Thurs., Dec. 7
By

Jimmy E. Josey
Jimmy Ellis Josey, 60, of Oakwood Road entered into rest Dec. 1, 2017, at his residence.
Mr. Josey was born in Aiken, South Carolina, and graduated from Westside High School in 1978.
He worked with Easter Seals for many years and retired from Good Vocations after 20 years of service. Mr. Josey was a Baptist and enjoyed golf, football and reading.
He was predeceased by his father, Herbert A. Josey Sr., brother, Herbert Allen Josey Jr. and sister, Lucille Gwynette Hollis.
Survivors include his mother, Willene Josey; nieces, Lynn Hollis, Lucy Reese, Lilly Hollis, Lora Hollis-Lloyd and Lisa Mims; and nephew, Herbert Allen Josey, III.
A memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Paul Perkins officiating.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley May
Shirley May, 81, of May Rd. entered into rest Dec. 1, 2017.
Mrs. May was born in Jefferson County, Georgia, and was the daughter of the late Lonnie Gay and the late Lommie McTier Gay. She was a retired secretary from Fort Gordon with over 30 years of service. Mrs. May was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and an avid reader of the Bible. She loved her family, her grandchildren and her church family. She was predeceased by sons, Larry T. May and Daryl K. May.
Survivors include her beloved husband of 61 years, Leon May; son, Jonathan Leon May and daughters, Julianne Martin (Jim) and Susan May all of Thomson, GA; brother, John Robert Gay of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Ferrell and the Rev. Jim Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the May Family Cemetery.
The family received friends from 1 until 2 p.m., Monday prior to the service at the church.
Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Rd., Thomson, GA is in charge of arrangements.

June Spaulding
June Hardin Norris Spaulding, 86, made her entry into heaven on Dec. 1, 2017, after a brave battle with colon, lung and bone cancers and Alzheimer’s disease. Born in Columbia County, Georgia, to Eugenia Callaway Lindsey Hardin and Tom Robert Hardin Sr., she lived in Thomson for many years where she was very active in the First Baptist Church. She returned to Appling to care for her aging mother and special sister. She then was deeply involved in Damascus Baptist Church, the church of her childhood.
Survivors include a sister, Rose Marie McNeill, Thomson; and a brother, Carlton Timothy Hardin, Appling; a granddaughter, Melissa Nichole Norris; and a grandson, Charles Clifton Norris (Brooke); a great-grandson, Calvin Barry Norris, Thomson; and a number of beloved nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by husbands, Winton Mell “Cup” Norris and Layton Eugene “Les” Spaulding; sons, Winton Nell Norris Jr. and Charles Barry Norris; brother, Tom Robert Hardin Jr., Ramsey Gerald Hardin and Aristides “Aris” Lindsey Hardin and a sister, Mary Hardin.
A graveside service was held at Westview Cemetery, Thomson, Georgia, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, with the Rev. David Stockton officiating. Family received friends at the cemetery after the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Damascus Baptist Church, 6375 Ridge Road, Appling GA. 30802.
Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Naomi Fountain
Naomi Fountain, 98, of Mesena-Warrenton Georgia entered into rest on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at the University Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. She was born on Sept. 9, 1919, to the late Ben & Mamie Golden Young.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Fountain, four brothers and four sisters.
She leaves to cherish her memories her daughters, Lois Ann (Johnnie) Johnson and Carolyn (Moses) Heath both of Norwood, Georgia; two sons, Melvin Fountain of Augusta, Georgia and Vernon (Debra) Fountain Sr. of Mesena, Georgia; eight grandchildren, Angel (Cecil) Brown Jr; Vernon (Monica) Fountain Jr., Derrick (Alecia) Heath, Jamie (Lenore) Landers, Jeffery (Talonda)Landers, Brandon (Kimberly) Heath, Melvin Fountain and Kimberly Heath; and 14 great grandchildren; sister, Dora Shorter of Augusta, Georgia and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Family and friends may contact the residence of her loving and devoted daughter, Carolyn (Moses) Heath or at the funeral home.
Funeral services were held on Dec. 2 and a reception was held following the ceremony at Paynes Baptist Church in Warrenton.
D.T. Brown Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.





McDuffie Progress




McDuffie Progress

McDuffie Progress





McDuffie Progress