Obituaries
April 25, 2013 Issue

Mr. Mark Henry Clements
Mr. Mark Henry Clements, 51, of Lawrenceville entered into rest on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Gwinnett Medical Center, Lawrenceville.

Celebration of life services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Taylor Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service.

Mr. Clements was born April 14, 1962, in Jacksonville, Fla., a son of Ray and Sandra Damm Clements. He was a commercial truck driver and a member of R&R Hunting Club.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Survivors include his wife, Lisa Lynn Clements; sons, Robert Clements and Brian Clements, all of Lawrenceville; father, Ray Clements of Louisville; brother, Chris Clements of Mobile, Ala.; sister, Laura Scarbrough of Woodstock; nieces, Janie and Anna Scarbrough of Woodstock; and several uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Charles Leon Dixon
Mr. Charles Leon Dixon, 49, of Louisville entered into rest on Friday, April 19, 2013, at his residence.

Mr. Dixon was a native of Jefferson County. He was the son of Nellie Martha Mae Farmer Dixon and the late Rozzie Dixon Sr. He was united in holy matrimony to Cheryl Vaughner Dixon. He was a member of the Spring Bethel AME Church, Louisville, where he served as a Trustee. He was employed with M&M Trucking Company as a truck driver and he was an honorably discharged veteran with the United States Army.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Spring Bethel AME Church, Louisville. Burial followed in the Spring Bethel Society Cemetery.

He is preceded in death by his father; and one brother, Rozzie Dixon Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Vaughner Dixon of Louisville; son, Branford Dixon of Louisville; stepdaughter, Naquetta Moye of Swainsboro; mother, Nellie Martha Mae Farmer Dixon of Louisville; siblings, Charlie (Roberta) Brown of Wrens, Lester (Glenise) Dixon, Calvin (Gladys) Dixon, Eddie (Elaine) Dixon, Conrad (Linda) Dixon, Beatrice (Alonzie) Gibbons, Catherine Dixon, all of Louisville, Marsha (Joe) Williams of Hephzibah, and Sheila (Rodney) McKinnie of Louisville; sister-in-law, Jeanette Dixon of Louisville; mother-in-law, Annie Lois Vaughner of Wrens; brother-in-law, Harvey Williams of Wrens; grandchildren, Anthony Mincey Jr., A’Rhianna Moye, Shantrice Hicks, all of Swainsboro; cousin, Charles (Janice) Broadus; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Jeffery Bennett, Corldel Dixon, Alonzia Gibbons Jr. and Eddie Dixon Jr.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Reba Dixon
Mrs. Reba Dixon, 91, of Louisville entered into rest on Monday, April 22, 2013, at Trinity Hospital, Augusta. A native of Millen, Mrs. Dixon was the daughter of the late Mandy and Lola Suggs Jackson. She was a homemaker.

Graveside services were held at noon on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Louisville City Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ellis Dixon; and daughter, Resie Bolton.

Survivors include her children, Ben (Jamie) Dixon of Wadley, Tamie (Barry) Williams and Judy Ann Bolton of Millen; grandsons, James Bolton and Terry Bolton; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Ralph Jackson; sister, Evelina Burke, both of Millen; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Deaconess Hattie Mae Spann Elmore
Deaconess Hattie Mae Spann Elmore of Wadley entered into rest on Friday, April 12, 2013, in Wadley.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Pineola Church of God, Wadley. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include her children, Larry (Sandra) Geter, Charlotte, N.C., Lucille (Carl) Sutherland, Lakenheath, England, Bucoe (Brenda) Elmore, Somerset, N.J., Jeffrey (Marie Lolagne) Geters, Brooklyn, N.Y., Tina Elmore, San Jose, Calif., and Josephine Elmore, Tulsa, Okla.; siblings, Leslie Spann, Jasper (Mary Alice) Spann and Booker T. (Mary) Spann, Brooklyn, N.Y., Annie D. Smythe, Peekskill, N.Y., Henry Spann Jr., Wadley, and Carolyn Gamble, Jacksonville, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Dale Maude Chriswell Giles
Miss Dale Maude Chriswell Giles, 56, of Blythe entered into rest on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at her residence.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Jerry B. Redmond officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Augusta.

She was preceded in death by her companion of 35 years, Larry L. Norton Sr.; son, Dwayne Giles; and grandson, Chase Patterson.

Survivors include her children, James Shane Chriswell (Marsha), Larry L. Norton Jr. (Tonya) and Adrianna Norton; siblings, Kandy Swygart (Larry), Shirley Ann Gaddy, Guy Terry Huffman (Sheila) and Tonya Gordon (Buddy); and eight grandchildren, Austin, Maggie, Coleman, Cailey, Cara, Shyann, Trey and Xavier.

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

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mary E. King
Mrs. Mary E. King, 88, of Camak entered into rest on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Abbey Hospice.

Mrs. King, a native of Green County, was the daughter of the late Allison and Suzie Fitzgerald. She was a dietary supervisor for Providence Health Care, in Warrenton, Gibson, Thomson and Augusta, and a member of the Siloam Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Lowe Funeral Home, Warrenton, with Rev. Gerri Lancaster officiating. Burial followed in the Siloam City Cemetery.

She was preceded by her husband, Carl V. King Sr.; and son, Carl V. King Jr.

Survivors include her daughters, Sherri C. King, Covington, Caroline K. House, Sharon and Peggy A. King, Augusta.

Pallbearers were Charles Richard Sorrow, Tony Sorrow, Eddie Combs, Douglas Combs, Ray King and Steve Phelps.

If so desired, the family request that memorials be made to your local branch of The American Cancer Society or to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Harlin “Shorty” Martin
Mr. Harlin “Shorty” Martin, 87, of Evans entered into rest on Monday, April 22, 2013, at Doctors Hospital.

Graveside services will be held at Wrens Memorial Cemetery on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Bobby Atkinson officiating.

The family will receive friends at the residence of Sherrie Cliett, 459 Lawrence Drive, Evans, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, and one hour prior to services, from 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., at James Funeral Home.

Mr. Martin was one of nine children born to the late Leila Waldon and Thomas J. Martin in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He lived in many areas in the southeast settling in Wrens as a farmer. He played the guitar.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Brooks Martin; daughter, Juttie Ann Littlepage; and seven siblings, Thelma Christian, T.J. Martin Jr., Ruby Appling, Dorothy McFerrin, Jean Reviral, Fred Martin and Marlin Martin.

Survivors include his children, Doris Thompson (Jimmy), Millie Hull (Fred), Laure Ramsey (Jimmy) and Shirley Freeman (Don); sister, Geneva Oxendine; eight grandchildren, Angela Sanders, Victor Wescott, Chris Baumer, April Ramsey Parham, Kerri Ramsey, Sherrie Cliett (Lin), Kenny Johnson (Heather) and Dalton Freeman; 10 great-grandchildren, Alan Scott, Casey Scott, Victoria Scott, Dylan Wescott, Sophie Baumer, Gwenyth Baumer, Kevin Fain, Katlyn Fain, Kensley Johnson and Rylan Johnson; four great-great-grandchildren, Olivia Scott, Ruby Scott, Libby Scott and Harley Scott; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Janice M. McCall
Mrs. Janice M. McCall, 65, of Mitchell entered into rest on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at University McDuffie Medical Center, Thomson.

A native of Sandstone, W.Va., Mrs. McCall was a cook for the Jet Food Store, Gibson, and was a member of the Emmanuel Holiness Church, Gibson.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 22, 2013, at Emmanuel Holiness Church, Gibson, with Rev. Carl Coker, Rev. Ronny Surreney and Rev. Henry Dowd officiating. Burial followed in Mineral Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her father, Luther Gillian; mother and stepfather, Madelin and Thomas Lily; and a son, Luther E. McCall.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Rev. Lonnie McCall Sr.; son, Lonnie (Crystal) McCall Jr.; daughter, Teresia (Christopher) Whisnant; brother, Bufford Gillian, all of Mitchell; brother, Carrie Gillian of West Virginia; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were David Bales, Richard Cooper, Lee Holly, Marvin Meenkes, Ciciero Guy and Teddy Cooper.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Emmanuel Holiness Church, Highway 171, Gibson.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. William “Mac” H. McDaniel
Mr. William “Mac” H. McDaniel, 77, of Watkinsville entered into rest on Friday, April 19, 2013, at 2:30 a.m.

A native of Wadley, Mr. McDaniel was the son of the late Adel and George McDaniel of Wadley. He was a Berry College alumni where he met his wife of 56 years. Mr. McDaniel was a member of the Watkinsville First Christian Church in Oconee County. He served in the U.S. Army for two years, 1957 to 1959, was employed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation as a forensic chemist for 10 years, 1960 to 1970, employed by U.S. EPA in Athens for 30 years as chief chemist of the Analytical Chemistry Lab, making it, with his staff, the national standard for accuracy of contaminants in the environment. His lab was recognized as the model for other EPA Labs across the nation. He was recognized with national meritorious awards for his ethical approach to his work and his leadership within the EPA. He was a 40 year member of Amity No. 713, Masonic Lodge, Watkinsville. Over the years he served in many masonic bodies, counseled many new members and spent many hours at the Masonic Children’s Home in Macon. He served as W.M. of Amity Masonic Lodge No. 731, H.P. of Keystone Chapter No. 1, Royal Arch Masons, I.M. of Triangle Council No. 42, R&SM, E.C. of Godfrey De Bouillon No. 14, K.T. and S.M. of Ralph C. James Council No. 311, A.M.D. and Degree Master of the Six Degree Scottish Rite, Secretary of Amity Masonic Lodge No. 731 for 22 years, Secretary of Ralph C James Council for many years, was a charter member of Ralph C. James Council No. 311, was appointed Masonic Judge for the Eighth District for four years, was member of Masonic Appendant/Concordant Bodies, Scottish Rite, K.Y.C.H., 33rd Degree Mason, Red Cross of Constantine, Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priest, Luther Palmer York Rite College No. 123 and was member of the Ralph C. James Council.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Lord and Stephens West Chapel, with Rev. Doug Ivey officiating. A Masonic graveside service followed at Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery, Kite, at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

Survivors include his wife, Valeta Kate Harp McDaniel formerly of Seminole County; two children, Cindy Caye McDaniel (Pat) Murphy of Dakota Dunes, S.D., and Daniel Joshua McDaniel of Watkinsville; grandchildren, Melissa, Marc, Lucas and Max of Dakota Dunes, S.C., and Grace of Boulder, Colo.; sisters, Martha Ruth (Everett) Cowart of Winder, and Bonnie (Leonard) Watkins of Wadley; and several nieces and nephews.

Lord and Stephens Funeral Home and Stanley Funeral Home were in charge of the arrangements.


Mr. George Walton Moore
Mr. George Walton Moore, 55, of Gibson entered into rest on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at Sheppard Funeral Home. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home Thursday.

A native of Louisville, Mr. Moore was an automobile mechanic.

He was preceded in death by his father, Walton Lewis Moore.

Survivors include his sons, Craig (Patricia) Smith Moore of Thomson, and Lee (Mary) Osborne of Grovetown; mother, Virginia Ellen Johnson Moore of Grange; sisters, Ellen Walden of Avera, and Carol Brinkley of Dearing; brother, James Moore of Gibson; and several nieces and nephews.

Sheppard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Orville Varhaug
Mr. Orville Varhaug, 75, of Louisville entered into rest on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at his residence.

A private service will be held by the family at a later date.

A native of Ingamor, Mont., Mr. Varhaug was a self-employed cable installer and a veteran of the United States Air Force.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jarluf and Nellie Zaharko Varhaug; son, Todd Varhaug; brother, Eddie Varhaug; and a grandson, Blake Varhaug.

Survivors include his daughter, Christy James (Erwin) of Louisville; son, Tom (Luisa) Olson of San Diego, Calif.; sisters, Judy (Jerry) Hagel of Washington state, and Carol (Jim) Cummings of South Dakota; two granddaughters, Dori Smith and Payton Bush; and several nieces and nephews.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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