Obituaries
June 24, 2010 Issue

Mr. Arthur Lee Baker
Mr. Arthur Lee Baker of Wrens entered into rest on June 9, 2010.

Funeral services were held at noon on Saturday, June 19, 2010, at Ways Grove Baptist Church, Wrens, with Rev. Jimmy McCullough III officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Ruby Baker of Wrens; son, Randall D. Baker; granddaughter, Tykeria Baker of Dublin; goddaughter, Rikala Baker; five sisters, Willie Eva Baker, Bobbie Lee Boatwright and Alberta Baker, all of Wrens, Bernice Johnson of Louisville, and Emma Baker of Augusta; two brothers, Wash Baker Jr. of Louisville, and Herman (Helen) Baker of Orlando, Fla.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Francia Wong Evans
Mrs. Francia Wong Evans, 76, of Augusta entered into rest on Saturday, June 12, 2010, at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center.

Mrs. Evans was a native of Panama, but had lived in Augusta for many years. She was a homemaker and Catholic by faith.

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2010, in the Bellevue Memorial Gardens with Father Michael Lubinsky officiating.

Mrs. Evans was preceded in death by a son, Andy Gene Evans.

Survivors include her daughters, Myrella E. Smith, Evans, Nola Mae Blansit, College Park, and Dollie Evans Burckhalter, North Augusta; two sons, Mikiel Lee Evans, Avera, and Jacob Lee Evans III, Grovetown; sister, Evelia (Everett) Wardensky, Florida; grandchildren, Teresa Lynn Evans, Mikiel Lee Evans Jr., Brandon Christopher Smith, Briggy General, Crystal Burckhalter and Camden Evans; and great-grandchildren, Liam Jacob Smith and Madison Grace Evans.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements


Mrs. Mary Jordan Faglie
Mrs. Mary Jordan Faglie of Moore, S.C., entered into rest on June 12, 2010.

Mrs. Faglie was born June 4, 1915, to Tommy Ivey Jordan and Addie Pearl Kitchens in Glascock County. She was a homemaker who lived most of her adult life in Evans, and in 2002 moved to Spartanburg, S.C. She was a member of First Baptist North Spartanburg. She was married to the late Pleas C. Faglie Sr.

A memorial service will be held at First Baptist North Spartanburg, Spartanburg, S.C., on June 19, 2010, at 4 p.m.

Survivors include her three children, Mary Ann Faglie, Spartanburg, S.C., Laine F. Schreiber (Tobias), Spartanburg, S.C., and Pleas C. Faglie Jr. (Marti), Little Mountain, S.C.; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Ivelyn J. English, Stapleton; and the sister of the late Dorsey Jordan, William H. Jordan, and Fred Jordan. She also is survived by several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Interim Health Hospice of Spartanburg, S.C., 775 Spartan Blvd. 101B, Spartanburg, S.C. 29301.


Mr. Herbert “Herb” H. Kniphfer
Mr. Herbert “Herb” H. Kniphfer, 69, of Augusta entered into rest on Tuesday, June 15, 2010.

Mr. Kniphfer had resided in the Augusta area for the past seven years and attended Marks Baptist Church. Mr. Kniphfer was a welder by profession, owned and operated Herb’s Welding Service and worked for many years with Garrett’s Paving in Athens.

A memorial service was held on Thursday, June 17, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. at 1720 Forest Creek Court, Augusta, with Pastor Hal Hodgens officiating. Mr. Kniphfer was laid to rest Thursday morning at Gumlog Cemetery in Kite.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Wren Kniphfer.

Survivors include daughters, Scarlett Teresa Kniphfer Clark (L.C.) of Bartow, and Angelia K. Barrow (Hugh) of Augusta; granddaughter, Natasha Wren Mason (Billy) of Dublin; sister, Carolyn Griffin of Lyons; and mother-in-law, Elizabeth C. “Boots” Wren of Swainsboro.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions may be made to Marks Baptist Church, 1405 Marks Church Road, Augusta, GA 30909, or Stepping Stones to Recovery, 2610 Commons Blvd, Augusta, GA 30909. Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Charles Walter Marsh

Mr. Charles Walter Marsh, 58, of Gibson entered into rest on Wednesday, June 16, 2010, at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta.

Mr. Marsh was a native of Jefferson County, but lived in Glascock County for many years. He was a member of the Gibson Church of God and was retired from the Gulf Life Insurance Company and AGLS Insurance Company as an insurance agent.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 18, 2010, at the Gibson Church of God, with Rev. Steve Lamb and Rev. Stacy Williford officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edith McNeely and Ralph W. Marsh.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Kathryn Lampp Marsh; two daughters, Ann (Buddy) Cantrell and Nancy (Steve) Hardin, both of Mitchell; one stepdaughter, Faye (Kelley) Post of Grovetown; two stepsons, Ricky Coxville of Gibson, and Scotty (Julie) Coxville of Appling; one brother, Donald Marsh of Swainsboro; two sisters, Sharon (Tony) Colvin of Wadley, and Marie (Bobby) Stevens of Hay Market, Va.; five grandchildren, Aldon, Keri and Allie Cantrell, and Wesley and Emily Hardin; nine step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren; and Sierra Youngblood.

Pallbearers were Gary Usry, David Kitchens, Ed Shepherd, Calvin McCoy, Ralph Kitchens and Frank Youngblood, Jr.

Memorials may be made to the Gibson Church of God in care of Marie Dye, 5372 Magnolia Church Road, Gibson, GA 30810.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Willie Clyde Neely
Mr. Willie Clyde Neely of Augusta entered into rest on Friday, June 11, 2010, at Amara Health Care.

Graveside services were held on Thursday, June 17, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Thankful Baptist Church, Gibson, with Rev. Leroy Hudson officiating.

Survivors include three sisters, Maude Williams, Rochester, N.Y., Gladys Pitts, New Jersey, and Annie Shanks, Columbia, S.C.; nieces, Virginia Daniels and Mary Daniels, both of Thomson, and Choicey Young, Warrenton; nephews, James Daniels, Augusta, and Charlie Daniels, Thomson; and a host of great-nieces and -nephews.

Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Rollin “R.T.” Rogers
Mr. Rollin “R.T.” Rogers, 85, of Martinez entered into rest after an extended illness on Wednesday, June 16, 2010.

Mr. Rogers was a Christian. He was a member of Riverview United Methodist Church. He retired as supervisor from Lily-Tulip after 37 years. Mr. Rogers trained Tennessee Walking horses and bird dogs.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 19, 2010, at noon at the Chapel of Thomas Poteet and Son, with Rev. Elton Lawson officiating. Interment was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Cathy H. Rogers.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Adele C. Rogers; sons, Dale Rogers (Pat) of Grovetown, and Alan Rogers (Becky) of Matthews; daughters, Nancy Rogers Street (Danny) of Evans, Lorene Rogers Clark (Sammy) of Martinez, Elaine Rogers Daniel (Mike) of Evans, and Terri Rogers Dailey (Danny) of Evans; granddaughters, Stephanie Street Nichols, Jamie Clark, Natalie Daniel Gay and Kristen Dailey; 10 great-grandchildren; and sister, Mary Rogers Babin of Prairieville, La.

Pallbearers were his grandsons, Ryan Daniel Street, Jason Thomas Rogers, Brian Alan Rogers, Christopher Wayne Rogers, Eric Wayne Clark, Michael Patrick Daniel and Joshua Wayne Dailey.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Trinity Hospice Memorial, St. Joseph Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 31358, Augusta, GA 30903, or Riverview United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1244 Furys Ferry Road, Evans, GA 30809.

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


Mr. James Williford
Mr. James Williford, 72, of Stapleton entered into rest on Monday, June 18, 2010, at his residence.

Mr. Williford was born in Glascock County, but lived many years in Princeton, Ind.

Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 16, 2010, at Stapleton Memorial Garden Cemetery, with Rev. Mike Defore officiating.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Louise Parrish and Ray Williford; and sister, Nora Williford.

Survivors include his three children, James Dale Williford (Bobbie) Princeton, Ind., David J. Williford (Glenna) Fort Myers, Fla., and Joni Marie Williford (Kedrick Duffey) Conyers; and seven grandchildren, Hanah, Todd Gentry, Zack, Turner, Hunter, Reagan and Sterling.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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