April 1, 2010 Issue

Mr. Arthur Brown
Mr. Arthur Brown of Augusta entered into rest on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at Eisenhower Army Medical Center. Mr. Brown, a native of Louisville, was a member of Sandvalley AME Church. Having retired from the U.S. Army as Staff Sergeant, Mr. Brown was a veteran of World War II, Korean Conflict and Viet Nam Era. He was also a former civil service employee. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 27, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Sandvalley AME Church, with Rev. Michael Ephraim Sr. officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with full military honors. Survivors include his wife, Eunice Brown; four daughters, Helena (Lonnie) Bellamy, Woodbridge, Va., Helen Golatt, Linda ( Henderson) Ware and Brenda (Morey) Anderson, all of Augusta; one brother, Roosevelt Atkins, Wadley; three sisters, Lillie Bell Atkins and Mary Atkins, both of Bronx, N.Y., and Daisy (Tom) Tarver, Chesapeake, Va.; four sisters-in-law, Inez Davis and Mattie Butts, both of Louisville, and Clara Rhinehart and Ruby Bigham, both of Augusta; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. George W. Craft
Mr. George W. Craft, 85, of Wrens entered into rest on Saturday, March 27, 2010, at his residence. Mr. Craft was born to the late Ellie Gordon and Franklin E. Craft in Uvalda. He served in the Navy Submarine Force. He met his wife when they both participated in a play production in Wrens. Mr. Craft was a master carpenter for large construction companies building apartments, theme parks, banks, condominiums, etc. He also owned and operated the Big Top and the Dairy Barn eating establishments. He was a member and deacon at Stapleton Baptist Church and a former deacon at Wrens Baptist. He was a Sunday School teacher, choir member, Boys’ RA leader, a former Boy Scout leader and past commander of American Legion Post 229. Graveside services were held at Wrens Memorial Cemetery on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at noon, with Rev. Jerry Thompson officiating. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Craft Edwards; and brother, Harry Craft. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Gloria Norton Craft; daughter, Beverly Craft, Martinez; honorary daughter, Tanya Eulenfeld, Martinez; two brothers, Ray (Jenny) Craft, Metter, and James (Helen) Craft, Claxton; and several nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers were Raymond James, Bill Norton, Gary Hutchins, Rolph McDonald, Bill Timms and Oliver Gay. Honorary pallbearers were the American Legion Post 229. James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Beth Clark Devine
Mrs. Beth Clark Devine, 69, of Louisville, entered into rest March 30, 2010, at University Hospital in Augusta. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2010, in the Taylor Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow in the Stapleton First Baptist Church cemetery. Pallbearers will be, Jerry Clark, Joel Clark, Jay Simons, Wendell Davis, Robert Clements and Thomas Dye. A native of Jefferson County, Devine was a daughter of the late A.V. and Ruth Logue Clark. She spent her career as a lifelong educator having spent 20 years in the civil service arena at Fort McClellan in Anniston, Ala., and the Charleston Naval Base in Charleston, S.C. She retired from teaching from the Jefferson County School System and spent her remaining 15 years as a resident of Louisville where she was active with the American Cancer Society and the Red Hat Society. She was preceeded in death by her parents; a brother, Willis Logue Clark; and a nephew, Christopher Logue Clark Survivors include two sons, Mathew Patrick (Brandi) Devine of Newnan, and Timothy Clark Devine of Augusta; sister, June (Ralph) Simons of Augusta; sister-in-law, Sylvia (Robert) Clements of Louisville; and a grandson, Mathew Parrish Devine, Newnan; three nephews and a niece. The Devine family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Jimmie Harold Faglier
Mr. Jimmie Harold Faglier, 80, of Warrenton entered into rest on March 28, 2010, at his residence. Mr. Faglier was a native of Avera, and was the son of the late Jimmy Faglier and the late Ora Mae Dixon Faglier. He had retired as the Warren County Tax Commissioner after 18 years of service. Mr. Faglier also worked as staff superintendent for Independent Life Insurance Company for many years. He served as the Golf Pro at the Thomson Country Club and the Warrenton Country Club during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Mr. Faglier was also a member of First Baptist Church of Warrenton and the Senior Men’s Sunday School Class. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Gary Hadden and Rev. Mike Dann officiating. Interment followed at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Avera. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Evelyn Sheppard Faglier; daughters, Lynn Faglier Wheeler (Al) and Jeanne Faglier Allen (Barry); grandchildren, Christy Wheeler and Reed Wheeler, all of Warrenton; brother, Charles Faglier (June) of North Augusta, S.C.; niece, Charlene Faglier of Anderson, S.C.; sister-in-law, Ethel S. Giles; brothers-in-law, Hadden Sheppard (Lulah), Harold Sheppard (Johna); sister-in-law, Virginia M. Sheppard, all of Augusta; and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Dennis Fordham, Jay Morgan, John Graham, Jim McMichael, Larry Hadden, Ronnie Hadden, Victor Raley, Branson Kent and Mark Hughes. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Warrenton, 206 South Norwood Street, Warrenton, GA, 30828 or to the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 1350 Church Street, Avera, GA, 30803. Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Vickie Marie Flakes
Mrs. Vickie Marie Flakes, 52, of Perkins entered into rest on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Flakes was born in Jenkins County, manager of R&M Auto Repair and a member of the Deep Creek Freewill Baptist Church. Memorial services were held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at Crowe-Fields Funeral Home, with Rev. Butch Taylor officiating. Survivors include her husband, Raymond Flakes; a son, Mitchell (Crystal) Flakes of Garfield; a daughter, Ashley Flakes of Perkins; brother, Lester Burke of Louisville; four sisters, Rebie McMillan of Millen, Nancy Mixon of Sylvania, Susan Malphus of Guyton, and Sandra Lindow of New York; and three grandchildren, Tyler, Taylor Rae and Mayes. Crowe-Fields Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements

Mr. LaGary Demetris Murray
Funeral services for Mr. LaGary Demetris Murray, 27, of Stapleton were held on Thursday, March 25, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Stone Springfield AME Church, Stapleton, with Pastor Rev. Michael Ephraim Sr. as eulogist. Interment was in the church cemetery. Survivors include his father, Dannis (Kathy) Cooper, Wrens; one sister, Ashley Williams, Louisville; one brother, Matthew Cooper, Wrens; one son, Rodney Heard, Augusta; two godsons, Andreas Murray, Wrens, and Dequavionne Dawkins, Augusta; maternal grandmother, Mamie Lee Murray, Stapleton; paternal grandparents, Charlie and Roberta Brown, and Joe Willie and Betty Mae Hynes, all of Wrens; three aunts, Sebrina Hynes, Wrens, Angela Cooper, Covington, and Alicia Murray, Stapleton; 13 uncles, Joe Cooper, Jeffery Brown, Jackie (Verrioncia) Hynes, Chris (Tanesha) Hynes, Nathaniel Hynes, Larry (Josephine) Murray, Freddie (Janice) Murray, Edward (Martha) Murray, Ira (Angela) Murray, Robert (Tincey) Murray, George (Gail) Murray, all of Wrens, Michael Cooper, Louisville, and Joseph Johnson, Augusta; friend, Clarence; godfather, Jeffery Bennett; and a host of cousins and friends. Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Ray Murray
Funeral services for Mr. Ray Murray, 62, of Mitchell were held on Sunday, March 28, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Second Mineral Springs Baptist Church, Washington County, with Pastor Rev. Robert Smith officiating. Survivors include his reared as his own son, Taiwan Lindsey; three sisters, Ellen Lindsey and Annie Bert Brown, both of Mitchell, and Mary Elizabeth Dollie, Riviera Beach, Fla.; a nephew, Ronnie Lindsey, Thomson; and a host of nieces, other nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. Edwards and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. JoAnn Holley Prescott
Mrs. JoAnn Holley Prescott, 75, of Matthews entered into rest on Sunday, March 28, 2010, at her residence. Mrs. Prescott was the sixth of nine children born to the late Mary Wheeler and James “Jim” Holley and was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. After graduating Wrens High School, she worked at Stapleton Garment Company for 12 years, after which she worked at Fort Gordon retiring with 40 years of service. Funeral services were held at James Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Billy Duggan and Dr. James M. Ford officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Nathan “E.N.” Prescott; brother, Jimmy Holley; and sister, Peggy H. Strickland. Survivors include two children, Wylie G. (Dolores) Prescott and Julie P. (Darrell) Nickles; siblings, W.C. “Dub” (Clyde) Holley, Wrens, Audrey H. (Fred) Bowles, Statesboro, Margie L. James, Joyce H. Williford and Don (Jane) Holley, all of Harlem; a sister-in-law, Ruby T. Holley; six grandchildren, Mindy P. (Nick) Wilcher, Kimberly Prescott, Heath Prescott, Blake Prescott, D.J. Nickles and DeWayne Nickles; three great- grandchildren, Corbin Wilcher, Samuel Wilcher and Holley Wilcher; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Pallbearers were nephews, Kenneth Holley, Mike Bowles, Raymond James, Wade Williford, Brett Holley and Jason Holley. Memorials may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation via internet at, or 1359 Broadway, Ste 1509, New York, NY, 10018. James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Beatrice Jones Tremble
Mrs. Beatrice Jones Tremble of Louisville entered into rest on Saturday, March 20, 2010, at an Augusta Hospital. Mrs. Tremble was a native of Jefferson County, the daughter of the late Sam Jones and Eunice Patterson Jones. She was educated in the public schools of Jefferson County and was a member of the Pine Hill Baptist Church, but also served at the Magnolia Baptist Church beside her husband. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 27, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Pine Hill Baptist Church and Magnolia Baptist Church Cemetery. Survivors include her husband, James Tremble of Louisville; children, James Otis (Carolyn) Tremble, Dorothy Tremble (Alfornia) Tennyson, Milton (Mary) Tremble and Jesse (Denise) Tremble, all of Louisville; stepchildren, Tommie (April) Mack, both of Louisville, and Valerie (Terries) Peeples of Wrens; foster children, Mozella Grant, Wanda James, Donnell James and Curtis James, all of Louisville, and Otis Lee Blair of Wadley; 38 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Lottie Way
Mrs. Lottie Way of Augusta entered into rest on March 19, 2010. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 25, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Ward Chapel, with Rev. James Lawson officiating. Interment was in Flat Rock Cemetery in Wrens. C.A. Reid Sr. Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



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