Wednesday, March 6, 2013
By Obit Clerk



Alvin Amerson
Alvin Amerson, 82, of Thomson, passed away on Thurs., Feb. 28, 2013.
Funeral services were held on Sun., March 3, at Your Hope Church in Matthews. Interment was in Mt. Mariah U.M.C. Cemetery.
The family received friends on Sat., March 2, at Elliott Sons Funeral Home on Lumpkin Road in Augusta.

Barney Barnett
Aurelius Pharr Barney Barnett, 93, of Martinez, husband of Janet R. Barnett, died on Wed., Feb. 27, 2013.
Graveside services were held on Sat., March 2, at Resthaven Cemetery in Washington.
Hopkins Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

John Berry, Sr.
Funeral services for John Berry, Sr., 72, of Wrens, were held on Sun., March 3, 2013, at Flat Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Matthews. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Freeman Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Marcus O. Denard
Marcus Odian Denard, 37, native of Washington, husband of Jamie Price Denard, passed away on Feb. 26, 2013.
Visitation was held on Sun., March 3, at Hopkins Funeral Home. Graveside services followed at Fishing Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

Willie M. Duggans
Funeral services for Willie Mae Duggans, of Warrenton, mother of Johnnie, Joe, John, & Gloria Duggans, Fannie Wooden, & Virginia Booker, were held on Sat., March 2, 2013, at Union Missionary Baptist Church & Cemetery in Mayfield, Ga.
Dawson's Mortuary handled the arrangements.

Ella Mae Harris
Funeral services for Ella Mae Harris, 87, of Wrens, were held on Sat., March 2, 2013, at Harts Grove Baptist Church in Stapleton. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Freeman Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

John J. Hyland
John Joseph Hyland, 89, of Harlem, husband of Jill Brescia Hyland, entered into rest on Wed., Feb. 27, 2013.
Graveside services were held on Sat., March 2, at Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family received friends after the service.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors handled the arrangements.

Jack Kodama
Jack Kingo Kodama, 85, of Aiken, S.C., father of Robert W. Kodama & Lisa Kay Owens, entered into rest on Thurs., Feb. 28, 2013.
Memorial services were held on Sun., March 3, at Curtis Funeral Home.
Curtis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Dexter Lovins
Thomas Dexter Lovins, of Dearing, husband of Julianne Lovins, entered into rest on Feb. 28, 2013.
Funeral services were held on Sun., March 3, at Calvary Baptist Church. Visitation was held on Sat., March 2, at Curtis Funeral Home.
Curtis Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Betty Lee McIntyre

Betty Lee McIntyre
Elizabeth Lee Vause "Betty Lee" McIntyre, eldest daughter of Clarence and Bernice Vause, was born on March 14, 1924 in Micanopy, Florida and passed away February 25, 2013 in Vero Beach, Florida. After her birth, the family soon moved to Citrus County where Betty Lee grew up and attended school. She graduated from Citrus County High in 1942. After graduation she moved to Brooksville, Florida where she went to work for the county superintendent of schools. It was in Brooksville that she met and, on October 4, 1944, married Eddie McIntyre, her husband until his death in January of 2009. As Betty Lee followed her husband as he pursued his career at stops in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, she held a number of interesting jobs in addition to being a mother and housewife. At different times she was a deputy sheriff, worked in the personnel office at a U.S. Air Force base, kept the books on seventy-plus “Stuckey” stations at company headquarters in Eastman, Georgia, and was personnel manager for Knox Homes in Thomson, Georgia. In 1975 she was finally able to realize her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse, as she described in her senior essay in high school, when she graduated from the nursing program at Blue Ridge Technical College in Hendersonville, North Carolina. She worked for more than fifteen years as an ICU and CCU nurse before retiring from Lykes Memorial Hospital in Brooksville. Betty Lee was always active in the Presbyterian Church, USA becoming one of the first women to be ordained deacon. She was also an active member and officer of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Along with her husband, Eddie, she was also preceded in death by her grandson, Daniel Edward McIntyre. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Phyllis, and her granddaughter, Katie. Her two surviving sisters, Annie Mae Hensley and Jeanette Walter, live in Inverness, Florida and Wilmington, Delaware, respectively. Mrs. McIntyre also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and their children. Visitation for friends will be 6-7:30 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2013 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Brooksville Chapel and 9:30-11 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church of Brooksville where funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. with Reverend Bob Hope officiating. Interment will follow at Brooksville Cemetery.
ARRANGEMENTS BY
MERRITT FUNERAL HOME
BROOKSVILLE CHAPEL
(352) 796-6699
“Family Owned and Operated”
www.merrittfuneral.com

Wayman Williford
Wayman J. Williford, 70, of Dearing, entered into rest on Wed., Feb. 27, 2013.
Graveside services were held on Sat., March 2, at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens in Thomson.
The family received friends on Fri., March 1, at Curtis Funeral Home.


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