Obituaries
October 21, 2010 Issue

Mrs. Myra Lee Snellgrove Bishop
Mrs. Myra Lee Snellgrove Bishop, 102, of Midville entered into rest on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at Glendale Nursing Home in Wadley.

A native of Emanuel County, Mrs. Bishop was a daughter of the late Levi Edward and Minnie Cowart Snellgrove. She was a longtime member of Hines Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school, and was a homemaker.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at Hines Baptist Church, with Rev. Donald Brett and Rev. Randy Waldon officiating. Burial followed in the Bishop Chapel Cemetery in Summertown.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Levi Edward and Minnie Cowart Snellgrove; her husband of 48 years, Arthur M. Bishop Sr.; son, Arthur Manson Bishop Jr.; brother, John W. Snellgrove; sister, Mollie J. Drew; and grandson, Charles E. Funderburk Jr.

Survivors include son, Edward Franklin Bishop of Midville; daughters, Joan B. (Charles) Funderburk of Swainsboro, and Grace (Bobby) Faglier of Louisville; grandchildren, Libby Mathis of Milledgeville, Patricia Marsh of Milledgeville, Susan D. Frost of Louisville, Bobby W. Faglier Jr. of Carterville, Ill., Betty Jo Hall of Midville, Amy Duboise of Swainsboro, and Michael S. Faglier of Grovetown; great-grandchildren, David Frost of Atlanta, Tiffany Frost of Jacksonville, Fla., Kelly Frost of Louisville, Clay Mathis of Augusta, Amber Duboise of Swainsboro, Kristen Duboise of Walnut Creek, Calif., Jeffery Hall of Midville, Jennifer Johnson of Garfield, Ryan Hunter Faglier of Grovetown, Lily Nicole Faglier of Carteville, Ill., and Heather Mullis of Albany; great-great-grandchildren, Caleb Mathis and Randon Durdun; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were grandsons, and great-grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers were deacons of Hines Baptist Church.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Sarah Nell Hall
Mrs. Sarah Nell Hall, 70, of Wadley entered into rest on Monday, Oct. 18, 2010, at her residence.

Mrs. Hall was born in Emanuel County and had lived there for 32 years. She was a final inspector in the textile industry, and a member of the Colemanís Chapel United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Colemanís Chapel United Methodist Church, with Rev. Pat Holbert officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Cliff Hall of Wadley; two sons, Greg Hall (Pam) of Swainsboro, and Ronald Hall (Wanda) of Gibson; three grandchildren, Mike, Casey and Makayla Hall; two great-granddaughters, Zuri Hall and Addie Smith; a brother, Steely Edenfield of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a sister, Pat Edenfield of Wadley; and several nieces and nephews.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Patricia Hamilton
Mrs. Patricia Hamilton, 55, of Louisville entered into rest on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, in an automobile accident.

Mrs. Hamilton was born Aug. 17, 1955, in Homerville, but had lived in Louisville most of her life. She was a daughter of Betty Sue Hill Hamilton and the late Marshall Edward Hamilton. She was a 1973 graduate of Louisville High School, a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at Louisville City Cemetery, with Rev. Hardy Owens officiating.

Survivors include her daughter, Shana Love (Jackson Cherry) of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; mother, Betty Sue Hill Hamilton of Louisville; brothers, Eddie (Joyce) Hamilton of Summertown, and Doug Hamilton of Louisville; grandson, Owen Thomas Cherry of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; and two nieces, Crissy and Kimberly.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Gladys Usry Irby
Mrs. Gladys Usry Irby, 93, of Gibson entered into rest on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center, Gibson.

Mrs. Irby was a native of Glascock County, and lived here all of her life. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and was retired from Thermo King Corporation.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with Rev. Donald Lumpkin officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil F. Irby; parents, Ed and Alice Usry; two sisters, Mary Culver and Sarah Usry; and two brothers, Lester Usry and Benny Evens.

Survivors include her son, Reggie Irby (Priscilla); two grandsons, Dana and Brian Irby; and four great-grandchildren, Jacob, Gracie, Lorelei and Bailey.

Pallbearers were Dana Irby, Thomas Beckworth, Paul Beckworth, Danny Beckworth, Bruce Culver and Jamey Hadden.

Memorials may be made to the Brian Irby Cancer Fund in care of Sheppard Funeral Home, P.O. Box 246, Gibson, GA 30810.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements


Mrs. Mamie Lizzie Gibson McCoy
Funeral services for Mrs. Mamie Lizzie Gibson McCoy, 77, of Warrenton were held on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Williams Grove Baptist Church, Mitchell, with Pastor Rev. Golden Lott as eulogist. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include five daughters, Audrey Harlemon, Thomson, Gwendolyn Kitchens, Evans, Bridgette Gibson, Joplin, Mich., Christoria (Oliver) McNair and Miranda Gibson (Curtis), all of Warrenton; two sons, Bishop Terry (Patricia) Gibson, Warrenton, and Tirrell (Yvonne) Gibson, Augusta; stepson, Steve McCoy, Augusta; six sisters, Catherine (Ezel) Scott, Gladys (Columbus) Jackson, Jensie (Paul) McConico, Mable Morse, all of Warrenton, Mertis Cheely and Carolyn Willis, both of Burlington, N.C.; one brother, Rev. Jacob (Lula) Cheely, Warrenton; a sister-in-law, Annie Cheely, Sparta; 23 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; cousin, Tempie Moore, Mitchell; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Thomson Funeral System was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Marjorie Joan Merriwether Simkins
Mrs. Marjorie Joan Merriwether Simpkins of Hephzibah entered into rest on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010, in Hephzibah.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Spears Grove Baptist Church in Wadley, with Rev. C.W. Stone officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter, Michelle Harris, Hephzibah; five sons, Aaron (Janice) Merriwether and Damian B. Simpkins, Hephzibah, James Merriwether, Brooklyn, N.Y., Marc (Candace) Dudley, Albany, N.Y., John (Tina) Dudley, Schenectady, N.Y.; two sisters, Brenda Merriwether, Greenville, S.C., and Cynthia (Paul) DeVires; two brothers, Reuben (Jennie) Merriwether, Tamarac, Fla., and Oscar (Monica) Manley, Bronx, N.Y.; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were her sons, Aaron Merriwether, James Merriwether, Marc Dudley and John Dudley; and Joe Lewis and Jayquane Harris.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

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