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Richard Williford

Richard “Marc” Williford

Dearing, GA  –    After a long, hard-fought battle with lung cancer, Richard “Marc” Williford, 57, loving husband of 28 years to Kimberly Gay Williford, entered into his eternal rest on Monday morning, November 19, 2018 at University Hospital in Augusta. Funeral services to celebrate his life were held on November 23, 2018, in the James Funeral Home Chapel with his uncles, Jimmy Black and Rev. Don Black, officiating.  Interment will follow in the family plot at Jordan Chapel Cemetery in Edgehill.   

One of three children born to the late Lonice Mae Black Williford Russell and the late Billie Frank Williford, Marc was a lifelong resident of Dearing, graduating from Thomson High School in 1978.  After working at various local businesses, Marc became a truck driver, driving for Howard Sheppard until his health declined. His driving buddies knew him by his CB handle, Country Boy.  He loved to play pool and was known as Little Willie at the game room. An outdoorsman, Marc loved to hunt, fish, and shoot birds. He loved the simple, country life.  He enjoyed country music, especially Conway Twitty and Reba McIntyre. Growing up in the Church of God, Marc was a believer and had a deep faith. He tended to be quiet and shy until he got to know you and then you got to see his outgoing, jovial side. People will remember his smile, which remained no matter the situation he found himself in. Marc was considered to have a laid-back personality and hated conflict—he wanted everyone to be happy and to get along. A loving father, dedicated husband and loyal brother, Marc loved his family unconditionally.  Family gatherings for special occasions—birthdays, holidays, etc.—were his favorite times; he loved it when all of his family was together enjoying one another.  His death has left a void no one can fill; but his love leaves us memories no one can steal.

Other survivors include his children, Christopher Marc Williford, Stephen Colby Williford (Kimberly) and Austen Grey Williford; sister, Iris W. Norman (Marvin); brother Billy N. Williford (Pat); three grandchildren, Hannah Elizabeth Williford, Liam Emerson Williford and Lucas Julian Williford; extended family—aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins—and friends.  Serving as pallbearers will be Kevin Chamlee, Chance Coulter, Freddie Gay, Jonathan Ogletree, Daniel Richardson, Britt Shedd and Dusty Williford.

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James Funeral Home, 630 North Main Street, Wrens GA were in charge of arrangements.


Cleo Quinton “C.Q. Rayfield

Warrenton, GA- Cleo Quinton (C.Q.) Rayfield, 98, passed away on November 19, 2018..

Survivors include a daughter, Karen Auvenshine (late Robert) of Augusta, a son, Michael Rayfield of Atlanta, and numerous nieces and nephews.  

Funeral services were held in the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, November 23 with Reverend Sandy Heslop officiating.  

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

Frances “Mutt” Mae Howard Cummings

Appling, GA- Frances Mae Howard Cummings departed this life on November 19, 2018.

Those who are now forever void of her loving presence: husband, Harold Cummings, Sr. of Appling, GA; three daughters, Joyce (Mike) Lewis, Becky (Charles) Brickhouse, all of Dearing, GA and Jacqueline (Curtis) Wright of Aiken, SC; two sons, Robert (Sandy) Howard and Harold, Jr. (Miya) Cummings of Augusta, GA; a step-son, Charles (Marrion) Bailey of Charlotte, NC; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; many step-grandchildren; four sisters, Victoria Collins of Appling, GA, Viola Durham, Clara Avery, both of Augusta, GA and Alvert Dene (Henry) Kelly of Columbus, GA; two brothers, Rev. Frank (Min. Lena) Lewis and Rev. Ray (Shelley) Lewis, all of Appling, GA; a host of aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

The funeral service was held on November 24th at First Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, Appling, GA with the Rev. Roscoe Perry, Pastor, Presiding Rev. Dr. Jesse W. Johnson, Jr., Eulogist.

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

Roy Lee Wilson Jr.

Harlem, GA - Roy Lee Wilson, Jr., 72, entered into rest November 17, 2018.

A visitation was held on November 21, 2018, at Starling-Evans Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah Wilson; his daughter, Angie Zahare and husband Leo; two grandchildren, Brittany and Jakob; and one great-grandson, Matthew.

Starling-Evans Funeral Home, Harlem, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

Griffin Buchanan Pollard Jr.

Appling, Ga. – Griffin Buchanan Pollard, Jr., 86, entered into rest November 19, 2018.

A funeral service were held November 24, 2018 at Kiokee Baptist Church with the Reverend Steve Hartman officiating

Survivors include his wife, Helen J. Pollard; two sons, Griffin B. “Jake” Pollard, III (Melanie Bass) and Keith Allen Pollard; and one grandson, Ben Buchanan Pollard.

Starling-Evans Funeral Home, Harlem, Georgia was in charge of arrangements.

Margie B. Bennett

Margie Elizabeth Briscoe Bennett, 95, entered into rest November 21, 2018.

Funeral Services were held November 24, 2018, at Harlem United Methodist Church with the Reverends Roger Vest and David Cooper officiating.

Survivors include her daughter Mary Bennett Campbell(John); one granddaughter, Amy Campbell Epps (Brian); two great-grandchildren, Eliza and Jackson; one sister, Dr. Carolyn Briscoe; one brother, Dr. Donald Briscoe(Wanda); sister-in-law, Betty Guest; two nephews, Don Briscoe(Sandy) and David Briscoe(Jeanann); and one niece, Janice Garrett (Mike)

Starling-Evans Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth D Jervey

Warrenton, GA   -  Elizabeth Harris deBeaugrine Jervey age, 81 entered into rest November 25, 2018.

Funeral services were held on November 27, 2018 at the Warrenton First United Methodist Church with Rev. Sandra Leightner officiating.  

Survivors include her nieces, Elizabeth Kay deBeaugrine, Mary Ann deBeaugrine Moseley, Meree Lynn deBeaugrine, and Susan Shivers LaRue.

Lowe Funeral Home, Warrenton, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Jefferson Jaber Lampp, Sr.

Gibson, GA-  Thomas Jefferson Jaber Lampp Sr., age 90 died on November 22, 2018.

 Funeral services were held on November 25, 2018 in the Bethel United Methodist Church with Rev. Mira Barrett officiating.  

He is survived by, sons, Lewis Lampp of Gibson, Tom and Judy Lampp of Gibson, sister, Catherine Marsh of Gibson, brother, Ray & Fay Lampp of Thomson, caregiver, Katie DeMund, grandchildren, Dawn Kent, Darrell McZilkey, Laura Wheeles & John Jones, six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Care of Gibson wasin charge of arrangements.

Virginia Ann Whitaker

Dearing, GA- Virginia Ann Whitaker, 77, entered into rest November 24, 2018.

She is survived by her daughter, Carey Dougherty.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Ocean Wood Memorial Park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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

Maggie Abner Montgomery

Warrenton, GA - Maggie Abner Montgomery age 78, entered into rest November 24, 2018.

Funeral services were held November 28, 2018 at the Little Brier Creek Baptist Church with the Revs. Randy Dunaway and John Jenkins officiating.

Survivors include a sister, Janis Abner Kitchens of Stapleton, GA and numerous nieces and nephews.

Lowe Funeral Home, Warrenton, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

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