An advantage of getting old: secrets are safe after age 50

Layaway nearly laid to rest

Layaway nearly laid to rest
Like a castoff from a bygone era, layaway is disappearing from stores as consumers increasingly turn to credit cards as their preferred "buy now, pay later" method.

Hard times sap sales in Rust Belt
AKRON, Ohio - This holiday season, there's plenty of belt-tightening across the Rust Belt, from anxious auto workers in Detroit to striking tire makers in Ohio. And small-business owners, especially, are feeling the pain.

From warehouse to your house

Java junkies have jones for joe roasted right at home

Shopping surge stalls Web site
NEW YORK - High traffic disrupted Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s Web site for much of Friday, one of the year's busiest shopping days.

Roasting your own is simple

Hard times sap sales in Rust Belt

Air taxi service considers Augusta in flight plans

From warehouse to your house
FREEPORT, Maine - If your mailbox is stuffed with catalogs, that's what the catalog retailers want to see this holiday season.

Air taxi service considers Augusta in flight plans
A Florida company planning to launch an air taxi service using a new type of small jet says it could provide service to the Augusta area as early as 2008.

Mortgages hit 10-month low

Java junkies have jones for joe roasted right at home
ARLINGTON, Va. - America's most finicky coffee drinkers tout their caffeine connoisseurship in many, often contradictory, ways. They spend a bundle at Starbucks or refuse to patronize big chains. They only drink espresso or decline any cup of joe they didn't brew themselves.

Mortgages hit 10-month low
WASHINGTON - Mortgage rates around the country fell this week, with rates on 30-year mortgages sinking to their lowest level in 10 months.

Roasting your own is simple
Roasting green coffee beans is no more complicated than making popcorn, and it takes roughly the same amount of time.

Shopping surge stalls Web site

Davis expects to get back on track today
CLEMSON, S.C. - A 1,000-yard season, a touchdown record and a breakout performance against the hometown school that let him get away.

Davis expects to get back on track today
CLEMSON, S.C. - A 1,000-yard season, a touchdown record and a breakout performance against the hometown school that let him get away.

Tiger adjusts to parental duties

Tiger adjusts to parental duties
CLEMSON, S.C. - Clemson's Ray Ray McElrathbey has the tired eyes, slumped shoulders and I-can't-take-it-anymore look of parents everywhere.

Coker cut loose by Miami

Bulldogs' streak is on line
ATLANTA - The few non-partisan football fans around the state of Georgia take a pragmatic view of the Georgia-Georgia Tech game.

Tigers make statement
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Cross off Arkansas from the dwindling list of national championship contenders.

Bulldogs' streak is on line

Coker cut loose by Miami
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Larry Coker won nearly 80 percent of his games at Miami, got players to graduate, was revered for his classy manner and led the Hurricanes to a national championship.

Coastal seniors receive praise

Aggies corral 'Horns

Coastal seniors receive praise
It almost sounds scripted. A group of kids helps build the Coastal Carolina program from scratch. In their senior season, they get to go on the road in the playoffs and play the defending national champions.

Tigers make statement

Aggies corral 'Horns
AUSTIN, Texas - The losing streak to Texas is over. Now maybe Texas A&M is ready to be a power in the Big 12 again.

Trojans need to get best of Irish
LOS ANGELES - Most of the star power Southern California used to beat Notre Dame and almost everyone else the Trojans faced during the past four years is gone.

Trojans need to get best of Irish

Injured player wants to fit in at Duquesne again

Georgia, Clemson pull off routs

Bruins hand Jackets their first loss

Hansbrough rebounds as Tar Heels win

First tough test passed by Gonzaga

Palmer steps in as coach at Paine

Putin's poison politics
It's just a coincidence that many outspoken critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin somehow end up poisoned or dead. At least that's what the Kremlin would have you believe.

Palestinian inhumanity
No one would accuse Human Rights Watch of being an agent of Israeli or United States "spin"; it has had plenty of critical things to say about the United States and Israel. So it was a heartening change to see the international watchdog group turn its attention to the Palestinians.

Palestinian inhumanity

Putin's poison politics

Prospects improve for SRS
It's been a long time coming, but prospects for the Savannah River Site are finally looking brighter.

Prospects improve for SRS

With friends like Syria...
The cold-blooded assassination Tuesday of Pierre Gemayel, Lebanon's popular 34-year-old interior minister, was a stick in the eye to the civilized world.

With friends like Syria...

Fishing tournaments
Sponsoring a bass, crappie, catfish or other fishing tournament? Mail or fax your flyer or information to Fishing Editor, The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, Ga. 30903-1928. Fax number: (706) 823-3408. Tournament reports must include first and last names of the participants, total numbers of fish and total weight of the catch.

Fishing tournaments

Ladybugs like to find warm place during cold weather

Ladybugs like to find warm place during cold weather
I have a problem with ladybugs getting in my house. How do I stop them from coming in and how do I get them out? - Sharon

Johnson was great catch for Jackets
ATLANTA - Calvin Johnson looked around his family's living room in Tyrone, Ga., and told the standing-room-only crowd what they wanted to hear.

Johnson was great catch for Jackets

Expect the unexpected from Funk
LA QUINTA, Calif. - Fred Funk promises not to wear his pink skirt at the Skins Game this weekend. He doesn't completely rule out the possibility of a sports bra.

Expect the unexpected from Funk

400 and counting

High School Football Results

Warren makes quarterfinals

Trojans trounced

Key matchups

Wildcats make Irish work for victory

Trojans journey down new road

Tigers stopped in their tracks

Today's games

Coach focuses on game, not record

Rebels make Spartans work for opening win

Key matchups
LAST WEEK: Ridge Spring-Monetta beat Jonesville, 34-12; Lake View beat Blackville-Hilda, 21-20.

Trojans trounced
ORANGEBURG, S.C. - Ridge Spring-Monetta coach Mark Rodgers held the shiny trophy under his arm and looked proud.

Wildcats make Irish work for victory
DUBLIN, Ga. - In Laney's final postgame chat of the season, coach Eric Parker told his team he didn't believe in moral victories.

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Warren makes quarterfinals
FAIRBURN, Ga. - Tommy Seals rushed for 257 yards and Kentrell Latimore had 126 as Warren County stopped Landmark Christian 41-34 in the second round of the Class A playoffs Friday night.

Tigers stopped in their tracks
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Every run was tough for Kelmetrus Wylie, but walking off the field was worse.

Coach focuses on game, not record
History could happen tonight Lincolnton, Ga. Again.

400 and counting
LINCOLNTON-The 400th moment wasn't another great Lincoln County sweep right for a score.

Trojans journey down new road
The Ridge Spring-Monetta Trojans don't have to be reminded that their game today is the biggest in school history.

League suspends 3, fines 2 after fight
Washington forward Donald Brashear was suspended for three games by the NHL on Thursday, stemming from a fight a day earlier between the Capitals and Atlanta Thrashers.

Flyers spoil ex-coach's debut

League suspends 3, fines 2 after fight

Flyers spoil ex-coach's debut
PHILADELPHIA - Mike Richards scored his first goal of the season early in the third period Friday, helping Philadelphia beat Columbus 3-2 and spoiling former coach Ken Hitchcock's debut with the Blue Jackets.

An advantage of getting old: secrets are safe after age 50
The hardest years in life are those between 10 and 70.

Don't let city take away arts funding

Smokers don't have right to poison us

Take heart, Christians; keep fighting
This is a message of hope to remind all who are carrying a heavy load of worry and despair that filled many a Christian's heart upon hearing the results of the vote Nov. 7: Do not be worried or fearful; God is still in control.

Cutting public transit is a bad idea

Take heart, Christians; keep fighting

Don't let city take away arts funding
Augusta is blessed with diverse performing art organizations, from Creative Impressions and Storyland Theater to the Augusta Symphony.

Cutting public transit is a bad idea
These citizens who ride Augusta public transit would tell Augusta commissioners to keep the bus service as is without any cuts.Willie Jones, Augusta

Smokers don't have right to poison us
"Have you ever tried to smoke in the rain? They aren't making any provisions for us," said USC Aiken student Heidi Angell, in reference to the school's edict banning smoking within 25 feet of a building's entrance.Lee Benedict, Martinez

Evolution theory is utter rubbish

Evolution theory is utter rubbish
I would like to know what hypotheses have been verified multiple times by scientists that David Robinson is referring concerning evolution ("Proof of evolution is observable," Sept. 27). Their hypotheses are no more than observations of the past, which are interpreted, not proven scientifically.Joe Rich, Evans

Ford Edge to join crossover market

Producer makes 'new' Beatles songs

Tenacious D bring their story to big screen

Look ahead

Ford Edge to join crossover market
Tired of lumbering, fuel-thirsty sport utility vehicles? Fords new Edge crossover SUV is a comfortable-driving, tall wagon with more carlike traits than SUV brawn.

Look ahead
When guests approach your front door during the holidays, greet them with a decorative mat - made from environmentally friendly coir, or coconut fibers.

Tenacious D bring their story to big screen
They're as unlikely rockers as they are leading men, but Jack Black and Kyle Gass, the portly pair that are the comedy-rock group Tenacious D, are starring in a film hitting cinemas today.

Producer makes 'new' Beatles songs
The Beatles' Love album, released Tuesday, is a thorough reinterpretation of their work, with familiar sounds in unfamiliar places, primarily created by the son of the man who was in the control room for virtually all of their recording sessions.

Across South Carolina

Woman's grave adorned with mystery roses
TIFTON, Ga. - It was about a month after Frances Lunsford was killed that the first red, long-stem, artificial rose appeared on her grave.

Daughters are mom's priority

Sheriff's department searches for missing man

Drought doesn't sap tree farming
COLUMBIA - It could have been a bad year for Christmas tree farmers in the Savannah River region.

Behind the scenes of a holiday classic

Serving a dinner of love

Meal fosters sense of family
Foster parents and children couldn't escape Larry Paschal's infectious smile as he reached into his containers of Thanksgiving joy Thursday.

Jailers linked to sect let go

Jailers linked to sect let go
ATHENS, Ga. - An investigation into whether five deputies violated jail policy because of their connection to the United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors religious sect has resulted in the firing of four deputies and the resignation of a fifth, Clarke County Sheriff Ira Edwards said.

News you can use
AARP TAX HELP: Volunteers can apply to help prepare federal and state income tax returns from Feb. 1-April 15; initial training will be Dec. 11-15; (706) 210-3048

Two make list for new commission law office

Along for a familiar ride
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The four propellers began to spin and the airplane came alive with a roar, shaking its passengers in their canvas seats. Slowly, the old bomber rolled to the end of the runway. Exhaust clouded visibly beyond the window. Fresh air circulated freely inside the fuselage.

Kid of the Day

Buyers rise early to get good deals
Kevin Walden learned from last year's mistakes.

Tax break drives out shoppers

Rants and raves
SHAME ON YOU Michael Richards. You should have done a rap song. Freedom of speech is politically correct!

Service members, families eligible
State officials are trying to get the word out about a relatively new scholarship available for Georgia National Guard members, reservists and their children.

Community comes together

Buyers rise early to get good deals

Across the area

Across South Carolina

Behind the scenes of a holiday classic
Watch the video of dancers rehearing The Nutcracker, and get a sneek peek at this year's production.

Along for a familiar ride

Most wanted lists lack policy

Service members, families eligible

Across the Southeast
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - North Carolina's attorney general is pressing forward with a lawsuit that accuses the nation's largest federal utility of causing a "public nuisance" by failing to reduce pollution from its coal-fired power plants.

Across the Southeast

Across the area
A recent shipment of flu vaccine will be made available to the public next week, Richmond County Health Department officials said.

Wild plant may be viable crop

Across Georgia
MACON - A judge has issued a temporary restraining order preventing the Twiggs County school board from hiring a Macon man for superintendent.

Across Georgia

Northeaster churns up annual feast for boaters

Drought doesn't sap tree farming

Across Georgia
ATHENS - As the Athens Area Emergency Food Bank ramps up for its busiest month of the year, the group's organizers are noticing something new: Fewer donations and more homeless people in need of help.

Woman's grave adorned with mystery roses

Tax break drives out shoppers
AIKEN - Joan and George Bodkin had their eyes on a new shiny Honda Accord. The Aiken couple said Friday they knew they wanted to buy a car, but they decided to wait until this tax-free weekend before making the purchase.

Educational melodies make use of short holiday week

Kid of the Day
Alex Gill, of Grovetown, is today's kid of the day.

Temple asks Bush for pardon

Across the Southeast
RALEIGH, N.C. - More than 50 homes were condemned on the Outer Banks and flood warnings remained in effect for parts of North Carolina's eastern and Sandhills counties Friday, two days after a storm dumped 2 to 5 inches of rain over much of the state.

Rants and raves
THIS IS A RANT to WBBQ radio station. We like Christmas music. But six weeks of continuous Christmas music is a bit much. Mix it up a little. We are stuck eight hours in a doctor's office. Give us a break. How many renditions of Jingle Bells can a person stand? Merry Christmas.

Driver passes out; boy takes wheel of bus

Across the area

News you can use

Across the Southeast

Meal fosters sense of family

Inquiry sought in 92-year-old's death

Teen's donated bouquets brighten hospital stays

Across Georgia

Gathering to give
Virginia Belton was impressed at the sight of Blaine Hardy, crisply decorated in the dress blues and white cap of the Marine Corps.

News you can use
Shopping for holiday gifts can be a real dilemma. Gift cards might be the answer: one size fits all, and the recipients can get exactly what they want. But before you buy a wallet full of gift cards, the Federal Trade Commission wants you to know that some strings might be attached.

Community comes together
AIKEN - To Audrey Hollingsworth, Aiken's One Table gathering was more than a Thanksgiving meal. It was a symbol of community.

Mother of five takes care of sister's family
A 30-year-old mother raising five of her own children and five of her sister's is in a financial bind and has asked for some extra help this year.

Gathering to give

Two make list for new commission law office
A personnel screening committee will recommend an attorney from Macon, Ga., as the top candidate for general counsel for an in-house law department Augusta commissioners are creating.

Daughters are mom's priority
A 44-year-old single mother said she is praying for something good to come her three daughters' way.

News you can use

Serving a dinner of love
Earl Holcomb (center) receives a meal from the Thanksgiving Dinner of Love through Serve Augusta. Jackie and Chris Stephens and their daughter, Lacey (left), 15, pray with Mr. Holcomb after delivering a meal to him.

Northeaster churns up annual feast for boaters
ST. MARYS, Ga. - A storm five years ago is responsible for creating a new Thanksgiving tradition in St. Marys.

Mother of five takes care of sister's family

Inquiry sought in 92-year-old's death
ATLANTA - A civil rights activist representing the family of an elderly woman killed in a gunfight with police will ask for a federal investigation into her death.

Bargain hunting creates long lines for early morning shoppers
Shoppers searching out bargains at area retailers.

Educational melodies make use of short holiday week
AIKEN - Sitting at a desk was nearly impossible for youngsters in Trish Huffman's seventh-grade math class at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Holiday freedom was only 30 minutes away for the North Augusta Middle School pupils.

Across South Carolina
CHARLESTON - The Charleston Symphony Orchestra could play its final note early next year unless the group can raise some money quickly.

Wild plant may be viable crop
ALBANY, Ga. - Sometimes considered a nuisance, a common plant that grows abundantly in the forests and undeveloped pastures of southern Georgia may be an alternative cash crop for the state.

Driver passes out; boy takes wheel of bus
CHARLESTON, S.C. - A 10-year-old boy grabbed the wheel of his school bus and helped bring the bus to a safe stop during rush hour after the driver fell unconscious.

Rants and raves
THIS IS A RANT to WBBQ radio station. We like Christmas music. But six weeks of continuous Christmas music is a bit much. Mix it up a little. We are stuck eight hours in a doctor's office. Give us a break. How many renditions of Jingle Bells can a person stand? Merry Christmas.

Kid of the Day
Olivia Morgan Hilliard, of Grovetown, is today's kid of the day.

Kid of the Day

Teen's donated bouquets brighten hospital stays
CHARLESTON, S.C. - When Abigail Droge sees huge bouquets of lilies, daises, mums and orchids in hotel lobbies and church halls, she does far more than stop and smell the roses.

Rants and raves
SHAME ON YOU Michael Richards. You should have done a rap song. Freedom of speech is politically correct!

Former school official wants White House pardon

Across South Carolina
COLUMBIA - Santee Indian Tribe Chief Roosevelt Scott is sure there are more than 30,000 American Indians in South Carolina.

Most wanted lists lack policy
AIKEN - The Aiken County Sheriff's Office had been looking for Jose Olvera for eight years when he was picked up by North Carolina authorities recently.

Temple asks Bush for pardon
Merle Temple, who pleaded guilty in September in the embezzlement case involving former Georgia School Superintendent Linda Schrenko, wants a pardon from President Bush.

Across the area
Two men assaulted an Augusta woman after her car broke down in the 2800 block of Wrightsboro Road on Friday, according to a Richmond County sheriff's report.

Not just another number
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - At some point you have to acknowledge greatness whether the subject likes it or not.

Verdun Wheeler's whirlwind ride is nearing its end
ATHENS, Ga. - Where did it go?

Mavs push streak to 8
SAN ANTONIO - Dirk Nowitzki scored 31 points, 14 in the fourth quarter, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the San Antonio Spurs 95-92 on Friday night for their eighth consecutive victory.

Mavs push streak to 8

Magic squeak by Heat

Magic squeak by Heat
MIAMI - Grant Hill scored 24 points, including a jumper with 28 seconds left, and the Orlando Magic beat the slumping Miami Heat 107-104 on Friday night.

Palmer steps in as coach at Paine
Terence Palmer got the call in the summer and he knew.

Parker, Lady Vols dunk Stanford
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Candace Parker scored 25 points, including her fourth career dunk, to help fourth-ranked Tennessee to a 77-60 victory over No. 11 Stanford on Friday night.

Hansbrough rebounds as Tar Heels win
NEW YORK - Tyler Hans-brough bounced back from one of the worst games of his college career to score 27 points Friday and lead No. 2 North Carolina to a 101-87 victory over No. 22 Tennessee in the third-place game of the NIT Season Tip-Off.

Georgia, Clemson pull off routs
ATHENS, Ga. - Mike Mercer and Takais Brown scored 16 points apiece as Georgia routed Alabama A&M 80-36 on Friday night.

First tough test passed by Gonzaga
NEW YORK - Despite being one of the elite teams of the past decade, Gonzaga has had to prove it still belongs each time a marquee player leaves.

Injured player wants to fit in at Duquesne again
PITTSBURGH - Wearying of his long hospital stay and eager to resume being a college student, Sam Ashaolu was spending another boring evening watching TV when news of Miami football player Bryan Pata's shooting death flashed across the screen.

Bruins hand Jackets their first loss
LAHAINA, Hawaii - UCLA added another one to its crowded trophy case.

Parker, Lady Vols dunk Stanford
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Candace Parker scored 25 points, including her fourth career dunk, to help fourth-ranked Tennessee to a 77-60 victory over No. 11 Stanford on Friday night.

Harrington serves up revenge vs. Detroit

Vick hears it from Mora Sr.

Buffalo not sure if McGahee will play

Hartwell set to finally face Falcons' rival

Johnson is happy to be a workhorse

Dallas' Romo roasts Tampa

Lonnie G. Wheeler   (NORWOOD, Ga.)
NORWOOD, Ga. - Mr. Lonnie Gerald Wheeler, age 78, beloved husband of Mrs. Alice Duckworth Wheeler of Ridge Road died Thursday November 23, 2006 at the Thomson Manor Health Care Center. Graveside funeral services will be held today Saturday, November 25,2006 at 1:00 PM at Howell Cemetery Ridge Road Norwood with the Rev. Lee Ellis officiating. Family and friends are requested to assemble at the graveside. Mr. Wheeler, a native of Fayette County, WV had been a resident of Warren County, GA since 1959. He was a retired steel cutter with Jebco, Inc. of Warrenton. He was a U. S. Army veteran serving in the Korean Conflict and a member of Macedonia United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Alice Duckworth Wheeler, Norwood, GA, one daughter, Sherry Wheeler Rovolis, Richmond Hill, GA, one son, Lonnie G. Wheeler, Jr. McDonough, GA, one sister, Margie Rakes, Fayetteville, WV, and three grandchildren, Jessica, Jeremy, and Teddy. Pallbearers will be Judson Lazenby, Bobby Thigpen, Lewis Thigpen, Robert Waller, Tommy Duckworth, and Ronny Duckworth. Friends may call at the residence. If so desired, memorials may be made to the Macedonia United Methodist Church 7257 Highway 80 N. Warrenton, GA 30828 Lowe Funeral Home, 77 W Gibson St. Warrenton, GA 30828 (706) 465-3333, Email: Lowe113@cs.com

Carl T. Jennings   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Funeral services for Mr. Carl T. Jennings, 64, who entered into rest on Saturday November 18, 2006 at his residence, will be on Saturday November 25, 2006, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion AME Church, 1237 Summer St., with the Reverend Alton Peques officiating. Interment will be held at South View Cemetery. He leaves to cherish his memories two brothers, Richard (Mary) Jennings and Shelby T. (Patricia) Jennings; three sisters, Selfie (Frank) Culbreath, Eddie (R) Jennings, and Dorothy (Cornelius) Sturgis all of Augusta, Ga.; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. at C.A. Reid Sr. Memorial Gibson Chapel. The funeral procession will leave from 2548 Tara Heights Circle at 1 p.m. Friends may call the residence (706) 793-6398. Mr. Jennings will lie in state from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of service at the church.

Willie Edward Cooper   (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mr. Willie Edward Cooper, 67, died November 18, 2006. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. November 26, 2006 at The Chapel of Cave Funeral Service, Inc. Burial will follow in the Magdalene Christian Church Cemetery. Cave Funeral Service, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy Houwers   (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Elliott Houwers, 85, of Aiken who died Tuesday, will be held Sunday, November 26, 2006 at 2pm at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Aiken. Visitation will be Saturday from 6-8pm at the funeral home. Visit www.GeorgeFuneralHomes.com to view the complete obituary and sign the online condolence register.

Pearl Shively   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Pearl Jean Shively, 77, wife of the late Mr. Noble T. Shively, Sr. entered into rest Thursday, November 23, 2006 at University Hospital. Graveside funeral services will be held on Monday, November 27, 2006 at 1:00 P.M. in Hillcrest Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with Reverend Charlie Peters officiating. Family and Friends are asked to assemble at the graveside. Survivors include her grandchildren, Tabitha Calhoun and her husband Kenneth of Martinez, Wendy Shively and James T. Shively both of Augusta; daughter-in-law Susan Shively of Augusta; brother Goldie D. Bryant, Jr. of Chesapeake, VA. Mrs. Shively was born in South Norfolk, VA to the late Goldie D. and Martha E. Hughes Bryant, Sr. She attended Mann Memorial United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 3:00 until 5:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, Georgia 30906. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Dorothy Harris   (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)
CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga. - Mrs. Dorothy Harris, 84, of Crawfordville, passed November 21, 2006. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church in Crawfordville. Pastor Harvey Peek will be the officiating minister and the interment will take place in the church cemetery. Hughes & Turner Funeral Home, Crawfordville, GA

Dorothy Lipscomb   (RICHMOND, Va.)
RICHMOND, Va. - Dorothy - wife to one, sister to some, an aunt to others and a mother to all. On November 22nd, 2006 our beloved Dorothy Benefield Lipscomb entered into rest at the Medical College of Virginia. After leaving Wrens at an early age, Dorothy traveled to Florida and New York. It was there she found and married her soulmate, Arthur Lipscomb. Together they relocated to Richmond, Va. where they built over 40 years of loving memories. Dorothy was the eldest daughter of the late Mose and Ida Benefield. Left to cherish her memory are her devoted husband, Arthur Lipscomb of Richmond; five siblings, Thomas Benefield (Ethel) of Wrens, Lenwood Benefield (Classie) of Queens, N.Y., Mary Benefield, Glennis Benefield and Wynona Benefield, all of Wrens; one aunt, Freddie Lee Jordan of Wrens and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. The family thanks everyone for their well-wishes and will accept calls at 706-547-2869 or 706-547-7879 or at Burnett's Funeral Home (706-547-6227). Per the family's request, all services will be private. Burnett Funeral Home, Wrens, GA. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Lonnie G. Wheeler   (RIVERDALE, PA)
RIVERDALE, PA- Mr. Lonnie Gerald Wheeler, Sr. age 78, beloved husband of Mrs. Alice Duckworth Wheeler of Ridge Road died Thursday November 23, 2006 at the Thomson Manor Health Care Center. Graveside funeral services will be held Saturday, November 25,2006 at 1:00 PM at Howell Cemetery Ridge Road Norwood with the Rev. Lee Ellis officiating. Family and friends are requested to assemble at the graveside. Mr. Wheeler, a native of Fayette County, WV had been a resident of Warren County, GA since 1959. He was a retired steel cutter with Jebco, Inc. of Warrenton. He was a U. S. Army veteran serving in the Korean Conflict and a member of Macedonia United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Alice Duckworth Wheeler, Norwood, GA, one daughter, Sherry Wheeler Rovolis, Richmond Hill, GA, one son, Lonnie G. Wheeler, Jr. McDonough, GA, one sister, Margie Rakes, Fayetteville, WV, and three grandchildren, Jessica, Jeremy, and Teddy. Pallbearers will be Judson Lazenby, Bobby Thigpen, Lewis Thigpen, Robert Waller, Tommy Duckworth, and Ronny Duckworth. Friends may call at the residence. The family will receive friends from 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. Friday evening at the funeral home. If so desired, memorials may be made to the Macedonia United Methodist Church 7257 Highway 80 N. Warrenton, GA 30828 Lowe Funeral Home, 77 W Gibson St. Warrenton, GA 30828 (706) 465-3333, Email: Lowe113@cs.com Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Greg Tahop   (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)
HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Mr. Gregorio "Greg' Tahop, age 55, of Hephzibah, entered into rest on Friday morning, November 24, 2006 at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center. A native of the Philippines, he had resided in Augusta since accepting assignment to Fort Gordon in 1992. Mr. Tahop was discharged, at Ft. Gordon, from the U.S. Army in 1995 after 15 years as a Communication Specialist, Sgt. E-5. After leaving the military, he joined the staff at Augusta Sportswear, Shipping Department. He had attended the Feati University of Fine Arts in the Philippines. He loved all styles of music and, in 1992, had founded the Stargazer Band of Augusta with whom he played the Bass Guitar and Drums. An accomplished artist, he enjoyed and excelled in Oil painting and Charcoal drawing. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Ning Tahop; their son, Kristian Tahop; their daughters, Joyceanne Tahop and Katrina Tahop, all of Hephzibah; one brother, Brigido Tahop, Durham, N.C.; one sister, Florencia Taniegra, Philippines and several nieces and nephews. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 from St. Joseph Catholic Church with Reverend Father Raphael Estrada officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in the Philippines. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 2524 Lumpkin Road, Augusta. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Richard Wallace Jopling   (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entered into rest Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at Doctors Hospital, Mr. Richard Wallace Jopling, 84, husband of Ruth B. Jopling. Mr. Jopling was a native of Augusta. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He retired as Maintenance Engineer after 37 years with the Veterans Administration. He was a member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church and member of the Turner England Fellowship Sunday School Class. Family members in addition to his wife, include his daughters: Marianne Jopling of Martinez, Bonnie Zettler and her husband Herschel of Augusta; grandchildren: Elizabeth Joy Zettler, Richard Ellis Zettler and brother: Robert M. Jopling of Brunswick. Funeral services will be held (today) Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. in the Chapel of Thomas Poteet and Son with Rev. Mary Kollarik officiating. Pallbearers will be Herschel Zettler, Richard Ellis Zettler, Alan Fowler, Alan Dye, Richard Sturgis and Greg Jones.Honorary pallbearers will be the Turner England Fellowship. Interment will follow in Westover Memorial Park. Memorials be made to Woodlawn United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, 2220 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904. The family will receive friends (today) Saturday beginning at 10:00 A.M. until service time at Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484.

Todd Brooks   (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Jeremy Todd Brooks, 36 of Roy Reeves Rd. Thomson, Ga. entered into rest November 22, 2006 at the McDuffie Regional Medical Center . He was the beloved husband of Missy Jones Brooks. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM , Sunday, November 26, 2006 at Sweetwater Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Garvin and Tony Pate officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery . Pallbearers will be: Daryl Wiley, Matt Boswell, Kelly Guy, Mike Sowell, Glen Scouten, Jeff McGahee, Wayne Clark, Scott Corbitt, Sammy Purvis, Chris Mohr, Scott Stamper. Mr. Brooks was born in Ware County , grew up in Alma, Georgia and lived in Thomson, Georgia for the past 20 years. He was a 1989 Graduate of Thomson High School and was a Home Improvement Contractor. Mr. Brooks was owner of Live Wire Crickett Company and co-owner of Airtight Insulation Company. He was also a full-time Volunteer Coach with McDuffie County Recreation Department and was very active with Mighty Bucs Football at Briarwood Academy. The family said that Todd was a dedicated father and loved everyone. Survivors include: wife: Missy Jones Brooks,Thomson, Ga.; sons: Payton Brooks (11) and Porter Brooks (7); daughter, Phoebe Brooks (3); parents: Joe L. Brooks and Bonnie Wade Brooks, Thomson, Ga.; brothers: Steven Brooks and wife, Michelle , Thomson, Ga., Derek Brooks, Gibson, Ga.; sister: Tonya Reed and husband, Mike, Thomson, Ga. Memorials may be made to the Todd Brooks Memorial Fund c/o Queensborough National Bank P. O. Box190 Thomson, Ga. 30824 The family will receive friends from 6 until 9pm Saturday at the funeral home. Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Road, Thomson, GA. 595-4100 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Thomas M. Blanchard   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Thomas Maxwell Blanchard, Sr., 85, husband of 16 years of Mrs. Bebe Blanchard, entered into rest on Thursday, November 23, 2006 at University Hospital. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 2:00 PM at Summerville Cemetery with the Very Rev. Robert D. Fain and the Rev. Dr. J. Andrew Menger officiating. Mr. Blanchard, an Augusta native, graduated from the Academy of Richmond County and the University of Georgia. After joining the United States Navy and graduating from Officer Candidate School, he saw action in the Pacific Theater during World War II in the battle of the Leyte Gulf, where kamikazes first attacked. His ship, on which he was a communications officer, served in support of General MacArthur's return to the Philippines. Mr. Blanchard served on the Board of Directors of Georgia Railroad Bank, First Railroad and Banking Company and First Union Corporation. He was a member of The Church of the Good Shepherd and the Augusta Country Club. Survivors include Bebe Blanchard and her children, Craig B. Rodgers and Leslie R. Sherwood (Bo), his children, Julie Blanchard Batchelor (Doug), Thomas M. Blanchard, Jr. (Lynda), Anne Blanchard Czura (John), and James E. Blanchard (Jane). He is also survived by his grandchildren, D. deVane Batchelor III, Thomas B. Batchelor, Julia Anne B. Hubert, Thomas M. Blanchard III, Carey B. Daniel, John J. Czura, Jr., Ellen C. Schiller, James W. Blanchard, and Jack U. Blanchard, as well as his seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife and the mother of his children, Anne Gordon Harper Blanchard. If so desired, memorials may be made to the Middle School Scholarship Fund, c/o The Episcopal Day School, 2248 Walton Way, Augusta, Georgia 30904 or to the Augusta Humane Society, PO Box 12035, Augusta, Georgia, 30914-2035. Platts Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Avenue, 733-3636 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

M. 'Mike' Richards   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Thursday, November 23, 2006 at his residence, Mr. William M. "Mike" Richards, 59, beloved husband of Gail Ann Richards of Augusta, GA. Mr. Richards was a native of Augusta and had spent the last nine years in Easley, SC. He graduated from Butler High School and received a Full Grant and Football Scholarship to North Carolina State University. He was a retired Textile Executive and a member of Burns Memorial United Methodist church. Survivors in addition to his wife include his daughter, Amber Gayle Richards of Greenville , SC; sons, William Michael Richards, Jr. and his wife Lisa of Greer, SC; and Geoffery Andrew Richards of Augusta; grandsons, Jonathan Michael Richards, Carl Christian Richards and Grayson Alexander Richards; his sister, Judith Ann Castle and her husband Edward of Augusta. Mr. Richards is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and his constant companion Callie Ann Richards. Funeral Services will be conducted on Sunday , November 26, 2006, 2:00 PM, at Burns Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Burch officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Brian Richards, Brent Richards, Alan Richards, Roger Richards, Kevin Richards, Ken Richards and Johnie Hutcherson. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorial Contributions may be made to Burns Memorial United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 2372 Lumpkin Rd. Augusta, GA 30906 or to the ASPCA, 424 East 92nd St. NY, NY 10125 The Family will receive friends this evening, Saturday, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral directors, 214 Davis Rd. Augusta, GA 30907 (706)364-8484. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Sillar G. Kelly   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Sillar G. Kelly of Horton Drive entered into rest on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at her residence. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Givens Grove Baptist Church, Girard, Ga. with Rev. Isiah Kirkland officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Williams Funeral Home, 2945 Old Tobacco Road, Hephzibah, GA

William Lewis Byrum   (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral Services for Mr. William "Bill" Lewis Byrum, 89, of Hammond Drive, North Augusta, SC, who died November 23, 2006, will be conducted this Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock from the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home. Chaplain George P. Byrum officiating. Interment in Arlington National Cemetery with Military Honors. Mr. Byrum was a native of Kansas City, Missouri, having made the Augusta-North Augusta area his home for the past twenty years. He was in fellowship at the North Augusta Bible Chapel, was a counselor with Child Evangelism Fellowship, was actively involved in prison ministries and was the recipient of the Volunteer of The Year Award for the Richmond County School District. Mr. Byrum was a U.S. Army Air Corps. Veteran of World War II where he served as a pilot. His passion was sharing his faith in Christ with those he met. He was affectionately known as "Uncle Bill" by those he served. Survivors include his loving wife, Carolyn Peebles Woodhams Byrum; two sons and daughters-in-law, John W. and Charlotte Byrum, North Augusta; George P. and Judy Byrum, Winston-Salem, NC; eighteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Gospel for Asia, 1800 Golden Trail Court, Carrollton, TX 75010. 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

Carolyn T. Jones   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at her residence. Ms. Carolyn Thomas Jones of Broad Street. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 12:00 noon from First Ebenezer Baptist Church, Hephzibah, Georgia with Reverend Moses D. Anderson officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. W.H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Blvd., Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 722-6401.

Marion E. Warner   (CLEARWATER, S.C.)
CLEARWATER, S.C. - Funeral services for Mr. Marion E. Warner will be held Sunday, November 26, 2006 at 4pm at Spring Branch Baptist Church, Windsor. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be tonight (Saturday, November 25) from 6-8pm at George Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 211 Park Avenue, SW, Aiken. Memorial contributions may be directed to Spring Branch Baptist Church, PO Box 209, Windsor, SC, 29856. Mr. Warner, 79, of Clearwater, died Friday, November 24, 2006 at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. Mr. Warner was born in Burke County, GA to the late Samuel Warner and the late Capie Smith Warner Jordan. Mr. Warner was a member of Spring Branch Baptist Church, and lived in Aiken County all of his life. In addition to his parents, Mr. Warner was predeceased by his wife, Ollie Mae Warner, and brother, George Warner. Marion is survived by his brother, Michael Warner, Clearwater, Wayne Jordan, Barnwell. Visit www. GeorgeFuneralhomes.com to view the obituary and sign the online condolence register. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Joseph Ray Herrin   (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Answered God's call Wednesday, November 22, 2006, Mr. Joseph Ray Herrin of Graniteville, beloved husband of Mrs. Lula Belle Shead Herrin and son of the late James William Herrin and the late Carrie Davis Herrin. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Thomas Joseph "Joey" Herrin and his wife, Jodie, of Beaufort, S.C.; a daughter, Phyllis Nelson and her husband, Dave of Windsor, S.C.; five grandchildren, William (Becky) Holsendorf, Cindy (Steve) Rogers, Michelle Holsendorff, Christy Herrin and T.J. Herrin; eight great-grandchildren and three sisters, Flora Mae Bussell of Graniteville, Frances Koon and Elise (Larry) McGee, both of Warrenville. He was preceded in death by a sister, Jewell Herrin and three brothers, Clyde Herrin, Oscar Herrin and Melvin Herrin. He was born in Edgefield County, but has been a lifelong resident of Aiken County. He was retired from Graniteville Company with 40 years of service. He was a US Navy Veteran. He was a dedicated member of Stiefeltown Baptist Church and was a real devoted Christian who loved His Lord supremely; Earth's loss is truly Heaven's gain. The funeral service will be held Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Napier Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. W.C. Lowe and Rev. Bruce Fox officiating. The interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens in Langley, S.C. The pallbearers will be Tony Carroll, Terry Carroll, Donnie Turner, T.J. Herrin and William Herrin. The family will receive friends tonight, Friday, November 24th from 7 to 9 p.m. at Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main Street, Graniteville, S.C. 29829. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Ronda Thurmond   (GREENSBORO, Ga.)
GREENSBORO, Ga. - Ronda Lee Bagwell Thurmond, 57, of Greensboro, died Thursday, November 23, 2006. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, November 26, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Greensboro Elementary School Gymnasium. The family will receive friends at their home. McCommons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Carl Jennings   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Funeral services for Mr. Carl Jennings, 64, who entered into rest on Saturday November 18, 2006 at his residence, will be on Saturday November 25, 2006, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion AME Church, 1237 Summer St., with the Reverend Alton Peques officiating. Interment will be held at South View Cemetery. He leaves to cherish his memories two brothers, Richard (Mary) Jennings and Shelby T. (Patricia) Jennings; three sisters, Selfie (Frank) Culbreath, Eddie (R) Jennings, and Dorothy (Cornelius) Sturgis all of Augusta, Ga.; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. at C.A. Reid Sr. Memorial Gibson Chapel. The funeral procession will leave from 2548 Tar Heights Circle at 1 p.m. Friends may call the residence (706) 793-6398.

Frances P. Smith   (APPLING, Ga.)
APPLING, Ga. - Mrs. Frances Pearson Smith, 83, husband of the late Wiley H. Smith entered into rest Thursday, November 23, 2006 at the University Hospital, Augusta Ga. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Starling Funeral Home, Hwy. 78, Harlem ,GA or Email condolence to starling@familink.com

Robert J. Breitinger   (EVANS, Ga.)
EVANS, Ga. - Mr. Robert J. Breitinger 81, entered into rest on Tuesday November 21, 2006 at University Hospital. A memorial service will be held at St. Francis by the Sea, Hilton Head, SC. At a later date. Mr. Breitinger was a native of Pittsburgh until his retirement from Westinghouse, he and his wife later moved to Hilton Head, SC before settling in Evans. He was a member of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, as well a member of several civic and professional organizations. A big band leader, musician and played with the Stan Kenton Orchestra. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Survivors include his wife Ruth Breitinger, sons and daughter-in-law Kurt R. and Karen Breitinger, Augusta and Jefry Breitinger, Washington; two grandchildren Lynncie and Robert James II; many nieces and nephews. The family suggests that memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to: American Heart Association, P.0. Box 15923 , Augusta, GA 30910-7923 or St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church.

Elizabeth Burton   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Elizabeth Burton of J. Dewey Gray Circle entered into rest Sunday, November 19, 2006 at Windermere Heath and Rehab Center. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Clyde Hill, Sr. officiating. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Remains will lie in state at the church at 10:00 a.m. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Anneliese McKerley   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Anneliese Heer McKerley, 74 wife of the late Mr. George Patrick McKerley, of Augusta, entered into rest on November 20, 2006 at University Hospital. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 25th, 2006 from the Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Lumpkin Road Chapel with Father Raphael Estrada officiating. Interment will follow in Bellevue Memorial Gardens A native of Stuttgart, Germany, she had resided in Augusta since 1959. Mrs. McKerley had worked for the K-Mart Corporation , where she retired in 1992. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Survivors include son Frank Johnson; daughter and son-in-law Linda (Robert) Smoot; stepson Rick (Argie) McKerley; sisters Hilde (Werner) Schwarz, Erika (Anton) Simon; brother Rolf (Sigrid) Heer ; sisters-in-law Ann Cato and Hannelore Heer: grandchildren Chris McKerley, Kevin McKerley and Allen Smoot; great-grandson Anthony McKerley. Preceded in death by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Bernhardt Heer and brother Franz Heer. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Friday at Ellliott Sons Funeral Home, 2524 Lumpkin Road, Augusta

Jack Boynton   (JACKSON, S.C.)
JACKSON, S.C. - Mr. Jack Douglas Boynton, Jr., 52, beloved husband of Mrs. Sandra P. Boynton, of Highland Circle, entered into rest Friday, November 24, 2006 at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced. Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Patrick M. O'Connor   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home, Mr. Patrick M. "Pat" O'Connor, Jr., 93, husband of the late Anna Hoops O'Connor. Mr. O'Connor was a native and life long resident of Augusta, a US Navy Veteran and a retired welder. He was a charter member of Advent Lutheran Church. Family members include his son and daughter-in-law: Patrick M. O'Connor, III and Cindy of Evans; grandsons and wives: Marc O' Connor and Janet, Matt O'Connor and Julie; great-grandchildren: Jordon, Abby and Harrison and step-grandson: William Bishop. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. at Advent Lutheran Church with Pastor Matthew Lash officiating. Pallbearers will be Greg Hammock, Lee Hoops, Steve Rayle, Berny McGahee, Len Collins and Lawson Templeton. Honorary pallbearers will be the Coffee Club. Interment will follow in Westover Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Advent Lutheran Church, 3232 Washington Rd., Martinez, GA 30907 or to a charity of one's choice. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484.

Carrie P. Leverett   (APPLING, Ga.)
APPLING, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, November 24, 2006 at University Hospital, Ms. Carrie Pauline Leverett of Louisville Road. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Friends may call the residence or W.H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, GA 30901 (706)722-6401.

Sarah Love   (FAIRFAX, S.C.)
FAIRFAX, S.C. - Ms. Sarah Love of Fairfax will be 12 noon, Saturday, November 25, 2006 at The Greater Bethel AME Church, Fairfax. Burial in the Barton Cemetery, Barton, S.C. Visitation will be held Friday, November 24, 2006 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the chapel of Riley's Hampton. Ms. Love passed away November 19, 2006. Riley's Hampton Chapel Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.

Henry Boyd   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Henry Boyd of Laney Walker Blvd. entered into rest Saturday, November 18, 2006 at the University Hospital. Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Friendly Church of God In Christ. Burial will be in Walker Memorial Park. Family and friends will assemble at the residence at 1:30 p.m. Remains will lie in state at the church 1:00 p.m. until the hour of service. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Willie Brown   (MIDVILLE, Ga.)
MIDVILLE, Ga. - Funeral services for Mr. Willie Brown, Jr. who entered into rest on November 21, 2006, will be conducted Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Bark Camp Baptist Church with Rev. Chavas Boyd officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. A devoted and loving family will cherish his memories. Phinazee and Son Funeral Home, 706-554-5500.

Joseph Ray Herrin   (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - The funeral service for Mr. Joseph Ray Herrin will be conducted today, Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Napier Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. W.C. Lowe and Rev. Bruce Fox officiating. The interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens in Langley, S.C. The pallbearers will be Tony Carroll, Terry Carroll, Donnie Turner, T.J. Herrin and William Herrin. Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main Street, Graniteville, S.C. 29829.

Preston W. Young   (PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL.)
PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL. - Memorial services for Mr. Preston Walter Young, 54, of Panama City Beach, FL, who died September 12, 2006, will be conducted Saturday morning, November 25, 2006, at 11:00 A.M. at the Westover Memorial Park with Reverend Bob Gillespie officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Mr. Young was a native of Augusta, GA having made Panama City Beach his home for the past 33 years. He was a Methodist. He graduated from Evans High School and from the School of Nursing of Florida State University. Survivors are his wife: Kacy Young of 25 years; his mother: Jane Young Bowsher and his stepfather: Fred Bowsher of Evans, GA; brothers: Raymond Young of Harlem, Robert Young of Augusta, GA; stepbrother: Jimmy Bowsher of Durham, NC; stepsisters: Jenny Baden and husband, Joe of Roswell, GA and Janet Howser and husband, Onley of North Augusta, SC. His father, Charles Young predeceased him. Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484.

Gerard Williams   (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)
BEECH ISLAND, S.C. - Bryston Gerard Williams, infant son of Joshlyn and Elliott Williams, entered into rest November 21, 2006 at Medical College of Georgia. Graveside services will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday, November 24, 2006 at Galilee Baptist Church Cemetery. Additional survivors include two sisters, Taliyha Williams and Hannah Green; maternal grandmother, Linda Williams; paternal grandparents, Gerald and Michelle Williams; paternal great-grandmother, Emily Hickson and Mert Miller; a host of other relatives and friends. G.L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary, 614 West Avenue, North Augusta, S.C. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

William Murphy   (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entered into rest at his residence November 20, 2006, Mr. William F. "BeBe" Murphy, 72 of Martinez, Ga., husband of Jonnie C. Murphy. Funeral services will be conducted today 2:00 PM at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Dr. Clayton R. Galloway, Sr. officiating. Interment: Hillcrest Memorial Park. Visit the online guest book at www.southernfuneralservice.com Southern Funeral Service, 109 Shaw St., Martinez, GA 706-364-9122

Sarah Raiford   (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Visitation for Mrs. Sarah Raiford will be held 12:00pm Saturday, November 25, 2006 at the Ridge Hill Baptist Church. Funeral Services will begin one hour later, 1:00 p.m., with the Pastor Donald Hall, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. She was a homemaker. She is survived by: her husband, Willie Raiford, of the home; two sons, Darrel Raiford, Aiken, SC and Wlford Raiford, Ridge Spring, SC, three daughters, Brenda R. Brunson, Ridge Spring, SC; Kayla Raiford, and Cleopatra Raiford both of Aiken, SC; a brother, James Butler, Florida; two sisters, Myrtis B. Mobley, Johnston, SC and Emma Lee Hamilton, Aiken, SC; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Amos Sons Funeral Home, Johnston, SC Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Thomas Blanchard   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Thomas M. Blanchard, Sr. 85, husband of, Bebe Blanchard, entered into rest on Thursday, November 23, 2006 at University Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced. Platt's Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Ave., Augusta, GA 30904, 706-733-3636.

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Robert T. Coffer   (HIGH POINT, N.C.)
HIGH POINT, N.C. - On Tuesday, November 21, 2006, Robert T. Coffer, Sr., 89, passed away at High Point Regional Hospital in High Point, NC. A cryptside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. today at Guilford Memorial Park, Greensboro, NC with the Reverend George Gasperson officiating. Robert was born on July 21, 1917 in Savannah, Missouri to the late Frank and Elizabeth Coffer. He grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and resided in Augusta, Georgia for 40 years until moving to Greensboro in April of this year. He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Augusta. Robert was First Sergeant in the U.S. Army 674th Signal Air Warning Co. in the Pacific for four years, active in World War II. He worked for Delta Airlines in ground personnel for 35 years until his retirement in 1982. Surviving Robert are his loving wife of 59 years, Jane L. Coffer of the home; son, R. Thomas Coffer, Jr. and wife Pam of Savannah, Ga.; daughters, Elizabeth C. Turley and Rushie C. Cruickshank and husband, Jon, all of Jamestown; grandchildren, Stephanie, David, Neal, and Leslie and six great- grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Wendover Hills Wesleyan Church, c/o Building Fund, 205 S. Swing Rd., Greensboro, NC 27409 or to a charity of one's choice. Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home, Sedgefield Chapel in Greensboro, NC is assisting the Coffer family. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Robert Albany   (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mr. Robert "Booster" Albany, 61, died November 17, 2006. Funeral services will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 25, 2006 at Virgin Mary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, six sisters and two brothers. Cave Funeral Service, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Roy Roger Oliver   (MILLEN, Ga.)
MILLEN, Ga. - Entered into rest on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006 at MCG Hospital, he was 53. Chapel services will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 25, 2006 at James A. Kirkland Mortuary with Rev. Jessie Budgett officiating. He leaves to cherish his memories: a loving wife, Mrs. Willie Pearl Oliver an two children, Roy R. Oliver, Jr. and Toneisha N. Oliver; mother, Mrs. Essie Mae Oliver and two sisters and one brother and a host of other relatives and friends. James A. Kirkland Mortuary, 135 N. Gray St., Millen, GA 478-982-3818. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

James Edward Slaton   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at University Hospital, Judge James Edward Slaton, husband of the late Sadie Slaton, father of Julia Carroll and her husband, Joseph Carroll, and grandfather of Jason Burroughs. Judge Slaton was a native of Savannah, where he resided until age 2 and then moved to Augusta. He attended the Academy of Richmond County, Augusta College, University of Georgia, holds a Doctor of Juris Prudence Degree from the Augusta Law School, and is a graduate of the National Judicial College. Judge Slaton enlisted in A Battery 214th Coast Artillery-Anti-Aircraft GANG in 1939 and served through WWII. In 1947 he was active in reestablishing the National Guard in Augusta. In 1950, he re-entered active duty during the Korean Conflict and served for 21 months. Judge Slaton served a total of 32 years and retired with the rank of Brigadier General. Judge Slaton was past President of Augusta Junior Chamber of Commerce, past Exalted Ruler of Augusta Elks Lodge No 205, Past District Deputy Exalted Ruler of Georgia Elks N.E. District, Honorary Life Member of Elks Lodge No. 205, past President of the National Guard Association of Georgia, past President of the Augusta Bar Association and past President of the Exchange Club of Augusta. He served 6 years on the City Council of Augusta. Judge Slaton served 5 years on the Augusta-Richmond County Planning and Zoning Committee. Judge Slaton was a member of the Bar for over 50 years and served as a general practitioner for 30 years with Cohen, Cohen & Slaton. He then served as Assistant Solicitor, Solicitor and Judge of the State Court of Richmond County. He was currently serving in the State Court of Richmond County as Judge Emeritus. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Augusta where he serves as Deacon Emeritus and Co-Teacher of the Crusaders Mens Sunday School Class. He also served there as past Vice-Moderator and past Moderator. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 27, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church of Augusta with Dr. Rodger Murchison, Dr. Jack Robinson and Dr. Greg DeLoach officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of First Baptist Church of Augusta, the Exchange Club of Augusta and the Augusta Bar Association. Interment will follow in Westover Memorial Park. Memorials may be made the American Cancer Society, 2623 Washington Rd., Suite F-104, Augusta, GA 30904 or the American Heart Association, 1105 Furys Lane, Suite D, Augusta, GA 30907. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Road, Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484.

Ellen Griner Oglesby   (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Ellen Griner Oglesby, 84, entered into rest on Wednesday, November 22, 2006, at her residence. Born on May 13, 1922 in Screven County, GA, to James and Suzzie Chance Griner, she had lived all of her adult life in Burke County. She was a member of Rosemont Heights Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, E. J. Oglesby. She is survived by 3 daughters, Loyce O. (Thomas) Click and Martha Spray, all of Waynesboro, and Jane O. Corbett of Floral City, FL; 5 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home in Waynesboro, GA with Rev. Keith Alderman and Rev. Dan Bowen officiating. Pallbearers will be Russell Flakes, Mark Dillon, Phillip Drew, Scott Woodall, Don Lambert, and T.C. Thomas. Interment will follow at Burke Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, November 24, 2006, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Flowers are being accepted, but memorials may be made to Rosemont Heights Baptist Church Building Fund, 710 Stone Avenue, Waynesboro, GA 30830. DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home, Waynesboro, GA 706-554-3531

Helen Singley   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Funeral Services for Mrs. Helen Singley, who entered into rest on November 19, 2006, will be conducted this Saturday, November 25, 2006, at 1PM at New Life Worship Center with Reverend Edler Claude Harris Sr. officiating. Interment will be Monday November 27, 2006, at Hannah AME Church Cemetery in Newberry ,SC. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Mozelle Humphreys   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Mozelle J. Humphreys, 81, wife of the late Mr. Alonzo Percie Humphreys entered into rest Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at the Medical College of Georgia. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with Reverend Ronnie Faircloth officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Medical College of Georgia Patient and Family Support Fund 919 15th Street Augusta, Georgia 30912. The family will receive friends Friday at the funeral home from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, Georgia 30906.

Robert A. Johler   (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Memorial Services for Mr. Robert E. Johler, 87, of Campbellton Drive, North Augusta, SC, who died October 28, 2006 will be conducted this Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Chapel at Grace United Methodist Church. Dr. James C. Adams officiating. Interment will be Private. The family will receive friends at the Chapel following 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

Michael A. Davis   (COPE, S.C.)
COPE, S.C. - Michael Aaron Davis of Slab Landing Rd., 53, died Monday, November 20, 2006. Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 26, 2006 at St. George Baptist Church. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Davis was an instrumentation designer/engineer with the Savannah River Site for over 30 years. Memorials may be made to Three Crosses Outreach, PO Box 52, Norway, SC 29113 or to the N.R.A. Foundation, 11250 Waples Mill Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dukes-Harley Funeral Home in Orangeburg, S.C. Dukes-Harley Funeral Home. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Robert Lelond Mills   (ELKO, S.C.)
ELKO, S.C. - Robert Lelond Mills, 73, died on Thursday. The family will honor Robert's wishes and have a private family Memorial Service held at a later date. Folk Funeral Home, Williston is in charge of arrangements. He was a son of the late Jack W. and Edna Marlowe Mills. He was a US Navy veteran having served during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the American Legion Post #75. Survivors include wife Nita Creech Mills; children David Creech Mills, Sr. and wife Scarlet of Williston, Phylis McClain and husband Gary of Memphis, Tn., Jennifer Bouknight and husband Robert of White, Ga.; brothers Leonard Mills of Elko, Benjamin Mills of Union, David Mills of Rock Hill, Jerry Mills of Conway; sisters Cleopa Glasgow of Conway, Annette Mills of Eastover; ten grandchildren. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Willie Garnett   (APPLING, Ga.)
APPLING, Ga. - Mr. Willie (Rip) Garnett entered into rest on Monday, November 20, 2006, at Heartland Hospice House of Augusta, GA. Funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, November 25, 2006, at 2:00 p.m., at the Lampkin Grove Baptist Church of Appling, GA with the Rev. Charlie Wright, Jr. officiating. He leaves to cherish his memory: a loving and devoted wife of 60 years, Eunice Garnett; Five daughters, Louise Hicks and Shirley Moore, both of Augusta, GA, Hattie Harris of Appling, GA, Edwina Marr of Hephzibah, GA and Teresa (Dennis) Thomas of Evans, GA; Two sons, Willie (Magnolia) Garnett, of Augusta, GA and James Garnett, of Appling, GA; Sixteen grandchildren; Twenty-four great grandchildren; an adopted daughter, Helena Green, and a adopted granddaughter, Lacey Green, both of Grovetown, GA; Four sisters, Wilhemia Garnett, and Margaret Bowdre, both of Appling, GA, Louise Dent of Palmsdale, CA and Daisy (Johnny) Dunn, of Los Angeles, CA; Two brothers, Willard (Mozella) Garnett, of Los Angeles, CA and a devoted and loving brother, Bertha Garnett, of Appling, GA; a devoted nephew, Calvin Garnett; Four sisters-in-law, Carrie Luke, of Evans, GA, Polly Garnett, of Los Angeles, CA, Shirley Luke, of Philadelphia, PA; an a devoted and loving sister-in-law, Ludell Garnett, of Appling, GA; a brother-in-law, Ernest Luke, Philadelphia, PA; a host of nieces and nephews. Mr. Garnett will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Thomson Funeral System, Thomson in charge

David Dunbar   (ALLENDALE, S.C.)
ALLENDALE, S.C. - Mr. David Levander Dunbar, 57, died Friday, November 17, 2006. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2006 at Miller Swamp Baptist Church. The viewing will be held one hour prior to the services on Saturday. He is survived by his wife, four daughters, two sisters and two brothers. Cave Funeral Service, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Mitchell Prescott   (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral Services for Mrs. Mary Mitchell Prescott, 82, of North Augusta, SC, who died November 21, 2006 will be conducted this Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home. Dr. Paul Noe officiating. Interment in Pineview Memorial Gardens. Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803-278-1181). Visit the registry online at www.poseyfuneralhome.com .

Virginia Venning   (MONTMORENCI, S.C.)
MONTMORENCI, S.C. - Mrs. Virginia Elizabeth Ashhurst Venning, 88, of Montmorenci, died Friday, November 24, 2006 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM Sunday, November 26 at Montmorenci First Baptist Church. Reverend Gary Youell will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 5-7 PM

Roberta Murray   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Saturday, November 18, 2006 at the University Hospital, Mrs. Roberta Murray of Tobias Ct. Mrs. Murray was a native of Augusta and a member of Second Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. Survivors include a devoted sister, Mrs. Hattie Mae (Wallace) Branch, Chicago; four grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. from Dent's Undertaking Establishment with Rev. Clarence Brown officiating. Interment will be in South View Cemetery. Friends may call at the residence or the funeral home. The Historic Dent's Undertaking Establishment Serving the CSRA Since the 1800's. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Janice B. Reese   (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)
WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. - Funeral services for Janice B. Reese, age 64, will be held at 3:00 P.M. Sunday at the Liberty Grove Baptist Church with interment to follow at the Rehoboth Baptist Church cemetery. Rev. Sammy Hall will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 at the funeral home. Stanley Funeral Home of Wrightsville has charge of funeral arrangements.

Clyde W. Ready   (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Entered into rest Saturday, November 18, 2006, Mr. Clyde W. "Sugarmeat" Ready of Aiken, S.C., beloved husband of Leone J. Ready and son of the late Soloman C. Ready and the late Donie Elizabeth Still Ready. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a brother, Emery (Emma) Ready of Graniteville; three sisters, Kathleen George and Olive Howe, both of Aiken and Doris Heirs of Barnwell. He was preceded in death by a sister, Azilee Ready Brantley and brothers, Bobby Ready and Rodney Ready. He was born in and was a lifelong resident of Aiken County. He was retired from Graniteville Company. He was a US Air Force veteran having served his country during World War II. He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church. He was a member of the VFW Post 10601 in Aiken. A memorial service will be conducted Monday, November 27, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Napier Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Kirk officiating. The interment will follow in the Graniteville Cemetery. Memorials in memory of Mr. Ready may be made to Memorial Baptist Church, 3100 Vaucluse Rd., Aiken, S.C. 29801. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main Street, Graniteville, S.C. 29829. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

David Woods   (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Memorial services for Mr. David Woods will be held Saturday, November 25th at 2:00 P.M. at Davis Funeral Home Chapel, Wrightsville with Rev. Dave Hall officiating. Family maybe contacted at the residence of his sister, Annette Woods, Apt 102 Dock Kemp St., Wrightsville.

Betty L. Busbee   (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral services for Mrs. Betty L. Busbee, 80, of Jackson Avenue, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 25, 2006 in the chapel of Rowland Funeral Home with Dr. Jesse Goldman officiating. Interment will be at Westover Memorial Park, Augusta, GA. The family will receive friends at Rowland Funeral Home this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wash Washington   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Wash Edward Washington of 14th Ave. entered into rest Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at the Hartland Hospice. Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 26, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. at Lampkin Grove Baptist Church, Columbia Co., GA with Rev. Charlie Wright, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Willie Garnett   (APPLING, Ga.)
APPLING, Ga. - Mr. Willie (Rip) Garnett entered into rest on Monday, November 20, 2006, at Heartland Hospice House of Augusta, GA. Funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, November 25, 2006, at 2:00 p.m., at the Lampkin Grove Baptist Church of Appling, GA with the Rev. Charlie Wright, Jr. officiating. He leaves to cherish his memory: a loving and devoted wife of 60 years, Eunice Garnett; Five daughters, Louise Hicks and Shirley Moore, both of Augusta, GA, Hattie Harris of Appling, GA, Edwina Marr of Hephzibah, GA and Teresa Thomas of Evans, GA; Sixteen grandchildren; Twenty-four great grandchildren; an adopted daughter, Helena Green, and a adopted granddaughter, Lacey Green, both of Grovetown, GA; Four sisters, Wilhemia Garnett, and Margaret Bowdre, both of Appling, GA, Louise Dent of Palmsdale, CA and Daisy (Johnny) Dunn, of Los Angeles, CA; Two brothers, Willard (Mozella) Garnett, of Los Angeles, CA and a devoted and loving brother, Bertha Garnett, of Appling, GA; a devoted nephew, Calvin Garnett; Four sisters-in-law, Carrie Luke, of Evans, GA, Polly Garnett, of Los Angeles, CA, Shirley Luke, of Philadelphia, PA; an a devoted and loving sister-in-law, Ludell Garnett, of Appling, GA; a brother-in-law, Ernest Luke, Philadelphia, PA; a host of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at the Thomson Funeral System, Friday, November 24, 2006, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Mr. Garnett will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Thomson Funeral System, Thomson in charge

Mozelle J. Humphreys   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Mozelle J. Humphreys, 81, wife of the late Mr. Alonzo Percie Humphreys entered into rest Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at the Medical College of Georgia. Funeral services will be held Saturday, today, November 25, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with Reverend Ronnie Faircloth officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, Georgia 30906.

Bessie Childs   (WILLISTON, S.C.)
WILLISTON, S.C. - Mrs. Bessie Childs entered into eternal rest on Monday, November 20, 2006. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at the Bell Pond Missionary Baptist Church with Reverend Eugene Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Childs is survived by four daughters, Diane Childs of Williston, Martha Childs of Williston, Beatrice Childs of Windsor, S.C. and Gloria Childs of Windsor; three sons, George Childs, Jr. of Ridge Spring, S.C., Span Billy Childs of Williston and Jerry (Chancy) Childs of Williston; four sisters, Dorothy Reid of Williston, Carrie James of Williston, Evelyn Franf of Banwell and Catherine Brown of New York; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, a host of other relatives and friends. Family and friends may call the residence of Mrs. Martha Childs, 151 Roy Street, Williston, S.C. 29853 or Simmons Funeral Home of Williston, Inc., 803-266-7808. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Mildred Prince   (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Mildred Holsenback Prince, 80, of Wrights Mill Rd, died Monday, November 20, 2006 at Aiken Regional Medical Center. A lifelong resident of Aiken County, Mildred was born June 12, 1926 to Idonia Glaze and Benjamin T. Holsenback. She was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mrs. Prince was first married to the late James A. Morris, second to the late Felton C. Cook, and then to the late Jack M. Prince Sr. She was the owner and operator of Rocky Springs Groceries for a number of years, as well as a homemaker. Mrs. Prince was a member of Rocky Springs Baptist Church where she was a member of the Adult Sunday School class, served as Sunday School Secretary, and was active on the Cemetery and Benevolence committees. Survivors include her daughter, Neomia (Edward) Blackwell of Aiken, and four sons, Nelson (Katie) Morris, Spring Hill, FL, Ray (Judy) Morris Graniteville, SC, Allen (Connie) Morris, Spring Hill, FL, Teddy (Lynn) Morris, Aiken, SC, 14 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held November 24, 2006 at Rocky Springs Baptist Church, Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Rocky Springs Baptist Church. Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home, 715 East Pine Log Rd, Aiken, SC Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Paul Marshall Scott   (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Paul Marshall Scott departed this life Sunday, November 19, 2006 at a local hospital. He was a member of the Springfield Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Newt and Edna Scott and one brother, James Irven Scott and one son in law, George Carter. He is survived by two daughters; Deborah S. (Raymond) Boyd, Nancy E. Carter; two sons, Charles W. ( Brenda) Scott, Carl Paul (Melissa) Scott; one brother , Edward Eugene (Corene) Scott; one sister-in-law, Mary Blonde Scott; 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday November 25, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. in the Thomson McDuffie County Library, at 338 Main Street, Rm. 121, Thomson, GA with Rev. F. D. Favors, Officiating. Interment will be private. Thomson Funeral System, Thomson, GA

William Miller   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. William "Buck" Miller of Kindling Drive entered into rest Sunday, November 19, 2006 at the University Hospital. Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Willie White officiating. Burial will be at Walker Memorial Park. Family and friends will assemble at the residence at 1:15 p.m. Williams Funeral Home, 1765 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Mary Prescott   (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral Services for Mrs. Mary Mitchell Prescott, 82, of North Augusta, SC, who died November 21, 2006, will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home. Dr. Paul Noe officiating. Interment in Pineview Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Prescott was a native of Augusta, having made North Augusta her home for the past 58 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of North Augusta and wife of the late Mr. Woodrow Wilson Prescott. Survivors include two sons, Harry Prescott, North Augusta and Philip "Buzz" Prescott, Columbia; a daughter, Judy Lepard, North Augusta; a brother, James Mitchell, Augusta; a sister, Juanita Morris, Evans; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Steven Prescott, Michael Prescott, Chris Lepard, Greg Lepard, Philip Prescott, Jr., Moffatt Prescott and Richards Prescott. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this Friday evening from 6 to 8.The family will be at the residence of Judy Prescott Lepard, 1748 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta, SC. Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph Hospice, 2260 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, GA 30904. Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803-278-1181). Visit the registry online at www.poseyfuneralhome.com .

Shirley W. Clements   (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral Services for Mrs. Shirley Wilkes Clements, 71, of Hillside Drive, North Augusta, SC, who died November 24, 2006, will be conducted Monday morning at 12 o'clock from the Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home. Interment in Pineview Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Clements was a native of McRae, Georgia having made North Augusta her home for the past 45 years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mrs. Clements was the wife of the late Mr. Etheridge Clements. Survivors include two sons, Charles A. Clements and Randall E. Clements both of North Augusta; two daughters, Jill Doyle and Donna Sue Clements both of North Augusta; five grandchildren, Elizabeth R. Atkins, BJ Clements, Carly Clements, Jamie Clements and Amanda Green; three great-grandchildren, Terryn Clements, Bryce Clements and Madison Green. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday afternoon from 3 to 5. 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

Peggy Ruth Fulmer   (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered into rest Thursday, evening, November 23, 2006 at University Hospital, Augusta, GA, Mrs. Peggy Ruth Fulmer, 74, beloved wife of forty-five years to Mr. James Lewis Fulmer and daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin and Ruth Mae Reeves Copeland. Born in Augusta, GA, she had been an area resident for the past forty-five years. She retired from Carole's Fabrics after twenty years of service where she had been a Fabric Cutter and was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Fulmer loved to spend time with and cook Sunday dinner for her family. She also enjoyed her salt and vinegar Lay's potato chips and a Coca-Cola. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Kathy Diane Laws, Beech Island, SC, Cheryl Miles, (Robert) Bath, SC, Daniel Harris, North Augusta, SC, Donald Harris, North Augusta, SC, Ronald Fulmer, Columbia, SC, and Coni Fulmer, North Augusta, SC; twelve grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday, afternoon, November 26, 2006 at 2 o'clock at Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Langley, SC, with Pastor Bert Baynham officiating. Pallbearers will be Chris Brous, Charles Miller, Kevin Miles, Mike Lively, Billy Church, Charlie Johnikin. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery, Augusta, GA. Friends may call at the home 618 Carolina Springs Rd., North Augusta, SC or Saturday, evening, November 25, 2006 from 6 until 8 PM at Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, U.S. Hwy. No. 1, Langley, SC Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

James W. Price   (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered into rest Tuesday, afternoon, November 21, 2006 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Augusta, GA, Kentucky Colonel J.W. Price, 67, of North Augusta, SC, Gunnery Sergeant United States Marine Corps Retired, and husband of the late Mrs. Martha Jane Buckmaster Price and son of the late James H. and Anna Estelle Wilson Price. Born in Louisville, KY, he graduated from Male High School. After graduating, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served two tours of duty in Vietnam during the Vietnam War, was a Drill Instructor at the Parris Island United States Marine Corps Training Depot and retired in 1978 after twenty years of distinguished service earning the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. After retiring, he was bestowed with one of the highest honors that one can have bestowed upon them, Kentucky Colonel. He came to North Augusta, SC in 1980 where he was the proprietor of JM'Shoppe's of Variety. Jim Price wasa member of the Marine Corps League, VFW, and American Legion. He is survived by a son, Ralph Clay Price, San Diego, CA; and sisters, Peggy Ann Gant, Louisville, KY, Patsy Ruth Brown, Jacksonville, FL, and Ethel Lee Price, Louisville, KY. His brother Edward L. Price of Louisville KY preceded him in death. At his request, Jim Price was cremated and a graveside service with full military honors accorded by the United States Marine Corps Honor Guard will be held Thursday, November 30th, 10 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Jim Price. Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, U.S. Hwy. No. 1, Langley, SC Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Ozella Jones   (JOHNSTON, S.C.)
JOHNSTON, S.C. - Ozella Jones, 96, died November 24, 2006 at Trinity Mission Nursing Home, Edgefield. Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. November 26, 2006 at Rosa Spring Church. Survivors are four daughters, Elbirda Still, Dorothy Luchie, Ellen McManus, Connie Kemp and three sons, Major Jones, Matthew Jones and James Davis. The family will receive friends at 211 Walker St., Johnston. Davis Funeral Home of Johnston, 803-275-3787 is in charge.

Blanchard, 85, was 'great businessman'
Thomas Maxwell Blanchard Sr., who served as president of the real estate and insurance company co-founded by his father, died Thursday at University Hospital, according to family members.

Lillie Mae Lott   (WARRENTON, Ga.)
WARRENTON, Ga. - Mrs. Lillie Mae Lott, of Warrenton, died Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at McDuffie Regional Hospital, Thomson, Ga. Funeral services will be Sunday, November 26, 2006 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness of Thomson at 1:30 p.m. with Bro. James Gentry officiating. Interment at The Union Baptist Church, Mayfield, Ga. Survivors are five daughters, Agnes Dawson and Angela Martin, Warrenton, Bernicetine Moss, Thomson, Linda Lott, Orlando, Fla., Debra Simmons, Atlanta; three sons, Dwayne Johnson, Atlanta, Chris Nuckles, Warrenton and William Lott, Miami, Fla.; one sister, Lucille Johnson; one brother, John Hubert, Covington, Ga.; 23 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Dawson's Mortuary, 98 Hopgood Street, Warrenton, GA in charge of funeral arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Miles Edwin Denham   (AIKEN, S.C.)
AIKEN, S.C. - Entered into rest Friday, morning, November 24, 2006, Mr. Miles Edwin Denham, Sr, 89, of Aiken, SC, beloved husband of sixty-six to Mrs. Eleanor Longcrier Denham. At his request Mr. Denham will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Langley, SC

Richard Wallace Jopling   (MARTINEZ, Ga.)
MARTINEZ, Ga. - Entered into rest Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at Doctors Hospital, Mr. Richard Wallace Jopling, 84, husband of Ruth B. Jopling. Mr. Jopling was a native of Augusta. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He retired as Maintenance Engineer after 37 years with the Veterans Administration. He was a member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church and member of the Turner England Fellowship Sunday School Class. Family members in addition to his wife, include his daughters: Marianne Jopling of Martinez, Bonnie Zettler and her husband Herschel of Augusta; grandchildren: Elizabeth Joy Zettler, Richard Ellis Zettler and brother: Robert M. Jopling of Brunswick. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet and Son with Rev. Mary Kollarik officiating. Pallbearers will be Herschel Zettler, Richard Ellis Zettler, Alan Fowler, Alan Dye, Richard Sturgis and Greg Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be the Turner England Fellowship. Interment will follow in Westover Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Woodlawn United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund, 2220 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904. The family will receive friends Saturday beginning at 10:00 A.M. until service time at Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484.

Lawrence Dustin Smith   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into death on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at his residence, Mr. Lawrence Dustin Smith, 28, of Martinez, GA. Mr. Smith was a native of Augusta and was a construction worker. He was a member of Morningside Baptist Church. Survivors include his mother, Claudean Curtis of Martinez, GA; father, Lawrence T. Smith of Tampa, FL and his sister Tessa Marie Smith of North Augusta, SC. Graveside services will be conducted (today) Saturday, November 25, 2006, 11:00 AM, in the Harlem Cemetery with Rev. Joey Vinson officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd. Augusta, GA 30907 (706)364-8484. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Ulysses Reynolds   (MILLEN, Ga.)
MILLEN, Ga. - Entered into rest on Friday, November 17, 2006 at his residence. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 25, 2006 at Daniel Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Jessie Scott officiating, burial in church cemetery. He leaves to cherish his memories a loving wife, Mrs. Mary Reynolds; fourteen children and a loving mother, Mrs. Willie Mae Reynolds; several sisters & brothers and a host of other relatives and friends. James A. Kirkland Mortuary, 135 N. Gray St., Millen, GA 478-982-3818. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Margaret Nordyke   (MCCORMICK, S.C.)
MCCORMICK, S.C. - Mrs. Margaret K. Nordyke, 89 of Barksdale Ferry Rd., died Wed., Nov. 22 at Self Regional Medical Center. The body has been conveyed to Miguez Funeral Home, 114 E. Shankland Ave., Jennings, La. where a service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 28. Beggs Funeral Home at 200 May Avenue, Lincolnton, Georgia (706) 359-4117

Eula Wood Kneece   (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)
WARRENVILLE, S.C. - The funeral service for Mrs. Eula Wood Kneece of Warrenville will be conducted Friday, November 24, 2006 at 12 noon at Faith Bible Chapel with Rev. Ray Taylor and Rev. Edward Newsome officiating. The interment will follow in the Warrenville Cemetery. Ms. Kneece will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service on Friday. Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main Street, Graniteville, S.C. 29829.

Frances P. Smith   (ASCS APPLING, Ga.)
ASCS APPLING, Ga. - Mrs. Frances P. Smith, 83, wife of the late Wiley H. Smith. Entered into rest Thursday, November 23, 2006 at the University Hospital. Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 26, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. at Kiokee Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Smith was a native of Columbia County, a member of Frances Bell Eastern Star and a member of Kiokee Baptist Church and Chuck Anderson Sunday School Class. she retired from U.S. Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service and since retirement assisted her sister Judy in the operation of Sanderlin's Greenhouses. Mrs. Smith was a loving mother and grandmother and great grandmother. Survivors include one son, Wesley Lyn (Kathy) Smith; one daughter Alice Ann (James) Middlebrooks of Satellite Beach, Florida; three sisters, Mildred "Tootie" Martinovich, Rachel P. Veneklasen and Judy P. Sanderlin all of Appling, Ga. Two brothers, John Dudley Pearson and Jerry Wayne Pearson both of Appling. Additional survivors include two grandchildren; Eulan Middlebrooks and Heather Smith and two great Grandchildren; Ava Middlebrooks and Jake Middlebrooks. Pallbearers will be John Pearson, Jess Sanderlin, John Combs, Ralph Pearson, Clay Venenklasen, Jay Pearson, Donald Dozier. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Chuck Anderson Sunday School Class. In Lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the Kiokee Baptist Church, P.O. Box 430, Appling, GA 30802 Visitation will be Saturday, November 25, 2006 from 6 to 8 at Starling Funeral Home, Hwy. 78, Harlem, GA - Email condolence to the family at Starling@familink.com Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Todd Brooks   (THOMSON, Ga.)
THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Todd Brooks, beloved husband of Mrs. Missy Brooks of Roy Reeves Road, died Wednesday, November 22, 2006. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

Frances W. Bussey   (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mrs. Frances Bussey, 63, of Bradleyville Dr., entered into rest November 22, 2006 at University Hospital. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Mrs. Bussey was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church, North Augusta and served in the Deaconess Ministry, Senior Choir and was a Sunday School teacher. Survivors include three daughters, Linda (Lawrence, Sr.) Davis, Boston, Mass., Jacqueline Griffin (James) Rivers, North Augusta and Julia (Anadu) Jebkely, Frankfurt, Germany; two sons, Freddie Broadwater and Darryl Ford, both of Boston; three sisters, Elizabeth (Booker, Sr.) Curry, North Augusta, Emma (David, Sr.) Williams and Inell (King Solomon, Jr.) Ford, both of Belvedere, S.C.; two brothers, Benjamin (Lillian) Johnson, Philadelphia, Pa. and Eddie (Linda) Johnson, North Augusta; 18 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives. Family and friends may call G.L. Brightharp Mortuary. G.L. Brightharp & Sons Mortuary, 614 West Ave., North Augusta, S.C.

Sillar G. Kelly   (AUGUSTA, Ga.)
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Sillar G. Kelly of Horton Drive entered into rest on Wednesday, November 22, 2006 at her residence. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Givens Grove Baptist Church, Girard, Ga. with Rev. Isiah Kirkland officiating. Mrs. Kelly, a native of Girard, was a member of Givens Grove Baptist Church where she served as Mother of the Church. She was a former choir member and Missionary Board member. After many years of service, she retired from the Richmond County Board of Education. Survivors are four sons, Willie Kelly, Taylor (Essie) Kelley, Clayson (Glenese) Kelly, Jr., Augusta, Charles (Gloria) Kelly, Hephzibah; five daughters, Willie Mae Brayboy, Ridgeland, S.C., Ruth Jefferson, Louise Douse, Clarether K. Shearin, Jannie Dunn, Augusta; daughter-in-law, Kate Kelly, Augusta; 48 grandchildren, 169 great-grandchildren; 100 great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Williams Funeral Home, 2945 Old Tobacco Road, Hephzibah, GA Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

Featured Obituary: Rev. George Meetze
COLUMBIA - The pastor who made the South Carolina Senate his flock for 56 years died Thursday at 97.

Ed Durham   (WASHINGTON, Ga.)
WASHINGTON, Ga. - Mr. Edwin Durham, 71, of Spring St., died Friday at Wills Memorial Hospital. Graveside services will be Sunday, November 26, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Roy Cates officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hopkins Funeral Home.

Clyde W. Ready (AIKEN, S.C.)

Nancy Houwers (AIKEN, S.C.)

Mildred Prince (AIKEN, S.C.)

Frances P. Smith (ASCS APPLING, Ga.)

Blanchard, 85, was 'great businessman'

Featured Obituary: Rev. George Meetze

Preston W. Young (PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL.)

Carl T. Jennings (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Gerard Williams (BEECH ISLAND, S.C.)

Lillie Mae Lott (WARRENTON, Ga.)

Mozelle J. Humphreys (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Dorothy Harris (CRAWFORDVILLE, Ga.)

Ulysses Reynolds (MILLEN, Ga.)

Sillar G. Kelly (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Robert T. Coffer (HIGH POINT, N.C.)

Peggy Ruth Fulmer (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Robert J. Breitinger (EVANS, Ga.)

Pearl Shively (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Ozella Jones (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Robert Lelond Mills (ELKO, S.C.)

William Murphy (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Henry Boyd (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Richard Wallace Jopling (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Todd Brooks (THOMSON, Ga.)

Frances W. Bussey (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Thomas M. Blanchard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Betty L. Busbee (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Mary Mitchell Prescott (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Thomas Blanchard (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Carrie P. Leverett (APPLING, Ga.)

Eula Wood Kneece (WARRENVILLE, S.C.)

James W. Price (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Robert A. Johler (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Virginia Venning (MONTMORENCI, S.C.)

Sarah Love (FAIRFAX, S.C.)

Margaret Nordyke (MCCORMICK, S.C.)

Lonnie G. Wheeler (RIVERDALE, PA)

Wash Washington (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

William Lewis Byrum (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Robert Albany (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

David Woods (JOHNSTON, S.C.)

Michael A. Davis (COPE, S.C.)

Bessie Childs (WILLISTON, S.C.)

Miles Edwin Denham (AIKEN, S.C.)

Ellen Griner Oglesby (WAYNESBORO, Ga.)

Carolyn T. Jones (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Sarah Raiford (AIKEN, S.C.)

Shirley W. Clements (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Marion E. Warner (CLEARWATER, S.C.)

Sillar G. Kelly (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Willie Edward Cooper (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Dorothy Lipscomb (RICHMOND, Va.)

Frances P. Smith (APPLING, Ga.)

Greg Tahop (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

Willie Garnett (APPLING, Ga.)

Willie Garnett (APPLING, Ga.)

Roberta Murray (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

William Miller (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Helen Singley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

David Dunbar (ALLENDALE, S.C.)

Patrick M. O'Connor (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Joseph Ray Herrin (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Mary Prescott (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

Lonnie G. Wheeler (NORWOOD, Ga.)

Richard Wallace Jopling (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

Ronda Thurmond (GREENSBORO, Ga.)

Anneliese McKerley (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

James Edward Slaton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Carl Jennings (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Featured Obituary: Judge James Edward Slaton

Joseph Ray Herrin (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

Janice B. Reese (WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga.)

Todd Brooks (THOMSON, Ga.)

Lawrence Dustin Smith (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Paul Marshall Scott (THOMSON, Ga.)

Elizabeth Burton (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Jack Boynton (JACKSON, S.C.)

Ed Durham (WASHINGTON, Ga.)

M. 'Mike' Richards (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Roy Roger Oliver (MILLEN, Ga.)

Willie Brown (MIDVILLE, Ga.)

Mozelle Humphreys (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

Books that inform and inspire make fine gifts
Finding just the right Christmas present for someone can be a difficult task especially as Christmas day gets closer and closer. Books make great presents - they are not too expensive and the recipient can share them with family and friends.

Books that inform and inspire make fine gifts
Finding just the right Christmas present for someone can be a difficult task especially as Christmas day gets closer and closer. Books make great presents - they are not too expensive and the recipient can share them with family and friends.

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World Cup helped German economy, but not the sport

Overtime

World Cup helped German economy, but not the sport
BERLIN - More than four months after the World Cup, the German economy is rising, but the same can hardly be said for the country's soccer.

Overtime
Augusta State set a school record with 34 assists Friday in a 98-48 rout of Morris in a nonconference game.

Overtime
Pat Dobson, one of four pitchers to win 20 games for the Baltimore Orioles in 1971, has died. He was 64.

Rebels make Spartans work for opening win
Looking back later this season at the box score, Glenn Hills' 77-66 victory over Strom Thurmond on Friday will probably look like just another Spartans victory.

Johnson is happy to be a workhorse
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - NFL rushing leader Larry Johnson is on track to break one of the league's most punishing records, a fact Kansas City coach Herm Edwards insists does not concern him one bit.

Vick hears it from Mora Sr.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick was stunned by reports that Jim Mora's father agreed to a description of Vick as a "coach killer."

Hartwell set to finally face Falcons' rival
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Since he signed with the Atlanta Falcons in March 2004, Ed Hartwell has yet to play against his team's No. 1 rival, the New Orleans Saints.

Harrington serves up revenge vs. Detroit
DETROIT - Joey Harrington's face was splashed across the video boards while Billy Joel's Piano Man played - a jab at the quarterback's piano playing.

Buffalo not sure if McGahee will play
Buffalo Bills coach Dick Jauron was "guardedly optimistic" Willis McGahee will play against Jacksonville this weekend after the running back took part in his first practice in full pads Thursday.

Dallas' Romo roasts Tampa
IRVING, Texas - For a three-play stretch Thursday, Tony Romo looked like a guy making only his fifth start after 3 years on the bench.

Inspirational gifts
Maybe it's the sound of tinkling bells in the parking lots or the sight of store counters dusted with perpetual snow and way-too-green boughs, but by Thanksgiving, most people get the message: Christmas is coming.

Faith calendar
The Faith Calendar lists church and temple activities.

Faith digest
CINDY TESCH, of Consumer Credit Counseling Services, will show how biblical principles apply to personal money management in a seminar at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Heights Baptist Church, 1601 Williston Road, Beech Island. See cccsaugusta.org.

A bishop assails the Gnostic fad that 'Da Vinci Code' boosted
Gnosticism, the religious rival that lost out to orthodox Christianity in ancient times, has become fashionable again thanks to Dan Brown's huge-selling novel "The Da Vinci Code" and the efforts of professors like Princeton's Elaine Pagels.

Despite elections, don't count out conservative Christians
What did the 2006 elections tell us about the political role of conservative Christians, which has been analyzed to death in newspapers, broadcasts and books?

Not just another number

Verdun Wheeler's whirlwind ride is nearing its end

Faith calendar

Despite elections, don't count out conservative Christians

A bishop assails the Gnostic fad that 'Da Vinci Code' boosted

Faith digest

Inspirational gifts