Obituaries
June 10, 2010 Issue

Miss Paula Edwina Allen
Miss Paula Edwina Allen, 71, of Louisville entered into rest on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at Glendale Nursing Home.

A native of McNeil, Miss., Miss Allen was a daughter of the late Edwin Curtis Allen and Anne Elizabeth Smith Allen. She was a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta as a medical records librarian. She worked many years as a medical records librarian in several leading hospitals. She then taught medical records librarian in the University of Missouri. Moving to Louisville in 1981, she worked for Jefferson Hospital in the medical records department. It was from there she retired. She was a member of Episcopal Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Louisville.

Graveside funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2010, in the Wrens City Cemetery, with Rev. David Davis officiating.

Survivors include her sister, Joy Cummings of Louisville; nephews, Timothy Cummings of Atlanta, and Stephen Cummings of Elizabeth, Tenn.; a niece, Dawn Wins of Wilmington, N.C.; great-nephew, Dr. Christopher Cummings; great-nieces, Stephanie Lionberger and Kim Wins.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests, those desiring, make memorial contributions to Episcopal Church of St. Mary Magdalene, P.O. Box 2 Louisville, GA 30434.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mary “Aunt Baby” Louise Chester
Mrs. Mary “Aunt Baby” Louise Chester of Millen entered into rest on Thursday, May 27, 2010, in Wadley.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 5, 2010, at New Light Baptist Church in Millen, at 1 p.m., with Rev. William Patterson officiating. Burial was in the Millen City Cemetery.

Survivors include nieces and nephews who were reared as her own, Laverne Willingham (Johnny) Woods, Wadley, Diane (Jimmy) Wilson, Savannah, Gladys Willingham, Bridgeton, N.J., and Dezmond Willingham, Wadley; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Darren Lacue, Charles Chester, Jackie Young, Tommy Chester, Charles Young, Jerry Young and Xavier Lacue.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Sheila Renee’ Jordan Davis
Mrs. Shelia Renee’ Jordan Davis, 48, of Wrens entered into rest on Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at 3 p.m. at the Wrens Chapel AME Church, Wrens, with Rev. Carlos Young, pastor, as eulogist, and Rev. Samuel Thompkins presiding. Interment was in Sugar Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Harvey Davis Jr. of Wrens; daughter, Miranda Charel Davis of Wrens; son, Antonio T. Davis of Augusta; siblings, Michael (Mary) Jordan, Fairfield, Calif., Elijah (Belinda) Jordan Jr., Augusta, William (Mon’ya) Jordan, San Diego, Calif., Ronnie (Cynthia) Jordan, Killen, Texas, James (Ramonde) Jordan, New York, Freddie (Linda) Jordan, Newark, N.J., Hayward (Kaye) Kelley, Washington, Flora Stone, Patricia Jordan, Martha Jordan and Kathy Farmer, all of Wrens, Agnes Jordan, Louisville, Patsy (Charles) Burton, Augusta, and Jackquelyn (Wesley) Alston, Rocky Mount, N.C.; brothers-in-law, Calvin (Francine) Davis and Larry Davis, all of Wrens, and Vinson Simpkins of Stapleton; two sisters-in-law, Shelia Davis of Winston Salem, N.C., and Linda Davis of Wrens; three aunts, Christine Wright and Maude Lee, both of Wrens, and Thelma Lane of Louisville; godchildren, Jeremy Oliphant, Anthony Sims, Krishayla Hall, Keneshia Roberts, Ronnie Byrd and Shayla Wilcher; eight grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Roger Dean Haywood
Mr. Roger Dean Haywood, 54, of Stapleton entered into rest at his home on Monday, May 31, 2010.

Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 4, 2010, at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Tom Drake officiating.

He is preceded in death by his father, Franklin D. Haywood.

Survivors include his wife, Debra J. Haywood; mother, Flossie Lee Carden Haywood; sons, Brandon Haywood and Jason Haywood; stepdaughters, Christy Ward and Stephanie Bailey; siblings, Donnie Haywood, Debbie Haywood and Thomas Haywood; four grandchildren, Morgan Bailey, Logan Bailey, Justin Ward and Emily Ward; and many friends.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to Debra J. Haywood, PO Box 187, Stapleton, GA 30823.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Edna Hildebrant “Princess” Newsome
Mrs. Edna Hildebrant “Princess” Newsome, 84, of Blythe entered into rest on Thursday June 3, 2010, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Newsome was born July 11, 1925, in Augusta, the daughter of the late Edna Mohrmann and Nicholas Hildebrant, she attended local schools and graduated from Tubman Girls School in 1942. She worked in her family’s grocery store, was involved with the Girl Scouts and the American Red Cross as a swim instructor, as an adult she attended nursing school and graduated from Barrett School of Nursing in 1961. She worked at local hospitals and retired from the V.A. Uptown Division in 1971. She resided in Blythe for 41 years.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2010, at the Our Redemer Lutheran Church, Augusta. Interment was in the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Gibson, at 2:30 p.m.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Charlene Bridges; a son, Rodney Newsome Jr.; three sisters, Margurite Marschalk, Louise Bartling and Henrietta Averett; and three brothers, Louis, Billy and Henry.

Survivors include her husband, Walter Frank “Punk” Newsome; son, Larry (Marci) Newsome Sr. of Lyons; six grandchildren, Paige Newsome, Joe Newsome, Rodney F. Newsome, Ryan Newsome, Randy Cook Jr. and Jaime Scarce; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Julia (Ed) Bohlmann of Aiken, S.C.; several nieces and nephews; and a brother-in-law, Henry (Carlin) Scarber of Richwood, W.V.

Pallbearers were Norm Diebold, Mac Johnson, Marvin Timm, Lee Whitlock, David Annis, Don Berminger and Wayne Scarber.

Honorary pallbearers were quilters of Our Redeemer Church and members of the American Legion Post #150.

Memorials may be made to the Glascock County concerned citizens in care of Corene Chalker, 3037 Bastonville Rd., Gibson, GA.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Ada Van “Missy” Warren Osborne
Mrs. Ada Van “Missy” Warren Osborne, 77, of Swainsboro entered into rest on Tuesday, June 1, 2010, in Swainsboro.

Mrs. Osborne was a native of Burke County. She attended public schools of Burke County and was the widow of the late Frank Osborne. She was a member of the Canaan Galilee Baptist Church and for a few years worked as a custodian at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 5, 2010, at noon at Canaan Galilee Baptist Church. Burial was in the Spring Bethel Benevolent Society Cemetery, Louisville, with Rev. Robert Stokes officiating.

Survivors include her children, Elaine (Sammie) Glover and Arthur Wade Osborne, all of Swainsboro; eight grandchildren, Kelvin Osborne, Louisville, Fredrick Osborne, Patrick Lordge, Sherka Osborne, Hoyt Hollins III, John Glover and Terria Glover, all of Swainsboro, Shaunita Smith of Hawaii; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, Bernice Hunley and Susie Ponder, both of Louisville, Tressie Jenkins of Hephzibah, and Cleveland Seafus of Blythe; and cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Macy Avrett Reese
Mrs. Macy Avrett Reese, 97, of Augusta entered into rest on June 2, 2010, at University Hospital.

Born in Wrens, Mrs. Reese had lived in Augusta since 1930 and was the daughter of the late John Hyman and Ida Montgomery Avrett. Mrs. Reese was a homemaker.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at 2 p.m. in the Platt’s Crawford Avenue Chapel, with Rev. Wade Trimmer and Rev. Bill Reese officiating. Interment followed at West View Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, William Talbot Reese Sr.

Survivors include her sons, Rev. Bill Reese (Fannie), North Augusta, S.C., Toby Reese (Mary), Augusta; daughter, Darlyn Greene (Tom), Augusta; grandchildren, Lt. Col. Donald Reese (Mary), Ozark, Mo., Sharon Willis, Augusta, Susan Burgess (Tony), North Augusta, S.C., Faith Smith (Dan), North Augusta, S.C., William T. Greene III (Davida), Lawrenceville, Elizabeth Hostetler, Augusta, and John A. Greene (Jennifer), Augusta; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Don Reese, Tony Burgess, Dan Smith, Tom Greene, Will Greene and Tony Greene.

Platt’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. John Lee Rouse
Mr. John Lee Rouse of Augusta entered into rest on Friday, May 28, 2010, at University Hospital.

Mr. Rouse, a native of Jefferson County, was a 1961 graduate of Lucy Laney High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was employed at Sizemore Security as a security guard at St. John Towers.

Funeral services were held on Friday, June 4, 2010, at 11 a.m. at B.A. Williams Memorial Chapel, with Rev. Dennis Dunbar officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive Memorial Garden.

Survivors include his son, Juan Rouse, Augusta; mother, Mary Rouse, Augusta; one sister, Gloria (James) Quarterman, Augusta; three brothers, Curtis (Bessie) Rouse, Clarksville, Tenn., Gardell (Lucy) Rouse and Alvin Rouse, all of Augusta; aunt, Falbie Lee Story, Wrens; and a host of other relatives.

Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Quida Anne Storey
Mrs. Quida Anne Storey, 90, of Augusta entered into rest on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, at Trinity Hospital.

Mrs. Storey was the wife of the late Frank T. Storey. Mrs. Storey was a native of Wrens, and lifelong resident of Augusta.

Funeral services were held on Friday, June 4, 2010, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors, with Rev. Jerry Wilson officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Mrs. Storey was preceded in death by her husband; and daughters, Dianne Storey and Cindy Storey.

Survivors include her daughters, Martha Robinson and Janis Leftwich (Mercer), all of Augusta; sisters, Bettie Yonker and Ruth Reaves, both of Augusta; grandchildren, Vickie Walker (Sonny), Teresa King (Don), Brenda Edwards (Mike), Jackie Cook (Kevin), Tina Fulcher, Michelle Busbee (James), Mercer Leftwich III, Candi King (Robert) and Rich Rogers; and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Mercer Leftwich, David Ness, William Walker, Don King, Mike Edwards and James Busbie Jr.

Memorials may be made to Christ Community, c/o Dr. Robert Campbell, 1226 D’Antignac Street, Augusta, GA 30901, or to Kentwood Nursing Home, c/o Maureen Merkle - Patient Activities, 1227 West Wheeler Parkway, Augusta, GA 30909.

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


Mr. Harry Glen Veal
Mr. Harry Glen Veal, 84, of Louisville entered into rest on Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at his residence.

Mr. Veal was born in Johnson County, the son of the late Robert Lee Veal and the late Lillie Waller Veal. He was retired from the J.P. Stevens Company as manager of the Dye House. Mr. Veal was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Louisville since 1962 where he served as a Deacon, a former Men’s Sunday School Class teacher and a member of the church brotherhood.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 3, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Louisville, with Rev. Hardy Owens and Ralph Veal officiating. A graveside committal service was held at 2 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery in Washington County, with Rev. James Veal officiating.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Carllene Sumner Veal of Louisville; son, Jeff Veal (Mary) of Atlanta; daughters, Jo Veal and Judy Veal Rice, both of Atlanta, Jane Veal Bedingfield (Barry) of Conyers, and Jean Veal Miller (Neal) of Stapleton; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; bother, Tobie Veal (Inez) of Wrightsville; and sisters Kate Veal Ivey and Emmie Veal Bray, both of Wrightsville, Hazel Veal Kyzer (Jack) of Hephzibah, Rubye Veal Holland of Brewton, and Eloise Veal Ogburn (Bonnie) of Swainsboro.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Spencer Veal, Patrick Veal, Michael Rice, Josh Spilker, Matthew Miller, Evan Miller and Chris Flowers.

Honorary pallbearers were the Deacons of First Baptist and the T.W. Wilson Sunday School Class.

The family requests that donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Louisville, 101 E. Ninth Street, Louisville, GA 30434 .

May and Smith Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Joseph Michael Waters
Mr. Joseph Michael Waters, 66, of Augusta entered into rest on Thursday, June 3, 2010.

A private memorial service will be held at the Dent Family Cemetery in Columbia, S.C.

Mr. Waters was born in Dayton, Ohio, on April 10, 1944, and graduated from Troy State University with a B.S. degree in business. He is listed in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. He was an instructor helicopter pilot for 12 years in the Army and also served as a Major in the Army Reserves for five years. He spent two years in Viet Nam, flying rescue missions. He was shot down twice. Mr. Waters was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross, 24 air citations, and two Army Commendation awards. While in the Army he also obtained his commercial airplane license. He worked as a foundry foreman for Crucible Steel in Elizabethtown, Ky., from 1976-1977. From 1977-1983 he worked as supervisor of production control and was promoted to regional distribution manager of the Central Customer Service Center in Bardstown, Ky., for the Burroughs Corporation. In 1983-1987, Mr. Waters transferred to Tolland, Conn., to be Burroughs customer service manager for two printing plants and assumed additional duties as production and inventory manager. From 1987-1988 he was manager of production and inventory control for Brown Bovari in West Columbia, S.C. He also planned consolidation of plants and movement of materials. From 1989-1992, Mr. Waters was material supervisor and buyer for MRO items and raw materials in Columbia, S.C., for Ambac Corporation. From 1992-2009, he served as purchasing manager/assistant plant manager at Air Balance, Mestek, in Wrens. He was a member of the Viet Nam’s Helicopter Pilot Association, the Distinguished Flying Cross Society, the VFW, and the NRA.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Dent Waters of Columbia, S.C.; daughter, Amber Waters Sobieraj of Charleston, S.C.; grandson, Andreas Michael Sobiaraj of Charleston, S.C.; son-in-law, Damian Andreas Sobieraj of Charleston, S.C.; brother, David Samuel Waters of Rehobath Beach, Del.; brother, Bruce Malcom Waters of Lancaster, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1725, Augusta, GA 30903.

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