Obituaries

Mr. Walter Elbert Prescott

Walter Elbert Prescott, 85, loving husband of 66 years to Eva Mae Wilson Prescott,  peacefully entered into his eternal rest Wednesday morning, May 17, 2017, at Keysville Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon, May 20, 2017 at Wrens Baptist Church with Reverend Carson Fellows officiating.  Interment followed in the family plot at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Mr. Jeffery James Mack

Mr. Jeffery James Mack, 62, departed this life Monday, May 15, 2017 at Plantation Hospital, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 
Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Gordon Grove Baptist Church and Cemetery, Louisville. Active Pallbearers will be Sammie Gibbons, Timothy Brown, Adam Holmes, Michael Johnson, Arseafus King and Greg Strowbridge. Honorary Pallbearers will be Gordon Grove Officers and Wadley High Class of 73, 

Mrs. Cleo Hicks Lewis

Cleo Hicks Lewis of Louisville, departed this life on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Doctor’s Hospital, Augusta.  
Services celebrating her life will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 2 p.m. at The Stone Springfield A.M.E. Church, 7476 Highway 296, Stapleton, with the Rev. Forrest Dickey presiding, the Rev. Alvin Lewis eulogist. Burial will be held in the Mays Grove Baptist Church Cemetery,

Ms. Eloise A. Belcher

Ms. Eloise A. Belcher, age 85, of Highway 319 Bartow, died Saturday evening, May 20, 2017 in the Vero Health & Rehibition of Wadley. 
Funeral services were  held 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in the Chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Hugh Baxter officiating. 
Pallbearers were Clay Hodges, Chip Evans, Gary Belcher, Berry Belcher, L.C. Clark, Sr. and Chase Hodges. Burial will follow in the Bartow City Cemetery.

Deacon Thomas Eugene “Honey” McKennie

Deacon Thomas Eugene “Honey” McKennie entered into eternal rest on Friday, May 12, 2017 in Wadley.
His funeral will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Wadley, with Rev. Curtis Blair officiating. Burial will be in the Roberson Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Waynesboro. 
Mr. McKennie  was a veteran of World War II and a retired educator and counselor of the Jefferson County, Georgia Public School System.

Mrs. Glennis Marie Andrews Brown

Glennis Marie Andrews Brown was born on Thursday, Feb. 8, 1951 in Wrens, to Daisy Lane Andrews and Ernest Andrews.  
As her health began to decline, she relocated to Gibson, residing at the Gibson Rehabilitation Health Center.  
On Friday, May 5, 2017, our beloved Glennis gained her wings as she passed away peacefully at the University Hospital in Augusta.  
She is preceded in death by her husband Clarence Brown; mother, Daisy Andrews; son, Olin Brown; two brothers, Johnny Dillard Andrews and Johnny “Gene” Hines.

Mrs. Jessie Bell Upkins Wells

Jessie Bell Upkins Wells, a native of Jefferson County, was born November 4, 1949 to the late George Upkins, Sr. and Doshia Morgan Upkins. She parted her life on Thursday, May 4, 2017. She is preceded in death by her brother George Upkins, Jr. and sister Vonda Upkins-Gross.
Services will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the James and Virginia Davis Memorial Chapel, Louisville. 

Mr. William Thurmond McDonald

William Thurmond McDonald, 82, loving husband of the late Marlene Virginia Hadden McDonald, entered into his eternal rest Saturday evening, May 6, 2017 at his residence.  Funeral services will be held at Reedy Creek Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, May 10, 2017 with the Rev. John A. Jenkins officiating.  Interment with military honors will follow in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Dorothy Poole Jellison

Dorothy Poole Jellison, age 94, passed away on May 2, 2017, at Woodlands Assisted Living in Hallowell, ME. She was born in Augusta, GA, on January 21, 1923, the daughter of D. Arthur and Jennie Poole. 
Dorothy grew up on a farm near Matthews, Georgia. She graduated from Wrens High School and Garrett College in Georgia. She married Milton Jellison in 1946 and moved to Bangor, Maine, returning to Georgia once a year to visit family. They celebrated 50 years of marriage in 1996. 

Mrs. Annie Louise Greiner Hayes

Annie Louise Greiner Hayes, 89, loving wife of 71 years to Vester Hampton Hayes, entered into her eternal rest Thursday morning, May 4, 2017 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at the Wrens Church of God at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, May 7, 2017, with Rev. James Shope and Rev. Clarence Thompson officiating. Interment followed in the Blythe Cemetery.    

Mrs. Velda Jean Usry Hadden

Velda Jean Usry Hadden, 80, loving wife of the late Denver Hadden, entered into her eternal rest Saturday morning, May 6, 2017 at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center.  Funeral services will be held in the James Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p.m. Monday afternoon, May 8, 2017, with Rev. Wayne Usry officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Avera.   

Mr. Ben Culvern

Mr. Ben Culvern, age 47, of Academy Drive, Louisville, died Sunday morning, May 7, 2017, in the Jefferson Hospital.
Services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in the Louisville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church with Rev. Bill Cain officiating. Burial will be in the family lot of the Louisville City Cemetery.

Mrs. Janice Kitchens Battle Yorker

Mrs. Janice Kitchens Battle Yorker, 56, 146 Breezy Hill Road, Davisboro, GA., departed this life Monday, May 1, 2017 at Washington County Regional Medical, Sandersville, GA.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Shiloh CME Church, Davisboro GA. Burial in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Yorker was the daughter of the late Willie Albert Kitchens, Sr. and Tressie L. Wicker Kitchens and the widow of the late Larry D. Yorker. She was a member of the Shiloh CME Church.

Ms. Elizabeth Young

Ms. Elizabeth Young, 90, of 310 Hwy 1 Bypass, Louisville, GA departed this life Friday, April 21, 2017 at Pruitt of Old Capital.
Services will be held Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at James and Virginia Davis Chapel, Louisville. Burial will be held at the Mt. Harris Baptist / Mt Anna Baptist Church Cemetery, Aiken, SC.
Elizabeth was born to the parentage of the late John and Mae Liza Collier Young. She is preceded in death by her siblings, Daisy Young and Jettie Byrd.

Mrs. Frances Bostic Walden

The memorial service of Mrs. Frances Bostic Walden of 907 Beech Street Ext. Louisville, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Gordon Grove Baptist Church in Louisville with Elder Johnny Bostic officiating, Minister Derrick Hill, Minister Keith Freeman and Prophetess Reta Boyd assisting.
She was born in Statesboro June 15, 1939. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Eddie Mae King Bostic.

Mr. William Stewart, Jr.

Mr. William Stewart, Jr. (Junior), 81 of Warrenton, Ga., died April 27, 2017 in the Augusta University Medical Center.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 6, 2017 in the Gibson First Baptist Church on Main Street in Gibson.  Burial will be in the family lot of Sweet Water Baptist Church in Thomson.  The Stewart family will receive friends following the service Saturday.  

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