Obituaries
August 9, 2012, 2012 Issue

Mr. Emory Michael Mike Allen
Mr. Emory Michael Mike Allen, 71, of Norcross entered into rest on Tuesday, July 31, 2012.

The son of the late Emory Bo and Lyndoll Mae Smith Allen, Mr. Allen grew up in Louisville, where he was known as Mickey. Mr. Allen attended Georgia Southern College and played on the 1962 Eagles National Championship baseball team. He is a member of the Georgia Southern Sports Hall of Fame. Mr. Allen was in sales with Baxter Healthcare, Hyland Division, and he was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Larry Glover officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Pat Balch Allen of Norcross; daughter, Sherry (Doug) Green of Cumming; grandchildren, Ava Green and Jett Michael Green; and sister, Lynda (Clayton) Henson of Douglasville.

For those who wish memorial contributions may be made to the Georgia Southern University Baseball program.

Williams Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Audrey Evelyn Holley Bowles
Mrs. Audrey Evelyn Holley Bowles, 86, of Statesboro entered into rest on Monday, July 30, 2012.

A native of Wrens, she resided in Louisville, Swainsboro and Waynesboro before moving to Statesboro in 1972.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the chapel of the funeral home. Interment was in Bulloch Memorial Gardens.

She was preceded in death by a son, James Bowles; and a grandson, Matthew Bowles.

Survivors include her husband of more than 63 years, Fred Bowles; a son, Mike (Deborah) Bowles of Statesboro; two daughters, Hollie (Angus) Campbell- Blair of McDonough, and Liby (Robbie) Williamson of the Bay District of Bulloch County; two brothers, W.C. Holley of Wrens, and Don Holley of Harlem; two sisters, Margie James and Joyce Williford, both of Wrens; four grandchildren, Shannon Ramsey, Freddy Bowles, Haley Bowles and Kevin Bowles; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Doris Chalker
Mrs. Doris Chalker, 93, of Thomson entered into rest on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at Lake Crossing Nursing Facility.

Mrs. Chalker was a native of Glascock County, but had lived in Thomson for many years. She was a homemaker, had worked at the Thomson Company and Belks. She was a member of Thomson First Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at Thomson First Baptist Church, with Dr. Leonard Dupree officiating. Burial was in Westview Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Amplus Chalker; and son, Michael David Chalker.

Survivors include her daughter, Carole Forrester, Flowery Branch; granddaughter, Sonya Gordon, Dallas; sister, Daphne Bales, Thomson; and two brothers, Don Pullum, Augusta, and Wayne Pullum, Locust Grove.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Richard John Cutaia
Mr. Richard John Cutaia, 73, of Avera entered into rest on Thursday, July 26, 2012, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta GA.

The family will hold a private service at a later date.

Mr. Cutaia was one of two children born to the late Kathryn Breslin Cutaia and the late Samuel Joseph Cutaia in Chicago, Ill. Retiring after 29 years of service as a customer service representative with Delta Airlines, he moved to Avera to be near his daughter. With his sonís family, he attended Palmetto Community Church, Charleston, S.C.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Cutaia.

Survivors include his two children, Pamela C. Kodama of Avera, and Rick Cutaia (Erica) of Charleston, S.C.; and three grandchildren, Drew Kodama, Haley Cutaia and Christopher Cutaia.

James Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Yancey Alma Desmond
Mrs. Yancey Alma Desmond, 95, of Keysville entered into rest on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012.

Mrs. Desmond was a resident of St. Clair Community for many years. Along with her husband, Mrs. Desmond worked many years in food management services at several large hotels in Miami Beach, Fla.

Graveside services were held on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Mill Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Gibson, with Rev. Billy Carroll officiating.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nick Desmond; parents, S.D. Hodge Swint and Dessie Marie Swint Hamlett.

Survivors include her sister, Mary Swint Robinson, formerly of Augusta.

DeLoach-McKerley Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Willie Maude Brooks Newsome
Mrs. Willie Maude Brooks Newsome, 84, of Matthews entered into rest Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Doctors Hospital.

Born in Stapleton to the late Reba Dye Brooks and the late William Brooks, Mrs. Newsome was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at Your Hope Church, Matthews, with Rev. Joe Walden officiating. Interment followed in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Avera.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Newsome; three sons, William Cecil Newsome, Johnny Newsome and Leroy Newsome; and one grandson, Raymond Ray Jr.

Survivors include her six children, Thurmond Newsome (Joyce), Bobby Newsome (Brenda), Brenda N. Ray (Raymond), Betty Newsome, Lisa Newsome and Cindy Newsome (Tommie Wells); four siblings, Jewell Poss, Asilee Dixon, Dessie Brooks, and Gleamon Brooks; 10 grandchildren, Thomas Newsome, Melissa Zieglar, Sharon Walden, Wanda Hall, Pamela Norton, Bobbie Allison Unruh, Raymond Ray II, Matthew Below, James Ryan Newsome and Brandon Lee Newsome; 10 great-grandchildren; many nephews and nieces; and many friends.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Bobby L. Parrish
Mr. Bobby L. Parrish, 78, of Aiken, S.C., entered into rest on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at his residence.

Mr. Parrish was born in Jefferson County to the late James Cleon Parrish and Melvis Russell Parrish, but has been a lifelong resident of Aiken County, S.C. He was a retired supervisor from Kimberly-Clark. Up to his failing health, he was a member of Warrenville First Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and taught Sunday School. In the past, he worked with the R/A s, coached little league baseball and PeeWee football.

A celebration of life service was held on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. at Warrenville First Baptist Church, with Rev. Arthur Zawislak and Rev. John Beck officiating. Interment was private.

He was preceded in death by a son, James Cleon Parrish II.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Irene Kniphfer Parrish; daughters, Becky (Greg) Cole of North Augusta, S.C., and Terrie (Gary) Williams of Swainsboro; son, Russ (Myra) Parrish of North Augusta, S.C.; sister, Joan Rhodes of Wrens; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers were Furman Redd, William Hemingway, Mike Weaver and the Christian Deciples Sunday School Class of the church.

Memorials may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation, P. O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.

Napier Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Cox Rachels
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Cox Rachels, 96, of Wadley entered into rest on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at Glendale Nursing Home.

Mrs. Rachels, born in Jefferson County had lived most of her life in Wadley. She was a member of Coleman Chapel United Methodist Church, the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Friendship Club of First United Methodist Church of Covington, the Lady Huntington Chapter, and the Sergeant Newton Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Covington. She was a homemaker and the oldest living graduate of Wadley High School.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Coleman Chapel United Methodist, with Rev. Pat Holbert and Rev. David Boggs officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Sallie Cox; a grandchild; three brothers; and two sisters.

Survivors include four children, George Wesley Rachels Jr. (Mary Sue) of Wadley, Sally Anne Archer (Ernest) of Rock Hill, S.C., Bobbie Jean Grover of Martinez, and James Clark Rachels of Hapeville; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a sister, Lula Bernice Von Smith Rachels; and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were grandsons, George Rachels, Vic Rachels, Charles Rachels, Steve Archer, Stuart Archer, and Jimmie Rider.

Memorials may be made to Coleman Chapel United Methodist Church in care of Ruth Paul, 7118 River Rd. Wadley, Ga. 30477, in memory of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Cox Rachels.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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