Obituaries
April 24, 2014 Issue

Mr. Horace Eugene “Gene” Arrington
Mr. Horace Eugene “Gene” Arrington, 70, of Wrens entered into rest on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at his residence.

One of two children born to the late Sara Newman Arrington and the late Horace Arrington, Mr. Arrington was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County and graduated from Wrens High School. He was retired after 33 years of service from Deerfield Specialty Papers. He was also a retired farmer.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 2 p.m. at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Joe Walden officiating. Interment followed in Woodland Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Anne Evans Arrington; two sons, Paul E. Arrington (Kathy) of Matthews, and James E. Arrington (Panda) of Bartow; a sister, Patricia Ann Arrington of New York City; six grandchildren, Kristy Arrington, Cody Arrington, Joshua Arrington, Kaylee Arrington, Adrienne Williams and Morgan Williams; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Pallbearers were Harry Evans, Wayne Favors, Hank Johnson, John Jones, Paul Price and Barrow Walden.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta, 938 Greene St, Augusta, GA 30901.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Donald “Mouse” Brinson
Mr. Donald “Mouse” Brinson of White Plains, N.Y., entered into rest on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in New York.

Mr. Brinson was the son of Rhina Brinson and the late Eddie Gamble. He was employed in the Parks Department of the City of White Plains and also worked in construction.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 1 p.m. at James and Virginia Davis Chapel, Louisville. Burial was in Tarver Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Rhina Brinson of White Plains, N.Y.; sister, Wendy Brinson of White Plains, N.Y.; children, Jaleel Brinson and Niara Brinson of Yonkers, N.Y., Maya Brinson of White Plains, N.Y.; granddaughter, Haley Anderson of Yonkers, N.Y.; aunts and uncles, Eunice Brinson and Clara Nedwards of Bartow, Otis Brinson Sr. of Augusta, and Eugene (Mary) Brinson of White Plains, N.Y.; and a host of cousins and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Ada L. Riley
Mrs. Ada L. Riley, 98, of Dearing entered into rest on Monday, April 14, 2014, at her residence.

Mrs. Riley was a native of Jefferson County, but had lived in Dearing for many years. She was retired from civil service as a finance clerk. She was a member of Dearing Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Dearing Baptist Church, with Rev. Mike Timmerman officiating. Burial was in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald H. Riley.

Survivors include her two daughters, Judy Beasley and Donna Hedgecock, both of Dearing; sister, Cornelia Milford, Thomson; a brother, J. Ludwig Linnenkohl, Dearing; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Deacons of Dearing Baptist Church.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Jimmy “Willie B.” Walden
Mr. Jimmy “Willie B.” Walden entered into rest on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Jones Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, with Rev. Jerry Dudley officiating. Burial will be held in Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Walden was a native of Jefferson County. He was the son of the late Milton Walden Sr. and Eula Maggie Fleming Walden. He was married to the late Dorothy Burton Walden. At an early age, he joined Jones Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He was employed with Hardeman Seed Company for several years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy Burton Walden in 2010; and sister, Ethel Mae Walden in 2009.

Survivors include his daughters, Mary Lee (Michael) Jordan of Fairfield, Calif., Wanda Walden, Rebecca Walker, Jacqueline Lavette Walden, all of Louisville, Gretchen (Marvin) Kemp of Atlanta; brothers, Milton Walden Jr. of Brooklyn, N.Y., Verdree Walden Sr. of Louisville; sisters, Helen Walden and Evelyn (L.C.) Smith, both of Louisville; sisters-in-law, Lorene Burton and Nancy Burton Thompson, both of Louisville; brothers-in-law, Willie T. Burton and Ed Willie Burton, both of Louisville; grandchildren, James Mack of Milledgeville, Cynthia (Christopher) Davis of Louisville, Rodney Jordan and Stephanie Jordan, both of California, Moxley (Bonnie) Burton of Waynesboro, Christopher Walden, Travis Walden, Brittany Howard, Kendrick Walden and Tywon Hall, all of Louisville; 16 great-grandchildren; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Family may be contacted at the residence, 420 Old Midville Road, Louisville, or at Davis Funeral Home, Louisville.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Trustee L. W. Kelly Sherrod Sr.
Trustee L.W. Kelly Sherrod Sr. of Louisville entered into rest on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Jefferson Hospital, Louisville.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Solomon Temple Missionary Baptist Church, Moxley, with Rev. Eric Tate officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Trustee Sherrod was a native of Jefferson County. He was the son of the late Robert Lee Sherrod and Alice Mae Johnson Sherrod. He married Jeanette Dixon Sherrod on April 12, 1983. He joined Solomon Temple Missionary Baptist Church at an early age, where he later became a Trustee. He worked in retail construction, also with Smith and Sheppard and was a truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Mattie Musgrove, Mary “Doll” Floyd and Bob Lanbery.

Survivors include his wife for 31 years, Jeanette Dixon Sherrod of Louisville; children, L.W. (Katie) Sherrod and Robert Neal Sr., both of Louisville; stepsons, Gary (Julia) Dixon of Wadley, Roy Dixon of Louisville, and Dennis Dixon of Morgan; sister, Idella Powell of Trenton, N.J.; sister-in-law, Bernice Kelly of Louisville; brothers-in-law, David Charles Dixon of Atlanta, and Joseph Dixon of Philadelphia, Pa.; 11 grandchildren, including two that he reared, Jalisa Dixon and DeNasia Dixon, both of Louisville; 20 great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Family may be contacted at the residence, 1087 Valley Street, Louisville, or Davis Funeral Home, Louisville.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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