Obituaries
October 23, 2014 Issue

Mr. John Wooten Grim
Mr. John Wooten Grim, 71, of Louisville entered into rest on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Heritage Healthcare of Old Capital.

A native of Pittsburg, Pa., Mr. Grim was a son of the late Herald Blain and Martha Wooten Grim. He had been a teacher in the Saltsburg School System and was of the Episcopalian faith.

Graveside services were held on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Louisville City Cemetery, with Rev. David Boggs officiating.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, William Lorimer Grim.

Survivors include his sons, John Thomas Grim of Pittsburg, Pa., and Jeffery Herald Grim of Columbus, Ohio; brother, Thomas Herald Grim of North Potomac, Md.; and four grandchildren.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Evelyn “Lean” Harris
Mrs. Evelyn “Lean” Harris of Umatilla, Fla., entered into rest on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at her residence.

Mrs. Harris was born to the late Alonzo Harris Sr. and Johnnie Annie Davis Harris on Feb. 15, 1941, in Wadley. At an early age, she became a member of Trinity CME Church, Wadley, but after moving to Florida she joined Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Hallandale, Fla. She served on the Pastoral Board and Hospitality Board and was a member of the Choir. She became a member of the Rising Eastern Star in 1982.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Brinson Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Wadley, with Rev. Johnny R. Sampson as eulogist. Burial followed in Live Oak CME Church Cemetery, Wadley.

Survivors include her children, Teresa Harris of Wadley, Elinore Smith, Nancy Smith and Candy Harris, all of Eustis, Fla., Talmadge Harris of Hollywood, Fla., Ed Willie Smith III of Sunrise, Fla., Kirby Smith of Hallandale, Fla., and Todd (Yvette) Smith of Umatilla, Fla.; two sisters, Johnnie Mae Jackson of Tampa, Fla., and Dorothy Harris of Hollywood, Fla.; two brothers, Ray Harris of Manhattan, N.Y., and Dewy (Marry) Harris Sr. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; 26 grandchildren, Tureka (Shelton) Lewis, Cheyeanna Harris, Ashley Skyers, Sherita Walker, Latasha Harrison, Toddrick Smith, Krystal Harris, Jordan Harris, Eddie Smith, Taylor Harris, Shantira Murray, Shavontae Smith, Malehail Smith, Tiana Smith, Elijah Skyers, Osha Morales, Tyree Morales, Bishop Smith, Johnathan Skyers, Victoria Smith, Rayshawn Rutland, Talmadge Harris, Xavier Skyers, Kyle Smith, Rayon Rutland and Cledasha Harris; four great-grandchildren, Tyrek Harris, Shelton Lewis Jr., Tramiya Scott and Tramoni Scott; daughter-in-law, Sherrie Pratt-Smith; two nieces she assisted in rearing, Diane (James) McDaniels of Tampa, Fla., and Joann Smith of Enterprise, Ala.; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Davis Funeral Home was charge of arrangements.


Mr. Likenzie Lee “Mann Mann” Holliday
Mr. Likenzie Lee “Mann Mann” “Cheetah” Holliday, 24, of Wrens entered into rest on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Waynesboro County Medical Center, Waynesboro.

Funeral services are incomplete and will be announce at a later date.

Mr. Holliday was a native of Jefferson County. He was born the son of Michael Roberts and the late Carolyn Marie Holliday on March 9, 1990, in Jefferson County.

Survivors include his father, Michael Roberts of Avera; son, Zion Kelly of Augusta; maternal grandmother, Milgred Hannah Lewis of Wrens; siblings, Latisha (Sykendrick Jackson) Holliday, Ricky Holliday, LaTerance Holliday and Deondra Stone, all of Wrens, Lakendra Holliday of Atlanta, Dontevia Wells and Travidos Wells, both of Louisville, Ferris Jones of Ohio, Antonio Mitts, Olivia (Stan) Edwards and Carlisa (Eddie) Gibbons, all of Augusta, Pedrick Lane of Stapleton, and Curtis Stone and Lakesha Stone, both of Avera; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Family may be contacted at the residence 1115 Amelia Lane, Wrens, or at Davis Funeral Home.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mary Annette Hood
Mrs. Mary Annette Hood, 70, of Augusta entered into rest on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.

Mrs. Hood was born in Wrens to the late Claude L. and Mary S. Arrington.

Graveside services were held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Mount Olive Memorial Gardens, Augusta, with Douglas Hood officiating.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald L. Hood Sr.

Survivors include two sons, Donald L. Hood Jr. (Aundrea) and Jerry L. Hood; two brothers, Charles Arrington and David Arrington; and two granddaughters, Madison and Kailey Hood.

Pallbearers were Robbie Lowe, Dwayne Hood, Bobby Hood, Ronald Lowe, Cody Mantooth and Nathan Mantooth.

Starling-Evens Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Eula Mae Braclet Mack
Mrs. Eula Mae Braclet Mack of Louisville entered into rest on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Pruitt Health Old Capitol Nursing Home, Louisville.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at Jones Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville, with Rev. Jerry Dudley as eulogist. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitations will be held on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home, Louisville.

Mrs. Mack was a native of Jefferson County, but later moved to Hollywood, Fla., for 10 years before relocating to Jefferson County. She was to the late Willie Fleming and Sadie Mae Braclet on Sept. 23, 1941, in Jefferson County. She was married to the late J.C. Mack. At an early age, she joined Jones Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Louisville. She was employed as a CNA at Jefferson Hospital and the Fish House, Louisville.

Survivors include her children, Wallace Myers Sr. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Floyd Myers and Sharon (Willie) Warthen, both of Louisville; grandchildren, Shalonda (Christopher) Brown, Cherralle (Eric) Boyd, Donald Harris, Brandon Myers, Floyd Myers Jr., Araycia Myers and Jakeria Brown, all of Louisville, Wallace Myers Jr. and Tanesha Head of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Matedra Timman of Millen, Natasha Jordan of Sandersville, and Brittany (Martez) Samuel of Thomson; 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Family may be contacted at the residence 410 1st Street, Louisville, or at Davis Funeral Home.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Turetha Neely
Mrs. Turetha Neely of Keysville entered into rest on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Springhill Baptist Church, Hephzibah, with Rev. Willie L. Mincey officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Lois Elizabeth Langham Ricketts
Mrs. Lois Elizabeth Langham Ricketts, 93, of Wrens entered into rest on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at Gibson Health and Rehab Center.

One of six children born to the late Lizzie Peebles Langham and the late Grady Langham, Mrs. Ricketts was born and raised in Wrens, leaving home at the age of 16 to first live in Atlanta and then moving to Jacksonville, Fla., where she worked as a social worker for the state of Florida until her retirement. After retiring, Mrs. Ricketts moved back to Wrens and joined Mt. Horeb Baptist Church.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Thad Harvey officiating. Interment followed the service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Alexander Ricketts Jr.; and siblings, Gladys Spradley, Cecil Langham and Waman Langham.

Survivors include her children, Grady Templeton (Patricia), Jack Templeton (Vera), Linda Fabiano (Cliff) of Marrero, La., and Monna Sebring of Tucson, Ariz.; two siblings, Wyman Langham (Peggy) of Waynesboro, and Annie Kitchens of Waynesboro; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Joseph Joe Benjamin Swint
Mr. Joseph Joe Benjamin Swint, 62, of Stapleton entered into rest on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at his residence.

A native of Warrenton, Mr. Swint was a son of the late Abraham and Lucil McCorckle Swint. He was an auto mechanic for 35 years and recently retired from C&C Tire, Thomson, and was of the Baptist faith.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Taylor Funeral Home, Gibson. Burial followed in the family lot at Mill Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Sinilou Skelton; and brother, Bill Swint.

Survivors include his wife, Agnes Louise Gay Swint of Stapleton; stepdaughter, Debbie Anderson of Gibson; stepson, Freddie and Tammy Turner of Gibson; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Alice Imogene Walberg
Mrs. Alice Imogene Walberg, 89, entered into rest on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Pierce County Nursing Home, Blackshear.

Mrs. Walberg was born in Jefferson County on Jan. 10, 1925, to the late James L. Paul and Cora Dasher Paul. Mrs. Walberg graduated from Wadley High School in 1943. She studied nursing in Philadelphia, Pa., and Chattanooga, Tenn., receiving her registered nursing license in 1949. She retired from the VA Hospital of Dublin in 1969. Mrs. Walberg married George R. Walberg of Minneapolis, Minn., and had two children, Valerie and Charles. She was a member of Coleman’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Wadley.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Coleman’s Chapel United Methodist Church, with Rev. Hugh Baxter officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George R. Walberg; parents; siblings, Lillie Belle Smith, Gladys Williams, Doyle Paul, Gerald Paul, C.S. Paul and Lewis Paul, all of Wadley, Mary Etta Dasher and Mattie Lee Williams, both of Glenville, J.L. Paul of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Cornelia Smith of Adrian.

Survivors include her daughter, Valerie W. (Danny) Bennett, Waycross; son, Charles R. Walberg, Wadley; brother, Edward Paul, Millen; sisters, Catherine Brown, Wadley, and Becky Hall, Wrightsville; four grandchildren, Michele, Nicholas, Katie and Levon; four great-grandchildren, Joey, Jamie, Lexi and Logan; two great-great-grandchildren, Chase and Jordan; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Miss Lula Mae Walker
Miss Lula Mae Walker of Augusta entered into rest on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Georgia Regents University, Augusta.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at 1 p.m. at San Clair Missionary Baptist Church, Keysville, with Rev. Tommie L. Walker Jr. as eulogist. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Miss Walker was a native of Keysville, but later moved to Richmond County. She was born to the late Moses Walker and Fannie Mae Atwell Walker on Aug. 14, 1934, in Keysville. After moving to Richmond County, she joined Antioch Rock Creek Baptist Church, Waynesboro. She was employed with San Clair School as a custodian for several years.

Survivors include her children, Deloris Walker and Gloristine (Wayne) Walker, both of Augusta; brother, Otis Walker of Augusta; sisters, Susie Mae Hannah, Linda (Edward) Harden and Elnora Walker, all of Gough, Lizzie (Edward) Pinkston of Louisville, and Alvane Walker of Augusta; grandchildren, SheKyia Sharpe of Norford, Va., Tameka McTier, Alisha McKey, Donnie Walker and Terrell Williams, all of Augusta; great-grandchildren, Christopher Harris, Ashlee McKey, Aniya Jacobs, Amia McKey and Aronia McKey; uncle, Willie Evans of Colorado; sister-in-law, Virginia Walker of Gough; two nephews she assisted in rearing, Tyrone Waltower and Deacon Leon Walker, both of Augusta; and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Family may be contacted at the residence 3509 Redd Drive, Augusta, or at Davis Funeral Home.

Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Hugh Edward Wren
Mr. Hugh Edward Wren, 69, of Wrens entered into rest on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at University Hospital, Augusta.

One of four children born to the late Agnes Russell Wren McCorkle and the late James Ed Wren, Mr. Wren was a lifelong resident of Wrens and a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. He retired from Howard Sheppard after driving a tanker truck for 40 years.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at James Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Tommy Anderson and Rev. John Jenkins officiating. Interment followed at Bethel UMC Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Elaine Harden Wren; children, Laney Wren Farmer (Buddy), Sue A. Wren and Sabrina Wren Cameron (Tony) of Citrus Springs, Fla.; three siblings, Jimmy Wren (Jan), Dale Wicker of Augusta, and Lynn Wren Carter (Joel) of Wrightsville; four grandchildren, Nicholas Roberts, Solomon Lane, Lexie Cameron and Trinity Cameron; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers were Steve Carter, Mark Davis, Tracy Giddens, John Thomas May, Bill Perry, Shayne Perry, George Stapleton and Terry Walden.

Memorial contributions are requested to be made to Bethel UMC Cemetery Fund, c/o Judy McDonald, 2830 GA Hwy 102 E, Gibson, GA 30810.

James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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