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Obituaries

 Doris Murlee  Nettles

Doris Murlee Nettles

May 30, 1938 - January 15, 2019

Mrs. Doris Murlee Nettles, age 80 of Beech Island, SC entered into rest on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at her residence.  She is preceded in death by parents, Owen and Eula Stanley Donahue and her husband, Wilson Roland Nettles.  Survivors include her children, Carroll Nettles, Sheree Nettles (James) Cook and Coy Dean Nettles all of Beech Island, SC.  Grandchildren, Chad (Joni) Nettles of North Augusta, SC, James A. Cook and Christen Cook Way both of Beech Island, SC.  Sisters, Aline Harvey of PA., Reba Terry of CA. and Daisy Padget of Hampton, SC.  Brother, Michael Donahue of Fairfax, SC.

Doris retired after 17 years from the Augusta Chronicle and work for years with the Council on Aging. 

A Memorial Service will be held at 3PM on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Beech Island, SC.  Rev. David Hixon officiating.

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

 John Terry  Smith

John Terry Smith

April 2, 1946 - January 10, 2019

John Terry Smith, age 72, a native of Union, SC currently residing in Eatonton, GA entered into rest at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin, GA on Thursday January 10, 2019.  John was a beloved father and husband.  He was lovingly referred to as Papa John.   His passions in life were gardening, fishing, cooking and country music. Nothing gave him more pleasure than to share his bounty with family, friends and strangers. 

John was a retired Sergeant First Class with United States Army.   He was the 35P4H Avionic Equipment Maintenance Supervisor for 13 years and 9 months and the 32Z40 Communications -Electronics Maintenance Chief for 5 years and 4 months at Fort Gordon, GA.  He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal;  Vietnam Service Medal (5 campaigns);  Vietnam Campaign Medal;  5 Overseas Bars; Bronze Star Medal;  Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Medal;  Good Conduct Medal ( 6th award); Army  Commendation  Medal;  Army Service  Ribbon;  Overseas Service Ribbon (1);  NCO Professional Development Ribbon (2);  Meritorious Service Medal. He also retired from Civil Service.

John was loved by the men he taught from the US and abroad.  He made sure none of his men spent a Thanksgiving or Christmas alone; they always had a place at our table. 

John is preceded in death by his parents Cecil Smith and Faye Loving Smith, both of Union, SC.  He is survived by his wife Patricia B. Smith of Eatonton, GA; daughter Jackie S. Durham (Keith) of Bath, SC; daughter Laurie (Dee) Hitchcock (Ricky) of Hephzibah, GA; son Larry Kenney (Bisa) of Sharpsburg, GA; daughter Kathy Bryce (Brian) of Powder Springs, GA; daughter Bonnie Ellis of Lithia Springs, GA; daughter Donna Deavers (Jimmy) of Hiram, GA; sister Barbara Spencer (Robert) of Lancaster, SC; brother Butch Smith (Linda) of Union, SC as well as his 14 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. 

“He was ready for his wings and I was not.  I was his Angel and now he is mine.”

A Celebration of Life will held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Bellevue Memorial Gardens, 4501 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown, GA 30813, with full military honors.   Chaplin David R. Julian, officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, monetary donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, Wounded Warrior, or A Child in Need (Shriners).

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

 Keisha Karin  Randolph

Keisha Karin Randolph

May 22, 1977 - January 7, 2019

Keisha Karin Randolph, age 41, of Augusta, Georgia entered into rest on Monday, January 7, 2019 at Augusta University Medical Center.  She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Marguerite Wynn and Lewie P. Thomas.

Keisha is survived by her daughter, Shirkeisha L. Randolph, Augusta, GA; mother, Shirley I. Randolph, Augusta, GA; father, Ivin C. (Sheryl) Randolph, Sr., Hagerstown, MD;  grandmother, Nancy V. Randolph, Ijamsville, MD; brothers, Alan Blackwell, Augusta, GA; Ivin C. Randolph, Jr., Frederick, MD; Ashford Randolph, Frederick, MD; Derrick Randolph, Boonsboro, MD.

Private family services will 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

 

 

 JoAnn L.  Allen

JoAnn L. Allen

August 16, 1929 - January 4, 2019

JoAnn L. Allen, age 89, of Augusta entered into rest on Friday, January 4, 2019 at University Hospital.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Gene Allen and son, Mark Allen.  JoAnn is survived by sons, Dennis Allen, Augusta; Steven Allen, Augusta; Glenn A. (Gloria) Allen, Grovetown; three grandchildren and three step grandchildren.

Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Trinity On The Hill United Methodist Church, 1330 Monte Sano Ave., Augusta, GA 30904.  Dr. Mike Cash and Rev. Greg Hatfield, officiating.  The family will receive friends at the conclusion of the service at the church. 

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

 Andrew M.  Beauregard

Andrew M. Beauregard

March 3, 1985 - January 2, 2019

Andrew M. Beauregard, age 33, of Penrose, NC entered into rest on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Doctor’s Hospital in Augusta, GA.  He is preceded in death by his, Grandparents, David and Margie Boye, Robert and Lorraine Beauregard

Andrew is survived by his loving wife, Victoria A. Beauregard, whom he fondly called his favorite.  He is also survived by his Mother and Step Father, Michelle and Bobby Edwards.  Father, Bob Beauregard. Brother Matthew Beauregard and his wife, Ashley Beauregard.  Sister, Maryanna Beauregard.  Nephews, David Beauregard and Thane Patterson. Niece, Ariel Patterson. Uncles: David Boye, Mike Boye, Paul Beauregard.  Aunts: Jackie Boye, Charlene Boye, Renee Beauregard, Camille Mitchell, Gisele Hankins and 14 cousins.

He is also survived by his cat fur-babies, Aris and Akira – “the girls”, Opossum – “Itsa”, Mr.Mittens – “Boy”, and Dobby – “Baby Shark”. Andrew was born in Columbus, Ohio and moved to Hendersonville, North Carolina at the age of eleven.  From his teens into adulthood he developed a love for cars and all things that go fast. He would go on to pursue a career as a mechanic and tow truck driver and ultimately become the Manager/Service Writer for Top Notch Auto Repair in Hendersonville, NC. Andrew was known for his wicked sense of humor, generous spirit, and willingness to help those in need. 

Most notably Andrew was known for his big heart.  He accomplished much in his short time here on earth and had more crazy stories then anyone you will ever meet. He was a man who loved God and the type of guy everyone wanted to be friends with. Andrew was a true hero and gave his all even in death.  Through his gift of organ donation, he has saved several lives.  His heart has never stopped beating and will now live on to inspire others. Although we mourn his loss we will never forget his stories that made us laugh and we will carry his love with us until we see him again.  As he always liked to say, “Just crush it” and “It’ll be fine”. 

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday,  January 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Living Water Church. 1284 Sugarloaf Rd. Hendersonville, NC

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Burn Foundation of America by visiting the website www.burnfoundation.net or by mailing, checks only, to 3614 J. Dewey Gray Circle, Building C, Augusta, GA 30909. Please notate on your donation that it is in memory of Andrew Beauregard.

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

 Nora Maria Smith  Anderson

Nora Maria Smith Anderson

March 16, 1949 - January 1, 2019

Mrs. Nora Maria Anderson daughter of the late William K. Smith & Helena Sach Smith was born March 16, 1949 in Viernheim, Germany.  She attended schools in Germany and the United States.  Her family made their home in Augusta, Ga.  She resided with her Son and grandson.  Nora attended Second Baptist Church of Beech Island with her daughter when she was able.  She retired from Sweethart Cup and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Nora loved to work in the yard and planted many flowers and bushes and she liked collecting lawn statues.  She took lots of pictures of friends and family.

She entered into rest on January 1, 2019.  Her life will be forever cherished by her family and friends.  Nora is survived by her children, Craig Masters of Augusta, GA; Stephanie Carroll (Gerald) of Jackson, SC; grandchildren, Katherine Bray (Kyle) of Augusta, GA, Jennifer Carroll of Clearwater, SC, Patrick Carroll of Jackson, SC, Colby Masters of Augusta, GA, Melinda Carroll of Augusta, GA; great grandchildren, Anthony Bray, Haydn Cross, Bailey Jarrard, Jessica Duggan; sisters, Rose Cissell (Chris) of Kentucky, Christina Roberts, Augusta, GA, Sandra Beiller, Augusta, GA, Mary Ward (Grady), Augusta, GA, Nancy Smith of Augusta, GA and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorial Service will be on Saturday, January 5, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at Arlington Burial and Cremation with Pastor George James, officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the funeral home.

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

 Jerry Ronald  Clewis

Jerry Ronald Clewis

November 1, 1939 - December 24, 2018

Jerry Ronald Clewis, age 79 of Aiken, SC entered into rest at his residence on Monday, December 24, 2018. 

He is preceded in death by parents, Ernest and Margaret Ellington Clewis, and daughter-in-law, Debbie Clewis.  Survivors include his wife, Mary Sivertsen of Aiken, SC,  daughter Cathy Clewis Stevens (wife, Donna) of Newport, NC, Cheryl Lynn McEntire of Lexington, NC, sons, James Lee Clewis and Christopher Ernest Clewis (fiancé, Tina Brinkley) both  of Trinity, NC and step-son, Ed Michael Allred (wife, Erin) of Trinity, NC.  Brothers, Randy Clewis of Augusta, GA and Tony Clewis of Hamlet, NC.

Grandchildren, Zachary Harrison (wife, Amanda) of Mt. Juliet, TN, Melissa Simmons (fiancé, Jeremy Faircloth) of High Point, NC, Crystal Foley (husband, Darrell) of Trinity, NC, Brandon McEntire of Greensboro, NC, Lindsey Yanero of Lexington, NC, Amber Clewis of Thomasville, NC, Jessica Clewis of Trinity, NC, Kristina Clewis (fiancé, Tyler Atkins) of Highpoint, NC, Morgan Allred of Trinity, NC and Stacie Allred of Eden, NC.  17 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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

 

 Susan Marie  Justus

Susan Marie Justus

October 2, 1951 - December 21, 2018

Susan Marie Justus, age 67 of Hampton, GA entered into rest on Friday, December 21, 2018 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Stephen Lamar Justus; parents, Boas and Verta Draughon; and brother, Emory Nelson Draughon. 

Susan is survived by her children Michelle (Doug) Rocque of Grovetown, Ga; John (Teresa) Schmitz of Hampton, Ga; Carla (Chris) Raymond of Byron, Ga; and her loving fur baby, Misty. Her grandchildren Damon Allen (Nicole Ortega), Brent Allen, Anna Rocque (Sean McFarland), Haley Raymond, and great-grandchildren Kylie and David.  Her sister, Carolyn Haddock of Warner Robins, Ga, and her sister of the heart Sylvia Barfield of Goose Creek, SC.

Born in Vienna, Ga, Susan was raised and lived for many years in Warner Robins, Ga.  Susan and her one true love, Steve, moved and resided in Goose Creek, SC, until his death in 2012.  In the years since, Susan has shared her time between her children in Byron, Atlanta, and Grovetown. 

A private memorial service will be held at a later date in Warner Robins, Ga.

Susan, Mama, Nana will be missed and never forgotten.

Your memory will live on in our hearts forever

 Patricia Anne Youngblood  Martin

Patricia Anne Youngblood Martin

February 12, 1953 - December 19, 2018

Patricia Anne Youngblood Martin, age 65 of Augusta, GA entered into rest on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.  Patricia was a beloved mother and wife who loved her yard work.  She was a person who never met a stranger and was a wonderful cook who never used a recipe.  She was even known to have created her own recipes from time to time.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry C. Martin, Sr., parents, Franklin and Dora Youngblood, grand-daughter, Taylor M. Martin and nephew, Jason Youngblood. 

Survivors include her children, Lisa D. (Matthew) McGuire and Henry C. (Kimberly) Martin, Jr.  Grandchildren, Katelyn V. Martin and her fiancé, Bryson Morris, Alyssa F. McGuire, Brianna C. Martin, Kaliyah N. Martin, Sierra Martin, Kaylee Martin and Olivia Martin.  Brothers, Frank (Wanda) Youngblood, Ricky (Penny) Youngblood, Sisters, Elizabeth Youngblood Dawson, Tracie (Triston) Dawson and Jackie Warner.  Nieces and nephews, Jamie Tanner, Alicia (Jimmy) Haywood, Alexis Chandler, Frank (Miranda) Youngblood, III., Olivia, Sierra and McKinnley.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Canaan Baptist Church, 3907 Mike Padgett Highway, Augusta, Georgia.  Pastor Mike Andrews officiating.  The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the memorial service.

Monetary donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

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.

 Loretta  Wart

Loretta Wart

March 28, 1946 - December 17, 2018

Mrs. Loretta Wart, age 72, of Grovetown entered into rest on Monday, December 17, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.  She is preceded in death by her father, Ferris Kithcart; mother, Harriett Quartararo; sister, Sharon Beebe; brothers, Carl Kithcart and Rodney Kithcart and step-daughter, Valorie Korell. 

 

Loretta is survived by her loving husband, Lamont Wart; daughter, Laura (Kevin) Warner; son, Brandon (Lisa) Wart; step-son, Joe Wart; step-daughter, Lori Reisig; grandsons, Drew Warner, Trevor Warner; granddaughters, Morgan Wart, Shelby Wart; great grandson, Carter Warner; sisters, Terry Patrick, Donna Wandell, Carol Hall, Debbie French and Shirley Kithcart.

 

For most of her life Loretta was a Cardiac Nurse and enjoyed spending time with her family and loved the beach.  She loved putting her chair in the ocean water ankle deep and relaxing.

 

A Celebration of Life Service will be on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Grovetown United Methodist Church, 206 Robinson Avenue, Grovetown, Georgia.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the church.

 

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

 

 Paul F.  Allmendinger

Paul F. Allmendinger

March 2, 1922 - December 16, 2018

 

Paul F. Allmendinger, age 96, died December 16, 2018, at Doctors’ Hospital, Augusta, Georgia. He had fallen, suffered a head injury, and did not regain responsiveness following surgery for a blood clot on his brain.

Paul was born in Moline, Illinois, and attended public schools there before entering Augustana College in Rock Island, IL.  After a year at Augustana, he received a Congressional appointment to the U.S, Naval Academy at Annapolis.  He entered in 1941 with the class of 1945, graduated in June 1944 (wartime shortened course), and served in the South Pacific until the end of the war.  He was married in August 1947 to Sara Jo Breazeale of Belton, South Carolina, and they had three sons.

He served aboard the heavy cruiser Tuscaloosa from June 1944 until the end of the war, duty which included action at Iwo Jima and Okinawa.  In 1945 he transferred to flight training and resigned from the Navy in 1947. He kept a painting of the Tuscaloosa on the wall and a photograph of a PBY Catalina on his desk.   

Following resignation from the service, Paul worked as an engineer in the automotive and power tool industries before retiring as a Divisional Vice President for Rockwell International in Pittsburgh.  He then became the Vice President of Technical Affairs for the Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association in Detroit.  In 1981 he was named Deputy Director of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), headquartered in New York City, and retired as its Executive Director in 1987. At ASME, Paul oversaw an association of more than 100,000 members with a staff of 350 and offices world-wide. His sons remarked upon his corner office in mid-town Manhattan overlooking the East River and the United Nations Plaza. His wife was thrilled to travel with him to ASME meetings in the British Isles, Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

Paul was tirelessly active in professional engineering societies and was often recognized for his efforts. He was a member of the boards of directors of the Society of Automotive Engineers and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). He chaired the Board of Standards Review of ANSI, and the Accreditation Committee of Engineers’ Council for Professional Development.  He subsequently was named President of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, the official body for the accreditation of engineering schools in the United States.  He was also a member of Tau Beta Pi, the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession, and he was listed in Who’s Who in the United States.  He was a Fellow of ASME, and was recognized internationally as a Fellow of the United Kingdom’s Institute of Mechanical Engineers and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers of Australia. He did graduate work at the University of Toledo and the Harvard School of Business.

Following his 1987 retirement from ASME, Paul and Sara Jo built a home at Keowee Key in Salem, South Carolina, near Sara Jo’s childhood home. Paul did not let time hang heavy on his hands. He did consulting work, and he volunteered, including serving for two years as the president of his property owners association.  In 2004 he moved to Brandon Wilde in Augusta, GA, a life care community and was still at it, serving as Chairman of the Resident Council and as a member of the Board of Directors. He was an avid golfer and tennis player.

Paul is survived by his wife of 71 years, Sara Jo (Breazeale), three sons, James (Kay Oppenheimer) of Durham, NH and Aiken, SC, Glen (Jackie) of Boulder, CO, and John of Greenwich, CT.  Paul has two grandchildren, the son and daughter of Glen and Edie Twining, Reed Allmendinger of Park City, UT and EMay Allmendinger, of Boston, MA, and three step-grand-daughters, Mary Jane Curry of Rochester, NY, and Elizabeth and Julia Curry, of Burlington, VT, and two step-great grandsons, Austin and Eli Pine of Burlington, VT. Contributions in lieu of flowers should be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

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

 Almena Krystel Small  Weldon

Almena Krystel Small Weldon

November 29, 1982 - December 12, 2018

Almena Krystel Small Weldon, age 36 of Augusta, GA entered into rest on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.  Nina Rawce as she was also known, began at the age of one reading the newspaper.  It was at that time the family knew she was different.  She became a beautiful writer who loved to travel, she spoke both Japanese and Spanish and received many awards including the President Writers Award and the African American Award of Excellence.

Nina is survived by her mother, Wanda Weldon of Augusta, GA and father, Oneal Small of Wilson, NC.  Sister, Kristina Small of Augusta, GA, brothers, Robert Small and  Cpt. Kristofer Small both of Augusta, GA.  Grandparents, Diane Mabry of North Augusta, SC and Joycelyn Small of Brooklyn, NY. 

A Memorial Service will be planned for a later date.

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

 Joseph Hardy  Mitchell

Joseph Hardy Mitchell

April 4, 1956 - December 8, 2018

Joseph Hardy Mitchell of Sylacauga, Alabama died Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Augusta VA Hospital in Augusta, Georgia following a severe stroke.

Joe was born in Sylacauga, Alabama and attended Sylacauga High School and Alexander City State Junior College.  He is the son of the late Barbara (Lynn) Young Mitchell and E. Paul Mitchell of Sylacauga, Alabama.  Joe is survived by his brothers Michael (Dedria), Reid (Patti), Sam (Michelle) and Gary (Connie) Mitchell; and sister’s Paula (Mark) Midyette and Babs (Rod) Giddens.  Many nieces and nephews loved Uncle Joe as well as friends and relatives because of his gentleness, kindness, humility and gratefulness for the simple things in life.

Joe was a gifted writer and his text messages were always entertaining. His memory was incredible.  He had a love for dogs, crossword puzzles, reading, Auburn football, the outdoors and his family. He served in the US Navy from 1981-1988 as a boiler technician. He had several positions as a boiler tech including Nashville Thermal and UAB.  He also worked with his brother at Mitchell’s Marine near Alexander City, Alabama.  A memorial service will be held to commemorate Joe’s life on Sunday, December 23rd, 2 pm at the Hillabee Baptist Church in Alexander City, Alabama.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Unbound Grace by visiting the following website: https://www.unboundgrace.life/support/

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

 Judith-Ann Helen-Marie   Lehman

Judith-Ann Helen-Marie Lehman

December 11, 1960 - December 7, 2018

Judy passed away at 5:30 AM, on December 7, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia.  After the cremation on December 11, 2018 there was a Celebration of Judy’s Life held in Venice, Florida, at 5:30 PM, on December 17, 2018.

Judy was preceded in death in 2009 by her mother, Monique Richer. 

She is survived by her husband of nearly 20 years, Thomas E. Lehman; by her daughter, Donna Martira (and two grandchildren); and by other family members.

Judy was born in Newport, Rhode Island, on December 7, 1960.  She joined the U.S. Army in 1979, and served both Active duty and in the Reserves as an armament-repair technician, until late 1986.  Judy’s life-passions were social and political justice, ecology, prose-poetry, cooking, and genealogy. As one of her last acts of service to others, in mid-2018, she helped start a web-community for those who do not know their real biological parents.

The photo of Judy was taken with her favorite dog Truffle who passed in 2017 and in our favorite park in Tallahassee in 2007.

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

 Keith  DeVos

Keith DeVos

September 11, 1943 - December 6, 2018

Keith "Kdawg" DeVos, age 75, of Hephzibah entered into rest on December 6, 2018 at University Hospital of Augusta.  He is preceded in death by his Parents, Virgil & Emily DeVos. Two Sisters, Maxine & Karen DeVos. His survivors is Phyllis Hopkins (Fiancée); two step son's; granddaughter and his six fur babies.

 

Keith was born in Grand Haven, MI.  He graduated from Grand Haven High School in 1962.  His first job was working in the local bakery there.  He also worked for the city at the power plant.  Hie opened a bar & grill.  Then he moved to Augusta, GA in 1992.  He started working for the state of GA as a boiler operator and he loved his job and the guys he worked with.  Keith loved the water. He loved boating, tinkling with cars, and shopping.  He was a gental and kind man. Everyone who met him really liked him.  He was as well a cancer survivor of Melanoma . 

 

The Family and Friends are asking not for flowers but ask that you donate to the America Cancer society of Augusta, GA.    There will be a celebration of his life at a later date.  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

 Marjorie J.   Corley

Marjorie J. Corley

January 16, 1933 - December 1, 2018

Marjorie J. Corley of Martinez, GA passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018.  Marjorie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert L. Corley who was from Argyle, Iowa.  She was born in Kinston, NC to Paul and Lacey Kennedy.  She lost her only brother, Elwood Kennedy and leaves behind two sisters, Joyce Mercer and her husband Macon, as well as her sister Rachel Whaley.  Marjorie leaves behind her two children, Ritchie G. Heath of Grovetown, GA and her daughter Belinda Waldron (and husband Matt) of Oklahoma.  Her grandchildren include, Joshua Heath, Aaron Heath (and wife Alicia) and Leah Hubbard (and husband Monte).  She also leaves behind five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and many friends across the United States. 

She wished to extend a special thank you to the loving hospice care team, especially to Esther, Christie, Sherry, Pat, Chaplain Mike Sides and Dr. Frederick Merrill. 

Marjorie loved to talk, never met a stranger and could give detailed rendering of times and event from years gone by.  She loved people and had a tender heart for animals.  She kept an immaculate house, read her Bible daily, kept meticulous records and while healthy, spent many happy hours nurturing her garden with loving tenderness.  Her greatest joy was to plant beautiful flowers, lay paving stones, carefully tend the grass and spent many hours outside in the yard.  Marjorie was a strong, determined woman and met many challenges in her life, including lung cancer, with grace and dignity. 

May you rest in peace special lady and may your loved ones greet you with open arms of joy at Heaven’s Gate.  We will miss you more than words can say.

Funeral service will be held at 12:00pm on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Arlington Burial & Cremation.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  Burial at Baldwin Memorial Gardens in Milledgeville, GA.

In lieu of flowers donation may be made to the American Cancer Society or the CSRA Humane Society in memory of Marjorie J. Corley.

Online condolences may be express at www.arlingtonfuneral.com   Arlington Burial & Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive Suite C, Augusta, GA  30909.  (762) 994-0311

 

 

 

 Rucker  Vaiden

Rucker Vaiden

December 13, 1944 - November 30, 2018

Benjamin Rucker Vaiden, 73, lost his valiant 8+ year battle with melanoma on Friday, November 30, 2018.  He is the son of the late Eleanor Rucker and Campbell Vaiden. Soon after his graduation from Richmond Academy, ’64, he found success in the building business as owner and President of Vaiden Construction Co. and broker-owner of Vaiden Realty Co., while simultaneously serving as Vice President and founding partner of A Child’s World daycare center together with his long-time friend, David Dunn.  Among his greatest passions in life was cars and music of the 50’s and 60’s. Rucker owned and restored more than twenty vintage autos over the years, many of which during his retirement.  Those who knew him best, will remember he never shied away from having a good time with good company.

Now in God’s loving arms, Rucker is survived by his wife and partner of 26 years, Beth Ashmore, daughters;  Kelly (Doug) Rothert,  Dublin, Ohio and Vivian Vaiden, Martinez, GA, his son, Wesley Vaiden, Evans, GA, and his step-daughter, Bebe Raymer (AJ Jackson), Goodletsville, TN.  Also 9 grandchildren; Brittany, Paige, Torey and Carlyn Rothert, Rachel and Ella Beal, David Harbeson and Danyelle and Zealy Raymer, his sister, Ellie (Andy) Silman, Pisgah Forest, NC, brother, Harry (Carole) Vaiden, and sister-in-law, Martha A. Burton, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. 

A memorial service will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way, on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. with his brother-in-law, Rev. Dr. Andrew Silman officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church, Augusta, Cornerstone  Presbyterian Church, 645 Bert Lane Rd, Brevard, NC, 28712, or “That’s What Friends Are For, Inc.,” (animal rescue)   c/o Lorna Barrett, P.O. Box 9490, Augusta, GA 30906-9490.

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

 

 

 Chester James  Williams, Jr.

Chester James Williams, Jr.

August 9, 1951 - November 28, 2018

Chester James Williams, Jr., age 67 of Augusta, GA entered into rest on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.  He is preceded in death by his father, Chester James Williams, Sr. and step-brother, Donnie J. Couch.

Survivors include his step-mother, Vera L. Williams of Augusta, GA, step-brothers, Jerry (Cathy) Couch of Keysville, GA, Boyd (Vicki) Couch of North Carolina and David Spears of Augusta, GA.  Step-sister, Cherry Spears Hoover of Augusta, GA.

Chester loved riding his bicycle and loved the outdoors.

A memorial service will be planned for a later date.

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

 Lesley Doreen  Hammett

Lesley Doreen Hammett

July 31, 1946 - November 28, 2018

Lesley Doreen Hammett, 72, of Augusta, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Lesley was born on July 31, 1946  in Augusta, Georgia.  She was a graduate of Richmond Academy. 

Lesley was proceeded in death by her parents, Gilbert Hammett (Myrtle) and Jean Hammett.  She is survived by her sister Sherry Antonakos (Dean), brothers Bruce Hammett (Joyce) and Steve Hammett (Melissa).  Nieces and nephews include Ronnie Williams (Catherine), Craig Williams (Jeter), Chris Antonakos (Jennifer), Clay Antonakos (Beth), Tyler Antonakos (Brooke). Wayne Hammett (Krista), Coni Wilson (David), Brittany Murray (Edward), Kim Buckalew (Stan), Robbie Hammett (Kelli), Natalie Merzlak (Jeremy), Bailey Hammett and 29 great nieces and nephews.

Though she was never married Lesley had many nieces and nephews she loved as her very own. 

Most of her working career was at Hamburg Industries in office administration,  but her true passion was her family.  Lesley was a member of St Marks Church, and she was a past Queen of “Daughters of the Nile”. The family would especially like to thank Tara, Alicia, and Valentina of MSA for their care, love and support during her battle with cancer. 

A 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

 

 Evan John  Laughlin

Evan John Laughlin

April 28, 2005 - November 27, 2018

 

Evan John Laughlin, age 13, passed away suddenly at 12:30 pm November 27, 2018 at Children’s Hospital of Georgia Hospital of heart failure.

 

Evan was born on April 28, 2005  in Augusta, GA, to the proud, strong, and loving parents Julie and Jerry Laughlin. Evan was born with a chromosome disorder called Agenesis Corpus Callosum. Evan beat the medical odds of survival at every turn.  His odds of surviving birth, slim, yet he lived. His odds of walking, slim, yet he walked. His odds of running, slim, yet he ran. Yes, he could not speak, but Evan was smart and could communicate through his emotions and sign language. His personality showed through with his infectious smile and loving hugs. Evan never met a stranger, he loved to hug and show his inner heart to everyone.

 

Evan, as young as he was, has had a lot of help along the way, but know, the many of you that touched Evan’s heart, touched our family's as well. From Doctors Theodore Johnson, and Karen Carter, to the many therapists, teachers, para-pros, daycare providers, and babysitters, you enhanced Evan’s life and he loved and hugged every one of you.

 

Evan had many happy places, his mother’s lap snuggling, sitting with dad watching a movie, playing with his brother Brandon, watching Mickey Mouse’s Clubhouse, and school to name a few. Evan was a social butterfly, as he loved to interact with a crowd, thus school was a very important part of his life and he loved to ride the bus getting there.

 

Evan was an energetic helper around the house, always wanting to be involved, and then at a random moment, he would break into a dance of silliness and happiness. He loved Christmas and was looking forward to opening his presents.

 

Evan enjoyed participating in the Miracle League Baseball, the TriMyBest Triathlon, swim lessons at the YMCA, Surfers for Autism at Tybee Island, and his friend Jackie, who ran marathons for Evan as part of the I Run4.org. He was not shy in participating in any group activity and shined brightly from the attention. We are so thankful for the many community organizations that many times go unnoticed who assist the children and families of special needs.

 

We will forever miss and love our Evan, and know that God has a very special young angel by his side.

 

Evan is preceded in death by Paternal Great Grandparents Robert F. and Gladys K. Helmly, Paternal Grandparents Jerry W. Sr. and Barbara Laughlin, and Great Aunt Faye Wylds. 

Evan is preceded in death by Maternal Great Grandparents George C. and Lucy M. Reckentine, and Glenn E. and Mary E. Bird.

 

Survivors include his Parents, Jerry W. and Julie A. Laughlin, and his Brother Brandon Wayne Laughlin.

 

Paternal Grandmother Jackie Laughlin, Aunts Angela and her husband Kenrick Atkins, Stacy Laughlin, Suzanne Melton, Catherine Melton, Samantha Laughlin, Loan DeSalle. Great Aunt Deborah and her husband James Duggan, and Great Uncle Lawton Wylds. 

 

Maternal Grandparents George J. and Ann Marie Reckentine, and Maternal Grandmother Janet A. Garmany.  Aunt Sarah and her husband Robert Rice, Uncle Daniel J. and his wife Allison Reckentine, Uncle Jonathan W. Bell. Great Uncle David and his wife Catherine Bird, Great Aunt Tracey Remillard , Great Aunt Patricia A. and her husband Thomas Bates, and many cousins and friends.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to surfersforautism.org

 

Funeral services will be conducted this Saturday afternoon, December 1, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, 605 Reynolds Street, Augusta, Ga 30901 with Father George Muir officiating. The family will gather at the Tyler Hall at the church after the service.

 

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