Obituaries
August 15, 2013 Issue

Miss Jennifer Ann Cottone
Miss Jennifer Ann Cottone, 31, of Augusta entered into rest on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.

Cottone was born in Augusta and was a homemaker.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at noon at the chapel of Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors, with Rev. David Stockton officiating. Interment followed in Hephzibah-Vance Cemetery.

Survivors include her fiance´, Mark McGee of Augusta; mother, Tammy Welch (Mike Williams) of Gibson; father, Randy Dean Cottone of Augusta; daughters, Breanna Lynch, and Chevy Henderson; twin sons, Jayden and Christopher McGee; brother, Randy Gene Cottone (Kelley) of Hephzibah; sister, Jessica Grubbs (Charles Grubbs III) of Martinez; paternal grandmother, Ruby Johnston of Augusta; maternal grandmother, Ann Giles of Augusta; paternal grandfather, Jim Dearman (Nan) of Augusta; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Randy Cottone, Ricky Bullard, Richard Bullard, Tommy Williams, Frank Buffington and Mickey Hughes.

Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Marlene Bobo Dennis
Mrs. Marlene Bobo Dennis, 64, of Forest Lakes Estates entered into rest Aug. 6, 2013.

The wife of the late Larry Thomas Dennis, she was a native of Wilkes County but had been a resident of the area for many years.

Dennis was an Administrative Specialist at the former Medical College of Georgia and a member of Lake Park Baptist Church where she was a member of the Willing Workers Sunday School Class.

Survivors include two daughters: Lynn D. Cobb and husband, Butch of Wrens, and Karen M. Carter and husband, Michael of North Augusta, SC; a sister, Melva B. Lord of Ackworth; along with five grandchildren: Paul Cobb, Katelyn Cobb, Evan Cobb, Christopher Carter, and Charlotte Carter.

Graveside services were held at Resthaven Cemetery in Washington, GA at 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 with Rev. Bob Gosey officiating.

Beggs Funeral Home, of Lincolnton, was in charge of services.


Mr. Ronald “Lee” Harden Jr.
Ronald “Lee” Harden, Jr., 28, loving son of Janice Sue Neal Harden and the late Ronald Lee Ronnie Harden, Sr., entered into rest Friday afternoon, Aug. 2, 2013 as a result of a tragic automobile accident in Augusta.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 at Bethel United Methodist Church with Rev. Tommy Anderson officiating.

Harden graduated from both Sandersville Tech and Augusta Tech hoping to pursue a career in the medical field but was currently employed by the GA Youth Correction Facility.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lloyd Felton Harden and Leola Virginia Williams Harden; and his aunt, Debbie Poston.

Survivors include his siblings, Ronnie Turner, Jr. and Mandy Harden Gonnella (Anthony); 6 nephews; many cousins and friends.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to James Funeral Home in Wrens.


Mrs. Eldora Covington Johnson
Mrs. Eldora Covington Johnson, 82 of Adel entered into rest on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Archbold Medical Center, Thomasville.

Mrs. Johnson was a native of Adel, and the daughter of the late Willie and Elnora Covington.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Holy Community Church, Adel, with Elder George Horne and Pastor Samuel Brown officiating.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; and 11 sisters.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, John Frank “Diah” Johnson Sr. of Adel; four sons, John Frank (Wilma) Johnson Jr. of Louisville, John Wesley (Clemetine) of Jacksonville, Fla., James (Angela) of Cecil, and Harold (Harriett) of Sparks; two daughters, Elnora (Bennie) Thomas and Carla (James) Payne of Adel; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one sister, Sallie Walton; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and devoted friends.

Announcement courtesy of Davis Funeral Home.


Mrs. Surlema “Sis” Love
Mrs. Surlema “Sis” Love, 93, entered into rest on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at her home in Opelika, Ala.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Society Hill, Ala. Interment was in Zion At the Hill AME Church Cemetery, with Rev. Andrew Alexander officiating.

Survivors include two sons, Eugene (Minnie Brown) Love Sr. of Stapleton, Auzzie B. Love (Carolyn Larson) of Opelika, Ala.; two daughters, Rubie (Rev. Benjamin) Cannon and Alvella (Keith) Seatts of Opelika, Ala,; four goddaughters; three sisters, Evanga Perry of Seale, Ala., Elmira Holcey of Columbus, and Rosie Redd of Miami, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; neighbors, James Cannon and Mable Scott; friend, Rosie Stenson; caretaker, Mary Long; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Announcement courtesy of Davis Funeral Home.


Miss Susie Mae Smallwood
Miss Susie Mae Smallwood entered into rest on Aug. 4, 2013.

Miss Smallwood was born on Nov. 13, 1933, in Williamston, N.C. She was a mother and a foster mother for many years.

Survivors include her three children, Willie Smallwood of Louisville, Thomas Earl Smallwood, Bobbie Renee Smallwood of Baltimore, Md.; daughter-in-law, Pamela Smallwood of Louisville; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Lillie Mae Smallwood of Baltimore, Md.; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.


Mrs. Lynda Virginia Stone
Mrs. Lynda Virginia Stone entered into rest Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 10, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Clyde Hill, Sr., officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olive Memorial Garden. Mrs.

Stone was a native of Jefferson County; a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church; a 1969 graduate of Lucy Laney High School; served in the United States Army as a personnel specialist in the Discharge Section.; employed at MCG/GRU for 23 years as a Clinical Coordinator for Child Neurology and retired as an Administrative Documentation Specialist in the Pathology Department.

Survivors are a daughter, Angela N. Marshall; grandchildren, Arthur Marshall, III and Aubern Marshall, all of Grovetown; four sisters, Deborah A.(Ricky) Pollard, Hephzibah, Glenice M. Cody, Decatur, Eunice Stone, Augusta and Mildred Sneed, Thomasville; two brothers , Johnny Stone, Augusta, James Stone, Manhattan, NY; three great grandchildren; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Williams Funeral Home, in charge of services.


Mrs. Mattie “Aunt Baby” Turner
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie “Aunt Baby” Turner, 93,were held Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at 1 p.m., at Spring Bethel AME Church, Louisville.

Survivors include nieces and nephews; Mattie Hodges, Agnes Jones, Susie Lowery, Emma Lowery, Mary Lowery, Scipp Walker, St. John Walker, Willie Lowery, and Reuben Lowery.

Burnett Funeral Home, of Wrens, was in charge of services.


Ms. Arna Patricia “Tricia” Williams
Celebration of Life Services for Ms. Arna Patricia Tricia Williams, 59, were held on Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at the Ways Grove Baptist Church, Wrens with Pastor, Rev. Jimmy McCullough III, presiding and Rev. Thomas Berry, Eulogist at 2:00 p.m. Interment: church cemetery.

Those left to cherish her memories are: two brothers, John Henry, Jr. (Linda) Williams of Bartow, John Thomas Williams of Wrens; four sisters, Martrell Virginia (Lewis) Lockhart of Wrens, Ruth L. (Prince) Burley of Augusta, Deloise (Kendrick) Johnson, Deborah Williams both of Keysville; aunt, Rosa Lee Williams of Augusta; uncle Eddie Williams of Louisville, and a host of other relatives and friends. Freeman Funeral Home, of Wrens, was in charge of arrangements.

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