Obituaries
November 20, 2014 Issue

Mrs. Myrtice McTier Elder
Mrs. Myrtice McTier Elder, 87, of Ailey entered into rest on Nov. 10, 2014, at her residence following an extended illness.

Mrs. Elder was a native of Jefferson County, but lived in Macon for most of her life, in Stapleton for 20 years, and in Ailey for the past two years. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Stapleton United Methodist Church, Stapleton, and attended Ailey Baptist Church, Ailey. She was a former member of Centenary United Methodist Church, Macon.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Ailey Baptist Church, with Dr. C.B. Scott officiating. Burial followed at 3 p.m. at Stapleton Memorial Gardens, Jefferson County.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Rosa Lee Rooks McTier; first husband, John Watson in 1955; second husband, Frank Elder in 2013; and sister, Elsie McTier.

Survivors include children, Leanne Watson Richardson (Jerry), Ailey, Fran Watson Smith (Wilson), Vidalia, and John (Frances) Watson, Canton; stepdaughter, Tami (Rick) Tolson, Macon; grandchildren, Matt and Priscilla Rogers, Brad and Christy Rogers, Will Smith, Lindsey Smith, Mandi Watson Crosby (Josh), Tiffany Watson, Jonathan Watson, Blake Tolson and Ricki Lee Tolson; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Maggie Gribble, Macon, and Sara Stapleton, Stapleton; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Those desiring may make memorial donations to the Serenity Hospice Foundation, 304 First St. West, Vidalia GA 30474, or the charity of one’s choice.

Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Robert “Tattoo Bob” William Flavin
Mr. Robert “Tattoo Bob” William Flavin, 72, of Adrian entered into rest on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at his residence.

Interment will be held in Babylon, N.Y.

Mr. Flavin was born in Long Island, N.Y., the son of the late Donald and Florence Flavin. Mr. Flavin was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in the U.S. Army as a heavy equipment mechanic. He was a retired member of the Steelhorseman Motorcycle Club, Bartow. He moved to Swainsboro in 1993 for employment with American Steel.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia; brother, Donnie Flavin; and sister, Nancy Flavin Lehey.

Survivors include his sister, Susan Flavin, Sunnyside, N.Y.; and friend, Sandra Bailes, Adrian.

Tomlinson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Roy Linard Harloam
Mr. Roy Linard Harloam, 61, of Wrens entered into rest Saturday morning, Nov. 8, 2014, at his residence.

Mr. Harloam was born in Burke County and was a lifelong resident of the CSRA, recently moving to Wrens to live with his daughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie Maude Dixon Harloam and Robert Lewis Harloam; and his brother, Lewis Harloam.

Survivors include his daughter, Judy Ann Robinson; two brothers, Pat Harloam (Annette) and Robert Harloam; two sisters, Beatrice Meadows and Helen Hunt; three grandchildren, Amber Robinson, Haley Cheeks and Justin Phillips; three great-grandchildren, Terrence Tanksley Jr., Donovan Tyree Tanksley and Chasity Marie Cheeks; and stepson, Timothy Williams.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Elder Willie Jordan
Elder Willie Jordan of Dublin entered into rest on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014.

Elder Jordan was a native of Wadley, and lived in Dublin for 41 years. Until the time of his illness, Elder Jordan was the pastor of C.H. Haynes Restoration Church of God in Christ, which he founded. For more than 35 years, he was Sunday school superintendent and teacher, church musician (guitarist), deacon, Bible class teacher, home intercessory prayer minister and a prison minister. He also served as associate Elder and member of the First Church of God in Christ, Soperton. He was an honorably discharged Vietnam veteran and retired from the South Central Health District as a communicable disease specialist.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at noon at Brinson Hill Baptist Church, Wadley, with Rev. Dr. David Kemp officiating. Interment followed at Harts Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Stapleton.

An additional memorial service was held at Loving Ministry Church of God in Christ, Dublin, on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Jordan; wife, Rosa Haynes Jordan; and sister, Barbara Jordan Strowbridge.

Survivors include his daughter, Faith Jordan (Brian) Willingham; two sons, King David Jordan and Jonathan Jordan; granddaughter, Lyla Rose Willigham; five sisters, Maude (John Henry) Lewis, Nellie (Doyle) Heath, Earnestine (Dr. David) Kemp, LaVelury (David) Powell, all of Wadley, and Betty Sue Jordan, Wrens; two brothers, Jerome Jordan, Jacksonville, Fla., and Edward Jordan, Wadley; three sisters-in-law, Mary Haynes Williams, Neomia Nicholson and Inez (Albert Jr.) Berry; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Dudley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Amy Bell Byrd Lunceford
Mrs. Amy Bell Byrd Lunceford, 75, of Gibson entered into rest on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center.

A native of Glascock County, Mrs. Lunceford was a daughter of the late Carlton and Essie Dell Shelton. She retired after 32 years in the textile industry from Tropper, Inc., and attended Bethel United Methodist Church, Gibson.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Bethel United Methodist Church, with Rev. Tommy Anderson officiating. Graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m. at Westover Cemetery, Augusta.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Steve Byrd and Harvey Lunceford; son, David Byrd.

Survivors include her daughter, Diane Barnes of Gibson; son, Randy Byrd of Hephzibah; sisters, Christen May of Martinez, Mary Frances Atkins of McBean; brothers, Cecile Shelton of Gibson, Thomas Shelton of Warrenton, and James Shelton of Gibson; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Randy Hall, Lynn May, Chris Shelton, Dud Shelton, Sheryl Shelton and Edward Shelton.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. John Royce “Mac” McDonald Jr.
Mr. John Royce “Mac” McDonald Jr., 68, of Wrens entered into rest on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at Georgia Regents Medical Center.

One of five children born to the late Flossie Arrington McDonald and the late John “Royce” McDonald Sr., Mr. McDonald was a lifelong resident of Wrens, where he was a member of Wrens Church of God. He was a carpenter by trade. He owned a classic Ford and collected car/truck memorabilia.

Funeral services were held at James Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, with Rev. Jason Burton officiating. Interment followed in Wrens Church of God Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, James Brasher; brother, Gerald McDonald; two grandchildren, Angel Brasher and Amy Michelle Watts; and one great-great-granddaughter, Amaiya Jackson.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Ruth Evans McDonald; children, Andy McDonald, Becky Morris, Billy Brasher and Charlotte Clark; three siblings, S.J. McDonald (Libby), Iris Padgett (Troyce) and Sybil Etterle; 11 grandchildren, Teri Watts, Toby Watts, Tina Watts Herman, Walter Ray Watts, James Brasher, Natalie Brasher, Jonathan Brasher, Ashley Brasher, Tony Watts, Timothy Watts and Douglas Watts; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers were Jerry McDonald, ‘Lil Jerry McDonald, Greg McDonald, Tracy Dixon, Dennis Wheeler, Terry Murrah, Nick Atkinson and Michael Thomson.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Charles E. McGregor III
Mr. Charles E. McGregor III, 76, of Dublin entered into rest Monday, Nov. 10, 2014.

Mr. McGregor was born on Feb. 3, 1938, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. McGregor Jr. of Girard. He retired from Georgia Power after serving as a quality control specialist for Plant Vogtle for 13 years. He became a full-time cattle farmer after his retirement. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Waynesboro, for more than 30 years. As a member of Waynesboro FUMC, he served on the Administrative Board and various church committees and was a member of the Scrap Gresham Sunday School Class. He served as supervisor of Briar Creek Soil and Water Conservation District and as vice president of the Central Savannah River Area Resource Conservation and Development Council. After moving to Dublin to be near his family, he joined Pine Forest Methodist Church and the Ben F. Williams Sunday School Class.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at First United Methodist Church, Waynesboro, with Rev. Jimmy Cason, Dr. Joel Dent and Rev. H. Craig Hutto officiating. Interment followed at Burke Memorial Gardens, Waynesboro.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Dixon McGregor.

Survivors include his wife of more than 53 years, Maurice F. McGregor; four children, Laurice Wilson (Bob) of Sandersville, Charese Burton (Earl) of Chattanooga, Tenn., Charles E. McGregor IV (Helen) of Madison, and Jan McMichael (Chap) of Dublin; six grandchildren, William Howard Burton, Sarah Louise Wilson, Catherine Elizabeth and Charles E. McGregor V, Raines Charles and Thomas Eugene McMichael; sister, Mary Yeomans of Evans; uncle, Ralph Dixon of Claxton; cousin, Joyce Kelly of Louisville; and other cousins, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Larry Askew, Porter Cohen, Jim Curry, George DeLoach, Roy Jenkins, Grady Mobley, Tom Mobley, J.R. Keen and Wayne Syms.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Scrap Gresham Sunday School Class, members of Briar Creek Soil and Water, CSRA Resource Conservation and Development council members, Bob Bolton, Preston Conner, Wayne Crockett, Allen DeLaigle, Von Forehand, Johnny Hight, Ivey McMillan, Kenneth Perry, L.V. Jenkins, Toby Lovett, G.T. Lord and Greg Williams.

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


Mrs. Annie Jean Moore
Mrs. Annie Jean Moore, 85, of Wadley entered into rest on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at Heritage Healthcare of Old Capital, Louisville.

A native of Metter, Mrs. Moore was a daughter of the late David and Theresa Parker Grimes. She was a telephone operator for Southern Bell before she went to work for the Wadley Post Office, where she retired in 1992 as the 16th Post Master. She attended the Wadley United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at Wadley United Methodist Church, with Rev. Shoemaker officiating. Burial followed in Swainsboro City Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harry Grayson Moore; brothers, Arland Grimes, Charles Grimes, Ray Grimes and Billy Grimes; and sisters, Ena Mae Landing, Erline Foster and Gwen McLaughin.

Survivors include her sons, Harry “Buddy” Moore (Karen) of Fort Valley, Larry David Moore (Judy) of Wadley, Ronald Grayson Moore (Nancy) of Wadley, and Randy Alan Moore (Sara) of Wadley; daughter, Cathy Birchfield (Bob) of Louisville; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were her grandsons.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. George T. Nasworthy
Mr. George T. Nasworthy, 70, entered into rest on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at University Hospital, Augusta, after a brief illness.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Nasworthy was the son of W.C. “Cuz” Nasworthy and Ida Ruth Hamm Nasworthy of Midville. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of Vietnam.

Survivors include his wife, Anna of Greenville, S.C.; son, Brian of Massachusetts; and sisters, Glenda Nasworthy Abilene, Texas, and Sheila Smith of Midville.


Mr. Charley Oliphant
Mr. Charley Oliphant, 90, of Matthews entered into rest on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at Doctor’s Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Oliphant was the youngest of six children born to the late Willie Young Oliphant and the late Jim Hamilton Oliphant. Growing up as a child in the depression, he dropped out of school in the fifth grade to join the CC camp in the mountains. When he was old enough, he joined the Navy and served during WWII. After leaving the Navy, he lived in Newark, N.J., where he met his wife and worked at the Newark Water Works Department. After his retirement, he built a home at the old home place and moved back to Matthews. Recently he attended and joined Mt. Moriah United Methodist Church.

Memorial services were held at James Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, with Dr. Francis Ford officiating. A private interment at Ways Baptist Church Cemetery will be held at a future date. loving husband to the late Teresa Jean Molinaro Oliphant,

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Teresa Jean Molinaro Oliphant; all of his siblings, Albert Oliphant, Ruth Wren, Wilbur Oliphant, Henry Oliphant and Thelma Weed.

Survivors include his nieces and nephews, Brenda Hatch (Larry) of Gainesville, Ann Oliphant of Savannah, Kay Cheetham (Jim) of Atlanta, Sue Weed of Augusta, Ricky Oliphant of Augusta, Eddie Oliphant of Wrens, and Becky Oliphant of Colorado; and several cousins and friends

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Lucinda H. Williams
Mrs. Lucinda H. Williams of Augusta entered into rest on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Williams was a member of Springhill Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Springhill Baptist Church, with Rev. Howard Harden officiating. Interment followed at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include her sons, David Williams of Louisville, and Eddie Lee Harden; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Williams Funeral Home, Inc., was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Jacqueline Louise “Jackie” Wyatt
Mrs. Jacqueline Louise “Jackie” Wyatt of Gibson entered into rest on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation.

Mrs. Wyatt was a member of Jordan Chapel Church of God.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Jordan Chapel Church of God, Edgehill, with Pastor David O. Jones officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wesley Wyatt; and husband, Willard Newman.

Survivors include her mother, Helen Wyatt.


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