Obituaries
July 26, 2012, 2012 Issue

Mr. Roger Sloan Attaway Jr.
Mr. Roger Sloan Attaway Jr., 85, of Thomson entered into rest on Friday, July 20, 2012.

Mr. Attaway was born in Wrens, and was the son of the late Roger S. Attaway Sr. and the late Emma Lou Hadden Attaway. He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. Mr. Attaway was the retired owner and operator of Thomson Radio and TV Service for more than 50 years. He was a former member of the Thomson Jaycees. Mr. Attaway was a member of Thomson Presbyterian Church and served as a deacon.

Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 23, 2012, at Beggs Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Charles Broome officiating.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Akin Attway; and sisters, Edna Attaway Kilgore and Sara Attaway Kidd.

Survivors include his son, Roger S. Roddy Attaway (Jean); daughter, Rita Attaway Ray (Stewart), all of Evans; brother, John Judson “Juddy” Attaway (Doris) of North Augusta, S.C.; brother-in-law, John Kilgore; grandchildren, Marie McCarthy (Kevin), Jenny Long (Boyd), Tori Ray Bell (Jordan); and seven great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Assocation, 17 Executive Park, Suite 15, Atlanta, GA 30329-2012.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Lonzie Beckworth
Mr. Lonzie Beckworth, 75, of Thomson entered into rest on Saturday, July 21, 2012, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Beckworth was a native of Glascock County, but had lived in Thomson for many years. He was the son of the late Hubert and Mollie Beckworth. He retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation in 1999. He was a Baptist by faith.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at Little Brier Creek Baptist Church, with Dr. Randy Dunaway and Rev. Butch Baston officiating. Burial was in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel Beckworth; children, Mike (Peggy) Beckworth, Tammy (John) Kalada, Jeanna (Peter) Kelley; grandchildren, Tiffany (David) Hardy, Chasie (Geoffrey) Gerlach, Mason Kalada, Will Kalada, Owen Kalada, Hannah Chalker, Sarah Kelley, Phillip Kelley and Francis Kelley; great-grandchildren, Ethan Hardy, Ella Gerlach and Eric Hardy; brothers and sisters, Frances Lampp, George (Frances) Beckworth, Mayne Keller, Joe (Gloria) Beckworth and Linda (Rollo) Fields; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Troy Phillips, Clayton Phillips, Don Reese, Billy Gay, Hunter Lampp and Timmy Lampp.

Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Kenneth “Kenny” Alan Brown
Mr. Kenneth “Kenny” Alan Brown, 50, of Stapleton entered into rest on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at Jefferson Hospital, Louisville.

Mr. Brown was born to the parentage of Deacon Albert Brown Jr. and the late Annie Lee Robinson Brown in Wrens on Jan. 28, 1962. He graduated in the class of 1980 in Jefferson County. Mr. Brown worked with the Jefferson County Board of Education as a custodial engineer.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at 11 a.m. at New Zion Baptist Church, Wrens, with Rev. Bennie Holmes and Rev. Dr. W. L. Jones Sr. presiding and Rev. Tony Brown as eulogist. Interment was in the church cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles E. Brown.

Survivors include his father, Deacon Albert Brown Jr., Wrens; siblings, Patricia (Willie) Jackson of Stapleton, Marilyn Brown of Augusta, Carol (Callie) Hannah of Jacksonville, Fla., Rev. Tony (Rev. Catherine) Brown of Thomson, Teresa (Brenton) Anderson of Hephzibah, and Derrick (Keisha) Brown of Kennesaw; friend, Melinda Fleming of Wrens; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Lillie Evelyn Brown
Mrs. Lillie Evelyn Brown, 75, of Augusta entered into rest on Monday, July 16, 2012, at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center.

A native of Gibson, Mrs. Brown was born May 9, 1937, a daughter of the late Cecil and Mattie Landrum Chalker. She was a homemaker.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Sheppard Funeral Home, with Rev. Ralph Kitchens officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Baptist Church Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Ernest Chalker and Lewis Chalker.

Survivors include sons, William (Teresa) May of Mitchell, and Dennis May of Mitchell; daughter, Joan (Roger) Locklear of Appling; brother, J.C. (Kay) Chalker of Sandersville; sisters, Ann (Ralph) Kitchens of Gibson, Elizabeth (Ralph) Prescott of Gibson, Gladys (Lloyd) Hilson of Mitchell; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Andrew Turner, Eddie Usry, Zachery Hilson, Jeremy May, Scott Cawley and Don Hilson.

Due to a prolonged illness, the family request in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the funeral home.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Jeanette Steed Davis
Miss Jeanette Steed Davis, 89, of Louisville entered into rest on Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Old Capitol Healthcare.

One of five girls born to the late Ruby Tankersley Steed and the late Charles Vernon Steed, Miss Davis was a resident of Jefferson County for most of her life. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Louisville and the Fidelis Sunday School Class. After 35 years of service, Miss Davis retired as the general merchandise manager for Piggly Wiggly and then worked another eight years for the Louisville Motor Lodge. She played the organ.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Larry Montgomery and Rev. Hardy Owens officiating. Interment followed in Westview Cemetery, Thomson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Elizabeth S. Harper and Jan S. Long.

Survivors include her four children, Jean D. Long (John) of Hephzibah, Carol D. Campbell (Brad), Glenn A. Davis (Peggy), and Beth D. McCoy (Jeff) of Harlem; eight grandchildren, Keri L. Hibbitts (Wesley), April Campbell, Julie C. Mobley (Lee), Jeff Davis, Amy D. Gay (Randy), Haylee McCoy, Hannah McCoy and Logan McCoy; six great-grandchildren, Brandon Hibbitts, Tyler Hibbitts, Nathan Hibbitts, Maddison Mobley, Lux Gay and Blakely Gay; three sisters, Thelma S. Pepper of Bossier City, La., Verna S. Kennedy of Greenwood, S.C., and Edith S. Austin of Panama City, Fla.; two stepsisters, Billie Marie Harrison of Tampa, Fla., and Margaret Fredrickson of Dahinda, Ill.; many nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Pallbearers were John Long, Brad Campbell, Jeff McCoy, Wesley Hibbitts, Lee Mobley, Jeff Davis, Randy Gay and Logan McCoy.

Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 208 Pitcarin Way Ste A, Augusta, GA 30909, or to United Hospice, 667 S Main St, Swainsboro, GA 30401.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Joann “JoJo” Jordan
Funeral services for Miss Joann “JoJo” Jordan of Wrens were held on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Stone Springfield AME Church, Stapleton, with Rev. Michael G. Ephraim Sr. and Rev. E.C. Kline presiding, and Rev. C.W. Stone as eulogist. Interment was in Gethsemane Baptist Church Cemetery, Avera.

Survivors are daughters, Keisha Jordan, Stapleton, and Davida Hannah, Wrens; brothers, Garvin “Bo-Jack” (Rose Mary) Brown, Augusta, Roger (Lottie) Jordan, Robert (Rosa) Jordan, Louis Jordan, Wrens, Johnny Jordan, Willie Jordan, Stapleton, Otis (Neoskie) Blair Jr., Grovetown; sisters, Janice Jordan, Wrens, Virginia Jordan, Stanford, Conn., and Maryland Miller, Thomson; grandchildren, Angelica Walden, Clindarius Tucker and Janiyah Jones, Wrens; friend, David Hannah, Wrens.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Deacon Robert “Duck” Lewis Lane
Deacon Robert “Duck” Lewis Lane, 47, of Stapleton entered into rest on Wednesday, July 18, 2012.

Deacon Lane was born in Gibson, in Glascock County on Nov. 7, 1964, to Robert H. Brown and the late Maggie Lane. He was a member of Kingdom Life Ministries for 16 years. He worked at Glit, Inc. for 14 years until his health began to fail.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Kingdom Life International Fellowship Ministries, Wadley, with Apostle Clifford Duckworth Sr. as overseer and eulogist. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Vickie Lane of Stapleton; sons, Roderick Lane of Stapleton, and George Johnson Jr. of Sandersville; reared as his own, Joseph Williams of Augusta; grandson, Roderick Walker of Sandersville; father, Robert H. Brown of Stapleton; reared him like a son, Mae Lizzie Lane of Stapleton; brothers, Roger Lane of Scranton, N.J., Pilcher Davis of Philadelphia, Pa., Bobby Davis of Louisville, Gregory Brown of Wrens, and Harold (Juna) McCall of Atlanta; sisters, Patricia (Jonathan) Berry, Patricia Brown, both of Wrens, Joyce Myers, Sherry Brown, both of Louisville, and Lasonya Brown of Wadley; brother-in-law, George Johnson Sr. of North Augusta, S.C.; aunts, Barbara Lane of St. Petersburg, Fla., Ruby Paschal of Augusta, Mary Frances Paschal of Louisville, Sherry Jones of Florida, and Rosella Brown of Stapleton; uncles, Albert Paschal of Augusta, Wesley (Elouise) Lane of Waynesboro, and Thomas (Luven) Lane of Warren County; friend and sister, Teresa Asberry of Sandersville; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Wayne Harold Luckey
Mr. Wayne Harold Luckey, 77, entered into rest on Wednesday, June 14, 2012.

Mr. Luckey was one of 16 children born to sharecroppers, the late James Edgar and Rubye Washington Luckey, in Matthews on Feb. 6, 1935. Mr. Luckey was a member of the IBEW Local Union No. 1579 for 57 years of which he retired in 1987 after 30 years. Mr. Luckey lived in several eastern states, until finally returning to Blythe in 1977. Mr. Luckey met his wife, Williefred Temples Parrish, and they married on July 12, 1980. Together they began Luckey Stables. He was a member of the Missouri Fox Trotter Association, the NRA and the CSRA Mounted Sheriff’s Posse.

A private graveside service was held on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at Blythe Baptist Church Cemetery, Blythe, with Glendon Eshleman officiating.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Williefred Luckey; children, Mikko Luckey, Angelique Luckey, Sybol Parrish-Waters, Blythe, Pandora Luckey Kler, Douglas Luckey, Rock Hill, S.C., Cheri Luckey Galliford, Deltona, Fla.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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