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Posted: April 4, 2012 - 5:04pm  |  Updated: April 5, 2012 - 12:54pm


AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Lois Redd Anderson, 88, beloved wife of the late Thorbun Postell Anderson, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Warrenton Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Per Mrs. Anderson’s wishes, private graveside services were held at Westover Memorial Park in Augusta.

Mrs. Anderson, a native of Augusta, was the daughter of the late Dougal Monroe and Lula Mae Chandler Redd Sr. She was a homemaker and a member of Providence Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Donna Anderson and Cathy Anderson, both of Thomson; one sister, Ila Grace Anderson, Augusta; five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sons, Thorbun Buddy Anderson Jr. and Monroe Anderson.

Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


THOMSON - Mrs. Julia May Wilson Ansley, 88, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus surrounded by her loved ones, Sunday, March 25, 2012, in the McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Westview Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Ferrell officiating.

Mrs. Julia was born in Hancock County, but was a longtime resident of Thomson. She was a retired Inspector for the Thomson Company after many years of service. She leaves behind children and grandchildren, who thank God for every day we shared with this wonderful person. We were privileged to call Mama & Granny- this beautiful person who always reached out with unselfish love and compassion.

Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Becky Ashley, Thomson; her two sons, Paul Wilson and Steve Wilson, both of Thomson; six grandchildren, Robert F. Wilson, Joseph D. Ashley, David P. Ashley, Steven Paul Wilson, Adam M. Wilson, and Amanda L. Wilson; her great-grandson, Joseph T. Ashley; and several nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers were Robert F. Wilson, Joseph D. Ashley, David P. Ashley, Steven Paul Wilson, Adam M. Wilson, Mickey May, Jimmy May, Buddy May, Gary May, Michael Welch, Frank Darsey, and Robert Darsey.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


AUGUSTA, Ga. – Mr. Paul Correia, 55, entered into rest on March 26, 2012.

Services were private.

Survivors include his son, Chris Correia, Grovetown; daughter, Nichole Caston, Thomson; mother, Hilda R. Correia, Martinez; brothers, Stephen Correia, Birmingham, AL and Robert Correia, Hephzibah; grandchildren, Addison and Corbin Correia, Aubrey Kirkendohl and Joshua Caston.


THOMSON - Mrs. Sara Bryant Harrison, 96, widow of Mr. James E. (Ned) Harrison Jr., died Monday, March 26, 2012, in the University Hospital.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, in the Thomson First United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Barnes, the Rev. Beverly Casstevens, and the Rev. Charles Broome officiating.

Mrs. Harrison was the daughter of W.M. and Nellie Bryant. She was born in Athens, Ga., but made Thomson her home for many years. She graduated in 1937 with a B.S. in Commerce degree from the University of Georgia with a major in accounting. She had worked in the Clarke County Tax Receivers Office, where her father presided. After her graduation, she married James E. (Ned) Harrison Jr. and moved to Thomson to begin her married life. She was a dedicated and loving wife and mother and made caring for her family her life. She was a loyal member of Thomson First United Methodist Church, where she served her Lord faithfully.

She is survived by her daughter, Edith H. Roth, Thomson and her son, James E. Harrison III, Augusta; six grandchildren, Bond Hayes, Sally H. Nicholson, Katy H. Ledford, James E. Harrison IV, Tipton Harrison, and Ben Harrison; 10 great-grandchildren, a niece and 2 nephews and cousins.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


THOMSON - Mr. Jimmy Vernon Hinton, 71, of Thomson, entered into rest March 29, 2012, at his residence.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. , Monday, April 2, 2012, at the First Baptist Church with Dr. James Ramsey officiating. Interment followed in Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers were Al Culpepper, Chris Culpepper, Bobby Harris, Terry Johnson, Sammy McCorkle, Bobby Newsome, Neal Ray, Marvin Shelton and Bobby Ficklen.

Jimmy was born in Wilkes County, grew up in Warren County, but lived in Thomson most of his life. He was the son of the late Albert Vernon Hinton and the late Helen Hinton Adams. He graduated from Georgia Southern University in 1964 with BS and BA degrees. He was employed with Georgia Pacific for eighteen years and with Timberman for eleven years. Jimmy was a 2nd Lt with the National Guard having served for six years. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Thomson.

Survivors include his wife, Bonita Hinton; son, J. Porter Hinton and wife, Christina of Crofton, MD.; daughter, Helen Hinton of Louisville, KY.; sister, Nancy Culpepper Garrison and husband, Steve of Augusta; step-sons, Roy Brunner and wife, Trinda of Dalton, Robbie Brunner and wife, Liz of Thomson, Rodney Brunner of Thomson and Richie Brunner and wife, Jennifer of Warrenton; step-daughter, Tami Perkins and husband, David of Thomson; grandchildren, Addy Hinton, Thomas Hinton, Ryan Brunner, Brandi Brown, Jamie Smith, Sara Betts Brunner, Ben Brunner, Allison Brunner, Rosemary Brunner, Kristen Perkins, Cameron Perkins, Austin Whitehouse, Grace Brunner, Crystal Grier, Jeremy Grier and two great-grandchildren, Jacob Smith and Carson Smith.

It is the family’s desire that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 1205, Thomson, GA 30824.

Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, was in charge of arrangements.


CRAWFORD, Ga. - Mr. Clifford Warren Howard, 83, husband of the late Catherine “Kitty” Guest Howard, died Friday, March 30, 2012.

A native of Columbia County, he was the son of the late Arthur B. and Ruth Robertson Howard. He retired from Westclox / General Time and was of the Methodist Faith. In addition to his parents, Mr. Howard was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters: Zebedee Howard, Ernest Howard, Hubert Howard, Edna Carithers, Aodelle Mathis, Wayne Howard, Estherleen McGuyton, A.B. Howard and Russell Howard.

Survivors include his children: Warren Howard of Commerce, Arthur and Gail Howard of Madison, Ga., Cathy and William Donohoe of Crawford, Karen and Frank Patman of Crawford, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 2, at Mount Pleasant Apostolic Church, 1244 Comer Road Crawford, Ga., with the Rev. John Parker officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. The family received friends from 4 to 6 Sunday at Lord & Stephens Oglethorpe Chapel in Crawford.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.


HIRAM, Ga. – Ms. Beatrice M. Griffin Shanks of Hiram, Ga., transitioned to take her seat in glory on Sunday evening, March 25, 2012.

She was born to the late Ada Bell Carter on Sept. 5, 1923, in Warrenton. She spent her childhood years being reared by her maternal grandparents, the late Joshua and Otella Collins and loved being with buddies, two of her siblings, the late James Arthur Shelton (Louise) and the late Annie R. Collins Norris (Rev. Jerry). She is also preceded in death by her brother, the Rev. Joshua Carter (Annie Ruth). Beatrice attended Morris Brown College, Payne College and graduated from the Lamar School of Nursing. On one of her bus trips to school, she encountered her Sammie Lewis Shanks, the love of her life. They were married on May 2, 1946, and remained married for over 63 years, until his passing in December 2009. She spent her career in the nursing field for more than 40 years. She and Sammie literally built their home in Thomson from the ground up and lived there for over 20 years. Her husband was an avid hunter and a member of the Dogwood Hunting Club and she supported his passion and the club members became extended family to them. After Sammie became ill, they relocated to Hiram to be closer to family who would help care for them. Beatrice truly enjoyed being a wife to Sammie, her career as a registered nurse and spending time reading the Bible, sewing, quilting, gardening and walking. Her other passion was selling Aloe Vera products. During the last years of her life, she was cared for by several of her nieces, nephews and her sister Buna Torrence. However, for the past 14 months, she has been treated like a mother as she was cared for by two of her nieces, Regina Mitchell and Betty Norris Kennebrew (William), and a special sister-in-law, Ruth Mae Carter (the late Willie Edward).

She is survived by her siblings, Buna Torrence, Johnnie Lamar (Lena Mae), Joe L. Carter, Eugene Carter (the late Mae Vertis Carter), Charlie L. Carter, Rev. Robert Carter (Julia), Martin Carter (Rita), Eddie Mae Conley (Rev. John), Larry Carter (Sandra), Lucious L. Griffin, Willie Griffin, Mildred Griffin and Marvin Griffin (Frances), a step-daughter and step-son, Alice Turner and Authure Lee Freeman (Barbara), step-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Beatrice loved her God and her Sammie! The Homegoing Celebration was held on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at 12 noon at First Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 6269 Cobbham Rd., Wingfield Community, Appling.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her honor to the Carter/Collins Scholarship Fund - 1809 King George Lane, SW Atlanta 30331.


WARRENTON, Ga. – Mrs. Elsie Victoria Dye Stuckey, 96, entered into rest March 27, 2012. She was the wife of the late William Frank Stuckey.

Graveside services were held at 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Mill Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Mitchell.

Mrs. Stuckey was a lifelong resident of Warren County. She retired from Warren County Board of Education and was a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include nephews, Johnny Pickrell, Bob Pickrell and wife, Lisa, all of Warrenton; niece, Sylvia Mueller of Thomson and several other nieces and nephews

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


DEARING, Ga. - Mrs. Margaret Ruth Eubanks White, 84 entered into rest March 26, 2012, at her residence. She was the wife of the late Merle White.

Mrs. White was born in Sleepy Hollow, S.C., and was the daughter of the late Ted Eubanks and Dora Heath Eubanks. She had lived in Dearing for 45 years, moving from Augusta. Mrs. White loved fishing at Dearing State Ponds, was an avid reader and enjoyed jigsaw puzzles. She was Baptist by faith.

Survivors include sons, Paul Romeo and wife, Judy, Michael S. White and wife, Susan; daughters, Susan Romeo, Ruth White Bass and husband, Michael; brothers, Paul Eubanks and wife, Olivia, twelve grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. White was preceded in death by her brothers, James Eubanks, Hugh Eubanks, Joseph Eubanks and John Eubanks.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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