Sunday, March 17, 2013
By Obit Clerk



Frances Callaway Averitt
Frances “Fran” Callaway Averitt, 69, of Grovetown, Ga., entered into rest on March 11, 2013.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Sat., March 16, in the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Bobby Mapp officiating.
Mrs. Averitt was a born in McDuffie County and was the daughter of the late Harry Callaway and the late Sophie Lyons Reese. She was the wife of the late Lex Averitt and was a retired Realtor. She was very active in recovery and has touched many lives through Alcoholics Anonymous. Mrs. Averitt will be missed by many especially, Paulette, Mae, Carla and the Mapp Family.
Memorials may be made to the Damascus House, P.O. Box 1397, Statesboro, Ga., 30459 or to the Statesboro Humane Society, P.O. Box 581, Statesboro, Ga., 30459.
Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Road, Thomson, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.

Johnnie L. Baker
Johnnie L. Baker, 89, of Appling, wife of the late John B. Baker, died on Sun., March 10, 2013.
Memorial services will be held on Sun., March 24, at 2:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Belvedere First Baptist Church in Belvedere.
SC Cremation & Burial Society is assisting the family.

James Howard
Funeral services for James Howard, 70, of Conyers, will be held on Wed., March 13, 2013, at 1 p.m. at House Of God Church Of God In Christ of Thomson. Interment will be in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.
Thomson Funeral System is handling the arrangements.

Billy J. Logan
Billy Joe Logan, 30, of Gibson, husband of Kaci Beasley Logan, entered into rest on Tues., March 12, 2013.
Arrangements are being handled by Starling Funeral Home of Harlem.

McClay Dale Powell
Miss McClay Dale Powell, age 13, of Graniteville, S.C., loving daughter of Preston Powell of Graniteville, S.C. and Kristie Payne of Harlem, Ga., was carried away by angels from Children’s Healthcare in Atlanta, Ga. to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, March 9, 2013. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her stepmother, Deana Powell of Graniteville, S.C.; maternal grandparents, Danny and Nancy Payne of Harlem, Ga.; paternal grandparents, Lee and Joann Powell of Aiken, S.C.; step-grandparents, Mike and Michele Bryce of Aiken, S.C.; a sister, Peyton Lewis of Augusta, Ga.; and stepbrothers, Zeke and Drew Deas, both of Graniteville, S.C. McClay was born in Augusta, Ga. She was known as Papa’s Chili Bean. She was a special, gifted and very thoughtful child. She was always giving and had a smile for everyone, and was loved by everyone. Yes, she was a precious, beautiful young girl whose life was way too short; however, death is not the end, for God has promised eternal life for all who believe on Him, and McClay is now enjoying her new Heavenly home, where there is no more pain or sorrow, for all is joy and peace in that land, and there are no more tears and sad goodbyes.
A service celebrating her life and home going will be held at Midland Valley Community Church of the Nazarene, 3526 Jefferson Davis Highway in Clearwater, S.C. this Thursday afternoon, March 14, 2013 at 4 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Cheselka officiating. The interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Graniteville. The pallbearers will be Zeke Deas, Drew Deas, Robbie Payne, Daniel Powell, Brian Powell and Tom Johnson. The family will receive friends at the church, Thursday, from 2 p.m. until the hour of service at 4 p.m.
Memorials, in McClay’s memory, may be made to the American Heart Association, 400 Percival Road, Columbia, S.C. 29206.
Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main St., Graniteville, S.C.. is in charge of the funeral arrangements. You may sign our guest register by logging on to www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com.

Charles V. Vaught
Charles Vernon "Chuck" Vaught, 55, of Lincolnton, husband of Cynthia Thompson "Cindy" Vaught, entered into rest on March 9, 2013.
His body has been cremated and a private memorial service will be held later this week.
Beggs Funeral Home of Lincolnton is handling the arrangements.

Lakeila Williams
Funeral services for Lakeila J. Williams, 38, of Gloverville, S.C., will be held on Thurs., March 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Greenwood Baptist Church in Norwood. Interment will be in Walker Memorial Park in Augusta.
Thomson Funeral System is handling the arrangements.


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