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Obituaries

 Tony Eugene  Newman

Tony Eugene Newman

September 23, 1957 - July 16, 2019

It is with great sadness Tony Eugene Newman, age 61, of Blythe, GA., passed away peacefully at his home on July 16, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. 

Throughout his life, Tony had an immense love for flying radio control aircraft.  He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and a good cup of coffee.  

Tony is survived by his wife, Beckie Akins, Blythe; mother, Iris Newman, Augusta; father, Bennie Newman, Augusta; daughter, Ginger (John) Black, Blythe; brothers, Glenn Newman, Blythe; Danny (Debra) Newman, Augusta; sister, Susan (Ralf) Kaschke, Augusta; grandchildren, Kennedy Smith, Kortni Smith, Katherine Black, Jacob Black, Jessica Black, all of Blythe; nephew, Jeremy Johnson, Augusta. 

Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Arlington Burial and Cremation.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service 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

 

 Debbie  Wells

Debbie Wells

July 20, 1957 - July 15, 2019

 

Augusta, GA – Deborah “Debbie” Wells, 61, entered into rest Monday, July 15, 2019 at Doctors Hospital.

 

She is preceded in death by her mother, Frances Goad, and her, father Alfred Goad. She had multiple aunts, uncles, and cousins and a dear friend, "Pete" Robert Peters.

 

Debbie loved the Lord. She also loved growing flowers and her 2 dogs, Max and Baby Girl.

 

Private services will be held.

 

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

 Charles Thomas  Cavanaugh, Sr.

Charles Thomas Cavanaugh, Sr.

October 10, 1920 - July 11, 2019

Charles Thomas Cavanaugh Sr., age 98, of Grovetown, Georgia entered into rest on Thursday, July 11, 2019. He was born at the home of a maternal Aunt in West Lafayette, Indiana, the oldest son of Michael Martin and Anna Helen (Brown) Cavanaugh of Lafayette. He went to St. Ann’s Grade School and then graduated from Jefferson High School in Lafayette. There, he went to work for Haywood Publishing Company in 1939, where he continued to work as a Printing Press Operator for the next 47 years. He volunteered to join the Coast Guard in 1941 and honorably served four years until after the end of WW II. He was stationed in Sewickley, Pennsylvania where he met and married his wife of 69 years, Ruth Mary Donald in 1942.  He was a member the St. Lawrence Parish in Lafayette. In his younger years he was an avid sportsman, hunting and fishing with his family, as time allowed. He continued fishing throughout his life and in his later years spent many hours crafting/carving fishing lures that he used and gave to other fishermen.  He was a well-known figure in the bowling community in Lafayette, serving as an officer in many leagues over the years and was selected as Mr. Bowler of the Lafayette Bowling Association in 1977. He was a member and officer of the Wabash Valley Gem and Mineral Society where his interests had the family traveling all over the country collecting rocks, minerals and fossils. He was also a member of the Copper Country Rock and Mineral Society of the U.P of Michigan where he and Ruth spent the summer months over 14 years of retirement. He had an interest in the American Indian culture and developed the most amazing skill at knapping arrowheads from the flint and obsidian stones he had collected.

 

After the passing of his wife Ruth in 2012, Mr. Cavanaugh remained in his Lafayette home and was well known to his neighbors as he stopped and talked to everyone as he walked up and down Prairie Lane getting his exercise. He also continued to drive until he was 96 years old. In July 2017, he moved to Grovetown, Georgia where he resided with his youngest son Dennis and Daughter-in-Law Carol, where he remained active and alert until his passing.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Anna (Brown) Cavanaugh, brothers, Michael Francis Cavanaugh (1992), Albert Orville Cavanaugh (1992) and his sister, Bettie Marie Bryan (2017). He also lost his wife, Ruth Mary (Donald) Cavanaugh (2012), his oldest son, Charles Thomas Cavanaugh Jr. (2015), his middle son Donald Lee Cavanaugh (2016) and a daughter-in-law, Linda Kay Heffelfinger Cavanaugh (2017).

 

Charles is survived by his youngest brother, Raymond (Dixie) Cavanaugh of Lafayette, his youngest son Dennis (Carol) of Grovetown GA, Daughters-in-law Shirley (Turner) Cavanaugh of Ft. Lauderdale FL, Sharon (Reed) Cavanaugh of Tecumseh, MO, Lisa (Isbell-Rousch) of Lafayette.

Grandchildren: Charles Thomas (Nadine) Cavanaugh III, Kimberly Marie Cavanaugh, Nicholas Robert (Jessica) Cavanaugh – all of Ft. Lauderdale FL. - Donald Lee (Sue) Cavanaugh, William Michael Cavanaugh and Christopher Daniel (Melody) Cavanaugh all of Tecumseh MO. – Erin (Matthew) Gilbert of Lafayette – Dennis Bray of Lafayette - Crystal Marie (Tomas) Hanson of Atlanta, GA, Candance (Steven) Turcotte of Greenwood SC, Sabrina (Chris) Coleman of Evans GA and 22 Great Grandchildren.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that you make a donation to either the American Cancer Society or the Humane Society.

 

Funeral Service will be held in Lafayette, Indiana conducted by Hippensteel Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens in W. Lafayette, Indiana.  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

 

 Lawrence "Larry" Joseph  Ucman

Lawrence "Larry" Joseph Ucman

May 9, 1941 - July 2, 2019

 

Lawrence (Larry) Joseph Ucman, 78, passed away peacefully July 2, 2019 in Martinez, Georgia. He was born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania May 9, 1941 to Joseph Ucman and Helen Shott. Raised in Pittsburg Pennsylvania, he worked for the Express Railroad and Frito Lay until a visit to the state of Georgia convinced him this was the place he wanted to move. In his youth, he was a James Dean, leather jacket wearing, motorcycle riding rebel of the 60’s.  He then married and became a respected retail salesman for Frito Lay and AB Beverage. No matter where he went, he was always recognized by someone, as he was well-known.

Although adulthood suited him well, he often spoke of his motorcycle and favorite bike shops. His favorite past time was to jokingly tease and aggravate whomever was in the room. His smile was big and appeared when he was ready to let you in on the joke. He loved his birds and had a soft spot for his dachshund, Ginger, his honeybun-eating partner. He will be missed, and especially his stories about his buddies. I have a buddy…..

Survivors include wife Carol, sons Ralph Pettigrew, Dewayne Brock, Steven Carlson, daughter Theresa Bernhard (Patrick Bernhard), grandchildren Christina Bernhard, Justine Thompson (Brad Thompson), Tabitha Pettigrew, Nelson Pettigrew and fur baby Ginger.

Family will receive visitors at Arlington Burial and Cremation in Augusta at 10:00 a.m., Friday July 5, 2019 with a memorial service to follow at 11:00 a.m.

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

 

 

 Diane Elizabeth  Proffitt

Diane Elizabeth Proffitt

April 25, 1961 - June 30, 2019

Diane Elizabeth Proffitt, age 58 of Augusta entered into rest on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at her residence.  She is preceded in death by her parents Bill and Helen Glidewell and sister, Linda Kay Crosby.

Diane is survived by her son, Dustin (Stephanie) Darabaris; grandchildren, Hudson Crites, Sullivan Crites, Megan Turner, Cliff Turner, Courtney Fralix and nephew, Christopher Bates.

Funeral Service will be held on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Arlington Burial and Cremation. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends one prior to the service starting at 1:00 p.m. at Arlington Burial and Cremation.

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

 Mona  Helmstetter

Mona Helmstetter

January 21, 1963 - June 26, 2019

On June 26, Mona Helmstetter left her earthly residence for her heavenly one. She did so peacefully surrounded by her family. She was preceded by her mother, Irma Helmstetter and her father, Charles Helmstetter.

She was and is loved by her four children: Jennifer Flagge, Jonathan Helmstetter, Jessica Townsend, and Jerrica Scott, four siblings: Clyde Helmstetter, Sheryl Barbarin, Louise Helmstetter, and Dewayne Helmstetter and  fifteen grandchildren who remember and cherish the involved and caring nature of their mom, sister, and grandmother. She was and will continue to be a light in the darkness for all those who came into and through her life. She, in many ways, was the family glue, checking on everyone wherever they were and loving them as they were.

From countless trips to the pool to dance tips to an ever ready listening ear during those tough angsty teen years (for both the teen and the suffering parent). Mona touched so many lives by being the church in loving, forgiving, and always making time to lend a helping hand, words of encouragement, sharing a laugh, or a shoulder to cry on. While we miss her smile, laughter, and that unmistakable White Diamonds she has always loved, we know she is never gone from us. She has left a mark on our lives in the shape of love and we take comfort in knowing one day we can and will be reunited with her through the saving grace of Christ her and our redeemer.

 A memorial service will be held at her home church in Augusta GA celebrating a life well lived and this woman we love. The service is to be held at Whole Life Ministries 2621 Washington Road, Augusta Georgia 30904 on July 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

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

 

- Don’t cry for me for I am not gone just gone
from your sight. - Mona Helmstetter

 

 

 Patsy Ann  Lonergan

Patsy Ann Lonergan

January 13, 1963 - June 23, 2019

Patsy Ann Lonergan, age 56, entered into rest on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at her residence.  Patsy was born in Augusta, Georgia on January 13, 1963.  She is preceded in death by her sister, Vera L. Lonergan; son, Kyle Conrad “Trey” White, III and granddaughter, Mary Jane Hendrix. 

Patsy is survived by spouse, Floyd; children, Rebecca Lonergan (Chris); Spencer White (Samantha); grandchildren, Kyle Martin, Miles Lonergan, Shayla White, Brian Lee Lonergan, Shy’Ann White; parents, Mr. and Mrs. John (Betty) Lonergan; siblings, Deborah Reese, Roy Lonergan, Annie Yates (Eddie); brother in law, Richard Gray and many other family and friends.  Ms. Patsy was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother and sister.

Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sweetwater Activity Building in Thomson, Georgia.  For more information you may contact Deborah Reese at 706-962-7931.  Please join the family as we Celebrate her Life and Legacy.

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

 Viola Mary Maus

Viola Mary Maus

December 3, 1919 - June 17, 2019

Augusta, GA- Viola Mary Maus, 99, passed away June 17, 2019 with her beloved family by her side.

Viola was born on December 3, 1919 to the late John and Elizabeth (Ambrosius) Diederich in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Viola was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon and daughter Sandra Ann Maus in 2007; five sisters, Rosella Sorenson, Agnes Ausloos, Leona Borremans, Lorraine Raymaker, Alice Kuczer, and four brothers, Gabriel, Vincent, Leo, and Anthony.

Viola was a loving wife and mother raising 10 children with her husband.

Surviving family members include her sons: Ronald, Robert, Richard and Roger Maus; daughters: Nancy Maltby, Fay Hazelbauer, Betty Gunther, Mary Goodell and Jane Heinzelman; 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Later in life, Viola graduated from Duncan Ceramic course, which she then taught Ceramic technique out of their home. Viola and Gordy moved to Augusta for retirement in 1992. After retirement they got to do what they always wanted to do which was traveling.

A private service and prayers will be held at her home for the immediate family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 10 Glenlake Pkwy NE South Tower, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30328.

 

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

 James Ralph "Jimmy"  Houck

James Ralph "Jimmy" Houck

April 6, 1950 - June 16, 2019

James Ralph “Jimmy” Houck, age 69, of North Augusta entered into rest on June 16, 2019.  He is preceded in death by his father, Henry Houck and brother, Charles Houck.  Jimmy is survived by his wife, Pamela Houck; mother, Ada Houck; son, Scott (Laura) Houck; stepdaughters, April (Larry) Dubois; Sarah Pickens; sister, Carol Ann (Doug) Hicks; sister in law, Margaret Houck; granddaughters, Addi Scott Houck; Leia Dubois.  He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and uncle to many nieces and nephews and a member of Gillette United Methodist Church.

Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Gillette United Methodist Church, SC-S-3-47 and Revolutionary Trail, Allendale, SC 29810.  Rev. George Hudson, officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will accept flowers or donations may be made to Gillette United Methodist Church.  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

 Chol  Silverstein

Chol Silverstein

June 18, 1942 - June 13, 2019

Chol Silverstein, age 76, of Hephzibah entered into rest on June 13, 2019 at Eisenhower Army Medical Center.  She is preceded in death by her son, David Bernard Silverstein.  Chol is survived by her loving husband, Bernard Silverstein; daughters, Rachel Silverstein; Sharon Silverstein (Jon) McDavid; sisters, Sun Cha Buchta; Maeng Hyden and many family and friends in South Korea.

Chol was well known in the Korean Community, for her philanthropy and devoted her time and talents to assist people in the Korean Community.  Chol was also a caring and doting mother, who taught her children to be independent and to care for other people and passed her elegance and lust for life to her children as well. She was loved dearly and gave of her time and talents.

Graveside Service will be held on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 2700 Deans Bridge Road, Augusta, GA 30906.  The family will receive friends on Monday, June 24, 2019, prior to the graveside from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Arlington Burial and Cremation; followed by the procession to the cemetery. 

The family will accept flowers or contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.  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

Mr. Frank Allen  Smith

Mr. Frank Allen Smith

January 6, 1942 - June 11, 2019

Frank Allen Smith, SR of Augusta, GA passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 11, 2019. Frank’s wife Christine “Chris” Louise (Norton) Smith preceded him in death last year. Frank had five children and their spouses, five grandchildren, and respective spouses. Frank also had a multitude of people whom he acted as a second father. Frank had six siblings, their spouses and several nieces and nephews. Frank had one sister and brother-in-law by way of Christine, and three nieces.

Frank loved to listen to his good ole’ country music, and he loved it loud. He had a witty personality; making jokes, telling stories, goofy hand signals. He was always there to lend a hand or an ear to anyone who needed him. He was a machine repairman by trade, but also enjoyed tinkering around at home. He was an Army Veteran. Frank was active in The Boy Scouts of America. He helped guide all three sons and two grandsons through the ranks to become Eagle Scouts. He held several positions in scouting over his years.

His surviving children, grandchildren, and respective in-laws are:

Daughter, Susan (Smith) Skinner and Shane Skinner.

Grandsons by way of Susan - Daniel Skinner and Amber Skinner, Michael Skinner and Valarie Mudrie.

Son, Frank Smith JR and Joy Ray

Son, David Smith and Sara Lyon

Grand children by way of David – Rhiannon LyonSmith, Rylie LyonSmith, Reed LyonSmith

Son, Paul Smith and Elizabeth Durante

Daughter, Laurajean (Smith) Sheffield and Joshua Sheffield

 

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

 S. Wayne  Prickett

S. Wayne Prickett

July 13, 1949 - June 10, 2019

Mr. S. Wayne Prickett, age 69, entered into rest June 10, 2019. He is preceded in death by his parents Addie J. Cook and Sidney A. Prickett; and his sister Linda P. Hurst.  Wayne is survived by his children Jonathan (Shauna) Prickett, and Bryant Scott; Sister Kitty (Don) Woodward; 3 grandchildren; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Wayne worked in sales most of his life, enjoyed collecting Beatles memorabilia, and writing poems and songs.  He had a feisty but compassionate personality and dearly loved his family and friends.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Arlington Burial and Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Drive, Suite C, Augusta, Georgia 30909.  Rev. Hal Hodges, officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to a charity of your choosing.

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

 Walter Bobby "Pappy"  Moore

Walter Bobby "Pappy" Moore

November 21, 1938 - June 3, 2019

Walter Bobby "Pappy" Moore born November, 21, 1938 went to be with the Lord June 3, 2019. He is proceeded in death by his wife of 54 years Loretta "Mamaw" Moore; father, Robert Arnold Moore; mother, Mildred Brown Moore; sister, Guynell Smith and brother, Billy Moore.  Pappy is survived by four children, Theresa (Wallace) Cantrell, Augusta; Jackie (Paul) Dodd, Augusta; Lisa Moore, Augusta and Kenneth (Diana) Moore, Grovetown; eight grandchildren Michael and Travis Moore, David (Crystal), Shaun, and Kyle Salser, Christopher (Lindsey) Dodd, Jessica (Michael) Turner, and Joshua (Brian) Hernandez-Dodd. Six great-grandchildren, Hannah, Chevelle, Cheyenna, Dillon, Leah, and Hadley Salser. He is also survived by two brothers, Joe (Carlene) Moore and Ronald (Okchi) Moore. Two sisters, Vermel Phillips, and Rachael Moore; brother-in-law, Wheeler (Sue) Vance and sister-in-law, Chris Moore.

He was a member of Bible Deliverance Temple and a veteran of the United States Army.   He was a great husband, father, and Pappy to all who knew him. Family was everything to him and he loved God and music. God put a song in his heart. He's resting in the arms of the angels at the feet of Jesus.

 

Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Bible Deliverance Temple, 1857 Fenwick Street, Augusta, Georgia 30904.  Rev. James C. “Jimmy” Murray, Jr., officiating.  Interment will follow at Westover Memorial Park with Military Honors.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the church.

 

In lieu of flowers the family request donation be made to Bible Deliverance Temple, 1857 Fenwick Street, Augusta, Georgia 30904.

 

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

 

 Fred Kenneth "Kenny"  Clifford

Fred Kenneth "Kenny" Clifford

January 9, 1942 - June 3, 2019

Fred Kenneth "Kenny" Clifford, 77, entered into rest Monday, June 3, 2019, at his residence.

He is survived by his wife, Jana Childs Clifford; two sons, Sean (Rhonda) Clifford; Kyle (Juli) Clifford; daughter, Brandi C. (Chris) Greene and grandson Rex Elijah; sisters, Kathy C. (Mike) Mackie; Connie M. Clifford; brother, Allen (Patsy) Clifford; granddaughter, Megan Clifford; special friends Faye Ruffin and Dr. Rebecca Talley; and many nieces and nephews.

Kenny was born to the late Violet Fouts Clifford and Connie Munson Clifford.  A lifetime resident of Augusta, he graduated from Richmond Academy.  He served in the Navy and was a great outdoorsman and animal lover.  A convivial man and great storyteller, he loved socializing with family and friends.  In later years he became a very knowledgeable antique dealer and his expertise was often sought.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Good News Church, 400 Warren Road, Augusta, GA.  The family will receive friends at the church following the service.

Memorial donations can be made to Kenny's favorite charity in his name to That's What Friends are For Inc., P.O. Box 9490, Augusta, GA 30916 or to Good News 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

 Joe Carol  Alderman

Joe Carol Alderman

April 3, 1949 - June 3, 2019

Joe Carol Alderman, age 70, peacefully entered into rest at his home on Monday June 3rd, 2019.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Odes Alexander Alderman and Katherine “Nadine” Register Alderman; and his siblings Odes Alexander Alderman Jr., and Henry Patton (Grace) Alderman.  Joe is survived by his spouse Barbara “Elaine” Alderman; children Chris (Lisa) Alderman, Joe Alderman, Jamie (Christina) Alderman, Michael (Jennifer Waters) Alderman, Carol Jean Alderman (Jason) Christiansen, Courtney Glen, Mark Croft, Brian (Robin) Pittman, Jessica Alderman (a granddaughter that was adopted making her a daughter, too); siblings, brother John Register Alderman, and sister Gloria Alderman Brunner;  grandchildren, Christopher, Terry, Adam, Heather, and Hannah Alderman,  Kade, Lucy, Emily, and Sara Christiansen,  Caleb, Natalie and Conner  Glen, Amber  and  Tatum Croft, Ashley, Noah and Piper Pittman, Armando (Rachel), Alissa and Alejandro Carlin.  Great grandchildren, Audrey Luna, Remington and Jayden Carlin and Jaxton Williams.  Lots of special cousins, nieces and nephews.  Joe also leaves behind his beloved dog Max, who was a very loyal, loving dog.

Joe was born in Moultrie, GA where he joined the Army in 1968 and served 20 years. Joe retired in 1988 as an E-7, Sergeant First Class.  His military career included 4 tours in Vietnam, where he earned 5 Bronze Stars and 2 Purple Hearts, 2 tours in Germany and 1 tour in Korea.  He was a motor sergeant in the Army and continued in that career after he retired to civilian life.

While living in Paulding County, GA Joe and his wife of 35 years, Elaine, took foster parenting classes, participated in the Right to Life group, and Republican politics.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for over 45 years, where he served in the Stake Sunday School Presidency, as a member of the Bishoprie, and as young Men’s President.  He was also a Scout Master for Boy Scouts of America. 

Joe loved family and had a large extended family that loved and respected him, too.  He was a great cook.  He also enjoyed travelling in later years, especially to historic church locations, and of course the beach and mountains. 

Along with having PTSD, he suffered with Parkinson’s disease and Metastatic Lung Cancer, but felt blessed with THE BEST doctors.  Dr. Michael Friedman, Dr. David Squires, Dr. Dominic Gallo and Patrick Jenkins, PA, and Dr. Clark Garner.

By request there will not be a Funeral, Memorial or Burial.

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

 Chris "Tiny"  Burkett

Chris "Tiny" Burkett

June 14, 1956 - May 30, 2019

Mr. Chris "Tiny" Burkett, 62, entered into rest unexpectedly May 30, 2019, at St. John Towers, Augusta.


Chris was predeceased by his loving parents Mildred F. and Claude B. Burkett; brother C. Michael Burkett; and former wife Susanna N. Burkett.  Survivors are a sister Gail B. (Charlie) Kennedy, and several nieces and nephews.


Chris was a member of Asbury U.M.C. Augusta.  Chris "Tiny" was a truck driver for many years mostly for Mr. Ken Durden and several of his companies, an avid NASCAR and Harley Motorcycle fan.


Arrangements for a service are incomplete at this time. Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com  Arlington Burial & Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Dr., S-C, Augusta, GA 30909.  762-9940311
 

 Willie  Nero

Willie Nero

November 9, 1942 - May 28, 2019

 

Mr. Willie Nero, Age 76 of Augusta, GA entered into rest on Tuesday May 28, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his daughter and grandchildren.  Willie is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. Butler Nero, Mrs. Mattie Nero; three brothers and three sisters.  He is survived by his wife Lula Mae Nero; daughters, Victoria Nero and Terrie Nero Walker; seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren, three brothers; six sisters, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Willie worked at Shaperio Packing Company. He attended Lucy Laney High School.  Willie enjoyed gardening and fishing.

By request there will not be a Memorial or Burial.  Flowers and other material may be sent to 609 Weed St., Augusta, GA 30904.

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

 Douglas Kenneth Byrne

Douglas Kenneth Byrne

October 17, 1941 - May 27, 2019

Evans, GA – Entered into rest Monday, May 27, 2019, Mr. Douglas Kenneth Byrne, 77, loving husband of Jeanie Byrne.

Mr. Byrne was born the middle son to the late William D. and Audrey S. Byrne, in New Rochelle, New York on October 17, 1941. He grew up in Larchmont and moved to Texas with the United States Air Force in 1962. After a deployment to Southeast Asia, as a Broadcast specialist with the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service, returned to civilian life and worked for WVOX in New York then KBOX in Dallas, Texas. In 1967, he left radio and joined Rauscher, Pierce and worked with various investment banking firms until joining the State of Texas as Director of Funds Management for the Treasury Department. Subsequently, he moved to the Teacher’s Retirement System as a fixed income portfolio manager. In 1987, Mr. Byrne moved to Jacksonville, Florida with the Barnett Banks Trust Company as a retail trust, fixed income funds manager and trading department manager. He retired from Barnett as a Senior Vice President and worked as a Regional Investment Manager for the First National Bank in Palm Beach.

He finally retired in 1999, returning to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and served several charities as a consultant and board member, culminating as Chairman of the Board of Catholic Charities, Jacksonville.

Mr. Byrne’s interests were varied and wide, from actively participating in multiple musicals, dramas and several seasons as a supernumerary with the Dallas Civic Opera to writing poetry and prose. He loved golf, playing many of the better known courses in the East and South. He was an active member of the Sawgrass Country Club, Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Deerwood Country Club and Onion Creek in Austin, Texas. He also enjoyed ocean travel, having visited 42 countries in his 35 cruises. He could politely greet you in seven languages, none of which he could speak fluently, but felt it important to make the effort.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanie, three daughters, Michelle Brigante of Eastvale, CA, Frances Lee Benning of Eagleville, TN, and Robyn Sears of Flowery Branch, GA, two stepsons, David and Kevin Batten of Jacksonville, FL. He was blessed with eleven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his oldest brother, Bill (Pat) of Ridgewood, NJ, and younger brother, John (Karen) of Hartford, CT.

The memorial service will be private.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to K9s for Warriors, P.O. Box 86543, Orlando, FL 32886-5431.

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

 Linda E. Lucas

Linda E. Lucas

January 8, 1967 - May 23, 2019

Linda E. Lucas age 52 passed away peacefully on Thursday May 23, 2019 at Aiken Regional Medical Center.

She was born on January 8, 1967 at St. Joseph hospital in Augusta Georgia. Linda was a member of South Side Baptist Church. She was a former employee of Master Fabricators. Linda enjoyed cooking, 80's Rock Music and spending time with her family especially her only grandchild (“Ganma's heart”).

She is preceded in death by her stepfather James Mauney. Grandparents L.S Eubanks, and Edna Eubanks. Her aunt and uncle Pete Hodges and Jack Eubanks. Survivors include: her husband Lester Lucas, two children, a son, Les Lucas, and daughter, Danielle Lucas. Her mother Patricia Mauney, sister Becky Bacon (Randy Bacon), and one special granddaughter Payton Lucas.

A memorial service will be held at CSRA Worship Center, 116 Wilde Dr. North Augusta SC 29841 at 2:30 P.M., Sunday, June 2, 2019.

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

 James Bryan  Mitchell

James Bryan Mitchell

July 4, 1966 - May 8, 2019

James Bryan Mitchell, age 52, of Grovetown entered into rest on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at his residence.  He is preceded in death by his sister, Sarah Mitchell and step-father, Buddy Robinson.

Bryan is survived by his wife, Renee Mitchell, Grovetown; mother, Linda Robinson, Evans; father, Eldred Mitchell, Graniteville, SC; daughters, Brooke Shipes Penn, Martinez; Shelby Aspinwall, Jesup; sisters, Sherry (Rick) Ott, Sunrise Beach, MO; Michelle (Matt) Shaw, Pickens, SC; brothers, Paul (Hope) Mitchell, Grovetown and Jon Mitchell, Graniteville, SC.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Graniteville Cemetery, Gregg Highway, Graniteville, SC.  Rev. Tony Henderson, officiating.  The family will receive friends on Monday, May 13, 2019; from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Arlington Burial and Cremation.

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