Obituaries

Mrs. Anne Treadwell Suratt

Anne Treadwell Suratt, 90, passed away Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth in Plymouth, Massachusetts after a brief illness.
Born May 4, 1927 in Hampton, Anne was the youngest daughter of the late Ewell E. and Lillian O. Treadwell. She was a graduate of Decatur Girls High School, and earned an undergraduate degree from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, as well as a master’s degree in chemistry from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mr. Gregory Leon Smith

Gregory Leon Smith was born in Richmond County on March 25, 1954, to Paul Smith and the late Eva Brinson-Smith. He was a graduate of Augusta Technical Institute and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He married his wife Felicia on Aug. 17, 2007 and they enjoyed traveling together as well as spending time with family and friends. 
Greg departed this life on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 in Savannah.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. 
Three siblings preceded him in death, Larry Smith, Carolyn Jackson and Denise Jackson.

Mr. Milton Alfred Pierce

Mr. Milton Alfred Pierce, age 97 of West 8th Street Louisville, died Sunday evening, Sept. 17, 2017 at his residence.
Funeral service were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 in the Louisville United Methodist Church with Rev. Peter Vermulen and Rev. Finley Limehouse officiating. 
Pallbearers were Brian Pierce, David Pierce, Jeremy Pierce, John Newberry, Carl Johnson and Lyndon Ramage. Burial, with Military Honors was held in the Louisville City Cemetery.

Ms. Delois R. Hannah

Delois Hannah was born on Dec. 25, 1946, in Warrenton, to Bertha Jones Robinson and James Robinson. She transitioned to her heavenly home on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 after a brief illness. 
She was a devoted mother, sister, grandmother and one of the best aunts her nieces and nephews could ever have. Everyone whose lives she touched will miss her friendship, support and love; but those who will miss her the most are her family members.

John Preston Rogers

John Preston Rogers, 70, loving husband of the late Linda Ann Templeton Rogers, entered into his eternal rest Monday evening, Sept. 11, 2017 at his residence in Wrens.  
Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Friday afternoon, September 15, 2017 in the James Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chad Watkins officiating. Interment will follow in the Woodland Baptist Church Cemetery.

Ms. Lillie Bell Atkins Mack Woods

Ms. Lillie Bell Atkins Mack Woods, educator and community organizer, passed away on Aug. 19, 2017. The Homegoing Celebration was held at Garden Grove Baptism Church on Aug. 26, 2017. 
Ms. Woods  was born  Nov. 2, 1929, in Louisville, (Belmont), to the late Hayward and Agnes Atkins.  Lillie Bell Woods received her education  in Louisville. She received her bachelor degree from Savannah State College, Savannah Georgia and her master’s degree from Armstrong State College in Savannah.

Mrs. Bobbie Jewel Holley Wimpy

Bobbie Jewel Holley Wimpy, 85, wife of the late Jack Alford Wimpy, peacefully entered into her eternal rest early Friday morning, Sept. 1, 2017 at Silver Linings Personal Care Home in Stapleton. 
Funeral services were held in the James Funeral Home Chapel at 3 p.m. Monday afternoon, Sept. 4, 2017, with Reverend Carson Fellows officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Danny Herman Hillman

Danny Herman Hillman, 60, loving husband of Joy Rebecca Arrington Hillman, entered into his eternal rest late Friday night, Sept. 1, 2017 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. 
Funeral services were held in the James Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 5, with Reverend Tony Key officiating.  Interment were followed in the Reedy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.  

Mrs. Emma Lee Cooper Greene

Emma Lee Cooper Greene was born Sept. 1, 1936 in Vidette.  She lived in Miami, Florida for 34 years later moving to Louisville in 1972.  She was a resident of Augusta since 2015 before journeying on to eternity. 
Emma was a 1955 graduate of Dorsey High School in Miami, Fla. She received her childcare certificate from Swainsboro Technical College.  She worked at the Jefferson County Service Center for 17 years.  

Mr. John Larry Flowers

John “Larry” Flowers, 68, loving husband of 42 years to Beth Jones Flowers, entered into his eternal rest Wednesday morning, August 30, 2017 at University Hospital in Augusta. A memorial service celebrating his home-going were held at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, September 3, 2017 at Wrens Baptist Church with the Reverends Carson Fellows and Chad Watkins officiating. 

Mrs. Eloise Pittman Brooks

Eloise Pittman Brooks, 88, loving wife of the late John Edward Brooks, peacefully entered into her eternal rest minutes before noon on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 at Gibson Health & Rehabilitation Center.  
Funeral services were held in the James Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning, Aug. 12, with Reverends Jim Emery and Hal Burke officiating.  Interment followed in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Avera. 

Mrs. Agnes Lorraine Lewis Boulineau

Agnes Lorraine Lewis Boulineau, 88, loving wife of the late Billy L. Boulineau, peacefully entered into her eternal rest Thursday evening, Aug. 31, 2017 at her residence. 
Funeral services will be held in the James Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. Wednesday morning, Sept. 6, 2017, with Tony Key officiating. Interment followed in the Ways Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Mr. Leroy Sherrod

Mr. Leroy Sherrod, 57, also known as “Sarg or Boodie,” of 505 Caldwell Street, Louisville departed this life Sunday, Aug. 26, 2017 at the VA Medical Center, Augusta.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m. at the James and Virginia Davis Chapel. Burial will be held in the GA Veteran Memorial Cemetery in Milledgeville.

Mrs. Betty Jane Vaughn Herndon

Betty Jane Vaughn Herndon, 70, loving wife of 48 years to Tommy George Herndon, entered into her eternal rest Wednesday morning, Aug. 23, 2017, at her residence.  
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Aug. 27, 2017 at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church with Reverend Paul Moore officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.  

Mr. Mark Keith Guy Jr.

Mark Keith Guy, Jr., 31, entered into his eternal rest early Thursday morning, Aug. 24, 2017, at his residence.  
Funeral services were held at James Funeral Home Chapel at 11 a.m. Monday morning, Aug. 28, with Reverend Tony Key officiating. Interment followed in the Woodland Baptist Church Cemetery.  

Mrs. Geradline Brett Farrington

Geraldine Brett Farrington, born Oct. 10, 1933 in Emanuel County, to Paul and Amanda Brett, died Aug. 24, 2017. 
A child of farmers who were determined to send their daughters to college, she earned degrees from Brewton Parker and Tift College to become a teacher of Humanities. She taught more than 30 years in public schools.
As an avocation, Gerry taught Bible Study all of her adult life. She believed teaching was her calling just as her husband, J.C. Farrington, was called to ministry. In 2009, she was herself ordained as a minister.

Deacon John Henry Broofield Sr.

Deacon John Henry Broomfield, Sr., 91 of 1029 Habersham Street, Louisville, departed this life Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 2, at 11 a.m. at the Jones Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery.
Deacon was a native of Jefferson County, the son of the late Willie Broomfield and Minnie Mae Nasworthy.  He was a member of the Jones Grove Baptist Church, where he also worked faithfully on the Deacon Board. 

Mr. William Wells Jr.

William Wells Jr. was born the fourth child of William and Sarah Wells in the Grange Community of Louisville.  He was precocious and reticent…qualities that would serve him his entire life.  An avid reader, hunter, fisherman, and gun collector, William had an engaging personality that endeared him to everyone whom he encountered. He especially enjoyed Stephen King novels.   At an early age, he, like all his paternal ancestors, joined the Hardeman Springfield Baptist Church. 

Mr. Billy Joe Pearson

Mr. Billy Joe Pearson, age 53 of Steephollow Road, Gibson, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 in the University Hospital in McDuffie County.
Funeral Services were be held 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 in the Gibson Church of God with Rev. Stacy Williford and Rev. Tim Hicks officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  
Pallbearers were:  Frank Youngblood, Wess Haywood, Michael Gilmore, Gerald Davis, Vern Perry and Rusty Smith.

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