Obituaries
May 16, 2013 Issue

Mr. Jack Bell Borders
Mr. Jack Bell Borders, 83, of Louisville entered into rest on Monday, May 6, 2013, at Life Care Center of Hilliard, Fla.

A native of Warren County, Mr. Borders was a son of the late E. Paul and Estelle Bell Borders. He retired after 21 years of military service in the United States Army. He traveled throughout the U.S. and several foreign countries receiving many awards and decorations including the Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam. After his retirement, Mr. Borders was self-employed. He was of the Baptist faith and is a member of Duhart Baptist Church. He taught Sunday school at the former Trinity Baptist Church for 25 years and volunteered his time to minister at Bridges of Hope and the local jail.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Louisville City Cemetery, with full military honors, with Rev. Bob Atkinson officiating.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Paul Borders, Clinton Reid Borders, Mary Borders Crain, Lucy Borders McCorkle, Ethel Borders Harris and James Borders.

Survivor include his wife, Evelyn Louise McNeely Borders of Louisville; daughter, Jacqueline Galbreath (Craig) of Hilliard, Fla.; granddaughter, Jacqueline Leigh Koiro (David) of Yulee, Fla.; grandson, Dylan Craig Galbreath (Crystal) of St. Mary’s; great-grandson, Michael Shane McGahee of Yulee, Fla.; brother, John Hart Borders of Warrenton; and several nieces and nephews.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Myrtis Campbell Brent
Mrs. Myrtis Campbell Brent of Brooklyn, N.Y., entered into rest on Thursday, May 2, 2013.

Mrs. Brent was a native of Jefferson County, Matthews, but lived most of her life in Brooklyn, N.Y. She was the eldest sibling of the late Jackson and Jesse Ida Campbell. She was a member of St. Paul Baptist Church, Brooklyn, N.Y., where she was elected the Mother of the Church for numerous years, and until her death.

Funeral services were held on May 10, 2013, in Brooklyn, N.Y.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Jimmy Eubanks; two sisters, Eunice King and Jessie Anderson; and one brother, Elder Jack Campbell.

Survivors include one grandson, Jamal Eubanks, Brooklyn, N.Y.; four sisters, Helen Hobbs, Augusta, Sarah Campbell, Evie Irvin, Minister Brenal Campbell, Florida; two brothers, William Campbell (Harriet), Augusta, and James Allen Campbell (Margaret), Florida; one sister-in-law, Katherine Campbell, Massachusetts.


Mrs. Denise Carr Brown
Mrs. Denise Carr Brown entered into rest on Tuesday, May 7, 1013.

Mrs. Brown was born in Jefferson County, Louisville, on June 13, 1956, to the late Rosa Lee Carr and Charles Hines. She was a member of Pine Hill Baptist Church. She was a 1974 graduate of Louisville High School. She was a former employee of Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Bob Beard Ford and Forstmann and Company.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at 4 p.m. at Pine Hill Baptist Church, Louisville, with Rev. Charles Holloway officiating and Rev. Walter Holmes Sr. presiding.

Survivors include her daughters, Rhoshanda Brown (Donald) of Louisville, and Antionette Robertson of Augusta; sister, Bernice Hines of Atlanta; grandchildren, Denae Brown, Denmante Brown, Donald Brown Jr., Staci Washington, Jeremy Brown and Kameron Hickson; uncle, Willie James “Buddie” Carr (Essie) of Louisville; and cousins and friends.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Nellie Martha Mae Farmer Dixon
Mrs. Nellie Martha Mae Farmer Dixon of Louisville entered into rest on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at her residence.

Mrs. Dixon was a native of Stellaville. She was the daughter of the late Dock Farmer and Beatrice Benefield Farmer. She was married to the late Rozzie Dixon Sr. on Feb. 23, 1946. At an early age, she joined Ways Grove Baptist Church, where she served on the Usher Board for more than 40 years. She was a member of the Heroin of Jericho No. 606 OES, Spring Bethel Benevolent Society, NAACP, Smooth Ashlars Grand Court, Twilight Court No. 606. She was retired as a housekeeper at Heritage of Old Capital.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. at Ways Grove Baptist Church, Stellaville. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two sons, Rozzie Dixon Jr. and Leon Dixon.

Survivors include her children, Charles (Roberta) Brown of Wrens, Lester (Glenise) Dixon, Calvin (Gladys) Dixon, Eddie (Elaine) Dixon, Conrad (Linda) Dixon, Beatrice (Alonizie) Gibbons and Catherine Dixon, all of Louisville, Marsha (Joe) Williams of Hephzibah, and Sheila (Rodney) McKinnie of Louisville; daughters-in-law, Jeanette Dixon of Louisville, Cheryl Vaughner Dixon of Louisville; 24 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; godchildren, Mary Alice Ruff, Drusilla Morgan, both of Louisville; cousin, Eunice Hannah of Louisville; friends, Dora Dogan and Onie Broadus; and a host of nieces and nephews, Henry Farmer Jr. of Stellaville, Cora (William) Merriwether of Evans, and James Oliphant of Orangeburg, N.J.; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. William Ashley “Butch” Dollar
Mr. William Ashley “Butch” Dollar, 60, of Louisville entered into rest on Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

A lifelong resident of Louisville, Mr. Dollar was a self-employed businessman in real estate.

Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Louisville City Cemetery, with Bill Smith and Mitchell McGraw officiating.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rufus Wren.

Survivors include his wife, Julie Unruh Dollar of Louisville; son, Rufus Wren Dollar of Ashville, N.C.; daughter, Taran Nicole Dollar of Ashville, N.C.; mother, Dorothy Dollar of Louisville; brother, Bobby Dollar of Wadley; sister, Betty Sue Gilmore of Lincolnton; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Chantless Wheeler, William Hadden, Mickey Moses, Joe Cheeks, Merv Unruh and Kendal Hibner.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. William Thomas “Tom” Lamb
Mr. William Thomas “Tom” Lamb, 82, of Wrens entered into rest on Sunday, May 12, 2013, at University Hospital McDuffie.

One of ten children born to the late Mae Lampp Lamb and Cleveland Brinson Lamb, Mr. Lamb was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. After serving in the Army, he and his brother Harry started Lamb Brothers Lumber in 1954. He also started and ran several companies, CSRA Timberlands, Jefferson Industries, WT Lamb Investments, LPB Properties and Jefferson Contractors, as well as served on the board of directors for First State Bank and Thomas Jefferson Academy. He was a member of Wrens United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held at James Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, with Dr. Stan Littleton officiating. Interment followed in Wrens Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Julia McBryde Lamb; siblings, Brinson Lamb, Harry Lamb, Sarah Mae Phillips, Margaret Jones, Marian “Shine” McNair, Phillips Lamb, Martin Lamb and Julia Lamb.

Survivors include his wife, Marian Reese Lamb; six children, Lynn Reeves (Mac), Gale Thompson (Burney), Judy Bostick, Jennifer Smith (David), Jeff Kent and Regina Kent Thompson; brother, Frank Lamb; 13 grandchildren, Lance Reeves (Joely), Casey Reeves, Bryna Reeves, Brad Thompson, Brent Thompson, Boone Bostick, Matt Bostick, Leslie Lynam, Lauren L. Stewart (Chris), Thomas Lynam, Edward Bruce Thompson Jr., Jeffrey Kent Jr. and Michael Kent; two great-grandchildren, Ansley Reeves and Bray Reeves; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends and business associates.

Serving as pallbearers were his grandsons.

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. Calverence Roshard Lee
Mr. Calverence Roshard Lee entered into rest on Saturday, May 4, 2013.

Mr. Lee was a resident of Jefferson County, Wrens. He was born on Sept. 29, 1983. He was a 2003 graduate of Jefferson County High School.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at Ways Grove Baptist Church, Stellaville.

Survivors include his parents, Clarence Patterson of Wrens, and Loretta Lee of Augusta; guardian, Arlinda Lee (Willie) of Wrens; siblings, Elra McCloud, Ronreaco Lee, Jerome Vaughner Jr., Coranda Peeples and TaitYuana Vaughner; foster siblings, William D. Lee and Tiffany A. Lewis (Akhilleus); aunts and uncles, Tommy Lee of Snellville, Alvin Lee of Morrow, Sylvester Lee (Helen), John A. Lee, Mary C. Lee and Thomasena Davis of Miami, Fla., Lucretia Perry of Florida, Lizzie Gibbons of Vidalia, Ronald Lee and Nadine Barlow of California, Lona Samuel of Wrens, Penny Patterson, Jametrica Robinson (Shun) and Tammie Wilcox of Augusta; cousin, Keith Jackson; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers were his cousins.

Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Bobbie Swint Massey
Mrs. Bobbie Swint Massey, 69, of Hampton entered into rest on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.

Mrs. Swint was a member of The First Church of Jonesboro. She had more than four decades of perfect attendance in Sunday school. She retired from the State of Georgia, Department of Education in the personnel department.

A celebration of life service were held on Friday, May 10, 2013, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Jonesboro Worship Center, with Dr. Charles Q. Carter, Dr. Mel Blackaby and Rev. Larry E. Phillips officiating. Interment was in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens, Forest Park.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oswell and Deanie Swint; and brother, Roger Swint.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Marvin Massey of Hampton; daughter, DeAnna Dee Michelle Massey of McDonough; brothers, Louis and Sidney Swint of Gibson; and dogs and granddogs.

Flowers are accepted or contributions may be made to Reaching Generations at First Baptist Church Jonesboro, P.O. Box 773, Jonesboro, GA 30237.

Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., were in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Donald Irwin Prescott
Mr. Donald Irvin Prescott, 75, of Palm Coast, Fla., entered into rest on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Florida Hospital Flagler, Palm Coast, Fla.

Mr. Prescott was one of 11 children born to the late Ola Mae Stewart Prescott “Big Momma” and the late Elbert Nathan Prescott in Matthews. After serving in the Air Force, he made his home in Florida where he worked as a pile driver in the construction industry.

Graveside services were held at Mt. Moriah Church Cemetery on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at noon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two Ruland grandchildren; and seven siblings, Sarah Thigpen, Rebbie Beckum, Virginia Rabun, E.N. Prescott, Millard Prescott, Nathan “Peck” Prescott and Betty Prescott.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Rickie Elaine Stephens Prescott; six children, Brenda Amason, Donna Raulerson, Donald Prescott Jr., Waylon Prescott, Mark Prescott and Charlotte Prescott Ruland; three siblings, Randall Prescott, Alice Robinson and Dudley Prescott; 14 grandchildren, Thomas Amason, Rachel Wheaton, Tammy Baranowski, Brooke Hewitt, Dustin Raulerson, Daniel Nolan, Dallas Prescott, Brea Prescott, Baby Prescott, Matthew Ruland, Nickolas Ruland, Christopher Ruland, Alexander Ruland, and Samuel Ruland; six great-grandchildren, Lexi Amerson, Gabriella Hewitt, Jacob Wheaton, Abigail Wheaton, Jack Nolan and Cohen Raulerson; and a host of nieces and nephews.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Eunice Roberson Sheely
Mrs. Eunice Roberson Sheely of Louisville entered into rest on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at her residence.

Mrs. Sheely was a native of Burke County, Vidette. She was the daughter of the late Herman Roberson and Rosa Lee Hines Roberson. She was married to the late William Cullum Sheely and was a member of Blount Chapel Baptist Church, Vidette. She was a member of the Peel Grove Society and she was a housekeeper.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Blount Chapel Baptist Church, Vidette. Burial followed in the Ivery Place Cemetery, Vidette.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and children, Earl Sheely, Elone Sheely and Carl Sheely.

Survivors include her children, Gloristine S. (Loreston) Davis of Ellenwood, Lavern (Jerry) Jones of Waynesboro, Ricky Sheely, Michael V. Sheely and Lorenzo Roberson, all of Louisville; sister, Jessie Mae Williams of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Bivyon Charles “B.C.” Smith
Mr. Bivyon Charles “B.C.” Smith, 78, entered into rest on Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Doctors Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at James Funeral Home Chapel at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2013, with Don Poole, Rev. David Davis and Rev. Douglas Lee officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Smith was one of three sons born to the late Marie Kate Clark Smith and the late Charles Bivyon Smith in Glascock County. He was a member of Gibson Church of God and of the JJG Hunting Club, was mayor of Avera for 12 years and council member for five years, and was a special deputy of Jefferson County. He retired from Gibbs Auto Parts with 42 years of service, being a supervisor.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Baby Boy Smith; and two brothers, Walton Smith and Mervin Smith.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Joyce Williams Smith; daughter, Juanice Smith Gordy; three grandchildren, Amanda Gordy, Justin Gordy and Matthew Gordy; niece, Julie Smith May; nephew, Trent Smith; and many friends.

Pallbearers will be Billy Faglier, Michael Gilmer, William Goodson, Ronnie Hadden, Greg Walden, Keith Walden, Ronnie Wood and Richard Walden.

Honorary pallbearers will be Anthony Clark, James Clark, Russell Clark, Troy Clark, Dean Couch, Cary Deal, Verlon Downs, Roger Dye, Troy Hadden, Jeremy Kelly, Russell Manning, Warren Mathis, Wade Rabun, Ott Stephens, George Thompson, Melvin Todd and Charles Walden.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to Glascock County Concerned Citizens For Cancer, c/o Mary Chalker, PO Box 116, Gibson, GA 30810.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Chester M. “Shorty” Torrence
Funeral service for Mr. Chester M. “Shorty” Torrence, 55, of Wrens were held on Sunday, May 12, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Peel Grove Baptist Church, Vidette, with Rev. Bobby Williams Sr. officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Lena Torrence, Wrens; three children, Shalesha Simpson and Carlton Torrence, both of Wrens, and Corey (Kimberly) Coney of Statesboro; eight grandchildren; four brothers; three sisters; two aunts; two uncles; four sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Eddie Waltower
Mr. Eddie Waltower of Gough entered into rest on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at his residence.

Mr. Waltower was a native of Burke County, but for one year moved to New Jersey before relocating back to Georgia. He was the son of Martha Griffin Waltower and the late Charlie Lee Waltower. He was married to the late Sara “Jo” Waltower. At an early age he was a member of the Bottsford Spring Baptist Church, Waynesboro, and later joined San Clair Baptist Church, Gough, where he was a member of the Deacon Board. He was employed with Shapiro as a truck driver and he was a mechanic. Mr. Waltower was a gospel singer with several groups throughout the years.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 3 p.m. at New Birth Baptist Church, Waynesboro. Burial was in San Clair Baptist Church Cemetery, Gough.

He was preceded in death by his father; wife; brother, Freddie Griffin; and sister, Mamie Jo “Bessie” Waltower.

Survivors include his children, James Waltower of Gough, Tyrone (Cynthia Lewis) Waltower of Augusta, Randy Jerome (NiKeidra White) Waltower of Gough; mother, Martha Griffin Waltower of Keysville; brothers, Leroy Waltower of Keysville, Jack (Aleshia) Waltower of Waynesboro; sisters, Josephine Worrell of Staten Island, N.Y., Ella Mae Jones of Waynesboro, Charlie Mae Walker of Louisville, Carrie Belle (Duane) Hawkins of Waynesboro, Bobbie Jo (John) Boyd, Christine (Alton) Harrison, both of Waynesboro; brother-in-law, Otis Walker of Augusta; sisters-in-law, Lula Mae Walker, Susie Mae (Elliot) Hannah, both of Gough, Lizzie (Edward) Pinkston of Louisville, Alvane Walker of Gough, Vera (Jimmy) Rouse of Alma, and Elnora Walker of Gough; 11 grandchildren; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Sarah “Jo” Waltower
Mrs. Sarah “Jo” Waltower of Gough entered into rest on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at her residence.

Mrs. Waltower was a native of Burke County, but for one year she moved to New Jersey before relocating back to Georgia. She was the daughter of the late Moses Walker and Fannie Mae Atwell Walker. She was married to the late Eddie Waltower. She was a member of the San Clair Baptist Church, Gough. She was employed with Burke Manufacturing as a seamstress.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 3 p.m. at New Birth Baptist Church, Waynesboro. Burial was in San Clair Baptist Church Cemetery, Gough.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; siblings, Gene Walker, Beulah Mae Walker, John Willie Walker and Pearl Walker; and one granddaughter, Tyroneisha Lewis.

Survivors include her children, James Waltower of Gough, Tyrone (Cynthia Lewis) Waltower of Augusta, Randy Jerome (NiKeidra White) Waltower of Gough; brother, Otis Walker of Augusta; sisters, Lula Mae Walker, Susie Mae (Elliot) Hannah, both of Gough, Lizzie (Edward) Pinkston of Louisville, Alvane Walker of Gough, Vera (Jimmy) Rouse of Alma, and Elnora Walker of Gough; mother-in-law, Martha Griffin Waltower of Keysville; brothers-in-law, Leroy Waltower of Keysville, Jack (Aleshia) Waltower of Waynesboro; sisters-in-law, Josephine Worrell of Staten Island, N.Y., Ella Mae Jones of Waynesboro, Charlie Mae Walker of Louisville, Carrie Belle (Duane) Hawkins of Waynesboro, Bobbie Jo (John) Boyd, Christine (Alton) Harrison, both of Waynesboro; 11 grandchildren; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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