Roselle Burt

Roselle Dudley Burt

Augusta, GA – Mrs. Roselle Dudley Burt went to heaven on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Augusta University Hospital.

 Roselle was born in 1926 in Wilkes County, Georgia to Ralph A. Dudley and Sallie Lee Berry Dudley.

She attended schools in Wilkes County and moved to Thomson, Georgia, where her father began R.A. Dudley Nurseries and R.A. Dudley Landscape Company.

Roselle graduated from Thomson High School and moved to Atlanta to attend The Atlanta Business School.

After graduation and the end of World War II, she married Victor Ledelle Burt, and they were married for 53 years.

Shortly after they married, they moved to Thomson for her husband to join in the nursery and landscaping business.

Roselle lived in Thomson until after her husband’s death when she moved to Augusta, where she lived until her death.

While in Thomson, she worked for many years as a bookkeeper for Stacy Turner Furniture Company, a family owned business.

Roselle chose as her life’s work devotion to her family, and they were the beneficiaries of her great love for them. She always chose to see the good in everyone and conveyed that to all she met.

She is survived by her son, David Curtis Burt (Beverly); her daughter, Vicky Burt Hawes (Robert/Bobby); grandchildren, Robyn Lee Hawes Ferrell (Tim), Joshua Chadwick Burt (Brittany), Krista Burt Purvis (Sammy); great-grandchildren, Morgan Riley Ferrell, Gretchen Victoria Ferrell, Harrison Walker Burt; sister, Margaret Dudley Smith; sister-in-laws, Mary Etna Bennett Dudley and Betty Burt Berry, and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; grandson, Robert Jackson Walker Hawes; sisters, Sarah Dudley Huff, Dorothy Dudley Kitchens; brother, Howell Thomas (Pete) Dudley; and sister-in-law, Sybil Burt Vaughn.

Roselle was a member of Thomson First Methodist Church for forty years. After moving to Augusta, she joined St. John United Methodist Church, where she has been a member for twenty years.

A celebration of life was held Saturday, March 9, 2019, at St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene Street, Augusta, GA in the church sanctuary. Burial follwed in Thomson, GA, at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions can be made to The Foundation of Wesley Woods in great appreciation for the care provided by St. John Towers, 724 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901 or to St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901.

Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com

Gene McDonald Green

Harlem, GA – Mr. Gene McDonald Green entered into rest on March 2, 2019.

He is survived by 4 brothers, 9 children, 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Services were held at his home March 8, 2019.

Gene was loved by all.

McNeill Funeral Home, Martinez, Georgia was in charge of arrangements.

Mary “Kate” Johnson

Thomson, GA – Mrs. Mary Katrina Johnson, 59, entered into rest March 6, 2019.

Survivors include the son, Kenneth Hadden (Shelley) of Warrenton, GA; daughter, Ashley Lucas (Gene) of Thomson, GA; sister, Lora Hadden of Thomson, GA; grandchild, Haley Gunby and step-grandchildren Cash Wilhoit and Cruise Wilhoit; caregiver and friend, Linda Ivey.

Memorial services were held March 10, 2019 at Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Ferrell officiating.

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

Jeanie Laurie Candler McCuin

April 11, 1942 – March 7, 2019

St. Simons, GA- Jeanie Laurie Candler McCuin, 76, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2019. A private service was held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday March 9, 2019 at Christ Church of Saint Simons, Georgia with Dr. Bob Brown officiating.

Born in McDuffie County to the late Walter Lewis and Ruth Young Candler, Jeanie is survived by her husband of 49 years, Ralph, brother-in-law Lanier McCuin, wife Toni, two nephews, Brandon McCuin, wife Jill, and children Aaron,  Abigail, and Bryce McCuin, wife Jamie, and children Jameson, Joshua, Jackson and Logan, cousin Dudley Weathers, and wife Ann, children Kay, Bill and Troy, and several descendant family members of Walter Linton Candler.

 Jeanie grew up in Thomson, Georgia. After graduating high school, she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree at Woman’s College of Georgia, a Masters at Georgia Southern, and Post Graduate work at the University of Georgia. She began her career as a teacher in the Camden County School System and later served as a counselor with Floyd County Schools in Rome, Georgia.

She held several positions with the Georgia Department of Human Resources in Atlanta, including consultant for Day Care Centers, liaison to the Department of Human Resources Board and retired as the Director of the Office of Personnel of the Division of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse.

 Following retirement, Jeanie and Ralph, moved to Saint Simons, Georgia. She served as a Counselor on the Glynn/Camden Drug Court, and dedicated most of her career and retirement to helping those with special needs and addiction problems via counseling, volunteer work and serving as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).

 Above all else, Jeanie was best known for being a compassionate person, gracious servant, and amazing host. She loved spending time with family, preparing gourmet meals, and entertaining everyone she welcomed into her home. She loved traveling and made visits to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Mediterranean. Though she may be gone, her legacy of loving and serving others lives on in the many lives she was able to touch.


Jerico D Moore

Dearing, GA - Mr. Jerico D. Moore, 44, entered into eternal rest  February 28, 2019.

The Celebration of Life was held March 9, 2019 New Holt Baptist Church,  with Harlem, GA, Rev. Melvin Smith, Pastor.

He is survived by his mother, Glory Cobb of Dearing, GA; two daughters, Adrianna Wynn of Augusta, GA & Jerica Moore of Mesena, GA; son, Reginald Moore of Thomson, GA; a devoted love mother, Mary Brown Jackson of Dearing, GA; several love brothers and sisters and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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

Luther Horace Moore, Jr.

Thomson, GA - Mr. Luther Moore, 69 passed on March 8, 2019.

Family and friends may call at the residence or the funeral home.

Services will be held March 16, 2019 at 1PM at Springfield Baptist Church

523 Martin Luther King Jr. Street NE, Thomson, GA with Rev. F.D. Favors, Pastor, Rev. Milton Neal, Eulogist, Rev. Lester Woods, Presider.

 Funeral procession will leave 131 Viola Avery St.,Thomson at 12:35 pm

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

Benjamin Murray

Thomson, GA – Mr. Benjamin Murray, 63 passed March 9, 2019.

Family and friends may call at the residence or the funeral home.

Services will be held March 16, 2019 at 3PM at Lithonia Baptist Church, 910 Norwood Camak Road, Camak, Georgia 30807, with Rev. Lyndon Heath, Pastor.

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

Troy Smalley

Thomson, GA - Mr. Troy “Pokey” Smalley, 52 entered into eternal rest on March 5, 2019.

The Celebration of Life was held March 9, 2019 at the Vanderhorst CME Church, Thomson, Georgia, Rev. Larry Edmond, Pastor.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Melissa Smalley of Thomson; children, Troy (Stormy) Smalley, Jr of Florence, SC & Brandon (Kia) Cobb of Lawrenceville, GA; one grandchild, Sa’Toria Cobb; parents, Rev. John W. (Margaree) Smalley and Grandmother, Louvenia “Bee” Hamilton all of Thomson, GA; three sisters, Natalie (Michael) Moment Sr. of Stone Mountain, GA & Tracy (William) Ficklin of Thomson & Passona “Sand” Smalley of Atlanta, GA; one brother, Tavarus (Yalonda) Smalley of Thomson, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members, and special friends.

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

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James Story

James M Story

Thomson, GA - Mr. James M. Story Jr., 63, beloved husband of Mrs. Tammy Story, died Saturday, March 9, 2019 in University Augusta Hospital.

Funeral services were held, March 13, 2019, in the Mt. Tabor Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Sutphin and Rev. Tim Ferrell officiating.

Mr. Story was born in Wilkes County, but lived in Thomson. He was a Heavy Machine operator. He was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Sara Story, his brothers, Tommy and Larry Story, and a niece, Tee Tonya Story. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Tammy Story, Thomson; two daughters, Jennifer Ellis, Thomson, and Sharon Bazemore,  Avera; two sisters, Becky Waller, Thomson, and Angela Garcia, Oklahoma; a brother, Edwin Story, Thomson: and seven grandchildren.

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

Laverne McNair Huff Usry

Stapleton, GA – Mrs. Laverne McNair Huff Usry, 87, entered into rest March 7, 2019.

Mrs. Usry was born in Glascock County, Georgia, the daughter of the late Watson McNair and the late Kate Anderson McNair.  She was employed with the Thomson Company for 47 years as a manager/engineer.  Mrs. Usry was a faithful and devoted member of Mt. Beulah Baptist Church, where she had served as the pianist, Sunday school teacher, and church clerk.  In addition to her parents, Mrs. Usry was predeceased by her first husband, D.C. Huff, and daughter Dana Taylor.

Survivors include her beloved husband, Lee Roy Usry; daughter, Gloria Quarles (Rick) of Cornelia, GA; step-daughters, Jerry McTier (Mansel) and Cindy Purvis (Joey) of Thomson, GA; sisters, Annie Kate Palmer and Mary Voncille Akin; grandchildren; Beth Turner and Ben Quarles; great grandchildren, Anna Belle Chitwood and Alyssa Chitwood; and step-grandchildren, Wyatt Turner and Lana Turner.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Mt. Beulah Baptist Church with Rev. Roy Frierson officiating.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.

The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m., Friday, March 8, 2019 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Beulah Baptist Church, c/o Kay Langham, P O Box 217, Mt. Beulah Baptist Church, Thomson, GA 30824.

Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Rd., Thomson, Georgia was honored to serve the family of Mrs. Laverne Usry.

Viola Raiford Watts

Harlem, GA - Viola Watts, 69, entered into peaceful rest March 4th, 2019.

She leaves to cherish her memories; 2 sons, Joe L. Nelson, Jr. and Isaac Tyrone Nelson both of Harlem, GA; 4 grandchildren, Tanishia (Cartavious) Alfred of Atlanta, GA, Savion Nelson of Thomson, GA; Mashayla Nelson, Madison Blair both of Augusta, GA; 2 great grandchildren, Bailee Aldred and Sydney Aldred both of Atlanta, GA; 1 brother, Franklin D. Smith of Augusta, GA; 2 sisters: Julia (Alexander) McDougal and Edith Raiford (Phillip) Marshall both of Augusta, GA; 1 sister-in-law, Rosie Raiford of Harlem, GA and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

No public visitation was held. A private service was  held.

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

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