December 16, 2010 Issue

Mr. James “Jimmy” Lester Cato
Mr. James “Jimmy” Lester Cato, 76, of Abingdon, Va., entered into rest on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at the Valley Health Care Center in Chilhowie, Va.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at Duharts Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Timothy Pendey officiating.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ada and Jarrett Cato.

Frost Funeral Home and James Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ruth Anna Gearig Hibner
Mrs. Ruth Anna Gearig Hibner, 93, entered into rest on Dec. 8, 2010, at Jefferson Hospital, Louisville, after a short illness.

Mrs. Hibner was born in Wauseon, Ohio, on Oct. 10, 1917, to Christian and Eliza Roth Gearig. Her childhood years were spent on the family farm just north of Pettisville, Ohio. She was the youngest of the family, having one brother and four sisters. Mrs. Hibner was baptized into the church of God in Christ Mennonite on March 27, 1932, by Minister F.C. Fricke. On Aug. 6, 1944, she married Dayton Hibner. To this union were born two sons, Kendal and David. She lived in Gratiot County, near Ithaca, Mich., for 11 years. On Dec. 18, 1955, they moved to a farm close to Louisville. Her husband passed on May 25, 2004. She lived alone for four years, then, because of failing health, moved in with her son, Kendal, and his wife, Sharilyn.

Funeral services were held at Pinecrest Mennonite Church on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at 10:30 a.m., with Ministers Kenneth Diller, Verle Giesbrecht and Randal Goossen officiating.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; parents-in-law; one brother; four sisters; eight brothers-in-law; and three sisters-in-law.

Survivors include two sons, Kendal (Sharilyn) of Louisville, and David (Cheryl) of Stapleton; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren; one borther-in-law, Edward Schneider (Gerry) of Stapleton; and many relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Junior Gearig, Chandler Giesbrecht, Michael Giesbrecht, Garold Hibner, Kelwin Hibner and Wesley Hibner.

Honorary memorials may be made to Pinecrest Mennonite Church, c/o David Hibner, 4033 Hwy 296, Stapleton, GA 30823.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Frances Phillips Hill
Mrs. Frances Phillips Hill, 90, of Wrens entered into rest Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at Keysville Nursing Home.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tim Hill and Rev. J. Scott McKinney officiating. Interment followed in the Blythe UMC Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, William “Bill” Luther Hill; grandson, Scott Walden; and six siblings, Ted Phillips, Carrie James, Inez Raborn, Wesley Phillips, Joe Phillips and Billy Phillips.

Survivors include her children, William Baxter Hill (Hilma) and Elaine H. Walden (Ray), Augusta; five grandchildren, Sheri Dill (Stacey), Dearing, William Timothy Hill (Joy), Graceville, Fla., Jennifer Walden, Savannah, Mark Walden (Jennifer), Berea, Ky., Ryan Walden (Holly), Martinez, and Alicia Walden Jett (David), Mineral, Va.; 12 great-grandchildren, Brittany S. Norton (Kyle), Ian Sproat, Katelin Dill, Brandon Hill, Cody Hill, Emma Walden, Rachel Walden, Gracen Walden, Kate Walden, Talmadge Walden, Raleigh Walden and Tyler Jett; one great-great-grandson, Evan Norton; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. Pallbearers were Mark Walden, Ryan Walden, Cody Hill, Stacey Dill, Kyle Norton and Curtis Barber.

Honorary memorials may be made to Wrens Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 217, Wrens, GA 30833, or Shine For Scott, PO Box 12072, Augusta, GA 30914.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Arthur Lee “Lil Man” Jenkins
Mr. Arthur Lee “Lil Man” Jenkins of Waynesboro entered into rest on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at his residence.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at 1 p.m. at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Jason Jackson officiating. Interment was in Raise Bridge CME Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Robbie M. Boyd Jenkins; three sons, Lee Anthony (Tiffany) Jenkins, Javin D. (Nikki) Richardson, both of Waynesboro, and Lamar R. (Marie) Boyd of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one daughter, Sherry Bailey of Gainesville; five brothers, James (Dorothy) Jenkins, Roger (Betty Ann) Jenkins, both of Waynesboro, Otis (Carolyn) Jenkins of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., George (Alma) Walker and James (Margaret) Walker Jr., both of Louisville; seven sisters, Annie (Anthony) Wilson, Essie (Isaiah) Stidons and Mac Emma (Larry) Thomas, all of Waynesboro, Louisa (Carl) Golden, Eloise (Harry) Walker and Minnie Jenkins, all of Augusta, and Ida (Melvin) Jenkins of Waynesboro; 10 grandchildren, Leona, Carlos Jenkins, Jaden Boyd, Nkenge, Jazne Richardson, Kenderrick Bonner, DeAndra, Dwayne, Daquirous, and Damauri Bailey; mother-in-law, Rosa L. Boyd of Waynesboro; nine sisters-in-law; six brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mrs. Francine Gamble Samples
Mrs. Francine Gamble Samples, 47, of Davisboro entered into rest on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at her residence.

Mrs. Samples was a native of Jefferson County, but had lived in Washington County for most of her life. She attended the Washington County School System and was a member of the New Fleming Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the New Fleming Baptist Church and Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by one son, Lachavious Samples.

Survivors include her husband, John Samples of Davisboro; children, Christopher (Sandra) Gamble of Sandersville, Vince Gamble and Jartavious Samples of Davisboro; one stepson, Antoin Jordan of South Carolina; parents, Betty (Henry) Gamble Heggs of Davisboro, and Elex McKinnie of Louisville; siblings, Sandra Heggs, Barbara Heggs and Henry (Delores) Heggs of Davisboro, and Cason McKinnie of Conyers; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Flora Samples and Freddie Samples of Davisboro, and Regina Wright of Sandersville; aunts and uncles, Willie and Emma Bridges of Davisboro, Lula Gamble, Ezra Flournoy and Claudia McKinnie of Bartow, William Middleton of Louisville, and Marion and Joyce Dixon, Jimmie Lee Poole and Ulysee Poole of Riddleville, Lucille Marion of Swainsboro, Gloria Wiley and Tommie Samples of Sandersville, Albert Samples of Wadley; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Larry B. “Shakey” Trimble
Funeral services for Mr. Larry B. “Shakey” Trimble, 52, of Wrens were held on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Harts Grove Baptist Church, Stapleton, with Rev. Dr. W.L. Jones as eulogist and Rev. M.E. Ephraim Sr. presiding. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his daughter, Tonya Whigham, Wrens; three sisters, Patricia A. Trimble, Rosetta T. Andrews and Angela Brown, all of Wrens; one stepsister, Crystal Walker, Stapleton; three brothers, Jimmy Trimble and Steven Trimble, both of Wrens, and Eddie Trimble, Augusta; three aunts, Carrie Bell Story, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Darlene Lockhart, Augusta, and Jennette McCoy, Wrens; three uncles, Willie (Theresa) Lane, Thomson, Sammie Lane and George (Minnie) Lane, both of Wrens; two grandchildren, Marques Whigham and Le’Asia Lattimore, both of Wrens; nine nieces; four nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Malachi Alonza Webb
Graveside services for Malachi Alonza Webb, 5 months, of Louisville were held on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at 3 p.m. at the Tarvers Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Bartow.

Survivors include his parents, Michael Webb and Victoria Winfrey of Louisville.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Dorothy Hannah Wright
Mrs. Dorothy Hannah Wright of Augusta entered into rest on Monday, Dec. 6, 2010, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Wright was born on May 10, 1936, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Horace Hannah Sr. in Avera. She was educated in the Jefferson County Public School System and received certification as a nurse’s assistant from Talmadge Memorial Hospital in Augusta. She was employed as a nursing assistant at Talmadge Hospital (MCG) in 1956, and continued this career for many years. Mrs. Wright was a member of Bethel AME Church where she attended regularly and supported various programs and ministries.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Bethel AME Church, Augusta, with Rev. Mark S. Pierson officiating. Interment was in Mt. Olive Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her son, James Barrington Wright, Augusta; sisters, Ida Ghee and Evon Hannah, both of Philadelphia, Pa., and Marie H. (Granvil) Lamkin, Augusta; brothers, John Hannah, Atlanta, Horace (Tinnie) Hannah Jr., Augusta, and Morris (Ceola) Hannah, Wrens; sister-in-law, Amy E. Hannah, Milledgeville; godsister, Sharon Merriweather, Augusta; godchild, Robbie Berrien, Augusta; friend, Mary Simpson, Augusta; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

W.H. Mays Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.



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