Obituaries
June 14, 2012 Issue

Mrs. Mary Fields
Mrs. Mary Fields of Augusta entered into rest on Friday, June 1, 2012.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. at Spring Bethel Church, Louisville, with Rev. James Jenkins officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

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


Mrs. Susie Mae Moates Benson Ganus
Mrs. Susie Mae Moates Benson Ganus, 89, of Wrens entered into rest on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at her residence.

Mrs. Ganus was one of five children born to the late Eva Pearl Thigpen Moates and the late Joseph Edison Moates. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, Gibson. Mrs. Ganus worked from a young age at all sorts of jobs and retired from the Fort Gordon Post Exchange. After becoming legally blind, she made lap quilts and gave them to the local nursing home and DFCS.

Graveside services were held at Ways Baptist Church Cemetery on Monday, June 11, 2012, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Gary Jones officiating. Internment followed in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Marion F. Benson and Roy E. Ganus; and two siblings, J.W. Moates and Mary Ellen Mathis.

Survivors include her daughter, Margie A. Esqueda (Javier); two sisters, Betty A. Moates and Ruth L. Lovett (Thomas), both of Augusta; three grandchildren, Amy S. Esqueda-Taylor (Richard) of Austin, Texas, Traci E. Esqueda of Killeen, Texas, and Javier D. Edqueda (Melissa) of New Orleans, La.; four great-grandchildren, Eve, Analisa, Enrico and Ella Rose; one niece and several nephews; and two friends, Elsie Usry and Mildred Jordan.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Myron Homer Hadden
Mr. Myron Homer Hadden, 83, of Stapleton entered into rest on Monday, June 4, 2012, at Georgia Health Science Medical Center.

Mr. Hadden, a native of Avera, lived in Stapleton for the past 59 years. He served in the U.S. Navy, after which he attended and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1953. He then worked as a therapist at the VA Hospital in Augusta until his retirement in 1985. During that time, he also farmed in Jefferson County. Mr. Hadden was a member of Stapleton Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee, deacon and Sunday school teacher for many years. He was also a member of the Jefferson Hospital Authority, American Legion, Georgia Farm Bureau and Georgia Sheriff’s Association. He was a former director of the Bank of Stapleton, and a co-owner of both the Stapleton Gin Company and Hadden and Hobbs Feed and Seed.

Funeral services were held at Stapleton Baptist Church on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Tim Crosby officiating. Interment followed in the Stapleton Memorial Garden Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pearl Thigpen Hadden and Marshall Adam Hadden; four sisters, Georgia H. Sheppard, Sybil H. McCoy, Sarah H. Randall and Marilyn H. Turner; and a brother, Donald P. Hadden.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Webb Hadden; four children, Marshall Bradford Hadden (Sheila) of Madison, Ala., Judy H. Shafer (David) of Penang, Malaysia, Claire H. Cox (Greg) of Sharpsburg, and Timothy Myron Hadden (Barbara) of Tallahassee, Fla.; six grandchildren, Jesse Hadden, Thomas Hadden, Joel Shafer, Matthew Shafer, Sarah Hadden and Kayla Hadden; many nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to Stapleton Baptist Church, PO Box 146, Stapleton, GA 30823 or to a charity of ones choice.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Eddie Morris Heath
Mr. Eddie Morris Heath, 62, entered into rest on Friday, June 8, 2012, at UPAC Nursing Home, Louisville.

Mr. Heath was born in Jefferson County, to the late Linzie Heath and Mary Holloway Gibbons. He was a 1967 graduate of Jefferson County High School and a retired bus driver with Rochester Regional Transit, Rochester, N.Y., and a retired veteran of the United States Coast Guard.

Survivors include his children, Auriel B. Heath, Michael Brown, Eddie Williams and Jeffrey Martin, all of Rochester, N.Y., and Quinton Roberts of Folsom, La.; sisters, Helen Heath and Earnestine Gibbons, Rochester, N.Y., Sherry Ann Dean, Philadelphia, Pa., Veronica Heath, Mary Olivia Heath of Louisville, Georgia and Yvette Gibbons of Augusta; brothers, Michael Heath, Brooklyn, N.Y., Willie A. Gibbons and Dennis Heath of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Dennis Stevens of Louisville; aunts, Marie O’Kane of Corona, N.Y., and Vivian Jones of Rochester, N.Y.; uncle, Jimmy Heath of Louisville; great-aunts, Essie Mae Stevens and Mattie Hannah of Wadley; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Mrs. Mia Marie Noreault Hines
Mrs. Mia Marie Noreault Hines, 45, entered into rest on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at the Georgia Health Life Science Center, Augusta.

Mrs. Hines was a native of Franklin County, N.Y., born to the parentage of the late Lawrence and Linda Ann Viau Noreault. She relocated to Jefferson County in 1997 where she was united in holy matrimony to Barry Hines on Aug. 29, 1998. Mrs. Hines was the complex manager at Green Meadows Apartments, Wrens, and Louisville Villas, Louisville.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 9, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home Chapel, Louisville.

Survivors include her husband of 13 years, Barry Hines of Wrens; children, Corey Hines, Brittany Hines and Michael Hines of Wrens, Daniel Brown of New Jersey, Trista Deame of Troy, N.Y., Mark Durkee and Aaron Hines of the U.S. Military; sisters and brothers, Dana (William) Willett of Malone, N.Y., Shawn Noreault of Bombay, N.Y., and April Noreault of Wrens; mother-in-law, Mamie Murray of Louisville; sisters-in-law, Bernice Ponder and Lonnie Hines of Louisville, Gwinnett Lewis of California, and Cassandra Wynn of Wrens; brothers-in-law, Ellis Freeman of Louisville, and Leon (Sharon) Davis of Milwaukee, Wis., and Larry Andrews of Augusta; several aunts and uncles; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Billy Hayden Howell
Mr. Billy Hayden Howell, 73, of Wrens entered into rest on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Crisp Regional Nursing and Rehab Center, Cordele.

Mr. Howell was one of six children and grew up in Jefferson County. He was a car mechanic, but tinkered on all small engines. He has traveled the U.S. over, several times.

A private service was held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2012, at James Funeral Home, with Rev. Chuck Keenan officiating. Interment followed at Wrens Memorial Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edith Pittman Howell and H. Tillman Howell Sr.; and two sisters, Alma Oliphant and Betty Collins.

Survivors include his children, Julie Block (Scott) of Flanagan, Ill., Bill Howell of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Mark Howell of Swainsboro; three siblings, Henry T. Howell Jr. (Jackie) of Lilly, Carol McDonald (Barry) of North Augusta, S.C., and Rea H. Davis (Wayne); seven grandchildren; one maternal aunt, Eloise Brooks of Matthews; many nieces and nephews; and many friends.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. James W. Jordan
Mr. James W. Jordan, 66, of Wadley entered into rest on Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Jefferson Hospital.

A native of Washington, Mr. Jordan was the son of the late John W. and Amelia Johnson Jordan. He had worked as a sheet metal mechanic at Air Balance, Wrens, before retirement.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at the Louisville City Cemetery, with Rev. Edward Salter officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Angela Arena Jordan of Wadley; two sons, John A. Jordan of Germany, and Michael Jordan of Wadley; a sister, Virginia Moore of Avera; and two nephews and three nieces.

For those desiring, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Frances Pollard
Miss Frances Pollard entered into rest on Monday, April 30, 2012.

Miss Pollard was born on April 7, 1950, to the parentage of the late Julius Tremble and Ruby Ellis. She was educated in the Jefferson County School System, Wrens. She joined Flat Rock Baptist Church, Matthews, at an early age. After moving to New Jersey, she joined Trinity Baptist Church of Newark, N.J., where she served as a member of the Nurses and Missionary Board, Senior and Celestial Choir. She was the founder of the Sunshine Choir. Miss Pollard was employed by Irvington Board of Education Transportation Department for 23 years.

Funeral services were held on Monday, May 7, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, Newark, N.J., with Pastor Nixon officiating. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery, Hillside, N.J.

Survivors include her companion, Richard Dawkins of Irvington, N.J.; children, Brenda Pollard of Irvington, N.J., Jonathan E. Pollard of Irvington, N.J., Alvin M. Pollard of Augusta; stepson, Terron Sommerville, Texas; grandchildren, Xavier T. Harney of Irvington, N.J., Janiyah J. Pollard of East Orange, N.J., Adrien Shelton of Denver, Colo., and Alvin Pollard Jr., Jonah Pollard and Daniel Pollard, all of Augusta; siblings, Jennie (Thomas) Nero, Judy Ellis and Bobby (Martha) Tremble, all of Wrens; aunts, Barbara and Luella Carlyle, both of Wrens; brothers-in-law, Willie and Larry Dawkins, both of New Jersey; sisters-in-law, May Helen Dawkins of Florida, Faynette Clark of Chester, Pa., and Lena Adams; goddaughter, Symona McGhee; and a host of close friends and other relatives.


Mrs. Myrtle Irene Moore Sheppard
Mrs. Myrtle Irene Moore Sheppard, 90, of Wrightsville entered into rest on Thursday, June 7, 2012.

Mrs. Sheppard was born Sept. 26, 1921, in North Carolina, but lived most of her adult life in Wrightsville. She worked for a number of years as a clerk for Louise’s Shop and as a bookkeeper for her husband’s business, Sheppard’s Service Station. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church, Wrightsville.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2012, at First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Tyler Plaxico officiating. Interment to followed at Westview Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James L. Sheppard; parents, George Milton and Lennie Brinson Moore; stepmother, Annie Moore; sister, Mildred (Albert) Moore Hare; and brother, Brinson (Erma) Moore.

Survivors include her stepbrother, Charles Moore; stepsister, Linda Ludvigson; nieces and nephews, Shirley Hare (Joe) Brewer, Linnie Hare (Randall) Caddell, Lois Hare McLeod, Jill Moore (Jerry) Campbell, Edward (Paula) Hare and Robbie Moore, all of North Carolina; nieces, Kay (Charlie) Sanavitis of Wrightsville, Lori (Gregg) Jordan of Wrightsville, Gloria (Earl) Morgan of Dublin, Joann (Clark) Evans of Bartow, and Jane (Woody) Jones of Atlanta, Mike (Jennifer) Sanavitis of Hendersonville, Tenn., Ken (Ann) Smith of Bartow, Alan Palmer of Dublin, and Hugh (Harriet) Palmer of Newnan.

Stanley Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Ronnie “Jabo” Winn
Mr. Ronnie “Jabo” Winn, 44, of Waynesboro entered into rest after an extended illness on June 6, 2012, at Augusta Hills Nursing Home.

Mr. Winn worked for several years at Designs By Steve, Wrens. He worked at Little Country Garden as a landscaper until his health started to fail.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Stone Springfield AME Church, Stapleton, with Rev. Michael G. Ephraim Sr. and Minster Nakia Williams Jr. as eulogist. Interment was in church cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his son, Javoris Lay; father, Fletcher Winn; and grandparents, Myrtle Usry, George Usry, Addie Jordan and Cliff Winn.

Survivors include his wife, Missy Kelly of Waynesboro; mother, Leila Winn of Stapleton; mother-in-law, Faye Phillips of Waynesboro; children, Keshon Winn and Brittany Greene of Waynesboro, Jarvis Hannah, Rodriegus Lay and Aaliyah Winn, all of Stapleton, and Malik Winn of Thomson; grandchildren, Kameren Habersham of Waynesboro, and Jarvis “B.J.” Hannah Jr. of Wrens; siblings, David (Betsy) Winn of Avera, Dennis Winn, Donald Winn, Diane Gaines and Kimberly (Danny) Huff, all of Stapleton; sister-in-law, Sandra (Chris) Johnson of North Augusta; brother-in-law, Jeff (Christy) Phillips of Waynesboro, Glenn Gaines of Wrens; uncles, Sammie Usry, Willie James Jordan, Johnny Jordan, Robert Jordan, Roger Jordan, Louis Brown and Garvin Brown; aunts, Louise Clarke, Lorraine Usry, Lois Usry, Sallie Ann Toby, Drucella Morgan, Joann Jordan, Janice Jordan and Virginia Jordan; extended family, Prissy, Ashley, Ansley and Alley Lyons; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers were Darin Sims, Joel Cox, Torrence Crumbley , Damian Greene, John Wallace, James Banks, Jeff Phillips and Desmond Jones.

Honorary Pallbearers were George Jordan, Chris Brown, Desmond Brown, Bryan Stone, Rocky Irvy, Wayne Vaughner and staff of Augusta Hills Nursing Home.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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