November 7, 2013 Issue

Mrs. Helen M. Carpenter
Mrs. Helen M. Carpenter, 72, of Swainsboro entered into rest on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2013, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mrs. Carpenter was born in Bartow, daughter of the late Dan and Grace Wells Martin. She had lived in Swainsboro for the past five years. Mrs. Carpenter was district manager of FHA for many years.

Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at 7 p.m. at the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home, with Rev. Franklin Sasser officiating. Interment was in Lake Cemetery, Metter.

Survivors include her son, Marty Harris (Darla); grandchild, Amanda Harris; brother, Murphy Martin (Daphne); two nieces, Linda Loveless (Gary), and Carol Southwell (William); and nephew, Danny Woodard (Allie).

Tomlinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Miss Terryle Lynn “Nanny” Lord Cullens
Miss Terryle Lynn “Nanny” Lord Cullens, 53, of Tennille entered into rest on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at Washington County Regional Medical Center, Sandersville.

Miss Cullens was born in Macon, the daughter of the late Martin Talmadge Lord Jr. and the late Mary Louise Logue Lord. She had lived in Washington County for many years and was a sales clerk.

Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at May and Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Sandersville, with Rev. Roy Smith officiating.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Shebia Hough.

Survivors include her two daughters, Deonica Cullens (Jeremy Lindsey) of Sandersville, and Haleigh Orr (Jaylan Tanner) of Tennille; a son, Marty Cullens (Sonia Studdard) of Sandersville; three sisters, Teresa Lord Ownsby (Keith) of Summerville, Cheryl Lord Trobaugh (Ron) of Macon, and Beverly Ray (David) of Key West, Fla.; a brother, Terry Lord (Nona) of Mitchell; four grandchildren, Cody Cullens, Madison Lindsey, Chase Lindsey and Kayley Lindsey; and nieces and nephews, Nikki Trobaugh, Macey Trobaugh, Jamie Hough, Shannon Hough, Chasity Brantley and Michael Padgett.

May and Smith Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Charles “Chuck” Allen Lawson
Charles “Chuck” Allen Lawson, 60, of Noblesville passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 in the Hospice Unit of Emory University Heart Center in Atlanta.

He had fought a 30-year battle with heart disease.

Born Nov. 24, 1952, the first son of Robert E. and Sarah (Ford) Lawson, he was also the first grandson of former Noblesville Mayor, Herman E. and Mary B. Lawson. Maternal grandparents were William Ford and Lula V. (Ford) Bodenhorn.

After graduating from Noblesville High School in 1971, he attended art school in Chicago, then served his country in the U.S. Army. He received his BA and Master’s degrees from Ashland College in Ashland, Ohio. He retired, after working as a middle school art teacher in Wrens.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary Katherine (Norman) Dyer and Judith Lawson, and two grandchildren, Savannah Dyer and James Kolby Lawson, in addition to his former wife, Mary (Jahn) Lawson. Also surviving are a brother, Robert D (Jeanne) Lawson and a sister, Linda Lawson Spurling, a nephew, nieces, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

In addition to his parents and grandparents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Mark E. Lawson (2013) and a brother-in-law, James W. Spurling (2013).

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

Mrs. Heather Irwin Phillips
Mrs. Heather Irwin Phillips, 38, of Louisville entered into rest on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.

Mrs. Phillips was a native of Fulton County, but had lived in Louisville for many years. She had worked for the CDC, Atlanta, and had recently graduated from Ogeechee Fall Line Technical College with a business degree. She was a member of the Louisville First Baptist Church and the sanctuary choir. Mrs. Phillips was a loving mother and her main concern was her children.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Louisville First Baptist Church, with Rev. Bill Cain and Bill Smith officiating. Interment followed in the family lot in the Rose Dhu Cemetery, Vidette.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nicole Phillips; grandparents, James and Clara Irwin, and Doris Gould.

Survivors include three sons, Jordan Phillips, Elijah Phillips and Timothy Phillips; and parents, David and Becky Irwin, all of Louisville.

Pallbearers were Jeff Irby, Mike Irby, Jason Irby, William Irwin, Walker Irwin, and Richard McFarland.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Phillips children’s fund C/O Taylor Funeral Home.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Jack L. Phillips Sr.
Mr. Jack L. Phillips Sr. of Augusta entered into rest on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.

Born in Louisville, he graduated from the Academy of Richmond County and attended the University of Georgia. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1954, stationed in London, England, and then went on to a successful sales career with Conagra Foods Inc. Relocating to Atlanta in 1962, he was a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church, Tucker, for 33 years.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Bill Head Funeral Home Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, with Rev. Lloyd Ferguson officiating. Interment was at 3 p.m. in Westover Memorial Park, Augusta.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Marcus Phillips and Guessella Hattaway Phillips; sister, Marion Phillips Keller; and brother, Samuel Marcus Phillips Jr.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Christine “Tena” Hundley Phillips; two sons, Lee Phillips (Sherri) and Vaughn Phillips; six grandchildren, Ashley, Jordan (Chris), Austin, Owen, Justin and Faith; one great-grandchild, Maddie White; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Head Funeral Homes and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.



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