Obituaries
January 19, 2012 Issue

Mrs. Evelyn Fleenor Aikman
Mrs. Evelyn Fleenor Aikman entered into rest on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, after a long illness. vMrs. Aikman graduated from the University of Tennessee and taught elementary school for many years. She was an avid photographer whose work was featured in exhibits around the country and was a member of the Factory Photoworks gallery at the Torpedo Factory arts center in Alexandria, Va. Mrs. Aikman had lived in Louisville for several years. Before moving to Georgia, she resided in the Washington, D.C., area most of her adult life. She was born and raised in Abingdon, Va. Throughout her life, Mrs. Aikman loved travel and all sorts of adventures. She was a marvelous artist, cook, gardener, mother, and friend.

A private funeral service will be celebrated at the Episcopal Church of St. Mary Magdalene.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Aikman.

Survivors include her daughters, Helen Aikman of Louisville, Laura Aikman of Silver Spring, Md., and Amy Nina Aikman Potter of Arlington, Va.; and five grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Louisville Food Pantry.


Mrs. Pearlie Mae Walden Batts
Mrs. Pearlie Mae Walden Batts of Louisville entered into rest on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at Jefferson Hospital.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Peel Grove Baptist Church, Vidette. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Deacon Horace Batts Sr.; sons, Horace Jr., Willie, Abram and Bruce Batts; daughters, Shirley Cunningham and Lucille Holmes of Augusta; and stepdaughter, Mazel McIntosh; one brother; five sisters; 18 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Gardenview Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Katherine Culverson Carroll
Mrs. Katherine Culverson Carroll, 75, of Wrens entered into rest on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mrs. Carroll was born in Alabama, but has traveled the world. She taught school for 44 years in Germany, Georgia, Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana and Oklahoma and sponsored children all over the world.

Funeral services were held at James Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at 11 a.m., with Dr. Stan Littleton and Rev. Don Manning officiating. Interment was in Buffalo Spring Cemetery, Stanford, Ky., on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, with Rev. Greg Russell officiating.

She was preceded in death by three sons, Emmitt Tipton Carroll III, Kevin Wayne Carroll and Gerald Len Carroll; and her parents, Eramae and Sandy Culverson.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Emmitt Tipton Carroll Jr.; children, Stephen Cabell Carroll and Angelia Leigh Carroll Mobley; three grandchildren, Jessica C. Jackson (Nathaniel), Krista Carroll and Gleason Carroll; four great-grandchildren, Austin, Anzion, Cyrus and Elijah; and many friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to Katherine Carroll Mission Memorial Fund, PO Box 86, Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Ozzie Mark Hannah
Trustee Ozzie Mark Hannah, 93, of Louisville entered into rest on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at VA Medical Center, Augusta.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Sand Valley AME Church and Cemetery.

Mr. Hannah was a native of Jefferson County, the son of the late Mark Hannah and Jane Odie Smith Hannah and the widower of the late Willie Lee Sinquefield Hannah. He was a member of the Sand Valley AME Church since early childhood where he served on the Trustee Board for many years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, owner of the Lakeview Variety Store, part-owner of B and H Construction Company, the first African-American county commissioner in Jefferson County, a member of the NAACP and one of the pioneers responsible for Jefferson County school integration.

Survivors include his children, Marcellus (Chartain) Hannah of Louisville, Kenneth (Sharon) Hannah of Atlanta, and Pamela (Charles) Oliphant of Wrens; sister, Maggie Jane Walden of Philadelphia, Pa.; sister-in-law, Eunice Hannah of Louisville; grandchildren, Kenyatta Hannah of Alabama, Charles Oliphant Jr. of Columbia, S.C., Sheleria Boyd, Marcellus Hannah II, Krystavia Hannah and Cristiane Hannah of Louisville; friend, Alberta Loyd of Louisville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Family may be contacted at the residence, 1130 Habersham St., Louisville, or at Davis Funeral Home.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Lucy Katherine Palmer Hood
Mrs. Lucy Katherine Palmer Hood, 93, entered into rest on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Hospice House.

She was born Sept. 11, 1918, to the late Mark and Eliza Palmer. She was a longtime member of Wrens United Methodist Church and was a previous resident of Magnolia Manor, and a recent resident of Azalealand Nursing Home.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. Burial was at 2 p.m. at Wrens Memorial Cemetery, Wrens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Woodrow Hood.

Survivors include two daughters, Ge-Juan Wilkes (Dr. Leslie) of Savannah, and Marcelle Hood of Thomson; two sons, Charles Hood (Sandra) of Paonia, Colo., and Palmer Hood of Basalt, Colo.; brother, Mark (Lala) Palmer of Greenwood, S.C.; six grandchildren, Lee Wilkes (Lisa), Mary Dawn Street (Bob), Allison Hippensteil (Brian), Rock Fulcher, Justin Hood (Logan), and Natalie Stone (Kyle); and eight great-grandchildren.

Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Janie Belle Stanley Carr Jenkins
Mrs. Janie Belle Stanley Carr Jenkins, 89, of Wrens entered into rest on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at Select Hospital, Augusta.

Born to the late Carrie Guy Stanley and the late Charlie L. Stanley, Mrs. Jenkins lived in Warren County until marrying her second husband in 1979 and moving to Wrens. She was an active member of Wrens Baptist Church where she attended the Fidelis Sunday School Class and WMU.

Funeral services were held at Wrens Baptist Church on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at 2 p.m., with Dr. Julian West, Rev. J. Scott McKinney and Rev. John A. Jenkins officiating. Interment followed in Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery, Hancock County.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Edward Carr and John E. Jenkins; sister, Sarah Crawford; and brother, C.L. Stanley Jr.

Survivors include her children, Sue Ellen Clark (James) and Rev. John A. Jenkins (Debra); two sisters, Sue S. Hale and Luree S. Elrod; four grandchildren, Candace C. Kennedy (Alan), Michelle Clark, Shelley Jenkins and Jonathan A. Jenkins; three great-grandchildren, Colton Kennedy, Jacob Kennedy and Jackson Durden; several nieces and nephews; and church family and many friends.

Pallbearers were Emory Clements, Oliver Gay, Charles Milburn, Brice Mock, Steve Stanley and Willis Stanley.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wrens Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 217, Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Winter Lynn Jordan
Infant Winter Lynn Jordan entered into rest on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at 2:59 p.m.

Infant Jordan was born on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, at 7:05 a.m. She was the daughter of Daniel and Erin Jordan.

A celebration of her life was held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church, Lexington, Ky.

Survivors include maternal grandparents, Joseph and Mary Kane of Stone Mountain; paternal grandparents, Billy and Barbara Jordan of Louisville; uncle, J.W. Kane, currently stationed in Afghanistan; maternal great-grandparents, George and Mary Padan of Lexington, Ky; aunt, Christy (Curtis) Jordan Malcom of Atlanta; and maternal great-grandfather, Homer Chandler of Blakely.

In honor of Winter’s life and legacy, donations can be made in her memory to the Winter Lynn Jordan Memorial Fund at Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church.

The guestbook may be signed at clarklegacycenter.com.


Miss Annie Lue Mack
Miss Annie Lue Mack, 73, of Louisville entered into rest on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, at her residence.

Miss Mack was a native of Jefferson County. She was born to the parentage of the late Rufus Mack Sr. and Johnnie “Nancy” Washington. She was a member of the Jones Grove Baptist Church and was employed with the Caran Family for more than 10 years.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at 2 p.m. Further arrangements will be announced at a later date.

Survivors include her daughter, Gloriasteen Mack of Louisville; sister-in-law, Ida Lee Mack of Louisville; grandchildren, Corinthian (Steve) Mack, Roshonda (Jamie) Simmons of Louisville, Ciara Mack, DeA`ndria Mosley, Monica Mack and Antonio Mack of Louisville; great-grandchildren, Kateisha (Bryan) Broomfield, Tamekia Washington, Darry Washington Jr., Dar’rell Washington, Feneisha Washington, Jermekquia Davis and Jermaine Davie Jr., all of Louisville; and one great-great-grandchild, Jada Broomfield of Louisville; aunts, Ella Washington and Rosa Clements, both of Louisville, and Annie Roberson of St. Petersburg, Fla.; nieces and nephews, Frederick Mack, Patrick Parrish, Vanessa Faye Mack, Patricia Mack and Rena Mack of Louisville, Cornel Mack and Charles (Karen) Mack of Grovetown; family friends, Megan Caran Davis, Nancy McGraw and Casey Caran Farmer; and a host of other relatives, family and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Elex McKinnie
Mr. Elex McKinnie, 69, of Wadley entered into rest on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012, at a local nursing home.

Mr. McKinnie was a native of Jefferson County, the son of the late Linder McKinnie and Matilda Tremble McKinnie. At an early age he joined the Pierce Grove Baptist Church. He worked various jobs including as a forklift driver at a local lumber company.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Salter Grove Baptist Church, Bartow. Burial was held in the Pierce Grove Baptist Church Family Cemetery.

Survivors include his son, Casey Ates of Cochran; sister, Ezra M. Flournoy of Wadley; sisters-in-law, Annie Warthen of Wadley and Judy Hicks of Atlanta; son-in-law, John Samples of Davisboro; grandchildren, Christopher Gamble, Vince Gamble and Jartavious Samples of Davisboro; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, many cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Celia R. Milburn Parrish


Mrs. Celia R. Milburn Parrish
Mrs. Celia R. Milburn Parrish, 94, of Gray entered into rest on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Lynn Haven Health and Rehabilitation Center.

A native of Glascock County, Mrs. Parrish was a daughter of the late Robert L. and Callie Reese Milburn. She had worked as a seamstress with Thomson Company, was a longtime member of Fellowship Baptist Church, a homemaker and had lived in Glascock and Jefferson counties most of her life.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Fellowship Baptist Church, Gibson, with Rev. Bill Seaman officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Jimmy Parrish; and five brothers.

Survivors include her sons, B.G. (Juanita) Parrish of Gray, Billy (Joann) Parrish of Evans; sisters, Lillian Smisson of Gibson, and Sara (Pete) O’Neal of Augusta; sister-in-law, Elsie Milburn of Gibson; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or to the donor’s favorite charity.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Norma Jane Mauldin Penrow
Mrs. Norma Jane Mauldin Penrow, 64, of Wrens entered into rest on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mrs. Penrow did ministry work at the nursing home.

Funeral services were held at James Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at 2:30 p.m., with Rev. Everett Foskey officiating. Interment followed in the Keysville UMC Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Francis Marie Bishop Mauldin and William Carl Mauldin; and a brother, Robert Bruce Whitmore.

Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Freddie E. Penrow; four children, Julie Pollard (Danny), Beth Beard, Freddie Eugene Penrow Jr. and Jeremy Eugene Penrow (Cathy); siblings, Edward Deal (Yvonne), Shirley Smiley (Larry), Nellie Justine Smith (Allan), Carol Faye Hoffman (P.J.) and Edward Kaminer; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Pallbearers were Joseph Beard, Shane Beard, Aaron Elder, Jeremy Elder, Davis Hobbs and Freddie Penrow Jr.

Because of the financial burden of a prolonged illness, the family requests memorial contributions be made to James Funeral Home, PO Box 588, Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Roy Virgil Powell
Mr. Roy Virgil Powell of Sandersville entered into rest on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at Washington County Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.

Mr. Powell was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County, the son of the late Roy J. Powell and the late Sarah Ethel May Powell. He worked in the Kaolin industry and retired from ECCI. Mr. Powell was a member of the Sisters Baptist Church and was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving in the Korean Conflict.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Sisters Baptist Church, with Rev. M.D. Cabe officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Nellie Ruth Jones Powell of Sandersville; children, Chris Powell (Kathy) of Cumming, Sherry Powell Moss of McDonough, and Kim Powell Clower (Rick) of Atlanta; sisters, H. Marie Powell of Dublin, Jacquelyn Veal (Eugene) of Sandersville, Mary Ellen Davis of Evans, and Judy Frost of Riddleville; brothers-in-law, Johnny Jones of Sandersville, Harvard Jones (Mary) of Sandersville, and Robert Jones of Savannah; sister-in-law, Mabel Hodges of Louisville; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Michael Powell, Jack Smith, Bob Davis, Chuck Woodall, Tony Dominy and Aaron Frost.

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


Mrs. Myrtie Rentz
Mrs. Myrtie Rentz, 51, of Augusta entered into rest on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at her residence.

Mrs. Rentz was a native of Cook County and grew up in Jefferson County. She was the daughter of the late Walter Clinton Osborne and the late Julia Estelle Osborne Perdue.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at 3 p.m. at May and Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Sandersville, with Rev. Bobby Williford officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Steve Wildon Rentz; son, Michael Steven Rentz of Augusta; five grandchildren, Joriann Rentz, Carrington Rentz, Keira Hughs, Keion Whitley and Alex Swann; brother, Junior Osborne of Tennille; sisters, Susie Waters of Tennille and Oneita Baker of Milledgeville.

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


Mrs. Sue Nell Jones Stapleton
Mrs. Sue Nell Jones Stapleton, 89, of Metter entered into rest on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, in Cairo after an extended illness.

Mrs. Stapleton was born March 11, 1922. She was a graduate of Georgia State College for Women and taught home economics. Mrs. Stapleton was a genealogy researcher, a member of the First Baptist Church of Metter, the D.A.R. and the Garden Club.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Metter. A private burial was held at Upper Lotts Creek Church Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Stapleton; and her parents Ruth Proctor Jones and William Eason Jones of Metter.

Survivors include her daughters, Jan S. (Rev. Doug) Simmons of Cairo, and Dr. Fay Burnett (Rev. Brock) Burnett of Winder; grandchildren Ansley, Jana and Alea Simmons, and Brandon and Jordan Burnett; sisters, Fay J. Brewer (Jeff) of Atlanta, and Annie Ruth Anderson Brown (John) of Decatur; and a number of other relatives.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to The Guido Evangelistic Association, 600 N Lewis St./PO Box 508, Metter, GA 30439; The Upper Lotts Creek Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Lorene Hendricks, 22639 Hendricks Road, Metter, GA 30439; or The First Presbyterian Church of Winder Building Fund, P.O. Box 549, Winder, GA 30680.

Clark Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Robert “Bob” Lee Story
Mr. Robert “Bob” Lee Story, 71, of Manhattan, N.Y., entered into rest on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, in New York City, N.Y.

Mr. Story was born in Jefferson County on Feb. 13, 1940, to Falbie Lee Dixon Story and the late Robert Willie Story. He received his education in the Jefferson County School System. He joined the Harts Grove Baptist Church, Stapleton. He later made New York his home. He became a manager of Uncle Sam’s Umbrella Shop and Zip Jack Custom Umbrella in New York until his retirement.

Memorial services were held on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at noon at Harts Grove Baptist Church, Stapleton, with Pastor Rev. Dr. Willie L. Jones officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Maxine Story of Manhattan, N.Y.; son, Rodney (Patricia) Scott of Bronx, N.Y.; granddaughter, Taylor Scott of Bronx, N.Y.; mother, Falbie Lee Story of Wrens; eight sisters, Dorothy Story of Cleveland, Ohio, Betty J. Anderson of Wrens, Marie (Fred) Bellamy of Augusta, Faye Moore of Snellville, Mae Dickerson, Viola (Milton) Lawson, Loretta (Franklin) Smith, all of Conyers, Ann (Will) Penn of Durham, N.C.; six brothers, James (Helen) Story of Dearing, Ernest (Carolyn) Story of Thomson, Calvin (Ruby) Story of Wrens, Willie J. Story of Waynesboro, Eddie L. (Julie) Story of Marietta, Jimmy (Eloise) Story of Stone Mountain; aunts, Mary Rouse of Augusta and Addie Lee Marsh of Beaufort, S.C.; and host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Thomson Funeral System was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Betty Darlene Dent Thrift
Mrs. Betty Darlene Dent Thrift, 80, of Wrens entered into rest on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at Silver Linings, Stapleton.

Born to the late Odessa Corbin Dent and the late Edwin E. Dent in McDuffie County, Mrs. Thrift has been a resident of Wrens since 1968. She retired from Rabun Insurance and Realty and was a member of Wrens Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at Wrens Baptist Church on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 at 2 p.m., with Dr. Stan Littleton officiating. Interment followed in the Wrens Memorial Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Loyce E. Thrift; sisters, Barbara D. Adams and Derrell Dent; and brother, Shelton Dent.

Survivors include her children, Darlene T. Collins and Arty E. Thrift (Samantha); siblings, Mae Milligan, Daphne DeBeaugrine (Lewis), Sandra Swain (Bobby), Polly Dent, Ann Darby (Ed) and Ronnie Dent (Belinda); six grandchildren, Chris Collins (Regina), Cara Collins, Cassie Jeffers (Dustin), Cayle Collins, Kent Thrift and Ansley Thrift; five great-grandchildren, Landen Collins, Ashley Collins, Jaedon Crunkelton, Kendal Crunkelton and Dakota Ruff; many nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Pallbearers were her nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wrens Baptist Church, 217 Main St., Wrens, GA 30833, or to Wrens UMC, 202 Russell St., Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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