Obituaries
April 30, 2009 Issue

Mrs. Margaret Caroline Pritchard Black
Mrs. Margaret Caroline Pritchard Black, 87, of Augusta entered into rest on Monday, April 20, 2009, at her residence.

She was the wife of James M. Black and the daughter of the late Jacob and Bessie Richardson Pritchard. She was born in Trenton, S.C., was a graduate of Leavelle McCampbell High School, Graniteville, S.C. and was a member of Graniteville First Baptist Church. She was a charter member of Brigadier General E. Porter Alexander Chapter 2671 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 25, 2009, at 4 p.m. at the graveside in Westover Memorial Park, Augusta.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Willie T., Arthur, E.J., Roy, Laurie and Carroll Pritchard.

Survivors include her children, Don L. Black, Cheyenne, Wyo., Margaret Elaine Gatliff, Edgehill, Marcia Gray, Augusta, Lora Moore, Anderson, S.C., and John Black, Appling; nephews, Charles Pritchard, Charleston, S.C. and Butch Pritchard, North Augusta, S.C.; niece, Betty Vickers Price, Aiken, S.C.; 21 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were her grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Brigadier General E. Porter Alexander Chapter 2671 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

If so desired, memorials may be made to the Brigadier General E. Porter Alexander Chapter 2671 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Hatcher Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Neelie M. Criswell
Mrs. Neelie M. Criswell, 76, of Augusta entered into rest on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at Select Specialty Hospital.

Mrs. Criswell, a native of Avera, was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Homer A. Criswell; father, Clifford Brooks; mother, Rosa McTier Newsome; son, Rex Criswell; and siblings, Roy Brooks, Thelma Sheppard, J.S. Brooks, Jimmy Brooks, Junior Brooks and Cleon Beasley.

Survivors include her son, Keith Allen Criswell (Lynn Reid); sister, Cleo Gosnell; brother, Ernest Brooks (Judy), Felton and Elton Beasley; granddaughter, Crystal Hunter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Elizabeth (Cawley) Wood Faust
Mrs. Elizabeth (Cawley) Wood Faust of Warrenton entered into rest in Kingwood, Texas on April 20, 2009.

Mrs. Faust was born on July 21, 1920, in Shultz Hill, S.C. She was the daughter of Mark Luke and Anna Inglett Reed Cawley. She lived the majority of her life in Augusta, but after retiring from Lily Tulip Company she moved to Warrenton.

Graveside funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2009, at Hillcrest Memorial Park, with the Rev. Marion Jay officiating.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Quincy Wilson “Jack” Wood and Howard Edward Faust; brothers, James and William Cawley; sister, Daisy Wheatly; and daughter, Dora Anne Youngblood.

Survivors include her sister, Juanita Thaxton of Perkins; daughters, Jo Anne (Lou) Bouffler of Decatur, Tenn., and Raye Wood Causey of Kingwood, Texas; grandchildren, Pat Martin, Elizabeth Dawson, Jackie Warner, all of Augusta, Frank Youngblood Jr. of Gibson, Richard Youngblood of Hephzibah, Philip and Michael Thompson of Lakeland, Fla. and Christie Viands, Marie Price and James Williamson of Kingwood, Texas; many nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Elliott Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Angie Norris Hauser
Mrs. Angie Norris Hauser of Thomson entered into rest on Friday, April 24, 2009, at her residence.

Mrs. Hauser was born Nov. 16, 1910, in Wadley, the daughter of James Pilcher Norris of Warren County and Norine Egbert Shipley of Atlanta. She and her husband came to Thomson with the Georgia Power Company in 1940. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Thomson and was one of the founding members of the Raysville Baptist Church. She competed in national bridge tournaments at Sea Island for 20 years and was a member of the Georgia Power Company’s Ambassadors Club.

Private graveside services were held Monday, April 27, 2009.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Clark “Muggy” Hauser; and sister, Louise Norris Strauss.

Survivors include her sons, James Norris Hauser (Laura) of Hitchcock, Texas, and William C. “Bill” Hauser (Wallie) of Comstock, Texas; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Curtis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mr. Paul “PoPo” Marsh
Mr. Paul “PoPo” Marsh, 83, of Warrenton entered into rest on Thursday, April 23, 2009, at the V.A. Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Marsh was a native of Jefferson County and was the son of the late Mr. Willie Paul and Myrtle Clark Marsh. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WW II and received the American Theater Ribbon and WW II Victory Medal. Mr. Marsh had retired as owner of Warrenton T.V. Company and was a Baptist.

Graveside funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 27, 2009, at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, with Rev. Curtis Thigpen officiating.

He was preceded in death by a brother, James Marsh.

Survivors include four sons, Eddy (Barbara) Marsh, Martinez, Randy (Pat) Marsh, Warner Robins, Tommy (Anita) Marsh, Murrieta, Calif., and Joey (Rebecca) Marsh, Dallas; two sisters, Elizabeth (Bill) Doggett, Augusta, and Joyce Tomlinson, Flint, Mich.; one brother, Billy Marsh, Warrenton; seven grandchildren, Paul E. Marsh Jr., Rachael M. Marsh, Jennifer (Nathaniel) Noler, Jeromy (Heather) Marsh, Jason Aradanas, Kyle Marsh and Maegan Marsh.

Pallbearers were John Bales, Eddy Marsh, Tommy Marsh, Randy Marsh, Joey Marsh, Jason Aradanas and Paul E. Marsh Jr.

If so desired, memorials may be made to the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church C/O Mrs. Bobbie Kitchens 1092 Oak Street Avera, GA 30803.

Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Mildred Irby Phillips
Mrs. Mildred Irby Phillips, 79, of Gibson entered into rest on Monday, April 20, 2009, at the Gibson Health and Rehabilitation Center, Gibson.

Mrs. Phillips was a machine operator and a member of Magnolia Baptist Church for many years.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at Magnolia Baptist Church, with Rev. Alex Williams and Tommy Harwell officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Phillips; son, Ricky Phillips; brother, Calvin Evens Irby; and three sisters, Ida Mae Usry, Marlene Chalker and Glendy North.

Survivors include a daughter, Gwyn (Dean) Couch of Gibson; one son, Mark (Donna) Phillips of Gibson; two sisters, Jenine Walden of Avera, and Ethel Davis of Thomson; five grandchildren, Ricky Ray Phillips, Wendy Hobbs, Eric Couch, Alicia Usry and Brandon Phillips; two great-grandchildren, Kelley Grace Hobbs and Shelby Rae Phillips; a daughter-in-law, Lee U. Phillips.

Pallbearers were Warren Heart, Richard Walden, Keith Walden, Greg Walden, Alen Gilmer and Warren Pittman.

Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Lucille Simon
Graveside services for Mrs. Lucille Simon of Wrens were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2009, at Sugar Hill Cemetery in Wrens, with Minister Lois Boatright presiding

Burnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements


Mrs. Fannie Warren Stanley
Mrs. Fannie Warren Stanley, 87, of Louisville entered into rest on Sunday, April 27, 2009, at Jefferson Hospital.

A native of Jefferson County, Mrs. Stanley was born Aug. 3, 1921, a daughter of the late Paul L. and Carrie Clark Warren. She retired from the Jefferson County Tax Commissioner’s Office and was a member of Louisville First Baptist Church.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 29, 2009, at the Louisville City Cemetery, with Mr. Bill Smith officiating.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Doris Warren Stanley and Carolyn Warren Mays; niece, Lynn Wallom; and husband, Raymond Lewis Stanley.

Survivors include nieces, Gloria (Tommy) New, Carrie (Donald) Maddox, and Paula (Charles) Atchison; and nephews, John (Kim) Stanley, Floyd (Martha) Mays III, Gordon (Carol) Mays and William Wallom.

Pallbearers were nephews; and friend, Eddie Williams.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Louisville City Cemetery Fund, 211 East 7th Street, Louisville, GA, 30434

Taylor Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Hazel Lois Ward Story
Mrs. Hazel Lois Ward Story of Waynesboro entered into rest on Nov. 26, 2008.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2009, at 1 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery in Waynesboro, with Pastor Jim Knight officiating. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, Waynesboro.

Mrs. Story had recently moved to Colorado to be near her son and daughter-in-law. She was born in Girard in Burke County to Hugh Lamar Ward and Nina Royal Ward. She was married to Samuel Gaines Story of Waynesboro on Dec. 26, 1935. She retired from The Augusta Judicial Circuit Court in 1989, where she had worked for 21 years as a court reporter. She was a Saint Joseph Hospital volunteer and a member of the Augusta Opera Guild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Gaines Story.

Survivors include her children, Harriet Ann Story of Mineral Point, Wis. and Paul Gresham Story, M.D. (Mary Nell) of Montrose, Colo.; a sister, Evelyn Ward Gay (Brit, M.D.) of Decatur; and sister-in-law, Emily (Andrew) Pennington of Matthews; stepson, William F. Story (Carol) of Sedona, Ariz.; stepdaughter-in-law, Marjorie (Ben) Story of Waynesboro; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

DeLoach Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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