Sunday, March 10, 2013
By Obit Clerk



Hebron Blackwell
Hebron Blackwell, 82, of Dearing, husband of Helen Blackwell, passed away on Wed., March 6, 2013.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sat., March 9, at The Sanctuary in Evans. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Visitation will be held on Fri., March 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Starling Funeral Home in Harlem.

Gladys Burnett
Funeral services for Mother Gladys Faye Howard Burnett, 86, of Thomson, were held on Thurs., March 7, 2013, at House of God Church of God In Christ. Interment was in the House of God Cemetery.
Thomson Funeral System handled the arrangements.

Hessie Cothron
Hessie Mae Cothron, 94, widow of Fred Cothron, entered into rest on Fri., March 1, 2013.
Funeral services were held on Tues., March 5, at Curtis Funeral Home in Thomson. Burial was in Westview Cemetery. The family received friends prior to the service at the funeral home.

Roxie Daniel
Funeral services for Roxie Daniel, 82, of Avera, were held on Wed., March 6, 2013, at Magnolia Baptist Church. Interment was in the church cemetery.
A wake service was held at Freeman Funeral Home on Tues., March 5.
Freeman Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Kathy H. Gilmer
Kathy Hawkins Gilmer, 41, of Redwood Drive in Augusta, Ga., entered into rest on March 4, 2013.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thurs., March 7, in the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Richardson officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery.
Kathy was a native of McDuffie County, Ga. and lived in Richmond County for the past four years. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Kathy was a loving and devoted mother who will be greatly missed by her children.
Survivors include her children, Daymon Linkous, Olivia Fitzgerald and Chase Gilmer; mother, Gail Belcher and step father, Danny Belcher; father, Jimmy Hawkins and wife Kathy; paternal grandmother, Audrey Hawkins; sister, Yvonne Sandifer and husband Paul; brothers, Brad Belcher, Kevin Belcher, Benjamin Hawkins and wife Stephanie; aunts, Judy Pettit and Hilda McCarty; uncle, Allen Hawkins; nieces, Kaitlyn Wright, Ashlynn Sandifer and Abby Sandifer; and nephews, Cole Wright, Kyle Wright and Philip Belcher.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.

William Johnson III
William Theophilus Johnson III, 88, of Washington, husband of the late Louise Callaway Johnson, passed away on March 1, 2013.
Funeral services will be held at Callaway Family Cemetery on Sat., March 9, at 1 p.m.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hopkins Funeral Home.

Janette S. Kelley
Janette Story Kelley, 73, of Appling, wife of the late John R. Kelley, entered into rest on Wed., March 6, 2013.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Sat., March 9, at Powell Baptist Church. Interment will be in Bellevue Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be held Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Starling Funeral Home in Harlem.

Carol Gene “Geneie” Mitchum
Carol Gene “Geneie” Land Mitchum, 47, of Thomson, Ga., entered into rest on March 7, 2013.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sat., March 9, at the Beggs Funeral Chapel.
Ms. Mitchum was born in Washington, Ga. but lived most of her life in Thomson, Ga. She was retired as Pharmacy Manager from Wal-Mart.
Survivors include her mother, Carol Malcolm Keith; sister, Dottie Harper and husband Billy; niece, Jill Harper and special friend, James Higdon.
Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church, 973 Salem Road, Thomson, Ga. 30824.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.
Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Rd., Thomson, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.

Henry Whitener
Henry Whitener, 81, of Thomson, Ga., formerly of Washington, Ga., entered into rest on March 4, 2013.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thurs., March 7, at Resthaven Cemetery in Washington with Rev. Grant Cantrell officiating. The family will receive friends at the graveside from 2:30 until the hour of service.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, is in charge of arrangements.


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