Doris Chalker Baker

Warrenton, GA - Mrs. Doris Chalker Baker, age 76, beloved wife of the late Mr. Willard Carson Baker of S. Gibson St. entered into rest Saturday evening May 11, 2019 at the Warrenton Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Graveside funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday May 14, 2019 at the Johnson Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Brandon Furr officiating.

Mrs. Baker a native and lifelong resident of Warren County was the daughter of the late Kate Newsome Chalker and Willie Harvel Chalker.  A 1960 graduate of Warren County High School, Mrs. Doris was a retired clerk with the City of Warrenton and a member of the First Baptist Church of Warrenton.

Survivors include her sons, Mike Baker of Mitchell, GA and Jeff Baker (Gina) Baker of Gibson, GA; fourgrandchildren, Tiffany Sleister, Crystal (Neal) Reeves, Elizabeth (Bradley) Allen, and Dalton Baker, four great grandchildren, Serenity Davis, Peyton Allen, Riley Allen, and Dawsyn Reeves.

If so desired, the family request memorial contributions be made to the Children's Hospital of Georgia 1446 Harper Street Augusta, GA 30912.

LOWE FUNERAL HOME 77 W. GIBSON STREET WARRENTON, GA 30828 (706) 465-3333.

James Harold Bramlett

Thomson, GA – Mr. James Harold Bramlett, 68, entered into rest at his residence on May 13, 2019.

Mr. Bramlett was a native of Greenville, SC, but had lived in Thomson for many years.  He was the son of the late Boyce Bramlett and the late Lola Mae Hayden Bramlett.  Mr. Bramlett was a graduate of Clemson University and retired as a Senior Production Manager with Milliken.  He was also a Master Gardener.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Faye Bramlett; sons, Eric Conner (Missy), Mike Conner (Tasha), and Jimmy Conner (Angie); grandchildren, Hayden Conner, Sara Delle Conner, and Austin Cooper (Summer); sisters, Maxine Lindsey and Ann Garrison; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved Yorkies.

Funeral services will be held at 3p.m., Thursday, May 16, 2019 in the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Lanny Farr and Mrs. Joyce Strother officiating.

Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Rd., Thomson, Georgia is honored to serve the family of Mr. James Harold Bramlett.

William Perry Blackwell, Jr.

Thomson, GA – Mr. William Perry Blackwell, Jr., 92, entered into rest May 9, 2019.

Mr. Blackwell, a long-time resident of Thomson, was born in Arcadia, Florida, the son of the late William Perry Blackwell, Sr. and the late Mae Boyett Blackwell.  He served his country in the Navy during the Korean War.  Mr. Blackwell was a welder by trade and the owner of  Blackwell Welding Services.  He was a Methodist by faith.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Blackwell was predeceased by his daughter, Lisa Blackwell.

Survivors include his beloved wife, June Lynn Blackwell; sons, James William “Billy” Blackwell and Robert Blackwell; daughter, Jerilyn Blackwell; stepdaughter, Lynn Bythrow; and brother, Johnny Blackwell.

The family received friends from 2 until 3 p.m., on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the funeral home.  A graveside service will be held at Port Mayaca Cemetery, Port Mayaca, FL at a later date.

Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Rd., Thomson, Georgia was honored to serve the family of Mr. William Perry Blackwell, Jr.

Pastor Bettie Jean Stanford Blair

Warrenton, GA - Bettie Jean Stanford slipped away from labor to reward  May 1, 2019.

Pastor Bettie Blair leaves to cherish her loving memories, two sons, Donald Lewis (Shanetha) Blair (Piggy) of Greece, NY and Dave Lewis (Nicole) Blair (D.J.) of Atlanta, GA; one daughter, Mary Blair Lewis (Mary Ann) of Warrenton, GA; four granddaughters, Kenvetta Blair and Jonah Darden both of Warrenton, GA, Raevan Hurt and Davelia Kelly both of Atlanta, GA; five grandsons; Kenvoris Blair, Macon, GA; Rasheem Blair, Rochester, NY; Marchavious Blair, Fort Valley, GA; Clifford Butler and Colin Butler, both of Atlanta, GA; one great-granddaughter, Nyasia Blair of Rochester, NY and one great-grandson, Karson Blair, Warrenton, GA; Special Goddaughter, Kismet Charles, Atlanta, GA; six sisters, Barbara (Larry) Copeland, and Diane (Stephen) McClendon both of Rochester, NY; Mary Louise (Alphonso) Smith, Eva Mae (Jerome) Rhodes both of Warrenton, GA; Shirley (Melvin) Williams, Thomson, GA and Annette Parker of Gibson, GA; two brothers, James Roy (Patricia) Stanford, Warrenton, GA and John Henry Stanford, Thomson, GA; and a host of loving and devoted nieces, nephews, cousin, in-laws, other relatives and friends.

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

Asa Joy Cruz

Dearing, GA – Miss Asa Joy Cruz, infant daughter of Gabriel Cruz and Ashlyn Joy Cruz, entered into rest on May 4, 2019.

In addition to her parents, survivors include her brother, Michayah Cruz; maternal grandparents, Tim and Joy Williams; paternal grandparents, Ernesto and Luz Cruz; and aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Fort Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Timmerman and Rev. Randy Lamb officiating.  A private graveside service will follow at 3 p.m. in Lawnwood Memorial Park, Covington, GA.

The family will receive friends from 10:30 until 11 a.m., at the church, Thursday prior to the service.

Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Rd., Thomson, Georgia is honored to serve the family of Miss Asa Joy Cruz.

Deacon Garnsy Grissom

Mesena, GA - Deacon Garnsy Grissom, Sr., age 90 entered into rest May 6, 2019.

The Celebration of Life was held May 11, 2019 at the Lithonia Baptist Church, Rev. Lyndon Heath, pastor.

He is survived by his loving & devoted wife, Carrie Bell Grissom of Mesena, Georgia; children, Willis Grissom of Atlanta, Georgia, Katie Rivers of Thomson, Georgia, Mary (Marvin) Floyd of Ft. Myers, Forida, Diane (Louise) Carter, Teresa Grissom, Lisa (Donald) Daniels all of Hephzibah, Georgia and Garnsy Grissom, Jr of Mesena, Georgia; an adopted daughter, Lee (Jerry) Cannon of Hephzibah, Georgia; as a daughter in law, Jeannette Williams of Augusta, Georgia; one sister, Eva Green of Mesena, Georgia; three sisters-in-law, Verna Mae Embry of Thomson, Georgia, Evelyn Grissom of Atlanta, Georgia and Annie Kate Allen of Columbus Ohio; twenty-four grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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

Mildred Rivers Hester

Thomson, GA - Mildred Rivers Hester departed this earthly life and entered into eternal rest May 7, 2019.

Precious memories will be cherished by those who has survived her: two daughters, Felecia Hester (Billy) Cartledge of Thomson, GA and Sonya Rivers of Boston, MA; a sister, Murdell Bingham of Thomson, GA; two nieces, Michelle Rivers of Atlanta, GA and Sheleda Hudson of Mesena, GA; three nephews, Timothy Rivers, Tyke Rivers and Michael Rivers all of Jacksonville, FL; two great-nieces, Michaela Rivers of Boston, MA and Rashele Rivers of Atlanta, GA; two great-nephews, Malik Wilkey of Boston, MA and William Greaux, III of Atlanta, GA; a host of other relatives and sorrowing friends.

Services were held May 15, 2019 at Springfield Baptist Church with Rev. F.D. Favors, Pastor, Officiating.

Helena Joyce Hampton Ivey

Thomson, GA - Ms. Helena Joyce Hampton Ivey passed away May 8, 2019.

The funeral service was held May 11, 2019 at the United House Of Prayer For All People in Dearing, GA, with Elder David McCord, Pastor, Officiating.

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

Dr. Michael Glenn Molitor

Dearing, GA – Dr. Michael Glenn Molitor, 70, entered into rest May 9, 2019.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Linda Walters Molitor; sons, Dr. Patrick M. Molitor (Shanna) of Dearing, GA, Dr. Joseph G. Molitor (Emily) of Brookville, IN, and Dr. Thomas E. Molitor (Chrisje) of Columbus, GA; daughters, Mary Katherine Molitor Muller (Patrick) of Dearing, GA and Barbara M. Molitor of Dearing, GA; brothers, Thomas J. Molitor (Joan) of Chisago, MN, Paul G. Molitor (Joyce) of White Bear Lake, MN, and Mark A. Molitor (Christine) of Sydney, Australia; sister, Sally Molitor Freund (Otto) of Munich, Germany; and 22 grandchildren.

A funeral mass was held May 13, 2019 at Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Stephen Lyness as celebrant.

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

Perry Hugh Tam

Hephzibah, GA – Mr. Perry Hugh Tam, 63, entered into rest May 7, 2019.

Mr. Tam was born in Louisville, Georgia, the son of the late James Elton Tam and the late Ladessa Usry Tam.  He grew up in Thomson, GA and graduated from Thomson High School in 1973.  Mr. Tam served in the U.S. Navy and was an electrician with the local IBEW #1579.  He loved cars, music, and gardening.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Tam was predeceased by his brother, Michael Keith Tam.

Survivors include his brothers, James E. Tam, Jr. and wife Dana, William “Billy” Tam and wife Nan, Gary Tam and wife Sharon, and Stanley Tam and wife Kim; and sisters, Brenda Jean Hughes and Shirley Gail Kelso and husband Greg, along with many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, May 17, 2019 in the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Will Salters of Local IBEW #1579 speaking.

The family will receive friends from 3 until 4 p.m., at the funeral home, Friday prior to the service.

Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Rd., Thomson, Georgia is honored to serve the family of Mr. Perry Hugh Tam.

Dorothy "Ms. Dot" Inez Johnson Taylor

Thomson, GA - Dorothy Inez Johnson Taylor departed her earthly life on May 7, 2019.

She is survived by a loving daughter, Doris Elaine Johnson of Thomson, GA; a sweet granddaughter, Amber Johnson of Thomson, GA; three sisters, Macy Lewis of Thomson, GA, Bettye Dobbs and Myrtle Von (Mitchell) Odom, all of Atlanta, GA; two brothers, Leonard Johnson of Thomson, GA and J.J. (Ernestine) Johnson of Washington D.C.; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Services were held May 11, 2019 at Harts Grove Baptist Church with  Rev. Willie F. Hampton, Pastor Officiating.

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

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Betsy Yarborough

Betsy Gibson Yarborough

Thomson, GA - Mrs. Betsy Gibson Yarborough, 77, beloved wife of Colonel William Glenn Yarborough, Jr., entered into rest on Thursday, May 02, 2019, at Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood, South Carolina.  She was the daughter of the late Dr. Frank Gibson and Mrs. Maree Perryman Gibson.

A Requiem Mass was held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 6th, 2019 in Queen of Angels Catholic Church with Father Stephen Lyness as celebrate, with Rev. Alan Smith and Rev. Buzz Yarborough assisting at the grave.  Interment followed in Thomson Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Yarborough was born in Atlanta, Georgia, but had lived in Thomson for many years.  She also lived in Edisto Beach and McLean Virginia.  She was a homemaker and a member of Queen of Angels Catholic Church.  She was a graduate of Texas A&M at Corpus Christi.  Betsy, the Colonel’s lady, traveled all over the world with her mother, father and military husband, she was a huge supporter of military families and enlisted army soldiers. She often tried to make things simpler and better for families worldwide.  

As the wife of the Commander she was often seen with her three young children in town performing projects when the soldiers were on duty along the East and West German border.  All were her friends and Betsy was a friend and confident to all.

In Washington D.C. she was often seen with the military wives of the Army attaches and made friends with those from throughout the world.  She was particularly supportive in helping strangers learn the customs of a foreign land.  An advocate of the homeless and disenfranchised, Betsy was an aggressive advocate of So Others Might Eat a district of Columbia Charity run by her friend Father John Adams.

A devoted member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, American Legion Auxiliary and the Board of the Thomson Museum, Betsy would take on any task particularly supporting her husband.  She ran the McDuffie County Heart Drive one year and was an advocate of development in McDuffie County.

Survivors include her husband, Colonel William Glenn Yarborough, Jr., Thomson; a daughter, Elizabeth Yarborough, Thomson; two sons, Clinton Joseph Yarborough, Columbia, South Carolina, and Frank Rainsford Yarborough, Atlanta, Georgia; a sister, Penny Craven, Knoxville, Tennessee; a brother, Frank Gibson, Jr., Lookout Mountain, Georgia; and three Grandchildren.

Pallbearers were David Moore, Barrett Smith, Marion Whaley, Bob Knox, Jr., Herbert Yarborough, and C.J. Yarborough.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to So Others Might Eat, 71 “O” Street, N.W. Washington D.C. 20001 www.some.org

Friends may call at the Curtis Funeral Home.  The family received friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

You may sign the online guest book at www.curtisfuneralhome.com

Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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