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Ronald Anderson Sr.

Ronald Anderson, Sr.

Thomson, GA – Mr. Ronald Anderson, Sr., 72, entered into rest June 8, 2020.

Mr. Anderson, a native of McDuffie County, was the son of the late George Samuel Anderson and the late Garland Edmunds Anderson.  He was an active member of the Thomson First Baptist Church and enjoyed cooking for and camping with the RAs.  Mr. Anderson loved spending time with his family, riding motorcycles, browsing a good yard sale, and dancing; he even appeared once on “American Band Stand”.   In addition to his parents, Mr. Anderson was predeceased by sisters, Annie Mae Newsome, Shirley Usry, and Dorothy “Dot” Palmer.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Kaye Harris Anderson; sons, Rohn Anderson (Phyllis) of Lincolnton, GA, David Anderson (Unme) of South Korea, and Wayne Anderson (Robert) of New York; daughters, Pam Anderson Dean (Chris) of Thomson, GA, Jennifer Anderson Malone (James) of Covington, GA, and Bethany Anderson of Covington, GA; sister, Peggy Usry of Thomson, GA; and grandchildren, Kaylee & Avery Dean, Madeline Malone, Ashton & Brendan Malone, and Tyler and Michelle Anderson.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 13, 2020 in the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. David Lambert officiating.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Men’s Ministry at the Thomson First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1205, Thomson, GA 30824.  

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. Ronald Anderson, Sr.

Harry William Avery, Sr.

Wrens, GA - Harry William Avery, Sr, entered into rest June 3, 2020.

Left to cherish his memories and legacy of life and love: a loving and devoted wife, Eva Jean Avery of Wrens, GA; three daughters, Angela (Mack Golden) Murray of Augusta, GA, Shawntreas (Dwayne, Sr.) Lane and Kiara Brown, all of Wrens, GA; four sons, Harry, Jr. (Kei Kei) Avery, Donnell (Marchell) Avery, Clifton Jordan, all of Stapleton, GA and Kendrick Brown of Wrens, GA; eighteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grands; a sister, Lucy (Preston) Madison, of North Augusta, SC; a brother, James Avera of Charleston, SC and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many sorrowing friends.

Graveside services were held June 6, 2020 at New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery

Wrens, GA with Elder LaRay Avery, Presider / Rev. Bennie Holmes, Eulogist.

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

Jeffery Leshaun Berry

Augusta, GA - Mr. Jeffery Leshaun Berry (formally of Norwood) entered into rest on May 23, 2020.

Graveside services were held May 31, 2020 at the Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in Norwood, GA.

He is survived by: his wife, Stacia Berry of Augusta, GA; three children, Faith and Gabriel Berry of Augusta, GA, and De’vynn Ivey of Warrenton, GA; his mother, Mrs. Patricia Berry Whitehead of Norwood, GA; sister, Victoria Whitehead of Norwood, GA; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

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

Earl Calvin Coe

Dearing, GA - Mr. Earl Calvin Coe, 71, died June 2, 2020.

Survivors include his companion, Ms. Beverly Maxwell, Dearing; two nieces, Penny and Chloe; and 4 nephews, Jamie, Frankie, Adrian, and Rob.

No services are scheduled at this time.

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

Lucy Fitzgerald Crawford

Harlem, GA - Lucy Fitzgerald Crawford, 80, entered into rest June 6, 2020.

Graveside services will be at 4:00 PM on Thursday, June 11, 2020, in the Harlem Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Polly R. Davis officiating.

Left to cherish her memory are her son and daughter-in-law, Charles P. Crawford, II and Kim Boatwright Crawford; two grandchildren, Cooper Crawford and Ashley Cooper (Ethan); and several nieces and nephews.

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

Theresa Espiritu

Dearing, GA – Theresa Ann Baker Espiritu, 58, entered into rest June 2, 2020.

Memorial Services were held June 6, 2020, at the family residence in Dearing, GA.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Herbert L. Espiritu; one son, L.B. Espiritu and his wife Kristen and their children Zander Ollie and Paxton Pheonix; one daughter, Roben Kruger and her husband Levi Kruger, Sr. and their children, Levi Kruger, Jr. “Boogie” and Austin Kruger.

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

Mattie Allie Taylor Grant

Thomson, GA - Mattie Allie Taylor made her departure from this earthly life on June 7, 2020.

Left to cherish her memory: a sweet granddaughter, Tayana Lashay Grant of Augusta, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, church members and additional friends.

Graveside services were held June 10, 2020 at Westview Cemetery, Thomson, GA with Rev. David Walker officiating.

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

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John Gunby

John Robert Gunby

Lincolnton, GA - Mr. John Robert Gunby, 75 of Thomson Hwy., Lincolnton entered into rest on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at his residence.

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 2 pm at St Paul United Methodist Cemetery.

Mr. Gunby, son of the late Louis and Mary Meadows Gunby, was born on January 14, 1945 in McDuffie County. He grew up in Thomson and had lived in Lincoln County since 1965. He had been employed as a sewing machine technician by Thomson Company, Oxford Manufacturing and retired from Riegel Textiles, McCormick after 40 years of service. In addition, he had served as a Boy Scout leader for many years. He was a loving husband and father that was always involved in anything that his children were interested in.  His patience and willingness to take the time to share his knowledge with the children of this community is what motivated him to open Hobby Corner in 1995. Since then, he has assisted many moms, dads and children alike with pinewood derby cars, radio controlled airplanes, trucks, cars, and paintball supplies to name a few. He enjoyed flying radio controlled airplanes and was known to participate in many games of paintball. His brother, Boyd Gunby preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dwane Mobley Gunby; sons, Robert Gunby and wife Tonya of Stapleton, Calvin Gunby and wife Gail of Augusta, and Albert Gunby of Lincolnton; grandchildren, Trilogy Gunby, Cody Gunby, Melina Gunby, and Kimberly Gunby; sister-in-law, Thelma Gunby of Thomson.

Beggs Funeral Home, Lincolnton is honored to serve the family of Mr. John Robert Gunby.

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James Hawkins

James Bennie Hawkins

James Bennie Hawkins, 80, was born on January 5, 1940 to German (Jack) Hawkins and Emma Smith Hawkins in Edgehill, GA, where he grew up.  He then moved to Thomson, GA to live with a brother, Charles J. Hawkins for many years, through 1992.  While there he worked at Temple Inland and retired with 27 years service.  Upon the demise of his brother, he remained in Thomson and was cared for by Betty and Ronny Norris.  In 2015, he moved to Evans, GA to be near his caregivers.  He transferred his membership from Second Baptist Church, Thomson to Wesley United Methodist Church, Evans.  He died June 8, 2020 at his residence after an extended illness.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Charles J. Hawkins and Hubert Hawkins.  Bennie is survived by sisters, Helen H. Marsh of Lawrenceville, GA and Betty H. Norris; and brother, William Hawkins.

Due to the coronavirus restrictions, a private graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Bellevue Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 North Belair Road, Evans, GA, 30809 or to your favorite charity.

Our family extends sincere gratitude to the staff of Southeast Hospice.

Please sign the guestbook and send condolences at

Platt’s Funeral Home, 337 N. Belair Rd, Evan, GA is in charge of arrangements.

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