Acie Bill Dunn, Sr.

Augusta, GA - Mr. Acie “Bill” Dunn, Sr. age 92, entered into eternal rest and went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 26, 2020.

Precious memories are left to those who have survived him: a son, Bennie Dunn of Augusta, GA; a daughter, Patricia Dunn Franklin of Augusta, GA; three granddaughters, Jennifer Jones, Claudette Sampler and Shan’tell (Winfred) Boyce; four grandsons, Derrick Jones, Darrell Jones, Branddrell Robinson, Sr. and Khristopher Franklin; fourteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Letha (Sam) Latimore, Joyce (Nathaniel) Huff, all of Thomson, GA and Lucille Rock of Willingboro, NJ; one brother, Danny (Angela) Dunn of Willingboro, NJ; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Graveside services were held June 28, 2020 at White Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Thomson, GA with Rev. F.C. Henderson, Officiating.

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

Willie B Heard

Thomson, GA- Willie B. Heard, age 65 entered into rest June  25, 2020.

His loving and devoted family will cherish his memories.  A private service will be held for the immediate family only. Public viewing was held July 1, 2020 at the funeral home.

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

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Andrew Hobbs

Andrew Hobbs

Thomson, Georgia – Mr. Andrew Hobbs, 58, entered into rest June 23, 2020.

Mr. Hobbs, a native of Thomson, GA, was the son of the late Kimmel Hobbs and the late Mattie Queen Montgomery Hobbs.  He was a Thomson High School and Augusta Technical College graduate.  Mr. Hobbs worked for Piggly Wiggly, Bank of Thomson, Ryder Truck Rentals, CareSouth Homecare for 19 years, and recently Bridgestone.  He was a member of Sweetwater Baptist Church and a supporter of St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  Mr. Hobbs loved people, animals, beach trips, dancing, and was well known for his kind spirit.  

Survivors include his brothers, Kenneth Hobbs (Bonnie) and David Hobbs; niece, Megan Hobbs all of Thomson, GA; close friend, Cynthia May of Augusta, GA; and his cat, Katrina.

No service is planned at this time; however, the family received friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2020 at the funeral home.  CDC guidelines were observed.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the McDuffie County Animal Shelter.

Due to the current national health concern, the family would appreciate all calls, cards, texts, and e-mails.

Beggs Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Thomson, Georgia is honored to serve the family of Mr. Andrew Hobbs.

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Sgt. Albert Hopkins Jr.

Sergeant Albert Hudson Hopkins, Jr.

Thomson, Georgia – Mr. Albert Hudson Hopkins, Jr., 90, entered into rest June 24, 2020.

Mr. Hopkins, longtime resident of Thomson, GA, was born in Washington, GA, the son of the late Albert H. Hopkins, Sr. and the late Lucy Scott Hopkins.  He began his long and distinguished career with the Georgia State Patrol at the age of 17 when he was a radio operator in Washington, GA.  He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and then returned to Thomson to resume his 37-year career with the Georgia State Patrol, where he served as a Trooper and retired as Post Commander Sergeant First Class. 

After retirement, Mr. Hopkins owned-operated Hopkins Tree Service for many years.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Thomson where he volunteered and served as an usher.  Mr. Hopkins enjoyed helping those in need, fishing, hunting, spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Carl Hopkins, Egbert Hopkins, Wallace Hopkins, Vernon Hopkins, Dennis Hopkins; sister, Lucy Nell Gill; and son-in-law, Hal Newman.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 68 years, Barbara Hopkins; daughters, Beverly Hopkins Newman of Grovetown, GA and Karen Hopkins Tector of Thomson, GA; grandchildren, Candice Lokey of Thomson, GA, Callie Johnson (Brent) of Evans, GA, and Kyle Tector of Thomson, GA; and great grandchildren, Ashtyn Simons and Faith Simons.

A funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, June 28, 2020 at the First Baptist Church, national health guidelines were observed, with Dr. David Lambert officiating.  All attending Peace Officers were honorary pallbearers.  Interment followed in the Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Cornerstone Preschool Ministry or the Building Fund, P.O. Box 1205, Thomson, GA 30824.  The family would like to thank the Benton House staff and private sitters, Joann Rogers, Velma McNair, and Ann Hampton for their kindness and caring for Mr. Hopkins and a very special thanks to Regency Hospice and Alayna Edwards, RN.

Due to the current national health concern, the family would appreciate all phone calls, cards, texts, and e-mails.

Beggs Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Thomson, Georgia was honored to serve the family of Mr. Albert Hudson Hopkins, Jr.

Shirley Haines Knox

Norwood, GA - Mrs. Shirley Haines Knox, age 79 died June 27, 2020.

Memorial funeral services were held June 29, 2020 at the residence with Rev. Danny McClure officiating.

Survivors include her husband James S. Knox of Norwood, two daughters, Shirley E. Couch of Dearing, GA and Pamela C. Couch of Thomson, one son, Ronald Allen Couch of Kernersville, NC, 5 grandchildren and 9 great- grandchildren.

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

Walter Thomas Landrum, Jr.

Stapleton, GA  – Walter Thomas “Tom” Landrum, Jr., 66, loving husband, entered into his eternal rest Thursday night, June 25, 2020 at his residence. Private services to celebrate his life will be held at a later date.  Friends may call or visit the family at their residence.

Left to cherish his memory include his wife Carolyn Annette Buffington Landrum; his children, Douglas Landrum, Leeanne Redfern (Nick), Thomas Landrum, Kelcyane Landrum, Freedom Landrum, Lanny Burdette, Angel Cliett, Christin Burdette (Derek) and Russell Bice (Ally); two brothers, Jeff Landrum (Valerie) and Mike Landrum (Tina); 16 grandchildren; other extended family and friends.

James Funeral Home, Wrens, GA is in charge of arrangements.

Kevin Edward Prescott                            

Stapleton, GA  – Kevin Edward Prescott, 51, loving husband  entered into his eternal rest early Saturday morning, June 27, 2020 at his residence,

Services to celebrate his life were held July 1, 2020 in the James Funeral Home Chapel with speaker Gary Hutchins and Rev. Ronnie Shelton officiating.

Left to cherish his memory include his wife, Leigh Anne Williams Prescott, his children, Courtney Prescott (Jeremy McKinnie) and Justin Prescott (Nicole); two brothers, Clay Prescott and George Prescott Jr. (Elaine); three grandchildren, Gage McKinnie, Haley Rae Prescott and Maddie Lynn Prescott; nieces, nephews, the Prescott clan, and many friends.

James Funeral Home, Wrens, GA is in charge of arrangements.


Julian Williams Jr.

Julian Anthony Williams, Jr.

Julian Anthony Williams Jr, age 33, of Dearing, GA entered into eternal rest on June 26, 2020 at his residence.

He was born July 24, 1986 in Augusta, GA to Ms. Angela Robinson and Julian Anthony WIlliams Sr.

He spent the majority of his life in Dearing, GA and dedicated himself to spending time with his daughter, taking care of his family, and being a stellar citizen throughout his community. While focusing on his music career, Julian also worked whole-heartedly on building a foundation for his Grown Man Team business.

Julian leaves to cherish his memories his mother, Angela Robinson of Thomson, GA; a daughter, Jaicianna Williams of Dearing, GA; two sisters, Shaqwaila Williams and Kyidanecia Robinson of Thomson, GA; one bother, Spencer Moore Jr. of Thomson, GA.  

Julian also leaves a few close childhood friends, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends all holding a very special place in his heart.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Family and friends may call at the residence of his mother, Angela Robinson.

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

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