Obituaries
January 12, 2012 Issue

Mrs. Lynn Howell Anderson
Mrs. Lynn Howell Anderson, 48, of North Augusta, S.C., entered into rest on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Anderson had lived in North Augusta, S.C., for a number of years. She was an office manager for Care South in Augusta.

A memorial service was held at 5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at May and Smith Funeral Home, Sandersville, with Rev. Mary Griswell officiating.

Survivors include her son, Ryan Abner Guill of North Augusta, S.C.; parents, Thomas E. Howell and Mary M. Howell of Mitchell; sister, Brandie Howell Haynie of Augusta; and brother, James Troy Howell of Chicago, Ill.

May and Smith Funeral Directors were in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Essie Mae Reese Dixon
Mrs. Essie Mae Reese Dixon, 85, of Grange entered into rest on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at her residence surrounded by family.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at the Dixon Family Cemetery, with Rev. Tim Pendrey officiating.

Friends may call at the residence. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Sheppard Funeral Home, Gibson.

Mrs. Dixon, a native of Glascock County, was the daughter of the late Amous and Lelia Johnson Reese. She was the wife of the late Howard Wendell Dixon, a homemaker and a member of Providence Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Richard (Karen) Dixon, Hephzibah; one daughter, Jewell Dixon Ellison, Louisville; one sister, Louise (Ronnie) Bohler, Thomson; six grandchildren, Lynn Ellison, Toni Ellison, Howard Ellison, Faye Ellison, Jenna Dixon and Jonathan Dixon; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Dixon, Howard Ellison, Demetrius Ellison, Tyler Ellison, Tyler Underwood and Anthony Herrera.

Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Betty Hamilton
Mrs. Betty Hamilton, 71, of Martinez entered into rest on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012.

Mrs. Hamilton is a native of Gibson. She worked at Martinez Elementary School in the lunchroom for seven years.

Cryptside services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Bellevue Mausoleum, with Pastor Jerry Wilson officiating.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Robert Edward “Eddie” Hamilton; daughters, Yvonne DaVitte (George) of Evans, and Wylene Horton (Johnny) of Martinez; son, Robert E. Hamilton Jr. of Martinez; grandchildren, Nicole Poteet (Andrew), Scott Hamilton, Amber Gaskins (Rick), Jacob DaVitte, Taylor Horton and Cole Horton; great-grandchildren, Sadie Poteet, Jaycie Poteet and Kinsley Gaskins; sister, Patricia Corbelli; and niece, Judy Saxon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 2807 Washington Road, Suite B No. 146, Augusta, GA 30909.

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


Mrs. Bobbie Meeks Jordan
Mrs. Bobbie Meeks Jordan, 89, of Wadley entered into rest on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at the Heart and Vascular Institute of Augusta.

Born in 1922 to the late Demas and Madie Meeks, Mrs. Jordan was a homemaker and a member of the Wadley Baptist Church.

Graveside services were held on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Wadley Cemetery, with Ollie Carter and Rev. Tom Harrison officiating.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Watson “Bill” Jordan; and a sister, Hilda McDonald (Jeff).

Survivors include two sons, Billy W. Jordan of Wadley, and Don T. Jordan (Jo) of Hahira; and one granddaughter, B.J. Jordan of Valdosta.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Deborah Noggle Kitchens
Mrs. Deborah Noggle Kitchens, 53, of Stapleton entered into rest on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at the McDuffie County Hospital.

Mrs. Kitchens, a native of Greene County, was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Noggle Sr. She was a homemaker and attended Thomson Church of Christ.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens, Thomson.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Wayne Kitchens; sister, Rebecca (Roy) McCorkle, Thomson; four brothers, William Kyle Noggle, Thomson, Walter Calvin Noggle Sr., Michael Lee Noggle, Stapleton, and Calvin Kyle Noggle, Grovetown; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Chris Davis, Donnie Thomas, Joe Kitchens, Brian Noggle, Walter Noggle Jr. and Roy McCorkle.

Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Lamar C. Morris
Mr. Lamar C. Morris, 83, of Villa Rica, formerly of Wadley, entered into rest on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, in the comfort of his home with his wife and daughters at his bedside.

Mr. Morris was born in Emanuel County, to the late Otis and Neta Morris. He married Susie Frances West on Nov. 17, 1946. They were longtime residents of Wadley. Mr. Morris was a graduate of Wadley High School and was a local merchant in Wadley for many years. Prior to retirement, he was an auditor for the state of Georgia. He was a member of the Wadley Baptist Church.

Family received friends at Bethany Farms Bed and Breakfast, Wadley, on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, from 4 to 7 p.m.

Survivors include his wife, Frances; four daughters, Susan (Homer) Clark of Louisville, Kathy (Bob) Hopkins of Evans, Leigh Morris of Villa Rica, and Anne Morris of Decatur; granddaughter, Kimberly Clark Morse of Tampa, Fla.; and great-granddaughter, Alexis Morse.

Donations can be made to Tanner Hospice Care, P.O. Box 1136, Carrollton, GA 30112.

J. Collins Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Margaret Totes Peavy
Mrs. Margaret Totes Peavy, 76, of Mitchell entered into rest on Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Peavy was a lifelong resident of Mitchell. She was retired from Home Insurance, and a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at Friendship Baptist Church, with Rev. Russell Davis officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jake Peavy.

Survivors include her two daughters, Shirley (Jack) Garrison, Mitchell, and Cynthia (Gerald) Stone, Forest Park; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were John Dunham, Dr. Bob Hughes, Brinson Logue, Henry Kitchens, Thomas Downs and Jackson Garrison.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Melvin Lee Schneider
Mr. Melvin Lee Schneider, 68, of Grifton, N.C., formerly of Bartow, entered into rest on Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at Pitt County Hospital, Greenville, N.C., after complications from liver disease.

Mr. Schneider was born to Edward and Dorthy Schneider on July 20, 1943, in Ithaca, Mich., but lived much of his early life in Georgia and Mississippi, and had made his home in the Grifton, N.C., community since 1995.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Lighthouse Mennonite Church, with Minister Wilber Wiggers. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Geraldine; one brother; four sisters; one brother-in-law; and one mother-in-law.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Joyce Schneider; daughter, Rhonda Koehn (Kelly) of Stover, Mo., and Pamela Kanagy (LaVern) of Viroqua, Wis.; sons, Brent Schneider (Mary) and Chad Schneider (Kendra), all of Grifton, and Kevin Schneider (Lynette) of Windom, Kan.; father, Edward Schneider of Stapleton; father-in-law, Jona (Diana) Nikkel of Greenville, N.C.; sister, Pauline Holdeman (Howard) of Clarksdale, Miss.; and 13 grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Lighthouse Mennonite Church, 1281 Honolulu Road, Grifton, NC 28530.

Wilkerson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Charlie Bo Fan Stanford
Funeral services for Mr. Charlie Bo Fan Stanford, 92, of Warrenton were held on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. at Cody Grove Baptist Church, Warrenton, with Pastor Rev. Andrew Grant as eulogist.

Survivors include seven daughters, Betty Blair, Barbara Copeland, Rochester, N.Y., Mary Smith, Eva Mae Rhodes, Shirley Williams and Lois Mathis, Warrenton, Annette Parker, Gibson; three sons, James Stanford, John Stanford, Warrenton, and Charles Thomas, Thomson; 57 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Dawsons Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Buford Williford
Mr. Buford Williford, 85, of Gibson entered into rest on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Williford was a lifelong resident of Gibson, a U.S. Army veteran, a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and a self-employed auto mechanic and farmer.

Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Clarence Thompson officiating.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Williford; mother, Fannie Usry Chalker; brother William Harry Willford; sister, Louise Woodyard; and a son, Dannie Williford.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Glenis Ursy Williford of Gibson; daughter, Pat Kitchens of Gibson; sons, Dwight Williford and Ricky Williford, both of North Augusta, S.C.; sister, Winona Hodge of Gibson; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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