April 10, 2014
By Obit Clerk

Johnnie Belton
Funeral service for Johnnie Belton, 66, of Thomson, was held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Springfield Baptist Church, Thomson. Interment: Westview Cemetery, Thomson. Thomson Funeral System was in charge of arrangements.

Lueveria T. Collins
Funeral service for Lueveria Tanksley Collins, 66, of Norwood, was held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Bethel A.M.E. Church, Norwood. Interment: Gospel Aide Society Cemetery, Norwood. Thomson Funeral System was in charge of arrangements

Matthew J. McGahee
Matthew Justin McGahee, age 24, of Addison, Texas, passed away on March 29, 2014 because of a motorcycle accident. He was born September 18, 1989, in Athens, Georgia. Matthew was a 2008 graduate of Sherman High School (where he was a self-proclaimed "athlete" in the band) and a 2012 graduate of the University of Texas in Austin. Matthew exemplified dedication, confidence and hard work, balanced with an innate ability to charm others with his infectious smile (unfairly enhanced by dimples); a young man who was fun-loving, yet capable of leading others by example and personifying his favorite quote, "Our fingerprints never fade from the lives we touch." Like ripples in a pond, his warmth and that "something special" touched everyone he met. 
Matthew is survived by his father, Jeff McGahee and wife, Kim, of Plano, Texas; mother, Sandra Maria Arndell Estes and husband, Gary, of Tom Bean, Texas; his love, Renata Strebe, of Addison, Texas; dogs Bella and Brody; siblings, Ryan McGahee and Justin Estes, of Carrolton, Texas; Audrey Morrow, of Conway, Arkansas; Lydia Morrow, of Frisco, Texas; Taylor Estes, of Sherman, Texas; Austin Flippin, of Plano, Texas; Christian Harvey, of College Station, Texas; Alyson Harvey, of Plano, Texas; and Zachary Harvey, of Plano, Texas; nephew, Phoenix McGahee; paternal great-grandmother, Cleo Purvis, of Stapleton, Georgia; paternal grandparents, Carolyn Smith and husband, Curtis, of Mesena, Georgia; uncles, Claude Justin Arndell, Jr., of Albany, New York and Chris McGahee and wife, Pam, of Nicholson, Georgia; aunts, Debbie Shugart and husband, Eric, of Watkinsville, Georgia; Deborah Arndell, of New York, New York; and Michelle Arndell, of Lincoln Park; cousins, Rebekah Shugart Wingo, and husband, Wyatt, of Dayton, Oregon; Christopher McGahee, of Nicholson, Georgia; and Elizabeth Shugart, of Watkinsville, Georgia. 
The funeral service was held Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 4 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas. The family received friends during a visitation held Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home.
Flowers may be sent to Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas in Austin, Texas at 4900 Mueller Blvd. Austin, Texas 78723. www.childrensaustin.org.
Matthew's name means "Gift of the Lord" and he was truly a gift to all of us. He will be greatly missed. 
Matthew was an organ donor and other grieving families will have new life because of his loving heart.

Johnny L. Moss
Memorial service for Johnny Lee Moss, 49, Thomson, was held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Springfield Baptist Church, Thomson. Thomson Funeral System was in charge of arrangements.

Roberta S. Neal
Funeral service for Roberta Story Neal, 83, of Thomson, was held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Harts Grove Baptist Church, Stapleton, Interment: Church Cemetery. Thomson Funeral System was in charge of arrangements.

William Virlyn Neal
William Virlyn Neal, 79, of Thomson. entered into rest April 6, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Joan Neal.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens with Rev. Lester Jenkins officiating.
Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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