Wednesday, June 26, 2013
By Obit Clerk



Bertha Berry
Graveside committal services for Bertha J. Berry, 67, of Huntsville, Ala., were held on Sat., June 22, 2013, at Waysgrove Baptist Church Cemetery in Wrens.
Freeman Funeral Home of Wrens handled the arrangements.

Walter L. Candler
Walter L. Candler, 98, of Whiteoak Rd. in Thomson, Ga., entered into rest on June 21, 2013.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Mon., June 24, in the Chapel of Beggs Funeral Home with Rev. Ginny Best officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery of Thomson.
Mr. Candler was born in Lincoln County, Ga. and was the son of the late Walter Linton Candler and the late Mary Nancy Strother Candler. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and during the Korean Conflict. He lived most of his life in McDuffie County and was a retired building contractor. Mr. Candler was also a founding member of Young Memorial United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Ruth Young Candler; daughter, Jeanie McCuin and husband Ralph of St. Simons, Ga.; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 4 until 5 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at the funeral home.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.

Michael Cook
David Michael "Mike" Cook, 66, of Thomson, husband of Christie N. Cook, entered into rest on June 23, 2013.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tues., June 25, at Beggs Funeral Home in Thomson.
Beggs Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

James Kennedy
James Robert Kennedy, 90, of Lincolnton, entered into rest on Sat., June 22, 2013.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. on Mon., June 24, at Greenwood Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 1-2:30 p.m. on Monday at Rees Funeral Home.

Shirley Parker
Funeral services for Shirley Ann Parker, 51, of Gibson, were held on Sat., June 22, 2013, at Jones Grove Baptist Church & Cemetery in Thomson.
Visitation was held on Friday at the funeral home.
Thomson Funeral System handled the arrangements.

Danny R. Reid
Danny R. Reid, 44, of Lincolnton, son of E.W. Reid, entered into rest on Mon., June 17, 2013.
Funeral services were held on Sat., June 22, at Mulberry C.M.E. Church.
The family received friends on Fri., June 21, at Norris W. Gunby, Sr. Funeral Home.


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