Obituaries
May 30, 2013 Issue

Mrs. Katrina Vanessa Kitchens Hannah
Mrs. Katrina Vanessa Kitchens Hannah, of Davisboro departed this life Sunday, May 26, 2013 at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Hannah was born in Richmond County but lived in Washington County all of her life. At an early age she joined the Shiloh CME Church, where she served faithfully. She attend Washington County public schools and was a homemaker.

She was the daughter of the late Willie Albert and Tressie Wicker Kitchens.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 1, at 1 p.m. at the Shiloh CME Church in Davisboro.

Survivors include her husband, Clarence “Clay” Hannah of Wrens; her children, Kenyadda (Arianna Street) Terrell, Sr. Deandre Edward Hannah, Kenshayla Hannah all of Davisboro, Hakela Boatwright of Atlanta; her grandchildren, Carmen Terrell, Aaliyah Terrell and Kenyadda Terrell Jr. all of Davisboro; her siblings, Jeanette Foster, Rosa (Lee Arthur) Carter, Janice Yorker, Floyd (Marie Scott) Battle, Willie (Shelia) Kitchens, Jr. Shirley (Glenn) Mincey, Debbie Kitchens, all of Davisboro; aunts and uncles, John (Bertha) Wicker and Lottie (Walter) Thomas of Bartow, Lewis Wicker, Mary Washington, Willie James Wicker, Mary Rolling of Davisboro, Dorothy Wicker and Mary Wicker of Stapleton; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Barbara Battle of Davisboro, Leon Hannah of Wrens, Barbara Hannah and Diane Hannah of Atlanta; god sisters, Flora Samples and Tracy Fields of Davisboro; a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family maybe contacted at the residence 164 Breezy Hill Road, Davisboro, or at Davis Funeral Home, Louisville.

Davis Funeral Home in Louisville is in charge of arrangements.


Deacon Lydon Huff
Deacon Lydon Huff of Augusta entered into rest on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Select Specialty Hospital, Augusta.

Deacon Huff was a native of Warren County, but he made Augusta his home. He is a member of The United House of Prayer For All People, Dearing.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at 2 p.m. at The United House of Prayer For All People, Dearing, with Elder David McCord officiating. Interment was in UHOPFAP Cemetery, Dearing.

Survivors include his wife, Agnes R. Huff, Augusta; one daughter, Michelle (Wycliffe) Lovelace of Snellville; two grandchildren, Myles Lovelace and Chase Lovelace; two sisters, Viola Sessoms of Stapleton, and Dorothy (Apostle Willie) Williams of Savannah; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Thomson Funeral System was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Maggie Ruth Bryant Prickett
Mrs. Maggie Ruth Bryant Prickett, 87, of Wrens entered into rest on Monday, May 20, 2013, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Prickett was born in Burke County to the late Woudia Mae Jenkins Bryant and the late Clarence Pat Bryant, but has lived 81 years in Jefferson County.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Brother Danny Roundtree officiating. Interment followed in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George Franklin Prickett; three children, Penny R. Prickett, James E. “Buddy” Bryant and Denny F. Prickett.

Survivors include her children, David Lee Bryant, Edward Lee Bryant, Charles Lewis Bryant, Woudia May Farthing, Martha E. Bryant and Patricia A. Bryant; 12 grandchildren, Johnny “Baby” Bryant, Heather Castro-Hernandez, Jessica Castro-Alamazan, Lee Bryant, Christa Bryant, Cristina Bryant, Stephanie Bryant, Sonya Barnes, Timothy Prickett, Kevin Prickett, Gordon Bryant and James Bryant ; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Richard Cooper, Terry Englett, Jim Gay, Jeff Jones and Alan Rabun.

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

James Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.


Mr. Walter Alexander Templeton Jr.
Mr. Walter Alexander Templeton Jr., 65, of Matthews entered into rest on Monday, May 20, 2013 at his residence.

Mr. Templeton was born to the late Mary Ellen Arrington Templeton and the late Walter A. Templeton Sr. and was a lifelong resident of Matthews. He was an active member of Wrens Church of God.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Wrens Church of God, with Rev. Jason Burton and Rev. Charles Greene officiating. Interment followed in Wrens Church of God Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Cherylyn Elizabeth Norton Templeton; son, Lewis Templeton of Waynesboro; two daughters, Stefanie Irby of Stapleton, and Elizabeth Snider of Louisville; six grandsons, Jacob and Carson Irby, Cody and Gage Templeton, and Bishop and Knox Snider; and two granddaughters, Zoie Grace Irby and Maggie Elizabeth Snider.

Pallbearers were Daniel Arrington, James Arrington, Ronnie Hayes, Todd James, Jonathan Miller and Dwight Prescott.

Honorary pallbearers were his fishing buddies, Vester Hayes, S.J. McDonald, Bennett Boulineau and Paul Boulineau.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Wyman T. West
Mr. Wyman T. West, 75, of Sandersville entered into rest on Sunday, May 26, 2013, at his residence.

Mr. West was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County, the son of the late T.Y. West and the late Beulah Powell West. Mr. West began his career with the Production Credit Association in Sandersville and was with the Federal Land Bank in Louisville for more than 30 years serving as the president. He retired as the senior vice president of the Farm Credit Association in Dublin, now known as Ag First of Georgia. Mr. West had served as the pianist for the New Bethel Singers gospel group. He served on the Board of Directors for the Unicoi Springs Camp Resort and was the treasurer for nine and a half years. He was a former board member of Brentwood School and a former member and president of the Sandersville Lions Club. Mr. West was a former member of the Georgia National Guard. He was a member and Deacon of the Sisters Baptist Church and a teacher of the Silent Seekers Sunday School Class.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Sisters Baptist Church, with Rev. M.D. Cabe and Rev. Jimmy Casey officiating. Burial was in the Brownwood Cemetery, Sandersville.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Lacy West of Sandersville; a daughter, Vicki West Frost (Daryl) of Sandersville; a grandson, Jordan West Frost; a granddaughter, Lacy Faith Frost, both of Sandersville; a sister, Linda West Mayhew (Chris) of Tennille; and a niece, Denisa Brantley of Riddleville.

The family suggests that donations be made to the Brentwood School, P.O. Box 955, Sandersville, GA 31082.

May and Smith Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements


Mr. Jerry Dennis Whitworth
Mr. Jerry Dennis Whitworth, 68, of Smyrna, passed away peacefully at home Friday, May 24, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

Graveside services were held Saturday, May 25 in the Zeta Cemetery in Tennille with Rev. Jeff Cook officiating.

A native of Toccoa, Mr. Whitworth retired from Delta Airlines after 34 years of service. He was a faithful Georgia Bulldog fan and season ticket holder since graduating from college. He was a devoted son, loved all the “cousins” and took great joy in his four step-grandsons.

Mr. Whitworth was preceded in death by his father, Dennis Whitworth. He is survived by his mother, Helen Whitworth; spouse, Kay Lockhart Whitworth of Smyrna; step-grandchildren, Thomas and Lesley Cogburn of Atlanta, Charles and Meg Cogburn of Atlanta; step grandchildren, Ben, Walker, Wells and Evans all of Atlanta; aunts and uncles Quinton Peeples, Forest Peeples, Kenneth and Fay Peeples, all of Toccoa; and several cousins of Toccoa.

Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church Children’s Home in Decatur or other charity of your choice.

Taylor Funeral Home of Louisville was in charged of arrangements.

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