Obituaries
March 31, 2011 Issue

Mr. Fredrick James
Mr. Fredrick James, 32, of Louisville entered into rest on Friday, March 18, 2011, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. James was a native of Jefferson County, the son of the late Dorothy James and Willie James “Buddy” Carr. He attended the Jefferson County School System, and worked as a cosmetologist, wedding designer and an interior decorator. He was a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Jones Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery.

Survivors include his siblings, Donnell James, Curtis James, Tawanda James and Mozella (Bruce) Grant, Janice C Reaves, Jerome Carr, Christopher Carr, James (Phyllis) Carr of Louisville; aunts, Elizabeth Washington and Ella Mae Washington of Louisville; uncles, Clarence James of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Charles James of Los Angles, Calif., Doc Dale James of Pennsylvania; nieces and nephews, Carlos James, Cierra James, Quintnay Young, Bryant James, Jerome James, Markies Heggs, Sebrina James, Shavondrea Grant, Xavier Mitchell, Donnell Mitchell, Jarvis James, Jaquetta Tarver, Ashley Reaves, Milton Reaves Jr., Jordan Carr, Brandon Carr, Jasmine Carr, Jamie Carr, Treyvon Carr, Jalencya C. (Brandon) Riley and Shalencya Carr; nine great-nieces and -nephews; and a host of friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Tommie Lee McBride
Mr. Tommie Lee McBride of Kissimmee, Fla., entered into rest on March 17, 2011.

Mr. McBride was born on March 7, 1941, in Louisville to the late Luvenia Washington and George McBride. Early in life he became a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church. He was a 1959 graduate of Jefferson County High School. After graduation he moved to New York and furthered his education at New York Community College and received an associates degree in applied science. He continued his studies at Herbert H. Lehman Collge and earned a bachelor of arts in accounting. In New York, he joined three Masonic Temples and was the Worshipful Master of Saint John’s Masonic Lodge No. 29. After retiring at 54, he and his wife, Blanche, moved to Kissimmee, Fla., where he volunteered at Osceola Region Medication Center in the pharmacy. He was a patient advocate at the Celebration Dialysis Center for three years.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Woodlawn Baptist Church, Louisville, with Pastor Rev. Carl Simmons and Rev. Charles Washington officiating.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Blanche McBride; children, Eric McBride Sr. (Elizabeth), Tonya Bynoe (Albert), Darryl McBride and Cynthia Shaheed (Lavan); sister, Georgia Bell Brown of Louisville; uncle, Thomas Cunningham Jr. of Louisville; eight grandchildren, Olivia, Oasis, Eric Jr., Ryan, Cherisse, Tamecia, LaTisha and Malikah; one great-grandchild; one nephew, Sterlon Brown (Monique); and cousins and friends.

Pallbearers were members of Louisville Masonic District No. 22.

Honorary pallbearers were Deacons and Trustees of Woodlawn Baptist Church and the Jefferson County High School class of 1959.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. William Randolph “Randy” McFerrin
Mr. William Randolph “Randy” McFerrin, 54, of Augusta entered into rest on Monday, March 21, 2011, at University Hospital.

Mr. McFerrin was a lifelong member of National Hills Baptist Church, where he was a member of the choir and the hospitality committee. He was a member of the Local 150 Plumbers and Steamfitters. Mr. McFerrin was a graduate of Westside High School. He was a master archer and also an expert roller-skater.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2011, at Platt’s Crawford Avenue Chapel, with Rev. Joel Conner officiating. Interment followed in Westview Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Barefield McFerrin; two sons, William Randolph McFerrin II of North Augusta, and Timothy Andrew McFerrin (Stephanie Pierce) of Aiken; mother, Martha Green of Augusta; sisters, Marsha Reese (Jimmy) of Mitchell, and Kathryn Bell (Roger) of Edgefield, S.C.; stepson, Jeffery Rollins (Renee Williams) of Martinez; granddaughter, Paige Rollins; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Huffman, Mike Brocato, Tom Shook, Frank Vaughn, Charles Hardigree, Richard Johnson and Steve Huffman.

Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Local 150 Plumbers and Steamfitters.

Platt’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Miles Moody
Mr. Miles Moody of Waynesboro entered into rest on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at his residence.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 27, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Louisville, with Pastor David Blackum officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Phinazee and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Betty Joe Fountain Murray
Mrs. Betty Joe Fountain Murray, 76, of Johnston, S.C., entered into rest on Friday, March 25, 2011, at her residence.

Mrs. Murray was born in Mitchell, and was of Baptist faith. She was a homemaker.

Graveside services were held on Monday, March 28, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Aiken Memorial Gardens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie E. Murray.

Survivors include one son, Jerry (Alicia) Murray, Johnston, S.C.; and two grandchildren, Tyler and Cheyanne Murray.

Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements


Mrs. Luella Roberson
Mrs. Luella Roberson, 86, of Augusta entered into rest on Wednesday, March 23, 2011.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Flat Rock Baptist Church, Matthews, with Rev. Stephen B. Ivey officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include two granddaughters, Julie (Olin) Dorsey and Crystal (Kherik) Gordon of Augusta; sister, Dorothy (Joe) Burnett of Wrens; uncle, James (Margaret) Brinson of Augusta; and five great-grandchildren.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Joyce Ann Stidons Scott
Mrs. Joyce Ann Stidons Scott, 60, formerly of Wrens entered into rest on Saturday, March 19, 2011.

Mrs. Scott was born in Matthews, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Eugene and Adline Kelley Stidons. She was a member of Ways Grove Baptist Church, Wrens. She received some of her education in Matthews School System. She was united in marriage to the late David Lee Scott Jr. on April 27, 1973. She was employed with Stapleton Garment Company for more than 20 years. After the plant closed, she found employment in home health care until her health began to decline.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at 4 p.m. at Flat Rock Missionary Baptist Church and Cemetery, Matthews, with Rev. Jimmy McCullough officiating.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and five siblings, Helen Boyd, Richard, Clarence, Eugene and Willie Lee Stidons.

Survivors include her daughter, Thalisia (Tereall Williams) Kelley of Louisville; five grandchildren who were reared as her own, Ajee Sharmaine Scott, Juriesha Scott, Alonzo Richardson, Gary Kelley and Zaylon Scott of Louisville; four sisters, Betty Jean Boyd of Wrens, Mary (Johnny) Thomas of Stapleton, Renell Stidons of Keysville, and Mary Bell Cooper of Louisville; two brothers, Charlie Willie Stidons of Wrens and Sam Kelley of Matthews; sister-in-laws, Eunice Leverett of Augusta, Barbara (Bobby) Tabb of Augusta, Daisy Scott of Keysville, Lula Bell Stidons of Gough, Essie Mae Stidons and Tessie Mae Stidons of Wrens; brothers-in-law, Leotis (Louise) Scott of Matthews, Leevern (Joann) Scott of Matthews, John Berry of Wrens and Joe Boyd of Matthews; two nieces who were also caregivers, Juanita Stidons and Jacklon Berry; and several other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Carl Vickers Sumner
Mr. Carl Vickers Sumner, 93, of Wrightsville entered into rest on Wednesday, March 23, 2011.

Born on Jan. 5, 1918, on his family’s farm in Washington County, he was youngest of 11 children of Robert H. and Effie Smith Sumner. Mr. Sumner graduated from Wrightsville High School and thereafter attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, where he earned a degree in agriculture. After graduation in 1942, he returned home and married Doris Jackson Sumner. They were married until her death in 1993. Mr. Sumner’s first employment after college was with the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service in its Statesboro office. After the United States entered World War II, Mr. Sumner enlisted in the U.S. Army on Nov. 24, 1942. Following basic training, he was deployed to the European Theater. During the war, Mr. Sumner served as a Warrant Officer and was tasked with delivery of rations and supplies to the advancing U.S. front lines. In this capacity, he served the U.S. Seventh Army under command of General Alexander Patch who led an offensive up the Rhine Valley, merged with portions of General George

S. Patton’s U.S. Third Army and eventually crossed the Rhine River into southern Germany. Upon returning from war, Mr. Sumner, along with Herbert Jackson, founded Wrightsville Lumber Company, Inc., which specialized in the milling of southern pine lumber. The company supplied lumber and boards to Georgia and other surrounding southeastern states. Notably, lumber produced by Wrightsville Lumber Company was used in the construction of some of the original attractions at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Mr. Sumner was a member of Wrightsville First Christain Church where he served as a deacon.

Funeral services were held on Friday, March 25, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Wrightsville First Christian Church, Rev. Derek Watt officiating.

Survivors include one child, Joe Sumner (Jean) of Wrightsville; is survived by two grandchildren, Joseph C. Sumner Jr. (Ellen), and Jeannie Sumner McClain (Alan) of Houston, Texas; three great-grandchildren, Bethany Grace Sumner, Madeleine Rea McClain and Sumner Alan McClain.

Contributions may be made to Wrightsville First Christian Church, 8732 North Marcus Street, Wrightsville, GA 31096.

May and Smith Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements


Miss Ivor Zulene Swint
Miss Ivor Zulene Swint, 87, of Statesboro entered into rest on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro.

The Glascock County native lived in Augusta most of her life before moving to Statesboro in 1990. Miss Swint was a member of Curtis Baptist Church in Augusta. She was the daughter of the late James T. and Mary H. Swint.

A graveside service was held on Monday, March 21, 2011, at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Augusta, with Chaplin Steve Darby officiating.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Ruth S. Floyd and Louise S. Cribbs; and one brother, Sgt. James W. Swint of Lake Charles, La.

Survivors include her sister, Frances S. Whiteside; five nieces, Doris Hill, Brooklet, Helen Richey, Roswell, Miriam Silver, Atlanta, Alma Lanier and Mary Katherine Jones, Statesboro; and one nephew, James N. Floyd, Brooklet.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, GA 30458.

Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Prince White
Mr. Prince White, 59, of Atlanta entered into rest on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Odyssey Healthcare in Decatur.

Mr. White was a native of McDuffie County, the son of Stella Mae Jackson White and the late Jackson White. He attended McDuffie County School System and joined the Mt. Aldred CME Church at an early age. He later moved to Atlanta, where he worked as a pool builder with Lewis Construction Company.

Funeral services were held on Monday, March 28, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Aldred CME Church, Stapleton.

Survivors include his mother, Stella Mae Jackson White of Thomson; eight children, Wanda (Dennis Reynolds) Jonesboro, Lisa White, Decatur, Sherry (Gregory Jennings) Atlanta, Charlene White Augusta, Anastasia White, Doretha (Steve Passmore) Jermaine Burley, all of?Norwood, Gary Thomas, Crawfordville?; 21 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Roy (Shirley) White, Wayon White, Barbara (Kenneth Harris) White ad Marcus White of Thomson, Rev. Vernon (Jackie) White of Louisville, Jerome (Angela) White and Bobby (Johnetta) White of Montgomery, Ala., Melvin (Yketta) White and Collins White of Norwood, Calvin (Shameka) White of Atlanta; aunts and uncles, Beulah Nealy, Masie Brown, Glennis Moss, Bennie (Betty) Jackson, Gracie White and Essie, all of Thomson, Thelma Jackson, Burine Brown of Wrens, Lula Ruth Brown of Savannah, Wallace (Mary) Jackson, Hubert Jackson, Thomas (Alice) Jackson of Atlanta; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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