Obituaries
March 4, 2010 Issue

Mrs. Willie Clyde Bohler
Mrs. Willie Clyde Bohler, 93, of Thomson entered into rest on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Bohler, a native of Glascock County, had lived in McDuffie County most of her life. She was a homemaker and member of Sweetwater Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Grant Cantrell and Rev. Kenneth Garvin officiating. Interment followed at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis O. Bohler; brothers and sister, Blanche Anderson, Alvie Wisham and Robert Whisham.

Survivors include her son, Ronnie (Mary) Louise Bohler, Thomson; grandchildren, Victor Bohler, Glenn Bohler, Sidney Bohler and Rhonda Bohler; and great-grandchildren, Tiffany Bohler, Brandon Bohler, Matthew Bohler and Cody Bohler.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sweetwater Baptist Church Renovation Fund or AWANA, 1606 Wrens Hwy., Thomson, GA, 30824.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Nona Louise Pardue Calhoun
Mrs. Nona Louise Pardue Calhoun of Augusta entered into rest on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at her residence.

Mrs. Calhoun was born in Edgefield, S.C., the daughter of Rufus and Geneva Pardue. She was a homemaker and a member of the Apostolic Christian Tabernacle. She was the widow of the late Mr. John Ray Calhoun.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, at 1 p.m. at the Thomas L. King Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Willie Scott officiating. Interment was in Mt. Olive Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include three sons, Troy Poteat, Augusta, Tim (Jane) Calhoun, Hephzibah, and Preston (Nancy) Calhoun, Stapleton; two daughters, Penny (Tony) Barlow, Burke County, and Trudie (Ronnie) Brantley, Adrian; one brother, Edward Smith, Prosperity, S.C.; two sisters, Lunnette Willmeth, Thomson, and Wanda Lee McGee, Piedmont, S.C.; and 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Chris Brown, Aaron Elder, Joey McFadden, Jimmy Munro, Barry Pica, Bill Pica, Chuck Walden, Virgil Collett, Joshua Scott and Scotty Calhoun.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the family.

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


Mr. Lindy “Bo” Chalker
Mr. Lindy “Bo” Chalker, 60, of Augusta entered into rest on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Chalker was a native of Gibson, but resided in Evans. He was employed at Plant Vogtle. He was previously employed by Carter Electric.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet and Son, with Rev. Russell Davis and Key Kernaghan officiating. Interment followed at 2 p.m. at Gibson United Methodist Church cemetery in Gibson.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Tommy and Viola Chalker; and maternal grandparents, Cleon and Norene Murphy.

Survivors include his spouse, Shirley Chalker; stepdaughters, Becky Yeremyan (Nisan) of Atlanta, and Amy Iannacone (Richard) of North Augusta, S.C.; mother, Joann Chalker of Gibson; father, Lindy M. Chalker Sr. (Florence) of Evans; sister, Kathy Chalker of Gibson; stepbrothers, Michael Teuton and Kenneth Teuton; stepsister, Cheryl Meadows; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Shelton Saylors, J. E. Fires, Donnie Hutchinson, Rick Baker, Rick Ford and Danny Elrod.

Honorary pallbearers were IBEW Local 84 members.

Memorials may be made to Gibson United Methodist Church, c/o Frankie Porter, 628 Lamb St., Gibson, GA, 30810.

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


Mr. Frederick Jones
Funeral services for Mr. Frederick Jones, 34, of Thomson were held on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at 2 p.m. at New Zion Hill Church, Thomson, with Pastor Rev. Ronald Freeman presiding and Rev. Dennis Quinn as eulogist. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Joyce and Eugene Harmon, both of Thomson; father, Jesse Wright, Thomson; two daughters, De’Asiah Jones and De’Mariya Jones, both of Monroe; one son, De’Marian Jones, Monroe: paternal grandmother, Lucille Wright, Thomson; six sisters, Chanta Harmon and Kiara Harmon, both of Thomson, Tonya (Robert) Johnson, Wrens, Calandra Jones, Sparta, Brenda Wright, Atlanta, and Sheila Wright, Augusta; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Thomson Funeral System was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Irene Coppet Mitchell-Hill
Mrs. Irene Coppet Mitchell-Hill entered into rest on Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, in Pembroke, Fla.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at Union Bethel Baptist Church in Louisville.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Eddie “Dean” Prickett
Mr. Eddie “Dean” Prickett, 45, of Wrens entered into rest when his home burned on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010.

Mr. Prickett was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County.

Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010, at Your Hope Church in Matthews, with Rev. Joe Walden officiating.

Survivors include his parents, Edde Lee “Snookey” and Agnes Mae “Tootsie” Prickett; brother, Matthew Murray (Theresa) Prickett; sister, Norma Jean (Don) Watts; one niece, Tiffany Felicia Watts; three nephews, Don Lamar Lee Watts, Matthew Murray Prickett Jr. and Justin Lee Prickett; and several uncles, aunts and friends.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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