MR. D. MONROE ANDERSON
THOMSON — Mr. D. Monroe Anderson, 67, of Thomson, entered into rest Wednesday, March 21, at the Medical College of Georgia.
Memorial services were held at 3 p.m. Friday from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors. Mr. Billy Anderson officiated.
Mr. Anderson, son of the late Thorbun Postell Anderson, was a native Augustan and a lifelong resident of the Augusta area. He was the owner of Professionals Unlimited Construction, was an outdoorsman, a wonderful father, daddy and friend who was heartful, gifted, hardworking and prideful. He was preceded in death by his brother, Buddy Anderson.
Mr. Anderson is survived by his mother, Lois Redd Anderson of Thomson; his companion of 11 years, Sheila K. Bailey of Thomson; the mother of his daughters, Charlotte Fulmer of Augusta; daughters, Deborah Anderson of Martinez, and Cherie Kitchens of Grovetown; his son, Waylon White of Vidette, Ga.; sisters, Donna P. Anderson and Cathy Anderson, both of Thomson; grandchildren, Brittany Murray, Hannah Kitchens, Abigail Kitchens, Kalie White and Halie White; as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the Golden Harvest Food Bank, 3310 Commerce Drive, Augusta, GA 30909.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.
MR. BAILEY COSBY JR.
WARRENTON —Mr. Bailey Cosby Jr., 80, of Warrenton, departed this life on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at his residence.
Mr. Cosby, a native of Warren County, was born to the late Mr. Bailey Cosby Sr. and Ms. Millie Ingram on Aug. 21, 1931. He was a member of Sandy Grove AME Church where he served faithfully as a trustee. Mr. Cosby was employed with the Warren County Waste Management Department for the last 11 years. Prior to his employment with Warren County, he worked over 25 years with Georgia Pacific until his retirement in 1996.
He leaves to cherish his memory: two daughters, Angela Cosby and Hattie Burke, both of Martinez; four sons, John W. Cosby (Toy) of Orlando, Fla., Bailey Cosby III of Thomson, Barry Cosby (Mayetta), of Colorado Springs, Colo., Gregory Cosby (Constance), of Augusta; one sister, Evelyn Armstrong, of Atlanta; 16 grandchildren, Shana Sommers (Terrence), Mark Cosby, DeBaja Coleman, Tiffany (Anthony) Brisco, Tawanna Campbell, Jonathan B. Cosby, Gregory Cosby Jr., Barry (Erica) Cosby Jr., Tristan Davis, Jonathan R.(Diamond) Cosby, Brihannon Davis, Mariana Cosby, Austyn Cosby, Dontavious Cosby, Jarred Burke, Jalen Burke; 13 great-grandchildren, a special friend,Thelma Williams, and host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Warren County Cultural Center with Elder Ella Mae Samuels officiating. Interment followed at Sandy Grove AME Church Cemetery.
Dawsons Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
MRS. BESSIE GAY
THOMSON — Mrs. Bessie Gay, 89, widow of Mr. Walter A. Gay, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012, in the Thomson Health & Rehab Center.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, in the Reedy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Sutphin officiating.
Mrs. Gay was a native of Jefferson County, but had lived in Thomson for many years. She was a homemaker and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include her son, Grady Gay, Dearing; sister, Molene Norris, Thomson; brother, Allen Englett, Thomson; 10 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
GIBSON — Mrs. Christine Stafford Gill, age 80, of Dean Street, died Sunday, March 25, 2012, in the Gibson Health and Rehabilitation center.
Mrs. Gill was a native of Gibson, a daughter of the late Vince Williford Sr. and Mollie Usry Williford. She worked several years with Walt Disney as a hotel supervisor and was of the Baptist faith.
Christine was preceded in death by her parents, a husband, Robert E. Stafford, and two brothers, Otis Williford and Louie Williford, and is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Melvin Alan and Pam Stafford of Marietta, Ga., and brother and sister-in-law, Vince and Bobbie Williford of Wrens, three grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday March 27. The graveside service was in the Magnolia Baptist Church Cemetery in Gibson with the Rev. Herman Walden officiating.
Sheppard Funeral Home Gibson was in charge of arrangements.
MR. KENNETH “KENNY” RAY HILL
CAMAK — Mr. Kenneth Kenny Ray Hill, 52, of Camak, entered into rest March 22, 2012.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2012, from the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Shelton officiating. Interment followed in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Adam Hill, Thomas Bartlett, Mickey English, Danny Edwards, Billy Gilmer, Chris Logue, Darrell Reese, Kyle Reese, David Lampp and Franklin Partridge. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Thiele Kaolin Reedy Creek Maintenance Department. Kenny was born in Fort Campbell, Ky., but lived in the McDuffie and Warren counties area most of his life. He was employed with Thiele Kaolin Reedy Creek Branch and in previous years had served as mayor of Camak. Kenny also owned and operated Hill’s D.J. for over 25 years, where he enjoyed playing music for many events such as weddings, trail rides, benefits and charities. He was a member of Mesena United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Frankie Waller Hill of Camak; son, Ray Hill of Warrenton; mother, Barbara Hill; brothers, Durwood Hill and Willie Hill; sister, Barbara Withrow, all of Thomson and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Hill was preceded in death by his father, Durwood Hill Sr.
Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
MRS. ANVENITRA CALHOUN PARKER
THOMSON — A funeral service for Mrs. Anvenitra Calhoun Parker, 36, Thomson, was held on Saturday, March 24, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Vanderhorst CME Church, Thomson, with the Rev. Gwendolyn Smith, pastor, as eulogist: Interment was in the William Hill Memorial Gardens, Thomson.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Reina Fluellen Calhoun.
Survivors are husband, Raymond Parker Jr.; father, Wayne Calhoun Sr.; sisters, Yvonka Calhoun, Thomson, and Sarmona Clay, Augusta; brothers, Wayne Calhoun Jr. and Tai Calhoun, both of Thomson.
Thomson Funeral System was in charge of arrangements.
MR. BILLY USRY
AUGUSTA — Mr. Billy Usry entered into rest on Saturday, March 17, 2012, at University Hospital. He was 70 years old.
The funeral service was conducted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at 1 p.m. at The Hill Baptist Church, 2165 Kings Way, Augusta. Committal services followed at Bellevue Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Ron Jones and the Rev. Fred Gunter officiated.
Pallbearers were Billy Austin Usry, Christopher Fazio, Russell Blanchard, Bill Brown, Christopher Kitchens, and Jon-Eric Stripling.
Along with his beloved wife of more than 44 years, Mrs. Cynthia Smoak Usry, Billy is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Karen and Chris Kitchens, and Jennifer Usry-Stripling; his grandson and best buddy, Billy Austin Usry; his granddaughter and favorite girl, Shalyn Grace Stripling, all of Augusta; his sister and brother-in-law, Naomi and Ben Buffington, of Warrenton; his brothers and sisters-in-law, John Usry, of Martinez, Joe and Wanna Usry, of North Augusta, Ronnie and Bobbie Usry, of Evans, and Ricky and Dale Usry, of Bath, S.C.; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents, J.W. Sambo and Bular Mae Beckworth Usry; his brothers, Charles and Tip Usry; his mother and father-in-law, Roy and Grace Smoak.
Mr. Usry worked for the Milliken Company Thomson Plant for 43 years. He was a member of Hill Baptist Church.
Members of the Sunshine Sunday School Class served as honorary pallbearers at his funeral service. The family suggests that memorials be made to Coordinated Health Services, 2110 Broad Street, Augusta, GA 30904, or to The Hill Baptist Church Youth and Children Fund, 2165 Kings Way, Augusta, GA 30904.
The Poteet Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements.