Thurs., Jun 15
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Lois Adams
Lois Brassell Adams, 93, entered into rest June 12, 2017.
Mrs. Adams was born in Glascock County, Georgia, but lived most of her life in McDuffie County and was a member of Fort Creek Baptist Church. She was a retired nurse with Warrenton Health and Rehabilitation. Mrs. Adams was predeceased by her husband, Robert Evans Adams; daughter, Laura A. Reeves and great granddaughter, Colbi Reeves.
Survivors include her sons, Robert Adams (Marianne) and Garry Adams (Madrene; brother, Ansley Kitchens; sister, Patsy Kitchens; five grandchildren; ten great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock p.m., Friday, June 16, 2017 in the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Martin officiating. Interment will follow at the Dearing Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
It is the family’s request that memorial contributions be made to Fort Creek Baptist Church.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

Bernice Paschal Massey
Bernice Paschal Massey, 80, of 5588 Rock Springs Road, Stonecrest, Georgia, formerly of Thomson, Georgia passed on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at her residence. Family and friends may call at the residence.
Visitation was held on June 14 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Thomson Funeral System. Visitation will also be held on June 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at Thomson Funeral System and 1 to 2 p.m. at Springfield Baptist Church in Thomson.
Services will be held at Springfield Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on June 15 with the Rev. Frederick D. Favors officiating. The funeral procession will leave the funeral home at 1:45 p.m.
A repast will be held at 3 p.m. on June 15 at the J.H. West Fellowship Hall at Springfield Baptist Church.
Thomson Funeral Systems is in charge of the arrangements.

Rosa Mae Hinton
Sis. Rosa Hamilton, age 78, of 100 Forest Ridge Dr., Apt 216, Lawrenceville, NJ, passed on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital, Hamilton , NJ. Family and friends may call at the residence of Jeanette (John) Shelley, 3997 Allen Road, Dearing, GA, or the funeral home. Thomson Funeral System, 505 Gordon St. NE Thomson
On June 2, 2017, the great God Almighty dispatched an angel to bring home the soul of our dearly beloved sister, aunt, cousin, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, Sis. Rosa Mae Hamilton.
Sis. Rosa Mae Hamilton, affectionately known as “Cousin Rose or Ms. Rose” was born on May 10, 1939 in Dearing, McDuffie County, Georgia to the late Katie Ann Hamilton and Arthur Hamilton. She is also predeceased by her children, Edwin Hamilton and Edward Hamilton; her siblings, Edward Hamilton (Toddie), Sammie Wilkins, Vera Hamilton, Rufus Wilkins and her good friend, Charles (“C. H.”). Williams. Rosa grew up in Dearing, GA where she proudly graduated from McDuffie County Training (High) School. Following high school, Rosa moved to NJ where she worked and retired from Prince Sporting Goods Company after over 20 years of service.
Rosa has been a life-long, dedicated, proud, and active member of the United House of Prayer for All People. She enjoyed attending services in and near her home town, the Houses of Prayer in Dearing, Harlem, and Augusta, GA. During the early years, she served Daddy Grace as a mountain attendant and enjoyed traveling with Daddy Grace during convocations throughout the south. As a young adult, Rosa relocated to the north where she worked in West Philadelphia as an Usher, and most recently in North Philadelphia as member of the Back the Attack and later the Cream of the Crop auxiliary. She also regularly attended the House of Prayer in Piscataway, NJ and worked with the Bailey Ushers. Rosa prided herself in supporting various programs wherever she was needed.
Rosa was a loving individual and was loved by many in return. She spent many hours being a caretaker to family members and friends, and baking her famous lemon cake for special occasions and church functions. Rosa became known for her Sunday convocation tailgates wherein she provided food after service for family and friends. She loved to travel and was fondly known as the world’s lightest traveler. As the family historian, she possessed a wealth of knowledge of the family tree. Her wittiness, sense of humor, laughter, love, and ability to take control will be greatly missed.
She leaves to cherish precious memories, her sister Ruth (Albert) James of Tomball, Texas; a host of nieces, nephews, including Elder John (Berniece) Wilkins, Geanette (John) Shelley, Mary Roberts, Maurice (Charlotte) James, Kimberly (Charles) James-Jones, Fay (Jason) James-Ashley, and Eric James; four grandchildren, Edward “BB” (Casandra) Hamilton, Shanda (Billy) Carmichael, Edwina Harris, and Sirmario Hamilton; eight great grandchildren, Taylor M. Hamilton, Alexis Linzey, Nicholas Burke, Hailey Hamilton, Cameron Hamilton, Naomi Hamilton, and Kambree Thatcher, and Aliyah Carmichael; A host of cousins; God son Lester (Evelyn) Shephard; Friends, Vivian Hood, Mary Butler, Wanda Hobbs, Loretta Zorn, Prince (Cheryl) Patterson, Marcus Dixon, Lamarick Alexander, Karen Richards, Malika Hale, Liz Jones, Esther Harris, Beverly and Amy Rothstein and numerous other close friends.
The family would also like to acknowledge the dedication, friendship, love, and caretaking expended by her dedicated special cousins, Lewis and Rosemary Parham of Hamilton, NJ.





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