Obituaries
June 9, 2011 Issue

Mr. Charles Hayward Allin
Mr. Charles Hayward Allin, 68, of Aiken, S.C., entered into rest on Monday, May 30, 2011, at the Charles Norwood VA Medical Center, Augusta.

Mr. Allin was born in Malden, W.Va., and had lived in Aiken since the early 1950s. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he had a long career as a residential and commercial painter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles William Allin and Golda Eichinger Allin; and a son, Kevin Allin.

A celebration of life ceremony was held on Sunday, June 5, 2011, at 2 p.m. at VFW Post 5877, Aiken.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy Allin, Aiken; a son, Greg Allin, Tampa, Fla.; three daughters, Michelle Smith, Trenton, S.C., Constance Sparks, Aiken, and Diane Allin, Macon; two sisters, Charlene Collins (the late Jerry Collins), North Augusta, S.C., and Diane Purvis (Andy), Wrens; and eight grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association.

SC Cremation and Burial Society was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Shatonia C. Atwell
Miss Shatonia C. Atwell, 24, of Keysville entered into rest on Thursday, June 2, 2011.

Funeral services were held at Antioch Rock Creek Baptist Church, Waynesboro, on Saturday, June 11, 2011, at noon.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Charleston (Honey) Kelley, Sr. and David Atwell Sr.

Survivors include her parents, Eloise Kelley and Tony Atwell.

C.A. Reid Sr. Memorial was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Marsha Ann Barile
Mrs. Marcia Ann Barile, 63, of Louisville, passed away on May 20, 2011.

A memorial service will take place 11 a.m. Saturday June 11, in the Louisville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church with Rev. Doug White officiating.

Mrs. Barile was born on September 11, 1947 in Ravenna, Ohio to Nathaniel and Shirley Thomas. She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School in Kent, Ohio class of 1966 and in 1999 she graduated from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. On June 19, 1987 she married Peter Charles Barile and they made their home in the Atlanta area until 2005 when they moved to Louisville.

She especially enjoyed art, gardening, decorating and working around her home, dogs, antiquing, traveling and sightseeing. She had a very special love for her family. They always came first and she thought about them all the time. She was a very spiritual, Christian Lady who helped many people in her community.

She was a member of the Firehouse Gallery located in Louisville, GA., where she pursued her passion for art. She retired on January 1, 2011 from her position as special investigator with the United States Investigative Services.

In addition to her husband, mother and father, she is survived by three children; Matthew Travis Barile of Smyrna, Steven Thomas Beck of Sausalito, CA and Carl Jay Beck Jr. of Augusta; two sisters, Carol Sue Kline of Fort Myers, FL and Sandy Villavicencio of Marion, Ohio; four brothers, Ron Thomas of Lawrenceville, Larry Thomas of Douglasville, Scott Thomas of Medina, Ohio, and Bill Thomas of Naples, FL; two grandchildren, Beckham Travis Barile and Wiley Beck Barile.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to the “Memorial Fund for Marcia A. Barile,” which can be made at any Wachovia/Wells Fargo bank branch.

The family will receive friend following the service on Saturday at the church.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Deacon Isam Evans Sr.
Funeral services for Deacon Isam Evans Sr. were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Stone Springfield Baptist Church, Stapleton.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Eva Holley Hobbs
Mrs. Eva Holley Hobbs of Thomson entered into rest at Thomson Manor Nursing Home on Monday, May 30, 2011.

Mrs. Hobbs was born in Jefferson County on June 5, 1931, to Parkie and Annie Holley. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Thomson, where she was a member of the Single Adult Sunday School Class and worked in the church library for several years. She was retired from Lily Cup Company in Augusta and the Thomson-McDuffie County Library.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Curtis Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Leonard Dupree officiating. Burial was in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Ada Hood, Doretha Hood, Mildred Cowart and Agnes Aldridge; and two brothers, William Holley and Chuck Holley.

Survivors include her sister, Barbara Crutfield, Thomson; brother, Henry Holley, Augusta; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Randy Crutfield, Jonathan Crutfield, Gene Hagberg, Greg Holley, Alan Holley and Tommy Holley.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Thomson First Baptist Church Building Fund or the Alzheimers Foundation.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Ray Jordan
Mr. Ray Jordan entered into rest on May 22, 2011, at DeKalb Hospital, Atlanta.

Mr. Jordan was born Aug. 11, 1942, in Wrens to the late Eddie Thomas Jordan Sr. and Freddie Lee Robinson-Jordan. He became a Christian at a young age. He received his education in the Jefferson County School System, where he graduated in 1961. After graduation Mr. Jordan served in the U.S. Marine Corp. He later married Barbara Fullard and moved to Philadelphia, Pa., for several years. They later moved to Atlanta, where they raised four children. During that time he was employed by Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transportation (MARTA) as a bus driver for 12 years and other various agencies.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Harts Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Stapleton, with Pastor Willie L. Jones officiating.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Thomas Jordan Jr.

Survivors include his four sons, Kenneth (Demetrice) Fullard of Decatur, Vincent (Dana) Jordan of Hapton, Rodney (Teresa) Jordan of Atlanta, and Jermaine Greene; two daughters, Benita Jordan and Sherithia of Atlanta; one brother, Ralph (Bettye) Jordan of Wrens; sister-in-law, Barbara Jordan of Albany; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of neices and nephews. vBurnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Tressie Wicker Kitchens
Mrs. Tressie Wicker Kitchens entered into rest on Saturday, June 4, 2011, at the University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Kitchens was a native of Washington County. At an early age she joined the Shiloh CME Church, Davisboro, but later joined the Kingdom Life Fellowship, Wadley, where she served faithfully. She was a loving homemaker.

services will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2011, at 3 p.m. at Kingdom Life Ministries, Wadley. Interment were held in the Shiloh CME Church Cemetery, Davisboro.

Funeral Survivors include her children, Jeanette Foster, Davisboro, Rosa (Lee Arthur) Carter, Janice (Larry) Yorker, Shirley (Glenn) Mincey, Debbie Kitchens, Katrina (Clay) Hannah, all of Davisboro, Floyd (Marie Scott) Battle, Willie (Shelia) Kitchens Jr., all of Davisboro; four brothers, John (Bertha) Wicker, Lewis Wicker, Leroy (Mary) Wicker, Willie James Wicker; three sisters, Mary Rolling, Mary Washington and Lottie (Walter) Thomas; daughter-in-law, Barbara Battle, Davisboro; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Dorothy Wicker of Wrens, Carolyn Mitchell and Calvin Mitchell, both of Milledgeville, Tommie and Mary Stone of Virginia; goddaughters, Flora Samples and Tracy Fields, both of Davisboro; friend, Christine Farmer of Davisboro; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family maybe contacted at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Rosa and Lee Arthur Carter, 228 Steel Creek Road, Davisboro, or at Davis Funeral Home, Louisville.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Hattie J. Gamble Wiggins
Mrs. Hattie J. Gamble Wiggins, 68, passed away on May 14, 2011.

Mrs. Gamble was the beloved daughter of the late Arthur and Alice Gamble of Wadley.

She attended public schools in Jefferson County before moving to Jacksonville, Fla.

Later, she met and married George H. Wiggins whom she remained married to for over 35 years.

Mrs. Gamble was a former employee of Sears for many years before she became an active member of Abyssinia Missionary Baptist Church. She served faithfully on the missionary and usher boards.

A service was held for her on Tuesday, May 24 at Abyssinia Missionary Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla. with Dr. Eugene W. Diamond officiating. Pallbearers were from Deacon’s Ministries.

She is preceded in death by her husband, the late George H. Wiggins, her parents Arthur and Alice Gamble, her father-in-law Charlie Wiggins, two brothers Arthur Gamble and Joe Gamble and one sister, Missouri Nelson.

She is survived by one daughter, Veronica (Leroy) Flowers of Charlotte, NC; one granddaughter, Alexis Flowers; two sisters, Louise (Robert) Jackson of Jacksonville, and Leola Gamble of Pompano Beach, Fla.; her mother-in-law Francina Wiggins of Barnwell, S.C.; one sister-in-law Evelyn (Ronald) Poole of Jacksonville, Fla. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many sorrowing friends.


Mrs. Ruby Kate Long Lowery
Mrs. Ruby Kate Long Lowery, 77, of Louisville entered into rest on Sunday, June 5, 2011, at Heritage of Old Capital.

Mrs. Lowery was a native of Jefferson County. At an early age she joined Pine Hill Baptist Church and later joined The Lord’s House of Praise. She worked at Jefferson Hospital as a dietitian for more than 25 years before her retirement.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Pine Hill Baptist Church and Cemetery.

Survivors include her children, Teresa Lowery English of Louisville, and Ronnie (Marilyn) Lowery of Swainsboro; nieces and nephews, Leslie (Eli) Harmon, Mary Alice Ruff, Betty Ann Ruff and Ethel Boatwright, all of Louisville, Janice (Freddie) Murray of Wrens, Willeva Eastern of Maryland, and Marion Franklin Ruff of Florida; her grandchildren, Michael English, Cornelius Kitchens, Sabrina Kitchens, Kolwaski Lowery, Kewanna Carr and Syreeta Lowery; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. John Samuel “Sammy” Martin Jr.
Mr. John Samuel “Sammy” Martin Jr., 74, of Hephzibah entered into rest on Thursday, May 26, 2011, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Martin was a native of Dalton, but had lived in Hephzibah for many years. He was a retired staff assistant from the dietetic department of the Medical College of Georgia. Mr. Martin was a former member of the Trinity-on-the-Hill Methodist Church in Augusta and also a former member of the Augusta Choral Society.

Graveside funeral services were held on Sunday, May 29, 2011, in South View Cemetery, Thomaston, with Rev. Hubert Flanagan officiating.

Survivors include a sister, Myrna (Frank) Wells of Sandy Springs; two brothers, Lloyd (Rosalyn) Martin of Louisville, and Eric Lynn (Roseann) Martin of Port Clinton, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s local humane society.

Pasley-Fletcher Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mary F. Peck
Mrs. Mary F. Peck, 70, entered into rest on Friday, May 27, 2011, at her residence.

Mrs. Peck, was a native of Matthews, and lived her entire life in the Augusta area. She was the daughter of the late Henderson and Geneva Moates Key. She worked at Four Seasons in sales and was a homemaker. Mrs. Peck was a singer and a member of the choir at New Horizon where she also taught Sunday school, Children’s Church and was involved in the Women’s Ministry.

Funeral services were held at New Horizon Church of God on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at noon, with Rev. Floyd McComb officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Armand “Arnie” Peck; sons, Frank E. Jones and Daniel Jones; daughters, Haley C. (Travis R.) Toney, Angela Lacey and Patty Mock; brother, Mike Jones; sisters, Della M. Jones and Barbara Hadden; eight grandchildren; and a host of great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2607 Commons Blvd., Augusta, GA 30909.

Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Judy Rogers
Mrs. Judy Rogers, 69, entered into rest on Sunday, May 29, 2011.

Mrs. Rogers was born in Millen, on Feb. 9, 1942, to the late Guy Melvin Rogers and Edna Epps Rogers. She was a lifelong resident of Burke County. She was a 1960 graduate of Waynesboro High School, where she was a cheerleader. She was of the Baptist faith, and was a caretaker of many children. Mrs. Rogers was a longtime member of the Huddle House Coffee Club.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Rosemont Heights Baptist Church, with Rev. Earl Saxon officiating. Interment followed at Burke Memorial Gardens.

She was preceded in death by a great-niece, Chrystal Williams.

Survivors include her siblings, Jane R. Eiring (Al) of Waynesboro, Brenda R. Williams of Louisville, Richard M. Rogers of Waynesboro, Sally R. Reeves (Paul) of Waynesboro, Julie Laurence and Bo Laurence; nieces and nephews, Penny Parker Meeks, Trish M. Rothwell (Brian), Bonnie W. Gainey (Mike), Bill Williams (Lynn), Guy Brett Williams (Diane), Ben Williams (Gladys), Bianca R. Wilson (Len), and Daniel Reeves (Lindsay); and 11 great-nieces and -nephews.

Pallbearers were Paul Reeves, Len Wilson, Al Eiring, Mike Gainey, Brian Rothwell and Bo Laurence.

DeLoach–McKerley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Rev. Daniel J. Smith
The Rev. Daniel J. Smith passed away on May 27 at the age of 89.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Maria Margaret and three sons and a daughter. Pierre (Jenny) Smith of Louisville, Rev. Dan Smith (Jayne) of Camarillo, Ca., Leon (Janice) Smith of Paradise, Ca., and Ruth (Buster) Hutcheson of Paradise, Ca. There are a dozen or more grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren as survivors.

Rev. Daniel Smith immigrated to the USA in 1961 after an economic downturn from Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Africa. He had a brickyard, producing 15,000 bricks a day, employing 50-60 men. He was also a homebuilder and had quite a few built on “spec” to sell.

Active in church work and politics, he was a member of the Assemblies of God for many years and after arriving in the USA, became an ordained minister with the Church of God, a relationship that would last until his death.

His small income from the church was supplemented by him as a Kirby vacuum salesman and later as a Kirby store owner in Paradise, Ca.

Interment was at the Magalia Chapel in Magalia, Calif. on Saturday, June 4, with his son Rev. Dan Smith officiating.


Mr. Harold Clinton Smith
Mr. Harold Clinton Smith, son of the late James W. and Maggie Lee Moxley Smith, entered into rest on Monday, June 6, 2011 at Doctor’s Hospital, surrounded by his family.

Born in Augusta, Mr. Smith was a graduate of The Academy of Richmond County and The Junior College of Augusta. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp., which included a tour of duty in Iwakuni, Japan. Following active duty, he was a member of the U.S. Marine Corp. Reserves for two years and achieved the rank of Captain.

He joined his family’s automotive business in 1960 and worked there for three years, then began a 30-year career in the insurance business, retiring in 1994. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church where he served as Sunday school teacher, Deacon, Deacon Emeritus and on various committees and Ministry teams.

He served on the Richmond County Commission from 1979-1983 and was chairman for one year in 1980. He served as Vice Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party in the early 1980s and had the honor of meeting President Ronald Reagan in Atlanta during this time - a highlight of his life. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Despite being diagnosed in 1995 with Parkinson’s disease, he never lost his sense of humor and dealt with his condition with faith, dignity and courage.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-one years, Gerry Jackson Smith; daughters, Sheron Smith of Macon, Andrea Turpin (Wayne) of Martinez, Jennifer Buchanan (Clayton) of Fernandina Beach Fla.; six grandchildren, Jeremy, Meredith and Clinton Turpin and Elizabeth, Sydney, and Clay Buchanan; a sister, Anne Cheney of Augusta; a brother, Jimmy Smith (Beth) of Hephzibah, and several nephews, nieces, aunts and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 9 at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Turpin (son-in-law) and Rev. Steve Patteson officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary Pallbearers will be deacons, active and inactive of Hillcrest Baptist Church, and members of his former Sunday school class, the class he taught for many years, (currently, the Kemmerlin Class).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church Food Pantry, 3045 Deans Bridge Rd., Augusta, GA 30906, or to the CSRA Parkinson Support Group, 2708 W. Terrace Dr., Augusta, GA 30909.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 8 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, in Augusta.


Mr. Larry Paul Terry
Mr. Larry Paul Terry, 68, entered into rest on Friday, June 3, 2011, at Georgia Health Science University after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

Memorial services will be held at James Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, June 11, 2011, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Paul Moore officiating. The family will receive friends after the services.

Mr. Terry was a life-long resident of Wrens, who built and raced cars all over the south. He built his grandson a go-cart and race track. He was a mechanic.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion Lucille “Dudda” Wren Terry and Warren Paul Terry; and daughter, Tracy Michelle Terry McZilkey.

Survivors include one son, Michael K. Terry (Monica); a brother, Bill Terry; his grandson, Zachary Paul Terry; an aunt, Agnes Wren Terry; numerous cousins in Georgia and Indiana; and many friends.

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 is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Evelyn Smith Vaughn
Mrs. Evelyn Smith Vaughn of Louisville entered into rest on May, 25, 2011.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Jones Grove Baptist Church, Louisville.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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