Obituaries
December 2, 2010 Issue

Mr. David Louis Barlow Jr.
Mr. David Louis Barlow Jr., 66, of Blythe entered into rest on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, after losing his last battle with cancer at MCG Hospital.

Mr. Barlow was a retired heavy equipment operator.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at Woodlawn Baptist Church, with Rev. Don Reeves officiating. Interment followed in the Barlow Family Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bertha Mae Jones Barlow and David Louis Barlow Sr.; and his brother, Carroll Barlow.

Survivors include his daughter, Constance Michelle Thompson (Danny); a brother, William Barlow (Barbara); two sisters, Margaret Skinner and Joan Doolittle; a granddaughter, Jessica Ryan McCoy; a great granddaughter, Kalena; two sister-in-laws, Donna Barlow and Lisa Jones; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

To assist with expenses, the family requests that honorary contributions be made to James Funeral Home, P.O. Box 588, Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Robert Willie Cooper
Mr. Robert Willie Cooper, 53, of Louisville entered into rest on Nov. 18, 2010, in a Richmond County hospital.

Mr. Cooper was born on Dec. 4, 1957, in Burke County to the late Mr. Charlie Cooper Sr. and Emma Ruth Jordan Cooper. He attended Gough Elementary School, later moving to Pompano Beach, Fla., where he spent most of his adult life before returning to Georgia. Mr. Cooper was a member of Peel Grove Baptist Church and was employed for several years at a golf course in Augusta until his health failed.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at Peel Grove Baptist Church in Vidette, with Rev. Bobby Williams Sr. officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his sisters, Emma (John) Moody, Willie Mae Cooper (George Powell) of Vidette, Rosa Hatton of Gough, Eliza Cooper of Philadelphia, Pa., and Pinky Lovette of Vidette; brothers, Bobby Cooper and Edward (Mary) Cooper of Vidette; uncle, James Jordan of Miami, Fla.; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers were Derrick Scoot, Mark Bunyon, Jessie Dixon and Jessie Roundtree.

Honorary pallbearers were deacons and trustees of Peel Grove Baptist Church.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Bob Eugene Irby
Mr. Bob Eugene Irby, 70, of Martinez entered into rest at his home on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, after a year-long battle with cancer.

Born to the late Daisy M. Byrd and the late Tom P. Irby, Mr. Irby grew up and went to school in Avera, but lived in the Augusta-Martinez area for over 40 years. He founded Tri-State Distributors which he co-owned with his wife.

Funeral services were held at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Avera on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Donald Lumpkin officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marian; and three brothers, Gus, Buford and Sonny.

Survivors include his wife, Sara Lynn Irby; children, Kim Irby, Pamela Irby Anderson (Robert), Brad Teal (Lisa), and Jon Teal (Crystal); brother, Grady Irby (Florence); sister, Dorothy Irby Kelley (Kenneth); eight grandchildren, Lyle Arrington, Nicholas Williams, Brittany Anderson, Rob Anderson, Nathan Anderson, Brooke Teal, Garrett Teal and Gavin Teal; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers were Ellis McCaleb, Ronnie Hadden, Cecil Floyd, Sonny Irby, Lance Irby and Chuck “Pinky” Irby.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Billy Ray McKenzie
Mr. Billy Ray McKenzie, 67, of Bartow entered into rest on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. McKenzie, a lifelong resident of Jefferson County, was retired from Thermo King after 34 years of service. He was a farmer and a race car owner and driver. He was a member of the Parkers United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Parkers United Methodist Church, with Rev. David Boggs officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Madelyn McKenzie of Bartow; children, Joseph R. McKenzie (Amber), Willis L. McKenzie (Janie), Wiley E. Chance Jr. and Jackie J. Chance; two sisters, Joann Aldred and Betty Sue Stavely, both of Bartow; five grandchildren, Liza, Nikki, Eddie, Caitlin and Kimberly; a great-grandchild, Holli Jai; and two aunts, Fannie Bell Stockard and Christine Stavely.

Pallbearers were Mike Bell, Tommy New, L.C. Clark, Randy Newsome Jr., Roger Hadden, Al McNeely, Barry Cooper and Willie James Roberts.

Honorary pallbearers were Wesley New and Larry Robinette.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Arthur Lee McNair
Funeral services for Mr. Arthur Lee McNair, 67, of Wrens were held on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at 3 p.m. at Mt. Aldred CME Church, Warren County, with Rev. Dr. Willie J. Wiley as eulogist. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Bobby Lee Story
Mr. Bobby Lee Story, 77, of Hephzibah entered into rest on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at his residence.

Mr. Story, a native of Louisville, was a son of the late Elbert and Ader Story. He was a member of Central Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at the chapel of Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, at 2 p.m., with Rev. C.B. Turner officiating. Interment was in Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 21 years, Margaret Byrd Story; parents; brothers, Sam, Frank, Ezra, Bill, Harrison and Everett Story; sister, Emma Story Howell; and son-in-law, Ronnie Mullikin.

Survivors include his daughters, Shirley Macuch (John) of Augusta, Margie Mullikin of Evans, Donna Rivera, Brenda Taylor (Travis) of Bath, S.C.; as well as five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, 2nd floor Bethesda, Md. 20814, or to the American Cancer Society, 2607 Commons Blvd., Augusta, GA 30909.

Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Lisa Marie Tudor
Miss Lisa Marie Tudor, 42, of Dearing entered into rest on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, at Lexington Medical Center in Columbia, S.C.

Miss Tudor was a native of Richmond County, but had lived many years in Dearing.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens, with Rev. Todd Upchurch officiating.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Lynda Tudor.

Survivors include her two brothers, Jeff (Frankie Rose) Tudor, Dearing, Steve (Teresa) Tudor, Harlem; three nephews, Brice Tudor, Trevor Tudor, Aaron Tudor; niece, Lillie Kate Tudor; and aunt, Peggy (Billy) Lyons, Mitchell.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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