Obituaries
May 20, 2010 Issue

Mrs. Hazel Phillips Barnes
Mrs. Hazel Phillips Barnes, 87, of Thomson entered into rest on Sunday, May 9, 2010, in the McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Barnes was a native of Glascock County, but had lived in Thomson for many years. She was retired from Sears and Roebuck Company as a credit manager. She was a member of the Thomson First Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at Curtis Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. James Ramsey officiating. Burial was in the Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Gay, Lawrenceville; son, Charles Barnes, Thomson; four grandchildren, Deborah Suzanne Buhite, Michael John Gay, Charles David Barnes and Terri Beth Clynes; two great-grandchildren, McKenzie Clynes and Avery Clynes; and two friends, Lois Reese and Dot Branch.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Ola Walker Braddy
Mrs. Mary Ola Walker Braddy of Wadley entered into rest on Monday, May 10, 2010, in Augusta.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 15, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Peaceful Zion Baptist Church, Wadley, with Rev. Willie Dawson officiating and assisted by Rev. Vincent Miller. Burial was in Pineola Church of God Cemetery, Wadley.

Survivors include her husband, Roley Braddy Sr.; three sons, Roley (Yvonne) Braddy Jr., Reginald Braddy and Steven (Catina) Braddy, all of Augusta; mother, Eva Walker, Wadley; three sisters, Eva W. Brooks and Bertha Walker, both of Wadley, and Nella Mae Wadley, Swainsboro; two brothers, Roy Walker, Bartow, and Larry Walker, Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister-in-law, one brother-in-law, 11 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Malcolm Heggs, Anthony Allen, Darin Habersham, Shaun Habersham, Brandon Johnson, Calvin Williams and Melvin Williams Jr.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Elizabeth Stinson Holmes
Mrs. Elizabeth Stinson Holmes, 90, of Louisville entered into rest on Sunday, May 9, 2010, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mrs. Holmes was born Sept. 1, 1919, in Dublin, a daughter of the late Daniel Webster and Alice Fuqua Stinson. She was a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and a member of First Baptist Church of Louisville.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2010, at the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home, with Rev. Larry Johnson officiating. Burial was at 2 p.m. on Saturday in Dublin Memorial Gardens, Dublin.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 64 years, Y. H. Holmes.

Survivors include son, Y. Lynn (Elizabeth) Holmes, Carrolton; daughter, Susan (Steve) Dehnen, Fort Pierce, Fla.; grandchildren, Randa (Bruce) Honaker, Vidalia, Dawn (Mike) Walker, Macon, and Alice (Colby) Huff, Athens; great-grandchildren, Bruce Honaker, Raiden Honaker, Alexa Honaker, Amelia Honaker, McKenzi Walker, Garrison Walker, Hunt Walker and Merrin Huff; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Colby Huff, Bruce Honaker, Mike Walker, Jimmy Stinson, Terry Stinson and Don Williams.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Louisville, 101 East 9th Street, Louisville, GA 30434.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Edward Huntley
Mr. Edward Huntley, 60, of Atlanta entered into rest on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at Vista Care after a lengthy illness.

A native of Jefferson County, Mr. Huntley was baptized and became a member of Jones Grove Baptist Church at an early age. He was educated in the Jefferson County School System. He traveled the world as a commercial roofer for 32 years, 17 years with McDonald Installation and 22 years for The Stallar Groups.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 17, 2010, at Jones Grove Baptist Church in Louisville, with Rev. Jerry Dudley presiding and rev. Chavis Boyd officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Jocelyn Huntley of Atlanta; children, Keith Huntley, Chantay Oaks, Carlos Kent (Maxine), Reginald McBride (Belisa), Ketuana Evans, Lisa Ruiz (Jason) and Malika Winchester; siblings, Margie Boyd, Catherine Roberson, Handy B. Huntley, Manda Boyd (Larry), Loretta West and Kurt Thompson, all of Louisville, and Maxine Macon of Augusta; mother-in-law, Merrill Bacon; sister-in-law, Joyce Bennett; aunts and uncle, Fannie B. Houston, Narcissa McBride and Ben Huntley Sr., all of Louisville; 12 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers were Ben Huntley Jr., Abe Huntley, Johnny Hill, Wayne Cuyler, Rickey Cuyler and Carlos Kent.

Honorary pallbearers were Deacons and Trustees of Jones Grove Baptist Church.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Ike Johnson Jr.
Mr. Ike Johnson Jr., 92, of Louisville entered into rest on Monday, May 17, 2010, at Glendale Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2010, at Union Bethel Baptist Church in Louisville, with Rev. Bobbie Williams Sr. officiating, Rev. Eugene Walden, Rev. E.C. Climes and Rev. Alvin Simpkins assisting. Interment will be in the Jordan Place Cemetery.

Mr. Johnson was born in Jenkins County, son of the late Ike and Clara Blake Johnson Sr. He was a member of Union Bethel Baptist Church, where he served as chairman of the Deacon Board. He was a retired farmer and a U.S. World War II Army veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Johnson; children, Dora Alleyne of Palm Beach, Fla., Lillie M. Louisaint of White Plains, N.Y., Olin Whited (Gloria) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Shirley Taylor (Bennie), Gladys Collins (Charles) and Catina Thomas of Midville, Regina Williams (Herman) of St. Petersburg, Fla., Johnny McGee (Bobbie Jean) and Ike McGee (Beulah) of Millen, Ricky McGee (Debbie) of Wadley, and Horace McGee (Veronica) of Vidette; sister, Lucy Johnson of Louisville; stepchildren, Rosezetta Padigtti and Barbara Smith of Atlanta, and Walter Johnson of Standford, Conn.; brother-in-law, Ben Huntley Sr. of Louisville; sisters-in-law, Flora Williams of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Carrie Morgan of Davisboro; 36 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers will be Ike McGee, Ricky McGee, Horace McGee, Antonio Thomas, Allen Thomas and Aaron Thomas.

Honorary pallbearers will be Deacons and Trustees of Union Bethel Baptist Church and Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Garrer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Doris Farrer Price Williford
Mrs. Doris Farrer Price Williford, 83, of Wrens entered into rest on Friday, May 14, 2010, at her residence.

Mrs. Williford was the oldest member of The Vine Community Church in Thomson and was a past member of Gibson United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker.

Funeral services were held in the James Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, May 16, 2010, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Keith Kurtz and Rev. Griffin Thompson officiating. Interment followed in the Magnolia Baptist Church Cemetery, Gibson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sterling Willifrd; parents, Nellie Gay and Asa Farrer; children, Shirley P. Johnson and Jerry Price; three grandchildren, Greg Price, Artie Price and Tammy Heath; and three siblings, Tressie Hardy, Mary Chance and Buddy Farrer.

Survivors include two sons, Paul Price (Dale) Gibson, and Harold Price (Laura Mae) Warrenton; a brother, Jimmy Farrer (Pauline) Graniteville, S.C.; a sister, Betty Ann Kemp; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Pallbearers were her grandsons, Doug Price, Chris Price, Keith Price, Rodney Price, and great-grandsons, Price Simpkins, Jared Price, Will Price, Lewis Watkins and Lyle Watkins.

Memorials may be made to Glascock County Concerned Citizens, c/o Corene Chalker, Gibson, GA 30810, or to The Vine Community Church, PO Box 1761, Thomson, GA 30824.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Lucy Johnson
Miss Lucy Johnson, 87, of Louisville entered into rest on Monday, May 17, 2010, at Gibson Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2010, at Union Bethel Baptist Church in Louisville, with Rev. Bobby Williams Sr. assisting. Interment will be in the Jordan Place Cemetery.

Miss Johnson was born in Jenkins County on Oct. 19, 1922, to the late Willie and Clara Johnson. She was a member of Union Bethel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Jack Johnson, Louise Symra and Ike Johnson.

Survivors include her grandchildren, Allen Thomas of Jacksonville, N.C., Aaron Thomas (Phyllis), Melissa Thomas, Antonio Thomas (Lawanda) and Ginger Thomas, all of Louisville, Shirley James (Hayden) of Whidbey, Wash., and Rekayl Simpkins of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; sister-in-law, Betty Johnson of Midville; nine great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers will be Ike McGee, Horace McGee, Allen Thomas Rickey McGee, Antonio Thomas, Aaron Thomas, Jack Johnson Jr. and Willis Ashberry.

Honorary pallbearers will be Cleveland Johnson, Johnny McGee, Craig Alexander and Gregory Alexander.

Garrer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Susie Deloach Mattox
Mrs. Susie Deloach Mattox, 79, of Waynesboro entered into rest on Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Burke County Medical Center in Waynesboro.

Mrs. Mattox was born and raised in Screven County, Millhaven, to the parentage of the late Freddie and Lizzie Hamilton Deloach. She was the widow of the late John Mattox. She lived in Atlanta and Elberton for several years before moving to Waynesboro after her retirement from the Elberton Poultry Factory. She was a member of the Rosier Grove Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2010, at Rosier Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery, Rosier, with Rev. Melvin Habersham officiating.

Survivors include one sister, Elease Bryant of Rosier; niece, Largie Dukes of Vidette; several nieces and nephews, Margaret Shellman of Waynesboro, Shirley Williams of Rosier, Annette Palmer of Vidette, Jennie Dukes, Marcus Kelly, Joel Dixon and Willie James Dixon, all of Augusta; godchildren, Darlene Jackson, Mary Preston and Adrienne Jackson, all of Waynesboro, and Bernice Lovett of Vidette; friend, Johnny Bennett of Waynesboro; and a host of great nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Evelyn Hardin Newsome
Mrs. Evelyn Hardin Newsome, 59, of Gibson entered into rest on Saturday, May 15, 2010, at Jefferson Hospital, Louisville.

Mrs. Newsome was a native of Glascock County and a member of Jordan Chapel Church of God.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at Bethel United Methodist Church, with Rev. David O. Jones officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mag and Dub Hardin; and her husband, Cecil Newsome.

Survivors include three daughters, Melissa (Glenn) Ziegler, Sharon (Chuck) Walden, and Wanda (Ronald) Hall, all of Gibson; three sisters, Helen Wyatt of Gibson, Bessie Sheppard of Thomson, and Joyce Usry of Gibson; one brother, Tom Hardin of Resaca; five grandchildren, Ashley Ziegler, “Lil” Chuck Walden, Brittany Walden, Michael Ziegler and Makayla Hall; one great-granddaughter, Kailyn Grace Walden.

Pallbearers were Greg Morrison, Terry Morrison, Michael Ziegler, Donnell Usry Jr., “Lil” Chuck Walden and Ott Stephens.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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