Mrs. Louise Warren Gamble Bill
Mrs. Louise Warren Gamble Bill entered into rest on Sept. 9, 2010, at the UCLA medical center after a short illness.
Born in Louisville, to Louise Warren Gamble and Roger Lawson Gamble III, Mrs. Bill was a Chi Omega and a graduate of the University of Georgia in 1940. She was also involved in Concerned Citizens groups for fairness in local government.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at her home in Santa Monica, Calif.
She was preceded into death by her parents; and stepfather, Raiford McMillan.
Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia (Michael) Gamble Bill Desrochers; two grandchildren, Lawson and Vanessa Desrochers; and brother, Roger Lawson Gamble IV of Atlanta.
Mr. Virgil L. Cannon
Mr. Virgil L. Cannon, 88, of Keysville entered into rest on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at the Keysville Nursing Home and Rehab Center.
Mr. Cannon moved from Milledgeville to Gracewood State School and Hospital at the age of 12 where he entered several work programs and became acquainted with Winton, Marie and Grace Saxon. He became a part of their family and he lived with them for more than 20 years. He was employed in the maintenance department at Augusta Regional Hospital. In November 1992, he became a resident at the Keysville Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at Keysville UMC Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willis M. McAfar Cannon and Frank Marion Cannon of Milledgeville.
James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Miss Hali Fuller
Miss Hali Fuller, 17, of Thomson entered into rest on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010.
Miss Fuller was a native of Richmond County, but had lived most of her life in Thomson. She was a student at Thomson High School.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, in the Sweetwater Baptist Church, with Pastor Bobby Coleman and Rev. Grant Cantrell officiating. Burial was in the Westview Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparent, Joanne Nicholes.
Survivors include her parents, Charles and Jennifer Fuller, Thomson; brother, Dalton Fuller, Thomson; maternal grandfather, Johnny Nicholes, Augusta; maternal grandmother, Annette Hobbs, Gibson; paternal grandparents, Nelson and Louise Fuller, Thomson; aunts, Phyllis (Rex) Allen, Pam (Scott) Huff, Diane (Rob) Blevins and April Perry, all of Thomson, and Martie Cox, Harlem; cousins, Duston Allen, Crystal Whitaker, Hunter Davis, Harley Huff, Savannah Blevins, Summer Blevins, Austin Perry, Hannah Perry, Colby Perry, Reagan and Nicholas Cowell, Dustin and Chris Graham; friends, Jill Howard, Jeri Lyn Morris, Alan Fowler and Reese Riesinger; and a host of other friends from school.
Pallbearers were Shane Perry, Reese Riesinger, Alan Fowler, Cody Ewest, Mel Wall and Tony Perry.
Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Annie Bell Turner Gray
Mrs. Annie Bell Turner Gray of New Rochelle, N.Y., entered into rest on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church and Cemetery.
Survivors include her children, Carolyn (Leonard) Vanderlip of New York, and Shelton Heath of Louisville; and brother, Willie Lee Turner of Washington, DC.
Mr. John Wesley Jones
Mr. John Wesley Jones of Louisville entered into rest on Nov. 29, 2010.
Mr. Jones was a resident of Jefferson County, the son of the late Willie and Eliza Johnson Jones. He was a member of Gordon Grove Baptist Church, where he served on the Usher Board and Trustee Board. He was the grandfather of Louisville Academy. Mr. Jones was a 1960 graduate of Jefferson County High School.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at Gordon Grove Baptist Church, Louisville, with Rev. Wallace Mason officiating, Rev. Walter Holmes presiding and Rev. Allen Webb assisting. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Willa Cunningham Jones; children, Curtis Jones (Latasha) of Waynesboro, Kenneth Jones and Sherry Jones of New York, N.Y.; brother, Willie Jones Jr. (Linda) of Wrens; sisters, Mattie Morgan of Louisville, Cleo Davis and Frances Young (Robert) of New York, N.Y., and Julia Rivers of Philadelphia, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Margaret Johnson of Louisville, and Gertie Howard of Pontiac, Mich.; brothers-in-law, Carl Burley and Gary Burley (Gwen) of Atlanta, Larry Burley of Augusta, Judson Cunningham (Mary) of Waynesboro, and Wadous Cunningham Sr. (Annie Ruth) of Louisville; niece, Frances Morgan; grandchildren, Bryan, Shaqunda, Catiah, Kindell, Kashawn, Brittany, Jenelle, Jarron and Kasha; great-grandchild, Kanika; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Pallbearers were Bryant Johnson, Mario Johnson, Dwayne Johnson, Wymberly Johnson, Chris Morgan, Kirkland Casey, Taris Lane and John Daniels.
Honorary pallbearers were Deacons and Trustees of Gordon Grove Baptist Church.
Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Willie Nicely Jr.
Mr. Willie Nicely Jr., 82, of Augusta, formerly of Norwood, funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at noon at the Union Spring Baptist Church, Norwood, with Pastor Rev. G.L. Avery officiating.
Survivors include his wife, Claudine; two sons, Willie (Joann) Nicely, Evans, and David (Linda) Nicely, Acworth; five daughters, Alvinia Liowns and Jannette Nicely, Augusta, Barbara Jenkins, College Park, Joanne Nicely, Lumpkin, and Claudette Nicely, Riverdale; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
Dawson’s Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. James L. Screws
Mr. James L. Screws, 75, of Hardwick entered into rest on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010.
Mr. Screws was born in Jefferson County, the son of the late Gordon D. Screws and the late Tillie Osborne Screws. He was employed by J.P. Stevens and retired from Forstmann as a maintenance worker.
Graveside funeral services were held on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Brownwood Cemetery in Sandersville, with Rev. Donnie Screws officiating.
Mr. Screws was predeceased by his wife, Mary K. Screws.
Survivors include his children, Robin S. Osborne (Walter) and Charles Screws (Teresa), all of Milledgeville; five grandchildren; brothers, Robert Screws (Aver Lee) of Macon, Gordon Screws of Gibson, Jimmy Screws (Ruby) of Sandersville, Lant Screws (Faye) of Tennille; and sisters, Juanita S. Bryan of Swainsboro, Jewell S. Gunn of Jacksonville, Fla., and Tillie S. Williams (Harry) of Tennille.
May and Smith Funeral Directors was in charge of these arrangements.
Mrs. Alma Lou Cindy Swint
Mrs. Alma Lou Cindy Swint of Sandersville entered into rest on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, in Louisville.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. at Limestone Baptist Church in Bartow, with Rev. Johnny Ray Sampson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include her daughter, Almaree Swint of Columbus; five sons, William Edward (Annie) Swint Sr., Sandersville, Joseph James (Lisa) Swint, Macon, Danny (Carolyn) Swint, Hephzibah, George Swint Jr., Syracuse, N.Y., and Eulas (Veronica) Swint of Ellenwood; sister, Effie Mae (Elijah) Ingram, Augusta; brother, Willie Albert Hall of Bartow; stepmother, Elsie Parker of Oconee; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were her grandsons, Kelvin Adams, Troy Adams, Dominique Palmer, Anthony Swint, Edward Swint and Tramond Swint.
Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Eunice Walker
Mrs. Eunice Walker of Stapleton entered into rest on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010.
Mrs. Walker was a member of Springfield AME Church, where she served until her health failed.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at noon at Springfield AME Church, Stapleton, with Rev. Michael Ephraim officiating. Burial was in the Lofton AME Church Cemetery, Wrens.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cliff Walker.
Survivors include daughters, Louise Walker, Mattie Walker and Eloise Davis, all of Stapleton, Laverne Heggs, Louisville, and Christine (Jerry) Dennis, Atlanta; two sons, Johnny (Montress) Walker, Pressley (Mary Ann) Walker, all of Wrens; daughter-in-law, Sarah Walker, Thomson; three sisters, Drucilla Morgan, Sally Ann Toby and Betty Hinson; brother, Herbert Wynn; uncles, Lamar Jones and Fletcher Jones; sisters-in-law, Leila Wynn, Elizabeth Walker and Sarah Wynn; 33 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Donetta Marie Weaver
Mrs. Donetta Marie Weaver, 69, of Augusta entered into rest on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at her residence.
Mrs. Weaver was born in Damar, Kan., to the parents Joseph and Rosella St. Peter. She was a resident of Damar for the first 20 years of her life and in Laramie, Wyo., and Aurora, Colo., for the next 27 years. She moved to Augusta in 1988. She graduated magna cum laude from Metropolitan State College of Denver, Colo., in 1979.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Augusta.
Survivors include her husband, Norman Weaver; one daughter, Ladonna Chalker (Barry) of Avera; one son, Kevin Lowe of Augusta; sister, Rita Roberts of Damar, Kan.; grandchildren, Danielle and Josh of Avera; four sons; two daughters; two daughter-in- laws; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Women’s Breast Cancer Association.
Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Doris K. Thomas
Mrs. Doris K. Thomas, 91, of Louisville entered into rest on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 at Jefferson County Hospital after a short illness.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, at DeLoach-McKerley Funeral Home, Pastor Larry Montgomery officiating. Internment will follow at Burke Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Thomas grew up in Gough. She attended the University of Georgia where she gained a degree in home economics. She taught school in Jefferson County for several years before going to work for the University of Georgia Home Economics Extension Service in Jefferson County. She formed the Home Makers and worked there for many years until retirement. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Louisville since 1960, where she was a member and teacher of the Fidelis Sunday School Class, taught the Phileatha Sunday School Class and led the children’s choir. She also substituted as pianist when needed. She was active in the WMU, Missions and Lottie Moon.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell “Rooster” Thomas; and son, Tim Anderson.
Survivors include many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Louisville or the donor’s favorite charity.
DeLoach–McKerley Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.