Miscellaneous Emanuel County, Georgia Obituaries

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Albert Jerry Wilkerson Sr., 76
SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Albert Jerry Wilkerson Sr., 76, was held Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at 3 p.m. at Southern Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Allen Meeks officiating. Burial was at Swainsboro City Cemetery with military honors.
He died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002, at Emanuel Medical Center.
Mr. Wilkerson was born in Jefferson County and lived most of his life in Emanuel County. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He was also a retired truck driver, carpenter and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include five sons, William A Wilkerson and Albert Tyrone Wilkerson of Savannah, Gary Steven Wilkerson of Twin City, Louis Patrick Wilkerson of Milledgeville and Albert Jerry Wilkerson Jr. of Sparta; two daughters, Rita Faye Johnson of Sparta and Terri Wilkerson of Nunez; 13 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Southern Heritage Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Robbie Lee Pullen, 76
POOLER--Funeral for Robbie Lee Pullen, 76, was held Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Pooler. Burial was at Hillcrest Abbey West Cemetery.
He died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, at his home.
Mr. Pullen was born in Adrian and lived in Pooler since 1958. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Pooler where he was Deacon from 1980-1999 and Deacon Emeritus from 1999 until his death. He was also a member of Sam Elkins Sunday school class. After retiring from Union Camp in 1988, he was employed by Rupert Heller's Pharmacy and Carter's Pharmacy. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Pullen of Pooler; two daughters, Robin Stewart and Joyce Edge, both of Pooler; three sisters, Josephine Reynolds of Columbus, Leslie Santarcangelo and Mary Snyder, both of Palm Bay, Fla.; one brother, Blake Pullen of Adrian; one granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home West Chatham Chapel of Pooler had charge of arrangements.

John W. Wall Sr., 73
BEECH ISLAND, S.C.--Funeral for John W. Wall Sr., 73, was held Friday, Aug. 30. 2002, at 11 a.m. at Beech Island Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank R. Hyder officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery with military honors.
He died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2002.
Mr. Wall was a native of Twin City and a former resident of Augusta. Beech Island, S.C. was his home for the past 35 years. He was a member of Beech Island First Baptist Church, Beech Island American Legion, Post 168 and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 9164. He was also a U.S. Army Veteran of Korea and was retired from the Operations Department at E.I. DuPont Company at the Savannah River site.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Gail Wall; three sons, John W. Wall Jr. of Grovetown, Kenny Wall and Eddie Wall, both of Beech Island, S.C.; two daughters, Betsy Culler of Graniteville, S.C. and Terri Gibbs of Augusta; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Darryl Hattaway, Andy Anderson, Wally Coward, Eddie Andrews, Horace Harrell and Dr. Robert Collier.
Stephen D. Posey Funeral Home of North Augusta had charge of arrangements.

Lotis Barwick Woods Kersey, 87
ADRIAN--Funeral for Lotis Barwick Woods Kersey, 87, was held Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Cecil Ruffin and Hilda Dutrow officiating. Burial was at Sardis Cemetery near Kite.
She died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002 at Metter Nursing Home after an extended illness.
A native of Johnson County, Mrs. Kersey was a member of Sardis Primitive Baptist Church and was retired from Emanuel County Board of Education.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Woods Hall of Swainsboro; four stepdaughters, Hilda Dutrow, Faye Hunter and Sandra Turner Boyd, all of Statesboro, and Winnette Moore of Adrian; two stepsons, William Emory Kersey of Greensboro, N.C. and Thomas Kersey of Brooklet and two grandsons.
Pallbearers were Don Brown, Jackie Minton, Phillip Braswell, J.R. Woods, Elmer Blizzard, John Jones, Jim Bo Hutcheson and Danny Palmer.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary had charge of arrangements.

Laura Lee Hart, 90
OAK PARK--Funeral for Laura Lee Hart, 90, was held Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Ronnie L. Stewart Family Funeral Service Chapel in Vidalia. The Rev. Clint Hutcheson officiated. Burial followed at Oak Park City Cemetery.
She died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, at Bethany Nursing Home after a brief illness.
Mrs. Hart was a native of Alabama and resided most of her life in Jacksonville, Fla. She was a housewife and member of Frazier Memorial Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla.
Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Morris and Mary Jo Dismuke, both of Oak Park; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Active pallbearers were Troy Lee Morris, Donald Morris, Tony Morris, Phillip Phillips, Tony Dismuke, and Chuck Shaw. Honorary pallbearers were Royce Dismuke, Danny Dismuke, Gerald Dismuke, Mickey Lindsey, and Larry Wilson.
Ronnie L. Stewart Family Funeral Service of Vidalia had charge of arrangements.

Mary Hannah Roberts, 81
SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Mary Hannah Roberts, 81, was held Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Tomlinson Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Allen Meeks officiated. Burial followed at Dublin Memorial Gardens in Dublin.
She died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at Swainsboro Nursing Home after an extended illness.
Mrs. Roberts was a native of Jefferson County and lived in Wadley most of her life. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Roberts.
Survivors include one daughter, Joyce Henry of Swainsboro; three sons, Wayne Roberts of Waterfall, Pa., Raymond Roberts of Dublin and Glenn Roberts of Midville; one sister, Ann Duncan of Lithia Springs; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Tomlinson Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Alma S. Holden, 81
TWIN CITY--Funeral for Alma S. Holden, 81, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at 3 p.m. at Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Gene Sego and Elder Aaron Kersey officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Dellwood.
She died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002, at Johnson County Nursing Home in Scott after an extended illness.
A native of Emanuel County, Mrs. Holden was retired from Keller Ladder Industries of Swainsboro.
Survivors include two stepdaughters, Faye Clayton and Brenda Jackson, both of Kite; four stepsons, Larry Holden of Marion, S.C., Dennis Holden of Twin City, Danny Holden and Michael Holden, both of Swainsboro; one brother, Kenneth Kersey of Edgewater, Fla.; one grandchild; three great-grandchildren; 20 stepgrandchildren and 26 step-greatgrandchildren.
Pallbearers are Daniel Herring, Larry Holden, Dennis Holden, Danny Holden, Michael Holden and Mick Kersey.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

Doyle Tyson Lanier Jr., 49
METTER--Funeral for Doyle Tyson Lanier Jr., 49, will be held Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Rosemary Primitive Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Beasley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
He died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at his residence.
Mr. Doyle was a lifelong resident of Candler County and was employed with Pineland Telephone. He was a 1971 graduate of Metter High School and a Primitive Baptist. His father, Doyle Tyson Lanier preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Connie Lanier of Metter; two sons, Michael Driggers and Allen Lanier, both of Metter; his mother, Dorothy Lanier of Twin City; five sisters, Barbara Jones and Debbie Singletary, both of Swainsboro, Becky Powell and Donna Scott, both of Twin City and Shirley Chance of Millen; and one granddaughter.
Pallbearers are Johnny Goodman, Don Kitchens, Jessie Ray Collins, Joe Paul Williams, Jimmy Neal, Jimmy Lanier, James Lanier and Bruce Kitchens.
Honorary pallbeares are employees of Pineland Telephone Co.
Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Homes, Inc. of Metter has charge of arrangements.

Margie Burke Woodell, 67
TWIN CITY--Funeral for Margie Burke Woodell, 67, was held Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Twin City United Methodist Church. The Rev. Butch Taylor and Dr. Wayne McDonald officiated. Burial was at Twin City City Cemetery.
She died Friday, Aug. 30, 2002, at Candler County Hospital in Metter after an extended illness.
A native of Jenkins County, Mrs. Woodell was a retired beautician and a member of the Twin City United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Gerald Woodell of Twin City; two daughters, Sonya Johnson of Twin City and Carol Sharpe of Vidalia; three sisters, Allene Bell of Twin City, Shirley Waters of Sylvania and Mary Elliott of Swainsboro; one brother, Lamar Burke of Millen; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were John Bell, Randy Bell, Bill Jones, Troy Waters, Derek Waters, Chris Waters and Chuck Elliott.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary had charge of arrangements. 

Lucille Lawson Smith, 94
SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Lucille Lawson Smith, 94, will be held Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Sardis Primitive Baptist Church near Kite with Elder Woodrow Beasley and Brother Jerry Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
She died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home after an extended illness.
Mrs. Smith was a native of Johnson County and a homemaker. She was a member of Sardis Primitive Baptist Church where she served as organist for about 75 years. She was the daughter of the late A.W. and Rosa Screws Lawson, wife of the late Arthur Thompson and William Jerdie Smith and mother of the late Wadie Watson. She was sister of the late Nona Bell Lamb, Carl Lawson and Alton Lawson.
Survivors include one daughter, Carlene Fries of Swainsboro; three sons, William Ray Thompson, the Rev. Roy Ed Thompson and Lawson Smith, all of Swainsboro; four sisters, Tina Welch and Ethelyn Harris, both of Kite, Georgia Flanders of Swainsboro and Bertha Riner of Adrian; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.
Pallbearers are nephews Don Flanders, Dorsey Flanders Jr., Harry Martin, John Martin, Jay Lawson, Dickey Harrison, Al Lawson Sr., Talmadge Riner and Doyle Kersey.
Honorary escorts are men of Sardis Primitive Baptist Church.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 

Eloise Smith Bailey, 84
SUMMERTOWN--Funeral for Eloise Smith Bailey, 84, was held Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Summertown Baptist Church with the Rev. Craig Tillman and the Rev. Bob Conley officiating. Burial followed at the Brinson Family Cemetery.
She died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at Swainsboro Nursing Home.
Mrs. Bailey was a graduate of Georgia Southern and Berry College and was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. She was an English teacher at Swainsboro High School for 37 years and had been named Emanuel County Teacher of the Year. She was a member of UDC, DAR, Retired Teachers Association and The Summertown Homemakers Club. She also taught the adult Sunday school class at Summertown Baptist Church where she had been a member for many years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Wallace Coleman Bailey.
Survivors include one daughter, Rebecca Bailey Evans of Summertown; one grandson and several nieces, nephews and relatives.
Tomlinson Funeral Home of Swainsboro had charge of arrangements. 

Nettie Joyce McGhee Braddy, 68
AUGUSTA--Funeral for Nettie Joyce McGhee Braddy, 68, was held Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Poteet Funeral Homes-South Chapel with the Rev. Charles Peters officiating. Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
She died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002.
Mrs. Braddy was a native of Emanuel County and owner of Joyce's Sanitation of Augusta. She was also a member of Southside Baptist Church.
Survivors include four daughters, Sarah Ruth Wilkerson and Gennean Boutwell, both of Augusta, Laura Curl of Swainsboro and Diane Davis of Atlanta; two sons, James McGhee of Augusta and Wayne McGhee of Hephzibah; two sisters, Helen Wilkerson of Stillmore and Bessie Ruth Dukes of Wadley; one stepbrother, Wendell Curl of Swainsboro; one stepsister, Juanita Jones of Grovetown; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Pallbearers were Vernon Weatherford, C.W. Mock, Travis McGhee, Wayne McGhee Jr., Ronnie Bedgood Jr., and Wayne Davis.
Poteet Funeral Home of Augusta had charge of arrangements.

Marion Payne, 58
CINCINNATI, OHIO--Marion Payne, 58, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002.
She was the wife of the late Bobby Payne.
Survivors include four daughters, Vickie Broeman, Kathy Schmitmeyer, Sherry Meyers and Debra Kunkler; her parents, Raymond and Kathryn Dinkelacker; one brother, Mark Dinkelacker and 14 grandchildren.

Betty Ruth Beasley, 53
CENTERVILLE--Funeral for Betty Ruth Beasley, 53, was held Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Crest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel in Macon with the Rev. Kelmer Durden officiating. Burial followed at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Macon.
She died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at Houston County Medical Center.
Mrs. Beasley was a native of Emanuel County and a member of Shurlington Church of God in Macon. She was also a member of AARP.
Survivors include her husband, Ed Beasley of Centerville; one daughter, Stephanie Hayes of Macon; two brothers, Robert Webb and Jack Webb, both of Macon; two sisters, Veresta Spires of Byron and Bobby Meeks of Kite; and three grandchildren.
Crest Lawn Funeral Home of Macon had charge of arrangements.

Lillian Madge Shepherd Pruitt, 87
VIDALIA--Funeral for Lillian Madge Shepherd Pruitt, 87, was held Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002, at 3 p.m. at Ramah Baptist Church Cemetery near Gordon.
She died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at Bethany Home in Vidalia.
Mrs. Pruitt was a native of McIntyre and the daughter of the late Moses and Dora Hardie Shepherd. She lived most of her life in Columbus and later moved to Lady Lake, Fla. She was a Baptist and a resident of Bethany Home in Vidalia.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Gussie Shepherd Womack and Jimmie Brooks; three brothers, Fred Shepherd, Walter Lavender and Homer Shepherd.
Survivors include two sisters, Avis Hartley of Lyons and Ruth Wood of Augusta; several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Charles Goodroe, Tommy Brooks, Wayne Hartley, David Hartley, Lewis Hartley, Don Wood, Dr. Fred Womack, Jim Costlaw.
Southern Heritage Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Charles Ray Harmon, 87
SWAINSBORO-- Charles Ray Harmon, 87, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002, at Swainsboro Nursing Home. A private funeral service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Harmon was born in Augusta and lived in Swainsboro since 1925. He was retired from the Carrlee Grocery Co. and a member of Swainsboro First United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge 244.
Survivors include two brothers, John Marion Harmon of Decatur and George Pierce of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Kathleen Copeland of Bamburg, S.C. and Nanatte Smith of Springhill, Fla.
Tomlinson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Everett Cauley, 80
CLEWISTON, FLA.--Funeral for Everett Cauley, 80, was held Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Sammons Funeral Home Chapel in Soperton with the Rev. Richard Dobson officiating. Burial was at Old Smyrna/Chambers Cemetery in Toombs County.
He died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002.
Mr. Cauley was a native of Treutlen County and son of the late David and Liddie H. Cauley. He was a retired commercial fisherman and a member of the Church of God in Bell Glade, Fla.
Survivors include his wife, Agnes Chambers Cauley; three sons, Charles Cauley and John A. Cauley, both of Blountstown, Fla. and Cad Cauley of Salt Lake City, Utah; three daughters, Helen Whitehurst of Blountstown, Fla., Diane V. Cornette of Albany and Carol E. Berry of Ft. Campbell, Ky.; one brother, Emmitt Cauley of Swainsboro; 27 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Elton Jackson, Jeff Mason, Danny Mason, Earl Chambers, Barney Chambers and Mack Chambers.
Sammons Funeral Home of Soperton had charge of arrangements. 

Lizzie Mae Frazier
SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Lizzie Mae Frazier was held Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Wiggins officiating. Burial was at Swainsboro City Cemetery.
She died August 26, 2002, at Emanuel Medical Center after an extended illness.
She is survived by three sisters, Carrie Scott, Isabelle Frazier and Isamae Frazier, all of Swainsboro; one brother, James Frazier of Swainsboro; a sister-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were friends and family. 
Mosley's Funeral Home, Inc. had charge of arrangements.

Hattie Roberts Whitfield, 69
SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Hattie Roberts Whitfield, 69, was held Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Greater St. James Baptist Church with the Rev. Bennie Brinson officiating. Burial was at Swainsboro City Cemetery.
She died Aug. 31, 2002, at Fairview Park Hospital after a brief illness.
Mrs. Whitfield was born in Swainsboro to parents Jack and Ruth Roberts. She was a member of the Greater St. James Baptist Church since an early age. She was employed at Emanuel County Hospital as an LPN for 35 years until her retirement in 1988. She was also a beautician for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Coleman Whitfield.
Survivors include three daughters, Lavonne Banks of Jersey City, N.J., Yvette Mercer, and Jacklyn Roberts, both of Swainsboro; one son, Aldene Roberts of Swainsboro; two sisters, Janie Roberson of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Annie Scott of Queens, N.Y.; one brother, Charlie Thomas of Swainsboro; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were friends and family.
Moseley's Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Ray Thomas Allen
Funeral for Ray Thomas Allen was held Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, at 4:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Stillmore with the Rev. Amos Hanson officiating and The Rev. James Clark assisting. Burial was at Stillmore City Cemetery.
He died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002 at Northwest Health Care Center after an extended illness.
Mr. Allen was a native of Emanuel County and member of Tucker Missionary Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Masons.
Survivors include one daughter, Debra Bouie of Newark, N.J.; six sisters, Willie Mae Spann of Norma, N.J., Nellie Conner of Syracuse, N.Y., Mary George and Barbara Wilkins, both of Metter, Annie Lois Brantley of Twin City and Vera Ali of Atlanta; seven brothers, James Allen and Charlie Allen, both of Syracuse, N.Y., Delton Allen, Paul Allen, John Allen and Larry Allen, all of Atlanta, and William Allen of Twin City; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were nephews and flower bearers were nieces.
Mosley's Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

W.B. "Bill" Rhoden, 88
COBBTOWN--Funeral for W.B. "Bill" Rhoden, 88, was held Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002. at 2 p.m. at Cobbtown United Methodist Church. Burial followed at Sunlight Cemetery.
He died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002 at Toombs County Nursing Home.
A Tattnall County native, Mr. Rhoden was owner of the Jesup Sentinel newspaper for almost 30 years. He was a former Kiwanian and served on the Methodist Board of Stewards. He was also a member of Cobbtown United Methodist Church and taught Sunday school classes.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy M. Rhoden of Cobbtown; one daughter, Dottie R. Hicks of Cobbtown; one sister, Marion Carmichael of Swainsboro and two grandchildren.
Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Home of Metter had charge of arrangements. 

Raymond "Little Ray" James, 22
HEPHZIBAH--Funeral for Raymond "Little Ray" James was held Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at DeLoach Funeral Home, Hephzibah Chapel at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Marion Jay officiating. 
He died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, in Jefferson County from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Mr. James was a native of Richmond County and a lifelong resident of Hephzibah. He was a Hephzibah High School graduate and a member of Big K. Hunting Club in Summertown. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He played recreation baseball and softball and coached little league. He was employed by Mark Mims Landclearing of Hephzibah. He was also a member of Miracle Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, Austin Bo James of Columbia County; his parents, Raymond and Evelyn James of Hephzibah; two sisters, Cassandra Ann James and Jennifer Lynn James, both of Hephzibah; one brother, Timothy Shawn James of Hephzibah; four grandparents and one great- grandfather.
Pallbearers were Daniel Nicoles, Lester King, Bill Shiver, Tim James, Brad Harmen, John Thomas Kitchens, Ruben Spively, Dusty Heitz and Chris Dore.
DeLoach Funeral Home of Hephzibah had charge of arrangements.

Adelle Salter Jones, 81
KITE--Funeral for Adelle Salter Jones, 81, was held Saturday, Aug. 31, 2002, at 4 p.m. at Claxton Grove Baptist Church in Kite with the Rev. Lewis Brantley officiating. Burial was at St. Paul Cemetery.
She died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002.
Mrs. Jones was the daughter of the late Abe Salter and Lannie Jackson Salter and the wife of the late George Lewis Jones. She was also the sister of the late Midas "Mike" Salter. She joined Claxton Grove Baptist Church at an early age. After getting married, she moved to Detroit, Mich. and joined the New St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church were she served faithfully as a Nurse's Guild.
Survivors include two brothers, Curtis Lee Salter of Kite and Alton Salter of Macon; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and relatives.
Honorary pallbearers were Rollie Oglesby, James Butts, Eculmus Brown, Curtis Thomas, L.C. Jackson and Wendell Jackson.
Active pallbearers were A.B. Salter, Emmett Salter, Michael Salter, Anthony Clover, Alvin Salter and Derek Clover.
Mosley's Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.


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