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The Rev. Jimmy Ray Quarles

Thomson, Ga. - The Rev. Jimmy Ray Quarles, 74, of Watkinsville, Ga., entered into rest Oct. 8, 2009. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Wood Quarles.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Michael Newman, Morris Bryant and Randy Griffiths officiating. Interment followed in Oconee Memorial Park in Watkinsville.

The Rev. Quarles was born in Lincoln County but lived most of his life in Watkinsville, Ga.

He was the son of the late George Quarles and the late Betty McKellar Quarles. The Rev. Quarles served in the U. S. Army and was retired as owner and operator of Quarles Upholstery. He served as the minister for the Word of God Tabernacle in Mableton, Ga., for more than 25 years.

Survivors include sons, Tim Quarles and his wife, Lisa, of Lincolnton, and Micah Quarles and his wife, Michelle, of Colorado; daughters, Shirley Batchelor, of Athens, and Linda Alewine and her husband, Bud, of Lexington; brothers, John Quarles, of Athens, Terry Quarles, of Crawford, and Charles Quarles of Florida.

The Rev. Quarles was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Newman.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Walter Samuel Reeves Sr.International Paper retiree

DEARING, Ga. - Mr. Walter Samuel Reeves, Sr., loving husband of 55 years to Mrs. Norma McCorkle Reeves, entered into rest on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at Harlem United Methodist Church with Dr. Tom Drake officiating. Interment was in Harlem Memorial Cemetery.

Mr. Reeves was born in McDuffie County to the late A.M. and Essie McGahee Reeves. He was an Army veteran and a member of the Georgia Cattlemen Association and was a member of the first Board of Directors for Augusta Technical School. Mr. Reeves had retired from International Paper after 38 years of service. He was formerly a member of Trinity-on-the-Hill United Methodist Church and a present member of Harlem United Methodist Church and the Walton's and Griffin's Bible Class.

Survivors include his wife, Norma M. Reeves; one son, Walter S. Reeves Jr. (Jeannie), of Augusta; one daughter, Catherine R. Ashmore (Doug), of Greenville, S.C.; one brother, Jimmy C. Reeves (Joy), of Augusta; one sister, Jean R. Nolon (Cliff), of Clemson, S.C.; and grandchildren, D. Campbell Ashmore Jr., Samuel Reeves Ashmore, Anna Lee Ashmore, Angela Magruer and William Thomas.

Pallbearers were Campbell Ashmore, Sam Ashmore, Ronnie Pittman, Gene Knox, Travis McCauley and Allen Axon. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Walton's and Griffin's Bible Class.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Harlem UMC Church, P.O. Box 39, Harlem, GA 30814 or the Alzheimer's Association, 1899 Central Ave., Augusta, GA 30904, or to a charity of one's choice.

Starling Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, October 15, 2009

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