Obituaries
August 4, 2011 Issue

Mr. Gene “BooRat” Boyer
Mr. Gene “BooRat” Boyer, 66, of Sparta recently entered into rest.

Mr. Boyer, born May 23, 1945, was the son of the late Carlton Hugh Boyer and Lillie Mae Boyer Meeks, and a stepson of the late Kennon Meeks. He was a machine operator, retired from Frotsmann and Company, formerly J.P. Stevens and Company, Milledgeville, after 35 years of service, and also from Sparta Water Plant, as a Georgia Certified Water Class 3 operator. Mr. Boyer was of the Methodist faith, having attended Pierce Memorial Methodist Church in Sparta.

Graveside services were held at Sparta Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2011.

Survivors include his sisters, Patsy Boyer Merritt, Macon, and Jeanette Freeman, Albany; daughters, Lynn (Mack) Rodgers, Camak, and Von (Mark) Phillips, Stapleton; six grandchildren, Chris, Dalton, Ray Heather, Kevin and Daniel; two great-grandchildren, Addie and Rheya; nieces, Lisa (Eddie) Freeman, Macon, Amy (Brad) Ward, Orlando, Fla., Ann (Grady) Parker, Milledgeville, and Melanie Freeman, Albany; and nephew, Steve Merritt Jr., Roberta.

Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Amy Nicole Brown
Miss Amy Nicole Brown, 29, of Augusta entered into rest on Tuesday, July 26, 2011.

Miss Brown was a lifelong resident of Augusta. She was a former manager with Sonic on Mike Padgett Highway.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 20, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Posey Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Floyd E. McComb officiating. Interment was in Bellevue Memorial Park.

She was preceded in death by her father, Mike Brown Sr.

Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Kathy and Larry Prickett, Wrens; two brothers, Keith Bales Jr., Atlanta, and Mike Brown Jr., Augusta; two sisters, Kelly Brown and Sherry Brown, both of Augusta; stepsister, Brooke Wilcher, Wrens; step-grandmother, Brigitte Brown; nine uncles; three aunts; two nephews; and three nieces.

Pallbearers were Robert Payton, Larry Newton, George Morris, Bobby Thigpen, Jim Cason Bo Boone Jr., Johnny Ramos and Brad Newton.

Memorials may be made to the family of Miss Brown, C/O Kathy Prickett, 1307 Georgia Ave, North Augusta, SC 29841.

Posey Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Gerald “Jerry” Len Carroll
Mr. Gerald “Jerry” Len Carroll, 52, of Wrens entered into rest on Monday, July 25, 2011, at the Georgia Health and Science University.

Mr. Carroll was a car salesman. He received recognitions from both Chrysler and Ford for outstanding salesman and representative in the Southeast. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, where he participated in several mission trips to Mexico.

Memorial services were held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2011, at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Bethlehem, with Rev. Autry Waters officiating.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Emmitt T. Carroll III and Kevin Wayne Carroll.

Survivors include his parents, Catherine Culverson Carroll and Rev. Dr. Emmitt Tipton Carroll Jr.; two daughters, Jessica C. Jackson (Nathaniel) and Krista Carroll; a brother, Stephen Cabell Carroll (Teri) of El Reno, Okla.; four grandchildren, Austin, Anzion, Cyrus and Elijah; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; and a host of friends.

To honor Jerry and to continue work in Mexico, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Jerry Carroll Memorial Mission Fund, PO Box 86, Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Pauline Smith Crowder
Mrs. Pauline Smith Crowder entered into rest on Sunday, July 30, 2011, at Heritage of Old Capital.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Stone Springfield AME Church and Cemetery, Stapleton.

Mrs. Crowder was a native of Jefferson County, the daughter of the late Hershel Willie Smith and Sarah Julia Hannah Smith. She lived in New Jersey for most of her life. She worked as a seamstress until her retirement. She returned to Jefferson County and was a member of the Stone Springfield AME Church.

Survivors include a sister, Ruby Lee Hatcher of Stapleton; a multitude of nieces and nephews including, Jimmy Lane of Stapleton, Pauline Roberts of Louisville, and Roosevelt Smith and Cephas Smith Jr., both of Atlanta; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

Family maybe contacted at the residence of her niece, Pauline and Jeremiah Roberts, 1665 Brown Terrance Road, Louisville.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Terrell Dye
Mr. Terrell Dye, 57, of Gibson entered into rest on Thursday, July 28, 2011.

A memorial service will be held at a later time.

Mr. Dye was a native of Richmond County, but had lived in Gibson for a few years. He was a painter, and a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church.

Survivors include his two sons, Wesley Dye and Tyson Dye, both of Appling; three sisters, Dotsie Cole and Marcia Howell, both of Gibson, and Beryl Vivian Kitchens, Columbia County; two brothers, Joseph Paul Dye, North Augusta, and Kenneth Jewell Dye, West Palm Beach, Fla.; and grandson, Trenten Dye.

Friends may call at the residence of Dotsie Cole, Beall Springs Rd., Gibson.

Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Frances Williams Heath
Mrs. Frances Williams Heath, 71, entered into rest on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at Glendale Nursing Home, Wadley.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at St. Matthews AME Church, Louisville, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Cour Delion Society Cemetery.

Mrs. Heath was born to the late Roosevelt T. Williams and the late Fannie Hatcher Williams on Feb. 6, 1940. She was educated in the public schools of Jefferson County before furthering her education at Savannah State College. She was employed by the Jefferson County Board Of Education for 27 years. Mrs. Heath was a member of the Georgia Education Association and the Benevolent Society of Louisville. She was a member of St. Matthews AME Church, where she was an advisor for the Church Junior Usher Board and worked with the Trustee Ministry and the Missionary Board.

Survivors include her son, Timothy Bernard Heath of Atlanta; five stepchildren, Eddie Morris Heath of Washington, Helen Heath of Rochester N.Y., Dennis Heath of Colorado Springs, Colo., Veronica Heath of Louisville, and Michael Heath of Brooklyn, N.Y.; brothers, Roosevelt T. (Inez) Williams Jr. of Louisville, George P. (Roberta) Hatcher of Augusta; sisters, Emma Ruth (Clarence) Brookins of Philadelphia, Pa., and Juanita L. Evans of Miami, Fla.; one granddaughter, Brianna Jefferson of Atlanta; one goddaughter, Michelle Williams Glover of Savannah; nieces, Monica (Drew) Weems of Atlanta, Rolanda (Jeffrey) Gallop of Palm Bay, Fla., Francine McBride of Philadelphia, Pa., and Juanita Hatcher of Miami, Fla.; nephews, Victor Williams and Darren Williams, both of Atlanta, Hubert Hatcher of San Diego, Calif., and Roy Brookins of Philadelphia, Pa.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Family maybe contacted at the residence, 539 East Broad Street, Louisville or at Davis Funeral Home.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Miss Deborah Kay “Debbie” Brooks Jenkins
Miss Deborah Kay “Debbie” Brooks Jenkins, 60, of Wrens entered into rest on Monday, July 25, 2011, at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2011, at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor David Brooks officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Miss Jenkins was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County and a member of Woodland Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, John Edward Brooks.

Survivors include her daughter, Phyllis J. Winnings; mother, Eloise Pittman Brooks; brothers, Tim Brooks (Mary Grace) and Mack Brooks (Mary); sister, Wanda B. Usry (David); three grandchildren, Allen Boatwright, Gregg Boatwright and Timothy Boatwright; several nieces and nephews; numerous cousins; and many friends.

Pallbearers will be Mack Brooks Jr., Wade Brooks, Wayne Davis, Keith Pittman, Ronnie Pittman and David Usry.

Because of a prolonged illness, 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.


Mr. Ricky C. Jones
Funeral services for Mr. Ricky C. Jones, 51, of Wrens were held on Sunday, July 31, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Flat Rock Baptist Church, Matthews, with Rev. Thomas Berry as eulogist. Interment was in Mt. Horeb Baptist Church, Matthews.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Rev. King Mack
Funeral services for Rev. King Mack of Louisville were held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2011, at Eden Baptist Church, Louisville.

Survivors include his wife, Eunice P. Mack; son, Cory Mack (Erica) of Pennsecola, Fla.; children he raised as his own, Johnnie L. Brown and James Brown of Montgomery, Ala., Ittlious Brown and Antshavious Washington; sisters, Pauline Mack and Corine Mack of Louisville.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Wilmer Warren Wallace
Mr. Wilmer Warren Wallace, 91, of Augusta entered into rest on Thursday, July 28, 2011.

Mr. Wallace was born Jan. 31, 1920, in Sardis, the son of the late William A. and Edna Mays Wallace. He moved to Louisville as a young boy and graduated from Louisville Academy in 1938. He studied art under Lamar Dodd and graduated with a degree in fine arts from the University of Georgia in 1942. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942-1946. Mr. Wallace worked as a commercial artist with Fine Products, Augusta, from 1947-1956, before he began his career with State Farm Insurance company as an agent. Mr. Wallace served in the roles of Deacon, Elder and Elder Emeritus at First Presbyterian Church. He was a charter member of Christ Presbyterian Church. He and his wife, Georleen, worked in the children’s ministry in addition to their work with Child Evangelism Ministries.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Platt’s Crawford Avenue Chapel, with Dr. Gordon Reed officiating. Entombment followed in Westover Memorial Park Mausoleum.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Georleen, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wallace; sisters, Gladys Wallace Mays, Lillian Smith, Mildred Rowland and his brother William Andrew Wallace, Jr.

Survivors include his two daughters, Dianne Dome and Kay Patton; husband, Larry; stepson, Brant; two granddaughters, Shannon Boudreaux (Paul), Jessica Fuller (Adam); great-grandchildren, Conner, Natalie, Elijah, Payton and Grayson; sister, Jean Aaron of Dalton; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Hal Beman, Al Lovingood, George Bowen, John Clark, Jack O’Tyson and Philip Brinson.

If so desired, memorials may be made to Christ Church Presbyterian Building Fund, 4201 Southern Pines Drive, Evans, GA 30809.

Platt’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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