Obituaries
May 27, 2010 Issue

Mrs. Alma Zoda Turner Davis
Mrs. Alma Zoda Turner Davis of Wadley entered into rest on Sunday, May 16, 2010.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 22, 2010, at 2 p.m. at San Clair Baptist Church, Wadley, with Rev. A.C. Epps officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Muriel Douglas Davis, Albuquerque, N.M., and Herbert Desmore, Silsbee, Texas; nieces and nephews, Marion (Pastor Tommy) Johnson, Wadley, Katherine Swint, Louisville, Velma Rogers, Charles Turner and Willie Turner, all of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Evon Walton, Wadley; four grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were her nephews.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. James M. “Jim” Faglier
Mr. James M. “Jim” Faglier, 83, of Augusta entered into rest on Monday, May 17, 2010, at University Hospital

Mr. Faglier was a native of Avera, and had lived in the Augusta area since 1951. He served in the U.S. Army for three years and retired after working with Civil Service for 31 years as an instructor at the Signal School. Mr. Faglier was a member and Deacon of Fleming Baptist Church and member of the W. Cave Sunday School Class. He was also a member of Green Meadows Golf Club and Forest Hills Golf Club.

A memorial service was held on Thursday, May 20, 2010, at 11:30 a.m. at Fleming Baptist Church, with Rev. Billy Atkins officiating. Interment was private.

Survivors include his wife, Dolores M. Faglier; daughter, Patricia “Ricia” Collins of Augusta; son, James “Jimmy” Faglier Jr. of Augusta; stepdaughters, Teresa LaChance of Albuquerque, N.M.; Celina LaChance of Smyrna; stepson, John LaChance of Atlanta; grandchildren, Courtney Delgado (Robert), Brittany Faglier, Kaylee Faglier and Austin James Faglier; step-granddaughter, Rio Click; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Bobby Faglier (Grace) of Louisville, and Edward Faglier (Beverly) of Carrolton; sisters, Anne Manning of Louisville, Linda Manning (Russell) of Louisville, and Faye Miller (Jerry) of Jesup.

Honorary pallbearers were the W. Cave Sunday School Class and Deacons of Fleming Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Fleming Baptist Church Building Fund, 3027 Peach Orchard Rd., Augusta, GA 30906.

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


Mr. Welton “Chuck” Holley
Mr. Welton “Chuck” Holley, 81, of Wrens entered into rest on Monday, May 17, 2010, at his residence.

Born to the late Annie Prescott and Park Holley, Mr. Holley was a life-long resident of Jefferson County. After 31 years of service, he retired from Georgia Kaolin. Chuck was a past deacon and a member of Mt. Horeb Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held in the James Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, May 20, 2010, at 11 a.m., with Rev. John Jenkins officiating. Interment followed in Wrens Memorial Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by five siblings, Ada Hood, Doretha Hood, Mildred Cowart, Agnes Aldridge and William J. Holley.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Mildred Arrington Holley; five children, Larry Holley, Alan Holley (Debbie), Janet Parker (Billy), Wrightsville, Tommy Holley (DeAnn), Mitchell, and Cathy Tiner (Ronny); three siblings, Henry Holley (Gloria), Augusta, Eva Hobbs and Barbara Crutchfield (Forrest), all of Thomson; 10 grandchildren, Adam Holley, Victoria Parker, Jessica Murphy, Amy Holley, Joshua Holley, Joseph Parker, Curtis Tiner, Lee Holley, Leslie Holley and Daniel Tiner; one great-granddaughter, Emma Ruth Murphy; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers were Adam Holley, Joshua Holley, Joseph Parker, Curtis Tiner, Lee Holley, Daniel Tiner, Terry Brooks and Bryan Rabun.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Foundation Inc, Trinity Hospice Memorial, PO Box 31358, Augusta, GA 30903 or to the American Heart Association, 1105-D Fury’s Lane, Augusta, GA 30907.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Johnnie Holloway
Mr. Johnnie Holloway, 75, of Keysville entered into rest on Wednesday, May 19, 2010.

Mr. Holloway was the son of the late Isaac and Hattie Holloway.

Funeral services were held on Monday, May 24, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Smith Grove Baptist Church, Wrens, with Rev. Albert “Al” Robinson Jr. as eulogist. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his sister, Daisy Holloway, Keysville; brother, David (Elsa) Holloway, Miami, Fla.; two sisters-in-law, Mary Holloway and Joyce Holloway, both of Augusta; one nephew raised at home, Timothy (Kelly) Holloway, Perry Hall, Md.; godbrother, Travis (Marian) Wheeler, Keysville; and a host of other relatives, cousins and friends.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Gloria Ann Rountree Wilcher Johnson
Mrs. Gloria Ann Rountree Wilcher Johnson, 72, of Twin City entered into rest on Thursday, May 20, 2010, at her residence following an extended illness.

Mrs. Johnson was a native of Emanuel County, the daughter of the late George Ivy and Annie Louise Sconyers Rountree, a homemaker, and a member of Euphrates Primitive Baptist Church in Glascock County. She was a member of the Order of the Easter Star No. 462, and had retired from Jefferson County Senior Transportation.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 22, 2010, at the chapel of Johnson Funeral Home, Swainsboro, with Elder Tommy Rountree and Elder Gary Johnson officiating. Interment followed in the Louisville City Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents; second husband, William Harold Wilcher; third husband, William R. “Billy” Johnson; grandson, George William Lindsey; and brothers, George Robert and James Allen Rountree.

Survivors include her son, John Michael “Mike” (Nancy) Ridgdill of Twin City; daughter, Deborah (Don) Lindsey of Pleham; daughter raised as her own, Melissa Guinn of Twin City; granddaughters, Michelle Lindsey Shoe of Pelham, Stephanie Ridgdill Matthews of Twin City, and Kristina Lindsey of Pelham; grandson, John Michael Ridgdill Jr. of Twin City; great-grandchildren, James Clayton Akins and Anna Morgan Lane, both of Twin City, and William Timothy Shoe of Pelham; sister, Mary Edith White of Twin City; brothers, John Emmitt (Lynn) Rountree, Elder Tommy (Dottie) Rountree and Don W. Rountree, all of Swainsboro; sister-in-law, Pat Rountree of Twin City; three stepsons, Danny L. Wilcher of Louisville, Walter Harold “Butch” Wilcher of Swainsboro, and C.B. Johnson of Guyton; stepdaughter, Katie Johnson of Garfield; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Tommy Gene White, Toby Johnson, Don Rountree, Roy Rountree, David Rountree and Emmitt Rountree.

Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Jessie Frankie Kitchens
Mr. Jessie Frankie Kitchens, 61, entered into rest on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at Jefferson Hospital in Louisville.

Mr. Kitchens was born in Jefferson County and had lived here all of his life. He retired from Thermo-King with 38 years of service. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Vietnam War. He was a Baptist

Funeral services were held on Friday, May 21, 2010, at 11 a.m., at Wadley Baptist Church, with Rev. Rusty Manning, Rev. Pat Holbert and Rev. Vina Mae Josey officiating. Internment with military honors was held in the Wadley City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Kitchens, Wadley; daughters, Tasha (Tim) Smith, Wadley, Michelle (William) Hall, Wadley, and Ange (Gordon) Mays, Wadley; sons, Pat (Heather) Bell, Wrens, and Mike Bell, Bartow; grandchildren, Sierra Rooks, Will Hall, Annie Mays, Rob Bell and Bryson Bell; mothers, Maggie Kitchens, Moxley; sister, Mary Nell (Terry) Garrett; brothers, Walter (Louise) Kitchens and C.T. Kitchens; and several aunts, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Larry Anderson, Joe Miller, Joe Sheppard, Bob Lamb, Tommy Lamb, Danny Johnson, Larry Purvis and Charles Purvis.

Honorary pallbearers were Fire Department members, Thermo-King employees, Leon Buffington, Albert McGowan, Bobby McGowan, Rick Moore, Dana Blocker, Brice Deriso, Johnny York, Ernest “Skeet” Deriso and Freddie Tarver.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Earnest Gene Lattimore
Mr. Earnest Gene Lattimore of Wadley entered into rest on Monday, May 17, 2010, in Augusta.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, May 23, 2010, at 2:30 p.m. at Brinson Hill Baptist Church, Wadley, with Rev. Dr. David Kemp officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Rosena Walden Lattimore, Wadley; two daughters, Francine (Freddie) Gore, Atlanta, and Phyllis Lattimore, Wadley; two sons, Charles (Vatie) Lattimore and Earnest Lattimore Jr. (Arlene), all of Wadley; stepdaughter, Cassandra Heggs, Augusta; five sisters, Annie (Ronny) Harmon, Jeannette (Wesley) Snell, Ida Mae (Jackie) Wright, Katherine King and Nellie (Wilbur) Wilcher, all of Wadley; two brothers, Van (Margaret) Lattimore, Wadley, and Willie Roy Lattimore, Taunton, Mass.; a nephew reared as his brother, Ollie Lattimore, Mass.; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Chris Hill, Curtis Thomas, Curtis Danford, Charles Strowbridge, Edward Kellum and Frankie Nesby.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Margaret Hall Little
Mrs. Margaret Hall Little, 83, of Wadley entered into rest on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at Jefferson Hospital in Louisville.

Mrs. Little, a lifelong resident of Jefferson County and Wadley, was retired from Oxford Industries and sold Avon products for more than 39 years. She was a member of the Wadley Baptist Church, where she was a member and treasurer of the Gleaners Sunday School Class. She was a member of WMU.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 22, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Wadley Baptist Church, with Rev. Rusty Manning and Rev. Tom Harrison officiating. Interment followed in the Wadley Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kermit T. Little Sr.; parents, James Marcus and Thelma Hall; and a sister, Carolyn Hall Huchtin.

Survivors include three daughters, Sandra Jones (Randall), Martha Mays (Floyd) and Cecelia Dye (Bruce); son, Kermit Little Jr.; two brothers, James Marcus Hall III (Julia) and Don E. Hall (Glenda); a sister, Ann Hall Wilson (Jerry); six grandchildren, Rodney Mays (Leigh), Heather James (Bobby), Melisa Partridge (Jeff), Julie Anna Koch (Bryan), Kasey Maxwell (Kevin) and Brent Dye; seven great-grandsons, Bowden, Bryant, Carson, Grayson, Graham, Hudson and Riley; one great-granddaughter, Ella Kay.

Pallbearers were Jeff Hall, Tom McAlpine, Burt Hall, Mike Williams, Tony Walker, J. Randal Hall, Pete Wybro and Bryant Wilson.

Honorary pallbearers were Deacons of Wadley Baptist Church and members of the Gleaners Sunday School Class.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Carrie Wren Veal Oliver
Mrs. Carrie Wren Veal Oliver, 101, of Wrens entered into rest on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at her residence.

Born to the late Dessie Young and Benjamin Franklin Wren, Mrs. Oliver was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. She was a member of Wrens United Methodist Church for 86 years.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 21, 2010, at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Stan Littleton and Rev. J. Scott McKinney officiating. Interment followed in Wrens Memorial Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Briscoe W. Veal and James H. Oliver; daughter, June V. Holbrook; five brothers; and two sisters.

Survivors include her daughter, Patty Veal Kitchens (White); a son-in-law, Hoyt Holbrook; four grandchildren, John White Kitchens, Thomas V. Kitchens, Harriett Holbrook and Danny Holbrook; five great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were her grandsons and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Wrens UMC, 202 Russell St, Wrens, GA 30833, or to Wrens Memorial Cemetery, c/o Hugh R. Fleming, 104 Norton Dr, Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. James W. Paul
Mr. James W. Paul of Wrens entered into rest on Monday, May 17, 2010.

Mr. Paul was born to the late Orie Johnson and John Roy Paul in Jefferson County. He was a graduate of Martha Berry College and retired after 37 years of service from Savannah River Plant. He was a member and elder of Wrens Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, superintendent of Sunday school for 40 years and church treasurer for 45 years. He was active in the local food bank.

Funeral services were held Thursday, May 20, 2010, at 4 p.m. at the Wrens Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Gary Jones officiating. Interment followed at Wrens Memorial Gardens.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Bill H. Paul; and sister, Betty Sue Walden.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Jean Burke Paul; two children, Roy B. Paul (Michael) of Montgomery, Ala., and Jill P. Massengale (Rick) of Tampa, Fla.; four sisters, Anne Coker, Jeannette P. Worsham, Pat Hobbs and Bobbie Reese (Marvin); two grandchildren, Fred Paul and Maggie Paul; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Pallbearers were Jeff Walden, Andy Walden, Tony Reese, Bill Burke, Bill Newsome and Bennett Boulineau.

Memorials may be made to Wrens ARP Church, 404 King St, Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mollie Sue Williamson Sims
Mrs. Mollie Sue Williamson Sims, 68, of Davisboro entered into rest on Saturday, May 22, 2010.

Mrs. Sims was born in Washington County the daughter of the late Jordan Williamson Sr. and the late Mollie Smith Williamson. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at 11 a.m. at New Hope United Methodist Church, with Rev. Chad Watkins officitaing. Burial was in the Brownwood Cemetery in Sandersville.

She was preceded in death by her brother, J.S. “Buddy” Williamson.

Survivors include her husband, Victor Sims Sr. of Davisboro; sons, Victor Sims Jr. (Coleen) of Buckhead, Brian Sims (Shana) of Davisboro, Larry Sims (Tara) of Sandersville, and Garry Sims (Bonnie) of Sandersville; grandchildren, Jordan Sumner Sims, Victoria Sims, Katie Sims, Abby Sims, Mallie Sims, Kaden Sims, Jacey Sims, Logan Sims, Taylor Sims and Douglas Sims.

Pallbearers were Tim Chapman, Carl Chapman, Jim Claxton, Jordie Williamson, Matt Evans and Chip Evans.

Donations may be made to the New Hope United Methodist Church C/O Sandra Williamson 6428 Heards Bridge Rd., Bartow, GA 30413.

May and Smith Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mary E. Skinner
Mrs. Mary E. Skinner of Wrens entered into rest on May 15, 2010, at her residence.

Mrs. Skinner, a native of Aiken, S.C., lived in Wrens for the past seven years. She was a homemaker and a member of Your Hope Baptist Church.

Memorial services were held on Sunday, May 23, 2010, at Your Hope Baptist Church at 5 p.m., with Rev. Joe B. Walden officiating.

Survivors include her husband of 34 years, George Donald Skinner; one son, Richard D. Burch, Clayton; three daughters, Judy W. Taylor and Tina M. Wilkie Burch, both of Grovetown, and Pamela M. Leframboise, Canada; one brother, Benjamin W. Swaringen, Graniteville, S.C.; 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; three nieces and three nephews; three great-nieces and two great-nephews; two nieces, four great-nieces, two nephews and two great-nephews-in-law.

McNeill Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Evelen Walker Vaughn
Mrs. Evelen Walker Vaughn of Keysville entered into rest on Thursday, May 13, 2010, at the residence of her daughter.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 22, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Forest Hill Baptist Church. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Queen V. (William) Johnson, Keysville, Deloris V. Curtiss, Hephzibah, and Annette V. (Isaiah) Hodge, Keysville; one son, Arthur Vaughn, Keysville; two daughters-in-law, Mildred S. Vaughn, Miami, Fla., and Evelyn S. Vaughn, Wadley; 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; many other relatives; and caregiver of three years, Deborah Terrell.

Carter’s Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Bobby Gene Waters
Mr. Bobby Gene Waters, 55, of Sandersville entered into rest on Saturday, May 15, 2010.

Mr. Waters was a native of Washington County. He was a logger for Albert Brown Logging Company and a member of the Union Baptist Church.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, in the Brownwood Cemetery in Sandersville.

Survivors include his children, Bobby Gene Waters Jr. of Sandersville, and Jeff Shane Waters of Stapleton; parents, Franklin Waters and Marie Waters of Sandersville; grandchildren, Tyler Waters, Triton Waters, Tiffany Waters, Price Waters and Paige Waters; sister, Teresa (Billy) Williford of Tennille; four brothers, Ronnie (Cheryl) Waters of Warthen, Buddy Waters of Tennille, Dean (Betty) Waters of Warthen, and Donnie Waters of Warthen.

May and Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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