Paula Jean Elswick

Paula Jean (Stroup) Elswick, age 83, of McArthur, Ohio formerly of McDuffie County, Georgia and Hillsboro, Ohio, passed away Tuesday April 2, 2019 at the Oakwood Community Health Care Center in Jackson, Ohio.  To leave the family an online condolence, please visit www.turnerfuneralhomes.coc

Paula Kay Oliphant

Warrenton, GA. – Mrs. Paula Kay “P Ma” Oliphant, 63, of Thomson Hwy, Warrenton, GA entered into rest April 5, 2019 at Augusta University.

 Paula was born in Middletown, Ohio to the late Frederick Paul Brown and the late Wilma Eileen Hanson Brown. She moved to Thomson, GA in 1979 and worked many years as a beautician with Julia’s Beauty Salon and most recently worked at All About Hair. “P Ma” as she was affectionately known loved flower gardening and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Warrenton. In addition to her parents, Paula was predeceased by a brother, Lee Brown.

Survivors include her husband, Tommy Oliphant of Warrenton, GA; daughters, Kelli Crafton (Tommy), Alicia Martin (Derick), and Jessica Phillips (Cody) all of Thomson, GA; brothers, Gary Brown of Burnside, KY, Bill Brown of Waxhaw, NC; and grandchildren, Kalli Crafton, Derrian Martin, Makayla Martin, Tyndell Crafton, Colton Phillips, Trappas Crafton, Madison Phillips and Cannon Phillips.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 8, 2019 at First Baptist Church, Warrenton with Rev. Brandon Furr officiating. Interment followed at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Rd., Thomson, Georgia was honored to serve the family of Paula Oliphant.

Melvin Todd

Gibson, GA. – Mr. Melvin Todd, 76, of Bastonville Rd., Gibson, GA entered into rest April 6, 2019..

Survivors include his beloved wife of 58 years, Lollie Dell Kitchens Todd; daughters, Teresa Allen (Andy) of Thomson, GA, Melissa Rogers (Paul) of Gibson, GA ; brother, Wayne Todd (Nancy) of Augusta, GA; sisters, Judy Moreland of Evans, GA, Colleen Pinkston (David) of Owensboro, KY, Yvonne “Bonnie” Todd of N. Augusta, SC; grandchildren, Ryan Rogers (Brandi), Heather Youngs (Bryan), Blake Allen (Maggie), Josh Rogers (Leslie) and great grandchildren, Isaac Youngs, Julia Rogers, James Rogers, Caroline and Carter Thurman.

Funeral services were held April 9, 2019 at Reedy Creek Baptist Church with Rev. John Jenkins and Wayne Todd officiating.

Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

Eugene Talmadge Chalker

Gibson, GA- Taylor Funeral Home of Gibson announces the death and funeral services of Mr. Eugene Talmadge Chalker, age 86, who died April 1, 2019.

Funeral services were held April 4, 2019 in the Bethel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mira Barrett officiating.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Mary Chalker, of Gibson, daughter; Stacey Ellen Chalker, of North Augusta, like a daughter; Kylee Woods of Gibson, God daughter; Laura Ann Aronson, of Madison, AL, many nieces, nephews and friends.

Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Care of Gibson, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

Martha Louise Boyd Bennett

Harlem, GA – Martha L Bennett age 72, passed away April 2, 2019.

Relatives and friends may call at the residence or the funeral home.

Services are planned for 2PM on April 13, 2019 at Water Branch Baptist Church, Grovetown, GA with Rev. Lynwood Jackson, Pastor Rev. Margaret Parramore, Presider Rev. Danield Ramsey, Jr., Eulogist .

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

James Evans, Jr.

Harlem, GA – James Evans, Jr., 66, passed on April 6, 2019.

Family and friends may call at the residence of sister, Bernice (Rudolph)

Dorsey, 6492 Campbells Way, Harlem.

Services were held April 10, 2019 at Solid Rock Baptist Church , Appling, GA. with Rev. Larry B. Sims, Jr., Pastor.

Thomson Funeral System, Thomson, Georgia is in charge of services.

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