George E. Abney

Thomson, GA- Funeral services for Mr. George E. Abney were held October 13, 2018, at the Bethlehem Baptist Church, Edgefield, SC with the Rev. Leonard Franklin, Pastor. Interment followed in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens. Thomson, GA.

He is survived by his children, Ronald (Ernestine) Abney,  Craig Abney, Deirdre (Phillip) Moore, Sheena (John Curry) Abney, Kaishia Abney, Laquan Abney, Antoine Abney and Ashley Abney; siblings, Lucinda A. Edwards, NY, Bessie Mae Mae (Lewis) Mathis, Johnston, SC, Catherine Cook, PA, CT Abney, Jr, , Johnston, SC,  Rev. Delores Marshall, Johnston, SC,  Sylvester Abney, Johnston, SC, Evangelist Sylvia (Elder Charles) Frazier,  St. George, SC and Dale (Ronald) McManus, Edgefield, SC ; nine grandchildren, Eric Abney, Craig Abney, Jr. , Shakirra Moore, Evan Abney, Bianca Abney, Darius Moore, Kristy Abney, Jontavis Curry, Mason Moss; five great grandchildren.

Amos & Sons Funeral Home, Johnston, SC is in charge of arrangements.

John Alvin Downs

Mitchell, GA – Mr. John Alvin Downs, 59, entered into rest October 11, 2018.

Survivors include his mother, Nell Downs; and son, Jonathan Downs.

Graveside services were held October 13, 2018 at Friendship Baptist Cemetery, Mitchell with the Rev. Tony Key officiating.

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

Billy "Ray" Ray Reid

Thomson, GA - Billy Ray Reid made his peaceful transition to his familiar heavenly home on October 9, 2018.

Family, friends and loved-ones left to remember his walk through life and mourn his passing are: a devoted wife, Elsie Franklin Reid of Thomson, GA; four daughters, Breanna Reid, Brittany Reid, Brittany Crawford, all of Thomson, GA and Kiunna Ivey of Augusta, GA; two step-daughters, Betty (Pastor Winston, Jr.) Grier and Shannon Isaac, all of Thomson, GA; one devoted grandson, Bryson Reid of Thomson, GA; 20 step-grandchildren; 14 step-great-grandchildren; a loving mother, Minnie Bell Elam of Augusta, GA; three sisters, Lena (Rufus “Pierre”) Gartrell of Washington, GA, Fannie (Clarence) Brewer of Augusta, GA and Quillette (Howard) Terry of McCormick, SC; two brothers, Donald Reid of Augusta, GA and Quiller (Kimberly) Elam of Lincolnton, GA; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many additional sorrowing friends.

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

Angela Cheryl "Shelia" Mance

Thomson, GA - Known to many as simply as “Shelia”, Angela Cheryl Mance was born to Amanda White and Bobby Kendrick on December 2, 1964 in Augusta, GA. Her demise came on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. Angela graduated from Thomson High School, Thomson, GA in 1983. She had a smile that was like a breath of fresh air, and a heart like an angel. Angela was an affectionate, warm, kind and loving person that loved the Lord. Her belief and faith in Jesus gave her the will to fight through her heartaches and turbulent pain. She called on Jesus hourly, daily, and often while she lay restless in the hospital. Angela was gifted in many ways; a fast typist was one of her many gifts. Angela could type faster than the average person, or even the most experienced person. Her creativity and neatness captivated many. Her word was her bond. With her infectious smile, she was truly a loving person by nature, and her character spoke for itself.

Angela was a God-fearing family person that loved her friends just the same as she loved her own family members. Through her walk in her blessed life, she gave birth to three children who meant the world to her and brought her the most joy. Damion, her first born was truly a mama’s boy…he loved her so, and it showed in everything he did. Brea, her second born, was honestly a sweet spirit, but she acted as if she was the oldest. Last, but not least is her third born, Mia. She was definitely the baby or the last ray of sunshine. Nonetheless, Angela was a loving mother that loved her children in return. She will be missed from our lives more than words can say. Those who preceded her in death are: a daughter, Brea Amanda Mance; her mother, Amanda White and her father, Bobby Kendrick.

Our dearly departed Angela Cheryl “Shelia” Mance leaves to treasure her memories: a loving & caring daughter and son, Mia Mance and Damion Mance; two grandchildren, Aariah Mance and Brian Hobbs, Jr.; a dear step-father, Tommy Mance; six sisters, Venus Story, Tawanna Wilson, Aljierita Kendrick Weems, Katika Smith, Pam Kendrick and Tammy Ivey; two brothers, Zay Kendrick and Willie Winfrey; five devoted cousins, Linda Hunt, Monica Murphy, Kimberly Hart, Rhonda Hamilton and Melody Crenshaw; eight honorary sisters, Passona “Sand” Smalley, Marilyn Norris, Melinda Sturgis, Detra Thomas, Pamela Huff, Carol Ross, Clara Bradshaw and Catrina Cowins; two special aunts, Hazel (George) Battle and Brenda (Victor) Bender; seven additional aunts, Lannie Kendrick, Sophia Harris, Velma (E.V.) Morgan, Doris Hamilton, Fannie Mae Mance-Sims, Annie Tutt and Diane Bussey; six additional uncles, Charlie (Gloria) Kendrick, Jimmy Johnson, Wyman Landers, Robert Bradshaw, William Mance and Willie (Ethel) Mance; a host of nieces, nephews, additional cousins, other relatives and many sorrowing friends.

The funeral service was held October 15, 2018 at Springfield Baptist Church, Thomson, GA.

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

Lynn Craig Hunter

Warrenton, GA - Lynn Craig Hunter, age 70, husband of Mrs. Jacque Hunter of Davis Street, entered into rest Wednesday October 10, 2018 at his residence.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 P.M. October 27, 2018 in the George M. Holliman Auditorium at the Warren County High School with the Rev. Sandra Leightner officiating.

Friends may call at the residence.

The family will receive friends at the George Holliman Auditorium from 12:30 P.M. till the hour of service.

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

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