Obituaries
April 28, 2011 Issue

Mr. Thomas Wilkes “T.W.” Bentley Jr.
Mr. Thomas Wilkes “T.W.” Bentley Jr., 86, of Wrens entered into rest on Friday, April 22, 2011, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center in Thomson.

Mr. Bentley was born to the late Annie Kate Reid Bentley and the late Thomas Wilkes Bentley Sr. in Lincolnton. After serving in the Army, he married his wife and moved to Wrens. He was a retiree from the Georgia Department of Transportation Road Maintenance Department and a 40-year member of Walden UMC.

Graveside services were held on Monday, April 25, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Walden UMC Cemetery, with Rev. Tommy Anderson officiating.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Sara Cato Bentley; sister, Esther Daniels; a host of nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Pallbearers were Tommy Arnett, Elam Dudley, Al Guy, Ryan Guy, Charles Jones and George Wren. To assist with expenses, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to James Funeral Home, PO Box 588, Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Terry D. Daniel
Mr. Terry D. Daniel, 65, of North Augusta, S.C., entered into rest on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at University Hospital.

Mr. Daniel was born in Mitchell, and grew up in Wrens. He served for four years in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Germany, where he met his wife of 44 years. Upon returning to the Augusta area he began a career with United Parcel Service that lasted 35 years.

Graveside services were held on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at 11 a.m. in Westover Memorial Park, with Rev. Allan Faulkner officiating.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin Hester Daniel and Lurlean Kent Daniel; siblings, Margaret (Eloise) Williams and Tommie Daniel; and grandchildren, Emma, Charlie III and Cole.

Survivors include his wife, Aagot Daniel; son, Alan Kent Daniel (Christie); daughter, Melissa Daniel Walker (Charlie); brothers, Roy Daniel, Marvin Daniel and Darry Daniel; sisters, Eulawynne Kitchens, Janice Philippe and Wynell Lewis.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, 3962 S. Delaware St., Englewood, CO 800110.

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


Mrs. Angela Renea Harkley
Funeral services for Mrs. Angela Renea Harkley, 45, of Warrenton were held on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Warrenton, with Pastor Rev. Richard E. Austin Jr. presiding and Rev. Michael Curry as eulogist. Interment was in Williams Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Mitchell.

Thomson Funeral System was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Vestula Hyman Hattaway
Mrs. Vestula Hyman Hattaway, 94, of Mitchell entered into rest on Thursday, April 21, 2011.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, 2011, at Mineral Springs Baptist Church, with burial in the Mineral Springs Cemetery.

The family suggests that donations be made to the Mineral Springs Baptist Church Cemetery fund.


Mrs. Donna L. Pettit
Mrs. Donna L. Pettit of Augusta entered into rest on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at her residence.

Mrs. Pettit was born in Jefferson County, daughter of the late Mark E. and Louise Moore Lamb. She had worked in the home health field and worked as secretary for the Southeast Georgia Experimental Station in Midville. Mrs. Pettit was a member of Grace Independence Baptist Church and had been a children’s Sunday school teacher.

Funeral services were held on Friday, April 22, 2011, at St. Johns United Methodist Church at 11 a.m., with Rev. Bobby Taylor Jr. and Rev. Pat Holbert officiating. Interment followed in Bethany Cemetery in Wadley.

Survivors include her husband, William G. Pettit, Augusta; brother, Jack Lamb, Wadley; and four sisters, Betty Anderson, Wadley, Ann L. Oglesby (Donald) Wadley, Judy Oglesby (Leonard), Midville, and Peggy Powell (John M.) Wadley.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Lamb, Davey Lamb, Scott Oglesby, Keith Powell, John Powell and Donald Oglesby.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Della Mae Smith
Funeral services for Mrs. Della Mae Smith, 86, of Wrens were held on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at New Zion Baptist Church at 2 p.m., with Pastor Rev. Bennie Holmes presiding and Rev. Dr. W.L. Jones as eulogist. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Henry James Smith Jr., Wrens, Luther (Sylvia) Smith Jr., New Carrollton, Md., Michael (Mary) Smith, Wrens; two daughters, Wanda Smith and Ruthie ( Willie Lee) Stone, all of Wrens; three sisters, Minnie S. McColley, Atlanta, Willie Mae Burke, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Johnie Evelyn Salter, Atlanta; three brothers, Ulysses Salter, Atlanta, Johnny Salter Jr., Indianapolis, Ind., and Johnny Salter III, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews , cousins and friends.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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