Obits

MR. EMANUEL WILLIAM FLETCHER

August 30, 2013

A Time To Be Born Brother Emanuel William Fletcher was born October 24, 1942, to the late Emanuel Fletcher and the late Maggie Mae WilliamsFletcher. A Time To Live Brother Emanuel William accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized. He was ...

MR. ALEXANDER Red Cap GLOVER

August 29, 2013

Mr. Alexander “Red Cap” Glover A Life Well Lived On August 24, 2013, God called one of His beautiful children home, Alexander “Red Cap” Glover. After a brief illness, and being admitted to the Georgia Regents Medical Hospital, his tasks o...

MRS. ELIZABETH T. WILLIAMS (TOLBERT)

August 28, 2013

Mrs. Elizabeth Tolbert Williams was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Williams; son, Anthony “Tony” Williams; parents, John and Gertrude Tolbert. Elizabeth Tolbert Williams known to all as “Sweetney” was born, reared, and attended...

MRS. SARAH D. PULLEN (BLAKELY)

August 28, 2013

Mrs. Sarah Blakely Pullen was born September 4, 1922 in Augusta, Georgia. She was the daughter of the late Mr. Augustus and Belle Blakely. She went home very peac efully and quietly to be with her Heavenly Father, Monday, August 19, 2013 at her re...

Mrs. Claries M. Taylor (McCrary)

August 27, 2013

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”    ~ Revelation 21:4 Mrs. Claries M. Taylor ent...

MS. MARIA BELL

August 27, 2013

Ms. Maria Bell was born March 18, 1960. to Jessie Bell and the late James E. Bell, Sr. She went home to be with the Lord on August 22, 2013. Maria was a 1978 graduate of Hephzibah High School. For over thirty years, she worked diligently and then...

MRS. HELEN C. STOKES (COFER)

August 26, 2013

Mrs. Helen Cofer Stokes of Augusta, Georgia transitioned from life to immortality on Monday, August 19, 2013. She was the fourth child of ten born to the late Forest & Lottie Cofer. She was converted and baptized at an early age and was a fa...

MS. TOMIKA RACQUEL WALTERS

August 24, 2013

Tomika Racquel Walters was born in Americus, Georgia on July 16, 1968 to Jane Frederick Dunn and Havolia Walters. “Kel”, as she was affectionately called by family and friends, will always have a special place in our hearts and always be rememb...

MRS. DORETHA O. JOHNSON (OAKMAN)

August 22, 2013

Mrs. Doretha Oakman Johnson was born July 6, 1930 in Richmond County to the late Henry and Carrie Oakman. She entered into rest August 14, 2013. On January 28th, 1951 Mrs. Johnson united in Holy Matrimony with Robert Johnson. To this union, two ch...

MR. JAMARCUS CODARRELL BELL

August 17, 2013

Jamarcus C. Bell was born March 16, 1987 to Marie Merriweather and Joe Pollard, Augusta, Georgia. On August 10, 2013 Jamarcus C. Bell departed this life. The one we love is at peace now and rejoices in his heavenly home of happiness. He was a lov...

MRS. SELF LEE SELMA CAIL (HAWTHORNE)

August 15, 2013

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 A time to be born Mrs. Self Lee Cail was bo...

MRS. LUCY LOUISE BROWN (GRIFFIN)

August 14, 2013

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven he hath made every thing beautiful in this time; also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that GOD maketh from the beginning to...

MRS. ROSA LEE BLAYLOCK (QUILLER)

August 12, 2013

On August 8, 2013, God welcomed another angel home, Rosa Lee Blaylock. She was born October 1, 1927 in Aiken County to Jasper and Hannah Mae Quiller. Rosa Lee accepted Christ in her life at an early age. She served many years on the Usher Board, ...

MR. DAVID WILLIAMS

August 11, 2013

Mr. David Williams, Jr., was born June 22, 1971 in Augusta, Georgia to David and Susie M. Williams. Jr. joined Mount Olive Baptist Church at an early age. He attended Beulah Grove Baptist Church. Jr. graduated from Strom Thurmond High School Cl...

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SISTER LYNDA VIRGINIA STONE

August 10, 2013

Lynda Virginia Stone was born March 13, 1951 in Wrens (Jefferson County), Georgia. She was the eighth child of the late Sam and Luella Stone. At an early age, she joined and was baptized at Mount Calvary Baptist Church under the leadership of the...

MR. KEVIN DUWANE GRANT

August 8, 2013

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes: and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain.” - Revelation 21:4 Kevin Duwane Grant was born August 7, 1957 in Augusta, Georgia to Rever...

MRS. MARY EMMA HAMMOND (KEY)

August 7, 2013

Mrs. Mary Emma Key Hammonds, daughter of the late Gilbert Key and Mary Williams Key, was born on June 2, 1912 in Edgefield County, South Carolina. She departed this life on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at the age of 101, at University Hospital, Augusta, Ge...

MRS. LORENA Y. GANDY (YOUNG)

August 7, 2013

Lorena Young Gandy  was born in Columbus, Georgia, on October 30, 1927, to the late Charlie Young and Ethel Watt Young Barksdale. She entered into rest Friday August 2, 2013, at her residence. Educated in the public schools of Columbus, Georgia, she...

Mrs. Shirley Ann Buggs

August 6, 2013

A caring and much loved wife, mother and friend, of Hephzibah, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on July 30, 2013. A Daughter Shirley was born on June 11, 1950 in Wilmington, North Carolina to the late MSG Luther, Sr. and Mrs. Geraldine (Dre...

MR. NATHANIEL JOHNSON, JR.

August 6, 2013

Nathaniel Donald Johnson, Jr. was the son of the late Nathan Johnson, Sr. and the late Emma Jones. He was born Christmas Eve Day, December 24, 1964 in Richmond County, Augusta, Georgia. Known to many as “Junior Boy”, he gracefully departed th...

Deacon Sidney Waltower, Sr.

August 3, 2013

Mr. Sidney Waltower. son of the late Thomas Charles Waltower, Sr. and Charity Green Waltower was born on January 6, 1922 in Waynesboro, Georgia. He received his Christian Baptism at his home church, Richmond Hill Baptist Church in Hephzibah, Geor...

MR DARNELL MABEN McALPIN, SR.

August 3, 2013

Mr. Darnell Maben McAlpin, Sr. went home to be with theLord early on July 30, 2013. Mr. McAlpin was the youngest of seven siblings born to Mr. & Mrs. Joseph McAlpin, Sr. of Augusta, Georgia. He attended school in Richmond County and was a musi...

MR. WALTER D. JOHNSON,

August 3, 2013

On Sunday, July 28th, Mr. Walter D. Johnson “Hound” ended life here on earth and started a new life with his Heavenly Father. He was born on June 27, 1949, to Lyna Harris Johnson and the late Cornelious Johnson. At an early age he accepted hi...

Ms. Marona Amandla

July 27, 2013

We mourn the passing of our beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter and friend Marona Amandla on July 16, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Having battled a cancerous sarcoma successfully, she was diagnosed with treatment-induced leukemia in January 2013. Maro...

Mr. Solomon William Walker, II

July 26, 2013

Dr. Solomon William Walker, II, the third of four children, was born to James Henry Walker and Cammie Lee Faucette Walker on July 25, 1936 in Atlanta, Georgia. He made his transition on Saturday, July 20, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Solomon received...

Mrs. Jeannette Isabelle Bright (Gardner)

July 25, 2013

Jeannette Isabelle Bright, was born August 28, 1943 to the late Spencer Gardner, Sr. and AnnieBell Gardner. She attended school in Richmond County. She later went on to pursue a career as a LPN and Master Cosmetologist and retired after forty-on...

Mrs. Louise M. Corley (Mays)

July 24, 2013

Louise M. Corley transitioned on Wednesday, July 17,2013. She was born on January 5,1912 to the union of Governor Mays and Emma Trotter in Augusta, Georgia. She was the middle child of three children. Her husband, Fletcher Corley, parents, sister and...

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Mr. Raymond Anderson, Sr.

July 24, 2013

In February 27, 1926, Raymond Anderson, Sr. was born to the late Mr. Robert and Gertrude H. Anderson of Augusta, Georgia. He entered into rest on Thursday, July 18, 2013. At an early age he was converted and baptized at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church...

Mr. Joseph Clinton Williams

July 23, 2013

Mr. Joseph Clinton Williams, the son of the late, Lewis Williams, Sr. and Lucille Ivory, was born on March 10, 1936. He departed this life on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at his residence. Joseph was a member of Old Piney Grove Baptist Church under th...

Mr. Edward B. McCoy, Jr.

July 17, 2013

EB as he was affectionately known, was born the first child of the late Mr. Edward B. McCoy Sr. and Mrs. Gussie Reid McCoy on July 26, 1941. After a brief illness, EB went home to be with the lord on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Doctors Hospital. E...

Dr. Jeffery R. Thomas, Ph.D.

July 13, 2013

Dr. Jeffery R. Thomas was born October 24, 1963 in Daytona, Florida, to Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn Smith and the late Rev. John Thomas Smith, Sr. He departed this life on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in P...

Mrs. Fannie S. Johnson (Simpkins)

July 11, 2013

Fannie Simpkins Johnson, “everybody is somebody” was just that. A Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Aunt, Soror and Friend to many, born August 7, 1933 to the late Joseph and Mary (Young) Simpkins. Educated in the Aiken County School system, Mrs....

Major Charles Allen Gibbons, Sr.

July 11, 2013

Major Charles Allen Gibbons, Sr. “Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.” - Psalm 73:24-25 On Saturday, July 6, 2013, cal...

Mrs. Essie T. Kelly (Trotty)

July 9, 2013

Sister Essie T. Kelly was born June 20th, 1934 in McBean, Georgia to the late Joe and Susie Trotty.  She grew up in Richmond County and is a graduate of Lucy C. Laney High School and attended Paine College, Augusta, GA.  After graduation, she went ...

George Kent Harvey

July 9, 2013

Mr. George Kent Harvey, Sr. Aka “Duck” was born October 15, 1973 to Miss Polly Harvey of Augusta, Georgia and the late Mr. Robert Wright of Waynesboro, Georgia. George was raised in Burke County. He was a native of Augusta, Georgia where he atten...

Mrs. Carrie Thompson (Kinard)

July 8, 2013

At 10:27 AM on 2 July 2013, God looked into room 2 at The Place in Martinez nursing home at Martinez, Georgia and said, “My child is tired. She fought a good fight, she has run the course.” He gave her perfect peace and called her Home. Carrie Ki...

Mrs. Ester Giles (Mutch)

July 6, 2013

“Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things,  I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.” - - Matthew 25:21 Sister Ester Mutch Giles was born May 19, 1945 in Sardis, G...

Sister Sheena M. Shaw

July 6, 2013

On Friday, June 28, 2013, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, called Sister Sheena M. Shaw home to glory. She was born March 14, 1982 to parents, Freddie and Shelia Shaw. At an early age she joined and attended House of God Church of God in Christ, Tho...

Ms. Audrey Missy Cooper

July 6, 2013

Audrey “Missy” Cooper  was born on January 23, 1971 in Augusta, Georgia to Mr.and Mrs.  Lester and Ida Ruth Cooper, Sr. Being the last of seven children, Audrey was destined to leave her mark . . . 1, 2, 3 (January 23) that was her! She was a v...

Lt. John A. Brown

July 6, 2013

Lt. John Brown started work in retail at the young age of thirteen to help support his family. He began working for K-Mart on Gordon Hwy in 1966 and became a manager for the S.S. Kresge Co. and K-Mart, opening new stores up and down the east coast fo...

Mrs. Denyse Lolita James (Bowman)

July 5, 2013

Denyse Lolita Bowman James was born in Augusta, GA March 29, 1942 to the late Theodore and Dorothy Dent Bowman. Theodore Bowman, Jr. was born two years later to the couple. Denyse began her formal education at Haines Normal and Industrial Institute i...

Ms. Marie Ann Harris (Anderson)

June 23, 2013

Marie A. Harris was born on June 11, 1952 in Aiken County, South Carolina to the late John Willie and Eldora Anderson. She departed this life on June 16, 2013 at Sacred Journey Hospice, Inc. At an early age, she joined Hazel Grove Baptist Church. She...

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Mr. Osborne Silas Burks, Jr.

June 22, 2013

Osborne Silas Burks, Jr. quietly and peacefully departed this life on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the V. A. Medical Center. Osborne was born to the late Reverend Osborne Silas and Clara S. Burks. Osborne was preceded in death by his son, Patrick Lloy...

Mr. George Scott, Jr.

June 16, 2013

Mr. George “Scotty ” Scott , Jr. entered into rest at his residence on June 11, 2013. He was preceded in death by his father, George Scott, Sr., his mother, Laney P. Davis, and one brother, Willie Scott, all of Augusta, Georgia...... View Program...

Mrs. Mary Shuemake (Baxter)

June 15, 2013

Mary Baxter Shuemake, affectionately called “Sister”, was born March 29, 1922 to the late Laurie Baxter and the late Ella Washington Baxter in Dorchester County, South Carolina. Her twin brother, Perry Baxter passed shortly after birth. She was b...

Mr. Broderick Jerome Andrews

June 15, 2013

In the midnight hour as God was making His rounds, He chose another Saint to rejoice forever more, Mr. Broderick Jerome Andrews. Broderick was the son of Albert Andrews and Phyllis Jennings.  He was born on November 14, 1982 in Ft. Ord, Californi...

Mrs. Beatrice Elizabeth Johnson (Ross)

June 13, 2013

Favorite Scriptures: Psalm 118:24 “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. John 14:1 “Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me.” Favorite Song: “How Great Thou Art.” Beatrice E...

Mr. Levi White

June 1, 2013

Mr. Levi White was born in Hephzibah, Georgia on January 9, 1939, to the late Annie Mae Wright Cummings and Solomon White. He retired from General Motors after thirty years. He leaves to cherish his memories: four children, Levi White (Sonya); Gre...

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Mr. Curley Thompkins

May 2, 2013

Retired SFC Curley (Pete) Tompkins passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the age of 71. Born January 11, 1942 in Itta Bena, Mississippi, Mr. Tompkins retired from the United States Army at Fort Gordon. He was also a founding member and Steward o...

Mr. Frank W. Roberson

April 29, 2013

FRANK WALLACE ROBERSON, Sr. was born in Langley, South Carolina on May 24, 1919. He was the son of Mary Jones Foster and Ernest Roberson, Sr. and the grandson of Benjamin Franklin Jones, who was born in Alabama in 1845. As a boy he was spoiled by his...

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