Obituaries
October 11, 2012, 2012 Issue

Mrs. Artie Mae Gross
Mrs. Artie Mae Gross, 99, of Augusta entered into rest on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at University Hospital.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Stone Springfield AME Church, Stapleton, with Rev. Michael G. Ephraim Sr. officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Barbara (William) Mosley of Augusta, and Edie Gross of Staten Island, N.Y.; granddaughter she reared, Sandra Gross Brown of Augusta; granddaughters, Mareitta Stoney of Ohio, and Akendra Reap of New York; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Frances Marian Florence Pippin
Mrs. Frances Marian Florence Pippin, 83, entered into rest on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.

Mrs. Pippin was a native of Wrens. She made Augusta her home for the last 65 years where she spent 20 years teaching with the Mother’s Day Out program at First Baptist Church. As an active member of First Baptist Church, she was a circle leader with the Women’s Missionary Union.

A memorial service was held on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Storey Chapel at First Baptist Church of Augusta, with Dr. Greg DeLoach and Dr. Jacob Malone officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 1/2 years, Harry M. Pippin Jr.

Survivors include her daughter, Frances P. Stevens (Bill); sons, H. Martin Pippin III (Faye) and Byron Pippin (Kim); grandchildren, Kim S. Ray (Mike), Grant Pippin, Natalie P. Britt (Kris), Grayson Pippin (Destiny), Erin P. Madden (Walker), Gardner Pippin and Garrett Pippin; great-grandchildren, Michael and Camryn Ray, Carter and Benton Britt; and sister, Martha Jean Lewis

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 14489, Augusta, GA 30919.

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


Mrs. Rosa Mae Smith
Mrs. Rosa Mae Smith, 86, of Burnettown, S.C., entered into rest on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.

Born in Davisboro, and a resident of Aiken County since 1951, she was a daughter of the late Floyd W. Sr. and Clipsie Upton Smith. Following the death of her mother when she was 2, she was raised by her stepmother, Mary Sammons Smith. She graduated salutatorian from Davisboro High School. During World War II, she worked as a Class A welder with the shipyard in Savannah. She retired from H.L. Greene’s after 27 years of service. She was a charter member of Mid-Valley Baptist Church, she was a member of the Thelma Hughes Sunday School Class, the choir, was WMU Director, Sunday School Director and was the church historian. She was also a member of the Rosie the Riveter Club and the Clearwater First Baptist Church Senior Club.

A celebration of life service was held on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Mid-Valley Baptist Church, Graniteville, S.C., with Pastor Jim Kirk and Pastor Bert Baynham officiating. Interment followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Graniteville, S.C.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Smith.

Survivors include her children, Linda S. Sloan (Keith), Williston, S.C., Ronald C. Smith (Elaine), Mint Hill, N.C., and Terry Smith (Sherry), North Augusta, S.C.; siblings, Louise Bridges, Sandersville, Annie Smith, Augusta, Nellie Manning, Carrollton, Martha Jean Stubb, Panama City, Fla., Lois Johnson, Gibson, Floyd Smith Jr., Aiken, S.C., James Smith, Sandersville, and Louis Smith, Sandersville; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Brian Hanshew, Devin Hanshew and Chris Sloan; great-grandsons, Brandon Stallings and Zack Owens; and nephew, Eddie Cumbee.

It has been suggested by the family that memorials be made to Mid-Valley Baptist Church.

Hatcher Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Annie Willie Cunningham Turner
Mrs. Annie Willie Cunningham Turner of Wadley entered into rest on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, in Philadelphia, Pa.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Wadley, with Rev. Herman Baker officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her four daughters, Betty Ellington, Philadelphia, Pa., Mary Turner, Covington, Margaret Jordan, Boston, Mass., and Joyce Kirby, Decatur; five sons, Thomas Dempsey (Carolyn) Turner, William (Alice) Turner and Jackie (Betty) Turner, all of Wadley, Billy (Thelma) Turner, Fort Meyers, Fla., and Verlyn Larry (Martha) Turner, Plymouth, Mass.; 31 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Lucille J. Stewart
Mrs. Lucille J. Stewart, 79, of Wrens entered into rest Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at University Hospital.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Harts Grove Baptist Church, Stapleton, with Rev. Dr. Willie L. Jones officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her son, Otis F. Jordan.

Survivors include her husband, William F. Stewart; son, Billy P. Pearson, Wrens; daughter, Sandra J. (Clarence D.) Broadus of Louisville; granddaughters, Tamika Fredrick of Bronx, N.Y., Kelli Broadus of Augusta; grandson, Norman (Ngiama) Senior of Upper Marlboro, Md.; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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