Thurs., Oct. 26
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Bobby Wayne Akers Sr.
Bobby Wayne Akers Sr., 60, entered into rest October 17, 2017.
Bobby Wayne Akers Sr. was born in Cullman, Alabama, the son of the late Franklin Akers and the late Betty Stapleton Akers. He was a life-long resident of McDuffie County and a Baptist by faith. Mr. Akers had worked at Thomson Roofing for many years before becoming a self-employed roofer. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Franklin Akers, and sister, Brenda Cawley. Survivors include his beloved wife, Lynn Harrison Akers; sons, Bobby Wayne Akers, Jr. (Lauren) of Grovetown, GA, Joey Akers (Ashlee) of Thomson, GA and Brandon Akers, of Gibson, GA; daughter, Corena Akers of Augusta, GA; brother, Charles Akers of Cornelia, GA; and 12 grandchildren, Cayden Cartledge, Krislyn Wiseman, Rabun Akers, Rylee Akers, Kamron Stalcup, Jacob Stalcup, Gabe Stalcup, Keagan Stalcup, Jostlyn Wilson, Oakley Wilson, Callie Hall, and Colton Hall. Graveside services were held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 in the Walker Cemetery, Dearing, GA with the Rev. Butch Baston officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith Homes, 144 Faith Home Rd., Greenwood, SC 29649.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia was in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Jordan Carr
Margaret Jordan Carr, age 104, of Miamola Avenue, Sandersville, died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 following an extended illness. A graveside funeral service was held on Friday, October 20, at 2:00 p.m. in Brownwood Cemetery in Sandersville. The Rev. Dr. Stan Littleton officiated. Mrs. Carr was born in Arlington, Georgia and raised in Tennille, the daughter of the late Newton Marion Jordan and the late Ruby Nabers Jordan. Newlyweds, she and her husband Tom lived in Boston, where she worked as a librarian at Harvard University while Tom attended M.I.T. prior to serving in WWII. Following the war, they made their home in Sandersville where Mrs. Carr was a homemaker. She was very active in her community as a member of the Sandersville Garden Club where she served as president and of the Sorosis Club. Mrs. Carr was an active member of Sandersville United Methodist Church where she formerly led the primary department for over 20 years and was a member of the Clara Park Circle. Mrs. Carr was a true southern lady who loved to play bridge and possessed the entire world’s gentility, elegance, sense of humor and an unwavering love for her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband of 62 years, Thomas C. Carr, her brother, Newton Marion “Buddy” Jordan Jr., her sister, Dorothy Jordan Blakely and her stepmother, Lyda Mandeville Jordan.
Survivors include: her daughters, Margaret C. McCarty and her husband John of Sandersville and Kathy C. Jopling and her husband Bill of Thomson; grandchildren, Margaret M. “Meg” Smith and her husband Eric of Sandersville, David Jopling and his wife Stacie and Miller Jopling all of Thomson; great grandchildren Margaret “Maggie” Levie, Virginia Smith, Emory Jopling and Blakely Jopling; sister-in-law, Mary Alice Jordan of Sandersville; nieces and nephews; and her loving caregivers, Barbara Battie, Kimberly Battle, Venida Burden, Desma Duddley, Mary Frances, Gwen James, Bessie Jordan, Vernice Lane, Emma Long, Jean Prosser and Darlene Williams.
The family received friends at the McCarty residence on Laurel Drive in Sandersville and at the May and Smith Funeral Home prior to the funeral service. Donations may be made to Sandersville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 611 or to Brentwood School, P.O. Box 955, both in Sandersville, GA. 31082 or to the donor’s favorite charity.





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