Obituaries
October 20, 2011 Issue

Mr. Otto Arthur Bostic Sr.
Mr. Otto Arthur Bostic Sr., 87, of Louisville entered into rest on Oct. 13, 2011, at Jefferson Hospital. Mr. Bostic was a resident of Jefferson County. He was the son of the late Josephine White and Saxton Bostic. He was a member of the Mays Grove Baptist Church. Mr. Bostic was a retired veteran of the U.S. Army after 20 years of active service. In 1990, he retired as a mechanic from the Motor Transport Division of Fulton County, city of Atlanta. After his retirements, he still continued to work.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Mays Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery, Louisville, with full military honors.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Hazel Mae White Bostic of Louisville; children, Othareen Bostic-Gonzalez of Columbus, Arthur (Valorie) Jones of Wilson, N.C., Sharon Washington of Cameron, N.C., Linda White of Atlanta, Otto Arthur (Toni) Bostic Jr. of Jonesboro, Alfred Saxton Bostic of Atlanta, Sherry Bostic, Markquis Bostic and Sabrina Bostic, all of Louisville, Tenika Bostic of Atlanta, Marico L. (Sharon Nelson) Bostic of Wrens, and De`Angelo (Ningee Hagans) Bostic of Atlanta; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Griggs of Atlanta; 43 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Larry D. Davis
Mr. Larry D. Davis, 50, of Wrens entered into rest.

Memorial services were held on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Wrens Chapel AME Church, Wrens.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. James Herbert Bowen
Mr. James Herbert Bowen, 72, of Martinez entered into rest on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. James was retired from the Navy after more than 20 years of service. He also worked at University Hospital as a security guard, and was a member of the St. Teresa Avila Parish for 10 years. He served in the Air Force for a short while.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at St. Teresa Avila Parish, Martinez, with Father Gaspar Hegedus officiating. Interment followed at Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery, Gibson.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Chalker Bowen; parents, William and Deloris Westkamp Bowen; two sisters, Shirley Sharp and Sis Dawes.

Survivors include his daughter, Dawn (Thomas) Bowen Hockert of Martinez; stepdaughter, Catherine (Bob) Kinner of Martinez; five grandchildren, Tyler James Bowen, Robert Kinner, Brenda Kinner, Ronda Kinner and Deborah Spargo; and two great-grandchildren, Catherine Spargo and Brianna Spargo.

Pallbearers were Bob Kinner, Thomas Hockert, Don Chalker, Tyler Bowen, Chandler Hockert and Allen Williams.

Honorary pallbearer is Derek Griffen.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Marjorie Black Brett
Mrs. Marjorie Black Brett, 77, of Grovetown entered into rest on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at her residence.

Mrs. Brett was born in Louisville, to the late Leslie Black and Annie Bell Smith Black. She was a homemaker and attended Grove First Baptist Church.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at the Moxley Community Cemetery, Moxley, with Rev. Steven Adams officiating.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Linton Emory Brett; son-in-law, Charles E. Ayers; brothers, Marvin Black, J.L. Black Jr. and Lewis Black; and a sister, Marguerite Black.

Survivors include her son Stephen (Carole) Brett, Tifton; two daughters, Lynn Ayers, Martinez, and Karen (Jack) Henson, Powder Springs; grandchildren, Phillip Henson, Stefanie (David) Parham, Leslie Brett, Lindsey (Waylon) Franks, Stephen Brett Jr.; and one great-granddaughter, Ainsley Parham.

If so desired, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2607 Commons Blvd, Augusta, GA 30909, or Odyssey Hospice, 3508 Professional Circle, Suite A, Augusta, GA 30907.

Starling Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Willie Albert Dixon
Mr. Willie Albert Dixon, 45, of Louisville entered into rest on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Eden Baptist Church and Cemetery, Louisville.

Mr. Dixon was a native of Jefferson County, the son of the late Raymond T. Dixon and Viola Sheely “White” Dixon. He attended the Jefferson County School System, and later, a truck driving school. He was a member of the Eden Baptist Church.

Survivors include his siblings, Lucille Smith Hamilton of New Jersey, Richard Dixon and Curtis Dixon of Trenton, N.J., James Thomas (Angela) Dixon of Ellenwood, Ethel Dixon (Kelly) Davis of Jacksonville, Fla.; aunts and uncles, Beulah (John) Hilton, Louise Sheely of Hephzibah, Robert (Dorothy) Dixon of Louisville, and Mattie Dixon of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; great-aunts, Bernice Walden of Louisville, and Lizzie Alice Dixon of Augusta; 16 nieces and nephews; 15 great-nieces and -nephews; and a host of cousins and friends.

Family maybe contacted at the residence, 1805 Sandy Lane, Louisville, GA or at Davis Funeral Home.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Rosa M Gibson
Mrs. Rosa M. Gibson of Augusta entered into rest on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at her residence.

Mrs. Gibson was a native of Washington County. She was a member of Good Samaritan Baptist Church where she was a member of the Deaconess Board and the Pastors Aide Committee. Mrs. Gibson retired after 32 years in food service at Fort Gordon.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Good Samaritan Baptist Church, with Rev. Shellie Sapp officiating. Burial was in Second Mineral Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Washington.

Survivors include three daughters, Ora G. (Dwight) Reese, Atlanta, Victoria (Gary) Williams and Alvenia Kyler, both of Augusta; stepson, Kenneth Reese, College Park; two sisters, Pauline Baker, Gibson, and Josie P. Gatson, Greensboro, N.C.; brother-in-law, Bosie Gatson, Greensboro, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Walton; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Luella B. Gibbons
Mrs. Luella B. Gibbons of Louisville entered into rest on Oct. 8, 2011, at Gibson Health and Rehab.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Gordon Grove Baptist Church, Louisville.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mable Hollingsworth
Mrs. Mable Hollingsworth of Atlanta entered into rest on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Stamp Branch Baptist Church, Warrenton. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include one son, George Hamilton; and six grandchildren.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. John L. Kitchens
Mr. John L. Kitchens, 83, of Warrenton entered into rest on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at Warrenton Health and Rehab.

Mr. Kitchens was a son of the late John L. Kitchens Sr. and Sara F. Kitchens, and for 60 years was a member of the local IBEW 1579.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Sheppard Funeral Home, Gibson. Burial followed in Bellevue Memorial Gardens.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Edward L. Kitchens and J. Seaborn C. Kitchens; daughter, Roberta K. Cash; and a sister, Mary K. Blogett.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Patricia G. Kitchens; children, Sherrie and David Battles, Steve Leth, Patrick Leth, Sandra Leth, Leona Damas, Larry Etta Bucio, John S. Kitchens, John M. and Susan Kitchens, Frances K. Garvin, Janie K. and Hank Tetreault, Leonard M. and Laura Kitchens, and Paul A. Kitchens; brother, Tommy and Sylvia Kitchens; sisters, Sarah K. Lafavor, Ruth K. Moore, Martha K. Scott and Joann K. Sodd; 36 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements


Evangelist Gloria Jean Brown Logan
Evangelist Gloria Jean Brown Logan, 57, of Augusta entered into rest on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at her residence.

Evangelist Logan was a native of Jefferson County, the daughter of the Late Lenton and Mary Hill Brown. At an early age she joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church. In 1972, she graduated from the Jefferson County High School. Later she moved to Washington, D.C., where she graduated from Howard University in 1978, and worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation until 1979. In 1980 she moved to New Orleans, La., and joined the Philadelphia Apostolic Church of P.A.W., where she was called into the ministry. She later returned to Jefferson County and eventually moved to Richmond County, where she joined the New Zion Apostolic Church and attended Straight Apostolic Church. She was a member of the Foster Parent Association of Georgia and (GYAP) Georgia Youth Advocate Program.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at 11 a.m. at New Zion Apostolic Church, Augusta, with Bishop James Daniels and Bishop William Que officiating. Burial was in Pinola Church of God Cemetery, Wadley.

Survivors include her husband of 32 years, James Logan of Augusta; children, Antoinette (Eric) Logan Burney, LaJuanita Logan, Deonte Logan and Jaleel Logan, all of Augusta; stepdaughter, Aleisha Logan of Louisville; siblings, Johnny Frank (Alveeta) Brown and Linda (Bobby) Hill of Wadley; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Shirlinda Logan and Zeloy Ann Logan, both of Wadley, Charlie Mae Hudson of Swainsboro, Juanita Logan of Sandersville, and Jerry Darnell (Valerie) Logan of Lakewood, Wash.; grandchildren, Roshod Burney, Malachi Burney, Zah`Myah Logan; two step-grandchildren, Balencia Williams and Malchom Williams; one aunt, Golden Collins of Wadley; godchildren, Tamara Mack-Cox of Conyers, Monique Meadows, Ivy Akins, Mary Neal Purvis and Ladessha Moore, all of Augusta; spiritual daughters, Louise Turner of Augusta, and LaCesia McCall of Goodsmanville, Tenn.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Master DeVon Jordan Neal
Master DeVon Jordan Neal, 6, entered into rest on Sept. 30, 2011, of an acute asthma attack.

Master Neal was born on Sept. 29, 2005, to LaRaven and LaVaugn Neal.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at Greater Emanuel Apostolic Temple, Cincinnati, Ohio, with Bishop James E. Daniel and Dr. Robbi Warren officiating and Executive Pastor LaVelton J. Daniel as eulogist. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, LaRaven and LaVaugn Neal; siblings, McKenzie and Talia Neal; grandparents, Kevin Neal and Carol Davis, and Elder LaVelton and Patricia Daniel; great-grandparents, Bishop Paul and Rebecca Bowers, Joyce Kennedy, and Rev. Perry and Lois Daniel, Avera; godparents, Michael and LaTosha Posey, and Roosevelt and Annette Barnes; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins other relatives, classmates and friends.

Thompson, Hall and Jordan Funeral Homes were in charge of arrangements.


Mr. James Markins
Mr. James Markins, 57, of Gibson entered into rest on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011.

Mr. Markins was a native and lifelong resident of Gibson, a graduate of Glascock County High School and Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. He was a member of the Georgia Funeral Directors Association, the Independent Funeral Directors of Georgia, the Academy of Graduate Embalmers, the Glascock County Lions Club, and Mitchell Full Gospel Church. He served on the Board of Directors of the Glascock County Developmental Authority, the Glascock County Housing Authority, and the Glascock County School Council. He was the chairman of the Glascock County Health Department. Mr. Markins served as mayor of Gibson from 1986 through 1992. He served Glascock County and surrounding areas for many years as a funeral director and owner of Sheppard Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at the Glascock County School gymnasium, Gibson, with Rev. Mann Kirkland and Rev. Jacky Downs officiating. Burial was in the Mitchell Full Gospel Church Cemetery.

Mr. Markins was preceded in death by his father, Elmer Lamar Markins; two sisters, Janice Spivey and Connie Messerly.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Carol Markins of Gibson; mother, Lorene McNeal Markins of Gibson; daughter, Lesley Markins of Augusta; son, Jason J. Markins of Augusta; two grandchildren, Katelyn Washington and Eli Carroll; brother, Otto (Jeannie) Markins of Valdosta; sisters, Barbara Johns of Mobile, Ala., Alice (Pete) Adams of Chatsworth, and Debra (Timothy) Gagner of Grovetown; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and many friends.

Pallbearers were Lewis Wells, Algernon Usry, Blake Moore, Josh Daniel, Earl Humphries, Timothy Gagner, Anthony Poole and Dean Reese.

Honorary pallbearers were Georgia funeral service professionals.

Those desiring may make contributions to the Glascock County Athletic Department, 1230 Panther Way, Gibson, GA 30810.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Pearl Elizabeth Libby Parrish
Miss Pearl Elizabeth Libby “Bibby” Parrish, 82, of Wrens entered into rest on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at University Hospital.

Miss Parrish retired from the Jefferson County Board of Education, where she served as a paraprofessional and worked with special needs children. She attended Wrens Baptist Church, where she was a member for 70 years.

A celebration of her life was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Wrens Baptist Church, with Rev. J. Scott McKinney officiating. Interment followed in the Parrish family plot at Wrens Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include a brother, Randall Reeves Parish Sr. (Betty) of Wrens; a sister, Joy Parish Young (Parker) of Flat Rock, N.C.; nine nieces and nephews; 12 great-nieces and -nephews; nine great-great-nieces and -nephews; church family and a host of friends.

Pallbearers were nephews and great-nephews, Randy Parish, Douglas Young, Sam Weede, Cory Young, John Huff Parish, Jamie Williford, Parish Howard, Matthew Howard and Marcus Howard.

Honorary pallbearers were friends, Ollie Miller, Paul Ledger, Max Johnson, Billy Norton, Billy Belding, Tony Reese, Marvin Reese, Ricky Godowns, Jeffery Amerson and Wayne Holton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wrens Baptist Church, PO Box 217, Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Frank Wallace “Rat” Phillips
Mr. Frank Wallace “Rat” Phillips, 61, of Gibson entered into rest Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at Georgia Health Sciences University.

Mr. Phillips was a mechanic by trade, but it was also his hobby. He worked outdoors and at one time was a logger.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at James Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Seaman officiating. Interment followed in Waldens UMC Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Julia Thigpen Phillips and Frank E. Phillips; siblings, Larry E. Phillips, Carolyn P. Sellars and Maxine P. Wheeler.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Williams Usry Phillips; two children, Lisa P. Cranford (Billy) and Eddie Phillips (Denise); five stepchildren, Deborah Randall, Brenda Thigpen (Wayne), Kathy Hawkins (Jamie), Barney Usry and Gary Usry (Phyllis); two grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Pallbearers were Terry Poole, Derrick Randall, Gary Usry, Phillip Wheeler, Roy Wheeler and Tony Wheeler.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Clay Storey
Mr. Clay Storey, 49, of Appling entered into rest on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011.

Mr. Storey worked with his dad in their specialty masonry business, E.W. Storey and Son.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at 4 p.m. at Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Home, with Rev. Lance Thomas and Kevin Hunt officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Joy Thomas Storey; son, Christopher; grandchildren, Kasey and Haley; parents, Wayne and Jackie Storey of Augusta; brother, Mark Storey (Doris) of Tallahassee, Fla.; sisters, Stacey Bentley (Ricky) of Hephzibah, and Amy Hunt (Kevin) of Evans; 16 nieces and nephews; and seven great-nieces and -nephews.

Honorary pallbearers were Steven Storey, Cody Storey, Greg and Jody Quattlebaum, Justin Reed, Jonathan Dixon, Robbie and Kelly Jordan, Rob Smith and Andy Webb.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests for charitable contributions to be made to: GHSU Pancreatic Cancer Research at 1120 15th Street, Room CN 2101, Augusta, GA 30914.

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

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