Elizabeth Mitts Anderson

Thomson, GA - Mrs. Elizabeth “Liz” Mitts Anderson age 70 entered into rest on May 23, 2019.

The Celebration of Life was held May 31, 2019 at the First Mt Carmel Baptist Church, Appling, Georgia.

She is survived by two children, Gwendolyn Grissom of Thomson GA & Jessie Grissom of Arizona; five grandchildren, Marquez Felts, Ashley Felts, Jared Grissom, Deshanndra Williams and Antonio Grisson all of Thomson Georgia; five great grandchildren, Kamaria Grisson, Kimora Grisson, Raviyona Grisson all of Augusta, Ga; seven step sons, Beaver, Mitts , Sammy Mitts, Robert Mitts, Alton Mitts all of Gibson Georgia, Glenn Mitts & Joe Mitts both of Thomson, Georgia; one step daughter, Melinda Kitchens of Gibson, Georgia; two devoted aunts, Connie Cummings of Dearing, Georgia & Mazel Jones of Thomson, Georgia; and a host of  other relatives and friends.

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

Jessika Lanaee Craft

Gibson, GA - Ms. Jessika Lanaee Craft, age 31, died May 27, 2019.

Funeral services were held May 31, in the Sheppard Memorial Chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Harwell officiating. 

Jessika is survived by her mother Tabatha Carney and partner Scott Hobbs of Gibson, father Ronald Craft and partner Kathy Rust, of Ironton, OH, grandmother, Barbara Johnson, of Elgin, OK, grandfather Jerry Fortenberry of Barstow, CA, brother and sister in law Nick and Kathryn Craft, nephew, Lucas Craft, all of Norman, OK, numerous aunts, uncles, extended family and friends.

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

George Thomas Drake

Thomson, GA – Mr. George Thomas Drake accepted a Godly ‘charge’ early in life to Serve this present age and fulfilled his final calling on May 30, 2019..

Deacon Drake was an outstanding educational professional serving as teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, after school coordinator and mentor in McDuffie and Columbia Counties. He taught and coached at McDuffie County Training School/R. L. Norris High School from 1959-1970.

He leaves to cherish many fond memories, a loving and faithful wife of 58 years, Billie Drake of Thomson, GA; son, Deron Brent Drake; daughter, Mikelyn Alane (Avery) McCord both of Thomson, GA; sister, Mildred Drake Johnson of Atlanta, GA; nephew, Dennis Gregory (Ann) Brown of Griffin, GA; niece, Jonita Brown of McDonough, GA; Michael Louis Brown of Thomaston, GA; two granddaughters, Imani Alexis Drake of Thomson, GA, Tara Vinson of Grovetown, GA; three grandsons, Richard James (Donquita) Few, Austin D’Avery (Kiara) McCord, all of Fort Knox, Ky, A’Vion Malik McCord of Thomson, GA; two great-grandsons (his special angels here on Earth), Kylen Brent Drake of Thomson, GA, Kayden D’Avery McCord of Fort Knox, KY; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who will always love and adore him.

Services were held June 5, 2019 at Springfield Baptist Church, Thomson, GA with Rev. F.D. Favors, Pastor, Eulogist Rev. Glennie Olive, Presider .

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

Charles Eugene English, III

Warrenton, GA – Mr. Charles Eugene “Dickey” English III, 65, entered into rest May 27, 2019.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Betty Sue English, his sons, Brad (Jamie) English, Brent (Angel) English, his grandchildren, Hannah English, Kendall English, Walker English, Dylan English, Chesney English and his brother Mickey English.

America Legion Service was held May 28, 2019.

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

Ernest Bush Hadden

Mitchell, GA - Mr. Ernest Bush Hadden, age 88, entered into rest May 26, 2019.

Funeral services were held May 30, in the Sheppard Memorial Chapel of Taylor Funeral Home Gibson with Rev. Tommy Harwell officiating

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

Mary Evelyn Hamiliton

Warrenton, GA - Mrs. Mary Evelyn Hamilton entered into rest May 29, 2019.

Family & friends can contact the family at the residence or at the funeral home.

A Celebration of Life will be held June 8, 2019 at William Grove Baptist Church

Mitchell, GA.

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

Wayne Lanier “Toot” Jackson

Mitchell, GA – Mr. Wayne Lanier Jackson, 78, entered into rest June 2, 2019.

Mr. Jackson was a lifelong resident of Hancock and Warren County, making his home in Mitchell, GA.  He was a member of Long Creek Baptist Church.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Jackson was predeceased by his wife, Peggy Ruth Toulson Jackson; and brothers, Wade and Jessie Jackson.

Survivors include his son, Bobby L. Jackson (Martha); daughters, Tracey J. Adams (Chris) and Terri Davis (Neil); and grandchildren; Brittany Rich (Matt), Brooke Harris (Danny), Hollie Algier (Brett), Kristin Reddick (Randall), Megan McDade (Matt), Linc Boyer, Drew Usry, Emily Godbee (Tyler), Lauren Stanley (Matt), and Josh Adams. During his retirement, he immensely enjoyed spending time with his great grandchildren, Brendon and Gabby Rich, Jackson, Jace, and Emma Harris, Colt and Amelia Algier, Brayden and Brogan Reddick, Lawson and Lanie Rae McDade, Charlestyn Godbee, and Adam Stanley; and sisters, Peggy Smith and Anzent Richardson (Bobby).

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Long Creek Baptist Church.  Interment  followed in the church cemetery.

Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Rd., Thomson, Georgia is honored to serve the family of Mr. Wayne Lanier Jackson. 

Patricia "Pat" Smith Kitchens

Thomson, GA - Mrs. Patricia "Pat" Smith Kitchens, 77, entered into rest May 24, 2019.

Funeral services were held May 29, 2019 in Pine Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Butch Baston officiating.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Tammy Kitchens Smith (Lewis), Punta Gorda, Fl.; seven grandchildren, Daniel Dean, Toni Dean Brown, Krysta Dean Newsome, Callee Smith, John Smith, Colby Moore, and Hannah Moore; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Lynette Johnson, Harlem.

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

Mary Frances McDaniel

Warrenton, GA – Ms. Mary Frances McDaniel, 78, entered into rest May 28, 2019.

Survivors include her daughter, Sherril McRee Collier; and 3 grandchildren, Lauren McRee, Steven Ashton McRee and Laci McRee.

Graveside services were held June 1, 2019 in the Jennings Baptist Church Cemetery, Crawfordville, GA.  

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

Harry Nealey

Warrenton, GA – Mr. Harry Nealey, 79, entered into rest on May 27, 2019.

Survivors include: daughters, Jackie and Mildred Nealey; sons, Angela (Bettye) Nealey, Edgar (Jacinda) Nealey; sister, Mildred Berry; brothers, Donald (Vonita) Nealey, Thurman (Patrcia) Nealey; graddaughter, Heidia; grandsons, D’Angela, Trevor, Tavaris, L’Darius, Cameron, Derrick  and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

 Wanda Marie Thomas

Dearing, GA – Mrs. Wanda Marie Thomas, 52 entered into rest on May 29, 2019.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry Brian Thomas; one son, Allen Thomas (Hailey); one daughter, Jennifer Marie Dimmick (Keith); one brother, Alfred “Bubba” Rhoten (Brandy); two sisters, Linda Sutton (Elmo) and Carolyn Robinson (Fred); and four grandchildren.

Starling-Evans Funeral Home, Harlem, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

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