Obituaries
September 2, 2010 Issue

Mrs. Pauline W. Borders
Mrs. Pauline W. Borders, 81, of Thomson entered into rest on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at the Thomson Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Borders was a native of Jefferson County, but had lived in Thomson for many years. She was the daughter of the late Tommie and Lizzie Kate Wasden of Louisville. She was a homemaker and a member of Thomson First Baptist Church.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at the Curtis Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. James Ramsey officiating. Burial was in the Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C. Reid Borders.

Survivors include her three daughters Linda (David) Owens, North Augusta, S.C., Paula Titus, Augusta, and Libby (Jimmy) Ansley, Thomson; a son, Reid Borders, Thomson; two sisters, Laverne (Gary) Dorn, Evans, and Elizabeth Belk, North Augusta, S.C.; seven grandchildren, Clay Holliman, Pam Langford, Jamie Titus, Brooke Barnes, Clint Borders, Andrea Michaels and Megan Borders; three step-grandchildren, Brooke O-Gara, Holly Ansley, and Robin Meehan; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Sylvester Hill Sr.
Mr. Sylvester Hill Sr., 88, of Louisville entered into rest on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Greater St. Matthews AME Church and Chorus Society Cemetery.

Mr. Hill was a native of Jefferson County, the son of Norman Jordan and Antee Hill Jackson. He was married to late Laura “Mut” Hill. Mr. Hill was a member of the Greater St. Matthews African Methodist Episcopal Church, where he served on the Trustee Board, Steward Board and as treasurer of the church for many years. He was also a member of the Sons of Louisville Masonic Lodge #579 and a retired cement finisher.

Survivors include one son, Sylvester (Anita) Hill Jr. of Louisville; one that he reared as his own, Lonnie Hines Jr. of Louisville; two daughters, Elizabeth Gibbons of Elkhart, Ind., and Sara “Lula” Walker of Augusta; 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; siblings, George Bostic of Elkhart, Ind., Lorenzo Jordan, Diane Bryant and Gale Jordan, all of Vidalia, Angela Daniels of Los Angeles, Calif., Iris Lockhart of Augusta, Mildred Rollins of Jacksonville, Fla., Ruby Lee Ervin of Miami, Fla., Mary Spikes of Ailey, Carolyn Johnson of Savannah, and Luella Jordan of New Jersey; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Family maybe contacted at the residence, 415 East Fifth Street, Louisville, or at Davis Funeral Home.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Jack H. Hobbs
Mr. Jack H. Hobbs, 89, of Wrens entered into rest on Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, at Trinity Hospital of Augusta.

A native of Jefferson County, Mr. Hobbs served honorably during WWII in the US Army from 1944-1946, participating in the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign and Japan Occupation Campaign. He returned home to the family farm and in 1950 was employed at Fort Gordon with the Post Engineers’ Department, where he retired after 29 years of service. Mr. Hobbs was a member of American Legion Post 229 for over 60 years. He also served as president of McDuffie County Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association Chapter 1364 for over 26 years. He was a lifelong member of Ebenezer ARP Church where he served in many different positions. At the time of his death, he was Ruling Elder, Church Treasurer and taught the Adult Sunday School Class.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at Ebenezer ARP Church, with Rev. Gary Jones officiating. Interment, with military honors, followed in the church cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eunice Burke and John H. Hobbs; siblings, Luther Hobbs, James Andrew Hobbs, George Robert Hobbs, Sara Lizzie Townsend and Margaret Hobbs Rabun.

Survivors include his sister, Fannie Belle Hobbs; niece, Anne Townsend Clark (John); a great-nephew, James F. Clark; a great-niece, Linda C. Santarone (Drew), Milledgeville; a great-great-niece, Jennifer S. Spencer (Bryant), Milledgeville; and numerous friends.

Pallbearers were Ralph Burke, Gary Dye, Billy Faglier, Milford Holdemon, Drew Santarone and Bryant Spencer.

Honorary pallbearers were members of American Legion Post 229.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ebenezer Cemetery Fund, c/o John T. Clark, 4215 Hobbs Rd., Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Susan Lucille Lamn
Miss Susan Lucille Lamn, 62, of Midville entered into rest on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at Heritage Healthcare of Old Capital in Louisville.

A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Miss Lamn was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Lucille Krost Lamn. She graduated from Pompano High School. In her youth she taught martial arts and later became a chess player.

Funeral services were held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 30, 2010, at Taylor Funeral Home. Burial will be Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, in the Pampano Beach City Cemetery in Pampano Beach, Fla.

Survivors include her brother, Charles Lamn (Regina) of Tequesta, Fla.; stepbrother, Horace Hogan of Midville; and nephew, Todd Lamn of Tequesta, Fla.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Pearly Ruth Lowery
Miss Pearly Ruth Lowery of Louisville entered into rest on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010, at her residence.

Miss Lowery was born in Jefferson County, the daughter of the late James and Lonie Bell Gibbons Lowery. She received her education in the Jefferson County School System, and was a member of Pierce Grove Baptist Church until her health failed.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at Pierce Grove Baptist Church in Louisville, with Rev. Johnny R. Sampson officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her children, J.T. Lowery, Betty (Jim) Kelly and Freddie (Elizabeth) Lowery, all of Louisville, and Dorothy (Glenn) Gaines of Wrens; sisters, Dora Pickney, Jodie Gibbons and Ann McCoy of New York, N.Y., and Johnnie Mae (Gregory) Whitfield of Louisville; brothers, Willie James Lowery of Louisville, and Willie James Heggs of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, Conquisha Lowery, Sophia Lowery, Freddie Rico Lowery and Ronald T. Bell Jr.; aunts, Ella Mae Lowery and Minnie Mae Lowery, both of Louisville; five great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers were cousins and friends.

Honorary pallbearers were Deacons and Trustees of Pierce Grove Baptist Church.

Garrer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Robert Guy Reynolds
Mr. Robert Guy Reynolds, 78, of Louisville entered into rest on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at Jefferson Hospital.

An out-of-state memorial service will be planned at a later time by the family. Mr. Reynolds, Bob, as he liked to be called was born to Rufus Guy and Edith Scott Reynolds who preceded him in death. Born in Chicago, IL to a very ill Mother who was having her first and only child at the grand old age of 40 years back in the early 1930’s with a serious kidney infection and none of the magic drugs of today to help her, only nursing skills to pull her through. She lay near death for over six weeks before being taken home to finish her recuperation in the southern part of the state. Robert was taken home by one of her older sisters to start a regular boy’s Midwestern life and grew up working in his uncle’s lumberyard so as to be a good high school football player. He played defensive tackle on a championship team in 1950. Bob was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean era that was switched to the last occupation troops of WWII. So he and Mary Elizabeth Johns of Orlando, Fla., eloped and were married by a Baptist minister that was holding a revival in Folkston, so as to honeymoon on Uncle Sam’s dollar in Europe, later setting up housekeeping in Naples, Italy in 1953. Bob is a 1959 Mechanical Engineering graduate of Clemson University having gotten his degree on the G.I. Bill and been retrained as an Instrument Engineer by the Babcock and Wilcox Co. that for many years owned a refractory division here in Augusta. For ten years after college he worked for the Bailey Meter division of Babcock and Wilcox Co. building electrical generating plants, paper mills, and cement plants from the Northeast to Key West, Fla. He and his wife Mary next purchased a Mountain Lodge in Little Switzerland, N.C., which they operated for 14 years. Mary and Bob wanted to raise their children outside of the big cities of the U.S. When the last child went to college, they sold their business and climbed into a motorhome, and for three years roamed the USA and stopped in Tulsa, Okla., to attend a two year Bible School. After 20 years in Tulsa they moved to Louisville when Mary inherited half of a house and farm in the Louisville area. Bob’s happiest time since coming to the area was working with his friends at the Bartow Community Center the sponsor of the Schoolhouse Players in Bartow, founded by Mr. and Mrs. John Mancin III.

Bob is survived by his wife Mary Johns Reynolds of Louisville, son Douglas D. Reynolds, and his wife Colleen of Asheville, N.C., daughters Elizabeth Reynolds Drechsler and her husband Bruce of Tulsa. Okla., and Janet L. Reynolds of Tulsa, Okla., three granddaughters Jennifer Morris, Carolyn Adickes and Kristen Drechsler, one great-grandson Cole Morris and several close cousins in Harrisburg, Ill., and Riverside, Conn.

Bob was a member of Saint Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church of Louisville and treasurer until his health failed. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Arts Guild of Jefferson County at Queensborough Bank and Trust office in Louisville, GA 30434 Attn: Tom Watson. or to St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church , P.O. Box 2, Louisville, GA 30434. \

Thank you, Southern brothers, for welcoming me into your bosom for so many years, I have felt love here.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Christine Payge Sessions
Mrs. Christine Payge Sessions, 83, of Decatur entered into rest on Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, at Emory University, Atlanta.

Mrs. Sessions was a native of Washington County, the daughter of the late James Payge and Ada Haynes Payge. Playing a very important role in her up bringing were her Uncle B. T. and aunt Mary Payge. She later moved to Decatur where she spent most of her life. She worked and retired as a clerk with American Seal and Stamp and later worked at Peachtree Plaza Hotel. She was a member of the Shekinah Glory Tabernacle Church of Decatur.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home Chapel, Louisville, with Rev. Wallace Mason officiating. Burial was in Old Purvis Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Samuel Sessions Sr.; children, Samuel David Sessions, Linda Gail Sessions, Jerry Lee Sessions, Brenda Dean Sessions, Lisa Michelle Sessions and Marcus A. Allen, all of Decatur; siblings, Katherine Maiggit and Helen Wynn; aunt, Mary Payge; grandchildren, Samuel Sessions III, Mark Sessions, Nicolas D. Shands, Sabrina A. Shands, Ashley B. Sessions, Jennifer L. Sessions, Jeremy B. Sessions, Brandon M. Scott, Brittany N. Sessions, Jamera Henderson, Carmen A. Dean, Amanda R. Sessions, Desiree Allen, Alexandria Allen, Taylor Allen and Madison Allen; two friends, Helen Gray and Dorothy Wright.

Davis Funeral Home was is in charge of arrangements.


Miss Bertha L. Walker
Miss Bertha L. Walker of Wadley entered into rest on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, in Swainsboro.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at noon at Pineola Church of God in Wadley, with Elder Ronnie Harden officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her two daughters, Lateria D. Walker and Shonda S. Walker, both of Wadley; mother, Eva Roberson Walker, Wadley; two sisters, Nella (Jerry) Wadley, Swainsboro, and Eva W. Brooks, Wadley; two brothers, Roy C. (Joann) Walker, Bartow, and Larry Walker, Jacksonville, Fla.; four grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were her nephews and friends of the family.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements


Mr. Tony E. Williams
Mr. Tony E. Williams, 45, of Avera entered into rest on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010.

Mr. Williams was born in Alabama. He was a preacher and a member of South Haven Baptist Church.

Memorial services were held on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at 4 p.m. at South Haven Baptist Church, Hephzibah.

Survivors include his wife, Mary P. Williams; two daughters, Jennifer and Elizabeth Williams; two brothers, David Williams and Stephen James; mother, Barbara James; and grandmother, Pauline DeLaigle.

Starling Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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