Obituaries
July 19, 2012, 2012 Issue

Little Miss Aliyah Nashae Brown
Little Miss Aliyah Nashae Brown, 3 months, entered into rest on July 14, 2012, at Charleston Medical Center, Charleston, S.C.

Miss Brown was born in Greenwood, S.C., to the parents of Kenya Yanez Burton and John Arthur Brown.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at 5 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in New Fleming Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her parents, John Arthur Brown of Evans, and Kenya Yanez Burton of Greenwood, S.C.; siblings, Raven Burton, Charmaine Burton, Kourtney Burton, Tykerria Brown, Jonquavous Brown, Jamiliya Brown and Stacie Jackson; maternal grandparents, Leon and Terrisa Simmons; paternal great-grandmother, Nonie Morgan; maternal great-grandparents, Margaret Burton, Elijah Burton and Lola Simmons; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Jones Downs
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Jones Downs, age 89, of Davisboro entered into rest on Thursday, July 12, 2012.

Mrs. Downs was a native of Emanuel County and had lived in Washington County all of her adult life.

Funeral Services will be conducted Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Davisboro Baptist Church at 4 p.m. with Rev. Larry Glover and Rev. Mike Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Downs Baptist Church Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Harrel Downs; and parents, Roger Roc Jones and Myrtle Hodges Jones.

Survivors include her daughter, Mae Black; son, H.T. (Jennifer) Downs, all of Mitchell; grandchildren, Henry (Jessica) Downs of Clinton, Miss., Patrick Downs of Athens, Tara Elizabeth Downs and Riley Downs, both of Mitchell; sister-in-law, Betty Ann Jones of Davisboro; nieces, Carolyn and Denise; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Downs Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Citizens Bank.

Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. William “Dan” Danny Edwards
Mr. William “Dan” Danny Edwards, 59, of Warrenton entered into rest on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at his residence.

Mr. Edwards, a native of Warren County, was the son of the late William and Elizabeth Landrum Edwards. He was retired from Georgia Pacific Corporation and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Warrenton.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, 2012, at Magnolia Baptist Church Cemetery, Gibson.

Survivors include his daughter, Erin Edwards Jones (Scott), Thomson; two uncles, Everett (Carolyn) Landrum, Clarksville, and Ray Usry, Augusta; one aunt, Blanche Kitchens, Gibson; one grandson, John David L.J. Luther; one granddaughter, Danielle Anne Luther, both of Thomson; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Betty Ruth Hill
Mrs. Betty Ruth Hill, 77, of Augusta entered into rest on Sunday, July 8, 2012, at her residence.

Mrs. Hill was born in Anderson, S.C., and was a homemaker.

Memorial services were held on Thursday, July 12, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the chapel of Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors, with Rev. Philip Vestal officiating.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Hill.

Survivors include her sons, Randall (Ruth) Hill of Harlem, and Keith (Dale) Hill of Keysville; daughters, Sandra Thomas, Sheila Hill and Melinda Rowell, all of Augusta; son-in-law, Kelvin Rowell of Augusta; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers were her grandsons.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Foundation of America, 1710 Rhode Island Ave NW, Ste 400, Washington, DC 20036.

Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Willie James “Geech” Kelly
Mr. Willie James “Geech” Kelly of Wadley entered into rest on Monday, July 9, 2012, in Augusta.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Salter Grove Baptist Church, with Pastor Walter Holmes officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his daughter, Lanesha (Michael) Jones, Louisville; one son, James Russell (Paula) Smith, Crestview, Fla.; four sisters, Idella Knight, Bartow, Eddie Mae Smith, Orlando, Fla., Mildred Wright, Bristol, Pa., and Annie Mae Daniels, Jacksonville, Fla.; six brothers, James (Mary) Smith, Jacksonville, Fla., George W. Smith, Sandersville, Lonnie (Denise) Smith, Bartow, and Willie L. (Lucille) Smith, Lamar (Ola) Smith and Leroy Smith, all of Wadley; two brothers- in-law and sisters-in-law, Eddie Willie (Hazel) Passmore, Orlando, Fla., and Robert L. (Ethel) Jackson, Bartow; three grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Bobby Lee Daniel, Charlie Daniels, James Jackson, Joe Nathan Knight, Norman Knight, Craig Strowbridge and Tommie Palmer.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. George Elliott Prescott
Mr. George Elliott Prescott, 72, of Stapleton entered into rest on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at University Hospital.

One of nine children born to the late Irene Tinley Prescott and the late King Edward Prescott, Mr. Prescott was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County and was a member of Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2012, at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Sheriff Gary Hutchins, Rev. Tim Crosby and Rev. Donald Lumpkin officiating. Interment followed at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Avera.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Norma Faith Clark Prescott; three sons, George E. Prescott Jr. (Elaine), Kevin E. Prescott (Leigh Anne) and Clay Prescott (Cassie); eight siblings, June Rooks, Hattie Lou Kitchens (Sam), Ann Brown (Warren), Edward Prescott (Carol), Kenneth Prescott (Barbara), Iris Bazemore (Gary), David Prescott and Gordon Prescott (Edie); six grandchildren, Kristie Sammons, A.J. Sammons, Justin Prescott, Courtney Prescott, Jayna Prescott and Taylor Prescott; two great-grandchildren, Cassidy and Cheyenne; one uncle, Elwood Rabun (Mildred); and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Robbie Grace, Tony Kelley, Donald Manning, Larry McGraw, Nathaniel Newsome and Kip Prescott.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Kay Elizabeth Pruitt
Mrs. Kay Elizabeth Pruitt, 57, of Gibson entered into rest on Friday, July 6, 2012, at Georgia Health Sciences University.

Mrs. Pruitt was a native of Atlanta, but had been a resident of Augusta for most of her life. She was a member of the Episcopal faith and was a member of the Augusta Country Club. Mrs. Pruitt was employed as a graphic artist for Streeter Printing and Graphics, and for the last 20 years for Morris Communications, where she held many diverse positions in publishing.

Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2012, at Platt’s Belair Road Chapel, with Rev. Tom Kalliokoski officiating.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert B. Elliott.

Survivors include her husband, Pace B. Pruitt; mother, Jean T. Elliott; brother, R. Scott Elliott (Debbie); niece, Blair B. Elliott; and nephew, R. Clayton Elliott, all of Augusta.

If so desired, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2607 Commons Blvd., Augusta, GA 30909, or The Lydia Project, 2501 McDowell St., Augusta, GA 30904.

Platt’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Barbara Ann Walker
Mrs. Barbara Ann Walker, 65, of Augusta entered into rest on Monday, July 9, 2012.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Poteet Funeral Home. Committal services followed at Noah’s Ark Baptist Church Cemetery, Keysville.

Poteet Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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