Augusta; grandchildren, Larry Walker, Brenda Walker and Janice Walker, all of Wrens, Lonzay Morgan, Toney Morgan Sr. and Michael Morgan, all of Augusta, and Marilyn Anderson of Florida; three sisters-in-law, Jessie-bell Flowers of Waynesboro, Annie D. Thomas of Wrens, and Geneva Thomas of Matthews; and a host of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Ruby Faircloth
Mrs. Ruby Faircloth of Bartow entered into rest on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at her residence.

Mrs. Faircloth, born in Jefferson County, had lived here most of her life. She was retired from Thermo King and a member of Nails Creek Baptist Church, Bartow.

Graveside services were held on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Wadley City Cemetery, with Rev. Randy Walden officiating.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Faircloth; and a son, James Faircloth.

Survivors include her children Henry Brown of Evans, Ann Mong of Augusta, W.P. Brown of Bartow, Ronnie Faircloth of Canada, Jerry Faircloth of Augusta, and Ruby Harris of Statesboro.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Regency Hospice, 2919 Professional Parkway, Suite A, Augusta, GA, 30907.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Millie Foreman
Mrs. Millie Foreman entered into rest on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009, at Heritage Health Care of Old Capitol, Louisville.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at 11 a.m. at New Springfield Baptist Church, Alexander. with Pastor Ellis Godbee Jr. officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Carter’s Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Delores “Dee Dee” Washington Green
Mrs. Delores “Dee Dee” Washington Green, 55, of Wadley entered into rest on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at her residence.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville. Burial will be in the Jefferson Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Green was a native of Essex County, N.J., but spent most of her time in Jefferson County since 1969. She was the daughter of Rosie Mae Swint and the late Rufus Washington, the widow of the late Edward Lee Green and a homemaker.

Survivors include her children, Angela Yvonne (Tyrone) Danford and Anthony (Jennifer) Washington, all of Wadley, and Jermain (Tori) Washington Sr. of Swainsboro; mother, Rosie Mae Swint Washington of Wadley; siblings, Cora Swint and Lester (Tammie) Washington, all of Newark, N.J., Clinton Washington of Keysville, Taywanda Washington, Nettie (Artis) Daniels, Annette (Ricard) Gilmore and Tommy Kitchens, all of Wadley, Eddie (Connie) Kitchens of Stone Mountain, and Lavern (Rob) Duthie and Tony Washington, all of Blythe; grandchildren, Verlon Lodge Jr., Ishea Lodge, Zanquisha Lodge and Genesis Washington, all of Wadley, Antshavious Washington of Louisville, Je’ona Washington, Jermain Washington Jr., Justin Washington and Jada Washington, all of Swainsboro; six sisters-in-law, four brothers-in-law; aunts, Ella Mae Lowery of Louisville, Carrie D’antignac of Missouri City, Texas, and Ola Bell Riggins of Wadley; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Family maybe contacted at the residence, 79 Spier Street, Wadley, or at Davis Funeral Home.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Joseph E. McDaniel Jr.
Mr. Joseph E. McDaniel Jr., 62, of Louisville entered into rest on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009.

Mr. McDaniel was a native of Louisville and a former resident of Reidsville. He was a member of Lousiville First Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of Vietnam and a retired correctional officer with the Georgia State Prison at Reidsville with 34 years of service.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at 3 p.m. at Louisville First Baptist Church, with Rev. Hardy G. Owens and Rev. Andy Carter officiating. Veteran’s honors will be accorded. Private interment was in the Louisville City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Cindy Darlene McDaniel; a son, Joey (Angela) Curl, Collins; a daughter, Tisha (Bob) Holland, Collins; two sisters, Flora Parker, Niceville, Fla., and Florence Lord, Davisboro; seven grandchildren; and stepchildren, Garrett Clavier, Dalton Clavier and Samantha Clavier.

Pallbearers were Willard Sikes, Earl Sikes, Larry Sikes, Stevie Smith, Kenny Claxton and Tony Smith.

Honorary pallbearers were correctional officers of the Georgia State Prison.

Posey Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Carrie Warthen
Mrs. Carrie Warthen of Davisboro entered into rest on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at Heritage of Old Capital Nursing Home, Louisville.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Limestone Baptist Church, Bartow, with Rev. Johnny R. Sampson officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

M.C. Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Jessie King “Jet” Sims
Mrs. Jessie King “Jet” Sims, 64, of Wrens entered into rest on Monday, Nov. 30, 2009.

Mrs. Sims was born on Feb. 20, 1945, in Warren County, to George Robert Wicker and the late Lillie Mae Lockhart. She was raised in Warren County and attended the public schools there. She joined the Greenwood Baptist Church, Norwood, at an early age. She relocated to Stapleton until 1972 and then moved to Wrens. She was a member of the Spring Bethel Benevolence Society.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. at Greenwood Baptist Church, with Pastor Rev. Coleman Hayes Jr., Rev. Kenneth Hannah presiding, and Rev. Michael G. Ephraim Sr. as eulogist. Interment was in the cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her mother; and brother, Gonnie King.

Survivors include four daughters, Clara (Tyrone) Sims, Atlanta, Naomi Sims, Wrens, and Jessie (Perry) Thomas and Betty (Gary) Brown, all of Stapleton; three sons, Sylvester Sims, Augusta, and Ivester Sims Jr. and Grady Sims, both of Wrens; friend, Hershel Fleming, Lexington; son-in-law, Leotis Farmer, Wrens; father, George R. Wicker, Detroit, Mich.; two sisters, Ree Ethel (John) Stone Davis, Dublin, and Patricia (Willie) Simpson, Atlanta; six brothers, Leonard Franklin, Nathaniel (Olivia) Wicker, Kenneth Wicker, Robert (Kittie) Wicker, Andrea Wicker and Wesley (Beverly) Wicker, all of Atlanta; six aunts, Ida Mae Burley and Clara Mae (Moses) Heath, both of Norwood, Mary Alice Dotson and Louise Woods, both of Warrenton, and Lizzie Mae Seals and Lucille (Vernon) Swint, both of Carrollton; four uncles, Sam King, Norwood, Willie James Wicker and Nebraska (Charlene) Wicker, both of Carrollton, and Herman Castleberry, Thomson; great-aunt, Essie B. Dotson, Norwood; sisters-in-law, Mattie Tremble, Stapleton, Isabell King, Wrens, and Ruby King, Augusta; brother-in-law, Willie A. Lockhart, Wrens; cousin, Sheree Crafton; godson, Alex Nelson, Louisville; 25 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Lucy Steed Strickland
Mrs. Lucy Steed Strickland, 89, of Louisville entered into rest on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at her home, surrounded by her family.

A native of Winfield, Mrs. Strickland was a daughter of the late William Ernest and Ruby Maude Pascal Steed. Before retiring Mrs. Strickland was a caterer and florist working with Thigpen Flowers in Wrens. She was a member of Louisville First Baptist Church for more than 50 years, and the Philathea Sunday School Class.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009, at Louisville First Baptist Church, with Rev. Larry Montgomery and Rev. Hardy Owens officiating. Burial followed in the Louisville City Cemetery

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 62 years, James Paul Strickland Jr.; brothers, Charles Steed and Bill Collins; sister, Polly Thigpen; daughter, Frances (Jay) Roddy of Columbia, S.C.; four sons, Jimmy (Becky) Strickland of Charlotte, N.C., Charles Strickland of Louisville, Glenn (Debbie) Strickland of Perry, Fla., and Robert “BJ” (Glenda Lee) Strickland of Louisville; daughter-in-law Pam Strickland of Greenville, S.C.; brother-in-law, Joe (Shirley) Strickland of Hickory, N.C.; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Larry Stanley, Ott Stephens, Larry Morgan, Wendell Stephens, Frank Etheridge and John R. Murphy III.

Honorary pallbearers were Deacons of Louisville First Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests, those desiring, please make contributions to the Louisville First Baptist Church at 101 E. 9th St., Louisville, GA, 30434.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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