Obituaries
March 28, 2013 Issue

Mr. Lonnie J. Amerson Sr.
Mr. Lonnie J. Amerson Sr., 56, of Hephzibah entered into rest on March 22, 2013.

Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Hephzibah Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Interment followed at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Amerson; mother, Mary Agnes Coxwell Amerson; stepmother, Carrie Amerson; and a brother, Merrel Amerson Sr.

Survivors include his wife, Hester Amerson of Hephzibah; three children, Cheryl Amerson of Augusta, April Amerson of Wrens, and Lonnie Amerson Jr. of Hephzibah; two stepchildren, Tonya and Stephen Allen, both of Hephzibah; 14 grandchildren; five sisters, Sandra and Nora, both of Hephzibah, Sherry of Augusta, Agnes Tootsie of Stapleton, and Darlene of Matthews; brother, Lewis of Hephzibah; and many nieces and nephews.

Hephzibah Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. David Eugene “Gene” Barrow
Mr. David Eugene “Gene” Barrow, 64, of Wrens entered into rest on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Jefferson Hospital, Louisville.

Mr. Barrow was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County and worked as a farmer and on the dairy.

A celebration of life service was held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Ed Chance officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vivian Erlene Gay Barrow and John Turner Barrow; and sister, Shirley Ann Vickery.

Survivors include his two brothers, John Carter Barrow (Ollie) of Hephzibah, and Larry Lamar Barrow; brother-in-law, Floyd Vickery Jr. of Waynesboro; two nephews, John Barrow III and Floyd Vickery III; one niece, Kim Ann Vickery; several great nieces and -nephews; and numerous cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made directly to James Funeral Home, P.O. Box 588, Wrens GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Dennie “Knight” Bractley Jordan
Miss Dennie “Knight” Bractley Jordan entered into rest on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at her residence.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Faith Holiness Church No. 4, Louisville, with the Rev. Charles Brown officiating.

Miss Jordan was a native of Jefferson County. She was the daughter of the late Johnnie Lee Bractley and Dennie Louise Patterson Bractley. She was a retired seamstress at the Wadley Shirt Factory.

Survivors include her daughter, Wanda Carr-Martin of Louisville; sons, July Carr of Louisville, Geary Leon Carr of Millen, and Steven Carr; siblings, Charlie (Pauline) Bractley of Louisville, Robert Lewis (Pamela) Walden of Wadley, Nola Cunningham and Barbara Ann Jenkins, both of Louisville; sister-in-law, Alberta Bractley of Wadley; nine grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Family may be contacted at the residence 706 2nd Street, Louisville, or at Davis Funeral Home, Louisville.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Inez Knight
Mrs. Mary Inez Knight, 51, of Wadley, formerly of Macon, entered into rest on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Vero Health and Rehab, Wadley.

A native of Jefferson County, Mrs. Knight lived the last 20 years in Macon. She was the daughter of the late James Lewis Knight and Martha Sue Moore Oglesby and was a homemaker.

A private memorial services was held by the family.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her daughters, Amanda (Ricky) Knowles of Tennille, and Tiffany (Wendell) Johnson of Cordele; a son, Josh Crowell of Tennille; grandchildren, Elicia Knowles, Tabatha Knowles, Richard Knowles, Arville Shelton, Zach Shelton and Essabella Johnson; three great-grandchildren; and a niece Johnna Raines.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Charlatta Marie Lockhart
Miss Charlatta Marie Lockhart of Wrens entered into rest on Saturday, March 16, 2013.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. at Ways Grove Baptist Church, Wrens, with Pastor Jimmy McCullough III presiding and Rev. Thomas Berry as eulogist. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Agnes Wren Justice
Mrs. Agnes Wren Justice, 102, entered into rest on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Martha Jefferson House, Charlottesville, Va., where she had been a resident for 10 years.

Mrs. Justice was born on Jan. 29, 1911, in Wrens, a town founded by her grandfather. Her parents were Alexander Wren and Irene Patrick Wren. After graduating from Huntington College, Montgomery, Ala., she briefly taught English and Latin and then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for a graduate degree in library science. She met and married Samuel Marion Justice while working as a librarian in Greensboro, N.C. They raised their children and lived in Arlington, Va., for 50 years. For over 20 years, Mrs. Justice was a librarian in the Arlington County Public Schools. Together, Agnes and Samuel retired to Westminster at Lake Ridge in Northern Virginia. Her husband died in 1997 after 56 years of marriage. At age 93, Mrs. Justice moved to Charlottesville, Va., to be closer to her daughters. She was a democrat and a member of Olivet Presbyterian Church.

A private memorial service was held.

Survivors include three daughters, Janette Griffin of Winston-Salem, N.C., Caroline Dessouky (Dr. D.A.) of Charlottesville, Va., and Alice Justice of Charlottesville, Va.; grandchildren, Andrew Griffin, Dean Dessouky (Alanna) and Sam Retzer (Erum Nadeem); great-grandchildren, Sylvi of Winston-Salem, Lillian of Washington, D.C., Neal Dessouky (Dr. Elizabeth) of San Francisco, Calif., Alex Dessouky (Hilary), and Nooria of Brooklyn, N.Y.; great-great-grandchildren, Sarah Griffin of Boulder, Colo., Lyle and Sasha of Santa Barbara, Calif., and Will Retzer of Charlottesville, Va.; and great-great-great-grandson, James Griffin of Winston-Salem.

Memorial donations may be made to the MJH Staff Fund, 1600 Gordon Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903, or to Olivet Presbyterian Church, 2575 Garth Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901.


Mrs. Dorothy “Dot” Milford
Mrs. Dorothy “Dot” Milford, 81, of Harlem entered into rest on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Milford was married in 1951 to the late Robert Elam “Hugie,” who passed away in 2003. They both worked at the Thomson Company, where she worked as secretary to Ferguson Young, and both retired after 43 years of service. She was a member, current pianist, and choir member of Philadelphia United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Philadelphia United Methodist Church, Harlem, with Pastor Benjamin Wiles officiating. Interment was in Bellevue Memorial Gardens, Grovetown.

Survivors include her son, Robert Milford, Harlem; sister, Margaret Chalker, Gibson; several nieces and nephews; and nephew, Jutt Hughes.

Pallbearers were Jimmy McDaniel, Jeff McNair, Jeff Neal, David Butler, Jutt Hughes and Ricky Lonergan.

Memorials may be made to Philadelphia United Methodist Church, 780 Louisville Rd., Harlem, GA 30814, or to Augusta Rescue Mission, 526 Walker Street, Augusta, GA 30901.

Starling Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Carey W. Moon
Mr. Carey W. Moon, 58, of Augusta entered into rest on Friday, March 15, 2013.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at the Poteet Funeral Home, Augusta.

He was preceded in death by his father, Hillman E. Moon.

Survivors include his daughter, Melissa (Bruce) Sinclair of Lexington, S.C.; one granddaughter, Madison; mother, Laura (Jim) Jimenez of Hephzibah; two sisters, Barbara J. Carter of Clarks Hill, and Laura (Roy) Morris of Wrens; two brothers, Michael (Joyce) Moon of Waynesboro, and David Moon of North Augusta, S.C.; eight stepbrothers and stepsisters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Mrs. Daisy Alice “Dixon” Palmer
Mrs. Daisy Alice “Dixon” Palmer of Louisville entered into rest on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Unihealth Post-Acute Care-Old Capitol, Louisville.

Mrs. Palmer was a native of Jefferson County, the daughter of the late Jim and Mary Huntley Palmer and the widow of the late George Stone. She attended the Jefferson County School System and approximately 50 years ago she moved to Augusta. She returned to Jefferson County. She was a member of the Canaan Galilee Baptist Church, Louisville. She was a cook at formerly Jennings Manor Nursing Home, Augusta. She was a member of the Lone Star Society.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at 3 p.m. at James and Virginia Davis Chapel, Louisville. Burial was in Lone Star Society Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and Roy Palmer, Ester Palmer, Joe Lewis Palmer, William Palmer, Anderson “A.D.,” Sadie P Robinson and Margaret P. Bynes.

Survivors include her son, Larry Gross; sisters, Mildred P. Smith of New York City, N.Y., Marian P. (Aubrey) Miller of Louisville; friend, Willie Dean of Augusta; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Doris Royals Browning Stewart
Mrs. Doris Royals Browning Stewart, 83, of Stapleton entered into rest on Friday, March 22, 2013, at her residence.

Mrs. Stewart was one of eight children born to the late Mary Etta Teston Royals and the late William C. Royals in Douglas, Coffee County. She lived in the Lakeland area as a farmer’s wife, then as a seamstress in Ellaville where she spent the majority of her life, moving to Florida and then back to Georgia. She earned her GED later in life. Mrs. Stewart was active in her church, attending Sunday school.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 25, 2013, at Wrens Church of God, with Rev. Jason Burton officiating. Interment was at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Americus, with Rev. Matt Rutland officiating.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Eli Stewart; parents; three children, Cleon Browning, Martha Browning and Brenda Browning; and three siblings, Edna Brantley, John Royals and Charles Royals.

Survivors include her children, William E. Browning (Arlene) of Homerville, Earnest Browning Jr. (Penney) of Lakeland, Benjamin Stewart (Nancy) of Elkton, Fla., Linda McDonald (Mike) of Stapleton, and Patricia Elbers (John) of Jacksonville, Fla.; siblings, Wilma Hulsey, Joyce Brown, Stella Mae Royals, William Royals and Robert Royals; 13 grandchildren, William A. Browning (Jennifer), Tony Browning (Laurie), Nancy Arlene Corbett (Danny), David Lee Browning, Wesley Scott Griffin (Casi), Al Colquitt (Tomoni), Shelby Whaley (Terry), Angel McDonald, Richard Neal Stephens (Christy), Justin Alan Sage, Jonathan Lane Sage, Caitlin Renee Sage, LeAnna Faith Elbers and Brandon Weeks; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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