Obits

MRS. VADIS C. DORSEY (CLARKE)

May 7, 2014

Mrs. VADIS C. DORSEY entered into rest April 30, 2014 at University Hospital after a battle with cancer. She was 75. Born November 20, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Haskell and Rosa Mae Clarke. She spent her childhood in Augusta and graduat...

MR. GEORGE SHANKS

May 3, 2014

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.” - II Timothy 4:7 On Saturday, April 26, 2014, God in His infinite wisdom and mercy, saw that                     Mr. George Shanks was tired and needed t...

MRS. RETHA BELL MORTON (NABRITT)

May 2, 2014

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven; a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot.” - Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 MRS. RETHA BELL NABRITT MORTON was born on April 12, 1934 in August...

MR. ARSENIO DEWAYNE SMITH

May 2, 2014

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” - Psalm 116:15 A TIME TO BE BORN: MR. ARSENIO DEWAYNE SMITH, a native of Richmond County, Georgia, son of John McDaniel and Brenda Smith Friday, was born on Saturday, January ...

MR. MUSGROVE BRINSON, JR.

May 1, 2014

MR. MUSGROVE BRINSON, JR. was born on October 15, 1923 in Jenkins County, Georgia to the late Musgrove Sr. and Susie Brinson. At an early age, he was a member of Fountain Spring Baptist Church in Millen, Georgia. He was married to the late Mary O. Br...

REVEREND JAMES D. R. (TAPPY) AVERY

May 1, 2014

REVEREND JAMES DOUGLAS ROOSEVELT AVERY was called from labor to reward to his heavenly home on Thursday, April 24, 2014. He was born February 1, 1936 in Columbia County, Georgia to the late Annie Maude Jones and Jessie Bennie Avery. He dedicated hi...

MRS. WILLA R. MITCHELL

April 30, 2014

MRS. WILLA R. MITCHELL began her life’s journey on June 18, 1944. Her journey ended April 24, 2014. Her journey began and ended in Augusta, Georgia. Willa was a product of the Richmond County School System and a proud graduate of the 1961 Class of...

MS. CLARA D. TARVER

April 30, 2014

MS. CLARA D. TARVER was born on May 12, 1951. She was the first born child of SFC. (RET) Luther E. Tarver (deceased) and Maye A. Tarver. During her formative years, Clara developed a love for reading and listening to gospel music. While still in high...

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WALTER B. DENT

April 26, 2014

MR. WALKER B. DENT, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cluese Dent departed this life on April 20, 2014. A gentleman, blessed with a gregarious personality, he befriended everyone he encountered. Other than the three years in the United States Army, Mr. D...

MRS. MELISSA SCOTT HEYWARD

April 24, 2014

On August 24, 1934, Melissa Scott was born to the late Roy and Louise Zeigler in Sylvania, Georgia. Melissa, affectionately known as “Cooter,” was educated in the public schools of Screven County. At an early age she became a member of Leets Cha...

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DEA. QUINCY McKIE

April 23, 2014

“The Effectual Fervent Prayer of a RIGHTEOUS MAN availeth much.”          - James 5:16 Deacon Emeritus Quincy McKie was born in Edgefield County, South Carolina on July 22, 1923. He was a loving son to the late Pierce and Julia P. McKi...

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MR. RONALD EDWARD BROWN

April 23, 2014

Mr. RONALD EDWARD BROWN, son of Aaron W. Byrd and the late Willie Dean Byrd, was born in Los Angeles, California on February 12, 1963. He graduated from Lynwood High School in 1981. He was named in the Who’s Who Among American High School Students ...

DEACONESS MYRIA LEE CLARK (WRIGHT)

April 19, 2014

DEACONESS MYRA LEE CLARK was born on September 16, 1921, the third of ten children born to the late Deacon Arthur and Deaconess Annie Sue Wright in Hephzibah, Georgia. She made her transition after a very full life on April 15, 2014. She was baptize...

MRS LENA ROBERTA MC KINNEY (MARTIN)

April 12, 2014

MRS LENA ROBERTA MARTIN MC KINNEY Last born of Harriett Evans Martin (1890-1969) and Robert Gamble Martin (1881-1947). Sister of Evans Metcalf Martin (1910-1983), Harriett Martin James (1913-1960), Zorata Martin Ridley (1915-1973); loving aunt to Ro...

MR. HOSIE JOHNSON, SR.

April 12, 2014

MR. HOSIE JOHNSON, SR. was born October 18, 1918 in Washington County, Georgia to the late great Mike and Georgia Tanner Johnson. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Neely Grove Baptist Church C.M.E. Church in Waynesboro, Georgia, where he ...

MRS. WANDA C. DANFORTH (CROCKETT)

April 12, 2014

MRS. WANDA CROCKETT-DANFORTH departed this life on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 10:22 p.m. She was born on September 26, 1962 to Reverend Dr. Walter J. Crockett and Mrs. Rosa Settles Crockett. At an early age she was converted and baptized by Reverend H...

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SFC (Ret.) Jacqueline Ann Hawkins (Anderson)

April 11, 2014

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. - Ecclesiastes 3:1 - A TIME TO BE BORN: SFC (Ret.) Jacqueline “Jackie” Ann (Anderson) Hawkins, was born April 6, 1962 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She was the loving...

MRS. TERESA REET CARSON (TURMAN)

April 11, 2014

TERESA “REET” TURMAN CARSON, the fifth child of the late Robert Turman and Juanita Kennedy Turman, was born October 1, 1954 in Augusta, Georgia. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Charles. At an early age she joined Cumming Grove Bap...

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Chief Petty Officer Robert Parks ABHC USN (Ret.)

April 5, 2014

On Sunday, March 30, 2014, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER ROBERT PARKS ABHC USN (RET.) was called to rest. He was born on September 14, 1933 in Augusta, Georgia to the late Lillian Gay and Warren Parks. Robert was a graduate of Lucy C. Laney Class of 1955. Aft...

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MR. ERSKINE ALBERT CARTWRIGHT, SR.

March 1, 2014

MR. ERSKINE ALBERT CARTWRIGHT, SR., the eighth and youngest child, was born on November 6, 1929 to Erskine Cartwright and Alicia Deans Cartwright. He met and married Maggie Bell Cheatham on September 5, 1953, and from this union two sons were born, E...

MS. JEAN C. CURRY

March 1, 2014

  MRS. JEAN CURRY was one of seven children born unto her parents, Lee and Carrie Curry of Bartow, Georgia on March 22, 1936. After completing her formal education in Louisville, Georgia, Jean relocated to New York and New Jersey where she re...

MRS. MARY LOUISE PICKENS (ALLISON)

March 1, 2014

We give praise and honor to God for the gift of the life of our dear mother and grandmother, MARY LOUISE ALLISON PICKENS. Mother Pickens was the daughter of the late Isadore and Gussie Allison. She was the baby of ten children whom all preceded h...

MR. ROBERT EDWARD SEALS, JR.

February 22, 2014

MR. ROBERT EDWARD SEALS, JR. was born October 29, 1966 to Robert E. Seals, Sr. and the late Geneva Cunningham. Robert attended Richmond County Public Schools. He was employed as a laborer (bricklayer) by Jay Hughes until a company accident in 1996. ...

BISHOP ALEXANDER REID, JR.

February 20, 2014

BISHOP ALEXANDER REID, JR., “Bubba”, as he was affectionately called by family and friends, was born October 17, 1939 to the late Bishop Alexander Reid, Sr. and Rosa Bell Walton Reid. “Bubba” graduated from Lucy Laney High School where he ex...

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MR. ROBERT W. TAYLOR

February 17, 2014

MR. ROBERT W. TAYLOR entered into rest on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Trinity Hospital. Mr. Taylor was born on September 17, 1930 to the late Mattie P. and Samuel Taylor. He was married to the late Bernestine S. Taylor. Mr. Taylor was born and at...

MRS. GLORIA G. DAVIS (GREEN)

February 15, 2014

MRS. GLORIA GREEN DAVIS entered into rest on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at UPAC Augusta Hills. Survivors are: her husband, John Wayne Davis; daughters, Yolanda Davis of Savannah, Georgia, Frances (Xavier) Odeneal and Mary Davis of Jackson, Tennessee...

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MR. CHARLES ALBERT LeValle, Sr.

February 8, 2014

Mr. Charles Albert LeValle was born on April 11, 1936, in Sylvania, GA. He was the first of seven children of the late Colonel LeValle Jr. and Sadie Royal LeValle. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Carl LeValle, Sr., and Matthew C. LeVal...

MRS. GENEVA J. EASTERLING (JONES)

February 8, 2014

MOTHER GENEVA JONES EASTERLING, “GAN-GAN”, entered into life eternal when God called her to her heavenly home on Saturday, February 1, 2014. Mother Easterling was the ninth child born to the union of Joseph and Emma Berrian Jones on December 2...

SAINT IDA LEE WILLIAMS (THOMPSON)

February 8, 2014

On August 11, 1931, God in His perfect wisdom manifested His plan to enrich the earth with the life of Saint Ida Lee Williams. This blessing, received with joy, greatly enhanced the lives of her parents, the late Apostle Faries Ware Thompson and Moze...

MRS. MARIETTA (BETTY) M. HICKLIN (HAYES)

February 8, 2014

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes: and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall be there any more pain.” - Revelation 21:4 MRS. MARIETTA (BETTY) MAYES HICKLIN entered into rest on Sunday, Februar...

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MR. THOMAS WHITFIELD

February 8, 2014

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.” -Psalm 23:6 On January 31, 2014 our Heavenly Father called home one of his beloved angels, BROTHER THOMAS WHITFIELD. He wa...

LACHADRICK & LATOYA TERRELL & KENYATTA FREEMAN (FREEMAN & HOUSTON)

February 1, 2014

Mr. Lachadrick Terrell Freeman, Sr., “Rell”, was born April 12, 1979 to Rosa Mae Adams and Willie Hearst. He departed this life on Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Clarks Hill, South Carolina. Lachadrick accepted Christ at an early age and joined t...

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MR. CLIMMIE JOHNSON

January 25, 2014

CLIMMIE JOHNSON was born in Quitman, Mississippi on October 3, 1930 to the late James Johnson and Bessie Howman Johnson. He served in the United States Army for four years. He was employed at Castleberry Food Company until his retirement in 1992. H...

SIS. SURINA C. CUMMINGS

January 25, 2014

SURINA CHAFFON CUMMINGS was born on September 26, 1972, in Newark, New Jersey to Bobby and Antionette Cummings. Surina was affectionately known as “Rina” by her family and friends. In 1982, Surina relocated to Augusta, Georgia with her family wh...

MR. CURTIS BATES, SR.

January 22, 2014

MR. CURTIS BATES, SR. was born May 18, 1957 to the late Moye Bates, Jr. and Willie Mae Council (Bates). He departed this life Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Doctors Hospital. Curtis was a member of Second Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. He worked at Merry ...

MR. JAMES COLLIER

January 21, 2014

MR. JAMES COLLIER was born July 23, 1928 in Augusta, Georgia to the late Frank Collier and Katie Brown Collier. He was blind from birth, therefore attended Braile School for the Blind. At an early age he demonstrated his independence, and as an adul...

MRS. GLADYS P. MURDAUGH (PRIESTER)

January 18, 2014

Mrs. Gladys Priester Murdaugh Entered into rest on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia. Gladys was born to Janie Lue Priester and the late Jeffrey Priester. She attended Allendale County s...

MR. JOHNNY C. JONES,SR.

January 18, 2014

A loving father, JOHNNY C. JONES, SR., went home to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on January 12, 2014. Johnny, Sr, was born on January 13, 1915 to Clinton Jones and Easter Jones at Belle Place in Burke County, Georgia. He was the younges...

MR. OTIS PRINCE

January 17, 2014

OTIS “BILL” PRINCE went home to be with the Lord on January 12, 2014. He was born January 10, 1951 to the late George A. and Dorothy Seals Prince. He was baptized at an early age at First Shiloh Baptist Church. He attended Richmond County School...

MRS. FRANKIE J. BARNES

January 16, 2014

MRS. FRANKIE J. BARNES was born October 11, 1955 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Vertell Elmanharaway and Frank Moses. She attended school in Baltimore, Maryland and Augusta, Georgia, graduating with a degree in Nursing from Kerr Business College...

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MR. JAMES WOOTEN, JR.

January 15, 2014

MR. JAMES WOOTEN, JR. was born August 25, 1930 in Statesboro, Georgia to the late James Gaston Wooten, Sr. and Georgia Ann McPhatter. He was the ninth of thirteen children. James met and married the late Frances M. Boyd in August 1955. They were mar...

MR. FUTHEY BABCOCK

January 13, 2014

MR. FUTHEY BABCOCK entered into eternal peace on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at University Hospital. He was born on May 8, 1912 in Chester, South Carolina, the son of the late George and Louise Babcock. He attended Brainard Institute High School in C...

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MR. CHRISTOPHER ELIM,JR.

January 11, 2014

MR. CHRISTOPHER ELIM, JR. 93, was called home to eternal rest on January 6, 2014. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and cousin. He was affectionately known by some as “Bubba”. Born on June 6, 1920, in Augusta, Georgia, he was t...

MR. LINZY ROLLAND

January 10, 2014

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”. (John 3:16) MR. LINZY ROLLAND was born September 8, 1941 in Appling, Georgia to the late Robert...

DEACON jOHN EDWARD LOWERY

January 7, 2014

DEACON JOHN EDWARD LOWERY born November 11, 1939 to the late Will and Annie Mae Lowery of Augusta, Georgia. Three siblings preceded him in death, one brother, Billy Lowery and two sisters, Shirley Ivey and Juanita Walker. He received his education f...

MR. LONNIE EUGENE LOWE

January 4, 2014

Mr. LONNIE E. LOWE was affectionately known as “BIG LO” began his life July 17, 1951 in Augusta, Georgia. He was the fourth child and family baby to the late parents Carl Willie and Helen Jennings Lowe, brother Carl Willie Jr. and sister Frankie ...

MS. SHEALENE BROADWATER

January 4, 2014

“Precious in the sight of the Lord, is the death of His saints.” - Psalm 116:15 - MS. Shealene Broadwater was born on September 13, 1973 to Clarence and Daisy Mae Broadwater. She departed from labor to glory on Sunday, December 29, 2013. A ...

MRS. LEVONIA K. LEVERETT (KIMBLE)

January 3, 2014

“The Lord is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want.     ”Psalm 23:1 MRS. LEVONIA KIMBLE LEVERETT, daughter of the late Reverend and Mrs. Leroy Kimble was born October 5, 1961. She was the youngest of sixteen siblings. She departed her earthly home o...

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DEA. CLARENCE STOKES

January 2, 2014

“One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.                                     ...

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MR. THEODORE ROOSEVELT BURGESS

January 2, 2014

MR.THEODORE ROOSEVELT BURGESS was born on September 29, 1932 in Jefferson, Georgia, from the union of the late Theodore Roosevelt Burgess, Sr. and Estelle Outlaw Burgess. He was the second of six children. After a brief illness he departed this life ...

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