Around the block
Aiken International Club will meet at 7 p.m. today in the Penland Administration Building, Room 106, at the University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway. A panel of USC Aiken international students, led by Dr. Yanrong Chang, will discuss their cultures and answer questions from the audience. The meeting is free and open to the public. Call (803) 641-6875.

Health organization brings dental care to pupils
Dental hygienist Tammi Byrd said many of the children she visits in schools around South Carolina have never seen a dentist.

Events calendar
MIDLAND VALLEY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEETING: noon April 12; Bobby's Bar-B-Q, Buffet and Catering, 1897 Jefferson Davis Highway, Warrenville; Scott Enter will report on the status of the Heritage Corridor; reservations unnecessary; (803) 645-4429

Library schedules
Here are Aiken County area library schedules.

Pet of the week
Lady, a 3-month-old female mixed breed, is available for adoption through Molly's Militia. Adoptions are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at PetSmart in Aiken and from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at PetSmart in Augusta. Pets can be seen in their foster homes. For information, visit www.mollysmilitia.org or call (803) 640-2068 or (706) 364-7334.

Milestones
The following area students have been named to the dean's list at the Medical College of Georgia School of Allied Health Sciences:

Recycling locations
- To raise money for burn victims, the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation takes aluminum cans at the Belvedere Fire Department on U.S. Highway 25, Langley Fire Department on South Carolina Highway 421, and Aiken Department of Public Safety stations No. 2 on Silver Bluff Road and No. 3 on U.S. Highway 78.

Semiprivate golf club has seen many changes since its creation
Golf has been a part of Aiken's sporting scene since the turn of the 20th century, and Aiken Golf Club is one of the oldest courses in the community.

Anniversary
Andy and Margie Anderson, of North Augusta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary March 25 with a reception at Abilene Baptist Church on Washington Road in Martinez. The reception was given by their son and daughter-in-law, Rusty and Donna Anderson, and their granddaughter, Jesslyn Anderson.

Reports give students lessons in public speaking
Amy Bassett said the Blessing of the Hounds is a significant fox-hunting tradition.

Pupils use artistic license with project
Mike Keltz said he feels it is vital that his pupils exercise their artistic abilities.

Adult literacy sites
Here are some phone numbers of area adult literacy sites:

Across the river
DOWNTOWN LUNCH DATE: 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27; Augusta Common, Eighth and Reynolds streets; musical entertainment; (706) 821-1754

Powderhouse truck ban stalls
An ordinance to close Powderhouse Road on Aiken's south side to large trucks was stopped when it lost the support of the area's resident Aiken County Council member.

School lunch menus
Here are Aiken County school lunch menus through April 14.

Meetings
AIKEN COUNTY REGISTRATION AND ELECTIONS COMMISSION: 5:30 p.m. first Mondays (unless it is a holiday, then moves to second Monday), Registration and Elections Building, 916 Vaucluse Road, Aiken; (803) 642-1528.

Reunions
STROM THURMOND HIGH SCHOOL 1986: Seeking classmates for a 20-year reunion Saturday, Oct. 7; call Gretchen Tremmel Strasser at (803) 202-3355.

Recreation calendar
KARATE CLUB TRAINING CLASSES: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; classes in US TAI Karate for adults and children; $40 per month, no contracts required.

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Arts school dedicates sculpture to hold cremated remains

This Black Cat could prove lucky as addition to Augusta theater scene
Soon, there will be a new cat prowling Augusta's entertainment scene.

Arts school dedicates sculpture to hold cremated remains
RALEIGH, N.C. - R. Phillip Hanes Jr. helped to give birth to the North Carolina School of the Arts. Now he will remain with it even in death.

This Black Cat could prove lucky as addition to Augusta theater scene

WADA says it didn't conduct testing prior to WBC

The Babe's 88-year-old daughter prepared for Bonds to pass Ruth

WADA says it didn't conduct testing prior to WBC
NEW YORK - The World Anti-Doping Agency wasn't allowed to conduct unannounced drug tests before the World Baseball Classic and still can't determine whether the sport's governing body complied with its code.

The Babe's 88-year-old daughter prepared for Bonds to pass Ruth
SUN CITY, Ariz. - Julia Ruth Stevens sits in her favorite chair in her tiny, pale pink living room and happily shares details about more than a dozen pictures of her famous father hanging on every wall.

Smoltz starts slow again for Braves
LOS ANGELES - Atlanta's John Smoltz talked all spring about a personal reinvention, a starter that would rein himself in and value being under control. That individual might still surface this year, but he didn't Monday in Smoltz's first start of 2006.

Pitcher returns to roots in L.A.
LOS ANGELES - Braves starter Horacio Ramirez said Tuesday afternoon that he intends to find more ways to enjoy this season.

LaRoche doesn't let disorder get him down
LOS ANGELES - Like Dodgers starter Derek Lowe revealed earlier this week, Braves first baseman Adam LaRoche also battles adult attention deficit disorder.

LaRoche doesn't let disorder get him down

Smoltz starts slow again for Braves

Pitcher returns to roots in L.A.

Strike could jam flights here
The crippling effect of a Delta Air Lines Inc. pilot strike would undoubtedly ripple to Augusta Regional Airport and could hinder flights home for some Masters Tournament guests.

Selling Augusta
It takes a hook to lure big-money convention planners and influential travel writers into town.

Hatney to replace Cheek on panel
The April 13 board meeting of the Downtown Development Authority will feature a new face - Augusta Commissioner J.R. Hatney.

Corporate donations make special golf course a reality
To say Club Car Inc. entertains a lot of people during Masters Week would be an understatement.

Forests in area are part of sales
STAMFORD, Conn. - International Paper Co., the world's largest forest products company, announced an agreement Tuesday to sell about 5.1 million acres of forest land, including more than 111,300 acres in the Augusta-Aiken area, for $6.1 billion to two investor groups.

Hatney to replace Cheek on panel

Selling Augusta

Strike could jam flights here

Corporate donations make special golf course a reality

Forests in area are part of sales

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Clemson chalks one up on South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Brad Chalk's soft RBI single to center in the seventh inning lifted Clemson to a 3-2 victory over South Carolina on Wednesday night that ended the top-ranked Gamecocks' nine-game win streak.

Clemson, South Carolina resume series

Clemson, South Carolina resume series
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The country's No. 1 team. A jam-packed Sarge Frye Field. And the state's two biggest clubs coming off impressive weekend sweeps.

Clemson chalks one up on South Carolina

Donovan reaches pinnacle with young Gators

Fans greet Terrapin women on return from championship

Making life tough on predators
Don't blink, or you'll miss the parade.

Making life tough on predators

Poster child for death penalty

No refuge for McKinney
In 2006 America, an empty charge of racism has become the last refuge of a scoundrel.

Profanity insanity
We support our president. But dissension is welcome on these pages. Our letters section proves it. So, loyalty to the commander in chief, even in wartime, is not the issue here.

DeLay makes right decision
Newt Gingrich's strategy is credited with winning the House for Republicans in 1994. But it was the former GOP majority leader, known as "The Hammer" for his hardball politics inside and outside Congress, that is largely responsible for keeping the House Republican since then.

DeLay makes right decision

Poster child for death penalty
Many Italians today find it maddening that they cannot execute the awful killers of a kidnapped 17-month-old toddler whose case has broken the Italian heart.

One nation?

No refuge for McKinney

One nation?
The immigration debate has crossed the border now - from the merely absurd to the utterly offensive.

Profanity insanity

Hank Williams Jr. surrenders in assault case
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Hank Williams Jr. surrendered to police Tuesday on a warrant issued in an alleged assault on a hotel waitress last month, a charge his publicist claimed is driven by "greed."

Whoopi's inner child comes to life in kids soccer show
LOS ANGELES - She has an Oscar, a Grammy, a Tony and a Golden Globe, but there's one bit of hardware missing from Whoopi Goldberg's awards shelf - a soccer trophy.

Club calendar
GET LISTEDSend your nightclub's entertainment or drink special information to karen.roberson@augustachronicle.com, fax it to (706) 722-7403 or call (706) 823-3708. Listings must be received by 6 p.m. Mondays for publication in the current week.

Lawyer: Suge Knight seeking bankruptcy protection
LOS ANGELES - Rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is seeking federal bankruptcy protection for himself and his Death Row Records, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Spotted
Antonio Galvan (from left), Alan Corey and Tom Uskup were among the fans enjoying the polo action Saturday at Powderhouse Field.

Quick: Farfalle with smoked salmon and peas
Just three simple rules.

All about ham

Quick: Farfalle with smoked salmon and peas

Lemon cake is forever festive
Almond paste complements the tart lemon and nutty poppy-seed flavors in this rich-tasting, festive cake topped with a drizzle of icing. It's an attractive dessert to serve for any occasion, holiday or family day, especially if you play up the spring-like look and decorate it with a garnish of little marzipan lemons.

Lemon cake is forever festive

Seder matzo kugel can be served as an anytime dish
Passover is a holiday that revolves around food. That might help explain why it is celebrated by more Jews than any other holiday.

Seder matzo kugel can be served as an anytime dish

All about ham
If ham is the centerpiece of Easter dinner this year, check your options for choosing, slicing and serving it.

Former Georgia Tech player gets probation
FRESNO, Calif. - A former Georgia Tech cornerback was sentenced to nine months' probation on felony drug charges connected to a marijuana-distribution ring.

Georgia Tech tops Georgia Southern
ATLANTA - Danny Payne homered to lead off the bottom of the seventh inning, breaking a 3-3 tie and helping Georgia Tech to a 7-4 victory over Georgia Southern Wednesday afternoon and a split of a two-game series.

Former Georgia Tech player gets probation

Georgia Tech tops Georgia Southern

A new ball game
The Augusta GreenJackets open a much-anticipated first season under the watch of their famous new ownership group today at Charleston, starting a four-game set at the RiverDogs.

A new ball game

O.J. for the O.C.
Celebrating the reigning Masters champion with a special recipe is a tradition in this column.

O.J. for the O.C.

Bush evidently isn't bound by law
Two pieces of news came to my attention recently. Both show just how fast we are losing our republic. Gene Osteen, Aiken, S.C.

Immigrant permeation is troubling
Aiken County school board member Larry Murphy finally asked the right question. He asked for information to determine how many pupils in Aiken public schools have parents who are illegal immigrants. Superintendent Dr. Linda Eldridge answered, "We don't know. By federal law we're not allowed to ask that question or to see a green card or citizenship papers. The children are entitled to a free education." Mr. Murphy replied, "It just goes back that the federal government tells us everything we do." Andy Windham, Wagener, S.C.

Bush is too soft on immigration

Katrina column had only half the story

Bush evidently isn't bound by law

Katrina column had only half the story
I found that Ron Roberts' guest column, "Get facts on the Katrina aftermath" (April 1) was another perfect example of how many media types only report half of the facts - the ones they want you to hear. Steve Sheetz, Martinez

Bush is too soft on immigration
I always believed that President Bush was a good and honest man - a little incomprehensible at times, but at least honest. The statements he has made recently concerning immigration and the securing of our borders have proven him to be a prevaricator, and his profession of Christ as his role model rings hollow. John Ballard, Augusta

Immigrant permeation is troubling

Seniors calendar

Health calendar

Apple unveils software to load Windows XP on Macs

Brain cells from mice ease paralysis in rats

San Francisco picks Google, EarthLink for Wi-Fi

Online posts offer rooms in exchange for sex

Crazy about coasters

Diseased valves replaced without cracking the chest

Ride after ride on Goliath proves all the hoopla is true

Chronic sleep problems affect millions

Author: Praise kids early, often - and with meaning

Hormone injections' promise of youth comes with risks

Scientist: Jesus may have walked on ice, not water

Crazy about coasters
Dolores Damm was unsure what she would do if she couldn't get out of Atlanta on Friday.

Scientist: Jesus may have walked on ice, not water
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Jesus walked on water, according to the Bible, but a Florida State University professor says he may have actually walked on a hard-to-see patch of ice.

Ride after ride on Goliath proves all the hoopla is true
There are no loops.

Diseased valves replaced without cracking the chest
Dr. Samuel Lichtenstein cut a two-inch hole between an elderly man's ribs. Peering inside, he poked a pencil-sized wire up into the chest, piercing the bottom of the man's heart.

Chronic sleep problems affect millions
WASHINGTON - Chronic sleeping problems afflict as many as 70 million Americans, costing the nation billions in medical expenses, accidents and lost productivity, a new study reports.

Brain cells from mice ease paralysis in rats
NEW YORK - Scientists eased the paralysis of rats with spinal cord injury by transplanting cells taken from the brains of adult mice, an encouraging sign for developing a human treatment, researchers reported.

Seniors calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information. To list your activity, write to Seniors Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send a fax to (706) 722-7403 or e-mail to feature@augustachronicle.com. Include the name and number of a contact person.

Hormone injections' promise of youth comes with risks
CHICAGO - Richard Weisman is drinking deeply from what he considers the Fountain of Youth. The 44-year-old Las Vegas car dealer injects himself with human growth hormone six times a week, in addition to swallowing a handful of dietary supplements every day.

Apple unveils software to load Windows XP on Macs
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Though Macintosh computers have long been praised for their elegant design and high quality, countless potential buyers turned to other systems because Macs couldn't easily use the programs built for PCs based on Microsoft Corp.'s ubiquitous operating system.

Online posts offer rooms in exchange for sex
SAN FRANCISCO - In Atlanta, an online ad offers a room in exchange for "sex and light office duty." In Los Angeles, a one-bedroom pool house is free "to a girl that is skilled and willing." And in New York City, a $700-a-month room is available at a discount to a fit female willing to provide sex.

San Francisco picks Google, EarthLink for Wi-Fi
SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc.'s bid to blanket San Francisco with a free wireless Internet service cleared a major hurdle Wednesday when a city panel identified the search leader and EarthLink Inc. as the best candidates for the ambitious project.

Author: Praise kids early, often - and with meaning
NEW YORK - What do you say when your kindergartner ties his shoe all by himself? Or your toddler makes it to the potty on time? Or even when your baby takes her first steps?

Health calendar
The health and fitness calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to 722-7403 and send e-mail to ryan.wehmeyer@augusta chronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Ten crews called out to fight motel blaze

Bill on school funds signed

Trust fund plans vary in chambers
COLUMBIA - Senate leaders say they want to repay $174 million raided from trust funds during lean budget years.

Across the area
Six people have been arrested in a months-long video poker investigation in Aiken County, according to the county sheriff's office.

Rants and Raves
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Across South Carolina
HILTON HEAD ISLAND - Beach renourishment along six miles of Hilton Head Island has been delayed until September.

Son dies after 9 hours in car

Dispute may keep Brown from playing at festival
A performance by James Brown at a music festival named in his honor appears doubtful after a spokesman for Mr. Brown said Tuesday the "Godfather of Soul" does not perform with any band but his own.

Farmers cross fingers, watch weather forecast

Rebirth through fire
BARNWELL, S.C. - Rosemary Baptist Church celebrated its 125th birthday in October.

News you can use

Charity status must be defined
Charles Walker Jr. has 30 days to explain to the Georgia Secretary of State's Office how his organization can accept public contributions when it is not registered with the state as a public charity.

Traffic eases as Masters Tournament begins
Officials expect traffic to flow better this morning as the first day of the 70th Masters Tournament gets underway at Augusta National Golf Club.

Eminent domain bills signed
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law Tuesday a pair of bills aimed at making it harder for the government to seize private property.

Appeal delays Augusta trial

Appeal delays Augusta trial
The dentist facing charges of murder in Augusta and suburban Atlanta wants to take his case to the state Supreme Court again.

Across the area
A retired Evans banker might challenge Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross for one of the county's top political seats for a second time.

Augustans recall King's slaying

News you can use
Activities scheduled for this week include:

Charity status must be defined

Hispanic legislator plans to step down

News you can use

Trust fund plans vary in chambers

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Clay Pender, 1, of Barnwell, S.C.

Student is accused of extorting teen with nude photos

Bill on school funds signed
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue on Wednesday signed legislation directing that schools spend at least 65 percent of their dollars in the classroom, the first in a string of education initiatives he will promote this year as he seeks re-election.

Coffee County sheriff's resignation is accepted

Burying waste is faulted

Rebirth through fire

Rants and Raves
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Donors support 'dream'

Hispanic legislator plans to step down
ATLANTA - The state Senate's lone Hispanic lawmaker, who rose to prominence during the bitter debate over illegal immigration this session, said Wednesday he will not seek re-election.

Chairman's race grows

Deputies disregard woman's 911 call
ANDERSON, S.C. - Anderson County Sheriff David Crenshaw has apologized after his deputies did not respond to a 911 call from a stabbing victim who often called dispatchers without an emergency.

Farmers cross fingers, watch weather forecast
JOHNSTON, S.C. - It's a cold morning, and Sonny Yonce is standing in his family's peach orchard, bundled up in a warm jacket.

Scuffle calls up vision of 'old Cynthia'
ATLANTA - When she returned to Congress in 2004, U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney's friends and foes alike said they saw a quieter, more amiable version of the fiery lawmaker who once suggested that the Bush White House had prior knowledge of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Former Chapin Police Chief Mickey Matney was fired last month for improper use of his town vehicle and conflicts of interest, among other reasons, officials said Tuesday.

Son dies after 9 hours in car
AIKEN - After leaving her 15-month-old son in her car for nine hours and then finding him lifeless, a North Augusta woman drove around for nearly two hours before calling police, authorities said Wednesday.

Crash details sought
Georgia State Patrol investigators from Gainesville will return next week to the site of a fatal wreck on County Line Road to try to piece together what happened.

No one injured by shot at cars
Authorities on Wednesday arrested an Augusta man who they say shot at two motorists, including the captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team in town for the Masters Tournament.

Secret standards set for Larke

McKinney committed crime, says police chief
WASHINGTON - U.S. Capitol Police Chief Terrance Gainer said Wednesday that U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney turned an officer's failure to recognize her into a criminal matter when she failed to stop at his request and then struck him.

Across the area

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Marcus Taylor, 10, of Augusta.

Workers got no party, pay raises after shootings

Workers got no party, pay raises after shootings
ATLANTA - A draft of a memo to employees shows a Christmas party and raises for his staff were not at the top of the sheriff's to-do list after last year's deadly shootings that started at a downtown courthouse.

Committee authorizes plate for Parrot Heads

Kid of the Day

No one injured by shot at cars

Across South Carolina

Across Georgia

Rants and Raves
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Deputies disregard woman's 911 call

Student is accused of extorting teen with nude photos
ATHENS, Ga. - A University of Georgia student has been charged with using a popular Internet site to try to extort a 17-year-old Forsyth County girl into having sex.

McKinney committed crime, says police chief

Agents bust up moonshine operation in south Augusta

Authorities identify man killed in warehouse fire
Authorities this morning released the name of a man who died in a fire at an abandoned warehouse in downtown Augusta Wednesday night.

Woman denied bond in child's death

Businessman J.B. Fuqua dies at age 87
J.B. Fuqua, a maverick tycoon who started building his multibillion-business empire in Augusta, died of complications from bronchitis Wednesday at age 87.

Coffee County sheriff's resignation is accepted
DOUGLAS, Ga. - Gov. Sonny Perdue received and accepted Coffee County Sheriff Rob Smith's resignation this week after he pleaded guilty to malpractice and malfeasance in office.

Across Georgia

Police arrest man accused of shooting at golfer
The captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team, who is playing in this year's Masters Tournament, told Richmond County sheriff's deputies that someone shot at a vehicle he was driving while en route to Augusta Regional Airport late Tuesday night.

Across South Carolina

Phone service restored after outage
Landline telephone service has been restored throughout Columbia County after a 30-minute interruption in service, emergency officials said this morning.

Kid of the Day

Traffic to Augusta National eases
The amount of traffic moving toward the Augusta National Golf Club this morning is decreasing, officials said.

Crash details sought

Burying waste is faulted
AIKEN - A committee of experts from academia and industry is concerned about the amount of radioactive Cold War waste that could be buried at Savannah River Site.

Scuffle calls up vision of 'old Cynthia'

Woman is arrested after boy is found dead in car
AIKEN -- A 35-year-old woman in Aiken County has been arrested and charged with homicide by child abuse.

Across Georgia
ELBERTON - High school students who boycotted first-period classes to protest a school board decision won the battle Tuesday after the superintendent decided to let their principal keep his job.

Chairman's race grows
Candidates are emerging to become the first popularly-elected school board chairman in Columbia County.

Secret standards set for Larke
Standards have been set to measure Richmond County schools Superintendent Charles Larke's performance, but what those standards are, the public may never know.

Rants and Raves
Comments from readers:

News you can use
Activitiess scheduled for this week include:

Across Georgia
VIDALIA - Authorities say a 2-year-old girl died when she swallowed her mother's crack cocaine during the weekend.

Committee authorizes plate for Parrot Heads
COLUMBIA - South Carolina's tribute to Margaritaville is moving ahead.

Augustans recall King's slaying
Thirty-eight years have passed since the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to death in Memphis, Tenn., but Augustans haven't forgotten.

Donors support 'dream'
ATLANTA - Corporate donors appear to be giving generously to an effort to build a Washington, D.C., memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Ten crews called out to fight motel blaze
Fire officials are working to determine the cause of a multi-alarm fire at a Gordon Highway motel Tuesday.

Eminent domain bills signed

Across the area

Dispute may keep Brown from playing at festival

'Narnia' is hurt by failure to identify its audience
Had The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe been written with the painstaking affection with which it was rendered, the film might have become a children's classic on par with The Wizard of Oz.

Theater pulls trailer for 'United 93'
NEW YORK - A New York City movie theater has pulled the trailer for "United 93," which chronicles in real time the hijacked United Airlines flight that crashed in Western Pennsylvania on Sept. 11.

'Narnia' is hurt by failure to identify its audience

Studios shutting out movie critics
LOS ANGELES - Critics are being shut out of more films as studios forgo advance screenings on flicks they expect reviewers to trash, figuring the movies stand a better chance of box-office success with no reviews rather than bad ones.

Mini reviews
THEATERS, RATINGS

Mel Brooks savors his DVD movie laurels
LOS ANGELES - Mel Brooks would love to see a run on the new DVD collection of eight of his gleefully manic movie comedies, including "Blazing Saddles," "Young Frankenstein" and "High Anxiety."

New home-video releases
Here's a look at what's new this week in home DVD release and a calendar of what's coming:

Mel Brooks savors his DVD movie laurels

'Take the Lead' misses genuineness of the real thing

Theater pulls trailer for 'United 93'

Studios shutting out movie critics

New home-video releases

Mini reviews

'Take the Lead' misses genuineness of the real thing
Take the Lead was a far more effective story in its original nonfiction form. It's inspired by the work of Pierre Dulaine, whose dance classes in New York City public schools also provided the basis for the charming 2005 documentary Mad Hot Ballroom.

Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound to release new album
NEW YORK - Snoop Dogg is back in Tha Dogg Pound.

Concert calendar

Concert calendar
Heather Headley, Anthony Hamilton: 8 p.m. Saturday; Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St.; $45, $35; (706) 722-3521.

Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound to release new album

Soul artist's music keeps him close to the angels

Soul artist's music keeps him close to the angels
Although Anthony Hamilton is often categorized as a neo-soul artist, the raw-boned chronicler of broken hearts and personal passions says he's just the latest practitioner of a very old sound.

Crossover artist makes no apologies for his Southern, gospel music roots
Unlike some artists who say Atlanta when they mean Augusta when touring the Garden City, gospel star Kirk Franklin said he'd never make such a mistake.

Crossover artist makes no apologies for his Southern, gospel music roots

NASCAR's primary sponsor staying put

Rookies quickly climbing ladder
Reed Sorenson had never been to Martinsville Speedway before last Sunday's DirecTV 500, but it didn't take him long to get used to the half-mile short track.

Living big in Texas
FORT WORTH, Texas - When NASCAR pushed Texas Motor Speedway to swap racing dates with Martinsville Speedway - and away from the Masters Tournament - Texas pushed back.

Simmons to replace Dana on Rahal's team
INDIANAPOLIS - Jeff Simmons, a regular for four seasons in the Indy Pro Series, will replace driver Paul Dana on Bobby Rahal's team starting April 22 in Japan. Dana was killed during a pre-race warmup late last month.

NASCAR's primary sponsor staying put
The head of marketing for Sprint-Nextel says the company's commitment to its 10-year, $70 million sponsorship in NASCAR remains strong despite some upcoming high-level personnel changes.

Simmons to replace Dana on Rahal's team

Living big in Texas

Rookies quickly climbing ladder

Fans greet Terrapin women on return from championship
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland Terrapins returned to campus Wednesday with the school's first NCAA women's basketball championship and were greeted by thousands of cheering fans.

Donovan reaches pinnacle with young Gators
INDIANAPOLIS - Florida coach Billy Donovan lifted the national championship trophy above his head Tuesday, posing for pictures and answering questions about his team's unlikely title run and its uncertain future.

Rooney, Richardson head commissioner search committee

Cleo Johnson   (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
SWAINSBORO, Ga.- Mrs. Cleo Johnson entered in rest Sunday, April 2, 2006. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 8 2006 at the Church of Jesus. Burial in Swainsboro City Cemetery. Mosley's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Isadore Burden   (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Mr. Isadore Burden of Jacksonville, died Thursday, March 30, 2006 at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 8 at 2 p.m. from the Union Hill Baptist Church, Tennille, Ga., with Reverend Benjamin Martin officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. M.C. Smith Funeral Home in charge.

Christine Hall   (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Miss Christine Hall of Spirit Creek Rd., entered into rest Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at the University Hospital. Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 8, 2006 at Olive Grove Baptist Church, Appling, Ga., with Rev. R.F. Everett officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Survivors are one brother, John C. (Viola) Hall, Augusta; one nephew, Frank (Mattie) Johnson, Augusta, and a host of nieces, nephews, a dear friend, Mary Douglas; friends may call at the residence of her nephew, 1713 Morgan Street. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Lowell Wakefield   (CONWAY, S.C.)
CONWAY, S.C. - Lowell Tennyson Wakefield, Jr., age 77, of Lesia Lane, died Monday, April 3, 2006 at his residence. Mr. Wakefield was born June 14, 1928 in Annandale, VA, a son of the late Lowell Tennyson Wakefield, Sr. and Olive Luke Wakefield. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Wakefield retired from Washington Gas Light Company after 38 years of service. He was predeceased by one daughter, Jerri Wakefield. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Helen R. Wakefield of Conway, SC three daughters, Jacklin Ferguson and her husband, Jerry of Rocky Mount, VA, Janet Shearer and her husband, Michael of Alexandria, VA and Jean Hall and her husband, Robert of Cornelius, NC, one son, Lowell T. Wakefield, III and his wife, Evelyn of Evans, GA, eleven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday from First United Methodist Church with Rev. Ben Barnett officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery directed by Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be sent to Mercy Hospice of Horry County, P.O. Box 50640, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 or to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 58, Conway, SC 29528. Sign a guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Harold Rickert   (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Rev. Harold Rickert, age 82, died Monday, April 3, 2006, at Syl-View Nursing Home in Sylvania under hospice care. He was born in Philadelphia, PA., in 1923. He served in the Armed Forces during WWII with a military hospital in England and as a chaplain's assistant. During this time he became an enthusiastic blood donor and gave more than 10 gallons through the years. He felt the call to preach and was a graduate of the Pennsylvania Bible Institute and Mercer University. He was ordained at the Hiltonia Baptist Church where he served as pastor as well as the churches of Wades, Douglas Branch and Rocky Ford in Screven County. He was pastor at the Fellowship Baptist Church, Thomaston, Yatesville and Zebulon Baptist Churches as well as New Providence Baptist Church in Guyton. In the Middle Baptist Association, he served for a while as moderator and on the executive committee of the Georgia Baptist Convention. He was associational missionary for the Middle Baptist Association for a number of years. His last pastorate before retirement was the Springdale Baptist Church in Dublin, Ga. He was a member of the Sylvania First Baptist Church, the Guy Smalley Sunday School Class, a member of the Rotary Club and the American Legion Post 116. He served for many years as a director on the board for the Bank of Newington. During his retirement he was interim pastor of several churches in the association. He also pursued his hobby of art by operating a sign shop. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister. Survivors include his wife of almost 59 years, Willene Evans Rickert of Sylvania; one daughter and son-in-law, Merrilyn R. and Rev. Milas Y. Sease III of Irmo, S.C.; granddaughter and son-in-law, Angela S. and Zebulon L. Reid of Newberry, S.C.; and grandson, Russel F. Sease of Irmo, S.C.; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 5, 2006, from 6 until 8 p.m. Services will be held Thursday, April 6, 2006, at Sylvania First Baptist Church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Lonnie Norris, Rev. Max Hall and Rev. Milas Sease III officiating. The body will lie in state from 10 until 11 at the church. Interment will be held at North Newington Baptist Church Cemetery in Newington. Pallbearers are T.W. Evans, Russel Sease, Harry Sheppard, Jr., Tripp Sheppard, William Triplett and Lamar Zipperer. Honorary Pallbearers are the Guy Smalley Sunday School Class at Sylvania First Baptist Church, Members of Sylvania Rotary Club, Lindy Sheppard, Jr., Charlie Waters, Jimmy Connor, John F. Evans, Gary Edenfield, Moses Griner, Billy Williams and American Legion Post #116 of Sylvania. Remembrances may be made to Sylvania First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 318, Sylvania, GA 30467; or to North Newington Baptist Church, 11572 Newington Highway, Newington, GA 30446. Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home in charge of all the arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Wayne Leroy Malick   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Wayne Leroy Malick, age 52, of Brookfield Parkway, entered into rest Saturday, April 1, 2006. He was the beloved husband of Mrs. Kathy Suydam Malick. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A. M. Thursday, April 6, 2006 at South Harlem Memorial Gardens, Harlem, GA. Mr. Malick, a lifelong resident of the Augusta area was a member of the National Association of Harley Owners Group (HOG), and a carpenter with Luckey Cabinets. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Suydam Malick; his mother, Bertha Knotts Malick, Grovetown, GA, one son Scott (Ashlee) Cawley, Grovetown, GA; two daughters: Stephanie Malick (Robert) Robinson, Birmingham, AL and Kimberly Cawley (Ken) Hayes, Pooler, GA; his brother Marty Tobesman, Augusta, West VA; his sister Sandy Holley of Augusta, GA, and five grandchildren: Cary Marie Robinson, Hammond Cawley, Caroline Cawley, Anna Hayes and Witt Hayes, and a loving pet "Baxter". Mr. Malick was preceded in death byhis father, Mr. Roy Malick. Because of Wayne's love for children, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society for Children's Cancer Research, c/o Julie Tollison, 2623 Washington Rd, Suite F104, Augusta GA 30904. The family and friends are requested to assemble at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Columbia Road by 9:30 A.M. Thursday for the funeral procession to South Harlem Memorial Gardens. Lowe Funeral Home, 77 W Gibson St. Warrenton GA 30828 (706) 465-3333 Email: Lowe113@cs.com

Virginia Singleton   (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
TWIN CITY, Ga. - Virginia McFadyen Singleton, age 65, of Twin City, died on Monday, April 3, 2006. Graveside services will be Thursday, April 6th, at 2 PM at Eastbrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary on Thursday from 12 PM until time of service. Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

Robert M. Radford   (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Robert M. Radford will be private and under the direction of George Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 211 Park Ave. SW Aiken. Mr. Radford, 85, of Aiken, died Wednesday at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. Mr. Radford, a native of Baltimore, MD graduated from the Johns Hopkins University. He served in the Navy during World War II and later in the Naval Reserve from which he retired with the rank of Captain. He came to Aiken in 1952 as a chemist with the E. I. duPont Company and retired as a department superintendent at the Savannah River Plant in 1980. Mr. Radford is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marjorie Coulson Radford, Aiken; a son Michael (Joan) Radford, Columbia, SC and a daughter, Sandra (Barry) Harrelson, Washington, DC. He is also survived by two grandchildren. Visit www.georgefuneralhomes.com to sign the online condolence register. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Warren J. McBride   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Warren James "Mac" McBride, 86, beloved husband of the late Ethel May O'Hagan McBride, entered into rest on Sunday, April 2, 2006, at Eisenhower Medical Center. Graveside services with Full Military Honors will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2006, at Westover Memorial Park with Pastor Jeff Burris officiating. A native of Bayonne, N.J., Mr. McBride served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He loved his country and his family. Golf was his passion. During the late 1950's and early 1960's, "Mac" was the assistant golf pro at what is now known as the Forest Hills Golf Course under Mickey Gallagher. He became a PGA teaching pro and gave private lesions to individuals and groups in the Augusta area. Survivors are his sons, Richard W. McBride and his wife, Cindy, of Evans, and Kevin J. McBride and his wife, Jan, of Augusta; and six grandchildren, Melissa McBride, Kate Williams, Amanda McBride, Julia McBride, Shawn McBride and Ryan McBride. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at Platt's Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Avenue, Augusta, GA 30904, (706)733-3636.

Roderick Clay (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Roderick 'Rod' Oden Clay, Jr., brother of the late Nancy Clay Tabb entered into rest Tuesday April 4, 2006 at Select Specialty Hospital in Augusta. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced. Platt's Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Ave, Augusta, Ga., (706) 733-3636.

Leon Dyers   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Leon 'Bay Bay' Dyers, Sr., of Albany Avenue, entered into rest Tuesday, April 4, 2006, in Houston, Texas. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are his wife, Karen 'Kay' Mitchell Dyers; one son, Leon Dyers, Jr., Atlanta; two daughters, Erica (Christopher) Williams, Shalethia Dyers, Augusta; two stepdaughters, Tajuana Dyers, Fla., Tralyne Dyers, Va.; sisters, Maggie Robinson, Hilda (Randolph) Dunn, Geraldine (Johnny) Dyers, Augusta; brothers, Joe Dyers, George (Shirley) Dyers, Edward (Jean) Dyers, Augusta, Claude Dyers, Folkston, Ga., Curtis Dyers, Glenville, Ga.; four grandchildren; and other relatives. Williams Funeral Home, 2945 Old Tobacco Road, Hephzibah.

Virginia Gilchrist   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, March 31, 2006, at her residence, Mrs. Virginia Gilchrist of Richmond Hill Rd. Survivors include one son, Mr. Danny (Faye) Gilchrist; two daughters, Mrs. Denise (Frank) Cooper, Mrs. Arthalia Gilchrist of Augusta, Ga.; two brothers, Mr. Eddie B. (Mary) Fountain and Mr. Willie Lawrence (Frances) Fountain both of Thomson, Ga.; sister Mrs. Gloria (Willie) Jackson, Augusta; four grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Graveside services will be held Friday, April 7, 2006, at 11 a.m. in Hillcrest Memorial Park. with the Rev. Clarence Moore officiating. Friends may call at the residence or the funeral home. The Historic Dent's Undertaking Establishment Serving the CSRA since the 1800s Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Harold C. Prather   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest at McDuffie County Regional Hospital, April 4, 2006, Mr. Harold Prather. Survivors include two daughters, Tamela P. Rogers, Evonne D. Prather; sons, Darryl V. Prather, Albert Prather, Harold Prather; brothers, Mr. Willie Prather, Robert Prather; sister, Ms. Janie L. Prather; six grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Arrangements will be announced later. Friends may call at the funeral home. The Historic Dent's Undertaking Establishment serving the CSRA since the 1800's.

Johnnie Pride   (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Mrs. Johnnie Maude Pride entered into rest on Monday, April 3, 2006 at Eisenhower Medical Center. She leaves cherished memories to her husband, Mr. Thomas Pride, Jr.; daughter, Althea Burns; grandchildren, Travis Richardson, Neoski Burns; great-grandchildren, Montravious Beard, Ty'Quarious Richardson; brother, Gardner ( Louise) Robinson; sisters, Ann (Larry) Hampton, Jean (Alvin) White; aunts, Addie Harris, Lillian Knighton, a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Friday, April 7, 2006, at Stone Springfield A.M.E. Church, Stapleton, Ga., with Pastor Isiah Kirkland, officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive tonight from 6 to 8 pm at Kinsey & Walton Funeral Home, 3618 Peach Orchard. (706) 790-8858. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

John E. Mathis   (TRENTON, S.C.)
TRENTON, S.C. - Elder John E. Mathis entered into rest April 1, 2006. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2006, at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Edgefield, with Bishop Lawrence Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Bettis Academy Society Cemetery, Trenton. Mr. Mathis was a member and Assistant Pastor of Free Indeed Holiness Church in North Augusta. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Mathis; one son, Willie Mathis; four daughters, Jacquelene, Sandra Mathis, Gaynell Bryant, Terri McBride; mother, Rosetta Mathis Childs; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Davis Funeral Home of Johnston in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Margaret M. Price   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered at her residence Tuesday, April 4, 2006, Mrs. Margaret Minton Price, age 84, beloved wife of Mr. James L. (Jim) Price, and daughter of the late Harvey S. and Lois Sammons Minton. Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2006, at Westover Memorial Park with Rev. Sherrell Dunn officiating. Mrs. Price was a native of Montgomery County, Ga., and had lived in Augusta since 1954. She was an active member of Curtis Baptist Church where she worked faithfully in the Nursery Department. Additional survivors include one daughter, Elizabeth Kaye Palmer (Michael), Thomson; one brother, H.E. Sonny Minton (Barbara), Acworth. A visitation with the family will take place 7-9 p.m. this evening, Thursday, April 6, 2006, at Elliott Sons Funeral Home Telfair Street Chapel. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Mary Lizzie Hall   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest at Vincent Personal Care Home, April 2, 2006, Mrs. Mary Lizzie Hall. Survivors include one brother, Mr. George Johnson of Evans; three sisters, Mrs. Lucille McAlphin of Linden, N.J., Mrs. Alice Frances Johnson, Mrs. Clara Turner of Augusta; two devoted nieces, Mrs. Emma Johnson, Mrs. Norma Wells; devoted nephew, John Johnson, N.C.; and a host of other relatives and friends. Arrangements will be announced later. Friends may call at the funeral home. The Historic Dent's Undertaking Establishment serving the CSRA since the 1800's.

William Hardy   (GADSDEN, Ala.)
GADSDEN, Ala. - Funeral service for William "Eddie" Hardy, 56, of Gadsden, who passed away, April 3, 2006, will be Friday at 1 PM at Collier Butler Funeral Home. Brother Jim Harrington will officiate. His family will receive friends tonight from 6-8 PM at Collier Butler Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Mr. Hardy was a native of Anniston and a resident of Gadsden for the past 20 years. He was a graduate of Oxford High School, class of '67 and he also attended Jacksonville University for several years. He was employed at Riverview Regional Medical Center. He enjoyed his time boating on the river. Eddie is preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Irene Hardy and his mother Mary Elizabeth Richardson. He is survived by his daughter, Anjanette Miller (Carson) and grandson, Mason Miller of Southside, father, Ernest Richardson of Augusta, brothers, Keith Richardson (Debi), Brian Richardson (Meloney) and Mark Richardson all of Augusta and several nieces and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Richardson, Brian Richardson, Mark Richardson, Ben Richardson, Brad Arthur, Scott Richardson, David Richardson, Jeremy Richardson, Tim Barbaree, Dale Fish, Ron Kennedy, David Alford, Kennith Prickett, Dewayne Prickett, Randy Silvey, and Hayden Giles.

Mary Elizabeth Damen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Monday, April 3, 2006, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Damen, 85, wife of the late Justin Leo Damen. Mary was a native of Alexandria, LA. She married in 1946 and moved to Kentwood, MO. She and her young family relocated to Southern California in 1958. Mary and Justin retired in Chico, CA in 1980. She moved to Augusta in 1994. Mrs. Damen was a homemaker and a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist. Family members include her son and daughter-in-law: Robert and Gina Damen of Martinez; daughter and son-in-law: Cathy and John Norbie of Sun City, CA and grandchildren: Kaylie Damen, Nathan Damen, Timothy Norbie and Jesse Norbie. A private family memorial service will be held. The family request that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 2623 Washington Rd., Suite F-104, Augusta, GA 30904 or a charity of one's choice. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Robert Clegg   ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Robert L. Clegg entered into rest March 31, 2006. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 8, 2006 at Piney Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie Jackson, officiating. The body will repose one hour before service. His loving family will cherish his memories. Peoples Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Matthew Justin Hodges   (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Mr. Matthew Justin Hodges entered into rest Saturday, April 1, 2006 in the Medical College of Georgia. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the Thomas L. King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rolland Gallaway officiating. Interment will be in Bellevue Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be William H. Pierce, Dwayne Giles, Larry Norton, James Kitchens, Robby Johnson and Mark Pierce. Honorary pallbearers will be Dustin Palmer and John Johnson. Family members are his father, Jimmy H. Hodges, Statesboro, Ga.; his mother, Maria Hodges, Grovetown; one son, Matthew Jacob Hodges, Harlem, Ga.; one brother, Christopher McAlister, Appling, Ga.; one sister, Heather Giles, Martinez. Mr. Hodges was born in Metter, Ga., a self-employed construction worker, a member of Windsor Heights Baptist Church and a volunteer with the Appling Fire Dept. Thomas L. King Funeral Home, 124 Davis Rd., Martinez. Florist: Wednesday: 9 a.m.

Jewel Akins Donaldson   (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entered into rest at Forest Lake Nursing Center on April 3, 2006, Mrs. Jewel Akins Donaldson of Martinez. Mrs. Donaldson lived in this area most of her life. She was a charter member of Martinez Baptist Church. She was a member of Ruth Sunday School Class and a member of the Christian on the Go Group. She was retired from Enterprize Mill. She was preceded in death by a son, Paul Akins. Survivors include; one son, Mr. George Akins, Evans; one daughter, Mrs. Neta Akins Cook, Martinez; four grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; a number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Dennis Lanier, George McGowan, Clyde Harville, Harry Usry, Rocky Hendrix and Troy Wilson. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2006 at 11 a.m. in the Thomas L. King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Grover Lee and Rev. Phil Winsett officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight between 6 and 8 p.m. Florist 8:30 a.m. on Thursday. Thomas L. King Funeral Home. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Benjamin Griner   (VARNVILLE, S.C.)
VARNVILLE, S.C. - Mr. Benjamin O. "Ben" Griner, 83, of 10615 Pocataligo Rd. ,near Varnville, died late Monday night in the Beaufort Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Griner was born in Hampton County, May 28, 1922 a son of the late Benjamin Grover Griner and Aline Smith Griner DeLoach. He was a life long farmer, and was a member of the Staffords Masonic Lodge #216. He was a member and deacon of the Nixville Baptist Church for 30 years. Surviving are his wife; Dorothy Clark Griner of the home; sons, Bennie G. Griner and wife Donna; Dennis Brooks Griner and wife Cheryl all of Estill; daughter, Susan G. Edwards and husband Freddie of Varnville; sisters, Nollie Dukes of Reesville, Linda Hiers of Hampton, Mary Alice Nordeen of Estill; grandchildren, Jason Griner, Derek Griner, Kristen G. Rentz, Ashlee Edwards and Griner Edwards; two great-grandchildren, Parker and Jayse Rentz. Mr. Griner was pre-deceseased by a grandson Brooks Griner and a sister, Ruby DeLoach. Funeral services will be 4 p.m., Thursday, in Nixville Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Paul Creason, with burial in the church cemetery, directed by Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home in Hampton. Friends may call at the chapel in Hampton from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday until 3 p.m., when the casket will be placed in the church prior to service. The family suggest that those who wish may send memorials to the Nixville Baptist Church, 3915 Two Sisters Ferry Rd., Estill, S.C., 29918. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

James R. Durden   (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mr. James Richard (Ricky) Durden, age 54, died Wednesday morning in Statesboro, Ga. Funeral services will be Friday morning at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home with Rev. Kelmer Durden officiating. Interment will follow in Eastbrook Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening from 6-8 p.m. at Tomlinson Funeral Home.

Cecil Floyd Minor   (PADUCAH, Ky.)
PADUCAH, Ky. - Mr. Cecil Floyd Minor, age 63, formerly of Dearing, died Sunday, April 2, 2006, in the Heartland Regional Center in Manion, IL. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 6, in the Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, Harlem, with Rev. Mike Sutphin officiating. Burial will be in the Church cemetery. Mr. Minor was retired from the automobile business having worked at Tommy Blair's Courtesy Autoplex for the past 14 years of his career. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, was a life member of Post 1191 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the American Legion Post 31. He was of the Baptist Faith. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Michelle Workman and two great-grandchildren, Katelyn and Junior Inglett. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Judy Minor, Dearing; Keith and Shannon Albert, Dearing; seven grandchildren, David Workman, Pam Workman, Russ Minor, Brendan Albert and Barrett Albert, all of Dearing, and Miranda Albert and Brannon Albert, both of Evans; and two great-grandchildren, Morgan and Walker Workman, Dearing. Pallbearers will be David Workman, Russ Minor, Keith Albert, Kevin Albert, Jimmie Brannon, and Ed Brannon. Friends may call at the Curtis Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday night at the funeral home. You may sign the online guestbook at www.curtisfuneralhome.com Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Lollie Myles   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday March 31, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospital. Mrs. Lollie Myles of Davis St., Hephzibah, Ga. Mrs. Myles was a native of Jefferson County, Ga., but made her home in Hephzibah, Ga. She was a member of Doyle Grove Baptist Church of which the Rev. Stephen Bratton is pastor. Survivors include her children, Ms. Emma J. Myles, Far Rockaway, N.Y.; Robert L. Myles, Valley Stream, Long Island, N.Y.; Mrs. Carolyn Jenkins, Far Rockaway, N.Y.; Mrs. Melane L. Threats, Hephzibah, Ga.; Mr. Ray F. Myles, Brooklyn, N.Y.; six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 7, 2006, at 2 p.m. from Doyle Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Stephen Bratton officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive at the funeral home tonight and Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. The remains will lie in state at the church from noon until the hour of the services on Friday. The funeral procession will leave the residence at 1:30 p.m. Friends may call at the residence or the funeral home. The Historic Dent's Undertaking Establishment Serving the CSRA since the 1800s

Irene Avera Starr   (WRENS, Ga.)
WRENS, Ga. - Mrs. Irene Avera Starr, 88, she was the daughter of the late Will G. and Plexie S. Avera, entered into rest Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at McDuffie Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at Wrens Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Roy White officiating. Family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until time of service Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home. Mrs. Starr was a native of Wrens, Ga., Jefferson County. She was a member of Wren's Baptist Church and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She taught for the Armed Forces Dependents in Germany and Okinawa and retired from the Jacksonville, Fla. School System. Mrs. Starr is survived by her brother, J.A. Avera, Wrens; two sisters, Mrs. J.F. Spence, Brooklet, Ga., and Mrs. J.F. Whitaker, Wrens; two nephews, a niece, and four great-nieces; four sons of her late husband, Ralph Starr, Sr., Ralph, Jr., Larry, David, and Phillips Starr. Pallbearers will be Bennett Avera, James E. Gay, Maron Milburn, Carl Stapleton. James Funeral Home Wrens. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

John Emory Bishop   (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
COLUMBIA, S.C. - John Emory Bishop, age 56, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2006. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 8th, at 2 PM in the Chapel of Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary. Interment will be in the Swainsboro City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary Friday, April 7th from 6 - 8 PM. Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Credille   (PIGSAH FOREST, N.C.)
PIGSAH FOREST, N.C. - Donald Thornton Credille, Sr., of Pigsah N.C., died Monday, April 3, 2006. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 p.m., Wednesday night at Moore Funeral Home in Brevard, N.C. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday April 6, 2006 at Siloam Cemetery, Siloam, Ga. McCommons Funeral Home Greensboro, Ga. (706) 453-2626, is in charge of local arrangements.

Mary Kustich (AUGUSTA,Ga.)
AUGUSTA,Ga. - Mrs. Mary West Booth Kustich, beloved wife of John P. Kustich, entered into rest Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at Doctors Hospital. Mrs. Kustich was the owner/manager of Lake Lodge and attended St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 7, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. from Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Lumpkin Road Chapel with Reverend Steven Schraufnagel officiating. Burial will follow at Bellevue Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren. Survivors include her children, John Booth and Marty Pitzel, Omaha, NE, Mary V. Fuller, Lawton, OK, Clarence L. Garrett, Aiken, Helen Johnson, Augusta, David and Wayne Garrett, Hephzibah; 13 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sister Helen East Booth, Sacramento, CA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2623 Washington Road, Augusta, Ga. 30904. The family will receive friends Thursday, April 6, 2006 from 5 to 7 p.m. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Carrara Julia Crawford   (APPLING, Ga.)
APPLING, Ga. - Miss Carrara Julia Crawford, age 2, entered into rest at Egleston Hospital, Atlanta, Ga. Sunday, April 2, 2006 leaving behind her beloved parents, Jessica D. Crawford and Charles M. Crawford Sr. Funeral services will be held at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Lumpkin Road Chapel, Thursday, April 6, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Ronnie Faircloth officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Family members include her sister, Kaitlyn "Katie" Crawford, Appling and her brother, Charles "Bubba" M. Crawford, Jr., Appling; maternal grandparents, Gene and Miriam Herrin, Sr. and her paternal grandparents, Roy and Dorothy Crawford; godparents, Henry and Julia Jefferson; aunts, Katherine King, Hephzibah, Angel Herrin, Appling, Janey Herrin, Augusta and Dena Knight, Warrenville; uncles, Gene Herrin Jr., Augusta, Michael Crawford, Augusta, Chris Crawford, Augusta, Jeff Crawford, Aiken, Kenneth Crawford, Augusta and David Tabb, Augusta; extended family, 5 Children's Medical Center, 3 East of Egleston, and Aaron Danzy. She is preceded in death by her sister, Destiny Crawford. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children's Miracle Network, c/o Medical College of Ga. Foundation Inc., 919 15th Street, Alumni Center, FL-1000, Augusta, Georgia 30912. Please makes checks payable to MCG Foundation Inc. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, April 5, 2006 from 6-8 p.m. at Elliott Sons, Lumpkin Road Chapel. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Lewis Golphin   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Lewis Golphin, Sr., of Summerchase Circle, entered into rest Saturday, April 1, 2006, at The Medical College of Georgia. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 7, 2006, at 1 p.m. at Beulah Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Sam Davis officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Mr. Golphin was a native of Richmond Co., Ga., a U.S. Navy Veteran, a retired employee of Murray Bakery, Co., and a member of Beulah Grove Baptist Church where he was a member of the Deacon Board, Male Chorus and Senior Choir. Survivors are his wife, Marian Golphin; three sons, Lewis Golphin, Jr., Robert Golphin, Augusta, Stephen Golphin, Atlanta; four daughters, Yalanda Golphin, Atlanta, Elouise Golphin, Augusta, Carolyn Golphin, California, Lucinda Golphin, New York; three stepchildren, Robert A. Williams, Jr., Augusta, Miriam (James) Barnwell, Atlanta, Ronald A. (Jennifer) Williams, Cape Cod, Md.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Sylvia A. Hawes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Funeral services for Mrs. Sylvia Ann Hawes, who entered into rest on April 2, 2006, will be conducted on Thursday, April 6, 2006, at 1 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Neal officiating. Interment will be at Walker Cemetery. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Edwin May   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Edwin Morris May, Jr. entered into rest Monday, April 3, 2006, at his residence. He was a native Augustan born January 31, 1928, and was the son of the late Edwin and Marie May and the grandson of the late Mr. & Mrs. P.E. May. Survivors include his wife Virginia R. May of 54 years, daughters Helen M. Watson and Michelle May, both of Augusta; sons, Edwin M. May, III (Jennifer) of Atlanta, Charles A. May (Paula) of Augusta and Carl H. May of Atlanta, and pre-deceased by Stephen S. May; grandchildren, Megan Virginia Reese, Charles Andrew May, Jr. and Edwin Brooks May; a sister Marie Colley Langley, of Augusta, and pre-deceased by sister Louise May Ebbets. He was a 1945 graduate of the Academy of Richmond County. He then attended and graduated from the University of Georgia where in 1948 he was the editor of the university's year book, the Pandora, and a member of Chi Psi Fraternity. He enlisted in the USArmy in 1951 as a private and retired twenty years later as a Lieutent Colonel. His regular army infantry service included tours of Japan, North Africa, Korea, Germany and Vietnam. He was highly decorated, receiving the Legion of Merit 3 times - the Army's highest award for meritorial service. During his Army career, he was also selected to attend both the Command and General Staff College and the US Army War College. After his Army career, he joined the investment firm of The Robinson-Humphrey Company, which after several mergers is now Smith Barney. At the time of his death, and after 35 years with the same firm, he was still actively engaged in the investment business as a Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor. He was a member of St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church and attended The Church Of The Most Holy Trinity. The Funeral Mass will be held at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2006, at The Church of The Most Holy Trinity with Father Allan McDonald celebrant. Burial will follow at Westover Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Immaculate Conception School, 1016 Laney Walker Boulevard, Augusta, GA 30901 or Golden Harvest Food Bank, 3310 Commerce Drive, Augusta, GA 30909. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Home, 214 Davis Road, Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484.

Evan Brown   (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Evan Brown, age 52, of 10 Early Court, Aiken, who passed away Monday, April 3, 2006, at the Aiken Regional Medical Centers will be held 12 Noon Thursday at Mt. Anna Baptist Church with Rev. Alfred Holmes, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow the services in the Mt. Anna-Mt. Harris Cemetery. A native of Savannah, Ga., she had lived in Aiken for several years. She was a member of Mt. Anna Baptist Church where she served with the Youth Ministry. She leaves to cherish her memory her devoted husband, Mr. John Brown; two daughters, seven sons, three sisters, five brothers and seven grandchildren. Friends may call at the residence or at Jackson-Brooks Funeral Home from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday beginning at 9 a.m. She will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. Thursday. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Carrie M. Bell   (WILLISTON, S.C.)
WILLISTON, S.C. - Services for Carrie M. Bell will be held at 2 p.m., Friday April 7, 2006 at Folk Funeral home with the Reverend Larry Davis and Charlie Bowen officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service and burial will follow the service at the Williston Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice or to the Elko Baptist Church, P.O. Box 277, Elko, S.C., 29826. Born in Williston, she was a daughter of the late Paul Francis Mitchell and Cornelia Gregory Mitchell. A retired bookkeeper, she worked many years for Winchester Smith Farms. She was a faithful member of Elko Baptist Church and the Clara Hitt Sunday School Class. Mrs. Bell knowledge of the Bible and memorization of scriptures were amazing. Mrs. Bell was devoted to her loving husband of 66 years, Vernon Bell, who preceded her in death on December 20, 2005. She was also preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Mrs. Bell was a very special lady who was loved and appreciated. Her sharp mind, independence, and faithfulness were admired and respected by all who knew her. Although she had no children of her own, she was considered a mother and grandmother to many. She will be greatly missed. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Sara Pat Bell   (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
CLEARWATER, S.C. - Entered into rest on Monday, April 3, 2006, Mrs. Sara Pat Faulkner Bell, 67, wife of Mr. Gerald D. Bell, of Clearwater. Born in Graniteville, she was the daughter of the late Melzer, Sr. and Grace Powell Faulkner. She was a very active member of St. John's United Methodist Church, Graniteville. She retired from Thermal Ceramics where she was a secretary. In addition to her husband, she is survived by daughters, Deborah Vermillion, Clearwater, and Lisa Weaver, Appling, Ga.; a son, Lee Bell, Clearwater; sisters, Grace Hayes, Aiken, and Roberta Spell, Lexington, S.C.; brothers, Melz Faulkner, Jr., Graniteville, and Gene Faulkner, Graniteville; and grandchildren, Brandy Vermillion, David Vermillion, Jr., and Jeffrey Bell, Jr. A brother, Gary Faulkner, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 6, 2006, at 4 p.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church, Graniteville, with Pastor Douglas Gilliland officiating. Mrs. Bell will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Graniteville Cemetery, Graniteville. Pallbearers will be David Vermillion, Sr., David Vermillion, Jr., Jason Vermillion, Jeffrey Bill, Randy Weaver and Alan Hayes. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1003 Hammond Rd., Aiken, SC 29803. Friends may call Wednesday, from 6-8 p.m. at Hatcher Funeral Home, U.S. Hwy. No. 1, Langley. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Edward Clark   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest at his residence April 1, 2006. Mr. Edward 'Pop' Clark of Turncywood Dr.. Survivors include his wife Mrs. Jesse Clark; daughter Mrs. Bernadnette Aulet, six sons Dwight Clark, Andre Clark, Mark E. Clark, Vance Clark, Jamon Clark, Renaldo Clark, 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 7, 2006, at 2 p.m. at the graveside in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Friends may call at the residence or the funeral home. The Historic Dent's Undertaking Establishment Serving the CSRA since the 1800s Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Earl Blackston   (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Entered into rest on Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at his residence, Mr. Earl Blackston, 85, husband of the late Mary Frances Whitaker. Mr. Blackston was a native of Pinetuckey, Ga. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII and retired as Meat Market Manager in the Commissary at Ft. Gordon. He was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church. Family members include a daughter, Donna Blackston Wisner of Grovetown; son, Michael W. Blackston and wife, Cynthia Vaughn, of Port Orange, Fla.; grandsons, John E. Wisner IV and wife, Michelle Kelley, of Aiken, William A. "Bill" Wisner of Grovetown, Christopher L. Wisner and wife, Alisa, of North Augusta; great- grandchild, Drew Kelley; and brothers, Aaron "Pete" Blackston and wife, Mary, of Augusta and Eugene "Skibo" Blackston and wife, Linda, of Augusta. Graveside services will be held Thursday, April 6, 2006, at 3 p.m. in Bellevue Memorial Gardens with Rev. Allen Hamilton officiating. Pallbearerswill be John Wisner IV, Bill Wisner, Chris Wisner, Michael Waite, Steven Blackston and Barry Blackston. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Hospice, 2260 Wrightsboro Rd., Augusta, GA 30904. The family will receive friends tonight, Wednesday, April 5, 2006, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907, (706)364-8484. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Deborah Padgett   (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.- Mass of Christian Burial for Ms. Deborah Marie Padgett will be celebrated today at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, Gloverville, S.C. Hatcher Funeral Home, U.S. Hwy., 1, Langley, S.C.

Bobby Dean Phillips   (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Mr. Bobby Dean Phillips entered into rest Saturday April 1, 2006 in the Medical College of Georgia. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at 3 p.m. at the Thomas L. King Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Christie officiating. Interment will be in Bellevue Memorial Gardens. Family members are his father, Edward Phillips, Grovetown; his mother, Cheryl Phillips, Martinez; two daughters, Cailey Phillips, age 6, Martinez and Cara Corbett, age 7, Martinez; one brother, John Phillips, Aiken, S.C. Mr. Phillips was born in Augusta, a roofer and a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church. Thomas L. King Funeral Home, 124 David Rd., Martinez, Florist: Wednesday: 12 Noon.

Lawrence DuBose   (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Lawrence "Larry" DuBose, 64, died on Tuesday, April 4, 2006. He was born on September 18, 1941 in Augusta, Georgia to the late Wallace and Mary Usry DuBose. Mr. DuBose was a native of Burke County. He was a member of Augusta Coin Club, Augusta Boxing Club, Robert Toombs State Historic Society, and the owner/operator of Southern Moparts. He loved to collect and restore antique cars. He served in the Coast Guard. Survivors include his sons, John Chester DuDose, Isaac Samuel DuBose, Jacob Alexandre' DuBose, all of Waynesboro; Aubin Sevren of Michigan; Lawrence Wallace DuBose of Arizona; a daughter, Daria DuBose of California; a sister, Carolyn Victoria DuBose Green of Waynesboro; two grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at First Baptist Church in Waynesboro on Friday, April 7, at 4:00 p.m. with Rev. James Gay, David Dixon, and Austin Meadows officiating. Family will receive friends in the DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, April 7, 2006 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lawrence DuBose Trust Fund, % Southern Bank, P. O. Box 927, Waynesboro, GA 30830 Funeral arrangements are being conducted by DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home, 842 Liberty Street, Waynesboro, 706-554-3531. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Ashley Lanham   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Ms. Ashley Shavet Lanham, of Clarke Street, entered into rest Sunday, April 2, 2006 at University Hospital. She leaves to cherish her memories, her mother, Martha Lanham; two sons, Franklin S. Moore, Meredith (Boo) Moore; daughter, Lekia Lanham; half-brother, Kerwin Harris; a dear friend, Larry Fowler and a host of other relatives and friends. Arrangements will be announced later. People's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Howard Gholson   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Howard McDonald Gholson II, 19, departed this life Wednesday March 29, 2006 at his home. He leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Howard and Ellen Gholson; three brothers, Markus Koritnik, Edwin and Simon Gholson; two sisters, Renee and Janet Gholson and extended family and friends. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Gracewood Community Center. For any questions, please call Renee Gholson (706) 831-4741.

LTC Paul Stoetzel   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Paul W. Stoetzel, age 80, beloved husband of Mrs. Hilda Cogar Stoetzel, entered into rest Monday, April 3, 2006 at Westwood Nursing Home. Mr. Stoetzel was born in Rockford, IL to the late Paul H. and Anna Tooker Stoetzel. He served in the US Army before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. During his career in the military he received the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, the Army of Occupation Medal (Japan), the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the WW II Victory Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Prcht Badge. Mr. Stoetzel moved to the Augusta area in 1971 and was employed as the Chief of Personnel at the Veterans Administration Medical Center before retiring. He is survived by his wife, Hilda Cogar Stoetzel, Augusta; step daughters, Robyn Merritt Rhodes, (John), Augusta, Shirley Merritt Myrick, (Billy), Raleigh, NC; step son, Paul Merritt, III, (Cindy), Greenville, NC; 6 step grandchildren; 2 step great-grandchildren; special friends, Dr. and Mrs. E.J. Stincer of Augusta, and his nephew, Bill Busheyhead, Salina, OK. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm, on Wednesday, April 5, 2006, from the Cryptside in Westover Memorial Park Mausoleum with Reverend Bill Hilley, officiating will Full Military Honors accorded by the Fort Gordon Ceremonial Detachment. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Lula Mae Hankinson   (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
BELVEDERE, S.C. - Memorial services for Mrs. Lula Mae Nipper Hankinson will be Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel. Surviving are her husband, John C. Hankinson; three children, J. Nipper Hankinson, Jimmy Hankinson and Krista Micek; a sister, June Overstreet; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Immediately following the service, the family will greet friends at the residence, 221 Palmetto Avenue, Belvedere. Hatcher Funeral Home, U.S. Hwy., No. 1, Langley.

Robert A. Mintz   (COLUMBIA, S.C.)
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Mr. Robert A. Mintz, entered into rest Monday, April 3, 2006, at the V.A. Medical Center. Mr. Mintz has been conveyed to Caughman-Harman in Columbia, S.C., for funeral and interment services. Rowland Funeral Home.

Judy Inez Palmer (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
CLEARWATER, S.C.- Funeral services for Mrs. Judy Inez Palmer will be Thursday, at 10:00 AM in the Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel. Interment: Southlawn Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, Wayne Palmer, a daughter, Cheryl Wren, four sisters and two grandchildren. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 5-7 PM at Hatcher Funeral Home, US Hwy. 1, Langley, SC.

Charles Kneece   (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
WARRENVILLE, S.C. - The funeral for Charles Leon 'Bull' Kneece of Warrenville S.C. will be conducted Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at 4:00 PM in Christian Heritage Church in Graniteville with Rev. Jonathan Randall officiating. The internment will follow in the Vaucluse Cemetery in Vaucluse, S. C. with Masonic Rites. Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main Street, Graniteville, S. C. 29829.

Col. Gene W. Goodwin   (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. - Entered into rest on Sunday, April 2, 2006, at his residence, Lt. Col. Gene W. Goodwin, 73, husband of Doris Goodwin. Mr. Goodwin was a native of Belleville, Kan., and had resided in the Augusta area since 1976. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force after 27 years as a Lt. Col. where he was Air Operations Officer and a Fighter Pilot. Mr. Goodwin led one of the first flights over North Vietnam. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Mason of the Sunflower Lodge #86, Midian Shriners and the Scottish Rite. Mr. Goodwin was also a member of Trinity-on-the-Hill United Methodist Church where he was a church usher and member of the Adults Couple and Singles Sunday School Class. Family members in addition to his wife include his daughters and son-in-law, Julie Gilbert of Martinez, Carol and John Anchor of Evans; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Judith Goodwin of Evans; grandchildren, Scott Wells, Devonne Gilbert, Gene Allan Gilbert, McNeill Upchurch, Beth Upchurch; great-grandchildren, Jacob Shine, Ashli Shine; sister, Mary Passmore of Talmo, Kan.; and brother, Robert G. Goodwin of Salina, Kan. Funeral services will be Friday, April 7, 2006, at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity- on-the-Hill United Methodist Church with Dr. Steve Dodson and Rev. Greg Hatfield officiating. Entombment will be in Bellevue Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with Military Honors. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2623 Washington Rd., Suite F-104, Augusta, GA 30904. The family will receive friends Thursday, April 6, 2006, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907, (706)364-8484.

Dorothy Bentley   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, March 31, 2006, at her residence, Mrs. Dorothy Bentley of Prep St. Mrs. Bentley was a native of Columbia County, but made her home in Augusta. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church of which Rev. John Lockhart is pastor. Survivors include two sons, Mr. Bruce (Sharonette) McKie, Mr. Arthur (Martha) Bentley; sisters, Mrs. Rosa Handy, Mrs. Martha Bentley, Mrs. Julia Mae Hobb; aunt Mrs. Mattie Kemp; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 6, 2006, at 2 p.m. from Fellowship Baptist Church, Rev. John Lockhart officiating. Interment will be in Southview Cemetery. Friends may call at the residence or the funeral home. The Historic Dent's Undertaking Establishment Serving the CSRA Since the 1800's. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Margaret Maher   (KINGSLAND, Ga.)
KINGSLAND, Ga. - Margaret 'Maggie' Maher, 41, of Kingsland, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at Hospice of The Golden Isles after an extended illness. Maggie had been a resident of Kingsland for the past 14 years coming from Groton, Connecticut. She was a registered nurse at Wolfsons Children's Hospital and a member of The First Baptist Church in Kingsland. Maggie is survived by her husband, Marty Maher of Kingsland; daughter, Melanie Ann Maher and son Billy Maher both of Kingsland; four sisters, Harriet Wilkinson, Pam Anderson, Catherine Spivey all of Augusta, Ga; and Barbara Schiffler of Encinitas, California. The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Edo Miller Camden Chapel. Funeral service will be Thursday, April 6 at 11 O'clock at the First Baptist Church in Kingsland with Rev. Vernon Dillingham officiating. A graveside service will be Friday, April 7 at 11 O'clock at Hillcrest Cemetery in Augusta, Georgia with Rev. Billy Atkins officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Maggie's honor to the charity of your choice. Edo Miller Camden Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Jimmy Cody   (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Funeral service for Mr. Jimmy (Pee Wee) Cody, Sr., of Thomson, Ga. will be held Thursday April 6, 2006 at 3 p.m. at the greater St. James AME Church, Thomson, Rev. Gerald Caldwell officiating. Interment in Westview Cemetery. Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Beatrice Cody of Thomson; three daughters, Shannon C. Deristel, of Virginia, Nakeisha Cody and Aneatra Cody both of Thomson; one son, Jimmy Cody, Jr., of Thomson; two sisters, Mrs. Rosa L. Dawson of Thomson and Mrs. Annie L. King of Baltimore; two brothers, Mr. Willie Cody, Jr. and Horace Cody both of New Jersey; five grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Thomson Funeral System, Thomson, Ga. In charge. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

John W. Cargile   (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. -Memorial services for Mr. John William Cargile, 89, of Brandon Wilde, Evans, GA, who died April 4, 2006 will be conducted Friday morning at 11 o'clock in the Wesley United Methodist Church. Rev. Greg Porterfield officiating. Interment in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Mr. Cargile was a native of Mt. Pleasant, Texas and the son of the late Louis Montgomery and Eva Driggers Cargile. A U. S. Army Air Corps Veteran of World War II, he was a graduate of the University of Texas, the Statistical School and the 27th Advanced Management Program at Harvard University. Mr. Cargile was a CPA and a Vice President of Freeport Sulphur Company in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he resided for thirty-five years. He retired to Aiken, SC and later moved to Brandon Wilde where he has lived for the past ten years. Survivors include his wife of sixty one years, Billie Boze Cargile; a son, John William Cargile, Jr., Decatur, GA; two daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Wayne Webb, Atlanta, GA and Judy and Stephen Richards, Mt. Desert, Maine; grandchildren, Lisa Webb Kirk and her husband David, Laura Webb, Alex Cargile, Mamie Cargile, Mary Richards and Sally Richards. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 North Belair Rd., Evans, GA 30809. Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803-278-1181). Visit the registry online at www.poseyfuneralhome.com . Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Dale W. Sandberg   (BRANDON, S.C.)
BRANDON, S.C. - Sandberg, W. Dale, 81 of Brandon, entered into rest April 3, 2006, coming from, Aiken, S.C. he had resided in the Brandon area since 2003. He worked for TVA and retired from the Department of Energy as an assistant manager for the Savannah River Plant. He was a member of the U. S. Power Squadron and was a Docent for the Aiken County Historical Museum. Preceded in death by his wife, Dora; he is survived by son, Daniel Sandberg; daughters ,Lynn McCann, Kit O'Rouke; brothers, Wayne and Dean Sandberg; grandchildren, Sean O'Rouke, Elizabeth and Sandra McCann; and great grandchild, Sterling McCann. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to ACTS, 340 Park Ave., Aiken, SC 29801. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Margaret B. Bell   (WILLISTON, S.C.)
WILLISTON, S.C. - Services for Margaret Boylston Bell, 75, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the First Baptist Church, Williston, with burial in the Williston Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Folk Funeral Home, Williston. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice or to the Williston Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 367 Williston, SC 29853. Mrs. Bell died on Tuesday. Born in Aiken County, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd Boylston and Minnie Kitchings Boylston. She was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist Church, Williston, the Rachel Sunday School Class and the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include her husband, Vernon R. Bell of the home; daughters, Linda Bell (Danny) Moates of Ocala, Fla., Sandra Bell (Steve) Grooms of Columbia, S.C.; sons, Dennis (Anne) Bell of Augusta, Glenn (Barbara Annette) Bell of Aiken; sisters, Dixie Jowers of Folly Beach, S.C., Jamie Bell of Williston; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Montreal Jackson   (KINGSBAY, Ga.)
KINGSBAY, Ga. - Funeral services will be held 12 noon, Monday April 10, 2006 at Second Baptist Church with Rev. Douglas A. Slaughter officiating. Interment will follow in the Aiken Memorial Gardens. G.L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary, 390 Beaufort St., Aiken (803) 648-0134.

Eugene Stewart   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Eugene R. Stewart, Sr., 96, of Hester Street, entered into rest Friday, March 31, 2006 at St. Joseph Hospital. Funeral service will be held Thursday, April 6, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Abraham officiating. Burial will be in Southview Cemetery. He was a native of Richmond County, Georgia and a retired employee with the Augusta Arsenal. Survivors are his son, Eugene R. Stewart, Jr.; a devoted and loving granddaughter who he called his daughter, Gloria Stewart; two granddaughters, Barbara Stewart Witherspoon and Elaine Stewart; one grandson, Robert Anthony Stewart; two daughters-in-law, Arlena Stewart Jones and Mildred Stewart Jones, all of Augusta; two brothers-in-law, Ernest Yarbray, Augusta, Ga., Phillip Yarbray, Philadelphia; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Yarbray Golphin, Philadelphia and Lillie Pearl Yarbray Coachman, Philadelphia; eight-great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and a host ofnieces, nephews and friends. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.

David Guy   (DEARING, Ga.)
DEARING, Ga. - Mr. Kye David Guy, Jr., 46, beloved husband of Crystal M. Guy, died Monday April 3, 2006 in the University Hospital. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday April 5, in the Iron Hill Advent Christian Church Cemetery with Rev. Mike Sutphin officiating. Mr. Guy was a native of McDuffie County. He was a retired Welder and a member of Iron Hill Advent Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his father Mr. K.D. Guy, Sr. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Mrs. Crystal M. Guy, Dearing; a daughter and son-in-law, Clarice L. Beasley and Christopher R. (Chris) Beasley, Sr.; a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. Kye "David" Guy, III and Misty A. Guy, Dearing; his mother, Laverne Guy, Dearing; a brother, Eddie McGahee, Dearing; three sisters, Linda Price, Harlem, Diane Taylor, Grovetown and Judy Minor, Dearing; grandchildren, Christopher "Robert" Beasley, Jr., Virginia (Ginnie) Marie Beasley, "Kaeliegh" Denise Beasley, "Kyla" Nicole Annis, Kye David Guy IV (Tigger) and Heaven Leigh Guy. Pallbearers will be Lee Sims, Tony Hadden, Bill May, Ernie Beavis, Gyle Workman and Russell "Wade" Minor. Honorary pallbearers will be Russell Bohler, Chris Beasley, Richard Hathcock, Jr., Royce "Wayne" Culve, David Guy III and Lee Thaxton, Jr. Friends may call at the Curtis Funeral Home. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Mary D. Zachary   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mary Doughty Zachary, 75, of Walton Way, Augusta, entered into rest April 4, 2006. She was the beloved daughter of Eben Wesley Doughty and the late Dorothy Hunt Doughty. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Road, Thomson, Ga., (706)595-4100.

Joyce DeLoach   (LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga.)
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Joyce DeLoach, 56, 4057 North Ridge Way, entered into rest April 2, 2006 in Gwinnett Medical Center, Lawrenceville, Ga. Funeral services will be announced later. Mrs. DeLoach was a member of Bell Grove Baptist Church, Aiken and formerly served on the choir. Survivors include her husband, Rev. James DeLoach, Norcross, Ga.; three daughters, Charmaine (Pernell) Roberts, Lawrenceville; Tamika DeLoach, Norcross and LaTasha DeLoach, College Park, Ga.; four sons, James DeLoach, Jr., Jeremy DeLoach and Jermaine DeLoach all of Norcross and Jamal DeLoach, Lawrenceville; a mother, Ruth Hobson, Raleigh, N.C.; three sisters, Helen (Lionel) Stephens, Charlotte, N.C., Evelyn Scott, Philadelphia and Esther Johnson, Raleigh, N.C.; one grandchild and a host of other relatives. Family and friends may call at the residence of her sister-in-law, Mary Brunson, 179 Kaolin Rd. Aiken. G.L. Brightharp and Son's Mortuary, 390 Beaufort St., Aiken, S.C. (803) 648-0134.

Annie Russell   (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Annie Russell died Monday, April 3rd. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 8, 2006 at 1 p.m. from the Mount Sinai Baptist Church, Deepstep, Georgia, with Elder Bobby Russell officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. M.C. Smith Funeral Home in charge.

Edward Clark   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest at his residence, April 1, 2006, Mr. Edward 'Pop' Clark of Turncywood Dr. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jesse Clark; daughter, Mrs. Bernadnette Aulet; six sons, Dwight Clark, Andre Clark, Mark E. Clark, Vance Clark, Jamon Clark, Rendaldo Clark; ten grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the residence or the funeral home. The Historic Dent's Undertaking Establishment serving the CSRA since the 1800's.

Mattie Jackson   (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)
SWAINSBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Mattie Ida Jackson of Swainsboro died Monday, April 3, 2006. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 8, 2006 at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. Mosley's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Melvin July   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest at the Department of Veteran Affairs Downtown, April 1, 2006, Mr. Melvin July. Funeral services will be held in Rocky Mount, N.C., on Thursday, April 6, 2006, under the direction of Stokes Funeral Home. The Historic Dent's Undertaking Establishment serving the CSRA since the 1800's.

Judy Inez Palmer   (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
CLEARWATER, S.C.-Funeral services for Mrs. Judy Inez Palmer will be held today at 10:00 AM at Hatcher Funeral Home, Langley, SC. Interment will follow in Southlawn Cemetery, Aiken, SC. Hatcher Funeral Home, US Hwy., 1, Langley, SC

Jonathan Cook   (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Mr. Jonathan Chadwick Cook, 24, entered into rest at his residence Tuesday, April 3, 2006. Funeral services will be held at Union Baptist Church, Worthan, Ga., Thursday, April 6, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Jeff Harris of Parkway Baptist Church officiating. He will lie in state one hour prior to services. Burial will be follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Perry James Jr., Kevin Hymas, Joshua Hymas and Michael Rhodes. Mr. Cook was a very outgoing and hardworking young man, a loyal member of his church and servant to the Lord. He worked as a shipping clerk for Augusta Sportswear. He is survived by his sister, Cherri Cook, Uncles, Jimmy Williams and Keith and Lisa Cook; aunt, Sheila (James) Langston; cousins, Dale Cook, Perry James Jr., Brian (Cindy) Mims, Candice Overstreet, April Williams, Joshua and Zachary Dixon. He is preceded in death by his mother, Deborah Cook, and his great-grandmother, Alma Mills Cook. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Walton Rehabilitation Center, Augusta, Ga. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, April 5, 2006 from 6-8 p.m. at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Lumpkin Road Chapel. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Lee Wiley   (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Mr. Don Lee Wiley, 47, entered into rest Wednesday April 5, 2006, at University Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 7, 2006, at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Augusta, Ga. Family and friends will assemble at the graveside. Mr. Wiley was born in Fort Polk, Louisiana, and was a maintenance worker. He was a member of Martinez Baptist Church. Survivors include his father, Dudley L. Wiley, Augusta, Ga.; two brothers, Douglas Wiley, and Michael Wiley; two sisters, Carolyn Gail Sanders, and Sherry Rogers; one nephew Christopher Sanders; four nieces, Jessica Stephens, Rebecca Dempsey, Racheal Pleas, and Regina Bee; great nephews, Brodrick Wiley, Chayton Wiley, Arthur Wiley, Josh Dempsey, Kyle Mullins, and Blake Sanders; great nieces, Madilyn Sanders, Ashley Wiley, Meliyah Dempsey, and Yasmine Pleas. If So desired, Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2623 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30904. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Starling Funeral Home, Hwy 78, Harlem, Ga. - Email condolence to the family at starling@familink.com Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Wayne Leroy Malick   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Wayne Leroy Malick, age 52, of Brookfield Parkway, entered into rest Saturday, April 1, 2006. He was the beloved husband of Mrs. Kathy Suydam Malick. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 6, 2006, at South Harlem Memorial Gardens, Harlem, Ga. Mr. Malick, a lifelong resident of the Augusta area, was a member of the National Association of Harley Owners Group (HOG) and a carpenter with Luckey Cabinets. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Suydam Malick; his mother, Bertha Knotts Malick, Grovetown; one son, Scott (Ashlee) Cawley, Grovetown; two daughters, Stephanie Malick (Robert) Robinson, Birmingham, Ala., and Kimberly Cawley (Ken) Hayes, Pooler, Ga.; his brother, Marty Tobesman, Augusta, W.Va.; his sister, Sandy Holley of Augusta; and five grandchildren, Cary Marie Robinson, Hammond Cawley, Caroline Cawley, Anna Hayes and Witt Hayes. Mr. Malick was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Roy Malick. Because of Wayne's love for children, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society for Children's Cancer Research, c/o Julie Tollison, 2623 Washington Rd, F104, Augusta GA 30904. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 4255 Columbia Rd, Martinez. The family and friends are requested to assemble at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Columbia Road by 9:30 a.m. Thursday for the funeral procession to South Harlem Memorial Gardens. Lowe Funeral Home, 77 W. Gibson St., Warrenton, GA 30828, (706)465-3333. Email: Lowe113@cs.com Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Carrara Julia Crawford   (APPLING, Ga.)
APPLING, Ga. - Miss Carrara Julia Crawford, age 2, entered into rest at Egleston Hospital, Atlanta, Ga. Sunday, April 2, 2006 leaving behind her beloved parents, Jessica D. Crawford and Charles M. Crawford Sr. Funeral services will be held at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Lumpkin Road Chapel, Thursday, April 6, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Ronnie Faircloth officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children's Miracle Network, c/o Medical College of Ga. Foundation Inc., 919 15th Street, Alumni Center, FL-1000, Augusta, Georgia 30912. Please makes checks payable to MCG Foundation Inc.

Johnnie Maude Pride   (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Mrs. Johnnie Maude Pride entered into rest on Monday, April 3, 2006 at Eisenhower Medical Center. She leaves cherished memories to her husband, Mr. Thomas Pride, Jr.; daughter, Althea Burns; grandchildren, Travis Richardson, Neoski Burns; great-grandchildren, Montravious Beard, Tyquarious Richardson; brother, Gardner ( Louise) Robinson; sisters, Ann (Larry) Hampton, Jean (Alvin) White, aunts, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Kinsey & Walton Funeral Home, 3618 Peach Orchard. (706) 790-8858

Ashley Lanham   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Ms. Ashley Shavet Lanham, of Clarke Street, entered into rest Sunday, April 2, 2006 at University Hospital. She leaves to cherish her memories, her mother, Martha L. Moore; two sons,Lawrence O. Lanham, Travis Lanham; two brothers, Franklin S. Moore, Meredith (Boo) Moore; daughter, Lekia Lanham; one half-brother, Kerwin Harris; a dear friend, Larry Fowler and a host of other relatives and friends. Arrangements will be announced later. People's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Deborah Padgett   (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.- A Memorial Mass for Ms. Deborah Marie Padgett will be held Thursday at 11:00 at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church. Hatcher Funeral Home, U.S. Hwy. 1, Langley.

Laura Edith Durden   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Laura Edith Durden, 51, entered into rest Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at Doctor's Hospital. Family members include her daughter Alyssa Durden, mother Mrs. Gussie Durden, sister Ms. Gussie Durden, a brother Julian F. Durden, Jr., four grandchildren Schyler Durden, Brendon Durden, Kyra Durden and Caiden Durden and a niece and nephew all of Augusta. Ms. Durden was born in Milledgeville, Ga. the daughter of Julian Franklin Durden,Sr. and Gussie Ingram Durden. She lived all of her life in Augusta, Ga. She was a graduate of Aquinas High School and attended GA State University. Ms. Durden was employed with AT&T in telecommunications for the hearing impaired. She was a member of St. Mary On The Hill Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will be at 12:00 noon Friday, April 7, 2006 at St. Mary On The Hill Catholic Church with Father Martino Nguyen celebrant. Pallbearers will be Russell Carpenter, Julian Durden, Jr., and Julian Durden, III. Interment will follow at Westover Memorial Park. The Vigil for the Deceased will be at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2006 at Poteet Funeral Homes South Chapel and the family will receive friends until 9:00 PM. Poteet Funeral Homes, 3465 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta, Ga. 30906 (706)798-8886 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Talmadge Fortner   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, April 4, 2006, Mr. Talmadge B. Fortner. Funeral Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Thomas L. King Funeral Home.

David Bettis   (WASHINGTON, D.C.)
WASHINGTON, D.C.-Funeral service for Mr. David Bettis will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, April 8, 2006 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Edgefield, with the Rev. Edward LLoyd officiating. There will be no public viewing. G.L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary, 614 West Avenue, North Augusta, S.C. Friends may call at the residence of his sister, Sarah Robinson, 92 Fairway Dr, Edgefield, S.C.

Leonard Blackburn   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Leonard W. Blackburn, Jr. entered into rest March 31, 2006 at the V.A. Hospital, Uptown Division. Memorial services will be held Wednesday evening, April 5, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. Mr. Blackburn served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He worked also as a machinist with Continental Eagle. He is survived by his two daughters, Heather Campbell, Augusta and Jeannie (Andrew) McFatridge, Grovetown; mother, Lottie Howard Thomas Blackburn, Augusta; sister, Gail Kelly and four grandchildren. The family will receive friends after the services Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Cecil Floyd Minor   (PADUCAH, Ky.)
PADUCAH, Ky. - Mr. Cecil Floyd Minor, age 63, formerly of Dearing, Ga., died Sunday, April 2, 2006, in the Heartland Regional Center in Marion, Ill. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 6, in the Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, Harlem, with Rev. Mike Sutphin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Dorothy F. Clay   (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
WARRENVILLE, S.C.- Mrs. Dorothy Ford Clay, 44, wife of Mr. Tom L. Clay of Colt Rd. entered into rest Monday, April 3, 2006 at the Medical College of Georgia. No Services will be held at this time. Mrs. Clay was a native of Riverside California and had lived in Warrenville for the past six years. She was the daughter of the late Grady and Lorraine Moon Ford and was a waitress. Additional survivors include, one Brother, Brian Barrs of Augusta, three sisters, Cindy M. Ford of Augusta, Linda Glover of Martinez and Michelle Ridenour of Hortense, Ga. Memorial contributions may be made the Augusta First Church of the Nazarene 2044 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, Ga. 30906. Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors 2502 Richmond Hill Road Augusta, Ga. 30906. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Jonathan Cook   (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Mr. Jonathan Chadwick Cook, 24, entered into rest at his residence Tuesday, April 3, 2006. Funeral services will be held at Union Baptist Church, Worthan, Ga., Thursday, April 6, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Jeff Harris of Parkway Baptist Church officiating. He will lie in state one hour prior to services. Burial will be follow in the church cemetery.

Edwin Morris May   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Edwin Morris May, Jr. entered into rest Monday, April 3, 2006, at his residence. He was a native Augustan born January 31, 1928, and was the son of the late Edwin and Marie May and the grandson of the late Mr. & Mrs. P.E. May. Survivors include his wife Virginia R. May of 54 years, daughters Helen W. May and Michelle May, both of Augusta; sons, Edwin M. May, III (Jennifer) of Atlanta, Charles A. May (Paula) of Augusta and Carl H. May of Atlanta, and pre-deceased by Stephen S. May; grandchildren, Megan Virginia Reese, Charles Andrew May, Jr. and Edwin Brooks May; a sister Marie Colley Langley, of Augusta, and pre-deceased by sister Louise May Ebbets. He was a 1945 graduate of the Academy of Richmond County. He then attended and graduated from the University of Georgia where in 1948 he was the editor of the university's year book, the Pandora, and a member of Chi Psi Fraternity. He enlisted in the US Army in 1951 as a private and retired twenty years later as a Lieutenant Colonel. His regular army infantry service included tours of Japan, North Africa, Korea, Germany and Vietnam. He was highly decorated, receiving the Legion of Merit 3 times - the Army's highest award for meritorial service. During his Army career he was also selected to attend both the Command and General Staff College and the US Army War College. After his Army career he joined the investment firm of The Robinson-Humphrey Company, which after several mergers is now Smith Barney. At the time of his death, and after 35 years with the same firm, he was still actively engaged in the investment business as a Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor. He was a member of St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church and attended The Church Of The Most Holy Trinity. The Funeral Mass will be held at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2006, at The Church of The Most Holy Trinity with Father Allan McDonald celebrant. Burial will follow at Westover Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Home, 214 Davis Road, today from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Immaculate Conception School, 1016 Laney Walker Boulevard, Augusta, GA 30901 or Golden Harvest Food Bank, 3310 Commerce Drive, Augusta, GA 30909. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Wayne Leroy Malick   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Wayne Leroy Malick, age 52, of Brookfield Parkway, entered into rest Saturday, April 1, 2006. He was the beloved husband of Mrs. Kathy Suydam Malick. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 6, 2006, at South Harlem Memorial Gardens, Harlem, Ga. Mr. Malick, a lifelong resident of the Augusta area, was a member of the National Association of Harley Owners Group (HOG) and a carpenter with Luckey Cabinets. Survivors include his wife, Kathy Suydam Malick; his mother, Bertha Knotts Malick, Grovetown; one son, Scott (Ashlee) Cawley, Grovetown; two daughters, Stephanie Malick (Robert) Robinson, Birmingham, Ala., and Kimberly Cawley (Ken) Hayes, Pooler, Ga.; his brother, Marty Tobesman, Augusta, W.Va.; his sister, Sandy Holley of Augusta; and five grandchildren, Cary Marie Robinson, Hammond Cawley, Caroline Cawley, Anna Hayes and Witt Hayes; and a loving pet, "Baxter". Mr. Malick was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Roy Malick. Because of Wayne's love for children, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society for Children's Cancer Research, c/o Julie Tollison, 2623 Washington Rd, Suite F104, Augusta GA 30904. The family and friends are requested to assemble at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Columbia Road, by 9:30 a.m. Thursday for the funeral procession to South Harlem Memorial Gardens. Lowe Funeral Home, 77 W. Gibson St., Warrenton GA 30828, (706)465-3333. Email: Lowe113@cs.com

James Brown   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Funeral services for Mr. James Brown, of Harwick Court, Augusta, will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2006, at 3:30 p.m. at the New Holt Baptist Church, Harlem, Ga., Rev. Melvin Adams officiating. Interment in the Second Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery. Survivors are one daughter, Sheron Bussey of Augusta; four sisters, Robbie Mae Johnson, Mary Jackson, Vivian Brown and Susan Brown, all of Dearing, Ga.; two brothers, Andrew Brown of Thomson, and Robert Brown of Dearing; aunts, uncles, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Thomson Funeral System, Thomson, in charge. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Sarah Oliphant   (CHICAGO, IL.)
CHICAGO, IL. - Mrs. Sarah Oliphant, formerly of Augusta, Ga., entered into rest Friday, March 31, 2006, in Chicago. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 8, 2006, at 2 p.m. at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Oscar Wells officiating. Burial will be at Ways Grove Baptist Church, Wrens, Ga. Survivors are devoted nieces Marie White, Lucille Rand, Chicago; devoted nephew John Kelly, Dallas, Texas; granddaughters Barbara Miller, Atlanta, Frances Cooper, Augusta and a host of other relatives and friends. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Virginia Gilchrist   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, March 31, 2006 at her residence, Mrs. Virginia Gilchrist of Richmond Hill Road West, Cedar Wood Apt. She was a member of Good Shepard Baptist Church of which Rev. Clarence Moore is pastor. Funeral details will announced by Dent's Funeral Home. She is survived by one son, Mr. Danny (Faye) Gilchrist; two daughters, Mrs. Denise (Frank) Cooper and Mrs. Arthalia Gilchrist of Augusta, Ga.; two brothers, Mr. Eddie B. (Mary) Fountain and Mr. Willie Lawrence (Frances) Fountain, both of Thomson, Ga.; one sister, Mrs. Gloria (Willie) Jackson, Augusta, Ga.; four grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. The Historic Dent's Undertaking Establishment Serving the CSRA Since the 1800's.

Dorothy F. Clay   (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
WARRENVILLE, S.C.- Mrs. Dorothy Ford Clay, 44, wife of Mr. Tom L. Clay of Colt Rd. entered into rest Monday, April 3, 2006 at the Medical College of Georgia. Services will be held at a later date. Mrs. Clay was a native of Riverside California and had lived in Warrenville for the past six years. She had worked as a waitress. She was preceded in death by her mother and step-father, Elwood and Lorraine Barrs. Additional survivors include, Her father, Grady Ford of Mississippi, one Brother, Brian Barrs of Augusta, three sisters, Cindy M. Ford of Augusta, Linda Glover of Martinez and Michelle Ridenour of Hortense, Ga. Memorial contributions may be made the Augusta First Church of the Nazarene 2044 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, Ga. 30906. Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors 2502 Richmond Hill Road Augusta, Ga. 30906.

Lollie Myles   (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, March 31, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospital, Mrs. Loll ie Myles of Davis St., Hephzibah. Mrs. Myles was a native of Jefferson County, Ga., but made her home in Hephzibah. She was a member of Doyle Grove Baptist Church of which Rev. Stephen Bratton is pastor. Survivors include her children, Ms. Emma J. Myles, Farrockaway, N.Y., Robert L. Myles, Valley Stream, Long Island, Mrs. Carolyn Jenkins, Farrockaway, N.Y., Mrs. Melane L. Threat, Hephzibah, Mr. Ray F. Myles, Brooklyn, N.Y.; six grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 7, 2006, at 2 p.m. from Doyle Grove Baptist Church, Rev. Stephen Bratton officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the residence or the funeral home. The Historic Dent's Undertaking Establishment Serving the CSRA Since the 1800's. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

John E. Mathis   (TRENTON, S.C.)
TRENTON, S.C. - Elder John E. Mathis entered into rest April 1, 2006. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2006, at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Edgefield, with Bishop Lawrence Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Bettis Academy Society Cemetery, Trenton. Viewing at the funeral home Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, and at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Mr. Mathis was a member and Assistant Pastor of Free Indeed Holiness Church in North Augusta. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Mathis; one son, Willie Mathis, of Hephzibah; four daughters, Jacquelene, Sandra Mathis, Gaynell Bryant, Terri McBride, all of North Augusta and Sandra Mathis, of Clearwater; mother, Rosetta Mathis Childs of Johnston; six sisters, Josephine Price, Barbara Baker, Jennie Ruth Mathis, Rosa Mealing, Priscilla Mathis and Michelle Mathis; six brothers, David Mathis, Melvin Mathis, Eric Mathis, Andre G. Mathis, Clifford Mathis and Venis Q. Mathis; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Davis Funeral Home of Johnston in charge of arrangements.

Eddie Brooks   (ATLANTA, Ga.)
ATLANTA, Ga. - Funeral services for Mr. Eddie Brooks, IV. aka Eddie Kane, will be held Thursday, April 6, 2006 at 1 p.m. at Gus Thornhill Funeral Home, 1315 Gus Thornhill Jr. Dr., East Point, Ga., (404) 768-2993. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. Mr. Brooks attended Laney Walker High School. He was a rap artist out of Augusta, GA. known as Eddie Kane. He entered into rest March 30, 2006. Survivors include, his son, Eddie Holmes (Brooks); his parents, Eddie and Estella Brooks; brothers, Anthony Spivey (Brooks,) Eric Brooks, Elliot Brooks; sisters, Erica and Eugenia Brooks; grandmothers, Hattie Wellington, Willie Brooks and a host of cousins, uncles, aunts and friends.

Earl Blackston   (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Entered into rest on Tuesday, April 04, 2006, at his residence, Mr. Earl Blackston, 85, husband of the late Mary Frances Whitaker. Mr. Blackston was a native of Pinetuckey, GA. He was a US Navy Veteran of WWII and retired as Meat Market Manager in the Commissary at Ft. Gordon. He was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church. Family members include a daughter: Donna Blackston Wisner of Grovetown; son: Michael W. Blackston and wife, Cynthia Vaughn of Port Orange, FL; grandsons: John E. Wisner IV and wife, Michelle Kelley of Aiken, SC, William A. "Bill" Wisner of Grovetown, Christopher L. Wisner and wife, Alisa of North Augusta, SC; great-grandchild: Drew Kelley and brothers: Aaron "Pete" Blackston and wife, Mary of Augusta and Eugene "Skibo" Blackston and wife, Linda of Augusta. Graveside services will be held Thursday, April 6, 2006 at 3:00 P.M. in Bellevue Memorial Gardens with Rev. Allen Hamilton officiating. Pallbearerswill be John Wisner, IV, Bill Wisner, Chris Wisner, Michael Waite, Steven Blackston and Barry Blackston. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Hospice, 2260 Wrightsboro Rd., Augusta, GA 30904. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484.

Evelyn Johnson   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, March 31, 2006 at her residence, Mrs. Evelyn Donahue Johnson (86) of Summer Court. Funeral services will be conducted Today, Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. from First Providence Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Alexander Pope, Jr., Pastor officiating. Interment will be in Walker Memorial Park. The remains will lie in state at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service. The funeral procession will leave the residence at 10:15 a.m. FLORIST: 9:00 a.m. W. H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, GA (706) 722-6401.

Jeanette Carmony   (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.- Jeanette Wooten Owens Carmony, of 146 Old Sudlow Lake Rd., North Augusta, SC, answered God's call on Tuesday, April 4, 2006. Mrs. Carmony was a lifelong resident of Aiken County. She was the daughter of the late Troy James and Ollie Florence Morgan Wooten. Surviving is her son Bobby Lewis Carmony, North Augusta, SC; her daughter, Cindy Mullins, Graniteville, SC; a sister, Margaret Mathis, Augusta, GA; two brothers, Lewis Owens, and Clyde Ownes, both of North Agusuta, SC; three grandchildren, Robin Wells, Angel Wells, and Julie Carmony, one great granddaughter, Kiley Noel Mixon and a special friend, Claudia Leopard. Funeral services will be Friday, at 3:00 PM in the Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Williams officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Eric Godwin, Andrew Dyches, Jay Mixon, Christopher Hawthorne, Ricky Brockington, and Greg Koch. Friends may call at the residence of her daughter, Cindy Mullins, 213 Motlow Dr., Graniteville, SC, or Thursday, from 6-8 PM at Hatcher Funeral Home, US Hwy. 1, Langley, SC. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

William A. Bragg   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - William A. "Bill" Bragg, 77, past into eternal rest Monday, April 3, 2006, at University Hospital. Mr. Bragg is survived by his wife, Virginia, of 51 years; two sons, William A. Bragg, Jr. and his wife, Vicki, Alan Bragg and his wife, Terri, all of Augusta; six grandchildren, Leslie, Kasey, Christian, Chad, Emily and Richard Bragg; one sister, Virginia NeSmith of Nevils, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Bragg was preceded in death by his brother, Reginald M. Bragg, Jr. Mr. Bragg was born in Savannah, Ga., April 6, 1928, but was raised in Bulloch County. He served four years in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Bragg retired from E.I. Dupont - Savannah River Plant with 26 years of service. He was a member of Fleming Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2006, at Fleming Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Atkins and Rev. William T. Hammond officiating. Mr. Bragg will lie in state at the church one hour prior to thefuneral service. Pallbearers will be Tracy NeSmith, Larry Vaughn, Todd Williams, Ben Buie, Eugene Bracewell and Rusty Smith. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2006. Memorials may be made to Fleming Baptist Church Homebound Ministry or Building Fund, 3027 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta, GA 30906. Poteet Funeral Homes, 3465 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta, GA 30906, (706)798-8886. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Lula Mae Hankinson   (BELVEDERE, S.C.)
BELVEDERE, S.C. - A memorial service for Mrs. Lula Mae Hankinson will be held at 2 p.m. today at Hatcher Funeral Home, Langley, S.C. The family will receive friends following the memorial service at the residence, 211 Palmetto Ave., Belvedere. Hatcher Funeral Home, U.S. Hwy. 1, Langley.

Julian McKinnie   (MACON, Ga.)
MACON, Ga. - Julian McKinnie, Sr., age 80, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 3, 2006 after an extended illness. Julian was born in Edgefield, South Carolina on October 18, 1925 to Frank Bell McKinnie, Sr. and Mary Alice Hamilton McKinnie. Julian lived in Macon since 1952, moving from Augusta, GA. Other than his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Maurine C. Stewart McKinnie and their son, Terry Patrick McKinnie. He was also predeceased by two brothers, Frank Bell McKinnie, Jr. of California and William Perry (W.P.) McKinnie of North Augusta, South Carolina. He is survived by his wife Edna S. McKinnie. He is also survived by three children and their spouses, J.W. (Diana) McKinnie, Jr.of Amelia Island, Florida; Cookie (David) Lee; Lynn (Ronnie) Weldon, all of Macon, Georgia; daughter-in-law Donna McKinnie of Cumming, Georgia and step-son, Jason (Gigi) Sanders, of Macon. He is survived by a brother-in-law, L.J. (Wanda) Stewart, of North Augusta, SC. He is survived by eight grandchildren who lovingly knew him as "Papa". They are Joseph McKinnie of New York City, New York; Katie McKinnie of Athens, Georgia; David (Lisa) Lee, Abby Lee and "Hey Buddy" Perry Lee, Valerie Weldon, Jennifer Weldon Rogers and great granddaughter, Maura Rogers, all of Macon, and granddaughter, Lindsey Stewart of North Augusta, SC. Julian, known fondly as "Mr. Mac" or "J.W.," leaves many friends who will miss him dearly, but especially long-time neighbors, Mary and Bob. The family would like to acknowledge the many years of care given to Julian by Dr. Michael Bailey, Dr. Sam Shaker, who performed one of his first bypass procedures in Macon on Julian in 1978, Dr. Alan Justice, Dr. Felix Sogade, and Medtronic Electronics. He loved all of you and your entire staffs. Julian was a former member of Northridge Baptist Church and Shurlington Baptist Church. He was an active member of Morningside Baptist Church and the Fisher's Sunday School Class. He was past president of the Mark Smith Booster Club and Northeast Booster Club. He was a past member of the Macon Touchdown Club. He was Past President of Cross Keys Lions Club. He had received the Lion of the Year Award for two years. He loved his family, Florida State Football, the Braves, NASCAR, The Young and the Restless, and boiled peanuts. All who knew him will miss his loving smile, huge one-armed hugs, positive attitude and constant sense of humor. He could always make the best out of any situation. Julian worked many years for the Atlantic Ice and Coal Company, M & N Distributing Company and Bill Laite Distributing Company. He enjoyed his retirement years working for Economy Auto Rental. Pallbearers will be long time friends Bill Holder and David Young, grandchildren Joseph McKinnie, David Lee, Perry Lee, and Terry's best friend, Randy Benson. Visitation will be Wednesday evening, April 5, 2006 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., at Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street. Services will be held in Snow's Chapel on Thursday, April 6, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ron Watson officiating. Interment will be immediately following the service at Middle Georgia Memory Gardens, Joycliff Road. Contributions can be made to Portsbridge Hospice Center, 115 Arkwright Landing, Macon, GA 31210 or Morningside Baptist Church 3519 Jeffersonville Road, Macon, GA 31211. The family may be contacted at the home of David and Cookie Lee, 5131 Smoke Rise Drive. Visit www.mem.com to express tributes. Snow's Memorial Chapel, Cherry Street has charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Mary Wells   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mary Eleanor Wilvert Wells, 83, born in Sunbury, Pa., March 29, 1922, died March 22, 2006, in Augusta. An avid mystery novel reader, there was no mystery about the love she held for her late husband, W.R. Wells, Sr.; her children, Sandra L. Kitchens, the late Patricia J. Woodie, William R. Wells II and the late Charles O. Wells. She is survived by eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Her lifelong loyalty and compassion extended to her 40 years of volunteer service with the VFW Post 4706 Ladies Auxiliary and the VA Hospital, Decatur, Ga. A memorial service will be held at 2:15 p.m. April 9, 2006, at the Unitarian Church in Augusta. In lieu of flowers, contribute to Disabled American Veterans www.dav.org/cst . Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Wayne Leroy Malick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Howard Gholson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Leonard Blackburn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Robert A. Mintz (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

William Hardy (GADSDEN, Ala.)

Mary Lizzie Hall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Earl Blackston (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Matthew Justin Hodges (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

LTC Paul Stoetzel (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jimmy Cody (THOMSON, Ga.)

Deborah Padgett (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Lollie Myles (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Mary Wells (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Edward Clark (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Lula Mae Hankinson (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

Irene Avera Starr (WRENS, Ga.)

Charles Kneece (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Donald Credille (PIGSAH FOREST, N.C.)

Sylvia A. Hawes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Leon Dyers (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Carrara Julia Crawford (APPLING, Ga.)

Cecil Floyd Minor (PADUCAH, Ky.)

Jeanette Carmony (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Montreal Jackson (KINGSBAY, Ga.)

Cecil Floyd Minor (PADUCAH, Ky.)

Joyce DeLoach (LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga.)

Lawrence DuBose (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Bobby Dean Phillips (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Virginia Gilchrist (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Harold C. Prather (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Edward Clark (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Wayne Leroy Malick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Robert M. Radford (AIKEN, S.C.)

William A. Bragg (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Christine Hall (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Dorothy F. Clay (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Evelyn Johnson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Eddie Brooks (ATLANTA, Ga.)

Benjamin Griner (VARNVILLE, S.C.)

James Brown (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jonathan Cook (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Ashley Lanham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dale W. Sandberg (BRANDON, S.C.)

Melvin July (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Deborah Padgett (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Johnnie Maude Pride (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Jonathan Cook (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Edwin Morris May (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Eugene Stewart (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dorothy Bentley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Lee Wiley (HARLEM, Ga.)

Julian McKinnie (MACON, Ga.)

Annie Russell (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Virginia Gilchrist (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Earl Blackston (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Mary Elizabeth Damen (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Johnnie Pride (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Judy Inez Palmer (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Margaret M. Price (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Talmadge Fortner (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Lewis Golphin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Virginia Singleton (TWIN CITY, Ga.)

Edwin May (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mary Kustich (AUGUSTA,Ga.)

David Bettis (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Isadore Burden (JACKSONVILLE, Fla.)

Judy Inez Palmer (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Robert Clegg ( AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Margaret B. Bell (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Dorothy F. Clay (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

Lollie Myles (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Wayne Leroy Malick (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mary D. Zachary (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Carrara Julia Crawford (APPLING, Ga.)

Sara Pat Bell (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

John W. Cargile (EVANS, Ga.)

David Guy (DEARING, Ga.)

Margaret Maher (KINGSLAND, Ga.)

Roderick Clay (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mattie Jackson (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Col. Gene W. Goodwin (EVANS, Ga.)

Carrie M. Bell (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Harold Rickert (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Laura Edith Durden (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Lula Mae Hankinson (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

John Emory Bishop (COLUMBIA, S.C.)

Lowell Wakefield (CONWAY, S.C.)

Sarah Oliphant (CHICAGO, IL.)

John E. Mathis (TRENTON, S.C.)

Cleo Johnson (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Jewel Akins Donaldson (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

John E. Mathis (TRENTON, S.C.)

Warren J. McBride (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ashley Lanham (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Evan Brown (AIKEN, S.C.)

James R. Durden (SWAINSBORO, Ga.)

Michelle Kwan uncertain about future

Meola to make 100th international for U.S. soccer team

Overtime

Overtime

Computers aid in pigeon races

Computers aid in pigeon races
This weekend, sports fans all over the world will be watching for eagles on the greens of Augusta. But at least 11 will be watching the blue above for different types of birdies: homing pigeons.

Michelle Kwan uncertain about future
NEW YORK - There were no medals for Michelle Kwan this season, so her parents hauled out the old ones.

Overtime
Football

Overtime
In Fresno, Calif., a former Georgia Tech cornerback was sentenced to nine months' probation on felony drug charges connected to a marijuana-distribution ring.

Meola to make 100th international for U.S. soccer team
CHICAGO - Goalkeeper Tony Meola was included in the U.S. roster for next week's exhibition game against Jamaica and will make his 100th international appearance.

Rooney, Richardson head commissioner search committee
NEW YORK - Owners Dan Rooney of Pittsburgh and Jerry Richardson of Carolina were appointed Wednesday to head the eight-member committee that will search for the successor to commissioner Paul Tagliabue.

Seminar yields crop of country music tidbits

Seminar yields crop of country music tidbits
Here are a few things I learned during my recent visit to the Country Radio Seminar gathering in Nashville, Tenn.:

Training center opens new facility where clients can work on furniture
Long pieces of rushing work best for Denise Thomas as she repairs a chair donated to Lynndale Inc.

Eisenhower staff escapes dubious honor in golf tournament
It was an ''honor'' that Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center's command staff doesn't want.

Military Milestones
- Air Force Airman Carolyn R. Doggett, a 2005 graduate of Cross Creek High School and daughter of Alex Doggett of Hephzibah, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

Correction
Because of a court clerical error, the bridegroom's name was misspelled in For the Record in the March 2 edition of Richmond County Neighbors. It should have read: Michael Lee Balkcum, 52, and Elisabeth Parker Salter, 46, both of 3018 Pinewood Drive. The Chronicle regrets the error.

Can you find it?
This week's image recently received a face lift. If you think you know where it is, call (706) 823-3708 by 2 p.m. Friday and leave your name, area code and telephone number, and how to spell your name. Please be specific with your answer. If your name is picked from among the correct answers, you will win gifts from The Augusta Chronicle. Ten people correctly identified last week's image as General Freight Furniture on Walton Way. Other guesses included the waterworks and the sewage treatment plant. Betty Eubanks received the prize. Others identifying the building were Marcy Bradley, Charles Kee, Janice Whitaker, Jerry Tuten, Jeanie Rogers, Shelita Wright, Connie Burgette, William Cooper and Vilma McCaffrey.

School lunch menus
Here are Richmond County school lunch menus through April 14.

Races in Alleluia Community are family affairs
The second annual Alleluia Glory Run 5K will be held Saturday in the Alleluia Community.

Spring brings special events to Augusta Common
Today and Friday, City of Augusta Special Events will kick off its spring season of firsts.

Weeklong project to show youngest thespians theater from start to finish
Children are at the center of two special events at Fort Gordon in April.

Creek Freaks see protecting environment as their mission
A group of teens is helping to ensure a waterway remains healthy.

Glenn Hills graduate earns award as nuclear engineer
When he was a child, Kevin Greenaugh was always putting things together.

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon. Send information to Fort Gordon Calendar, attention Ryan Wehmeyer, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Special worker leaves day care
Beth Burnside has been a trailblazer most of her life.

Milestones
Patrick John Wheale, son of Duncan and Carolyn Wheale, of Augusta, has been selected as a Summerall Guard at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, Charleston.

For the record
Here are Richmond County Superior Court sentencings, dui convictions, paroles, indictments, marriage license applications and divorces.

JROTC cadets get to check out latest technology during tour of Fort Gordon
Anthony Moore and Rashawn Golatt shinnied to the top of the rock climbing tower and rappelled back down, then quickly headed to a demonstration of Fort Gordon's military police working dogs.

Calendar
Downtown Lunch Date: 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, today, April 13, 20, 27; Augusta Common, Eighth and Reynolds streets; musical entertainment; (706) 821-1754

Around the block
Science of Golf will run through Sunday at Fort Discovery, 1 Seventh St. Attractions include portable putting greens, videos of golf legends and demonstrations on the physics of golf. Admission to the museum is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 55 and older, active-duty military and children 4-17; children 3 and younger can get in free with a paid adult ticket. The museum's hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Correction

Races in Alleluia Community are family affairs

Eisenhower staff escapes dubious honor in golf tournament

School lunch menus

Creek Freaks see protecting environment as their mission

For the record

Special worker leaves day care

Glenn Hills graduate earns award as nuclear engineer

JROTC cadets get to check out latest technology during tour of Fort Gordon

Weeklong project to show youngest thespians theater from start to finish

Military Milestones

Milestones

Can you find it?

Calendar

Spring brings special events to Augusta Common

Post Happenings

Training center opens new facility where clients can work on furniture

Around the block

Great acting made the 1950s one of Hollywood's sparkling decades

Will Couric mark anniversary at 'Today' by leaving?

'Deal or No Deal' keeping NBC afloat
NEW YORK - Regis Philbin brags that he "saved" ABC when "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" became a hit while little else was happening there. Now Howie Mandel may be doing the same for NBC during its dark days.

'Deal or No Deal' keeping NBC afloat

Bonds TV show debuts with talk of steroids

Rick Springfield will sing at Daytime Emmys
NEW YORK - Rick Springfield will perform his '80s hit "Jesse's Girl" and other songs at the Daytime Emmy Awards later this month.

'South Park' wins Peabody Award
ATLANTA - Comedy Central's "South Park" won its first Peabody Award on Wednesday, winning praise from judges as TV's boldest, most politically incorrect satirical series.

'American Idol' relatives make sacrifice
LOS ANGELES - Millie Hundley is shelling out for airline and hotel costs. Clyde Pickler Sr. is getting by with a little financial help from friends, while Kenneth Daughtry's boss gave him time off and even paid his way from Virginia.

'American Idol' relatives make sacrifice

'South Park' wins Peabody Award

Rick Springfield will sing at Daytime Emmys

Will Couric mark anniversary at 'Today' by leaving?
NEW YORK - Katie Couric may mark her 15th anniversary as "Today" show anchor this week by making the decision to leave.

Bonds TV show debuts with talk of steroids
SAN FRANCISCO - Barry Bonds' new television show didn't shy away from the steroid allegations.

Spotted

Club calendar

Lawyer: Suge Knight seeking bankruptcy protection

Whoopi's inner child comes to life in kids soccer show

Hank Williams Jr. surrenders in assault case

Dogs lose Barnes, Evans for rest of spring

Dogs lose Barnes, Evans for rest of spring
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia backup quarterback Blake Barnes and backup cornerback Bryan Evans will miss the rest of spring practice with injuries, the school announced Wednesday.

Great acting made the 1950s one of Hollywood's sparkling decades
Big cars, big hopes and big movies - those were the standards for the 1950s. The era of the epic, the Eisenhower years box office was dominated by musicals and skirt-and-sandal sagas.

Thompson puts trial, trouble behind him
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Former South Carolina standout Moe Thompson still has a scar from the electronic monitoring device he wore for several months last year following burglary charges, but the defensive end is trying to put his troubled past - and the mark on his ankle - behind him.

Thompson puts trial, trouble behind him

Powderhouse truck ban stalls

Recreation calendar

Anniversary

Events calendar

Semiprivate golf club has seen many changes since its creation

Milestones

Around the block

Pet of the week

Adult literacy sites

Library schedules

Recycling locations

School lunch menus

Health organization brings dental care to pupils

Across the river

Pupils use artistic license with project

Reports give students lessons in public speaking

Meetings

Reunions