Obituaries for the Week of December 26, 2019

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Lester G. Jarvis Jr.
Lester G. Jarvis Jr.

The family of Lester G. Jarvis Jr. announces his passing on Wednesday, December 11, 2019.  After more than a three-year challenge with Lewy Body Dementia and heart disease, Lester joined his father, mother and sister, Ella Katherine Merritt (2014) to be with his Lord and Savior with his wife Lynda and family by his side.  Lester was born on March 16, 1942 to Lester Gulley Jarvis Sr. and Myrrha Moody Jarvis, in Louisville, Mississippi.  Lester was raised near Prentiss, Mississippi where he met his lifelong best friend and wife Lynda Lou (Parish) Jarvis.  He graduated from Mississippi State University as an Industrial Engineer and became a manufacturing executive where he retired with Wellington-Puritan Mills in the textile and leisure products industry.  

Lester and Lynda moved to Madison in 1970 and are members of the Madison Baptist Church.  Lester was very active through the years in various industry and manufacturing associations, the Lions Club, Madison Recreation Department and church.  Lester is survived by his wife Lynda, sister Mary Briggs (Madison, Miss.), and two sons Michael Todd (Anne) Jarvis of Atlanta and Gregory Jason (Annette) Jarvis of Columbia, Missouri.  He leaves behind four grandchildren; Knox Barker Jarvis, Brelan Anne Jarvis, Bayne Lester Jarvis, Reece Jackson Jarvis and several nieces and nephews.

Services were planned for Saturday, December 14 at 11:30 in the chapel of the A.E. Carter Funeral Home with Jim Ross officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that all memorials be made to the Madison Baptist Church in Madison, GA.  



December 14, 2019

Visitation 10:00 AM,  Service begins at 11:30 AM

A. E. Carter Funeral Home

1670 Atlanta Hwy

Madison, GA 30650

Memorials to be made to: 

Madison Baptist Church

328 S. Main Street,

Madison, Georgia 30650

E. Thomas Booth
E. Thomas Booth

Funeral Service for E. Thomas Booth, 90, was conducted 1 p.m. Friday, December 20, 2019 at Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel. The family received friends from 12 p.m. (Noon) to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial followed at Woodridge Memorial Park.

Thomas was born in Oxford, NC on September 18, 1929.  He passed away in Lexington, SC on December 17, 2019 with his loving wife by his side. He moved as a child with his parents to Shady Dale, Georgia, The Pennington Community to be near his grandparents.  Thomas began working at the Pennington retail store in 1946.  He came to Columbia, SC in 1955 as the General Manager and Vice President of Pennington Grain and Seed of Columbia, wholesale division and remained a loyal employee until his retirement in 2013.

Thomas was active in many business organizations over the years including: The SC Seedsman Association, Southern Seedsman Association, Optimist Club of Columbia, Columbia Sales and Marketing, and SC Watermelon Association. He received many awards and recognitions for his service in these organizations over the years including: Honorary Southern Seedsman, South Carolina Seedsman Lifetime Achievement Award, Honorary SC Seedsman, and Seedsman of the Year, Outstanding Optimist and Life member. Thomas was an avid Clemson Fan

He met and married Mary Anne Booth, who he referred to as his sweet loving wife, 38 years ago. They attended Lexington United Methodist Church until his health prevented him from attending.

Ernest Thomas Booth was predeceased by his parents, Ernest Paul Booth and Rosa O. Dickerson Booth; and a brother, Jack Booth.  He was survived by his wife of 38 years, Mary Anne Eubanks Booth;  brother, Walter Booth (Barbara) and Rebecca Booth; children, Ernest Thomas Booth, Jr. (Barbara Peters Booth), William Richard Booth (Francesca), and Cheryl Booth Fitts;  five grandchildren, Katie Kitchen (Brandon), Benjamin Booth (Jessica),  Whitney Booth, Austin Fitts Jones (Cameron), and Devin Fitts;  4 great grandchildren; a brother-in-law and assistant caregiver, Jim Eubanks; sister-in-law, Connie Eubanks (Ralph Park),and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

Memorial may be made to PETS Inc, Daily Care Gift Match in honor of Tom and his Kitty Companions.

Donald Mack Cronic

Donald Mack Cronic, 81, of Covington, passed away at Grady Memorial Hospital Thursday, December 19, 2019. He was born in Jackson County, to Jasper W. and Ruby Boggs Cronic. Donald retired after 41 years with Anning-Johnson Construction where he was a member of Carpenter’s Local #225. After that he worked two years with Ferguson Company. He loved to work in his woodshop and his yard. His hobbies also included reading western books. Donald enjoyed play with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. When his sons were younger, Donald coached them in Little League ball.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jasper Washington and Ruby Cronic; son, Donald Mack Cronic, Jr; and sister, Dot Sears. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 59 years, Annette Cronic of Covington; sons and daughter-in-law, Tim Cronic of Covington, Jeff and Nancy Cronic of Newborn; grandchildren, Lisa and Chris Longdin, Lane Cronic, Zach Cronic, Trey Cronic, Erica Cronic, Leslie and Doug Swain, Madison Cronic, Jade Cole, Brian and Mhina Bowers; great-grandchildren, Skylar, Jackson, Zoey, Hudson, Mackinzie, Jackson Riley, Wynter, Audrey; great great-grandchild, Adrian; siblings, Martha Wheeler of Lithia Springs, Betty and Larry Keever of Social Circle, Sue and Ottie Brown of Madison, Mildred and Donnie Whitten of Buckhead, David and Janet Cronic of Madison; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family received friends at Wheeler Funeral and Cremation Services, 11405 Brown Bridge Rd, Covington, Saturday, December 21, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Procession with Graveside Service at Buckhead Cemetery in Buckhead/Morgan County with Rev. David Cronic officiating. Guests may sign the online register at

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