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MR. THOMAS WHITFIELD

February 8, 2014

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.” -Psalm 23:6 On January 31, 2014 our Heavenly Father called home one of his beloved angels, BROTHER THOMAS WHITFIELD. He wa...

LACHADRICK & LATOYA TERRELL & KENYATTA FREEMAN (FREEMAN & HOUSTON)

February 1, 2014

Mr. Lachadrick Terrell Freeman, Sr., “Rell”, was born April 12, 1979 to Rosa Mae Adams and Willie Hearst. He departed this life on Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Clarks Hill, South Carolina. Lachadrick accepted Christ at an early age and joined t...

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MR. CLIMMIE JOHNSON

January 25, 2014

CLIMMIE JOHNSON was born in Quitman, Mississippi on October 3, 1930 to the late James Johnson and Bessie Howman Johnson. He served in the United States Army for four years. He was employed at Castleberry Food Company until his retirement in 1992. H...

SIS. SURINA C. CUMMINGS

January 25, 2014

SURINA CHAFFON CUMMINGS was born on September 26, 1972, in Newark, New Jersey to Bobby and Antionette Cummings. Surina was affectionately known as “Rina” by her family and friends. In 1982, Surina relocated to Augusta, Georgia with her family wh...

MR. CURTIS BATES, SR.

January 22, 2014

MR. CURTIS BATES, SR. was born May 18, 1957 to the late Moye Bates, Jr. and Willie Mae Council (Bates). He departed this life Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Doctors Hospital. Curtis was a member of Second Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. He worked at Merry ...

MR. JAMES COLLIER

January 21, 2014

MR. JAMES COLLIER was born July 23, 1928 in Augusta, Georgia to the late Frank Collier and Katie Brown Collier. He was blind from birth, therefore attended Braile School for the Blind. At an early age he demonstrated his independence, and as an adul...

MRS. GLADYS P. MURDAUGH (PRIESTER)

January 18, 2014

Mrs. Gladys Priester Murdaugh Entered into rest on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia. Gladys was born to Janie Lue Priester and the late Jeffrey Priester. She attended Allendale County s...

MR. JOHNNY C. JONES,SR.

January 18, 2014

A loving father, JOHNNY C. JONES, SR., went home to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on January 12, 2014. Johnny, Sr, was born on January 13, 1915 to Clinton Jones and Easter Jones at Belle Place in Burke County, Georgia. He was the younges...

MR. OTIS PRINCE

January 17, 2014

OTIS “BILL” PRINCE went home to be with the Lord on January 12, 2014. He was born January 10, 1951 to the late George A. and Dorothy Seals Prince. He was baptized at an early age at First Shiloh Baptist Church. He attended Richmond County School...

MRS. FRANKIE J. BARNES

January 16, 2014

MRS. FRANKIE J. BARNES was born October 11, 1955 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Vertell Elmanharaway and Frank Moses. She attended school in Baltimore, Maryland and Augusta, Georgia, graduating with a degree in Nursing from Kerr Business College...

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MR. JAMES WOOTEN, JR.

January 15, 2014

MR. JAMES WOOTEN, JR. was born August 25, 1930 in Statesboro, Georgia to the late James Gaston Wooten, Sr. and Georgia Ann McPhatter. He was the ninth of thirteen children. James met and married the late Frances M. Boyd in August 1955. They were mar...

MR. FUTHEY BABCOCK

January 13, 2014

MR. FUTHEY BABCOCK entered into eternal peace on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at University Hospital. He was born on May 8, 1912 in Chester, South Carolina, the son of the late George and Louise Babcock. He attended Brainard Institute High School in C...

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MR. CHRISTOPHER ELIM,JR.

January 11, 2014

MR. CHRISTOPHER ELIM, JR. 93, was called home to eternal rest on January 6, 2014. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and cousin. He was affectionately known by some as “Bubba”. Born on June 6, 1920, in Augusta, Georgia, he was t...

MR. LINZY ROLLAND

January 10, 2014

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”. (John 3:16) MR. LINZY ROLLAND was born September 8, 1941 in Appling, Georgia to the late Robert...

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MR. JOHN BOBO ABRAMS

January 8, 2014

MR. JOHN (BOBO) ABRAMS, 54, September 14, 1959 enter into eternal life on Thursday, January 30, 2014 he was preceded in death by his mother the late Cora L. Abrams and sister Faye L. Abrams. He was a member of Union Baptist Church. He attended Lucy ...

DEACON jOHN EDWARD LOWERY

January 7, 2014

DEACON JOHN EDWARD LOWERY born November 11, 1939 to the late Will and Annie Mae Lowery of Augusta, Georgia. Three siblings preceded him in death, one brother, Billy Lowery and two sisters, Shirley Ivey and Juanita Walker. He received his education f...

MR. LONNIE EUGENE LOWE

January 4, 2014

Mr. LONNIE E. LOWE was affectionately known as “BIG LO” began his life July 17, 1951 in Augusta, Georgia. He was the fourth child and family baby to the late parents Carl Willie and Helen Jennings Lowe, brother Carl Willie Jr. and sister Frankie ...

MS. SHEALENE BROADWATER

January 4, 2014

“Precious in the sight of the Lord, is the death of His saints.” - Psalm 116:15 - MS. Shealene Broadwater was born on September 13, 1973 to Clarence and Daisy Mae Broadwater. She departed from labor to glory on Sunday, December 29, 2013. A ...

MRS. LEVONIA K. LEVERETT (KIMBLE)

January 3, 2014

“The Lord is My Shepherd, I Shall Not Want.     ”Psalm 23:1 MRS. LEVONIA KIMBLE LEVERETT, daughter of the late Reverend and Mrs. Leroy Kimble was born October 5, 1961. She was the youngest of sixteen siblings. She departed her earthly home o...

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DEA. CLARENCE STOKES

January 2, 2014

“One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.                                     ...

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MR. THEODORE ROOSEVELT BURGESS

January 2, 2014

MR.THEODORE ROOSEVELT BURGESS was born on September 29, 1932 in Jefferson, Georgia, from the union of the late Theodore Roosevelt Burgess, Sr. and Estelle Outlaw Burgess. He was the second of six children. After a brief illness he departed this life ...

Mrs. Mary and Arbrelle W. Marie Childs And Douse (Williams)

December 27, 2013

Mrs. MARY W. CHILDS was born on December 26, 1930 in  Aiken, South Carolina to the late Daniel and Horace Mae Williams. She was preceded in death by: her husband, the late Cpl. James Childs, Jr.; and siblings, Edna Milledge and James Mason. At a...

MRS. MOZELLE TURNER

December 27, 2013

On Sunday, December 22, 2013 our Lord and Savior decided to pluck one of His most precious flowers from this garden of life. MOZELLE TURNER, fondly known as “Mother Turner” and “Auntie Mozelle” was born on November 21, 1921 in Burke County, t...

MRS. MILDRED LOUISE HOLMES (DOMINICK)

December 23, 2013

MRS. MILDRED LOUISE DOMINICK HOLMES, departed this life Friday, December 13, 2013 at her home, 11 Belmont Court, North Augusta, South Carolina. She was born December 2, 1929 in Washington, DC, to the late George Dominick and Mary Gaulman Dominick. ...

REV. ROBERT l. DAVENPORT

December 21, 2013

The Reverend Robert L. Davenport was born in Augusta, Georgia, on June 2, 1942, to the late Lucille M. and James Davenport, Sr. He entered into rest on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at his favorite place of residence, a mobile home. He was reared in a...

MRS. MARY T. ROYAL (THOMAS)

December 20, 2013

MRS. MARY THOMAS ROYAL was the oldest child born to Mrs. Rivanna Gadsen Powell and Mr. Frank Thomas on September 12, 1909 in Screven County, Georgia. She departed this earthly life on Thursday, December 12, 2013. Early in life she received the Lord ...

MR. OTIS Q. COPELAND, III

December 20, 2013

OTIS QUITMAN COPELAND, III of Augusta, Georgia entered into eternal rest on December 16, 2013. He was born to the late Otis Q. Copeland, Jr. and Algelee Copeland on August 17, 1965 in Augusta, Georgia. Otis was a member of T. W. Josey Comprehensive ...

MRS. BEATRICE L. TROY (LEE)

December 19, 2013

BEATRICE TROY entered into eternal rest on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. Beatrice was born to the late Harry Lee and Mary Sullivan Lee in Augusta, Georgia. She attended Richmond County Public Schools to inc...

MR. TROY EUGENE WILLIAMSON

December 9, 2013

MR. TROY EUGENE WILLIAMSON was born on August 14, 1968 in Augusta, Georgia to Geraldine Williamson Dukes.Troy received Jesus at an early age. He became a member of Faith Outreach Christian Life Center.Troy was a 1988 graduate of Lucy Craft Laney High...

MR. WILLIE ERIC DILL, JR.

December 7, 2013

Mr. Willie Eric Dill, Jr., “Young Willie D”, was born March 27, 1980 in Willoughby, Ohio. After dealing with his illness for many years, he was called home to be with the Lord on December 3, 2013. Eric had God in his life at a very young age,...

MRS. SANDRA JEAN EVANS (BURLEY)

December 7, 2013

Mrs. Sandra Jean Burley- Evans “San Jean,” was born September 18, 1963 in Augusta, Georgia, the fifth child to Prince and Dorothy Burley. She entered into rest at Eisenhower Hospital on December 3, 2013. She received her education in the pub...

DEA. PETER SAULSBERRY

December 7, 2013

DEACON PETER SAULSBERRY transitioned from his earthly home to his heavenly home on December 4, 2013. He was born in Alexandria, GA on June 16, 1916 to the late Susie Washington and Peter Saulsberry. He attended school in Burke County, Georgia and at...

MRS. CARRIE M. MATTHEWS (MORRIS)

December 6, 2013

Mrs. Carrie Morris Matthews was born on April 12, 1929 in Girard, Georgia to the late Annie Bell Davis Morris and Oliver Morris. In 1953, she was baptized into Christ and became one of the original members of Florence Street Church of Christ. Fo...

MRS. LINDA DENISE DUNBAR (COLEY)

December 2, 2013

Mrs. Linda Denise Dunbar was born on January 8, 1958 in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was the sixth child of Anthony and Ruth Coley. Her father, Anthony Coley, preceded her in death. Her brother Neely Payne Coley, also preceded her in death. Linda ...

MRS.SUE BROOKS (BELL)

November 28, 2013

In the early morning hours of September 21, 2013, Sister Sue Brooks went to meet her Heavenly Father. She was born December 11, 1939 to the late Mr. Alex Bell, Sr. and Mrs. Eva McElroy Bell in Columbia County. She was converted and baptized at First...

MRS. ENZE C. ANDREWS (CLEMONS)

November 26, 2013

Mrs. Enze C. Andrews was born on May 15, 1933, in Warren County, Georgia to the late Rosa Lee Clemons and Willie W. Clemons. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Robert Lee Andrews. Mayfield, GA; her son, Milton Andrews, Augusta, GA; two sis...

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MR. EDWARD CRAWFORD

November 26, 2013

One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.” - Psalm 27:4 q Retired Army First Sergeant Edward...

MRS JANICE LOUISE WOODS (PINCKNEY)

November 22, 2013

On Monday, November 18, 2013, God was assessing His garden. He noted that a radiant addition needed to be made. He then stretched forth, His hands from heaven to select the most beautiful rose which was Janice Louise Pinckney Woods. Janice was...

MR. RICHARD MALLORY O'BRYANT

November 20, 2013

Mr. Richard Mallory O’Bryant was born on October 28, 1955 in Augusta, Georgia, to the late Alfred O’Bryant and Janie Maddox O’Bryant. For twenty-five years, he was employed as a construction maintenance technician with the Augusta Richmond ...

MRS. MARY E. JOHNSON

November 14, 2013

Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson was the only female of four    siblings born to John and Rosa Lee Johnson. The sun rose on Mary on June 20, 1943, and set on November 5, 2013. As the only female child in the family, Mary was commanding with infectious ...

MS. LILLIAN B. BRIGHT (BENSON)

November 14, 2013

Mrs. Lillian Benson Bright was born May 29, 1941 to the late Francis and William Benson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She quietly slipped away on Sunday, November 10, 2013. Realizing that all are born to die someday, Lillian made Grove Baptist ...

MR. DARIUS DEMETRIE BUSH

November 10, 2013

Brother Darius Demetrie Bush was born in Augusta, Georgia to Lionel Wright and Edwina Wright on December 17, 1993. He departed this life on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. He attended the public schools of Richmond County (Cross Creek High School). ...

MR. SAM LEWIS, JR.

November 2, 2013

Mr. Sam Lewis Jr., a native of Augusta, departed his life on Friday, October 25, 2013. He entered this life on March 18, 1948 in Sardis, Georgia, to the late Sam Lewis, Sr. and Irene (Kelly) Lewis. At an early age he was baptized and became a mem...

MRS. MINNIE PEARL GRAY (BROADWATER)

November 2, 2013

Mrs. Minnie Pearl Broadwater Gray was born to Mary Emma Broadwater and George Young, on April 4, 1950, in Edgefield, South Carolina. She was called home to be with her Lord on Monday, October 28, 2013, on her mother’s birthday. Pat accepted Ch...

MRS. MARY D. STALLINGS (DOUSE)

October 24, 2013

Mrs. Mary Douse Stallings, the ninth child of the late Nep and Nora Douse, was born January 17, 1915, in Burke County, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her parents, nine siblings, daughter, Elois Douse, and granddaughter, Katherine Douse. M...

MRS. SHARON D. RAINES

October 19, 2013

On May 4, 1959, an “Angel,” Sharon D. Raines was born to Lucretia Adams and the late Rudolph V. Scott, Sr. Sharon was baptized and accepted Christ early in life and served Him with a golden heart. On May 4, 1998, Sharon entered into Holy Ma...

Mrs. Margaret Stewart Parks (Stewart)

October 17, 2013

Sister Margaret Stewart parks went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Unihealth Post Acute Care Nursing Home. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lester and Julia Nixon Stewart. She was born on July 9, 1932 in Aike...

MR. JOHN H. HICKSON,SR.

October 11, 2013

    “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:” - Ecclesiastes 3:1 A Time To Be Born: John Henry Hickson, Sr., 54, was born in Augusta, Georgia, on October 23, 1958 to Mr. James W. and Mamie Hi...

MS. MADDLYN RENEE JOHNSON

October 10, 2013

Ms. Maddlyn Renee Johnson was born in Richmond County, Georgia on June 24, 1963 to the late Willie A. Johnson, Sr. and Janie Brown Johnson Young. God whispered come my child and the call was answered on October 4, 2013. Maddlyn received Christ i...

MRS. OPAL GURLIVIOUS SANDERS (LEWIS)

October 10, 2013

Opal Gurlivious Sanders Opal, or “OG” or “Sand,” as she referred to herself, was born in St. Petersburg, Florida to Carolyn and William Lewis. She was married to the late Eardene Bowles in 1945 and Clyde Sanders in1956. She is survived by he...

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