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The True Citizen Obituaries
Willie J. Lewis
Willie J. Lewis of Waynesboro died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002 at Burke Medical Center.
Her funeral was noon Saturday, Nov. 9, at Fellowship Baptist Church, with the Rev. James Thomas officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Lewis, a native of Burke County, was a homemaker. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church where she served as an usher for many years.
Survivors include 12 grandchildren including Donald Crawford, Willie Darlington and Patricia Norman, all of Waynesboro; and a host of great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were family friends. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of Fellowship Baptist Church.
May Bell Baxley
May Bell Baxley died Wed-nesday, Nov. 6, 2002 in Atlanta.
Her funeral was 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Saint Paul Baptist Church in Girard, with the Rev. Kevin A. Bradfield officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Baxley, a native of Girard, was a homemaker. She was a member of Saint Paul Baptist Church and a member of Eastern Star. Survivors include three sons and a daughter-in-law Thomas and Mary Baxley, Phillip Baxley and Sylvester Baxley; six daughters and four sons-in-law, Ruby Mae and Emery Duran, Mary Ruth and Abraham Bostic, Betty Jean and Jesse Robinson, Shirlene and Dock Fowler, Lavonia Braxton and Pearl Jefferson; and 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were grandsons and nephews.
Robert A. McClain
Robert Robbie A. McClain, 36, of Waynesboro died Monday, Nov. 11, 2002, at his residence. A memorial service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, at the DeLoach Funeral Home Chapel in Waynesboro, with the Rev. Wayne Dixon officiating.
Mr. McClain was a life long resident of Burke County and attended Botsford Baptist Church. He worked as a mobile home technician and a contract laborer. He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Bolton McClain.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Howard and Cleo McClain of Keysville; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Hal and Stephanie McClain and Britt McClain, all of Waynesboro; his grandmother, Margaret Griner of Waynesboro; and a son; a stepson; and a daughter. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army 418 Greene St., Augusta, Ga. or to the charity of ones choice.
The family will receive friends Friday, Nov. 15, from 7-9 pm at DeLoach Funeral Home 842 Liberty St. in Waynesboro.
Jalen Randy Scott
Jalen Randy Scott, 15 months, of Waynesboro died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002 at his residence. His funeral was 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Rock Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. Wade Scott Sr. officiating. Burial was in Pines Cemetery.
Jalen Randy was a native of Burke County. Survivors include his parents Telisa Jordon and Randolph Scott; seven brothers, Javontae Jordan, Quantavious Jordan and Zetavious Bennett, all of Waynesboro, Peter Moore and Fredrick Moore, both of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Brandon Scott and Shaquille ONeal, both of Barnwell, S.C.; his grandparents, Geraldine Payton of Daytona Beach, Jacqueline Jordan of Waynesboro, Willie Jordan III of Waynesboro and the Rev. Wade Scott Sr. of Williston, S.C.; and great-grandmother, Lizzie Irvin of Waynesboro.
Pallbearers were Peter Moore, Fredrick Moore, Aljernun Jordan and Bernard Jordan.
Duffie Williams died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002 at Burke Medical Center.
His funeral was 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Beechwood Baptist Church, with the Revs. R.L. Stephens and Joe Lewis officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Williams, a native of Burke County, was a retired plant operator and had been employed with the City of Miami for 37 years. He moved to Goulds, Fla., in 1939 and returned to Hephzibah in 1982. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert Lee and Virginia Williams; a brother, Homer Williams of Coconut Grove, Fla.; and two sisters, Ceola Mack of Fort Pierce, Fla. and Elizabeth Chance of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and four grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were James Lewis, Phil Lewis, Homer Williams, Marshall Walker, Bob Pettaway and Clarence Sapp.
Johnny A. Dukes Sr.
Johnny Albert Dukes Sr. died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002 at Burke Medical Center.
His funeral was 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Asbury United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Essie Simmons officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mr. Dukes was a native of Burke County. He was a machine operator and a member of Asbury United Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons, Johnny Dukes Jr., Joshua Dukes and Travis Dukes, all of Waynesboro; three brothers, Carl Dukes Sr. and Michael Dukes, both of Waynesboro, and Ray Dukes Sr. of Boston, Mass.; three sisters, Barbara Patterson, Janie Philpot and Joann Chandler, all of Waynesboro; his mother, Alma Dukes of Waynesboro; and a grandchild.
Pallbearers were nephews and friends.
Mae Jewell Tinley
Mae Jewell Tinley, 88, of Waynesboro died Friday, Nov. 8, 2002 at Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro. Her funeral was 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10, at First Baptist Church in Waynesboro, with Dr. Al Wright and the Rev. Harold Rowland officiating. Burial was in Burke Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Tinley was born in Lumberton, Miss., and had been a resident of Burke County for over 60 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Home Improvement club. She retired from the First National Bank as head bank teller, where she was employed for 25 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawton E. Tinley Jr. and her daughter, Jewell Ann Tinley Jenkins. Survivors include a son, Lawton E. Tinley III of Fitz-gerald; a sister, Marjorie Story of North Augusta, S.C.; five grandchildren, Mallory Tinley of Fitzgerald, Meredith Tinley Sherril of Alpharetta, and Paige Phillips DuMars, Gene Jenkins Jr. and Chad Jenkins, all of Waynesboro; and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Lewis Tinley, Henry Tinley, Billy Tinley, Jimmy Tinley, Gene Jenkins, Greg Coursey, Jimmy Richardson and Bill Tinley. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 853 N. Liberty St., Waynesboro, Ga. 30830.
Valerie Smith Trimmier of Augusta died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002.
Her funeral was 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at Poteet Funeral Home South Chapel, with the Rev. Max Hicks officiating. Burial was in Bellevue Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Trimmier, a native of Statesboro, was a homemaker and a member of the Ladies Auxillary of the American Legion Post #178. Survivors include her widower, Benjamin Trimmier; a son, John W. Boland of Sardis; a daughter, Rachel M. Gordon of Augusta; a sister, Sylvia Barnes of Augusta; her mother, Myrtle H. Smith of Augusta; and two grandchildren. Pallbearers were John Landis, Lester Hurlston, Kenny Mixon, General Pope, John McGuire and Bill Zimmerman.
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