Glenn Delano Boggess

Thomson, GA – Glenn Delano Boggess, 83, entered into rest on Thursday, November 1, 2018, after a long illness.  

Glenn was born in Point Pleasant, WV, moved to Dunbar, WV, and then moved to Florida in 1963.  He was a Senior Budget Analyst for various space contractors at Kennedy Space Center, FL, for 33 years.  After retiring, he went to school and became an insurance agent until retiring in 1998.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Callie Boggess, of Dunbar, WV; brother, Edward A. Boggess, of Melbourne, FL; and daughter, Sandra E. Marcum, of Titusville, FL.  He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Joyce M. Boggess, of Thomson, GA; son James M. Boggess (Cheryl), of Cleveland, GA; step-daughter, Kim Jean McCroskey, of Germany; seven grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.

The family requests no flowers, but that donations be made to Alliance Hospice (Alliance Hospice, 3685 Old Petersburg Rd, Augusta, GA 30907, 706-447-2461) or the Dementia Society of America (Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901, 1-800-336-3684,

The family would like to thank Dr. Daryl C. Wiley, Lake Crossing Home Health Center and Alliance Hospice for their care.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Friday, November 9, 2018, at the Columbia Road Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 4255 Columbia Road, Martinez, GA 30907.  Burial will immediately follow at Westview Cemetery in Thomson, 543 Westview Dr., Thomson, GA 30824.  

Alton R Gheesling

Thomson, GA – Mr. Alton Ray Gheesling, 82,  entered into rest November 03, 2018.

Survivors include his son, Alan Gheesling (Jennie) of Thomson; sister, Cornelia Courtney of Charlottesville, VA; and grandchildren, Melissa Gheesling, Evan Gheesling, Ivey Gheesling, and Ryan Gheesling and two great grandchildren.

Memorial services were held at November 07, 2018 in the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lester Jenkins officiating.

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

Judy B Harris

Lincolnton, GA- Judy Banks Bradley Harris, 69 entered into rest October 30, 2018.

Survivors include her husband, Bobby Harris; son, Robert T. Bradley, Jr.; daughter, Melissa B. Griffith and husband Jimmy; step-daughters, Debra Harris and Donna Quick and husband Jeff; siblings, Wyatt Banks, Mary Lou Guillebeau, Franklin Banks, Patricia Mays, Linda Cray, and Hilda Echols; grandchildren, Cody James Griffith, T.J. Bradley, Annaleigh Griffith, Charlie Banks Griffith, step- grandchildren Art Harris and wife, Erika and Michael Quick; step-grandchild, Maddux Harris.

Funeral services were held November 1, 2018 at Bethany United Methodist Church.

Beggs Funeral Home, Lincolnton, GA is in charge of arrangements.

Sherri C Hobbs

Thomson, GA-  Sherri Charmaine Hobbs, age 55 entered into rest on November 1, 2018.

She leaves to cherish her memories; her loving & devoted mother, Rosa Hobbs; sister, Lisa (Ronny) Collins; brothers, Burnie (Iris) Hobbs, Jr & Jeffrey (Shirley) Love; nephews, Maury Collins & Javeon Moss; nieces, Neva Collins, Tiffany Bonner, Brittany Love, Brianna Love & LaTia Allen; aunts, Georgia (Earnest) Hobbs, Daisy Peyton, Lucille Hampton, Katherine Cartledge & Emma Cartledge; uncles, Abram (Sarah) Cartledge, Lonnie Cobb, Jr, Floyd (Delores) Cartledge, Walter Cobb,Sr, Ellis Cartledge, Lawrence Lee &  Allen Lee; special cousin, Monica Hobbs; special friend, Robert Bailey & a host of other cousins, relatives & friends.

Services were held November 6, 2018.

DT Brown Memorial Funeral Home, Thomson, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

 Willie Ruth Kitchens

Thomson, GA- Willie Ruth Kitchens, 73 passed on November 5, 2018.

 Family will be receiving friends at the residence of Linda Moss, 616 Adams Ave., Thomson.

Services are planned for 2 PM on November 10, 2018 at Jones Grove Baptist Church, Thomson, GA.

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

John Barker Barrett Smith

John “Jack” Barker Barrett Smith entered into rest on November 2, 2018.

Upon graduation from college, Jack made his home in Thomson, Georgia and founded Dixie Wood Preserving Company, (now Hoover Treated Wood Products) where he remained President and CEO until 1985.  Founding his company in 1955 in the infancy of wood preserving, Jack was a leader in the industry.   Many of Jack’s innovations in treated lumber are still used today, and the business continues to thrive exporting treated wood throughout the world.

Serving on numerous boards, Jack was a founding member and Chairman of First Federal Saving & Loan Association, founding Board Chairman of Briarwood Academy where the Jack B. Smith Gymnasium was named in his honor, founding Director of Belle Meade Country Club, and served on the Boards of Thomson Chamber of Commerce, and Thomson Rotary Club of which he was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was also a founding Vestryman of the Holy Cross Episcopal Church.

An avid fox hunter with Belle Meade Fox Hunt, Jack served as field master for a number of years.  He also loved being a pilot, traveling the world, spending time in Hilton Head, and playing pranks on all of his multitude of friends.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy, to whom he was married for 60 years, his three children, Barrett Smith, Brent Smith (Elizabeth Smith), and Michelle Davenport (Andy Davenport), six grandchildren, John Smith III (Charlotte), Evans Smith, Adams Smith, Hadley Smith, Suzi Davenport and Scarlett Davenport, and one great grandchild, Alice Smith. Jack is also survived by his younger brother, Dorsey Smith (Charlene) of Oro Valley, Arizona.  He was preceded in death by his older brother, Valentine Smith (Jean) of Nashville, Tennessee.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 11:00 am at First United Methodist Church in Thomson, Georgia.  Visitation will follow in the Fellowship Hall and lunch afterward in the Family Life Center. In lieu of flowers, the family would be honored with memorials made to Briarwood Academy, 4859 Thomson Highway, Warrenton, Georgia 30828.

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