Obituaries
August 19, 2010 Issue

Mr. Armand Allyn Algier Sr.
Mr. Armand Allyn Algier Sr. of Thomson entered into rest on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at University Hospital.

Mr. Algier was born in Hartford, Conn., and was the son of the late Albert Algier and the late Charlotte Palmer Algier. He lived in McDuffie County and Columbia County for over 25 years. Mr. Algier served in the U.S. Navy during Korea and Vietnam and retired after 20 years of service. He also retired as Major from the Georgia Public Service Commission after 18 years. Mr. Algier was a founding member of the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Thomson.

Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, at Beggs Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Jerry McNutt officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Leveda C. Algier, Thomson; sons, Daniel Whittle (Barbara), Ambrose, and J.R. Algier, Mitchell; daughter, Diane Chaney (Leroy), West Green; three sisters; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or to the American Heart Association.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Moira “Scottie” McKinlay Bopp
Mrs. Moira “Scottie” McKinlay Bopp, 72, of Cobb entered into rest at her residence on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010.

A native of Glascow Scotland, Mrs. Bopp was born Nov. 4, 1938, the daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth McKinlay. She was a member of First Street Church of Christ in Cordele, a teacher’s aide for 15 years and a homemaker.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel, with Brother Glenn Jarrett and Brother Lamar Way officiating.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth McKinlay Milroy.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Richard B. Bopp of Cobb; a daughter, Mitzi K. Bopp Alston (Howard Palmer) of McDonough; a son, Bryan Richard and Traci Bopp of Gibson; five grandchildren, Richard Bryan Bopp, Andrew Lewis Bopp and? William James Bopp of Gibson, Crystal Smith of Cobb and Rebecca Alston of McDonough; one great-grandchild, Andrew Caden Smith of Cobb.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Raintree Village, Inc., Children’s Home, 3757 Johnston Rd., Valdosta, GA? 31601-9987.

Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Joseph Matthew Fiorenza
Mr. Joseph Matthew Fiorenza, 86, of Augusta entered into rest on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at Jefferson Hospital, Louisville.

A private family ceremony will be held to commemorate his life.

Mr. Fiorenza was born to the late Amelia Palillo and Mateo Fiorenza in Brooklyn, N.Y., and served our country in the Navy during WWII. He was an electrical engineer in Florida, retired and moved to Augusta.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and grandson, Eric Domanski.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Wagner Fiorenza; two children, Cynthia F. Domanski (Joe) of Toms River, N.J., and Mark J. Fiorenza of Clarkesville; five grandchildren, Valeria Polansky (Richard) of Port Charlotte, Fla., Janice Fiorenza of Denver, Colo., Christopher Domanski (Jackie) of Bayville, N.J., Karissa Hanen (Cory) of Phoenix, Ariz., and Cameron Fiorenza of Clarkesville; sister, Caroline Fiorenza of Glen Cove, N.Y.; brother, Luigi Fiorenza of Ocean Springs, Miss.; two great-grandsons, Kyle and Ryan; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. John David “Buddy” Flonnory
Mr. John David “Buddy” Flonnory of Louisville entered into rest on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010.

Mr. Flonnory was a native of Jefferson County, but lived in Mt. Vernon, where he worked for the City of Mt. Vernon Sanitation Department.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at 1 p.m. at New Mt. Ararat Holiness Church, Mount Vernon. Burial was in the Faith Memorial CME Church Cemetery, Bartow.

Survivors include children, Sarah Pearl (John) Conway and Gail Stanley of Allenwood, Michell Bryant, Carolyn Faye Powell of Mt. Vernon, Kisha (Ronald) Wadley and Derrick Miller of Soperton, Gordon (Lanette) Flonnory of Savannah, and Eugene McCoy of Hazlehurst; siblings, Dorothy (Robert) Dixon and Eunice (Dale Lee) Devero of Louisville; aunts, Cora Lee Flournoy of Bartow, Cora Caryle of Sandersville, and Ida Lee Flournoy of Far Rockaway, N.Y.; godsons, Michael Harris and Rev. Wallace Mason; nieces and nephew, Wanda L. Flournoy of Atlanta, Susie (Sean Whitfield) Dixon and Sterling Harris of Louisville; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Royce Marvin Goodwin
Mr. Royce Marvin Goodwin, 75, of Dublin entered into rest on Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at Serenity Place.

Mr. Goodwin was born on Jan. 22, 1935, in Jefferson County. He was the son of the late Robert and Willie Mae Thompson Goodwin. He was a United States Army Veteran where he served as a medic. He was a member of the NRA and was of the Baptist faith. He won second place in state at Georgia State University in tennis.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at Poplar Springs North Baptist Church, with interment Dr. Joe Slocum, Rev. Cole Morris, and Rev. Robert Rogers officiating. Burial followed at Wadley City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Moore Goodwin of Dublin; a son, Kevin (Nikki) Goodwin of Dublin; a daughter, Kim (Rob) Cameron of Englewood, Fla.; a sister, Dianne Eastmead of Midville; and three grandchildren, Cole Cameron, Pierce Cameron and Luke Goodwin.

Pallbearers were Eddie Eastmead, Doug Barrow, Marvin Webb, Harold Widner, Scott Lee and Andy Goins.

Stanley Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Charles Ashley “C.A.” Hall
Mr. Charles Ashley “C.A.” Hall, 74, of Louisville entered into rest on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, in the V.A. Medical Center in Augusta.

A native of Bartow, Mr. Hall was a son of the late Charlie W. and Mary Ella Knipher Hall. He served in the Army National Guard for more than 30 years and was a Boy Scout Scoutmaster who helped form Troop 271. For several years he was a mechanic with Henderson Chevrolet and retired after several years of service as a heavy equipment operator with Union Camp.

Graveside services, with military honors, were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, in the Jefferson Memorial Gardens, with Rev. David Hibberts officiating.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sibyl Wilson Hall; son, Carl A. Hall; and five brothers, Roy, Hollis, Benson, Donnie and Carl Hall.

Survivors include daughter, Cindy (Donnie) Cobb of Louisville; son, Charlie Hall of Hahira; sister, Alma H. Price of Tignall; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Chris Hall, Craig Hall, Jordan Hall and Jason Cobb; and nephews, Van Hall, Vic Hall, Woody Bowles, Jason Tanner and Jonathan Tanner.

Honorary pallbearers were retired National Guard members, and employees of Union Camp.

If so desired, contributions may be made to the Louisville United Methodist Church, 301 W. 7th Street, Louisville, GA 30434.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Leroy Johnson
Mr. Leroy Johnson, 76, of Warrenton entered into rest on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at the Medical College of Georgia.

Mr. Johnson was born in Glascock County, but lived in Warrenton most of his life. He was the son of the late Charlie Johnson and the late Mary Catherine Whitehead Johnson. Mr. Johnson was retired as a finish painter from Jebco in Warrenton. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, at Beggs Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Bill South officiating. Interment followed in the Mill Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of more than 50 years, Sally Cooper Johnson, Warrenton; sons, Leroy Johnson Jr.(Therese), Lincolnton, Billy Joe Johnson (Brenda) and John Edward Johnson (Lee Ann), all of Warrenton; sisters, Lizzie Mae King, Thomson, and Betty Jean Hyman, Cadley; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and adopted daughter, Lynn Kent.

Pallbearers were Charles Reese, Randall Reese, Danny Reese, Gerald Johnson, Larry May and Allen Troy.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. John Judson “Juddy” Rabun Sr.
Mr. John Judson “Juddy” Rabun Sr., 85, of Wrens entered into rest on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010.

Born in Warren County to the late Johnnie Mae McNair and Aaron David Rabun and after serving in the Navy during WWII, Mr. Rabun and his bride, Lena McClesky Rabun, moved to Wrens where he was an independent insurance agent for Gulf Life for 40 years. He served as mayor for 39 years, during which time he also served on many regional and state committees. He was a member of Wrens Baptist Church and was active in the Wrens High Boosters Club. He was also active in the Wrens Kiwanis Club for over 50 years and was a charter member of the Four Seasons Country Club.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at the James Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Roy White, Dr. Stan Littleton and Rev. J. Scott McKinney officiating. Interment followed at Wrens Memorial Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by parents; and brothers, Thurman Rabun and Marvin Rabun.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Lena McClesky Rabun; son, Johnny Rabun (Cindy) of Wrens; three grandsons, Heath Rabun (Ashley) Jackson, Tenn., Chris Rabun of Wrens, and Bryan Rabun of Evans; four great-grandsons; and one great-granddaughter.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Fleming, Charles Milburn, Phillip Roberson, Jerry Weeks, Miller Weeks and William Wren.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Wrens Better Home Town, c/o Peggy Shepherd, PO Box 492, Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Doyle Story Sr.
Mr. Doyle Story Sr., 73, entered into rest on Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at his home surrounded by his family after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Mr. Story was born on Oct. 19, 1936, in Louisville. A native of Jefferson County, he moved to Oak Park in 1958. He retired from Truax Veneer Mill in Lyons, after 34 years of service. He attended the United Fellowship Baptist Church in Oak Park and the Oak Park Church of God.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home, with Rev. H.G. Ridgdill and Elder Tommy Roundtree officiating. Interment followed in the Oak Park City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Evelyn; two daughters, Louise (Cruz) of Oak Park, and Sue Ann (Chris) of Kite; three sons, Doyle Jr. (Terresa) of Hilliard, Fla., Tony (Traci) of Oak Park, and Timmy (Amanda) of Swainsboro; five sisters, Virginia Utley of Gough, Barbara Cowart of Bartow, Linda Poole of Louisville, Patricia Hadden of Wadley, and Edna Bragg of Swainsboro; three brothers, H.T. Story Jr. of Millen, and Wayne Story and Ronnie Story, both of Louisville; 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Craig Story, Tony Story II, Justin Story, Lance Story, Timmy Williamson, Christopher Lanier, Cody Williamson and Caleb Harden.

Honorary pallbearers were Zach Harden, Austin Lariscey, Chance Lewis and Bryce Story.

Memorials contributions may be made to Community Hospice, P. O. Box 2277, Vidalia, GA 30475.

Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Willie Lee Tarver
Mr. Willie Lee Tarver of Wadley entered into rest on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at his residence.

Mr. Tarver, son of the late Eddie Willie Tarver and Lula Mae Tarver, was born in Bartow in May 1932. He received his education in the Jefferson County School System. In 1952, Mr. Tarver entered the military to fight in the Korean War at the age of 21. After his tour of duty, he joined in holy matrimony to Mae Florence Wesby of Wadley in 1955. He was retired after many years of service from Thermo King Corporation in Louisville, where he worked in management for 25 years. He then began a long career as a folk artist working with cement and metal welded sculptures. Mr. Tarver was well-known in the art community. He and his wife made numerous television documentaries pertaining to his art. Mr. Tarver’s art has been displayed in Atlanta, New York, New Jersey and Florida. He was a member of Victory Temple in Swainsboro under the leadership of Pastor Christine Peebles.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, at Wadley Middle School Auditorium, with Pastor Christine Peebles officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Mae F. Tarver; daughter, Diane T. Davis of Wadley; four sons, Ricky K. Tarver of Chicago, Ill., Timothy (Donna) Tarver of Wadley, Monroe S. Tarver of Charlotte, N.C., and Willie (Parshell) Tarver of Louisville; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three brothers, Ben (Lula) Tarver, Freddie (Juanita) Tarver and Curtis (Diane) Tarver; five sisters, Elizabeth (Robert) Heggs, Betty (Earl) Seabrooks, Barbara (Herman) Lattimore, Katie McGee and Essie (Eddie) Thomas; and one goddaughter, Pharshanda Hudson.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Lucille Guy Walden
Mrs. Lucille Guy Walden, 80, of Augusta entered into rest on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, at her residence.

Mrs. Walden was born on Aug. 7, 1930, in Gibson. She was a longtime Augusta resident and was a member of Crawford Avenue Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, in the Platt’s Crawford Avenue Chapel, with Rev. Brian LaFavor officiating. Interment followed at Bellevue Memorial Gardens, Grovetown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Roy Walden; son, Aaron “Benny” Walden; parents, Ira C. Guy and Esther Swint Guy; brothers, Hezekia “Hezzie” Guy (Annie), George “Bud” Guy, Cullen Guy and John Guy; sisters, Louise Guy Poole (Ernest), Virginia Guy Chalker (Bill) and Jimmy Kelly.

Survivors include her daughter, Carolyn Walden Frazier (Larry) of Martinez; son, James Troy Walden (Juanita) of Augusta; grandchildren, Erich L. Frazier (Tammy), Mark L. Frazier (Nikki), Marcia L. Jiminez (Bill), Derrick G. Walden (Lindsey), James T. Walden (Brittney) and Aaron G. Walden (Alecia); seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Iris Guy Kelly of Hephzibah, Sally Guy Toalston (Charlie) of Cleburne, Texas, and Clara Guy Holinbaugh (Gary) of Joshua, Texas; sisters-in-law, Ella May Guy of Augusta, Gloria Guy of Wadley, and Leslie Guy of Martinez.

Grandsons served as pallbearers.

If so desired, memorials may be made to Trinity Hospice of Augusta, 1500 Johns Road, Augusta, GA 30904 or the Alzheimer’s Association , 1899 Central Avenue, Augusta, GA 30904.

Platt’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. John Thomas Watson Jr.
Mr. John Thomas Watson Jr., 84, of Louisville entered into rest on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at Jefferson Hospital.

A native of Memphis, Tenn., Mr. Watson was a son of John T. Watson Sr. and Mary Estes Watson. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee, a World War II Navy veteran, a self employed insurance agent, and a member of the Louisville Associate Reform Presbyterian Church for more than 40 years.

Services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at Louisville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Doug White officiating. Burial followed in the Louisville City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Emily Polhill Watson of Louisville; daughters, Polly (Gary) Cowart of Evans, and Hunter (Eric) Cardinal of Taylors, S.C.; son, John Thomas “Tom” (Sonya) Watson III of Louisville; sister, Mary Jean McCreary of Augusta; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Willie C. Winn Jr.
Mr. Willie C. Winn Jr. of Augusta entered into rest on Aug. 8, 2010.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at 4:30 p.m. at Stone Springfield AME Church, Wrens.

C.A. Reid Sr. Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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