Obituaries
September 29, 2011 Issue

Mr. Robert “Bob” Leonard Hammond Sr.
Mr. Robert “Bob” Leonard Hammond Sr., 57, of West Palm Beach, Fla., entered into rest on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at 10 p.m.

Mr. Hammond was born to the late James Thomas Hammond Sr. and “Lillie” Mae Hammond at Good Samaritan Hospital on Dec. 23, 1953, in West Palm Beach, Fla. He graduated from Palm Beach High School and also attended Palm Beach Junior College and received an AP in business. Mr. Hammond was an entomologist at the Southeast Georgia Experiment Station at Midville. He was a teacher of the mentally challenged, correction officer, horticultural specialist and lecturer in the south central Georgia area, and curator of the Burke County Museum. He was president of the Burke County Historical Society, founder and vice-president of the Burke County Genealogical Society, and also author and compiler of family history. He was awarded the Judah P. Benjamin Certificate from the Daughters of the Confederacy for preserving the history of Burke County as a speaker, writer, curator, researcher and a community leader. Mr. Hammond was an active member of First Baptist Church of Midville, where he sang in the choir and led worship sometimes. He was lead singer of a gospel trio, The Sowers, from 1974 to 1978.

A viewing was held at DeLoach McKerley Funeral Home, Waynesboro, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011.

Survivors include two children, Robert L. Hammond Jr. of West Palm Beach, Fla., Amber Hammond Weeks of Waynesboro; stepson, Chris D. Robinson of Bartow; three grandchildren, Robert L. Hammond III, Ryan Hammond and Nathan Weeks; and four siblings, James Hammond, Tommy Hammond, Ed Hammond and Beverly Powell.

DeLoach McKerley Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Eddie Hill Jr.
Mr. Eddie Hill Jr., 72, of Louisville entered into rest on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at University Hospital.

Mr. Hill was a native of Jefferson County, the son of the late Eddie Hill Sr. and Annie Carter Hill. He attended the Jefferson County School System and worked for the City of Louisville before his retirement.

Memorial services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home Chapel, Louisville, with Minister Gladys Whicker officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Irene Grant Hill of Louisville; children, Dwayne Hill and Travis Floyd of Louisville, Kimberly Cuyler of Swainsboro; friend, Mary Curry of Louisville; goddaughter, Shanika Curry of Louisville; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Inez Allen and Robert (Pearl) Grant of Louisville, Mary Frances Grant, Katie (George) Porter, Ann (Shafford) Ballard of Miami, Fla., Mable (Nectar) Cup of Alabama, Nina Mae Hill and Mary Allen of Wadley; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Fannie Belle Hobbs
Miss Fannie Belle Hobbs, 95, of Wrens entered into rest on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at Old Capitol, Louisville.

Miss Hobbs was a member of Ebenezer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church for more than 50 years, where she taught adult Sunday school classes and Bible classes. She was also a member of the Women’s Missionary Society of which she was a past president. She began teaching elementary school in Nichols in the fall of 1935. Later in her career, she transferred to Tennille and then to Dearing, where she retired after 40 years of educating young minds. Miss Hobbs traveled with a local travel group to many destinations including Hawaii, Alaska, New York, Canada, Ireland and more. She was a member of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau and Keenagers Club of Wrens.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, at Ebenezer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Gary Jones officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eunice Burke Hobbs and John H. Hobbs; all of her siblings, Luther Hobbs, James Andrew Hobbs, George Robert Hobbs, Jack H. Hobbs, Sara Lizzie Townsend and Margaret Hobbs Rabun.

Survivors include her niece, Anne Townsend Clark; a great-nephew, James F. Clark; a great-niece, Linda C. Santarone (Drew) of Milledgeville; a great-great-niece, Jennifer S. Spencer (Bryant) Milledgeville; her church family and friends.

Pallbearers were Bill Burke, Gordon Burke, Jimmy Burke, Ralph Burke, Gary Dye and Billy Faglier.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ebenezer ARP Cemetery Fund, c/o John T. Clark, 4215 Hobbs Rd, Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. James L. Jackson
Mr. James L. Jackson, 72, of Louisville entered into rest on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, at his residence.

Mr. Jackson was born in Burke County. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, retired from Thermo King as a quality control supervisor, and a member of Dellwood Baptist Church.

Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2011, at Dellwood Baptist Church, with Rev. Joe Bedgood officiating. Burial followed in the Millen Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J. Hinton and Vonnie Jackson; and a brother, David Jackson.

Survivors include his wife, Cecilia Holton Jackson; three sons, Michael and Dwayne Jackson of Louisville, and Keith (Kimi) Jackson of Swainsboro; two sisters, Ann Baxley of Davisboro and Dorothy Smith of Millen; six grandchildren, David, Victoria and Victoria Remington and Raleigh Jackson, Lisa D. Jackson and Carly L. Jackson. Pallbearers were Brad Poole, Wayne Saunders, Ron Claxton, Cecil Holton, David Jackson and Steve Rollins.

Crowe-Fields Funeral Home, Inc., was in charge of arrangements.

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