Gerald Baker, Sr.

Thomson, GA - Mr. Gerald Baker Sr., 76, entered into rest November 1, 2020.

Arrangements are incomplete.

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

Bill Bales

Mr. Bill Bales died unexpectedly at the Augusta University Hospital on October 26 in Augusta, Ga. at the age of 84.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife, Margie; children, Billy, John, and Marshea (Brad) Holmes, two grandchildren, Judson and Anna Shea Holmes, many nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and great nephews, each holding a special place in his heart.  He is preceded in death by his three sisters, Louise McNeill, Ethel Wood, and Stella Bales and his four brothers, Paul, Roger, Ralph, and Frank Bales.

Bill was born on December 4, 1935 in Mitchell, Ga. to William Eli and Judson (Juddie) Avera Bales.  He married Margie on November 22, 1958, and was looking forward to celebrating their 63rd wedding anniversary next month.  He graduated from The Iowa Institute of Telegraphy in 1960.  He enjoyed a wonderful career with CSX Transportation prior to retiring in 1998.  His retirement provided many exciting travel opportunities and other fond memories. His children remember him as a kind and gentle father who taught them many valuable lessons about integrity, humility, and stewardship.  

In his spare time, Bill loved to share his memories from the railroad during such events as Railroad Days in Camak, Ga. and the Mitchell Festival in Mitchell, Ga. Another special time for him was always coordinating his annual Family Reunion in Mitchell, Ga. on his old homeplace. He was a dedicated member of First Baptist Church and particularly enjoyed serving as treasurer of his Sunday School class.  He also enjoyed attending events with his Railroad Retirees Association.  Another favored pastime for him was learning about his heritage by reading archives from his hometown

A graveside service was scheduled for 2:00 on October 30th at Westview Cemetery.  Rev. David Lambert officiated the ceremony. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to First Baptist Church’s Ferguson Fund P.O. Box 1205, Thomson, Ga.

Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia was honored to serve the family of Bill Bales.

Eugene William Gerlach, Sr.

Thomson, GA – Mr. Eugene William Gerlach, Sr., 89, entered into rest October 30, 2020.

Surviviors include his wife, Ruth, a sister, Gail Garrett (Billy), four sons, Gene Jr. (Julie), David (Kathy), Larry (Sally), and Glenn.  His only daughter is Susan Pilgrim (Ronnie).  There are nine grandchildren, Geoffrey (Chasie), Allison, Beth, Chris (Ali), Ryan (Taylor), Sara, Doug, Amanda (Steve), and Dustin (Lindsey).  He also has five great-grandchildren, Ella, Eli, Edith, Payton and Preston.  He also has many nieces and nephews.  He was called “Grandad” by all his family.

The graveside service was November 2, 2020 in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens with Rev. Jim Martin officiating.

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

John Willie Goodson

Wrens, GA – John Willie Goodson , age 73, formerly of  Wrens passed October 29,2020.

John leaves to cherish his memories; daughters, Teresa Smith of Evans, GA, Alesia Avery of Augusta, GA, Melita Hudson of Thomson, GA, Cassandra White of Augusta, GA; sons, Wayne Scott, Sr. of Augusta, GA and Victor Hudson of Augusta, GA; grandchildren, Lakendrick Hudson, Quarterius Hudson, Johmarcus Hudson, all of Thomson, Emanuel Skipper of VA, Tyrone Davis, Jr. of Hephzibah, GA and 5 additional grandchildren; great grandchildren, , Kenvarios Hudson, Kendasia Hudson, Kenari Hudson, Stormi Nevaeh Hudson all ot Thomson and an additional 5 great grandchildren; mother, Reba Goodson of Wrens, GA; sisters, Ella (Marty) Smith of Augusta, GA; Faye Smith of Atlanta, GA, Eleanor (Larry) Jackson of Wrens, GA, Carolyn Brown of Wrens, GA; brothers, Stanley (Martha) Goodson and James Goodson, both of Wrens, GA, Eddie James (Marta) Goodson and Clayton (Linda) Goodson, both of Augusta, GA, Walter Thomas of Avera, GA, Michael (Wanda) Thomas of Atlanta, GA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends.

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

Andre Armon Green

Augusta, GA - Andre “Draco” Armon was called home on October 28, 2020.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory: a future son, Andre Armon Green, Jr.; a mother, Inez Green of Augusta, GA; a father, Gordon McCladdie, Jr. of Appling, GA; nine siblings, LeTrez Luke, Jr., Hannah Green, Chloe Green, Ava Green, all of Evans, GA, Chance Hurley, Tatiana Garnett, both of Augusta, GA, Dallas McCladdie, Layla McCladdie, both of Grovetown, GA and Reagan McCladdie of Appling, GA; five aunts, Tiffany (Ashley, Sr.) Luke of Martinez, GA, Kenya Blakely, Dorthea McCladdie, both of Atlanta, GA, Stacey McCladdie and Dana (Tremayne) Clark, both of Appling, GA; three uncles, Rasheed Green of Martinez, GA, Troy Moss of Thomson, GA and Damion McCladdie of Appling, GA; two grandmothers, Lena Green of Appling, GA and Sarah Ann Curry-Moss of Thomson, GA; two grandfathers, Kenneth Green of Philadelphia, PA and Gordon (Cynthia) McCladdie of Appling, GA; two great-grandmothers, Annie Burns of Appling, GA and Inez Green-Brooks of Philadelphia, PA; a host of great-aunts, great-uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Graveside services were held November 4, 2020 at Canaan of Galilee Baptist Church Cemetery, Appling, GA.

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

Jack Glenn Smallwood, Jr.

Thomson, GA - Mr. Jack Glenn Smallwood Jr., 60, entered into rest November 2, 2020. Arrangements are incomplete.

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

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