Miss Julia Mae Gamble
Miss Julia Mae Gamble of Louisville entered into rest on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at her residence.
Miss Gamble was native of Jefferson County. She was the daughter of the late Clarence Gamble Sr. and Rodenia Morgan Gamble. She was a Jehovah’s Witnesses at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, Louisville. She was a retired seamstress at Wadley Shirt Company and later worked as a caregiver. She attended the Jefferson County School System.
Funeral services were held on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, Louisville. Burial followed in Ebenezer CME Church Cemetery, Bartow.
Survivors include her siblings, Clarence Gamble Jr., Jesse James Gamble and Rita Gamble, all of Louisville, and Helen Rhymes of Orlando, Fla.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Doris Lord Jackson
Mrs. Doris Lord Jackson, 89, of Riddleville entered into rest on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at Extended Care Facility.
Mrs. Jackson was a native of Johnson County, the daughter of the late Owen C. Lord Sr. and the late Annie Harrell Lord. Mrs. Jackson was a retired program assistant for United States Agriculture Department. She was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at 11 a.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church, with Rev. James Veal officiating. Burial was in New Bethel Church Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Olin Jasper Jackson; and daughter, Mary Ann Jackson.
Survivors include her son, Olin Ronald Jackson (Emilee) of Riddleville; three grandchildren, Dana Jackson Brown, Jason Ronald Jackson and Kecia Jackson Jones; four step-grandchildren, Tracy A. Giddens, Wendy Giddens Williams, Lisa Giddens McDonald and Joseph C. Giddens; 14 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Faye A. Lord of Tennille.
Pallbearers were Charles Jackson, Robert Jackson, Richard Jackson, Donnie Jackson, Jay Jackson, William Garrett III, Monte Garrett, Michael Garrett, Stephen Lord and Clay Lord.
The family suggests donations be made to the New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 3497 New Bethel Church Road, Bartow, GA 30413.
May and Smith Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.
Miss Bobbie Bailey Mobley
Miss Bobbie Bailey Mobley, 62, of Waynesboro entered into rest on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.
Miss Mobley was born in Louisville on Dec. 30, 1950, to the late William Jack Bailey and Lorrine Blount Bailey. She was a lifelong member of Vidette United Methodist Church, where she previously served as treasurer and was a former Sunday school teacher. She worked as the county executive director with the USDA Farm Service Agency for more than 31 years. During that time, she served in Burke, Richmond, Columbia, McDuffie, Emanuel and Jenkins counties, and retired in December 2009. She supported the Georgia Field Trial Association
Memorial services were held at 5 p.m. at Vidette United Methodist Church on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, with Rev. Griffin Thompson and Rev. Dr. Emmitt Tip Carroll officiating.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Mike Bailey.
Survivors include a son, Bill Evans IV (April); daughter, Barbara Ann Hammett (Ashley), both of Waynesboro; five grandchildren, Bailey Evans Lowe (David), Brayden Evans, Lily Hammett, Caroline Cates and Asher Hammett; brother, Steve Bailey (Donna); sister, Connie Burgamy, both of Vidette; niece, Valarie Walker; nephews, Luke Burgamy and Jack Bailey; and many other family members.
Honorary pallbearers were Jack Bailey, Luke Burgamy, Mack Bailey, Bill Bailey, Bruce Bailey, Gene Ward, Leroy Bell and Dr. Johnny Christian.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Vidette United Methodist Church, c/o Elaine Wheatley, 240 Old Louisville Rd., Keysville, GA 30816.
DeLoach-McKerley Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.
Miss Ella Bell Poole
Miss Ella Bell Poole, 80, entered into rest on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at Georgia Regents Medical Center, Augusta.
Miss Poole was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County. She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Nancy Washington Poole. She was a member of Ebenezer CME Church. She received her education in the Jefferson County School System.
Funeral services were held on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at John and Alavan Garrer Memorial Chapel of Garrer Funeral Home, Louisville, with Chaplin Franklin Sasser officiating. Interment was in the Jordan Place Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her siblings, Robert Lattimore, Fred Washington, Ray Poole and Nathan Poole.
Survivors include her brothers, William “Doc” Poole of Louisville and Charlie Washington of South Carolina; niece, Irene Drummer of Millen; and other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Ben Smith
Mr. Ben Smith, 81, entered into rest Wednesday morning, September 11, 2013, at his lake home at Clark’s Hill.
Mr. Smith was one of four children born to the late Mamie Lou Crutchfield Smith and the late Albert Smith in Wrens, where he lived until 1951, when he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force working as a MP with the 9th Air Police Squadron achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant and being honorably discharged in 1959. While in service, he was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, Occupation Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. After leaving the Air Force, he met and married his wife, Betty “Bett” Jean Beasley Smith, who was also from Wrens. Shortly thereafter, he went to work for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., where he remained an employee and retired with more than 35 years of service. While with Goodyear, he was transferred multiple times in and around Georgia with a seven-year stint in Hoover, Ala., before landing in Marietta.
Funeral services were held at James Funeral Home Chapel, Wrens, on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at 12:30 p.m., with Dr. Stan Littleton officiating. Interment followed in Wrens Memorial Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Grover “Buddy” Smith; and sister, Marjorie S. Rowland.
Survivors include his wife, Betty “Bett” Jean Beasley Smith; two children, Michael S. Smith (Susanne) and Donna M. Goss (Dan); sister, Frances Channell (Joe); two grandchildren, Cheyenne S. Goss and S. Rease Smith; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Pallbearers were John Bryan, Samuel Rowland, Billy Rowland, Allen Rowland, Kenneth Channell and Leon Marriott.
Honorary pallbearers were David Bryant and Jesse Huff.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Wrens UMC Building Fund, 202 Russell St, Wrens, GA 30833, or to the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, Development Office, 1762 Clifton Rd, Ste 1400, Atlanta, GA 30322.
Mr. A.D. Wheeler
Mr. A.D. Wheeler, 81, entered into rest on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Gibson Health and Rehab Center.
One of 11 children born to the late Cloris Estene McGahee Wheeler and the late Joe Edgar Wheeler, Mr. Wheeler was a lifelong resident of Matthews. He retired as a maintenance mechanic with Babcock Wilcox in Hephzibah. He was also a farmer and worked with cows.
Funeral services were held at James Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Jim Emery officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Myra Gaye Wheeler; siblings, Frank Wheeler, J.E. Wheeler, Lorene Temples, Dorothy W. Thompson, Edward Luckey and Wayne Wheeler.
Survivors include his two children, Darlene W. Arrington and Aubrey Wheeler (Sue); four siblings, Betty Jean W. Murphy, Billy W. Wheeler (Kathleen), Harris Wheeler (Beulah) and Vera E. Walden; seven grandchildren, Victor Arrington (Christa), James Arrington (Taylor), Brad Arrington (Ashlee), J.D. Wheeler (Ashley), Jake Kight (Alicia), Dylan Wheeler (Casey) and Adam Wheeler; nine great-grandchildren, Emily Arrington, Autumn Arrington, Cayden Arrington, Madelyn Arrington, Sumer Arrington, Camlyn Arrington, Skye Wheeler, Wyatt Wheeler and Baby Girl Wheeler; numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.
Pallbearers were Brad Arrington, James Arrington, Victor Arrington, Jake Kight, Adam Wheeler, Dennis Wheeler, J.D. Wheeler and Tony Wheeler.
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.
Mr. Thomas Allen Wiggins Jr.
Mr. Thomas Allen Wiggins Jr., 63, of Sandersville entered into rest on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Washington Regional Medical Center, Sandersville.
Mr. Wiggins was a native and lifelong resident of Washington County, the son of the late Major Thomas Allen Wiggins Sr. and the late Dorothy Nell Hodges Wiggins. He was a retired lab technician for J.M. Huber Company. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Sandersville. Mr. Wiggins was a former Jaycee and served as a volunteer fireman for the Sandersville Fire Department.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at May and Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Sandersville, with Rev. Thomas Allen Wiggins III and Anne Wiggins Brooker officiating. Burial was in the Brownwood Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Kay Garner Wiggins of Sandersville; a daughter, Anne Wiggins Brooker (David) of Sandersville; three sons, Thomas Allen Wiggins III (Rhonda Lynn) of Bartow, Michael Brian Wiggins of Warthen and James Christopher Wiggins of Gainesville; nine grandchildren, Caleb Brooker, Katie Brooker, Cannon Brooker, Caleb Wiggins, Alayna Wiggins, Tori Wiggins, Michael Wiggins, Nicki Wiggins and Christopher Wiggins; three sisters, Jonette Wiggins Bell (Billy) of Thomson, Lyn Wiggins Wright of Sandersville and Donna Wiggins McNair (Joe) of Tennille; and a brother, Stan W. Wiggins (Kelli) of Sandersville.
Pallbearers were Greg Wiley, Billy Brown, Stacey Prince, Aubrey Wiggins, Charles Lee, Emory Young, Charles Young and Howard Veal.
The family requests donations be made to the First Christian Church of Sandersville, P.O. Box 45, Sandersville, GA 31082, or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284-0692.
May and Smith Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Mattie Kittles Williams
Mrs. Mattie Kittles Williams of Louisville entered into rest on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at University Hospital, Augusta.
Mrs. Williams was born in Jenkins County, Millen, on Sept. 6, 1951, to the late Willie Pete Kittles Sr. and Lila Mae Hill Kittles. She was a member of Noah’s Ark Baptist Church. She was a 1969 graduate of Jefferson County High School. She continued her education at East Georgia College, obtaining a licensed practical nurse certification. She was employed at University Hospital for several years.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at Noah’s Ark Baptist Church, Waynesboro, with Rev. Carlton Howard officiating. Interment was in the Millen City Cemetery, Millen.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and siblings, Willie Pete Kittles, Johnny Lee Kittles and Leroy Kittles Sr.
Survivors include her husband, David Williams; children, Michael Kittles (Jeannie) of Louisville, Jermaine Kittles of Macon, Walter Tucker Sr. of Augusta, Tammy Kittles (Christopher) and Tiauna Powell of Louisville; siblings, Urban “Sam” Kittles (Carolyn), Ruby Kittles, Lois Kittles of Louisville, and Lula Strachan (Tim) of Rochester, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Hattie Kittles and Lesvia Kittles of Louisville; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Pallbearers were nephews.
Honorary pallbearers were deacons and trustees of Noah’s Ark Baptist Church.
Garrer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Valerie Ann Young
Mrs. Valerie Ann Young, 45, entered into rest on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at University Hospital.
Mrs. Young was a native of Aiken, S.C., but lived in Thomson for many years.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Curtis Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Charles Reese officiating.
She was preceded in death by her father, Floyd A. McCall Sr.; and a brother, Floyd A. McCall Jr.
Survivors include her husband, Scott Young, Thomson; a daughter, Candi (James) Weir, Thomson; two sons, P.J. Burke and Eric Burke, Thomson; mother, Connie Price, Gibson; a brother, Gary Smith, Gibson; two sisters, Monica Terry, Summerville, S.C., Shelia Lovekamp, Grier S.C.
Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.