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David Wayne Broome
David Wayne Broome, 63, entered into rest on August 14, 2017.
Mr. Broome lived most of his life in McDuffie County, Georgia, having been born in Great Falls, South Carolina to the late Henry Brown Broome and the late Janie Kelly Broome. He was a crane operator for Two State Construction.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Beth Norris; brother, Wayne Broome; and sisters, Patricia Wood and Sandra Broome.
Survivors include his brothers, Richard Broome and Mike Broome and his sister, Cathy Whitaker.
No service was held.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

Dollie Story
Dollie Holton Story, 81, of Fort Creek Rd. entered into rest August 17, 2017 at University Hospital.
Mrs. Story was born in Louisville, GA to the late Charlie Lanier Holton and the late Mary Ethel Amerson Holton. She grew up in Davisboro, GA, but lived in McDuffie County most of her life. She was a devoted homemaker and she was a Baptist by faith.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Story was predeceased by her husband, Samuel L. Story and great grandchild, Michael Dingus, III.
Survivors include her children, Shirley Story, Carl Story (Teresa) all of Harlem, GA, Peggy Dingus and Donna Bussell (Ronnie) all of Thomson, GA, Sharon McCorkle (Travis) of Dearing, GA; brothers, Ray Holton (Shirley), Jerry Holton (Peggy) all of Gainesville, GA, Calvin Holton (Eugenia) and Carolyn Bache all of McIntyre, GA; 12 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Garvin officiating. Interment followed at Westview Cemetery.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

James “Jimmy” Higdon
James “Jimmy” Higdon, 59, of Starr Hinson Rd. entered into rest August 17, 2017.
Jimmy was a lifelong resident of McDuffie County, GA and was retired as a carpenter. He attended Men’s Outreach Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church. Jimmy enjoyed riding motorcycles and loved the outdoors, especially the mountains.
Survivors include his mother, Mabel Kennedy Woods; daughters, Jenny Lynn Hartzog, Mirranda Medina; son, Nash Higdon; brother, Jeff Higdon and grandchild, Kelsey Dees. Jimmy was predeceased by his father, Joe Higdon; companion, Carol Gene “Geneie” Land Mitchum and brother, Joey Higdon.
It was Jimmy’s wishes that there would be no service or visitation.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

Hughie Kent Willis Jr.
Hughie Kent Willis Jr., 63, entered into rest Sunday, August 20, 2017 in University Hospital McDuffie.
Mr. Willis was a native of Mississippi, but had lived in Dearing for several years. He worked for Thomson Plastics for several years.
Mr. Willis is survived by a daughter, Kellie Willis, Dearing; a grandson, Austin Willis; one sister, Sandy McKinley; and a brother Keith Willis.
No visitation or memorial service is scheduled.
Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Samuel Crewsonberry
Samuel David Crewsonberry, age 54, beloved husband of Mrs. Hollie Crewsonberry, entered into rest Friday, August 18, 2017. He was the son of the late Mr. William Demespy Crewsonberry and Mrs. Barbara Lee Heath Crewsonberry.
Graveside services were held 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Roseberry Cemetery in Mascot, TN., with the Rev. Charles Reese officiating.
Mr. Crewsonberry was a native of Knoxville, TN, but had lived in McDuffie County for over 30 years. Mr. Crewsonberry was the lead service technician with Boswell Oil Company, and a member of Second Chance Independent Church. David was a loving husband, father, brother, and was a dear friend to many. He loved to hunt, fish, and play his guitar and help others. David was the type of man that if you met him you would never forget him.
Mr. Crewsonberry was preceded in death by a daughter Slynda Crewsonberry. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Hollie Crewsonberry, Dearing; a son, Dave Crewsonberry, Dearing; three daughters, Samantha Ezell (Jerry), Knoxville, TN., Shanna Crewsonberry, Virginia, Tracy Stinnett and Leondria Jones (Chris), Indiana; fourteen grandchildren; a brother, Robert Crewsonberry (Gloria), Harlem; and three sisters, Linda Loy (Ed) and Carol Lamb (Joe), both of Mascot, TN., Sandra Gail Crewsonberry, Knoxville, TN.
Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Brea Amanda Mance
Brea Amanda Mance affectionately known as “Queen B” was born to Angela Mance and Sammy Walker on Wednesday, February 21, 1990 in Augusta, GA. She departed this life on Saturday, August 12, 2017.
Brea was educated in McDuffie County Schools and graduated from Thomson High School in 2008. Brea was best known for her outgoing spirit and her beautiful smile. She was a loving mother who adored her children. After attending Augusta Technical College and working various jobs, she found that working for someone else was not ideal so she decided to go back to her first love, and became her own boss as a hairstylist specializing in braiding. Brea was a very talented young lady who loved cooking and baking. She was often sought after to create sweet creations mimicking Edible Arrangements. Brea was a loving and outspoken person who never met a stranger. Her death certainly brings great sorrow to our hearts, but memories of her life and her beautiful smile will forever be cherished.
Brea leaves to cherish her memories: two beautiful children, a daughter, Aariah Mance and a son, Brian Hobbs, Jr.; a loving mother, Angela “Shelia” Mance; a devoted father, Sammy (Peggy) Walker; five siblings, Damion Mance, Mia Mance, Jervin Taylor, Demarcus Lee and Samiya Walker; two grandparents, Tommy Mance and Lizzie Mae Walker; a great-grandmother, Grace Walker; eight aunts, Venus Story, Tawanna Wilson, Aljierita Kendrick Weems, Katika Smith, Tiffany Walker, Tamika Scott, Latoya Walker and Shannon Walker; three uncles, Zay Kendrick, Willie Winfrey and Quincy Walker; a dear and special friend and also the father of her children, Brian Hobbs; twelve honorary aunts, Linda Hunt, Monica Murphy, Kimberly Hart, Passona “Sand” Smalley, Rhonda Hamilton, Marilyn Norris, Melinda Sturgis, Detra Thomas, Pamela Huff, Carol Ross, Clara Bradshaw and Catrina Cowins; six close cousins, Allison Cartledge, Krista Collins, Valencia Hunt, Elboni Walker, Melody Crenshaw and Raven Norris; two devoted friends, Tiffany Crowder-Bowdry and Thomeshia Ruff; her “Krew”, Shanequa Sims, Jessica Spillers, Jesquitta Jones, Quintise Murray and Shunika Hill; a host of other relatives and additional friends.
Funeral services were held on Aug. 20 at Springfield Baptist Church with the Rev. Frederick D. Favors, Min. Triyoka Boatwright and the Rev. Patricia Lazenby officiating. Thomson Funeral System is in charge of the arrangements.





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