Sunday, September 16, 2012
By Obit Clerk



Jacques A. Hamilton
Jacques Antonio Hamilton, 27, of Thomson, Ga., entered into rest on Fri., Sept. 7, 2012.
Memorial services will be held on Fri., Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Thomson
W. H. Mays Mortuary of Augusta, Ga. is in charge of arrangements.

Shelton E. Huff, Jr.
Shelton Eugene "Bigun" Huff, Jr., 54, of Stapleton, Ga., companion of Kathryn Hicks & father of Amy Huff, Erin Huff, & Jonathan Moore, entered into rest on Sun., Sept. 9, 2012.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 12, at James Funeral Home. Interment will be in Wrens Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Antonio S. Parker
Funeral services for Antonio Santos Parker, 38, of Thomson, Ga., will be held on Wed., Sept. 12, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Springfield Baptist Church in Thomson. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery.
Thomson Funeral System is handling the arrangements.

Nancy Swyt Scouten
Homemaker
Nancy Swyt Scouten, 68, of Thomson, Ga., entered into rest on Sept. 12, 2012 at University Hospital McDuffie.
Memorial services will be held on Sun., Sept. 16, at 3 o’clock p.m. in the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gene Johnson officiating.
Mrs. Scouten was born in Plainfield, N.J. to the late Joseph Swyt and the late Henrietta Swyt. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and had lived in Thomson since 1978. Mrs. Scouten was devoted to her charity work. She and her husband traveled with the Caravaners for Habitat for Humanity. Mrs. Scouten was a member of the Augusta Kennel Club, the Humane Society and the Cesky Terrier Club. She and her husband enjoyed camping and served as campground hosts.
She is survived by her husband, George Scouten, Jr.; sons, David Scouten and wife Amanda of Grovetown, Glen Scouten; daughter, Laura Bierner and husband Jason; brother, Donald Swyt of Delaware; grandchildren, Madison Scouten, Rianna Scouten, Elizabeth Bierner and Gage Scouten.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Friends may call at the residence of Glen Scouten, 1521 Wire Road or on Sat., Sept. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Please visit www.beggsfuneralhome.com to sign the family’s personal guest book.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.

Vanna Wood
Vanna Jean Dozier Wood, of Eatonton, Ga., entered eternal rest with her Savior Jesus Christ on Sept. 9, 2012. She was born and raised in South Carolina, moving to Georgia in 1960.
Vanna, having married young, acquired her BS in Education at Augusta College while being a mother to her three grade school age children. She taught English and Gifted classes in McDuffie County for four years prior to the family move to Macon, Ga. in 1977. Following that move, she completed her MS in Social Science from Mercer University and taught in Bibb County. She served as the Coordinator for the Gifted and Talented, K-12, and was the Director of Academic Competition until she retired in 1983. Following retirement, she and her husband, Joe, founded Wood Tours, Inc., a Student Educational Travel Co. which provided an opportunity for many students to travel throughout the USA who may otherwise have never left the state of Georgia.
In 1999, they moved to Lake Oconee in Eatonton, Ga. and Vanna served on the Vestry and as the pianist at All Angel’s Episcopal Church, her home church, from 2000 until 2009 when her disease, ALS, made her retirement a necessity. She also enjoyed being a Core Group Leader in Community Bible Study for years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Wyburn (Ted) and Roxie Dozier; sister, Judy Marsh; granddaughter, Katy Wood; and her husband, Joseph C. Wood. She is survived by her brother, Ted and Susie Dozier of Round Rock, Texas; and her children, Trey and Debbie Wood of Macon, Ga. with sons, Paul and Joseph; Sam and Roxanne Wood Turnipseed of Aiken, S.C. with son, Craig Francis; and Dan and Kathy Wood of Aiken, S.C. with sons, Dane Wood and Stewart and Jeanette Wood.
Vanna has lived well, loved well, and taught many the values of faith, family, and education. She will be missed but we celebrate her entry into the presence of the Lord.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at First United Methodist Church, 302 North Madison Ave., Eatonton, Ga. 31024 on Sept. 24 at 1 p.m. with Father John Keeler officiating.
In lieu of flowers, Vanna requested all memorials be made to Tranquilidad Foundation – A Home for Children and Youth, P.O. Box 5406, Aiken, S.C. 29804, a non-profit founded by her daughter, Roxanne and husband, Sam.
Expressions of sympathy for the Wood family may be left online at www.southcarolinacremation.com.


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