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MR. ANDREW SIMPKINS

October 7, 2013

Mr. Andrew Simpkins was granted eternal rest on October 1, 2013 at the V. A. Medical Center, Augusta, Georgia. He was born October 31, 1930 in Jackson, South Carolina. He was the seventh of eight children born to the union of the late Jim and Ren...

MRS. DOROTHY LOUISE DAVIS (COBB)

October 5, 2013

Mrs. Dorothy “Dot” Louise Davis, was born June 1, 1923 in North Augusta, South Carolina to the late Mr. Alexander “Scooter” Cobb and Mrs. Alice Williams Cobb. She joined Second Providence Church. She received her formal education from Imm...

MRS. SAMPSON BROOKS (SAMPSON)

October 5, 2013

Mrs. Cynthia Sampson Brooks was the born March12, 1955 in Barth, Florida to late Jessie and Louise Sampson. At an early age she joined Greater White Lily BaptistChurch, and regularly attended until her health started to fail. Cynthia dedicated her l...

MRS.JERLINE JERRIE WELMAKER (PRINCE)

October 2, 2013

Mrs. Jerline “Jerrie” Prince Welmaker was born on April 16, 1932, to the late George A. Prince and Dorothy Seals Prince. She became a member of First Shiloh Baptist Church in 1947, and accepted Christ at a very early age. She remained a member fo...

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MR. BILLY RAY ODOM

September 28, 2013

Mr. Billy Ray Odom was born in Aiken, South Carolina on March 30, 1955 to Mr. and rs. Rod (Ollie) Odom. He was the first child of nine children. Billy became a member of the Montmorenci Missionary Baptist Church in 1965. He was also a member of th...

MR. NATHANIEL TURNER

September 22, 2013

Nathaniel Turner son of Maggie Ree Turner and the late Allen Turner Sr, entered into eternal rest on September 18, 2013 at his residence , 329 Breeze Hill Road, Warrenville, South Carolina. Nathaniel was born January 13, 1953 in Aiken, South Carol...

MRS. LILLIE O. WILSON

September 21, 2013

On the evening of Wednesday, September 18, 2013, Mrs. Lillie O. Wilson entered into eternal rest at her home surrounded by family and friends. Born on August 18, 1931 in Lincolnton, Georgia, Lillie was the third child of the late Richard and Zula...

MR. WILLIAM DANFORTH

September 21, 2013

Mr. William Danforth, Sr. was born October 24th, 1934 to Ms. Mary Danforth and Mr. Quincy Green. He departed this life to receive his reward on September 16, 2013 after an extended illness. William was educated in the Aiken County Public Schools...

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CHAPLAIN ALBERT CARTER REDD, JR.

September 20, 2013

Albert Carter Redd, Sr., minister, civil rights advocate and activist, humanitarian and benefactor, entered into his haven of rest on September 14, 2013 at Georgia War Veterans Home at the age of 96. Chaplain Redd was born in Columbia, South Carol...

MARY ROYAL BLAYLOCK

September 19, 2013

Mary  Elizabeth  Royal  Blaylock, was born October 19, 1956 in Augusta, Georgia to the late Forest and Sarah Griffin Royal. She departed this life to celebrate life eternal with the Lord on Saturday , September 14, 2013. At an early age she was...

MRS. SANDRA BUTLER MOSES (BUTLER)

September 11, 2013

Mrs. Sandra B. Moses was born in McComb, Mississippi on December 28, 1952. She was the daughter of the late Mr. C. R. Butler and Geneva (Doll) Butler. She was the fourth child of seven children. Sandra departed this life on September 6, 2013. Sh...

MR. HERMAN DONALD FRYER

September 7, 2013

Mr. Herman Donald Fryer was born on November 26, 1948 in Augusta, Georgia to Mr. Johnny W. Fryer and to the recently deceased, Mrs. Mary Fryer Smith. Herman accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Augusta,...

MR. ROBERT L. TROLL HOLMES, JR.

September 7, 2013

Mr. Robert L. Holmes, Sr. affectionately known as “Troll” entered into rest on Monday, September 2, 2013. He was born on November 10, 1940, in Edgefield, South Carolina to the late James and Beatrice Parmental Holmes. He was baptized as one o...

MRS. IRENE ELIZABETH POWELL (CRITTENDEN)

September 7, 2013

“To everything there is a season….time to be born…” Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 On July 20, 1928, Mrs. Irene Elizabeth Crittenden was born in Brunswick, Georgia to the late Theodore and Louise Crittenden and was the eldest of four children (Vivian, ...

MRS. CARRIE BELL ROSS (PURNELL)

September 7, 2013

“And God shall wipe away all the tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain . . .” - Revelation 21:4 Mrs. Carrie Bell Ross of 1218 McCoy Road, Augusta, Georgia was...

MRS. MINNIE BELL LYONS (SEALS)

September 7, 2013

Minnie Bell Seals Lyons, the daughter of the late Jim and Ida Bell Johnson Seals, Was born March 20, 1916 in Appling, Georgia. After living a long and prosperous life, she entered into eternal rest on September 4, 2013 at Doctors Hospital in Augu...

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MR. ALFRED M. ( FREDDIE) RODD

September 6, 2013

Mr. Alfred Middleton Rodd was born in Hampton County, South Carolina on November 9, 1926. He was the sixth child born to Howard Middleton and Hattie Mae Givens Middleton. His earliest years were spent in Hampton, South Carolina. Alfred attended s...

MRS. JOCELYN K. BROWN (KOONCE)

September 6, 2013

A Time to Be Born: Jocelyn Koonce-Brown was born to the late Joseph and Mary Koonce on October 27, 1952 in Manhattan, New York. She had six brothers which preceded her in death. Many knew her as Sissy. She was given that nickname as a child becaus...

MR. TOMMIE FEW

September 3, 2013

Mr. Tommie Few was born November 7, 1948 in Appling, Georgia to the late Eva Pearl Few and Richard Ernest Few. He was a devoted brick mason for over thirty years. He attended Columbia and Richmond County Schools. Tommie was a member of Greater Yo...

Ms. MARILYN D GRANT

August 31, 2013

MS. Marilyn Diane Grant of Winder, Georgia was born March18, 1960 in Augusta, Georgia to the late Melvin and Mary Grant. Sheentered into rest August 21, 2013 at the Peachtree Christian Hospice House in Duluth, Georgia. Marilyn graduated from Lucy C...

MRS. MARY LOUISE - MATHIS-WATKINS (LESTER)

August 31, 2013

Mrs. Mary Louise Lester Mathis Watkins, 94, was born April 5,1919 to the late Hershel J. Lester and the late Lucy Johnson Lester. Mrs.Watkins was preceded in death by her siblings, Joe Lester (‘24),Ernestine Lester (’74), Willie Pearl Jones (’...

MRS. ANNA M. WILLIAMS (DIXON)

August 31, 2013

Mrs. Anna M. Williams was born September 8, 1928 to the late Leroy and Bessie Dixon in Dublin, Georgia. Anna was converted and baptized at an early age in Dublin, Georgia. She came to Augusta, Georgia in 1939 and joined First Shiloh Baptist Churc...

MR. EMANUEL WILLIAM FLETCHER

August 30, 2013

A Time To Be Born Brother Emanuel William Fletcher was born October 24, 1942, to the late Emanuel Fletcher and the late Maggie Mae WilliamsFletcher. A Time To Live Brother Emanuel William accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized. He was ...

MR. ALEXANDER Red Cap GLOVER

August 29, 2013

Mr. Alexander “Red Cap” Glover A Life Well Lived On August 24, 2013, God called one of His beautiful children home, Alexander “Red Cap” Glover. After a brief illness, and being admitted to the Georgia Regents Medical Hospital, his tasks o...

MRS. ELIZABETH T. WILLIAMS (TOLBERT)

August 28, 2013

Mrs. Elizabeth Tolbert Williams was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Williams; son, Anthony “Tony” Williams; parents, John and Gertrude Tolbert. Elizabeth Tolbert Williams known to all as “Sweetney” was born, reared, and attended...

MRS. SARAH D. PULLEN (BLAKELY)

August 28, 2013

Mrs. Sarah Blakely Pullen was born September 4, 1922 in Augusta, Georgia. She was the daughter of the late Mr. Augustus and Belle Blakely. She went home very peac efully and quietly to be with her Heavenly Father, Monday, August 19, 2013 at her re...

Mrs. Claries M. Taylor (McCrary)

August 27, 2013

“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 Mrs. Claries M. Taylor ent...

MS. MARIA BELL

August 27, 2013

Ms. Maria Bell was born March 18, 1960. to Jessie Bell and the late James E. Bell, Sr. She went home to be with the Lord on August 22, 2013. Maria was a 1978 graduate of Hephzibah High School. For over thirty years, she worked diligently and then...

MRS. HELEN C. STOKES (COFER)

August 26, 2013

Mrs. Helen Cofer Stokes of Augusta, Georgia transitioned from life to immortality on Monday, August 19, 2013. She was the fourth child of ten born to the late Forest & Lottie Cofer. She was converted and baptized at an early age and was a fa...

MS. TOMIKA RACQUEL WALTERS

August 24, 2013

Tomika Racquel Walters was born in Americus, Georgia on July 16, 1968 to Jane Frederick Dunn and Havolia Walters. “Kel”, as she was affectionately called by family and friends, will always have a special place in our hearts and always be rememb...

MRS. DORETHA O. JOHNSON (OAKMAN)

August 22, 2013

Mrs. Doretha Oakman Johnson was born July 6, 1930 in Richmond County to the late Henry and Carrie Oakman. She entered into rest August 14, 2013. On January 28th, 1951 Mrs. Johnson united in Holy Matrimony with Robert Johnson. To this union, two ch...

MR. JAMARCUS CODARRELL BELL

August 17, 2013

Jamarcus C. Bell was born March 16, 1987 to Marie Merriweather and Joe Pollard, Augusta, Georgia. On August 10, 2013 Jamarcus C. Bell departed this life. The one we love is at peace now and rejoices in his heavenly home of happiness. He was a lov...

MRS. SELF LEE SELMA CAIL (HAWTHORNE)

August 15, 2013

“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.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 A time to be born Mrs. Self Lee Cail was bo...

MRS. LUCY LOUISE BROWN (GRIFFIN)

August 14, 2013

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven he hath made every thing beautiful in this time; also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that GOD maketh from the beginning to...

MRS. ROSA LEE BLAYLOCK (QUILLER)

August 12, 2013

On August 8, 2013, God welcomed another angel home, Rosa Lee Blaylock. She was born October 1, 1927 in Aiken County to Jasper and Hannah Mae Quiller. Rosa Lee accepted Christ in her life at an early age. She served many years on the Usher Board, ...

MR. DAVID WILLIAMS

August 11, 2013

Mr. David Williams, Jr., was born June 22, 1971 in Augusta, Georgia to David and Susie M. Williams. Jr. joined Mount Olive Baptist Church at an early age. He attended Beulah Grove Baptist Church. Jr. graduated from Strom Thurmond High School Cl...

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SISTER LYNDA VIRGINIA STONE

August 10, 2013

Lynda Virginia Stone was born March 13, 1951 in Wrens (Jefferson County), Georgia. She was the eighth child of the late Sam and Luella Stone. At an early age, she joined and was baptized at Mount Calvary Baptist Church under the leadership of the...

MR. KEVIN DUWANE GRANT

August 8, 2013

“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.” - Revelation 21:4 Kevin Duwane Grant was born August 7, 1957 in Augusta, Georgia to Rever...

MRS. MARY EMMA HAMMOND (KEY)

August 7, 2013

Mrs. Mary Emma Key Hammonds, daughter of the late Gilbert Key and Mary Williams Key, was born on June 2, 1912 in Edgefield County, South Carolina. She departed this life on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at the age of 101, at University Hospital, Augusta, Ge...

MRS. LORENA Y. GANDY (YOUNG)

August 7, 2013

Lorena Young Gandy  was born in Columbus, Georgia, on October 30, 1927, to the late Charlie Young and Ethel Watt Young Barksdale. She entered into rest Friday August 2, 2013, at her residence. Educated in the public schools of Columbus, Georgia, she...

Mrs. Shirley Ann Buggs

August 6, 2013

A caring and much loved wife, mother and friend, of Hephzibah, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on July 30, 2013. A Daughter Shirley was born on June 11, 1950 in Wilmington, North Carolina to the late MSG Luther, Sr. and Mrs. Geraldine (Dre...

MR. NATHANIEL JOHNSON, JR.

August 6, 2013

Nathaniel Donald Johnson, Jr. was the son of the late Nathan Johnson, Sr. and the late Emma Jones. He was born Christmas Eve Day, December 24, 1964 in Richmond County, Augusta, Georgia. Known to many as “Junior Boy”, he gracefully departed th...

Deacon Sidney Waltower, Sr.

August 3, 2013

Mr. Sidney Waltower. son of the late Thomas Charles Waltower, Sr. and Charity Green Waltower was born on January 6, 1922 in Waynesboro, Georgia. He received his Christian Baptism at his home church, Richmond Hill Baptist Church in Hephzibah, Geor...

MR DARNELL MABEN McALPIN, SR.

August 3, 2013

Mr. Darnell Maben McAlpin, Sr. went home to be with theLord early on July 30, 2013. Mr. McAlpin was the youngest of seven siblings born to Mr. & Mrs. Joseph McAlpin, Sr. of Augusta, Georgia. He attended school in Richmond County and was a musi...

MR. WALTER D. JOHNSON,

August 3, 2013

On Sunday, July 28th, Mr. Walter D. Johnson “Hound” ended life here on earth and started a new life with his Heavenly Father. He was born on June 27, 1949, to Lyna Harris Johnson and the late Cornelious Johnson. At an early age he accepted hi...

Ms. Marona Amandla

July 27, 2013

We mourn the passing of our beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter and friend Marona Amandla on July 16, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Having battled a cancerous sarcoma successfully, she was diagnosed with treatment-induced leukemia in January 2013. Maro...

Mr. Solomon William Walker, II

July 26, 2013

Dr. Solomon William Walker, II, the third of four children, was born to James Henry Walker and Cammie Lee Faucette Walker on July 25, 1936 in Atlanta, Georgia. He made his transition on Saturday, July 20, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia. Solomon received...

Mrs. Jeannette Isabelle Bright (Gardner)

July 25, 2013

Jeannette Isabelle Bright, was born August 28, 1943 to the late Spencer Gardner, Sr. and AnnieBell Gardner. She attended school in Richmond County. She later went on to pursue a career as a LPN and Master Cosmetologist and retired after forty-on...

Mrs. Louise M. Corley (Mays)

July 24, 2013

Louise M. Corley transitioned on Wednesday, July 17,2013. She was born on January 5,1912 to the union of Governor Mays and Emma Trotter in Augusta, Georgia. She was the middle child of three children. Her husband, Fletcher Corley, parents, sister and...

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Mr. Raymond Anderson, Sr.

July 24, 2013

In February 27, 1926, Raymond Anderson, Sr. was born to the late Mr. Robert and Gertrude H. Anderson of Augusta, Georgia. He entered into rest on Thursday, July 18, 2013. At an early age he was converted and baptized at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church...

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