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Toombs County, Georgia Obituaries

The Advance

January 14, 2004
Page 6A

Mr. C. Frank Birchmore Obituary

Mr. C. Frank Birchmore, 77, of 90 Rhodes Drive, died Monday, January 5 in the Greeville Memorial hospital, Greenville, South Carolina.

He was born in Lexington County, South Carolina, and was a son of the late Charlie Edward and Ola Sachs Birchmore.

Mr. Birchmore was a retired employee of Clinton Mills and was a member of the Old Timer's Club.

Surviving are his wife, Mertis S. Birchmore; three daughters, Charlene Campbell and her husband Terry of Clinton, SC, Angela Cook and her husband Robert of Mt. Vernon, GA, Kimberly Revis and her husband Mitchell of Clinton; seven brothers, Carl Birchmore of West Columbia, SC, Claude E. Birchmore and James F. Birchmore, both of Clinton, James Thompson, Daniel Thompson, and Olin Thompson, all of Orangeburg, SC, and Stacy Thompson of Chester, SC; five sisters, Beth Gantt of Aiken, SC, Ruby Bond, Pearl Fallow and Edna Barker, all of Clinton, and Vernell Jackson of North Augusta; nineteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; and four step-children, Kenneth Rhodes of Clinton, Gail Lusk of Seneca, SC, Kathy Cape of Fountain Inn, SC, and Rick Campbell of Ware Shoals, SC.

He is preceded in death by a wife, Evelyn Birchmore and two sisters, Clara Louise Romines and Margie Lee Hutto.

Funeral services were held Friday, January 9 at 2:00 p.m. in the Gray Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Pinelawn Memory Gardens.

Gray Funeral Home of Clinton, South Carolina, was in charge of the arrangements.

The Advance, Wednesday, January 14, 2004, page 6A.


Mr. William Harvey Ganey [Lyons, Toombs Co. GA] Obituary

Mr. William Harvey Ganey, 67, of 317 S.A. Harden Road, Lyons, died late Saturday evening, January 3, in the Memorial Health University Hospital of Savannah after a long and courageous battle with cancer. A native and lifelong resident of Toombs County, he was a retired homebuilder for thirtyone years, co-owning Ganey Brothers Construction Company with his brother. He was retired from the U.S. Army National Guard as Sergeant First Class with twenty-seven years service. He was a deacon and member of Hammond's Baptist Church. Mr Ganey was preceded in death by his parents, Doil and Johnnie Mae Ganey; one brother, Luther Ganey and one nephew, Sean Parker. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Charlene Harden Ganey of Lyons, two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Jeffrey Horton and Magen and Brooke Morris, all of Lyons; one sister, Kathleen Parker of Lyons; several cousins, two nieces and one nephew also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Ganey were held Tuesday afternoon, January 6, at 2:00 at the chapel of Jones-Stewart Funeral Home of Lyons with Rev. Jesse Browning and Rev. Greg Riner officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery near Lyons.

Active pallbearers were Gregg Maybin, Tony Ganey, Jodie Rowe, Tim Galbreath, Wendell Hall and Grady Blaxton. honorary pallbearers were Sammy Craft, Billy Kirkland, James Grimes, Ezra Aaron, Robert Swiatk, Carlos Wilson, Earl Horton, Jr., and Tommy Spoto.

Arrangements furnished by: Jones-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc.

The Advance, Wednesday, January 14, 2004, page 6A.


Mr. Harry Gardner, Sr. [Vidalia, Toombs Co. GA] Obituary

Mr. Harry Gardner, Sr., Vidalia, died Thursday, December 25, 2003, at his residence.

The Treutlen County native was the owner of Gardner's Roofing Company.

Survivors include his children, Harry Gardner, Jr. (Brenda), Aiken, S.C., Mioyshi Watt (Lorne), Atlanta, Kathy Mitchell, Dublin, Keith Dixon (Latoya) Augusta, Ga., Shikina Shinhoster (Gregory), Vidalia, Kim Anthony, Vidalia, Andrea Pitts (Billy), Eastmen, Ga., Barbara McClain (Leo), Biloxi, Mr. Laisha Perkins, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; mother, Julia Gardner, Soperton; brother, David Gardner, Atlanta; friend, Pastor Linda Thomas; and 28 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 31, 2003, at 1:00 p.m. in Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Soperton. Rev. Benjamin Martin delivered the eulogy. Interment was in Hodges Cemetery in Soperton.

Vidalia Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Advance, Wednesday, January 14, 2004, page 6A.


Mr. Angelo Green, Sr [Higgston, Mountgomery Co., Georgia] Obituary

Mr. Angelo Green, Sr., Vidalia, died Tuesday, December 30, 2003, in Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia.

The Montgomery County native was a Baptist by faith.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel Greene, Greenwood, Miss.; daughter, Ashley Greene, Greenwood; son, Angelo Greene, Jr., Atlanta; parents, Rufus and Mildred Greene, Vidalia; three brothers, Eddie Lee Green, Pompino beach, Fla., Ezzard Greene, San Diego, Calif., Waymon Greene, Augusta, Ga.; seven sisters, Mary Williams, Bernice Joiner, Mary Goode, Karen Collins, Vidalia, Gwendolyn Walton, Decatur, Ga., Martha White, Steadville, N.C., Cynthia Greene, Atlanta; Grandchild, En'Jlae Green; and friend, Carolyn Brantley, Vidalia.

Funeral services were held Sunday, January 4, 2004, at 2:00 p.m. in the St. Mary Baptist Church in Ailey. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Vidalia Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Advance, Wednesday, January 14, 2004, page 6A.


Mrs. Amy Eleanor Iris Brewer Groover [Covington, Newton Co., GA] Obituary

Mrs. Amy Eleanor Iris Brewer Groover, 76, of Covington, Georgia, passed away December 30 at her residence. She was born October 5, 1927, in Toombs County to Early K. and Annie Marie Kemp Brewer. Mrs. Groover was the wife of the late Lawrence Howard Groover of Cobb County and lived most of her life in Cobb County. A graduate of Lyons High School, she attended the University of Georgia, Atlanta Division. Mrs. Groover was retired from employment with the federal government and was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, American Legion Auxiliary Post 32 in Cobington and First Baptist Church of Social Circle.

Mrs. Groover is survived by her daughter, Laura Lynn Groover Whiddon of Social Circle, and her son, Richard K. Groover of Oklahoma, four granddaughters, two grandsons, two great-grandsons, nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held Friday, January 2 at 11:00 a.m. at River View Memorial Gardens in Smyrna with Rev. Milton Wood officiating. Serving as pallbearers were nephews and friends. Those desiring may make donations to American Legion Auxiliary Post 32, P.O. Box 310, Covington, GA 30015.

Caldwell and Cowan Funeral Home of Covington was in charge of the arrangments.

The Advance, Wednesday, January 14, 2004, page 6A.


Mr. James Hinson [Lyons, Toombs Co., Georgia] Obituary

Mr. James Hinson, 77, of 281 Wayne McDilda Road, Lyons, died early Friday morning, January 9, in the Carl Vinson Veteran's Administration Hospital in Dublin after an extended illness. He was a native of Alabama living most of life in Columbus and Toombs County. He was a retired truck driver and attended the Mt. Moriah Methodist Church near Lyons.

Mr. Hinson is survived by two sons, Daniel and David Hinson. Graveside funeral services for Mr. James Hinson were held Sunday afternoon at 4:00 at the Mt. Moriah Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. J.D. Fowler officiating. Interment followed. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to Mt. Moriah Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.

Arrangements furnished by: Jones-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc.

The Advance, Wednesday, January 14, 2004, page 6A.


Mrs. Mary Collins James [Lyons, Toombs Co., GA] Obituary

Mrs. Mary Collins James, 88, of 178 Page Lane, Lyons, died Thursday evening, January 8, in Fairview Park Hospital of Dublin after a brief illness. A native and lifelong resident of Toombs County, she was a homemaker and a member of Harden's Chapel Methodist Church, where she was the assistant pianist and a member of the choir.

Mrs. James was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Herman Eugene Collins, in 1973 and William Leonard James in 2000, and one son, Glynn Eugene Collins, in 2003. She is survived by five daughters, Mr. Jewell Parker, Mrs. Roslyn Wiggins and Bobbie and husband Russ McCoy, all of Jacksonville, Florida; Stephanie and husband Ken Talley of Hillard, Florida, and Dianne and husband R.T. Stanley of Lyons; four sons and their wives, Ronald and Gaynelle Collins and Dale and Margie Collins, all of Jacksonville; Frederick and Joyce Collins of Lakeland, Florida, and Terry and Delainie Collins of Lyons; one sister, Loretta Adams of Albany; twenty-two grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services for Mrs. James were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 at Harden's Chapel Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Lee and Rev. Harold Tucker officiating. Interment was in Lakeview Memorial Gardens near Vidalia.

Pallbearers were Vince Stanley, Brian Stanley, Tracy Stanley, Kipp Collins, Lee Collins, Blake Collins, Justin Collins, Mike Collins, Phil Collins, Doug Wiggins, Steven Wiggins and Tom Gerber, grandsons of Mrs. James.

Arrangements furnished by: Jones-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc.

The Advance, Wednesday, January 14, 2004, page 6A.


Mr. James Martin “Brooks” Moses [Uvalda, Montgomery Co., GA] Obituary

Mr. James Martin “Brooks” Moses, 87, of Uvalda, died Friday, January 9, 2004, in Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia after an extended illness.

The lifelong resident of Montgomery County was a retired agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and a veteran paratrooper of World War II where he received two Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars. He was a member of the Uvalda United Methodist Church, The Sunrise Masonic Lodge #32 of Reidsville, and the Georgia Peace Officer's Association.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Moses, Uvalda; two sons, Martin Moses, Uvalda; Mickey Moses, Louisville; five grandchildren, Ashley Moses, Luke Moses, Logan Moses, Michael Moses, Brett Thompson; two great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Emily Moses, Florence Moses, Vidalia; and serveral nieces and nephews.

Graveside services and interment were held Sunday, January 11, at 2:00 p.m. in Uvalda City Cemetery with the Reverend David Aycock and the Reverend Clarence Cawthon officiating.

The family request memorial contributions be made to the Uvalda United Methodist Church, 1403 Gibbs Bridge Rd., Uvalda, Ga. 30473.

Murchison Funeral Home of Vidalia was in charge of arrangements.

The Advance, Wednesday, January 14, 2004, page 6A.


Dr. Travis Ross Nobles [Vidalia, Toombs Co., Georgia] Obituary

Travis Ross Nobles, M.D. passed away on December 31 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Dr. Nobles was a loving husband, devoted father, grandfather and brother. He proudly served his country with 24 years of military service, tetiring from the Air Force with the rank of Colonel.

Recently he served as Chief of Psychiatry and Clinical Director of Bryce Hospital.

Memorial services will be held at the Bryce Chapel at a date to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the DcH Cancer Center in Tuscallosa.

The Advance, Wednesday, January 14, 2004, page 6A.


Mr. Johnny Payne, Sr. [Vidalia, Toombs Co., GA] Obituary

Mr. Johnny Payne, Sr., Vidalia, died Thursday, December 25, 2003, at Meadows Regional Medical Center.

Survivors include his wife Blandie Payne, Vidalia; two sons, Anthony Payne, Johnny Payne, Jr., Vidalia; seven sisters, Mary Williams, Emma Tillman, Melinda Dickerson, Vidalia, Alma Ellison, Townsend, Theresa White, Clarksville, Tenn., Cheryl Simon, Jonesboro, Ga., Otistene Horne, Miami, Fla.; three brothers, William Stokes, James Stokes, Reginald Stokes, Vidalia; five grandchildren, Antonio, Anthony, Trenesha, Mario, Sirron; special niece, Sha'von; and several other relatives.

Funeral services were held Friday, January 2, 2004, at 1:30 p.m. in the First African Baptist Church in Vidalia with the Rev. Carl Wardlaw delivering the eulogy. Interment was in Poplar Spring Cemetery in Vidalia.

Vidalia Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Advance, Wednesday, January 14, 2004, page 6A.


Mr. Ebin David Spikes, Jr. [Vidalia, Toombs Co., GA] Obituary

Mr. Ebin David Spikes, Jr., Vidalia, died Friday, January 2, 2004, at his residence.

He was a native of Montgomery County.

Survivors include his father, Ebin David Spikes, Sr., Ailey; two brothers, Elder Charles Spikes, Ailey, Wilcher Spikes, Savannah; six sisters, Cindy Pickett, Betty Baker, Mary Powell, Margrete Shell, Vidalia, Florestine Thomas, Classie Clarke, Jacksonville, Fla.; and several other relatives.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 6, 2004, at 12:00 noon in the chapel of Vidalia Funeral Home. Interment was in East Park Cemetery in Vidalia.

The Advance, Wednesday, January 14, 2004, page 6A.


Mrs. Melorie N. Taylor [Vidalia, Toombs Co., GA] Obituary

Mrs. Melorie N. Taylor, 85, of Vidalia, died Wednesday afternoon, January 7, in the Meadows Regional Medical Center of Vidalia, after an extended illness. Mrs. Taylor was a native and lifelong resident of Toombs County. She was a homemaker and a member of Church of God of Prophecy of Vidalia.

Mrs. Taylor is survived by one son, Sherman Taylor of Cedar Crossing, one daughter-in-law, JaAnn Taylor, one grandson, Keith Kersery of Augusta, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Taylor were conducted Saturday morning, January 10th, at 11:00 at the Ronnie L. Stewart Funeral Service Chapel of Vidalia with Rev. Cody Zorn officiating. Interment followed in the Blockers Chapel Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Robert Hammock, Kenny Edge, Royal Sullivan, Georgia Robinson, Ed Thigpen and Moah Taylor.

Ronnie L. Stewart Family Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements.

The Advance, Wednesday, January 14, 2004, page 6A.


Elder Arthur B. Walden [Statesboro, Bulloch Co., GA] Obituary

Elder Arthur B. Walden, 78, died Tuesday, January 6, at his residence. The native of Glascock County was the son of the late Gus E. and Ella Mae Johnson Walden. He resided for several years in Mitchell, Madison and Soperton before moving to Statesboro in 1974. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII, serving on the U.S.S. San Jacinto along with President George W. Bush, Sr. Mr. Walden was retired from th USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service after forty years of service. After his retirement he served as a district supervisor with the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District. He was also a retired Primitive Baptist Church Minister, serving many area churches for twenty years, and was a member of the Vidalia Primitive Baptist Church. His parents, three sisters, and three brothers preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of fifty six years, Marilyn Ennis Walden of Statesboro; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry E. and Janice H. Walden of Soperton and Arthur A. and Tiffany G. Walden of Statesboro; one sister, Lois Walden Babbs of Milledgeville; nine grandchildren, Janica E. Walden and Jarrett H. Walden, both of Soperton, and Caroline G. Walden, Joshua A. Walden and Karilyn R. Walden, Sabel Strauss, Morgan Strauss, hannah Strauss and Caleb Strauss, all of Statesboro, and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the Mount Nebo Primitive Baptist Church in Mitchell, Georgia, with Elder Pat McCoy officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Jake A. Futch Funeral Home of Statesboro was in charge of the arrangments.

The Advance, Wednesday, January 14, 2004, page 6A.


Mrs. Mattie Irene Wood [Mims, Brevard Co., FL] Obituary

Mrs. Mattie Irene Wood, 75, of Mims, Fla., died Friday, January 9, 2004, at her residence following a brief illness.

Mrs. Wood was a native of Toombs County and had resided most of her life in Florida. She was a retired fruit packer and a member of the Mims Church of God.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Boutwell, Wanda Wood, Titusville; on son, Garnet Wood, Orlando; two sisters, Mavis Taylor, Dublin, Thelma Williams, Cocoa, Fla.; two brothers, Tom Barfield, Lyons, Troy Barfield, Cleveland, Tenn; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, January 13, 2004, at 11:00 from the Ronnie L. Stewart Family Funeral Service Chapel of Vidalia with the Rev. Hershel Clemmons officiating. Interment followed in the Cedar Crossing Cemetery.

The Advance, Wednesday, January 14, 2004, page 6A.


References

The Advance; January 14, 2004; Page 6A.






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