Mr. Leotis “Duke” Boyd
Mr. Leotis “Duke” Boyd, 78, of Louisville entered into rest on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at University Hospital, Augusta.
Mr. Boyd was born in Jefferson County to the parentage of the late Ernest Boyd Sr. and Susie Patterson Boyd. He was educated in the Jefferson County School System. Mr. Boyd was a member of the Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. He was employed at Henderson Chevrolet as a mechanic for 40 years, until his retirement in 2003.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Isaac Culbreath officiating. Burial will be in Jones Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by three siblings, Jessie Boyd Atkins, Alice Boyd Swinney and Ernest Boyd Jr.
Survivors include his nieces and nephews including some who were also his caretakers, Louise and Ronnie Ponder, Angela (Timothy Hatcher) Carr, Ronda Ponder, Ronnie Ponder Jr., Randy Atkins, Tanovia Hinkins, Gary Hinkins Jr. and Gaylon Hinkins, all of Louisville; goddaughter, Charlene Farmer; and medical travel companion, J.B. Mixon, both of Louisville.
Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Deacon James W. Brinson
Deacon James W. Brinson, 86, of Augusta entered into rest on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Augusta, with Rev. Clyde Hill Sr. officiating. Burial was in Ways Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Wrens.
Survivors include his wife, Margarite Brinson; three sons, James A. (Sherrie) Brinson, Marvin E. (Tessie) Brinson, all of Augusta, and Lonnie (Joy) Bonham of Norfolk, Va.; two daughters, Katherine B. (Harvey) Brown, New York City, N.Y., and Burnadette (Carl) Whitehead of Augusta; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Gloria Norton Craft
Mrs. Gloria Norton Craft, 89, of Wrens entered into rest on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at her residence.
The eldest of 10 children born to the late Thelma Elizabeth Black Norton and the late Floyd L. Norton, Mrs. Norton met her husband while both of them were acting in a play. She was a business woman, operating The Big Top and Dairy Farm Restaurants in Wrens, and a gift shop on Edisto Island. As a member of Stapleton Baptist Church, she was active in the nursery, VBS, fill-in organist and more.
Funeral services were held at James Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at 11:30 a.m., with Rev. Tim Crosby officiating. Interment followed in Wrens Memorial Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Craft; seven siblings, Francis Norton, David Norton, Dorothy Norton, Nancy Wren, Richard Norton, Jane Jones and Sidney Norton.
Survivors include her daughter, Beverly A. Craft; honorary daughter, Tanya Eulenfeld; two brothers, Spence C. Norton (Nancie) and Ben W. Norton; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Pallbearers were Spence Norton, Frank Chance, Steve Durham, Havey Hayes, Clarence Holley and Ed Stalnaker.
Memorial contributions may be made Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave, 7th FL, New York, NY 10001, or by visiting alzfdn.org.
James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Lynwood Duggan Sr.
Mr. Lynwood Duggan Sr., 71, of North Augusta, S.C., entered into rest on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at his residence.
Mr. Duggan was a member of Christian Heritage Church where he served as a Trustee and was on the Deacon Board. He retired from Augusta Newsprint with more than 40 years of service.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Christian Heritage Church, with Rev. Stephen Phillips, Rev. John Randall, Rev. David Whitfield, Rev. Billy Duggan and Rev. Larry Flippo officiating. Interment followed in Pineview Memorial Park.
He was preceded in death by one brother, James Duggan.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Lois Whitfield Duggan; one son, Lynwood Duggan Jr. (Amy) of Graniteville, S.C.; two daughters, Lynn Flippo (Rev. Larry Flippo) of Spartanburg, S.C., and Rosemary Key (Joey) of North Augusta, S.C.; four brothers, Archie Duggan of Louisiana, Buford Duggan and Jerry Duggan, both of Augusta, and Rev. Billy Duggan of Wrens; one sister, Brenda Wheatley of Evans; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers were the Deacons Christian Heritage Church.
Memorials may be made to the Christian Heritage Church Missions Program, 285 Ascauga Lake Road, Graniteville, SC 29829, or to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Rowland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Joyce Denton Griffith
Mrs. Joyce Denton Griffith, 57, of Warrenton entered into rest on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at her residence.
Mrs. Griffith was the daughter of the late Jerome Denton and Jeanette Ruth Goins. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist Faith.
Private services were held on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, for the family.
She was preceded in death by her father; a son, Ronald Jamieson Griffith; and a grandson, Tristan Blain Davis.
Survivors include her daughter, Vivian Michelle “Shelley” (Billy) Stewart of Gibson; mother, Jeanette Ruth Goins of Washington; grandchildren, Dylan Jamieson Stewart, Blake McGregor Griffith and Ashli Ruth Griffith, all of Gibson; brother, Jerome Gerald (Carol) Denton of Gibson; sister, Jacqueline Jackie (Paul) Justis of Florida; uncle, Don Wiggins of Warrenton; dog, Sparky; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Frank W. Holland
Mr. Frank W. Holland, 88, of North Augusta, S.C., entered into rest on Nov. 21, 2012.
Mr. Holland was a native of Edgefield County, a former resident of Augusta, having made Aiken County his home for the past 33 years. He was a member of Sweetwater Baptist Church and the Senior Men’s Sunday School Class. Mr. Holland was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a member of the Jesse C. Lynch Memorial American Legion Post No. 71 and retired as a machinist with Cook’s Machine Shop.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Sweetwater Baptist Church, with Dr. Paul W. Noe and Dr. Eleazer Benenhaley officiating. Interment was in Sweetwater Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors.
He was preceded in death by a grandson; and a granddaughter.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Georgia Tot Hillis Smith Holland; son, Richard (Jeannie) Holland, Augusta; three daughters, Gail (Michael) Adams, Locust Grove, Darlene Glover, Augusta, and Kathy (Mike) Holley, Wrens; stepson, John (Sharon) Smith, North Augusta, S.C.; two stepdaughters, Sandra (Gary) Bell, North Augusta, S.C., and Judy (David) McClain, North Augusta, S.C.; sister, Ruth Sheppard, Augusta; 13 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Norman Glover, Dagan Holland, Gary Bell, Ben McClain, Daniel Smith, Brent Smith and Bill Rogers.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Senior Men’s Sunday School Class at Sweetwater Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Sweetwater Baptist Church Building Fund, 198 Sweetwater Road, North Augusta, SC 29860.
Posey Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Carol Tarlton Hurst
Mrs. Carol Tarlton Hurst, 76, of Augusta entered into rest on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center.
Mrs. Hurst was a native of Greeneville, Tenn., but had been a resident of Augusta for 48 years. She retired as a nurse’s aide, after more than 30 years of service. Mrs. Hurst was a member of The Hill Baptist Church for more than 35 years and was a former member of Pine Springs Baptist Church, Greeneville, Tenn.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Platt’s Crawford Avenue Chapel, with Rev. Ron Jones officiating. Interment followed at Westover Memorial Park.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Lloyd H. Hurst Sr.; daughter, Jennifer H. Osburn; parents; four brothers; and two sisters.
Survivors include her sons, Hugh C. Hurst (Sharon) of Grovetown, and Lloyd H. Hurst Jr. of Wrens; daughter, Allison H. Johnson (Bill) of London, Texas; brother, Robert L Tarlton (Ada) of Greeneville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Curtis O. Osburn, Robert M. Osburn, Ryan J. Wallace, Amber D. Avila and Sheila L. Seremak; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
If so desired, memorials may be made to The Hill Baptist Church, 1109 Troupe St., Augusta, GA 30904, or Pine Springs Baptist Church, 4765 Houston Valley Rd., Greeneville, TN 37743.
Platt’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Amaiya Da’Kalia Rebecka Jackson
Infant Amaiya Da’Kalia Rebecka Jackson, 1, of Hephzibah entered into rest on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at her residence.
Funeral services were held at James Funeral Home on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Ed Chance officiating.
Survivors include her parents, Amber Smith Jackson and David Jackson; grandparents, Rose Ann Jackson, Terri Watts and Terry Murrah; great-grandparents, Ernestine Jackson, Becky Morris, Terry Toby Watts and Charles Caughman; great-great-grandparents, Bill Watts, and Ruth and Mac McDonald; great-great-great-grandmother, Mary Watts; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Howard Lamar Johnson
Mr. Howard Lamar Johnson, 87, of Thomson entered into rest on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.
Mr. Johnson was born in Warren County and was the son of the late Mashburn Johnson and the late Josie Dye Johnson. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Philippines. Mr. Johnson retired as a surveyor with the Georgia Department of Transportation after 33 years of service. He was a member of Second Baptist Church, Thomson.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, from Second Baptist Church, Thomson, with Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Interment followed in Mill Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Mitchell.
Survivors include his wife, Betty H. Johnson; sons, Carl Johnson (Jennifer) of Thomson, and David Moseley (Mary Ann) of Mitchell; daughter, Laurie Jones (Steve) of Saluda, S.C.; brothers, Bobby W. Johnson of Camak, and Margia Smokey Johnson of Norwood; sister, Jo Ann Hardebeck of Gibson; and grandchildren, Elizabeth Johnson, Anna Johnson, Lauren Jones and Phillip Jones.
Memorials may be made to Mill Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Willis Johnson, 4366 Five Points-Jewell Road, Mitchell, GA 30820.
Pallbearers were Doug Johnson, Gary Johnson, Pat Johnson, Mike Johnson, Jerry Snyder and David Hunter.
Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Kathryne Arrington Jones
Mrs. Kathryne Arrington Jones of Louisville entered into rest on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Jefferson Hospital.
Mrs. Jones was a native and lifelong resident of Jefferson County, the daughter of the late Thomas Watson Arrington and the late Mattie Jones Arrington. Mrs. Jones earned a bachelor of arts degree from Georgia State College for Women, presently known as Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville. She attended Louisville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. She was a retired bookkeeper for Louisville Fertilizer and Gin Company and A.P. Jones Timber Company, where she worked for many years. Mrs. Jones was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Memorial services were held on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Louisville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Doug White officiating.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Andrew P. Jones Jr.; daughter, Kathryne Lynn Jones Drake; and brother, Samuel Thomas Arrington.
Survivors include her children, A.P. Jones III (Judy) of Louisville, Thomas W. Jones (Vicki) of Augusta, Walter R. Jones (Becky) of Louisville, and Jennifer J. Cangelosi (Tom) of Roswell; grandchildren, Drew Jones IV (Kecia) of Demorest, Emily J. Sheppard (Trey) of Sandersville, April C. Schmidt (Bernie) of Cranston, R.I., Kathryne Jones Vincelli of Fort Mill, S.C., Thomas Watson Jones Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., Dexter Russell Drake Jr. and Allison Marie Drake, both of Waynesboro, Kathryne Rebecca Jones and Samuel Walter Edenfield Jones, both of Louisville, and Anna Kathryne Cangelosi of Roswell; great- grandchildren, Andrew P. Jones V, Eleanor Grace Jones, Howard Clifford Sheppard IV, Emerson Callaway Sheppard, Anne Marie Sheppard, Benjamin Jones Sheppard, Kate Schmidt, Luke Schmidt, Alfred Joseph Vincelli III, Thomas Holden Vincelli and William Christopher Vincelli.
Honorary Pallbearers were James B. Polhill IV, Johnny J. Jones Jr., Samuel T. Arrington Jr., Don H. Evans Jr., J. Thomas Watson III and Phillip M. Prichard.
Donations may be made to the building fund of the Louisville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 9, Louisville, GA 30434.
May and Smith Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Daniel Phillip Martin
Mr. Daniel Phillip Martin, 91, of Cobbtown entered into rest on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center, Statesboro.
The Bulloch County native lived in Toombs County for seven years before settling in Tattnall County for 51 years. Mr. Martin retired from farming at the age of 89.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Hillside Church of God, Cobbtown. Burial was in Cedar Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Collins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Mary Anna Martin; daughter, Joy Dawn Martin; one brother; and two sisters.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Verdie Lee Martin; sons, Larry Dean (Joan) Martin of Cobbtown, Danny (Lisa) Martin of Cobbtown, Gary (Peggy) Martin of Uvalda, and Kelmer Gerome Martin of Cobbtown; daughters, Betty Lee (Edward Lee) Dickerson of Cobbtown, Carolyn (Van) Murray of Augusta, and Darlene (Alvin) Radford of Wadley; brothers, Junior Martin of Detroit, Mich., Clifford George Martin of Springfield, and David (Willie Lee) Martin of Thomaston; sister, Exie Mae Faircloth of Savannah; 16 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Edward Lee Dickerson Jr., Andrew Radford, Justin Martin, Nolan Martin, Cameron Martin and Chad Martin.
Honorary pallbearers were Edward Lee Dickerson III, Larry Dean Martin III, Alston Dickerson, Casey Martin, Matthew Martin and Caleb Martin.
Kennedy-Brannen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Lillie Nelson Miller
Mrs. Lillie Nelson Miller of Augusta entered into rest on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Doctors Hospital.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Smith Grove Baptist Church, Wrens, with Pastor Albert Robinson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Ardena Miller Perkins (Alvin), Audrey Miller and Gwendolyn Miller, all of Augusta; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. John Randolph Coleman Karrh Sr.
Mr. John Randolph Coleman Karrh Sr., 79, of Swainsboro entered into rest at Emanuel Medical Center on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.
Mr. Karrh was born in Dallas, Texas, on Dec. 14, 1932, to William Monroe Karrh and Fannie Mae Coleman Karrh. He was the grandson of a pioneer Emanuel County settler, James Amascus (Tobe) Coleman. Raised in Swainsboro, he attended Emanuel County Elementary school, graduated from Darlington School for Boys in Rome, and graduated from Emory University in 1952. At Emory, he was selected for the Senior Honor Society, D.V.S., ODK and served as president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon for two terms. Also, he was a Southeastern AAU wrestling champion. He served in the National Guard of Georgia during the Korean conflict and for several years afterwards. He began law school at the University of Georgia, but had to come home to run the family movie theater business when his father became ill. He later returned to law school at Emory University, graduating in 1962, with a LLB degree. At law school, he was a member of Moot Court and was president of the Student Bar Association. During his time at Emory Law, he met Paula French, an undergraduate at Emory from Columbus, and married her in 1961.
He practiced law in Atlanta for a short time before returning home to continue his practice in Emanuel County. Beyond law, Mr. Karrh was active in many business enterprises, including the founder of Emanuel County Bonded Warehouses, franchisee of Huddle House restaurants, and co-owner of the Dixie Amusement Company. He was also a pine tree farmer. He was involved in public service for many years as the solicitor of Emanuel County, referee of the Juvenile Court and as a state representative to the Georgia Legislature from 1973 to 1984. He worked with his fellow members of the judiciary committee and doctors throughout the state to create the living will law of Georgia. During his service as a state representative, he obtained the final funding for the establishment of Emanuel County Junior College, which is now East Georgia State College. He also helped obtain the funding for the State of Georgia to purchase Parrish Pond, Twin City, the current site of the George L. Smith State Park. His civic involvement included serving as the first president of the Emanuel Country Agri-Business Council and he helped in obtaining the agricultural show building located at the fairgrounds in Swainsboro. He was a charter member of the Commerce Club of Atlanta. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Citizens Bank of Swainsboro for almost 30 years. He served for more than 50 years on the Board of Fulghum Industries, Wadley. Mr. Karrh was a member of the Georgia Bar Association for more than 50 years, serving for several terms on the board of governors. He served on the CSRA Planning Commission and was a member of Rotary for many years. He was a Episcopalian who served as a Vestry member and as senior warden of the Vestry of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Swainsboro.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel of Durden-Hudson at 11 a.m., with Rev. Curtis Johnson officiating, and Rev. Steve Larson and Father Raj Koppla assisting.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Paula French Karrh of Swainsboro; two daughters, Gina Karrh and Heather Karrh, both of College Park; three sons, Randy Karrh Jr. of Hardeeville, S.C., Gregory F. Karrh (Laura) of Bluffton, S.C., and Tobe C. Karrh (Melisa) of Swainsboro; one grandson, John Randolph Coleman Karrh III; one brother, Tobe C. Karrh of Swainsboro; sisters-in-law, Alice French Brewer and Mary Anna Bone, both of Columbus; brother-in-law, Christopher B. French of Columbus; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Honorary pallbearers were Middle Judicial Circuit Bar Association Members and Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church Members.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Paul Anderson Youth Home, PO Box 525, Vidalia, GA 30475, or Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, C/O Daphne T. Elliott, PO Box 219, Swainsboro, GA 30401 or The Salvation Army, 1384 Green St., Augusta, GA 30901.
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Robert Lacey Prescott
Mr. Robert Lacey Prescott, 80, of Louisville entered into rest on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Sylvan Grove Hospital, Jackson.
A native of Asheville, N.C., Mr. Prescott was the son of the late Harold Milton Prescott and Isabel Caldwell Prescott. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict, was a retired CPA, with Purvis, Polhill, Prescott and Jones Accounting, worked several years with the Jefferson County Board of Education, and was a longtime member of Louisville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Louisville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Doug White officiating. Burial followed in Jefferson Memorial Gardens.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Harold Milton Prescott Jr.; sister, Betty P. McDonald; and nephew, Mark Prescott.
Survivors include his daughter, Savannah (Blake) Reeves; two grandsons, Rob Reeves and Ryan Reeves, all of Jackson; former wife, Ann Prescott of Louisville; two nieces, Ellen Wheelock and Jeanne Dillinger; four nephews, Whitney Prescott, Frank Prescott, David McDonald and John McDonald; and cousin, Jim Caldwell.
Pallbearers were Blake Reeves, Rob Reeves, Tom Watson, William Hadden, Spence Reeves and Dr. Jim Polhill.
Honorary pallbearer was Ryan Reeves.
Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. John Willie “Bubba” Rachel
Mr. John Willie “Bubba” Rachel, 73, of Louisville entered into rest on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.
Mr. Rachel was a native of Jefferson County, the son of the late John and Mary Walden Rachel. He lived most of his adult life in Boston, Mass., and worked and retired from Proctor and Gamble, Gillette Corp., as a blade maker. Since his return to Louisville he attended Faith Memorial CME.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Faith Memorial CME Church, Louisville.
Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Dorothy Kinds Rachel of Boston, Mass.; children, Sherry Rachel Jackson, Lucinda (James) Williams and LaKeyshia Rachel of Georgia, JaNae Rachel of Boston, Mass., and Wendell (Keisha) Rachel of South Carolina; three children that he reared as his own, Connie (Herbert) Davis of Georgia, Earl Rachel of Florida, and Lester (Sarah) Wright of Colorado; mother-in-law, Mamie Kinds of Massachusetts; father-in-law, Roosevelt Kinds of Massachusetts; four sisters-in-law of Massachusetts; two brothers-in-law of Massachusetts; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Bennie Robert Sammons
Mr. Bennie Robert Sammons, 91, of Augusta entered into rest on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Doctor’s Hospital.
Mr. Sammons, a native of Gibson, had lived in the Augusta area for all of his life and was the son of the late Thomas J. and Ester Sammons. Mr. Sammons was a retired electrician, a member of the I.B.E.W., a member of the Fleming Masonic Lodge and of Whispering Pines Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors, with Rev. Albert Stroupe and Rev. David Stockton officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Florie Whitmire Sammons; son, Robert Wayne Sammons of Hephzibah; brother, Marvin Sammons of Austell; two grandsons; two granddaughters; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Bob Herring, Austin Miettunen, Ray Roberson, Scott Roberson, Leland Roberts and Eddie Taylor.
Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.