Obituaries
September 6, 2012, 2012 Issue

Mr. Bosie Lee Beasley
Mr. Bosie Lee Beasley entered into rest on Aug. 17, 2012.

Mr. Beasley was born on June 22, 1945, in Wrens to Ora Trimble and Eddie Beasley Sr. He was a member of Harts Grove Baptist Church, Stapleton, under the leadership of Rev. R.L. Boyd. He attended school in Wrens and moved to Florida at an early age. He worked for Hardrive Asphalt Company for many years. He joined New Jerusalem Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. T.N. Tucker.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at 1 p.m. at James C. Boyd’s Memorial Chapel, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with Rev. Bennie E. Hollis officiating.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Orlandus Beasley and Eddie Beasley Jr.; and sister, Dorothy Beasley-Johnson.

Survivors include his daughter, Mary Beasley; two grandsons, Darrell (Candice) and Jeffery; granddaughter, Dimesha; five stepchildren, Ray, Kathryn, Sharon, Robert and Maerene; one brother, Willie Beasley (Sally); two sisters, Luella Allen (Joe) and Ethel Mae Benefield (Thomas); friend, Cherry Barnes; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

James C. Boyd Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Cecil Eugene Garner Sr.
Mr. Cecil Eugene Garner Sr., 76, of Warthen entered into rest on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at his residence.

Mr. Garner was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County, the son of the late Harper Moses Garner and the late Evie Veal Garner. Mr. Garner had worked for J.P. Stephens Company, Meadows Industries and was a retired supervisor for Shaw Industries. He was an Army veteran and a member of Union Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at Union Baptist Church, Warthen, with Rev. Robert Cash and Rev. Roy Smith officiating. Burial was in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother; and sisters, Polly Tanner and Willie Mae Allen.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Faye Griffin Garner of Warthen; children, Cecil Eugene Garner Jr. and Randy Garner, both of Milledgeville, Shannon Gunn Hobbs of Milledgeville, and Kevin Gunn of Warthen; grandchildren, Stephen Garner, Paige Garner, Dillon Garner, Danielle Snyder, Courtney Garner, Callie Hobbs, Whitney Hobbs, Ashley Hobbs and Katelyn Gunn; great-grandchildren, Tyler Register and Kadan Register; and dogs and cats, Max, Bailey, Mikie, Lucky and Snickers.

May and Smith Funeral Directors were in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. Albert Harmon
Mr. Albert Harmon of Wadley entered into rest on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, in Wadley.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Old Bethel Baptist Church, Bartow, with Pastor Jamaal Wilcher officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his two daughters, Cassandra Riddles, Swainsboro, and Annette Bass, Wadley; a son, Meldric Passmore, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two sisters, Betty (Walter) Price, Bartow, and Zeffie Dell Marshall, Tampa, Fla.; four grandchildren, Amore Hill and Marcus Mahone Jr., Swainsboro, Khadedra Stavely, Harrison, and Meldric Passmore Jr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Gary McIntosh, Robert Jackson, Charles Strowbridge, Rico Moye, Rufus Walden and Dessie Davis.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Jean Cobb Kent
Mrs. Jean Cobb Kent, 84, of Davisboro entered into rest on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at Washington County Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.

Mrs. Kent was a native of Washington County the daughter of the late Orvelle Cobb and the late Lillie Belle Yates Cobb. She retired from the Washington County Department of Family and Children Services. She was a charter member of the Washington County Pilot Club and a charter member of the Friendship Baptist Church where she served as clerk from 1954 to 1994. She was a member of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class and Keenagers.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, Bartow, with Rev. Steve Keener officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Remus Hall Kent; sister, Agnes Cobb Davidson; and two brothers, Frank Cobb Sr. and Royce Cobb.

Survivors include her children, Karen Kent (Randy) Franklin of Perry, and Randy (Sharon) Kent of Davisboro; grandchildren, Steven (Nicole) Franklin of Perry, Kent (Kalah) Franklin of Mansfield, Texas, Stephanie Kent (Jason) Patterson and Brad Kent, all of Davisboro; great-grandchildren, Evan Franklin, Coen Franklin, Jacob Patterson and Haleigh Patterson; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Rodney Cobb, Gary Cobb, Earl Davidson, Frank Cobb Jr., Chris Tanner and Chad Tanner.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Washington County Pilot Club and the Washington County Department of Family and Children Services Retirees.

Donations may be made to the Friendship Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Joy Jackson, 300 HJ Lane, Harrison, GA 31035.

May and Smith Funeral Directors were in charge of these arrangements.


Mr. David B. Kitchens Sr.
Mr. David B. Kitchens Sr., 79, of Thomson entered into rest on Aug. 28, 2012, at University Hospital McDuffie.

Mr. Kitchens was born in Jefferson County, and lived most of his life in McDuffie County. He was the son of the late Van Buren Kitchens and the late Omie Davis Kitchens. Mr. Kitchens was a retired carpenter from Two State Construction. Mr. Kitchens was a Baptist.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at Second Baptist Church, with Dr. Ron Drawdy and Rev. Barry McAvoy officiating. Interment followed in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Frances Vandiver Kitchens; son, David “Smokey” B. Kitchens Jr. (Kim); daughters, Ann K. Bowden and Kay K. Coleman (Anthony); mother-in-law, Frances Vandiver, all of Thomson; grandchildren, David B. Kitchens III, Judy Hanson, Robert Daniel Kitchens, Lee Highfill, Jonathan Coleman, Rainne Austin, David Coleman and Katie Cook; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Dane Ball, Phillip Carter, Lindy Tudor, Sam Meadows, Preston Williams and Mike Huff.

Honorary pallbearers were James Foster, Marty Chalker and Eddie Moore.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Angela Heggs Tarver
Mrs. Angela Heggs Tarver, 48, of Wadley entered into rest on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012, at a local nursing home.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Pineola Church of God, Wadley, with Ronnie Harden officiating. Burial will be held in the Straight Church of God Cemetery, Midville.

Mrs. Tarver was a native of Jefferson County, the daughter of the late Junior Heggs and Gladys Davis Heggs, and was a 1982 graduate of Louisville High School. At an early age, she joined Magnolia Baptist Church and later joined Pineola Church of God. She held various jobs including Hardee’s, Dairy Queen and Ingles bakery.

Survivors include her husband, Wendell Tarver of Louisville; children, Jasmine Kierra Heggs and Jaylen Wendell Tarver of Wadley; siblings, Delores (James) Cobb of Midville, Ernest (Shirley) Heggs of Sandersville, Advease (Jessie) Dogan of Hephzibah; mother-in-law, Annie Doris Jenkins of Wadley; father-in-law, Leslie Tennyson Jr. of Wadley; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Gloria Tarver Heggs, Lavern Heggs, Joanna Oliver Tarver of Wrightsville, Lee Teresa Jenkins of Wadley; aunts and uncles, James and Cora Heggs and Altemes Ponder of Louisville, Lizzie Davis of Sandersville, Barbara Davis of Statesboro, Ben Davis of Orlando, Fla., Frances Heggs of Macon, Evelyn Davis, Erilla Davis of Brunswick, and Shirley Davis of Lulawissie; a host of nieces, nephews, including two that she assisted in rearing, Roger Heggs Jr. of St. Mary’s, Sherry Johnson and Nekel Johnson of Louisville; and cousins, other relatives and friends.

Family maybe contacted at the 622 N Martin Luther King Blvd, Wadley, or at the residence of her brother-in-law and sister, James and Delores Cobb, 963 Cobb Road, Midville, or at Davis Funeral Home.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Ludelle L. Wheeler
Mrs. Ludelle L. Wheeler, 76, of Evans entered into rest at home on Sept. 2, 2012, after a brief illness.

Mrs. Wheeler was born on Feb. 11, 1936, in Thomson, the third child of Joseph Carter Langham and Ruby Blanchard Langham. She graduated from Thomson High School in 1954. She graduated from Georgia Teacher’s College in 1958, with a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. She later earned a master’s degree in 1978 from Georgia Southern University and a specialist in education degree from Augusta College in 1990. She began her career as a teacher in Columbia County School System in 1963 and retired in 1993 as an administrator. Mrs. Wheeler was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Phi Delta Kappa Sorority, Friends of the Columbia County Libraries, and both the Augusta and Georgia Genealogical Societies.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at Wesley United Methodist Church. A private interment was held at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens, Thomson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph W. Wheeler Jr.; sister, Dorothy Moline; and brother, Bobby Langham.

Survivors include her two children, Joseph W. Wheeler III (Andrea Curry) of Evans, and Jennifer Wheeler Thaxton (Arthur Ronald) of North Augusta, S.C.; grandchildren, Matthew Graham Wheeler, Amanda Langham Wheeler and Joshua Owen Thaxton; and sister-in-law, Shirley Langham of Stapleton.

If so desired, memorials may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church Building Fund, 825 N. Belair Road, Evans, GA 30809.

Platts Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Frances Williams
Mrs. Frances Williams, 77, of Thomson entered into rest on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at her residence.

Mrs. Williams was a native of Glascock County, but had lived in Thomson for many years. She was a home healthcare caregiver and a member of the Dearing Full Gospel Church.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at Dearing Full Gospel Church, with Rev. Eddie Renew and Rev. Jerry Rockefeller officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery, Gibson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Williams.

Survivors include her daughters, Darlene (Billy) Kitchens and Martie (Terry) Cox, both of Thomson; son, Ronnie Brooks, Grovetown; sister, Gladys Land, Thomson; brother, Junior Usry, Thomson; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were family members.

Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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