Obituaries
December 6, 2012 Issue

Miss Grace Braddy
Miss Grace Braddy entered into rest on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Washington County Hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Mark AME Church, Wadley. Burial will be in the Braddy Family Cemetery.

Miss Braddy was a native of Jefferson County, the daughter of Elijah and Roxie Seay Braddy. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill AME Church, Bartow. Miss Braddy left her rural community school and went on to graduate high school at T.J. Elder Training School, Sandersville. Following her graduation from high school, she continued her education at the former Georgia State College, now Savannah State University, Savannah. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She later earned a masters’ degree from Atlanta University. Following her graduation from college, Miss Braddy embarked on a career in education that spanned more than 60 years. She began her career at the Booker T. Washington School, Bartow. She retired from Carver Elementary, Wadley. Her entire career was spent in the Jefferson County School System. In her retirement, Miss Braddy became a Pink Lady at Jefferson Hospital, and was a substitute teacher. She held membership in the Louisville Chapter No. 101 Order of Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by seven siblings.

Survivors include her sister, Lillian Brockington; niece, Lucille Lewis of Stapleton; godson, Engle Hunter of Ellerslie; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, great-great-nephews, great-great-great-nieces, great-great-great- nephews and others; friends, Odelia Baker, Pecolia Jackson, Georgia Hunter, Lula Tarver, Julia Wells and Yvonne Fann.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Robert Lee Burley Jr.
Mr. Robert Lee Burley Jr. of Swainsboro entered into rest on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in Wadley.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Pineola Church of God, Wadley. Burial was in Oak Park Cemetery, Emanuel County.

Survivors include one brother, Eddie (Leatha) Burley, Swainsboro; one sister, Emma L. Williams, Atlanta; two sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; two aunts; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Frances Davis
Miss Frances Davis, 81, of Martinez entered into rest on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at Doctors Hospital.

Miss Davis was a native of Glascock County, was the daughter of the late J.B. (Buddy) and Essie Newsome Davis, she graduated from Glascock County School, and worked for the Richmond County tax office, and retired from Fort Gordon Civil Service and was a member of the Sanctuary Church, Martinez.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Johnson Methodist Church, Warrenton, with Rev. Bryan Cockrell and Rev. Earl Thompson officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Billy Davis.

Survivors include her sister, Sara Braden of Lincolnton; brothers, Jack Davis of Augusta, and Bobby Davis of Warrenton; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Arnold Wood, Esten Usry, Donald Kent, Charles Harper, Jeff Davis and Kenneth Norris.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Elizabeth “Oma” Fields
Miss Elizabeth “Oma” Fields entered into rest on Nov. 7, 2012.

Miss Fields was born in Jefferson County on Feb. 2, 1945, to the late Lacy and Pecolia Warthen Fields. She became a member of Ebenezer CME Church at a very early age. She received her education in the Jefferson County School System. She moved to New York several years ago and resided there until her death.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Faith Memorial CME Church, Louisville, with Rev. Vernon White officiating.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Johnny Fields, Tommie Fields, Luke Fields, L.J. Fields, Robert Fields, Cora Flournoy, Lottie Marie Wells, Ruby Mountain, Frances Dixon, Cleo Atkins and Colizza Fields.

Survivors include her daughters, Brenda Washington (Antony) of Lorton, Va., Glenda Fields and Carolyn Whigham of Bartow; brother, Mack Fields of Bartow; sisters, Vasthi Jordan of Louisville, Betty Fields and Annie Carter (Nick), Rose Prince of Bronx, N.Y., and Martha Brown of Bartow; friend, Annie Flournoy of Bartow; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers were her nephews.

Honorary pallbearers were Deacons and Trustees of Faith Memorial CME Church.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Terrence Jamal “Scooter” Flournoy
Mr. Terrence Jamal “Scooter” Flournoy entered into rest on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012.

Mr. Flournoy was born in Richmond County, Augusta, on Aug. 10, 1987, to Carolyn Flournoy and Eugene Tarver. He was a member of Faith Memorial CME Church, and a 2007 graduate of Jefferson County High School. Mr. Flournoy received a certificate for truck drivers and welding from Sandersville Technical College. He was employed with Jeff Power Trucking.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Faith Memorial CME Church, Louisville, with Rev. Vernon White officiating. Interment was in Live Oak Cemetery, Wadley.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Robert Lee and Eutine Tarver.

Survivors include his mother, Carolyn Flournoy; father and stepmother, Eugene and Beulah Tarver of Bartow; sister, Shatariah Hall of Korea; maternal grandmother, Ruby Flournoy of Bartow; maternal grandfather, Willie Lee Flournoy of Wadley; stepsisters, Sharon Moye, Cynthia Moye and Sabrina Carswell, all of Bartow; goddaughter, Alaisa Knight of Tennille; uncles, Willie Roger Price of Dallas, Texas, Bobby Price, Charles Flournoy and Randall Salter of Bartow, Ken Flournoy of Dublin, and Roosevelt Tarver (Sandra) of Wrens; aunts, Shirley McCall (Samuel) of Louisville, Pamela Strowbridge (Hosea) and Carrie L. Gilmore of Wadley; great-uncles, George Price and Author Washington of Wadley, Alfred Parker (Tasha), Chester Parker and Charles Parker (Mattie) of Bartow, Tommie Parker (Vickie) of Sandersville, James Parker (Marie) of Lumberton, S.C., Tom Tarver (Daisy) of Chesapeake, Va., and Henry Tarver of Miami, Fla.; great-aunts, Rosa Lee Mobly of Plymoth, Pa., Jessie Mae Johnson of Atlanta, Gwendolyn Mormin of Aiken,

S.C., Rosa Mae Brown of Wadley, Alice Heggs (Ed) and Rose Hicks (Ralph) of Bartow, Annie Warthen of Jacksonville, Betty Collins of Brooklyn, N.Y., Marie Stalling of South Carolina, Annie Mae Holliday of New York, and Julia Dannal of Cleveland, Ohio; and a host of cousins and friends.

Pallbearers were the Jefferson County High School class of 2001.

Honorary pallbearers were Deacons and Trustees of Faith Memorial CME Church.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. D.C. Hughes Jr.
Mr. D.C. Hughes Jr., 95, of Thomson entered into rest on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at his residence.

Mr. Hughes was born in Glascock County on July 23, 1917, to David and Annie Mae Hughes, but has made his home in Thomson for most of his life. He was a graduate of Young Harris College and later served on the Board of Trustees. He was an English teacher, an Explorer Scout leader and operated his own photography business. He was a charter member of Thomson Country Club, where he served as president and treasurer. He was a former Thomson City Councilman and McDuffie County Commissioner. He was a Master Mason, member of A.J. Miller Lodge 204, Thomson, and a Shriner, member of the ALEE Temple and Thomson Shrine Club. He was a past president of the Thomson Exchange Club. He was a member of Thomson First Baptist Church, where he taught the 13 and 14 year-old boys’ Sunday school class, and was a member of the Men’s Bible Class. He was the retired owner and operator of Thomson Construction Supply Company.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at Thomson First Baptist Church, with Rev. Josh Hughes and Rev. David Lambert officiating. Burial was in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia H. Hughes.

Survivors include his daughter, Kay (Ken) Williams, Thomson; son, Dr. Carroll (Linda) Hughes, Thomson; three brothers, Robert (Elizabeth) Hughes, George Odis Hughes and Gene (Jane) Hughes, all of Thomson; six grandchildren, Matt Hughes, Rev. Josh (Ginger) Hughes, Dr. Katie Hughes ( Dr. Jeremy) Anthony, John (Mary Margeret) Williams, Michael (Caroline) Williams and David (Katie) Williams; and two great- grandchildren, Julia Anthony and Ella Grace Hughes.

Pallbearers were Bob Hughes, David Hughes, Larry Hughes, Harold Hughes, David Everson, Ronnie Hadden, Gary Hadden and Larry Hadden.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Men’s Bible Class at Thomson First Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Thomson First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Polly Jones
Mrs. Polly Jones, 75, of Louisville entered into rest on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Glendale Nursing, Wadley.

A native of Jenkins County, Mrs. Jones was a daughter of the late Bert and Eunice Williams Hendley. She had owned and operated Polly’s Flowers and Gifts in Louisville before retiring, and was a member of Louisville United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Louisville United Methodist Church, with Rev. David Hibberts and Rev. Walter Holmes officiating. Burial followed in the Louisville City Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank E. “Redbird” Jones III; son, Richard McGraw; sister, Rita Evans; brother, Charles Hendley; granddaughter, B.J. Jones; and great-grandson, Tray Davis.

Survivors include sons, Mitchell (Nancy) McGraw of Avera, and Jason (Wanda) McGraw of Louisville; stepchildren, Stan (Jane) Jones of Louisville, Frank (Carol) Jones IV of Louisville, Margaret Ann Gay of Orlando, Fla., and Cindy (Dale) Williams of Louisville; sister, Jean Chester of Millen; brothers, Jay (Pam) Hendley of Millen, and Lloyd (Renee) Hendley of Nevils; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers were Mark Brady, Barry Wren, Ronnie Jones, Joe Cheeks, Brett Sercey, Pee Wee Commingham and Brent Jones.

Honorary pallbearers were Larry Rhodes, Jerry Josey, Bill Bragg, Clarence Henderson, and members of the Louisville Lions Club.

If so desired, memorials can be made to the Louisville Food Pantry.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Hattie Bell LaFavor
Miss Hattie Bell LaFavor, 81, of Louisville entered into rest on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Uni-Health Post Acute Care Old Capital.

Funeral Services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Burnetts Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Jerome LaFavor officiating. Interment followed in Walker Family Cemetery, Gough.

Survivors include her two sisters, Josephine Lewis, Aiken, S.C., and Jeanette (Glenn) Birt, Wrens; one brother, Bennie Lee Walker, Gough; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Ethel L. Norris
Miss Ethel L. Norris, 101, of Warrenton entered into rest on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Higher Living Personal Care Home.

Miss Norris, a native of Warren County, was the last of nine children born to the late Addie Kitchens Norris and E. T. Norris. She was a graduate of the Macon School of Nursing and retired as a registered nurse. In addition, Miss Norris taught nursing in Macon for 30 years and continued to work until she was 86 years old.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Mill Creek Baptist Church, Glascock County, with Dr. Clifford Drawdy officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Hank Tinley, Allen Haywood, Karl Haywood, Rogers Shelton, Scott Shelton and Andy Shelton.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to the Mill Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Mr. Willis Johnson, 4366 Five Points Jewell Road, Mitchell, GA 30820.

Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. James Robert Rabun Jr.
Mr. James Robert Rabun Jr., 77, of Juliette entered into rest on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.

Mr. Rabun was a native of Louisville, but had made his home in Juliette for many years. He was retired from the logistic department at Robins Air Force Base and was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a mason and a member of the Mabel Lodge No. 255 in Macon.

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at the chapel of Moores Funeral Home, Milledgeville, with Rev. Tom Akins officiating. Burial followed at Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Milledgeville.

Survivors include two sons, James Robert Rabun III (Melissa) of Warner Robins, and Anthony T. Rabun (Kim) of Greensboro, N.C.; three brothers, Joe Sam L. Rabun and William W. Rabun, both of Louisville, and Lamar Poole Rabun of East Dublin; a sister, Mary Julia Gibson of Louisville; five grandchildren, James Caleb Rabun, Luke Christopher Rabun, Seth Benjamin Rabun, Anthony T. Rabun Jr. and Patrick L. Rabun; five great-grandchildren; and lifelong friend, Patsy K. Poss of Juliette.

Friends who wish, may make contributions to Pine Pointe Hospice, 6261 Peake Rd., Macon, GA 31210.

Moores Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Niahm Ramirez
Miss Niahm Ramirez, 4, of Louisville entered into rest on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. Burial will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Pozuelos Cardonal Cemetery, Hidalgo, Mexico.

A native of Augusta, she was a preschooler and attended St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Louisville.

Survivors include her mother, Lillie Rodriguez; father, Laurencio Ramirez of Louisville; uncles, Genaro Rodriguez of Bartow, Ramiro Rodriguez of Bartow, Jorge Ramirez of Marana, Fla., Aqustin Ramirez of Houston, Texas, Ruben Rodriguez of Orlando, Fla.; aunt, Alicia Snoaden of Louisville; and many other family members in Mexico.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to Taylor Funeral Home to help with expenses.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. John Willie Reese Jr.
Mr. John Willie Reese Jr. entered into rest on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.

Mr. Reese was a lifetime resident of Jefferson County and the son of the late John Willie and Corinne Dame Reese. He received his education in the Jefferson County School System. Mr. Reese was a member of Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church. He was united to marriage to Geneva Morgan on Nov. 22, 1963.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Gordon Grove Baptist Church, Louisville, with Rev. Allen Webb officiating, and Rev. Walter Holmes Sr. presiding.

He was preceded in death by his son, Freddie L. Morgan; siblings, Willie James Brown, Clinton Reese, Bobby Reese, Annie Lillian Hilton, Hattie M. Reese, Nettie M. Reese and Bettye Fields.

Survivors include his wife, Geneva Morgan Reese of Wrightsville; children, Albertha M. Heggs of Hephzibah, Thelma Reese, Daisy Reese, Phillis Reese and John Willie Reese III of Louisville, Martha (W.J.) Warthen of Wrightsville; brothers, Harvey Reese of Atlanta, and Leroy Reese Sr. (Debra Ann) of Macon; sister, Annie L. Reese of Louisville; sister-in-law, Nancy R. Morgan of Detroit, Mich.; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers were Sam Reese, Michael Burton, Von Travis Reese, Bobby Davis, Mark Heggs Jr., Arthur Burton and Johnny Gilmore.

Honorary pallbearers were Deacons and Trustees of Gordon Grove Baptist Church.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Deacon Sidney J. Williams Jr.
Deacon Sidney J. Williams Jr. of Hephzibah entered into rest at his home on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.

Funeral services were held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, Girard.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn R. Williams; son, Brent Williams, Augusta; mother, Annie V. Williams, Girard; brothers, Lafayette and Wayne, both of Augusta, Calvin, Wrens, and Tommy, Girard; and sister, Sharon Jackson, Girard.

Phinazee and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Elizabeth Henderson Wren
Mrs. Elizabeth Henderson Wren, 92, of Wrens entered into rest Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Trinity Hospital.

One of three children born to the late Onie Holland Henderson and the late Julian Embrey Henderson, Mrs. Wren lived in Hapeville until the age of 14 when her family moved to Wrens to open the Chevrolet dealership. She was a pharmacy tech employed by Fleming Drug Company and one of the oldest members of Wrens Baptist Church where she was the secretary of the Junior Department for many years.

Funeral services were held at James Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Dewey Henderson and Rev. J. Scott McKinney officiating. Interment followed in Wrens Memorial Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leroy Watson Wren; and siblings, Craig Henderson and Marie Simpson.

Survivors include her two children, Jane W. Smith (Ray) and Julian L. Wren (Marianne); four granddaughters, Anita Harrelson (Greg), Karla Lopez, Kelli Crackel (Phillip) and Krissi Wren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Seth Harrelson, Caleb Harrelson, Colton Lopez, Noah Pitts, Phillip Crackel, Michael Richards, Cliff Hill and David Brannen, with Christian serving as an honorary pallbearer.

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.

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