Obituaries
April 26, 2012 Issue

Mr. Barry Robert Bean
Mr. Barry Robert Bean, 61, of Mitchell entered into rest on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at his residence.

Mr. Bean, a Mitchell resident since 1998, was the son of the late Col. and Mrs. Robert Bean. He was a retired iron worker and an avid surfer.

Funeral services were held at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2012, at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel.

Survivors include his son, Ian (Corynne) Bean; grandson, Finnegan Bean; two brothers, Larry Bean and Lynn Bean.

Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Evelyn Haywood Bessinger
Mrs. Evelyn Haywood Bessinger, 88, of Barnwell, S.C., entered into rest on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Bessinger was born on Nov. 12, 1923, in Glascock County. She was the daughter of the late William Henry and Kate Lamb Haywood. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Gibson High School, where she played basketball. She was an overseas telephone operator during WWII.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, with Rev. Richard McWhite officiating. Burial followed in Barnwell County Memory Gardens.

She was predeceased by her husband, John D. Bessinger Jr.; sisters, Rhina Vance, Mildred Pinkston and Sally Haywood; brothers, Marvin, Wes, Willie, Hubert and Claxton Haywood.

Survivors include her son, John D. “Johnnie” (Sophia R.) Bessinger; sister, Thelma Dixon of Gibson; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, 8744 Marlboro Ave., Barnwell, SC. 29812 or the ALS Association, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 250, Calabasa Hills, CA 91301- 5104.

Mole Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Larry Bryant Cooper
Mr. Larry Bryant Cooper, 68, of Bartow entered into rest on Monday, April 16, 2012, at University Hospital.

A native of Jefferson County, Mr. Cooper was the son of the late Hoke and Gladys Andrews Cooper. Mr. Cooper was a cashier at Mel’s Mart in Louisville.

Services were held 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at Parkers Methodist Church, Bartow, with Rev. David Boggs officiating.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Hollis Cooper.

Survivors include his son Barry Cooper and Tonya Newberry of Bartow; daughter, Teri Cooper Young of Grovetown; brother, William A. Cooper of Bartow; four grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Corine J. Hannah
Mrs. Corine J. Hannah, 96, of Wrens entered into rest on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Jefferson Hospital, Louisville.

Mrs. Hannah was born in Jefferson County on July 14, 1915, to the late Rev. Abe B. (Ellen Ruff) Johnson Sr. She was the second oldest of eight children.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Sandvalley AME Church, Louisville, with Rev. M.G. Ephraim Sr. presiding and Pastor Marcellus Hannah Sr. as eulogist. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include children, Monroe Hannah, Philadelphia, Pa., Tommie (Irene) Hannah, Brooklyn, N.Y., Eddie (Rosetta) Hannah and Robert Hannah, both of Augusta, Charlie J. Hannah Philadelphia, Pa., Willlie J. (Diane) Hannah, Houston, Texas, Florine Langston, Augusta, Sulula White, Houston, Texas, Annie Howard, Augusta, Janie Thomas, Wrens, Carrie (Willie J.) Williams, Beech Island, S.C., Leon Allen Jr., Barbara A. (Walter) Etheridge, Janice Allen, all of Augusta; 85 grandchildren; 111 great-grandchildren; 29 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Margaret Holzendorf
Mrs. Margaret Holzendorf, 93, of Thomson entered into rest on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Gibson Health and Rehab, Gibson.

Mrs. Holzendorf was a native of McDuffie County. She was a retired machine operator in the textile industry. She was a member of Marshall Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at Curtis Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tim Ferrell officiating. Burial was in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

She was preceded in death by he husband, John Holzendorf.

Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Vilella, Chicago, Ill.; two granddaughters,

Laurie Hall and Cindy Smith; a brother, George Gunby, Augusta; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Karrey Smith, Michael John Greene Jr., Billy Sturkey, Tony Burnley, Vernon Simons and Chris Gunby.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. William Frank “Frankie” Hartley
Mr. William Frank “Frankie” Hartley, 83, of Louisville entered into rest on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at University Hospital, Augusta.

A native of Louisville, Mr. Hartley was the son of the late Julian Frank and Hattie Brown Hartley. He was a member of Louisville First Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher of the T.W. Wilson Sunday school class. He was the owner and operator of Hartley’s Cleaners in Louisville for 36 years, a charter member of the Louisville Lions Club and had served on the Louisville City Council for 17 years as police commissioner.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Louisville First Baptist Church, with Rev. Hardy Owens officiating. Interment followed in Jefferson Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Hellen G. Hartley of Louisville, daughters, Debbie Hartley Shelton (Billy) of Louisville, and Lisa Hartley Howell (Mike) of Cumming; three grandchildren, Zach Smith, Will Shelton and Cody Howell; sister, Judy Hartley Bussell of Louisville; and niece, Cathy Bussell Smith.

Pallbearers were Edward Salter, Harry Futral Jr., W.T. Moats, Furnall Booth, Ott Stephens, Larry Morgan, Johnny Jones Jr. and John Moore.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the T.W. Wilson Sunday school class, and deacons of Louisville First Baptist Church, Tom Armistead, Ken Thomas, Kenneth Walden, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Chip Pritchard, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Freeman, Mr. and Mrs. George Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Josh Otis, Mr. and Mrs. Don Rhodes, Mr. and Mrs. Don Bray, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Weeks, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Darden, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Getsinger, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Valduga, and Mr. and Mrs. Chris Biggers.

If so desired, memorials may be made to the Louisville First Baptist Church memorial fund.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Frankie Ash Haulbrook Jones
Mrs. Frankie Ash Haulbrook Jones, 90, of Matthews entered into rest on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at her residence with her family by her side.

Mrs. Jones was one of seven born to the late Helen Lampp Haulbrook and Hoyt Ash Haulbrook Sr. She was an active member of Ways Baptist Church and had become their oldest member. She retired with more than 20 years of service as the Matthews Postmaster and was involved in the community.

Funeral services were held at Ways Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Wayne Turpin officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Paul Jones; siblings, Helen H. Williams, Mabel Haulbrook, Elizabeth Haulbrook and Robert Haulbrook.

Survivors include her children, Michael P. Jones (Meta), Donna J. Story (Phillip), and Beth J. Flowers (Larry); two siblings, Hoyt A. Haulbrook Jr. and Kate H. Gay; seven grandchildren, Paul Jones (Stephanie), Wallace Jones (Tonya), Wendy J. Chalker (Wendel), Phillips Story Jr. (Juliet), Matt Story, Karman F. Coursey (A.J.), and Clint Flowers (Kristi); 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Pallbearers were her grandsons.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ways Baptist Church, c/o Peggiann Chalker, 314 Old Quaker Rd NE, Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Polly Giddens Moon
Mrs. Polly Giddens Moon, 83, of Stapleton entered into rest on Sunday, April 15, 2012, after a long illness.

The daughter of the late Walter Giddens Sr. and Annie Vaughn Giddens, Mrs. Moon spent her childhood years in Telfair County. She married Marvin C. Moon and later they moved to Perry. There she raised her two daughters, Dollie Arlene Lacefield and Janet E. Manning. She owned and operated Moon’s Washerette for many years, then worked for Kellwood Company until it closed. She moved to Augusta in her later years to be with her daughters. She was a member of W.H.T. Walker Chapter of the UDC in Augusta.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2012, at Macedonia Baptist Church, with Rev. Ben Waller officiating and eulogy given by her nephew, Tom Sanders. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin C. Moon; sister, Susie Smith; brothers, Ed Giddens, Scott Giddens and Walter Giddens Jr.

Survivors include her daughters, Dollie Arlene Lacefield (Michael) of Wrens; Janet Elaine Manning (Ernie Venner) of Augusta; sisters, Ruby Gunn of McRae, Willie Sanders of Albany, Katie Tate of Macon, and Mary Gunn of Dublin; and brothers, Clark Giddens of McRae, and George Thomas Giddens of McRae.

Vaughn Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Patricia Smith
Funeral services for Mrs. Patricia Smith of Midville were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at Clear Spring Baptist Church, Midville.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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