Virginia Bolton Bolster

Gibson- Mrs. Virginia Bolster, 98, died October 24, 2020.

There will be a private zoom memorial by the family at a later date.

Survivors include 4 daughters and 2 sons and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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

Wayne Allan Butts

Boneville, GA – Mr. Wayne Allan Butts, 70, of Boneville Circle Dearing, Georgia, entered into rest October 17, 2020 at his residence.

Mr. Butts was born in Great Bend, Kansas, but has lived in various places before making Boneville his home in 2007.  Wayne was retired as the owner/operator of D and M Trucking with over 40 years of trucking driving.  He won truck driver of the year in 1975 and was very proud of that.  If you knew Mr. Butts you had a friend. He liked everyone and would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it.  Wayne was a Vietnam Veteran and had a passion for helping veterans in need.

He was an avid outdoors man and a member of the NRA. When asked how you would describe Mr. Butts, it was often said he was a great husband, father, grandpa, and friend, with a great sense of humor. Wayne was predeceased by his parents, Joseph O. Butts & Carolyn J. (Unruh) Butts; youngest son, Gavin Wayne Butts; brother, Robert; and Sister Dorothy Ann.

Left behind to cherish Mr. Butts memory is his wife, Donna Moore Butts; sons, Jerry, Christopher, Joseph & daughter, Cassandra; brothers, Howard Butts and Lonnie Cline; grandchildren, Alexander, Maria, Luna, Saige, Jayson, Willow, Gage, Indigo, Jassmyn, Marissa and Nathan.


Graveside services were held at 11: a.m., Saturday, October 24, 2020 in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Larron Pilgrim officiating.  

Due to the current National State of Emergency the family would appreciate any phone calls, emails, cards and text messages during this time.

Beggs Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 799 Cobbham Rd., Thomson, GA is honored to serve the family of Mr. Wayne Allan Butts.

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Susan Hardy Crawley

Susan Crawley, 75, passed away on October 22, 2020.  She was born in Christiansburg, Virginia on January 14, 1945 and lived in Hillsville Virginia until 1963. She relocated to Greensboro, North Carolina until September 2018 when she moved to Thomson, Georgia to live near family.

Diagnosed in 1991, Susan was a breast cancer survivor.  Again she was diagnosed in 1993 with secondary progressive MS.

Susan worked with Deloitte, Haskins and Sells accounting firm until 1992 and UNC at Greensboro Continue Education Division until retirement.

She was predeceased by her grandparents, Sanders and Jessie Burcham; mother and stepfather Ethel Blanche Burcham Hardy and Herman L. Hardy.  Survived by her husband of 55 years, David Robert Crawley, Sr.; son David Robert Crawley, Jr. (Robbie), wife Patrice, grandson Bailey and granddaughter Carolina; son Forest Wayne Crawley, wife Shawna, grandsons Tyler and Aiden and granddaughter Kieryn; brother Lynn Hardy, wife Judy, nephews Jimmy and Greg; stepbrother Steve Hardy and wife Maggie.

Susan will be buried next to her grandparents at Shiloh United Methodist Church Cemetery in Hillsville Virginia at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 31, 2020.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, remembrances be sent to either the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or the American Cancer Society.

Daniel Howard Curry

Daniel Howard Curry, 34, went to be with his heavenly Father on Friday, October 16, 2020 in Atlanta, GA.

Born to Dr. Thomas Curry and Linda Skidmore Curry on August 26, 1986, Dan grew up in Louisville,KY, but also lived in Atlanta, GA; Wake Forest, NC; and Warrenton, GA.

Diagnosed with a rare blood disorder at an early age, Dan purposed to spend his entire life sharing the love of Jesus Christ. He attended Parkland Baptist Church in Louisville, KY, graduated from Seneca High School in 2005 and then attended the University of Louisville where he graduated in 2009. In 2015, Dan graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. On April 11, 2015, Dan married his faithful helpmate, Cyndi Forman Curry, while surrounded by numerous family and friends.

Dan’s love for others, gift of music, and his desire to serve the Lord took him to many places throughout the United States and world. His passion for ministering to children and teenagers was demonstrated by his many years of service with CentriKid and Fuge camps as well as various college and campus ministries, including the Baptist Campus Ministry at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA and the college ministry at Grey Stone Church in Durham, NC. For the past 5 years, Dan has served as Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church in Warrenton, GA where he led the music and discipleship ministries.

Dan is survived by his wife, Cyndi Forman Curry (her parents, Bobby and Hazel Forman), his parents Tom and Linda Curry, grandparents Don and Mary Milby, brother James (Latesha) Curry, brother-in-law Jacob (Allison) Forman, two nephews, Hank Forman and Jude Curry, one niece, Lainey Forman, a Curry niece or nephew expected in March, 2021, and a host of family and friends. Recently, Dan was preceded in death by his beloved boxer, Boomer Theophilus Curry.

Loved by all, Dan was a faithful servant of the Gospel, bringing joy to all who knew him. He will be missed by everyone who had the honor to know him.

A visitation with the family was held Wednesday, October 21, from 6-8 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Warrenton, GA. A Celebration of Life service was held on Thursday, October 22, at 1 p.m. in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church of Warrenton, GA. A second Celebration of Life service was to be held in the gym at Parkland Baptist Church in Louisville, KY, on Monday, October 26 at 7 p.m., with a family  visitation from 4-7 p.m. Both Celebration of Life services were live streamed on the First Baptist Church of Warrenton facebook page.

Because of the family’s concern for public health and safety during this COVID -19 pandemic, the family requests that social distancing and other safety precautions be followed.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Property Fund of First Baptist Church of Warrenton P.O. Box 512 Warrenton, GA  30828.

Please visit to sign the online guestbook.


Jacqueline Plant Fincher-Prudhomme

Thomson, GA – Jacqueline Plant Fincher-Prudhomme, age 85, formerly of Northside Atlanta and Johns Creek, passed away on October 24, 2020 in Thomson, GA from Alzheimer’s Disease.  She was born January 4, 1935 at home in Tallassee, Alabama to Lucile Totty Plant & Jack Forbes Plant.

Jackie grew up in rural Alabama and went on to graduate from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA, in 1956, with a B.A. in Music (Voice & Piano).  She was also a 1961 graduate of Emory University with M.L.S. in Medical Library Science, and a 1982 graduate of Georgia State University with a M.S. in Education & Counseling.

She was an instructor at Georgia Institute of Technology, and assistant professor at West Georgia College and Oral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK), where she built the medical and dental library collections for the two new schools at ORU 1976-1980.  Jackie had licenses in real estate, investments, and insurance, along with a certificate in tax preparation from H&R Block. She retired in 1983.


Jackie was a long-time member of Peachtree Christian Church, and later Mount Paran Church of God in Atlanta, where she was a choir member and soloist. She was a past President of the Atlanta League of Women Voters, a delegate to the state political party conventions in Georgia and Oklahoma, and a Deputy Registrar for Fulton County.  She was a dedicated volunteer for Population Connection and Planned Parenthood of Georgia, and the American Heart Association of North Fulton/Gwinnett County, serving ten years on their Board of Directors.

She was a pianist, organist, lyric soprano, and finalist in the Miss Alabama contest in 1955.  Her love of music, art, and architecture led her to design and build three houses for her family 1990-2001, and travel to 42 countries in 31 years to see the great buildings, castles, and houses of the world. 


Jackie was first married to Ronald E. Fincher, MD in 1956, and raised three children.  She later married Bernard Prudhomme in 1983. For 35 years they enjoyed books, art, music, and many travels throughout the U.S. & Europe.  Jackie was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2007, and Bernie became her faithful loving primary caregiver for 10 years until his death in July 2017.  She was also proceeded in death by her mother, Lucile Totty Homer in 2002.  Jackie is survived by her three children, Jacqueline W. Fincher, MD (James L. Lemley, MD) of Thomson, GA, Andrea L.F. Reichenbach (Mark) of Pleasanton, CA, and Ronald E. Fincher, Jr. (Elizabeth) of Roswell, GA, and five grandchildren, Laura Lemley Hampton, MD (Mark) of Durham, NC, Rachel and Garret Reichenbach of Pleasanton, CA, and Sarah and John Fincher of Roswell, GA.

An immediate family only graveside service will be held at Arlington Cemetery in north Atlanta on Saturday, October 31. The family is planning a Zoom memorial service in the near future, where extended family and friends will be invited. Please email Jacqueline at of your interest to receive the zoom invitation The family especially honors and appreciates the wonderful caregivers from Family Care Inc and Regency Hospice, and especially Dorothy Smalley.

Memorial donations in Jackie’s name may be made to Agnes Scott College, the Alzheimer’s Association, or Planned Parenthood. Curtis Funeral Home of Thomson, GA is in charge of arrangements.

Kim Bailey Helmly

Thomson, GA – Ms. Kim Bailey Helmly, 56, of Moose Club Rd. entered into rest on October 24, 2020 at her residence.

Kim lived in Thomson, GA most of her life and was a 1982 graduate of Thomson High School She worked at Family Dollar in Thomson and Harlem for many years. “Gigi” as she was affectionately known loved keeping her grandchildren most of all. She was a member of Raysville Baptist Church. Kim was predeceased by her father, Quinton Bailey and daughter, Cheryl Lynn Helmly.

Survivors include her mother, Kay Holzendorf; son, Will Helmly (Crystal); brothers, Michael Bailey, Mitch Bailey (Lisa) all of Thomson, GA; sister, Kelly Wilson (Neal) of Tignall, GA; and grandchildren, Weston Helmly and Emma Kate Helmly.

A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens with Pastor Jim Martin officiating.

Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia was honored to serve the family of Kim Bailey Helmly.

Mildred Hobbs

Thomson,  GA. – Mrs. Mildred Alberta Hobbs, age 90, entered into rest October 22, 2020.

Mrs. Hobbs was born in Lexington, South Carolina to the late Clarence and Ethel Shumpert.   She lived in Thomson, GA most of her life. Mrs. Hobbs enjoyed flower gardening, cooking, and especially loved her family and being surrounded by them. She was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hobbs was predeceased by her husband, Johnny Plamon Hobbs; daughter, Rose Mary Pinion; brother, Raymond Shumpert; and sister, Retha Scurry.  

Survivors include her daughters, Alecia Stewart (Rocky) of Wadley, GA and Sheila Morey (Clyde) of Thomson, GA; 6 grandchildren, Kara Morey, Nicholas Stewart (Melissa), Ashley Stewart Austin (Andrew), Taylor Morey Hobbs (Cory), Mallory Morey, and Shelby Morey; 7 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Zoar United Methodist Church with Pastor Faye Burgamy officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will be receiving friends following the graveside service.

Per the family’s request memorials may be made to the Gideon’s International or to Zoar United Methodist Church.

Per CDC requirements the family will be observing social distancing and masks are requested. Due to the current national health concern, the family would appreciate all phone calls, cards, texts, and e-mails.

Beggs Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Thomson, Georgia is honored to serve the family of Mildred Hobbs.

John Welbia Kendrick II

Mr. John Welbia Kendrick, II departed this life October 17, 2020.

Left to forever cherish his memory: a wife, Dorothy Tucker Kendrick of Warrenton, GA; a son, John Welbia Kendrick, III of Buford, GA; three granddaughters, Ta’Neca Kendrick, Ta’Chele (Delvin) Harris, all of Dayton, OH and Breanna Kendrick of Athens, GA; three great-grandchildren, Josha, Ja’Neca and Jaylen, all of Dayton, OH; a sister, Mildred Darnell Daniels of Jewell, GA; three brothers, Emettres (Sharon) Kendrick, Clarence (Joyce) Kendrick, all of Augusta, GA and Stanley (Sylvia) Kendrick of Thomson, GA; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

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

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Lindy D. McTier, CW3, (USA Retired)

Dearing, GA - Lindy D. McTier, 93, husband of Jeanette (Jan) McTier, entered into eternal rest on October 24, 2020.

There will be a graveside service for immediate family only with interment at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens in Thomson, Ga. with the Reverend Danny McClure officiating.

Lindy McTier was a native of Warren County. He served in the U.S. Army from 1945 to 1967, while being stationed in Europe, Korea, Vietnam and numerous stateside bases. Following retirement, he drove a school bus for the McDuffie County school system and then retired again to tend his great loves: his wife, his children and the family farm.

Mr. McTier was active in numerous community organizations and events. He served as a member and leader of the Dearing Elementary School PTO, the Dearing Lions Club, and the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association. While serving on the McDuffie County Recreation Committee, he led the effort to establish a recreational park in Dearing. He served on many boards and committees at the Harlem United Methodist Church, and he was a member of the Fort Creek Baptist Church Brotherhood. Along with his wife, he was a cofounder of the Kendall McTier Family Association.

Lindy McTier is survived by his wife Jan and his four children: David McTier of San Antonio, Texas; Linda Carrier (Don Mosely) of Johns Creek; Steven McTier (Sandy) of Byron; and Michael McTier (Lynne) of Dearing. In addition, he is survived by one brother, Morris McTier, of Dearing, and six grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the McTier family asks that you make a contribution in Lindy’s name to the Alzheimer's Association or your favorite charity.

  Visit to sign online guestbook. STARLING FUNERAL HOME, HARLEM, GA   706-556-6524

Robert Clyve Pruet, Sr.

Aiken, South Carolina - Mr. Robert Clyve Pruet, Sr., 90, of Aiken, SC entered into rest on October 22, 2020.

Mr. Pruet was a God fearing man who was a faithful husband and loving father and who served his country proudly in the military.

Mr. Pruet grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina and was the son of the late Robert Alexander Pruet and the late Ruth Anne Lamb Pruet. After High School he enlisted in the U. S. Army and retired as Chief Warrant Officer after 20 years of service. He lived in McDuffie County, GA for over 40 years. Mr. Pruet was a school bus driver with the McDuffie County Board of Education and also worked as a U. S. Postal Service rural mail carrier for 10 years. He was a member of the Thomson Presbyterian Church, Southside Aiken Presbyterian Church and the A.J. Miller Masonic Lodge #204 where he was a Master Mason and earned his 50 year award in Thomson. Mr. Pruet enjoyed cattle farming and spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, Mr. Pruet was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Janet Wilms Pruet.

Survivors include his daughter, Elizabeth P. Bentley of Lincolnton, GA; son, Robert C. Pruet, Jr. of Trenton, SC,  and grandson, Zachary Bentley of Lincolnton, GA.

A graveside service will be held at 11a.m., Saturday, October 31, 2020 in the Marshall Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Paul Reviere officiating.

If so desired memorials may be made to Thomson-McDuffie County Animal Shelter 802 Whiteoak Street, Thomson, Georgia 30824.

Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia is honored to serve the family of Robert Clyve  Pruet.