Herman Gyle Brady
Herman Gyle Brady, 66, Georgia, entered into eternal rest on May 11, 2022.
Herman was born in Thomson, Georgia on August 6, 1955, grew up in Thomson, Georgia, attended Thomson High School and lived most of his life in Thomson, Georgia. His career choice was construction and in particular roofing, and he enjoyed Harley Davidson Collectables, reading and especially loved spending time with his family and friends.
Herman is preceded in death by his parents, Frank Brady and Emma Tinsley Brady and his sister, Bonnie Wenzel. His is survived by his longtime companion, Patsy Cochran of Thomson, Georgia; his sons, Travis Brady of Gainesville, Georgia, Joshua Thompson of Oklahoma and Gyle Brady of Dearing, Georgia; and his sisters, Vicky Curtis and Frankie Stancil of Cumming, Georgia and Brenda Evans of Dawsonville.
There is no service being planned at this time. Please visit www.beggsfuneralhome.net to sign the family’s personal guestbook.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia is honored to serve the family of Herman Gyle Brady.
Wahldean M. Brunson
Mrs. Wahldean Brunson, 96, of Thomson, Ga, entered into rest on Saturday, May 14, 2022.
A lifelong resident of McDuffie County, she was born on July 1, 1925, the daughter of the late Sam Walker McCorkle and Kate Simon McCorkle. She was predeceased by her husband, C. William “Billy” Brunson and all her siblings.
She graduated with a degree in Secretarial Science from Georgia State College for Women. She began her business career with the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta and retired from Thomson Oak Flooring in Thomson as Director of Sales.
Mrs. Brunson was a former member of the National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association where she was the first woman elected to its board of directors and later elected first woman president. She was the first woman elected to the board of directors at the Bank of Thomson and Allied Bank. She was a former member and president of the Thomson Chapter of the National Secretaries Association, a director of Thomson McDuffie Chamber of Commerce and the American Heart Association McDuffie County Division. She was the first woman to serve on the Board of the McDuffie United Fund and received the United Fund Outstanding Citizenship Award. She was the first elected member from McDuffie County to serve on the board of directors of Augusta Technical College and was elected vice-chairman. She was active in community affairs having served as chairman of many successful residential drives. She was a member of Thomson First United Methodist Church where she served in various capacities; J.O.Y. Sunday School class and former Sunday School teacher. A strong believer in the power of pray, she served on the prayer chain and intercessory Prayer Ministry. She also volunteered at the church’s soup kitchen.
Survivors include her son, Dr. Charles Brunson (Tammy Kay) and grandsons, Billy Brunson of Atlanta and Bob Brunson (Bonnie) of Ila, Ga and three great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Dudley, Mike Dudley, Doug Whitaker, Frank Wills, Bill Beckum, Dr. Tommy Neal, David Swint, and Ben Barmore. Honorary Pallbearers are M.G. Johnson, Patrick Fern, Dr. Bill Jopling, Jay Wilson, Jim Alfriend, Dean Hilson, Lewis Smith, Bob Knox Jr., Andy Knox, Gene Walker, Tommy Montgomery, Billy Tam, Larry Thompson, Jack Young, and J.O.Y Sunday School Class.
If so desired, memorials may be made to Thomson First United Methodist Church, Drawer 8, Thomson, Ga. 30824, or the American Cancer Society, 2607 Commons Blvd, Augusta, Ga 30909.
A Celebration of Life was held at 4 p.m., on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in the Thomson First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Charles Broome and Dr. Steve Dodson officiating. A private burial followed at the Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call at the Curtis Funeral Home. The family received friends from 3 p.m. till the hour of service on Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall at the Thomson First United Methodist Church.
You may sign a guest book at the funeral home or online at www.curtisfuneralhome.com
Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Lynn S. Purvis
Lynn S. Purvis, 63, Stapleton, Georgia, entered into eternal rest at Doctor’s Hospital on May 15, 2022.
Lynn was born in Thomson, Georgia on August 8, 1958, grew up in Warren County, graduated from Glascock County High School and lived most of her life in Warren County, Georgia. She worked with the Warren County Extension Service with the 4-H Program for many years before driving for B & H Transfer (where she was known as “Dusty”) and retired with disability in 2001. She was Baptist by faith, was an outgoing person and loved meeting people. Lynn loved hunting, fishing, and going to estate sales and flea markets and especially loved spending time with her family and friends.
Lynn was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Mac Stowe and Lynette Frazier Stowe. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Gibson Randall Purvis; her daughters, Brandi Englett (Evan) and Candace Stewart (Lionel); her brothers, Mike Stowe (Cheryl) and Dewayne Stowe (Susan); her sister, Joyce Stowe; and her granddaughter, Autumn Stewart.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Road, Thomson, Georgia. Her funeral service was held on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. in the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel, being officiated by Rev. Mike Sutphin. The interment at Reedy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery followed the service. Please visit www.beggsfuneralhome.net to sign the family’s personal guestbook.
Friends and family may send flowers in her memory or make memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Judge Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or on-line.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia is honored to serve the family of Lynn S. Purvis.
Mary McGahee Radford
Dearing - Mrs. Mary McGahee Radford, 91, widow of Mr. Ray Radford, entered into rest Sunday, May 8, 2022, at her residence.
A memorial service will be held via Zoom at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2022, with Mr. Bob Andrews officiating services.
Mrs. Radford was a native of McDuffie County. She was a 1947 graduate of Thomson High, as a 16 year old. She was a homemaker. Mary was a lifelong servant of Jehovah God and was known for sharing her love for the Bible with others.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Mr. Ray Radford and her son, Michael Dean Radford.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary R. McGahee (Johnny), Dearing; grandchildren, Jason Radford (Melanie), Harlem, Jennifer Hebbard, Dearing; Johnny McGahee Jr. (Mandy). Jamul, Cal.; 11 great grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
You may sign a guest book online at www.curtisfuneralhome.com
Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Mrs. Eulaine Adams Thomas, 98, of Thomson, GA passed on May 14, 2022 at the home of her granddaughter, Mallory Jo Goolsby.
Lane Thomas was born in Hart County on August 25, 1923. She always loved Hartwell. She is the daughter of the late Mallory Wingo and Patty Bray Adams, her Mama and Poppa. She was the widow of Joseph Norman Thomas. Joe and Lane together owned and operated Thomson Molding and Millwork until their retirement in their eighties. They did everything else together, too.
She will be missed by her daughter, Patty Lane Thomas Bradshaw and her son-in-law, Delmar Brinkley Bradshaw of Thomson.
Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly loved her. Delmar Brinkley Bradshaw, Jr and his wife Whitney, and their two children Camryn Eulaine and Delmar Brinkley III live in Thomson. Laine Percell Bradshaw lives in St. Simons, GA. Mallory Jo Bradshaw Goolsby and her husband Burt and their children Addison Burt III, Maylor Patton, and Annie Delle live in Thomson. They will miss their Granny Lane.
Lane Thomas cared for and loved people. She liked those best who would laugh with her. She played Rook and Rummy like a pro, enjoyed watching golf, and loved working in her yard on Pine Lane Drive while she lived there. She could and did sew intricately, and when celebrating Christmas, made much appreciated divinity candy, butterfingers, and a War Cake with caramel icing that her sisters loved. She gathered family for meals in her home and on her porch. Her hands worked steadily as an expression of her love.
She loved her siblings. Both of her brothers and her seven sisters preceded her in death. Orin Adams and Don Adams are her brothers. Her sisters are Dallas Cordell, Troyce Clark Jones, Sara Bannister, Sue Vickery, Alice Ruth (Coopie) Shiflet, Jeanette (Jabo) McCormack, and Geneva (Gebe) Cordell. She thought she had wonderful brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Each of her nieces and nephews were dear to her. She called them as often as she could, and she prayed for their safety and happiness every day.
She lived a happy, challenging life. She lived through wars and a depression, through times without electricity in her home to using a cell phone, from times when neighbors visited to the time when COVID shut down daily life. She credited the joy in her life to God Almighty. She relished each caring and giving role she played in life. She tried to be the best daughter she could be. She loved being a sister. She was a supportive, loving wife. Any time she could take care of a baby or a child, she relished the play and the responsibility. She was a sweet neighborhood mom, a giving mama, and an adored Granny Lane. She was strong, determined, and amazing.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, May 17th at 11:00. Visitation began at 10:00. Brief graveside services followed. The service will consist of music by her talented nieces and remarks by family and friends.
Come with a story to tell. We will begin with one here. Joe Thomas asked her every week for a while to marry him. His line was, “Lane, let’s get married next Tuesday.” It was his day off. She finally agreed. As they were filling out the required paperwork, she realized he had not been exactly truthful. He was four years younger than she was, six years younger than she thought he was. She married him anyway that Tuesday morning and loved him every day of his life.
Beggs Funeral Home – Thomson, GA
William “Perry” Butler, Sr., 71, Warrenton, entered into eternal rest May 14, 2022. A Memorial Service was held May 18, 2022, at Beggs Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Barry Clanton, officiating.
Richard Eugene Bruntz, 89, Thomson, entered into eternal rest May 15, 2022. Richard’s service will be held on Friday, May 20, 2022, at Beggs Funeral Home Chapel, 799 Cobbham Road, Thomson, Georgia at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Danny Burnley, officiating.
Curtis Funeral Home – Thomson, GA
James Edward Bennett, Sr., 86,Warrenton, died May 10, 2022 A Celebration of Life was held May 14, 2022 in the Curtis Funeral Home Chapel.
James. L. “Jimmy” Wilson, Sr., 88, Thomson, died May 12, 2022. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Thomson Funeral System – Thomson, GA
Twanna Moss Griffin, 51, Thomson, passed on May 14, 2022. Arrangements are currently incomplete and will be announced at a later time.
D.T. Brown Memorial Funeral Home – Thomson, GA
Jakarta Jones, 50, Thomson, entered into eternal rest May 15, 2022. The funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Diane Burnett, Thomson, entered into eternal rest May 15, 2022. The funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.
Willie Edward Tucker , Mitchell, entered into eternal rest May 10, 2022. Graveside Services were held May 14, 2022 at the Second Mineral Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Mitchell, Georgia.
Starling Funeral Home – Harlem, GA
Ellen Clarice Batchelor, 90, Harlem, went home to be with the Lord May 14, 2022. Graveside services were held May 17, 2022 in South Harlem Memorial Cemetery with Brandon Batchelor and Rev Sonny Serigney officiating.
Dawson’s Mortuary – Warrenton, GA
Mario Jackson, Warrenton, entered into eternal rest on May 12, 2022. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, May 22, 2022, at 2:00 PM at Warren County Cultural Center, Warrenton, GA. www.dawsonsmortuary.com