Obituaries
January 21, 2010 Issue

Mr. Gary Allen Anderson
Mr. Gary Allen Anderson, 55, of Graniteville, S.C., entered into rest on Jan. 13, 2010.

Mr. Anderson was a native of Augusta having made Graniteville his home for the past 31 years. He was a member of Midland Valley First Church of the Nazarene, president and founder of Little Horse Creek American Indian Cultural Center, member of The Valley Alliance and employed by Sanders Transportation.

Funeral services for were held on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Midland Valley First Church of the Nazarene, with Rev. David Creel and Rev. Penny Duncan officiating. Interment was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Cindy W. Anderson; a son, Clint (Amanda) Anderson, Graniteville, S.C.; daughter, Jeannine (Francis) Corbett, Aiken, S.C.; two brothers, Jimmy Anderson, Gibson, and Vance Anderson, Augusta; two sisters, Patricia Wood, Gibson, and Ann Anderson, Atlanta; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Pallbearers were Jeremy Allen Story, Devin Nathaniel Anderson, Brandon Vance Anderson, Timothy John Rockefeller, Aaron Vance Tyson and William Lee Waters.

Posey Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Thelma Anne Bragg
Mrs. Thelma Anne Bragg, 70, of Dallas entered into rest on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010.

A longtime resident of Cobb County, Mrs. Bragg was employed as a substitute teacher for the Cobb County School System. She was a member of the Orange Hill Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at the Carmichael Funeral Home Chapel in Smyrna, with Rev. Barry Holland officiating. Burial was in Crest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Atlanta.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert R. Bragg.

Survivors include her daughter, Josephine Holly Holland of Marietta; brother, Drew Davie Christner (Priscilla) of Boston, Mass.; grandson, Barry W. Holland Jr. of Marietta; mother-in-law, Pearlie Maude Bragg of Louisville; and brother-in-law, Bill Bragg of Louisville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Epileptic Foundation or the Ronald McDonald House.

Carmichael Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Ronnie Chalker
Mr. Ronnie Chalker, 67, of Thomson entered into rest on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center, Thomson.

He was a native of Glascock County and attended the Gibson Church of God.

Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at Gibson Church of God, with Rev. Stacey Williford officiating.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Lucille Newsome Chalker.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Millwood of Thomson; three nieces and nephews, Ricky (Karen) Washington, Pat (Danny) Benkoski and Angela (Troy) Bridges; five great-nieces and -nephews, Rusty (Ashley) Washington, Colin and Courtney Benkoski, Thomas and Dustin Price; one great-great-niece, Alli Blair Washington.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Arthur “Man” Gamble
Mr. Arthur “Man” Gamble entered into rest on Dec. 17, 2009.

Mr. Gamble was born on Oct. 22, 1936, in Wadley to Arthur and Alice Gamble. He attended local schools in Georgia. He was employed with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority and retired after 31 years of dedicated service.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at 10 a.m. in the Rosa Glover Holmes Memorial Chapel, Jacksonville, Fla., with Rev. Vernon Washington officiating. Internment was in Edgewood Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by a son, Leon Tracy Gamble Sr.; and sister, Missouri “Red” Nelson.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Carol Gamble; children, Neal Simmons, Dennis Gamble (JoAnna), Pamela Thomas (Larry) and Michelle Williams (Michael); 10 grandchildren, Bryan Gamble, Richard Simmons, Shante Williams, Denysha Moore, Jarred Gamble, Darrell Riley, Erick Simmons, Jalen Williams, Juwuan Williams and Leon Tracy Gamble Jr.; great-grandchildren, Isaiah Gamble, Layla Gamble, Desiree Moore, Namari Williams, Joshua Gamble and Dayah Moore ; sisters, Louise Jackson (Robert), Leola Gamble and Hattie Jean Wiggins; brother, Joe Gamble (Ruth); and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friend, Tommy Salters.

Holmes-Glover-Solomon Funeral Directors, Inc. were in charge of arrangements.


Mr. David Hollaway
Mr. David Hollaway, 59, of Atlanta entered into rest on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, at Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta.

Mr. David Jones Hollaway was born in Wrens to the late Mr. Hutto Hollaway and Mrs. Mary Lizzie Hollaway. David attended Jefferson County High School in Louisville, and Miami Public High School in Miami, Fla., where he received a high school diploma. David continued his education at Dade County Community College in Miami, Fla. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Ways Grove Baptist Church, Stellaville, with Rev. Charles Holloway officiating. Burial was in the Ways Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his daughters, Lawanda Brown-Soto and Consuela Chaney; three grandchildren, Albinique William, Omar Hill and David Soto; two sisters, Marie O’Kane of St. Albans, N.Y., and Diane Hollaway Gibbons of Philadelphia, Pa.; brother, Robert Smith of Wrens; niece, Ellen Jackson of Atlanta; great-nieces, Monet Rodriguez of Atlanta, and Kawanna Collins of Atlanta; great-nephews, Duan Jackson of Atlanta, Kacy Brooks of Queens, N.Y., and De’Sean Burke of Queens, N.Y.; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Riley M. Johnson
Mr. Riley M. Johnson, 73, of Thomson entered into rest on Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, in Trinity Hospital.

Mr. Johnson was a native of Glascock County, but had lived in Thomson for many years. He was a construction worker and had retired as a mechanic from the McDuffie County Board of Education. He was a veteran and a Baptist.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at Zoar Methodist Church, with Dr. Danny Burnley officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Mary Johnson; and his brother, Robert Johnson.

Survivors include his wife, Georgia W. Johnson, Thomson; four daughters, Laverne P. (Danny) Burnley, Simpsonville, S.C., Susan P. (Larry) Swint, Mitchell, Elaine J. (Hal) Keller, Harlem, and Patricia J. (Michael) Kennedy, Thomson; two sisters, Lizzie Mae King, Thomson, and Betty Jean (Barry) Hyman, Cadley; a brother, Leroy (Sally) Johnson, Warrenton; 10 grandchildren, Bryan Burnley, Brooks Burnley, Sherry Swafford, Jennifer George, Rebecca Clark, Matt Swint, Scottie Keller, Anna Keller, Blake Kennedy and Zachary Kennedy; and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were grandsons.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements


Mrs. Gertrude Oliphant Little
Mrs. Gertrude Oliphant Little of Wrens entered into rest on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Lofton AME Church, Wrens, with Rev. Michael Ephraim officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Robert Lucious Little of Wrens; four children, Clarence (Jackie) Little of Sandersville, Jereline (Willie James) Jordan, Mary Ann Little and Linda Little, all of Wrens; she was guardian of Alton Washington; six brothers, Newt (Martha) Oliphant Jr., Willie James (Carrie) Oliphant, Rashad Oliphant, Robert Hobbs, Wayne (Joyce) Hobbs and Andrew (Carnell) Hobbs; two sisters, Tilesa Hobbs and Carolina (Herbert) Berry; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Lucille Greenway Moore
Mrs. Lucille Greenway Moore of Lumber City entered into rest on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at Jeff Davis Hospital.

Mrs. Moore was born in Washington County. She was a teacher and media specialist.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at 3 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Wadley, with Rev. Brooks Partain and Rev. Rodney Porter officiating. Interment followed in the Wadley City Cemetery.

Survivors include her children, Jamie Moore Bays of Moxley, Roselyn Moore Fletcher (Allen) of Macon, and Sherry Moore Browning (Ronnie) of Lumber City; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Clyde P. “Pete” Murphey
Mr. Clyde P. “Pete” Murphey, 64, of Norwood entered into rest on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010.

Mr. Murphey was born in Richmond County, and was the son of the late Joseph Murphey and the late Annie Hambrick Murphey. He was a retired electrical engineer. Mr. Murphey was a member of Little Briar Creek Baptist Church.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at Little Brier Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Bill Seaman officiating.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Frances Duff Murphey; sons, Clyde Murphey Jr. (Anita) of Norwood, Brent Murphey (Penney) of Norwood, and Timothy Murphey of Norwood; daughters, Angie Murphey Harrison (Paul) of Augusta, and Tammy Murphey Smith (David) of Baton Rouge, La.; brother, Tom Murphey of Augusta; sister, Mildred Campbell of Alabama; and grandchildren, Katherine Harrison, Christopher Harrison, Katey Murphey, Dakota Murphey, Peyton Murphey, Jonah Murphey, Morgan Smith and Patrick Smith.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Ada Cooper Perdue
Mrs. Ada Cooper Perdue, 95, of Wrens entered into rest on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Perdue was a born in Glascock County, but lived in Wrens all of her life. She was a member of Wrens Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. She was a homemaker and also worked for several years at Stapleton Garment Company.

Graveside services were held at Wrens Memorial Cemetery on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Eddie Renew and Rev. Gary Jones officiating.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Columbus A. “Lum” Perdue; two brothers, Cole Cooper and Julian Cooper; and two sisters, Olene Norton and Alene Marsh.

Survivors include her niece and nephew, Marjorie Mays and Billy Mays; two children, Gordon Perdue and Jane Moralas; and five grandchildren.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Lucious Reaves
Funeral services for Mr. Lucious Reaves of Louisville were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, at Pine Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita Reaves; children, Valerie Louis (Tommie), Milton Reaves (Janice), Michael Reaves (Michelle) and Janice Jackson (Kenneth); siblings, Roger Reaves (Johnnie), Curtis Reaves (Ernestine), Veron Reaves, Kimble Reaves (Thelma), Lizzie Hartry, Janet Reaves and Frances Jones (Romiles); and stepsister, Eunice Cooper.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Robert H. “Bob” Warren
Mr. Robert H. “Bob” Warren, 63, of Norwood entered into rest on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010, at Trinity Hospital.

Mr. Warren, a native of Mt. Vernon, was the son of the late William H. and Sarah Mason Warren. A Warren County resident for many years, he was a graduate of Georgia Southern College and received his masters and specialist in education degrees from the University of Georgia. After college, he began his career with the Warren County Board of Education teaching at Norwood Elementary School, and serving as principal at Warrenton Elementary School. Later, Mr. Warren was elected superintendent of schools for Warren County. He was principal of the Washington-Wilkes High School and retired in 2005 from the Elbert County Board of Education as assistant principal of Elbert County Middle School. After retirement from the public school system, Mr. Warren began teaching at Briarwood Academy. He served on the boards of the Warren County Library and the Warren County Health Department. He was a member and past president of the Warrenton Kiwanis Club, the Warrenton Country Club and a member of Norwood Baptist Church, serving as a Deacon and as a youth Sunday school teacher. Additionally, he was serving as interim pastor of Williams Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Warren, a U.S. Army veteran, served in Belgium as a communication center specialist.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, at Norwood Baptist Church, with Rev. Robert Riley officiating. Burial, with military honors, followed in the Scruggs Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly Williams Warren; children, Joey (Kirstin) Warren, Grovetown, Jason (Monica) Warren, Batavia, Ohio, Kimberly W. (Alan) Toole, Mitchell, and Paul (Becky) Lowe, Warrenton; daughter-in-law, Shirley Warren, Dublin; sister, Nancy W. (Bill) Smith, Warrenton; and 11 grandchildren, Cody Toole, Brooks Toole, Daniel Toole, Connor Warren, Colby Warren, Mason Warren, Maylee Warren, Jacob Warren, Zachary Mays, Tanner Mays and Lauren Lowe.

Pallbearers were Don Wren, P.H. Giddens, Sonny Pierce, Billy Seymour, Johnny Reese, Tommy Harwell, Charles Hall and Carlton Griffith.

Memorials may be made to the Norwood Baptist Church C/O Mrs. Betty Jo Hadden, 2906 Macon Highway, Warrenton, GA, 30828 or the American Cancer Society, 2607 Commons Blvd., Augusta, GA, 30909.

Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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