2006-11-09 / Obituaries


Billy O'Neal Biggerstaff

Mr. Billy O'Neal Biggerstaff, 66, of 574 North Washington St., entered into rest on Friday, November 3, 2006 at Doctor's Hospital, Augusta.

Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 5 at Bethany United Methodist Church with the Rev. T.G. Hall officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Mr. Biggerstaff was the son of the late Kasville Spate Biggerstaff and the late Lillian Banks Biggerstaff. He was a self-employed businessman and a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.

Survivors include four daughters, Angela B. Snyder and husband Todd of Elberton, Ga., Renay B Miller and husband, Ricky of Edgefield, S.C.,

Virginia Bohler Ferguson

Mrs. Virginia Bohler Ferguson, 75, passed away Monday, October 27, 2006 at University Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 2 at Parks Grove FBH Church with Pastor Tonita Cody officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Ferguson was a native of Lincoln County and was the daughter of the late West and Clotale Bohler. She was a member of Parks Grove FBH Church.

Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Willie A. Ferguson of the home; five daughters, Mary E. Jones, Dianne Brantley and husband, James; Nellie L. Milton and husband, Willie R., Juanita Bynes and husband, Ronnie, and Selisa Ferguson, all of Lincolnton; six sons, Tim Jones,

Willie J. Jones, James Ferguson, Racy Ferguson, William H. Ferguson, all of Lincolnton and Henry W. Jones of Newark, NJ; four grandchildren reared in the home, Ronnell Ferguson, Pernisa Ferguson, Telisa Ferguson and Jaquavious Burns; one brother, Ralph Bohler of Newark, NJ; four sister-in-laws; one-brother-inlaw; an uncle, an aunt, 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and two very close family friends, Margaret Perrin and Grady Tutt.

Pallbearers were: Delonda Clark, Ronnell Ferguson, Timothy Ferguson, Kelsey Jones, Marvin Jones and Jamie Milton.

Wright & Jones Funeral Home was

in charge of arrangements.

John David Jones

John David Jones, 48, of 2524 White Rock Road died Thursday, November 2, 2006 at his residence.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Lincoln County.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12 at Beggs Funeral Home Chapel, Lincolnton. In-

Beverly B. Turner of Lincolnton and Rosalyn B. Berlin and husband Randle of Martinez, Ga.; one sister, Frances Jones of Evans, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Hannah Snyder, Jennifer Miller, Richard Miller, Laney Turner, Katherine Turner, Holly Snyder and Lena Turner.

Pallbearers were Franklin Banks, Wyatt Banks, Dwaine Biggerstaff, Jimmy Jones, Richard Miller, Jr. and Wesley Spires

Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA. 22116 - 7023

Rees Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

terment followed in the Lincolnton City Cemetery.

Survivors include two brothers: Eddie Jones, of Lincolnton and Horace Jones, of Dearing and a sister, Martha Ann Haney, of Thomson

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge

of arrangements.

Margaret Lenora Prather

Mrs. Margaret Lenora Prather, 90 of Metasville Rd. entered into rest Saturday, November 4, 2006 at Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington, Ga.

Services were held at 3:00 p.m, November 6, at Hephzibah Baptist Church with the Rev. Allen Danner officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Prather was the daughter of the late Jacob B. Martin and the late Corrie Lee Dunbar Martin. She was a homemaker and a member of Hephzibah Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Claude S. Prather ; son, Bill Wellmaker, Sr. and wife, Beth of At-

lanta, Ga.; three grandsons, Bill Wellmaker, Jr., Richard Wellmaker, Stephen Wellmaker and wife, Angie; two great grandchildren, William Caleb Wellmaker and Victoria Mechelle Wellmaker.

Pallbearers were Wayne DeMuse, Jimmie Goldman, Jessie Harrison, Bill Wellmaker, Jr., Richard Wellmaker and Stephen Wellmaker.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hephzibah Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Mrs. Glenda Wells, 1138 Washington Hwy., Lincolnton, Ga. 30817.

Rees Funeral Home is in charge of


Ruby C. Sutherland

Ruby Clary Sutherland, 80, wife of Lawrence A. Sutherland, died Sunday, November 5, 2006 at the AnMed Health Medical Center in Anderson, SC.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 8 at Trinity United Methodist Church, Anderson, SC, with Rev. Frank Lybrand officiating. Burial followed in New Silverbrook Cemetery, Anderson.

Born in Lincolnton, she was the daughter of the late James B. and Willie Lee Clary. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking. For more than 50 years she was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Anderson.

Survivors include her husband, Lawrence A. Sutherland of the home; three daughters, Nancy Johnstone

and husband, Bill, and grandchildren, David and Anna Johnstone, Austin, Texas, Carol Stoute and husband, Richard of Anderson, SC and grandson, Chris Stout and wife, Rainey, of Beaufort, SC, Le Ann Hopkins and husband, Agnew of Charlotte, NC; one brother, William Clary and wife, Fannie of Lincolnton; two sisters, Rosemary Clubb and husband, Hal, of Washington, Ga and Hilda Quarles and husband, Don of Lees Summit, Mo.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Home for Children, 121 Calvary Home Circle, Anderson, SC 29621 or Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621.

The McDougald Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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