Obituaries
January 10, 2013 Issue

Miss Mary Allisun “Sunny” Brock
Miss Mary Allisun “Sunny” Brock, 26, of Louisville entered into rest on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Doctors Hospital.

Miss Brock grew up in Beech Island, S.C., but has lived in Louisville since the age of 10 and was a 2004 graduate of Jefferson County High School.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Louisville United Methodist Church, with Rev. David Hibberts and Rev. Jerry W. Cofer officiating. Interment followed in the Louisville City Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Alanna Rayne Brock; and her grandparents, C.H. Cofer Jr., E.F. Sturcken II, P.A. Brock and Mamie Brock.

Survivors include her son, Andrew Joseph “A.J.” Peavey; parents, Julie Cofer Sargent and William T. Sargent II, Edward F. Sturcken III (Doris) and Jeffrey W. Brock; siblings, Bonnie Kaye Sargent, William Charles “Chip” Cofer Sargent, Louise Sturcken and Frank Sturcken; grandparents, Juanita Cofer, Terry and Andrea Sargent, Loretta Muns and Shirley Sturcken; friend, Michael Hines; and aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

Serving as pallbearers were Chance Anderson, Andrew Peavey, Brian Rabun, Ronnie Templeton, Tony Toole and Jerry Whiteside.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Sarah Dawson Fanning
Mrs. Sarah Dawson Fanning, 82, of Augusta entered into rest on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Kentwood Nursing Facility.

Mrs. Fanning was a native of Glascock County, but had been a resident of Augusta since 1949. She was a member of the Presbyterian faith.

Graveside services were held on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Westover Memorial Park, with Rev. Andy Collins officiating.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar D. Fanning; and son, David Fanning.

Survivors include her son, William E. Fanning Sr. (Laura) of Augusta; brother, Earl Dawson of Hephzibah; two sisters, Dolly Waites (Herschel) of Louisville, and Rebecca Higdon of Greensboro; three grandchildren, Kelli Frances (Tom), Melissa Johnson (Jeff) and William E. Fanning Jr. (Amy); and eight great-grandchildren.

If so desired, please make donations to The Gideons International, Augusta Southwest Camp U10036, P.O. Box 204454, Martinez, GA 30917-4454.

Platt’s Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Arthur Wilson Glover Jr.
Mr. Arthur Wilson Glover Jr., 79, of Augusta entered into rest on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at his residence.

One of nine children born in Washington County to the late Annie Rachels Glover and the late Arthur W. Glover Sr., Mr. Glover served his country with two tours in Vietnam and retired as Marine Gunnery Sgt. with 30 years of service. He also retired after 22 years of service as director of Richmond County YDC. Mr. Glover was a Jehovah Witness.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Henry Dukes officiating. Interment followed in Wrens Memorial Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Arthur Michael Glover; and five siblings, Patricia Ann Glover, Libby Cook, Jerry Johnson, Fay Glover and Ray Glover.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Juanita Rose Howard Glover; children, Jacquelyn Davis, Cynthia Jean Marsingill (Phillip) and Joseph Edward Glover (Sandy); three siblings, Gwendolyn Turner, Ellen Matthews and Harry Glover; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Pallbearers were David Carrell, Richard Goodwin, Kenny Johnson, Don Kumiski, Phillip Marsingill and Jeff Wheeler.

Memorial contributions may be made to University Hospice, 4106 Columbia Rd, Ste 201, Martinez, GA 30907.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Betty Sue Hamilton
Mrs. Betty Sue Hamilton, 81, of Louisville entered into rest on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Select Hospital.

A native of Homerville, Mrs. Hamilton was a daughter of the late Joseph E. and Rena Bunch Hill. She worked at Dr. John Blumer’s office for many years, was a homemaker and a longtime member of Louisville First Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, graveside at Louisville City Cemetery, with Rev. Hardy Owens officiating.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Patricia Hamilton; and a brother, Billy Hill.

Survivors include sons, Eddie (Joyce) Hamilton of Summertown, and Doug Hamilton of Louisville; sister, Jean (Earl) Tapley of Waycross; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Jimmy Wilder Holt
Mr. Jimmy Wilder Holt, 59, of North Augusta, S.C., entered into rest on Jan. 4, 2013, at University Hospital.

Mr. Holt, son of the late Barney and Ola Martin Holt, was born in Swainsboro, but lived most of his adult life in Augusta. He was the owner of Augusta ATV and co-owner of Clean Water Systems of Augusta, and was a former co-owner of Pump-N-Shops. He was a Baptist.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at 7 p.m. at Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors Chapel, with Rev. Allen Faulkner officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Chantel Denise Holt; son, Jimmy Donald “Jimbo” Holt of Martinez; daughter, Janine Holt Meyer (Paul) of Evans; brothers, Barney Eugene Holt (Nita) of Stapleton, and James D. Buddy Holt (Ponda) of Martinez; grandchildren, Tucker, Karli, Hana, and Joseph Meyer, all of Evans; mother- and father-in-law, Pat and Benny Knight of North Augusta, S.C.; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and Schnauzers, Molly and Maggie Mae.

Honorary pallbearers were his friend and business partner, Alan Brosious, and members of the Boys Night Out Group, Dan Troutman, Emerson Thompson, Dr. Benjamin Bashinski, Dennis Allen, Chuck Whigham, Jerry Council and Danny Glover.

In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Golden Harvest Food Bank, 3310 Commerce Drive, Augusta, GA 30909, or to the Aiken SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, 199 Willow Run Rd., Aiken, SC 29801.

Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Anne Lee Humphrey Landrum
Mrs. Anne Lee Humphrey Landrum, 77, of Wrens entered into rest on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Landrum was a homemaker.

Funeral services were held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Jason Owens officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Augusta.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Deborah L. Chalker; her parents, Gladys Taylor Humphrey and Hinton Humphrey; and granddaughter, Christy Landrum-Vaughner.

Survivors include her three sons, Walter T. Landrum Jr. (Carolyn), Michael Wayne Landrum (Tina) and Jeffrey Robert Landrum (Valerie); one sister, Annette Brown (Charlie); 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to James Funeral Home, PO Box 588, Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Claudia Ann Newsome
Miss Claudia Ann Newsome, 72, of Stapleton entered into rest on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at her residence.

Miss Newsome was a native of Walton County, but had lived in Thomson for many years before moving to Stapleton. She was a member of Thomson First Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Curtis Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. David Lambert and Rev. John Jenkins officiating. Burial was in Westview Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Mary Lou Newsome.

Survivors include two sisters, Louise Lazenby, Stapleton, and Sara Crawley, Gray; two brothers, J.C. Newsome, Thomson, and William Douglas Newsome, Augusta; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Chad Smith, Doug Smith, Doug Newsome, Bob Lazenby, Mark Albert, Lawrence Ashley, Bob Gibson and Sidney Newsome.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Dawson Price
Mrs. Mary Dawson Price, 82, of Gibson entered into rest on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at her residence.

A native of Glascock County, Mrs. Price was the daughter of the late Lester and Louise Johnson Dawson. She retired after 30 years of service with Delta Air Lines Credit Union and was a member of Gibson Methodist Church.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Gibson Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Hardy Owens officiating.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her son, Michael Price of Gibson; two grandsons, Michael Price Jr. and Richard Price, both of Gibson; and great-granddaughter, Hannah Price.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Dorothy Olga Stallings
Miss Dorothy Olga Stallings entered into rest on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, in Bronx, N.Y.

Born May 17, 1925, in Wrens to Floyd and Estella Smith, Miss Stallings grew up in Wrens and received her early education in Jefferson County. She continued her education at Paine College in Augusta, where she graduated. She returned to her hometown and began teaching seventh grade at Wrens Colored High School before moving to New York City. Her career continued at a South Bronx elementary school, where she was a devoted teacher to first graders until her retirement in 1990. She was an active church member. Miss Stallings remained a resident of Bronx, N.Y., the rest of her life.

She was laid to rest in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Augusta.

Survivors include her brother, Alexander Smith, Bronx, N.Y.; nieces, Elaine Smith, Falls Church, Va., Janice Bailey, Augusta, and Senator Irma Clark-Coleman, Detroit, Mich.; nephew, Vernon Fullard, Detroit, Mich.; first cousin, Morris Little, Nicholson; cousins, Debra Mills and Vicki Lane, Wrens, Alton Lane, Atlanta, Kenneth Lane, Mitchell, Larry Lane, Tommy Lane, and Robin Lane, Wrens, Wallace Smith, Jr. and Annette Smith, Wrens, and Janice Smith, Augusta; and a host of other family members and friends.


Mrs. June Stroud
Mrs. June Stroud, 75, of Swainsboro entered into rest on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Stroud, a native of Emanuel County, was born in Kite. She kept children for many years in her home.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Tomlinson Funeral Home, with Dr. Ray Freeman and Rev. Randy Adams officiating. Interment followed in Old Canoochee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include four daughters, Brenda (Danny) Kirby of Swainsboro, Cathy (Waylon) Mayes of Lincolnton, Wanda (Jimmy) Royal of Waynesboro, and Nancy (Anthony) Bennett of Canoochee; son, Perry (Dena) Stroud of Swainsboro; brother, Joe Sconyers of Augusta; three sisters, Nell Wheeler of North Augusta, S.C., Joyce Townsend of Louisville, and Gail Porcel of Loganville; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Paul Purvis, Tony Purvis, Charles Purvis, Larry Purvis, Charlie Sconyers and Randy Sconyers.

Honorary Pallbearers were Mama June’s Babies.

Tomlinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs Blanch Kitchens Usry
Mrs. Blanch Kitchens Usry, 97, of Gibson entered into rest on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center.

A native of Jefferson County, Mrs. Usry was a daughter of the late Tom and Emma Kelley Usry. She was a homemaker and a longtime member and oldest member of Magnolia Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Sheppard Funeral Home, with Rev. Tommy Anderson and Rev. Tim Crosby officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Baptist Church Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Billy Kitchens and Harvey J. Usry; and sisters, Dessie Newsome, Mary Landrum, Katielou Richards and Thelma Thigpen.

Survivors include sons, Billy (Joann) Kitchens of Stapleton, and Larry (Patricia) Kitchens of Avera; daughter, Evelyn (Milton) Sellears of Hepizabh; brother, Roy Usry of Grovetown; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Infant David Bryson Vause
Infant David Bryson Vause of Louisville entered into rest on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Doctors Hospital. Augusta.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at Reedy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Ronnie Shelton officiating.

He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandfather, Earl Vause Sr.; and uncle, Jeffrey Mark Purvis.

Survivors include his parents, Macy Lynn Purvis and David Holden Vause; maternal grandparents, Jeffrey Martin “Marty” Purvis of Louisville, and Susan Buckner of Wrens; paternal grandparents, Kathy Vause of Baxley, and David and Peggy Vause of Tallahassee, Fla.; uncle, Aaron Ridge Vause of Baxley; aunts, Jeri Hanson and Breanna Purvis, both of Louisville; maternal great-grandparents, Norwood and Lynette Prescott of Matthews; paternal great-grandparents, Bobbie and Billy McNeely of Swainsboro, and Irene Vause of Panacea, Fla.; and maternal great-great-grandmother, Elizabeth Huff of Stapleton.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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