Principals urge parents, kids to follow rules with clothing
Clothing stores are preparing for an influx of parents and pupils for back-to-school shopping during the tax-free weekend.
Across the river
REALIZATIONS: THE ART OF HUBERT SHUPTRINE: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 13; Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St.; $5 adults, $3 seniors, pupils and military with ID; free for museum members and ages 5 and younger; free Sundays; (706) 724-7501, themorris.org
BACK TO SCHOOL STUDY SKILLS: 1-4 p.m. today; Business and Education Building, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; rising ninth- through 12th-graders; (803) 641-3563.
Math put principal on path of teaching
When Todd Bornsheuer, the new principal at Silver Bluff High School, graduated from Middleton Senior High School in Charleston, S.C., in 1986, he thought he'd cruise through his college math degree because he had done so well in high school.
Health and fitness 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.
Club's new pool has seen plenty of activitity
Fermata Club members are proud of their new pool. "This is the newest, and we think, finest pool in Aiken," said member Ann Grooms during a recent jaunt to the club's swimming hole.
Fundraiser attendees will see wood storks, other birds
An evening of education and recreation will raise funds for the Silver Bluff Audubon Center and Sanctuary and the South Carolina Wildlife Federation.
Progressive women made good name for house
The Pickens-Salley House has been moved twice on the University of South Carolina Aiken campus, but its place in South Carolina history is secure.
Dial-in translators will be big help to detention center
At least four times a week, judges handling bond hearings at the Aiken County Detention Center come up against a language barrier.
SILVERSNEAKERS MUSCULAR STRENGTH AND RANGE OF MOVEMENT CLASSES: 9-9:50 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; free for members with participating Medicare health plans; $26 per month in-city residents; $46 per month out-of-city residents without recreation membership.
The Aiken County Farmers Market, at Williamsburg Street and Richland Avenue, sells fresh produce daily, depending on weather, from about 8:30 a.m. until vendors are sold out. Call (803) 643-4660.
Chosen children are all winners after drawing for scholarship
Though a few participants are too young to stand, the 16 children who remain in contention for a $10,000 scholarship bond were walking tall Saturday after being picked to move on to the next round of The Augusta Chronicle's Make Kids Count drawing.
Around the block
A kids in college camp for rising ninth- through 12th-graders will be from 1 to 4 p.m. today in the Business and Education Building, Room 140, at the University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway. Writing, note taking, time management and test preparation will be discussed. The cost is $85. To register, call (803) 641-3563.
Guillen hits for cycle
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Carlos Guillen hit for the cycle and rookie Justin Verlander won his seventh consecutive decision to become the major leagues' first 14-game winner, leading the Detroit Tigers over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 10-4 on Tuesday night.
Cubs deal Maddux to Dodgers
LOS ANGELES - The youngsters who have helped carry the Los Angeles Dodgers this season are about to get some veteran help.
Utley's streak hits 32 in loss
PHILADELPHIA - Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs with a homer and two doubles, and Josh Johnson pitched seven strong innings to lead the Florida Marlins over the Philadelphia Phillies 15-2 on Monday.
Marlins down Mets in ninth
MIAMI - Pinch hitter Josh Willingham hit a two-run homer off Billy Wagner with one out in the ninth inning, and the Florida Marlins rallied to beat the New York Mets 6-5 on Tuesday night.
Ex-Braves sparkle in Dodgers victory
CINCINNATI - Rafael Furcal drove in four runs and Wilson Betemit added a two-run homer as the Los Angeles Dodgers extended their winning streak to four games with a 10-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
Red Sox put their captain on DL
BOSTON - Jason Varitek was placed on the disabled list Tuesday with a twisted left knee, leaving the Boston Red Sox without their captain and catcher.
David Ortiz, Red Sox, hit two home runs, including a game-ending, three-run blast in the bottom of the ninth inning that gave Boston a 9-8 victory over Cleveland.
PITTSBURGH - Sure, the Pirates aren't the Mets, but the Braves will take a pitching performance like the one John Smoltz delivered Tuesday at any point in time. Especially after watching successive stinkers that arrived at a rather poor time this past weekend.
Atlanta focuses on reaching .500 mark
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves, swept out of the NL East division race by the powerful New York Mets, have reached an uncomfortable crossroads as they face the final two months of the season.
Jones still a Brave, at least for time being
PITTSBURGH - Andruw Jones didn't hear his name surface Monday in the much-publicized trade rumor that had the Braves' center fielder heading to Boston. At least not immediately, and not directly.
Jones stays put as Atlanta trades Sosa to St. Louis
ATLANTA - The biggest deadline news for the Atlanta Braves on Monday was the trade that didn't happen. And now the idea of trading Andruw Jones is out there a bit more publicly.
International Paper's profits rise 49 percent
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - International Paper Inc. on Tuesday reported its second-quarter profit rose 49 percent as the company continued to turn its finances around through a yearlong restructuring plan.
Accounting firm is growing in Augusta
A South Carolina accounting firm wants to strengthen its Georgia presence.
Working up a sweat
Darn tootin' it's hot.
Refining adds significantly to gas cost
Though U.S. oil companies blame the global oil market for high gasoline prices, a close analysis of pricing suggests it's not so simple: The run-up at the pump also comes from domestic refining, which is largely controlled by Big Oil.
Tyson still optimistic after loss
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Tyson Foods Inc. said its $52 million loss in the April-June quarter and 5 percent dip in revenues were market pangs that should be over in time, possibly by spring.
Miami suspends 4 players
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Four Miami Hurricane players, including running back Tyrone Moss and receiver Ryan Moore, were suspended for the Sept. 4 season opener against Florida State because they violated team policy.
The Wimpy, Wimpy West
Let's get this straight: Hezbollah terrorists invade Israel to kidnap several soldiers, then hide among civilians while lobbing several thousand rockets indiscriminately at Israeli citizens - and the world is upset at Israel for accidentally killing civilians?
Mel Gibson's two-front battle
As diseases go, racism may be harder to kick than alcoholism. Apparently, actor Mel Gibson is battling both - along with the twin afflictions of arrogance and hubris.
Anyone for a Care package?
Saddam Hussein, awaiting his Oct. 16 verdict, seems resigned to his fate - that he's going to be convicted and put to death for his role as Iraq's strongman in the mass murders and other atrocities of his fellow citizens in the city of Dujail in the early 1980s.
Whatever killed the dinosaurs, you can bet some of them held on longer than others.
NATO, the peacekeeper
As pressure for a cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah picks up steam around the globe, so does talk about using United Nations peacekeepers to enforce it. Israel has indicated it could go along with a "sustainable cease-fire" - that is, a cease-fire based on U.N. Resolution 1559, calling for Hezbollah to be disarmed.
Buying school supplies - and votes!
Many dedicated teachers dip into their own pockets to buy classroom supplies - one 2004 study estimating an average of $458 a year per teacher.
Bread and tomato soup recipe
CONCORD, N.H. - Hard as it is to crave soup in the heat of summer, vine-ripened tomatoes make it easier.
'Light' brownies that actually taste good
Brownies normally don't fit at the top of anyone's low-fat eating plan.
For good lobster rolls, it's easier to make your own
We dropped off our daughter at the campsite that she would call home for the next two weeks. For an hour, I stared out the car window, worrying whether she could handle that heavy backpack and kayaking in rugged water.
Back-to-school lunchbox specials
Lunch shouldn't be a chore and shouldn't be boring, whether it's for a back-to-school lunchbox, a brown-bagger's menu, or to eat on the spot at home in the kitchen.
Augusta still riding hot streak
A little more than a month remains in the regular season for the still-hot Augusta GreenJackets, who have shown no signs of slowing down in pursuit of their first division title since 2001.
No Martis is no sweat for Jackets
When the San Francisco Giants traded 19-year-old pitching prospect Shairon Martis, who had been starting with the GreenJackets, to the Washington Nationals for big-league reliever Mike Stanton last week, it might have seemed Augusta's rotation would take a significant hit.
Young Tom Morris wasn't quite as young
Young Tom Morris just got a little bit older.
Wie enters British with confidence
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England - In six LPGA Tour events this year, Michelle Wie has finished no worse than fifth. In three majors, she has finished a combined five shots out of the lead.
Get cheesy with focaccia
The chicken is on the grill, the salad is tossed and it's your typical summer dinner. For Shari Upchurch, of Dearing, however, that dinner isn't complete without her quick and easy focaccia bread.
In all the world, there's nothing to top a glass of sweet, iced tea
People take pictures of the summer, just in case someone thought they had missed it, and to prove that it really existed.
Terrorist groups will suffer for actions
So Islam has started another war with Israel.Steve King, Belvedere, S.C.
Hospital delivered top care to patient
With all the negative news about Augusta, we sometimes forget one of the most positive points about this area: our fine hospitals, doctors and nurses.Jean P. Daniel, Augusta
Library a big addition to community
What a thrilling experience to visit the new Columbia County Library and Performing Arts Center! The vision by planners of several years ago has become a reality, providing Columbia County and surrounding areas with a complete state-of-the-art facility. It also includes many individual computer terminals. We want to boast, too, about the beautiful ampitheater.Margaret Miles, Evans
Let state track other violent offenders
Take a close look at Aldric R. Wright ("Domestic violence puts man in prison," Aug. 1). He has been arrested 17 times prior to this conviction on a reduced charge of false imprisonment, domestic violence battery and cruelty to children.Alan Marberry, Augusta
Remember Navy diving pioneer
A legend has passed. The first black diver in the U.S. Navy, Carl M. Brashear, died at the U.S. Naval Medical Facility in Portsmouth, Va., on July 26.Donald Morris, Aiken, S.C.
Why doesn't this get coverage?
The United Nations apparently is more than a home for oil-for-food scandals and host to rabid anti-Israeli factions from the top down; it has been home to a major drug-smuggling operation.Carl Langley, Aiken, S.C.
Director-actor Kevin Smith (Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back) is 36.
Pine trees and peaches touted as future fuel sources
TIFTON, Ga. - Part-time farmer Jimmy Griner arrived at the Georgia Bioenergy Conference carrying a quart of ever-so-fragrant, crystal-clear, 180-proof moonshine in a Mason jar.
Lynx filling in gaps in lineup
The Augusta Lynx continued to beef up their defense by signing a pair of big blue-liners Monday, and coach Bob Ferguson said more players should begin making decisions about the upcoming season this week.
Wrecks in work zone on decline
Richmond County authorities say accidents are down, but police have no plans to stop patrolling the Interstate 20 work zone anytime soon.
Across the area
A man is being sought as a shooting suspect by local law enforcement, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.
Aiken eases pupils into school
The thought of heading back to school is enough to make most children resist getting into the car, but registration helps ease first-day-of-school shock.
Rants and raves
I DON'T UNDERSTAND why we're more interested in Charles Larke's pension plan than we are our children's education. If he has only one more year on his contract, they ought to simply demote him back into the teaching part of the profession until he can get his pension and hire a new superintendent. Dr. Larke could teach in Murphey Middle School. That would be a fitting retirement.
News you can use
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:
McKinney, rival exchange barbs
ATLANTA - Nearly a month ago, Rep. Cynthia McKinney's lectern twice sat empty as her two opponents in the July 18 Democratic primary debated each other and made her an issue.
Kid of the Day
Wykeshia Edwards, of Bartow, Ga., is today's kid of the day.
Brown allowed to keep position
Augusta commissioners refused to grant District 4 commission candidate Alvin Mason's request to remove their appointee, Commissioner Keith Brown, from the board Tuesday.
An item in Monday's Week Ahead gave incorrect information about the Music in the Park concert series. The concert, featuring the Fort Gordon Signal Corps Band, was held Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church, North Augusta. It was the final concert in the series.
Wal-Mart to expand, commissioners told
Columbia County commissioners agreed to an easement Tuesday night in connection with what they said is a planned expansion of the Martinez Wal-Mart on Bobby Jones Expressway.
An article in Saturday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle should have stated that information provided by Thomas Antonio Brown and Mark Dewayne Graham led authorities to identify Joquez Hawes as being present during a fatal shooting Thursday in Augusta's Harrisburg community. Another man, Marcus Brown, was present, but police said he convinced them he had nothing to do with the shooting. He was released.
Rants and raves
AUSTIN RHODES, Champ Walker and Ryan B., why don't you settle this thing on Judge Judy or Judge Alex? Then we won't have to hear about it anymore.
Rants and raves
AUSTIN RHODES, Champ Walker and Ryan B., why don't you settle this thing on Judge Judy or Judge Alex? Then we won't have to hear about it anymore.
It's cooler inside
The month of August arrives today, bringing with it heat advisories and predictions of 100-degree highs.
Study examines effect of war on brain
Subtle changes in certain brain skills of soldiers might be related to deployment to a war zone, says a study to be published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association says.
Sixth-graders can stay at fort school
Freedom Park Elementary School is expanding with the hope of one day having a middle school wing.
Domestic violence puts man in prison
An Augusta man who threw his girlfriend into the trunk of a car after she announced their relationship was over pleaded guilty Monday.
Rants and raves
I DON'T UNDERSTAND why we're more interested in Charles Larke's pension plan than we are our children's education. If he has only one more year on his contract, they ought to simply demote him back into the teaching part of the profession until he can get his pension and hire a new superintendent. Dr. Larke could teach in Murphey Middle School. That would be a fitting retirement.
News you can use
CHORAL SOCIETY AUDITIONS: The Augusta Choral Society will hold auditions at First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way. Call Executive Director Carolyn Dolen at (706) 826-4713 to set up a time, and have a piece prepared. For details, visit augustachoralsociety.org.
Jewell thanked for saving lives
ATLANTA - Richard Jewell, who was hailed as a hero for spotting a bomb during the 1996 summer Olympics in Atlanta and then questioned about the deadly explosion amid the glare of worldwide media attention, said recognition from the governor officially sets his record straight.
Spartans avoid dispute by paying bill for arena
The Augusta Spartans have agreed to pay a $17,000 tab owed from the team's arena football season this year, averting a conflict that threatened to grow into the latest feud between the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center and one of its tenants, coliseum authority officials said Tuesday.
What's swimming in there?
In Tony Milford's line of work, showing up unannounced is valued.
War affects brain skills of soldiers
Subtle changes in certain brain skills of soldiers might be related to deployment to a war zone, a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association says.
Centers help folks keep their cool
Augusta-area cooling centers were the places to be Tuesday.
Across the area
Police are looking for an Augusta woman who is facing identification fraud charges.
Retest spares failing pupils
Hundreds of pupils in Columbia and Richmond counties initially in danger of repeating a grade got a summer school reprieve.
Water, sewer referendum approved
AIKEN - County residents will have a chance to vote on a water and sewer referendum in November.
Contestants take pride in peaches
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Nationally known cookbook author Allison Engel, of California, and her twin sister, Peggy Engel, look forward to their annual visit to South Carolina.
Health group plans revival
The need for greater interaction among health care leaders in Augusta and mentoring of a new wave of executives is prompting the revival of a local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Across the region
COLUMBIA - Democratic gubernatorial hopeful state Sen. Tommy Moore, of Clearwater, said Monday he has hired a new campaign manager to lead his bid against Republican Gov. Mark Sanford.
Augusta-area gun dealers settle New York lawsuit
NEW YORK - Two Augusta-area gun dealers sued by Mayor Michael Bloomberg for allegedly selling firearms illegally have agreed to a settlement that puts their sales and inventory under the microscope of a special monitor, officials said Monday.
National Weather Service issues heat advisory
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory from 2pm this afternoon to 7pm this evening for the following counties: Lincoln, McDuffie, Columbia, Richmond, Burke, Chesterfield, McCormick, Edgefield, Saluda, Lee, Aiken, Barnwell, Orangeburg, Clarendon and Bamberg.
Doctor says man insane during spree
GEORGETOWN, S.C. - Stephen Stanko is a psychopathic genius with an IQ of 143, but he was insane at the time he is accused of killing his live-in girlfriend and assaulting a young girl, a witness testified Monday, the day before jury selection was scheduled to begin.
Throng of birds killed at lake
Stormy weather is a suspect in a weekend bird kill involving about 1,000 martins, swallows and crows at Thurmond Lake.
Kid of the Day
Roshell Burnett, of Hephzibah, is today's kid of the day.
Aiken schools grapple with costs of building
AIKEN - When the Aiken County school district adopted a five-year facility improvement plan in the early 1980s, the cost to build a new elementary school was about $4 million and the district could keep up with inflation.
Fix it: South Carolina Highway 421
EDITOR'S NOTE: Help us make our area a better place to live by pointing out the things you see that need to be fixed in Richmond, Columbia or Aiken County. Give us a call or send us an e-mail if you see a road hazard, a pothole, a broken street sign, a malfunctioning traffic light or other problem. We'll try to address these areas with the responsible parties. If you have a suggestion or nomination, call Jeremy Craig at (706) 823-3409 or e-mail email@example.com.
Thomson man charged in Tuesday robbery
THOMSON -- A McDuffie County man who was out of prison for only a day has been arrested in connection with a bank robbery Tuesday afternoon in Thomson.
Communities come together for Night Out
Members of several state and local law enforcement agencies and military police from Fort Gordon joined the Grovetown Department of Public Safety for a free cookout in honor of National Night Out on Tuesday.
Across the region
SAVANNAH, GA. - On his first official day back on the job after a heart attack, Mayor Otis Johnson received an automatic defibrillator for his office.
Pruitt seeks 'defense' of S.C. title
It's taken 24 years and three careers, but Dillard Pruitt is back to defend his South Carolina Amateur title.
Earnhardt must improve to make Chase
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Dale Earnhardt Jr. spent his final off weekend at Will Ferrell's movie premiere, judged a Miss Hooters pageant in Las Vegas, then returned home to hold a get-together for his online racing league.
Michael D. Rushton (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Mr. Michael D. (Big Mike) Rushton, 47, died Monday July 31, 2006 at his residence. Funeral Services will be held Thursday August 3, 2006 2 PM at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home with burial in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park. Mr. Rushton was owner-operator of Rushton Towing Service. Survivors include his wife Susie Day Rushton; one son-Mike Rushton, Jr.; one daughter- Tammie R. (Roger) Bush; three Brothers- James T. Rushton, Alvin Rushton, Gary (Bigun) Rushton; one sister- Betty J. Cornwell. The family is at the home of Roger and Tammie Bush on Lee St. in Johnston and will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 PM. at the funeral home. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
Rose Merry Hankerson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest August 1, 2006 at the Medical College of Georgia, Mrs. Rose Merry Ramsey Hankerson of Windsor Spring Rd. She was a member of Live in the River Worship Center, where Pastor Reese is pastor. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Dent's Undertaking Establishment. She is survived by her sons, George Lee Hankerson, Jr., Willie Louis Hankerson, Rufus (Jasmine) Hankerson, Willie J. Hayes, James Hankerson, all of Augusta; one daughter, Darlene Showers, Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Annie (Bobby) Thompson, Washington, D.C.; 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a host of relatives and friends. The Historic Dent's Undertaking Establishment serving the CSRA since the 1800's.
Irene Clark Ward (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mrs. Irene Clark Ward, 94, formerly of 523 Rachael Street, died Saturday, July 29, 2006 at North Augusta Health Care. The funeral will be held at First Metropolitan Baptist Church, Augusta, Ga., with the Rev. Enoch Ward, Jr. officiating at 11:00 a.m., Friday August 4, 2006. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Mrs. Ward was a native of Screven County, Ga. She was a member of Rocky Ford Baptist Church in Millen, Ga. where she was the Mother of the Church, a member of the choir and President of the Deaconess Board. She was also a member of the First Metropolitan Baptist Church of Augusta. Mrs. Irene Ward was a devoted wife, a loving mother and an inspiration to many. Her life story and memoirs were published in the book, Where Would I Be, the Life and Times of Irene Clark Ward. Survivors include three son, Charles (Cheryl) Ward of Los Angeles, Calif., Rev. Enoch (Gloria) Ward, Jr., Augusta and Dr. Bennie F.L. (Gabi) Ward, Waco, Texas; five daughters, Grace (Willie) Gray, Sparks, Md., Irene (William) Sua, Stroudsburg, Penn., Kathryn (John) Brown, Brownsville, N.J., Joann (Tom) Ogburn, Mission Viejo, Calif. and Dr. Peggie (Wayne) Koon, Augusta and three grandsons, Kenneth Ward, Denver, Colo., Kevin (Tabitha) Ward and Justin (Melissa) Koon, both of Augusta; four granddaughters, Edwina (Dominic) Heard, Atlanta, Tamara Gray, Pottstown, Penn., Kiffiny Ward, Augusta and Jamie Sua, Chicago, Ill.; one brother, Eza Clark, N.Y.; four sisters, Pearlie Mae Golden, Millen, Queenie Milles, Millen, Dollie Herrington, Sylvania and Frances Handberry, Millen and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members and friends. Visitation will be from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 3, 2006 at First Metropolitan Baptist Church, 3719 Belair Rd., Augusta. Friends may call at the residences of Reverend Enoch Ward at 4621 Peavine Court , Martinez or Dr. Peggie Koon at 26 Eagle Point Dr., Augusta. Funeral procession will leave from 26 Eagle Pointe Dr. at 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 4, 2006. The remains will lie in state from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service.
Michelle Pruitt Connelly (NEWBERRY, S.C.)
NEWBERRY, S.C. - Michelle Pruitt Connelly, 39, of Newberry, SC died July 30, 2006. She was the loving wife of 18 years of Chad Connelly and the wonderful mommy of her two little boys, CJ who is 9 and Bennett who is 5. Michelle was born in Charlotte, NC and grew up in Dalton, Ga. She graduated summa cum laude from Clemson University with a BA in Administrative Management in 1987. She worked at C & S Bank, then went on to serve as the Alumni Director at USC-Aiken until 1992, when she retired to work full time with Chad in the family business. As an entrepreneur and business owner, she became an accomplished speaker and spoke in front of 1000's of people in arenas around America as well as in four international countries. Michelle was known for her heart and compassion and her ability to communicate that even from the stage. She was much loved and respected in her activities at her beloved church, First Baptist of Newberry, where she served on various committees, at her boys' school, Newberry Academy, where she also did substitute teaching, and in the other community activities around Prosperity and Newberry. She loved reading, walking and listening to other people but most of all she loved her little boys and her husband very much. She is also survived by her father, J. Ned Pruitt of Augusta, GA; her brother, Dr. J. Ned Pruitt II, his wife Ellen, and their three children, also of Augusta; her father and mother in-law, Bruce and Dorothy Connelly of Prosperity; brother-in-law Blake Connelly of Prosperity; sister and brother-in-law, Mandy and Tim Ringer and their four children, of Hartsville, SC, and a brother and sister-in-law, Brent and Deena Connelly and their two children, of Pomaria, SC. She was predeceased by her mother, Barbara Moore Pruitt. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 pm Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Newberry by Dr. Kenneth Harmon. Burial will follow in Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery in Prosperity. The family will receive friends from 1 -3pm at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 1020 Boundary Street, Newberry, SC or to Chad and Michelle's ministry, Freedom Tide Foundation, 1831 Wilson Road, PMB 154, Newberry, SC 92108 or to the newly formed Michelle P. Connelly Scholarship Fund at Newberry Academy, 2055 Smith Road, Newberry, SC 29108. Services entrusted to McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. www.mcswainevans.com . Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
Joshwa Albright (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Bon Joshwa San Antonio Albright, born February 6, 1989, went to be with his heavenly father on July 27, 2006. He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother, Sharon Albright Merriweather and stepfather, Randall Merriweather, Hephzibah; father, John F. Williams, Sr., Atlanta; two brothers, John F. Williams, Jr. Augusta, Walter Stokes, Atlanta; two sisters, Ms. ShaWanda L. Geter, Hephzibah, JaBrina Stokes, Atlanta; stepsisters, Cheryl M. Scurry (James), Stacey M. McCain (Lee), Shannell Merriweather, April Merriweather, all of North Augusta, Kimberly Merriweather, Atlanta; grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Harvey, Columbus, Ga.; special and loving aunt, Ms. Bonnie Williams, Augusta; five aunts, seven uncles, eight great aunts, three great uncles and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 3, 2006 at 2 p.m. from Greater St. John Baptist Church, Rev. Melvin Ivey, officiating. Interment will be in Westover Memorial Park. Friends may call at 3731 Rio Ridge Dr. or the funeral home. The Historic Dent's Undertaking Establishment Serving the CSRA Since the 1800's. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
Walter A. Holcombe (BARNWELL, S.C.)
BARNWELL, S.C. - Walter A. Holcombe, 88, husband of the late Gladys Trent Holcombe, died Monday, July 31, 2006 at University Hospital, Augusta, Ga. Mr. Holcombe was born in Pickens County and was the son of the late John E. and Della Alexander Holcombe. He was a retired employee of the Savannah River Plant and a former owner of Carolina Realty. He was a great lover of sports and a longtime supporter of Clemson University. He was a member of IPTAY for over 50 years. He coached youth sports in Barnwell for a number of years. His sons, Stanley and Curt and grandson, Walter Curtis Holcombe II played sports at Barnwell High School Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Wednesday at Hagood Ave. Baptist Church with Dr. Ken Catoe and Rev. David Turner officiating. Burial will follow in the Barnwell County Memorial Cemetery at the airport. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evening at Mole Funeral Home. Survivors include, son and daughter-in-law, Walter Curtis and Susie Holcombe of Barnwell; brothers, John E. Holcombe and Harold S. Holcombe of Easley, S.C.; sisters, Anita H. Greene of Powdersville, S.C. and Bessie H. Moon of Liberty, S.C.; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Stanley Wayne Holcombe. Mole Funeral Home (803) 259-3166. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
Georgie Lee Story (APPLING, Ga.)
APPLING, Ga. - Mrs. Georgie Lee Edmonds Story age 94 of the Winfield community, widow of Mr. Herbert L. Story died Monday July 31, 2006 at her residence. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday August 3, 2006 in the Sharon Baptist Church with Rev. Andy Collins officiating. Burial will follow in the Damascus Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Andrew Dial, Ryan Dial, Ethan Thomas, Emory Thomas, Dustin Lott, Tim Sikes, Tyler Sikes and Nickolas Thomas. Mrs. Story was a native of Lincolnton, a daughter of the late John G. and Nattie Strother Edmonds, she was a homemaker and a member of Damascus Baptist Church for 70 years. She is survived by daughter, Peggy Thomas of Appling; four sons, John Story of Oxford, Ronnie Story of Ocala, FL, David Story of Atlanta, Allen Story of Adel; 17 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews. The Story family may be contacted at the residence 3343 Mistletoe Road in Appling or at the funeral home where they will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday August 2, 2006 You may sign the online guestbook at www.curtisfuneralhome.com The family request in lieu of Flowers donations be made to the St. Joseph Hospice, 2260 Whitesboro Road Augusta, GA 30904 Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
Sol Brookins (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Sol Brookins, age 85, of Sandersville, died Sunday, July 30, 2006. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, at 11:00am at the Sisters Baptist Church with burial in the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the May and Smith Funeral Directors, Sandersville.
William Hollingsworth (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. William Eugene Hollingsworth, 87, husband of 69 years to Mrs. Carrie Sue Lyon Hollingsworth, entered into glory Sunday, July 30, 2006 from Doctors Hospital. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at 3:00 P.M. at Believers Gospel Chapel with Mr. Dan Hollingsworth, Mr. David Hollingsworth, Dr. Kenneth Reeves officiating. Mr. Andy Scott will officiate at the interment in Westview Cemetery. Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 5, 2006 at 3:00 P.M. at Believers Gospel Chapel with Dr. Jonathon Reimer, Dr. Basil Jackson and Dr. Ted Oellerich speaking, an opportunity will be given for others to share memories. Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors 2502 Richmond Hill Road Augusta, Georgia 30906.
Thomas S. Herndon (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Reverend Thomas Speer Herndon, 86, husband of 36 years of Mrs. Thelma Herndon of Eve St. entered into rest Saturday, July 29, 2006 in the University hospital. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 7:00 P.M. from the chapel of Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with Reverend Gerald Meriweather and Reverend Clarence Ross officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of God Holiness Tabernacle 1754 Broad St. Augusta, Ga. 30904. Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, Georgia 30906.
Callie Coker Besson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -Funeral Services for Mrs. Callie Coker Besson, 76, of West Martintown Road, North Augusta, SC, who died July 31, 2006, will be conducted this Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the First Christian Church of Augusta. Dr. C. Don Manning officiating. Interment in Westover Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church Restoration Fund, 629 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901. Stephen D. Posey funeral Home of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803-278-1181). Visit the registry online at www.poseyfuneralhome.com .
Gladys Barnes (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.)
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Mrs. Gladys Barnes, a native of Screven County, age 80, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2006 in Philadelphia. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 1 at 12 noon at the New Robbins Branch Baptist Church in Sylvania, Ga. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Craig R. Tremble & Sons Funeral Home, Statesboro, in charge of arrangements.
Luther B. King (LAKELAND, Fla.)
LAKELAND, Fla. - Mrs. Luther B. King, 78, wife of the late Perkin King, Sr., of Mahafeey Circle, entered into rest on Sunday, July 30, 2006 at Valencia Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are two daughters, Luvenia Johnson, Bethlehem, Ga., Tonya King, Lakeland, Fla.; four sons, Jerome (Shirley) Sapp, Lakeland, Fla., Anthony (Jacqueline) Sapp, Kathleen, Ga., Timothy (Tammy) King, Matteson, IL., Harrison (Glennie) King, Chicago, IL; brother-in-law, Josie Walthour, Augusta, Ga.; an a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. William Funeral Home, 2945 Old Tobacco Rd., Hephzibah, Ga.
Gracie L. Clark (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. - Entered into rest Monday, July 24, 2006 at Doctors Hospital. Ms. Gracie Louise Clark, formerly of Bear, Delaware. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park with Reverend Otis Smith officiating. The family will receive friends today, Tuesday, August 1, 2006 from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home. W.H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 722-6401.
Irmtraud Warren (AUGUSTA Ga.) Seamstress
AUGUSTA Ga. -Mrs. Irmtraud Warren, age 73 passed away on Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at Windemere Nursing Home. Born in Wintersheim Germany, Mrs. Warren had made Augusta, GA her home since 1974. She was of the Protestant faith. The cherished memories of her love, devotion and special times with her children and grandchildren will live on in their hearts. Having loved sewing from early childhood, Mrs. Warren had over the years become a much talented and appreciated seamstress. She received great pleasure while working at Ellen's Cleaners, where she especially enjoyed the families she served and joking with the guys from Fort Gordon Army Base. Survivors include one daughter and her husband, Linda and Dean Bliss of Martinez, GA; two sons and their wives, David John and Lisa Warren of Grovetown, GA and Larry and Susan Warren of Boise, ID; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and one brother, Hans Marouelli of Germany. Preceding her in death were her husband, Billy John Warren; her parents, Johann and Anna Marouelli, and one daughter, Carol Ann. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday August 4, 2006 Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 4255 Columbia Road, Martinez, GA with Pastor Ronnie Faircloth Officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to Funeral Service .Interment will follow at Bellevue Memorial Gardens. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1725, Augusta, GA 30903. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
Eugene Franklin Kea (KITE, Ga.)
KITE, Ga. - Mr. Eugene Franklin Kea, age 84 of Kite, died Sunday July 30, 2006 at his residence. Funeral services will be Tuesday August 1 at 11 AM in the chapel of Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary with the Rev. Lamar Kersey officiating. Interment will be in the Swainsboro City Cemetery. Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
James R. Hall (TWIN CITY, Ga.)
TWIN CITY, Ga. - James R. Hall, age 69, of Twin City, GA died on Monday, July 31, 2006. Funeral services are Wednesday, August 2nd, at 2 PM in the Chapel of Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary. Interment will be in the Twin City City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary Tuesday evening from 6 - 8 PM. Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Lois G. Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Funeral services for Mrs. Lois G. Jones, age 86, of Augusta, will be at 11:00 am, Tuesday, (TODAY) August 1, 2006 from the Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 4255 Columbia Road with Reverend Charles DeLoach, officiating. Pallbearers will be: Don Scott, Tom Johnson, Brian Jones, Kevin Jones, Robert Cross and John Prozonic. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bayvale Baptist Church, Kitchen Renovation Fund, 2240 Bayvale Road, Augusta, GA 30909
Talmadge Griffin (CANTON, Ga.)
CANTON, Ga. - Talmadge Griffin, 75, a resident of Canton, Ga., passed away August 1, 2006 at the Vista Care Hospice Center, Atlanta after a lengthy illness. Mr. Griffin had resided in Lake City for the past 34 years and had just recently moved to Canton, Ga. He was a veteran of the Korea and Vietnam having served in the U.S. Air Force for 23 years. He had worked of the Lake City V.A. Hospital for 10 years and also had worked for the Columbia County School System. He was of the Pentecostal faith and is the son of the late Robert Griffin. He is preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Griffin and Alvah Griffin. Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Carter Griffin, Canton; his mother, Pearl Griffin, Augusta, Ga.; four daughters, Kebra (Odie) Galt, Canton, Gaye Lynn (Steve) Norman, Lake City, Fla., Sheila (William) Massey, Monticello, Fla. and Jamie (Tony) Reynolds, Canton, Ga.; one son, Jeffrey Revels, Live Oak, Fla.; one sister, Thelma Starr, Fitzgerald, Ga.; five brothers, Wilbur (Jean) Griffin, Leon (Sue) Griffin, Vinson (Diane) Griffin, Marvin (Eve) Griffin and Jerry (Donna) Griffin all of Augusta; eight grandchildren also survive. Funeral services for Mr. Griffin will be conducted Thursday, August 3, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Guerry Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Hancock officiating. Interment will be follow in Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 2, 2006 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Guerry Funeral Home, 2659 SW Main Blvd, Lake City, Fla., is in charge of arrangements. 386-752-2414. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
John Henry Holloway (SALUDA, S.C.)
SALUDA, S.C. - John Henry Holloway, 81, of 180 Rowe Boys Rd., died on July 29, 2006 at his home. He was born in Asheville, N.C., son of the late Zonnie and Mattie Dozier Holloway. He was a member of Rock Hill Baptist Church where he served on the Deacon Board, Rock Hill Musical Choir, former Sunday School Superintendent, a member of Rock Hill Burial Aide Society, Mine Creek Burial Aide Society and the NAACP. He was a retired employee of Saluda Meat Center and a US Navy Veteran of WWII. He is survived by two sons, Larry Holloway and Stanley Holloway, both of Saluda; two daughters, Dr. Eavon Hickson, Aiken, S.C. and Carolyn Chapman, Stone Mountain, Ga.; three brothers, Zonnie Abron Holloway and Tommie Lee Holloway both of Washington, D.C. and Franklin Holloway of Saluda; sisters, Geneva Woods, Lanham, Md., and Vera Satterwhite, Norristown, Pa.; 12 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Funeral services are 3:00 p.m., Wednesday at the Rock Hill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Butler & Sons Funeral Home is in charge. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
Patricia Donaldson (ATLANTA, Ga.)
ATLANTA, Ga. - Entered into rest in Atlanta, Sunday, July 30, 2006, Mrs. Patricia Donaldson. Survivors include her children, Dona Hogues, Atlanta; son, Wilbur Hicks, Jr., Orlando, Fla.; parents, Mrs. Mary Alice Daniel, Nassau, N.Y., Howard Jackson, Cleveland, Ohio; sisters, Mrs. Vera (William) Wilson, Augusta, Mrs. Belinda (Paul) Lang, Ms. Cecil Daniels, New York, Ms. Wanda L. Brown, Memphis, Tenn.; several grandchildren; dear friend, Mr. Tony Priseter, and a host of other relatives and friends. Arrangements will be announced later. Friends may call at 2704 Crystal Ct., or the funeral home. The Historic Dent's Undertaking Establishment serving the CSRA since the 1800's.
Donna L. Hazel (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -Funeral Services for Mrs. Donna L. Hazel, 50, of Rock Creek Road, North Augusta, SC, who died July 30, 2006, will be conducted Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock from the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home. Rev. Tony Christie officiating. Interment in Pineview Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Hazel was a native of Augusta, Georgia, having made North Augusta her life-long residence. She was a member of the Woodlawn Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Gerald Hazel; two daughters, Becky Watts and Bridget Hazel, both of North Augusta; her parents, Don and Carolyn Collins, North Augusta; a sister, Linda Kelly, Hephzibah, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this Tuesday evening from 6 to 8. 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
Samuel L. Fleming (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Samuel Lee Fleming, Jr., entered into rest on Sunday, July 30, 2006 at St. Joseph Hospice. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1950 and served in the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. He retired as a Staff Sergeant in 1973. Samuel was a faithful member of Greater Mt. Canaan Baptist Church until his health failed. He leaves to cherish fond memories, his wife, Mattie M. Fleming; son, Samuel Wayne Fleming, Samuel Wade (Angela) Fleming, Keith L. (Tia) Fleming, Lord Phillip Fleming; devoted stepson, Felix M. (Sandi) Andino, Sr.; daughters, Rhonda Fleming McKie, Rosina M. (Jeff) Ryans; devoted step-daughter, Sherrie Andino Jackson; grandchildren, Katoya, Erica, Brian, Brandon, Danaier, Destiney, Keith, Malique, Keenan, Felix, Dylan; great-grandson, Kaim; father-in-law, Joseph W. Williams, Sr.; brothers-in-law, George (JoAnn) Williams, Stanley (Gwendolyn) Williams, Charles (Annette) Williams, Joseph W. Williams; sisters-in-law, Ruby Caldwell, Jacqueline (Gary) Connie, Senita (Marvin) Booker and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 2, 2006 at Greater Mt. Canaan Baptist Church with Reverend Victor Thomas officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Olive Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 7 p.m. at Kinsey & Walton Funeral Home, 3618 Peach Orchard Rd., (706) 790-8858. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
Kenneth E. Imler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Kenneth E. Imler, age 71, beloved husband of Rose Mary Imler, entered into rest Saturday, July 29, 2006 at his residence. Mr. Imler was the son of the late Martin M. and Romaine H. Imler. He was born in Harrisburg, PA and after serving in the U.S. Army for 23 years he moved to the Augusta area in 1972. While serving in the military, Mr. Imler completed tours of duty in the Korean Conflict and two tours in Viet Nam. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, the Viet Nam Campaign Medal, two O/S Bars, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal while serving in Korea. He traveled extensively while in the military and loved serving his country. Following his career in the military, Mr. Imler worked for Best Transmissions until his second retirement. Mr. Imler was an avid fisherman, a prolific breeder of Cockatiels, and enjoyed the fish in his aquarium. He was a devout husband; father, grandfather, and great grandfather and he will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August, 2, 2006 from Elliott Sons Lumpkin Road Chapel with Pastor Larry Sneed officiating. Interment services will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. An Honor Guard detachment from Ft. Gordon will provide full Military Accord. Additional survivors include two sons, Kenneth N. Imler of Montgomery, AL, and Michael W. Imler of Waynesboro, GA; five daughters, Patricia Porter (Jeffery) of Harlem, Michelle R. Imler of Hephzibah, Crystal E, Imler of Augusta, Tracy A. Stone (J.C.) of Augusta, and Anissa D. Cawley of Augusta; 22 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; a mother in law, Ms. Dotty Bowling; two sisters in law; Rebecca Skinner (Joseph), and Linda Cloer (Brown), and a brother in law, Nathan Smith (Margaret Ann), and a very special buddy; Johnathon Stone. The family will receive friends Tuesday, August 1, 2006 from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Gracie L. Clark (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. - Entered into rest Monday, July 24, 2006 at Doctors Hospital. Ms. Gracie Louise Clark, formerly of Bear, Delaware. Graveside services will be held today, Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park with Reverend Otis Smith officiating. Everyone is asked to assemble at the cemetery by 10:45 a.m. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 722-6401.
Leroy Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Leroy Williams of 9th Ave. entered into rest Monday, July 31, 2006 at the V.A. Medical Center, DD. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are his wife, Nellie Williams; two daughters, Martha Fribley, Cleveland Heights, Md., and Judith Love Matthew, Jersey City, N.J.; one son, Leroy Williams, Jr., Augusta. William Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd.
Fred C. Johnson (DAVISBORO, Ga.)
DAVISBORO, Ga. - Mr. Fred C. Johnson of Heards Bridge Rd. died Monday. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 3, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of May & Smith Funeral Home with interment in Annie S. Page Church Cemetery. Visitation: Wednesday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Louise Chandler Huey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on July 30, 2006 at The Place at Martinez, Mrs. Louise Chandler Huey, wife of the late J.T. Huey. Mrs. Huey was a native of Atlanta, GA and had lived in Augusta for the past 3 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Capitol View Baptist Church in Atlanta and First Baptist Church of Augusta. Survivors include her daughter, Sandra Lewis Grice and her husband Duane of Augusta; son, Gerald M. Lewis and his wife Linda of Northbrook, Ill; five grandchildren and their spouses, Russell & Melodie Grice, Kelly and John Gregg, Gary and Kim Grice, Adam and Maribel Lewis and Ashley and Andrew Williamson and eleven great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, August 2, 2006, 2:00 PM at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, GA with Rev. William Sperry officiating. The family will receive friends at the graveside following the service. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd. Augusta, GA 30907(706)364-8484. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
Marvin Burke (OXFORD, Ga.)
OXFORD, Ga. - Mr. Marvin "MJ" Burke, Jr., age 67, of Oxford, Ga., died Monday, July 31, 2006. He was born in Jenkins, Ga. (Millen) on August 19, 1938 to the late of Marvin Burke, Sr. and Florrie Wilson Burke. Mr. Burke was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Covington, Ga., where he taught Sunday school and occasionally led the music. He was a member of the Oxford Lions Club for 24 years and a member of the Stone Mountain Baptist Association's Disaster Relief Feeding Unit since 1995. He is survived by his wife, Patsy J. Burke of Oxford; sons, Marvin Jackson Burke of Pembrook Pines, Fla. and David Mark Burke of Hollywood, Fla.; sister and brother-in-law, Sue B. and Lamon Gillis of Millen; niece, Pam Watson; nephew, Freddy Gillis and three great nieces and nephews. The funeral service for Mr. Burke is Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Wheeler Funeral Home, Covington, Ga. with the Rev. Alan Thompson officiating. Interment will be Thursday, August 3, 2006 with a graveside service at 11:00 a.m. at Millen City Cemetery, Millen, Ga. Wheeler Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
Jerry C. Price (NORTH AUGUST, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUST, S.C. -Funeral Arrangements for Mr. Jerry C. Price of Dupriest Circle, North Augusta, SC, who died July 31, 2006, will be announced. Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803-278-1181). Visit the registry online at www.poseyfuneralhome.com
John Ward (WARRENTON, Ga.)
WARRENTON, Ga. - Mr. John Ward departed this life on July 27, 2006 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 3, 2006 at Rocky Branch Baptist Church, Norwood, Georgia with the Rev. Leroy Hudson Officiating. He lives to cherish his memories, a loving daughter, Penny Ward Johnson, Clayton, County, GA; one son, James Ward, Fulton County, GA; four grandchildren, one step son, Jerome Moss, one step grandson; sisters, Lillie Ward, Decatur, GA; Mattie Heath, Stone Mountain, GA; Essie Burley, Annie Martin, Gurry D. Hatcher, Willie R. Brown, all of Norwood, GA; Bobby Bisbee, Clarkdale, MS; Annie V. Johnson, Isabell Brown, all of Decatur, GA; brothers, Albert Ward, Cecil Burley, Norwood, GA; Sylvester Burley, Decatur, GA. Dawson's Mortuary, 98 Hopgood Street, Warrenton, GA (707-465 2634) in Charge of services. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
Robert L. Ashley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Robert L. Ashley of First Street entered into rest Thursday, July 27, 2006 at his residence. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at 12 noon at Bethel AME Church with Rev. Mark S. Pierson officiating. Burial will be in Walker Memorial Park. He leaves with wonderful memories, a daughter, Roberstine Lambert, Atlanta; two sons, Desi and Demetrius Ashley of Augusta; two grandchildren; seven sisters, Sarah Johnson, Eva Howard, Laverne (Rickey) Thomas, Josephine (Charles) Abrams, Nadine Martin, Annie Bell Cox all of Augusta, Lizzie (Leroy) Fielder, Charleston, S.C.; four brothers, Joseph (Bessie) Ashley, Jr., Hollis, N.Y., Fred (Rosie) Ashley, Hephzibah, Ga., Walter (Betty) Ashley, Bernard Ashley, Augusta; aunts and uncles, two devoted aunts, Mary Ferrell, North Augusta, S.C. and Mary (James) Reid, Augusta, Annie (George) Scott, Evans, Ga., Juanita (James) Ballard, a devoted uncle James (Clarice) Ferrell, Mable Johnson, Luke Williams, Augusta, Janie Ferrell, Atlanta, Beatrice A. Washington, Eliza Holloway, Charlie Ashley all of New York; one great-aunt, Mattie Ivey; several nieces, nephews and cousins and two devoted cousins, Irene Ferrell and Joyce (Elaine) Walker; a special and dear friend Geraldine Dyers. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
Ann Pohle (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - A memorial Mass for Mrs. Ann Pohle will be celebrated at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church on Saturday, August 5, 2006 at 10am. George Funeral Home & Cremation Center 211 Park Ave. SW Aiken, SC is assisting the family. Mrs. Pohle, 74, of Aiken, formerly of Naperville, IL, died Sunday, July 2, 2006 at her residence. Memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 120 Wall St. 19th Floor, New York, NY 10005. A daughter of the late Anselm and Agnes Abt Pohle, she was born in Irvington, NY and had lived in Naperville, IL before moving to Aiken fourteen years ago. She was a communicant of St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Aiken where she participated in Perpetual Adoration. Mrs. Pohle also was active in the following organizations: Women of Woodside Bridge Group, Mahjongg, Monday Book Club, and Ridge Seniors Couples Golf. Ann was a volunteer for the POA Landscape Committee of Woodside and a past member of Woodside Plantation Ladies Golf Association 18 holers. She was the treasurer for CEREUS Gardeners and Ikebana International. Prior to her move to Aiken, she had been employed by Old English Realtors as a secretary and realtor. Ann is survived by her husband Arthur Pohle and daughter Barbara Lowe Aiken, a son; Richard (Sue) Pohle of Solon, OH and her daughter Linda (Jack) Flint of Dacula, GA. She was the proud grandmother of Lauren Lowe, Aiken and Allison, Eric and Brooke Pohle of Solon, OH. She is also survived by her sister; Charlotte (Clarence) Munson of Hopewell Junction, NY. Visit www.georgefuneralhomes.com to view the complete obituary and to sign the online condolence register.
Dutch R. Moore (BATH, S.C.)
BATH, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Dutch R. Moore, husband of the late Mrs. Carolyn "Kay" Murdock Moore, will be today at 10 a.m. in the Hatcher Funeral Home Chapel. Hatcher Funeral Home, U.S. Hwy. No. 1, Langley, SC.
Jerry C. Price (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -Funeral Services for Mr. Jerry C. Price, 68, of Dupriest Circle, North Augusta, SC, who died July 31, 2006, will be conducted Thursday morning at 10 o'clock from the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home. Pastor Heyward Horton officiating. Interment in Westover Memorial Park. Mr. Price was a native of Augusta, Georgia, having made North Augusta his home for the past 18 years. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and a U.S. Navy Veteran. Survivors include his wife, Jane L. Price; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry W. and Theresa Price, North Augusta; two brothers, Nathan Price and Tommy Price, both of Augusta; four sisters, Opal Belger, Jewel Davis, Janice Guess, all of Augusta and Linda Castle, Atlanta; one grandchild, Ashley Price, North Augusta; one great grandchild, Sarah Grace, North Augusta. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this Wednesday evening from 7 to 9. 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
SGM Robert L. Caldwell (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Retired SGM Robert Lee Caldwell, age 72, beloved husband of Bobbie Jean Mixon Caldwell, entered into rest Sunday, July 30, 2006 at Heartland Hospice. SGM Caldwell was the son of the late Robert and Idell Caldwell. He was originally from Mooresville, N.C. and moved to Augusta in 1976 while serving in the U.S. Army. He retired after 26 Ú years of service. He was a member of the Retired SGM Association. During his career in the military, SGM Caldwell was awarded the Bronze Star (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster), the Meritorious Medal (3rd Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army of Occupational Medal, the Good Conduct Medal (8th Award), the Vietnam Service Medal w/3 Campaigns, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm. After SGM Caldwell retired from the military, he was employed as a supervisor at Monroe Janitorial Service. He was a member of Fairview Methodist Church in Mt. Mourne, NC. SGM Caldwell was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and will be greatly missed. Memorial services will be held at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Columbia Road Chapel at 10:00 a.m.Thursday, August 3, 2006 with Bill Holley officiating. Interment will be crypt side at Bellevue Memorial Gardens. An Honor Guard detachment from Ft. Gordon will provide full Military Accord. Survivors include his daughters, Lisa Caldwell Smith, Martinez and Robin Harris Odum, Harlem; three grandchildren, Robert P. Smith, Robert R. Harris and William K. Odum; three great-grandchildren, Jordan, Samantha and Wheeler Smith; two brothers, Nolan (Joyce) Caldwell and Dale (Phyllis) Caldwell, Mooresville, N.C. The family will receive friends Thursday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Columbia Road chapel. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
John Franklin Baldwin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. John Franklin Baldwin, 57, of Broad St., husband of Mrs. Juanita D. Baldwin, entered into rest Monday, July 31, 2006 at his residence. A memorial service will be held Saturday, at 11:00 A.M. from the Thankful Baptist Church, 302 Walker St., Augusta, with the Pastor Gregory A. Young officiating. Mr. Baldwin was preceded in death by his son, John F. Baldwin, Jr. Survivors include his son, Jason Baldwin; step-sons, Patrick, Calvin, Brandon and Christopher Dorsey; step-daughter, Ca-Vana Dorsey; three grandchildren; god-son, Desmond Holmes; brother, Lewis O. Baldwin, III; sister, Betty Mentor; uncle, Larry & Ruthie Drayton; aunts, Carrie Duncan, Bessie Twiggs, Judy & Lindsey Holmes, Charlene Burns and Gloria and Lovett Hightower; as well as a host of nieces and nephews. Mr. Baldwin was born in Belvedere, SC to the late Lewis O. and Rosa Allen Baldwin. Mr. Baldwin had made Augusta his home the past seventeen years. He had worked for the Grovetown Bargain Center as a furniture repairman. Mr. Baldwin enjoyed bowling and was a member of leagues at Brunswick and Masters City Bowling Lanes. The family will receive friends following the service at 744 Broad St., Apt. 418, Augusta, GA 30901. If desired memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1725, Augusta, GA 30901. Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors 2502 Richmond Hill Road Augusta, Georgia 30906. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
Kain Martz (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Our beloved son Xander Kain Martz, 2, went to be with our heavenly father on Saturday. Xander was the son of John I. Martz, III and Viviana Puckett Martz, and his sister, Jasmine Martz, all of 46 Andover Drive, Graniteville, SC. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, 4 o'clock, at Midland Valley First Church of the Nazarene. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Please send memorials in the loving memory of Xander Martz, c/o Midland Valley First Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 645, Clearwater, SC 29822. We love you Buddy. Hatcher Funeral Home, U.S. Hwy. No. 1, Langley, SC.
Donna L. Hazel (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -Funeral Services for Mrs. Donna L. Hazel, 50, of Rock Creek Road, North Augusta, SC, who died July 30, 2006, will be conducted this Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock from the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home. Rev. Tony Christie officiating. Interment in Pineview Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Kyle Guenther, Joseph Hazel Jr., Joseph Hazel, Sr., Charles Hazel, Joe Reed Kelly, III, Dennis Breeden. Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803-278-1181). Visit the registry online at www.poseyfuneralhome.com .
Nina M. Tanguay (WASHBURN, Maine)
WASHBURN, Maine - Nina M. Tanguay, 89, died Friday July 28, 2006 at a Mars Health-Care facility. She was born May 6, 1917 in Eagle Lake the daughter of Perley and Mamie Daggett. Nina was a graduate of Presque Isle High School and also went onto hairdressing school. She was a self-employed hairdresser for many years in Ashland. She also was a cook for the Great Northern Logging Camps. After the death of her husband Vasser she moved to Augusta Georgia for 25 years and worked as a matradee at the Pinnacle Club. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, needlepoint, knitting, and loved to cook and serve people. She is survived by grandsons; Roger Landry of N.J., Donald Landry of NY, and Todd Tanguay of TX., a great granddaughter Casandra Landry of N.J., a great grandson Leo Vasser Tanguay of TX., and a sister Tiny Roth of FL.. In addition to her parents and husband she was predeceased by a son Leo Tanguay, daughter Lavoza Landry, and a brother Harry "Bud" Daggett. There will be no services at this time. Arrangements in care of Duncan-Graves Home 30 Church St. Presque Isle. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
Jim McCloud (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mr. Jim McCloud went home to be with our Lord on Sunday, July 30, 2006 at Doctor's Hospital. He will live forever in the heart and mind of his loving and devoted wife, Elizabeth Carter McCloud; daughters, Delmonica Smith, Greenwood, S.C., Larnesa (Christopher) Ferguson, North Augusta, S.C.; son, Jimmy (Paula) McCloud, Mansfield, Mass.; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Kinsey & Walton Funeral Home, 3618 Peach Orchard Rd., (706) 790-8858.
Dorroh Lee Nowell (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Dorroh Nowell, 88, entered into rest Saturday, July 29, 2006 at St. Joseph Hospital. He is survived by his wife Alethia Bigbie Nowell. Mr. Nowell was born in Winder, GA and moved to Augusta at an early age. He graduated from the Academy of Richmond County and the Junior College before entering Georgia Tech. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1939 with a degree in Ceramic Engineering and was hired that same year at Merry Brothers Brick and Tile Company. He became the distinguished Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of this fine company which has played such an important role in our community. This company is now known as Boral Brick. He has made many contributions to this community including helping to organize St. John Towers, Junior Achievement, Private Enterprise at Augusta State and the Presidents Club at Augusta State. Mr. Nowell was a former Director, President and Campaign Chairman of the United Way of Augusta/North Augusta, former President of Tuttle Newman Home, former President of the Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club and Vice Chairman of General Aviation Authority. Among his honors was receiving the Liberty Bell Award from the Augusta Bar Association and the Golden Deed Award from the Exchange Club of Augusta. He served on many boards including the Metropolitan-Augusta Foundation, Sun Trust Bank, Sacred Heart Cultural Center and Augusta College Foundation. In 1995, Mr. Nowell was inducted into the Georgia Tech Hall of Fame. He had organized the Georgia Tech Club of Augusta in the early 1940's. Mr. Nowell retired from Merry Brick in 1983. During his tenure as Chairman, Merry Brick Co. became the second largest brick manufacturer in the country. He was a member of the board of directors and Vice Chairman of the Brick Institute of America and one of two Georgians to receive the Newit Wilson Award from the American Ceramic Society. Other survivors include one daughter, Janet Isenberg; two sons, Bobby Nowell and Lee Nowell; three step-daughters, Dianne O'Neal, Alethia Thompson and Susan Loftis and nine grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Crusaders Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church of Augusta and former members of the Nowell Bible Class at St. James United Methodist Church,Golf Buddies and the Suntrust Bank Board of Directors.. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30919. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM (today) Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at First Baptist Church of Augusta with Dr. Roger Murchison and Dr. Robert Taylor officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the rotunda of the church. Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd. Augusta, GA 30907 (706)364-8484.
Vicki Lyn Sparks (AUGUSTA, GEORGIA)
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - Vicki Lyn Sparks of Los Angeles, California and Augusta, Georgia, went to be with the Lord on August 1, 2006 after a brief hospitalization for lymphoma at University Hospital in Augusta. Vicki was born in Augusta, Georgia on December 2, 1950, and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1973. Since graduating from the University of Georgia, Vicki was successful in many endeavors. Upon graduation, she taught school and next she became a member of the original Georgia Peanut Brigade under former President Jimmy Carter. She also served as an administrative assistant to Zell Miller during his terms as Lieutenant Governor of Georgia. She was a retired Delta Air Lines flight attendant. Most recently Vicki became a member of the Screen Actors Guild. Vicki was the daughter of Violet Blanchard Sparks and the late Francis Linton Sparks, Jr. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her sister, Kathryn Sparks Connell and her brother, Francis Linton (Bubba) Sparks, III who cherish the memories of their time together. She is the granddaughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. Pierce Gordon Blanchard and the late Mr. and Mrs. Francis Linton Sparks, Sr. She is also survived by beloved aunts and cousins who she dearly treasured. There will be a celebration of Vicki's life officiated by the Reverend Roger Bennett, the Reverend John Davis and the Reverend Bill Bufton on Friday, August 4th at Beggs Chapel in Thomson, Georgia 11:00 a.m. Graveside services will follow at the Sparks family plot, Sallie Hill Cemetery in Warrenton, Georgia. Serving as pallbearers will be Vicki's cousins Joe Blanchard, Jim Blanchard, Pierce Blanchard, Jr., Pat Blanchard, Barney Dunstan, Mark Bartles. Honorary pallbearers will be Brady Burch, Preston Blanchard and Phil Blanchard. The family will receive friends at Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia on Thursday, August 3rd from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Beggs Funeral Home 799 Cobbham Rd., Thomson, GA. 595-4100 Signthe guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
George H. Beard (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mr. George H. 'Snook' Beard, Jr. of Lincolnton, GA died Friday July 28, 2006 at Select Specialty Hospital in Augusta, GA. His funeral services will be Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at 2:00 pm at Pleasant Grove CME Church with Rev. Freddie Neal Officiating & Rev. Walter Clayton, Pastor. The burial will be in church cemetery. He leaves to cherish his memories four daughters, Mary V. Carter of Augusta, GA, Doris Cullars of Lincolnton, GA, Louella Vinson of Inkston, MI and Patricia Wright of Queens, NY; three sons, Bobby Beard and George Beard III both of Lincolnton, GA and Racy Beard of Berlin, Germany; a grandson reared in the home as a son, Thomas Beard of Augusta, GA; 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Family may be contacted at the home of his daughter Mrs. Paul Cullars of 1381 Hwy 220W Lincolnton, GA. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
Raymond Simms (WRENS, Ga.)
WRENS, Ga. - Mr. Raymond Sidberry Simms, Jr. died Friday, July 28, 2006 at VA Hospital, Augusta. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 3 at 2:00 p.m. Harts Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Willie L. Jones officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Survivors are a wife, Shirley J. Simms; mother, Sarah Morgan of New Haven, Conn.; three sons, Raymond Simms, III, Renaldo Simms, Quayvaun Simms; two daughters, Valerie Pounds and Tracey Henley; brother, Malcolm Morgan; sister, Carolyn Simms; father-in-law, Warren G. Wells; four step-daughters, Gina Wells, Sharon Bates (Terry), Phyllis (Cari) Pitts, Tiwatta Vaughner. Friends may call the residence, 1083 Ada Drive or Burnett Funeral Home, 3030 Thomson Rd., 706-547-6227. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
M. Jordan (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Graveside services for Jervon M. Jordan, age 4, of Thomson, will be held Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at the House Of God Church of God in Christ Cemetery, Daggett Rd., Thomson, Bishop Mark Walden officiating. Survivors are parents, Trista Jordan of Thomson and Jerome Kendrick of Columbus, Ga.; maternal grandparents, Elder Wilbur (Lottie) Jordan of Thomson, Ga.; uncles, Michael Wiley of Savannah, Ga. and Jermaine Jordan of Thomson, Ga.; aunts Shareatha Jordan of Thomson and Jackie Jordan of New Port News, Va.; other relatives and friends. The Thomson Funeral System, Thomson, Ga., is in charge. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
SGM Robert L. Caldwell (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. Retired SGM Robert Lee Caldwell, age 72, beloved husband of Bobbie Jean Mixon Caldwell, entered into rest Sunday, July 30, 2006 at Heartland Hospice. Memorial services will be held at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Columbia Road Chapel at 10:00 a.m.Thursday, August 3, 2006 with Bill Holley officiating. Interment will be crypt side at Bellevue Memorial Gardens. An Honor Guard detachment from Ft. Gordon will provide full Military Accord. The family will receive friends Thursday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Columbia Road chapel.
William Hollingsworth (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. William Eugene Hollingsworth, 87, husband of 69 years to Mrs. Carrie Sue Lyon Hollingsworth, entered into glory Sunday, July 30, 2006 from Doctors Hospital. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at 3:00 P.M. at Believers Gospel Chapel with Mr. Dan Hollingsworth, Mr. David Hollingsworth, Dr. Kenneth Reeves officiating. Mr. Andy Scott will officiate at the interment in Westview Cemetery. Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 5, 2006 at 3:00 P.M. at Believers Gospel Chapel with Dr. Jonathon Reimer, Dr. Basil Jackson and Dr. Ted Oellerich speaking, an opportunity will be given for others to share memories. Mr. Hollingsworth was born in Augusta and in 1937 married Carrie Sue Lyon. Mr. Hollingsworth was one of the first to come into fellowship at Bethany Chapel. In 1952 he and his wife founded the Pittsboro Christian Home in Pittsboro, N.C. where they served in ministry for 30 years. Mr. Hollingsworth was in fellowship with Believers Gospel Chapel where he served as an oversite and treasurer for the past 25 years. He was author of two books and numerous tracts and pamphlets. Mr. Hollingsworth was preceded in death by his son and daughter, Bill Hollingsworth and Margaret Clode. Additional survivors include his son and daughter -in-law, Dan and Carol Hollingsworth of Hephzibah his son-in-law, John Clode of Canada, daughter-in-law, Sally S. Balkcum of Hephzibah, one brother, Allen King of South Carolina, nine grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. Active Pallbearers will be Bobby Lyon, Richard Balkcum, Hoke Brantley, Sammy Groover, Brad Kyzer and Mike Via. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bo Connally, Ethridge Rooks and Bill Young, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Believers Gospel Chapel Mission Fund 3565 Peach Orchard Rd. Augusta, Ga. 30906. The family will receive friends Tuesday (Today) from 7:00 until 9:00 P.M. at Believers Gospel Chapel. Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors 2502 Richmond Hill Road Augusta, Georgia 30906. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
Angela Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Angela Smith, loving wife of Donnie Smith, Jr. for 21 years, went to be with our heavenly Father Monday July 31, 2006. She will be greatly missed by all whose lives she has touched; however, she has endured much pain and suffering for many months, but now she will have a new body with no more pain and suffering. The family wishes to extend appreciation to friends for their love and encouragement. Your prayers, cards and visits have provided invaluable support with a special thanks to "Nurse Joe" Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 3, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. in the Thomas L. King Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Charles Pennington and Stuart Waller officiating. Interment in Hillcrest Memorial Park. She leaves behind a husband, Donnie A. Smith, Jr.; two daughters, Melody Richardson (Moran), Teresa Johnson; two sons, Brandon Smith (Bridgette), Donnie Smith, Sr. (Kristy); two brothers, Craig Murdaugh (Marilyn) Jay Murdaugh (Wanda); four grandchildren, Trenton, Angela Chelsea, Donnie Jr. and Tristan; mother, Gloria Smith; father, J.C. Murdaugh, Sr. ; nephews, J.C. and Trevor. Pallbearers are Sid Hatfield, Donnie Way, Brad Storey, Seisel Wall, Robert Williams and Tommy Crapp. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6-9 p.m. Florist: Thurs. 8:30 a.m. Thomas L. King Funeral Home, 124 Davis Rd., Martinez, Ga., 707-863-6747. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
Callie Coker Besson (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -Funeral Services for Mrs. Callie Coker Besson, 76, of West Martintown Road, North Augusta, SC, who died July 31, 2006, will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the First Christian Church of Augusta. Dr. C. Don Manning officiating. Interment in Westover Memorial Park. Mrs. Besson was a native of Greenwood, SC, having made North Augusta her home for the past 55 years. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Augusta, where she was active in the restoration of the Sanctuary. Mrs. Besson was the wife of the late Mr. William T. Besson, Jr. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Drs. William T. and Cindy Besson, III, Aiken, SC; a daughter and son-in-law, Holly Besson and William N. Jackson, North Augusta; a sister, Holly Coker Brown, Greenwood, SC; a brother-in-law and his wife Brian and Ann Besson, North Augusta; grandchildren, Kerri Jackson, Paul Jackson, Will Besson and John Besson. Pallbearers will beScott Besson, Joe Musgrove, Donnie Curry, Dr. Miroslav Zotovic, Ansley Gissendanner and Tom Holley. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this Tuesday evening from 7 to 9. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church Restoration Fund, 629 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901. 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
Emma Irene Dawson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Emma Irene (Marene) Dawson of Harison St., entered into rest Sunday, July 30, 2006 at University Hospital. She is survived by three loving and devoted daughters, Mattie L. Walton, Charlene (Roosevelt) Seabrook and Lynda D. (Michael) Thurmond all of Augusta; one loving and devoted son, Joe (Tina) Dawson of Tampa, Fla.; one son preceded her in death, Willie Dawson of Tallahassee, Fla.; 14 grands, 21 great-grands and 13 great-great-grands; a host of cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 3, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, Dr. Gregory M. Fuller is pastor. The body will lie in state one hour before the service. Funeral procession will leave from 1120 Harrison St., Augusta, Ga. Burial will be in Walker Memorial Park. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 2 from 6 to 7 p.m. Sign the guestbook at AugustChronicle.como
Billie Lee Morrow (FORSYTH, Ga.)
FORSYTH, Ga. - Billie Lee Morrow died Sunday, July 30, 2006 at his residence. Memorial services will be held at 11 A.M., Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at Monroe County Memorial Chapel. The family will greet friends immediately following the memorial services at Monroe County Memorial Chapel and may be contacted at the residence, 3108 Johnstonville Road, Forsyth, Georgia. Burial will be in Andersonville National Cemetery. Glover Stuart and Ken Smith will officiate. Mr. Morrow was born in Nuernberg, Germany on October 19, 1947. He was the son of the late Howard Jenkins Morrow and Cleo Bertice Hall Morrow. Mr. Morrow was a correctional officer in Jackson and was previously employed with Eastern Airlines with twenty-two years of service. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Vietnam Era, a member of the VFW and a member of the American Legion Post 34, where he served as Past Commander and Past Adjutant. Survivors include his wife, Mary Morrow of Forsyth; children, Jeff DeFore of Forsyth, Beverly Lynn Byrd of McDonough, Tim DeFore of Reidsville, Jennifer Rivers of Forsyth and SSgt Bryan Rolfe Morrow of Ft. Benning and nine grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the American Lung Association of Georgia, 2050 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904-2305. Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
Madeline Leone Benson (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Madeline Leone Benson, 89, passed away on Friday, July 28, 2006 at her residence in Toms River, New Jersey. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date. Platts Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Avenue, Augusta, Georgia 30904 706-733-3636
Joseph David Whaley (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
SYLVANIA, Ga. -Joseph David Whaley, 68, of Dover, GA (Sylvania), died Friday, July 28, 2006 under hospice care. A memorial service will be held at a later time as Mr. Whaley had requested that his remains be donated to medical science. Remembrances: Mrs. Dodie W. Scarborough, 200 6th Street, Guyton, GA 31312 Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.
Kenneth E. Imler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Kenneth E. Imler, age 71, beloved husband of Rose Mary Imler, entered into rest Saturday, July 29, 2006 at his residence. Mr. Imler was the son of the late Martin M. and Romaine H. Imler. He was born in Harrisburg, PA and after serving in the U.S. Army for 23 years he moved to the Augusta area in 1972. While serving in the military, Mr. Imler completed tours of duty in the Korean Conflict and two tours in Viet Nam. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, the Viet Nam Campaign Medal, two O/S Bars, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal while serving in Korea. He traveled extensively while in the military and loved serving his country. Following his career in the military, Mr. Imler worked for Best Transmissions until his second retirement. Mr. Imler was an avid fisherman, a prolific breeder of Cockatiels, and enjoyed the fish in his aquarium. He was a devout husband; father, grandfather, and great grandfather and he will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August, 2, 2006 from Elliott Sons Lumpkin Road Chapel with Pastor Larry Sneed officiating. Interment services will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. An Honor Guard detachment from Ft. Gordon will provide full Military Accord. Additional survivors include two sons, Kenneth N. Imler of Montgomery, AL, and Michael W. Imler of Waynesboro, GA; five daughters, Patricia Porter (Jeffery) of Harlem, Michelle R. Imler of Hephzibah, Crystal E. Imler of Augusta, Tracy A. Stone (J.C.) of Augusta, and Anissa D. Cawley of Augusta; 22 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, a mother in law; Ms. Dotty Bowling; two sisters in law; Rebecca Skinner (Joseph), and Linda Cloer (Brown), and a brother in law, Nathan Smith (Margaret Ann), and a very special buddy; Johnathon Stone.
Christine Jacobs (AUGUSTA, GA.)
AUGUSTA, GA. - Ms. Christine B. Jacobs of Helsinki Drive entered into rest on Sunday, July 30, 2006 at her residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are a devoted spouse, Bennie Sanford; one son, Charles F. Jacobs, Augusta; one daughter, Hiawatha Shon (Lionel) Gaston, Augusta; stepdaughter, Teresa Durham, Augusta; five grandchildren, Crystal Cone, Tiara Harris, Keeona Durham, Roman Gaston, Marcus Gaston; four sisters, Irene Lawson, Brooklyn, N.Y., Lillie Mae (James) Wilson, Clara (Eddie) Coleman, Minnie B. Webb, Augusta; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Williams Funeral Home, 2945 Old Tobacco Rd., Hephzibah, Ga.
Margaret Hall D'Aulisa (ATLANTA, Ga.)
ATLANTA, Ga.- Mrs. Margaret Hall D'Aulisa, wife of the late Anthony D'Aulisa, died Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at Hospice Atlanta. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Platt's Funeral Home 721 Crawford Ave., Augusta, 706-733-3636
Marian Colclough (PENFIELD, Ga.)
PENFIELD, Ga. - Marian Lucile Lovinggood Colclough, age 88, of Penfield died on Sunday, July 30, 2006 at Winter Park Rehabilitation Center in Florida. Graveside services will be held Friday August 4, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Penfield Cemetery with Rev. David Jordan officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. McCommons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ethyleene Sharpton (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Ethyleene Pansy Sharpton, 87, of 38 Franklin Rd., died Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at her residence. Arrangements will be announced by Ramey Funeral Home.
Walter Gilbert (SPARTA, Ga.)
SPARTA, Ga. - Mr. Walter 'Bo-Bo' Gilbert, 67, of Sparta, Ga., died Friday, July 28, 2006 at Oconee Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Thursday, August 3, 2006 at Brown Chapel AME, Sparta. Burial in the church cemetery. Warren Brothers Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
Javeon Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Javeon Deshon Anthony Jones entered into rest Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at his residence, 1345 Anderson St. Javeon leaves to treasure in his memories: his mother, Laquandra Jones; father, Paul Keith, both of Augusta; four grandmothers, Marian Evans, Gabrielle Dunbar of Augusta, Linda Donald of Hephzibah and Sabrina Jones of Augusta; one grandfather, Freddie Keith, Sr. of Hepzibah; one great-grandmother, Josephine Keith Williams of Augusta; five aunts, Tammy Keith and Lindsey Keith of Hephzibah, Vanessa Chaffino, Taja Miller and Venus Wilson of Augusta; seven uncles, Freddie Keith, Jr. and Ronnie Evans of Augusta, Travis Keith, Tarrall Keith and William Crawford of Hephzibah, Joshua Jones and Anthony Jones of Augusta; two god mothers, Kenyetta Jones and Saunderdeanor Hogues, both of Augusta and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held July 31, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Peoples Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral procession left from 1622 Applevalley Dr., Augusta, Ga. Burial was in Southview Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday, July 30, 2006, 4 to 6 p.m. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com
Aquinas coach to lead Eagles
Kevin Kennedy was the Director of Coaching and Club Director of the Augusta Arsenal soccer club for six years. He'd also been the boys soccer coach at Aquinas since 2002.
Landis' results due Saturday
PARIS - Tour de France champion Floyd Landis is expected to learn the results of his second doping test Saturday, and even if that sample is positive it could take weeks to decide if he will be stripped of his title.
In Atlanta, a 15-year-old high school football player died Tuesday from heat stroke after collapsing one day after an off-season workout.
Players watch what they eat
LAS VEGAS - First, a disclaimer: This subject is ridiculous.
Landis asks for backup sample to undergo test
MADRID, Spain - Tour de France champion Floyd Landis officially requested the testing of his backup urine sample Monday in an effort to clear his name of doping allegations.
Business before pleasure
Area football teams in Georgia will begin practices today, but the state's female student athletes have already started preparations for the 2006-07 season.
NCAA might expand ban on sports events
COLUMBIA - The NCAA will consider expanding its ban of championship events in South Carolina, possibly disallowing baseball and football teams from playing host to postseason games, because the Confederate flag is displayed on State House grounds.
Ashlan Ramsey, of Martinez, won the girls' 10-year-old division by three shots Sunday at the U.S. Kids Golf World Championships at Pinehurst No. 3 in Pinehurst, N.C. She shot 34-35-33 (6-under) on the par-36 layout.
Georgia team takes title game in thriller
NORTH AUGUSTA - In all reality, the Nike Nationals championship game had to end at some point.
Veteran absorbs Atlanta's schemes
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Wayne Gandy is going into his 13th NFL season. Still, he's not too old to learn a thing or two.
Falcons lose Finneran for year
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons got the bad news they expected Monday: receiver Brian Finneran is out for the season after tearing up his left knee in practice.
Spikes is back after Achilles' tendon injury
PITTSFORD, N.Y. - Shortly before the start of practice Monday, linebacker Takeo Spikes completed his individual workout and flashed a thumbs-up sign to a group observing him along the sideline.
Brady back in action
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady returned to the field Tuesday after missing three practices in a row with the New England Patriots, but the team didn't say why the quarterback had been absent.
Saban just says no to president
DAVIE, Fla. - When the White House called with an invitation to dine with President Bush, Dan Marino took it. But the coach of his former team said no.
Gamecocks O-linemen earn praise
COLUMBIA - Not every South Carolina player was lazy this offseason.
MY THOUGHTS: In this M. Night Shyamalan thriller, Story (Bryce Dallas Howard), a narf from the Blue World, must endure the hardships of life on land and the constant fear of the evil scrunts in order to find the one human who can save all humanity with the power of his thoughts.
Friend should know ID was used for abortion
THIS WEEK'S PROBLEM: When I was 16, I got pregnant ... and got an abortion. I stole a friend's ID to have this done. Now I am just consumed by guilt and feel that I should tell my friend and my parents. I am about to start college and my parents keep telling me how wonderful it is that I turned out so well and that I'm such a good person. This makes me feel horrible.
You've been spotted!
John Willis and Ashley Highland took in the sights and sounds of the Augusta Southern Nationals on Saturday, July 22 at Augusta Riverfront Marina.
SHOP IT UP: The upscale resale shop Plato's Closet opens at 3626 Walton Way Extension. Teens can buy gently used, trendy fashions for up to 70 percent off regular retail, at an average price of $10. Here's a plus: teens also can get cash for their up-to-date, ready-to-wear clothes. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Call (706) 733-2990.
Xtreme question of the week
Q: What are your thoughts about the conflict between Lebanon and Israel?
Knowing what to expect can make arrival at college easier
It doesn't seem like it was a year ago, but I fondly remember walking across the stage decked in black and gold for graduation.
New school year allows pupils to begin again with clean slate
It's inevitable. Summer ends with a flurry of back-to-school shopping trips or sighs about what could have been.
Show gives teens look at professional production
They sang show tunes, danced hulas and hip-hop, posed up and down the runway, and at the end of the night, a winner was crowned in the Summer Teen Talent and Fashion Show.