Wednesday, September 25, 2013
By Obit Clerk



Elwin V. Axon
Elwin Vernon Axon, 77, of Dearing, husband of Linda Axon, passed away on Fri., Sept. 13, 2013.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Sat., Sept. 21, at Adams Chapel Cemetery.
Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Silvester Burley
Funeral services for Silvester Burley, 55, of Norwood, will be held on Sat., Sept. 21, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Andrew Chapel C.M.E. Church.
Dawson's Mortuary is handling the arrangements.

Peggy Cobb
Peggy Cobb, 69, of Harlem, wife of the late Joseph W. Cobb, entered into rest on Thurs., Sept. 19, 2013.
Graveside services were held on Sun., Sept. 22, at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
The family received friends on Sat., Sept. 21, at Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors in Augusta.

Kate H. Gay
Kate Haulbrook Gay, 84, of Wrens, wife of the late Judson J. "Bobby" Gay, entered into rest on Sat., Sept. 21, 2013.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tues., Sept. 24, at James Funeral Home. Interment will be in Wrens Memorial Cemetery.
James Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Regena Hawes Hall

Regena Hawes Hall
Regena Hawes Hall, 77, of Thomson, daughter of the late John Ellis and Ethel Waller Hawes, entered into rest on Thurs., Sept. 19, 2013, in the University Hospital. Survivors include her two loving sons, John McBrayer (Rich Howe) and Clay Hall (Melissa) of Augusta; grandson, Henry Hall and granddaughter, Hollis Wells; stepchildren, William H. Hall, Jr., Becky Edmond, Margie Sosebee, Kathie Reeder, Carol Hall and Brenda McElveen.
Mrs. Hall was a native of McDuffie County. Regena was a 1953 graduate of Thomson High School and a 1954 graduate of Draughon’s Business College in Augusta. Secretarial positions at Knox Home Corporation and Thomson Ten Sixties kept her busy for several years before she resigned to devote full-time to family. She later enjoyed living at the Hawes Farm which she called “home.” She was a member of Macedonia United Methodist Church. Regena served on the board of directors of McDuffie Museum, and was a charter board member of Wrightsboro Foundation. Her passion for the Wrightsboro community ran deep and she enjoyed sharing her vast knowledge of its history with others. She was often called “Ms. Wrightsboro,” a well-earned title.
A celebration of her life will be at Wrightsboro Church at 3 p.m. on Sun., Sept. 22, with Rev. David Sisler and Jimmy Waller officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Epp Wilson, Robert Waller, Warren Adams, Stacy Turner, Burton D. Patrick and Mel Jobes.
Donations may be made to The Wrightsboro Foundation, P.O. Box 1816, Thomson, Georgia 30824.
Friends may call at the Curtis Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday night at the funeral home.
You may sign the online guest book at www.curtisfuneralhome.com.
Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

William "Bill" Lewis O'Keefe, Jr.
William "Bill" Lewis O'Keefe, Jr., 81, of Cumming, Ga., died on Wed., Sept. 11, 2013, at Gracemont Assisted Living in Cumming, Ga. He was born on Jan. 25, 1932 in Sharon, Ga. to the late William Lewis O'Keefe, Sr. and Lila Mae Parham O'Keefe. Mr. O'Keefe was retired from civil service at Moody Air Force Base. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the United States Air Force from 1952 until 1956. Mr. O'Keefe was a former member of Morningside Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and children's bus ministry captain.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years, Betty Hendrix O'Keefe of Cumming; one daughter and son in law, Kelly and David White of Cumming, Ga.; one son and daughter in law, John and Katie O'Keefe of Lizella, Ga.; two granddaughters, Logan White and Lael White; and one grandson, Jesse O'Keefe. Mr. O'Keefe is preceded in death by his daughter, Patty Jean O'Keefe.
Graveside funeral services were held on Sun., Sept. 15, at 3 p.m. at McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens with Reverend Robert Dawson officiating. Burial followed. The family received friends from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Carson McLane Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.mclanecares.com.
Carson McLane Funeral Home.


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