Joel Adkins

Gibson, GA - Mr. Joel Brunson Akins, age 70, died October 6, 2019.

Services were held October 12, 2019 in the Sheppard Memorial Chapel of Taylor Funeral Home in Gibson with Rev. Stacy Williford officiating.

Joel is survived by his loving wife, Sharon Akins, of Gibson.

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

Rev. Tony E. Bowman

Dearing, GA - Rev. Tony E. Bowman went to be with the Lord October 8, 2019.

Tony was raised by his grandmother, Mary Bowman, in Thomson, GA.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Bowman, daughter,  Kaitlin (Ben) Colberg of Savannah, and son,  Phillip Bowman of Dearing.

The Celebration of Tony's life was held on October 11, 2019, at Marvin United Methodist Church, Martinez, Ga., with the Rev. Ronny Brannen officiating.

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

Loyd Brooks

Thomson, GA – Mr. Myron Loyd Brooks, 91, entered into rest October 8, 2019.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 60 years, Vivian Marshall Brooks; sons, Michael Lloyd Brooks (Donna) and Christopher Brooks (Jill) all of Thomson; grandchildren, Michael Brooks, Jr. (Brittany), Casey Evans (A.J.), Jesse Brooks (Catherine), and Joshua Brooks; and great grandchildren, Anna Beth Brooks and Adalynn James Brooks.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 11, 2019 in the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clifton Brown officiating.  Interment followed in the Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Rd., Thomson, Georgia is honored to serve the family of Mr. Loyd Brooks.

Deron Brent Drake

Thomson, GA - Deron Brent Drake, entered into His holy presence October 5, 2019.

He leaves to cherish many fond memories: a loving and caring mother, Billie Cowser Drake of Thomson, GA; two daughters, Imani Drake of Thomson, GA and Tara Vinson of Grovetown, GA; a son, Richard, Sr. (Donquitta) Few of Lincolnton, GA; two grandsons, Kylen Thomas Brent Drake “PawPaw’s Scooter” of Thomson, GA and Richard Few, Jr. of Lincolnton, GA; a sister, Mikelyn (Avery) McCord of Thomson, GA; an aunt, Mildred Johnson of Atlanta, GA; three nephews, Austin (Kiara) McCord, Kayden D’Avery McCord, both of Fort Knox, KY and A’Vion McCord of Thomson, GA; a multitude of cousins and friends who will always love and adore him.

Services were held October 12, 2019 at Springfield Baptist Church, Thomson, GA with Rev. F.D. Favors, Pastor, Eulogist Rev. Charlie Belton, Presiding.

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

Mike Fowler

Appling – Mr. Mike Fowler, 47, entered into rest on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, October 14, 2019, in Kiokee Baptist Church, Appling, with the Revs. Steve Hartman and Reagan Sommers officiating.

He is survived by his wife, Dede Fowler, Appling; daughter, Brandy Volner Windmann (Andrew), Baton Rouge, Louisiana; son, Michael Davis Fowler, Appling, his parents, Michael and Verna Fowler, Martinez; brother, Stephen Fowler, Appling; father-in-law, Julius Dozier, sister-in-law, Debbie Carn (George), nephew, Jonathan Carn and two nieces, Kaitlyn Fowler and Christa Carn; and a great niece, Ana Lia Fields.

Curtis Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia is charge of arrangements.

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Gus Hubert

Marion Augustus (Gus) Hubert

After over 50 years with the love of his life, Carole, Marion Augustus (Gus) Hubert, age 72, went to his eternal life with God, suddenly on October 5, 2019, in Orange Park, Florida. Gus was born to the late Jack and Anna Laura (Jones) Hubert in December 1946.  He graduated from Thomson High School, Thomson, Georgia, followed by Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Augusta College.  His graduate studies were at Florida State University.

Gus fulfilled his military obligation with the U. S. Navy on the COMCRUDESFLOT 12 Admiral’s Staff in Mayport, Florida. He started his business career as an Accountant with the State of Florida in the Department of Health in Jacksonville, transferring to the Department of Education in Tallahassee.  He then worked in several management capacities with the Department of Corrections, the most recent being General Services Director/Business Manager of Department of Corrections, Region 2, completing 42 total years with the State of Florida before he retired at age 69.

Gus never met a stranger.  He was kind to all and giving to all; always a giver and never a taker. He tirelessly served his God and his church, always working behind the scenes, never wanting to be recognized for his service.  He was the gentlest of gentlemen. He loved all creatures, great and small, especially his beloved pets.

He was an avid book collector.  He also loved gardening and travelling. The most recent trip to Europe was a highlight of his life, visiting the beaches of Normandy only one week prior to the celebration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

He leaves behind many family and friends that will mourn his passing, but knowing, one day, they will be with him again. Among those are his wife, Carole (Dukes-Hubert) Clifford; brother, Rick (Jane) Hubert of Crawfordville, Georgia; sister, Marilyne Moore (James Purves) of Albany, Georgia; nephew, Nick (Tammy) Hubert of Grovetown, Georgia; niece, Jamey (Wayne) Whiddon of Havana, Florida; sister-in-law, Marsha (Buddy) Durham of Thomson, Georgia; and niece, Lori (Eddie) Boyen of Gibson, Georgia, along with several other great nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be on Thursday, October 24th, at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 256 East Church Street, Jacksonville, Florida at 2 p.m.  Interment of ashes will be in the gardens at the Cathedral.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Gus’s memory to the Stanley and Claudia Gordon Music Endowment, Inc. at St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral are requested.

Lissie Mae Johnson

Thomson, GA – Mrs. Lissie Mae Johnson, 89, entered into rest October 9, 2019.

Survivors include her daughter, Leeanor Jane Sammons (Randall) of Coolidge, GA; brothers, Ray Davis (Nora) and Ralph Davis of Murphy, NC; grandchildren, Chris Sammons, Ethan Sammons, and Matthew Sammons (Jenny); and great grandchildren, Matthew Sammons, Jr., Kayden Sammons, and Jentry Sammons.

No service is planned at this time.

Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Rd., Thomson, Georgia is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Lissie Mae Johnson.

Eddie D Jones

Norwood, GA - Eddie D. Jones, 62, entered into eternal rest on October 13, 2019.

Services time, Friday, October 18, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s A.M.E. Church, Norwood, GA.

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

Robert Charles Kirkland

Harlem, GA - Robert Charles Kirkland, 72, entered into rest on October 11, 2019.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, October 17 2019, in the Bellevue Memorial Gardens Chapel with the Rev. David Cooper officiating. Interment will follow in Bellevue Memorial Gardens with Military Honors.

Survivors include his sons, Chris Kirkland (Kim), Russell Kirkland (Christina) and Dustin Payton (Ashlee); one daughter, Reba K. Turpak (Billy); three brothers and two sisters; Grandchildren, Victor Kleyman, Fancy Kleyman, Emily Kirkland, Katy Kirkland, Kiley Kirkland, Emily Turpak, Natalie Kirkland, Vincent Turpak, Thomas Turpak and Nicholas Turpak; and two great-grandchildren, Axel and Victoria.

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

Tina Luke Newsome

Thomson, GA – Tina Luke Newsome, 50, entered into rest October 12, 2019.

Survivors include her father, Larry Luke (Mary); daughters, Tiffany Gregg, Tammy Ashley, Wendy Jackson, Elizabeth Gay; son, Dylan Gay; sister, Becky Luke; and grandchildren, Joseph Ashley, Amber McGahee, Trey Jackson, and Margaret Gregg.

A memorial service was held October 15, 2019 at the Dearing Full Gospel Church with Rev. Jerry Rockefeller officiating.

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

Mae Rosa Green Norris

Warrenton, GA - Mae Rosa Green Norris, departed this life on October 5, 2019.

A lifetime of beautiful memories are left to be cherished by those who has survived her; a loving daughter, Angela A. (Arthur, Jr.) Tolbert of Warrenton, GA; five loving sons, Billie Norris of Crawfordville, GA, John (Jeannie Mae) Norris, Ricky (Rubertha) Norris, all of Thomson, GA, Deacon Randy (Earnest Mae) Norris of Warrenton, GA and Blake (Charlene) Norris of Boston, MA; an additional son-in-law, Wallace Beasley of Wrens, GA; twenty-four grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; five sisters, Cloria Castleberry, Marie Cody, Mary Lou Broomfield, Wylene Thorpe, all of Atlanta, GA and Florence Harris of Conyers, GA; one brother, Lucious Green of Augusta, GA; a host of other relatives and friends.

Services were held October 12, 2019 at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Warrenton, GA with Rev. Dr. Johnny Hampton, Pastor, Eulogist / Rev. Presiding.

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

Betty Darlene Parker

Harlem, GA - Betty Darlene Parker, 65, wife of Donald Parker, Sr., entered into rest on Monday, October 14, 2019.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 AM on October 19, 2019 at Silver Run Baptist Church, Harlem, GA.

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

Larry Eugene Peterson

Thomson, GA – On October 9, 2019, Larry Eugene Peterson, 76 years old passed away.

He was married to the “love of his life”, Patsy Peterson for 57 years. Together they raised two daughters, Angela Bolig (Pete) and Teri Hogan (Winston).

His five grandchildren, Mitchell Gibson, Erica Gibson, Wil Hogan, Kara Hogan, and Lani Hogan brought him immense joy.

Funeral services were held  October 11th at Pine Grove Baptist Church.

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

Jammie Ware Smith, Sr.

Camak, GA – Mr. Jammie Ware Smith, Sr., 80, entered into rest October 14, 2019.

Survivors include his sons, Joseph Olin “Joey” Smith and Jammie Smith, Jr.; brother-in-law, Barton Hobbs; sister-in-law, Jackie Smith; grandchildren, Ali Holley and Geri Hall; friend, Richard Edmunds and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held October 16, 2019 at the Camak Baptist Church with Brother Jimmy Waller and Rev. Jimmy Richardson officiating.

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

James Edward Tanksley

Thomson, GA - Mr. James Edward Tanksley departed this life on October 6, 2019.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories: four sisters, Mattie Tanksley, Rose Tanksley, both of Queens Village, NY, Dorothy Tanksley and Ida Dulaney, both of Flushing, NY; three brothers, Harry Tanksley, Jr. of Thomson, GA, Alphonzo (Jenny) Tanksley of Rosedale, NY and David (Beverly) Tanksley of Flushing, NY; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Services were held October 11, 2019 at New Hope Baptist Church, Harlem, GA with Rev. A. Maurice Booker, Pastor, Eulogist / Sis. Shirley Brooks, Presiding.

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

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