June 3, 2010 Issue

Master Caleb Batts
Master Caleb Batts of Macon entered into rest on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon.

Graveside services were held on Saturday, May 29, 2010, at the Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church Cemetery at 10 a.m., with Minister Willie Batts Jr. officiating.

Survivors include his parents, Willie and Felicia Batts; one brother, Willie Lee Batts III, all of Macon; grandparents, Willie and Viola Batts of Louisville, the late Essie Mae Hilton, Shirley Brown of Albany, the late Willie Ruth Brown, and the late Gilbert Jones; great-grandparents, Horace and Pearlie Batts of Louisville; and two aunts, Sylvia Batts and Lanisa Brown, both of Atlanta.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Alton Gardner Fredericks Sr.
Mr. Alton Gardner Fredericks Sr., 82, of Augusta entered into rest on Monday, May 24, 2010, at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home.

Mr. Fredericks served his country in the Navy and was retired from insurance sales.

Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Augusta, with Rev. Joe Walden.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, Daisy Gardner and Cecil Fredericks; son, Byron Steven Fredericks; brother, Jimmy Fredericks; and sister, Erlene Fredericks.

Survivors include his children, Randy Fredericks (Nancy), Cathy Ford (Manuel), Clark Fredericks (Jane), Valerie Landrum (Jeff), Alton Fredericks II and Holly Redman; daughter-in-law, Joy Fredericks; brother, Ray Fredericks; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were his grandsons.

Memorials may be made to Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home, 1101 15th St, Augusta, GA 30901.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Miss Ana Guerrero
Miss Ana Guerrero, 4, of Louisville entered into rest on Thursday, May 27, 2010, at the Medical College of Georgia.

Miss Guerrero was born June 30, 2005, in Augusta. She had just finished Pre-K at Louisville Academy, and attended Saint Joan of the Ark Catholic Church.

Funeral mass was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 31, 2010, at Saint Joan of the Ark Catholic Church in Louisville, with Father Matthew Ericksen serving as celebrant.

Survivors include her parents, Jose Guerrero and Evelia Hernandez; sister, Arleth Guerrero; brother, Jose Guerrero, all of Louisville.

In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to Taylor Funeral Home to help with expenses.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Pamela Sue Hart
Mrs. Pamela Sue Hart, 53, of Gibson entered into rest on Sunday, May 30, 2010, at her residence.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2010, at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Alan Tillman and Rev. Loy Whitten officiating.

Mrs. Hart was born in Frankfurt, Germany, and was the daughter of the late Amos Arnold and the late Valerie Reinicke Arnold. She lived in New Jersey for many years before making her home in Gibson for the past 10 years. Mrs. Hart was retired from Wal-Mart in Thomson. She also attended Open Door Baptist Church in Gibson.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Helen Matthews.

Survivors include her husband, William T. Hart of Gibson; brothers, Edward Arnold (Penny) and Michael Arnold, all of Gibson; friends and caregivers, Barbara Arnold and Marcia Johnson; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. William Luther “Bill” Hill
Mr. William Luther “Bill” Hill, 91, of Wrens entered into rest on Sunday, May 23, 2010, at Keysville Nursing Home.

Born to the late Emma Elizabeth Moore and James Roland Hill II in Riverview, Ala., Mr. Hill grew up in Atlanta. He was a man of various experiences and occupations in Atlanta, ran the trolley and drove a passenger bus; in Miami, worked at Hill Brothers Coffee as a buyer and blender; in Wrens, opened a coffee shop and later Hills BBQ. He retired in 1992. He was a member of Wrens Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tim Hill and Rev. J. Scott McKinney officiating. Interment followed in the Blythe UMC Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Roland Hill III; and his sister, Sarah Watkins.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Frances Phillips Hill; children, William Baxter Hill (Hilma) and Elaine H. Walden (Ray), all of Augusta; six grandchildren, Sheri Dill (Stacey), Dearing, William Timothy Hill (Joy), Graceville, Fla., Scott Walden (Jennifer), Savannah, Mark Walden (Jennifer), Augusta, Ryan Walden (Holly), Martinez, and Alicia Walden Jett (David), Richmond, Va.; 12 grandchildren, Brittany S. Norton (Kyle), Ian Sproat, Katelin Dill, Brandon Hill, Cody Hill, Emma Walden, Rachel Walden, Gracen Walden, Kate Walden, Talmadge Walden, Raleigh Walden and Tyler Jett; one great-great-grandson, Evan Norton; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Pallbearers were Scott Walden, Mark Walden, Ryan Walden, Dave Sproat, Stacey Dill, Curtis Barber and Kyle Norton.

Memorials may be made to Wrens Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 217, Wrens, GA 30833, or Help Save One of Our Own Foundation, 408 Jackson Woods Blvd, Savannah, GA 31405 or Wilmington Island Wishes, 102 Vickery Lane, Savannah, GA 31410.

James Funeral Home 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 Hutchin.

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.

Memorials can be made to Wadley Baptist Church.



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