Obituaries
May 5, 2011 Issue

Mrs. Maudie M. Arrington
Mrs. Maudie M. Arrington, 88, widow of Mr. Earl Arrington, died Sunday, April 24, 2011, at her residence.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, in the Thomson Church of God, with Rev. Bobby Farmer officiating.

Burial will be in Westview Cemetery. Mrs. Arrington was a native of Washington Co., but had lived in Thomson for many years.

She was a homemaker and a member of Thomson Church of God.

She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Ms. Leslie Arrington.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Judy (Doug) Butts, Gibson and Miss Dianne Arrington, Thomson; her two sons, Mr. Rodney (Beth) Arrington, Thomson and Mr. Neil (Anne) Arrington, Ashboro N.C.,; three sisters, Mrs. Bobbie Radford, Thomson, Mrs. Dahlia McCoy and Mrs. Jean Reese, both of Hephzibah; two brothers, Mr. Ray Morgan and Mr. Charlie Morgan, both of Ft. Worth Tx; two grandchildren, Amy (Brad) Denton, Belmont, N.C. and Matt (Anna) Arrington, Marietta; and four great-grandchildren, Brooke Denton, Emma Denton, Avery Denton, and Peyton Arrington.

Pallbearers will be Matt Arrington, Brad Denton, Bob Radford, Reggie Morgan, Larry Morgan, and Kenneth Johnson.

Friends may call at the residence or at the Curtis Funeral Home.

You may sign the online guestbook at: www.curtisfuneralhome.com . Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements


Mr. George Merritt Brister
Mr. George Merritt Brister, 60, of Mitchell entered into rest on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at his residence.

Mr. Brister was a member of the Zion Hill Baptist Church in Cumming. He was a contractor and builder.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 2, 2011, at Warrenton First Baptist Church, with Rev. Brandon Lail and Rev. Mike Dann officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Lynn Brister, Mitchell; one son, T.J. (Karen) Brister of Hartwell; three grandchildren, Dillon, Zachary and Zeb Brister of Hartwell; three brothers, Johnny Brister of Amocolie, Fla., Kenny Brister of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Steve Brister Alma; one sister, Diane Leintz of Dawsonville, and many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers were Chris Mohr, Ricky Moon, Timmy Landrum, Bobby Newsome, Jacob Brooks, Timmy Smith, Chad Tanner and Ricky Cleveland.

Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Glenn A. Dukes
Mr. Glenn A. Dukes, 85, of Wrens entered into rest on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mr. Dukes was a native of Jefferson County. After joining the Navy and serving his country during WWII, he finished high school, then attended Southern Business School and worked in Atlanta as a bookkeeper for 30 years. Upon retirement in 1982, he moved back home where he worked part-time at various businesses and did volunteer work. Mr. Dukes was a member of Wrens Church of God.

Funeral services were held on Friday, April 29, 2011, at James Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m., with Pastor Jason Burton and Pastor Terry Addis officiating. Interment followed in the family plot at Ways Baptist Church Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alma Wren Dukes and Dorsey Dukes; siblings, Judson Dukes, Dora D. Bell, Ruth D. Eastus, Jimmy Dukes and Natalie D. Pittman.

Survivors include his brothers, John Dukes (Regina) and Randy Dukes (Hilda); sisters, Annette D. Usry and Jean D. Johnson; many nephews and nieces; and many friends.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Dukes, Tony Dukes, Wayne Eastus, Kevin Owens, Mitchell Spell and Stanley Tinky Walden.

Honorary pallbearers were the Wrens Church of God Men’s and Ladies’ Adult Sunday School classes.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ways Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Peggianne Chalker, 314 Quaker Rd, Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Cora Lee Warthen Flournoy
Mrs. Cora Lee Warthen Flournoy of Bartow entered into rest on Sunday, May 1, 2011, at the Medical College of Georgia.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 6, 2011, at 2 p.m. at New Fleming Baptist Church and Faith Memorial CME Cemetery, Bartow.

Mrs. Flournoy was a native of Washington County, but lived in Jefferson County since age 8. She joined New Fleming Baptist Church at an early age and served as president of the Missionary Board for more than 55 years. She was the daughter of the late Pecolia Warthen Fields and Willie Salem. She was a homemaker and the widow of Hubert “Big John” Flournoy.

Survivors include her children, Hubert (Jean) Flonnory Jr. and Joyce Flonnory of Bartow, Julian Flonnory of Tennille, Judy Flonnory of Davisboro, Larry (Monica) Flournoy of Sandersville, Barry (Michelle) Flonnory of Rincon, Lonnie (Bonnie) Flonnory of Oklahoma; brother, Mack Fields of Bartow; sisters, Vaster Lee Jordan of Louisville, Martha Brown and Betty Fields of Bartow, Annie (Nick) Carter, Elizabeth Fields of Mt. Vernon, and Rose M. Prince of Bronx, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Ida Lee Flournoy of Far Rock Away, N.Y., Shelia Fields of Mt. Vernon, and Margie Fields of New York; 28 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Family maybe contacted at the residence, 1853 Flournoy Road, Bartow, or at Davis Funeral Home.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Joe Gibbons Sr.
Funeral services for Mr. Joe Gibbons Sr. of Louisville were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church, Louisville.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Hester Joan Hines
Funeral services for Mrs. Hester Joan Hines, age 60.will be held on Wednesday, April 27th at 1:00 p.m. at Bethlehem A.M.E. Church, in Avera, Georgia


Mrs. Mary Lou Lewis Jordan
Mrs. Mary Lou Lewis Jordan, 78, of Louisville entered into rest on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at 4 p.m. at Canaan Galilee Baptist Church, with Rev. Robert Stokes officiating. Internment was in Jones Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Jordan was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County, the daughter of the late William “Bill” Lewis and Rissie Huntley. She was the widow of the late Willie C. Jordan. Mrs. Jordan was a member Canaan Galilee Baptist Church School, where she joined at an early age. She was a Wal-Mart greeter.

Survivors include her three daughters, Diane Jordan and Elaine (Eddie) Dixon, all of Louisville, and Linda (Troy) Heggs of Blythe; four sons, Eugene Lewis, Thomas Lewis, Charlie Lewis and Rufus Jordan, all of Louisville; 24 grandchildren, including six that she reared as her own, Kasie and Cortland Cunningham, Eddie Jr. and Jordan Dixon, Jalen Heggs, Karen Lewis and Marquel Jordan; 32 great-grandchildren, including one that she reared as her own, Braeden Brown; six great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Rosa Lee Lewis and Jessie Bell Fleming of Louisville; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Ethel J. Neal, Doretha Huntley and Tom Henry Jordan, all of Louisville; caregivers, Frances Morgan, Regina Gilmore, Cora Bell, Lisa Boatwright and Diane Davis.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Leroy Lattimore Sr.
Mr. Leroy Lattimore Sr., 87, of Louisville entered into rest on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at Hertage Healthcare of Old Capital.

Mr. Lattimore was a native of Jefferson County, the son of the late Gordon Lattimore Sr. and Flora Renfro Lattimore. He was a lifelong member of former Ebenezer CME, Bartow.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, May 1, 2011, at 2 p.m. at the Faith Memorial CME Church and Cemetery, Bartow.

Survivors include his wife, Hattie Gunder Lattimore of Louisville; children, Florida Lattimore, Christine Mitchell, Bessie L. Lattimore, all of Louisville, Mary Frances (Arcefus) Jackson of Wadley, Leroy Lattimore Jr. of Atlanta, Viola Barnes enlisted in the U.S. Army; stepchildren, George (Julia) Gunder, Willie Gunder and Barbara Jean (Mat) Little, all of Sandersville, and Shelia (Benjamin) Wheeler of Augusta; sister-in-law, Rena Mae Braddy of Wadley; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Julius Lively Sr.
Mr. Julius Lively Sr. of Lincolnton entered into rest on Friday, April 29, 2011, at Lake Crossing Health Center, Appling.

Mr. Lively was a native of Augusta. He was a retired painter living in Lincolnton for the past year, having moved from Augusta, and was of the Baptist faith.

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Graniteville Cemetery, Graniteville, S.C., with Rev. Gerald Doolittle officiating.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Aileen Boyd Lively; sons, Julius E. Lively Jr. (Connie) of Lincolnton, Raymond Scott Lively (Donna) of Evans, Edward “Eddie” Lively of Augusta, Glen Olivett of Augusta, and Danny Olivett (Christine) of Gibson; daughters, Barbara L. Laster (Phillip) of Dearing and Linda L. McGee (Terry) of Langley, S.C.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Rosie Lee Mitchell
Mrs. Rosie Lee Mitchell of Wadley entered into rest on Monday, April 25, 2011, at her residence.

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

Survivors include her children, Annie M. (Rev. Samuel) Hunt, Deacon Walter (Frances) Mitchell and Ammie L. Little, all of Wadley, Lizzie M. Bostic of Ormond Beach, Fla., and Mattie M. (J.T.) Smith of Hephzibah; brother, Wilbur Wilcher (Nellie), Wadley; sisters, Lillie M. Allen, Jacksonville, Fla., and Myrtice Wilcher, Miami, Fla.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Deacons of Brinson Hill Baptist Church and Deacons of Spears Grove Baptist Church.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. James Linder “Big Jim” Walden
Mr. James Linder “Big Jim” Walden, 67, of Wrens entered into rest on Sunday, May 1, 2011.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Wrens Baptist Church, with Rev. Scott McKinney, Dr. James M. Ford and Pastor Bryan Matthews officiating. Burial will follow in the Wrens Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the hour of service at Wrens Baptist Church.

Mr. Walden, a native of Glascock County, was the son of the late Gozie M. and Jeanne Hawkins Walden. He was a Wrens resident for many years and the owner of Big Jim’s Backhoe Service. He was a member of Wrens Baptist Church and attended the Edgehill First Church of God in Christ.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Sue Walden; six sisters, Blanche Van Buren, Hazel McDonald, Pinkie Reames, Pauline Walden, Martha Ellen Walden and Ruth Poole; and two brothers, Eugene Walden and Jimmy Walden.

Survivors include two sons, Jeff (Kristie) Walden and Andy (Angela) Walden; three grandchildren, Rachel, Adam and Evan all of Wrens; three sisters, Ogle Sammons, Edgehill, Sara Annette (Glenn) Marschie, Brownsville, Wis., and Ethel Newsome, Belvedere, S.C.; one brother, J.C. Walden, Waynesboro.

Pallbearers will be Shane Holt, Cliff Johnson, Tony Reese, Clay Walden, Duane Poole, Perry Walden, Charles Walden and Manton Walden.

If so desired, the family request that memorials be made to the Edgehill First Church of God in Christ C/O Ms. Gloria Peluso, PO Box 87 Gibson, GA 30810.

Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Paul Snyder Whittenberger Sr.
Mr. Paul Snyder Whittenberger Sr., 77, of Augusta entered into rest at his residence with his family by his side.

A private memorial service will be held for the family.

Mr. Whittenberger was born on July 2, 1933, in Akron, Ind. He served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Katrina Whittenberger; five sons, James Young (Jamie), Paul S. Whittenberger Jr. (Tainé), Kurt C. Whittenberger, Richard Whittenberger (Debbie), and Kevin Whittneberger; a daughter, Taunya Johns (Joseph); 14 grandchildren, Paul S. Whittenberger III, Richard Whittenberger Jr., J.P. Whittenberger, Telisa Davis, Tabitha Alligood, Audrey, Emily McDonald, Jacob Dean Whittenberger, Mia Allison, Noami Allison, James S. Young Jr., Mikayla Young, Oceh’aune Young and Cheyenne Hege; a brother, Charles Whittenberger (Carol); and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation, 4899 Belfort Road Suite 300, Jacksonville, Fla., 32256.

Elliott Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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