Troy Whitten Bennett

Warrenton, GA - Mr. Troy Whitten Bennett, 72 entered into rest August 3, 2020.

A gathering of family and friends was held August 9, 2020 at the residence of Wendy Norris Purvis.

Survivors include a son, Derrick Whitten Bennett (Dawn) of White Plains; a brother, Tim Bennett; a sister, Lillian Bennett Harris; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Lowe Funeral Home, Warrenton, GA is in charge of arrangements.

Pettie Ruth West Clark

Thomson, GA - Mrs. Pettie Ruth West Clark, entered into rest August 3, 2020.

Graveside Services were held August 8, 2020 at the Stamp Branch Baptist Church, Warrenton, GA.

She leaves to cherish her memories; her husband of fifty-three years, Johnnie Carlton Clark Sr.; children, Jacqueline West, Camilla (Lawrence) Daniels, Paulette (Randy) Rolling, Johnnie (Josephine) Clark Jr., Doris Clark, & Antonio Clark Sr.; step-daughter, Kiwanna (Gabrielle) Olive; twelve grandchildren & eighteen great grandchildren, three sisters, Daisy West Lowe, Rose West, Georgia West Roberts and a host of other relatives and friends.

D T Brown Funeral Home, Thomson, GA is in charge of arrangements.

Joey Edward Davis

Joey Edward Davis, 48, entered into rest August 5, 2020 at University Hospital, Augusta, Georgia.

Joey was born in Augusta, Georgia on June 30, 1972 to the late James Edward and Joan Dye Davis, and was a carpenter.

Survivors include his partner, Billie Knox, sisters, Tammy Davis and Tina Davis Wells and a host of other family members.

There will be no memorial service at this time.

McNeill Funeral Home 109 Shaw Street Martinez, Georgia 706.364.9122

Sherry Lucille Edwards

Gibson, GA -Mrs. Sherry Lucille Edwards, 53, died August 5, 2020.

Memorial services were held August 8, 2020 at Sheppard Memorial Chapel of Taylor Funeral Home Gibson, with Rev. W.A. Edwards.

Mrs. Edwards is survived by her son, & daughter-in-law, Glenn & Jordan Edwards of Gibson and son, Steven Wilson III of Savannah, daughter, & son-in-law Christian & Michael Price JR., sister and brother-in-law, Kathy & Dave Alford, of Savannah, granddaughters, Penelope Edwards, Haley Collins, & Whitney Collins, grandsons, Jacob Collins, Jeremy Collins, Michael Collins, Steven Wilson, IV., Trey Collins, several nieces, nephews, and friends.

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

Wayne Louie Hobbs

Thomson, GA - Mr. Wayne Louie Hobbs, 77, entered into rest August 5, 2020, at his residence.

Survivors include his wife, Janie Hobbs; daughter, Carol Hobbs McCorkle (Chess); two step-sons, Timmy Hixon and Tommy Hixon; two sisters, June Hobbs (John) and Janet L. Hobbs; three grandchildren, Jonathan McCorkle, Brittany McCorkle, Chelsey McCorkle and ll step-grandchildren; two cousins, Allen Hobbs (Ruthie) and Gail Field (David).

A Funeral Service was held August 9, 2020 in Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Randy Dunaway and Rev. Sonny Mason officiating.

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

Thomas Jefferson Lampp

Gibson, GA - Mr. Thomas Jefferson “Tom” Lampp, Jr., 68, passed August 9, 2020.

Services to celebrate his life will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, August 15, 2020 in the Sheppard Memorial Chapel of Taylor Funeral Home in Gibson with Rev. Ralph Kitchens officiating.

He is survived by wife, Judy Kitchens Lampp, of Gibson, step-son, Steven Usry of Gibson, step-daughter, Sandra Snider Jackson, of Thomson, brother Lewis Lampp of Gibson, 2 nieces, 1 nephew and several cousins.

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

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Jessie Mae Layton

Thomson, GA - Mrs. Jessie Mae Layton, 99, widow of Mr. George Dewey Layton, entered into rest Saturday, August 8, 2020, at her residence.

There will be no services in Thomson, but a memorial service will be held in Chelsea, Oklahoma at a later date.

Mrs. Layton was a native of Chelsea, Oklahoma and lived most of her life there, before moving to Thomson several years ago. She worked at a Computer Factory and was a Homemaker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chelsea, Oklahoma.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, Jesse and Nancy Caulk; her two brothers, John Caulk and Reville Caulk; her sister, Mary Caulk Rohland; her brother-in-law, George Rohland; her son-in-law, Alfred Joe Davis; and two great-grandchildren. Survivors include her two daughters, Linda Layton Davis and Louane Layton Davis; her son, George Allen (Karen) Layton; 5 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

You may sign a guest book at Curtis Funeral Home or the online guest book at www.curtisfuneralhome.com

Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Max Howard McTier

Thomson, GA - Mr. Max Howard McTier, 81, entered into rest August 8, 2020.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years Deborah Powers McTier, sons, Mike McTier (Tabitha) and Tim McTier (Sherry); sister, Barbara Ann Bryant; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  

A Celebration of life was held August 11, 2020 in Second Baptist Church with Rev. Lester Jenkins and Rev. Don Reeves officiating.  Burial will follow in Reedy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

Annie Ruth Mitts

Gibson, GA - Ms. Annie Ruth Mitts made her transition from her temporary home here on Earth on August 5, 2020.

She leaves the greatest of memories: a precious daughter, Melinda R. (Keith) Kitchens of Macon, GA; four sons, Beaver (Lois) Brown, Alton (Rachel) Mitts, Samuel E. Mitts and Robert (Rosella) Mitts, all of Gibson, GA; three sisters, Carolyn L. Terrell of Avera, GA, Thelma B. Heberlein of Tucker, GA and Martha Geneyne Peeples of Lithonia, GA; one brother, Issac Lawrence “Jack” Brown of Belleville, MI; one granddaughter, Alexus Sierra Kitchens of Macon, GA; three grandsons, Moses (LaDerrick) Brown of Morrow, GA, Donzeall Jermaine Leverette of Wrens, GA and Gregory Kitchens of Kennesaw, GA; a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitations were held August 7th and 8th at the funeral home.

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

Cheryl Lynn Newsome

Warrenton, GA - Ms. Cheryl Lynn Newsome , 72, entered into rest August 3, 2020.

A gathering of family and friends was held August 9, 2020 at the residence of her daughter.

Survivors include a daughter, Wendy Norris Purvis (Jerry Wood) of Warrenton; a son, Ken Norris of Mitchell; two sisters, Sandra Azimi (Mehdi) and Cathe Basurto (Faustino); three brothers, Les Newsome (Linda), Phil Newsome, and Tony Newsome (Luz); four grandchildren, Jordan Purvis, Josie Purvis, Gracey Norris, and Bryer Norris; one great granddaughter, Janna Rosier.

Lowe Funeral Home, Warrenton, GA is in charge of arrangements.

Rev Tony Seals

Norwood, GA - Rev. Tony Seals, entered into rest August 6, 2020.

The Graveside Service was held August 9, 2020 at the Union Springs Baptist Church, Norwood, Georgia.

He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of thrity-four years, Penny Seals; five children, Tayon Seals, Lakenda Seals and Patrice Booker of Conley, Georgia, and Cherkendriece Williams and Peneka Wells (Antwan) of Thomson, Georgia; his Beloved Mother, Lottie Mae Myrick of Norwood, Georgia; two sisters, Phyllis Taylor of Norwood, GA and Karen Myrick (Tracy) of Athens, GA; 15 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; five uncles, seven aunts a host of  other relatives and a countless number of friends.

D.T. Brown Funeral Home, Thomson, GA is in charge of arrangements.

Linda Bowman Swann

Thomson, GA – Mrs. Linda Bowman Swann, 75, loving and supportive wife of Raymond Swann for 54 years, succumbed to cancer after a valiant and courageous fight. Surrounded by family at her residence, Linda went to be with her Lord on August 5, 2020.

In addition to her husband, Linda is survived by three sons: Scott Swann (Debra), Mark Swann (Tina), and Stephen Swann (Cheryl). Linda was a great mother always being supportive and proud of her sons, rejoicing in their accomplishments, and consoling and comforting in their time of need. Linda’s sons and their wives blessed her with seven grandchildren: Max, Courtney, Cam, Bo, Carter, Cooper, and Payton. They all love their “Gamama” but not more than she loved and enjoyed them. Also, Linda was blessed to enjoy a great grandchild, River. In addition, Linda is survived by a younger brother, Bill Bowman and his wife, Delores. A close friend and confidant, Susan Cranford, remains to cherish their long friendship.

In 1972, Linda and her husband, Raymond moved to Thomson, GA. She worked with CSRA/RESA an educational support agency for many years and retired as the bookkepper of technical services. Linda had a passion for her church, especially the Agape Ladies Sunday School Class. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Thomson. Linda was predeceased by her parents, Tom and Barbara Bowman and an older brother, Dr. Tom Bowman, whom she loved and admired greatly. Her brother, Tom, died from a tragic accident at age 30.

A graveside service was held at 9 a.m., Saturday, August 8th at Westview Cemetery, Thomson with Dr. David Lambert officiating.

Per CDC requirements the family observed social distancing and masks were requested. Due to the current national health concern, the family would appreciate all phone calls, cards, texts, and e-mails.

To honor Linda’s memory it is the family’s desire that memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church Youth Center Fund, P. O. Box 99, Thomson, GA 30824.  

Beggs Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Thomson, Georgia is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Linda Swann.

Lisa Murphy Usry

Mitchell, GA - Mrs. Lisa Murphy Usry 56, entered into rest August 9, 2020.

Graveside memorial services will be held September 5, 2020 at the Mitchell City Cemetery with the Rev. Jacky Downs and Mrs. Kay Downs officiating.

Survivors include two daughters, Carrie Usry and Lacey Usry (David) Williams both of Mitchell; three sisters, Julia Ann Hadden of Sparta; Margaret Hadden of Mitchell; Jane (Al) Frazier of Eatonton; two brothers, Roy (Leeann) Murphy of Mitchell, and Leon Murphy of Sparta; four grandchildren, Jason Williams, Chelsea Williams, Landen Williams, and Dani Rae Williams and a host of other relatives and friends.

Lowe Funeral Home, Warrenton, GA is in charge of arrangements.

Ernest Bevin Wilkerson

Thomson, Georgia – Mr. Ernest “Doc” Bevin Wilkerson, 69, entered into rest August 8, 2020.

Survivors include his daughter, Beverly Webb ( David) of Winterhaven, FL; sister, Belva Reese (Larry) of Martinez, GA and niece and caregiver, Amy Cosby (George) of Thomson, GA .

A visitation was held August 11, 2020 at the funeral home.

Beggs Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Thomson, GA is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Ross Williams

Thomson, GA - Mrs. Mary Ross Williams entered into rest August 6, 2020.

Graveside Service was held August 11, 2020 at 10 am at the WhiteOak Grove Baptist Church, Thomson, GA.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, William Edward Williams of Augusta, three sons, Henry (Melissa) Ross, Patrick (Tonya) Ross & Kenta (Tavonna) Hatcher; twenty seven grandchildren; six sisters, Mary F. Winfrey, Rosie (Jessie) Heath, Amanda Ross, Susie (Will) Burnett, Maggie L. Jones & Katie M. Cummings; two brothers, Jessie L. Ross & Cary (Diane) Ross Jr and a host of other relatives and friends.

D T Brown Funeral Home, Thomson, GA is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred M Wilson

Warrenton, GA - Ms. Mildred M. Wilson, entered into eternal rest on August 9, 2020.

Services are incomplete at this time.

Dawson’s Mortuary, Warrenton, GA is in charge of arrangements.

George Thomas Yates

Thomson, GA – Mr. George Thomas ‘Tommy” Yates, Jr., 61, entered into rest August 5, 2020.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Vicki Yates; daughters, Kelli Yates Faulkinberry (Jason), Dallas Nicole Yates, and Katherine Hope Yates; son, Lamar Montgomery (Kristy), grandchildren, Karlie Bree Montgomery, Joy Anna Faulkinberry; brother, Glenn Bohler (Connie); sister, Debra Heald (David).

A Memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced.

Beggs Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Thomson, GA is in charge of arrangements.

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