MRS. ESSIE MAE REESE DIXON
LOUISVILLE, Ga. — Mrs. Essie Mae Reese Dixon, age 86, wife of the late Mr. Howard W. Dixon, died Jan. 8, 2012, at her residence.
Graveside Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at the Dixon Family Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Pendrey officiating.
Mrs. Dixon, a native of Glascock County, was the daughter of the late Amous and Lelia Johnson Reese. She was a homemaker and a member of Providence Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, Richard (Karen) Dixon, Hephzibah; one daughter, Jewell Dixon Ellison, Louisville; one sister, Louise (Ronnie) Bohler, Thomson; and six grandchildren, Lynn, Toni, Howard, Faye, Jenna and Jonathan and numerous great grandchildren.
Lowe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
MR. DENNIS MURRAY
AUGUSTA, Ga. — Mr. Dennis Murray entered into rest on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, in Doctors Hospital.
Funeral service were held Friday at 2 p.m. at United House of Prayer for All Peoples, 3057 Ellington Airline Road, Dearing, with Pastor D. McCord officiating. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery, Thomson. Visitation was Thursday, Jan. 12, in Peoples Funeral Home Chapel..
MRS. CELIA R. MILBURN PARRISH
GRAY, Ga. — Mrs. Celia R. Milburn Parrish, age 94, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, in the Lynn Haven Health & Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the Fellowship Baptist Church in Gibson with the Rev. Bill Seaman officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
A native of Glascock County, Mrs. Parrish was a daughter of the late Robert L. and Callie Reese Milburn. She had worked as a seamstress with Thomson Company, was a longtime member of Fellowship Baptist Church a homemaker and had lived in Glascock and Jefferson county most of her life.
Mrs. Parrish was preceded in death by her parents, a son Jimmy Parrish, and five brothers and is survived by sons, B.G. and Juanita Parrish of Gray, Billy and Joann Parrish of Evans, sisters, Lillian Smisson of Gibson, and Sara and Pete O’Neal of Augusta, sister-in-law Elsie Milburn, of Gibson, seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or to the donors favorite charity.
Sheppard Funeral Home in Gibson was in charge of arrangements.
BARBARA ANN DAVIS REED
THOMSON, Ga. — Barbara Ann Davis Reed, 51, died Jan. 11, 2012. Barbara was a lifelong resident of McDuffie County and was the daughter of the late David Walter Davis and the late Virginia Pearl Ansley Inglett. She was employed at Wendy’s as a crew member.
Survivors include her husband, Michael Eugene Reed; son, Michael Reed; brothers, Mark Davis and wife, Judy, Keith Davis, and wife, Brenda, Vance Davis and wife, Sandra; nephews, Hunter Davis, Tyler Davis and niece, Skylar Davis and her biological father, James Burke.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan.14, 2012, at Whiteoak United Methodist Cemetery.
Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangement.
MRS. DARLENE JOHNSON SCOTT
THOMSON, Ga. — Funeral service for Mrs. Darlene Johnson Scott, 63, Thomson, were held Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at Springfield Baptist Church, Thomson, with Pastor the Rev. F.D. Favors officiating.
Interment was in the Westview Cemetery, Thomson.
Thomson Funeral System was is in charge of arrangements.
SUE NELL JONES STAPLETON
METTER, Ga. — Mrs. Sue Nell Jones Stapleton, age 89, of Metter died Thursday, Jan. 12, in Cairo, Ga., after an extended illness.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy Stapleton, and her parents Ruth Proctor Jones and William Eason Jones of Metter.
She was a graduate of Georgia State College for Women and taught home economics. Mrs. Stapleton, an avid gardener and genealogy researcher, was a member of the First Baptist Church of Metter, the D.A.R, and the Garden Club.
She is survived by daughters and their husbands, Jan S. and the Rev. Doug Simmons of Cairo, Ga., Dr. Fay Burnett and the Rev. Brock Burnett of Winder, Ga.; grandchildren Ansley, Jana, and Alea Simmons, Brandon and Jordan Burnett; sisters and their husbands Fay J. Brewer and Jeff Brewer of Atlanta, Annie Ruth Anderson Brown and husband John Brown of Decatur, and a number of other relatives.
A memorial service was held Sunday, Jan. 15, at the First Baptist Church of Metter, with a private burial at the Upper Lotts Creek Church Cemetery.
Clark Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
MR. GARY REEVES TALKINGTON
THOMSON, Ga.—- Mr. Gary Reeves Talkington, 55, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at his residence.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, in Thomson First Baptist Church with Dr. Leonard Dupree, the Rev. John Barnes, the Rev. David Walker, and the Rev. David Lambert officiating. Burial was in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Talkington was a native of McDuffie County. He was a supervisor with the John Deere Company. He was a member of Thomson First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Tammy Talkington, Thomson; his daughter, Miss Jessica (Jessie) Talkington, Thomson; his sister, Mrs. Deborah (Michael) Talkington/Fallon, Atlanta; a niece, Katherine E. Fallon, and his uncle, Mr. James Talkington, Thomson. Pallbearers were Trey Dachenhausen, Chase Dachenhausen, Allen Raborn, Wes Whitaker, Michael Talkington, and Jonathan Talkington.
Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
MRS. BETTY DARLENE DENT THRIFT
WRENS, Ga. – Mrs. Betty Darlene Dent Thrift, 80, loving wife of the late Loyce E. Thrift, entered into rest Friday, Jan 13, 2012, at Silver Linings in Stapleton.
Funeral services were held at Wrens Baptist Church on Monday, Jan 16, with Dr. Stan Littleton officiating. Interment followed in the Wrens Memorial Cemetery.
Born to the late Odessa Corbin Dent and the late Edwin E. Dent in McDuffie County, Betty has been a resident of Wrens since 1968. She retired from Rabun Insurance and Realty and was an active member of Wrens Baptist Church. Betty was known for her sense of humor and her positive, fun-loving attitude. She never met a stranger and encouraged creativity, fun and a positive outlook. She loved her family, especially being with her grandkids and great grands. Betty lived life to its fullest every day and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Betty is also preceded in death by her sisters, Barbara D. Adams and Derrell Dent; and a brother, Shelton Dent.
Survivors include her children, Darlene T. Collins and Arty E. Thrift (Samantha); her siblings, Mae Milligan, Daphne DeBeaugrine (Lewis), Sandra Swain (Bobby), Polly Dent, Ann Darby (Ed), and Ronnie Dent (Belinda); six grandchildren, Chris Collins (Regina), Cara Collins, Cassie Jeffers (Dustin), Cayle Collins, Kent Thrift and Ansley Thrift; five great-grandchildren, Landen Collins, Ashley Collins, Jaedon Crunkelton, Kendal Crunkelton and Dakota Ruff; many nieces and nephews; and many, many friends. Pallbearers were her nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wrens Baptist Church 217, Wrens GA 30833 or to Wrens UMC, 202 Russell St, Wrens GA 30833. James Funeral Home - Wrens, GA
MR. LAWRENCE BUDDY WYLIE
THOMSON, Ga. — Mr. Lawrence Buddy Wylie, 88, widower of Mrs. Virginia Wylie, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at his residence.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the Curtis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Sutphin officiating. Burial was in the Westview Cemetery.
Mr. Wylie was a native of Doraville, Ga., but had lived in Thomson for many years. He was the retired owner and operator of the Curtis funeral home, and was a past salesman for Frigid Fluid Co..
Mr. Wylie was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Virginia N. Wylie, and his infant son, Benjamin Foster Wylie, his daughter, Miss Sarah Sally Wylie.
Survivors include his daughters, Ms. Bea Wylie, Augusta, and Mrs. Ginny (Lamar) Williams, North Augusta; two sons, Larry (Dianne) Wylie, Suwanee, and Foster (Pat) Wylie, Thomson; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Gregory Wylie, Seth Wylie, Jared Hannifin, Sean Hannifin, Jonathan Kaylor and James Mitchell.
Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.