Ray F. Beckum

Dearing, GA – Mr. Ray Fleming Beckum, 78, entered into rest July 3, 2019.

Survivors include sons, Joe Beckum and wife, Rhonda of Augusta, Robert Beckum and wife, Penny and Mark Beckum all of Dearing; sisters, Patty Sue Shelton, Lenor Stephens and brother, Larry Beckum; grandchildren, Brandon, Wesley, Heather, Adam, Priscilla, Brooke, Megan and Preston and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held July 6, 2019 in the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bryant Neal officiating. Interment will follow in the Adams Chapel Cemetery.

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

Huey Carithers

Thomson, GA- Mr. Huey Carithers, 82, entered into rest June 28, 2019.

Survivors include his daughter, Lisa C. Bowles (Brian); brother, Billy Carithers (Shirley); sisters, Annie Ruth Clark, Linda Whitaker, Sandra Church (Ray); and grandchildren, Andrew Bowles and Connor Bowles.

A memorial service was held July 1, 2019 in the chapel of Beggs Funeral Home with Brother Charles Land officiating.

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

John Albert Cummings

Thomson, GA – John Albert Cummings, 82, passed on July 7, 2019.

Services are scheduled for 12 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 2019 at First Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Appling, GA with Rev. Roscoe Perry, Pastor Officiating.

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

Verna Mae Embry

Thomson, GA – Verna Mae Embry, 84, passed on July 6, 2019. Family and friends may call at the residence.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Piney Grove Baptist Church, Dearing GA with Rev. Shawn Cooper, Pastor Rev. Lyndon Heath, Eulogist Dea. Jessie D'Antignac, Presider.

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

Oliver Fred Garner

Appling, GA – Mr. Oliver Fred Garner, 69, entered into rest July 8, 2019.

Mr. Garner was a native of Warren County, Georgia serving the people of Warren County as the Director of EMS, an EMT, Fireman, Deputy Coroner, and as a former Mayor of Camak. He was also a former member of the McDuffie Civil Defense and served as Trustee of the Appling Fire Department. He also worked as a supervisor for Georgia Iron Works and as a Woodmen of the World Insurance Representative. Mr. Garner retired from Doctors Hospital as an Occupational Health Professional.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Tiller Garner; mother, Mary Agnes Garner of Appling, GA; sons, Andy Garner (Ashley) of Appling, GA and Michael P. Garner (Shawnna) of Thomson, GA; daughter, Marlee G. Rodgers (Josh) of Dearing, GA; brothers, Forrest Lee Garner, Jr. (Mary Jane) of Augusta, GA and Gary Garner (Kathy) of Oxford, NC; and 3 grandchildren, Jonathan Garner, Hannah Garner, and Haley Garner. Mr. Garner was predeceased by his father, Forest Lee Garner, Sr.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 11, 2019 in the chapel of Beggs Funeral Home with Pastor Chris Smith and Pastor Dewain French officiating.

Interment will follow in Bellevue Memorial Gardens.

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

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Terry Griffin

Terry Griffin

Gibson, GA- Mr. Terry Griffin, age 63, died Wednesday evening in the Warrenton Health & Rehab.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 6, 2019 in the Sheppard Memorial Chapel of Taylor Funeral Home in Gibson with Dr. Gary Hadden, Mr. Davis F. Griffin & Mr. Skip Griffin officiating.  Burial  followed in the Gibson United Methodist Church cemetery. Pallbearers were: Ransom Rabun, Ben Hadden, Johnny Johnston, Jeffrey Johnston, Ronnie Hadden & Davis Griffin.

A native of Gibson, Terry was a son of the late E. E. Griffin Jr., and Mary Fordham Griffin, attended Glascock County School and was a resident of Gracewood for many years

He was preceded in death by his parent and is survived by his brothers and sister in law, Skip Griffin and Diane of Warrenton, Lee Griffin, of Gibson, nieces, Mary Katheran Griffin, Hannah Bolduc, nephew, Davis F. Griffin and many friends and neighbors.

You may sign the family’s guestbook online at www.taylorfhgibson.com

The family  received friends Saturday from 1:00 -2:00 PM prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Special Olympics Georgia, 6046 Financial Drive, Norcoss, Georgia 30071 or can be made online at www.specialolympicsga.org.

Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Care of Gibson is in charge of arrangements.


James Kelley

Dearing, GA- Mr. James Kelley, age 89 passed away on July 1, 2019.

Loving memories will be cherished by six children, Johnny (Gladys) Bradshaw of Dearing, Georgia, Daisy Pearl Allen (Wallace) Brooks of Lithonia, Georgia, James Michael (Meme) Kelley of Augusta, Georgia, Mark Elliott Kelley of Jacksonville, Florida, Martin Eric (Hester) Kelley of Jonesville, Louisiana and Karen (Gary) Reynolds of Oakland Park, Florida; many grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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

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