Sunday, December 30, 2012
By Obit Clerk



W. R. Appling, Jr.
W. R. "Bill" Appling, Jr., 83, of Thomson, Ga., husband of Jane Appling, died on Wed., Dec. 26, 2012.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Fri., Dec. 28, at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Thurs., Dec. 27, at Curtis Funeral Home.

Roland G. Caldwell
Roland Glenn Caldwell, 70, of Thomson, Ga., husband of Donna Caldwell, died on Wed., Dec. 19, 2012.
Memorial services will be held on Fri., Dec. 28, at 1 p.m. at the Thomson Kingdom Hall. Internment will be with his parents in Abington Cemetery in Abington, Ill. at a private family service in the spring.
Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Esther Choice
Funeral services for Esther Mae Gibson Choice, 78, of Harlem, Ga., will be held on Thurs., Dec. 27, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Olive Grove Baptist Church & Cemetery in Appling, Ga.
Thomson Funeral System of Thomson, Ga. is handling the arrangements.

Sandra Ferrell
Sandra Ferrell, 65, of Grovetown, Ga., entered into rest on Fri., Dec. 21, 2012.
Funeral services will be held on Thurs., Dec. 27, at 2 p.m. at Grove First Baptist Church in Grovetown. Interment will be in Harlem Memorial Cemetery in Harlem, Ga.
Visitation was held on Wed., Dec. 26, at Starling Funeral Home in Harlem.

Jonathan I. Goble
Jonathan Inman Goble, of Lincolnton, Ga., infant son of Grayson W. Goble and Rebekah R. Goble, passed away on Fri., Dec. 21, 2012.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 29, at Rees Funeral Home in Lincolnton.
Rees Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Denise Green
Denise Woolsey Green, 49, of Augusta, Ga., entered into rest on Dec. 25, 2012.
Memorial services will be held at 12 o’clock noon on Sat., Dec. 29, at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jason Mitchem officiating.
Ms. Green was a native of McDuffie County, Ga. and was the daughter of James William Woolsey, Sr. and the late Brunhilde Otte Hallford.
Survivors include her daughters, Rachel P. Bishop and husband Phillip, Charity P. Rauls and husband Patrick; brothers, James “Jim” Woolsey, Jr. and wife Susan, Kimet Woolsey and wife Karen, Kevin Woolsey, and Clark Woolsey and wife Roxie; grandchildren, Juliet Rauls, Caleb Bishop and Isaac Bishop.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.

Jimmy G. Hobbs
Jimmy Gene "Wolfie" Hobbs, 51, of Dearing, Ga., son of Judith Nichols Hobbs & Gene Hobbs, Sr. & father of Danielle H. McMillan & Adrian Hobbs, entered into rest on Sat., Dec. 22, 2012.
Funeral services were held on Mon., Dec. 24, at Fort Creek Baptist Church & Cemetery. The family received friends prior to the service.
James Funeral Home of Wrens, Ga. handled the arrangements.

Ray W. Huff
Ray Wilson Huff, 89, of Wrens, Ga., husband of Mary Pennington Huff & father of Charles W. Huff, entered into rest on Tues., Dec. 25, 2012.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 28, at Wrens Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 1-2:45 p.m. prior to the service at James Funeral Home in Wrens. Interment will be in Wrens Memorial Gardens.

Larry Martin, Sr.
Rev. Larry O'Neil Martin, Sr., 80, of Lincolnton, Ga., husband of Eugenia W. Martin, entered into rest on Sat., Dec. 22, 2012.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 28, at Morningside Baptist Church. Interment will be in Loco Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thurs., Dec. 27, at Rees Funeral Home in Lincolnton.

Tremain Mickens
Funeral services for Tremain Mickens, of Lincolnton, Ga., son of Rosie Mickens & Johnny Hamrick, were held on Sat., Dec. 22, 2012, at Pleasant Grove C.M.E. Church. Burial was in Antioch C.M.E. Church Cemetery.
Norris W. Gunby, Sr. Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Randy Allen Minton
Randy Allen Minton, 57, of Pine Ridge Rd. in Thomson, Ga., entered into rest on Dec. 24, 2012.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 28, at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Ferrell officiating.
Mr. Minton was born in Emanuel County but lived most of his life in McDuffie County, Ga. He was the son of the late Sanford D. Minton and the late Betty Lee Kersey. Mr. Minton was a machinist and had worked with Blue Dot and HP Pelzer. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Cathy Minton; sons, Michael Bray and Raymond Wheeler; sisters, Diane Norred and husband Larry of Grovetown, Karen Stephens and husband Glenn of Thomson, Sandy Bryant of Thomson, Pam Johnson and husband Dodge, Wanda Kersey, all of Warrenton, and Leslie Tucker and husband Stacy of Norwood; brothers, Tony Kersey and wife Tish of Warrenton and Chris Kersey and wife Wendy of Norwood. He was preceded in death by his brother, Roy Minton.
The family will receive friends prior to and following the memorial service.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Simpson
Margaret Simpson, of Harlem, Ga., wife of the late Stephen D. Simpson & mother of Ann Tyre, Stephen D. Simpson III, Henry H. Simpson, & Clayton D. Simpson, passed away at Barbara Hall Personal Care Home.
Service will be private.
McNeill Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Martinez, Ga. is handling the arrangements.

Alex Willingham
Bernard Alexander "Alex" Willingham, Jr., 79, of Lincolnton, Ga., husband of Jackie P. Willingham, entered into rest on Mon., Dec. 24, 2012.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Sat., Dec. 29, at Lincolnton City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 28, at Rees Funeral Home in Lincolnton.

Larry Wyrosdick, Sr.
Larry J. Wyrosdick, Sr., 68, of Thomson, Ga., husband of Kathy Wyrosdick, passed away on Fri., Dec. 21, 2012.
Graveside services were held on Sun., Dec. 23, at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens. The family received friends prior to the service at the funeral home.
Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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