Thursday, February 6, 2014
By Obit Clerk

Dennis “Marty” Allen, Jr.
IBEW Local #1579
Dennis “Marty” Allen, Jr., 50, of Longhill Dr. in Thomson, entered into rest on Feb. 1, 2014.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 4, at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wayne Todd officiating. Interment will follow in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the IBEW Local #1579.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Karen Allen; son, Jason Allen (Tara); daughter, Crystal Allen; parents, Dennis Allen, Sr. and Fay Allen; brother, Mark Allen (Sherry); sister, Michelle Jones (John); and grandchild, Kayla Allen.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.

Donna Harmon
Donna Rae Leavitte Harmon, 76, of Harlem, wife of Joe Harmon, passed away on Sat., Feb. 1, 2014.
A celebration of life will be held at 5 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 4, at Trinity Baptist Church. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service.

Brady King, Sr.
Funeral services for Brady King, Sr., 86, of Thomson, will be held on Tues., Feb. 4, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Vanderhorst C.M.E. Church. Interment will be in New Zion Hill A.M.E Church Cemetery.
Thomson Funeral System is handling the arrangements.

Audrey Kitchens
Audrey Mae Sheppard Kitchens, 88, of Stapleton, wife of the late SM Kitchens, entered into rest on Mon., Feb. 3, 2014.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 5, at James Funeral Home in Wrens. Interment will be in Stapleton Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 4, at the funeral home.

Elaine Langham
Elaine Langham, 58, of Thomson, widow of John Langham, died on Sun., Feb. 2, 2014.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Sat., Feb. 8, at Thomson Second Baptist Church. Burial will be private.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. on Fri., Feb. 7, at Curtis Funeral Home.

Irene C. Major
Irene C. Major, 82, beloved wife of David Major, of Warrenton, died on Tues., Jan. 28, 2014, in University Hospital.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 1, at Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Butch Baston officiating.
Mrs. Major was a native of Lewiston, Maine, but had lived in Warrenton for many years. She was a homemaker and a member of Union Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, David Major; five daughters, Karen Bickford, Linda Major, Paula Crow, Diana Brink and Susan Myers; three sons, David Major III, Pete Major and Scot Major; a sister, Doris Fournier; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kimberly Mobley
Funeral services for Kimberly Mobley, 35, of Warrenton, daughter of Mildred (Gerald) Davis and Milton Mobley, were held on Sat., Feb. 1, 2014, at Trinity A.M.E. Church.
Dawson's Mortuary handled the arrangements.

Myra Nelson
Funeral services for Myra Nelson, 93, of Warrenton, were held on Fri., Jan. 31, 2014, at Trinity A.M.E. Church.
Dawson's Mortuary handled the arrangements.

Robert Clifton Pulliam
Robert Clifton Pulliam, 87, of Wrens Hwy. in Thomson, Ga., entered into rest on Jan. 27, 2014.
He was born in Washington County and spent his teenage years farming with his parents. He began driving 18-wheeler trucks at the age of 21 and continued for the next 50 years. He was awarded a Three-Million Safe Driving Award with Brown Transport in Atlanta. He also drove for the Pulliam Lumber Company until November 1998 when he retired.
He enjoyed his time at home with his family, gardening, working with horses and riding with his two sons. He loved to play the guitar with his two sons, Buddy and Mike, his daughter, Cheryl and with brother, Hubert and numerous good friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, A.C. and Melba Pulliam; a sister, Helen Downs; a brother, Lewis Pulliam; and his former wife of 57 years, Connie Daniel Pulliam.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby; his daughter, Cheryl James (Craig) of Tucson, Ariz.; two sons, Robert A. “Buddy” Pulliam (Kim) of Otto, N.C. and Michael Pulliam (Kim) of Clarksville, Ga. He is also survived by one sister, Frances Tillman of Gibson; and five brothers, Hubert Pulliam (Betty) of Mitchell, James Pulliam (Zuline) of Newnan, Bobby Pulliam (Martha) of Savannah, Earl Pulliam (Barbara) of Palmetto, and Tommy Pulliam (Juanita) of Millen. He also has five grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was an active member of Sweetwater Baptist Church and the Honorary Pallbearers will be his Sunday School Class.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Fri., Jan. 31, at Sweetwater Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Pulliam officiating. Interment followed at Friendship Baptist Cemetery in Mitchell.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Sweetwater Baptist Church Renovation Fund, 1606 Wrens Highway, Thomson, Ga. 30824-8305.
Friends may call at the home of Ruby Pulliam, 2495 Wrens Highway, Thomson.
The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thurs., Jan. 30, at the funeral home.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Ga., was in charge of arrangements.

Elaine Watkins
Ruth "Elaine" Brown Watkins, 70, of Wrens, passed away on Fri., Jan. 31, 2014.
Funeral services were held on Tues., Feb. 4, at Wrens Baptist Church. Interment was in Parker Methodist Church Cemetery in Bartow.
The family received friends on Mon., Feb. 3, at James Funeral Home.

Julian Thomas Wilson

Julian Thomas Wilson
Julian Thomas Wilson, of Covington, was born in Augusta in 1955 and passed away on Feb. 1, 2014. He is predeceased by his parents, Jack E. and Elizabeth S. Wilson of Tucker; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Wilson of Thomson; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Julian W. Sanders of Greensboro.
Julian attended Fairhaven School, Scottdale School and Dekalb Independent Enterprises in Dekalb County, and the day program at Independent Enterprises in Covington. Julian was a long time member of the Clarkston United Methodist Church and one of the original members of its’ Sunshine Class.
Julian was well loved by family and friends, never met a stranger, and always had a hug and a smile for everyone. Julian loved visiting the family farm in Greensboro and going to the creek, picnics at Stone Mountain, playing the air guitar and singing, listening to music and dancing, playing with Daddy’s model trains, going to movies, bowling, and he loved to draw. Julian participated in the Special Olympics when he was younger. He enjoyed going to the Braves games, cheering for the Hawks and the Falcons, but especially loved his Georgia Bulldogs. He was a ray of sunshine that will be missed.
Julian is survived by his two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Thompson and husband David K. Thompson of Milledgeville and Jacquelyn Wilson Daniell of Snellville; nieces, Julie Marie Thompson of Statesboro and Jill Lauren Thompson of Statesboro; and special family friend, Tammy Bailey of Covington.
Graveside services were held on Mon., Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. at the Sanders family plat in the Siloam Cemetery on Church Street in Siloam with Dr. Mike Cavin officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Clarkston United Methodist Church, 3919 Church Street, Clarkston, Ga. 30021, (404) 296-5678. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, Ga., (706) 453-2626, was in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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