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Obituaries

 Hugh Taylor  Bennett, III

Hugh Taylor Bennett, III

October 16, 1938 - October 11, 2019

Hugh T. Bennett, III, entered into peaceful rest at his home on Friday, October 11th.  A native Tennessean, born in Fruitland, TN on October 16, 1938, he made Augusta his home over the last 15 years.  Hugh graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1960 with a BS in Industrial Management.  After graduation, he married his college sweetheart Patricia “Patti” Payne and enlisted in the United States Air Force.  He served for 3 ½ years and achieved the rank of 1st Lieutenant.  After his service, he began his career in industry working for Cummins Engine Co., Toastmaster, Inc., and retired from Litton Industries as VP of Sales and Marketing in 1991.  He was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church USA, serving as a deacon and an elder at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, MO and First Presbyterian Church in Cookeville, TN.  Hugh was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and a member of Kiwanis International, having served as President of the Cookeville Kiwanis Club and an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Augusta.  He was an avid golfer and an accomplished marksman, earning numerous awards as a sharp shooter on the Air Force pistol team.  He loved time spent at Shooters Indoor Range when he could no longer play golf. 

Hugh is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh T. Bennett, Jr (Vaneeta), and his sister Betty Bennett Hazelwood.  He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Patricia “Patti”, his son Hugh Taylor Bennett IV (Susan), daughter Catharine Bennett Lemmon (Christian) and with great pride, his grandsons Sam Bennett, Bennett Lemmon and Brooks Lemmon. 

A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 14th at 2:00 PM at Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, Augusta, GA.  The family will receive friends after the service in the Fellowship Hall. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way Augusta, Ga 30904. 


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

 David W.  O'Connor

David W. O'Connor

February 23, 1958 - October 4, 2019

Mr. David W. O'Connor, age 61, of North Augusta entered into rest on October 4, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Cornelius and Arlene O'Connor; brothers, Mike O'Connor and Neil O'Connor.

David is survived by his loving wife, Debra O'Connor; daughter, Amber (John) Bannister, and son, Cory O'Connor. 

Private family service to be held at a later date.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com  Arlington Burial & Cremation, 1220 George C. Wilson Dr., Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909.  762-994-0311

 Doris Elaine Rutti  Cain

Doris Elaine Rutti Cain

December 24, 1944 - September 28, 2019

Augusta – Doris Elaine Rutti Cain, 74, died Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta following a brief illness. 

She leaves behind her husband, Gerry Chip Cain; her stepdaughter, Kimberly Ann Cain; and several brothers and sisters including: Jo Ellen Maypole, Harold (Florinda) Rutti, Teresa (Max) Belchyk, and Roger (Azita) Rutti. She will also be missed by 5 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, several nieces and nephews, a brother-in-law, Richard Cain, and her beloved dog, Allie.

Mrs. Cain, born in Waycross, Georgia, was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Doris Rutti.  She lived most of her life in the Augusta area.   After graduating from Butler High School, she attended the University of Georgia and later graduated from the Medical College of Georgia Dental Hygiene School.  She also earned a Master of Public Health at University of Minnesota.  During her career she worked for the Richmond County Department of Public Health, the Georgia State Department of Public Health and the Georgia Rural Water Association.

A memorial service will be held later. 

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

 David Lee  Johnson Sr

David Lee Johnson Sr

June 10, 1938 - September 27, 2019

Mr. David Johnson, age 81 of Augusta, Ga entered into rest on Friday morning, September 27, 2019.  Born on June 10, 1938 to Mr. Samuel and Mrs. Beura Mae Bean Johnson, he married and divorced Irene Leona Burgess and from that union he had one stepdaughter, La-Barbara Burgess of Philadelphia, PA who preceded him in death.  He is survived by his daughters, Evelyn (Lanod) Broadnax, Augusta, Ga., and Crystal Lynn Johnson of Philadelphia, PA.; son David Lee (Shelly) Johnson, Florence, NJ.; two beloved brothers, Audley Johnson and family (who cared for him while living in Valdosta, Ga) and Herbert Kelly of Jacksonville, Fl.; a host of grandchildren; and one great granddaughter.

Mr. Johnson worked as an electrician assistant by trade, he was a retired Baptist minister and a United States Navy Veteran.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.arlingtonfuneral.com  Arlington Burial & Cremation, 1220 George C Wilson Dr, Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909.  762-994-0311

 Donna  Barbour

Donna Barbour

January 3, 1954 - September 25, 2019

Donna Barbour of North Augusta passed on Wednesday morning after a multi year battle with colon cancer. The final days of Donna's life occurred peacefully in her home and in the comforting presence of  her sister, family, and friends.

Donna moved to Augusta from Miami Florida in 2004 and spent 15 years serving the residents of the Augusta area as a realtor. Thirteen of these years were with Meybohm Realtors where Donna built friendships with customers and colleagues, many of whom remained friends throughout the remaining course of her life.

Among her many accomplishments, Donna will be most remembered for her selfless service and generosity to others. Especially towards her clients, friends, and family.

Donna is survived by her children John and Michael, her grandchildren McKenna, Hayes, and Emory, and her sister Diana.

A celebration of Donna’s life will be hosted at Arlington Burial and Cremation, this Tuesday October 1, 2019 from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Donna's name may be made to the Lydia Project, 1369 Interstate Parkway, Augusta, GA, 30909, or  to the Muslim Community Services of Augusta, 120 Davant Road, Augusta, GA 30907.

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.

 Wendell Laturis  Harrell

Wendell Laturis Harrell

December 13, 1958 - September 22, 2019

Sixty years ago, Wendell Laturis Harrell, was brought into this world by the almighty God born to Carl Meeks & Mae (O’Neal) Hawkins in Mounds, Illinois on December 13, 1958. The same God that brought him into this world knew that his stay on earth would come to an end on the evening of Sunday, September 22, 2019.

Wendell Harrell is a graduate of MacArthur High School, Decatur, Illinois. After the completion of high school he joined the United States Navy and served until he was honorably discharged. He spent many years driving 18 wheelers until his health started to fail him.

He was married to Annie (Bond) Harrell for 37 years, to that until 3 sons were born, Wendell Harrell, Jr., Johnathan Harrell, and Cacone Harrell. Wendell also took on the responsibility of raising Christopher Bond as his son. Mr. Harrell also had a beautiful daughter, Camille Harrell.

Wendell loved to converse with people about any subject, however he was known for his knowledge of knowing everything.

Wendell Harrell leaves to cherish his loving memories, his wife Annie (Bond) Harrell, his children Christopher Bond, Wendell Harrell, Jr., Jonathan Harrell of Augusta, Georgia, his daughter Camille Harrell of Decatur, Illinois; 11 grandchildren, Jonathan Harrell, Jr., JaNyia Harrell, Wendell Harrell III, Chontez Burctley, Paige Bond, Christopher Bond, Tyisha Bond, Kaylin Brown, Kaja Armor, Isaiah Bond; siblings Catherine Harrell of Saxton, MO, Lyn (Alvin) Reed of Waukegan, IL, Kay (Max) Russell of Reidland, KY, Carletos Meeks of Leesburg, FL, and Don (Eileen) Meeks of Milwaukee, WI; and Special Friends Tony Reese and Mosses Moore.

He was preceded in death by her parents, 2 bothers Stanley O’Neal and Jerry Meeks and son Cacone Harrell.

Arlington Burial & Cremation, 1220 George C Wilson Dr, Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909 www.arlingtonfuneral.com

 Mary F  Randall

Mary F Randall

August 16, 1932 - September 19, 2019

Mary F. Randall, age 87, of  Augusta, GA entered into life eternal on September 19, 2019.  She was the wife of the late Hasting "Jim" Randall. She was born on August 16, 1932 to the late Clyde and Agnes Fulmer of Aiken, SC. Mary is preceded in death by her brother Sammy Fulmer.  She is survived by her sons Billy Ray (Cynthia) Randall of Augusta, GA, and Hasting (Ricky) Randall of Warrenville, SC; 5 grand children;16 great grandchildren; and 4 great great grandchildren. 

 

Mary was a member of The Full Gospel Redemption Center.  The family will greet friends Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 1-2pm with a celebration of life to follow at The Full Gospel Redemption Center, 365 Piney Heights Rd, Langley, SC with Rev. Chris Williams. At Mrs. Randall's request she will be cremated. 

 

Condolences may be expressed online at www.arlingtonfuneral.com  Arlington Burial & Cremation, 1220 George C Wilson Dr, Suite C, Augusta, GA 30909.  762-994-0311

Mr. Johnny  Holbrook

Mr. Johnny Holbrook

July 22, 1958 - September 18, 2019

Johnny O. Holbrook passed away on September 18, 2019 in Augusta GA.  He was the son of the late Odis C. Holbrook and Hirlande M. Holbrook.  He is survived by his wife, his sister Connie Wilson (James) of Sumter SC, daughter Christina Holbrook of San Antonio TX, daughter Stephanie Chappell (Tommy) of Augusta GA, daughter Stacy Holbrook of Augusta GA, and grandchildren Tyler, Hayden, Timothy, and Avery.  He has worked as a crane operator and also a fork lift technician at Atlanta Lift until his retirement.  His interests through the years have been building and flying model airplanes with his Dad.  He also participated in numerous charity rides when he was a member of the Southern Cruisers motorcycle club.   His family is respecting his wishes by not having a final memorial and any donations can be made to either the Polycythemia Vera | Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or the Georgia Pomeranian Rescue in his name. 

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

 Cathy  Rhodes

Cathy Rhodes

April 18, 1958 - September 17, 2019

Cathy Rhodes, age 61, of North Augusta, SC, entered into rest on September 17, 2019. She was a daughter to Ethel Greene, and a sister to Nancy Brown, Jeff Greene, and Beth Ervin.  Cathy was also a beloved mother of two children, Tyler Rhodes, and Casey Rhodes.  Cathy worked the majority of her life as a Registered Nurse, and her last few years she worked at Pruitt Health of Aiken, SC.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.arlingtonfuneral.com  Arlington Burial & Cremation, 1220 George C Wilson Dr, Suite C, Ausuta, GA 30909  762-994-0311

 William  Flanagan

William Flanagan

October 10, 1952 - September 13, 2019

William Joseph Flanagan III entered into rest on Friday September 13, 2019. “Bill or Billy” was born in — England on October 10, 1952. He is preceded in death by his daughter Angel Davis; mother, Mary Gray of Glasgow, Scotland & father William Flanagan Jr. of - New York, NY. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Gail Kelly; daughters, Lauren & Kelcey; granddaughter, Skye;  grandson, “Wolfie”; brother, Allen Flanagan; sister-in-law in law, Jeannie; niece, Megan; & nephew, Matthew; As well as many beloved cousins, aunts, and uncles across the U.S., Canada and Scotland. 

 

Bill’s pride & joy was his family. His joy was also brought on by his love of music. He was huge fan of The Beatles, but it didn’t just stop there. His free love and hippie mentality mixed with his work ethic made him one in a million. Billy could always make you smile with his jokes and stories, both which will be missed. 

 

Bill was a retiree from International Paper where he served as President of the Union for years. He attended  the Florida Institute of Technology where he studied marine biology & oceanography. His favorite place to be was at any beach he was laying on surrounded by friends and family. He loved the ocean & was a staunch supporter of numerous  charities that promoted the health & protection of all wildlife.

 

The family will receive guests at a later determined time and date, please check back for final details. 

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Autism Speaks, a charity that was near & dear to Bill’s heart as the grandfather of an autistic child.

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

Mrs. Sue McBurney  Tucker

Mrs. Sue McBurney Tucker

May 15, 1948 - September 13, 2019

Mrs. Sue McBurney Tucker, age 71, of Martinez entered into rest on September 13, 2019 at her home, after battling cancer for 6 years.  Sue is proceeded in death by her parents, Horace and Hazel McBurney.  She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Larry Tucker; daughter, Kimberly Hallman (Lee); stepdaughter, Teresa Tucker; 2 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; and 2 step great grandchildren.

Sue loved life, shopping, travelling, genealogy, and loved and worshipped God. She also loved spending time with her family.

Funeral Service will be held on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Bellevue Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4501 Wrightsboro Rd., Grovetown, GA 30813.  Rev. Charlie Deloach, officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Bellevue.  Serving as pallbearers are, Christopher Tucker, Dylan Snyder, Michael Blackburn, Terry McBurney, Donald Pinion and David Turberville.

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

Ms. Glenda "Faye"  Widener

Ms. Glenda "Faye" Widener

November 10, 1948 - September 13, 2019

Glenda “Faye” Widener, age 70, went home to be with her Lord and savior on September 13, 2019.  She is proceeded in death by her parents, Wesley Meadows and Dimple V Meadows; and nephew Clifford Hintz.  Glenda is survived by her daughters Becky (James) Havard of Hephzibah, GA, and Tammy Widener of Harlem, GA; grandchildren Blake (Kate) Edenfield of Poplarville, MS, Brooke (Alan) Tootle of Waynesboro, GA, Zach and Kaycie Shannon of Harlem, GA, Morgan Havard of Martinez, GA and Jeremy Havard of Grovetown, GA; great grandchildren Callie Rae Tootle, and Evee and Sophie Edenfield;  siblings Vernice Hintz of Harlem, GA, Glenn (Tammie) Meadows of Evans, GA, Gina (Charlie) Wright of Jackson, SC, and Edie (Johnny) Casteel of Thomson, GA; and a multitude of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Faye was a single mother for most of her life.  She sometimes juggled 3 jobs trying to make ends meet to provide for her daughters.  She sacrificed so much to give her daughters the best she could.  She was very talented and cross-stitched many pictures through the years as gifts for friends and family. She also crocheted names, baby blankets, Afghans and various other items.  These items will be forever cherished by everyone she blessed with her work.

Faye and her girls have memories of Sunday mornings getting ready for church listening to the Rex Nelon singers and having blueberry muffins.

Sunday afternoon favorite dinner was meatloaf or spaghetti with her family and homemade fudge for dessert. 

When you saw Faye she always had a Pepsi, which often turned out to be a community Pepsi for grandkids alike.

She loved her girls, all of her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and her several nieces and nephews she helped raise.

A Memorial Service is on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 5:00 PM at South Point Church, 3358 Peach Orchard Rd, Augusta, GA 30906. Family will receive friends one hour before the service. Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made to the University Health Care Foundation.  1350 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30901

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

 Johnny Dwight  Garrard

Johnny Dwight Garrard

January 30, 1955 - September 11, 2019

On September 11, 2019, a day that is remembered each year by this country, now adds another hero to mourn. Johnny Dwight Garrard, passed away suddenly with his family surrounding him. He struggled with many health issues through the years, but fought strong up until the very end. We live in hope of seeing him again one day in full restoration and no more pain. 

 

Dwight was born on January 30, 1955 in Griffin, Georgia. He is survived by his family, Susan, Hannah, and Elise. His brother, Forrest Garrard, and sisters, Judy Conquest, Geraldine Allen, Darinda Holliday, Phyllus Rigsby, Aleisha Freeman. He also has two granddaughters, Harper and Aviana. Dwight was the owner of Garrard's Japanese Automotive from 1995-2017. He was a trusted and honest mechanic, always fair and making sure the job was done right. His customers knew they could rely on him and were saddened when he retired in 2017. 

 

He cared so deeply for his family and friends, always willing to help any way he could. He truly enjoyed a good football game and discovering new music, a collector of thousands of songs. We will miss his bear hugs and smiling chuckle with a wink, letting us know it’s all okay. 

 

There will be a celebration service at a later date to remember Dwight. Please contact us if you wish to attend and we will send details.

 

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

Mr. Sidney  Williams

Mr. Sidney Williams

April 19, 1940 - September 6, 2019

Mr. Sidney Williams, age 79, of Waynesboro, GA, entered into rest on Friday, September 6, 2019 at his residence.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Freedom Zone Worship Center, 2204 Kimberly Drive, Augusta, GA.  Pastor William Brown, officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 2:00 p.m.to 3:00 p.m. at the church.

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

 Teresa Salinda Earls

Teresa Salinda Earls

October 25, 1959 - September 4, 2019

Augusta, GA – Teresa Salinda Earls, 59, entered into rest Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

She is survived by her husband: Frank Ridlehoover; daughter: Patricia Earls; grandchildren: Salina Salinda Earls, Cassie Jane Thrift, and Isabell Marie Thrift; nieces: Amanda Lynn Eubanks and Jimmieanne Eubanks; sister-in-law: Amy Tolbert; and one soon to be born great grandchild.

Teresa was a native of Macon but has lived in Hephzibah for several years. She loved gardening and will be missed by all who knew her.

No services are planned.

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

 Bernice B. Bennett

Bernice B. Bennett

December 1, 1934 - September 4, 2019

Augusta, GA – Bernice B. Bennett, age 84, of Augusta entered into rest at her residence on September 4, 2019.

She is survived by her sons: Daniel Morris and Randall Morris; 12 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents: Rice and Susie Busbee;   spouse: James Bennett; child: Mary Ann Stinson; siblings: Julia Morris, Glen Busbee, and Thomas Busbee.

Bernice loved the Lord and all her church family at West Acres Baptist Church.  She listened to her audio books and go bible every day. Her number one love was her dog Scooter.  She enjoyed having her visits from all of her favorite neighbors and Sunday school family. Bernice loved all of her family here on earth but she was looking forward to seeing her loved ones in Heaven.

Special thanks to Heartland Hospice for her end of life care.

The memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at West Acres Baptist Church, 555 Gibbs Rd., Evans, GA 30809.

In lieu of flowers please donate to West Acres building fund.

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

Mr. William O  Pittman Jr.

Mr. William O Pittman Jr.

May 14, 1956 - September 4, 2019

Bill passed away peacefully on September 4 2019 in Blythe, GA with his wife and Ms Tommie Odum by his side.

 

Memorial service will be held at 3pm on  Sunday, September 15, 2019, at Miracle Baptist Church with Paster John Bartlett officiating.

 

He was the son of the late William O. Pittman Sr. and Shelby Branham Pittman. Also predeceased by his sister Melissa A. Pittman.

 

He started out as a bag boy and advanced to management at bi-lo with 37 years of dedicated service. 

 

He also worked at John Deere and Bridgestone.

 

He wanted his service to be a celebration of his life. I am sure he would be honored if we all wear Gamecock colors.

 

I can hear him saying GO COCKS!

 

Those he left to cherrish his memories are his wife Dianne Martin Pittman; a daughter, Jenny Perkins-Haney (Jason); one son, Thomas Perkins (Deana); and grandson, Gaven Thomas Perkins, all of Blythe, GA; brothers, Carleton A. (Tony) Pittman Sr (Sue) of Lugoff, SC, Micheal J. Pittman Sr of Columbia, SC, David M. Pittman (Linda) of Lugoff SC, Carleton A. (Tony) Pittman Jr (Tracy) of Lugoff, SC, Dalton J. Pittman of Lugoff SC; and a sister Sue A Pittman Donahue of E!gin SC; also 2 biological daughters, Crystal Pittman Nazzrie (Chris), granddaughter Deven; Jessica Pittman Setzer (Derek Laymon) and grandson Benjamin Laymon.

 

Bill will also be remembered for his quick sense of humor. He always had a joke to tell. He loved putting models together and actually won a 1st place ribbon at the Georgia-Carolina state fair for it. He entered a contest in a magazine to write a story. The next magazine came out and his story was published. He named it Stick ball. It was a short story about him and his brothers playing ball with that stick.

 

Gaven was his world , they had a very special bond.  He wanted us to make sure Gaven would remember him and we will.

 

I would like to thank  Dr Miriam Atkins and the Augusta Oncology staff for taking care of him.

Affinis Hospice was great.  Lee and Kitty  were awesome. Thank you!

 

And last but not least a huge thank you to our daughter Jenny who was with me every step of the the way.  I couldn't have done it without you. 

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

Mr. Nicholas "Imago"  Woodward

Mr. Nicholas "Imago" Woodward

February 7, 1993 - September 2, 2019

Nicholas Dangelo Woodward, 26, was born February 7, 1993. Nicholas, a resident of both South Carolina and Florida, died unexpectedly on Monday, September 2, 2019. 

 

Nicholas was born in Detroit and started his journies down south in 2002 with his family.  Nicholas was the son of Victoria Woodward and Shane Fuller. In addition to his parents, Nicholas is survived by his siblings, Shana Woodward, Sydney Woodward, Tyler Eanes, and Curtis “Bo” Freeman. He was the grandson of Alvin and Barbara Franklin, Carolyn Fuller, Elizabeth Jordan, and Gus and Annice Woodward. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and long-time friends. He is preceded in Death by grandfather Clyde Fuller, great grandmother Barbara Ware, great aunts Winifred Hill, LaTosca Naomi Stanton, and Aquanetta Woodward Allen and dear family friend Linal Darden. 

 

Nicholas was a young man full of life and dedicated to having a good time. He loved being around friends and family. He talked often of his adventures with best friends Tarik, Rajah, and Dom. He was the life of the party and loved to show off his dance moves. If you knew him well or barely at all, he always left you thinking. Sometimes it was about a deep fact of life, or why he insisted on sporting some type of bandana, but mostly it was “what was in his cup?” In his free time, Nicholas could be found in some type of fierce Pokémon battle or playing games like Kingdom Hearts or Dynasty Warriors on his PlayStation or beloved Nintendo DS. He was also a very talented artist. He would hunker down over a sketch pad, tongue in cheek, drawing anime characters or dragons or making up his own animated drama.   

 

Nicholas will be remembered for his gentleness and kindness. Everyone he met described him as a natural charmer despite his wish to be seen as a rogue pirate. He was heard saying he wanted to live like a pirate and have a “short but pleasurable life.” We all believe he had just that. 

 

Services for Nicholas will be held at Intention Church (Causeway Baptist) in Tampa, Florida on Monday September 16, 2019 @ 11 am. All friends and family of Nicholas are invited to attend. There will also be a Sunset Celebration of Life on the beach of Anna Marie Island a day after services. 

Mrs. Ruth D.  Martin

Mrs. Ruth D. Martin

November 30, 1953 - September 1, 2019

Ruth D. Martin, age 65, of Grovetown entered into rest in the comfort of her home on September 1, 2019.

She is survived by her Mom, Nell Aune (Larry); and Dad, Joseph Duncan; daughters, Brandy Faulkner (Nick) and Stormy Kitts (Tim); siblings Tony Duncan, Sheri Moore, Sonia Titus, and Cindy Rentz; grandchildren, Fisher Faulkner, Carter Faulkner, Savannah Kitts, Kennedy Kitts, and Cecilia Kitts; and a dearest friend, Randi Stonehill.

She loved and trusted the Lord. She enjoyed a good laugh, all genres of books and her fur babies.  In her prime, she loved to dance, go to concerts, and fish.  Above all she loved her family and close friends.

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

 Harvey David Barker, Jr.

Harvey David Barker, Jr.

February 11, 1954 - August 31, 2019

Harvey David Barker Jr.

Harvey died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loved ones.  He left his earthly home in loving arms only to be greeted by his Heavenly Father’s open arms. 

He was a carpenter by trade and of the Baptist faith and a member of West Orange Baptist Church in Orange, Texas.  He was an avid and devoted animal lover and a true Dale Earnhardt fan who leaves behind his fur girl Lucy.  Harvey loved his family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them.   He was a very loving and kind-hearted man with a heart of Gold.  He was deeply loved by those who had a close relationship with him, and he will be greatly missed.   He had a genuine love and smile that will never be forgotten.  

He is survived by his son:  Harvey “David” Barker III (Renay) of Augusta, GA; siblings:  Howard Barker (Teresa) of Houston, TX, Bruce Barker of Augusta, GA, and Doniese Ivey of Augusta, GA; grandchild:  Harvey David Barker IV; great grandchildren:  Dustin Barker, Brentlee Barker & Lily Barker; and nieces and nephews:  Bonnie Barker, Damon Barker, Joe Barker, Kevin Barker and Rocky Verkey.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Harvey Barker Sr. and Mary Scoggins, siblings, Ronnie Verkey, and great granddaughter, Adelynn Barker.

Special thanks go to several who were there in assisting with his care, those who showed support, who made him laugh, who loved on him during his last few days - David & Renay Barker (caretakers), David Barker IV, Howard Barker, Bruce Barker, Barbara & Earl Didone and Deborah Beasley.    

 A memorial service will be Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Old Union Baptist Church, 6095 Old Union Rd., Harlem, GA 30814. The family will receive friends one hour prior, beginning at 10:00 A.M., at the church.

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