Obituaries
September 26, 2013 Issue

Mrs. Rosa L. Alligood
Mrs. Rosa L. Alligood, 77, of Blythe entered into rest on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Alligood was born in Blount County, Ala., on Aug. 27, 1936, to the late Leonard Prestidge and Letha Farley Prestidge. She was a member of Blythe Baptist Church since 1980.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Blythe Baptist Church, with Dr. Richard Dendler officiating. Committal services were held at 4 p.m. at Alligood Community Cemetery, Dublin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a daughter, Gail Conn.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Herbert Alligood; two children, Gloria Watkins (Wayne) of Gainesville, Fla., and Mack Alligood (Louise) of Avera; son-in-law, Scott Conn of Augusta; five grandchildren, Brian Hendrix (Jessica), Cassie Cooper, Jonathan Alligood, Jennifer Alligood and Caitlyn Alligood; three sisters; one brother; and several nieces and nephews.

Hephzibah Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Majorie “Margie” G. Driscoll
Mrs. Marjorie Margie G. Driscoll, 85, of Grovetown, Georgia passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.

Mrs. Driscoll was preceded in death by her husband John E. Driscoll. She is survived by her son, Michael W. Johnson of Grovetown; brother and sister-in-law, Emory F. and Gail Greenway of Twin City; sisters-in-law, Nellie M. Greenway of Swainsboro and Joyce Greenway of Louisville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 in the Mausoleum Chapel of Bellevue Memorial Gardens.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Hillcrest Baptist Church, 3045 Deans Bridge Road, Augusta, GA 30906 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Mrs. Maggie Eskew Arrington Forehand
Mrs. Maggie Eskew Arrington Forehand, 82, of Waynesboro entered into rest on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

Mrs. Forehand was born in Jefferson County on Jan. 16, 1931, to the late Frank Eskew and Mildred Davis Eskew. She retired from Jockey International in Millen after 43 years of service.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at Burke Memorial Gardens, with Rev. Wayne Dixon officiating.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Bennie Arrington; son, Danny Arrington; three brothers, William Eskew, Jack Eskew and Edward Eskew; and one sister, Margaret Ann Quick.

Survivors include her husband, Robert L. Forehand of Millen; four children, Carol Collins (Irvin), Richard Arrington, Connie Arrington and Jerry Arrington (Kim), all of Waynesboro; four stepchildren, Robert A. Forehand (Mercy) of Statesboro, Annon Forehand (Sandy) of Statesboro, Patricia Guthrie of Dallas, and John David Forehand (Jessica) of Sylvania; one sister, Ann Cockrell (Laverne) of Summerville, S.C.; seven grandchildren, Scott Collins (Stephanie), Chad Collins, Nancy Fields (Waylon), Jerry Arrington Jr. (Megan), Terry Arrington (Christy), April Riggs (Josh), and Lance Arrington; 16 step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were her grandsons.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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


Mrs. Alexa Stone Smith
Mrs. Alexa Stone Smith, 87, of Athens, formerly of Auburn, Ala., entered into rest on Sept. 18, 2013, in Knoxville, Tenn.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at Crossroads Community Church, Athens.

Mrs. Smith was born on April 2, 1926, to William Alexander Stone and Jessie Lois Cheatham. She was raised in Louisville. Mrs. Smith was a founding member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Athens. For numerous years, she was secretary to Dolores Artau in the Foreign Student Office at the University of Georgia.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Carl W. Smith; and son, William Y. Smith.

Survivors include her son, Carl W. “Tad” Smith Jr. (Dona); daughter, Jessalyn Stone; daughter-in-law and caregiver, Laura Smith; grandchildren, Jennifer Dent (Andrew), Allison Stanly (William), Robert Smith (Kathleen) and Aaron Pittman; and nine great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) via internet and Facebook.


Mrs. Kate Haulbrook Gay
Mrs. Kate Haulbrook Gay, 84, of Wrens entered into rest on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at her residence.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tom Kallioliski and Rev. Carl Geisik officiating. Interment followed in Wrens Memorial Cemetery.

One of seven born to the late Helen Lampp Haulbrook and Hoyt Ash Haulbrook Sr., Mrs. Gay was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County, graduated from Wrens High School, and attended Georgia State College for Women, Milledgeville, and Georgia Southern, Statesboro. She married in 1948, had three children, and worked for and retired from First State Bank. She was active in her church, Wrens Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, and the community, and was a member of the Ira Caldwell Social Circle, Keenagers and the Y.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Judson J. Bobby Gay; granddaughter, Juli J. Wiggins; and five siblings, Helen H. Williams, Elizabeth Haulbrook, Mabel Haulbrook, Robert Haulbrook and Frankie H. Jones.

Survivors include her children, Eugene Gay (Elaine), Billy Gay (Lynn) and Kathy G. Wiggins (Robbie); brother, Hoyt A. Haulbrook Jr.; five grandchildren, Joshua Gay (Elizabeth), Matthew Gay (Meredith), Bridget M. Gay, Dana C. Wiggins and Lisa D. Wiggins; two great-grandchildren, Nora-Kate Gay and Maya Soleil Duncan; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Brown, Hugh Fleming, Mike Jones, Ray Smith, Phillip Story Jr. and Jimmy Williams.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wrens ARP Church, 404 King St., Wrens GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Darlene Hadden Williams
Mrs. Darlene Hadden Williams, age 54, of Beall Springs Road Gibson entered in to rest Monday morning Sept. 23, 2013, at the residence of her parents.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Bethel United Methodist Church with the Revs. Brian George and Tommy Anderson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Williams, a lifelong resident of Glascock County, was the daughter of Mr. Lester L. Hadden and the late Mrs. Barbara Sheppard Hadden.

She was a graduate of Sandersville Tech and worked with the Glascock County Board of Education as the school registrar. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her parents, Lester and Betty Jo Hadden, Warrenton, two sons, Randy (Michelle) Williams and David Williams, both of Gibson, two sisters, Angie ( Stanley) Phillips, Gibson, Becky (Paul) Lowe, Warrenton, two brothers, DeWayne(Lynn) Wood, and John (Joan) Wood both of Warrenton, and four grandchildren, Jason, Chelsea, Anna and Emma.

Pallbearers were Lane Hadden, John Raley, Jim Holton, Gregg Kelley, Kenneth Sheppard, Jim Sheppard, Cecil Sheppard, and Mike Cole.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Glascock Board of Education.

Friends may call at her residence in Gibson or at the residence of Lester and Betty Jo Hadden 2906 Macon Highway Warrenton, 30828.

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