Bill Anderson

Thomson, GA – Mr. Bill Anderson, 91, entered into rest December 15, 2020.

Survivors include his son, Billy Anderson, Warrenton; daughter, Patricia Burnley (Rob), Thomson; five grandchildren, Amanda Anderson, Jennifer Cartledge (Mack), Will Anderson (Danielle), Lindsey Burnley Conatser (Aaron), Phillip Anderson; five great-grandchildren, Hannah Gulsby, Haley Gantt, Mackinlee Cartledge, Rubye Lee Cartledge, and Blake Conatser; very special family friend Kay Douglas.

A graveside service was held December 19, 2020 in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens with Rev. Larron Pilgrim officiating.

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

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Melba Leann Ansley

Dearing, GA - Ms. Melba Leann Ansley, 57, passed away December 14, 2020, at her home. Ms. Ansley was born to Luther and Vivian Ansley and was a graduate of Thomson High School.

For 27 years Ms. Ansley worked as a Paraprofessional at Sand Hills GNETS  School in Thomson. She devoted her career to serving students with special needs, particularly those living with autism. Loving and dedicated inside the classroom and out, she leaves behind a lasting impact on countless young lives.

She was preceded in death by her parents and beloved brother Melvin Ansley.

 A devoted daughter, sister and friend, Melba Ansley will be remembered for her infectious smile, endless sense of adventure and generosity of spirit. Due to Covid-19 concerns, a memorial service and ashes interment will be held at a later date at the Ansley Family Cemetery.  

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

Cristal Faye Clark

Milledgeville, GA - Cristal Faye Clark, age 34, died December 13, 2020.

Graveside services were held at the Mount Nebo Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Mitchell, on December 17, 2020, with Rev. Mary Griswell officiating.

She is survived by her partner of 9 years, Jon Joiner and their son Andrew Joiner, both of Milledgeville, her mother, Tracy Clark of Gibson, her grandmother Faye Walden of Mitchell, her Aunt, Uncle and Cousin Clay, Kim and Thomas Walden of Mitchell.

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

Bobby Dupree

Gibson, GA- Mr. Bobby “Bud” Dupree, 82, died December 20, 2020, in the University Summerville Hospital in Augusta.

A private graveside service will be held with Rev. John Jenkins officiating.

Survivors include his brother, Wayne (Kathy) Dupree, Thomson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Johnnie Mae Rogers Hobbs

Grovetown, GA - Mrs. Johnnie Mae Rogers Hobbs passed away on December 16, 2020.

She leaves to cherish her memories: a husband, Timothy Hobbs of Grovetown, GA; two children, Carlos Hobbs and Bryant Hobbs,(Ebony Dorch) both of Grovetown, GA; a devoted nephew whom she reared as her own son, Kinte (Tanya) Gross of Grovetown, GA; five grandchildren, Jordan Hobbs, Lyric Hobbs, Carlos Hobbs, all of Grovetown, GA, Detavious Johnson and Nathaniel Jenkins, both of Louisville, GA; a loving mother, Ella Bell Rogers of Thomson, GA; four sisters, Annie (Bennie) Harris, Brenda Stokes, Elizabeth (Robert) Rivers, all of Thomson, GA and Lillie (Charles) Cummings of Dearing, GA; one brother, Pastor Luther, Jr. (Lavern) Rogers of Augusta, GA; a host of nieces, additional nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services were held December 22, 2020 at New Hope Christian Church, Thomson, GA.

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

Delores Butler Huff

Thomson, GA – Mrs. Delores Butler Huff entered into eternal rest December 14, 2020 .

Left to cherish her many precious memories: a husband, Roosevelt Huff of Thomson, GA; sons, Ricco (Pamela) Huff of Thomson, GA and Roosevelt Maurice Huff (Brittany Wince) of Savannah, GA; seven grandchildren, La’Asian Huff, Dontavious Murray, Recardo Huff, Damarcus Huff, Alexander Huff, Delanie Huff and Soryiah Wince; five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Ella Gean Jones, Min. Clara Kendrick, both of Thomson, GA, Claudia (Rick) Hill of New Mexico and Denise Howard of Augusta, GA; two brothers, Sammy Tutt of Thomson, GA and Paul Tutt of Atlanta, GA; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Graveside services were held December 19, 2020 at Westview Cemetery, Thomson, GA with Rev. Milton Neal, Presider / Rev. Darryl Butler, Eulogist.

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

Joyce Marion Hughes

Thomson, GA - Mrs. Joyce Marion Hughes, 88, died December 16, 2020.

A graveside service was held December 19, 2020 in the Sweetwater Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Julie Hughes; three grandchildren, Victoria, Dustin and Katlyn; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation.

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

Lorene McNeal Markins

Gibson, GA -  Mrs. Lorene McNeal Markins, age 98, died December 15, 2020.

A private home going service to celebrate the life of Ms. Lorene Markins for the family only was held December 17, 2020 at Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Harwell officiating.

She is survived by, son, Otto (Jean) Markins of Valdosta, daughters, Alice (James) Adams of Chatsworth, and Debra (Timothy) Gagner of Grovetown; grandchildren, Earl Humphries, Tracy Poole, Travis Markins, Tina Dedman, Donna Vanns, Tammy Tanner, Derek Tanner, Bo Tanner, Mary Gates, Angela Green, Mike Johns, Sandra Webb, Jason Markins, Lesley Washington, Timothy Gagner, and James Gagner, 28 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

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

Milton Burel Moss

Thomson, GA - Mr. Milton Burel Moss, age 73,  entered into rest, December 14, 2020.

The Graveside Service was held December 19, 2020 at the Westview Cemetery.

He leaves to cherish his beautiful memories; two loving and devoted sisters, Kathy Moss (George) of Thomson, GA & Betty Singh of Newark, NJ; one brother in law, Jimmy Samuels of Thomson, GA; a host of nieces & great nieces; a devoted nephew, Anthony McNair and a host of other  nephews and great nephews, cousins and friends.

Lawrence Phillips

Gibson, GA- Mr. Lawrence Phillips,71, died Sunday, December 20, 2020.

A graveside service was held December 23, 2020, in the Westview Cemetery, with Rev. Mike Sutphin officiating.

Survivors include his two sons, David (Debbie) Morris, Thomson and Lawrence Phillips Jr.; his two daughters, Beth Daniels and Jeannie Hampton Nestlehut;

4 grandchildren, Dalton Morris, Cody Morris, Taylor Morris, and Maegan Morris; and two brothers, William and Bobby Land.

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

Dorothy M Reese

Gibson, GA - Mrs. Dorothy M. “Dot” Reese, 96,  died December 22, 2020.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Thursday, December 24, 2020 in the Sheppard Memorial Chapel of Taylor Funeral Home Gibson with Rev. Tommy Harwell officiating.

She is survived by her daughter Judy Deal (Cary) of Gibson, great grandsons, Cody William Deal, of Warthen, Chance Allen Deal of Sylvania, and several nieces and nephews.

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

Inge Marie Riley

Harlem, GA - Mrs. Inge Marie Riley, 84, of Harlem passed away December 14, 2020.

She is survived by her daughters, Sharon Hall and Regina Schultz; 3 sons, James, Thorston and Joseph Riley; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held December 17, 2020 at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Sutphin and Chaplain Tom Kalliokoski officiating.

Starling Funeral Home, Harlem, GA is in charge of arrangements.