Obituaries 09-15-22

September 14, 2022


March 31, 1931-Sept. 12, 2022

Funeral services for George W. Clements, 91, of Waynesboro, were

conducted on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022 from the Chapel in Freeman

Funeral Home, with Rev. Jim McEachern officiating.

interment followed at Kimbrough Cemetery.

Born in Washington County, Ala., on Tuesday, March 31, 1931 to the late

Noel O. Clements and Mildred E. Clements, he served in the United States

Army and was a Veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of First

Baptist Church of Waynesboro and was retired as a Chemical Operator with

Ciba-Giegy Corporation after 37 years.

He died on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022 at his residence in Waynesboro,

surrounded by his loving family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Geneva J. Clements of

Waynesboro; three sons and daughters-in-law, George D. and Judy

Clements, Douglas Kurt and Jeanine Clements and Gerald Dwayne and Amy

Clements, all of Millry, Ala.; two stepsons and their spouses, Dennis

and Denise Jones of Senoia, Ga., and Gary Dewayne and Donica Jones of

Waynesboro; his stepdaughter and her spouse, Deborah Lynn (Shivers) and

Mike Dearman of Waynesboro; three grandchildren and their respective

spouses, Christopher Noel and Leanna Clements, James Casey and Courtney

Clements and Brittany and Anthony Sullivan; eight step-grandchildren and

the respective spouses, Sandy and Doug Kleist, Wes and Amy Rhoad,

Whitney and David Farmer, Katelyn Jones, Lynnsey Dearman, Matt and Carly

Dearman, William Paul Jones and Jamie Dearman; eighth

great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Noel O. and Mildred E.

Clements; a daughter-in-law, Sandra Diane Clements; two brothers, James

Clements and Luther Clements; his sister, Mary Ellen Carpenter; and a

step-grandchild, Jeremy Caleb Jones.

An online guestbook can be signed at

Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro was in charge of arrangements.


Jan. 14, 1943-Sept. 12, 2022

A private memorial service for Carolyn J. Shirley, 79, of Waynesboro,

will be conducted by her family.

Interment will be in Waller Ridge Cemetery in Wayne County.

Born in Shubuta (Wayne County) on Thursday, Jan. 14, 1943 to the late

Woodrow and Edith Davis, she was a member of Abundant Life Church. She

worked in public healthcare as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).

She died on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022 at Wayne General Hospital, surrounded

by her loving family.

She is survived by two owns and daughters-in-law, Timothy Shirley and

Charles and Angie Shirley, all of Waynesboro; two daughters, Kristy

Holifield of Waynesboro and Angela "Cookie" Shirley of Portland, Ore.;

her sister, Mary Anne Walker of Waynesboro; seven grandchildren, five

great-grandchildren and a niece.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Shirley, Jr.; and her

parents, Woodrow and Edith Davis.

An online guestbook can be signed as

Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro is in charge of arrangements.


Jan. 9, 1952-Sept. 9, 2022

The family of Harold "Happy" Clark, 70, of Waynesboro, will conduct a

private memorial service at a later date.

Born in State Line on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 1952 --- a mere five minutes

after his twin Howard --- to Nonie Alonzo Clark and Ollie Pearl Ezell

Clak, he sherved in the Army National Guard for six years and worked in

the oilfield for more than 40 years, spending many a hitch in the Gulf

of Mexico, India, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam and on land rigs all over

West Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.

He will be remembered for his "happy go lucky" personality by so many

and by the coworkers he had the please of working with through the


He also spent many summers umpiring girls softball in Waynesboro. The

girls knew his strike calls, especially his "Yep, that's in there,

that's one of them." He enjoyed traveling, road tripping, cruising with

his best friend, meeting people and college football, especially the SEC

and LSU. Geaux Tigers!

To know him was to absolutely love him, and if you were lucky to have

him as a friend, you have a friend for life. He was by far the best

husband, daddy, Pop, Paw Paw and friend that anyone could ask for and,

to his family, he was a true treasure.

He died on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022 in his home, surrounded by his loving

family who will honor his life by living life to the fullest.

He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 26 years, Elena

Clark of Waynesboro. He will be lovingly remembered and missed

tremendously by his son, who thought of his dad as his hero, and his

daughter-in-law, Bryan and Tracy Clark of State Line; three stepchildren

who he raised and loved as his own, along with their respective spouses,

Michael and Kelli Bond of Odessa, Texas, Stephanie Spencer of Waynesboro

and Taran Bond of Waynesboro.

He also had a whole passel of grandchildren, some related and others he

chose and loved as his babies. He is also survived by his brother,

Howard Clark of Oxford; his daughter, Sonya; his siblings, Ella, Diane,

Dewayne and Sonja; and a host of nieces, nephew and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Robert, Harry and


During the last week of his life, he was surrounded by his loving family

and friends who had been there the last few years of his life while he

battled Alzheimer's. Fly high "Happy." We love you and you will forever

be missed!

An online guestbook can be signed as

Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro is in charge of arrangements.


Dec. 11, 1924-Sept. 2, 2022

Private services for Sybil G. Martin, 97, of Raymond, will be conducted

by the family.

Born in Bond on Dec. 11, 1924, she was dedicated to helping her husband

in his lumber business and, later, his legal practice; the mothering of

her children; her P.E. students while at Waynesboro Central High School;

and her early elementary children at Fruitdale Elementary School.

She enjoyed serving at First Baptist Church in Waynesboro, and she loved

to fish.

Commitment to family and the willingness to forgive those who wronger

here has given everyone who knew her a great example to follow.

She died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022.

She is survived by her children and their respective spouses, John and

Betty Martin, Carmen and Ron Plott and Marilyn and Michael Stanford; her

brother, Hurd Gaddy; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and

numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Martin, Jr.; her parents,

Ira Eugene and Mary Elizabeth C. Gaddy; her brother, Ira Gaddy; her

sister, Martha Nell Bounds; and a daughter, Dr. Cynthia Bush.


May 24, 1953-Sept. 2, 2022

Funeral services for Ulysses Hill, 69, of Quitman, were conducted on

Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022 from Shady Grove Baptist Church in Silas, Ala.,

with Pastor Cleo McGrew officiating.

Interment followed at Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born on May 24, 1953, he was employed in the logging industry.

He died on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022 at his residence.

He is survived by his daughter, Kiwanna Hill; his brothers, Amos,

Norris, Thoams and Wesley Hill; and his sisters, Taina and Taccora Hill.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley and Bessie Hill;

Ligirtha Hill and Shadonna Clifton Hill.

McDonald and Sons Funeral Home of Waynesboro was in charge of



Sept. 20, 1972-Aug. 23, 2022

A memorial service for Laura Bean Walters, 49, of Canton, Ga., were

conducted on Friday, Aug. 2022 from Mount Paran North Church of God in

Marietta, Ga.

Interment followed at White House Cemetery in Clara.

Born in Tupelo on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 1972 to Edward D. Bean and

Barbara Ann bean, she was a member of Mount Paran North Church of God.

She grew up in a pastor's home and, at an early age, demonstrated an

immense talent and love for music, especially traveling and ministering

with her family singing group, The Bean Family.

In the late summer of 1992, she caught the eye of a young Kirk Walters.

After dating for 14 months, they married and started a family of their

own. After a few years in the business world, they accepted the call to

full-time ministry and, in 2017, accepted an appointment to Mount Paran

North Church in Marietta, where Kirk continues to serve as Senior


One of Laura's deepest passions was restoring broken things. That

passion was lived out in various ways, including restoring furniture,

repurposing used clothing and, most significantly, restoring hurting and

broken lives through ministries that help women in need.

Even in the later days of her illness, she could be found organizing

conferences and events for women, praying in the altar for those in need

and supporting arias outreach partners that specialized in rescuing

women. Her passion for family, helping people and her personality will

never be forgotten.

She died and received her eternal healing after a long battle with

cancer on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022 at her residence in Canton, surrounded

by her loving family.

She is survived by her husband, Kirk Walters of Canton; her son, Bradley

Walters of Canton; her daughter, Lauren Walters of Canton; her mother

and father, Edward D. and Ann Bean of Waynesboro; her brother and

sister-in-law, Larry and Gina Bean of Brandon; her sister and

brother-in-law, Sherry and Gregory Burke of Waynesboro; her

mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ronnie Walters and Connie Walters of

Brandon; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Kevin and Angie Walters

of Pascagoula; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Those wishing to make a donation in Laura's honor may do so at All donations will go to benefit her favorite

ministries for women --- The Table on Delk, House of Cherith and

Wellspring Living.

An online guestbook can be signed at

Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro was in charge of arrangements.