Obituaries
February 14, 2013 Issue

Mrs. Jacqueline Bradham Drew
Mrs. Jacqueline Bradham Drew, 79, of Midville entered into rest on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Jefferson Hospital, Louisville.

Mrs. Drew was born in Jenkins County and had lived in Burke County all her life. She was a member of the Midville United Methodist Church and a homemaker.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home, with Rev. Lee Pettis officiating. Burial was private.

Survivors include her four sons, Platt Drew of Palatka, Fla., Don Drew of Midville, Jody Drew of Swainsboro, and Doug Drew of Canoochee; brother, James Bradham of New Ellenton, S.C.; sister, Sally Gunn of Wadley; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Tomlinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Evella Wells Farmer
Mrs. Evella Wells Farmer of Wrens entered into rest on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at her residence.

Mrs. Farmer was a native of Glascock County and later relocated to Jefferson County where she was reared all of her life. She was the daughter of the late Adolphus Wells Sr. and Louise Hatcher Wells. On Jan. 24, 1959, she married the late Claude Framer Sr. In 1942 she joined Harts Grove Baptist Church, where she remained a member and president of the Senior Choir for more than 47 years, was assistant secretary of the missionary society, chairperson of the food committee and member of the 10th District Missionary. She was employed with Stapleton Garment for many years as a seamstress and later worked with Wrens SDA Daycare.

Funeral Services were held on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Harts Grove Baptist Church, Wrens, with Rev. Dr. Willie Jones officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; siblings, Lenton Wells, Adolphus Wells Jr., John Wells; and uncle, Warren G. Wells.

Survivors include her children, Claude Farmer Jr., Leonard (Darnell) Farmer Sr., Terry Farmer Sr., Gary Farmer Sr., Sandra Faye Farmer and Cynthia Farmer Hill, all of Wrens; stepchildren, Deborah White of Atlanta, Patricia Walden of Wrens; brother, Robert Wells of Seabring, Fla.; sisters, Marie Lewis, Mattie McKiel, Mamie Ruth Wells, all of Philadelphia, Pa., and Gertrude Hamby of Augusta; nephew that was reared as her brother, Tommie E. Wells Sr. of Augusta; son-in-law, Mark Hill of Warrenton; sisters-in-law and brother- in- law, Tom Wesley (Mary) Farmer Jr. of Wrens, Virginia Davis of Louisville, Carolyn Farmer of Stapleton, and Dorothy P. Wells of Augusta; 21 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a host of godchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Alice Heggs
Miss Alice Heggs of Louisville entered into rest on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Miss Heggs was a native of Jefferson County. She was the daughter of the late Delphia Heggs Gross. She was a member of the Pierce Grove Baptist Church, Louisville. She was a homemaker.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Pierce Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery, Louisville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one son, Clifford Heggs in 1997.

Survivors include her children, Gloria Heggs, Queenie Heggs Flournoy, both of Louisville; sisters, Liza Ann Gross of Louisville, Marilyn Gross (Glenn) Davis of Bartow, Leola Jackson of Bartow; uncles and aunts, Edward (Alice) Heggs of Bartow, Johnny Heggs of Arizona, Willie Mae Heggs of Wadley, and Louise Heggs of Boston, Mass.; grandchildren, Albertina Flournoy of Wadley, Taffica Heggs and Sonya Quarterman, both of Louisville; one goddaughter, Jayla Hill of Louisville; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Sylvester Heggs
Mrs. Sylvester Heggs of Wadley entered into rest on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in Wadley.

Memorial services were held on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Pineola Church of God, Wadley, with Rev. Carl W. Simmons Sr. officiating.

Survivors include her son, Lorenzo (Cassie) Heggs, Thomson; three children reared as her own, Cynthia D. Jordan, Tomiko N. Banks and Joseph Heggs; four sisters, Beverly Ann Heggs, Marlean Brinson, Vanessa (Paul) Gilmore and Nadine Neal; four brothers, Johnny A. Heggs, Willie T. Jackson Jr., Michael (Beverly) Jackson and Charles L. Jackson; 10 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Larry Gene Lamb
Mr. Larry Gene Lamb, 57, of Amelia Island, Fla., entered into rest at his residence.

Mr. Lamb was born in Louisville, the son of the late John Martin Lamb and the late Geraline Amerson Lamb. Mr. Lamb was a graduate of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and a graduate of the University of Georgia with a bachelorís degree in science. He had resided in Washington County most of his life. Mr. Lamb was a former plant manager for Prentiss Inc. and a member of the Davisboro Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at May and Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Sandersville, with Rev. Marlon Lastinger and Rev. Mike Jones officiating. Burial was in the Davisboro City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Rose S. Lamb of Alma; son, John Clifford Lamb of Sandersville; a stepdaughter, Anna Crawford of Palm Coast, Fla.; and a four-legged friend, Hooter.

Pallbearers were Bruce Wilson, Dave Tackach, Rusty Rhodes, Bobby Parker, Neil Pittman, James Goforth, Mike Ross and Wayne Tapley.

Honorary pallbearers were the class of 1973.

May and Smith Funeral Directors were in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. William Fleming Stewart
Mr. William Fleming Stewart of Wrens entered into rest on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.

Mr. Stewart was born to the late Nellie W. Stewart and Rev. James M. Stewart of North Augusta, S.C., on Oct. 14, 1939. He was the youngest boy of seven children, and three preceded him in death. He later moved to Augusta, where he met and married his first wife, the late Dorothy Stewart. He worked at Glit, Inc., Wrens. At a late age he was baptized at Harts Grove Baptist Church. He married Lucille Jordan Stewart on Oct. 13, 2001. After 11 years his wife passed.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Burnett Funeral Chapel, Wrens, with Rev. Dr. Willie L. Jones officiating. Interment was in Harts Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include stepdaughter Sandra (Clarence) Broadus of Louisville; stepson, Billy Pearson of Wrens; three sisters, Annie (Nathan) Steele of Hephzibah, Janie Miller of Staten Island, N.Y., and Anna Stewart of Atlanta; niece, Joyce Sandsteve of North Augusta, S.C.; two nephews, Mark (Lillian) Stewart of Hephzibah, and Anthony Anderson of North Augusta, S.C.; step-granddaughter, Kelli Broadus of Augusta; step-grandson, Norman (Nigima) Senior of Upper Marlboro, Md; godson, Brad Jones of Wrens; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. William Henry Wren
Mr. William Henry Wren Sr., 88, of Wrens entered into rest on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Jefferson Hospital.

Born to the late Lilla McDonald Wren and the late Alza Jackson Wren, Mr. Wren was a lifelong resident of Wrens and a member of Wrens Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWII, where he served with valor in the battles of Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima, witnessing the raising of the flag on Mount Suribachi; and later serving his country in the Korean Conflict. Mr. Wren was retired after a long civil service career at Fort Gordon and was an active member of American Legion Post 229 until his health declined in recent years.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. J. Scott McKinney and Dr. Stan Littleton officiating. Interment followed in Wrens Memorial Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and 12 siblings.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Martha Ellen Thigpen Wren; children, William Henry Wren Jr. (Rosemary), Marilyn Wren Murphy (John Ridgeway III) and Donald Michael Wren; six grandchildren, Will Daniel Wren (Ashley), Rob Henry Wren (Dana), Drew Jacob Wren (Emily), John David Hadden (Corinne), John Ridgeway Murphy IV and Henry Branan Murphy; and two great-grandchildren, Harrison Bo Wren and Olivia Bay Wren.

Pallbearers were Will Daniel Wren, Rob Henry Wren, Drew Jacob Wren, John David Hadden, John Ridgeway Murphy IV, Henry Branan Murphy, Cloyce Edward Bo Wren Jr., George W. Wren and John Thomas Wren Jr.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Wrens Baptist Church, PO Box 217, Wrens, GA 30833, or to The John Franklin Wren Chapter- Howard Manor Fund, c/o Beth Usry, 207 E Quaker Rd, Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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