Obituaries
December 30, 2010 Issue

Mrs. Joyce Jordan Allen
Mrs. Joyce Jordan Allen, 67, of Stockbridge entered into rest on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Jonesboro First Baptist Church.? A graveside service followed at 3 p.m. at Stapleton City Cemetery, Stapleton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron D. Allen; father, William Thomas English; and brother, Tommy English.

Survivors include her son, Jason (Joanie) Allen of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Laney, Miller and Hadley; mother, Ivelyn English of Stapleton; sisters, Ellen (Vic) Vickers of Tifton, and Krystal (Ronald) Ponder of Metter; sister-in-law, Sandra English of Hartwell; nieces and nephews, Greg Ponder, Robin Brock, Ivey Vickers and Will English.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 310 Kelly Drive, Ste. 3, Peachtree City, GA 30269.

Carl J. Mowell and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. James “Jim” Hines Blackmon III
Mr. James “Jim” Hines Blackmon III, 56, of Thomson entered into rest on Dec. 20, 2010, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Blackmon was a native of Wilkes County, and was the son of the late James H. Blackmon Jr. and the late Virginia Miller Blackmon. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Washington, and attended First Baptist Church Thomson where he was a member of the Men’s Outreach Sunday School Class. Mr. Blackmon attended the Citadel in 1973 where he played football, and later graduated from the University of Georgia with a BS in agriculture. He was a lineman with Spirit Aviation in Thomson and Greensboro, and had worked with Terra International in Waynesboro, for 15 years.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens, with Dr. James M. Ramsey officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Linda Hughes; son, James “Jimmy” H. Blackmon IV (Heather) of Brasselton; daughters, Sara Virginia Blackmon-Hughes and

Grace Elizabeth Blackmon-Hughes of Warrenton; sisters, Becky Stover (Jerry) of Washington, Linda King (Don Wendt) of Winston-Salem, N.C.; father-in-law, George Odis Hughes of Thomson; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Don Clauson and Sandi Hughes of Martinez; niece, Tamara Henderson; and nephews, Caleb Clauson-Hughes, Layne Paulk and Ian King.

Pallbearers were Ian King, Tim Burnham, Bubba Blackmon, Phillip Blackmon, Caleb Clauson-Hughes, Jeff Pagac, Land Rhodes and Ralph Starling.

Honorary Pallbearers were members of the Men’s Outreach Sunday School Class.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Men’s Outreach, c/o James Bridges, 1003 Old Wire Road, Thomson, GA 30824.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Willie “Man” Boyd Jr.
Mr. Willie “Man” Boyd Jr. of Louisville entered into rest Dec. 21, 2010.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, at Adams Chapel Church of God in Christ.

Garrer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Dock Chalker Jr.
Mr. Dock Chalker Jr., 71 , of Fernandina Beach, Fla., entered into rest on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at Baptist Medical Center/Nassau.

Memorial services will be set at a later date.

Mr. Chalker was a native to Gibson. Mr. Chalker was a retired electrician.

Survivors include his sons and daughters, Blenda Cook of Windsor, S.C., Shirley Hopkins, Marie Collier, Richard Chalker all of Augusta, Travis Chalker of Hot Springs, Ark., Clifton and Patty Chalker of Atlanta; a sister and brother, Winona Hodges and Buford Williford, both of Glascock County; and friend, Geraldine Chalker.


Mrs. Mary Smith Mosier
Mrs. Mary Smith Mosier, 91, of Thomson entered into rest Dec. 20, 2010 at her residence.

Mrs. Mosier was born in Glascock County, but lived most of her life in Thomson. She was the daughter of the late Robert Lee Smith and the late Lucretia Wilcher Smith. She was retired from Thomson Company. Mrs. Mosier was a member of First Baptist Church, Thomson.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at Beggs Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. James Ramsey officiating. Interment followed in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Mosier.

Survivors include her sister, Dorothy “Dot” Reynolds, Thomson; nephews, Creig Reynolds, Glen Reynolds; nieces, Priscilla Foster, Debbie Lokey, Barbara MacLennan and Joie Saravolatz .

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Rev. Eugene Murray
Rev. Eugene Murray entered into rest on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, in Wadley.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at 11 a.m. at Blounts Chapel AME Church, Bartow, with Rev. James Jenkins officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Annie L. Murray, Dayton, Ohio; daughter, Willie Mae Hill, Wadley; two sons, Joe Louis (Carolyn) Hudson, Attleboro, Mass., and Willie Gene Green, Atlanta; stepdaughter, Inez Harbour, Dayton, Ohio; two stepsons, Robert Woods, Vero Beach, Fla., and Arlester Woods, Fredericksburg, Va.; one brother, Oscar Thomas, New Britain, Conn.; 13 grandchildren, three of which were reared as his own, Robert (Annie) Hudson, Louisville, and Wanda H. Taylor and Clara (Tommie) Kemp, Wadley; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. James Marvin Napier Sr.
James Marvin Napier Sr., 81, entered into rest on Monday, Dec. 20, 2010, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Gloverville Church, Gloverville, S.C., at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, with his son, Rev. Jimmy Napier, officiating. Interment will follow in the Graniteville Cemetery.

Born to the late William Edward Napier and late Annie Roberson Napier, Mr. Napier was a resident of Aiken County. He was employed by Graniteville Company and Savannah River Plant before entering the ministry. He served as pastor of seven Southern Baptist churches—Mt. Horeb in Wrens, Mt. Lebanon in Augusta, Woodlawn in Baxley, Silvercrest in Augusta, Talatha in Aiken, S.C., Marshall Memorial in Eatonton, and Victory in Milledgeville.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Annie N. Wardell and Mildred N. Givens; and his brother, William Lewis Napier.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Evelyn Johnson Napier; three children, James Marvin “Jimmy” Napier Jr. (Barbara), Miriam N. James (Raymond), and Deborah N. Hobbs (Ronnie); his brother, Clarence E. Napier (Joyce); seven grandsons, Jason L. Napier (Liana), Jonathan E. Napier, Justin E. Napier, Bradley A. Hobbs (Tessa), Benjamin R. Hobbs (Sarah), Brandon P. James (Roseann) and Blake M. James; four great-grandchildren, Mia K. Napier, Caroline G. Hobbs, Emily A. Hobbs and Colton B. James.

Pallbearers will be his seven grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers will also serve.

Honorary memorials may be made to Parkinson’s Support Group, 2708 West Terrace Dr., Augusta, GA 30909 or Children’s International, PO Box 219357, Kansas City, MO 64121.


Mr. Truman Aaron Reese
Mr. Truman Aaron Reese, 65, of Warrenton on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010.

Funeral services were held at noon on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2010, at Fellowship Baptist Church, Mitchell.

Survivors include one son, Truman Eric Reese; three brothers, Alphonza of Sparta, Tracy (Charlene) of Stockbridge and Morris (Cynthia) of Macon; five sisters, Euthressa of Macon, Eudessa of Montgomery, Ala., Myra of Conyers, Delphine of Decatur, and Nora (Robert) of Warner Robins; three aunts, one uncle and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Ingram Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Ms. Pamela J. Delmoro Walden
Miss Pamela J. Delmoro Walden, 54, of Louisville entered into rest at her residence on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010.

Miss Walden was born to the late Rose Smith Delmoro Cloud and the late Frank Delmoro in Beckley, W.V. She lived in Fort Myers, Fla., before moving to Jefferson County in 1973.

Memorial services were held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Ed Chance officiating

She was preceded in death by her daughter, April Walden.

Survivors include her fiancé, John W. Smith; daughter, Angel English (Brent) of Avera; two brothers, Charlie Delmoro and Buddy Cloud; four sisters, Rita Barr, Jennifer Bresina, Angela Lilly and Jamie Wills; and three grandchildren, Dylan English, Chesney English and Mason Padgett.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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