Obituaries
September 13, 2012, 2012 Issue

Mr. Dock Charlie Bridges Sr.
Mr. Dock Charlie Bridges Sr., 66, of Sandersville entered into rest on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at Oconee Nursing Home following an extended illness.

Mr. Bridges was born in Jefferson County, the son of the late Rembert Bridges and the late Mary Magdeline Huff Bridges. He worked as a certified welder for Howard Sheppard Inc. for 35 years and was a member of Kendall Heights Church of God. Mr. Bridges also served as a part-time evangelist and traveled with the Dixie Caravan Singers.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Sept 6, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Kendall Heights Church of God, with Rev. Bobby Williford officiating. Burial was in Washington County Memorial Gardens.

He was preceded in death by his son, Dock Charlie Bridges Jr.; two brothers, Billy Bridges and Donnell Bridges; and a sister, Mildred B. Screws.

Survivors include his wife, Sara Marsh Bridges of Sandersville; children, Candi B. (Ken) Garner of Sandersville, Nancy B. (Chris) Flanders of Douglas, William Joseph “B.J.” (Joy) Bridges of Sandersville; grandchildren, Joshua (McCall) Garner, Bradley Garner, Rebecca Flanders, Charlie Flanders, Hagen Bridges, Collin Bridges, and Maddox Bridges; brothers, Milton “Pete” (Barbara) Bridges and Glenn (Sheila) Bridges, all of Sandersville; sisters, Mary Ann (Danny) Brown of Sandersville and Sharon (Glenn) Osborne of Tennille; and aunt, Cora (Willie) Wells of Alma.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Dunn, Dylan Tyson, Wayne Williford, Marlie J. Lanthrip, Ronnie Dickerson and Les Lamb.

Donations may be made to the Kendall Heights Church of God, c/o James Norris, 5783 Hwy. 24 East, Sandersville, GA 31082.

May and Smith Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Lloyd S. Fiscus
Mr. Lloyd S. Fiscus, 102, of Louisville entered into rest on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, at his residence with his wife, Grace D. Fiscus, by his side.

A native of Maron, Iowa, Mr. Fiscus was the son of the late Elva and Laura Fiscus. He was a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, retired after many years of service as a sales executive with W.R. Grace Company and was a member of De Bary First Presbyterian Church where he was an elder for 36 years. He attended Louisville Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church for the past six years. He was a church member all his adult life. He was an elder chosen to lead financially in the building programs at the Bethlehem Church, Randolph, N.J., and also at the Presbyterian Church in Florida. Mr. Fiscus was also a member of the Rotary Club and Gideon’s International. He played baseball in his younger years and played golf until he was 92.

Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at Louisville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, with Dr. Lewis Bird officiating.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Neva Sloan Fiscus; three brothers; two sisters; son-in-law; stepdaughter; and step-grandson.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Grace D. Fiscus of Louisville; son, James H. Fiscus (Suzanne); daughters, Nancy Orlando (John), Carol Ann Bird (Lewis) and Judy McCrea; stepdaughters, Carolee Erwin (Hayward), and Paula Stickle (George); stepson, David Meadows (Vicki); 24 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Gideon International at P.O. Box 403510, Atlanta, Georgia, 30384-3810 or your choice of interest.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Margaret Reagan Goodson
Mrs. Margaret Reagan Goodson, 84, of Wadley entered into rest on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at University Hospital.

A native of White Park, Fla., Mrs. Goodson was the daughter of the late Joseph Hampton Reagan and Alma Elizabeth Sapp. She had worked for the Bank of Wadley as a teller, and the Census Bureau. She was a charter member of Central Baptist Church, and a member of the Aiken Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at Wadley Baptist Church, with Rev. Tom Harrison and Rev. David Davis officiating. Burial followed in Wadley City Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Emmett Allen Goodson.

Survivors include her daughters, Patricia C. Kitchens of Hephzibah, Judy C. (William) McAlhany of Harlem, and Laura G. (Bob) Silas; son, Emmett Allen Goodson Jr. of Hilo, Hawaii; grandchildren Danny V. Kitchens Jr. (Paula), Stephen T. Morgan IV (Kelly), LeAnne K. Bowie (Clyde), Chip Raines (Carol-Laine), and Alena S. Bryan (Matthew); seven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Danny Kitchens Jr., Stephen Morgan, Chip Raines, Matthew Bryan, Clyde Bowie, Robbie Kearney and James Kitchens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Central Baptist Church or Wadley Baptist Church Memorial Funds.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Emma Ruth Lane
Mrs. Emma Ruth Lane, 83, of Augusta entered into rest on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012.

Mrs. Lane was a native of Wrens, and graduated from Wrens High School. In her youth she worked as an operator at Southern Bell and later as a nutritionist for Creative Day Care. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Trinity Sunday School Class.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Thomas Poteet and Son, with Rev. Dwayne Carter officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Robert Bud Lane Sr.; daughters, Gail Shafer (Bob), Gloria Shell (Dino) and Sandy Millburn (Mark); sons, Bob Lane (Gwen) and Jerry Lane (Rosa); 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Travis Lane, Brian Montgomery, Bobby Shafer, Kevin Shell, Trey Poteet, and Mike and Nick Doggette.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 2510 Richmond Hill Rd., Augusta, GA 30906.

Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mr. George Edward McCloud
Mr. George Edward McCloud, 62, of Martinez entered into rest on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. McCloud was born in Matthews to the late Josephus Sr. and the late Annie Lee McCloud.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Smith Grove Baptist Church, Wrens, with Rev. Al Robinson.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Josephus McCloud Jr. and Fred McCloud; and one sister, Martha Ann McCloud.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita Lou McCloud; two sons, Chad Edward (LaDeasa) McCloud, and Thaddeus (Vanessa) Sims; one stepson, Johnnie (Michelle) Bunch Jr.; three daughters, Tammy Harris, Treisy (Melvin) Usry, and Joyce (Tim) Burl; two stepdaughters, Kimberley Bunch and Kamela Bunch; two brothers, Johnny (Willette) McCloud, Lindsay (Shirley) McCloud; one sister, Eva Jean Burns; 15 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

C.A. Reid Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Larry Joe Mosley
Mr. Larry Joe Mosley, 61, of Oran, Mo., entered into rest on Aug. 31, 2012, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Born Jan. 20, 1951, in Tyler, to the late Matthew and Eunice Webb Mosley, he graduated from Louisville High School in Louisville, and was employed for more than 30 years by the Scott County Central School District as a custodian and bus driver and owned a lawn service.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at the Scott County Central High School gymnasium, with Ron Webb officiating. Burial was in the Haywood City Cemetery in Haywood City, Mo.

Survivors include his wife, Daisy Porter; one son, Mark Mosley of Houston; four sisters, Patricia McBride, Juanita Johnson, Margie Gross and Nina Kellum; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Glennis Gipson; and three brothers, Francis Mosley, Bennis Sims and Gilbert Earl Mosley.

Driver Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Kathryn Hitchcock Rowell
Mrs. Kathryn Hitchcock Rowell, 89, of Covenant Way Retirement Community, Due West, S.C., entered into rest on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at the Hospice House of HospiceCare of the Piedmont, Inc., Greenwood, S.C.

She was born March 14, 1923, in White Plains, the daughter of Elsie Marie Veazey and Gilbert Bell Hitchcock. She lived most of her life in Louisville, before moving to Covenant Way in 2005. She attended grammar school, high school and Georgia State College for Women, all in Milledgeville. During World War II, she was employed at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. She later operated a kindergarten in Louisville and for many years was employed as a librarian with the Jefferson County Library, Louisville. She was a member of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Churches in Louisville and in Due West, S.C.

A memorial service was held in Horton Lounge, Covenant Way Retirement Community, Due West, S.C., on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Calvin Draffin officiating.

A memorial service was held at the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Louisville, on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at 4 p.m., with Rev. Robert B. Elliott III officiating. A private burial in the Louisville City Cemetery will be held at a later date.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Charles Walter Rowell III of Louisville; son, Rev . Gilbert H. Rowell of Clover, S.C.; sister, Clyde H. Thompson of Bremen; and brother, Gilbert William Hitchcock of Montgomery, Ala.

Survivors include her son, Charles W. Rowell IV (Martha) of Augusta; daughter, Kathryn R. Gordy (John) of Louisville; daughter-in-law, Robin D. Rowell of Clover, S.C.; grandchildren, John J. Gordy III (Sarah) of St. Louis, Mo., Allison G. Rooks (Jeremy) of Barnesville, Ruth W. Rowell of Clover, S.C., and Rebekah R. Reynolds (Cameron) of Rock Hill, S.C.; and sister, Runette H. Davis of Statesboro.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Bonclarken Conference Center, 500 Pine Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731, or to Louisville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, 824 Walnut Street, Louisville, GA 30434.


Mr. Jonathan Brent Williford
Mr. Jonathan Brent Williford of Gibson entered into rest on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at University Hospital after a long illness.

Born to the late Wilbur K. Williford and to Madonna Lamb Williford, Mr. Williford was a lifelong resident of Glascock County.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Glen Kohlhagen and Rev. Bobby Williford officiating. Interment followed in the Williford Family Cemetery, Gibson.

He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Charlie and Marie Lamb, and Edison and Sadie Williford.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Virginia Williford; two brothers, Logan Williford (Rachelle) and Dawson Mullins; brother-in-law, Kelvin Kitchens (Amanda); sister- in-law, Elizabeth Kitchens; mother-in-law, Miriam Kitchens; dog, Brownie; and many friends.

Pallbearers were Jim Holton, Chris Rushing, Cecil Shelton, George Welch, Jerry Wood and Roy Yarborough.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Leila Mae Usry Winns
Funeral services for Mrs. Leila Mae Usry Winns, 69, of Stapleton were held on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Stone Springfield AME Church, Stapleton, with Rev. M.G. Ephraim Sr. officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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