Wednesday, December 19, 2012
By Obit Clerk



Roger L. Akins
Roger Lee Akins, 69, formerly of Washington, Ga., husband of Diana Akins, entered into rest on Dec. 12, 2012.
Memorial services will be announced at a later date.
Starling Funeral Home of Harlem, Ga. is handling the arrangements.

Bailey Cosby III
Funeral services for Bailey Cosby III, 57, of Warrenton, Ga., will be held on Sat., Dec. 15, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Interment will be in Stamp Branch Baptist Church Cemetery in Warrenton.
He was the father of Tremarcus Bailey, Dantavios Cosby, Brandon Ivey, and Mario Cosby.
Thomson Funeral System is handling the arrangements.

James M. Garner
James M. Garner, 80, of Dearing, Ga., husband of Joyce Garner, entered into rest on Sun., Dec. 16, 2012, at Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Starling Funeral Home of Harlem, Ga.

Roy L. Gerow
Roy Laverne Gerow, 66, of Harlem, Ga., husband of Cynthia Levesque Gerow, entered into rest on Sat., Dec. 15, 2012.
Funeral services will be held on Wed., Dec. 19, at 3:30 p.m. at Starling Funeral Home in Harlem.
Visitation will be held on Tues., Dec. 18, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Jean T. Godsey
Jean Taylor Godsey, 72, of Washington, Ga., mother of Winnie Martin, Bryan Godsey and Steve Godsey, died on Dec. 15, 2012.
Memorial services will be held on Tues., Dec. 18, at 4 p.m. at Hopkins Funeral Home in Washington, Ga.
The family will receive friends on Mon., Dec. 17, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Billy G. Graham
Billy Gene Graham, 62, of Thomson, Ga., husband of Millie Graham, passed away on Sat., Dec. 15, 2012.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tues., Dec. 18, at Second Baptist Church in Thomson. Burial will be in Westview Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Mon., Dec. 17, at Curtis Funeral Home in Thomson.

Corrine Hobbs
Corrine Hobbs, 76, of Edgar Circle in Thomson, Ga., entered into rest on Dec. 12, 2012 at Gibson Health and Rehabilitation. She was the wife of the late Cecil Roger Hobbs.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Sat., Dec. 15, at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel.
Mrs. Hobbs was the daughter of the late John Edward Newsome and the late Nannie Lou Cooper Newsome of Avera. She was a homemaker and was Baptist by faith. Mrs. Hobbs had resided in Thomson most of her life.
Survivors include her son, Roger Hobbs and his wife Nancy; daughters, Cecilia Kitchens and Peggy Visioli; brother, John Newsome, Jr.; sisters, Virginia Sibley, Avice Hinton, and Jeanette Whitaker; grandchildren, Robert Hobbs and Melissa Visioli.
Beggs Funeral Home of Thomson is in charge of arrangements.

Helen P. Moore
Helen P. Moore, 84, of Thomson, Ga., widow of L. W. Moore, died on Thurs., Dec. 13, 2012.
Funeral services were held on Sun., Dec. 16, at Thomson First Baptist Church. The family received friends prior to the service. Burial was in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.
Curtis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Juanita Newsome
Juanita B. Newsome, of Appling, Ga., wife of the late Henry Clovis Newsome, Sr., entered into rest on Dec. 13, 2012.
Graveside services will be held on Sat., Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Augusta, Ga.
McNeill Funeral Home & Cremation Service, of Martinez, Ga., is handling the arrangements.

Nelson L. Norris
Nelson Lynn Norris, 38, of Thomson, Ga., father of Wesley Norris, died on Dec. 14, 2012.
Memorial services were held on Sun., Dec. 16, at Sweetwater Baptist Church.
The family received friends on Sat., Dec. 15, at the home of his brother, George Norris, in Thomson, Ga.
Lowe Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Dorothy "Dot" Anderson Palmer

Dorothy "Dot" Anderson Palmer
Dorothy "Dot" Anderson Palmer, 72, of Covington, Ga., passed away on Dec. 14, 2012 at Rockdale Medical Center.
Dot was born in Thomson, Ga. to the late George Samuel Anderson and the late Maggie Inglett Anderson. She always kept a positive attitude even with the health issues that she developed. She was a very faithful person. She attended Brown Bridge Christian Church and was a former member of Salem United Methodist Church. She enjoyed writing, playing dominos and her flowers. She was also a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and aunt. She will be deeply missed by her loving family.
Dot was preceded in death by her mother, Maggie Inglett Anderson; her father and step-mother, George Samuel Anderson and Garland Edmunds Anderson; her first husband, William Prentice Palmer, a native of Thomson, in 1998; and two sisters, Annie Mae Anderson Newsome and Shirley Anderson Usry.
She is survived by her husband of seven years, Charles Nuckols of Covington; her son and daughter-in-law, Wade and Valerie Palmer of Atlanta, Ga.; daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Scott Sutton and Wylene and David Spivey, all of Covington, Wendy and Tommy Housworth of Decatur, Ga.; sister, Peggy and Thad Usry and brother, Ronald and Kaye Anderson, all of Thomson; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Tues., Dec. 18, at 2 p.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery with her grandson, Andrew Hechavarria, officiating.
Her family will receive friends on Mon., Dec. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wheeler Funeral Home in Covington, Ga.
Friends may sign the online register at www.wheelerfuneralhome.com.

Gregory A. Phillips
Gregory Adam Phillips, 36, of Augusta, Ga., formerly of Washington, Ga., entered into rest on Dec. 13, 2012.
Memorial services will be held on Mon., Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home in Lincolnton, Ga. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.

Erwin W. Schaffran
Erwin William Schaffran, of Appling, Ga., husband of Gertrude F. Schaffran, entered into rest on Dec. 14, 2012.
Memorial services will be conducted on Wed., Dec. 19, at 1 p.m. at St. Teresa of Avila Parish. The family will receive friends after the memorial service. Burial will be at a later date.
McNeill Funeral Home of Martinez, Ga. is handling the arrangements.

Wallace Sinquefield
Wallace Bisque Sinquefield, of Stapleton, Ga., entered into rest on Sat., Dec. 8, 2012.
Funeral services were held on Sun., Dec. 16, at Bethlehem AME Church in Avera, Ga.
Burnett Funeral Home of Wrens, Ga. handled the arrangements.

Nancy Stewart
Nancy Stewart, 63, of Harlem, Ga., widow of Bobby Lee Stewart, Sr. & mother of Linn Stewart, died on Thurs., Dec. 13, 2012.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Sat., Dec. 15, at Faith Baptist Church & Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 14, at Curtis Funeral Home in Thomson, Ga.


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