Phil Davis, 70, went to be with his Lord on July 17, 2017 at his residence.
Mr. Davis was a lifelong resident of McDuffie County, Georgia, the son of the late William Odell Davis and the late Mary Inez Hobbs Davis. He served his country as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army during Vietnam from 1966-1968 and received three Purple Heart medals. Mr. Davis worked for 12 years as a Quality Control Supervisor at Uniroyal and retired, after 34 years, as the manager of Thompson Gas & Oil Company. He enjoyed doing small construction projects in his spare time. Mr. Davis was a member of First United Methodist Church in Thomson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter Davis and Wendell Davis, and two sisters, Barbara Shelton and Mary Frances Hyman.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 44 years, Vicki McCarty Davis; children, Jennifer Welch (Felton) and Tiffany Daniel (Sonny); grandchildren, Mason Daniel, Daniel Welch, Zac Daniel, and Matthew Welch; two sisters, Doris Reese (Roy) and Phyllis Shedd (A.T.); and sister-in-law, Betty Davis.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 20, 2017 at First United Methodist Church in Thomson with Rev. Ronny Brannen officiating. Interment followed at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens with full military honors.
The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in his honor.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia was in charge of arrangements.
Kenneth Johnson Pittard Jr.
Kenneth Johnson Pittard, Jr., 75, entered into rest July 22, 2017 at his residence.
Mr. Pittard was born in Atlanta, Georgia to the late Kenneth Johnson Pittard, Sr. and the late Grace Vivian Boles. He grew up in Duluth, GA and joined the U.S. Navy and served his country during the Vietnam War. Mr. Pittard graduated from the University of Georgia in 1969 with a degree in History. He retired as city clerk from the City of Thomson and was a member of Silver Run Baptist Church.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 48 years, Cheryl McKinney Pittard; sons, Jason Kenneth Pittard (Paige), Jeffrey James Pittard (Jeni), and Joseph Wheeler Pittard (Jennifer); sisters, Denise Murphy and Jan Perkins; and 9 grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 11 o’clock a.m., Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Silver Run Baptist Church Cemetery, Harlem, GA with Rev. Bill Harrell and Rev. David Pickard officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Silver Run Baptist Church, 5406 GA Hwy 221 SE, Harlem, GA 30814.
Bernice Williams, 81, widow of Mr. Leon Williams, entered into rest Sunday, July 23, 2017 at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Mr. Claude Cassidy and Mrs. Bessie Brannon Cassidy. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday July 29, 2017 in Curtis Funeral Home Chapel with Mrs. Nancy Robinette officiating. Mrs. Williams was a native of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, but had lived in McDuffie County for many years. She was a homemaker and a member of Marshall Baptist Church. Mrs. Williams is survived by three daughters, Joanna Williams, Dearing, Barbarah Williams and Deborah Walker both of Sebring, Florida; a sister, Pat Poss of Thomson. Friends may call at the funeral home. No visitation will be held. You may sign the online guest book at www.curtisfuneralhome.com Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lent McNair, 74, of 411 Noble St., Apt 6, Thomson passed on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at University Hospital-McDuffie. Family will receive friends at the residence of his wife, Virginia McNair, 110 Kennedy Ct., Thomson.
“He’s just another soldier going home.”
Lent McNair was born on Friday, April 2, 1943 in Glascock County, GA to both the late Mattie Huff McNair and Johnnie McNair. He entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the University Hospital-McDuffie in Thomson, GA.
He was known as “Pa-Pa” to his grandchildren, and affectionately known as “Uncle Lent” to many others. Lent was baptized at a very young age at Mount Aldred C.M.E. Church in Warrenton, GA. He attended Mt. Aldred C.M.E. Church until his health failed. Lent was known for playing his harmonica which entertained many with a welcomed joyful noise. Early on in his younger days, Lent started working on the farm. He later left the farm and began logging for a while. His last job was that of a sheet metal worker for the Air Balance Incorporated. Our dearest Lent McNair was nothing less than a ‘ray of sunshine.’ He will be truly missed by many and forever loved by even more.
Lent is preceded in death by seven (7) sisters, Johnnie McNair, Dorothy McNair, Louise McNair, Lucille Beasley, Betty Brown, Mildred Harris and Beatrice Jones; two (2) brothers, Roy McNair and Robert McNair; his adopted parents, Bartow & Docie Shields.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his beloved wife of fifty-six (56) years, Virginia McNair of Thomson, GA; two (2) daughters, Angela (Johnny) Aldred and Glenda (Christopher) Rogers, both of Thomson, GA; one (1) son, Ricky (Priscilla) McNair of Gibson; seven (7) grandchildren; seven (7) great-grandchildren; one (1) sister, Louise (James Roy) Burnett of Thomson, GA; four (4) adopted sisters, Sandra Norman of Lincolnton, GA, Lomie Roper, Lillie Mae Gasken, both of Savannah, GA and Inez Mention of Miami Shores, FL; four (4) adopted brothers, Willie Roy Shields, Ray Shields, Hardwick Shields and Leon Shields, all of Savannah, GA; two (2) sisters-in-law, Florie Randall of Thomson, GA and Evelyn (Johnny) Moss of Warrenton, GA; two (2) brothers-in-law, James Walker of Gibson, GA and J. R. (Mattie) Randall of Thomson, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and fr