Wednesday, September 12, 2012
By Obit Clerk



Bosie Bass, Jr.
Funeral services for Bosie Bass, Jr., 66, of Warrenton, Ga., were held on Sat., Sept. 8, 2012, at Wilkes Memorial C.O.G.I.C. Survivors: children, Eric Reynolds, Kennyth Bass, Toruna Reynolds, Angela Bass, & Alexsia Mitchell; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were entrusted to Dawson's Mortuary, of Warrenton.

Hattie D. Bolton
Hattie Dell Bolton, of Lincolnton, Ga., wife of Fred Bolton, passed away on Wed., Sept. 5, 2012.
Funeral services were held on Sun., Sept. 9, at First Baptist Church. Burial was in Prices Grove Cemetery.

Jacques A. Hamilton
Jacques A. Hamilton, of Thomson, Ga., entered into rest on Fri., Sept. 7, 2012.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
W.H. Mays Mortuary of Augusta, Ga. is handling the arrangements.

Patricia A. Parton
Patricia A. "Pat" Parton, 67, of Lincolnton, Ga., wife of Ray A. Parton, entered into rest on Thurs., Sept. 6, 2012.
Memorial services were held on Sun., Sept. 9, at Pine Grove United Methodist Church. Visitation was held following the service.
Rees Funeral Home of Lincolnton handled the arrangements.

Worley Eugene Pierson, Jr.
Worley Eugene Pierson, Jr., of Martinez, Ga., entered into rest on Tues., Sept. 4, 2012.
Mr. Pierson was a loving father, son and brother. An avid aquarist and sportsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf. His love for photography and travel took him to many wonderful places. Worley served his country proudly in the United States Air Force and was a member of Martinez Masonic Lodge #710. Employed by University Hospital–McDuffie, he was a laboratory scientist and manager of materials management.
Survivors include his parents, Worley Eugene, Sr. and Peggy Pierson; sons and daughters-in-law, Trip and Kelli Pierson, Chris and Alison Pierson; sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Larry Alligood; grandchildren, Drew, Jamie and Hayley Pierson; beloved friend, Vicki Johnson and her daughters, April and Alicia Schofield. Also surviving are numerous family and friends.
A celebration of his life will be held at 7 p.m. on Thurs., Sept. 13, at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 4255 Columbia Rd., Martinez. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
For those wishing to make memorial contributions, please consider: Sea Research Foundation-Development Department, 55 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, Conn. 06355 or online at development@searesearch.org; or the charity of choice.
Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 4255 Columbia Rd., Martinez, Ga. 30907.

L. Aytch Saggus
Leonard Aytch Saggus, 74, of Lincolnton, Ga., husband of Faye Jackson Saggus & father of Deborah Crook & Jennifer Rentz, entered into rest on Sat., Sept. 8, 2012.
Graveside services were held on Mon., Sept. 10, at Bethany United Methodist Church. Visitation was held on Sun., Sept. 9, at Beggs Funeral Home in Lincolnton.

Aaron D. Shavers
Aaron D. Shavers, of Warrenton, Ga., husband of Florence R. Shavers, died on Sat., Sept. 8, 2012.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tues., Sept. 11, at Curtis Funeral Home in Thomson, Ga.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 10, at the funeral home.

Fredrick Smith, Jr.
Fredrick Leroy Smith, Jr., 61, of Lincolnton, Ga., entered into rest on Mon., Sept. 3, 2012.
Memorial services were held on Sat., Sept. 8, at Central Church of Christ in Martinez, Ga. Visitation was held prior to the service.
Beggs Funeral Home, of Lincolnton, handled the arrangements.

Hazel E. Tate
Hazel Evelyn Tate, 89, formerly of Harlem, Ga., wife of the late Charles Tate & mother of Donald Tate & Kim Clausen, died on Sept. 1, 2012.
Funeral services were held on Sun., Sept. 9, at Old Union Baptist Church. Interment was in Harlem Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation was held on Sat., Sept. 8, at Starling Funeral Home in Harlem.

Jonathan Williford
Jonathan Brent Williford, of Gibson, Ga., husband of Dorothy Virginia Williford, entered into rest on Wed., Sept. 5, 2012.
Funeral services were held on Sat., Sept. 8, at James Funeral Home. Interment was in the Williford Family Cemetery in Gibson.
The family received friends on Fri., Sept. 7, at the funeral home.

Leila Winns
Funeral services for Leila Mae Usry Winns, 69, of Stapleton, Ga., were held on Sat., Sept. 8, 2012, at Stone Springfield A.M.E. Church in Stapleton. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Freeman Funeral Home of Wrens, Ga. handled the arrangements.


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