Dorothy L Archer

Thomson, GA – Dorothy L Archer, 81, passed May 26, 2019.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Family will receive friends at the residence.

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

Joyce May Boggess

Thomson, GA- Mrs. Joyce May Boggess entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Joyce was a resident of Thomson, Ga for 5 years. She had a gift of gardening and throughout the 50 years that she lived in the sunshine state of Florida, she enjoyed planting a variety including; roses, lemon trees, and orange trees. Joyce was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Mr. Glenn Boggess; her mother, Zylphia Mae Dalber; her father, James E. Wilson; sister, Areti Brown and her step-daughter, Sondra Marcum.

Her survivors include her children; Kim Jean McCroskey, step-son, Michael (Cheryl) Boggess; grandsons, Jeremy and Jason McCroskey; brother, Aristides G. (Beverly) Dalber; sister, Maria D. (Sam) Nicholson; 14 nieces and nephews and a very special friend and caretaker, Sylvia Burnett.

Funeral services were held, Sunday May 26, 2019 at the Columbia Road Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home. Pastor Greg Hatfield officiated and Michael Nicholson, Johnny Nicholson, Jason McCroskey, and Daniel Poprik served as pallbearers. The family received friends at 1:30pm until the service hour. Interment followed at Westview Cemetery in Thomson, Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, please make donation in memory of Joyce Boggess to the American Cancer Society at

Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Martinez, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

Orlando Martrell Collins

Thomson, GA – Orlando Martrell Collins, 41, passed May 24, 2019.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later. Family will receive friends at the residence.

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

Billie G. McCarty

Thomson, Georgia - Mrs. Billie G. McCarty, 89, went to be with her Lord on May 26, 2019.

Mrs. McCarty was a lifelong resident of McDuffie County, Georgia, the daughter of the late Charles Remer Godowns and the late Freddie Mae McBride Godowns. She worked at Bellsouth for many years and retired from Thomson Company as a receptionist after 32 years of service.  Mrs. McCarty was a member of First United Methodist Church in Thomson and the Joy Sunday School Class. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roy McCarty; and her four sisters, Nell G. Coleman, Hazel G. Parris, Vivian G. Thrailkill, and Marjorie G. Thrift and son in law, Phil Davis.  Mrs. McCarty loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, meeting her friends for coffee and taking trips with her sisters.

Survivors include her daughter, Vicki McCarty Davis; sons, Milton “Flip” McCarty and Robert S. McCarty; grandchildren, Jennifer D. Welch, Tiffany D. (Sonny) Daniel, Carson McCarty, Maggie McCarty, Mitchell McCarty; great-grandchildren, Mason Daniel, Daniel Welch, Zac Daniel and Matthew Welch.

Funeral services were held at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 29, 2019 in the Chapel of Beggs Funeral Home with Rev. Ronny Brannen officiating. Interment followed at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia is honored to serve the family of Billie McCarty.

Robert Harold Murphy

Thomson, GA - Robert Harold “Bob” Murphy, II, 57, of Longleaf Drive, Thomson, GA entered into rest May 24, 2019.

Bob grew up in McDuffie County, Georgia and was a 1979 graduate of Thomson High School. He operated Raysville Bait and Tackle for many years and he enjoyed hunting, fishing, Nascar and Indian Artifacts. He was a Baptist by faith. Bob was predeceased by his father, Robert Harold Murphy and stepfather, Bobby Powell.

Survivors include his mother, Nanette Powell; daughter, Tabitha Holbrook (Gene); son, Adam “Bubba” Murphy (Tiffany) all of Thomson; brother, Chipper Williams of Snellville, Richie Williams of Thomson; sisters, Debbie Wilson of Alabama, Cheryl Sturgill of Dearing, Shannon Beane of N. Augusta, Lisa Davis of Lincolnton; and grandchildren, Evan Holbrook, Bryar Holbrook and Adler Murphy and many nieces and nephews.  

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 29th in the chapel of Beggs Funeral Home with Pastor Phillip Bertsch officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Augusta.

Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Rd., Thomson, Georgia is honored to serve the family of Bob Murphy.

Robert Lee "Bobby" Murray

Thomson, GA - Robert Lee “Bobby” Murray, age 79, died May 22, 2019.

Left to honor Robert are his six children Shakira Johnson, Latoya Murray, Latisha Murray, Robert Murray Jr, Adam Murray, Keiron Murray; his six stepchildren Gladstone Boulcher, Jacqueline Powell. Ian Beecher ,Tracy-ann Beecher, Kelly Jean Beecher and Petergay Donaldson; his nine grandchildren Nat’e Wright, Jaden Harris, Montana Harris, Nathan Mckellar, Makayla Mckellar, Harlem Banks, Isabella Murray, Robert Murray III, Adam Murray Jr; his siblings Ronnie Parks, Martha Estella Parks, Douglas Parks, Arthur Parks and Ernest Parks.

A Wake/Meet & Greet will be held from 12:00-5:00 PM,  May 31, 2019 at  Thomson Funeral System, 505 Gordon Street NE, Thomson, GA 30824.

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

Freddie Paschal

Appling, GA - Freddie Paschal, entered into rest on May 16, 2019.

The Celebration of Life was held May 23, 2019 at the First Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Appling, Georgia.

He is survived by his mother, Jannie Mae Paschal of Appling, Georgia; two brothers, Willie (Amanda) Cummings & James A. (Trudy) Paschal; two sisters, Nellie P. Rodriquez and Deloris (Rev. Larry) Neal; nine aunts, Laura  Cummings, Catherine Hunt, Lucille (Edward) Jones, Isabella Ramsey, Ola (Eugene) Bailey, Mary Willingham, Daisy Boyd, Adell (James) Ramsey & Martha Crawford; two uncles, Vernon Thomas, Sr. & John Henry Paschal; five nieces, Deirdre, Lapetria, Naquita, Deandra & Breanna; four nephews, Michael, Terrell, Brandon and Kelton; special friends, Mike Paschal, Johnny Germany and Vernon Thomas, Jr. and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

Robert Paul

Norwood, GA - Robert Paul entered into rest on May 19, 2019.

Elder Paul was cherished by his wife of 56 years together, 36 years in holy matrimony Katie M. Paul, Norwood Ga, sons: Ronnie Paul , White Plains Fla, Johnnie Lee Paul, Atlanta, Rufus Lowe (Constance), Augusta, James Hughes (Lori), Virginia, Kenny Hughes (Sandy) Stone Mountain,Ga, Daughters: Bernice Kines, Fort Pierce, Fla, Itanga Hughes, Augusta, Ga, Quinetta Ellis (Derese), Lithonia, Ga, Monique Brooks, Lithonia, Ga, Elaine Kennedy, Lithonia, Ga, Sherry Hughes, Augusta, Ga, Terry Hughes, Camak, Ga. and a host of other relatives and friends.

Dawsons Mortuary, Warrenton, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

Louise Bennifield Ray

Thomson, GA – Louise Bennifield Ray, 95, passed May 24, 2019.

Family and friends may call the funeral home.

A memorial is planned for 2PM on June 2, 2019 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1162 Harrison Road SE, Thomson, GA 30824.

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

J. H. Usry, Jr.

Gibson, GA = Taylor Funeral Home of Gibson announces the death and funeral services of Mr. J. H. Usry, Jr., age 84, who died May 23, 2019.

Funeral services were held May 25, 2019, in the Sheppard Memorial Chapel of Taylor funeral home in Gibson with Rev. Tommy Harwell & Rev. Ed Chance officiating.

Mr. Usry is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Mariam Usry, of Gibson, daughter & son in-law, Debbie & Bobby Odenweller of Gibson, daughter in-law, Lisa Usry of Gibson, sister, Juanita Boeglen of Grovetown, grandson, Austin & Morgan Usry of Gibson, granddaughter, Autumn & Matt Milburn of Gibson, great grandchildren, Hammond Usry, Lawson Usry, Brynlee Milburn & Baylee Milburn all of Gibson.

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

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