Obituaries
May 6, 2010 Issue

Mrs. Martha Dixon Bryan
Mrs. Martha Dixon Bryan, 87, of Edgefield, S.C., entered into rest on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at Edgefield County Hospital.

Mrs. Bryan was a native of Avera, and was the daughter of the late George and Florrie Gibbs Dixon. She was a member of Berea Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for 55 years and served as the church’s first hostess. She was retired from Riegal/Mt. Vernon Mills.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2010, at Berea Baptist Church, with burial at Little Stevens Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Rhett Bryan Sr.; daughter, Mary Louise Lesesne Mitchell; and two brothers, Ralph and Gibbs Dixon.

Survivors include two sons, Ernest R. “Bubba” Bryan Jr. (Penny), Edgefield, and Dixon B. Bryan (Dianne), Ninety Six, S.C.; eight grandchildren; and 14 grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Berea Baptist Church Building Fund, 508 Bausket St., Edgefield, S.C., 29824, or to Little Stevens Creek Cemetery Fund, 1146 Hwy 378 East, Edgefield, S.C., 29824.

Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Ernest Eugene Hill
Mr. Ernest Eugene Hill of Augusta entered into rest on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at Jefferson Hospital. Mr. Hill faithfully served in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in July of 1963. He was the son of the late Ernest and Videlia Hill. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church, Augusta. Interment was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.


Mrs. Mary Agnes Kitchens Hobbs
Mrs. Mary Agnes Kitchens Hobbs, 82, entered into rest Friday, April 30, 2010, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Hobbs was a native of Glascock County, but had lived in the Wrens area since 1968. She was a homemaker and member of Zoar UMC where she was a member of the Faith Sunday School Class, a former Sunday school teacher and treasurer.

Funeral services were held at Zoar Methodist Church on Sunday, May 2, 2010, at 3 p.m., with Jack McCorkle and Rev. Todd Upchurch officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Manalcus Hobbs; parents, Beulah Stapleton and William Thomas Kitchens; and brother, Kenneth Kitchens.

Survivors include her brother, Ernest Kitchens (Ruby); a sister, Jennell Clark, Dearing; a sister-in-law, Pat Kitchens, Thomson; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorials may be made to Zoar United Methodist Church, c/o Frankie Kitchens, 3033 Quail Farm Rd SE, Thomson, GA 30824.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Ike Johnson Jr.
Mr. Ike Johnson Jr., 92, of Louisville entered into rest on Monday, April 26, 2010.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 2, 2010, at Union Bethel Baptist Church, Louisville.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Johnson, Midville.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Rudolph “Rudy” McCorkle
Mr. Rudolph “Rudy” McCorkle, 80, of Gibson entered into rest on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at his residence.

Born Aug. 26, 1929, in McDuffie County, Mr. McCorkle resided in Glascock County since 1957. He was a member of Silver Run Baptist Church in Harlem and attended Magnolia Baptist Church in Gibson. He was a retired truck driver with Bowman Transportation Company.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2010, at Magnolia Baptist Church, with Rev. Adrian Burrell officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Ellie Whitaker McCorkle; four brothers, Watson, Rance, Robert and Edward; and one sister, Katherine Allen.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Irma “Polly” Usry McCorkle; one daughter, Dianne (Jim) Hall of Thomson; one step-grandchild, Misty Hall; and one great-step-grandchild, Savannah Hall, both of Fort Mill, S.C.; two sisters, Rubye Wells of Harlem, and Jean Holloway of Martinez.

Pallbearers were Joe Dean Usry, Jody Usry, Mike Chance, Warren Hart, Les Newsome and Steve Frew.

Memorials may be made to the Magnolia Baptist Church Cemetery Fund in care of Louis Swint, 290 Swint Road, Gibson, Ga. 30810.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements


Mr. H. Leonard McDonald
Mr. H. Leonard McDonald, 91, of Mitchell entered into rest on Friday, April 30, 2010, after an extended illness.

Mr. McDonald was a member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church most of his life and a deacon for 52 years. A native of Glascock County, he lived most of his life in Hancock County, where he was a farmer and a foreman of a cattle ranch. He later owned his own business as a remodeler, plumber and owned McDonald’s Quick Stop Store.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 3, 2010, at Mineral Spring Baptist Church. Interment was in the church cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Sallie Amerson McDonald; parents, Calvin and Ollie Parrish McDonald; three brothers; and five sisters.

Survivors include three children, Diane (Larry) Raley of Jewell, Jane McDonald of Decatur, and Dale Garner of Mitchell; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers; and one sister.

Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation or the Susan G. Koman Foundation for Breast Cancer.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Marguerite Fleming Whigham
Mrs. Marguerite Fleming Whigham, 85, of Louisville entered into rest on Monday, May 3, 2010, at Jefferson Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 8, 2010, at noon at the Jones Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery.

Mrs. Whigham was a native of Jefferson County, the daughter of the late Cugger Fleming and Elizabeth Brown “Narcissus” Fleming. She was the wife of Willie James “Wig” Whigham. She was a member of the Jones Grove Baptist Church where she worked as a member of the Missionary Board and Usher Board. In her community, she was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter # 101 and Lone Star Benevolent Society. Mrs. Whigham was retired from the Children’s Nursery at Fort Gordon, Augusta, and since also worked at the Children Center and The Easterlin, Louisville.

Survivors include her siblings, Leon (Ozzie Bell) Fleming Sr. of Vera Beach, Fla., and Louvenia Fleming Daniels of West Palm Beach, Fla.; children that she reared, Ida (Linzie Jr.) Atkins of Louisville, Tarsha Patterson of Savannah, Leon (Nancy) Fleming of Rochester, N.Y., Freddie James (Barbara) Fleming of Swainsboro, and Moses (Clarice) Fleming of West Palm Beach, Fla.; six additional nieces and nephews, 21 great-nieces and -nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Family maybe contacted at her residence, 329 E 7th Street, Louisville or at Davis Funeral Home.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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