Thurs., Sept. 21
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Barbara “Jean” Landrum
Loved by All
Jean Landrum, 57, passed away at Mission Hospital Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie and Margaret Dent. Jean is survived by her loving husband of over 20 years, Ronald E. Landrum of Clyde; three sons, Justin Unokur of Charlotte, Jacob Unokur of DC and Joshua Unokur of Clyde; her sister, Pat (Skip) Fenton of AZ; three brothers, John Dent of GA, Billy (Linda) Dent of FL, and Ernie Dent of VA; along with multiple nieces, nephews, extended family and countless friends. Jean worked as an office administrator in accounting in GA for many years until moving to the mountains of NC. She enjoyed making friends, crocheting, and crafting. Her love of birds and birdwatching came from her mother.
Above all she was a caretaker, she especially loved taking care and being surrounded by her husband and family. A celebration of life gathering was held for family in celebration of Jean's life.
Smoky Mountain Cremations and Funeral Service of Clyde is caring for the family and the online register is available at www.smokymountaincremations.com.

James Oscar Meeks
James Oscar Meeks, 67, entered into rest Sept. 13, 2017.
Mr. Meeks was born in Augusta, Georgia, but grew up in Warrenton, GA, the son of the late Eugene Meeks and Emmabel Cason Meeks. He loved his country and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. Mr. Meeks had worked at Uniroyal, was employed for 39 years with the City of Thomson and was the Chief Operator of the water treatment facility. He was an avid fan of the Atlanta Falcons and a member of Long Creek Baptist Church.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 47 years, Carolyn Phillips Meeks; son, James Scott Meeks (Dr. Drew Kohlhorst) of Chamblee, Ga; daughter, Chante’ Wright (Richard) of Milledgeville, GA; sisters, Ann Newsome of Evans, GA and Judy Wingo of Hephzibah, GA; and sister-in-law, Ann P. Mason of Waleska, GA.
Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 in the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Lambert officiating. Interment followed in Westview Cemetery.
The family received friends from noon until 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
In addition to floral offerings, memorials can be made to the Men’s Outreach Mission, c/o John Richards, 2575 Gilpin Rd., Thomson, GA 30824 or the Hurricane Relief organization of your choice.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Hebbard Fielder
Ruth Hebbard Fielder, 93, entered into rest Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 at Warrenton Health and Rehabilitation.
Mrs. Fielder was a native of Wilkes County, but had lived in Thomson for many years. She was a homemaker and a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Survivors include her four grandchildren, Rob Hebbard (Jennifer), Thomson, Dawn Thomas (Larry), Dearing, Jennifer Hebbard, Dearing, and Jason Radford (Melanie), Harlem; fourteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A private service will be held at a later date.
Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Cynthia Ann McNair Starks
Cynthia Ann McNair Starks was born on Monday, August 27, 1962 in Chicago, Illinois to the union of the late Della McNair and the late Robert McNair. Our beloved Cynthia transitioned from labor to reward on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Citrus Memorial Hospital in Inverness, Florida. She is preceded in death by a sister, Teresa L. Sweet formerly Teresa Alcántar.
Cynthia is survived by two devoted daughters, Danyelle Starks and LaTonya Starks, both of Lehigh Acres, Florida; two grandsons (whose lives she instilled with faith in God, and molding them every day) Ryan Starks and Daniel Starks both of Lehigh Acres, Florida; two sisters, Loretta McNair of Thomson, Georgia and Renee (Lewis) Sinkfield of Warrenton, Georgia; two brothers, Kevin McNair of Grand Prairie, Texas and Robert, Jr. (Kristein) McNair of Arlington, Texas; two aunts, Virginia McNair and Louise (James Roy) Burnett, all of Thomson, Georgia; a ex-husband, Sylvester Starks of Park Forest, Illinois; a host of loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Family receiving friends at the residence of her sister, Renee Sinkfield, 18 Haywood Drive, Warrenton, Georgia. Funeral services were held on Sept. 19 at Mt. Aldred CME Church in Warrenton with the Rev. Horace A. Head, the Rev. Dr. Willie J. Wiley and the Rev. Oliver McNair.
Thomson Funeral System is in charge of the arrangements.

Irwin Hillman
Irwin Hillman, 77, beloved husband of Mrs. Barbara Hillman, entered into rest, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 at his residence.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Curtis Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Don Widener officiating. Burial followed in Reedy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mr. Hillman was a native of Jefferson County, but had lived in Thomson for many years. He was retired from Thomson Company and Chardan, and a member of Faith Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Barbara Hillman, Thomson; daughter, Kelly Gunby (Joe), Thomson; five sons, Gary Hillman (Patsy), Gibson, Tony Hillman, Scotty Hillman and Brandon Hillman, all of Thomson, Randy Hillman, Gaffney, S.C.; a brother, James Hillman, Wrens; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Joseph Gunby, David Hayes, Carl McGee, Dalton Hillman, Gene Holbrook and Jeffrey Holbrook.
The family would like to thank the staff of home health care for the care given.
Friends may call at the residence or the funeral home. Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.





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