THOMSON — Mr. William Robert Hall, 81, of Thomson, entered into rest Dec. 20, 2011, at his residence surrounded by family.
A Celebration of Life was held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, in the Knox Chapel of the Thomson First United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Barnes officiating. Interment was in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.
William Robert Hall was born and raised in Warren County and was the son of the late Robert Hill Hall and the late Mae Gunn Hall. After attending West Georgia College, Mr. Hall enlisted in the U. S. Navy for four years and served as quartermaster on the USS Bayfield during the Korean Conflict, serving in Japan and the USA. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in business and was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. A retired teacher from Warren County High School, Mr. Hall also served as a former Warren County tax assessor. He was a member of Thomson First United Methodist Church, an avid golfer with what he called “the Geriatric crowd” at Belle Meade Country Club, and he enjoyed life, living and traveling out West.
Mr. Hall is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Helen Burney Hall; son, Robert Burney “Bob” Hall and wife, Julie of LaGrange, Ky.; daughter, Janet Hall Herbert of Evans; and grandchildren, Burney Gillingham Herbert, Robert Brian Hall and Randi Nicole Hall.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Hospice, 2803 Wrightsboro Road, Suite 38, Augusta, GA 30909, or Thomson First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 8, Thomson, GA 30824.
Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
DEARING — Mrs. Juanita Taylor Ivey, 75, beloved wife of Mr. Wayne Ivey, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 at her residence.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, in the Adams Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Eddie Renew officiating.
Mrs. Ivey was a lifelong resident of McDuffie County. She had retired from Thomson Company and Chardan as a seamstress. She was a member of Lighthouse Community Fellowship Church.
Mrs. Ivey was preceded in death by her father, Albert Taylor; her sister, Faye Fleming; and a brother, Jimmy James. Survivors include her loving husband, Wayne Ivey, Dearing; her two daughters, Sherry (James) Key, Dearing; Pat (Mike) Jenkins, Thomson; two stepsons, Ken (Karen) Ivey, Gibson; Brock Ivey, Dearing; three grandchildren, Tonya (Curtis) Whitaker, Thomson; Scott (Martha) Key, Elberton; Shane Jenkins, Thomson; a stepgrandson, Kenneth Wayne Ivey Jr., Gibson; two great-grandchildren, Nick and Logan Whitaker, Thomson; two brothers, Junior James and Earl James, Augusta; and two sisters, Janice (Bobby) Evans, Dearing; Jerry Reid, Appling.
Friends were received from 6-8 p.m. Friday night at the Curtis Funeral Home in Thomson.
AUGUSTA — Mrs. Mary Alice Bailey Kemp, 90, the wife of Harry Kemp Sr. of Martinez, entered into rest Tuesday. Dec. 20, 2011. Mrs. Kemp was a native of Harlem, Ga. She was employed by Southern Bell in Atlanta during the early 1940s and at Oliver General Hospital in Augusta where she met her future husband returning from World War II. Mrs. Kemp returned to Augusta in the 1970s and lived with her husband, Harry, at their home on South Belair Road in Martinez. Later in life she suffered dementia and Alzheimer’s and lived the final years of her life at Westwood Nursing Home in Evans. Mrs. Kemp was a loving daughter, sister, wife and mother, always showing love and concern for her family, friends and others. She always had a wonderful sense of humor and a beautiful smile. She would often speak fondly of her years growing up on the family farm near Harlem, Ga. Family members in addition to her husband include sons and daughters-in-law: Harry Jr. and Gayle Kemp of Cumming, Ga.; Richard and Heidi Kemp of Brentwood, Tenn; grandchildren: Andrea, Katie, Max Kemp; sister: Julia Wall of Thomson; brother and sister-in-law: Dr. and Mrs. Martin (Bill) Bailey of Cairo, Ga.; and nieces and nephews: Eddie Wall, Lee Bailey, and Lynn Wriggley. She was predeceased by her parents: Joe and Kate Bailey. Graveside services were private, with the Rev. Jimmy Bailey officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association at 1899 Central Ave., Augusta. Friends may sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com.
AUGUSTA — Mrs. Judith Lee Lamkin, 62, the wife of Mr. Hogan Lamkin, entered into rest Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 at Doctor’s Hospital. A private funeral service was held Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at the Bellevue Memorial Gardens Chapel with Elder J. Welcher officiating. Additional survivors include her daughter, Angela Sherrod (Ronald); two brothers, Dennis James Murray Sr. and Mike Murray; two sisters, Sylvia Lee Murray and Eva Jean Murray; three grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Lamkin was preceded in death by her daughter, Glenda Jean Gainey. A native of Thomson, Mrs. Lamkin was a member of the United House of Prayer for all Peoples of Harlem. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Friends may sign the guestbook and send condolences to the family at www.plattsfuneralhome.com.
AUGUSTA — Hubert V. McCoy, 81, entered into rest on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, at Hillcrest Memorial Park with Dr. Michael L. Davenport officiating. Hubert retired from Georgia Iron Works. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Bobbie Jean McCoy; one son, Tony Wade McCoy of Augusta; two daughters, Donna M. Williams of Augusta, Gail M. Cawley and husband Joe of Evans; two brothers, Lawrence McCoy and wife Wellina of Augusta, Raymond McCoy and wife Anne of Girard, Ga.; two sisters, Hazel Chalker and husband Winnard of Thomson,, Esther Poss and husband Almond of Harlem; six grandchildren, Jennifer McCoy Spohn, Bridges Williams, Grey Williams, Davis Cawley, Lauren Cawley and Ansley Cawley; two great-grandchildren, Bethany Spohn and Ashton Spohn. Hubert was preceded in death by his son, Terry D. McCoy. Friends may sign the guestbook and send condolences at www.plattsfuneralhome.com.
THOMSON — Mr. DeWayne Poss, 53, beloved husband of Mrs. Tawnie H. Poss, died Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at his residence.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, in the Marshall Baptist Church with Rev. John Prater, Rev. Phillip Gandy and Mr. Allen Peevy officiating. Burial was in the Westview Cemetery.
Mr. Poss was a native of Pensacola, Fla., but had lived in Thomson for most of his life. He was a truck driver for Graybar Electrical. He was a member of Marshall Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Tawnie H. Poss; his daughter, Brianna Poss, Thomson; his mother, Mrs. Pat Poss, Thomson; his two sisters, Sandy Lloyd, Thomson and Dena Jeffers, Palmer, Alaska; his brother, Bruce Poss, Bethlehem, Ga.; his mother-in-law and step-father-in-law, Judy and Frank Jones, Warrenton; his father-in-law and step-mother in law, Ronald and Lou Hixenbaugh, Warrenton; his brother-in-law, Dennis James Hixenbaugh; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Ricky Salley, Richard Long, Henry Long, Bryant Neal, Madison Bolton and Allen Peevy.
Honorary pallbearers were employees of Graybar Electrical and members of the 2011 Thomson Lady Bulldogs softball team.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North American Mission Board-Disaster Relief.
Friends may call at the residence or at the Curtis Funeral Home. The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.