Thurs., Nov. 23
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Roy B. Jones
Roy B. Jones, 92, entered into rest October 31, 2017. Mr. Jones grew up in Thomson, Georgia and was the son of the late Roy Winton Jones and the late Edna McGahee Jones. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II. Mr. Jones was retired as a bus driver from the City of Chicago. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Lorie Jones and brothers, Robert Winton Jones, James A. Jones and Samuel “Billy” W. Jones. Survivors include his uncle, Bobby McGahee of Thomson, GA and many nieces and nephews. Graveside services were held on November 7, 2017 in the Bohemian National Cemetery. Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

Billy Wells
Billy Wells slipped peacefully home Nov. 17, 2017. The family will receive friends and relatives Friday, Nov. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Curtis Funeral Home. Graveside services to celebrate his life will follow at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Boyd Reeves and Mr. Jack McCorkle officiating. He was a member of Silver Run Baptist Church.
Born in 1929 to Seth and Bertha Morgan Wells: his parents and ten of his siblings preceded him in death. Billy enjoyed reading, hunting, fishing, playing golf and ballroom dancing. He had a great sense of humor and loved people.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Mary; son, Gary (Lynn); grandson, Alex; granddaughter, Stephanie; sister, Ginny Lockwood; in-laws, Dot (Otis) Harrison; Frances Wells, Hazel Wells, many nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to Christy Needham and others who took care of him at the hospital and home this past month.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Silver Run Baptist Church, 5406 Hwy 221, Harlem Ga. 30814.
You may sign the online guest book at www.curtisfuneralhome.com.

Edwin Bentley
Edwin L. Bentley, 76 of Amity Woodlawn Rd. entered into rest Wednesday, November 15, 2017 near his childhood home in the Woodlawn community of Lincoln County.
Mr. Bentley, son of the late Harold L. and Dorothy Bentley, was born in Washington on Oct. 31, 1941.
Bentley graduated from Lincolnton High School in 1959. Afterwards, he went to work at McCormick Mill and was training as a supervisor when he received his draft notice in 1964. He served in the US Army in Korea in the DMZ until 1967.
When he returned home, he operated a logging company from 1969 until early 1982. Later that year, he went to work as a Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy. In 1984, he was elected to the office of Sheriff of Lincoln County and served until 2004. Since retirement, he has operated Bentley Equipment and he enjoyed his bottle and toy collection. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church, the Georgia Sheriff’s Association and the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Lee Bentley.
Survivors include his wife, Dory Bentley; step- sons, Albert Joseph Grabb, Jr., Jonathan Grabb, Jesse Grabb, and Joshua Grabb; step-daughters, Brandy Knight, Dia Winfrey, Krystal Arrington; Brothers, Gary Bentley, and Lewis Bentley; sister, Martha B. Aycock; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Bentley, Cole Bentley, Mackenzie Arrington, Brandon Bowling, Makalynn Bowling and Zachary Grabb.
Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Levonder Bradshaw
Life began for Levonder Bradshaw on March 21, 1958, in Harlem, GA. She was born to Mary Dorsey Boyd and the late Chester Greene. Levonder was a member of the Water Branch Baptist Church of Grovetown, GA. She joined under the leadership of Rev. L. J. Tanksley. She received her education by attending the public schools of Columbia County, GA.
Levonder dedicated her life to care and support the needs of her family. She was a devoted wife of 39 years. She was also a mother, a grandmother and aunt who spent her life making special and long-lasting memories with her family. Our beloved Levonder Dorsey Bradshaw passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 with loved-ones at her side. She is preceded in death by a grandson, Jabore Smith and her stepfather, Robert Boyd who raised her as his own daughter.
She leaves to cherish her memories: her husband, Robert L. Bradshaw, Jr. of Dearing, GA; one daughter, Delshiah Dorsey (Charles Moody) of Martinez, GA; two sons, Percy (Shauntia) Dorsey of Hephzibah, GA and Marcus Dorsey of Dearing, GA; three granddaughters, Jayla Hill, JaZariah Smith, both of Martinez, GA and Ashaiteana Black of Honolulu, HI; four grandsons, Titoro Dorsey, Jamal Miller, both of Dearing, GA, Perques Dorsey of Wrens, GA and Marquez Dorsey of Thomson, GA; a mother, Mary Boyd of Dearing, GA; three sisters, Linda “Robin” Lopez of Thomson, GA, Wanda (Sturgis) Smith of Harlem, GA and Theresa (James) Rogers of Augusta, GA; one brother, Octavious Boyd of Harlem, GA; a mother-in-law, Mable Bradshaw (Bill) of Thomson, GA; a father-in-law, Robert (Tamesha) Bradshaw, Sr. of Thomson, GA; four sisters-in-laws, Bobbie (Willie) Franklin, Lillie Bradshaw and Angela Curry, all of Thomson, GA; Sheila Marie ( LTC James A., Jr.) Grissom of North Carolina; two brothers-in-law, Calvin (Janie) Bradshaw and Antonio Robertson, both of Thomson, GA; eight aunts, Helen Bell of Grovetown, GA, Rev. Louise (Eddie) Boyd, Rosie Raiford, Mattie Ramsey, Lorine (Eugene) Scott, Amy Dorsey, all of Harlem, GA, Vermell Greene of Augusta, GA and Betty Dorsey of Martinez, GA; two uncles, Fleming Dorsey and James (Robbie) Dorsey, both of Dearing, GA; a loving and devoted cousin, Urealesa Germany of Harlem, GA; a devoted friend, Sherry Tolbert of Los Angeles, CA; a devoted niece, Letitia Dorsey of Dearing, GA; a host of additional nieces and nephews that she treasured along with many other relatives and friends whom she loved.
Visitations were held Nov. 20 at Thomson Funeral System and Nov. 21 at both Thomson Funeral System and Water Branch Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Nov. 21 at Water Branch Baptist Church in Grovetown with the Rev. Lynward Jackson Jr. and the Rev. Louis Boyd officiating. A repast followed the service, and internment was at Water Branch Memorial Gardens in Harlem.
Thomson Funeral System is in charge of the arrangements.
Benjamin Bruce Blasingame
Benjamin Bruce Blasingame of Beechwood Drive entered into rest Nov. 20, 2017.
Mr. Blasingame was a lifelong resident of McDuffie Co., Georgia. He graduated from Thomson High School in 1974, received a Bachelors degree in Banking and Finance from UGA, later received a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Kennesaw State. Afterwards, he was employed by Cobb County Health Department and worked for the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance. He had been involved in local banking for the past 30 years, was a member of Thomson First United Methodist Church, Kiwanis International and former President of Thomson Kiwanis Club, District Lt. Governor, charter Kiwanis online member and board member, Thomson Bulldog Booster Club and was currently serving as Thomson City Councilman. His father, Bruce Blasingame and sister, Lee Ann Blasingame Ferguson preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Janie Kate McMillan Blasingame; mother, Lora L. Blasingame both of Thomson, GA; daughters, Mary Beth Dennison and husband, Steven of Milledgeville, GA; Sarah Kate Blasingame of Greenville, SC; son, Clay Blasingame of Statesboro, GA; and grandchild, Averi Dennison.
Graveside services were held on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens with Rev. Ronny Brannen and Rev. Charles Broome officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kiwanis International, Auditory-Verbal Center, Inc. at 1901 Centery Blvd. Suite 20, Atlanta, GA 30345 or online at AVChears.org.
The family received friends Tuesday evening from 6-8pm at the funeral home.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.





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