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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. ...

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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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...

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