Thursday, February 13, 2014
By Obit Clerk



Lucy Arquette
Lucy Christine Arquette, 41, of Appling, entered into rest on Feb. 9, 2014.
Private memorial services will be held at a later date.
McNeill Funeral Home of Martinez is handling the arrangements.

Frances Bowles
Frances Eugenia M. Bowles, 79, of Harlem, wife of the late Louis William Bowles, Sr., entered into rest on Thurs., Feb. 6, 2014.
Funeral services were held on Mon., Feb. 10, at Starling Funeral Home. Interment was in Harlem Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation was held on Sun., Feb. 9, at Starling Funeral Home.

Johnny Collins
Funeral services for Johnny Byron Troy Collins, 52, of Augusta, were held on Sat., Feb. 8, 2014, at Springfield Baptist Church in Thomson. Interment was in Westview Cemetery.
Thomson Funeral System handled the arrangements.

Roger Combs, Sr.
Roger Lee Combs, Sr., 59, of Harlem, husband of Jessie Combs, entered into rest on Feb. 5, 2014.
Funeral services were held on Sat., Feb. 8, at Beggs Funeral Home in Thomson. The family received friends prior to the service. Interment was in Adams Chapel Cemetery.

Rua Davis
Rua Bell Orr Davis, 91, of Washington, wife of the late Ray Davis, passed away on Feb. 7, 2014.
Funeral services were held on Sun., Feb. 9, at Victory Baptist Church. Interment followed in Resthaven Cemetery.
The family received friends on Saturday at Hopkins Funeral Home.

Rebecca Dudley Fullbright

Rebecca Dudley Fullbright
Rebecca Dudley Fullbright, of Sparta, Tenn., passed away on Feb. 2, 2014 at the achingly young age of 34. She was born on Aug. 7, 1979 in Macon, Ga. to parents, Jimmy and Elvie Fullbright. She was the third of three children, delighting her older brother and sister, who remember sneaking into their parents’ bedroom to marvel at the sleeping baby in the bassinet.
Rebecca graduated from Monroe Academy in Forsyth, Ga. and attended Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, S.C. She lived the life of a youngest child, marching to a beat in her heart that only she heard, sometimes to the puzzlement of those around her. She was herself, for better or worse. She loved the culinary arts, a good cup of coffee, loud music and long phone conversations.
In 2004, she realized one of her greatest achievements ever: she gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Andrew Noel Hixson, who has his mother’s bottomless hazel eyes. Two years later, she welcomed her second son, Walter Phillip Hixson, who inherited his mother’s fair complexion and playful stubborn streak. As the first-born grandchildren and nephews, they quickly became an indelible part of family life, charming everyone whose paths they crossed.
In addition to her children and her parents, she is survived by her sister, Nancy Fullbright (Peter Hendy) of Savannah, Ga.; her brother, Lee Fullbright (Julie) of Appling, Ga.; a niece, Janie Fullbright of Appling, Ga.; two nephews, W.J. and Levi Fullbright of Appling, Ga.; her aunt and uncle, Faye and Randy Nunn of Mineral Wells, Texas; a cousin, Jennifer Negri (Ivan) of Wolf Creek, Mon.; her loyal and longtime friend, Billy Phillips of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and her faithful canine companion, Addie.
A service to celebrate Rebecca’s life will be held on Sat., Feb. 8, at 12 o’clock noon at the Whiteoak United Methodist Church, 4459 White Oak Rd., Appling, Ga. 30802. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The visitation will be from 11 until 12 prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to an educational trust fund established for Noel and Walter Hixson.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.

Jaylen Hayes
Funeral services for Baby Boy Jaylen Lee Hayes, of Augusta, were held on Sat., Feb. 8, 2014, at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Dearing. Interment was in the church cemetery.
Thomson Funeral System handled the arrangements.

Horace Haynes
Horace Colin Haynes, 64, of Lincolnton, entered into rest on Sun., Feb. 9, 2014.
Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tues., Feb. 11, at Double Branches Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Mon., Feb. 10, at Rees Funeral Home.

Sandra Elaine Laux
Funeral services for Sandra Elaine Laux, 68, of Atlanta Highway in Warrenton, Ga., who entered into rest on Feb. 4, 2014, will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Harlem, Ga. Bishop Clay Brod presiding.
Mrs. Laux was a native of Tampa, Fla. and traveled throughout the world with her husband during his military career, having made the Augusta area her home for the past 35 years. She was a member of the Harlem Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was a graduate of Chamberlin High School. Mrs. Laux was devoted wife, mother and homemaker. She was preceded in death by her parents, Percy Lee and Annie Deans Ledford; and a brother, Robert Lee Ledford.
Survivors include her husband of over 40 years, Robert Laux of Thomson, Ga.; two sons, Allen Laux, North Charleston of S.C. and David Lee Laux of Alamo, Ga.; a sister and brother-in-law, Laura and Tom Peck of Horseheads, N.Y.; a niece and three nephews.
The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Harlem Ward Missionary Fund, 1538 Cedar Creek Drive, Thomson, Ga. 30824.
Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803-278-1181). Visit the registry online at www.poseycares.com.

Cleveland Martin
Cleveland Martin, 79, of Mansfield, husband of Mozelle Martin, entered into rest on Feb. 8, 2014.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 11, at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Augusta. The family will receive friends from 12-1 p.m. on Tuesday at Beggs Funeral Home in Thomson.

Jennie Milburn
Jennie Ruth Milburn, 76, of Stapleton, entered into rest on Fri., Feb. 7, 2014.
Funeral services were held on Mon., Feb. 10, at Waldens United Methodist Church & Cemetery.
The family received friends on Sun., Feb. 9, at James Funeral Home.

Dennis Rickard
Dennis Lee Rickard, 78, of Thomson, died on Fri., Feb. 7, 2014.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 12, at Curtis Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Starrucca Cemetery in Starrucca, Pa. at a later date.

Ellen G. Seigler
Ellen G. Seigler, of Appling, wife of James Seigler, entered into rest on Jan. 22, 2014.
Memorial services were held on Sat., Feb. 8, at Shilo United Methodist Church.
McNeill Funeral Home of Martinez handled the arrangements.

Luther Stokes, Jr.
Funeral services for Luther Stokes, Jr., 66, of Thomson, were held on Sat., Feb. 8, 2014, at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. Interment was in Westview Cemetery.
Thomson Funeral System handled the arrangements.

Tommie Walker, Sr.
Funeral services for Tommie Walker, Sr., of Wrens, husband of Lucille Walker, will be held on Tues., Feb. 11, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Spring Bethel A.M.E. Church.
A wake service will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Mon., Feb. 10, at Davis Funeral Home.

Ann Washington
Ann Loper Washington, 67, of Dearing, wife of Raymond C. Washington, entered into rest on Fri., Feb. 7, 2014.
Funeral services were held on Mon., Feb. 10, at Bellevue Memorial Gardens Chapel. Interment was in Bellevue Memorial Gardens.
Visitation was held on Sunday at Starling Funeral Home in Harlem.


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