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Posted: December 14, 2011 - 6:34pm

LINCOLNTON ­— Mrs. Margie Casteel, 65, died Nov. 29, 2011. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens with Russell Gary officiating.

Mrs. Casteel was born in Cross City, Fla., and was the daughter of the late John Henry Fleming and Mary Ann Thomas Fleming. She had retired from Eisenhower Army Medical Center as a Uniform Business Office manager. She was of Pentecostal faith.

Survivors include her husband, William Clinton Casteel Sr., Lincolnton; son, William Clinton Casteel Jr., Grovetown; daughter, Angela Marie Faglier and husband, DeWayne, of Mitchell; brothers, John Henry Fleming Jr., of Florida; George Wesley Fleming of Cross City, Fla.; sisters, Dorothy Mae Fleming of Cross City, Fla., Eva Jane McCarty of Hinesville, Ga., Nancy Adkins of Cross City, Fla., two grandchildren, Joshua Lee Cauley, Hephzibah, Ga., Ashley Marie Cauley, Mitchell, one stepgrandson, DeWayne Cody Faglier and wife, Megan, and one stepgreat-granddaughter, Chesnie Faglier.

The family will receive friends at the residence; 1130 B Gresham Park Road, Lincolnton.

Please visit BeggsFuneralHome.com.

Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

THOMSON ­— Mrs. Betty R. Freeman, 76, widow of Mr. Denny Freeman, died Monday. Nov. 28, 2011, at her home.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in the Curtis Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Williams officiating. Burial was in Westview Cemetery in Augusta.

Mrs. Freeman was a native of Richmond County, but lived most of her adult life in Thomson. She was a homemaker and a member of the Queen of Angels Catholic Church. She was loved by many friends and other family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Denny Freeman, and her father, Mr. Bubba Rodgers.

Survivors include her daughters, Jan Freeman, Thomson, and Denise Candy (Joe) Scavone, Keysville; her son, Jeff (Kimberly) Freeman, Waynesboro; her mother, Edna Rodgers, Augusta; her brother, Alton (Denise) Rodgers, Martinez; her grandchildren, Nellie Floyd, Thomson, Jeffery Freeman Jr., Waynesboro, Michael Ansley Freeman, Waynesboro, Maria (Dan) Wandless and Michelle (Jack) DeLoach; her great-grandchildren, Taylor Floyd, Thomson, Hunter Floyd, Thomson, Daniel Wandless, William Wandless, Julian DeLoach, and Georgia DeLoach; and step-grandchildren, Joey Scavone and Rusty Scavone.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Clements, Chris Bowick, Richard Welch, Chad Hammond, Branden Hand, and Doug Knighton.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

WARRENTON — Mr. Julian Howard Tugger Hinesley Sr., age 88, beloved husband of Mrs. Geraldine Gerry Averitt Hinesley, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at his home.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Hanna officiating. Burial followed in the Sallie Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Hinesley, a native of Hancock County, was the son of the late John Andrew and Cynthia Dunn Hinesley. He had been a resident of Warren County since 1926. He was a faithful and devoted member of the First United Methodist Church of Warrenton and served the church in many capacities. He was president of Citizens Bank and was a long-standing member of its board of directors. He served as a member of the Warrenton City Council for several years. He was one of the founding members and on the board of directors of Briarwood Academy. He was also a member of Franklin Masonic Lodge #11 for over 50 years. Mr. Hinesley was a World War II veteran in the Army Air Corps and served in Watten, England. He retired as the owner of Hinesley Oil Company Inc. as an Exxon jobber.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Geraldine Gerry Averitt Hinesley; five sons, Julian Howard (Susan) Hinesley Jr., Cartersville, Ga.; Harold A. Hal (Kathy) Hinesley, Thomson; William W. Wally (Cathy) Hinesley, Dothan, Ala.,; Gerald A. (Pam) Hinesley, Conyers, Ga.; and Robert T. Tim (Jennifer) Hinesley, Lawrenceville, Ga.; one daughter, Cynthia M. “Cyndi” Hinesley, Marietta, Ga;12 grandchildren, Suzanne Hinesley, Beth Gettig, Jay Hinesley, Christina Hinesley, Rhett Hinesley, Jason Hinesley, Amanda Price, Trevor Hinesley, Drew Hinesley, Katy Morgan, Rob Hinesley and Melissa Hinesley; and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jay, Rhett, Jason, Trevor, Drew and Rob Hinesley, and Earl Carr, Emile Carr, and E. Purnell Davis.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Warrenton First United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 432, Warrenton, GA 30828.

Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

DEARING — Mr. Jesus Joaquin Ley, 20, died Nov. 25, 2011, in San Francisco, Calif.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Brian Martin officiating.

Mr. Ley was born in California and was the son of Joaquin Ley and Susan Dobroth Lopez. He was a musician. Mr. Ley was a Protestant Christian by faith.

Survivors include his father, Joaquin Ley of San Francisco; mother, Susan Lopez and her husband Edgar of Dearing; sisters, Angelica Orozco of Hercules, Calif., and Elia Muniz of Dearing; grandparents, Karen Rucker, Paulino and Lucia Lee; aunts and uncles, Tim Daniels, Fernando Lee, Juan Lee, Margarita Ley, Fatima Ley and Mercedes Ley.

The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bank of America c/o Susan Lopez, 7953 GA Hwy 221, Dearing, GA 30808.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

THOMSON — Mr. Roy T. Minton, 61, husband of Martha O’Flinn Minton, entered into rest Dec. 1, 2011, at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Betty Minton Kersey, Warrenton and Sanford D. Minton, Hayes, N.C.

He is survived by his wife, Martha; children, Melissa Pilgrim (Jeff), Santa Fe, N.M., Roy T. Minton (Hannah), Middlebury, Vt., and Michele Hosti (Joseph), Savannah, and two grandsons, Taylor and Zachary Pilgrim; siblings, Diane Norred (Larry), Grovetown; Karen Stephens (Glenn), Sandy Bryant, Randy Minton (Cathy), all of Thomson; Pam Johnson (Dodge), Warrenton; Chris Kersey (Wendy), Norwood,; Wanda Kersey, Warrenton, Tony Kersey; Warrenton; and Leslie Tucker (Stacy) Norwood; and man’s best friend, Cesar.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society for Lung Cancer research or the McDuffie Co. Animal Pound. A special thank you goes to the nurses on the second floor of the Cancer Center of MCG for their kindness and care during his 18-month battle with cancer.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

HARLEM — A funeral service for Ms. Martha Mills Rolling, 86, of Harlem, was held on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at 1 p.m. at New Holt Baptist Church, Harlem, with interim pastor, the Rev. Milton Smith, eulogist, and the Rev. Johnny Few presiding. Interment was in the Second Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Harlem.

Survivors include seven children, Mildred Rolland, Martha Evans, Lonnie (Diane) Rolland, Ann Rolland, Bruce Rolling, Randy (Paulette) Rolling, and Janice (Willie) Tankersley; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a twin sister, Mary Adams; a host of other relatives and friends.

Thomson Funeral System was in charge of arrangements.

THOMSON — Mr. John L. Moore Jr., 94, widower of Mrs. Frances Stovall Moore, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at his home.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, in Thomson First Baptist Church with Dr. Leonard Dupree and the Rev. Larron Pilgrim officiating. Burial was in the Thomson Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Moore was born in Nashville, Tenn., grew up in Kirkwood (Atlanta), and had lived in Thomson for many years. He attended Murphy Junior High where he was captain of the JROTC, graduated in 1936 from the Boys High and was Atlanta city tennis champion in 1935. He was employed by Simmons Bedding Co., Atlanta, in 1937.

He married Frances Stovall Aug. 12, 1939, in Thomson First Baptist Church and was a devoted husband and father who dearly loved his family. He was known for his outgoing personality, his honesty and his patriotism. He entered the service in 1943. He served in World War II as a staff sergeant, in the U.S. Army Signal Corps as a cryptographer and message center chief with the 349th Signal Co. assigned to the 5th Air Force, 5th Fighter Command. He served in New Guinea, the Phillippine Islands and Tokyo, Japan, from June 1944 through December 1945. After the war he returned to Simmons Bedding Co. where he rose from clerk in Atlanta to assistant vice president of sales in New York City. He was a master conversationalist and salesman. He won every sales competition that Simmons ever sponsored. He retired in 1978 and moved to Thomson. He was a former member of the Atlanta Athletic Club and Belle Meade Country Club, where he was an avid golfer. He attended the Masters Golf Tournament for 50 years. He was a member of Thomson First Baptist Church and the Thomson Rotary Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John L. Moore Sr. and Virginia Vennie Montgomery; sisters, Mary Virginia Woodbury and Evelyn McWaters, and his wife of 67 years, Frances Stovall Moore.

He is survived by his sister, Elizabeth Betty (Bob) Born, Duluth; his daughter, Connie Moore Oare, Bogart; his son, David Burt (Myrna) Moore, Thomson; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Eric Oare, Brent Oare, Ben Wheeler, Norm McGohon, Jim Alfriend and Burton D. Patrick.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Thomson First Baptist Church.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

AUGUSTA — Mrs. Betty Ann New Norris of South Augusta now rests peacefully with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Her call to our Lord came on Sunday evening, Dec. 4, 2011, after several years of enduring debilitating illness.

Mrs. Norris worked for many years as a substitute teacher with Richmond County Schools and also worked in retail with J. B. Whites for a number of years.

Betty is survived by her beloved husband, Jimmy Norris; son, Terry Norris; two grandchildren, Maggie and Tyler Norris; one precious great-grandson, Trysten Norris; sister, Patricia Helmly and her husband Dana; two nephews, one niece and their families.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, in the chapel of Stanley Funeral Home, Wrightsville, Ga., with the Rev. Robert Rogers officiating. Interment followed at Westview Cemetery in Wrightsville.

Pallbearers were Keith, Steve and Ron Cawthon of Augusta, Sheriff Bill Massee of Baldwin County, Sheriff Howard Sills of Putnam County and Sheriff Logan Marshall of McDuffie County. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Webster of Augusta, John Hardin of Augusta, Sheriff Ronnie Strength of Richmond County, Kenny Miles of Augusta, Sheriff Rusty Oxford of Johnson County, Sheriff Gary Hutchins of Jefferson County, Sheriff Thomas Smith of Washington County, Sheriff Bill Harrell of Laurens County, Sheriff Richard Chatman of Wilkinson County, Sheriff Tyson Stephens of Emanuel County and Sheriff Clay Whittle of Columbia County.

The Norris family wishes to thank Miss Betty’s friends and acquaintances for their love and support shown to her and the family over the years. She will be dearly missed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes (sponsored by Georgia Sheriff’s Association, Inc), P.O. Box 1000, Stockbridge, Ga 30281, www.geor giasheriffsyouth.org, or (770) 914-1076.

APPLING — Funeral service for Mrs. Bertha Appling Singleton, 87, of Harlem, was held on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at 3 p.m. at Second Mount Moriah Baptist Church, Harlem, with pastor the Rev. Henderson Roberson Jr. as eulogist. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Thomson Funeral System was in charge of arrangements.

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