Obituaries
January 27, 2011 Issue

Mrs. Mary Julia Fincher
Mrs. Mary Julia Fincher, 88, of Bartow entered into rest on Jan. 19, 2011, at Fort Smith, Ark.

Mrs. Fincher was born in Sumter County, and was retired from Thermo-King in Louisville. She was a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church in Bartow, Ga., and attended Goddard United Methodist Church in Fort Smith, Ark., since May of 2007.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Old Bethel Baptist Church, with Rev. Randy Mimbs and Rev. Bill Thigpen officiating. Interment followed in the Parkers United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughter, Alice Snyder (Harry), Fort Smith, Ark.; son, Clay Fincher (Dana), Memphis, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Andrew Smith (Amanda), Hot Springs, Ark., and Chance Snyder, Fort Smith, Ark.; three sisters, Christine McGlamry, Americus, Barbara Cox (Lynwood), Dry Branch, and Polly Kendrick, Seguin, Texas; three brothers, Paul Ledger (Sarah), Bartow, John Dan Ledger (Nelle), New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Ralph Ledger (Diana), Glendale, Md.

Pallbearers were nephews.

Honorary pallbearers were Deacons of Old Bethel Baptist Church.

Memorials may he made to Peachtree Hospice, 2910 Jenny Lind Rd, #4, Fort Smith, AR 72901, or to Old Bethel Baptist Church, in care of Angie Wren, 5623 Hwy 15 S., Louisville, GA.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Edward “Turkey” Lewis
Mr. Edward “Turkey” Lewis, 69, of Waynesboro entered into rest on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at the Medical College of Georgia.

Mr. Lewis was born in Jenkins County, a retired employee of McKinney Concrete Company, was a member of the Waynesboro Lodge No. 274 F&AM, and the Pooler Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at the Oak Hill Baptist Church, Millen, with Rev. Finney Lighthouse and Rev. Jamie Archer officiating. Burial followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Lairscy Lewis; a daughter, Charman (Jamie) Adcock of Thomson; four sons, Tony (Helen) Lewis of Louisville, Johnny (Kelley) Lewis of Augusta, Timmy (Regina) Lewis of Grovetown, and Bo (Diane) Lewis of Thomson; two sisters, Martha Phillips and Jean Lewis Thompson, both of Millen; a brother, Emory Lewis of Rincon; 10 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Crowe-Fields Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. William “Bunk” Lewis
Mr. William “Bunk” Lewis of Wadley entered into rest on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, in Wadley.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at 2:30 p.m. at Brinson Hill Baptist Church in Wadley, with Rev. Dr. David Kemp officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his four sisters, Ida Mae Lewis, Regina Kelly, Mary Heggs and Min. Julia Mae (Gary) Dixon, all of Wadley; three brothers, Charles (Rosetta) Lewis, Scott Lewis and John Henry (Maude) Lewis, all of Wadley; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Betty Kate Yarbrough Marsh
Mrs. Betty Kate Yarbrough Marsh, 70, of Davisboro entered into rest on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at the Medical College of Georgia.

Mrs. Marsh was a native of Washington County, the daughter of the late J.T. Yarbrough and the late Bernice Louise Cowart Yarbrough. She was retired from Proctor and Gamble as a production supervisor and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, with Rev. Steve Keener officiating. Burial was in Davisboro City Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Marsh; son, Derrick Marsh; and brother, Frankie Yarbrough.

Survivors include her sons, Greg Marsh of Davisboro, and Pete Marsh (Leslie) of Leesburg; grandchildren, Misty Kate Marsh, Jessica Deis (Brian) and Ann Marie Brown; five great-grandchildren; and brothers, Thomas Yarbrough (Helen) of Augusta, Wiley Yarbrough, Charlie Trippi Yarbrough (Faye) and Roy Yarbrough (Linda), all of Davisboro.

May and Smith Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mr. George “Sam Bo” “Gator” “Lightning” Robinson
Mr. George “Sam Bo” “Gator” “Lightning” Robinson of Louisville entered into rest on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at his residence.

Mr. Robinson was a native of Jefferson County, the widower of the late Sadie Robinson. He was a member of Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church, where he served as an usher and on the Usher’s Union until his health failed. He was a member of the Fair and Honest Society, BSF&T Society and the Lone Star Society. Mr. Robinson was employed with the city of Louisville for over 38 years when he retired in 2004.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church, with Pastor Rev. Cecil Dunlap officiating. Burial was in the Lone Star Society Cemetery.

Survivors include his children, Eunice Mathis, Annie L. Robinson, Cynthia Dimiyo, all of New York, Recia Williams of Wrens, Stanley (Nena) Robinson of Columbus, and Anita (Calvin) Webb of Louisville; sisters-in-law, Daisy Palmer of Augusta, Mariann Miller, Haverstraw, N.Y., Mildred Smith of Bronx, N.Y.; aunts, Mila Robinson and Doreatha Huntley, of Louisville, Lucille Robinson of Jacksonville, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Charles Steever
Mr. Charles Steever, 80, of Louisville entered into rest on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at 2 p.m. at South Augusta Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Carla Steever of Evans.

Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Felton Aubrey Tate
Mr. Felton Aubrey Tate, 76, of Augusta entered into rest on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at the Jefferson County Hospital.

Mr. Tate was born in Reidsville, N.C., to the late Raymond and Lillian Paschal Tate. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of Cross Roads Baptist Church of Matthews.

Graveside services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Bellvue Memorial Gardens, with Rev. Albert Stroup officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita Garner Tate; children, Dennis A. Tate of Hephzibah, Cynthia D. Tate of Martinez and Theresa T. Goins of Augusta; brothers, Clyde Tate of Greensboro, N.C., and Larry Tate of Reidsville, N.C.; sisters, Sadie Zimmerman and Vernie Stone both of Reidsville, N.C.; grandchildren, Christopher Landers, Staci Landers, Dawn Goins, Heather Tate, Justin Tate, Ryan Tate and Sean Goins; and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Calvin Savage, Joey Savage, B.J. Woolwine, Christopher Landers, Sean Goins and Randy Tate.

Honorary pallbearer was Harlan Martin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1899 Central Ave., Augusta, GA 30904.

Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.

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