Obituaries
February 17, 2011 Issue

Mr. Louis Felton “Lou” Garrett
Mr. Louis Felton “Lou” Garrett, 81, of Edgewater, Md., entered into rest on Feb. 7, 2011, in Annapolis, Md., of natural causes.

Mr. Garrett was born July 5, 1929, in Bartow, and graduated from Bartow High School. He served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and was employed as a food service manager at the Marriott Corp., and a supervisor of the vending division at the Coca Cola Corp.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Joyce B. Garrett; four children, Dwayne Louis Garrett of Davidsonville, Md., Richard Allen Garrett of Annapolis, Md., and Ronald D. Garrett and Sherry Lee Chandler, both of Edgewater, Md.; sister, Carolyn Andrews of Tennille; 10 grandchildren, Travis, April, Kristin, Jessie, Jeffrey, Katie, Allison, Amanda, Dean and Shelley and several stepsisters.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at Hardesty Funeral Home, Annapolis, Md. Interment was in Lakemont Memorial Gardens in Davidsonville, Md.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrews UMC, 4 Wallace Manor, Edgewater, MD 21037, or the National Kidney Fund of Maryland, 1107 Kenilworth Drive, Ste. 202, Baltimore, MD 21204.


Mr. Willie James “Babe” Hatcher


Mr. Willie James “Babe” Hatcher entered into rest on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at his mother’s residence.

Mr. Hatcher was born on Oct. 22, 1948, to Mary McNair Hatcher and the late Willie Hatcher.?He joined Mt. Aldred CME Church at an early age.?He moved to New York and later returned and worked for Glit. He worked there until his health began to fail.

Survivors include four daughters, Alita (Hugh) Zuber of? New York, Chantice (Shane) Yarborough of Maryland, Nadjawa McCoy of New York, and Patricia (Leonard) Robinson, Harrisburg, Pa.; mother, Mary Hatcher, Wrens; four sisters, Sara Walker of Thomson, Mary Lois Jackson, Betty (Walter) Hannah and Brenda (Nathaniel) Hales, all of Wrens; two brothers, Jessie James (Mary) Hatcher of Thomson, and Henry Hatcher of Wrens;?one aunt, Katie Mae Wells of Wrens; devoted and loving friend, Janice Walker of? Wrens; eight grandchildren, Taylor, Sydney, Lauren Yarborough of Maryland, Julian and Justin Zuber of New York, Tamir Wallace, Tahji Robinson of Pennsylvania; and a host of other relatives and friends??

Freeman Funeral Home was in?charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mazina Faglier Hawkins
Mrs. Mazina Faglier Hawkins of Augusta entered into rest on Feb. 8, 2011.

Born in Jefferson County in 1932, Mrs. Hawkins spent most of her life in Augusta. She was a lifetime member of Bayvale Baptist Church. She worked as a supervisor at Marks Manufacturing for 20 years; sold Tupperware as a manager almost 20 years; and owned and operated Bi-Rite Food Store in McBean for many years.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Elliott Sons Funeral Home Lumpkin Road Chapel, with Rev. Lloyd C. Green officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Cemetery.

She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Sharkie Hawkins; parents, Janie Parrish and Kermit K. Faglier; and brothers, Kermit K. Faglier Jr. and Sidney Faglier.

Survivors include her children, Gregory (Cathy) Hawkins of Waynesboro, Gary (Kathy) Hawkins of Augusta, and David (Kathy) Hawkins of Hephzibah; grandchildren, Dana H. Beard (Chris), Shane Hawkins (Ashley), Michael Hawkins (Pam), Amy Hawkins (Jim Wagner), Kevin Hawkins (Reva) and Lisa H. Ridick (Jay); 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and sisters, Margie F. Cook, Mary F. Todd, Gladys Coulter and Frances F. James.

Pallbearers were grandsons and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 1105 Furys Lane, Suite D, Augusta, GA 30907.

Elliott Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mollie Holley Holliday
Funeral services for Mrs. Mollie Holley Holliday of Augusta were held on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church, Gibson.

She was a retired seamstress.

Survivors include her children, Weldon (Sarah) Roberts Jr., Jonathan Roberts, Martha Dudley, Mary Ann (John) Ayers, Jeremiah Roberts and Gloria Roberts; sister, Mildred Jordan; 21 grandchildren including two that she reared as her own, C. Vanessa (Roderick) Williams and Angela (Steven) Scott; 34 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.


Mr. Commodore Dewey Howell Sr.
Mr. Commodore Dewey Howell Sr., 40, of Dearing entered into rest on Feb. 6, 2011.

Mr. Howell was a lifelong resident of McDuffie County and was a roofer. He was a member of Mt. Beulah Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Mike Sutphin officiating.

Survivors include his mother, Mary Helen Newsome (Randy), Wrens; sons, Commodore Dewey Howell Jr. and Christopher Howell, both of Dearing; daughters, Catherine Dianne Reeves, Harlem, and Katie Lynn Howell, Dearing; brothers, Wayne Howell, Wrens, Victor Howell and James Howell (Nicky), all of Dearing; sister, Penny Chaney, Dearing; grandchildren, Riley Kain Howell and Peyten R. Evans.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Lizzie Julia Irvin
Mrs. Lizzie Julia Irvin of Waynesboro entered into rest on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at her residence.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Wrens Seventh Day Adventist Church, Wrens, with Pastor Drake Barber officiating. Interment was in Pines Cemetery.

Phinazee and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Frances Wylds Jones
Mrs. Frances Wylds Jones, 94, of Jacksonville, Fla., entered into rest on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011.

Mrs. Jones was the daughter of the late Frank and Josie Etterlee. Mrs. Jones was retired from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida after 25 years of service.

Graveside services were held 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Gerald McNutt officiating.

Survivors include her husband Clinton Jones of Jacksonville, Fla.; a son, Arthur (Doris) W. Wylds Jr. of Grovetown; three grandsons, Nicky Jewell of Grovetown, Carl Jewell of Tignall, and Gary Wylds of Jacksonville, Fla.; three granddaughters, Amanda Wylds of St. Augustine, Fla., Gail Brown of Grovetown, and Melinda Mansfield of Augusta; a brother, Miller Etterlee of Keysville; four sisters, Lillie Ann Dargin of Augusta, Goldie (Les) Wooten of Waynesboro, Elizabeth (Jay) McDonald of Wrens, and Betty Day of Augusta; and three sister-in-laws, Delorian Etterlee of Keysville, Sybil Etterlee of Blythe, and Louise Etterlee of Mississippi.

Elliott Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. William Lee Lafferty
Mr. William Lee Lafferty, 69, of Wrens entered into rest on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Survivors include his five daughters, Billie Nunnelee of Wrens, Lisa Miller, Anita Jones, and Karen Long, all of Ohio, and Verna Overstreet of Arizona; a son, Mike Lafferty of Ohio; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Crowe-Fields Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Eddie Lane
Mr. Eddie Lane entered into rest on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta.

Mr. Eddie Lane was born on Oct. 12, 1954 in Louisville, Jefferson County, to the parentage of Elmer Lane Sr. and Thelma Davis Lane. He received his education in the Jefferson County Public School System and was employed at Thermo King, Inc. Louisville.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Magnolia Baptist Church, Avera, with Bishop James Daniels officiating.

Survivors include his parents, Elmer Lane Sr. and Thelma Davis Lane, Louisville; three children, Marlon (Candace) Hines, Augusta, Tamara (Clifford Jr.) Duckworth,? Sandersville, Shantell (Herbert) Bouey, St. Petersburg, Fla.; six brothers, Elmer Lane Jr., Mervin?(Josephine Green) Lane, Louisville, David (Mary) Lane, Matthews, Erben (Elsie) Lane, Bronx, N.Y., Sammy (Monica) Lane, Lavergne, Tenn., and Aaron Sherrod (Torria Reese) Lane, Atlanta; five sisters, Dorothy (Franklin) Lighten, Augusta, Annette (Gregory) Simmons, Avera, Annie Beatrice (Leon Smith) Smith, Wrens, Luvondra (Kenneth) Lane-Booker, Atlanta, Annie Rose (Clayton)?Dawson, Corpus Christi, Texas; one sister-in-law, Gloria Lane, Bronx, N.Y.; three uncles, John Willie Lane, Louisville, Homer Lee Davis, Tampa, Fla., and Jimmy Davis, Avera; one aunt, Fannie Mae Howard, Wadley; eight grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

M.C. Smith Funeral Home were in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Asa Benton “Bunk” Lindsey
Mr. Asa Benton “Bunk” Lindsey of Sandersville entered into on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at Heritage Inn of Sandersville.

Mr. Lindsey, a native of Washington County was a WWII Army Veteran. He was a member of Josey Baptist Church. He was a ceramic tile mechanic.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Josey Baptist Church, with Rev. Bill Snipes and Rev. Inman Gerrald officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Lindsey Hartley of Davisboro, and Sandra Lindsey Thompson of Tennille; two sons, James Henry Lindsey of Jacksonville, Fla., and Benton Warren Lindsey of Dublin; two brothers, Rufus Lindsey of Riddleville, and Robbie Lindsey of Riddleville; two sisters, Dale Fulmer of Wagener, S.C., and Anna Reynolds of Riddleville; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. George T. “Buddy” Walden
Mr. George T. “Buddy” Walden of Clearwater, S.C., entered into rest on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011.

Mr. Walden was born in Jefferson County, to the late Fred Thomas and Lennie Usry Walden. He retired from Bath Mill, a division of United Merchants and Manufacturing, with 35 years of service and he attended Langley Church of God.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Langley Church of God, with Rev. Benny Burton and Rev. Eddie Toole officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Graniteville, S.C.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Lester Walden.

Survivors include his wife, Vera “Pat” Wheeler Walden; a son, Jerry Walden (Rita), Bath, S.C.; two sisters, Vera Usry, Thomson, and Barbara Holmes, Hurst, Texas; two grandchildren, Chris Walden (Natalie) and Jeremy Walden (Brittany); and two great-grandchildren, Lauren Walden and Gracyn Walden.

Pallbearers were Randy Walden, Rickie Walden, Lamar Toole, Reggie Morgan, Jeremy Walden and Chris Walden.

Honorary pallbearers were his nephews.

Hatcher Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Kathleen “Katherine” Wilson
Mrs. Mary Kathleen “Katherine” Wilson, 75, of Screven entered into rest on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, after an extended illness.

Mrs. Wilson was born in Lynchburg, S.C., and had lived in Screven for the last 57 years. She was a Baptist, retired from the Board of Education in the Food Service Department.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at Rinehart and Sons Chapel, with Dr. Ron Wilcox and Rev. R.C. Mathis officiating. Interment was in the Screven City Cemetery, with Rev. Stan Todd and Rev. Bill Harper officiating.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Conward Wilson; a daughter, Ida Marie Wilson; great-grandson, Mason Clark; her parents, J.D. and Ida Mae Coleman; two brothers, Elbert and John Coleman; a sister, Ethel Coleman.

Survivors are four daughters, Etheleen (Buddy) Landon of Beaufort, S.C., Caroll (Randy) Ard of Screven, Jona (David) Clark of Offerman, and Tina (Lamar) Whitley of Jesup; a son, Emory (Letha) Wilson of Wrens; 26 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a sister, Annette Coker of Lynchburg, S.C.; four sisters-in-law, Carolyn Coleman and Liz Coleman, both of Lynchburg, S.C., Mary Goldwire of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Lourine Altman of Reidsville.

Pallbearers were Terry Lanning, Mike Jennings, Wayne Landon, Ben Wilson, Matt Wilson, Adam Wilson, Robbie Parker, Danny Ard, David Ard, Jeremy Clark, Gene Clark, Perry Whitley and Lee Sapp.

Honorary pallbearers were Patricia Bennett, Dennis Harper, Ricky Harper, Dale Franklin, Josephine McBee, Charlotte Franklin, Annell Harper, Mike Harper, James Harper, staff of Care South and staff of Hospice of South Georgia.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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