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1220 George C Wilson Drive, Suite C
Augusta, GA 30909

Obituaries

Mr. Johnnie C. "J.R."  Jackson, Jr.

Mr. Johnnie C. "J.R." Jackson, Jr.

January 2, 1959 - February 19, 2018

Mr. Johnnie C. "J.R." Jackson, Jr., age 59, entered into rest on February 19, 2018 at his residence.  J.R. is preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie C. and Mollie J. Jackson, Sr.; sisters, Nancy Rutland; Mollie Jane Jackson and Romona Glisson.  Survivor are wife, Cynthia Jackson, Augusta; Son, Johnnie C. Jackson, III, Baxley, GA; step children, Michele Poston, Augusta; Rebecca C. (Jonathon) Sebold, Hephzibah; Steven (Erin) Poston, Grovetown; sisters, Audrey (Tim) Varney, Greenville, SC; Lela (Russell) Jones, Aiken, SC; step brother, Raymond Groomes, N. Augusta, SC; aunt, Myrtis White, Langley, SC; uncle Randy Jackson, Langley, SC; neice, Joy Groomes, Clearwater, SC; nephews, Ashley Groomes, Clearwater, SC; Robbie (Kim) Rutland, Aiken, SC; six grandchildren; one great grandchild and  several other neices and nephews. 

Graveside Service will be Friday, February 23, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, 1050 Pine Grove Rd., Bath, SC.  Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the cemetery. 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com   ARLINGTON BURIAL & CREMATION, 1220 GEORGE C. WILSON DR., S-C, AUGUSTA, GA 30909.  762-994-0311

Mr. Michael Paul  Tokarska

Mr. Michael Paul Tokarska

December 8, 1970 - February 8, 2018

Michael "Mike" Paul Tokarska, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018.  Born December 8, 1970 in McKeesport, PA to John Paul and Nancy Lee Tokarska and grew up in Augusta, GA since the age of 5.  Mike was an optimistic pessimist, river rat, man about town, psychedelic warrior. 


In addition to his parents Mike is survived by his loving family; sons Caleb Michael of Atlanta and his mother Lori Sandlin, John Wyatt of Augusta and his mother Elizabeth Flaherty.  Sister Dee (Bill) Tonsing, niece Jackie (Nick) Durst, great niece Addison and great nephew Brock.  Nephews Trey (Whitney) Tonsing, great nieces Emmie and Ellie, grand nephew Carter Tonsing and nephew Tyler Tonsing.  Brother Joe (Amy) Tokarska, niece Brittney (David) Chastain, great niece Tobi; niece Megan Tokarska and nephew Ian Tokarska.  Mike was a good soul, greatly missed and forever loved. 

 

Family and friends will be received at Advent Lutheran Church, 3232 Washington Rd, Augusta, GA 30907 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 1PM to share memories of Mike's life.  In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial donations be made to Savannah River Keepers to support the river Mike loved.


Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com.  ARLIINGTON BURIAL AND CREMATION, 1220 George C. Wilson Dr. S-C, Augusta, GA 30909.  762-994-0311

Mr. David  Warr

Mr. David Warr

September 29, 1947 - February 6, 2018

David Warr, age 70, of North Augusta, SC, entered into rest on February 6, 2018.  David is preceded in death by his parents, Carroll and Elizabeth Warr and sister, Nancy Warr.  He is survived by his daughter, Amanda Warr; son-in-law, Graham Pereira; brother, Randy Warr, sister, Carol Warr; grandchildren, Aida and Oliver Pereira; nephews, Phillip Warr; Alexander Robles and Eric Robles.


David was a contractor and owned David Warr Construction.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and the outdoors.  David loved his dog Heidi, walking the greenway, daily lunch outings and getting together with his lifelong friends.
To Celebrate David's Life, the family will receive friends on Saturday, February 10, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way Ext., Augusta, GA 30909, at the Welcome Center in room 202, on the second floor. 

Directions to the Celebration of the life of David Warr

  1. Facing the front of the church, proceed down the parking lot on the right.
  2. If possible, park near the entrance to the Welcome Center which will be on the left. Note: Due to high activity at the church this Saturday, it may be necessary for you to park further away and walk to the Welcome Center. There is additional FBC parking next to the State Bank and you can walk down the stairs to the main drive of the church.
  3. Once in the Welcome Center take the staircase on the left to the second floor. Room 202 will be to the right.
  4. If you need to take the elevator to the second floor, once in the Welcome Center, walk straight ahead to the end of the hallway and the elevator will be on the left.
  5. When exiting the elevator on the second floor, take the long hallway on the right to the end. Room 202 will be on the left.


Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com  ARLINGTON BURIAL & CREMATION, 1220 GEORGE C. WILSON DR., S-C, AUGUSTA, GA 30909.  762-994-0311

 Jean "Jeanne" DeLora  Wilson

Jean "Jeanne" DeLora Wilson

January 9, 1928 - February 4, 2018

 

Jeanne Wilson, age 90, entered into rest on February 4, 2018. Jeanne was born in Fremont, Nebraska on January 9, 1928. She lived for many years in Sebring, Florida before retiring to Branson, Missouri in 1989. Jeanne had a “green thumb” and enjoyed plants of all types. She was an exceptional quilter, and won several awards for her work in Branson. She was a member of Hollister Presbyterian Church in Hollister, Missouri.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Muriel Rexford and Verda Ellen (Springgate) Bentley: sister, Edith Peters, Bellevue, Nebraska: brother, Dale Bentley, Homosassa, Florida: and husbands William Manuel and Leonard Wilson. She is survived by her son, Charles Kinney: daughter-in-law, Kimberly Kinney: granddaughter, Samantha Kinney, all of Harlem, Georgia, and sister, Marilyn Sawyer, Fremont, Nebraska.

 

Private family interment services will be held at a later date at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, MO.  Jeanne will be laid to rest with her late husband William Manuel.

 

Online condolances may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com ? Arlington Burial and Creamtion, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive, Suite C, Augusta, Georgia 30909.  762-994-0311.

 Margaret "Peggy" Grealish  Best

Margaret "Peggy" Grealish Best

December 25, 1929 - February 3, 2018

Margaret (Peggy) Grealish Best, age 88 of Martinez, GA died on Saturday, February 3, 2018.  She is survived by two nieces Sandra Grealish and Nancy Grealish, daughter-in-law Theresa Emory of Pittsburgh, PA and grandson John Emory of Pittsburgh, PA.  Very special grand daughter-in-law Tonya Emory of Thomson, great grandson J.J. and Anthony Emory of Pittsburgh, PA, great grandson, Marshall Emory and wife Brianna of Hawaii, very special great niece Deidre Connellan of Charlotte, NC, step daughter Kitty Best of West Palm Beach, FL and David Best of North Augusta, SC.  Step grandsons John and Scott Morris of Pittsburgh, PA, Mark Bird of Nashville, TN, 6 step grand daughters Rebecca, Libby, Sara, Jessica, Jillian and Morgan.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents Oswald and Ruby Grealish, brother and sister-in-law, Ozzie and Betty Grealish, Son Dallas Emory Jr. and baby boy Emory.  Her spouses Dallas Emory, Sr., Jimmy Bird and Harry Best, Jr.

She was a member of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic and loved her faith very much.  She worked as an operating room nurse in GA, NY, CT, FL and PA and Home Health Care at St. Joseph Hospital and Traveler’s Insurance for 10 years.

Peggy loved being a good friend, caregivers to all and love animals.  She enjoyed working with La Femme #719, local president and state president.  One of the many things she enjoyed the most in the organization was helping raise money to help send students through nursing school. Peggy was also member of the Third Order of St. Francis.

Memorial Service will be held at 2 PM on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic, 4921 Columbia Rd. Grovetown, GA 30813.  Father Mike Ingram officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Parish Life Center at St. Teresa of Avila.

In lieu of flowers the family request contributions to Trinity Hospice, 1501 Anthony Road, Augusta, Georgia 30904.

Online condolences can be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com.  ARLINGTON BURIAL AND CREMATION, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive S-C, Augusta, GA 30909.  (762) 994-0311.  

Mr. Willie  Hampton, Jr.

Mr. Willie Hampton, Jr.

March 3, 1934 - February 2, 2018

Mr. Willie Hampton Jr., 83, loving God-fearing father, grandfather, great grandfather, and aka “Big Hamp” entered into rest Friday February 2, 2018.


Born March 3, 1934 in McDuffie County, Thomson Ga. Mr. Hampton moved his family to Augusta, Georgia where he worked and lived most of his life. He was the son of the late Willie (Bessie) Hampton Sr., He worked several years at Greene's Seafood at East Boundary, the Fort Gordon Officer's  Club, and retired after 27 years from J & J Mid-South Container Corporation, later purchased by Georgia -Pacific Corporation.


Mr. Hampton was a dedicated Atlanta Braves baseball fan since the early 1970s and frequently visited the local flea-markets on weekends, as a customer and a vendor at times. Family meant the world to Willie Hampton Jr. He loved people, and always had a word of wisdom to share with his friends and family. Sharing what he had with others, “as needed,” was the staple of his life. “Big Hamp” never met a stranger. Hamp loved all types of music and occasionally would throw himself a birthday party to gather his family, co-workers, and friends to share a token of his love and appreciation.


He is preceded in death July 4th, 2017, by his wife of 29 years, Emma Williams Hampton, 81 and a son Dewayne Hampton age 9 in 1970. Survivors include his children 6 boys and 1 girl: Rev. Willie Frank (Dinell) Hampton of Augusta, Ga., Wyman Hampton of Augusta , John David “Bulldog” (Sara) Hampton of  Atlanta Ga., Lee Hampton Sr. of Augusta Ga., Jeanette H. (Lee Roy) Scott of Augusta Ga., Michael (Francesca) Hampton of Augusta, Ga., Orlando Cepeda (Gardenia) Hampton of Augusta, Ga., and one daughter & two sons by marriage, (Emma) Sharon D. Walker of Augusta Ga and Johnny Ray Williams Lithonia, Ga. (deceased). (Clara) Eugene Wedlock of Gaffney, SC.


Grandchildren all of Augusta Ga.: Kevin Hampton, Omar Hampton, Mario Patterson, Montolia Fouch, Jonathan Hampton, Shenita Hampton, Christopher Howard, Tiffany (Travis) Brigham, Lee (Kerston) Hampton Jr., Travis Hampton, Alisha Hampton, Romeanous Jones and Christina Jones.


Great-Grandchildren: Malik Miller, Tnihya Brigham, Travis Brigham, Tyler Brigham, Mariah “Boonck” Johnson, Justice “Re-Run” Graham,  Aubrey Hampton, Dezmond Hampton, Haleigh Long, Devonte Howard, Aaliyah Howard, Daetoine Jones, Malachi Smith, Paris Sidle, James Fouch, Isaiah Fouch, Cambria Fallen, Ka'miya Luke, Kendall Luke, Cameron Frank. One great-great-grandchild- Boston Miller (“Nick-names” given by Mr. Willie Hampton Jr).


His surviving siblings include: Tommy (Gladys) Hampton of Ashburn, Virginia, Paul (Lula) Hampton of Riverdale, Ga., Bessie (Antar) Donaldson of Atlanta Ga., and hosts of cousins and other relatives. Twin God-daughters- Kimberly (Cofer) Freeman and Kiffany Cofer.  His Special “adopted” Sons- Jerry (Mina) Butts, Johnny (Edna) Martin, Paul Raezer and his appliance specialist & business associate: Kirk Gatch.


At the request and will of Mr. Willie Hampton Jr, there will not be a funeral or memorial service. The family will be carrying out Mr. Hampton's wishes of his remains privately. A tribute to Mr. Willie Hampton Jr will be announced at a later date. Please feel free to send cards, letters and condolences to his home address 3507 Carmichael Rd Augusta, Ga 30906. We will respond accordingly.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com.   ARLINGTON BURIAL & CREMATION, 1220 GEORGE C. WILSON DRIVE., SUITE C, AUGUSTA, GA 30909.  762-994-0311

 Chen Su "Sukie"  Schueler

Chen Su "Sukie" Schueler

February 11, 1939 - February 1, 2018

Chen Su "Sukie" Schueler, age 78, of Hephzibah entered into rest on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at her residence.  She was one of nine children and was born in Hshinchu, Taiwan.  Sukie is preceded in death by her Father, Mother, Six Siblings, Husband, Sgt. Major Robert E. Schueler and Daughter, Susan Schueler Richardson Harden.  Survivors are daughters, Sally Schueler Crouch; Sandy Schueler Brickey; Lu Ling Chen; One Son; Eight Grandchildren and Eleven and a Half (one is on the way) Great Grandchildren.

Memorial Service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Arlington Burial and Cremation.  The family will greet friends after the service.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com  Arlington Burial and Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive, Suite C, Augusta, Georgia 30909.  762-994-0311

 Margarita Ariano "Margo"  Seaney

Margarita Ariano "Margo" Seaney

July 29, 1929 - January 28, 2018

 

  

      Margarita Ariano Seaney, “Margo”, 88, of Palatka, passed from this life on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 7:30 AM at Elmcroft Assisted Living in Martinez , Georgia. 

 

     Margo was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, South America to Jose Ariano and Eva Eckardt Ariano, the youngest of 9 children.  She moved to Miami in 1950 to get an education.  It was there she met her husband, John Kent Seaney.  After residing in Plantation, Florida for several years, they moved to Palatka, where she lived almost the remainder of her life. 

 

      She was preceded in death by her husband, John K. Seaney, brothers Jose Manuel Ariano, Frederico Ariano, Carlos Ariano and Rodolfo Ariano and sisters Beatrice Ariano Maal and Alicia Warnken.

 

      Margo is survived by her children, Laurette “Laurie” S. Booher (Sam) of Augusta, GA,  Ava M. Seaney Cannon (Gary) of Rehoboth Beach, DE and Gregory K. Seaney of Philadelphia, PA, and three grand-daughters, Coryn, Mary Grace and Jacqueline (Jackie) Cannon.   Her surviving siblings are Cecilia Bancelin & Roberto Ariano, both of Barranquilla, Colombia.

 

     Margo was a homemaker and had also worked as a part-time court interpreter at the Putnam County Courthouse.   She was a devout Catholic and an active member of St. Monica Catholic Church.  She was an active member of the Woman’s Club of Palatka and its first Latina member.  It was there she promoted cultural awareness and diversity, and initiated the club's annual International Day that lasted decades under her leadership.  She had a beautiful sense of aesthetic, and the Cherokee Rose flower she drew remains to this day a symbol for the club.  A member for years with the Palatka Garden Club, she enjoyed gardening for hours and was known for her award-winning floral arrangements. She was a strong advocate for the Rodeheaver Boy’s Ranch.   She loved all living creatures, big and small, and neighbors’ pets could always be found at Margo’s looking for a pat and a treat.  Though she could be firm when necessary, she always had a smile to give, infinite patience and remarkable tenacity.

 

     Memorial mass will be celebrated at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at St. Monica Catholic Church in Palatka with Father Ron Camardi as officiant.  The burial will immediately follow at St. Monica Cemetery followed by a celebration of life.  

 

     In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Margo’s memory to St. Monica Catholic Church, 114 S. 4th Street, Palatka, FL 32177.  Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Margo’s Book of Memories page at www.ArlingtonFuneral.com

 

     Arrangements are entrusted to Arlington Burial and Cremation in Augusta, GA and Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka, FL.

Mrs. Deaha Carleen  Smith

Mrs. Deaha Carleen Smith

July 20, 1919 - January 27, 2018

­Mrs. Deaha Carleen Smith, 98 years old, entered into rest on January 27, 2018. She was born in Newark, Ohio, resided in Portage, Michigan, also lived in Lincolnton, Ga. and Martinez, Ga. She was a member of the Portage United Methodist Church, Lincolnton United Methodist Church and the Martinez United Methodist Church.                              

Mrs. Smith was predeceased by her husband Gerrit Smith, her son Wayne L. Smith and her grandson Troy M. Smith.  Mrs. Smith is survived by her son Robert Smith (Darla), grandchildren Lisa Smith Regan (Timothy), Marcy Smith Dean (David), Wayne Smith Jr., and Barbara Jean Rainey (Sam).

At her request she was cremated. A memorial service will be held at the Martinez United Methodist Church on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 2pm.  In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to the Martinez United Methodist Church 3614 Washington Road Martinez, Georgia 30907.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com   Arlington Burial and Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive, Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909.  762-994-0311      

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 Barbara "Bobbie"  Mariani

Barbara "Bobbie" Mariani

January 12, 1933 - January 26, 2018

Barbara “Bobbie” Mariani, age 85 of Augusta, entered into rest on January 26, 2018. Bobbie was born in Augusta on January 12, 1933 along with her twin sister, Betty.  She and Betty were Jitterbug dancers and appeared once on the Arthur Murray Show.  Bobbie along with Betty worked for over 10 years at the Firehouse BBQ restaurant.  Bobbie was lovingly known as the “Feisty One”.  She was also an avid bowler.

She is preceded in death by her parents James and Earnestine Kelligan; sister, Charlotte McCaslan; brother John Kelligan and grandson, Jamie Charbeneau.  Survivors are daughters, Melinda (Tony) Corley, Augusta; Lynn Rowe, North Georgia; son, Tony (Terri) Rowe, Augusta; twin sister, Betty Collins, Augusta; sister, Mary (John) Easler, North Florida; brother, Doug (Mary) Kelligan, Hephzibah; grandchildren, John Dempsey, North Georgia; Lacie Roberson, North Georgia; April (Mike) Bell, Harlem; Nicki Rowe, Augusta; Barbara Rowe, Augusta; Ajen Rowe, Massachusetts; great grandchildren, Paige Dempsey, North Georgia; Ronnie “Tripp” Sterling, III, Harlem; Jamie Bell, Harlem; Wahya and Olivia Rowe both of Massachusetts.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 3, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. until at the Corley Residence, 2337 New McDuffie Road, Augusta, Georgia 30906.  In lieu of flowers the family request contributions to the American Heart Associaton online contributions may be made at www.donatenow.heart.org

Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com  Arlington Burial and Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive, Suite C, Augusta, Georgia 30909.  762-994-0311

Mr. Ronnie Alan  Chafin

Mr. Ronnie Alan Chafin

September 28, 1947 - January 25, 2018

Mr. Ronnie Alan Chafin, age 70, of Augusta entered into rest on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at University Hospital.  Ronnie was born on September 28, 1947 in Washington, Georgia to the late Carroll A. and Sara F. Chafin.  He was an active member of the US Navy where he fought in the Vietnam War aboard the USS Kitty Hawk and got to travel the world. He later retired as a long haul truck driver where he enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, reading, and playing flight simulator games on his computer.

Ronnie is preceded in death by this father, Mr. Carroll A. Chafin, mother, Mrs. Sara F. Chafin and sister, Miss Lynda C. Chafin all of Augusta.  Survivors are sister, Mrs. Dianne G. Holder (Randall) of Swainsboro, GA; son Mr. Vernard "Alan" Chafin (Jessica) of Beech Island, SC; son Mr. Marion E. Chafin (Leyla) of Virginia Beach, VA; six grandchildren VaCaria, Bethany, Chase, Caitlyn, Analiese, and Phoebe; nieces and nephews.

Graveside service with Military Honors will be held at a later date; please check back for service details.  Online condolences maybe expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com  Arlington Burial and Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive, Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909 762-994-0311. 

 

Mr. William Michael "Mike" Basham

Mr. William Michael "Mike" Basham

November 5, 1969 - January 24, 2018

 

William Michael “Mike” Basham entered into rest on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at University Hospital in Augusta, GA.  Mike is preceded in death by his grandparents and mother, Linda Ann Basham.  Survivors include parents, Roger and Sharon Basham, children, William M."Mike" Basham, Jr. and Chrystal Ann Basham, sister, Sheila and her husband Michael Womack, brothers, Bobby Anderton, Thomas "Randy" Basham and his wife, Melodie Basham, Dale Basham Jr., and wife Paula Basham and partner, Tammy Attaway. Numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Mike worked as a lead electrician for Willco Electric in Covington, Ga. His hobbies were anything that took him to the woods or on the water.

Memorial Service will be Saturday, February 10 at 2:00 pm at Highpoint Baptist Church located at 12025 Hwy 36 Covington, GA 30014. In lieu of flowers, any contributions should be made out to Sharon M. Basham for the benefit of surviving daughter, Chrystal Basham. He was loved greatly and will be truly missed by many.

Online condolences can be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com.  ARLINGTON BURIAL AND CREMATION 1220 George C. Wilson Drive, Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909.  (762) 994-0311.

 

Mrs. Norma C.  Frazier

Mrs. Norma C. Frazier

July 21, 1950 - January 21, 2018

Mrs. Norma C. Frazier, age 67, of Augusta, entered into rest on January 21, 2018. She is preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Susie Fryer Gilbert. Survivors are daughter, Shermecha S. Smith, Atlanta; brother, Johnnie (Shirley) Brown, Augusta and many favorite nieces and nephews.


Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Arlington Burial & Cremation. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.


Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com ARLINGTON BURIAL & CREMATION, 1220 GEORGE C. WILSON DR., SUITE C, AUGUSTA, GA 30909.  Telephone 762-994-0311

Mrs. Susan Beckum  Ligon

Mrs. Susan Beckum Ligon

July 6, 1952 - January 21, 2018

Mrs. Susan Beckum Ligon, age 65, of Augusta entered into rest on January 21, 2018 at the Medical University of South Carolina Charleston. She is preceded in death by her father, Sam Beckum. Survivors include husband, Larry Ligon, Augusta; mother, Margaret Backum, Washington, GA; daughters, Melissa G. (Mark) Weathers, Augusta; Heather S. (Billy) Edwards, Grovetown; sister Lisa (Sonny) Serigney, Grovetown; brother, Sam "Bub" (Tammy) Beckum, Jr., McBean; ten grandchildren; five great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.


Funeral service will be held Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church, 670 E. Robinson Ave., Grovetown, GA 30813. Rev. Sonny Serigney and Rev Matt Reese, officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the church.


Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com ARLINGTON BURIAL & CREMATION, 1220 GEORGE C. WILSON DR., SUITE - C, AUGUSTA, GA 30909  Telephone 792-994-0311

Mrs. Anne Agatha Krewson  Thrift

Mrs. Anne Agatha Krewson Thrift

January 9, 1929 - January 19, 2018

Mrs. Anne Agatha Krewson Thrift, age 89, departed this life to begin eternal life with our Lord on January 19, 2018. She was at her home in Roswell, GA surrounded by her loved ones. Anne was born in Augusta, GA to John Walter Krewson and Louise Livingston Krewson in 1929, the youngest of 6 children. She lived 86 years of her life in Augusta before relocating to Roswell 2 years ago. She worked a combined 56 years in her career as a very talented interior designer with Maxwell Brothers Furniture and also in furniture sales with Maxwell Brothers and Heilig-Meyers Furniture. She was a lifelong member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church and was well-known throughout the Augusta Community.

Anne was a devoted wife of 65 years to her husband, Barnes Spencer Thrift, Jr. (deceased 09/04/2015). She is predeceased also by her grandson, Zakkary Spencer Thrift (09/16/2017). Anne is survived by a daughter, Beverly Thrift Kilpatrick-Jordan (Kevin) of Roswell; a son, Brian Spencer Thrift (Emily) of Augusta; 3 grandchildren:  Jessica Kilpatrick Isdell (Allen) of Roswell, Edward Jacob Thrift of Florida and Sterling James Spencer Thrift of Augusta; a great grandchild, Madison Louise Mariano of Roswell; and her oldest brother, Jack Krewson of Oakridge, TN as well as many, many nieces, nephews and extended family members, all very special in her life but too numerous to name!

To honor Anne and to celebrate her life, a memorial service will be held Saturday 02/03/2018 at Ingram Funeral Home at 210 Ingram Avenue, Cumming, GA 30040. The family will receive friends at Ingram’s for one hour beginning at 2:00 p.m. followed immediately by the service in the Chapel, the Rev. James McCullough officiating. A second celebration of life memorial service will be held in Augusta, GA on Saturday 02/10/2018 in the sanctuary at Woodlawn United Methodist Church, 2220 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904 and will be officiated by the Rev. Jan Oglesby and Rev. James McCullough. The family will receive friends at the church for one hour beginning at 2:00 p.m. followed immediately by the service.

Flowers will be accepted. If so desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Woodlawn United Methodist Church “In loving memory of Anne Agatha Krewson Thrift”. Please sign the guestbook, write your personal messages and send condolences at www.arlingtonfuneral.com   Arlington Burial & Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive, Suite C, Augusta, Georgia 30909  762-994-0311

 Doris V.  Turner

Doris V. Turner

February 14, 1924 - January 19, 2018

Doris V. Turner, Age 93, of North Augusta, South Carolina entered into rest on Friday, January 19, 2018.  She is preceded in death by her son, David Turner.  Survivors include children, Patty Ann Garbush, Alan Turner, Doug Turner, Jeff Turner, Kay Turner; sisters and brothers, Ruth Crabtree, Marge Willis, Billy Armstrong, Richard Armstrong, Gerald Armstrong; grandchildren, Ryan, Jessica, Eric Kimberly, Jason, Jimmy, Michelle, Michelle, Harry, Justin, Krysten, Wendy, Amy, Sonja; great grandchildren, Madison, Lauren, Levi, Jackson, Emerson, Andrew, Julie, Brian, Iris, Connor and Rocco.

Private family services to be held at a later date.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com

Arlington Burial and Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive, Suite C, Augusta, Georgia 30909.  762-994-0311

 Sharon Lynn Kay  O'Connor

Sharon Lynn Kay O'Connor

April 3, 1943 - January 17, 2018

Sherry Lynn Kay O’Connor, 73, of Martinez, GA, died the morning of January 17, 2018 in her home after a well-fought bout with cancer.

Sherry accepted Jesus Christ as her savior and asked forgiveness for any transgressions she may have committed.

Sherry was born in Norfolk, VA and was raised as Barbara Sharon Broadhurst until her marriage. She is predeceased by her husbands, Bobby Kay, Sr. and Tommy O’Connor, parents, David and Vera Broadhurst and her brother, David Broadhurst (Shirley). She is survived by her first husband, Leon Ratliff of Arrington, VA, her children, Tracey Ratliff Lord of Augusta, GA, her son, Bobby Kay, Jr. (Shannon) of Augusta, GA and three grandchildren, Michael Kay, Matthew Kay and Madelyn Brooks, her brother, Michael Broadhurst (Edna) of Portsmouth, VA and her best friend Beth Owens.

In addition to her family, her many friends will miss her always cheerful and fun attitude as well as her talent for making everyone around her feel that they were the special ones. She could talk to young and old about anything and would always lend the needed support. She had an adventurous life, loved children and enjoyed traveling, especially to luxury resorts.

Ceremonies will be private.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com  Arlington Burial & Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Dr., S-C, Augusta, GA 30909.  762-994-0311

 

 Sylvia "Vickie"  Beavers

Sylvia "Vickie" Beavers

December 18, 1932 - January 14, 2018

Sylvia “Vickie” Beavers, 85, passed away January 14, 2018, with her family by her side.  She was born on December 18, 1932 to Max Liederman and Mary Barron in Everett, Massachusetts.  She later moved to Marietta, GA with her husband. 

While Vickie had many hobbies, including bingo, bowling, shopping and playing bridge with friends, her greatest legacy will be her love for the Lord and her love for others.  She loved spending her time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Vickie's smile could light up a room and she will forever be remembered for her love of life, contagious laughter and witty sense of humor. 

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Jack Beavers Sr.  She is survived by her five children: Cheryl Hernandez of Louisville, Kentucky, Jackie Chinn of Cumming, GA, Angela Reed of Charlotte, NC, Jody Scott of Augusta, GA and Jack Beavers Jr. of Dallas, GA and brother, David Russell of Boise, ID.  Vickie also leaves behind many grandchildren, great grandchildren and numerous family and friends who held a special place in her heart and will forever miss her.

A memorial service will be held February 23, 2018 at 11:00 at Eastside Baptist Church, 2450 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA.  Burial will immediately follow at The Georgia National Cemetery, 1080 Scott Hudgens Dr. Canton, GA. Flowers may be sent to Eastside Baptist Church the morning of February 23rd or in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name can be made to Heartland Hospice 153 Davis Rd. Augusta, GA 30907.

Online condolances may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com  Arlington Burial and Cremation 1220 George C. Wilson Drive, Suite C, Augusta, Georgia 30909.  762-994-0311

 Jim  Nichols

Jim Nichols

September 15, 1935 - January 6, 2018

Jim is survived by his daughter, Penny Nichols Casatelli and two grandsons:  Michael Corson and Nicholas Corson, and a great granddaughter, Aria James Williams.  He is also survived by his first wife, Nancy Betzel, Penny’s Mother; his second wife of 32 years, Kitty Nichols, and a special friend for the last 10 years, Carole Hope; and his faithful dog of the last 10 years, Shadow.  Jim’s Mother was Elizabeth Bailey Nichols and his Father was Kermit Nichols.   He was the youngest of 3 siblings: his brother, Bruce, and sister, Joann, predeceased him.  Jim’s body has been cremated and his ashes will be taken to West Virginia to be buried with his Mother.

Jim was born in Dixie, WV and lived “up the holler” in a house with no indoor plumbing – yes, they used an outhouse.  His Mother died when he was 12 and he ended up in an orphanage.  From these modest beginnings, through determination and hard work, he became a successful businessman.  After spending 10 years in military service (Marines and Army), he entered the business world as a mortgage banker and worked for several different companies in the Atlanta area. 

Jim joined Lomas Financial in 1976 in Atlanta, and was later promoted to the corporate office in Dallas, TX.  At the time, Lomas was one of the largest mortgage and financial services companies in the country.   In 1991, Jim retired from Lomas as an Executive Vice President and moved back to Atlanta where his daughter Penny lived.  Several years later (1997), he moved to Augusta and lived in the Evans area.

As most people know, Jim was an avid hunter and had many trophies to prove it.  He hunted deer in south GA and west TX, pheasant in KS, and ducks on Lake Grapevine in Dallas.  He loved to tell stories, and like most “fish” stories, his stories grew over time …. from shooting a 100 pound buck with 5 points to …. shooting a 130 pound buck with 7 or 8 points.   But the story was always good.

Jim loved going crabbing and shrimping with his brother-in-law, Ray, on Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans.  After a day on the lake, they would come home and immediately have a “boil” of the fresh seafood. 

Like many men, in his lifetime Jim had his share of  “men toys”:  numerous guns, a motorcycle, golf carts, boats (fishing, skiing, pontoon and house boat), several campers, trucks, old jeep, SUVs, trailers, four wheeler, and a tractor to cut the grass (except he had a yard service to cut the grass!).  In recent years, Jim purchased a red Mercedes sports car convertible which he loved driving.

He had almost every tool imaginable and not just the usual variety of tools – a grinder, air compressor, all kinds of saws, pressure washer, and generator to name a few.  In retirement, Jim pursued a variety of hobbies and endeavors.  He was happiest when he was working on a “project” which could be anything from repairing a vacuum cleaner, working on a golf cart, building a shed for his tools, or framing pictures.  For several years, Jim had a small business framing and selling historic and civil war prints.

 Betty  Petersen

Betty Petersen

January 16, 1949 - January 6, 2018

Betty Petersen, 68, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 6, 2018.
     Betty was a tender happy lady who enjoyed life and found pleasure in all her endeavors. She never forgot those less fortunate. After breast cancer surgery 20 years ago, she changed her will to benefit women with breast cancer who might not have the access to the professional treatment she received.
     Betty was born in Santa Monica, California on January 16. She is a graduate cum laude in graphic design from the University of Utah, winning national awards for her art. She was an enthusiastic fan of the Utah Symphony and attended all their concerts.
     Betty worked for Williams-Sonoma for 20 years acquiring expert skills in cooking and kitchen techniques. Her positive spirit and culinary expertise often earned her their top employee award. Many customers requested assistance from her by name.
     Her dozens of cook books share the shelf with an equal number of gardening books, another favorite hobby. Her homes in Virginia and Augusta were beautiful creations of flowery art admired by friends and neighbors. 
     Betty loved traveling and thoroughly researched each journey in order to experience the genuine culture of the many countries she visited, always returning with unique photos of the real texture of each destination. France, Italy and Wales were her favorites.
     She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Hans Petersen, and many relatives from her mother’s home town of Pulaski, Tennessee.
     On being notified of her passing, almost all of her friends and relatives remarked on her “kind and gentle soul.” Dr. Jim Garvey: “She was cheerful and fully engaged in conversations with friends, quick to laugh and to make those around her laugh.”
     Memorial donations can be made to The Lydia Project http://www.thelydiaproject.org/   
Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com  Arlington Burial & Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive, S-C, Augusta, GA 30909  762-994-0311