Obituaries
September 11, 2014 Issue

Mr. Thomas Harrison Browne Jr.
Mr. Thomas Harrison Browne Jr., 79, entered into rest at his home on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, surrounded by loved ones following a long illness.

Born in Sneads, Fla., Mr. Browne grew up in Wrightsville, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Browne. Following his graduation from Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, where he majored in health and physical education, he began his career as assistant director of the Statesboro Recreation Department; he was then named director and originator of recreation departments in Winter Park, Fla., and Cocoa Beach, Fla., and later returned to Statesboro as director of its recreation department. In 1976, he was named director and organizer of Jefferson County’s first county recreation program, a position he held until his retirement in 2002. He served on a number of recreation boards in Florida and Georgia. The county named its main baseball field “The Tom Browne Field,” following his retirement. He was also a member of Louisville United Methodist Church and Louisville Kiwanis Club.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Louisville United Methodist Church, Louisville, with Rev. Dr. William H. Daniel officiating. Burial services followed at 3 p.m. at Eastside Cemetery, Statesboro, with Rev. David Boggs and Joe Cheeks officiating.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Patricia Murphy Browne; four children, Cynthia Browne Lewis of Columbus, Ohio, Thomas “Tommy” Harrison Browne III of Louisville, Patricia Browne Frye (Haywood) of Millen, and Albert “Bert” Murphy Browne (Debra) of Atlanta; grandchildren, Meagan Frye of Millen, Tyler Lewis of Dayton, Ohio, Allissa Lewis of Atlanta, and Emma and Evan Browne of Atlanta; and dog, Bobo.

Pallbearers were Larry Rhodes, Joe Cheeks, David Boggs, Ott Stephens, Larry Hodges and Bob Holbert.

Honorary pallbearers were Tommy New, Rusty Logue, Eugene Cunningham, Billy Jordan, George Lightfoot, Dave Beachy, Robert Carter, Joe James, Dennis Moore and Sam Neville.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Louisville United Methodist Church, Louisville.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Homer Lester Chandler
Mr. Homer Lester Chandler, 94, entered into rest on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, at Pioneer Community Hospital of Early.

Mr. Chandler was born in Blakely on April 15, 1920, to the late William Chandler and Gertrude Temples Chandler. He was retired from the pulpwood and logging industry. He was of Baptist faith.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Manry-Jordan-Hodges Funeral Home, with Rev. Fred Odom officiating. Burial followed in Blakely Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Pace Jordan Chandler; son, Lamar Jordan; and two daughters, Dyanne Jordan Clinkscales and Janyce Jordan Smith.

Survivors include his daughters, Judy Jordan Brank of Blakely, and Delores Jordan Baber (Jim) of Crozet, Va.; two sons, LaDon Jordan of Blakely, and Billy Jordan (Barbara) of Louisville; four sisters, Mavis Chandler Rode of Edison, Modine Chandler Stephens, Jeffie Chandler Garrett and Juanita Chandler Parks, all of Blakely; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were his grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers were David Wilson and Preston Holt.

In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Freewill Baptist Church, 160 Arnall Blvd., Blakely, GA 39823.


Mrs. Ulrike “Mickey” Garcia Cheatwood
Mrs. Ulrike “Mickey” Garcia Cheatwood, 61, of Hephzibah entered into rest on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at her residence.

Mrs. Cheatwood was born in Germany and then lived in Italy, Texas, Kansas, Florida and finally settled in Georgia. She was an artist.

A celebration of life service was held at James Funeral Home Chapel at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, with Chaplain Myron Ivey officiating.

Survivors include her parents, Liselotte and Manuel Garcia; four siblings, Heidi Fourman, Jessy Hopkins (Mike), Tammy Sanders (Geoff) and Shawn Garcia; and many nieces and nephews.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Infant Coty Dewayne “Chipper” Faglier Jr.
Infant Coty Dewayne “Chipper” Faglier Jr. of Gibson entered into rest on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at Trinity Hospital, Augusta.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at Gibson United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Stacy Williford officiating.

Survivors include his parents, Coty Dewayne and Maegan Williford Faglier; sister, Chesnie Mae Faglier; brother, Maddox Dodd Faglier; maternal grandparents, Melanie and Eric Burgamy, Sandersville, Troy and Jennifer Williford, Tennille; paternal grandparents, Dana Neal, Gibson, and Dewayne Faglier, Mitchell; maternal great-grandparents, Gerald and Kathy Mason, Tennille, and Terrell and Helen Williford, Gibson; paternal great-grandmother, Vesta Neal, Gibson; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Carolyn Louise Hunter
Mrs. Carolyn Louise Hunter, 66, of Keysville entered into rest on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at Jefferson Hospital.

A native of Sterling, Colo., Mrs. Hunter was a homemaker.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at Taylor Funeral Home, with Pastor Edward Salter officiating.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William James Mason and Etta Louise Nester Mason; daughter, Patricia Kay Barnett; and brothers, Dennis James Mason and David Allen Mason.

Survivors include her husband, Donnie Wayne Hunter of Keysville; three daughters, Brenda Sue Bailey Odessa, Texas, Sue Ann Adams of Midland, Texas, and Christina Lynn Young of Gardendale, Texas; three sisters; two brothers; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Bertha Mae Vining Johnson
Mrs. Bertha Mae Vining Johnson of Augusta entered into rest on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.

Mrs. Johnson was a native of Washington County, but lived in Jefferson County most of her life. She was the daughter of Annie Estelle Vining and the late Willie James Yancy. She was married to Joseph Johnson. She was a member of St. Mark AME Church, Wadley, where she directed and sang in the Choir, and served on the Missionary Board and Trustee Board. She was employed as a paraprofessional at Carver Elementary for 25 years, CPA at Glendale Nursing Home for 14 years, a bus monitor at Carver Elementary for 10 Years, and at EOA Head Start for several years.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at noon at St. Mark AME Church, Wadley. Burial followed in Jones Chapel CME Church Cemetery, Bartow.

Survivors include her mother, Annie E. Vining of Jacksonville, Fla.; husband, Joseph Johnson of Wadley; children, Erica Vining and Quizeil Johnson, both of Augusta, Bennie (Tara) Johnson of Savannah; brothers, Jeffery Yancy of Martinez, Georgia, Donald (Pamela) Yancy and Gerald (Monique) Yancy, all of Evans, Bruce (Carol) Yancy, of Augusta, Willie “W.C.” Vining of Sandersville, Ernest (Monica) Vining of Columbus, Arnold Vining and Allen Vining, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; sisters, Freda Yancy of Augusta, and Melanie Yancy of Hephzibah; aunt, Mary A. Starling of Jacksonville, Fla.; mother-in-law, Josephine Johnson of Wadley; father-in-law, Bennie R. Johnson of Wadley; brother-in-law, Kenneth Johnson of Louisville; sisters-in-law, Cathy Johnson, Benita Gamble and Patricia Johnson, all of New York; grandchildren, Clinton Jackson, LarMeisha Neal, Charisse Vining, all of Wadley, Deandre Sanders of Swainsboro, Ashlyn Watts of Wadley, Bailey Stephens, Bennesha Johnson, Bennie Johnson Jr., Xavier Johnson, all of Savannah; godchildren, Shalandria Washington, Alia Mountain and Issac; great-niece, Yolonda Starling of Jacksonville, Fla.; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Hugh Cal Johnson Jr.
Mr. Hugh Cal Johnson Jr., 68, of Waynesboro entered into rest on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at his home following an extended illness

A native of Waynesboro, he was the son of Mrs. Hugh Cal Johnson and the late Hugh Cal Johnson of Waynesboro. Educated in the public schools of Burke County, he spent most of his life involved in agribusiness, owning and operating a large family farm near Bartow, and later managing a sod farm operation on the land. For the past 10 years, he had been a manager for the Number One Recycling Corporation, Wadley.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at 11 a.m. at DeLoach-McKerley Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. David Boggs officiating. Burial followed at Burke Memorial Gardens, Waynesboro.

He was preceded in death by his father; and sister, Dorothy Dean Johnson of Waynesboro.

Survivors include his mother; wife of 45 years, Shirlee Tucker Johnson; sons, Bradley Hugh Johnson (Jessica) of Augusta and Benjamin Scott Johnson of Augusta.

Pallbearers were Robert Wayne Crockett Jr., Jonathan Drake Crockett, James Talmadge “Jay” Eastmead Jr., and Robert E. Crockett.

The family requests that memorials be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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


Mrs. Jo Ann Powell
Mrs. Jo Ann Powell of Grovetown entered into rest on Sept. 5, 2014, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Powell was retired from the Kroger Co. She was born in Gibson to the late “Rooks” and Marion P. Logue. She was a member of the Bellevue Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Bellevue Baptist Church, with Rev. Jerry Pittman officiating. Interment was in Bellevue Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her husband, Allen Jerry Powell of Grovetown; three sons, Russell Williams (Christina), Frank Williams (Cheryl), Allen Powell Jr. (Melissa); one daughter, Heather Hanks (Dustin); brother-in-law, Warren Pittman; and seven grandchildren.

Thomas L. King Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Ronald David Flynn
Mr. Ronald David Flynn, 70, of Gibson entered into rest on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at his residence.

Arrangements are incomplete but will be announced at a later time.

Taylor Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Minnie Elsie Cooley Powell
Mrs. Minnie Elsie Cooley Powell, 80, of Wrens entered into rest on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at Jefferson Hospital.

Mrs. Powell was the sixth child of 13 born to the late Ollie Mae Thompson Cooley and the late John Henry Cooley. She was born and raised in Ohio, but also lived in Tennessee and Florida before settling in Georgia. She was a homemaker.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at Ways Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Jason Burton officiating. Interment followed.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank A. Powell; six siblings, Katherine Reeder, Junior Cooley, James Cooley, Robert Cooley, Louise Roth and Henrietta Cooley.

Survivors include her three daughters, Melody A. Arrington (Lloyd), Connie Sherrer (Wayne) and Diane Williams (Brett); six siblings, Margaret Oaks of Baxter, Tenn., Ruby Shaw of Augusta, Dorothy Akers of Tennessee, Evelyn Pennington of Stapleton, John Cooley of Alabama and Harvey Cooley of Stapleton; seven grandchildren, Nadine Davis (Brandon), Stefanie Arrington, Katelynn Pilgrim (David), William Sherrer (Melanie), Whitney Lyons (Dalton), Kelly Unruh (Delton) and Summer Williams; seven great-grandchildren, Brandon Davis Jr., Caleb Davis, Alyssa Sherrer, Andrea Sherrer, Ally Mills, Savannah Unruh and Harley Unruh; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Carrie Mae Taylor
Mrs. Carrie Mae Taylor of Hephzibah entered into rest on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2014.

Mrs. Taylor, a native of Louisville, was a lifelong member of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, having served on the Usher Board for more than 40 years.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Shelton Cooper and Dr. Oscar Wells officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olive Memorial Garden.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John T. Taylor.

Survivors include her six children, John E. Taylor, Cameroon, Africa, Leon Taylor, Otis (Dianne) Taylor, Barbara Ann Drye, Augusta, Joanne (Anthony) Parks, Jacksonville, Fla., Johnnie Mae Muldrow, Augusta; sister, Betty Llody, Louisville; family friend, Gwen Anderson; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Williams Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Flossie Wood
Mrs. Flossie Wood, 89, of Mitchell entered into rest on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at her residence.

A native of Roswell, Mrs. Wood was a daughter of the late Doc and Lula Stroup. She was a homemaker and a member of the Friendship Baptist Church, Mitchell.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, at Friendship Baptist Church, Mitchell, with Rev. Phillip Prim officiating. Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, Milton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George F. Wood; and daughter-in-law, Sue Wood.

Survivors include her daughters, Geneva (Marvin) Dunn of Woodstock, Shirley (Pete) Wynn of Mitchell, Betty (Donald) Pittman of Austell, Donnie (Eddie) Dunn of Woodstock; sons, Clyde Wood of Mitchell, Stevie Wood of Mitchell; sister, Edna Lingerfelt of Roswell; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Danny Dunn, Ricky Pittman, Donald Pittman, Dustin Burnette, B.J. Burnette and Brett Algier.

Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of Friendship Baptist Church.

If so desired, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to directly to Stevie Wood.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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