Obituaries
December 29, 2011 Issue

Deaconess Willie Clyde Adkinson
Deaconess Willie Clyde Adkinson of Bartow entered into rest on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, in Bartow.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Tarvers Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Bartow, with Pastor James Thomas officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her daughters, Tammi Michelle Adkinson and Zannia Lynelle Adkinson of Augusta; sons, Willie Chico (Tarolette Carlesia) Adkinson of Augusta, and Willie Charles Jones, Columbia, S.C.; five sisters, Annie Mae Holiday, Betty (Walter) Collins and Marie Sterling of Brooklyn, N.Y., Rosa (Ralph) Hicks, Bartow, and Annie Jessie Warthen, Jacksonville, Fla.; five brothers, James (Eleanor) Parker of Concord, N.C., Charleston (Mattie) Parker and Chester James (Joann) Parker of Bartow, Thomas (Vickie) Parker of Sandersville, and Alfred (Natasha) Parker of Louisville; six grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Elijah Brown, Nekel Brown, Derrick Carswell, Rodney Carswell, Rodney Gilmore, Willie Hickson, Patrick Logan, Ty Neal, Lorenzo Stone and Craig Woodard.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Agnes Neal Baker
Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes Neal Baker, 80, of Mitchell, were held on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Williams Grove Baptist Church, Mitchell, with Pastor Rev. Golden Lott officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Haynes and Thomas Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. William Jerry Hattaway
Mr. William Jerry Hattaway, 80, of Grovetown, formerly of Louisville, entered into rest on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at the residence of his daughter and surrounded by family.

Mr. Hattway was a veteran, having served four years in the Navy. After serving in the Navy, he went on to work for Southern Bell where he retired. After his retirement, he farmed and later was owner and operator of Hattaway Bait and Tackle in Louisville. He was a member of the Louisville United Methodist Church.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at the Louisville City Cemetery, with Rev. David Boggs from Bartow/Moxley United Methodist Church officiating.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John T. and Maggie Hattaway; and his daughter, Teresa Hattaway.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Betty T. Hattaway of Grovetown; daughter, Della Hendrix (Ty), Grovetown; two sons, Mike Hattaway (Becky), Augusta, and Bill Hattaway (Joanna), Bartow; seven grandchildren, Bekki (Aaron) Hall, Thomson, Michael Hattaway, Jason Hattaway, Megan Hattaway, Daniel Hattaway, Toni (Dave) Hall, Lexington, S.C., and Trey Hattaway, U.S. Marine Corp; great-grandchildren, Tanner and Emmie Hall, Thomson, Zach and Morgan Hall, Lexington, S.C.; brother, John Hattaway; and two sisters, Ethel Davis and Carolyn Rouell, all of Louisville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Moxley United Methodist Church, c/o Mary Lois Gaston, 1175 Walden Brett Road, Wadley, GA 30477, or Gideons International at P.O. Box 140800 Nashville, TN 37214-0800.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements


Mrs. Juanita Taylor Ivey
Mrs. Juanita Taylor Ivey, 75, of Dearing entered into rest on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at her residence.

Mrs. Ivey was a lifelong resident of McDuffie County. She had retired from Thomson Company and Chardan as a seamstress. She was a member of Lighthouse Community Fellowship Church.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at Adams Chapel Cemetery, with Rev. Eddie Renew officiating.

She was preceded in death by her father, Albert Taylor; sister, Faye Fleming; and brother, Jimmy James.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne Ivey, Dearing; two daughters, Sherry (James) Key, Dearing, and Pat (Mike) Jenkins, Thomson; two stepsons, Ken (Karen) Ivey, Gibson, and Brock Ivey, Dearing; three grandchildren, Tonya (Curtis) Whitaker, Thomson, Scott (Martha) Key, Elberton, and Shane Jenkins, Thomson; step-grandson, Kenneth Wayne Ivey Jr., Gibson; two great-grandchildren, Nick and Logan Whitaker, Thomson; two brothers, Junior James and Earl James, Augusta; two sisters, Janice (Bobby) Evans, Dearing, and Jerry Reid, Appling.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements


Miss Claudia “Doll” McKinnie
Miss Claudia “Doll” McKinnie, 72, of Wadley entered into rest on Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at her residence.

Miss McKinnie was a native of Jefferson County, the daughter of the late Linder McKinnie and Matilda Tremble McKinnie. At an early age she joined the Pierce Grove Baptist Church, where she served on the Usher Board, Missionary Society, the Kitchen Committee and any place that she could help until her health failed. She worked various jobs including at Glendale Nursing Home, Davis Café and for more than 20 years as custodian at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Salter Grove Baptist Church, Bartow. Burial was in the Pierce Grove Baptist Church Family Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughters, Nettie McKinnie Heggs and Tammy (Willie) M. Gamble of Wadley, Kimbley L. Williams of Stone Mountain; two sons, Ricky McKinnie of Augusta, and Tony (Sheila) Fields of Wadley; sister, Ezra M. Flournoy of Wadley; brother, Elex McKinnie of Louisville; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Annie Warthen of Wadley and Judy Hicks of Atlanta; a multitude of nieces and great-nieces, nephews and great-nephews; several cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Annie Thomas Oliver
Mrs. Annie Thomas Oliver of Wrightsville entered into rest on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at Fairview Hospital, Dublin.

Mrs. Oliver was a native of Johnson County, the daughter of the late Bennie Lee Thomas Sr. and Lizzie Thomas Strickland. She joined Rock Spring Baptist Church at an early age. Mrs. Oliver was a retired machine operator.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Rock Spring Baptist Church, Wrightsville. Burial was in the Burnett Grove AME Church Cemetery, Washington County.

Survivors include her husband, Allen Oliver Jr.; three children, Joann (Ronnie) Tarver of Pringle, Kizzy Oliver and Terrance Oliver of Wrightsville; three brothers, Robert Lee McMiller of Garden City, Jack (Charmaine) Cordy of Fort Pierce, Fla., and Calvin Thomas of Savannah; three sisters, Nannette T. McClendon of Wrightsville, Bonita Green of Louisville, and Angela Ellis of Winter Park, Fla.; three uncles, James Lee Cason of Dayton Beach, Fla., Willie Henry (Madie) Thomas of Pringle, and Andrew Lemon of Wrightsville; six aunts, Lottie Hurst of St. Louis, Mo., Ola Bell Chambers of Kirkwood, Mo., Annie Ruth Williams of Jacksonville, Fla., Owedia Cordy of Homestead, Fla., Diane (Wesley) Smith of Wadley, and Glenda McMiller of Wrightsville; three sisters-in-law, Lillian Oliver of Brunswick, and Latha (Isaac) Williams and Katherine (Dewey) Wallace, all of Wrightsville; two brothers-in-law, Wesley Oliver and Jack Oliver, both of Wrightsville; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; friend, Rufus Jackson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mamie L. “Miss Rat” Stone
Mrs. Mamie L. “Miss Rat” Stone known, 89, entered into rest on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, at Thomson Health and Rehabilitation, Thomson.

Mrs. Stone was born Sept. 21, 1923, in Jefferson County to the late Mr. Oscar Mathis and the late Mrs. Janie Mathis Beasley. At an early age she joined First Baptist Church of Stapleton, where she served as the church secretary, a member of the Pastor’s Support Ministry, the Usher Board, the Senior Choir, the Missionary Society and many other auxiliaries of the church for many years until her health failed.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Stapleton, with Rev. Dr. Frank Seabrook Sr. officiating and Rev. Carl Simmons presiding. Interment was in Vining Cemetery, Stapleton.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Christen Mariner and Parie Lee Smith.

Survivors include one son, Wallace (Bessie) Stapleton of Hephzibah; three grandsons, Kevin Maurice Stapleton, Willie Maurice (Tonya) Harris of Hephzibah, and Darrius Mackie of Valdosta; two granddaughters, Kimberly Stapleton (Melvin) Glenn and Lawanna Hawkins of Hephzibah; one brother, Willie Mathis of Stockbridge; sons, Donald (Vickie) Greene of Avera, and Eric Fleming of Hephzibah; cousins, Janice (Randolph) Murphy and Louise Clark; and a host of other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were the Jefferson County High School class of 1960.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Julia Virginia Clark Walker
Mrs. Julia Virginia Clark Walker, 91, of Marshallville, formerly of Louisville, entered into rest on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at Oaks Nursing Home in Marshallville.

Mrs. Walker was a daughter of the late James W. Clark and Mary Little Clark of Louisville. She was a graduate of Louisville Academy, and attended both Wesleyan College and the University of Georgia.

On May 19, 1943, she married Robert Casper Walker and was a wife and homemaker until his death in 1993. She had lived in Louisville, Albuquerque, N.M., and Panama Canal Zone prior to retiring to Tifton in 1972.

Mrs. Walker was a member of Tifton First United Methodist Church and the Tifton community until she entered the Oaks Nursing Home.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, at Louisville City Cemetery, with Rev. David Hibberts officiating.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; four brothers; and a grandson, Robert Damon Walker.

Survivors include three sons, Robert C. Walter Jr. of Marshallville, James W. Walker of Stow, Ohio, and William C. Walker of Deatsville, Ala.; three grandchildren, Ben Walker of Birmingham, Ala., Emily Stringfellow of Millbrook, Ala., and Mathew Walker of Stow, Ohio; and two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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