MIGNON JULIA OHM ASHLEY
THOMSON, — Mignon Julia Ohm Ashley, 83, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at the Medical College of Georgia Medical Center, Augusta.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in the Curtis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Lambert officiating. Burial was in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Ashley was a native of Aurora, Ill., but had lived in Thomson for several years. She graduated from the University of Illinois and was a teacher.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Gustave Heinrich Ohm and Adele Meta Margaret Ziemer Ohm, and a sister, Jonquil Adele Ohm.
Survivors include four daughters, Jennifer (Alan) Reeder, Garland, Texas; Alison Ashley, Jersey City, N.J.; Peggy (Alan) Harrison, Macon, Ga.; and Amy (Robert) Lemley, Thomson; two sons, Martin (Gwen) Ashley, Kernersville, N.C.; and Rick Ashley, Atlanta; a brother, Richard (Mary) Ohm, Colorado Springs, Colo.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Robert Lemley, Sam Lemley, Alan Harrison, Francis Smith, Billy Tam and Forrest Crutfield. Donations may be made to Thomson First Baptist Church.
Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
NORMAN FARRIS BALES
MITCHELL, Ga. — Mr. Norman Farris Bales, 74, of Smith Road died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, in Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Fellowship Baptist Church with Rev. Lonnie McCall officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were John Bales Sr., John Bales Jr., Triston Bales, Brand Williford, Raymond Johnson, Kristopher Tafhow, Nicholos Tafhow and Gregory Roper.
Mr. Bales was born May 18, 1936, in Mitchell, a son of the late Malcolm and Arvell Dixon Bales. He was a farmer and had worked for Jebco Co. in Warrenton many years. He attended Mitchell Full Gospel Church and Fellowship Baptist.
Farris was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Inez Rivers and Verna Bales, brothers, Eugene Bales, Malcolm Bales and Wesley Bales, and is survived by two sisters: Bessie Moore of Avera, and Ann Bradford, of Gibson; a brother, David Bales of Gibson; and nieces and nephews. Sheppard Funeral Home in Gibson is in charge of arrangements. The family may be contacted at the home of Ann Bradford, 442 Logue Ave., in Gibson.
MR. DANNY E. BLACKMON SR.
DEARING — Mr. Danny Eugene Blackmon Sr., husband of Mary Becky Blackmon, entered into rest Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, at his residence.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at New Hope Baptist Church, Thomson, with the Rev. Allen Holbrook officiating. Interment was in South Harlem Memorial Garden, Harlem.
Danny was born in Elberton to the late Milton and Myrtle Blackmon. He was a repairman for Pollock Office Machine Co. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church of Elberton and attended New Hope Baptist.
Family members include his wife, Mary Becky Blackmon; son, Danny Eugene Blackmon Jr. (Bobbie), Thomson; daughter, Tina Marie Newman Langford (Shawn), Thomson; three sisters, Shirley Anderson (Joel) , Elberton; Martha Sue King (Marshall), Carlton; and Elaine McNair (Dewey) , Elberton; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by sister Regina Jefferson; brothers Bill Blackmon, Mil-
ton Blackmon, Frank Blackmon and Russell Blackmon. Nephews were pallbearers.
Starling Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
CHLOE LOUISE CAREY DAIL BULLWINKEL
AUGUSTA — Chloe Louise Carey Dail Bullwinkel passed away Feb. 7, 2012 after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Her memory will be cherished by her husband of 17 years, Walter Bullwinkel; son, Joseph Darrell Dail Jr. and wife Suzanne, and son, Carey Dail, and grandchildren; Lindsey Dail Moyer, Joseph Dail, Cara Williams and husband Rusty, and Christopher Dail and wife Lauren. Survivors include four great-grandchildren from the Dail family. She is also survived by four Bullwinkel stepchildren; Bruce Bullwinkel and wife Lois, Gary Bullwinkel and wife Gail, Kathy Bullwinkel, and was preceded in death by step-daughter Carole Bullwinkel Walden.
Surviving stepgrandchildren include Allan Bullwinkel and wife Lori, LeeAnne Priest and husband Brandon, Michael Bullwinkel and wife Kristi, Kaitlin Bullwinkel, McKenzie Bullwinkel, Walter Bullwinkel, Rae Springer Fleming and husband Gregory, Matthew Fisher, Julie Fisher, Christopher Featherstone, William Featherstone, and preceded in death by Steven Bullwinkel. She is survived by eight stepgreat-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Harold Carey and wife Millie from Wake Forest, N.C., and one sister-in-law, Betty Carey from Rustburg, Va.
Chloe was preceded in death by two brothers and one infant sister and her father and mother. Chloe was a devoted wife, loving mother, and loyal friend with a wonderful sense of humor and a love for life and experienced world travel with Walt, family and friends. She faced life’s challenges with courage, strength, and often encouraged, inspired and supported others. She touched many lives in her community, her businesses and her church. She was a devout Christian and member of First Baptist Church of Augusta and served on committees and as Sunday school teacher for years. She was a wonderful cook, classy lady, loved her dogs, enjoyed golf, beach, gardening, cruises, music and played piano.
In keeping with Chloe’s desire to help others, she gave her body to Medical College of Georgia. A memorial service in Storey Chapel and reception to follow are planned for 2 p.m. March 10, 2012, at First Baptist Church of Augusta. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions and condolences to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 14489, Augusta, GA 30919. Mark contributions to the Storey Chapel Fund.
CONSTANCE CONNIE HILL
THOMSON — Homegoing celebration for Sister Constance “Connie” Hill was Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at noon at The United House of Prayer for All People The Mother House, Augusta. Pastor Apostle C. Sutton served with Saint Elder Marion Hill, eulogist, and Elder George Young, presiding. Interment was in Westview Cemetery, Thomson. Thomson Funeral System was in charge of arrangements.
LINDA RUTH MIL-LEGAN HOWARD
SPARTA, Ga. — Mrs. Linda Ruth Millegan Howard, 68, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 at Sparta Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at Culverton Baptist Church, 310 Roy Smith Road, Sparta, with the Revs Bert Mauldin and Ray Perez officiating. Internment followed in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Howard, a native of Albuquerque, N.M., was the daughter of Dorthy Hayes Millegan Bell and the late David Riley Millegan. She was a homemaker and a member of Culverton Baptist Church, where she served as superintendent of the Sunday school. Survivors include one son, Jonathan (Linda Gail) Howard, Smith Station, Ala.; two sisters, Elizabeth Nell Walker, Round Rock, Texas; and Dorthy (the Rev. Bert) Maulden, Sparta, Ga.; the father of her children, Louis Howard, Pine Mountain Valley, Ga.; one granddaughter; one great-grandson; one niece, Kristi Arnold; three nephews, Steve Arnold, Keith Arnold and Marco Williams; and other nieces and nephews. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a son, Louis Ronald Howard, and a brother, David Ross Millegan.
Pallbearers were Steve Arnold, Keith Arnold, Frank Fain, Chad Fain, Matthew Fain and Dewayne Fain. The family received friends at Culverton Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to the Culverton Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Johnny Smith, 266 Roy Smith Road, Sparta, GA 31087. Lowe Funeral Home, 77 W Gibson St., Warrenton, was in charge of arrangements.
MAXWELL “MAX” HENRY PAUL III
THOMSON — Mr. Maxwell “Max” Henry Paul III, 52 of Thomson, entered into rest Feb. 9, 2012, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center. A private memorial service will be held.
Mr. Paul was born in Miami, Fla., and lived in Thomson for the past 30 years. He was an automotive technician and used his mechanical skills to help many people.
Survivors include his children: son, Michael Scott Paul and wife, Tanya of West Virginia; daughter, Crystal Paul of Thomson; brothers, Mark Paul and wife, Trina of Panama City, Fla.; Ora (Buba) Paul of Panama City, Fla., and Daniel Paul of West Virginia; sister, Vivian Goodreau of Michigan; and four grandchildren. He leaves behind many friends in Thomson and Old Town, Fla.
Mr. Paul was preceded in death by his father, Ora Maxwell Paul Sr., and his mother Margaret Lee.
Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
TONYA MOBER QUARLES
AUGUSTA — Mrs. Tonya Lisa Mober Quarles, 44, entered into rest Feb. 5, 2012. Memorial services were at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Walker officiating.
Mrs. Quarles was born in Norfolk, Va., and lived in Augusta most of her life. She was a retired inspector from SRS and was a member of Bartlebaugh Baptist Church in Harrison, Tenn.
Survivors include her husband, Jesse Quarles Sr.; sons, Spec. Richard S. Kord, Jesse Quarles Jr.; daughter, Taylor Quarles; father, Henry Mober; mother, Charlotte Mober Jones; brother, Derek Mober and wife, Cara; several aunts and uncle and her special cousin, Sandra Periera.
Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.