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Mrs. Lavonia Sparks Ricketson

WARRENTON, Ga. - Mrs. Lavonia Sparks Ricketson went home to be with the Lord on June 27, 2010, her 85th birthday. Born in Thomasville, Ga., Mrs. Ricketson was raised in Washington, and moved to Warrenton in 1954 when she married Edward Doughty Ricketson, Jr. Mrs. Ricketson was an accomplished artist, was active in the community and her church, but found her greatest joy and fulfillment in being a loving wife and mother. Survivors include her husband, Edward D. Ricketson, Jr., her children, Carroll Ricketson Bolton and husband Buster of Bainbridge, Ga., Edward D. Ricketson III, of Thomson, Rusty Ricketson and wife Sharon of Cumming, Ga. and Carrie Ricketson Neal and husband Linton of Thomson; her grandchildren, Sarah Bolton, Atlanta, Parks Bolton, Atlanta, Lyndsay Ricketson, Cumming, Ga., Rush Ricketson, Athens, Ric Ricketson, Thomson, Marcus Ricketson, Thomson, and Matt Neal and wife Meghan of Warrenton, and her brother, Dr. Henry Sparks of Metter, Ga.. Pallbearers were Dennis Coxwell, Larry Rachels, Walley Thigpen, Palmer Hadden, Dan Crumpton, and Tony Mimbs. The celebration service for her life was held at First Baptist Church of Warrenton on June 30, 2010 at 10 a.m.. with interment at Sallie Hill Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Warrenton 201 Norwood Street Warrenton, GA 30828 Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. OBITUARIES Thank You! The Family of the late Flora B. Jackson would like to express their sincere appreciation and say thank you for all acts of kindness and words of comfort during this time. May God continue to bless each and every one of you. Friends of the Library hold regular meeting T h o m s o n - M c D u f f i e Friends of the Library held its quarterly meeting on Tuesday, June 15, in the multipurpose room of the library at 4 p.m. with six members present. Jo Montgomery presided. Minutes of the February meeting were read and approved and the treasurer's report given. The Friends sponsored a Scholastic Book Fair during the kick-off and first week of the summer reading program. They would like to thank all who supported this endeavor. As a result, the library has added new books. The spring book, bake and plant sale held in May went well. The group agreed to have another sale, books only, on November 5 and 6. Sharon Buffington agreed to be in charge of this activity. It was agreed to again sponsor the Veterans Day Canteen on November 11. Jo Montgomery will be in charge of this. The library recently had to replace the router for the WI FI capabilities. Friends agreed to pay for this purchase. Next meeting will be August 17 at 4 p.m. at the library. (Submitted by Ruth Wallace, secretary) Local Post honored At the past weekend State VFW/LAVFW Convention held in Macon, Thomson VFW/LAVFW Post #6672 was honored with several certificates of honor for their work and donations to Military service members, veterans and their families, and community work. Representing Thomson VFW/LAVFW Post #6672 were Commander Milton Keene, Incoming Commander Robert Jacobs, VAVS Veteran Bonnie Jacobs, LAVFW members Carolyn Keene, Bonnie Martin, and Jackie Rogers.

Web posted on Thursday, July 01, 2010

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