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MRS. VERMEDA SIMMONS IRVING (SIMMONS)

June 5, 2014

MRS. VERMEDA SIMMONS IRVING, the first child of six children born to Mr. and Mrs. Anderson Lincoln Simmons of Frogmore (Beaufort County), South Carolina. She received her early education from the St. Helenia School System for Colored Children, and g...

MR. ROBERT LEE McKIE, SR.

May 31, 2014

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away.” -         Revelation 21:4 MR. ROBERT LEE MCKIE,...

MRS. JACQULYN B. RYAN-WHITE (BUTTS)

May 30, 2014

MRS. JACQULYN B. RYAN-WHITE was the first of three beautiful daughters born to Jack and Melba (Butts) Ryan on January 14, 1942, in Fitzgerald, Georgia. Jacqulyn departed this life after a courageous battle with cancer on May 20, 2014, in Augusta, Geo...

MRS. EMMA TOT HILL (BROWN)

May 30, 2014

MRS. EMMA BROWN HILL “TOT”, was born October 23, 1914 in Edgefield, South Carolina to the late Jacob and Lula Brown. At an early age she was baptized at the Jeter Baptist Church by Reverend Bettis. Emma was married to the late Bennie Holloway, ...

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MR. JAMES R. MARTIN

May 29, 2014

MR. JAMES ROBERT MARTIN, one of five children of John Stuart Martin, Sr. and Helen (Baker) Martin, was born on March 21, 1946 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received his formal education at Schenley High School in the Pittsburgh Public School System...

MRS. WILLIE LEE TYSON

May 29, 2014

MRS. WILLIE LEE TYSON was born to Thomas and Mary Jane Finch, on April 28, 1929 in Aiken County, South Carolina. She was united in marriage to James A. Tyson on October 26, 1946. Mrs. Tyson was a member of the Union Baptist Church Senior Choi...

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MR. ISAAC C.L. WOOD

May 27, 2014

Mr. Isaac C. L Wood was born on February 7, 1944, to the late Isaac Wood and Elsie Johnson Wood in Richmond, VA. His father passed when Isaac was five years. Isaac was raised by his mother Elsie with help from his Grandfather, Aunts and Uncles in Ame...

MR. WALTER SIMP (GIP) GIBSON, SR.

May 22, 2014

On Monday, May 19, 2014, God’s trumpet sounded, calling Walter “Gip” Simp Gibson, Sr. home to glory. He was born on January 14, 1919 in Waynesboro, Georgia to the late Simp Gibson and Annie Mae Weaver. One brother, Phillip Gibson, also prec...

MRS.MARIE THOMAS STOKES

May 21, 2014

Childhood Mrs. Marie Thomas Stokes was born on June 29, 1940 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Lester Foster in Lyons, Georgia. As an infant, her mother moved to Augusta, Georgia, where Marie spent the remainder of her life. She was converted and baptiz...

MS. GLORIA JEAN HENDERSON

May 21, 2014

A Time To Be Born Gloria Jean Henderson was born in North Augusta, South Carolina to the late Robert and Susie Henderson. A Time To Die She departed this life to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at Georgia Regents Medic...

MRS. LUCILLE McCORKLE JOHNSON (McCORKLE)

May 19, 2014

On May 9, 2014 God saw fit to call an angel home. Mrs. Lucille McCorkle Johnson was born June 10, 1910 to the late Hattie Love and Will Forest McCorkle in Columbia County. She was the oldest of eight children. She was married to the late John Willia...

MRS. DIANNE H. WALKER (HARRIS)

May 18, 2014

MRS. DIANNE HARRIS WALKER was born on October 7, 1948 to the late Reverend Archie and Frances Harris in Swainsboro, Georgia. She was reared in Augusta, Georgia, where she was baptized at an early age at Olivet Missionary Baptist Church. She atten...

MRS. DOROTHY JEAN VANWRIGHT (JENKINS)

May 17, 2014

MRS. DOROTHY JEAN VANWRIGHT journeyed to her Godly home on May 8, 2014. Mrs. VanWright was born Dorothy Jean Jenkins on September 29, 1951. She was the offspring of William and Mary Jenkins. Dorothy grew up in Waynesboro, Georgia. Being the only chil...

MRS. DEBORAH MARIE (MRS. DEE) ALEXANDER

May 17, 2014

MRS. DEBORAH “MRS. DEE” MARIE ALEXANDER was born on June 16th, 1960 in Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia to the late Alice Hamilton and James Dairen. Mrs. Dee, along with her two loving brothers Roderick & Darnell Leathers, received Christ a...

MRS GERALDINE TERRY DARLINGTON (GOODALL)

May 16, 2014

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant; and a time to pluck up that which is planted.” - Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 A Time To Be Born: On January 15, 1945, the b...

MR. OLLIE HARRELL, JR.

May 10, 2014

On Friday, May 2, 2014, MR. OLLIE “HOWARD” HARRELL, JR., departed this life at University Hospital. The son of Mrs. Mable Harrell and the late Ollie Harrell, Sr., was born in Windsor, North Carolina on April 13, 1942. As a young man he moved to ...

MR. JOHN CHARLES WILLIAMS

May 10, 2014

MR. JOHN CHARLES WILLIAMS, son of the late Annie Louise (Williams) Smalls was born March 27, 1936 in Aiken County, South Carolina. He was educated in the Aiken County Public School System. At an early age he gave his life to Christ and joined Galile...

DEA. HORACE JOHNSON

May 10, 2014

MR. HORACE JOHNSON was born on April 11, 1919 to the late Stephen and Sophia White Johnson in Columbia County, Georgia. He was baptized at an early age at Simonia Baptist Church in Appling, Georgia, where he faithfully served as treasurer for forty y...

MRS SHIRLEY P. KEY (PERRY)

May 8, 2014

“To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to ...

MRS. VADIS C. DORSEY (CLARKE)

May 7, 2014

Mrs. VADIS C. DORSEY entered into rest April 30, 2014 at University Hospital after a battle with cancer. She was 75. Born November 20, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Haskell and Rosa Mae Clarke. She spent her childhood in Augusta and graduat...

MR. GEORGE SHANKS

May 3, 2014

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.” - II Timothy 4:7 On Saturday, April 26, 2014, God in His infinite wisdom and mercy, saw that                     Mr. George Shanks was tired and needed t...

MRS. RETHA BELL MORTON (NABRITT)

May 2, 2014

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven; a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot.” - Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 MRS. RETHA BELL NABRITT MORTON was born on April 12, 1934 in August...

MR. ARSENIO DEWAYNE SMITH

May 2, 2014

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” - Psalm 116:15 A TIME TO BE BORN: MR. ARSENIO DEWAYNE SMITH, a native of Richmond County, Georgia, son of John McDaniel and Brenda Smith Friday, was born on Saturday, January ...

MR. MUSGROVE BRINSON, JR.

May 1, 2014

MR. MUSGROVE BRINSON, JR. was born on October 15, 1923 in Jenkins County, Georgia to the late Musgrove Sr. and Susie Brinson. At an early age, he was a member of Fountain Spring Baptist Church in Millen, Georgia. He was married to the late Mary O. Br...

REVEREND JAMES D. R. (TAPPY) AVERY

May 1, 2014

REVEREND JAMES DOUGLAS ROOSEVELT AVERY was called from labor to reward to his heavenly home on Thursday, April 24, 2014. He was born February 1, 1936 in Columbia County, Georgia to the late Annie Maude Jones and Jessie Bennie Avery. He dedicated hi...

MRS. WILLA R. MITCHELL

April 30, 2014

MRS. WILLA R. MITCHELL began her life’s journey on June 18, 1944. Her journey ended April 24, 2014. Her journey began and ended in Augusta, Georgia. Willa was a product of the Richmond County School System and a proud graduate of the 1961 Class of...

MS. CLARA D. TARVER

April 30, 2014

MS. CLARA D. TARVER was born on May 12, 1951. She was the first born child of SFC. (RET) Luther E. Tarver (deceased) and Maye A. Tarver. During her formative years, Clara developed a love for reading and listening to gospel music. While still in high...

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WALTER B. DENT

April 26, 2014

MR. WALKER B. DENT, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cluese Dent departed this life on April 20, 2014. A gentleman, blessed with a gregarious personality, he befriended everyone he encountered. Other than the three years in the United States Army, Mr. D...

MRS. MELISSA SCOTT HEYWARD

April 24, 2014

On August 24, 1934, Melissa Scott was born to the late Roy and Louise Zeigler in Sylvania, Georgia. Melissa, affectionately known as “Cooter,” was educated in the public schools of Screven County. At an early age she became a member of Leets Cha...

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DEA. QUINCY McKIE

April 23, 2014

“The Effectual Fervent Prayer of a RIGHTEOUS MAN availeth much.”          - James 5:16 Deacon Emeritus Quincy McKie was born in Edgefield County, South Carolina on July 22, 1923. He was a loving son to the late Pierce and Julia P. McKi...

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MR. RONALD EDWARD BROWN

April 23, 2014

Mr. RONALD EDWARD BROWN, son of Aaron W. Byrd and the late Willie Dean Byrd, was born in Los Angeles, California on February 12, 1963. He graduated from Lynwood High School in 1981. He was named in the Who’s Who Among American High School Students ...

DEACONESS MYRIA LEE CLARK (WRIGHT)

April 19, 2014

DEACONESS MYRA LEE CLARK was born on September 16, 1921, the third of ten children born to the late Deacon Arthur and Deaconess Annie Sue Wright in Hephzibah, Georgia. She made her transition after a very full life on April 15, 2014. She was baptize...

MRS LENA ROBERTA MC KINNEY (MARTIN)

April 12, 2014

MRS LENA ROBERTA MARTIN MC KINNEY Last born of Harriett Evans Martin (1890-1969) and Robert Gamble Martin (1881-1947). Sister of Evans Metcalf Martin (1910-1983), Harriett Martin James (1913-1960), Zorata Martin Ridley (1915-1973); loving aunt to Ro...

MR. HOSIE JOHNSON, SR.

April 12, 2014

MR. HOSIE JOHNSON, SR. was born October 18, 1918 in Washington County, Georgia to the late great Mike and Georgia Tanner Johnson. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Neely Grove Baptist Church C.M.E. Church in Waynesboro, Georgia, where he ...

MRS. WANDA C. DANFORTH (CROCKETT)

April 12, 2014

MRS. WANDA CROCKETT-DANFORTH departed this life on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 10:22 p.m. She was born on September 26, 1962 to Reverend Dr. Walter J. Crockett and Mrs. Rosa Settles Crockett. At an early age she was converted and baptized by Reverend H...

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SFC (Ret.) Jacqueline Ann Hawkins (Anderson)

April 11, 2014

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. - Ecclesiastes 3:1 - A TIME TO BE BORN: SFC (Ret.) Jacqueline “Jackie” Ann (Anderson) Hawkins, was born April 6, 1962 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She was the loving...

MRS. TERESA REET CARSON (TURMAN)

April 11, 2014

TERESA “REET” TURMAN CARSON, the fifth child of the late Robert Turman and Juanita Kennedy Turman, was born October 1, 1954 in Augusta, Georgia. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Charles. At an early age she joined Cumming Grove Bap...

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Chief Petty Officer Robert Parks ABHC USN (Ret.)

April 5, 2014

On Sunday, March 30, 2014, CHIEF PETTY OFFICER ROBERT PARKS ABHC USN (RET.) was called to rest. He was born on September 14, 1933 in Augusta, Georgia to the late Lillian Gay and Warren Parks. Robert was a graduate of Lucy C. Laney Class of 1955. Aft...

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MR. ERSKINE ALBERT CARTWRIGHT, SR.

March 1, 2014

MR. ERSKINE ALBERT CARTWRIGHT, SR., the eighth and youngest child, was born on November 6, 1929 to Erskine Cartwright and Alicia Deans Cartwright. He met and married Maggie Bell Cheatham on September 5, 1953, and from this union two sons were born, E...

MS. JEAN C. CURRY

March 1, 2014

  MRS. JEAN CURRY was one of seven children born unto her parents, Lee and Carrie Curry of Bartow, Georgia on March 22, 1936. After completing her formal education in Louisville, Georgia, Jean relocated to New York and New Jersey where she re...

MRS. MARY LOUISE PICKENS (ALLISON)

March 1, 2014

We give praise and honor to God for the gift of the life of our dear mother and grandmother, MARY LOUISE ALLISON PICKENS. Mother Pickens was the daughter of the late Isadore and Gussie Allison. She was the baby of ten children whom all preceded h...

MR. ROBERT EDWARD SEALS, JR.

February 22, 2014

MR. ROBERT EDWARD SEALS, JR. was born October 29, 1966 to Robert E. Seals, Sr. and the late Geneva Cunningham. Robert attended Richmond County Public Schools. He was employed as a laborer (bricklayer) by Jay Hughes until a company accident in 1996. ...

Angela Chinn

February 22, 2014

Angela “Angie” Faye Chinn was born November 4, 1965 to Albert and Sarah Chinn in Edgefield County, South Carolina.  She was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.   She was preceded in death by her grandparen...

BISHOP ALEXANDER REID, JR.

February 20, 2014

BISHOP ALEXANDER REID, JR., “Bubba”, as he was affectionately called by family and friends, was born October 17, 1939 to the late Bishop Alexander Reid, Sr. and Rosa Bell Walton Reid. “Bubba” graduated from Lucy Laney High School where he ex...

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MR. ROBERT W. TAYLOR

February 17, 2014

MR. ROBERT W. TAYLOR entered into rest on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Trinity Hospital. Mr. Taylor was born on September 17, 1930 to the late Mattie P. and Samuel Taylor. He was married to the late Bernestine S. Taylor. Mr. Taylor was born and at...

MRS. GLORIA G. DAVIS (GREEN)

February 15, 2014

MRS. GLORIA GREEN DAVIS entered into rest on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at UPAC Augusta Hills. Survivors are: her husband, John Wayne Davis; daughters, Yolanda Davis of Savannah, Georgia, Frances (Xavier) Odeneal and Mary Davis of Jackson, Tennessee...

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MR. CHARLES ALBERT LeValle, Sr.

February 8, 2014

Mr. Charles Albert LeValle was born on April 11, 1936, in Sylvania, GA. He was the first of seven children of the late Colonel LeValle Jr. and Sadie Royal LeValle. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Carl LeValle, Sr., and Matthew C. LeVal...

MRS. GENEVA J. EASTERLING (JONES)

February 8, 2014

MOTHER GENEVA JONES EASTERLING, “GAN-GAN”, entered into life eternal when God called her to her heavenly home on Saturday, February 1, 2014. Mother Easterling was the ninth child born to the union of Joseph and Emma Berrian Jones on December 2...

SAINT IDA LEE WILLIAMS (THOMPSON)

February 8, 2014

On August 11, 1931, God in His perfect wisdom manifested His plan to enrich the earth with the life of Saint Ida Lee Williams. This blessing, received with joy, greatly enhanced the lives of her parents, the late Apostle Faries Ware Thompson and Moze...

MRS. MARIETTA (BETTY) M. HICKLIN (HAYES)

February 8, 2014

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes: and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall be there any more pain.” - Revelation 21:4 MRS. MARIETTA (BETTY) MAYES HICKLIN entered into rest on Sunday, Februar...

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