Obituaries
August 2, 2012, 2012 Issue

Mrs. Elizabeth H. Amerson
Mrs. Elizabeth H. Amerson, 88, of Louisville entered into rest on Friday, July 27, 2012, at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Amerson, a native of Glascock County, was the daughter of the late Hansel Hunter and Lucille Logue Hawkins. She was an inspector for Fortsmann Company. Mrs. Amerson had been a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church for 50 years, a member of the Louisville Nazarene Church and attended Louisville First Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 30, 2012, at Louisville First Baptist Church, with Rev. Hardy Owens and Rev. Andy Collins officiating. Burial followed in the Louisville City Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy Amerson; and brother and sister-in-law, Hunter and Gladys Hawkins.

Survivors include her son, Wendell (Carolyn) Amerson of Norwood; daughters, Linda (John) Eckenroth of Harlem, Rosalyn (Ted) Flanders of Harlem, and Libby (Charles) Mathis of Louisville; sister, Etta (Othene) Taylor of Edgehill; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tony Amerson, George Ratchford III, Ryan Guy, Chris Kersey, Derrick Mathis and Chris Mathis.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Louisville First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 101 E 9th St., Louisville, GA 30434.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. John Thomas Boulineau
Mr. John Thomas Boulineau, 87, of Augusta entered into rest on Friday, July 27, 2012, at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home.

Mr. Boulineau was born in Wrens, and had lived in the area since 1946. He was a member of Lake Park Baptist Church and a former Baptist Deacon. He retired as a self-employed contractor and was a former employee of Southern Machine and Tool and Master Fabricators. He was also a member of the American Legion, served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946 and served on Okinawa.

Funeral services were held on Monday, July 30, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Lake Park Baptist Church, with Rev. Robert Gosey, Rev. John Thomas Boulineau Jr. and Rev. Samuel Brown officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Leger Boulineau; four sons, John Boulineau (Sandra) from Columbus, Tim Boulineau (Pam), Bruce Boulineau (Jan), and Patrick Boulineau (Jenny), all from Augusta; one daughter, Linda Boulineau Brown (Tommy) of Augusta; one sister, Nell Irwin of Louisville; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Charles Dillard, Jimmy Bush, Billy Boulineau, Bobby Irwin, Franklin Boulineau and Bennett Boulineau.

Memorials may be made to the Boulineau Scholarship Fund, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 3939 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70126.

Rowland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Barbara S. Bowles
Mrs. Barbara S. Bowles, 55, of Louisville entered into rest on Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Georgia Health Science Medical Center, Augusta.

A native of Louisville, Mrs. Bowles was the daughter of the late Jimmy B. Smith and Ruth Williams Smith. She worked as a waitress and owned the Country Hearth Restaurant, Louisville, and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Parkers United Methodist Church Cemetery, Bartow, with Rev. Hardy Owens officiating.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include her husband, Luther Gee Bowles of Louisville; mother, Ruth Williams Smith of Louisville; daughters, Susan (Brian) Walden of Bartow, Jennifer (Jason) Roberts of Louisville, and Jill Bowles of Lyerly; brother, Gary (Diane) Smith of Louisville; sister, Kay Deriso of Hephzibah; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Amanda “Manalice” Stapleton Curtis
Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda “Manalice” Stapleton Curtis, 97, of Wrens, were held on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Wrens Chapel AME Church, Wrens, with Rev. Carlos Young presiding and Presiding Elder Ella Mae Samuels as eulogist. Interment was in Sugar Hill Cemetery, Wrens.

Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia J. Smith, Wrens; four sons, James Curtis, Columbia, S.C., Herman Curtis, Augusta, Olin Curtis, Wrens, and George Curtis, Hephzibah; brother, George Stapleton, East Orange, N.J.; sister-in-law, Myrtis Quarterman, Louisville; 22 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Irene Elizabeth Pennington Goodin
Mrs. Irene Elizabeth Pennington Goodin, 96, of Matthews entered into rest on Thursday, July 26, 2012, at University Hospital.

Born in Blythe to the late Nodie Gay Dozier and the late Fred C. Pennington Sr., Mrs. Goodin lived most of her life in Matthews. She was a member of Woodland Baptist Church all of her adult life.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, 2012, at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tony Key, Rev. Bobby Smith and Rev. Keith Jordan officiating. Interment followed in the Woodland Baptist Church Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel M. Goodin; son, David M. Goodin; and brother, Delmar Pennington.

Survivors include her six daughters, Carol G. Braswell, Marjorie Newsome (Edward), Ruth Johnson (Melvin), Doris James (Leonard), Sammie Arrington (Edward), and Linda Norton; brother, Fred C. Pennington Jr.; two sisters, MaryAnn McMillan and Martha McElmurray; 18 grandchildren, Lucretia B. Scott, Joe P. Braswell Jr., Keith Braswell, Steven Newsome, Lynn N. Rogers, Victor Johnson, Dawn J. Morgan, Leonard James Jr., Traci J. McElhaney, Art Arrington, Sheri A. Thomas, Tony Arrington, Deborah L. Conley, Gina L. Smith, Roxanne Smith, Sam Goodin, Tyler Goodin and Zach Goodin; 39 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; an aunt, Mary P. Huff; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Pallbearers were her grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers were her great-grandsons.

Memorial contributions may be made to Woodland Baptist Church, c/o Lynn Rogers, 108 Lakeview Dr., Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Harvey Pearson
Mr. Harvey Pearson, 72, of Warrenton entered into rest on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at his residence.

Mr. Pearson, a native of Warren County, was the son of the late Bartow and Essie Cooper Pearson. He was retired from Georgia Iron Works after 35 years of service and a former member of the U.S. Army National Guard. Mr. Pearson was a member of Fort Creek Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2012, at Fort Creek Baptist Church, Dearing, with Dr. Phil Bray and Rev. Jim Martin officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Wesley Pearson.

Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Melba K. Pearson; two sons, Billy (Brandie) Pearson, Gibson, and Roger Avery, of Macon; two sisters, Faye (Ray) Lampp and Elaine (Hugh) Wells; one brother, Randy (Barbara) Pearson, all of Thomson; five grandchildren, Ashley (Wes) Haywood, Mindy Pearson Cook, both of Mitchell, Sabrina Pearson, Nick Pearson and Maddie Pearson, all of Gibson; one great-granddaughter, Kaylee.

Pallbearers were Doug Ellis, Joe Peebles, George Holliman, Dean Couch, Johnny Pearson and Bobby Newsome.

Honorary pallbearers were Deacons of Fort Creek Baptist Church and Terry Dozier, Jimmy Hewett and Tommy Weathers.

Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Betty Pefley
Mrs. Mary Betty Pefley, 91, of Fayetteville, N.C., entered into rest on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at Whispering Pines Nursing Home.

Mrs. Pefley was born May 17, 1921, in Wadley, to the late Andrew Thomas and Ada Calhoun. She graduated from Wadley High School in 1939. She played guard on the women’s basketball team. She met her husband, Norman Samuel Pefley, in Portsmouth, Va., while they were working at the ammunitions factory during World War II in 1942. They were married on Jan. 9, 1942. The couple owned and operated Sam’s Supermarket for 45 years until their retirement in 1989. She was a member of Walstone Baptist Church for 50 years, where she served in various positions as treasurer, director of WMU, pastor search committee and Sunday school teacher.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, 2012, at Walstone Baptist Church. Burial followed in Lafayette Memorial Park.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Samuel Pefley; and siblings, Thomas Calhoun of Wadley, Lois Calhoun Woods, William Howard Calhoun, Sarah Calhoun Benner, Marquis Calhoun Drose and Lynwood Calhoun.

Survivors include her daughter, Rose Elaine Bradley Hayes (Joe Clayton Hayes); three grandchildren, Denise Sherron, Wayne Bradley (Amy), and Connie Wood (Todd); six great-grandsons, Allen Nunnery, Justin Nunnery, Kyle Nunnery, Austin Bradley, Butler Bradley, Colby Bradley and Carson Bradley; two great-granddaughters, Karman Wood and Morgan Bradley; great-great-grandson, Brantley Walker Nunnery; niece, Jennie Calhoun Miller of Louisville; and nephew, Andy Clahoun of Wadley.

Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Jimmy Chalmus Reese
Mr. Jimmy Chalmus Reese, 71, of Mitchell entered into rest on Saturday, July 28, 2012, at his residence.

A native of Mitchell, Mr. Reese was a son of the late Chalmus Gibson Reese and Mary Emma Reese. He retired after more than 34 years of service for the Georgia Department of Transportation. He attended National Hills Baptist Church, Augusta.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at Jordan’s Chapel Church of God, Edgehill, with David Jones officiating.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Syble Findley.

Survivors include his wife, Marsha Annette Reese of Mitchell; sons, Jimmy “Craig” Reese and Christopher “Jason” Reese (Tiffany), both of Gibson; sister, Carolyn Chalker of Gibson; stepdaughter, Julie Darlington (Cliff) of Augusta; stepson, Jay Brown (Jennifer) of Grovetown; mother-in-law, Martha Green of Augusta; grandson, Jaxon Cain Reese; 10 other grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three nieces; and one nephew.

Pallbearers were Roger Bell, Tommy Sheppard, James Sheppard, Gary Kitchens, Lloyd Hillson and Dean Hillson.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to their favorite charity.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Agnes Wren Terry
Mrs. Agnes Wren Terry, 95, of Evans entered into rest on Monday, July 23, 2012.

Mrs. Terry was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Platt’s Funeral Home Belair Rd. Chapel with Dr. Phil Bray officiating. Burial followed at noon at Reedy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Stapleton.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Fred L. Terry Sr.; parents, William Nathaniel Wren and Bell Hadden Wren; brother, Leroy Wren; and sister, Marion Wren Terry.

Survivors include her daughter, Ellen Hill (Leonard) of Evans; son, Dr. Fred L. Terry Jr. (Dr. Kristen Moore) of Ann Arbor, Mich.; four grandchildren, Terry Greene (Daren), Cliff Hill Jr. (Jayla), Fred L. Terry III and Veronica Terry; and five great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Cliff Hill Jr., Daren Greene, Bill Terry, Earl Terry, Dan Gibson, Lawton Hill and Ray Smith.

Honorary pallbearer was Julian Wren.

If so desired, memorials may be made to St. Mark United Methodist Church, 2367 Washington Rd., Augusta, GA 30904.

Platt’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Brenda Brown Thomas
Mrs. Brenda Brown Thomas entered into rest on July 25, 2012, in Atlanta after an extended illness.

Mrs. Thomas was born on July 30, 1955, to the late Robert L. Brown and Josie Ghant Brown. She was the youngest of five children. She graduated from Wrens High School. Brenda was married to her husband, Ronnie Thomas, for 36 years. Their 20 years of military service led them to travels around the world. Mrs. Thomas accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of Pine Hill Baptist Church. After relocating to Atlanta, she became a member of Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church, where she served singing with the adult choir. She was employed as a budget analyst at the Centers for Disease Control and worked for the United States government for 27 years. Over the years, she was involved in many organizations, including Blacks in Government.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Pine Hill Baptist Church, Louisville, with Christopher Durden presiding and Rev. Dr. Leland L. Jones Sr. as eulogist. Interment was in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Welton Brown.

Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Thomas; three sisters, Josephine Hudson (Theodis), Carolyn Birt and Annie Brown; sisters-in-law, Judy Thomas, Faye Smith, Carolyn Brown, Eleanor Jackson and Janice Thomas; brothers-in-law, Beau Jack Thomas, Michael Thomas, Walter Thomas and Bernard Thomas; her pet, Cody; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Robert “Junebug” Walker Jr.
Mr. Robert “Junebug” Walker Jr. entered into rest on Friday, July 27, 2012, at his residence in Pennsylvania.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Matthews AME Church, Louisville.

Mr. Robert Walker Jr. was born Dec. 18, 1956, to the parentage of the late Robert and Rosa Mae Walker. He was a 1976 graduate of the Louisville High School. Mr. Walker worked at Delilah Manufacturing for many years. After relocating to Pennsylvania in the early 1990s, he worked as a residential service aide.

Survivors include his wife, Violet Emma Walker, of Lewistown, Pa.; sons, Tildon (Shela) Walker, Kendrick Walker, both of Augusta; daughter, Tamekia (Bruce) Jordan of Augusta; stepson, Anthony James Brown of Lewistown, Pa.; stepdaughter, Catherine McGarvey of Lewistown, Pa.; sisters, Elizabeth Gibbons of Elakhart, Ind., Sarah Walker, Margaret Wilson, Marie (Leon) Stanley, all of Augusta, Judith Walker, Dorothy Landers, Lyvette (Alton) McGruder, all of Louisville; brother, Samuel (Sandra) Walker of El Paso, Texas; grandsons, Za’Jon Montez Brown and Laquintin Tyrae Walker, both of Augusta; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Family maybe contacted at the residence of his sister, Judith Walker, or at Davis Funeral Home, Louisville.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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