July 17, 2014 Issue

Mrs. Bonnie Sue Boulineau Forbes
Mrs. Bonnie Sue Boulineau Forbes, 65, of Louisville entered into rest on Friday, July 11, 2014, at her residence.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Ways Baptist Church, with Rev. John Richards officiating.

One of four children born to Lucille Newsome Boulineau and the late Joseph Myers Boulineau, Mrs. Forbes was born and raised in Wrens, and was a past member of Ways Baptist Church. After marrying her husband, she made her home in Augusta for 15 years before moving to Louisville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Edward Forbes Sr.; and brother, Ronnie Boulineau.

Survivors include her daughters, Donna Sue Boulineau (Welsy Wells) of Duluth, and April Vivian Farrer (Leon) of Gibson; two siblings, Robert J. Boulineau (Judy) and Patsy Boulineau Templeton; three grandchildren, Leon Farrer Jr., Shelby Farrer and Savannah Farrer; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Because of their sudden, unexpected loss, the family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to James Funeral Home, PO Box 588, Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Victor Keith Rachels
Mr. Victor Keith Rachels, 51, of Wadley, died unexpectedly Saturday evening, July 12, 2014.

Mr. Rachels was born in Augusta and lived in Wadley most of his life. He was a member of the Wadley Lions Club, the Stonewall Masonic Lodge in Louisville and a member of the Wadley First United Methodist Church. He was joint business owner of Rachels Machine Shop. Mr. Rachels had received degrees in horticulture and business administration.

Funeral services for Mr. Rachels will be held Thursday morning at 11 a.m. from the Wadley First United Methodist Church with Rev. Chris Shoemaker and Rev. David Boggs officiating. Interment will follow in Colemans Chapel Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Martin, James Davis, Mark Davis, Jody Wilson, Hank Ayers, Scott Cochran, Terrell McMillan and Tony Handberry. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Stonewall Masonic Lodge and employees of Rachels Machine Shop.

The family will receive friends at Smith Funeral Home Wednesday evening between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Survivors include his children Molly Rebecca Rachels, Anna Victoria Rachels and Coleman Wesley Rachels; stepsons Curtis (Leah) Tanner and Daniel (Heather) Tanner; his parents George and Mary Sue Rachels; brothers George W. Rachels III, Bryan (Marie) Rachels and Charles (Heidi) Rachels; sister Sarah Beth (Joe) Matthews; and special friend Gina Peppers.

Arrangements are by Smith Funeral Home in Wadley.

Mr. Ethredge Lamar Rooks
Mr. Ethredge Lamar Rooks, 87, of Augusta entered into rest on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

Mr. Rooks was a native of Jefferson County. He served in the United States Navy CBs. He attended Believers Gospel Chapel and retired from Carolina Crane, Inc., as a crane operator. He was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers Local no. 474.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Thomas Poteet and Son, with Dr. John Reimer and Jerry Elliott officiating. Burial followed in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

He was preceded in death by his son, Ethredge “Rookie” L. Rooks Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Nina Chalker Rooks; sons, Barry Rooks (Monica) of Suwanee, Timothy Rooks (Emily) of Plum Branch, S.C., Steve Rooks (Pat) of Martinez; eight grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Dean Kuykendall of Augusta, Virginia Stanfield of Woodbine, Sonya Usry (Algernon) of Stapleton.

Pallbearers were Philip Rooks, Ricky Link, Richard Daniel, Jason Rooks, Joey Stanfield, Jim Stanfield, Bobby Smith, Keith Usry and Jeremy Brown.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Believers Gospel Chapel, 3565 Peach Orchard Rd., Augusta, GA 30906.

Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Joe Scarboro
Mr. Joe Scarboro, 83, of Harrison entered into rest on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at his residence following an extended illness.

Mr. Scarboro was a native of Jefferson County, the son of the late Clayton James Scarboro and the late Hattie Pollett Scarboro. He was a retired washer mill operator for Thiele Kaolin Company and a mechanic. Mr. Scarboro was a member of the Harrison Baptist Church. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict and he was also a ham radio operator. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 11, 2014, at Harrison Baptist Church, with Rev. Andy Carter officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Leonnell Tharpe Scarboro of Harrison; daughter, Vickie Scarboro McCoy (W. D.) of Wrightsville; three sons, Joe Scarboro Jr. of Duluth, John Gregg Scarboro of Harrison and James Craig Scarboro of Harrison; seven grandchildren, Nerina Wood, Aaron McCoy, Marisa Guerrero, Kaitlyn Scarboro, Brian Martin, Tyler Scarboro and Cole Scarboro; seven great- grandchildren, Ryland McCoy, Blythe McCoy, Austin Vinklarek, Talon McCoy, Addison Guerrero, Maci Wood and Karter Wood.

May and Smith Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Joshua Lee Utley
Mr. Joshua Lee Utley, 24, of Gough entered into rest on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at University Hospital.

A lifelong resident of Burke County, Mr. Utley was a member of Brushy Creek Baptist Church. Being physically disabled from birth, he was only able to attend first grade at Waynesboro Elementary School at which time his prognosis of survival was just one year. Mr. Utley was most proud of his 1967 Ford pickup, his first ride and, as he requested, his last ride.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 11, 2014, at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Ron McMillan and Rev. Billy Carroll officiating. Interment followed in Rose Dhu Cemetery, Vidette.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Bobby O’Neal Prickett.

Survivors include his parents, Michael and Paula Utley; siblings, Mike Utley Jr. (Samantha), Brandy Utley and Corey Utley; maternal grandmother, Betty Prickett; paternal grandparents, Virginia Story Utley and Marion Utley Sr.; nephew, David Utley; niece, Kaylee Utley; aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends.

Pallbearers were William Bessent, Hal Kight, Charles May, Steve Moody, Chris Parrish and James Tobias Jr.

Because of the financial burden incurred with his disabilities, the family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to James Funeral Home, PO Box 588, Wrens, GA 30833.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



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