Obituaries
January 3, 2013 Issue

Mr. Mark Lanier Arrington
Mr. Mark Lanier Arrington, 55, of Wrens entered into rest on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at his residence.

Mr. Arrington was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County and graduated from Wrens High School. He was a plumber by trade.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Crossroads Evangelistic Church, Matthews, with Brother Robert Daughtery officiating.

He was preceded in death by his two siblings, Martha Lynn Arrington and David Kenneth Arrington. Survivors include his three children, Michael Shane Arrington (Meghan), Candace R. Perry (Shayne) and Kristen L. Arrington; parents, Bernice Prescott Arrington and William B. Arrington; siblings, Matthew J. Arrington, Jan E. Ryan (Rob), Joy R. Bartlett and Tracy J. Arrington (Tessy); several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Due to the financial burden from a prolonged illness, memorial contributions are requested to be made directly to James Funeral Home, PO Box 588, Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Gleamon Thomas “Tommy” Brooks
Mr. Gleamon Thomas “Tommy” Brooks, 70, of North Augusta, S.C., entered into rest on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at University Hospital.

Mr. Brooks grew up in Avera and served in the U.S. Army. He worked in the food industry until his retirement and made his home in North Augusta, S.C.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Avera, with Rev. Nathan Adams officiating.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Reba Dye Brooks and William Thomas Brooks; and brothers, Jake, Dixon and Farris.

Survivors include his sisters, Mary, Willie Maude, Jewel, Dessie, and Aselee; and numerous nephews and nieces.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Ruthie Mae Brown
Mrs. Ruthie Mae Brown of Wrens entered into rest Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at 2 p.m. at House of Faith Holiness Church, Wrens, with Pastor Dorothy Nelson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Esther Mae Gibson Choice
Funeral services for Mrs. Esther Mae Gibson Choice, 78, of Harlem, were held on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Olive Grove Baptist Church, Appling, with Rev. Dr. Robert F. Leverett officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include four children, Roxie Mae Gibson, Grovetown, Melvin (Tanga) Gibson, Harlem, Douglas (Angie) Gibson, Evans, and Frederick Eugene Thomas, Grovetown; stepson, Jim (Loris) Choice, Martinez; sister, Mary Lue Washington, Hephzibah; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Ann Gibson, Harlem; brother-in-law, Handy Johnson, Thomson; sister-in-law, Carrie Bell Gibson, Harlem; four children reared as her own, Lilly Gibson, Gladys Butler, Curtis Germany, all of Grovetown, and Herman Germany, Wrens; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Thomson Funeral System was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Jimmy Gene “Wolfie” Hobbs
Mr. Jimmy Gene “Wolfie” Hobbs, 51, of Dearing entered into rest on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center.

Mr. Hobbs was born in El Paso, Texas, but lived most of his life in McDuffie County. He served eight years in the Navy and was a member of Fort Creek Baptist Church. He also played his guitar and wrote music.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at Fort Creek Baptist Church, with Rev. Jim Martin, Rev. Boyd Reeves and Dr. Phil Bray officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Judith Nichols Hobbs and Gene Hobbs Sr.; children, Danielle H. McMillan (Jeremy) and Adrian Hobbs; siblings, Lenny Hobbs (Lisa), Tabbie Austin (Gary Lee) and Andy Hobbs (Kristi); one granddaughter, Alyssa McMillan; friend, Jennifer Gregory; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Pallbearers were Jerry Garner, Ches Garner, Greg Godbee, Danny Hillman, L.M. Wiley and Sport Wiley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2607 Commons Blvd., Augusta, GA 30909.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Ray Wilson Huff
Mr. Ray Wilson Huff, 89, of Wrens entered into rest on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at University Hospital.

One of five children born in Warren County to the late Elsie McGahee Huff and the late Silas Huff, Mr. Huff attended business school in Atlanta and for many years sold insurance. Serving his country as a paratrooper in the Army in WWII, he was a patriot and member of American Legion Post 229. Until his decline in health, Ray was an active member of Wrens Baptist Church, teaching RAs, Junior Department, and Walter Jacobson Sunday School class, and was made Deacon Emeritus earlier this year. He was also a member of Woodmen of the World and the Masons, and served for 25 years as a volunteer fireman with the Wrens Fire Department.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Wrens Baptist Church, with Rev. J. Scott McKinney and Dr. James M. Ford officiating. Interment followed in Wrens Memorial Gardens.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and all of his siblings, Elton Huff, Agnes McDonald, Marguerite Pearce and Joyce Huff.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Mary Pennington Huff; son, Charles W. Huff (Carol); two grandchildren, Lori Smith (Scott) and Cathy Magwood (Danny); four great-grandchildren, Jeremy Smith, Katelyn Magwood, Riley Magwood and Brayden Magwood; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Oliver Gay, Mike Hildebrand, Ricky Huff, Scott Huff, Randy Smith and Brian Whitaker.

Honorary pallbearers were American Legion Post 229 and Walter Jacobson Sunday School Class.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Minister Grady Olin Kemp Sr.
Minister Grady Olin Kemp Sr. of Wadley entered into rest on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in Wadley.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Brinson Hill Baptist Church at 11 a.m.

Survivors include two daughters, Debra Ann (Eric) Tucker and Jewell (Henry) Stroman, Syracuse, N.Y.; three sons, Michael (Evelyn) Kemp, Lyons, N.Y., Pastor Grady (Laverne) Kemp Jr., Syracuse, N.Y., and Kendrick Kemp, Ithaca, N.Y.; five brothers, Rev. Dr. David (Earnestine) Kemp, Wadley, Carzell Kemp, Lyons, N.Y., Walter (Yvonne) Kemp, Fairport, N.Y., Willie James (Mary Louise) Kemp, Lyons, N.Y., and Eugene Kemp, Folkston; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Antonio Lane
Mr. Antonio Lane of Stapleton entered into rest on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Harts Grove Baptist Church, Stapleton, with Rev. Dr. Willie L. Jones officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Mahdi Al “Jabbar” Nabawi
Mr. Mahdi Al “Jabbar” Nabawi, 83, of Martinez entered into rest Dec. 28, 2012,

Mr. Mahdi AlJabbar Nabawi was born on Nov. 12, 1929, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was the son of late Reginald Brooks and Maude Moses. He received his education in Kings County public school. He was a member of the Catholic Church. He retired from New York transit in 1993. In 1969, he was married to Aaliyah Harvey.

Memorial services were held on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at 11 a.m. at C.A. Reid Memorial Funeral Home, Augusta, with Rev. Jimmy Bell officiating. Interment followed at Stone Springfield AME Church, Stapleton.

He was preceded in death by his stepson, James McBride.

Survivors include his wife, Aaliyah Nabawi; son, Gerald Brooks, Brooklyn, N.Y.; stepdaughter, Alma McBride, Merritt Island, Fla.; five grandchildren; a host of sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

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