Nancy Marie Kent Bennett

Gibson, GA - Mrs. Nancy Marie Kent Bennett, age 69, died May 22, 2020.

Graveside services were held May 24, 2020 in the Mitchell Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Russell Davis officiating.

She is survived by her sister, Andrea Kent Pennington (Jimmie) of Gibson, brothers, Thomas B. Kent of Gibson, and Bill C. Kent (Virna) of Canton and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

Issac Cullens

Warrenton, GA – Mr. Isssac Cullens, 60, passed May 24, 2020.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on May 28, 2020 at Ministry of Faith Christian Center Cemetery, Warrenton, GA with Rev. Minnie Boone, Presider / Rev. Patricia Lazenby, Eulogist.

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

Carol M. Keith

Thomson, GA - Mrs. Carol Malcolm Keith, 77, widow of Mr. Bobby Giles Keith, Sr., died Thursday, May 21, 2020, in the University McDuffie Hospital.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 2020 in Scruggs Cemetery, Norwood, with Dr. Donald Widener officiating.

Mrs. Keith was born in Wilkes County, but had lived in Thomson all her life. She was a retired secretary with Keith Amusement Co. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Frances Malcolm, her daughter, Geneie Mitchum, and a brother, Jimmy Malcolm. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Dottie Harper (Billy), Thomson; her three sisters, Ann Griswell (Randy), Penny Montgomery (Charles), and Cheryl Griswell (Tommy), all of Thomson; her granddaughter, Jill Harper, Thomson; and her great-granddaughter, Harper Leigh Walker.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Faith Baptist Church. 

Friends may sign a guestbook at the Curtis Funeral Home or online at www.curtisfuneralhome.com

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

Grady Key

Warrenton, GA- Mr. Grady Key, 73, entered into rest May 20, 2020.

Survivors include his son, Joey Key (Jodie), Teresa Pullen (Daryl) all of Thomson; brother, James Key of Dearing, GA; sisters, Gwendolyn Key of Warrenton, GA and Frances Hobbs of Dearing, GA; grandchildren, Shelby Key, Brian Keith Pritchett, Priscilla Pullen and Kaylee Lyles.

Funeral services were held May 24, 2020 in the chapel of Beggs Funeral Home with Pastor David Kitchens officiating.

Beggs Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Thomson, GA is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Ann Edmonds Langham                            

Stapleton, GA  – Shirley Ann Edmonds Langham, 82, peacefully left this life on May 19, 2020.

Funeral services were held, May 22, 2020 at the Harmony Springs Mennonite Church.

Those left to cherish fond memories include her daughters, Cheryl Hodgin and Phoebe and Eugene Goossen; five grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; three sisters, Patricia and Ken Fleming of Tavares FL, Sarah Evans of Stark FL, and Brenda and David Lowe of Sanford FL; sister-in-law, Rita Edmonds of Thomson; nieces, nephews and all her church family.

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

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Donald Newman Sr.

Donald Marlow Newman, Sr.

Thomson, GA – Retired Chief  Donald “Donnie” Marlow Newman, Sr., 62, Beloved husband of Mrs. Donna Crews-Newman, died Friday, May 8, 2020, at the Charlie Norwood Veterans Hospital (uptown) in Augusta Ga., with his wife at his side.

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Private graveside services will be at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens, with Rev. Rodney Dunaway officiating. A memorial graveside service with Full Military Honors will be held at a later date.

Mr. Newman was born at Ft. Bragg, NC, but grew up in Martinez, GA.  He graduated from Evans High School in 1975 before enlisting in the Navy in 1976.  Donald served on the USS JOHN KENNEDY CV 67, USS FORRESTAL CV 59, USS EISENHOWER CVN 69 and many other duty stations before retiring in 2000 after 24 years of service.  He moved to Thomson 20 years ago after meeting his wife Donna.  Donnie was a member of the American Legion and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans.  He loved his family, country and the Navy.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Newman and a sister, Pattie Newman. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Donna Crews-Newman, Thomson; his mother, Anna Rae Newman; 3 sons, Donald M. Newman, Jr., Paul Newman and Jordan Newman; his daughter, Christa Flores; his stepdaughter, Cassie Bussnell; his sister, Wendy (Harry) Arthur; his brother, Brian Newman; and 3 grandchildren, Christian, Frankie and Lilian.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the D.A.V.org/Donate in his memory.

Friends may sign a guestbook online at www.curtisfuneralhome.com

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

Henry Ramirez

Harlem, GA. – US Army SFC Henry Ramirez (Ret.), 49, entered into rest on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

A private memorial service was held on May 23, 2020 at Starling Funeral Home with Military Honors accorded.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Tiana Christine Ramirez; his parents, Ramiro and Anna Rameriz; his step-daughter, Ashlie Arnell; his two brothers, Ramiro Rameriz, Jr. (Cassandra) and Johnny Rameriz (Alysha); and his sister, Kassandra Rameriz.

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

David Ramsey

Thomson, GA - David  departed this life on May 19, 2020.

Precious memories and special times will be cherished by those who have survived him: a daughter, Kimbrely Wilson of Thomson, GA; two sons, Darrick (Michelle) Paul of SC and Antonio Ramsey (LaTenya Lee) of Atlanta, GA; a grandson, JuJuan Ramsey of Thomson, GA; two sisters, Mary Ramsey and Louise (Curtis) Crawford, all of Thomson, GA; two brothers, Marvin, Sr. (Joan) Ramsey of Dearing, GA and Robert Ramsey of Augusta, GA;  a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many sorrowing friends.

Graveside services were held May 26, 2020 at Westview Cemetery, Thomson, GA with Rev. Robert Ramsey, officiating.

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

Scott Rickerson

Harlem, GA – Mr. Scott Rickerson, 81, passed away May 24, 2020.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on May 30, 2020 at Solid Rock Baptist Church Cemetery, Appling, GA with Rev. Larry B. Sims, Pastor, officiating.

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

Yvonne Michelle Hawkins Sandifer

Augusta, GA- Ms. Yvonne H. Sandifer, 51, entered into rest May 18, 2020.

Ms. Sandifer was born in Augusta, GA, the daughter of Jimmy Hawkins of Thomson, GA and Gail Pettit Belcher of Augusta, GA.  Ms. Sandifer was a 1987 graduate of Thomson High School and she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southern University.  She was passionate about teaching and served several years with her Wrens Elementary and North Augusta Elementary family.  Ms. Sandifer was a member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church.  She was predeceased by her sister, Kathy Hawkins Gilmer.

Survivors include her parents, Jimmy Hawkins (Kathy) and Gail Petitt Belcher; sons, Cole Wright of Athens, GA and Kyle Wright (Abygale) of Statesboro, GA; paternal grandmother, Audrey Hawkins; daughters, Kaitlyn Ramsey (Zach) and Ashlynn Sandifer all of Augusta, GA; brothers, Brad Belcher (Amanda) of N. Augusta, SC, Kevin Belcher of Augusta, GA, and Benjamin Hawkins (Stephanie) of N. Augusta, SC; aunt, Judy Pettit of Memphis, TN; uncle, Allen Hawkins (Kitty) of Thomson, GA; and nieces and nephews, Daymon Linkous (Brianna), Olivia Lewis (Jimmy), Chase Gilmer, Phillip Belcher, Jayden Sales, Dexter Hawkins and Ash Hawkins.

A graveside service was held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2020 in the Westview Cemetery, Thomson, GA with Rev. Jim McCollough officiating.

In memory of Ms. Sandifer, the family requested book bags with school supplies be brought to the service for later donation to schoolchildren.

Beggs Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Thomson, GA was honored to serve the family of Ms. Yvonne Sandifer.

Faye Stamey

Thomson, GA - Mrs. Faye Sadler Stamey, 90, formerly of Savannah, GA, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020.

Survivors include a son: Riley M. Stamey (Donna) of Thomson, GA; her brother: Gerald Sadler (Evelyn) of Alpharetta, GA; three grandchildren: Leyla Goodsell (Joey) of Florence, MS, Julie Langham (Van) of Thomson, GA, and Gina Sword (Mike) of Covington, GA; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services for Mrs. Faye Stamey were held May 27, 2020 at the Nancy Hart Memorial Park with Rev. Eric Boyd officiating.  

The Strickland Funeral Home of Hartwell, GA is in charge of all arrangements.

Elan Greyson Warthaw

Thomson, GA - Baby boy Elan Greyson Warthaw son of Quinderius Warthaw and Itina Stockton passed on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

Graveside services were held May 26, 2020 at Westview Cemetery, Thomson, GA.

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

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Darrell Withrow

Darrell Michael Withrow

Thomson, GA- Mr. Darrell Michael Withrow, 67, entered into rest May 18, 2020.

Mr. Withrow, a native of Thomson, GA, was the son of the late James Lincoln Withrow and the late Doris McGahee Withrow.  After serving in the U.S. Army, he returned home and worked as a technician and contractor for 35 years at Fort Gordon.  Mr. Withrow attended Fort Creek Baptist Church, was a talented technician who could fix anything, and he loved to ride his motorcycle.  

Survivors include his beloved wife, Cindy Withrow; sons, James Withrow (Becky Langham), Chris Hohlwein (Lindsey), Pete Hohlwein (Elizabeth), Michael Hohlwein (Kendra), and Brantley Withrow; daughters, Sara Wells, Makayla Braelynn Withrow, and Alicia Hohlwein; brothers, Stanley Withrow (Barbara), Robert Withrow (Annette), Charlie Hall (Bonnie), and Johnny Hall (Cheryl); grandchildren, Joshua Michael Withrow (Adriana), Shellbee Withrow, Savanna Wells, David Wells, Olivia Hohlwein, Alexis Hohlwein, Hayden Hohlwein, Tucker Hohlwein, Delaney Hohlwein, Harrison Hohlwein, Taylor Davis, and Victoria English; and great grandchildren, Kolton, Hunter, Camdyn, Caydence, and Paislee.

A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2020 in the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Sutphin officiating.

The family received friends, Friday, May 22, 2020 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Beggs Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Thomson, GA was honored to serve the family of Mr. Darrell Michael Withrow.

Arnold Wood

Gibson, GA– Mr. Edwin Arnold Wood, 80, entered into rest May 19, 2020.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Masters Wood; son, Henry Wood (Judy) and James Usry (Missie); daughters, Rachele Chalander, Diane Thompson, Lynette Johnson (Raymond), Gail Usry (Scotty), Brenda Bradley (William), Lora Carr (Andrew), and Debbie Smith (Tommy); brother, William Wood (Kathryn); sister, Nyra Langham; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 21, 2020 in the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel.

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

Thomas A. Wood, Jr.

Thomson, GA - Thomas Alton, Wood, Jr., 80 years old, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020, following a valiant battle with cancer.  Born in McDuffie County on Friday, October 27, 1939, Tom is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dianne Dent Wood, daughter Pamela (Brian) Carnes and granddaughters Sarah (Brody) Klett and Rebekah Carnes.  Additional survivors include his sister Mildred (Jerry) Wright and sisters-in-law Helen Daniels, Judy Dent, Barbara (Bob) Pasco and many beloved nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas A. Wood, Sr. and Esther Reese Wood, and son Thomas A. Wood, III.  

Graduating from Thomson High School in 1957, Tom was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy following four years of service.  A talented draftsman, Tom graduated from Augusta Area Technical School with a degree in drafting and design. First working for National Homes Corporation’s engineering department, Tom retired from Fort Gordon’s post facilities’ engineering department in 1995.  Following his retirement, Tom and a friend partnered to custom build homes and commercial buildings for many years as Kennwood Construction Company.  He later joined his wife in the operation of Peacock Hill Flowers & Gifts.  Tom enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, NASCAR, Tuesday morning men’s prayer breakfasts, and regular gatherings with his Thomson Bulldog classmates.    

A sunrise memorial service was held at 7 AM on Monday, May 25, 2020, at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens, Thomson.

In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates you making donations in Tom’s memory to the mission work fund of the Men’s Prayer Breakfast group, Thomson First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 8, Thomson, GA 30824.  The family salutes Dr. David Squires, Augusta Oncology, and Dr. James Lemley, Center for Primary Care, along with their teams of dedicated heath care professionals.  

Friends may sign a guestbook at the Curtis Funeral Home or online at www.curtisfuneralhome.com

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

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