Mrs. Mary Lou Wilkerson, age 100, of Summerville, GA, passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014, at the Golden Living Center.

Mrs. Wilkerson was born January 14, 1914, in Jacksonville, AL, daughter of the late Henry and Ida Mae Sheffield Bramlett.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Highland Avenue Church.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sons, Larry Wilkerson and Billy Joe Wilkerson; and her daughter, Sue McGaskey.

Mrs. Wilkerson is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy Wilkerson of Summerville, GA, Bobby Wilkerson of California, Jerry and Jo Wilkerson of Winfield, AL, Mark Wilkerson of California, David and Edna Wilkerson of Lyerly, GA, and Dale Wilkerson of Nashville, TN; 21 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 24 great-great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mrs. Wilkerson will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, December 19, 2014, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Fred Greene and Rev. James Lackey officiating.  Interment will follow in the Edgemont Cemetery in Anniston, AL.  Pallbearers will be sons and Tyrone and Tim Young.

Mrs. Wilkerson will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 12:00 Noon until the hour of service on Friday.


Mr. Joel Stephen “Steve” Hegwood, age 75, of Menlo, GA died Monday, December 15, 2014 at his home.

Mr. Hegwood was born July 14, 1939 in LaFayette, GA, the son of the late William Forrest Hegwood and Addie Lou Williams Hegwood.  Mr. Hegwood was owner and operator of Hegwood Used Cars, and a truck driver.  He was a member and deacon of Menlo First Baptist Church. He was a member of Alpine Masonic Lodge #211. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Bill McGill; brother, Ross Hegwood; and a nephew, Barry Hegwood.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Crain Hegwood; daughters, Carol E. “Beth” Hegwood Shaw and Shelly Ann Hegwood Ramsey and Jim Ramsey; brothers, Danny Hegwood, Tim Hegwood, and Mark Hegwood; grandchildren, Michael Heath Barnett, Sally Reed Kerce and Christopher Kerce, Cathryn Alivia Shaw; and 3 Great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p. m. Sunday, December 21, 2014 from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenny Roach and Rev. Billy Dempsey officiating.  Masonic rites will also be performed by Alpine Lodge #211.  Honorary pallbearers will be D C Schrader, Joe Reed, Terry Day, Billy Joe Dooley, Wayne Pritchett, all members of the Alpine Lodge #211 and all other Masonic Brothers.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p. m. on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Mason Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to the American Diabetes Association.