Obituaries
April 5, 2012 Issue

Mr. George Edward “Eddie” Brown
Mr. George Edward “Eddie” Brown, 51, of Wadley entered into rest on Thursday, March 29, 2012, at his residence.

Mr. Brown was born in Emanuel County and had lived in Wadley all his life. He graduated from Swainsboro High School, and attended South Georgia College. He worked at Glendale Nursing Home for several years in maintenance, and he was a carpenter.

Graveside services were held on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Wadley Cemetery, with Rev. Tom Harrison and Rev. Truett Leverett officiating.

Survivors include his parents, Kenneth and Shirley Brown of Wadley; two brothers, Randy Brown of Swainsboro, and Jerry Brown of Wadley; and several nieces and nephews.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Cuyler Floyd
Mrs. Mary Cuyler Floyd, 85, of Louisville entered into rest on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mrs. Floyd was a native of Jefferson County. She was the daughter of the late Noah and Esther Pinkston Cuyler. At an early she joined Pierce Grove Baptist Church, where she served on the Usher Board for many years. She was also a missionary and deaconess. She worked at Moxley Shirt Company until her retirement.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Solomon Temple Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was held the in church cemetery, Wadley.

Survivors include her children, Malinda (Rev. Mack) Thomas Jr. of Statesboro, Elder Wayne (Evangelist Raquel) Floyd of Hephzibah, and Booker T. Floyd Jr. of Louisville; twin sister, Martha C. Harmon of Louisville; goddaughter, Henrietta White of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Ola Byrd of Louisville, Annie Sherrod and Paul Floyd; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Heidi Misty Benstead Hernandez
Miss Heidi Misty Benstead Hernandez entered into rest on Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

Miss Hernandez was a Spanish teacher at Jefferson County High School.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Augusta First Seventh-Day Adventist Church at 3 p.m.

Poteet and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Edward Lawson Holton
Mr. Edward Lawson Holton, 70, of Blythe entered into rest on Friday, March 30, 2012, at his residence.

Mr. Holton was born to the late Mattie Arrington Holton and the late Euvee Holton, and lived in Davisboro, then Wrens, and for the last 32 years, Blythe. He was a retired machinist and electric motor repairman.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Faith Baptist Church, Blythe, with Rev. Bucky Halford officiating.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Sara Hobbs Holton; parents; stepson, Timothy Glenn Silas Sr.; and siblings, James E. Holton, Marvin Holton, Valira Holton and Barbara Holton.

Survivors include his children, Bonnie Holton Morris (Mark), Dr. Edward L. Holton Jr. (Patty) and Donald R. Silas (Marolyn); eight siblings, Dorothy H. Josey (Ernest Lee), Gwendolyn Faye Swint (Louis), Joyce Holton May (Jimmy), Carolyn Holton, Alvin Holton, Henry Holton (Faye), Richard Holton (Patricia) and Wayne Holton; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Memorial contributions are encouraged to be made to the family to assist with expenses and mailed to Bonnie S. Morris, 2419 Hoods Chapel Rd, Blythe, GA 30805.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Fred J. Kniphfer
Mr. Fred J. Kniphfer, 85, of Beech Island, S.C., entered into rest on Saturday, March 31, 2012.

Mr. Kniphfer was a native of Louisville, having made Beech Island, S.C., his home for the past 28 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Louisville, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Beech Island American Legion Post. Mr. Kniphfer retired from Bechtel Corporation and was the father of the late Hilda Lamp.

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Historic First Baptist Church of Beech Island Cemetery, with Rev. Frank E. Barker officiating.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Doris Craven Kniphfer; son, Wallace (Glenda) Kniphfer, Camden, S.C.; daughter, Yvonne (Joel) Lamp, Sandersville; stepson, Ralph (Denise) Craven, Beech Island, S.C.; two stepdaughters, Kay (Nick) Flouras and Pam (Jamie) Hiott, all of North Augusta, S.C.; two brothers, James Kniphfer and Otis Kniphfer, both of Aiken, S.C.; four sisters, Irene Parrish, Aiken, S.C., Sally Portwood, Columbia, S.C., June Ramsey, Louisville, and Maggie Marsh, Hephzibah; three grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.

Posey Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Marcus Joseph Miller
Mr. Marcus Joseph Miller, 72, of Wrens entered into rest on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at his residence.

Born to the late Iona Gardner Miller and the late James Thomas Miller in Wrightsville, Mr. Miller was the youngest of 22 children. He was a 20 year Army veteran who served during Vietnam. After retiring from the Army, Mark was in law enforcement for more than 10 years serving in the Dublin Police Department, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department and as chief of police in Wrightsville. He also was a long-haul truck driver, traveling all over the U.S. and Canada. He moved to Wrens 10 years ago to be close to his family.

Funeral services, with full military honors, were held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Eddie Renew officiating.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Marcus J. Miller Jr.; and 18 of his brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Sarah Frances Peebles; children, Marcia A. Mullis (Eddie), Anthony Keith Miller, Donna L. Landrum (Redd), Sherry L. Dukes (Tony), Patricia Blanchard (David), Richard A. Hopkins and Mike Hopkins (Jessy); siblings, Jack Miller (Melba), Ruth Jackson (Earl) and Sara Barnhardt (Bob); 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; and many friends.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Keith Leonard Palmer
Mr. Keith Leonard Palmer, 28, of Hephzibah entered into rest on Sunday, April 1, 2012.

Mr. Palmer was a native of Jefferson County, the son of Janet Palmer and Kenneth Heath. He was a 2002 graduate of Butler High School and a veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Palmer was employed with EZ-GO.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Faith Outreach Christian Life Center. Burial will be in Jones Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Louisville.

Survivors include his mother, Janet Palmer of Hephzibah; father, Kenneth Heath of Louisville; sister, April Vaughner of Hephzibah; brothers, Eric (Anita) Palmer of Augusta, Denzel Palmer of Hephzibah, and Kenneth Heath Jr. of Wrens; grandmother, Bertha Palmer Hicks of Louisville; grandfather, Jimmy Heath of Louisville; aunts, Brenda (Roy) Brantley and Gwendolyn (Charles) Vaughner of Swainsboro, Linda Palmer of Norfolk, Va., Roberta Brown of Augusta, and Armadene (Joe) Sello of Louisville; uncle, Robbie Heath of Louisville; four nephews, Jacob Vaughner, Jordan Wells and James Patterson III, all of Hephzibah, and Eric Palmer Jr. of Augusta; friend, Thelma Washington; godchild, Clifford James Griffin of Augusta; and a host of other cousins, relatives and friends.

Family may be contacted at the residence, 3348 Thames Place, or at Davis Funeral Home, Louisville.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Katherine Hadden Samples
Mrs. Kathryn Hadden Samples, 86, of Wrens entered into rest on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at the Kentwood Care Facility.

Born to the late Rosa F. and Cyrus W. Hadden, Mrs. Samples was a native of Jefferson County and a graduate of Avera High School and Southern Business University of Atlanta. She also attended Augusta College. With more than 28 years of service, Mrs. Samples retired from U.S. Civil Service at Fort Gordon, where she received numerous U.S. Army Outstanding Performance Awards as well as a Department of the Army Civilian of the Month. She was a member of Wrens Baptist Church, where she was a member of Fidelis Sunday School Class, Lois Whaley Women on Mission Group, and was active in Monday Morning Bible Study. She was instrumental in revitalizing the A.D. Howard Jr. Memorial Library in the church, where she served as librarian for 16 years. She was also a member of Wrens Keenagers Club and the National Association of Retired Government Employees.

The funeral celebration was held at James Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at 3 p.m, with Rev. Race Lariscy, Rev. J. Scott McKinney and Rev. Roy White officiating. Interment followed in the Wrens Memorial Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Thomas Samples Sr.; parents; sister, Christine Hadden Samples Sikkema; and sons-in-law, Dr. Michael Jennings Murphy and Amplus D. Howard Jr.

Survivors include her children, Judy Murphy Sechrist (Jim) of Augusta, and George Thomas Samples Jr. (Debi); six grandchildren, Allison Samples Godowns (Trent) of Columbus, Jenny Samples Kent (Matt) of Fort Campbell, Ky., Rosanne Kathryn Samples of Atlanta, Patrick J. Murphy of Scroon Lake, N.Y., Matthew J. Murphy (Megan) of Augusta, and Sarah Kathyrn Murphy of Augusta; 11 great-grandchildren, Savannah Grace, Mary Kathryn, Adelyn Rose and Ella Claire of Columbus, Daisy Faith, Madison Joanne and Georgia Marie of Fort Campbell, Ky., baby boy Murphy of Augusta, and Michael Thomas, Anna Elizabeth and Sean Patrick of Augusta.

Pallbearers were Mike Adams, Gene Gay, Dean Hadden, Billy Lewis, Charles Milburn, Bobby Samples, Cy Samples and Robert Samples.

Honorary pallbearers were the Fidelis Sunday School Class of Wrens Baptist Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to A.D. Howard Jr. Memorial Library, Wrens Baptist Church, PO Box 217, Wrens, GA 30833, or Heart Pin Ministry, c/o Judy Sechrist, 1106 Johns Rd, Augusta, GA 30904, or Gideons International, PO Box 1390, Waynesboro, GA 30830.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Elsie Victoria Dye Stuckey
Mrs. Elsie Victoria Dye Stuckey, 96, of Warrenton entered into rest on Tuesday, March 27, 2012.

Mrs. Stuckey was a lifelong resident of Warren County. She retired from Warren County Board of Education and was a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church.

Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Mill Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Mitchell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Frank Stuckey.

Survivors include nephews, Johnny Pickrell and Bob Pickrell (Lisa), all of Warrenton; niece, Sylvia Mueller of Thomson; and several other nieces and nephews.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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