Obituaries
November 25, 2010 Issue

Mr. Willie Lee “John” Boatwright
Mr. Willie Lee “John” Boatwright of Wrens, entered into rest on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation in Gibson.

Mr. Boatwright was born on Nov. 13, 1952, to the late Robert and Sarah Olmon Boatwright. He attended school in Jefferson County. He was employed by Glit Corporation. He joined Walden Grove Baptist Church at an early age. He later moved his membership to Harts Grove in Stapleton.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at 3 p.m. at Harts Grove Baptist Church, Stapleton, with Rev. Dr. Willie L. Jones officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include two children, Staff Sgt. Kerston (Gwendolyn) Boatwright of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Corey Boatwright of Louisville; five brothers, Joe (Mary) Boatwright of Stapleton, Eugene Boatwright, William James (Ethel) Boatwright and Roger (Margaret) Boatwright, all of Wrens, and George Boatwright of Atlanta; two sisters, Sarah Boatwright of Wrens, and Lula Johnson of Atlanta; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Jessie Mae Dixon Brown
Mrs. Jessie Mae Dixon Brown of Augusta entered into rest on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Mrs. Brown was the wife of the late Deacon David C. Brown. Mrs. Brown was educated in the public schools of Richmond County. Upon graduation from college Mrs. Brown began her teaching career in Jefferson County. Her teaching career spanned a total of 40 years. She was a supporter of the Paine College Alumni Association and a member of the Richmond County Retired Teachers Association. She was a longtime member of First Shiloh Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, in Gilbert Lambuth Chapel-Paine College, with Rev. Brennan Francois presiding and Rev. Nathaniel Irvin Sr. officiating. Interment was in Bellevue Memorial Gardens, Grovetown.

Survivors include her son, Collis O. Brown, Lithonia; daughter, Sherrlyn W. Brown Jones, Augusta; daughter- in law, Dr. Louvincey Dewitt Brown, Lithonia; son-in-law, Don Carlos Jones, Augusta; three grandchildren, Dr. Darigg C. Brown (Dr. Sharyn E.), Atlanta, Jessica L. Brown Ligon (Jared T.), Snellville, and Dawn Carlette Jones, Augusta; one great-granddaughter, Madison Chelsea Ligon, Snellville; sister-in-law, Rosa Lee Brown; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Kinsey and Walton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Clarence Clifton Darlington
Mr. Clarence Clifton Darlington, 66, entered into rest on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, in his home surrounded by family.

Mr. Darlington was a member of the VFW Post 649 and the American Legion Post 178. He was a Vietnam veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart.

A joint memorial service was held at VFW Post 649 on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at 2 p.m. for Mr. Darlington and his wife, Lynda L. Darlington, with Dr. Kevin Steele officiating.

Mr. Darlington was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Lynda L. Darlington; and his parents.

Survivors include his children, Clarence C. (Julie) Darlington of Augusta, Mary C. (Andy) Thornton of Augusta, and Edward A. (Carla) Darlington of Gibson; additional survivors, Dominic and Alisha Sagen of New Port News, Va., Clarence C. and Christina Darlington of Augusta, Shawn M. Sagen, Jesse A. Sagen, Lynda M. Darlington of Augusta; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the VFW Post 649, 2430 Windsor Spring Road, Augusta, GA 30906.

Poteet Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Latasha Gilmore
Miss Latasha Gilmore of Atlanta entered into rest on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at Washington County Regional Medical Center, Sandersville.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Solomon Temple Baptist Church, Moxley Community, Jefferson County, with Rev. Eric Tate officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

M.C. Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Shakira Alphonesha Hudson
Funeral services for Miss Shakira Alphonesha Hudson, 15, of Thomson were held on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Stone Springfield AME Church, Stapleton, with Pastor Rev. Michael G. Ephriam as eulogist. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Thomson Funeral System was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Frances Gilmer Jones
Mrs. Frances Gilmer Jones, 76, of Warrenton entered into rest on Nov. 16, 2010.

Mrs. Jones was a lifelong resident of Warren County, and was the daughter of the late Wallace D. Gilmer and the late Myrtice Smith Gilmer. She was a homemaker and a member of Little Brier Creek Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at Little Brier Creek Baptist Church, with Rev. Randy Dunaway officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Jones.

Survivors include her daughters, Pam McGahee (Ricky), Tucson, Ariz., and Judy Shelton, Warrenton; grandchildren, Lisa Waugh (Steve), Woodstock, Brent Jackson (Jessica), Gibson, Clark McGahee, Lawrenceville, Ben McGahee (Ellie), Tucson, Ariz.; and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jay Jones, Dave Gilmer, David Gilmer, J.R. Gilmer, Joey Gilmer and Michael Gilmer.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Daisy Fleming Smith
Mrs. Daisy Fleming Smith, 76, of Grovetown entered into rest on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Smith was a native of Jefferson County, the daughter of the late Willie Rogers and Viola Mae Hatcher Fleming and the widow of the late Willie Albert Smith. She was a member of the Spring Bethel AME Church, where she served on the choir and the Missionary Board. She retired in 1994 from Delilah Manufacturing Company after more than 20 years of service.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Spring Bethel AME Church. Interment was in the Spring Bethel Benevolent Society.

Survivors include her children, Karen (Charles) Mack of Grovetown, and Antoinette (Ken) Campbell of Atlanta; sister, Matilda (Richard) Cox of Dania, Fla.; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, L. C. (Evelyn) Smith of Louisville, and Annie L. Brown of Atlanta; grandchildren, Charna Mack and Ravan Mack of Grovetown, Farrell Turner of South Carolina, and Brenton T. Turner of Louisville; a host of nieces, nephews including one, Willie Roger “Billy” Seafus of Florida; and cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Marvin Eugene Wren
Mr. Marvin Eugene Wren, 84, of Nashville, Tenn., entered into rest Nov. 11, 2010.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Woodlawn Dignity Hall on Monday, Nov. 15 with Rev. John Carpenter officiating.

A heartwarming eulogy was given by his grandson, Joshua Baxter. Interment followed in the Woodlawn Memorial Park.

Mr. Wren was a native of Jefferson County and the son of George Taylor Wren and Will Alice Fleming Wren.

Mr. Wren served in the Navy during World War II. He moved to Nashville in 1947. He was a member of Arlington Methodist Church where he served as a trustee and a member of the Builders Sunday School Class. He worked with Associate Finance Company for 30 plus years.

Mr. Wren is survived by his wife of 64 years Syble Fulks Wren; daughter, Jean (Zeland) Baxter; son, Mark O. (Deborah) Wren; sister, Louise Wren Myers; brother, James Wren; grandchildren, Stephanie Wren, Joshua Baxter and Nathan Baxter.

The family received friends on Sunday, Nov. 14 at Woodlawn Roesch Patton Funeral Home from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m..

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