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Obituaries

 Rosemary  Akins

Rosemary Akins

April 21, 1957 - August 2, 2020

Augusta, GA- Rosemary “Rose” Akins., 63, entered into rest Sunday, August 2nd, 2020.  Her death was caused by the Covid -19 virus. Ms. Akins was a graduate of Augusta State University where she earned the degree of Bachelor of Arts / Psychology. Rosemary received an Award of Recognition for Psi Chi as Contributor of the Year for her meritorious service. (National Honor Society of Psychology, 2000). Proudly displayed on her wall was a plague of Appreciation of her Outstanding Service to Walton Residential Services. Rose loved writing the newsletter for Walton Commons until that was no longer possible for her due to a genetic disease called Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA, II). This limited her mobility and doing the things she loved. This genetic disease is hereditary, progressive, degenerative and it affects walking, balance, muscle coordination, speech and eye movement; and, sometimes - thinking and emotions.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and was proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ms. Akins is survived by her four children, Charles Roach III, Dawn Lentz-Stevenson (John) and Neil Lentz, Jr. (Alyssa), Michelle Harris (step daughter); five grandchildren, Adrian Roach, Chloe Roach, Sebrina Hall, Sebastian Hall, Rock Harris (step); and 2 great- grandchildren, Luke Michael Collier, Dexter Wilson Hall; six siblings, Paul Temmermand (Susan), Maureen Akins, Caroline Temmermand, Brian Temmermand (Debby), Jesse Temmermand, Judy Clagg; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.  Ms. Akins was preceded in death by her father & mother, her brother Michael Robert Temmermand, and her nephew Michael Robert Temmermand, Jr. Rose provided companionship for her mother, Marie Temmermand, and her brother, Michael, for several years.

In her room, Rose had a sign: “So many of my smiles begin with you.” Rosemary’s loving nature brought many others into her life including her long-time health aide, Naté Lambert. In fact, Rosemary was “Grandma Rose” to Naté’s family. Rose also cherished and loved many residents of Walton Commons, whom she considered sisters and brothers. Every day they echoed those feelings back to her. The special “Rosemary Appreciation Day” they held recently for her touched her heart deeply. No doubt her closest friend there was Hattie Mae Lott who was not only her immediate neighbor but an incredible friend, too. The special meals Hattie Mae cooked for Rose and her endearing companionship were always an amazing treasure for Rosemary.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at Augusta University Hospital, especially those on 5 West; night health aides; and doctors Ned Pruitt and John Morgan, who helped her through many years.

A memorial service that will allow social distancing will be held at a later date. Between now and then, we are encouraging people to visit her Facebook Page (Babycakes Akins) to see old photos, read stories about Rose, and post your favorite photo of her.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests you share small acts of kindness to those you love - and to strangers, too. May some of these strangers become good friends; that’s how Rose would have acted and it’s a great way to honor her.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.arlingtonfuneral.com  Arlington Burial & Cremation, 1220 George C Wilson Dr., Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909  762-994-0311.  

 Carolyn Lee Depalma

Carolyn Lee Depalma

April 2, 1946 - August 1, 2020

Carolyn DePalma, 74, passed away on August 1, 2020 at her home in Warrenville, SC.  Carolyn was born in Louisville, KY and also lived in Pennsylvania and Illinois before retiring in South Carolina.  During her lifetime Carolyn and her husband, Dan, fostered over 40 children.  Carolyn will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and cherished friend.

She is survived by her children, Jay Gordy (Diana), Candace Kelly (Tim), daughter-in-law Mandy Rutledge, Angel Edwards (Chris), Katy DePalma, and Elizabeth Spires.  She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and her siblings, Lawrence “Buddy” Tipton (Edie), Kenny Tipton (Donna Jane), Bonita Happe (Jim), Kathy Holderman, and Dotti Schultheis Russell (John).

She is preceded in death by her husband Daniel DePalma, her son Harley “David” Rutledge, her mother Luerline Tipton, her father Lawrence Tipton, and her sister Donna Settles.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.arlingtonfuneral.com  Arlington Burial & Cremation, 1220 George C Wilson Dr., Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909  762-994-0311.

 SFC (Retired) Joe O. Campos, Jr.

SFC (Retired) Joe O. Campos, Jr.

February 6, 1947 - July 23, 2020

SFC (Retired) Joe O. Campos, Jr.

Hephzibah, GA- SFC (Retired) Joe O. Campos, Jr., 73, entered into rest Thursday, July 23, 2020, loving husband of Eugeina Campos.  Mrs. Campos was a devoted wife and took great care of her husband during his illness.

Mr. Campos loved his country and proudly served for 20 years in the United States Army.  He served in the Vietnam War, was a Drill Sergeant, received various awards, and retired honorably as a Sergeant First Class at Fort Gordon.  Mr. Campos was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and was proud of his children, grandchildren and great-grandson.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Campos is survived by his two children, Josephine Enfinger (James) and Joe Campos (Rebecca); three grandchildren, Danielle Clark (Taylor), Jessica Flynn (Thomas), and Matthew Enfinger; great-grandson Noah Williams; his mother Francisca Campos; eight siblings, Louie Campos, Gilbert Campos, Sam Campos, Able Campos, Isabel Guerra, Jesse Campos, Irma Campos, and Frances Campos; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.  Mr. Campos was preceded in death by his father, Jose P. Campos and brother David Campos.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at Eisenhower Hospital. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., FL. 17, Chicago, IL 60601

Condolences may be expressed online at www.arlingtonfuneral.com  Arlington Burial & Cremation, 1220 George C Wilson Dr., Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909  762-994-0311.  
 Glenda  Widener

Glenda Widener

January 8, 1947 - July 20, 2020

Bath,SC- Mrs. Glenda Baker Widener, 73, entered into rest on Monday, July, 20, 2020 in the comfort of her home. She was a loving wife, mother and Nanny to her family. For most of her adult life she worked at Insurance Services of Augusta

Born in Augusta, GA she was the daughter of the late John Benjamin and Nettie Rodgers Baker. She was a graduate of Evans High School. After marrying Paul Widener she became resident of Aiken County. Glenda loved spending time with her family and spoiling her grandsons.

In addition to her  husband family members include her daughter Sandy Blythe and husband, Jack, Clarks Hill, SC, grandsons, Samuel Blythe, Glendan Blythe, and Benjamin Blythe, siblings Gene Baker (Sandra) Martinez, GA, the late Bobby Baker and a host of nieces and nephews.

God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be so he put his arms around you and whispered, "Come to Me". With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away and although we love you dearly we could  not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating harding working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.arlingtonfuneral.com  Arlington Burial & Cremation, 1220 George C Wilson Dr., Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909  762-994-0311.  

 Richard  Peyton

Richard Peyton

December 20, 1936 - July 20, 2020

Richard Peyton, 83, peacefully entered into rest on Monday, July 20, 2020.  He was a loving husband, father and friend of the family.  Mr. Peyton loved his country and served with honor for 23 years in the Army Special Forces. He was awarded many citations of service including the Bronze Star with “V”, several Presidential Unit citations and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Gold Cross. He loved challenging other Veterans with his “Sergeant Major “challenge coin”.  He was a proud resident of the Augusta War Veterans Nursing Home in Augusta, GA.  There he loved the staff and made many new friends. He was fondly known by “Pop” to all who loved him.

Mr. Peyton is survived by his loving wife, Mary, a son, Brad Peyton and wife, Bridgette of Salisbury, NC, a step-daughter, Jenni Wesson of the home and a step-son, Chris Ballard of Ft. Knox, Ky.  Mr. Peyton never met a stranger and will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting him.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.arlingtonfuneral.com  Arlington Burial & Cremation, 1220 George C Wilson Dr., Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909  762-994-0311.  

Memorials may be sent to:    Augusta War Veterans Nursing Home  1101 15th Street,  Augusta, GA 30901-3196

 

 Jeffrey  Ryans

Jeffrey Ryans

July 19, 1966 - July 20, 2020

On Monday July 20, 2020, Jeffrey Ryans entered into eternal rest as he went home to be with his Heavenly Father. Jeffrey was born on July 19th, 1966 to Mr & Mrs. Jesse & Rebbie Ryans of Hephzibah Ga. 

At an early age Jeffrey gave his life to Christ and was Baptist at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.  Jeffrey received his formal education in the Richmond County School System. He was a proud graduate of Hephzibah High School. Jeffrey was known as a hardworking man, also a true and honest friend. Jeffrey loved his family and was all about family.

He leaves behind a legacy of love ones to cherish his memories Wife: Rosina Maria Ryans, Grovetown Ga; Son: Danaier J Fleming, Grovetown, Ga; Daughter: Destiney Q Ryans, Augusta Ga; Brother ?Bernard Ryans, a dear friend: Mylissa M. of  Statesboro Ga; Godsister LaToya Daniels of Augusta Ga; Uncles & Aunts: Eugene Ryans, Hephzibah Ga; Grover Ryans, Brooklyn NY; Robert (Patricia) Ryans,  Augusta Ga; Christine Ryans Hephzibah Ga; Mary Mathis, Augusta Ga; Joann Ryans Orlando Fl; Nieces: Chakesha Ryans Augusta Ga; Dwashawn Ryans Atlanta Ga; Brother in law: Philip Fleming Augusta Ga; Keith L ( Tia) Fleming Grovetown Ga; Samuel Wade (Angela) Fleming Hephzibah Ga; Samuel Wayne (Dianne) Fleming ; Sister-in-law: Rhonda (Robert) France Hephzibah Ga;  Loving Mother in law : Mrs. Mozelle Fleming Augusta Ga; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and devoted friends.

Services will be held Monday August 3rd, 2020 @ 1:00pm At Arlington Burial 1220 George C Wilson Dr Suite C Augusta Ga, 30909. 

Condolences may be expressed online at www.arlingtonfuneral.com  Arlington Burial & Cremation, 1220 George C Wilson Dr., Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909  762-994-0311.  

Mr. Robert Elwood Lewis

Mr. Robert Elwood Lewis

May 27, 1952 - July 18, 2020

Robert was a unmatched, Selfless, Loving Grandfather, Father, Father in law, Brother, Uncle and a Friend to many. He enjoyed spending time with family and over the years working alongside his brother Jimmy in the ceramic tile business. He will be greatly missed by his Grandchildren and others to whom he had a lasting, loving impact upon. 

He was predeceased by his parents David J. Lewis and Marguerite Lewis of Brooksville, Florida, as well as brothers David Lewis and Edwin Lewis of Seminole, Florida. He is survived by his brothers Jimmy (Gail) Lewis, John (Mary) Lewis and Joe (Carol) Lewis. Son Schon (Kimberly) Lewis and Grandchildren Ashleigh and Patrick Lewis of Gilbert, South Carolina. Visitation will be held privately due to Covid 19. We would like to thank Arlington Burial and Cremation for the invaluable services provided to our family. 

Condolences may be expressed online at www.arlingtonfuneral.com  Arlington Burial & Cremation, 1220 George C Wilson Dr., Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909  762-994-0311.  

 Glenda Faye Ford

Glenda Faye Ford

December 2, 1939 - July 18, 2020

Glenda Faye Ford December 2, 1939 - July 18, 2020

Glenda Faye Ford, was born on December 2, 1939 to the Reverend Pearlie and Mother Earlean Weaver.  Glenda was raised and educated in Conway, S.C., where she met and married Frank Ford of Plantersville, S.C. they later moved to Brooklyn, NY, where they had three beautiful children. 

Glenda, lovingly known as “Foxy Faye”, was the eldest of 13 children and the matriarch of the family.  Loved for her kind and sweet spirit, she showed her love through her cooking and hosting family functions. The family often joked that her cake slices were so thin, you could see through the slice.  Always the life of the party, Glenda would welcome everyone to her home with open arms and a plate of food.

Glenda retired from a career in banking and after many years of faithful service she devoted herself to God. Having a beautiful singing voice, she and five of her sisters formed the gospel group, “The Weaver Sisters”.  The Weaver Sisters were well known in the Brooklyn church community and blessed all who had the honor of hearing them sing praises to God.

As a grandmother, Glenda played an instrumental part in the upbringing of two of her grandchildren, Joshua and Breanna White.  They shared a very special bond that will always be remembered.  Having two children serving in the Air Force, Glenda was fortunate to travel with them to many countries; visiting places like Japan with her son and Germany, England and Italy with her daughter.

Glenda departed this life on July 18, 2020 at University Hospital in Augusta, GA. She left to cherish her memory:  three children and two daughters in law, Linnard Ford (Carolyn) of Woodbridge, VA, Clifton Ford (Joyce) of Queens, NY and Gwendolyn Ford of Hampton, VA; three precious grandchildren, Shavon Ford, Joshua and Breanna White; one beautiful great-grandchild, Journei Ford.  Siblings, Carolyn Mitchell of Augusta, GA, Rachel Jones of Baltimore, MD, Ethel Gilliam of Edenton, NC, Ervin Weaver (Charlotte) of Reading, PA, Jacqueline Weaver of Brooklyn, NY, and Debra Alston (Albert) of West Haven, CT, as well as brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  

Preceding her in death, her parents Pearlie and Earlean Weaver, husband Frank Ford, brothers Matthew and Samuel Weaver; sisters Edna Earl Weaver, Francis Gilliam, Pearlie Ann Brown and Jessie Mae Cooper.

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things have passed away.” (Rev 21:4)

Grandma, You bring my life more love and joy than anything else on Earth.  I miss being with you so much but I know we will always love each other no matter what... Love Breanna

The family wishes to acknowledge with deep appreciation the many expressions of love, concern and kindness shown them during the passing of their loved one.  May God continue to bless and keep you all.

 A viewing will be held on Wednesday, 29 July, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  A small memorial will be held following the viewing.  

Condolences may be expressed online at www.arlingtonfuneral.com  Arlington Burial & Cremation, 1220 George C Wilson Dr., Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909  762-994-0311.  

 Mary Katherine Crews

Mary Katherine Crews

June 26, 1955 - July 11, 2020

Mary Katherine Crews, passed away at Anchor Nursing Facility on Saturday, July 11, 2020.  She was 65 years old and a resident of Aiken County.  She is the daughter of the late Marvin E. Crews Sr. and Rilla Marcella Parker nee: Young.  She would have 6 children by her first marriage to Olin Mikell Sr. of Clearwater, SC.  Four son’s Olin Lee (Catherine) Mikell Jr. of Clearwater, SC, David Frankling Mikell who proceeded her in death, Timothy (Tami) Mikell, and Bryon (Kimberly) Mikell both from Racine, WI.  Two daughters Kari Lynn Williamson, and Melissa Cheek, both from Barnwell, SC.  She is also survived by brothers and sister, Chipper (Brenda) Crews of Warms Springs, GA, Sue (BJ) German of McCaysdille, GA, Jimmy (Donna) Crews of Warm Spring, GA, Sheila (Jim) Rutland, and Kenneth Crews both from North Augusta, SC, and Kurt (Bonnie) Tenney from Homosassa, FL.

She will be missed by her grandchildren, Ben and David Mikell, Elizabeth Hart, Noah and Austin Mikell, Savannah and Stephen Mikell, Vera and Leighton Ruehmner, Jr, Annabelle and TJ Cheek. And to many nieces, nephews, and dear friends to mention. 

Kathy as she was known by many, grew up in Warms Springs, GA at Pine Mountain.  Some of her fondest memories are at the Pine Mountain Resort with her brothers and sisters.  Over the years, she had the opportunity to travel with her children and grandchildren.  She blessed them with great memories and happier times with her.  The joy of her laughter with her family/friends either at dinner, reunions, births, birthdays, and graduations will dearly by missed by all who knew her.  Her commitment to family was shown and not just spoken, she would not ask but would just step in and help out with whatever was needed.  Her footprints left on this earth was of LOVE she gave to her family/friends, the JOY she gave to those who wanted to be with her, making memories, the HAPPINESS she got from talking with and being together with her family and friends, the LAUGHTER we received from old jokes or stories from the past or making new ones, her COMPASSIONATE and KINDNESS she had shown to many, many, many of her family/friends, and their family members.  She shared it by being by a loved-one’s side as they passed on to their next life or just simply being there with her family/friends family in times of need.  Her journey in this life was driven by her and her alone.  Her love and voice will be missed by many.  Her greatest fear was leaving her family who she loved dearly and mere thought of not seeing us anymore.  Now she is resting high on the mountain tops and in no pain.  She has joined her parents, a sister Marie Nevels, and a brother Marvin “Buddy” E. Crews Jr., and her beloved son David F. Mikell.  She is also proceeded in death by her prior husbands David L. Whitehead, and Richard L. Smith.  A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm on Friday August 7, 2020 at Heights Church located at 4631 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Beech Island, SC and will be laid to rest at GreenHaven Preserve Cemetery in Eastover, SC on Saturday, August 8th at 11:00 am.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com Arlington Burial and Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive, Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909 762-994-0311

 

 Stephanie   Jumper

Stephanie Jumper

December 4, 1954 - July 7, 2020

Stephanie Jumper, born on 12/04/1954 in Fort Bragg, NC; her families military obligations required relocation to Augusta, GA where she grew up.

Stephanie excelled in high school, and was placed in advanced classes attending Augusta College to obtain an Associate’s degree in psychology and a paralegal degree.  She could easily relate to any level of education.

Stephanie was never satisfied with the mundane and repeatedly changed jobs and was an aggressive reader, self-taught she enjoyed knitting and crocheting.  She had many passions including animal rights but was most passionate about beach trips and museum trips pertaining to Egyptian history. 

My soul mate Stephanie will be sorely missed.

She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Wayne Jumper; and her sister Kara (Gilman) Crawford.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com Arlington Burial and Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive, Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909 762-994-0311

 Ceabron "Ceabo" Bryan Yearwood

Ceabron "Ceabo" Bryan Yearwood

October 16, 1979 - July 2, 2020

Lithonia, GA – With heavy hearts, the family of Ceabron “Ceabo” Yearwood, 40, announce his passing on Thursday, July 2, 2020.  He was born in Augusta, GA where he spent his childhood and early adult life.   After that, he spent many years living in the North Georgia mountains.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ellen Yearwood.

He is survived by his father William Bryan Yearwood; siblings, Stephanie Yearwood, Alex Yearwood, and Tyler Yearwood; his nieces and nephew, Ellen “Beanie” Harms, Olivia Yearwood, and Aiden Yearwood; his cousins, Ceabrina Williams, Patrick Barnette, Andrew Barnette, and Sara Barnette.  He is also survived by many other family members and friends.

Ceabo had a true passion for basketball and helping others.  Because of this, in lieu of flowers, the family ask that you donate to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. 

A memorial will be held in Augusta, Ga on Saturday, July 11, 2020 and in Hiawassee, GA on Sunday, July 12, 2020.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com Arlington Burial and Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive, Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909 762-994-0311

 Daniel  Paxton

Daniel Paxton

April 13, 1926 - June 23, 2020

On Tuesday June the 23rd 2020 Daniel Lee Paxton passed away at the age of 94 at Augusta University Medical. Daniel was born on April the 13th 1926. He served in US Army during World War II. Retired from the Navy shipyard in Norfolk Virginia as a crane operator. Daniel moved to Martinez Georgia in 2012, shortly after joining the Sharon Baptist Church.Daniel was proceed in death by his father Fred and his mother Susan, survived by his nine children. Faye Griffin Virginia Beach Va, Mary Shelton New Jersey NY,  Dorothy Bournes Dover De, Donnell Paxton Elizabeth City NC, Percy Paxton Elizabeth City NC, David Paxton Elizabeth City NC, Dolline Edwards Martinez Ga, Terry Paxton Virginia Beach Va, and Stephanie Johnson Elizabeth City NC. And grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Family is grateful for your condolences.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com Arlington Burial and Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive, Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909 762-994-0311

 Tom  Mobley

Tom Mobley

September 29, 1927 - June 22, 2020

Tom E. Mobley entered into rest at his home on June 22, 2020.  He was born on September 29, 1927.  He graduated from Sardis High School.  He served in the U.S. Army 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment with occupational forces in Germany after World War II where he received a Victory Medal. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean conflict. He was a council member of the City of Girard. He loved the Savannah River and swamp, was an avid hunter, who would rather see his fellow hunter kill a deer rather than himself.  He loved his garden that he shared with family and friends. He attended Corinth Christian Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Christopher Mobley, Sr. and Nellie Mae White Mobley, five (5) brothers and two (2) sisters, and two (2) sons; Russell Mobley and Tommy Mobley.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Dyches Mobley, sons;  Mark (Jody) Mobley, Craig (Coni) Mobley, Robbie Mobley; daughter, Robin(Tony) Smith, and step-daughter, Pat (Mark) Atkinson, eleven (11) grandchildren, eleven (11) great grandchildren and one (1) great great grandchild.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to St. Joseph Hospice and Girard EMAs.

Contributions may be made to the Augusta Fisher House Foundation, One Freedom Way, Augusta, Ga 30904 or Corinth Christian Church, 3714 Stoney Bluff Rd., Girard, GA  30426.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com Arlington Burial and Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive, Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909 762-994-0311

 Tanya Rene Davis

Tanya Rene Davis

December 16, 1977 - June 21, 2020

 

Tanya Rene Davis, age 42, entered into rest Sunday, June 21, 2020 at Doctors Hospital.

She leaves to cherish memory is her sons: Travion Worlds and DeMarcus Sims; goddaughter: Iyonna Kemp; father: Herman Ray Davis; stepmother: Tracye Davis; grandmother: Velma Sells; brothers: Tyrone Davis (Rokeisha), Marquel Davis (Jamiesha), Tarvius Larkin (Amy), and Damien Brown (Nina); sisters: Amanda Jones, Tasha Eaglin, and Amy Pittman (Anthony); boyfriend: Bruce Griffin; very special friends: Sarah Ellison, Sheryl Slater, and Beverly McCain; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and nieces.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 1:00 P.M. at Arlington Burial & Cremation. A repass will follow at 528 Laverne Avenue, North Augusta, SC 29841.

 Houston  Anderson JR.

Houston Anderson JR.

January 16, 1935 - June 17, 2020

Houston Anderson, born in Richmond, VA on January 16, 1935 to Houston Anderson Sr. and Katie Coleman Anderson Hampton.  He was preceded in death by Lurlane Goodman, Joyce Rollston, Jeff Anderson, and Buddy Anderson.  He is survived by his daughter Leighanne Yelton of Augusta, GA; sons, Andy Anderson of Richmond, VA; Chance Anderson of Jackson, SC; Chris Anderson of Jackson, SC; grandchildren, Natalie Yelton of Augusta, GA, Dillon Anderson of Jackson, SC and Chance Anderson JR. Augusta, GA; Houston Anderson of Virginia Beach, VA; Holly Anderson of Jackson, SC and grandbaby Presley Anderson of Jackson, SC; as well as lots of nieces and nephews that thought the world of him and loved him.

Houston owned his own business, Anderson Mechanical, for years and retired in his 60s, but remained active doing side jobs, and finally getting a part-time job as a maintenance man to keep himself busy.  He served in the Navy during the Korean War. Houston loved to read and exercise.  He was a man that did not graduate from high school but he was very well educated, as he was a self-taught man.  His knowledge was immense. 

He will be greatly missed by all that he touched. 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com Arlington Burial and Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive, Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909 762-994-0311

 Jimmy Dillard Williams

Jimmy Dillard Williams

November 4, 1947 - June 17, 2020

Mr. Jimmy Dillard Williams (Jim/JD), age 72, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at his residence in Grovetown, GA.  He was born November 4, 1947 in Hogansville, GA to the late Emmett J. Williams, Jr. and the late Joan Williams.  He was a Georgia National Guard Retiree and Navy veteran and was a member of Grove First Baptist Church of Grovetown.  Before moving to Grovetown in 2015, he lived in Covington and Stone Mountain most of his adult life. 

Jim was a Mason and Shriner who devoted many years to making kids smile as a Shriner Clown.  He also volunteered much of his time with the Masonic Youth Organizations DeMolay and Rainbows, known to many as “Dad Williams.”  He was always ready to help with meetings, teach new skills or chaperoning trips and events.  He served his community as a volunteer with the American Legion.  Jim enjoyed spending many weekends with his Civil War Reenactment buddies, doing reenactments, camping out and peddling leatherworks with the settlers.

He leaves behind his beautiful bride of almost 51 years, Lana Williams of Grovetown; sons and daughters in law, Jeff & Vicki Williams of Grovetown and Keith & Melanie Williams of Bristol, VA, brothers and sisters in law, Jeff & Bobbie Williams of Statesboro, GA and Doug & Shea Williams of Signal Mountain, TN, grandsons Chris Williams, Matt Williams, Liam Rutter and Jimmy McCarraher.

A private memorial service will be held with the family.

 Martin Thomas John

Martin Thomas John

February 23, 1982 - June 13, 2020

This is the story of Martin Thomas John of Martinez, GA.

From his birth on Feb. 23, 1982 in Augusta, GA, to his death on June 13, 2020, Marty nourished people around him with laughter, faith, music, and love.

Marty’s love affair with music began early when his Aunt Evie would sneak into his room to sing to him. He was kind and didn’t cry – even though she can’t carry a tune. 

He loved to make people laugh. As a kid, he would tell jokes that only his dad would laugh at. By the time he was 8, he was weaving detailed stories to tell everyone around him and, given even the slightest encouragement, would act out scenes from plays that he made up on the spot.

Marty sang with the voice of an angel and lettered in chorus at Evans High School, graduating in 2000. After graduation he moved to Alexandria, VA, where he developed culinary skills and learned to make a great cup of coffee. During this time away, he began writing fiction.

After returning to Augusta, his love of singing led him to Amy, the love of his life. They met at Columbia County Choral Society practice and married on December 10, 2005.

Marty and Amy became parents when Maggie was born in October of 2008. Maggie adored her father; they wore the same hats, laughed at the same things, and did magic tricks together. A special daddy/daughter dance is one of Maggie’s fondest memories.

Marty became a certified peer counselor to help people in need. He was developing an app to match people in recovery with jobs and community resources; he wanted to help give them dignity and purpose.

The family grew again when Joel, Marty’s mini-me, was born in March of 2018. Being typical boys, Marty and Joel loved rough-housing and playing games together.

Marty became a Christian on Feb. 14, 1990 and remained a joyful and faithful servant of God throughout his life. He loved magic, puppetry and clowning – and used them to spread the love of God and happiness to the people around him. He was a member of In Focus Church.

Marty never met a child he didn’t like, a hat he wouldn’t wear, or a clean joke he wouldn’t tell.

Marty will be forever missed by his children, Margaret Clara and Joel Thomas; His mother, Tammy John; His sister, Amanda John; His grandmother, Ellen Roland; Aunts: Evelyn Kent (Dr. Lou Glassy), Cathy Biggerstaff (Larry), Peggy Helmly (William); Uncles: Eric Kent (Terry) and Jimmy John (Karen); Cousins: Brian Kent (Amanda), Rebecca Sumner (Ryan), Sarah Kent, Nanci Stott (Jon), Kelly Earp (Tracy), and William Biggerstaff.And many other family members and friends.

Marty was preceded in death by his wife, Amy Smith John, and his father, Rev. Thomas Fredrick John.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Evans, 515 N. Belair Rd., Martinez, GA, 30907, with the Rev. Philip Hedgecoth officiating. Visitation with the family precedes the service from 10 – 11 a.m. Because of Covid-19 restrictions, please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent via PayPal for a education fund for Marty's children @ Johnchildrenfund@gmail.com

Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com Arlington Burial and Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive, Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909 762-994-0311

 

 David Carroll  Proffitt

David Carroll Proffitt

January 2, 1944 - June 5, 2020

Mr. David Carroll Proffitt, 76, passed away peacefully in his home Friday, June 5, 2020. He graduated from Augusta College with a B.S. in mathematics and worked for more than 25 years at Owens Corning Fiberglas in various capacities before retiring to a life of stock trading. He served as a reservist in the Air National Guard.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Homer Proffitt and Margaret Jane Hicks Proffitt. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Marie Cockrell Proffitt, his daughter Kenda, son Kyle (Allison), and three siblings: Evangeline Brown Sastic, Roy (Bev), and Ben (Melinda). He also leaves behind two grandchildren, Josephine and Jude—who know him as Grumpa—along with many nieces and nephews. 

No services are planned at this time.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com Arlington Burial and Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive, Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909 762-994-0311

 Rose Helen  Harrell

Rose Helen Harrell

September 16, 1932 - June 3, 2020

Mrs. Rose Bryan Harrell, age 87, of Appling, Georgia entered into rest on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Rose was loved by her family and friends and will be missed by many. She was born and raised in Lucedale, Mississippi, where her family referred to her as “Baby Rose”. She later attended University of Southern Mississippi where she completed nursing school.

While working as a nurse at Forest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, she met Clem Williard Harrell, whom she would later marry on July 11, 1953. Together, they were stationed in Fort Smith, Arkansas; Munich, Germany and Atlanta, Georgia. During this time, they had David and Daniel. She was a loving mother who went on to become a loving Mammaw to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time in her yard, on the golf course and with her family.

Rose is preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Linnie Bryan and her three older siblings, Francis, Spencer and Jackie; her husband, Clem Williard Harrell. She is survived by her two sons David and Daniel Harrell; grandchildren Sean and Jennifer Tooley, Debbie Harrell, Danny and Chante Harrell, and Krystie Harrell; 8 great-grandchildren, Caelin, Kaylee, Lillian, Conner, Luke, Caroline, Nathaniel and Braydon.

Funeral services will be held at graveside Monday, June 8, 2020 at 4:00pm at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Chapel, 2617 Vinson Hwy., Milledgeville, GA. 31061.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com Arlington Burial and Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive, Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909 762-994-0311

 Annie L. Lawson

Annie L. Lawson

September 3, 1944 - May 29, 2020

Annie L. Lawson went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, May 29,2020. Annie also known as Ann was born on September 3, 1944 to John Lawson and Sadie M. Willis Lawson. She was educated in the Richmond County School System, furthering her education at Phillips Business College. Ann has lived in many places such as Boston, Mass and Columbus, GA., returning home to Augusta to be closer to family. She was employed by Spice of Life Personal Care Home for many years.

 She was proceeded in death by her parents, brother John (Pop) Lawson, two sisters Lavonia Thomas and Dorothy Lawson Lampkin.

 She is a loving mother of two daughters Retina Elaine Edmond, Josie Roberts-Chandler, and one son Ronald Lee (Camilla) Roberts. She also leaves behind her three grandchildren, Jasmine (Ricky) Merriweather, Marcus Smith and Naomi Smith and four great- grandchildren, Jeremiah. Ryan, Ricky and Kamari. Surviving sisters are Johnnie Mae Wells -Hephzibah, Mary Francis -Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Deborah Anderson- Augusta, GA and a brother in law Eugene (Dorothy) Lampkin. With a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many sorrowing friends.

 Per her request no visitation

Psalm 116:15 – Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints