Obituaries

Mrs. Agnes Wimburn Silvey

Mrs. Agnes Wimburn Silvey entered into rest on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.
Mrs. Silvey attended Business College and worked in Civil Service for the Civilian Personnel Officer at Fort Gordon. After retirement, Mrs. Silvey worked with her husband, who was an attorney in Augusta for many years. She attended and was a member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church.

Mr. William Arthur “Billy” Cooper Sr.

Mr. William Arthur “Billy” Cooper, Sr., age 82, of Highway 24 West, Bartow, died Saturday evening, Nov. 18, 2017.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 in the Old Bethel Baptist Church in Bartow with Rev. Larry Fincher and Rev. Tim Pendry officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Parkers United Methodist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Jim Cooper, Brian Walden, Robert Huff, Johnny Gordy, Ed James and Gary Smith.

Mrs. Charlie Mae Cooper Vaden

Mrs. Charlie Mae Cooper Vaden, 4577 Hwy 242, Sandersville, departed this life Nov. 7, 2017 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Neeler A.M.E. Church, Davisboro, GA. Pastor, Rev. Dr. W. Jordan Officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.

Ms. Sarah Peel

Taylor Funeral Home of Louisville announces the death and services of Sarah Peel, age 79, of Gulfport, FL, who passed away Oct. 28, 2017.
A memorial gathering will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 in the Vidette Methodist Church Social Hall, 141 North College Ave., Vidette, GA 20830. 

Mr. Samuel Levinski “Vince” Harris

Mr. Samuel Levinski “Vince” Harris, 37, 3245 Carnes Ave, Memphis, TN departed this life Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 at St. Francis Hospital, Memphis, TN.
Funeral services was held Saturday, Nov. 11, at 3:30 p.m. at Faith Memorial C.M.E. Church, Rev. Vernon White officiating.  Burial will be held at Mt. Pleasant C.M.E. Church Cemetery, Bartow.
Viewing and Wake services were held Friday, Nov. 10, from 5 p.m. to  7 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home.

Mr. Ricky Fredrick Hadden

Ricky Fredrick Hadden, 56, entered into his eternal rest Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at the residence of his brother, after a battle with cancer. Born in McDuffie County on Aug.10, 1961 to the late Voncile Landrum Hadden and the late Sammie Palmer Hadden, Ricky was raised in Stapleton.  
Ricky had resided in Kentucky for many years but had recently returned home to Georgia.   
Survivors include his brother, Palmer Hadden and sister-in-law, Louise Hadden; nephew, Brian Hadden and his wife, Irene; great niece, Ivey Joy Hadden; and several cousins.

Ms. Barbara Jean Carlyle

Funeral services for Ms. Barbara Jean Carlyle will be held Thursday Nov. 16,2017 at 1 p.m. at Flat Rock Baptist Church in Matthews  with Rev. Stephen B. Ivey Pastor, Officiating. Burial in church cemetery 
At an early age she joined Flat Rock Baptist Church where she served faithful as a choir member, Sunday school secretary and a member of Willing Workers club until she moved away. She was a nurturing woman and care giver for her family and a graduate of Jefferson  County High School in  Louisville.
On Thursday Nov. 9, 2017 she went home to rest.

Mr. Harold Herbert Wenger

Harold Herbert Wenger, loving husband and best friend, Dad and Papa, was born Oct. 4, 1950, in Newton, Kansas, to Paul and Elizabeth Ratzloff Wenger.

He peacefully slipped away on Nov. 2, 2017, due to complications of Parkinson’s disease, reaching the age of 67 years.

 Harold received his education at the Golden Plains School in Newton, KS. At the age of 12, he answered the call of God and was baptized by Frank H. Wenger on Nov. 23, 1962. He fought a good fight, remaining faithful until the end.

Ms. Penny Sammons Purvis

Penny Sammons Purvis, 58, entered into her eternal rest Wednesday morning, Nov. 1, 2017 at Augusta University Medical Center in Augusta. Services to celebrate her life were held at 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Nov. 5, at Friendship Baptist Church in Mitchell with Reverend Wayne Hamilton officiating. A private interment will be held at a later date.

Ms. Sarah Elizabeth Peel

Sarah Elizabeth Peel, 79, of Gulfport, FL, formerly of Leesburg known to many as Peggy Brown passed away Oct. 28, 2017.

Sarah, was born April 13, 1938 in Vidette, to GS and Martha B Peel. 

Many people will remember Peggy’s caring and smiling face when growing up in Vidette.

Ms. Janice Davis Murchison

Ms. Janice Davis Murchison age 71 of 118 McGahee Street, Wrens, passed on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 at the Keysville Nursing Home, Keysville. 

Ms. Janice Murchison was born to the parentage of  Mr. Jessie Davis and Dillie McGahee Davis on Aug. 23, 1946 in Wrens.

Janice was a graduate of Central High, class of 1963 located in Newark, NJ. She continued her education by receiving her BA degree at Mount Clair State College. 

Janice enjoyed cheerleading and being a seamstress. She worked as a purchaser for a major New York retailer for years. 

Mrs. Winona Williford Silas Hodge

Winona Williford Silas Hodge, 86, devoted, loving wife of 21 years to the late Thomas Silas and 32 years to the late O.W. “Skeet” Hodge, entered into her eternal rest Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.  Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Nov. 5, 2017 in the James Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. James M. Ford officiating. Interment were in the Gibson City Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 7.  

Mr. William “Bill” Harris Dozier

William “Bill” Harris Dozier, 79, loving companion to Dianne E. Cox and loving husband to the late Virginia Hambrick Dozier, entered into his eternal rest Thursday morning, Nov. 2, 2017, at Augusta University Medical Center.

Funeral services were held at James Funeral Home Chapel at 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Nov. 4, 2017 with Dr. James M. Ford officiating. Interment followed in the Wrens Memorial Cemetery. 

Mr. Hollis James Chalker Sr.

Mr. Hollis James Chalker, Sr., age 92 of Chalker Road, Gibson, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 in the University Hospital, McDuffie County.

Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Magnolia Baptist Church, Gibson, with Rev. Jimmy Richardson and Rev. James Canada officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be:  Michael Gilmer, Jeffrey Chalker, Wayne Landrum, Denny Landrum, Marvin Johnson and Barney Johnson. 

Mr. Roy Boulineau

Mr. Roy Boulineau, age 82 of Church Street, Bartow, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 at his residence.

Graveside services were held at  2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in the Bartow City Cemetery, Bartow, with Rev. Paul Harris officiating. 

A native of Bartow, Roy was a son of the late Millard E. Boulineau and Mary Lou Brett Boulineau. He served in the Georgia National Guard, retired from the Washington State Prison as a Corrections Officer, and was a member of the Bartow Baptist Church where he was the worship leader and choir director for many years.

Mrs. Emma Lee Washington Smith

Mrs. Emma Lee Washington Smith, 1179 Foley Street, Louisville,  departed this life Oct. 23, 2017 at Doctor’s Hospital, Augusta.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. at the Woodlawn Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev. Carl Simmons, Jr. officiating.  Burial will be held in the Spring Bethel Benevolent Society Cemetery.

Mrs. Margaret Anne Gay Stewart

Margaret Anne Gay Stewart, 75, entered into her eternal rest Monday morning, Oct. 23, 2017, at her home.  Funeral services were held in the James Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Friday afternoon, Oct. 27, 2017, with Brother Freddie Turner officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Moriah Church Cemetery in Matthews.  
One of eight children born to the late Jessie Mae Rabun Usry and the late Pughsley Gay, Margaret was a native of Wrens. Because her father was a farmer, the family was constantly moving from farm to farm in the surrounding counties. 

Mr. William Christopher Rountree

Mr. William Christopher Rountree, age 57, died Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 25, 2017, at Ogeechee Area Hospice surrounded by his family. A resident of Bulloch County, Chris was the son of Patricia Rountree, and W.O. “Billy” and Carolyn Rountree. He was a 1976 graduate of Louisville High School.
Chris worked at Battle Lumber Company in Wadley. He was a member of Eastern Heights Baptist Church, where he enjoyed serving, cheering for the softball team, and loving on the babies in the nursery. Chris loved his family and friends, and he enjoyed spending his time with them.

Mrs. Brenda Hutcheson Cobb

Mrs. Brenda Hutcheson Cobb, age 74, of Davisboro died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 11 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church in Bartow, Georgia with burial in the Church Cemetery. Reverend Steve Keener and Reverend Chad Waller will officiate. 
 Pallbearers will be Brandon Cobb, Aaron Cobb, Christian Cobb, Chris Tanner, Chad Tanner, Justin Tanner, Caleb Severence, Aaron Hutcheson, and Mark Weilbaker. 

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