Sunday, June 30, 2013
By Obit Clerk



Edwin Burton Anderson, Jr.
Edwin Burton Anderson, Jr., 78, of Mayfield Road in Warrenton, Ga., entered into rest on June 26, 2013.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Sat., June 29, in Sallie Hill Cemetery of Warrenton.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.

William Harlan
Graveside services for William B. Harlan, 86, of Harlem, husband of the late Sara Allen Harlan, who entered into rest on June 24, 2013, were held on Wed., June 26, at Sweetwater Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends after the service.
Posey Funeral Directors handled the arrangements.

Lee O. Hobbs
Lee Olon "Buddy" Hobbs, 64, of Wrens, father of Lee Hobbs, Jr., Dale Watts & Dottie Newsome, entered into rest on Sat., June 22, 2013.
Graveside services will be held on Thurs., June 27, at 11 a.m. at Keysville U.M.C. Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Wed., June 26, from 6-8 p.m. at James Funeral Home.

Talitha Hopkins
Martha Talitha Wheatley Hopkins, 93, of Washington, wife of the late Boyce Hopkins, died on Tues., June 25, 2013.
Funeral services will be held on Thurs., June 27, at 4 p.m. at Rehoboth Baptist Church & Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:30 p.m. until the time of service.
Hopkins Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charles Howell
Charles Edgar Howell, 71, of Washington, died on Wed., June 26, 2013.
Funeral services will be held on Sat., June 29, at 10 a.m. at Washington Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in Clifford Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Hopkins Funeral Home.

Martha Lawrence
Martha Lawrence, 62, of Thomson, died on Mon., June 24, 2013.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Fri., June 28, at County Line Baptist Church Cemetery in Rayle. The family will receive friends Friday after the service.
Curtis Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Frances McNeely
Frances Lee Canady McNeely, 76, of Wrens, wife of Alec Stone McNeely, passed away on Mon., June 24, 2013.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Fri., June 28, at James Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Wrens Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Thurs., June 27, from 6-8 p.m. at James Funeral Home.

Harry Palmer
Harry Dean Palmer, 57, of Thomson, entered into rest on Mon., June 24, 2013.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thurs., June 27, at Westview Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wed., June 26, at Curtis Funeral Home.

Ray E. Radford

Ray E. Radford
Ray E. Radford, 84, of Dearing, Ga., entered into rest surrounded by his family on June 24th, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mary M. Radford; daughter, Mary R. McGahee (Johnny) of Dearing; sister, Clyde Holley of Wrens; grandchildren, Jason Radford (Melanie) of Dearing, Jennifer Harris (Ta) of Dearing, Johnny McGahee, Jr. (Veronica) of Chula Vista, Calif.; 10 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Lucille Radford; son, Michael D. Radford; and sisters, Shirley Bailey and Myrtle Larimer, all of Dearing.
Ray dedicated his life to Jehovah in 1950 and served as an elder in the Thomson Congregation until his death. He was the owner and operator of Ray’s Service Station for 40 years and also a cattle farmer. He was known as a good friend and neighbor to all who had the priveledge of knowing him. He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held on Thurs., June 27, at 2 p.m. at the Thomson Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Thomson Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, care of Bob Andrews, 1889 Ridgeview Dr., Thomson, Georgia 30824.
You may sign the online guest book at www.curtisfuneralhome.com.
Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Roberts Smith

Margaret Roberts Smith
Margaret Roberts Smith, 91, of Evans, Ga., went to be with the Heavenly Father on Mon., June 24, 2013, at her residence.
Funeral services will be held on Fri., June 28, at 2 p.m. at National Hills Baptist Church with Rev. Kevin Steele and Rev. Charles E. Poole officiating. Burial will be private.
The Smith family donated the land on which National Hills Baptist Church now stands, and Mrs. Smith was a founding member of that church. She was a Sunday school teacher there, as well as holding various other positions. She was the epitome of a Southern lady, with strong Christian roots, who enjoyed flowers and gardening.
She is survived by her daughters, Elaine Clark Smith (Roger) of Augusta, Carol Holden of Thomson, Meril Merritt (Stanley) of Evans, and Gayle Ardrey (Vince) of Augusta; as well as her grandchildren, Jason Clark (Shonna) of Vienna, Va., Nicole Holden Eick (Carson) of Martinez, Stuart Holden of Denver, Colo., Breck Ardrey of Augusta and Hannah Ardrey of Augusta. She is also survived by two great grandchildren, Ella Raley Eick and Mary Carson Eick. She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Smith; her parents, William and Estelle Roberts; and her twin brother, William Brett Roberts.
Pallbearers will be Danny Smith, Bradley Smith, Donnie Brown, Leslie Brown, Larry Brown, Dwayne Sims and Darrel Sims.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Brandon Wilde Colonnade and Pavilion, and especially to Debra Murrell, Dot Mayo and Jackie Johnson for their devotion to and care of Mrs. Smith.
If so desired, memorials may be made to National Hills Baptist Church, 2725 Washington Road, Augusta, Ga. 30909 or to the University Healthcare Foundation, Heart and Vascular Institute, 2100 Central Avenue, Suite D-1, Augusta, Ga. 30904.
Please sign the guestbook and send condolences at www.plattsfuneralhome.com.
Platt's Funeral Home, 337 North Belair Road.


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