Obituaries
July 31, 2014 Issue

Mr. James Woodrow Beasley
Mr. James Woodrow Beasley, 70, of Augusta entered into rest on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Amara Health Care, Augusta.

A native of Wrens, Mr. Beasley was one of two children born to the late Sara Page Beasley and the late Woodrow Beasley. He lived in Augusta most of his adult life, and after 28 years of service, he retired as manager for Goodyear Tire.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 28, 2014, at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Charles Wisnant officiating. Interment and dove release followed in Wrens Memorial Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Sylvia Ann Underwood Beasley; five children, Jason T. Beasley (Nicole), Melissa Ann Brzozowski (Steven), Christopher Beasley (Michelle), Douglas P. Beasley and Angela Beasley Parish (Chad); sister, Betty Jean Smith; nine grandchildren, including Brittany Landrum, Madison Brzozowski and Issy Forbes; and nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers were Jason Beasley, Daniel Borseth, Steven Brzozowski, Mike Chandler, Jay Underwood and Justin Weeks.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. James Malcolm Cole Jr.
Mr. James Malcolm Cole Jr. of Macon entered into rest on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Pine Point Hospice, Macon.

Mr. Cole, a native of Gibson, lived many years in Augusta, before moving to Forsyth to be near his family. He was a member of the Forsyth United Methodist Church. He was a member of the New York Giants baseball organization before being called to active service in the United States Army. He retired from International Paper in 1999 after 37 years of service.

Funeral services were held on Friday, July 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Burns Memorial United Methodist Church, Augusta, with Dr. Benny Tate officiating. Private interment was held at Mill Creek Baptist Church, Gibson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Malcolm Cole Sr. and Mamie Kitchens Cole; and brother, Louie Cole.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Ruth Pannell Cole; son, James Jim Malcolm Cole III (Gaylyn); grandchildren, Caroline Pannell Cole and Robert Lawson Cole, all of Forsyth; sister Arlene (Jack) Mitchell, of San Antonio, Texas; and brothers, Hoyt (Dotsie) Cole, and Scotty (Jesse) Cole, both of Gibson.

Pallbearers were Mike Crawford, Tommy Williams, Garrett Fulcher, Ken Williams, J.C. Walden, Gary Anderson, Jimmy Adams and Rick Wright.

Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Lawson and Paul Josey.

If so desired, in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Malcolm Cole Endowed Baseball Scholarship at Mercer University, make payable to Mercer University and note the scholarship name in the memo portion of the check, mail to Mercer University, Advancement Office, 1400 Coleman Ave., Macon, GA 31207.

Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Margaret Kida
Mrs. Margaret Kida, 90, of Thomson entered into rest on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Gibson Health and Rehab Center.

Mrs. Kida was a native of Richmond County, but had lived in Thomson for many years. She was a homemaker and a Methodist.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Curtis Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Lester Jenkins officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Augusta.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry John Kida.

Survivors include her daughter, Peggy Lovejoy, Thomson; and three sons, David Thomas Quandt, Thomson, John Henry Kida, Locust Grove, and Edmond Paul Kida, Augusta; nine grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were James Lawrence, Alexander Lawrence and other family members.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Hopie Jordan McElreath Lee
Mrs. Hopie Jordan McElreath Lee, 90, formerly of Tennille and Albany, entered into rest on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Seneca, S.C.

Mrs. Lee was born in Jefferson County, the daughter of the late William Kilpatrick Jordan and the late Marjorie Elizabeth Holt Jordan. She was a resident of Tennille from 1949 to 1973 where she was a member of Tennille United Methodist Church and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. While a resident of Albany, Mrs. Lee was a member of the Porterfield United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Tennille United Methodist Church, with Rev. Vance Mathis officiating. Burial was in Zeta Cemetery in Tennille.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Farris Talmadge McElreath Jr., MD, and William Spencer Lee III Esq.; and two sisters, Susie Turner Jordan and Betty Jordan Smith.

Survivors include her children, Farris Talmadge McElreath III (Eileen) of Gainesville, Marjorie M. Bridges and Susan M. Matthews (James), all of Seneca, S.C., and Deborah M. Williams (Steve) of Brunswick; stepchildren, William Spencer Lee IV (Lacy) of Albany, Rebecca L. McCann (John) of Manakin Sabot, Va., and David Carl Lee (Carol) of Ridgeland, S.C.; grandchildren, Farris Talmadge McElreath IV, James Clinton McElreath, Henry Irwin Bridges IV (Kristine), Elizabeth B. Pedrotti (Rod), Paige M. Wolfe (Andrew) and Megan M. Hightower (Travis), Zachary Talmadge Williams, Lauren W. Kilgore (Ryan); seven step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 15 Lee great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; siblings, William Kilpatrick Jordan Jr. (Jean) of White Oak, S.C., Eugenia Jordan Chappell of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Paxton Holt Jordan (Faye) of Foley, Ala., and Andrew Gilbert Jordan (Susan) of Cordova, Tenn.

Pallbearers were her grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

Donations may be made to the Zeta Cemetery Trust Fund, P.O. Box 1, Tennille, GA. 31089.

May and Smith Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Patricia McCullough “Trish” Mooneyham
Mrs. Patricia McCullough “Trish” Mooneyham, 35, entered into rest on Friday, July 25, 2014, at her residence.

Mrs. Mooneyham was born in Augusta, a former resident of Wrens and most recently a resident of Waynesboro. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Waynesboro, member of the choir and was participated in the Bible Play School. She also was a former youth and children’s minister at Wrens United Methodist Church. She was a paralegal, working with several different law firms in the area, former co-owner of the Towne Scoop, Wrens, and was formerly employed with Plant Vogtle.

Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Waynesboro, with Dr. Al Wright officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Joel Mooneyham Jr. of Waynesboro; children, Emily, Samantha and Ethan Mooneyham, all of Waynesboro; stepdaughter, Brittany Mooneyham of Charleston, S.C.; sisters, Terri Lynn Hopper (George) of Wrens and Denise Williams (Donnie) of Millen; brother, Jesse McCullough of Waynesboro; mother, Melvis McCullough of Waynesboro; father, Robert McCullough of Waynesboro; and nieces and nephews, Josh, Jessica, Amanda, Avery, Dylan, Alicia and Ashley.

Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society or the First Baptist Church of Waynesboro Building Fund.

Joiner-Anderson-Saxon-Prescott Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Emily Marie Reeves
Miss Emily Marie Reeves, 86, of Augusta entered into rest on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at her home with her family surrounding her.

Miss Reeves was born Sept. 16, 1927, in McBean. She was a sales clerk for Duncan Drugs, with more than 49 years of service.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at noon at the funeral home, with Rev. Tom Kalliokoski officiating. Burial followed in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include her children, Glenda Ann Rhodes of Augusta, and Lewis Wayne Anderson, S.C.; two sisters, Thelma James of Augusta, and Dean Shaw of Rockhill; two brothers, Roy Hair of Harlem, and Andy Hair of Wrens; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Barrett Calhoun, Wayne Reeves, Lewis Rhodes, Mike Nelson, Jeff Mobley and Zachary Calhoun.

Poteet Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Bernice Mosely Jones Rollins
Mrs. Bernice Mosley Jones Rollins, 82, of Davisboro entered into rest on Thursday, July 24, 2014, following an extended illness.

Mrs. Rollins was born in Davisboro, the daughter of the late B.M. Mosley and the late Mae Bell Fiskus Mosley. She was retired from Thermo King and a former employee of Burns Manufacturing Company, both of Louisville. Mrs. Rollins was an active member of the Jackson’s Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Jackson’s Baptist Church, with Rev. Fred Morrison, Mike Jones and Andy Carter officiating. Burial was in the Davisboro Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, W.B. Jones Jr. and W.G. Rollins; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Lindsey.

Survivors include her sons, Ronnie Jones (Ann), and Mike Jones (Rusti), all of Davisboro; grandchildren, Shaun Jones (Amanda) and Shannon Komm (Daniel); great-grandchildren, Asher Komm, Hadassah Jones, Abigail Jones, Stephen Jones and Benjamin Jones; sister, Ruth Warren (Richard) of Waynesboro; sister-in-law, Martha Mosley of Sandersville.

Pallbearers were Butch Strickland, Don Lindsey, Bill Ressaeau, Randy Mosley, Dewey Holton, Sandy Sanchez, Herman Zipper and Don Green.

Donations may be made to Jackson’s Baptist Church, 10530 Old Savannah Road, Sandersville, GA. 31082.

May and Smith Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Patti Treadway
Mrs. Patti Treadway, 74, of Maryville, Tenn., entered into rest on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation-Maryville.

Mrs. Treadway was a member of Louisville United Methodist Church, Louisville. She taught Sunday school and served as church musician at several churches where she and her husband served.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Charles Maynard officiating. Interment followed at Cloyds Creek Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph M. and Martha Runyon Patton.

Survivors include her husband, Rev. Danny Treadway; sons, Michael Treadway (Susan) of Friendsville, Tenn., and Bobby Treadway of Maryville; daughter, Karen Treadway of Louisville; granddaughter, Michal Treadway; grandsons, Matthew Russell and Mark Treadway; great-granddaughter, Lily Russell; sister, Glenda Patton of Trussville, Ala.; nieces, Kim Inman (Chris) of Harriman, Tenn., and Tina Shepherd (Carl) of Leeds, Ala.

McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Ruby Brassell Williford
Mrs. Ruby Brassell Williford, 87, of Gibson entered into rest on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Ruby was a native and a lifelong resident of Glascock County. She is a daughter of the late Fred and Lois Snider Brassell. Mrs. Williford had worked in the cafeteria at the Naval Ordnance Plant during World War II, worked as a telephone operator and ran the family store Williford Gas and Grocery, Gibson, with her husband for 18 years. She was a homemaker, Sunday school teacher, treasurer for NARFE, and helped with the Kilpatrick Association disaster relief program for more than 13 years. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Avera.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 28, 2014, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Avera, with Rev. Bill Seaman and Rev. Bobby Farmer officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Baptist Church Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jack Williford; sister, Vera Deason; brother, Joe Brassell.

Survivors include her sons, Jack Leonard (Phyllis) Williford of Social Circle, and Wayne (Debbie) Williford of Gibson; grandchildren, Brenna Coggins, Kerri Shelton, Jason Williford and Brian Williford; six great-grandchildren, Kaylee Coggins, Megan Coggins, Kale Williford , Jaleigh Williford, Jacob Williford and Sophia Williford; sister, Edna Dixon of Avera; brother, George “Red” Brassell of Thomson; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers were Larry Kitchens, Chuck Cason, Mike Neal, Jimmy Steptoe, Joe Wisniewski and Ralph Mauldin.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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