Obituaries
July 21, 2011 Issue

Mrs. Sylvia Wynette Faglier Atkins
Mrs. Sylvia Wynette Faglier Atkins, 69, of Whittier, N.C., formerly of Stapleton, entered into rest on Thursday, July 7, 2011, at Medwest Harris Hospital of Sylva, N.C.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2011, in Reedy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. John Jenkins officiating.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Astor Faglier and Geneva Phillips Faglier.

Survivors include two daughters, Dianne Wright of Cherokee, N.C., and Jacquline Saavedra of Tyrone; son, James Atkins of Forest City, N.C.; sister, Brenda Hammond of Idaho; brother, Ronald Faglier of Anderson, S.C.; and six grandchildren.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Sammie L. Carlisle
Mr. Sammie L. Carlisle of Augusta entered into rest on Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Golden Living Center.

Mr. Carlisle, a native of Louisville, was a member of Second Shiloh Baptist Church, where he served as an usher.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at 10 a.m. at Second Shiloh Baptist Church, with Rev. J.L. Stokes officiating.

Survivors include two sons, Samuel Carlisle Jr. and Governor Carlisle; brother, Paul Keepler, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; friends, Weldon Burton and Mary Burton; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Elder Jonas S. Gibbons
Elder Jonas S. Gibbons entered into rest on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, in Boynton Beach, Florida.

Elder Gibbons was a native of Jefferson County, born to the late John Gibbons Sr. and Lessie Limbs. He attended school in Augusta. He later moved to Milwaukee, Wis., where he worked for the Heil Company as a welder. He was married to Iona Gibbons, who preceded him in death. To this union four children were born. He later met and married Earline Henderson. Elder Gibbons pastored The Revelation Church of God In Christ in Milwaukee for 12 years. He had hosted a radio ministry for youth, and also was the CEO of a Drug Abuse Center in Milwaukee. Elder Gibbons later moved to Delray Beach, Fla., where he was a member of Ridley Temple Church of God In Christ. He later moved his membership to Sutton Chapel Church of God In Christ. In 1995, he became the pastor of Daise Temple Church of God In Christ in Boynton Beach, Fla., for 11 years until his health failed.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church and Cemetery, Louisville.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Earline Gibbons of Delray Beach, Fla.; one son, John Arnold Gibbons (Millicent) of Moultrie; two daughters, Penny Wix (James) of Moultrie, and Michelle Ford (Sammy) of Milwaukee, Wis.; stepson, Ronald Williams (Valerie) of Delray Beach, Fla.; stepdaughter, Brenda J. Campbell (Frank) of Milwaukee, Wis.; sister, Mabel Gant of Delray Beach, Fla.; goddaughter, Shawanda Bellinger of Delray Beach, Fla.; and a host of grandchildren, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Roy C. Goodwin
Mr. Roy C. Goodwin, 95, of Louisville entered into rest on July 12, 2011, at his residence.

Mr. Goodwin was born on Sept. 19, 1915, in Louisville. He served 13 months, May 1933 to July 1934, in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Georgia, then went to Chicago, Ill., in February 1935. He attended Coyne Electrical and Radio School, then worked in a restaurant until December 1942, when he began work at Pullman Aircraft, before being inducted into the Navy in 1945. Upon his discharge, Mr. Goodwin returned to Pullman to build passenger rail cars. He then began and managed a dry cleaning and carpet cleaning business for many years and in 1960 he joined Clean Air Service, which he purchased six months later, naming it Fire Restoration. He was a member of Chicago South Elks No. 1596 for 36 years, 1956 to 1992, and joined Sertoma International, Highland Club (Chicago), in 1959, serving as Distinguished Club President, 1968 to 1969 and became a life member. He moved to High Point, Brooksville, Fla., in 1979 and joined the Golf and Lions Clubs. He served on the board of the Lions for 18 of his 25 year membership, receiving the Humanitarian and Melvin Jones Awards.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, Spring Hill, on Monday, July 18, 2011.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three wives, Mildred Broughton, Virginia Corrigan and Jean Hackel; son, Roy E. Bud Goodwin; brother, Glenn Goodwin; sister, Brunell Johnson; and one grandson, Todd.

Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Jones, Jacksonville, Fla.; four stepsons, Phil Corrigan, Hoffman, Minn., Leo Corrigan, Flossmoor, Ill., Richard Corrigan, Tucson, Ariz., Bob Hackel, Tell City, Ind.; stepdaughter, Joan Longtin, Tinley Park, Ill.; brother, John Goodwin, Augusta; sisters, Eddie Faircloth, Augusta, Mary Johnson, Graniteville, S.C.; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and friend, Ruth Knigga.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Spring Hill United Church of Christ.


Mrs. Opal Chalker Hammett
Mrs. Opal Chalker Hammett, 85, of Augusta entered into rest on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.

Mrs. Hammett was the wife of the late Ralph Hammett. She was a native of Gibson. She graduated from Glascock County High School and was a teller at the Bank of Gibson. In 1950 she married Ralph Hammett and in 1961 they moved to Augusta. Mrs. Hammett worked at Davison’s, then Macy’s Department Store, in the jewelry department.

Funeral services were held on Friday, July 15, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Thomas Poteet and Son, with Rev. Russell Davis officiating. Interment followed at Westover Memorial Park.

She was preceded in death by her son, Ralph Terry Hammett.

Survivors include her son, Lynn David Hammett of Atlanta; and sister, Cloise Chalker Kent.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Trinity on the Hill UMC, 1330 Monte Sano Avenue, Augusta, GA 30904, or to Bethel United Methodist Church, in care of Renae Kelley, 585 E. Main Street, Gibson, GA 30810.

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


Mrs. Margie Baggett McMillan
Mrs. Margie Baggett McMillan, 89, of Wadley entered into rest on Monday, July 11, 2011, at Jefferson Hospital, Louisville.

Mrs. McMillan, born Nov. 26, 1921, in Geneva, Ala., had lived in Wadley for the past 60 years. She was a retired office manager with Scarboro Paving Company, and a member of the Wadley Baptist Church.

Memorial services were held on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at 4 p.m. at Wadley Baptist Church, with Rev. Rusty Manning and Rev. Truett Leverette officiating. Interment services were private.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C.S. “Bud” McMillan; and seven siblings.

Survivors include a daughter, Laura Ann McMillan (Michael McNeely) of Savannah; son, Charles McMillan (Deborah) of Wadley; two grandchildren, Charla McMillan Cobb (Jason) of Wadley, and Terrell McMillan of Louisville; great-grandchildren, Cody McMillan, Kyle McMillan, Laura Caitlyn Cobb, Aidan Cobb and Ty Cobb; sisters, Virgie Baggett Parks of Indiana, Lucille Baggett Harrell of Indiana; and brother-in-law, John A. McMillan (Patsy) of Bartow.

In lieu of Flowers, memorials may be made to Wadley Baptist Church, P.O. Box 759, Wadley, GA 30477.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Alden LeRoy Peters
Mr. Alden LeRoy Peters, 71, of Stapleton entered into rest on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at University Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Pinecrest Mennonite Church, Stapleton. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Hannah L. Pryor
Miss Hannah L. Pryor, 67, of Coconut Grove, Fla., entered into rest on Saturday, July 9, 2011, at University Hospital, Miami, Fla.

Miss Pryor was a native of Jefferson County, where she joined Eden Baptist Church at an early age. She attended the Jefferson County School System and moved to Florida more than 40 years ago.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Eden Baptist Church and Cemetery, Louisville.

Survivors include her son, Willie Clarence Jackson of Coconut Grove, Fla.; sister, Aselene (Noah Swint) Pryor of Louisville; and one brother, Johnny Lee (Joyce) Pryor of Wadley; nieces, Bernestine (Neal) Buley, Cynthia (John) Daniels, Sharon Pryor, Jerald (Roszell) Pryor, Kendrick (Valencia) Pryor, Sheneice (Tapelra) McBride, Earnestine Pryor, Sylvia (James) Thompson and Shelia Tillman; 16 great-nieces and -nephews; 14 great-great-nieces and -nephews; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Tommie Lee Williams
Mr. Tommie Lee Williams of Warner Robins entered into rest on July 12, 2011.

Funeral services were held at Saturday, July 16, 2011, at 3:30 p.m. at Pine Hill Baptist Church, Louisville.


Mrs. Catherine Norris Winters
Mrs. Catherine Norris Winters, 93, of Wrens entered into rest on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at her residence.

Born to the late Belle Williford Norris and the late Charlie Lee Norris, Mrs. Winters grew up in Warrenton. She was a member of Eastern Star White Shrine of Jerusalem in Decatur and was a retired nurse.

The family held private services.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jake Winters; and siblings, Rev. Henry Norris and Reba Norris Phillips.

Survivors include a sister, Ruth N. Cutchin; niece and caretaker, Barbara Ray Prescott; and a nephew, Johnny Ray.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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