Obituaries
April 18, 2013 Issue

Miss Ann E. Barnet
Miss Ann E. Barnet of Augusta, formerly of Highspire and Elizabethtown, Pa., entered into rest on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Uni-Health Rehabilitation Center, Louisville.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Miss Barnet was born Dec. 29, 1951, and was the daughter of the late Myron and the late Nancy Barnet of Highspire, Pa. She was a member of the United Church of Christ, Hummelstown, Pa., where she sang in the choir. Miss Barnet was an equestrian and had a horse, Sasha. She was formerly employed as a Latin teacher at Trinity High School, Mechanicsburg, Pa. She also performed title searches for Dauphin County.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and companion, John Bauer.

Survivors include a brother, Richard of Highspire, Pa.; and many cousins.


Mr. Frank Elder
Mr. Frank Elder, 88, of Ailey entered into rest on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at his home, following an extended illness.

Mr. Elder was a native of Sparta, lived in Macon for most of his life, in Stapleton for 20 years, and in Ailey for the past eight months. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. In Macon he worked for Georgia Kraft for several years. He was a Macon Police Officer, Deputy Sheriff of Bibb County Civil Court, and retired as coordinator of Indigent Defense for the Macon Judicial Circuit. He formerly served as mayor of Stapleton. He was a member of Stapleton United Methodist Church and a former member of Centenary United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Stapleton United Methodist Church, with Dr. Rick Lanford and Rev. Wayne Racz officiating. Burial followed in Stapleton Memorial Gardens.

He was preceded in death by one son, Fickey Elder; and his brother, Douglas Elder.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtice M. Elder, Ailey; four children, Tami (Rick) Tolson, Macon, Leanne (Jerry) Richardson, Ailey, Fran (Wilson) Smith, Vidalia, and John (Frances) Watson, Canton; two sisters-in-law, Maggie Gribble, Macon, and Sara Stapleton, Stapleton; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were grandsons, Matt Rogers, Wil Smith, Lindsey Smith, Brad Rogers, Jonathan Watson, Josh Crosby, and great-grandson, Caleb Purser.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Serenity Hospice Foundation, 304 First St. West, Vidalia, GA 30475.

Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Annie B. Fennell
Mrs. Annie B. Fennell, 92, of Wadley entered into rest on Monday, April 8, 2013, in Wadley.

Mrs. Fennell was born in Jefferson County, the daughter of the late Willie and Mattie M. Screws. Mrs. Fennell had retired from the textile manufacturing industry. She was a member of the Dellwood Baptist Church.

Graveside services were held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Wadley City Cemetery, with Rev. Louis Pearce officiating.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, T.W. “Crip” Fennell; brothers, Carter, Raymond and Elwyn Screws; sister, Farrie Mae Way; and grandson, Richard Scarboro.

Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy F. Morris (Earl), Martinez, and Lila F. Scarboro (Miles), Wadley; brother, Villian Screws, Wadley; grandchildren, Tommy Morris, Jerry Morris, Teresa Rush, Rusty Scarboro, Robert Scarboro and April McGahee; 14 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Evangelist Amanda Flournoy Hobbs
Evangelist Amanda Flournoy Hobbs entered into rest on Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

Evangelist Hobbs was the third of nine children born to the union of the late Ples Flounory and Bessie Walker of Jefferson County. The child of sharecroppers in Georgia, Hobbs was the first of her siblings to graduate from high school She married her childhood sweetheart, Wallace Hornsby Hobbs, in May 1945, just before he went into military service during World War II. He was killed in combat in Germany six months later. In 1945, she followed her older sister, Daisy, to Atlanta seeking better job opportunities. She joined Mt. Gilead Baptist Church and was later a founding member of Church of the Resurrection, Atlanta. While working as an elevator operator in 1947, she met and later married Hoyt Grant Jackson. To that union, four children were born, Hoyt Jr., Louise LaVerne, Joseph Michael “Mike,” and Wallace. She was employed as a domestic for most of her working years. In 1967, Hobbs became an ordained minister.

A celebration of life service was held on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Chapel of Christian Love Baptist Church, Atlanta, with Dr. J. Allen Milner officiating. Interment was in Lincoln Cemetery, Atlanta.

She was preceded in death by her husband; eight siblings, Ida Bell Davis, Mamie Webb, Ples “Joe” Flournoy, Ed Willie Flournoy, John Henry Flournoy, Willie Mae Hannah and Daisy Hickey; and sons, Joseph and Wallace.

Survivors include her son, Rev. Hoyt Jackson, Atlanta; daughter, Louise Jackson Williams (Clifton), Atlanta; daughter-in-law, Arlene Turner Jackson, Conyers; sister, Liller Tennent (Fred), Atlanta; sister-in-law, Mattie Flournoy, Louisville; niece, Gwendolyn Atkins (Conrad), Atlanta; six grandchildren, Howard Jackson, Michael M. Jackson, Minynon Jackson-Bowen (Charles), Joseph M. Jackson, Dara Williams and Melissa Jackson; eight great-grandchildren, Dayla Jackson, Makaila and Makena Bowe, Eyonie, Vonai and Honiya Jackson, Sedrick Strickland and Jada Jackson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers were Chapel of Christian Love Male Ushers.

Honorary pallbearers were nephews and grandsons.

Murray Brothers Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Roger Jones
Mr. Roger Jones of Louisville entered into rest on Friday, April 12, 2013, at Unicare of Old Capital.

Mr. Jones was the son of the late Jake Jones and Louise Wright Jones, a native of Wrightsville, Johnson County, but lived in Fulton County most of his life. He was a self-employed carpenter. Twelve years ago, after his retirement and the death of his wife, Leila Pearl Jones, he moved to Louisville with his sister, Christine. He was a Methodist.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at 11 a.m. at James and Virginia Davis Chapel, Louisville.

Survivors include his siblings, Alberta Sampson Hill of Huntsville, Ala., Katie L. Wiggins and Willie (Shirley) Wiggins of Pompano Beach, Fla., Jessie B. (Ozzie) Phillips of Boca Raton, Fla., and Christine W. (Henry) Lewis of Louisville.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Charles “Fred” Mauney
Mr. Charles “Fred” Mauney, 92, of Wrens entered into rest on Friday, April 12, 2013, at Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home, Augusta.

Mr. Mauney was one of four children born to the late Alice Price and Robert S. Mauney in Alamo. He completed high school in Gainsville and graduated from the University of Florida in 1951. He served in the Army during WWII, after which he worked at the Savannah River Plant until his retirement in 1985. He also taught night classes at Augusta Tech for 15 years. Mr. Mauney was a member of Wrens United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday school from 1955 to 1985 and served on the Jefferson County Hospital Authority from 1985 to 1989. He was a long-standing member of American Legion Post 229.

Funeral services were held at James Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at 3 p.m., with Dr. Stan Littleton officiating. Interment followed in Wrens Memorial Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Ann Peeples Mauney; granddaughter, Lisa Mauney; and sister, Mary Sue Hamner.

Survivors include his three children, John Robert “Bobby” Mauney of Jefferson, Henry Michael “Mickey” Mauney of Wrens, and Joanie M. Williford (Dwight) of North Augusta, S.C.; two siblings, Robert “Bob” Mauney of Elgin, S.C., and Dorothy Rigdon of Leesburg, Fla.; four grandchildren, Michelle Kitchens (Jimmy), Steve Mauney, April M. Standard and Doug Williford; four great-grandchildren, Michael Standard, Ashley Kitchens, Courtney Kitchens and Nolan Kitchens.

Honorary pallbearers were American Legion Post 229.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Wrens United Methodist Church, 202 Russell St, Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Robert J. “Bob” McLoughlin
Mr. Robert J. “Bob” McLoughlin, 58, of Louisville entered into rest at his residence on Sunday, April 7, 2013.

Born Oct. 3, 1954, Mr. McLoughlin was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a retired carpenter and of the Catholic faith.

A private service was held for family Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at Saint Peters of Alcantara, Port Washington, N.Y. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, N.Y., where he was laid to rest with his father and mother, Hugh John and Dorothea McLoughlin.

Survivors include his son, Keefer McLoughlin Murphy; companion, Patricia Waller; brothers, Keith McLoughlin and Hugh McLoughlin; sisters, Margaret “Peggy” Giacofei, Dorothea (Dorry) Wichelman and Tracie Ann Altabet.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Carrie Mae “Peach” Morgan
Mrs. Carrie Mae “Peach” Morgan of Davisboro entered into rest on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Vero Health and Rehab Center, Wadley.

Mrs. Morgan was born June 29, 1930, to the parentage of the late Abe Sims and Rhoda Hill Sims in Jefferson County. She was the widow of the late Mr. Willie Lee Morgan. She was a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, April 14, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Louisville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and siblings, Minnie B. Johnson, Anne Jane Harris, Cora Sims Huntley, Idella Whitefield and Robert Sims.

Survivors include her son, Lewis Curtis (Gladys) Morgan of Davisboro; daughters, Willie Mae (Lindon) James of Davisboro, Maggie (Dannie) Mountain of Augusta; one brother-in-law, Ben Huntley Sr. of Louisville; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Lennard Story
Mr. Lennard Story of Atlanta entered into rest on Friday, April 5, 2013.

Mr. Story was a native of Jefferson County, Avera, and was born Dec. 6, 1956. He was a long-time employee at Steel, Inc., Scottdale, as a steel fabricator.

Funeral services were held on Monday, April 15, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Raleigh Rucker Funeral Home, Decatur.

He was preceded in death by his father, Sam Douglas; and mother, Emma Story Polen.

Survivors include his widow, Malinda Story; four children, Brandon Zackery, Courtney Story, Jonathan Story, Decatur, and Jessica Story, Texas; four brothers, Alfred (Celestine) Jones, Artis Story and Otis Story, Atlanta, Charlie Jenkins Jr., Augusta; three sisters, Barbara (Dwight) Ferguson, Atlanta, Luretha Tutt, Thomson, and Esther Polen, Augusta; two aunts, Addie Marsh, Beaufort, S.C., Fabalie Story, Wrens; friend, David; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Louise Mary Wright Newsome Wells
Miss Louise Mary Wright Newsome Wells, 79, of Duluth entered into rest on Friday, April 12, 2013, at Northside Hospital Forsyth, Cumming.

One of seven children born to the late Annie Padgett and Ellis Newsome, Miss Wells grew up in Jefferson County and attended high school in Avera. In the 1960s, she lived in Columbia, S.C., and worked at Horseman Doll Company. For the last 45 years, she lived in the Atlanta area, where she held accounting positions at Frito-Lay, Inc., and Dekalb County Fleet Maintenance Department. She was a past member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, a member of Briarlake Baptist Church, Tucker, and was currently attending First Redeemer Church, Cumming.

Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2013, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Avera, with Rev. Nathan Adams officiating.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and four siblings, Cleon Newsome, M.P. Newsome, Evelyn Newsome Brooks and Risden Newsome.

Survivors include her three daughters, Anita Wells of Duluth, Kay Wells Koerner (Michael) of Cumming, and Debbie Wells Drew (Jay) of Cumming; two siblings, Lamar Newsome of Augusta, and Janette Newsome Hadden of Augusta; three grandchildren, Emily Louise Drew, Joshua Lane Drew and Claudia Hannah Koerner; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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