Obituaries
August 29, 2013 Issue

Mr. Calvin Brinson “Cat” Jr.
Mr. Calvin Brinson “Cat” Jr. entered into rest on Aug. 18, 2013.

Mr. Brinson was born on Oct. 3, 1951, the youngest child to the late Willie Clyde Hannah Brinson and Otis Brinson. He was educated in the Washington County School System and was a graduate of the Washington County High School class of 1970. After high school he worked at Thermo King, Inc., Louisville, and then later started his own business, Cat Straw. He accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of the Tarver Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Bartow. Mrs. Brinson was married to Regina “Jeanna” Warthen Brinson.

Survivors include wife, Regina Warthen Brinson of Bartow; 11 children, Veronica Williams of Lawrenceville, Ervin Holmes of Wadley, LaTosha (Shawn) Johnson of Richmond Hill, Crystal (Joseph) Roberts of Lithonia, Calvin Brinson Jr. of Morristown, Tenn., Latargie Strickland of Centerville, Kelvin Strickland, Latangie Strickland, Twanna Watson of Ocean View, Hawaii, LaQuincey Watson of Pittsburg, Pa., and Julisa R. Howard of Augusta; mother-in-law, Annie E. Warthen of Wadley; three sisters, Clara Nedwards and Eunice Brinson, both of Bartow, and Rhina Brinson of White Plains, N.Y.; two brothers, Otis Brinson Sr. of Augusta, and Eugene (Mary) Brinson of White Plains, N.Y.; two sisters-in-law, Diane (Carnell) Talbert of Delray Beach, Fla., and Cathy (Maurice) Simpkins of Augusta; three brothers-in-law, Roosevelt (Wanda) McKinnie of Hinesville, Johnny McKinnie and Willie McKinnie, both of Bartow; sisters and brothers reared as his siblings, Jackie (Lonzy) Sampson, Sandra (Ralph) Taylor, Darryl (Betty) Jackson, Ernestine Brinson, and Harvey (Shirley) Jackson; daughter he reared as his own, Tanisha Strickland of Centerville; 29 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Hattie Rowland Carpenter
Mrs. Hattie Rowland Carpenter, 99, of Gough entered into rest on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at Jefferson Hospital, Louisville.

Mrs. Carpenter was born Aug. 19, 1914, in Jefferson County to the late Samuel R. Rowland and Pheobe Salter Rowland. She was a homemaker and a member of Vidette Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at DeLoach-McKerley Funeral Home, with Rev. Dewey Henderson officiating. Interment followed at Ways Baptist Church Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents; seven sisters; two brothers; and a son-in-law, Daniel T. Sams.

Survivors include her daughter, Gladys Sams of Gough; son, Oscar U. Carpenter Jr. (Carol) of North Aurora, Ill.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were her grandsons.

DeLoach-McKerley Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Joann M. Chalker
Mrs. Joann M. Chalker, 81, of Gibson entered into rest on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Trinity Hospital, Augusta.

A native of Grange, Mrs. Chalker was the daughter of the late Cleon L. and Norene English Murphy. She was a member of Gibson United Methodist Church for 74 years and retired from the Glascock Board of Education after 25 years of service as a parapro, then drove a school bus for several years.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at Gibson United Methodist Church, with Rev. Ed Chance and Rev. Russell Davis officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and son, Lindy M. Chalker Jr.

Survivors include her daughter, Kathy Chalker of Gibson; sisters, Billie Burch of Clemson, S.C., Betty Harrell of Augusta, Faye (Bill) Haislip of North Augusta, S.C.; daughter-in-law, Shirley Chalker of Evans; godson, Trey Shultzaberger; grandchildren, Becky and Nisan Yereman, Amy and Rich Iannacone; great-grandchildren, Ari and Mila Yereman, and Shelby and Kaylee Gough; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Bill Kent, Mike Trankersley, Mark Davis, David Hammett, Bruce Haislip and Grayson Harrell.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gibson United Methodist Church or the American Diabetes Association.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Christen Shermaine Hope Gordon
Miss Christen Shermaine Hope Gordon, 12, of Wrens entered into rest on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Macon Central Hospital, Macon.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at 11 a.m. at James and Virginia Davis Chapel, Louisville. Burial will follow in the New Hope AME Church Cemetery, Grange.

Miss Gordon was a native of Wrens, but lived in Bibb County for one year. She was the daughter of Christopher Johnson and LaTasha Gordon. She was a member of the New Hope AME Church, Grange.

Survivors include her parents, Christopher Johnson of Valdosta, and LaTasha Gordon of Wrens; brothers, Christopher Johnson, Jermaine Johnson, both of Albany, and Jay Kaytran Johnson of Valdosta; sisters, LaTasha Patterson, Nakayla Patterson and Aubree Gordon, all of Wrens; maternal and paternal grandparents, Viola (Eliphete) Demelus of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Elouise Smith of Louisville, and Walter (Bessie) Johnson of Valdosta; maternal great-grandparents, Lois Thompson Gordon of Stapleton, and Emma Lee Smith of Louisville; godmother, Dianie (Jackie) G. Smith of Stapleton; aunts and uncles, Kewanda Gordon of Reno, Nev., LaRonda Smith of Louisville, Alexander Bush Jr. of Springfield, Delores (Delmore) Lee of North Carolina, and Garrick Johnson of Valdosta; and a host of great-aunts, great-uncles, great-great-aunts, great-great-uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Family may be contacted at the residence of her maternal great-grandmother, 11610 Hwy 296, Stapleton, or at Davis Funeral Home, Louisville.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. John Lewis Henderson
Mr. John Lewis Henderson, age 65, of Warner Robins, formally of Louisville, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, in the Louisville City Cemetery with Rev. Dewey Henderson officiating.

A native of Louisville, Henderson was a son of the late John Taylor and Lois Estelle McNeely Henderson. He was a graduate of Louisville Academy and attended Augusta Tech. Henderson served in the United States Air Force for 12 years, and had been employed by Walmart in the automotive department. He was a lifetime member of the Louisville United Methodist Church.

Henderson was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Bernice Etheridge, Grace Henderson and Mary Frances Purvis, brothers Paul Henderson, Franklin (Frankie) Henderson and Gene (Buddy) Henderson and is survived by sisters Elizabeth Braddock of Thomson and Lillian-Katharine Blanos of Augusta, many nieces and nephews.

The Henderson family will receive friends between 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.Thursday at the funeral home.


Mr. Claud S. Johnson Jr.
Mr. Claud S. Johnson Jr., 88, of Augusta entered into rest on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at University Hospital.

Mr. Johnson was born in Richmond County and was the son of the late Claud S. and Emily Johnston Johnson. He was a farmer, a veteran of World War II and attended Pine Hill Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors, with Dr. Dwayne Carter officiating. Interment followed in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Hazel Bonnett Johnson; son, Richard Allen “Ricky” Johnson (Debbie) of Matthews; daughters, Patricia Elaine Johnson (Joey) of Hephzibah, Linda J. Payne (Paul) of North Augusta, S.C., and Angela Johnson Thompson (Todd) of Augusta; sister, Sara J. Baker of Augusta; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Steve Johnson, Arthur Johnson, Pete Johnson, Erik Cunningham, Clay Thompson and Mark Phillips.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pine Hill Baptist Church, 4233 Old Waynesboro Rd., Hephzibah, GA 30815.

Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Joseph C. May
Mr. Joseph C. May of Hephzibah entered into rest on Aug. 20, 2013.

Mr. May was a native of Thomasville, N.C., having made Hephzibah his home for the past 46 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam, having retired with 27 years of service. Mr. May also retired from Johnson Controls with 24 years of service.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at 3 p.m. at Posey Funeral Chapel, with Dr. R. Larry Brown officiating. Interment was in Westover Memorial Park, with full Military honors.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Anna May; two sons, Joey (Jean) May, Louisville, and Donnie (Erica) May, Evans; three grandchildren, Emerson May, Robin May and Joey May Jr.; a great-grandchild, Kyler Hamby.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the if American Heart Association , P.O. Box 5211, Aiken, SC 29804.

Posey Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Master Deandre Luis Vega McCoy
Master Deandre Luis Vega McCoy, 22 months, of Lilburn entered into rest on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Lofton AME Church, Wrens.

Survivors include his mother, Dennisa Vega; father, Rochell “Lump” McCoy; sister, Adriana Vega; maternal grandmother, Virgen Rivera; paternal grandparents, Linda Little, Rochell (Shante) McCoy; paternal great-grandparents, Jeanette McCoy, Charlie (Dr. Alvonia) McCoy, Robert Little; maternal great-grandmother, Virgen Feliciano.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Kristen “Freda” Tywanna Smith Stone
Mrs. Kristen “Freda” Tywanna Smith Stone, 42, of Wrens entered into rest on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, after a battle with cancer at the Georgia Regents University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Stone was born on March 13, 1971, in Augusta. She was the daughter of Wanda Jean Smith and the late Jerry L. Hudson. She joined New Zion Baptist Church, Wrens, at an early age. Mrs. Stone was educated in the Jefferson County School System. On March 13, 1998, she married Frankie “Buddy” Stone.

Celebration of life services were held on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Stone Springfield AME Church, Stapleton, with Rev. Charles Dumas Jr., Rev. C.W. Stone presiding and Rev. Dr. W.L. Jones Sr. as eulogist. Interment was in the Harts Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Stapleton.

She was preceded in death by her grandmothers, Della Smith and Margaret L. Hudson.

Survivors include her husband, Frankie “Buddy” Stone, Wrens; daughter, Keyunta Dixon, Wrens; son, Franquan Stone, Wrens; three sisters, Kalannah Daniel, Wrens, Armesha (Reginald) Boyd, Augusta, and Latia Hudson, Martinez; one brother, Jerry “Nick” Majors, Killeen, Texas; mother, Wanda J. Smith, Wrens; mother-in-law, Lois Stone, Wrens; father-in-law, Frankie Stone Sr., Atlanta; brother-in-law, Christopher (Pamela) Stone, Waynesboro; six aunts, Ruthie (Willie) Stone, Wrens, Mary E. Wright, Thomson, Patricia A. (Tommy) Greene, Brenda Dixon, all of Augusta, Carolyn (Samuel) Kittles, Louisville, and Marilyn (Henry) Steadman, Hephzibah; five uncles, Ricky Hudson, Augusta, Willie (Henrietta) Hudson, Michael (Mary Lou) Smith, Henry Smith, all of Wrens, and Luther (Sylvia) Smith, Maryland; friend, Jarenda Durham, Wrens; cousin, Dalmon (Bridgette) Smith, Locust Grove; friend, Rosa Lamb, Wrens; friends, Sheila Avery, Laquita Hunt, Tenisha “Neke” Smith, Kimberly Hubbard, Shawanda Kelly, Anne Harmon, Demetric Macon and Teelisha Jones; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Wells, Kenneth Heath, Marcus Heath, Alphonso “Skip” Davis, Marcus Gibbons and Leonard Farmer.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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