Obituaries
December 20, 2012 Issue

Mr. Verdie Lee Barwick
Mr. Verdie Lee Barwick, 67, of East Dublin entered into rest on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.

Mr. Barwick was the son of the late George William Otis Barwick and the late Mazie Lee Reese Barwick. He was an electrician, retired from Moye Electric, and affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ, Scott.

Funeral services were held for Verdie Lee Barwick, 67, of East Dublin were held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at the Church of Jesus Christ, Scott, with Zona Powell, Elder Todd Kapp and Rev. Wayne Durden officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Jack Barwick, Charles Barwick, Emory Gene Barwick, Roger Barwick, Bobby Joe Barwick and Kathy Barwick; and grandchild, Wesley Jay Barwick.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy Alligood Barwick of East Dublin; children, Randy Lee of Swainsboro, Sandy Lynn (Mike) Cowart of Wadley; stepchildren, Bryan Glover, Brandon (Jamie) Glover; brothers and sisters, Laverne Johnson, Lanier (Brenda) Barwick, Wayne (Jackie) Barwick, Jimmy (April) Barwick, Debra (Randy) Brown, James Barwick; grandchildren, Zachary Barwick, Michael Cowart, Justin Glover, Jessica Glover, Gage Glover, Savannah Glover, Elijah Brown, Ada McCumbers; and mother- in-law, Evelyn Alligood of Dexter.

Townsend Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. James “Heavy” Boyd
Mr. James “Heavy” Boyd of Louisville entered into rest on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Boyd was a native of Jefferson County. He was the son of the late L.D. Boyd Sr. and Ozie Mae Loyd Boyd and the widow of the late Annette Brady Boyd. He was a member of the Jones Grove Baptist Church and the Spring Bethel Benevolent Society. He was a truck driver for many years at Smith Sheppard until his retirement in 1996.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Jones Grove Baptist Church, Louisville. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one daughter, Camekia Boyd; and brother, Robert Boyd.

Survivors include his daughters, Jo Ann (Darrell) Boyd Harris of Gaston, Ala., Sarah (Carldel) B. Dixon, Alma Boyd, Wendy Boyd, Caress Boyd, all of Louisville, Crystal Boyd of Keysville; son, Jamie Boyd of Midville; siblings, Willie Lee Boyd, L.D. Boyd, Frank Boyd, all of Lousiville, Larry (Ann) Boyd of Brunswick, Ozie Boyd, Frances Boyd, both of Louisville; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Gladys Boyd of Dayton, Fla., Mary (Elder Mark) Walden, Loretha Brady, both of Augusta, James (Corine) Brady of Swainsboro, George (Trish) S. Brady of Hephzibah, Isaiah Lockhart Sr. of Hephzibah; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Corene Swint Chalker
Mrs. Corene Swint Chalker, 92, of Gibson entered into rest on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Facility.

A native of Warren and Glascock counties, Mrs. Chalker was the daughter of the late Apollis and Laura Brooks Swint.

Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Shoals Primitive Baptist Church, with Elder Eddie Whidby presiding. Burial followed in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Tommy Anderson officiating.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Oswell Swint; and sister, Elene Swint.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Joe W. Chalker; daughter, Joyce Elaine Fry (Larry) of Huntsville, Ala.; two grandchildren, Ed (Lisa) Fry of Atlanta, and Laura Ann (Todd) Aronson of Madison, Ala.; five great-grandchildren, Madison Leigh, Lindsey Caroline and Davis William Fry, Taylor Marie and Alex Scott Aronson; brother-in-law, Talmadge (Mary) Chalker of Gibson; sister-in-law, Peggiann Chalker of Wrens; 10 nephews; and six nieces.

Pallbearers were nephews and W.J. Faglier.

Contributions may be to the Glascock County Concerned Citizens Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 116, Gibson, GA 30810.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Narvia Cooper
Mrs. Narvia Cooper of Midville entered into rest on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at Glendale Nursing Home, Wadley.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at noon at Bark Camp Baptist Church. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Phinazee and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Lillie Mae Farmer
Miss Lillie Mae Farmer of Wrens entered into rest on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Stapleton, with Rev. Dr. Frank Seabrook officiating. Interment was in Vinning Cemetery.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Joseph Grant Jr.
Mr. Joseph Grant Jr. of Augusta entered into rest on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2012, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Grant was native Jefferson County, the son of the late Tom Brown and Lucile Grant Gibbons. He lived most of his adult life in Richmond County. He was the owner of Joe’s Produce. Mr. Grant served in the United States Army.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at 3:30 p.m. at Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Gibbons Grant of Augusta; daughter, Darrell Grant of Colorado; sons, Kinte’ A. Grant, Joseph Leon (Kim) Grant III, Clinton Lowery II, all of Atlanta, and Wallace (Bernice) Gibbons; siblings, Bernice (Harvey) McCall, Julie Gibbons, both of Augusta, Eva Gibbons of Louisville, Daisy Thompson of New York, N.J., Fannie Calhoun of Bronx, N.Y., George (Mary) Gibbons of Louisville; grandchildren, Dominique Hopkins of Colorado, Natasha Gibbons of Louisville, Clinton Lowery III; brother- in- law, John (Mamie) Terrell of Atlanta; adopted daughter, Aleshia (Anthony) Hilton Bostic of Louisville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Callie “Bud” Hannah Sr.
Mr. Callie “Bud” Hannah Sr. of Stapleton entered into rest on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at Jefferson Hospital, Louisville.

Mr. Hannah was native of Jefferson County. He was the son of the late Milo Hannah and Martha Lee Moore Hannah. He was a member of the Sandvalley AME Church. He was retired from Lewis Steel as a welder.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at 11 a.m. at James and Virginia Davis Chapel, Louisville. Burial was in Sandvalley AME Church Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Geneva Stone Hannah; son, William G. Stone; and sibling, Mary Lubin.

Survivors include his children, Callie (Carol) Hannah Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., Kenneth Hannah of North Carolina, Martha (Bobby) Tremble of Wrens, and Alvinia (Jacob) Bulter of Jacksonville, Fla.; brothers, Roosevelt Hannah of Wrens, Charles (Evelyn) Hannah, Detroit, Mich., Hollis Hannah of Wrens; sisters, Christine (James) Harvey of Stapleton, Gracie Lee Hannah of Wrens; 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Carolyn Farmer, Mamie Murray, Shirley (Ulysses Jr.) Clark and Ruby Lee Brown of Stapleton; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Corrine Hobbs
Mrs. Corrine Hobbs, 76, of Thomson entered into rest on Dec. 12, 2012, at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation.

Mrs. Hobbs was the wife of the late Cecil Roger Hobbs. Mrs. Hobbs was the daughter of the late John Edward Newsome and the late Nannie Lou Cooper Newsome of Avera. She was a homemaker and was Baptist by faith. Mrs. Hobbs had resided in Thomson most of her life.

Memorial Services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Beggs Funeral Home Chapel.

Survivors include her son, Roger Hobbs (Nancy); daughters, Cecilia Kitchens and Peggy Visioli; brother, John Newsome Jr.; sisters, Virginia Sibley, Avice Hinton and Jeanette Whitaker; grandchildren, Robert Hobbs and Melissa Visioli.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mildred “Bill” McDonald
Mrs. Mildred “Bill” McDonald entered into rest at her home on Dec. 13, 2012, surrounded by loved ones.

Mrs. McDonald was a member at Wadley First United Methodist Church, The Night Circle of the United Methodist Women and the treasurer of the Will Evans Sunday School Class. During her lifetime, she served as welder in the naval yard and owned and operated a dry cleaners for many years in Wadley. She was a member of the Jefferson County Library Board for 20 years.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Wadley First United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Wadley City Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Edgar Hooks and Robert H. McDonald; parents, Andrew Lloyd and Beulah Bragg Brannen; sisters, Julia Brannen Morrison and Mae Brannen Johnson; and brother, Richard Brannen.

Survivors include her sisters, Ruth Bargeron and Alma Sanders; brother, Andrew Brannen; and many nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.

Pallbearers were her great-nephews, Justin Bargeron, Andrew Durr, Clayton Naylor, Zachary Naylor, Jake Johnson, Henry Johnson, Mark Morrison, Charlie Morrison and Tyler James.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Will Evans Sunday School Class.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Helen P. Moore
Mrs. Helen P. Moore, 84, of Thomson entered into rest on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at the residence of her daughter.

Mrs. Moore was a native of Glascock County, but had lived in Thomson for many years. She was a graduate of Thomson High School. She was a homemaker and was married to Mr. L.W. Moore for 62 years before he passed. She was a charter member of the Thomson Camillia City Lions Club. She was a member of Thomson First Baptist Chrurch, where she taught Toddlers Sunday School Class for more than 30 years and was a member of the Gleaners Sunday School Class.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Thomson First Baptist Church, with Rev. David Lambert officiating. Burial was in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her daughter, Lynn Howard (Damon) Davis, Thomson; son, L. Dewayne Moore, Warner Robins; two grandchildren, Brandon (Crystal) Howard, Warrenton, and Ivy Land, Thomson; two great-grandchildren, Summer Land and Peyton Howard; sister, Joyce Bradford, Thomson; three step-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Gator Hudson, Steve Perdue, Ed Maxwell, Will Hudson, Wayne Reese and Jay Maxwell. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to preschool or children’s ministry at Thomson First Baptist.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Perdue
Mrs. Mary Perdue, 89, of Gibson entered into rest on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation.

A native of Glascock County, Mrs. Perdue was the daughter of the late Charlie and Omie Haywood Daniels. She worked for more than 40 years as a seamstress at the Gibson Garment Company, was a homemaker and a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Fellowship Baptist Church, Gibson, with Rev. Jacky Downs officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ralph Perdue; brother, Robert Daniels; and son, David Perdue.

Survivors include her daughters, Kay (Keith) Newsome of Gibson, and Diane Clements of Texas; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jay Dixon, Lee Griffin, Jeff May, Ricky Todd, Darrell Usry and Robert Mathis.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Emmett Bruce Reagan
Mr. Emmett Bruce Reagan, 80, of Macon entered into rest on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.

Mr. Reagan was born in Macon, to the late Ralph and Jessie Harper Reagan. He was a member of Porterfield Baptist Church. In his earlier years he drove the church bus and taught Sunday school at Pine Forest Baptist Church. He was retired from Teamsters, where he drove for McLean Trucking and Rodeway and was a former employee of the Macon Bibb County Fire Department.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial was in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Mark Grinstead officiating.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Charlotte Atwell Reagan of Macon; children, Steven Neal (Brenda) Reagan of Louisville, Susan Reagan (Ken) LaLonde of Warner Robins, and Michael Emmett (Mechele) Reagan of Macon; two grandchildren, Regina Reagan (Derek) Lyons of Surprise, Ariz., and Hallie Mechele Reagan of Macon.

Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Wallace Bisque Sinquefield
Mr. Wallace Bisque Sinquefield of Stapleton entered into rest on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Bethlehem AME Church, Avera, with Rev. LaVerne Comer officiating and Rev. Wright White presiding.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Edna McAfee Smith
Mrs. Edna McAfee Smith, 93, of Sandersville entered into rest on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Washington County Extended Care Facility following an extended illness.

Mrs. Smith was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County the daughter of the late James William McAfee and the late Susan Cornelia Rainwater McAfee. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church, Davisboro.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at 2 p.m. at May and Smith Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Ron Dixon and Rev. Lamar Brantley officiating. Burial was in Brownwood Cemetery, Sandersville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Wilson Smith.

Survivors include two daughters Carole (Vick) Felbob of Sandersville, and Dianne (Dr. Alan) Olansky of Atlanta; son, David Hugh (Jennifer) Smith of Wrens; six grandchildren, Cindy (Matt) Sheram of Deepstep, Susan (Rev. Melton) Tyson of North Carolina, Anna Raye (Johnathon) Templeman and Adam Olansky, both of Atlanta, Eric Smith and Steffen (Sheena) Smith, both of Sandersville; great-grandchildren, Rebecca Grace Tyson, Rachel Elizabeth Tyson, Mackenzie Nicole Sheram, Madison Brooke Sheram and Chloe Larimore; three step-grandchildren, Leslie Lynam, Lauren L. (Chris) Stewart and Thomas Lynam, all of Wrens; and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Steve Joiner, Benji Joiner, Carl Moye, Bob Smith, Larry Smith and Allen Orr.

Donations may be made to the New Hope United Methodist Church, c/o Sandra Williamson, 6428 Heards Bridge Road, Bartow, GA 30413.

May and Smith Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Nancy Stewart
Mrs. Nancy Stewart, 63, of Harlem entered into rest on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Stewart was a native of Palatka, Fla., but has lived in Harlem and Thomson for many years. She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Faith Baptist Church, with Dr. Don Widener officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Lee Stewart Sr.

Survivors include her son, Linn Stewart, Thomson; grandson, C.J. Kotlan, Thomson; four sisters, Blanche Richard, Waycross, Esther Timmerman, Harlem, Diane Wade, Thomson, and Annette Martin; Augusta; brother, Matthew Wade, Gibson; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Deacon Warren G. Wells
Deacon Warren G. Wells of Wrens entered into rest on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Harts Grove Baptist Church, Stapleton, with Rev. Dr. Willie L. Jones officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Ada Ellen Palmer Williford
Mrs. Ada Ellen Palmer Williford of Thomson entered into rest on Dec. 11, 2012.

She was born to W.H. Percy Palmer and Annie Lampp Palmer on Nov. 23, 1914, in the Purvis Community of Warren County. She attended Purvis Grammer School and Warrenton High School. She married and moved to Glascock County in 1931 and lived there until 1940 when she returned to Warren County and Purvis Community. In 1958, she moved to Atlanta with her sister Ethel and went to work at Davisons/Macy’s at Lenox Square. She was an active member of Olgethorpe Methodist Church. She and her sister moved back to south McDuffie County in 1977 for retirement. She resumed her membership at Zoar United Methodist Church and became active in senior citizens activities. In 1996, she moved to the Heritage Villa Apartments and lived there until March 2012, when declining health required her to move first to assisted living and then later to Thomson Health and Rehabilitation.

Burial was in Zoar United Methodist Church Cemetery on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at 2 p.m., with Rev. Griffin Thompson officiating.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Elizabeth Williford; brother, Lewis J. Palmer; sister, Ethel P. Roberts; sister, Sara P. Farlow; son-in-law, William Pate Morris; and several nieces and nephews.

Survivors include one daughter, Billie Williford Morris; two grandsons, Michael P. Morris and Palmer S. Whatley; son-in-law, Kenneth Whatley (Kay) Whatley; one niece, Rita Rose Roberts; and friends, Jufy Palmer and Dot Palmer.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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