Obituaries
October 14, 2010 Issue

Mr. Louis Jan Brockington
Mr. Louis Jan Brockington of Brooklyn, N.Y., entered into rest on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010, in Jamaica, N.Y. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Hudson Mortuary Chapel in Wadley, with Rev. James Jenkins officiating. Burial was in the Braddy Cemetery in Bartow.

Survivors include his mother, Lillian Brockington, Bartow; one brother, Stephen (Nexelda) Brockington, Brooklyn, N.Y.; godmother, Lucille Lewis, Stapleton; one aunt, Grace Braddy, Bartow; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Fredrick Knight, Mark Braddy, Ben Tarver, Jonathan Jones, Lester Huff and C’Lester Tooks.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mae Bell Kitchens Chalker
Mrs. Mae Bell Kitchens Chalker, 92, of Avera entered into rest on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at the Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Born to the late Sarah Jane Harden Kitchens and the late James Allen Kitchens, Mrs. Chalker was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at 2 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Chuck Kittrell officiating. Interment followed at Bethel UMC in Glascock County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Cleo Chalker Sr.

Survivors include her son, Willie Cleo Chalker Jr. (Vickie) of Warrenville, S.C.; four grandchildren, Pastor Willie Calvin Chalker (Laura), Kendell DeWayne Chalker, Elizabeth Mae Chalker and Andrew Kilpatrick Chalker; friends, Annette Hadden, Carolyn Stephens and Ginger Radford; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Bruce Boyd, Jimmy Brown, Charlie Davis, Wallace Hadden, Ed Perdue and Chester Radford.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Benny Lewis Clark
Mr. Benny Lewis Clark, 69, of Sparta entered into rest on Monday, Oct. 4, 2010.

Mr. Clark was a native and lifelong resident of Hancock County. He was the son of the late Warren Edward Clark and Edna Clark. Mr. Clark worked for J.P. Stevens, later Forstman, as a weaver. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Graveside services were held on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Culverton Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Burt Mauldin and Rev. Alan McCoy officiating.

Survivors include his sisters, Barbara (Milton) Goldman of Thomson, Lilymae Capehart, Joann (Ben) Harned and Kay Clark, all of Sandersville, and Ruthie (Randy) Sheley of Davisboro; brothers, Willie (Gwen) Clark of Milledgeville, Ed Clark, and Jerry (Mary Ann) Clark, all of Sparta; and a number of nieces and nephews.

For those who wish, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Culverton Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or to John Hancock Academy.

Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. David Cooper
Mr. David Cooper of Augusta entered into rest on Monday, Oct. 4, 2010.

Mr. Cooper was born in Richmond County on Dec. 30, 1953, to the late Solomon and Willie Mae Abrams Cooper. He was educated in the school system in Augusta and graduated from Lucy Laney in 1972. He worked for the Savannah River Plant, various construction companies and was a mechanic.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at noon at Burnett Funeral Home Chapel, Wrens, with Rev. Major Cooper officiating and Rev. Walter Clayton eulogist. Interment was in Cooper Cemetery, Gough.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, James Cooper and Anthony Dean Cooper.

Survivors include his brothers, Rev. Major (Iris) Cooper of Oakland, Calif., and Solomon Cooper of Oakland, Calif.; son, David Cooper of Augusta; two nieces, Sonya Yvette Cooper of Denver, Colo., and Alice Cooper of Sacramento, Calif.; two grandnieces, Jordan Marie Cooper and Alaysha Buckingham of Sacramento, Calif.; one aunt, Allie Mae Cooper Turner of Wrens; and a host of cousins and friends.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Ann Maree Dixon
Funeral services for Mrs. Ann Maree Dixon of Wrens were held on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at 3 p.m. at World of Life Church, Wrens, with Apostle Willie A. Lockhart Jr. officiating. Burial was in Smith Grove Baptist Cemetery, Wrens.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements


Jayla Edwards
Graveside services for Baby Jayla Edwards were held on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Spears Grove Baptist Church, Wadley

Baby Edwards was born on Sept. 24, 2010, in Oahu, Hawaii.

Survivors include her parents, April Riddles and Harold Edwards Jr. of Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. Army; maternal grandparents, Mary Riddles Braddy of Wadley, and Hosea Wynn of Savannah; paternal grandparents, Brenda Littles and Harold Edwards Sr. of Beaumont, Texas; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Ms. Willie Bell Habersham
On Friday, October 10, 2010, at University Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, Willie Bell Habersham’s soul took its flight to be with her Savior.

Willie Bell Habersham was born October 15, 1942, in Louisville, Georgia to the late Hardwick and Jannie Mae Robertson Braddy.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 16, 2010, at 1:00 P.M. the Christ Church of Grovetown in Grovetown, GA. The burial will be held at the

At an early age, Willie Bell joined New Hope A.M.E. Church in Grange, Georgia.? She was a very dedicated member of the body of Christ. She was instrumental in the establishment of a few ministries. She worked diligently in various capacities throughout her years as a church mother, missionary, usher, mentor, youth minister, as well as serving on many other church committees. In her later years, she united with Christ Church of Grovetown, Georgia.

She began her formal schooling in Jefferson County Public Schools and later moved to Brooklyn, New York where she completed her education. Willie Bell had many talents. She was an entrepreneur/owner of two different restaurants. She devoted her life to helping others. After returning to Georgia from New York, she spent many years working in the medical field until her recent retirement.

Willie Bell was truly blessed to have such a loving family. Preceding her in death is one sister Dorothy Harmon. She leaves to cherish her memories her children, Lenward (Betty) Jackson of Louisville, GA, Karen Monique (Paul) Jones of Augusta, Darren Randy (Fenicia) Habersham of Douglasville, GA and Shounton (Bridget) Habersham of Cartersville, GA; three sisters, Bessie Dean Jones of Augusta, GA, Patty Beal of Clearwater, SC and Pastor Evangela (Pastor Melvin) Williams of Augusta, GA; five brothers, Eddie E. Braddy of Louisville, GA, Thomas J. (Lena) Braddy of Louisville, GA, Billy (Kathleen) Braddy of Louisville, GA, Roley Braddy O. of Louisville, GA and Alonzo Braddy of Waynesboro, GA; 1 godchild, 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family maybe contacted at the residence of her brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Kathleen Braddy, 700 Warren Street, Louisville or at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Paul Jones, 3021 Lucas Circle, Augusta, GA.


Mrs. Dorothy Newsome Kelley
Mrs. Dorothy Newsome Kelley, 84, of Stapleton entered into rest on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at the Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Born to the late Ada Bell Usry Newsome and the late Claude E. Newsome, Mrs. Kelley was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County and a member of Stapleton Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at 2 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Jerry Thompson officiating. Interment followed in the Stapleton Baptist Church Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David W. Kelley Sr.; and son, David W. Kelley Jr.

Survivors include her children, Tony Kelley (Joyce) and Faye Pate (Kent); a daughter-in-law, Shirley Kelley; sister, Ruby Hoover; six grandchildren, Ernie Kelley (Susan), Cindy Guy (Everett), Chris Kelley (Karen), Adam Kelley (Amanda), Cassie Prescott (Clay) and April Faglier (Stacy); 11 great-grandchildren, Mike, Cody, Summer, Taliah, Serina, Josian, Mikayla, Shaun, Allyanna, Jayna and Taylor; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers were Ernie Kelley, Everett Guy, Chris Kelley, Adam Kelley, Clay Prescott and Smith Dixon.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Susie J. “Nita” Lamb
Mrs. Susie J. “Nita” Lamb, 83, of Wadley, entered into rest on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mrs. Lamb was a native and lifelong resident of Jefferson County. She graduated from Bartow High School. She was a homemaker, was a member at St. John’s United Methodist Church, where she held many positions and was also the church “mother.”

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church, with Rev. Ray Garren, Rev. Pat Holbert, Rev. Kenneth Watkins and Rev. Eugene Cochran officiating. Interment followed in Bethany Cemetery, Wadley.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Ellis Dudley and Anna Leigh Johnson; all of her siblings; and a grandson, Matt Ackron.

?Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Jack Lamb of Wadley; children, Jackie L. Watkins (Kenneth) of Wadley, Thomas L. Lamb of Marietta, Ronnie E. Lamb (Angie) of Wadley, Davey R. Lamb (Donna) of Wadley, and Barbara L. Ackron (Pete) of Jesup; granddaughters, Kim Watkins of Louisville, Kelli Watkins of Macon, Kristy Langdon (Donald ) of Bartow, Kathy Reynolds (William) of Warthen, and Cassi Ackron of Jesup; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn Reynolds of Warthen, and Reuben Langdon of California.

Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Perez, Robert Black, Joel Cowart, Jerry Powell, Richard Dodley, Betty Perez and O.W. Carter.

Memorials may be made to the St. John’s United Methodist Church Building Fund, in care of Jessie Williams, Wadley, GA 30477, or the Mission, “Unto the Least of His,” 109 Bear Camp Lake Rd., Irwinton, GA 31042.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Ann Maree Lockhart-Dixon
Prophetess Ann Maree Lockhart-Dixon entered into rest on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010.

Mrs. Lockhart-Dixon was born in Avera on June 25, 1969, to Willie A. Lockhart Sr. and Virginia B. Lockhart. Being in church all her life, she finished her course fulfilling the office of a prophetess at New Day Worship Center in Wrens.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at 3 p.m. at World of Life Ministries, Wrens, with Apostle Willie A. Lockhart Jr. officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Gregory C. Dixon; two children, Jeremiah Dixon and Deandra Dixon of Wrens; stepson, Gregory Dixon of Tennessee; parents, Willie A. Lockhart Sr. and Virginia B. Lockhart of Wrens; four brothers, Willie A. Lockhart Jr., Curtis (Keisha) Lockhart, Jeffrey Lockhart of Wrens, and Aaron Lockhart of Dallas, Texas; three sisters, KaTina (Roy) Lockhart-Carson, Tiffany Lockhart of Wrens, and LaTisha Lockhart of Ocala, Fla.; father-in-law, Joseph Dixon; sister-in-law, Almeter Dixon; five nieces; two nephews; six aunts; two uncles; and a host of family and friends.


Mrs. Sally Lou Ivey McNair
Funeral services for Mrs. Sally Lou Ivey McNair, 71, of Warrenton were held on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Thankful Baptist Church, Gibson, with Pastor Rev. Leroy Hudson officiating and Rev. Felton Bradshaw presiding. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Wallace McNair; four daughters, Carrie Samuels, Annie Pearl Ivey, Sallie Ivey Veasley and Pamela Bundrage; seven sons, Willie Ivey, Milton Ivey, Norman Ivey, Robert Ivey, Jessie Bee Ivey, Michael Ivey and James Ivey; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Thomson Funeral System was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Rosa Brown Rollins
Mrs. Rosa Brown Rollins of Augusta entered into rest on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at Kentwood.

Mrs. Rollins was a native of Jefferson County, a member of Thankful Baptist Church, a Deaconess and sang in the church choir for several years as an alto.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at noon at Thankful Baptist Church, with Rev. Christopher J. Waters officiating and Minister Adolph Hollins III as eulogist. Burial was in Walker Memorial Park.

Survivors include sons, Thomas (Janice) Hollins, Augusta, Minister Adolph (Elizabeth) Hollins III, Hephzibah; daughters, Dr. Bettye Hollins, Earnestine (Frank F.) Howard Sr., Augusta, Mary Hollins, Boston, Mass., Doretha Hollins Williams, Augusta; 14 grandchildren, Frank E. (Chelsea) Howard Jr., Monica (Terrance) Robbins, Donald (Kiki) Howard, Veronica A. Howard, Tommy Hollins, Trent (Tabitha) Rollins, Tiffany Eagle, Todd D. (Jackie) Hollins, Khari Hollins, Adrianna (Bennie) Burchettes, Alicia A. Hollins, Bryan S. (Mary) Hollins, Fred Hollins, Celeste F. Hollins; 23 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and great-grandchildren, Jada Washington, Teddie Lee Nixon, Alexia Nixon; and other relatives.

Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Elva Williams Sheppard
Mrs. Elva Williams Sheppard, 89, of Louisville entered into rest on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at her residence.

Born to the late Bessie Swann Williams and the late Harmon Williams, Mrs. Sheppard was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. She was a past member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, changing her membership to Walden UMC in 1941 upon her marriage.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at 3 p.m. at Waldens United Methodist Church, with Rev. David Boggs and Rev. Tommy Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the family plot in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Lamar “Fuzz” Sheppard; two sisters, Asalee McTier and Reba Wren; and her brother, Roy Williams.

Survivors include her four children, Joe Sheppard (Grace) of Wadley, Linda S. Simmons (Rick) of Hephzibah, Betsy S. Dunbar (Don) of Louisville, and Susan S. Gray (Barry) of Louisville; seven grandchildren, Candice Hadden, Tim Smith, Michael Smith, David Cowan, Amy Travelstead, Julie Dunbar and Hardy Gray; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her church family and many friends.

Pallbearers were her grandchildren.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Waldens UMC, c/o Patricia Kitchen, 1304 Hadden Pond Rd, Avera, GA 30803.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Curtis Tarver
Mr. Curtis Tarver, 60, of Wadley entered into rest on Monday, Oct. 4, 2010.

Mr. Tarver was a native of Jefferson County and attended Jefferson County Public School before moving to Belle Glade, Fla. He returned to Wadley in 1968.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. at Brinson Hill Baptist Church, Wadley.

Survivors include his children, Dorothea Thompson and Sophia Thompson, both of Belle Grade, Fla.; four grandchildren, Travis Brown, Li’Trell Dukes, LyBrittany Myrick and Ber’Anna Myrick, all of Belle Glade, Fla.; sisters and brothers, Rebecca Jones of Miami, Fla., Lena Mae Bridges and Edward (Martha) Walden of Jacksonville, Fla., Johnnie Mae Walden of Wadley, Annette (Willie) Henry of Mobile, Ala., Gwen (Larry) Clark of Twin City, Barney (Roxanne) Walden of Harrisburg, Dorma (Lamar) Mullins and Mary Banks, all of Belle Glade, Fla.; aunt and uncle, Mildred Lewis of Harrisburg, Pa., and Jack (Laura) Walden of Augusta; nieces; nephew, Rhonda (Carl) Bennett of Wadley; friend, Estella Jordan of Wadley; a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mable J. (Story) Terrell
Mrs. Mable J. (Story) Terrell of Decatur entered into rest on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010.

Mrs. Terrell was a native of Jefferson County, born on Oct. 14, 1943.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Little Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Decatur.

Survivors include five children, Wendell, Reginald, Nathaniel and Bonita Terrell of Atlanta, and Sandra Terrell of Houston, Texas; two sisters, five brothers, three stepsisters, three stepbrothers; three aunts; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other friends and relatives.


Mrs. Fannie B. Windom
Mrs. Fannie B. Windom, 86, of Wrens entered into rest on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Born to the late Lillian Estelle Dukes Barrow and the late Henry Barney Barrow, Mrs. Windom was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. She was a member of Mt. Horeb Baptist Church where she served in various capacities including teaching Sunday School, VBS, WMU, etc. She was a 56 year breast cancer survivor and endured 21 surgeries in 23 years.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church, with Rev. Paul Moore officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl W. Windom.

Survivors include her four children, Margaret Lott, Frances Griswell (James), Fred Windom, and Kenneth Windom (Rhonda); a sister, Mary B. Gay; nine grandchildren, Susan, David, Charles, Joy, Freddie, Jessi, Tina, Twyla and Christina; eight great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Brandon, Jeremy, Ariel, Michael, Sammie, Rylee and Braxton; two great-great-grandchildren, Connor and Rachel; many nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Pallbearers were David Lott, Karl Keene, Charles May, Brandon May, Freddie Windom and Jason Dickerson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Relay For Life, c/o Vickie McDonald, 1184 McDonald Lane, Wrens, GA 30833

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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