Andrew Eugene Bolander

Thomson, GA – Mr. Andrew Eugene Bolander, 63, of Leslie Street, entered into rest April 26, 2020 in University Hospital Augusta.

Andrew was born in Fairfax, Oklahoma to the late Burley Andrew Bolander and Helen June Reed Bolander.  He lived in Thomson for many years.  Mr. Bolander was a construction worker with Cooper Construction. Mr. Bolander was raised part of the Cherokee Indian Tribe and proud of his Cherokee heritage.  Andrew enjoyed horseback riding, the outdoors and camping.  Mr. Bolander was preceeded in death by a son, Troy Eugene Bolander and brother Joe Anthony Bolander.

Survivors include his three sisters, Charlotte Gross (Pete), Barbara Abbott (Mike), and Tama Gay; nieces, Amity Gay and Hope Gunter (Darrell); nephews, Chris Abbott (Angela) and Michael Reed (Jennifer); special son Michael McGrotha, and a host of other family members.

A Celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Flowers may be brought to the announced service.  The family asks that everyone plant a tree of their choice in the location of their choice in honor of Andrew’s life.

Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Rd., Thomson, Georgia is honored to serve the family of Andrew Eugene Bolander.

Keven Eugene Hill

Thomson, GA - Keven Eugene Hill transitioned peacefully from ‘Labor to Reward’ on April 23, 2020 in Thomson, GA.

He is survived by his parents, Eugene, Jr. (Hazel) Hill of Thomson, GA; two siblings, Chandra “Tae” Hill of Thomson, GA/ Kannapolis, NC and Corey, I (Devi) Hill of Augusta, GA; paternal grandmother, Mima P. Hill of Thomson, GA; four nieces/nephews, Kayden Hill, Ahmir ‘A.C.” Hill, Chloe Hill and Corey “Dre” Hill, II; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and very close family friends.

A memorial service was held April 28, 2020 at Springfield Baptist Church Parking Area, Thomson, GA, with Rev. F.D. Favors, Pastor, Eulogy/ Min. Angela McGahee-Lee, Presider.

Thomson Funeral System, Thomson, GA is in charge of arrangements.

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Jeanne Lewter

Jeanne Murphy Lewter

Lincolnton, GA - Mrs. Jeanne Murphy Lewter, 88 of Salem Church Rd. Lincolnton, Ga entered into rest on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at Tignall House Personal Care in Tignall.

Mrs. Lewter, daughter of the late Johnny Murphy and Dorothy Priest Benscoter, was born on July 19, 1931 in Portland, ME. She spent her childhood in the Portland area and began showing horses at an early age. During that time, she was Champion of the Saddle Seat Equitation Competition for 3 years and marshaled at Scarborough Downs.  Afterwards, she operated equestrian riding stables in New Hampshire and later in Florida. She and her late husband, Robert “Bob” Lewter moved to Lincoln County in 1993 and quickly became involved as volunteers in various capacities in the community including the Pine Needle Garden Club, Lincoln County Historical Society, Lincoln County Elementary School, and Lincoln County Food Pantry for over 22 years until her health prohibited.

She is survived by her daughter, Tamara Williford and husband Wayne; sons, Dale Wilcox and wife Anita and Bob Wilcox and wife Nelda; eight grandchildren and numerous great- grandchildren.

A graveside service was held on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 3 p.m. at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lincoln County Food Pantry, P.O. Box 473, Lincolnton, GA 30817 or Bridges of Hope Recovery Home, 2845 Jackie Snider Trail, Stapleton, GA 30823.

Beggs Funeral Home, Lincolnton is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Jeanne Lewter.

Herman C. May

Dearing, GA - Mr. Herman C. May, 95, died Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

A private graveside service was held with Rev. Clifton Brown officiating.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bessie May, Dearing; his two daughters, Mrs. Virginia “Kandy” Clay, Mitchell, and Mrs. Frances Kaye Bartlett, Dearing; his son, Mr. Kenny May, Dearing; 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Curtis Funeral Home, Thomson, GA is in charge of arrangements.

Tereatha Grant Nwankwo

Mesena, GA - Tereatha Grant Nwankwo departed this life on April 22, 2020.

She leaves behind to cherish her memories, five children, Grant (Cheryl) Nwankwo of Evans, GA, Mike (Toni) Nwankwo of Shaker Heights, OH, Daphne (Marion) Roberts, Dorian (Jimmy) Roberts, and Tina Grant-Gibbons, all of Thomson, GA; seventeen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren; step-mother, Annie R. Grant of Thomson, GA; two sisters, Kim (Willie) Quinn of Washington, GA and Felicia (Ronald) Brown of Thomson, GA; one brother, Jeffery Randall of Thomson, GA; two devoted aunts, Rosa G. Hall of Brooklyn, NY and Daisy Grant of Mesena, GA and  a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A memorial service was held April 27, 2020 at Springfield Baptist Church Parking Area, Thomson, GA, with Rev. F.D. Favors, Pastor, Eulogist/ Rev. Andrew Grant, Presider.

Thomson Funeral System, Thomson, GA is in charge of arrangements.


Mary Shelton

Mary Jean Marshall Shelton

Lincolnton, GA - Mrs. Mary Jean Marshall Shelton, 77 formerly of Lincolnton, Ga. entered into rest on Friday, April 24, 2020 at Lake Crossing Health Care, Appling.

Graveside services were held on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Lincolnton City Cemetery.

Mrs. Shelton was born on June 22, 1942 in Wilkes County and grew up in Thomson. She had lived in Lincolnton most of her life, was a seamstress and had been employed by FDB. In recent years when her health permitted, she attended the Lincoln County Senior Center daily where she enjoyed playing bingo. She was of the holiness faith. Her parents, Lloyd and Juanita Marshall, along with her stepmother Nadine Marshall, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her sons, Steve Freeman and wife Pam of Lincolnton, Don Freeman and wife Shirley of Wrens; daughter, Paula F. Callaway and husband Dennis of Lincolnton; brothers, Earl Marshall of Batesburg, Johnny Marshall of Wrens, Rodney Marshall of North Carolina, Myron Marshall of Tignall; sisters, Pat Thrush of Batesburg and Pam Gay of Tignall; grandchildren, Austin Freeman, Dakota Freeman, Cody Freeman, Dalton Freeman, and Russell Callaway; 4 great- grandchildren.  

Beggs Funeral Home, Lincolnton is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Mary Jean Shelton.


Loretta Stutz

Loretta Allen Stutz

On April 19, 2020, Alzheimer’s disease took Loretta Allen Stutz. Early that Sunday morning, she entered her eternal rest with the Lord. Her family is comforted to know that Loretta now knows who and where she is.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, to Lawrence James Allen and Reba Johnson Allen Phillips, Loretta is survived by her sons Allen Frederick Stutz, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Gary Robert Stutz, Denver, Colorado; her granddaughters Devon Stutz and Jenna Stutz, Denver, Colorado; her sister, Sue Allen Walker (William) North Augusta, South Carolina; and several nieces and nephews. Loretta was predeceased by her brother, Lawrence Gene Allen. She was 76.

Of the many things in life she enjoyed, she loved sharing God's word and helping others. Loretta completely gave her life to God. At age fifty, she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion from Emory and Henry College in Emory, Virginia. In 1997 she earned her Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee, and in 2003 she was ordained as an Elder of the United Methodist Church. At the time of her retirement, she was serving in the Western North Carolina Conference at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church in Lexington, North Carolina.

Loretta was passionate about family, music, reading, and teaching. Her sons, nieces, and nephews still remember the camping trips of their youth in the beautiful mountains near Cleveland, Tennessee, which the family called home for many years. During her younger years, Loretta lived in Thomson, Georgia, and graduated from Thomson High School in 1961.

The family is grateful for your condolences. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association at A graveside service will be held at Savannah Valley Memorial Garden in Thomson, Georgia, at a later date.