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.

Meetings
AIKEN CAMERA CLUB: 6:30 p.m. third Mondays, H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, Room 3, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken; (803) 642-9272

Fox Creek coach is patiently persistent with young team
Even though Fox Creek High School lost 57-28 to McBee High in its season-opening game last Friday, Fox Creek coach Russ Schneider remains optimistic about his football team.

Across the river
IN GOOD TASTE: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday; Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.; sample foods from various restaurants, music by quietSTORM; art provided by Pastel on Central; $15 ages 16 and older, $8 ages 11-15, 9 and younger free; tickets at door only; benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities; (706) 739-1882

Calendar
FEELIN' GROOVY: 8 p.m. Saturday; The Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; with Harmony River Chorus of Sweet Adelines International; $15; seniors and groups of at least 10, $10; children 12 and younger, $5; (706) 650-8701, (803) 648-6162

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.

School uses state grant to help address its truancy problem
Midland Valley High School has gotten a grant from the South Carolina State Department of Education to combat truancy.

Reunions
OWENS-EARGLE-POWELL-HAIR: Seeking members for a reunion Sunday, Oct. 1, at New Ellenton Fire Department Training Center, 43 Chime Bell Church Road, Aiken; bring picnic; utensils furnished; (803) 652-3639

University of South Carolina graduates
The following area students have graduated from the University of South Carolina:

Boys are honored as good citizens
Three family members knew the two teens were up to no good when they saw them at the Aiken County Recreation Center in Graniteville one evening.

Aiken County Farmers Market
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.

School lunch menu
AIKEN COUNTY TODAY: Juice, waffle and sausage

Patrons watch drive-in special at restaurant
It was an October day in 1972 when Ken Carpenter asked his girlfriend to meet him at the SNO-CAP Drive-In for lunch.

Aiken artist's works have a certain star quality
John Crumback started drawing when he was in elementary school, and one of the first pictures he remembers drawing was a portrait of his mother.

Military milestones
Marine Corps Pfc. Michael B. Daly, a 2004 graduate of North Augusta High School and son of Vince and Carol Daly, of North Augusta, has graduated from the basic field artillery cannon crewmember advanced individual training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

Around the block
Works by members of the South Carolina Watercolor Society will be on display through Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St. S.W. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Call (803) 641-9094.

Applause cover

Applause cover
Applause cover for Thursday, August 24, 2006

Art exhibit puts little-known talent of Zelda Fitzgerald on public display
Often viewed as more a symbol than an artist, Zelda Fitzgerald is remembered for her husband - novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald - and the emotional breakdown that left her hospitalized for the last 15 years of her short life.

Galleries

Art exhibit puts little-known talent of Zelda Fitzgerald on public display

Galleries
AIKEN CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 122 Laurens St., Aiken; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; South Carolina Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibition through Aug. 30; (803) 641-9094.

Names roll in for Aiken team
The Aiken Nuts? Chukkers? Thoroughbreds? What about the FireAnts?

Baseball today

Glavine avoids shoulder surgery
NEW YORK - Tom Glavine does not need surgery on his troublesome left shoulder and will be able to rejoin the New York Mets' rotation in seven to 10 days.

Mussina placed on DL

Beltran's blast ends slugfest
NEW YORK - Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, putting a rousing ending to a night of grand-slam derby and rallying the New York Mets over the St. Louis Cardinals 8-7 on Tuesday.

It's not over when it's over

Baseball today
Boston at L.A. Angels (10:05 p.m. EDT). Jered Weaver goes for his 10th win of the season for the Angels.

Mexico shuts out Venezuela

White Sox win might prove to be costly one

Baseball today

Baseball today

Glavine avoids shoulder surgery

Beltran's blast ends slugfest

Tigers add to their lead
DETROIT - Kenny Rogers shut down the slumping Chicago White Sox 4-0 on Tuesday, giving the Detroit Tigers their biggest lead in the American League Central in almost two weeks and guaranteeing their first .500 season in more than a decade.

Mussina placed on DL
SEATTLE - The New York Yankees placed right-hander Mike Mussina on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained right groin one day after they said they only expected him to miss one start.

It's not over when it's over
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - By most measures, an early exit from an international tournament is a disappointment.

Names roll in for Aiken team

Mexico shuts out Venezuela
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The Mexican champions from Matamoros used home runs from Jose Segoviano, Josue Barron and Roberto Guajardo in an 11-0, mercy rule rout of Barquisimeto, Venezuela, in Wednesday's International semifinal at the Little League World Series.

Huff sparks Houston to avoid sweep by Cincinnati

White Sox win might prove to be costly one
DETROIT - The Chicago White Sox won a game they needed. They're hoping they didn't lose a key player in the process.

Huff sparks Houston to avoid sweep by Cincinnati
CINCINNATI - Aubrey Huff's bases-loaded single highlighted Houston's seventh-inning rally Wednesday, and the Astros avoided a sweep with a 7-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

Tigers add to their lead

Bullpen blues revisit Atlanta

Bullpen blues revisit Atlanta
ATLANTA - This was a monster the Atlanta Braves hadn't seen for some time, a beast they could have gone without being terrorized by for the remainder of the year.

Francoeur is satisfied with his power numbers

Jordan believes he can still contribute

Francoeur is satisfied with his power numbers
ATLANTA - They handed out thousands of miniature Jeff Francoeur statues at Turner Field on Tuesday.

Lowly Pirates add to Braves' troubles
ATLANTA - Several of the Atlanta Braves have been battling some sort of flu-like virus this week. Coughing, fever, et cetera.

Lowly Pirates add to Braves' troubles

Jordan believes he can still contribute
ATLANTA - His best days are obviously behind him, but injured Atlanta Brave Brian Jordan refuses to believe that his entire career is.

In Univision-Televisa breakup, viewers might come out on top
MEXICO CITY - They were the ultimate power couple: ambitious, successful and watched by the world. But mistrust, disagreements and jealousies began eating away at the relationship. Their breakup has millions of Spanish language soap opera fans wondering: What next?

Activism in politics encouraged
Time-strapped small business owners often say they can't afford to be politically active, but officials with a grass-roots advocacy group say they can't afford not to.

In Univision-Televisa breakup, viewers might come out on top

Competition cuts fees at some ATMs
MINNEAPOLIS - Jay Gustafson, in an unfamiliar town for a job hunt and in need of some fast cash, gritted his teeth and hit the nearest ATM.

Xethanol acquires Pfizer site
On Tuesday, New York-based Xethanol Corp. acquired the former Pfizer pharmaceutical plant. On Wednesday, it began moving in. This morning, it will have a news conference to announce plans to convert the facility into a biofuel refinery.

Aiken brokerage goes global
AIKEN - Laissez-Faire Properties announced Tuesday a merger with Sotheby's International Realty, becoming the third real estate firm in South Carolina to affiliate with the high-end brokerage with ties to the famous auction house.

Movie theater closes; new one in the works

Activism in politics encouraged

Xethanol acquires Pfizer site

Competition cuts fees at some ATMs

Aiken brokerage goes global

Movie theater closes; new one in the works
One of Regal Entertainment Group's two Augusta theaters closed its doors this week.

Editorial Cartoon

Editorial Cartoon

Proctor appears ready to run Tigers' offense

Notre Dame players will not be punished
The NCAA won't penalize Notre Dame football and basketball players who participated in promotional spots for a sports talk show on a local television station.

Notre Dame players will not be punished

Proctor appears ready to run Tigers' offense
Will Proctor completed 11 of his 14 passes for 100 yards and a touchdown Tuesday in his final scrimmage before taking over Clemson's offense.

Pretty, accurate portrait
Which aspect of Monday's Wall Street Journal article on Augusta's potential as a retirement destination is more gratifying: that it was so doggone complimentary, or that it was also a pretty accurate portrait?

Cease-fire is benefiting Hezbollah

Chain reaction

No more negotiations with Iran

Pretty, accurate portrait

More racist remarks
The mainstream media are soft-pedaling Andrew Young's racist remarks as a foot in the mouth, a lapse and so on.

More racist remarks

Chain reaction
Dr. Mohammad A. Behzadian's defense attorney says his jury "recognized this tragic event for what it was."

No more negotiations with Iran
The Iranians say they're willing to negotiate about the economic goodies they're being offered if they roll back their nuclear program. What a joke. That's just more cheat-and-retreat - the tactic outlaw nations use when their backs are against the wall.

Cease-fire is benefiting Hezbollah
The U.N.-brokered cease-fire between Hezbollah and Israel has held, albeit by a thread, for more than a week, and that should be cause for optimism. But it's not.

Grubbin' - FredElla's Bistro
Crepes, spring rolls and chicken sandwiches are on the menu at FredElla's Bistro, 902 Reynolds St.

Vote for top singer-songwriter
Be it heavy metal or hip-hop, acoustic crooning or electric wailing, Augusta-area musicians have, for the fifth year, stepped up to the challenge and entered the The Augusta Chronicle's singer-songwriter contest

Club calendar
Send your club's entertainment information to ryan.wehmeyer@augustachronicle.com or fax it to (706) 722-7403. Listings must be received by 6 p.m. Mondays.

Sonic Spotlight
This week's Sonic Spotlight is on Morgan Lu, a teacher in Conyers, Ga.

Applause Calendar
Send your event schedule, pricing and other information to Steven Uhles, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send by fax to (706) 722-7403. Send e-mail to steven.uhles@augustachronicle.com. Please include a contact name and phone number.

Spotted
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IRS to pay private firms to collect debt
WASHINGTON - As the Internal Revenue Service prepares to implement a new program that sends private debt collection agencies after delinquent taxpayers, critics - including several lawmakers and the employee union at the Treasury Department - are gearing up to protest it.

IRS to pay private firms to collect debt

New England lobster roll: a tasty meal

Gazpacho is easy dish to whip up and drink
At the top of our list of recipes we like to make when the weather gets really hot is gazpacho. The cold soup, from the Andalusia region of southern Spain, is a wonderful midsummer treat.

New England lobster roll: a tasty meal
MASHPEE, Mass. - Leaning back in his bar stool, the retired postmaster shook his head and jabbed a fork toward the pound of lobster and mayonnaise stuck between bread.

Ice-cool ice milk, grilled fruit dessert

How to eat fried worms
NEW YORK - So you want to eat fried worms, eh? Despite the gross-out factor, it wouldn't be the most outlandish thing you could ingest. A good source of protein, worms are a delicacy in many parts of the world.

Ice-cool ice milk, grilled fruit dessert
HYDE PARK, N.Y. - Cool and refreshing, buttermilk ice milk provides a delicious tang, served here with grilled fruit skewers. It's the perfect foil for tropical fruits such as pineapples, mangoes and papayas.

Gazpacho is easy dish to whip up and drink

How to eat fried worms

Gailey places trust in trio
ATLANTA - P.J. Daniels' act is a tough one to follow at Georgia Tech.

Gailey places trust in trio

Velez poised to break league's triples mark
Augusta GreenJackets infielder Eugenio Velez tied the South Atlantic League record for triples in a season Monday night, when he legged out his 18th of the year in the first inning of a 7-1 victory over the Greenville Drive.

Regions Cup standings

Have we seen Tiger's best?

Wetterich enjoying fast ride

Have we seen Tiger's best?
MEDINAH, Ill. - Tiger Woods has hit some amazing shots in his career.

Regions Cup standings
Through 8 of 9 Tournaments

Wetterich enjoying fast ride
AKRON, Ohio - Brett Wetterich will be on the plane Sunday night to Ireland with the rest of the Ryder Cup team, but first he has to take care of some business.

Velez poised to break league's triples mark

Region realignment means longer road trips for teams

Region realignment means longer road trips for teams
Changes have once again taken place in the Georgia High School Sports Association that will affect all county football teams this year.

Fish is easy catch at home
Fish is popular restaurant fare, but many fear preparing it at home. Christian Carlisle, of Aiken, has come up with a delicious, simple gourmet recipe for Parmesan-crusted fish that makes preparing the dish at home a breeze.

Fish is easy catch at home

Bush dragged us into unnecessary war
President Bush is "troubled" by reports that U.S. Marines killed unarmed Iraqi civilians and said that "if in fact laws were broken, there will be punishment."Larry Jarrett, Warrenville, S.C.

Television is no place for prurient ads

'Spirit' moves promoters to choose 'Chronicle'
This past Thursday, Tom Clark, promoter for the Rockin' Rib Music Fest, was very disappointed to learn that his signed agreement for the Rockin' Rib Music Fest with The Augusta Chronicle ended up in the Metro Spirit. He was even more disappointed to find that the copy of the agreement he faxed to the Spirit was not used as it was intended.

In politics, Augusta likely ranks last
I read the story about Augusta and its rankings against other metro areas ("Go figure," Aug. 20) Very interesting!Richard F. Ashworth, Augusta

Rumor-mongering harmful to Seitz
I don't know why I continue to write to you about this ridiculous allegation against John Seitz ("More school system shame," Aug. 18, about Mr. Seitz applying for a Richmond County teaching position while he was a member of the county's school board).Steve Pruitt, Grovetown

Commissioner voted for growth
This is a rave for my Augusta commissioner, Betty Beard, and our mayor, Deke Copenhaver. I live and work in the downtown part of District 1 (as does Commissioner Beard), and have been an advocate for growth and revitalization for many years.Brad Owens, Augusta

Commissioner voted for growth

In politics, Augusta likely ranks last

Rumor-mongering harmful to Seitz

Bush dragged us into unnecessary war

Television is no place for prurient ads
I have had it! There are so many ads on television that spell out mental images under the guise of medicinal solutions to a male sex "problem"! As if there aren't enough sex crimes - do we have to do any more enabling?Gay Campbell, Grovetown

Herpes infection declines seen

Living briefs

Living briefs
Actress Shelley Long is 57 today.

Herpes infection declines seen
Nearly 25 years after a news magazine declared that an epidemic of genital herpes threatened to undo the sexual revolution, a new study finds an encouraging decline in the percentage of people infected with the herpes virus.

Hit and run sends man to hospital

Athens arrests abound

8/24/2006 - The Augusta Chronicle

Reports of lost cell phones up

Across the Southeast
RICHMOND, VA. - A jury on Tuesday recommended a man be put to death for murdering a popular Richmond family and stealing a computer, a wedding ring and a basket of cookies during a bloody crime spree that left four others dead.

Proposed public transit cuts concern disabled
Brian Mosley will have no way to get to school or work if proposed public transit cuts are adopted. But worse than that, he will lose a slice of his freedom.

Richmond Elections Board rules against candidate Brown

Stump calling annoys some
ATLANTA - Atlanta Braves starter John Smoltz was on the phone to make a political pitch, one that Lawrence Hammond didn't appreciate.

Schrenko prison term to begin Sept. 11

Across the region
ATLANTA - Democratic legislative leaders on Wednesday asked a federal prosecutor and Georgia's attorney general to investigate Gov. Sonny Perdue's $2 million Florida land purchase from a wealthy Republican developer.

Remains found might be missing man
Columbia County authorities said Tuesday that human remains found off Wrightsboro Road might belong to a local man missing for two months.

Elections board to hear challenge to eligibility
The Richmond County Board of Elections will hear evidence today concerning District 4 Augusta Commissioner Keith Brown's eligibility to run for the seat in November.

Rants and raves
I'VE BEEN POSTING in the Rants & Raves every week for about a year and not one has been printed! I do not curse and I'm not rude and I do believe it's time to cancel my subscription. Y'all post some of the most retarded things, but when someone with some smarts does, it goes unheeded! What's wrong with this picture?

Wounded deputy violated protocol

Test aims to free up deputies
ATLANTA - Every day, across the state of Georgia, sheriff's deputies spend time taking people who might have a mental illness to state hospitals for an evaluation. The patients are usually spotted in an emergency room or a community mental health center.

Across Georgia

Williams blast pay-cut plan

Armed robberies increasing

Aiken mobile home park robbed
Aiken authorities are looking for two men who robbed the Pineacres Mobile Home Park on U.S. Highway 1 just east of Aiken this afternoon.

Grant skews perception

Bush to campaign for Max Burns

Tax package lacks Echols' confidence

Remains found might be missing man

Rants and raves
THE FIRST CUT that should be made to Richmond County's budget is the travel and training budget for the 10 commissioners. What a slap in the face to hardworking county employees to have their jobs eliminated right after the commissioners returned from attending a meeting in Chicago.

War video games
A woman screams in Arabic at soldiers inside a rundown building riddled with graffiti. The men inside are on the ground with their hands up as a platoon searches the house, but the woman shakes a piece of paper at the soldiers

Safety rules slow nuclear waste cleanup

Rural health at issue
Georgia ranks poorly in most health categories, and rural people seem to fare worst of all, Georgia's top public health official said. But those rural communities could also be providing the innovation and collaboration to take on those problems, health officials said.

Counties pursue Internet access

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - South Carolina lost nearly 1,000 automotive supplier jobs last year, but officials hope a new research center at Clemson University will reverse the trend.

School choice can involve sacrifices
NORTH AUGUSTA - Before she heads to bed each night, Leteica Fairley, 12, sets her alarm clock for 4 a.m. By 4:15, she has eaten breakfast and dressed for the day. At 4:30, she boards the No. 11 school bus for North Augusta Middle School, where she arrives by 6.

News you can use
CHILDREN'S LEAGUES: Children ages 6-12 can sign up for Pee Wee football and cheerleading from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday at Jackson Town Hall, 106 Main St. Call (803) 471-2228.

Reports of lost cell phones up
Cell phones - those technological marvels that keep us connected - have another pervasive trait. They're easy to lose.

War video games

Test aims to free up deputies

Across South Carolina

Elections board to hear challenge to eligibility

Smoking ban advances to full council in Aiken

School choice can involve sacrifices

Local job market expected to grow
ATLANTA - The Augusta area's job market should grow steadily this year, an economist predicted Wednesday.

Across the area

Heavy rain causes flooding, wrecks
Heavy thunderstorms moving through metro Augusta caused several automobile accidents and minor flooding this afternoon, officials said.

Name to lay claim to James

Ethics panel delays Taylor case

Slogan season begins

North Augusta chamber fills director post, newspaper says
A North Carolina chamber of commerce director soon will fill a similar vacancy at the Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce, a newspaper reports.

Perdue touts work force plan
Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue introduced on Wednesday a new way to tell business prospects that Peach State folks are ready to work for them.

Tax package lacks Echols' confidence
The Richmond County school board could move forward today with plans for a new wave of construction projects, but if it does it will be without the support of the building committee chairman.

Council disagrees on revised land-use plan

Cab companies drop airport action

Couple killed in fire at home

Across the Southeast

Professor is found guilty of homicide

Police get school records probe

Kid of the Day

News you can use
TRAINING: Volunteer training for tutors will be offered at 4 p.m. at the Augusta State University Literacy Center, 1401 Magnolia Drive. For more information, call (706) 733-7043.

Couple killed in fire at home
Kelly O'Mary will never shake the feeling that he might have been able to save his neighbors.

Rural health at issue

Stump calling annoys some

Farmers now can seek aid

Kid of the Day

News you can use

Edwards stumps in S. Carolina
COLUMBIA - The state Democratic primary is cashing in on the favorite-son popularity of former U.S. Sen. John Edwards.

Edwards stumps in S. Carolina

Local job market expected to grow

Police arrest man in Leroy Street slaying

Williams blast pay-cut plan
Is a job on the Augusta Commission a paycheck half empty or half full?

Across the region

Slogan season begins
The questions ranged from the economy to race relations, but one answer was unanimous.

Agency breaks law, audit says

News you can use

Across the area

Smoking ban advances to full council in Aiken
AIKEN - The right to light up at a public facility in Aiken County could go up in smoke.

Perdue touts work force plan

Name to lay claim to James
The Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority has added a touch of soul to its renovations of the aging civic center.

Farmers now can seek aid
ATLANTA - Farmers throughout Georgia can now apply for emergency loans because of the withering drought effects on crops this year, state officials announced Tuesday.

Police get school records probe
Police are taking over an investigation of how confidential personnel records belonging to the Columbia County school system made their way into the hands of the public, Superintendent Tommy Price told school board members at a Tuesday meeting.

Agency breaks law, audit says
COLUMBIA - The state Department of Social Services does not follow state law in child protection cases, according to a state audit released Wednesday.

Wounded deputy violated protocol
JEFFERSON, Ga. - A sheriff's deputy shot with his own gun by an inmate during an escape attempt did not follow protocol when he left his gun in a van used to transport inmates, the Jackson County sheriff said.

Across the area
An Augusta man remained in the Richmond County jail Wednesday after being accused of felony child molestation.

Professor is found guilty of homicide
A jury deliberated less than an hour on Tuesday before convicting a medical school professor on charges of second-degree vehicular homicide, a misdemeanor, and driving the wrong way on a divided highway.

Armed robberies increasing
Three separate robberies in Richmond County on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning are part of a trend of increasing robberies in the Garden City, officials say.

Police arrest man in Leroy Street slaying
Deputies arrested an Augusta man Tuesday in the slaying of Leroy Street resident Larry Knighton.

Safety rules slow nuclear waste cleanup
AIKEN - When Congress passed legislation in 2004 that allows the Department of Energy to classify and bury its own nuclear waste, some feared the lack of an independent regulator would give the agency too much control.

Athens arrests abound
ATHENS, Ga. - Young people packed downtown Athens for the first weekend of University of Georgia's fall semester, keeping both bartenders and jailers hopping.

Counties pursue Internet access
Having high-speed Internet access in areas where businesses might locate is a goal of the Clarks Hill Partnership of Georgia.

Across the area
The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied parole for a man convicted of multiple rapes in Richmond County in the early 1990s.

Council disagrees on revised land-use plan
AIKEN - It has taken Aiken County three years to produce a document that updates its allowable land uses. Now some county council members say they see no reason to rush the adoption of a comprehensive land management ordinance.

Across Georgia
LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett County police officials recommended that former Sgt. George Gilson be terminated for the shooting death of an unarmed motorist.

Grant skews perception
As the $107 million Kroc Center planned by the Salvation Army of Augusta continues forward, organizers are realizing that such a massive charitable effort can come with some unexpected side effects.

Kid of the Day
Bryson Alexander Garrett, of Clearwater, is today's kid of the day.

Rants and raves
THE FIRST CUT that should be made to Richmond County's budget is the travel and training budget for the 10 commissioners. What a slap in the face to hardworking county employees to have their jobs eliminated right after the commissioners returned from attending a meeting in Chicago.

Sewage to be spread at hay farm
Columbia County hopes to save $100,000 each year by sending its sewage sludge to a hay farm in Jefferson County where a grassing company has received state approval to apply the processed waste to land.

Kid of the Day
Johnny Frank Bass, of Augusta, is today's kid of the day.

Suspicious package turns out to be lost cutlery
Someone's missing a set of silverware, but at least no one was actually trying to blow up the post office at Wrightsboro and Jackson roads tonight.

Rants and raves
I'VE BEEN POSTING in the Rants & Raves every week for about a year and not one has been printed! I do not curse and I'm not rude and I do believe it's time to cancel my subscription. Y'all post some of the most retarded things, but when someone with some smarts does, it goes unheeded! What's wrong with this picture?

Proposed public transit cuts concern disabled

Sewage to be spread at hay farm

Taylor's determination earns place among elite
The first impression was memorably unimpressive.

Mini Reviews
Augusta Village has closed. New listings for Evans were unavailable at press time. All listings are subject to change. Call theaters for times. For an online movie guide, see www.augustachronicle.com/movies.

'Invincible' is real charmer, thanks to good story, actors

At the Movies: 'Idlewild'
Let us now praise the men of OutKast for their ambition, if not their aim.

Disjointed 'Looking for Comedy' falters

At the Movies: 'Idlewild'

Innocence of childhood makes 'Fried Worms' go down easily

At the Movies: 'Beerfest'
"Beerfest" is like tapping a keg that's had a bumpy ride to the party: The first pints keep coming up pure foam, with so much undrinkable froth you begin to wonder why you bothered showing up.

At the Movies: 'Beerfest'

Fall films: After the blockbusters
With the big bangs - and bucks - of escapist summer cinema finally wrapped for another year, it's time to look toward the films of fall.

Innocence of childhood makes 'Fried Worms' go down easily
How to Eat Fried Worms is a lot tastier than its title implies. This is a family film that has it all, except, say, a gazillion-dollar marketing budget that might actually get people to come see it.

Fall films: After the blockbusters

'Invincible' is real charmer, thanks to good story, actors
It's a great story, and it has the added benefit of being (mostly) true.

Disjointed 'Looking for Comedy' falters
A brilliant concept hobbled by poor construction, Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World starts as an imaginative satire but stumbles when it attempts to get more than a couple of balls into the air at the same time.

Mini Reviews

OutKast remains divided team on its soundtrack for 'Idlewild'
When Atlanta hip-hop provocateurs OutKast released the double-disc Speakerboxxx/The Love Below in 2003, there was a feeling that the two solo album set was more than a mere experiment in packaging and independent music making. It felt as though the innovative duo, who had spent the better part of the 1990s bringing a real sense of fun, funk and groove to rap, were going their separate ways.

OutKast remains divided team on its soundtrack for 'Idlewild'

Mixed reviews follow testing

Nextel Cup Series standings

Short track, long odds
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The oldest car in Matt Kenseth's race shop is Chassis 89. It's a six-year-old Ford that started as a Taurus and has been converted to a Fusion.

Short track, long odds

Nascar Newsmaker: Elliott Sadler
Elliott Sadler made his debut with Evernham Motorsports last week at Michigan International Speedway. He started second and finished 10th, giving the No. 19 Dodge its first top-10 finish of the year.

Nascar Newsmaker: Elliott Sadler

Mixed reviews follow testing
NASCAR's Car of Tomorrow, including the new Toyota Camry, received mixed reviews after testing Monday at Michigan International Speedway.

Nextel Cup Series standings

Long-distance range dialed in by U.S. team
SAPPORO, Japan - After the United States whipped Slovenia 114-95 on Tuesday night, LeBron James was asked whether he would guarantee a FIBA world championship.

Anthony ignites win

Long-distance range dialed in by U.S. team

Anthony ignites win
Carmelo Anthony scored a U.S. record 35 points, and the American team overcame a 12-point second-half deficit to beat Italy 94-85 on Wednesday in the opening round of the basketball world championships.

Dunn easily measures up

Trade of Duckett frees up rookie

Spikes' return imminent

Duckett dealt for a receiver

Humbler, wiser Marshall is in mix with Panthers

Falcons sign run-stopper

Goldie Townes   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Our beloveth Goldie entered into her eternal rest at University Hospital on August 19, 2006. Viewing will be held Thursday August 24, from 2-7 pm at C.A. Reid Sr. Memorial Gibson Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted Friday August 25, 2006 at 1pm at Bethel A.M.E. Church with Reverend Marl S. Pierson officiating. Interment will be at Walker Memorial Cemetery. She leaves to cherish, a devoted daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Bernard Merriweather, along with a host of family and friends. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Ezekiel Love   (LAUREL, Md.)
LAUREL, Md. - Mr. Ezekiel Love, Sr., entered into rest August, 20 2006 at Laurel General Hospital. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, August 25, 2006 at Northeastern Presbyterian Church. Mr. Love, a native of Aiken County, was a graduate of Jefferson High School and a member of St. Phillip Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Regina Love; a son, Ezekiel Love, Jr.; seven sisters, Louise Rivers, Lillie (Ernest) Bernard, Marie Woods, Leila Washington, Dorothy Durham, Diane Hill and Georgia (Robert) Butler; three brothers, David R. (Fannie) Love, Reynold (Dollie) Love, Jr. and Leroy (Jackie) Love. Fleck Funeral Home, Laurel, Maryland, is in charge of arrangements. G.L. Brightharp & Son's Mortuary, 614 West Ave., North Augusta, S.C. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Lee Chess   (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mr. Lee Chess, age 84, of 167 Chess Loop, Allendale, entered into rest August 17, 2006. Funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Friday, August 25, 2006 at Magdalene Christian Church. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery. Cave Funeral Services, Inc., in charge of arrangements.

James Richard Skinner   (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. James Richard Skinner, 68, husband of 46 years to Mrs. Margaret L. Skinner of Crestridge Drive entered into rest Monday, August 21, 2006 at the residence. Memorial services will be held Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 7:00 P.M. from Calvary Tabernacle with Pastor Rodney MacRae, Pastor Clifton O'Bryan and Brother James and Sister Shelby Roberts officiating. Mr. Skinner was a native of Augusta and a member of Calvary Tabernacle. He was involved in the prison ministry at The Transitional Center Taylor St. Augusta from 2001 until 2003 and the bus ministry of Calvary Tabernacle for three years. Mr. Skinner was retired from Continental Can and had a Lawn Maintenance business. He was a very loving and kind man who taken several children into his own home to live. Additional survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Angela M. and Angelo Thomas of Waynesboro, one granddaughter, Nikki Danille Skinner of Waynesboro, three brothers, Jerry C. Skinner of Augusta, Ronnie Skinner of Dearing and Bob Skinner, one sister, Norma Jean Ward of Hephzibah. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Tabernacle 1300 Waters Street, Waynesboro, Georgia 30830. The family will receive friends after the service at the residence. Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, Georgia 30906. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Sam Walker   (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mr. Sam Walker, of 550 Outing Club Rd., Aiken, S.C., departed this life on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at the Aiken Regional Medical Center. Funeral services will be announced by Jackson Brooks Funeral Home, Aiken, S.C. Friends may call at the residence.

Mary D. Mitchell   (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Mrs. Mary D. Mitchell, 86, wife of 47 years of the late Rev. S. H. Mitchell, entered into rest on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at Blair House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral service will be held Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 11 a.m. at B.A. Williams Memorial Chapel with Rev. J.C. Phinizy officiating. Burial will be in Walker Memorial Park. Mrs. Mitchell, a native of New Waverly, Texas, lived in Denison, Texas for many years. She was a member and pianist for Victory Missionary Baptist Church and was also a retired Nurses Aide. Survivors are her daughter, Barbara McCain, Hephzibah; one sister, Martha Alcorn, Houston, Texas; one brother, Rev. David (Emma) Hill, Amarillo, Texas; two grandsons, James (Lesley) McCain, III, Texarkana, Texas, Christopher McCain, Hephzibah; son-in-law, J.L. Thornton, Missouri, Texas; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Williams Funeral Home, 2945 Old Tobacco Road, Hephzibah, GA. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Hattie L. Williams   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Hattie L. Hanson Williams of 12th Ave. entered into rest Thursday, August 17, 2006 at Blair House Nursing Home. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 3 p.m. at B.A. Williams Memorial Chapel, Old Tobacco Rd., with Rev. K.B. Martin officiating. Burial will be in in Walker Memorial Park. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

John G. Johnson   (COLA, S.C.)
COLA, S.C. - Mr. John G. Johnson, of 1555 Farmview St., entered into rest August 18, 2006 Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Friday, August 25, 2006 at Frances Burns United Methodist Church, 5616 Farrow Rd., Columbia, S.C. Mr. Johnson was a Korean War Veteran and a graduate of SC State College. Survivors include a brother, Waymon J. Johnson, Aiken. Bostic-Thompkins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. G.L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary, 390 Beaufort St. Aiken 803-648-0134. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Helen Howard Hill   (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. - Mrs. Helen Howard Hill age 93, entered into rest on Tuesday August 22, 2006 at Doctors Hospital after a brief illness. A memorial service will be held on Friday August 25, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. in the Belair Rd. Chapel with Chaplain David E. Cooper officiating. Survivors include, two sons, Dr. William R. Hill and his wife Loretta of Columbia, S.C., George R. Hill and his wife Sharon of Evans, GA; three grandsons, Jeffrey H. Hill of Gainesville, GA., Andrew W. Hill of Denver, CO, and Mark P. Hill of Greer, S.C.; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Hill Heaney of Suwanee, GA; five great grandchildren, Zackary F. Hill, Zoe R. Hill both of Gainesville, GA, Michael R. Heaney, and Matthew M. Heaney, of Suwanee, GA and Amanda M. Smith of Gainesville, GA. Mrs. Hill was a retire homemaker, and the devoted wife of 71 years to the late Frank Hill of Evans, GA. She was the daughter of William F. and Dorotha McCall Howard of Lyman, S.C.. Mrs. Hill was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. The family will receive friends prior to the service and after the service . In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to your favorite charity in Mrs. Hill's memory. Platt's Funeral Home 337 N. Belair Rd. Evans, GA. 860-6166 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Blanche Martz   (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered into rest on Tuesday, August 22, 2006, Mrs. Blanche Martz, wife of Mr. John Martz, of 922 Ridge Road, North Augusta, SC. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Hatcher Funeral Home and Cremation Service, U.S. Hwy. No. 1, Langley, SC.

Helen I. Ludgate   (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
WARRENVILLE, S.C. - Entered into rest Tuesday, August 22, 2006, Helen I. May Ludgate, age 95, of Warrenville, S.C., wife of the late Wallace E. Ludgate and daughter of the late Alfred May and the late Virginia Lawrence May. She is survived by her devoted daughter and son-in-law, Judith and (Marlin) La Rue Knight of Warrenville; grandchildren, CDR. Daniel (Narumi Baba) Knight, USN, Ret., Japan, Catherine (Dr. Jack L. Jr.) Lesher, Augusta, Ga., Brandon (Diane Shipman) Knight, North Augusta, S.C., Martin (Angie Ward) Knight, Greenwood, S.C., Stacy (Brent) Rich, Flower Mound, Texas, and Reed Ostenberg, North English, IA; 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Brent Wallace Akron and a daughter, Virginia Ludgate Akron Ostenberg. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota but has been a resident of Aiken County for the past 25 years. She was a life member of the VFW National Home for Children and a charter member of Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 255. Helen lived by the motto "Love is Action" and proved it every day of her life. She helped anyone she could and prayed for all. She never spoke ill of anyone or judged them, and she saw redeeming qualities in everyone in spite of what might be negative circumstances. She enjoyed the beauty of God's creation and took joy in it. She showered everyone with love. She was a Christian of the Baptist Faith, an enthusiastic Bible Student and an ideal model for her friends and family to emulate. A private memorial service with Rev. Cathy Cole was held Wednesday evening, August 23, 2006. The remains will be interred in Sunset Memorial Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hitchcock Hospice, 690 Medical Park Dr., Aiken, S.C., 29801. Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main St., Graniteville, S.C. is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Roy Olin Smith   (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Roy Olin Smith, 71 , of Pine Dale Drive Thomson, Ga. entered into rest August 21, 2006 . Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM , Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at Pine Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Patrick DeVane officiating. Interment will follow in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be James Callaway, Winnard Chalker, Alton Gheesling, Kenneth Kitchens, George Darden and Roy Russell . Honorary Pallbearers will be Deacons of Pine Grove Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association 2711 Middleburg Dr., Suite 107 Columbia, S. C. 29204 or Pine Grove Baptist Church 3041 Pine Grove Drive Thomson, Ga. 30824 . Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Rd., Thomson, GA (706) 595-4100.

Donald "Donnie" Davis (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. Mr. Donnie Davis, age 59, beloved husband of Peggy Wilson Davis, entered into rest Monday, August 21, 2006 at his residence. Mr. Davis was born in Louisville, GA to the late Ralph and Jeanette Johnson Davis. He was a lifelong resident of the Augusta area. Mr. Davis was employed for 37 years for Babcock & Wilcox, later acquired by Thermal Ceramics as an Administrator of Computer Operations. He always enjoyed spending time with his family, especially on vacations, fishing, and outdoor gardening. Mr. Davis was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, August 24, 2006 from the Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 4255 Columbia Rd, Martinez, with Reverends Dewain French and Jerry Rockefeller officiating. Pallbearers are James Duke, Billy S. Johnson, Stacey Johnson, Louis Davis II, Lee Davis, Darryl Grover, and Ron Davis. Services will be concluded at the close of the Chapel service. Additional family members include three sons, Mike Davis, Jr. (Jennifer) of Martinez, GA. Robert Anthony Davis (Shannon) of Martinez, GA; and William "Arron" Davis (Lanah Bardier) of North Augusta, SC; two brothers, Ronald Lewis Davis (Pat) of Martinez, GA and Benjamin Davis (Susan) of Martinez, GA, two sisters, Annette Grover (Danny ) of North Augusta, SC, and Janice Frazier (Bobby) of Sandersville, GA, five grandchildren, Dakota Ryan Davis, Sierra Marie Davis, Savannah Grace "Gracie" Davis, Benjamin Anthony Davis, and William "Will" Davis, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Davis was also preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Dreyfus and Elizabeth Hutto. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Martinez Columbia Fire Rescue Department, P.O. Box: 204231, Martinez, GA 30907. Friends may call at the home of Peggy Davis.

Susie Hampton   (APPLING, Ga.)
APPLING, Ga. -Ms. Susie Hampton of Jordan Drive entered into rest Sunday, August 20, 2006 at the Doctor's Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Survivors are two sons, Ryan Bennett, Martinez, Ga. and Willie Hampton, Jr. Appling, Ga.; two daughters, Tanisha Hampton and Wendy Hampton, Appling, Ga.; three sisters, Corine (Casey) McCladdie, Martinez and Linda (Johnny C.) Carr, Evans, Cora (Henry ) Mill, Augusta; two adopted sisters, Inez Dent, Augusta and Orma Bennett, Grovetown, Ga.; one brother, Juriah (Emma Jean) Bennett, Evans; adopted brother, Jonathan Bennett, Jacksonville, Fla.; four grandchildren; devoted friend, Freddie Paschal, Winfield, Ga.; three sisters-in-law, Beatrice Bennett, Martinez, Betty Mateen Hakim, Appling and Sarah Hampton, Philadelphia; two brothers-in-law, Lonnie (Gwendolyn) Hampton, Philadelphia; devoted employer, Barbara Burgamy, Grovetown; aunts, uncles nieces, nephews, cousins; other relatives and friends. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd.

Patricia Ratzlaff   (LEXINGTON, Ky.)
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Patricia Ward Ratzlaff died August 18, 2006 at the Markey Center in Lexington, Kentucky. She was born August 6, 1937 in Augusta, Georgia to Mary Sancken Ward and the late Laurence Joseph Ward. She was a Patient Representative for Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center and was actively involved in the hospital auxiliary. She was a past member of the hospital Board of Directors, Patti was also the past President of The Heart of Danville. She was an active member of Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband, Donald Drexel Ratzlaff; four daughters, Mary Elizabeth (John) Snyder, Ann Laurence Ratzlaff, Catherine Ward Ratzlaff, Martha Ratzlaff (Collin) Franceschi; a sister, Elizabeth Ward Camp; three brothers, Laurence Joseph Ward, Jr., Philip Sancken Ward, Francis Eugene Ward and three grandsons. A Memorial Mass was 11 a.m., Monday August 21, 2006 at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church with Father Linh Nguyen. Honorary Pallbearers were Pete Johnson, Chris Jackson, Bill Dishman, John Baird, Don Hill, Buddy Edwards, Jim Gibson and Tom Farmer. Memorial donations may be made to the Markey Cancer Foundation or Heritage Hospice. Stith Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Horlis Wells   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Horlis Wells of Rachel Street entered into rest Sunday, August 20, 2006 at his residence. Graveside services will be held Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 2 p.m. Alta Vista Cemetery, Gainesville, Ga., He was a native of Fulton County, Ga.; a World War II Veteran and retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs after 35 years of service. Survivors are a devoted wife, Maggie; sons, Herschel Wells, Gainesville and Purcell Wells, Atlanta; step-children, Victoria and Sylvester Johnson, Atlanta; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; beloved nieces, Barbara Grant, Atlanta and Bettye Price, Rex, Ga.; other nieces and nephews and a host of friends. The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home this evening from 5 to 6 p.m. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Marjorie Hardy Story   (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -Memorial Services for Mrs. Marjorie Hardy Story, 89, of West Martintown Road, North Augusta, SC, who died August 18, 2006, will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home. Dr. J. Andrew Menger officiating. Interment in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Story was a native of Augusta, having made North Augusta her home for the past 61 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of North Augusta; a former member of the Jassamine Garden Club where she was a past President and a member of the North Augusta Garden Council.; a former Girl Scout Leader and a member of the Augusta Council of Girl Scouts. Mrs. Story was the wife of the late Mr. Melvin Story, Sr. and mother of the late Brenda New. Survivors include a son C. Mel Story, North Augusta; four grandchildren, Mary Boswell, Ruth Rackley, Dan Story and Chris New; three great grandchildren, Cristen New, Zachary New and Garrett Boswell. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803-278-1181). Visit the registry online at www.poseyfuneralhome.com

Mary Crook Powell   (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mrs. Mary Lucile Crook Powell, 91, of Loblolly Court, wife of the late Charles E. Powell, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 24, 2006 in the chapel of Rowland Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry T. Matthews, Rev. Steve Davis and Rev. Dexter Lambert officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Mrs. Powell was the daughter of the late Fred and Pearl Crook. She was a native of Jackson County, GA and moved to Augusta in the mid 1930's. She lived in Augusta, Beech Island and North Augusta. Mrs. Powell was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of North Augusta. She will be remembered by her caps and other items she made by hand. Survivors include one daughter, Lynda Charlene Powell of North Augusta; two sisters, Carrie Nix of Gainesville, GA and Doris Martin of Evans, GA.; two sisters-in law, Ann Crookof Gillsville, GA and Mildred Crook of Loganville, GA; a devoted cousin Thera McElmurray and her husband Grady; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. The family will receive friends at Rowland Funeral Home this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Hospice, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, GA 30904 or True North Building Fund, 419 West Martintown Road, North Augusta, 29841 or to the First Baptist Church of North Augusta, Children's Learning Center. 625 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta, SC 29841. Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Anna Ginn-Williams   (GIFFORD, S.C.)
GIFFORD, S.C. - Services for Anna Gunn-Williams, age 95, Gifford, who entered into rest August 19, 2006, will be 1:30 p.m., Friday, August 25, 2006 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Gifford, with Rev. Thomas Owens, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Groundner-Ginn Cemetery. The wake will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, August 24, 2006 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Riley's Funeral Home - Hampton Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Fred Barnes   (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mr. Fred Barnes of Lincolnton, GA passed away on Friday, August 18, 2006 at Lake Crossing Heath Center. His funeral services will be Thursday August 24, 2006 at 1:00 pm at Parks Grove FBH Church with Pastor Tonita Cody officiating. The burial will be in church cemetery. His survivors are two daughters, Lizzie Flowers of Ashville, NC and Felecia Easterling of Lincolnton, GA; five sisters, Daisy Turner and Louise Strong both of Atlanta, GA, Lillian Pinkney of Darien, GA, Doris Blackwell of Lincolnton, GA and Idell Johnson of New York; two brothers, Gene Barnes and Jesse Beard both Lincolnton, GA; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the home of his sister Doris Blackwell, 2046 Augusta Hwy. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Jacquelyn Edwards   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Jacquelyn "Jackie" H. Edwards went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 22, 2006. Mrs. Edwards was born in Mayfield, GA on October 3, 1927 and moved to Augusta in the early 30's. She lived with her parents, the late Simpson A. and Elizabeth S. Hammack on the Augusta National Golf Course until her father's death in 1945. Jackie served as one of the first School Crossing Ladies with the Richmond County Sheriff Dept. at Wilkerson Garden Elementary School. She also taught a Kindergarten Class at Burns Memorial United Methodist Church for 18 years. Jackie was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church and the French Bible Class. Formerly she served in ministry with her husband at Grovetown, Philadelphia, Lewis Memorial, Riverview, Cokesbury and Mize Memorial United Methodist Churches for over 35 years. Jackie was the wife of Rev. C.W. Edwards for more than 63 years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her four children, Ronald A. Edwards and wife, Shirley of Springfield, VA, Beverly E. King and friend, Brett McGuire of Augusta, Charles W. Edwards and wife, Mary Ellen of Decatur, AL, Jack F. Edwards and friend, Kay Kelly of Evans, GA; grandchildren, Marlise Edwards of Springfield, VA, Jamie King of Augusta, Christopher, Lucy, Samuel and Aaron Edwards of Decatur, AL; a friend, Michael Kelly of Evans; sister, Mrs. Marvin "Marjorie" Coursey of Augusta and brother, M. Shurley Hammack and wife, Ann of Evans. Jackie was preceded in death by her parents and brother. B. Paul Hammack. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 25, 2006 at St. Mark United Methodist Church (Mrs. Edwards will lie in state beginning at 10:00 A.M.) with Reverend Gerald Varner, Reverend Bob Gillespie and Reverend Fred Heard officiating. Pallbearers will be John Womack, Howard Cawley, Jimmy Carrick, Jack Pennington, Butch Hall and Danny Schultze. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the French Bible Class andthe Retired United Methodist Ministers' Association. Interment will follow in Westover Memorial Park. The family request that in lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the United Methodist Children's Home, 500 Columbia Dr., Decatur, GA 30030 or to the Augusta Rescue Mission, 526 Walker St., Augusta, GA 30901. The family will receive friends today, Thursday, August 24, 2006, from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd. Augusta, GA 30907 (706)364-8484. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Helen Howard Hill   (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. - Mrs. Helen Howard Hill age 93, entered into rest on Tuesday August 22, 2006 at Doctors Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Platts Funeral Home, 337 N. Belair Rd., Evans, GA 860-6166.

Cora Van Keuren Neal   (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Cora Van Keuren Neal, 47, wife of John William Neal, died Tuesday, August 22, 2006, at University Hospital, Augusta, Georgia. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 PM on Friday, August 25, 2006, at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, Augusta, Ga., with the Rev. Harriette Simmons and the Rev. Cannon Neal Phelps officiating. Mrs. Neal, a native of Augusta, was a graduate of Converse College and a 3rd grade teacher for 26 years at North Harlem Elementary. She was the Co-Chair of North Harlem Elementary Relay for Life Team and was also the Chair of Team Recruitment and Advocacy for the Harlem Relay for Life Committee. Mrs. Neal was a member of the St. Augustine's Episcopal Church and was a Sunday school teacher for over 20 years. In 1984 she received the Teacher of the Year Award from North Harlem Elementary School and was selected again for the award in 2006. Survivors include husband John William Neal; her children Franklin Van Keuren Neal and Elizabeth Ann Neal, both of Harlem; step-son Zach Neal and wife Lisa, of Jackson, Mississippi; brother, LeGrand Van Keuren, III, of Johnson City, Tennessee; granddaughter Katie Neal; and step-mother Jan V. E. Van Keuren, of Evans. She was preceded in death by her parents, LeGrand Abbey Van Keuren, Jr. and Ann Craig Van Keuren. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 2623 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30904, North Harlem Elementary School, 525 Fairview Drive, Harlem, GA 30814, or to St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, 3321 Wheeler Road, Augusta, GA 30909. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 to 8 PM at Starling Funeral Home, Hwy 78, GA , GA. 706-556-6524 Email condolence to the family at starling@familink.com Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Stephen Inglett   (GROVETOWN, Ga.)
GROVETOWN, Ga. - Funeral arrangements for Mr. Stephen Lee Inglett, 42, husband of Tina Inglett, are incomplete and will be announced by Starling Funeral Home, Hwy 78, Harlem, GA. 706-556-6524 Email condolence to the family at starling@familink.com.

Marjorie Story   (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral Arrangements for Mrs. Marjorie Hardy Story, 89, of West Martintown Road, North Augusta, SC, who died August 18, 2006, will be conducted this Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home. Dr. J. Andrew Menger officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803-278-1181). Visit the registry online at www.poseyfuneralhome.com .

Janice Johnikin   (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Janice Pearre Johnikin, 72, wife of the late George Johnikin, entered into rest Saturday, August 19, 2006. Funeral services will be held at 11AM on Wednesday, August 23, 2006, at Powell Baptist Church with the Rev. Randall Whitaker officiating. Starling Funeral Home, Hwy 78, Harlem, Ga. - Email condolence to the family at starling@familink.com

Matt Gibson   (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entered into rest August 21, 2006 at his residence, Wendell Matthew "Matt" Gibson, 19, beloved son of Wendell M. Gibson and Elizabeth Anne Atwood Gibson. Graveside services will be held Friday, August 25, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park with Dr. Gene Greer officiating. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery. Matt was born in Augusta and was a member of the Abilene Baptist Church. He was a former student of Evans High School and a member of Evans Band. Matt was preparing to enter the U.S. Army to serve his country and was a V.A. Volunteer, Downtown Division. Matt had a great love for his country and the people that serve in the military. At his request, send contributions in his memory to Wounded Warriors Fund, 300 Hospital Rd., Dept. Ministry Pastoral Care DMPC, Room 3D-25, Fort Gordon, Ga., 30905. Survivors include his parents, Wendell Marshall Gibson and Elizabeth Anne Atwood Gibson, Martinez, Ga.; a sister, Sara Beth Gibson, Martinez; maternal grandmother, Mary Atwood, Martinez; paternal grandmother, Betty Gibson, Barnwell, S.C.; maternal great-grandmother, Inez Wells, Martinez, Ga.; a large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins. The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 6 to 8 p.m. Florist: Thursday, 5:00 p.m. Thomas L. King Funeral Home, 124 Davis Rd., Martinez, Ga., 706-863-6747. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Matt Gibson   (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entered into rest on August 21, 2006, Matthew 'Matt' Gibson, 19, son of Wendell and Elizabeth Gibson. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Thomas L. King Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, family requested memorials be sent to Wounded Warriors Fund, 300 Hospital Rd., Dept., Ministry Pastoral Care DMPC Room, 3D-25, Ft. Gordon, GA, 30905.

Edward A. DeMarco   (GREENSBORO, N.C.)
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Edward A. DeMarco Sr., 83, a retired garment industry executive who had managed plants in and around Augusta, died Aug. 3, 2006. A Memorial Mass was held on Aug. 7 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Greensboro, N.C., where Mr. DeMarco spent his last years. In Augusta, where he lived from the late 1950s to the early 1980s and raised his family, he was an avid boater and golfer, a member of the Knights of Columbus and an usher at St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church. The next 20 years were spent in Brevard, N.C., where he owned a store while living in the mountain resort community of Connestee Falls. Mr. DeMarco was born Aug. 22, 1922, in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey, the son of Anthony DeMarco, also in the garment business, and Rose Sciore DeMarco, a homemaker. He was raised in central New Jersey and graduated from New Brunswick High School. During the Depression, he often accompanied his father to repair sewing machines for local families who took in work to earn extra money. Mr. DeMarco received his associate's degree in aeronautical engineering from the Casey Jones School of Aeronautics in Newark, N.J., and worked for the Curtiss-Wright Corp. until joining the experimental propeller division of the U.S. Naval Air Corps for stateside service during World War II. Mr. DeMarco is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia McCarron DeMarco, also of Greensboro, and his five children, Patti Allen of Greensboro, Edward A. DeMarco Jr., of Alexandria, Va., Jeanne Harris of Mobile, Ala., Barbara Williams of Atlanta and Kathleen DeMarco of Winder, Ga. His survivors also include his brother, Robert DeMarco of Michigan; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, 11 nieces and nephews; his sons-in-law, Ralph Allen of Greensboro and John Williams of Atlanta, and daughter-in-law, Renee DeMarco of Alexandria, Va. The family and friends will hold a graveside service at 11 a.m. on Aug. 26 at Westover Memorial Park in Augusta. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Alzheimer's Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215 in honor of Mrs. Patricia M. DeMarco. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Armistead Cole Sandlin   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Armistead "Army" Cole Sandlin, beloved wife of David Sandlin, entered into rest on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at her residence. A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 25, 2006 at 6:30 PM at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Augusta, Georgia, with the Rev. Robert Fain officiating. Mrs. Sandlin was a teacher in Richmond County for 23 years at Windsor Spring Elementary and C.T. Walker Magnet School. She was a teacher and a friend to everyone she met. Her steadfast commitment to education and the community was recognized in many awards, including "Who's Who Among America's Teachers", the "Time to Care" award, and "Teacher of the Year". She considered her greatest reward the accolades paid to her by previous students, parents, teachers, and friends. Army was an active member of the Church of the Good Shepherd. She was a member of the Vestry and a Sunday School teacher. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her three sons, Jeff Sandlin and wife, Lori, Stuart Sandlin and wife, Katharine, and Brian Sandlin and wife, Julianne; her grandchildren, Caleb Tokarska, Katie Sandlin, Elizabeth Sandlin, and Caroline Sandlin; her three brothers, Norborne Page Cole, Jr., David Sales Cole, and Richard Cutler Cole, and a sister, Katherine Cole Ingram. The family will receive friends in the Church of the Good Shepherd Parish Hall immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Breast Health Center, University Foundation, c/o Pam Anderson, 818 St. Sebastian Way, Suite 205, Augusta, Georgia 30901-2629 or Soup Kitchen, Christ Episcopal Church, 1900 Greene Street, Augusta, Georgia 30904. Platt's Funeral Home 721 Crawford Ave. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Joan Quarles Warlick   (CHAPIN, S.C.)
CHAPIN, S.C. - A memorial service for Dr. Joan Quarles Warlick, 76, will be held at 4:00 PM on Thursday, August 24, 2006 at St. Thomas Lutheran Church with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 215 St. Thomas Church Road, Chapin, SC 29036. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Chapin Chapel, is in charge. Dr. Warlick passed away August 21, 2006. Born in Batesburg, SC on September 8, 1929, she was the daughter of Margaret Whitlock Quarles and the late H. Ernest Quarles, Jr. She graduated from Batesburg-Leesville High School in 1946, Winthrop College with a BS Degree in Elementary Education, The Citadel with a M.A.T., Education Administration and USC of Columbia with a PhD Degree, Education Administration. She was a retired principal from Chapin Elementary and Dutch Fork Elementary Schools. She served as a teacher in schools in Chapin, Charleston and Spartanburg, SC, Arlington VA and Harrisburg, PA. She was a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church. Dr. Warlick is survived by her husband of 57 years, Bill Warlick, of Chapin; son, Bill Warlick, Jr. of Blackville, SC; daughter, Beverly W.(Mike) Eslick of Little. Mountain, SC; mother, Margaret W. Quarles and sister, Jean Quarles (Skip) Jones both of North Augusta, SC. www.caughmanharmanfuneralhome.com (803) 359-6118

Jimmy Moore   (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Mr. Jimmy W. Moore, 74, husband of Mrs. Betty J. Moore, entered into rest Sunday August 20, 2006. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday August 24, 2006, at Born Again Baptist Church, Harlem, Ga., with the Rev. Edward Carothers officiating. Interment will be in Bellevue Memorial Gardens, near Grovetown. Pallbearers will be Herbie Espiritu, Ronnie Baker, Bobby Joe Baker, Tom Jones, Timmy Jones, and Rusty Newman. If so desired, memorials may be made to Born Again Baptist Church, 1159 County Line Road, Harlem, Georgia 30814. Starling Funeral Home, Hwy 78, Harlem, Ga. - Email condolence to the family at starling@familink.com.

Anthony 'Tony' McTier   (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Anthony 'Tony' McTier, 49 of Salem Rd. Thomson, Ga. entered into rest August 19, 2006. Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 AM , Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens with Rev. Bobby Williford officiating. Pallbearers will be : Rogelio Uscanga, Brandon Register, Steven Register, David McTier, Raleigh Hardin and Richard Hardin. Beggs Funeral Home 799 Cobbham Rd., Thomson, GA. 595-4100

Sallie Mae Bradford   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga.- Mrs. Sallie Mae Bradford, Augusta, departed this life Friday, August 18, 2006 at her residence. Survivors left to cherish her memories are four daughters, Carolyn Douse, Gloria Bradford of Augusta, Wanda (Shawn) Williams of Sylvania, Ga., Ella Mae Bradford of Keysville, Ga.; three sons, Robert (Stephanie Reid) Bradford of St. Petersburg, Fla., Demetrius Bradford, Alexander Bradford of Augusta, Ga.; five sisters, Rosie Ealy, Willie Mae Wiggins, Ella (Cyrus) Jenkins all of St. Petersburg, Eunice Nelson of Waynesboro, Ga., Alberta Scott of Augusta; one brother, Jake Scott of St. Petersburg; 20 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral service will be held Friday, August 25, 2006 at Antioch Baptist Church, Dr. K.B. Martin, Pastor, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Southview Cemetery. Family will assemble at 10:15 a.m. from 1372 Swanee Quintet Blvd. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends Thursday, August 24, 2006 at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m. Peoples Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Jimmy Moore   (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Mr. Jimmy W. Moore, 74, husband of Mrs. Betty J. Moore, entered into rest Sunday August 20, 2006, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center, Thomson, Ga. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday August 24, 2006, at Born Again Baptist Church, Harlem, Ga., with the Rev. Edward Carothers officiating. Interment will be in Bellevue Memorial Gardens, near Grovetown. Mr. Moore, a native of Columbia County, was retired from the Roads and Bridges Maintenance Department with the State of Georgia. He was a member of Born Again Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 31 years Betty J. Moore; one daughter, Annie Payton, Augusta; two step-daughters, Joann Maddox, Harlem and Patricia Jones, Grovetown; two stepsons Martin Morris, Sr., Augusta, and David Morris, Harlem; one sister, Helen Morris, Dearing; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Herbie Espiritu, Ronnie Baker, Bobby Joe Baker, Tom Jones, Timmy Jones, and Rusty Newman. If so desired, memorials may be made to Born Again Baptist Church, 1159 County Line Road, Harlem, Georgia 30814. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 PM at Starling Funeral Home, Hwy 78, Harlem, Ga. - Email condolence to the family at starling@familink.com. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Francis Durshimer   (UNION POINT, Ga.)
UNION POINT, Ga. - Miss Francis Lenora 'Sue' Durshimer, age 87, passed away at Greene Pointe Health Care Union in Union Point on August 20, 2006. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., August 25, 2006 at Floral Memory Gardens in Albany, Ga. Family and friends are asked to meet at the graveside. McCommons Funeral Home, Greensboro, Ga., in charge.

Theola Hurst Treado   (SYLVANIA, Ga.)
SYLVANIA, Ga. - Theola Hurst Treado, age 82, died Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at University Hospital in Augusta. Mrs. Treado will be remembered as a true Southern Lady. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She was a member of Sylvania First Baptist Church and while living and working in Savannah, she met her husband Charles. Together they owned the Town House Restaurant on Hwy 301 in Sylvania, GA for 35 years. She dedicated her life to the service and happiness of others. She was preceded in death by her husband: Charles Wendell Treado; Brothers and Sister-In-Law: Wilton Hurst and Bruce and Margie Hurst; Brother-In-Law: Wadley Sowell. Survivors include: Daughter and son-in-law: Jan T. and Frank Zeagler, III of Sylvania; son and daughter-in-law: Dennis L. and Kathie Lovett Treado of Evans; sister: Helen H. Sowell of Sylvania; sister-in-law: Rose Hurst of Sylvania; aunt: Louise Dugas of Sylvania; four grandchildren: Clint Zeagler of Atlanta, Carolyn Zeagler, Chad Treado and Beth Treado, all of Mt. Pleasant, SC; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Thursday, August 24, 2006 from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Funeral services at 11:00 AM on Friday, August 25, 2006, at Thompson-Strickland-Waters Chapel with Rev. Rick Smith officiating. Interment will be at Greenhill Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers: Fred Sowell, Steve Sowell, Bernard Brown, Harry Sheppard, Ainsworth Zeagler and Gene Sheffield. Remembrances: Christian Educational Memorial Fund at the Sylvania First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 318, Sylvania, GA 30467. Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Minnie Jordan   (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Entered into rest on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at her residence, Mrs. Minnie Jordan of Essex Place, Hephzibah. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Cashus Holmes (Jeff) of Hephzibah; one son, Mr. Marion Cooper; one sister, Mrs. Cornelia (Lonnie) Jones; five grandchildren, Jamario, Cartley, Jamal, D'Ante and Reshad; five great-grandchildren, Jamario, Jr., Juan, Jayen, D'Oshmne and Jamacia and other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, August 26, 2006 at 12 noon from Beulah Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in Southview Cemetery. The Historic Dent's Undertaking Establishment, serving the CSRA sicne the 1880's. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Ronald L. Garren (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH - Ronald L. (Ron) Garren (SFC, Ret.), born October 30, 1944, beloved husband of Jeannie Garren, entered into rest on August 17, 2006, at his residence. He is also survived by four children, Laurie O'Donnell of Round Hill, Va., Michael Garren of Leesville, La., Jamie Jordan of Pine Bluff, Ark., and Waylon Jordan of Hephzibah; mother, Pauline Bogle; brother, Raymond Mishka of Ravenna, Ohio; sisters, Barbara Glover of Flat Rock, Mich., and Shirley Sorrells of Crystal Falls, Fla.; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Ron was a body donor to the Medical College of Georgia. There will be a private memorial service this weekend for family and friends.

Patricia Adams-Hopkins   (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - Mrs. Patricia Adams-Hopkins, 55, of Simmons Roads, entered into rest August 20, 2006 at University Hospital. Memorial services will be held 4 p.m., Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at G.L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Willie Patten officiating. Mrs. Adams-Hopkins was a 1969 graduate of W.E. Parker High School and a member of Republican Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Raymond Hopkins; her father, Lovett Adams, Hempstead, N.Y.; a brother, Rickie Adams, Edgefield; two step-children, Steven Hopkins and Stephanie Hopkins; father-in-law, Gene Raymond Hopkins; two aunts, Leona Holmes, Hempstead and Annie Burroughs, Bronx, N.Y.; two uncles, James (Thelma) Burroughs, Aiken and Eugene Burroughs, Edgefield; a host of other relatives and friends. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 3:45 p.m. G.L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary, 250 Coral Street, Edgefield, S.C. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

James Skinner   (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Mr. James Richard Skinner, 68, husband of 46 years to Mrs. Margaret L. Skinner of Crestridge Drive entered into rest Monday, August 21, 2006 at the residence. Memorial services will be held Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 7:00 P.M. from Calvary Tabernacle with Pastor Rodney MacRae, Pastor Clifton O'Bryan and Brother James and Sister Shelby Roberts officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Tabernacle 1300 Waters Street, Waynesboro, Georgia 30830. The family will receive friends after the service at the residence. Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, Georgia 30906.

Ruby Howard   (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. - Mrs. Ruby Howard, 78, of Martinez, wife of the late Lee C. Howard Sr., entered into rest on Tuesday August 22, 2006 at University Hospital. Graveside services will be held on Friday August 25, 2006, at 11:00AM in Westover Memorial Park with the Rev. Robert Gosey officiating. Survivors include her son, Lee C. Howard Jr. ( Jeania) of Evans; two grandchildren, Deborah Sailors (Chris) of Augusta, and Lisa Scherer (Jason) of Augusta; two great grandchildren, Joshua and Lydia Sailors; one step grandson, Patrick Walsh of Bradenton, FL. Mrs. Howard was married to the late Lee C. Howard Sr. for 56 years. She was a member of Lake Park Baptist Church. Mrs. Howard loved to go camping, fishing, and cooking. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday August 24, 2006 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. The family would like to express appreciation to Ida Sammons, Leila Elam, and Patricia West for the excellent home health carethat Mrs. Howard received during her illness. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lake Park Baptist Church Building Fund, 211 Milledge Rd., Augusta, GA 30904 Platt's Funeral Home, 337 N. Belair Rd., Evans, GA 30809 (706) 860-6166 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Mary J. Whack   (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary J. Whack will be 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 26, 2006 at Jerusalem Baptist Church, Ridge Spring. G.L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary, 390 Beaufort St., Aiken (803) 648-0134.

Leonard Rountree   (MILLEN, Ga.)
MILLEN, Ga. -Mr. Leonard Rountree, 55, entered eternal rest on Friday, August 18, 2006. Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 26, 2006 at Fountain Spring Baptist Church. Dwight's Funeral Home, 326 Old Waynesboro Rd., 478-982-1667.

Mary Crook Powell   (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lucile Crook Powell, 91, of Loblolly Court, will be held today at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Rowland Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry T. Matthews, Rev. Steve Davis and Rev. Dexter Lambert officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Charles Patterson, Mike Feaster, Dr. Alan Owings, Dr. John Velky, Rod Greenway and Bob Brooks Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Hospice, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, GA 30904 or True North Building Fund, 419 West Martintown Road, North Augusta, 29841 or to the First Baptist Church of North Augusta, Children's Learning Center. 625 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta, SC 29841. Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Michael L. "Mikie" Rae   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Monday, August 21, 2006 at the Medical College of Georgia, Michael L. "Mikie" Rae, Jr., 29, son of Mr. Michael Rae, Sr. and Margie McManus Rae of Augusta. Michael was a native and life long resident of Augusta. He was a graduate of Curtis Baptist Church School in 1995 where he lettered in all sports. He was a crane dispatcher and a member of the Baptist faith. Mikie loved fishing and hunting, was an avid Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Georgia Bulldog Fan. Family members in addition to his parents include his sisters, Pamela Self of Greensboro, NC, Winnie Tuten of Elberton, GA; nieces and nephews: Amy Rushton, Erin Rushton, Shad Tuten, Samantha Roberts, Derek Roberts, Alex Roberts, Katy Williams; great niece: Haley Hill; paternal grandmother: Vivian Rae of Augusta and uncles: Tom McManus and James McManus both of North Augusta, SC. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet & Son with Dr. John Bryan and Rev. Andrew Bryan officiating. Pallbearers will be Tim Via, Steve Smith, Shane Prince, Don Brown, Mike Tuten, Larry Mimmie, Larry Chubbuck and Ray Couture. Interment will follow in Westover Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Shepherd Rehabilitation Center, 2020 Peachtree Rd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30309. Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd, Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484.

Melvin Hugh Upton   (USMC AUGUSTA, Ga.)
USMC AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Melvin Hugh Upton, 66, of Walker St., husband of the late Mrs. Isabell A. Ivison Zurita Upton, entered into rest Friday, August 18, 2006 at his residence. Funeral services will be held Friday, at 10:00 A.M. from the chapel of Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with the Reverend Tracy Pressley officiating. Interment with full military honors provided by the United States Marine Corps will take place at 3:00 P.M. in Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, SC. Survivors include his daughters, Lilly Bivona and Margaret Matzen both of Cheyenne, WY; his sons, Manuel Upton, Henry Upton, Melvin Hugh Upton, Mariano Upton and Miguel Upton all of Spain; as well as five grandchildren. Mr. Upton had lived in Augusta for the past fifteen years. He was a retired Master Sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps having served his country with two tours in Vietnam. He was of the Baptist faith. Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors,2502 Richmond Hill Road Augusta, Georgia 30906. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Donald "Donnie" Davis   (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Mr. Donnie Davis, age 59, beloved husband of Peggy Wilson Davis, entered into rest Monday, August 21, 2006 at his residence. Mr. Davis was born in Louisville, GA to the late Ralph and Jeanette Johnson Davis. He was a lifelong resident of the Augusta area. Mr. Davis was employed for 37 years for Babcock & Wilcox, later acquired by Thermal Ceramics as an Administrator of Computer Operations. He always enjoyed spending time with his family, especially on vacations, fishing, and outdoor gardening. Mr. Davis was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, August 24, 2006 from the Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 4255 Columbia Rd, Martinez, with Reverends Dewain French and Jerry Rockefeller officiating. Pallbearers are Billy S. Johnson, Stacey Johnson, Louis Davis II, Lee Davis, Darryl Grover, and Ron Davis. Services will be concluded at the close of the Chapel service. Additional family members include three sons, Mike Davis, Jr. (Jennifer) of Martinez, GA, Robert Anthony Davis (Shannon) of Martinez, GA and William "Arron" Davis (Lanah Bardier) of North Augusta, SC; two brothers, Ronald Lewis Davis (Pat) of Martinez, GA and Benjamin Davis (Susan) of Martinez, GA, two sisters, Annette Grover (Danny ) of North Augusta, SC, and Janice Frazier (Bobby) of Sandersville, GA, five grandchildren, Dakota Ryan Davis, Sierra Marie Davis, Savannah Grace "Gracie" Davis, Benjamin Anthony Davis, and William "Will" Davis, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Davis was also preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Dreyfus and Elizabeth Hutto. The family will receive friends Wednesday, August 23, 2006 from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 4255 Columbia Road, Martinez. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Martinez Columbia Fire Rescue Department, P.O. Box: 204231, Martinez, GA 30907. Friends may call at the home ofPeggy Davis.

Tracy Ryan Holt   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Ryan Holt age 18, of Augusta, entered into rest on Tuesday August 22, 2006 at his home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday August 26, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. with the Very Reverend Robert D. Fain and Rev. Troy Shaw officiating. Interment will follow in Bellevue Memorial Gardens. Survivors include: his mother and step father, Helen Holt Finley and Keith Finley of Grovetown, his father, Tracy Holt of Evans, one brother, Thomas Holt of Evans, two sisters, Jessica Finley of Grovetown, and Katie Holt Tracy of Evans. His maternal grandparents, John and Doris Boyd of Grovetown, and Jane Steffen of Martinez. His paternal grandparents, Jane Holt of Evans, and Fred and Dixie Holt of N. Augusta. Step -grandparents, Emily and Dwight Pentecost of Alabama. Ryan was a student at Augusta State University, He enjoyed playing soccer, he played soccer for Harlem High School, and the Columbia County Patriots. Ryan was the beloved boyfriend of Michelle Nicole Borror. Pallbearers will be members of Ryans soccer team. The family will receive friends Friday evening at the Funeral Home from 6 until 9 p.m. Platt's Funeral Home, 337 N. Belair Rd., Evans, GA. 30809 860-6166 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Alma Martin Lockhart   (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Entered into rest Sunday, August 20, 2006 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Edison Martin and the late Nina Mae Hunter Martin. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m., Thursday, August 24, 2006 at Newberry Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Willie J. White officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Survivors include three daughters, Angela (Frank) Richardson, Alma Lockhart, LaKeisha Lockhart, Lincolnton; three sons, Michael (Faye) Lockhart, William (Gwendolyn) Lockhart, Willie Mickens, Lincolnton; five sisters, Josie (Cleveland) Dye, Mamie Dye, Lexington, N.C., Carrie (Thomas) Bennett, Loutricia (Leonard) Searles, Lillie Knotts, Lincolnton; two brothers, John Martin, Lincolnton, T.B. Martin, Lexington; a devoted friend for 27 years, Will Mickens; 29 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Norris W. Gunby, Sr. Funeral Home, Lincolnton, Ga., 706-359-4448. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Ruby Howard   (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. - Mrs. Ruby Howard, 78, of Martinez, wife of the late Lee C. Howard Sr., entered into rest on Tuesday August 22, 2006 at University Hospital. Graveside services will be held on Friday August 25, 2006, at 11:00AM in Westover Memorial Park with the Rev. Robert Gosey officiating. Survivors include her son; Lee C. Howard Jr. ( Jeania) of Evans, two grandchildren; Deborah Sailors (Chris) of Augusta, and Lisa Scherer (Jason) of Augusta, two great grandchildren; Joshua and Lydia Sailors, one step grandson; Patrick Walsh of Bradenton, FL. Mrs. Howard was married to the late Lee C. Howard Sr. for 56 years. She was a member of Lake Park Baptist Church. Mrs. Howard loved to go camping, fishing, and cooking. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday August 24, 2006 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. The family would like to express appreciation to Ida Sammons, Leila Elam, and Patricia West for the excellent home health carethat Mrs. Howard received during her illness. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lake Park Baptist Church Building Fund, 211 Milledge Rd., Augusta, GA 30904 Platt's Funeral Home 337 N. Belair Rd. Evans, GA 30809 (706) 860-6166

Willard Wellman Young   (VERO BEACH, Fla.)
VERO BEACH, Fla. - Mr. Willard Wellman Young of Vero Beach, Fla., died on August 12, 2006. Mr. Young was born in Huntsville, Alabama, in 1920 and lived there until his graduation from Huntsville High School. Mr. Young was valedictorian of his class of 1938, lettering in football and basketball. He entered the University of Georgia in 1938, but his education was interrupted by World War II, during which he served four years as an infantry officer. After the war, he returned to the University of Georgia and received his Doctorate in Law. At the University, he was a member of Chi Psi Fraternity, the tennis team and the Gridiron Society. He then re-entered the Regular Army Judge Advocate General's Corps and served therein until his retirement in 1968 as a Colonel. Mr. Young later served for 10 years as legal counsel at the University of Georgia. He retired to Florida where he was in the real estate business; he was resident manager of a resorthotel in the North Carolina Mountains. Mr. Young is survived by his wife, Erica Young; a step-daughter, Karen Fischer; nieces, Caro S. Hughes of Augusta, Ga. and Sally S. Cameron of Athens, Ga.; a nephew, Frank Story of Athens and several cousins. He will be buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Ala., on August 28.

Donald Sapp   (APPLING, Ga.)
APPLING, Ga. - Mr. Donald Sapp, 53, husband of Martha Baldowski Sapp entered into rest Tuesday, August 22, 2006 at University Hospital. Survivors include his daughter, Donna Garcia of North Augusta, SC; brothers, Billy Sapp of Hephzibah and Vernon Sapp of Blythe; sisters, Betty Ridenour of Waynesboro and Glinda Smith of Appling; three grandchildren, Selena Garcia, Anna Garcia and Artemio Eleazar Celestino Garcia. Funeral services will be private at a later date. Mr. Sapp was born in Augusta to the late Emory and Ruth Forehand Sapp. He was a self-employed roofer and was of the Baptist faith. Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, Georgia 30906. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Lillie Wiley-Braddy   (WARTHEN, Ga.)
WARTHEN, Ga. - Mrs. Lillie M. Wiley-Braddy, Warthen, entered into eternal rest on Saturday evening, August 19, 2006 at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Ga. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. from Holly Spring Baptist Church, Warthen, with Rev. Ronald Brawner officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Mrs. Braddy is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Gwendolyn (Sammie) Daniels, Jr., Ms. Harriett Ann Braddy, Warthen, Ms. Barbara J. Braddy, Ms. Mary E. Braddy, Sandersville, Ga., Ms. Vera Braddy, Hephzibah, Ga.; five sons, Mr. Calvin (Evelyn) Braddy, Mr. John R. Braddy, Warthen,, Mr. Michael Braddy, Sandersville, Mr. Ronnie Braddy, Mr. Cedric (Brenda) Braddy, Augusta; her mother, Mrs. Annie Mae Wiley, Sandersville; sixsix sisters, Mrs. Annie Ruth (Stonewall) Jackson, Warthen, Mrs. Elizabeth Robinson, Mrs. Glady Murray, Sandersville, Mrs. Barbara Glover, Sparta, Ga., Mrs. Dorothy Webb, Lithonia, Ga., Mrs. Sheryl J. Wiley, Conyers, Ga.; two brothers, Mr. Marion Pearline Wiley, Sandersville, Mr. Walter (Louvenia) Wiley, Dectatur; host of other relatives and friends. M.C. Smith Funeral Home, Sandersville, in charge. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Blanch Martz   (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered into rest on Tuesday, morning, August 22, 2006 at her home Mrs. Blanch Edna "Bunny" Martz, 64, of North Augusta, SC, wife of forty-six years to Mr. John I. Martz, Sr. Born in Oil City, PA she was a daughter of the late Francis Jane Wygant. She was employed by Mellon Bank in Oil City. Bunny had been a resident of Aiken County, SC for the past twenty-two years where she attended Midland Valley First Church of the Nazarene and had previously worked for Palmetto Federal. She enjoyed shopping, reading, and was an avid Steelers and Nascar, Bobby Labonte fan. In addition to her husband of forty-six years, John I. Martz, Sr, she is survived by sons, John I. Martz, Jr (Lori) Warrenville, SC, Andrew D. Martz, (Beth) Wrens, GA, William E. Martz, (Becky) Graniteville, SC, and Richard B. Martz, (Dottie) Hephzibah, GA; sister, Louise Kimbrel, Plato, TX; brothers, Ned Lockhart, (Sally) and Bill Lockhart, (Marlene) both of Oil City, PA; four granddaughters, six grandsons, two great-granddaughters, one great-grandson. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by grandmother, Blanch A. Boles, uncle and aunt, Clarence and Isabelle Lockhart, and a great-grandson, Xander Martz. Funeral services will be held Sunday, afternoon, August 27, 2006 at 2 o'clock at Hile-Best Funeral Home, Seneca, PA. Interment will follow in the Rockland Cemetery, Rockland, PA. The family will receive friends Thursday, evening, August 24, 2006 from 6 until 8 o'clock at the Midland Valley First Church of the Nazarene, Langley, SC. The family will also receive friends Saturday, evening, August 26, 2006 from 6 until 8 o'clock at Hile-Best Funeral Home, Seneca, PA. The family has asked that memorials in Bunny's memory be made to the Midland Valley First Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 645, Clearwater, SC 29822. Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, U.S. Hwy. No. 1, Langley, SC. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Joseph Lawrence   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. -Entered into rest Saturday, August 19, 2006 at Blair House Nursing Home. Mr. Joseph Lawrence, 74, of Florida Road. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, August 26, 2006 at 3:30 p.m. from Beulah Grove Baptist Church with Reverend L. E. Jones officiating. Interment will be in McKinney Branch Baptist Church Cemetery, Waynesboro, Georgia. Friends may call the residence or W.H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 722-6401. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Annie Laura Gilmore   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest August 20, 2006, Mrs. Annie L. Gilmore, beloved wife of Mr. Willie Gilmore of of Kelley Ave. Mrs. Gilmore was native of Wilkes County, Ga., but made her home in Augusta. She was a member of Greater Young Zion Baptist Church of which Rev. Blount is pastor. Other survivors include three sons, Mr. Willie (Victoria) Gilmore, Jr., McDonough, Ga., Dale (Tonia) Gilmore and Calvin Gilmore, Augusta; four daughters, Gail Gilmore, Carolyn Grissom of Augusta, Jacqueline (Leon) Jackson, Annie (Robert) Gross, Jr.; five brothers, Joseph (Rosie) Cofer, Luther (Cassie) Cofer, James Cofer, Forest Cofer, Moses (Essie) Cofer, Washington, Ga.; 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 25, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. from Greater Young Zion Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. William Blount officiating. Interment will be in Walker Memorial Park. 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

Julia Sullivan-Canty   (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mrs. Julia Sullivan-Canty formerly of Holly Street, Augusta, GA, entered into rest on the evening of Thursday, August 17, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted today, Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. from W. H. Mays Mortuary Chapel. Interment will be in Southview Cemetery. The funeral procession will leave the residence of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Floria Sullivan at 10:30 a.m. W. H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 722-6401.

Mary D. Mitchell   (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Mrs. Mary D. Mitchell, 86, wife of 47 years of the late Rev. S. H. Mitchell, entered into rest on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at Blair House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral service will be held Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 11 a.m. at B.A. Williams Memorial Chapel with Rev. J.C. Phinizy officiating. Burial will be in Walker Memorial Park. Williams Funeral Home, 2945 Old Tobacco Road, Hephzibah, GA.

Willie Lee Salter   (MOUNT VERNON, N.Y.)
MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Mr. Willie Lee Salter, formerly of Davisboro, Ga., died on Wednesday, August 16th in Mount Vernon, N.Y. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 26 at 1:00 p.m. from Community Church of Jesus, Highway 242, Bartow. Interment will be in Watson Cemetery. M.C. Smith Funeral Home in charge.

Corey D. Dunn   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. -Mr. Corey Donnell Dunn of Friar Lane entered into rest Sunday, August 20, 2006 at University Hospital. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 25, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Cumming Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Norris W. Rouse officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Memorial Garden. He was a native of Richmond County, Ga., a member of Cumming Grove Baptist Church and attended Lucy C. Laney High School. Survivors are his parents, Paula and James Dunn, Sr., Augusta; three brothers, James L. Dunn, II, Brian Dunn, Augusta, Jaymes Dunn, Atlanta; three sisters, Jasmine Dunn, Katrina Dunn, Twala Samuels, Augusta; grandmothers, Mildred Nunnally, Augusta, Lucille Garnett, Augusta; great-great-grandmother, Luree Dunn, Augusta; aunts, uncles and other relatives. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King Blvd. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Freddie Lee Miles   (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Freddie Lee Miles, also known as 'Yang', Hunter's Run Apartments, Sandersville, died on Monday, August 21, 2006 at his residence. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 27, 2006 at 3:30 p.m. from Mount Olive Baptist Church, Warthen with Rev. Henry L. Tanner officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. M.C. Smith Funeral Home in charge.

Evelyn Webb Smith   (HENDERSONVILLE, N.C.)
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. - Evelyn Webb Smith, formerly of Augusta, Ga., died August 21, 2006 at Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville. She was the daughter of the late Ruth Haygood Webb and George Adolphus Webb and widow of Julius Bell Smith. Born in 1914, Mrs. Smith received her education from Tubman School for Girls and Augusta College. Before starting her family, she taught first grade and taught child evangelism in Augusta's less fortunate schools and ministered in the Augusta jails spreading the good news and love of Jesus during the 1930's and 40's. She was a dedicated wife and mother. Survivors include a daughter, Margeret Miller of Saluda, N.C. whom she lived with for the past several years and a son, Julius Bell Smith and wife Patty of Atlanta; granddaughters, Julia Bell Mills Arnold and husband Harold of Charleston, S.C., Charlotte Drayton Smith of Los Angeles, Calif.; grandsons, Gregory Scott Miller and wife Jennifer of Charleston, S.C. and ColemanHaygood Miller of Saluda and Charleston, Julius George Smith of New York City, N.Y. and Congdon Saieta of Los Angeles; great-grandsons, Harold and Peden Arnold and Smith Miller all of Charleston; son-in-law, Raymond Eugene Miller and niece Barbara Miller of Charleston. Mrs. Smith was a member of St. Pauls Episcopal Church of Augusta and Rebecca Motte Chapter of D.A.R. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, August 25, 2006 at Westover Memorial Park in Augusta with Rev. James Simcox officiating. Jackson Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Ronald Neely   (MILLEN, Ga.)
MILLEN, Ga. - Mr. Ronald Neely, age 71, died Tuesday, August 22, 2006. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, at the Oak Hill Baptist Church with burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Crowe-Fields Funeral Home.

Patsy L. Willis   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Patsy L. Willis, 51, wife of Mr. Willie A. Willis, entered into rest on August 18, 2006 at her residence. Funeral services will be Friday, August 25, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at Gardner Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Rufus Copeland officiating. Family members include her devoted husband of 35 years; three daughters, Renauda Willis, Janice Willis and Mignon Willis; parents, James and Elizabeth Roberson; grandfather, Coley N. Roberson; devoted sister, Shirley House; four grandchildren, Kiandra, Davian, De Andre and Christopher; best friend, Liz McCrae; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Funeral processional will leave 2861 Pepperdine Drive at 12:15 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Historic Dent's Undertaking Establishment serving the CSRA since the 1800's.

Jacquelyn Edwards   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 22, 2006, Mrs. Jacquelyn (Jackie) H. Edwards, wife of Rev. C.W. Edwards for more than 63 years. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd. Augusta, GA 30907 (706)364-8484.

Graham 'Pepper' Ellison   (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. - Mr. Graham Parks Ellison Sr., 66, beloved husband of Mrs. Lottie Ellison, entered into rest on Wednesday August 23, 2006 at his residence. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00AM on Friday August 25, 2006 at Warren Baptist Church with Reverend Eddie West officiating.. Pepper was born in Augusta, GA to Bob and Jake Ellison of Parksville, SC. He grew up in Parksville and attended McCormick High School. He went on to attend Augusta College after graduation. Pepper worked for Proctor and Gamble for 25 years and retired at 51 years of age. After retirement, he invested into a franchise with Computerland Corporation with his wife Lottie, and son, Graham. He always enjoyed going on fishing and camping trips with his grandchildren. Pepper was an avid golfer and was a long time member of Jones Creek Golf Club as well as a charter member of Champions Retreat Golf Club. He was known around Riverwood Plantation as the unofficial"Mayor of Mitchell Park" His involvement with Riverwood Plantation afforded him the opportunity to travel with the development team, which gave him a great sense of joy and personal satisfaction. Pepper spent his final years surrounded by his family and friends. His love for people was returned to him many times over as is evident by the large number of friends he had. Pepper was an honorary life member of the Georgia Sheriffs' Association and a supporter of the Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes. Additional survivors include two sons, Graham P.Ellison Jr. (Cheryl) and Robert W. Ellison; two daughters, Kimberly Castello (David) and Cynthia Starnes (Russ); a sister, Shirley Cartledge (Donald), and 11 grandchildren, Johnny Los, Amber Los, Hannah Castello, Parker Ellison, Anna Grace Ellison, Miles Ellison, Robbie Ellison, Austin Ellison, Caitlin Starnes, Tyler Starnes, and Ryan Starnes. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. If so desired, memorials may be made to Christ Baptist Church, 770 W. Five Notch Rd., North Augusta, SC 29860 or to the Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes Inc., P.O. Box 1000, Stockbridge, GA 30281 Platt's Funeral Home 337 N. Belaird Rd. EVANS, GA 30809 (706) 860-6166 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Jean Stricklin Timmerman (JACKSON, S.C.)
JACKSON, S.C. Funeral Arrangements for Mrs. Jean Stricklin Timmerman, 74, of Fourth Street, Jackson, SC, who died August 21, 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 .

Jean Timmerman   (JACKSON, S.C.)
JACKSON, S.C. - Funeral Services for Mrs. Jean Stricklin Timmerman, 74, of Fourth Street, Jackson, SC, who died August 21, 2006 will be conducted Friday morning at 11 o'clock from the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home. Pastor Raymond Timmerman officiating. Interment in Hephzibah-Vance Cemetery. Mrs. Timmerman was a native of Neptune, New Jersey, having made Jackson her home for the past 48 years. She was a member of Town Creek Baptist Church, a retired Registered Nurse and the wife of the late Mr. Melvin F. Timmerman. Survivors include three sons, Steve Timmerman, Aiken, David Timmerman, Windsor, and Raymond Timmerman, Jackson; a daughter, Valorie Girard, Longmont, CO; three sisters, Ruth Hopkins, Homer, NY, Betty Dorum, Heights Town, NJ, Charlotte Skaggs, Tampa, FL and ten grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Steve Timmerman, David Timmerman, Raymond Timmerman, Nathan Girard, Kevin Girard and Jon Timmerman. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this Thursday evening from 7 to 9. Memorials may be made to Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607. 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

Cora Van Keuren Neal   (HARLEM, Ga.)
HARLEM, Ga. - Cora Van Keuren Neal, 47, wife of John William Neal, died Tuesday, August 22, 2006, at University Hospital, Augusta, Georgia. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Starling Funeral Home, Hwy 78, Harlem, GA. 706-556-6524 Email condolence to the family at starling@familink.com

James A. Williams   (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mr. James A. Williams, 81, of Orangeburg St., entered into rest August 22, 2006 at his residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Mr. Williams was a member of Montmorenci Baptist Church where he served on the Deacon Ministry, Brotherhood Ministry, Male Chorus. He also served as the church clerk and Sunday School teacher. Survivors include his wife, Catherine Doe Williams; five daughters, Brenda (Henry) Holland, Terry (Steve) Christian, Gail (Rommel) Jackson, all of Aiken, Mary E. Williams, Memphis, Tenn., Janice (Ollie) Nelson, Woodbridge, Va., Narsha (Harvey) Leggett, Columbus, Ind.; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives. Friends may call at the residence. G.L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary, 390 Beaufort St., Aiken (803) 648-0134.

Elizabeth Banks Seymour   (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral Services for Ms. Elizabeth Banks Seymour, 62, of Victoria Drive, North Augusta, SC who died August 18, 2006, will be conducted this Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home. Rev. Tommy Knotts officiating. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Savannah, Georgia at 4 o'clock. Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803-278-1181). Visit the registry online at www.poseyfuneralhome.com .

Michelle Borror   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Miss Michelle Nicole Borror, 20, of Augusta, entered into rest on Tuesday August 22, 2006 at her home. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday August 26, 2006 at Platt's Belair Road Chapel with The Very Rev. Robert Fain and Rev. Troy Shaw officiating. Interment will follow in Bellevue Memorial Gardens. Michelle was the beloved girlfriend of Ryan Holt and was a 2005 graduate of Harlem High School. She attended St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church. Survivors include her mother, Susan Borror of Grovetown, and her father and step mother, Jeff and Kerrie Borror of Good Hope, GA; two sisters, Kellie Marie Borror and Jennifer Lynn Borror both of Grovetown, a step sister, McKenzey Harrison of Good Hope, GA; paternal grandfather, Joseph Borror Sr.; and paternal grandmother Ilene Castle and her husband Bob; maternal grandparents, Jim and Antoinette Schofield. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday August 25, 2006from 6:00 until 9:00 pm. If so desired, memorials may be made to the Southeastern Firefighter Burn Foundation 3614 J. Dewey Gray Circle Augusta, GA 30909 Platt's Funeral Home, 337 N. Belair Rd. Evans, GA 30809, (706) 860-6166 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Jacquelyn Edwards (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Michelle Borror (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Minnie Jordan (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Roy Olin Smith (THOMSON, Ga.)

Ruby Howard (EVANS, Ga.)

Marjorie Hardy Story (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Stephen Inglett (GROVETOWN, Ga.)

Elizabeth Banks Seymour (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

James Skinner (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Joseph Lawrence (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Graham 'Pepper' Ellison (EVANS, Ga.)

Jean Stricklin Timmerman (JACKSON, S.C.)

Blanch Martz (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Hattie L. Williams (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Donald "Donnie" Davis (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Patricia Ratzlaff (LEXINGTON, Ky.)

Ronald L. Garren (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Janice Johnikin (HARLEM, Ga.)

Matt Gibson (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Susie Hampton (APPLING, Ga.)

Donald "Donnie" Davis (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Evelyn Webb Smith (HENDERSONVILLE, N.C.)

Willie Lee Salter (MOUNT VERNON, N.Y.)

Fred Barnes (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Theola Hurst Treado (SYLVANIA, Ga.)

Helen Howard Hill (EVANS, Ga.)

Goldie Townes (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ruby Howard (EVANS, Ga.)

Helen Howard Hill (EVANS, Ga.)

Ronald Neely (MILLEN, Ga.)

Helen I. Ludgate (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

James Richard Skinner (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Leonard Rountree (MILLEN, Ga.)

Lillie Wiley-Braddy (WARTHEN, Ga.)

Sam Walker (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mary Crook Powell (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Armistead Cole Sandlin (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Michael L. "Mikie" Rae (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Willard Wellman Young (VERO BEACH, Fla.)

Julia Sullivan-Canty (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Tracy Ryan Holt (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Blanche Martz (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Sallie Mae Bradford (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Cora Van Keuren Neal (HARLEM, Ga.)

Lee Chess (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Ezekiel Love (LAUREL, Md.)

Annie Laura Gilmore (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mary D. Mitchell (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

James A. Williams (AIKEN, S.C.)

Freddie Lee Miles (SANDERSVILLE, Ga.)

Patsy L. Willis (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Mary D. Mitchell (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Corey D. Dunn (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Matt Gibson (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Mary Crook Powell (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Alma Martin Lockhart (LINCOLNTON, Ga.)

Donald Sapp (APPLING, Ga.)

Jacquelyn Edwards (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Anna Ginn-Williams (GIFFORD, S.C.)

John G. Johnson (COLA, S.C.)

Marjorie Story (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Patricia Adams-Hopkins (EDGEFIELD, S.C.)

Mary J. Whack (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Horlis Wells (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jean Timmerman (JACKSON, S.C.)

Anthony 'Tony' McTier (THOMSON, Ga.)

Joan Quarles Warlick (CHAPIN, S.C.)

Melvin Hugh Upton (USMC AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Cora Van Keuren Neal (HARLEM, Ga.)

Francis Durshimer (UNION POINT, Ga.)

Edward A. DeMarco (GREENSBORO, N.C.)

Jimmy Moore (HARLEM, Ga.)

Jimmy Moore (HARLEM, Ga.)

'Spirit' moves promoters to choose 'Chronicle'
This past Thursday, Tom Clark, promoter for the Rockin' Rib Music Fest, was very disappointed to learn that his signed agreement for the Rockin' Rib Music Fest with The Augusta Chronicle ended up in the Metro Spirit. He was even more disappointed to find that the copy of the agreement he faxed to the Spirit was not used as it was intended.

'Spirit' moves promoters to choose 'Chronicle'
This past Thursday, Tom Clark, promoter for the Rockin' Rib Music Fest, was very disappointed to learn that his signed agreement for the Rockin' Rib Music Fest with The Augusta Chronicle ended up in the Metro Spirit. He was even more disappointed to find that the copy of the agreement he faxed to the Spirit was not used as it was intended.

Overtime

Area kickboxers make their mark

Georgia prep rankings

USTA comes up with honor fit for Billie Jean King

Agassi, Serena Williams get tough draws for Open

Overtime

Lakeside, Greenbrier set to rekindle region rivalry

Area sports announcements

Lakeside, Greenbrier set to rekindle region rivalry
Volleyball season arrived when the first Georgia High School Association games began Aug. 14.

USTA comes up with honor fit for Billie Jean King
NEW YORK - She's come a long way, baby.

Overtime
In Chaska, Minn., Augusta State sophomore Tarik Can was knocked out of the U.S. Amateur in the first round of match play Wednesday.

Overtime
Augusta State's Tarik Can advanced to match play in the U.S. Amateur on Tuesday despite a shaky final nine holes in Chaska, Minn.

Area kickboxers make their mark
If you want to call John and Mark Greubel something, call them "trainers of champions."

Agassi, Serena Williams get tough draws for Open
NEW YORK - Andre Agassi's final U.S. Open shapes up as a tough one thanks to a draw Wednesday that includes a potential second-round match against rising star Marcos Baghdatis and possible fourth-round showdown against Andy Roddick.

Area sports announcements
Note: Announcements for participatory events must be written, delivered, mailed or faxed to The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928, with a return address and phone number. No phone calls are accepted. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. The announcements will be published weekly.

Georgia prep rankings

Spikes' return imminent
Linebacker Takeo Spikes has spent so much time lobbying Buffalo Bills coaches to test his injured right leg in a preseason game, he'd almost given up on that happening.

Falcons sign run-stopper
The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a three-year contract with Grady Jackson, a free-agent defensive tackle who spent the past three years with the Green Bay Packers.

Duckett dealt for a receiver
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons traded running back T.J. Duckett to the Washington Redskins on Tuesday as part of a three-team deal and acquired holdout receiver Ashley Lelie from the Denver Broncos.

Dunn easily measures up
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Maybe this will be the year Warrick Dunn is mentioned among the top running backs in the NFL. Maybe this will be the year that no one questions whether he's durable enough to handle the job. Maybe this will be the year that his size isn't an issue.

Humbler, wiser Marshall is in mix with Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The day he was drafted by the Carolina Panthers, Richard Marshall brashly, boldly predicted he'd battle for a starting cornerback job.

Trade of Duckett frees up rookie
ATLANTA - An Atlanta Falcons offense already built for speed gained more than one set of fleet feet in Tuesday's trade with Denver for receiver Ashley Lelie.

Ramblin' Rhodes: Pirates of Mississippi sail back with CD

Ramblin' Rhodes: Pirates of Mississippi sail back with CD
Bill McCorvey, co-founder of Pirates of the Mississippi, contends the recent Pirates of the Caribbean movies had nothing to do with Mr. McCorvey and his musical partner, Rich Alves, resurrecting the group, which disbanded 10 years ago.

Student Honors
The following area students have been named to the National Honor Roll for 2005-06:

Health Calendar
The Health Calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures.

Farmers Market
This is a list of commodities available at the Georgia Farmers Market, 1150 Fifth St. Prices and availability of produce are subject to change.

Teacher develops economics game
Five years ago, U.S. history, citizenship and geography teacher John Fillop was asked to teach economics.

For The Record
Superior Court Sentencings

QuietSTORM will close out jazz series
When Karen Gordon plays the piano and sings with the local jazz band quietSTORM for the Candlelight Jazz series event Sunday, it will be the last performance of the season.

Military Briefs
l Army Pvt. Antonio T. Irizarry Jr., son of Heroina Irizarry, of Hephzibah, has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

Richmond County Recycling
A list of Richmond County locations accepting goods for recycling.

Post Happenings
Post Happenings lists events, programs and other community notices from Fort Gordon.

School Menus
Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Hats raise funds for UNCF
Bonita Jefferies and Erica Littles of Augusta get refreshments while sporting creative hats they designed for Tie it on with Hattitude, a kickoff event for Paine College's United Negro College Fund fundraising campaign.

India Day benefits nonprofit organizations
The Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre at Augusta State University will be the stage Saturday for food, clothing and dancing from India.

Around The Block
In Good Taste, a benefit for the Ronald McDonald House Charities, will be from 5:30- 8:30 p.m. today at Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St. There will be sample foods from restaurants, music by quietSTORM and art by Pastel on Central.

Calendar
Upcoming events in the community

Can you find it?
Can you find it?

Seniors Calendar
The Seniors Calendar lists items of interest to senior citizens. Call the service agencies for information.

Events
Events and activities in Georgia and South Carolina

Across The River
FEELIN' GROOVY: 8 p.m. Saturday; The Etherredge Center, University of South Carolina Aiken, 471 University Parkway; with Harmony River Chorus of Sweet Adelines International; $15; seniors and groups of at least 10, $10; children 12 and younger, $5.

Civilians learn what life is like in the military
It was an eye-opening experience for Angela Hillesland. "I have a new respect and appreciation for the life of a soldier," said Ms. Hillesland, the public relations manager for Jim Hudson Lexus, who participated in Augustans in Army Boots last week at Fort Gordon.

Farmers Market

For The Record

Can you find it?

QuietSTORM will close out jazz series

Military Briefs

India Day benefits nonprofit organizations

Civilians learn what life is like in the military

Teacher develops economics game

Hats raise funds for UNCF

Richmond County Recycling

Around The Block

Post Happenings

Events

Student Honors

Health Calendar

School Menus

Seniors Calendar

Calendar

Across The River

Taylor's determination earns place among elite

Kathy Griffin's Emmy nod: a Cinderella story
NEW YORK - Kathy Griffin, celeb-deflating star of Bravo's "My Life on the D-List," could be moving up a letter or two if she snags the Emmy she's up for Sunday night.

Kathy Griffin's Emmy nod: a Cinderella story

Spotted

Applause Calendar

Vote for top singer-songwriter

Grubbin' - FredElla's Bistro

Club calendar

Sonic Spotlight

Aiken County Farmers Market

Calendar

Aiken artist's works have a certain star quality

Reunions

Fox Creek coach is patiently persistent with young team

Seniors calendar

Boys are honored as good citizens

University of South Carolina graduates

School uses state grant to help address its truancy problem

Patrons watch drive-in special at restaurant

Military milestones

Meetings

Around the block

Across the river

Health and fitness calendar

School lunch menu