Obituaries
February 2, 2012 Issue

Mr. Lee R. Dixon Jr.
Mr. Lee R. Dixon Jr., 86, of Dawsonville entered into rest on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, at his residence following a brief illness.

Mr. Dixon was born Nov. 30, 1925, in Jefferson County to the late Lee Roy Dixon Sr. and Ada Bell Rhodes Dixon. He was retired from E.I. DuPont where he was an electrician. Mr. Dixon was a member of First Baptist Church of Dawsonville.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home, with Dr. Jim Gaines and Dr. Herbert Robinson officiating.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Joyce Rooks Dixon; and two of his sisters, Litha Curry and Gwynette Lewis.

Survivors include his daughter, Deborah Dixon of Dawsonville; sister, Ivelyn (Howard) Gibson of Texas; brothers, James (Janice) Dixon of Augusta, and Bobby (Jackie) Dixon of North Augusta, S.C.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

Memorial Park Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Sadie Goodson
Miss Sadie Goodson of Augusta entered into rest on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012.

Miss Goodson was born in Jefferson County, but spent most of her life in Augusta. She retired from University Hospital in 1985.

Survivors include her grandchildren, Wesley and Amber Goodson.


Mrs. Jule Callahan Harper
Mrs. Jule Callahan Harper, 84, of Falcon, Colo., entered into rest on March 4, 2011, in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Mrs. Harper was born on Oct. 4, 1926, in Wrens to the late John and Jule Brown Callahan. She graduated from Wesleyan University, Macon, in 1947 with a degree in music. She was the director of the preschool on Fort Carson for five years and owned the dress shop, Harper’s Bazaar, for seven years.

Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2011, at St. Michael the Archangel Episcopal Church, Colorado Springs, Colo. Internment followed at St. Michael the Archangel Episcopal Church

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Julie Harper; and sister, Kathleen Rhodes.

Survivors include husband, Merrill; and son, John.

Swan-Lawn Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Vonnie Harmon
Mrs. Vonnie Harmon of Swainsboro entered into rest on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in Augusta.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Old Bethel Baptist Church, Bartow, with Pastor Jamal Wilcher officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Willie Bell Wilcher, Wadley, and Ola Mae Williams (Roman) Johnson, Swainsboro; four sons, Willie Stanford Harmon Jr., Youngstown, Ohio, Ronnie (Annie) Harmon and Freddie (Betty) Williams, Wadley, and Rev. Dr. John (Linda) Harmon, Statesboro; one brother, Earnest D. Daniels, Miami, Fla.; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Roosevelt Alexander, Billy Brown Sr., Johnny Davis, Ricky Howard, Gary McIntosh, Charles Strothers, Buddy Walden and Charles Walden.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Willie Bell Horton
Mrs. Willie Bell Horton of Hephzibah entered into rest Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, at University Heart and Vascular Institute.

Mrs. Horton attended school in Richmond and Jefferson counties. She was a retiree of Gracewood State School and Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at First Ebenezer Baptist Church, Hephzibah, with Pastor Moses D. Anderson officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, James Horton Jr.; daughters, Rev. Mary (Curtis) Carr and Felicia Horton Wilder; son, Terry Horton; six grandsons; one great-grandson; stepmother, Jessie Mae Smith; sisters, Annie Dora Walker, Bertha Sexton, Delois Wade and Carolyn (Victor) Gordon; two goddaughters; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Kinsey and Walton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Diashella Prescott
Mrs. Diashella Prescott of Augusta entered into rest on Jan. 24, 2012.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Fairview Baptist Church, with Rev. Mark A. Downs officiating. Interment was in Walker Memorial Park.

C.A. Reid Sr. Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Lindsey “Rag” Roberts Sr.
Mr. Lindsey “Rag” Roberts Sr., 78, of Avera entered into rest on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Stone Springfield AME Church, Stapleton, with Rev. Micheal G. Ephraim Sr., Rev. Norman Roberts presiding, and Rev. David Batts as eulogist. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his daughter, Evangelist Janice Beasley of Wrens; three sons, Richard Roberts and Lindsey Roberts Jr., both of Avera, and Michael Roberts of Endicott, N.Y.; one grandson, Calvin (Latoria) Beasley of Wrens; five granddaughters, Shameka Roberts, Shaniqua Smith, Veronica Hobbs and Alashia Kelly, all of Wrens, and La’Keisha (Chavas) Boyd of Augusta; one sister, Pauline Davis, Pompano Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Waymon Roberts, Avera, and Jimmy (Classie) Roberts, Stapleton; five sisters-in-law, Annie Roberts of Miami, Fla., Lola Mae Roberts and Ollie R. Roberts, both of Stapleton, Willie Bell Roberts of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Sally Mae Braddy of Pompano Beach, Fla.; nieces and nephews, Donald (Vickie) Green and Cheryl (James) Oliphant ; one son-in-law, Wallace Beasley; one daughter-in-law, Tilesa Hobbs-Roberts; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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