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Genny Dell Wells
Mrs. Genny Dell Wells, 78, of Iron Hill Rd. entered into rest April 22, 2017.
 Mrs. Wells was a lifelong resident of McDuffie County, GA and the daughter of the late Lee Guy and the late Marie Hobbs Guy. She was a devoted homemaker and retired as a seamstress from Thomson Company. Ms. Wells was also a member of Fort Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include her children, Terry Tapley of Dearing, GA, Ronnie Wells (Paula) of Charleston, SC, Ann Birchfield, Michael Wells (Janet), and Wayne Wells all of Dearing, GA, and Jennifer Thompson (Mike) of McIntyre, GA; 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Fort Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Lewis Farrer officiating.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia was in charge of arrangements.

James Edward “Ed” Williams
James Edward “Ed’ Williams, 92, of Virginia Ave. NE entered into rest April 23, 2017, at the VA Medical Center, Augusta.
Mr. Williams was born in Jefferson County, Georgia to the late Thomas Hubert Williams and the late Hattie Lamb Williams. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II. Mr. Williams worked at Roberts Plymouth for several years and retired from the Graniteville Company. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and in his youth he loved to race stock cars.
Survivors include his wife, Geneva Williams; daughter, Carolyn Williams Morris and son-in-law, Michael Morris of Evans, GA; sisters, Christine Selby of Oklahoma and Geraldine Chalker of Hephzibah, GA; grandchildren, Brian Peck and Jason Peck and great grandchildren, Kayla Peck, Logan Peck, Evan Peck and Cameron Peck and many nieces and nephews.
It is the family’s desire that memorial contributions be made to the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center’s Fisher House, 1 Freedom Way, Augusta, GA 30904.
There will be no service at this time.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Ann Davidson Reeves
Mary Ann Davidson Reeves, 79, of Dusty Lane, died Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at a local hospice facility. The family will greet friends from 1:00pm-2 p.m., Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Bridges Funeral Home in Gray. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., in the funeral home chapel with interment at Middle Georgia Memory Gardens. Dr. Jason Wade will officiate.
Mrs. Reeves was born in Thomson, Georgia and had lived in Jones County most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Metz Joiner Davidson and Ora Mae King Davidson. Mrs. Reeves was a former member of Elam Baptist Church and was a retired braizer for Rheem Manufacturing Company in Milledgeville with nineteen years of service. She received her GED at the age of thirty-eight and went on to obtain a degree in cosmetology. She had a way with people and had never met a stranger. Mrs. Reeves was preceded in death by her husband: Johnny Joe Reeves and brothers: Metz Joiner Davidson, Jr., Clifford Davidson,Clouise Davidson, Frank Davidson, Jesse Davidson and Bill Davidson.
Mrs. Reeves is survived by her daughters: Joann Reeves Howell (David), Audrey Janice Reeves (Cleve Sims) and Sandra Dale Reeves Walker (Don); grandchildren: Angela Carr, Jonathan David Carr, Christy Howell, Amy Howell Smith, Joseph Walker and Rebecca Michelle Firkin (Sean); nine great-grandchildren and her brothers: Fred Davidson (Fay) of Hartyville, SC and Roy Davidson (Betty) of Martinez, GA and by a multitude of nieces, nephews and special friends that will dearly miss her.
Bridges Funeral Home and Crematory in Gray has charge of arrangements. Please visit the online memorial at: www.bridgesofgray.com

B.M. Louise Hunt
Mary Louise Hunt, 94, of Spartanburg, SC, died Saturday, April 15, 2017, at White Oak Estates. Born November 26, 1922, in Thomson, GA, she was the daughter of the late Grover C. and Mary Lou Asbury Hunt.
Miss Hunt was a graduate of Georgia College and State University and retired from the South Carolina Employment Security Commission after 31 years of service. Her last assignment was Labor Market Analyst for six counties in Upstate South Carolina. She was a charter member of Fernwood Baptist Church and the Ruth Sunday School Class.
Her brother, Cleveland “Pete” Hunt preceded her in death. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Doris Faircloth Hunt of Thomson, GA; nieces, Lane H. Foster and husband Gary of Media, PA and Gena H. Cole and husband Tom of Kennesaw, GA; two great-nieces and nephews; and one great-great-niece.
A cryptside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30, 2017, in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens Heritage Chapel Mausoleum, 1300 Fernwood-Glendale Rd., Spartanburg, SC 29307, by the Reverends Laura and Stuart Jones. Visitation will follow at Heritage Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Georgia College and State University Alumni Association, 231 West Hancock Street, Milledgeville, GA 31061.
An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com
Floyd's North Church Street Chapel

Betty Jean Wilson Thorne
Betty Jean Wilson Thorne passed away peacefully at Wesley Woods Towers in Atlanta on April 18, 2017, at the age of 89. Betty was blessed with many years of good health but had experienced decline in recent months due to kidney disease and died of related complications. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of sixty-six years, Virgle Ray Thorne, parents, Barney James and Ruby Ansley Wilson, and brother, William (“Billy”) Bartow Wilson. She is survived by daughter Jeanne Thorne Brissett (son-in-law Michael Brissett), daughter Patricia Thorne Brunner, five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, two nieces, two nephews, and several cousins.
Betty was born in 1927 in Boneville, Georgia. She grew up and happily lived almost her entire adult life in Boneville, with her daughter Patricia nearby, until moving to Wesley Woods Towers senior residence in Atlanta in 2014. There she was near her daughter and son-in-law (Jeanne and Mike), granddaughter (Shelly Fulbright), and grandson (Zachary Brissett). Betty graduated from Thomson High School in 1944. A loving daughter and homebody, she spent all of one week at Rhinehart College before returning home and beginning her career at Augusta Arsenal. She later worked for many years in Civilian Personnel at Fort Gordon, retiring from there in the 1970's
Betty was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and was known by family and friends for her sweet demeanor and unassuming ways. She was a keen follower for the news and politics and was quite the crossword puzzle whiz until her eyesight declined. Betty was also known for her organizational skills, taking excellent care of the bookkeeping from the family and for Virgle's cattle breeding business.
Betty placed faith in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior when she was nine years old. For many years she was active at Boneville United Methodist Church, serving as treasurer for several years. Betty passed away trusting in Jesus' promise of eternal life.
Betty was laid to rest on April 22, 2017, beside Virgle in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens, Thomson, following her funeral service at Curtis Funeral Home.
You may sign the online guest book at www.curtisfuneralhome.com
Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.





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