Honoring Our Alumni Angels

May Their Memories Be Eternal . . .

Disclaimer:  This list starts with the first loss after April 1, 2020.  All known future obituaries will be listed.

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 Our beloved classmates and friends …

Mattie Lorraine Prince Roukoski
Class of ’67
April 12, 2020

Martinez, Georgia—Mattie “Lorraine” Prince Roukoski, 72, was born on May 31, 1947 and was a lifelong resident of the Augusta area. She passed away on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020 surrounded by her immediate family. Lorraine was a graduate of the Academy of Richmond County. She retired from St. Joseph’s Hospital where she worked in the billing department. Lorraine’s interests and hobbies included traveling to the beach and mountains, playing cards, reading and spending time with her dear friends and cousins.

Elaine Lindsey Kirk
Class of ’61
April 29, 2020

Elaine Kirk, age 77, passed away April 29, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Charleston, SC, grew up in Augusta GA and was a resident of Rutherford county. Elaine was a member of First Baptist Church. Elaine coached volleyball and taught 29 years at Eagleville High School. She attended Auburn University and received her Masters at Middle Tennessee State University.
Elaine was a loving wife, mother and ‘Nana’ to her three grandchildren. She loved sports, her lake house and the beach. She was a devoted Auburn Tiger and MTSU Blue Raider fan. She always had a smile, a kind word and a true love of life. She knew how to have fun and never met a stranger. She was loved by all that knew her. She will be eternally missed and forever in our hearts.

Ken Wilson
Class of ’67
April 29, 2020

Ken Wilson
June 19, 1948- April 29, 2020
After a number of health issues that started the week after Christmas 2019, Ken’s long journey of illness unfortunately ended when he contracted the Covid-19 virus. He passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at the age of 71. By trade, Ken was a financial adviser for SagePoint Financial, but he had a passion for photography and flowers.
Ken was a friend, husband, father, passionate photographer, Master Gardner, storyteller, and teacher.
He loved to photograph beautiful places, and went on many photography trips including trips to Cuba and out west to photograph wild horses and cowboys, always with a mentor/teacher seeking to become better at the art of photograph.
Ken was also instrumental in creating a book, “Louisiana Wildflower Guide” along with with Dr. Charles Allen in which he photographed the beautiful wildflowers. The book is sold on Amazon.


Thomas Pasteur Harden, MD
Class of ’60
May 1, 2020

Dr. Thomas Pasteur Harden, 77 of Beaufort, SC, passed away on Friday, May 1, 2020 at Beaufort Memorial Hospital in Beaufort. Services will be private due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19.
Dr. Harden was born on September 26, 1942 in Augusta, GA. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Susan Richmond Harden of the home.
Dr. Harden obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, and obtained his medical degree in orthopedics from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. He served in the United States Navy in Puerto Rico, and was honorably discharged as a Lieutenant Commander.
He opened his practice in orthopedics in Myrtle Beach, SC in 1974, initially known as Thomas P. Haden Orthopedics, and subsequently named Strand Orthopedic Consultants.

William O. White, MD
Class of ’64
May 3, 2020

Dr. William O. White, M.D.
Clarks Hill, SC—On Sunday, May 3rd, 2020, William O. White, MD (Billy) passed away at Clarks Hill, S.C. at the age of 73.
Billy was preceded in death by his wife Maxine and survived by his son WilliamO, his wife Kelly and three grandchildren: Josey, Will and Luke. He has two brothers Phillip, his wife Maria and Martin.
Billy was the first baby born in 1947 in Augusta, the New Year’s first! Later, he attended Forest Hills Grammar School where he began his football experience. Later he attended Langford Junior High and finally Richmond Academy.
While at Richmond, he played linebacker and in his senior year was elected a co-captain. He won a four year football scholarship to Georgia Tech.

Elbert Jack O’Tyson

Class of ’48
May 5, 2020

Elbert Jack O’Tyson
Martinez, GA—Mr. Elbert Jack O’Tyson, 90, went to be with the Lord on May 5, 2020.
Jack was a native of Augusta, GA where he graduated from Richmond Academy. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and a member of his beloved Trinity Bible class. Jack served in many roles for his church. He was recently recognized by First Presbyterian as having 71 years of service [the longest membership]. Jack was also a long-term volunteer with the Golden Harvest Food Bank. He was a true servant to all those who knew and needed him.
Jack lived life to the fullest and touched the hearts of many. He enjoyed watching sports, especially college football games; a die-hard UGA dawg fan.
Jack is preceded in death by his parents Katie C. and Jack Seabright O’Tyson, and his wife of 60 years Lillie Beazley O’Tyson.

Harriett Harris Garrison

Class of ’66
May 27, 2020

Harriett Harris Garrison
Evans, Georgia —Mrs. Harriett Harris Garrison, 73, entered into rest on May 27, 2021 at Doctors Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Alton “Butch” Garrison for 36 years. She worked in the medical field for over 50 years, but will be remembered most for her hard work and dedication serving as Deputy Coroner for Columbia County over the last 15 years. Many described her as having the “heart of an angel”.
She is survived by her children; Shannon Holloway (Tim), Farrah Buki (David), Amanda Garrison and Frank Garrison; seven grandchildren, Josh, Jake, Carson, Reagan, Bailey, Carley and William; her two beloved great-grandsons Tyler and Tucker. Harriett is preceded in death by one son, Robert Garrison.
The family will receive friends for a celebration of life on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at West Acres Baptist Church between the hours of 10 am and 12 pm.
In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to Dunn’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 6563 Ridge Road, Appling, Ga. 30802.

Katherine Bailey Cook Schafer

Class of ’61
June 7, 2020

Katherine Bailey Cook Schafer
Augusta, GA—Katherine “Kay” Bailey Cook Schafer, 77 years old, passed away Sunday, June 7th.
Kay was born in Augusta on April 8, 1943 and was a lifelong resident of Augusta. She met the love of her life, William Ludwig Schafer, Jr. when she was 4 years old as neighbors and carried that friendship all the way until they began dating as Juniors in High school at Richmond Academy. Kay attended and graduated from Agnes Scott College and married Billy right out of college in 1965. Billy and Kay moved with the Army to Seattle where Billy served as Assistant to the Colonel at Fort Lewis Base. Kay taught second grade science while they were in Seattle. They moved back to Augusta when Billy’s father died so Billy could take over the family business, Master Buick GMC. Kay was a loyal and supportive wife, her life utterly devoted to her husband and family.

As Billy retired, Kay followed him to the coast and was often his Captain or First Mate on their deep sea fishing boat. She loved being around Billy and their shared passion for deep sea fishing took them to Florida, the Bahamas and many Billfish Tournaments. Not many women can say they caught a sailfish at 70 years old! Kay was a member of the Junior League, the Heritage Garden Club, her Richmond Academy Lunch Bunch Reunion Group and a member of Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church.


Aristides George, ‘Red,’ Dalber

Class of ’62
June 9, 2020

Aristides George, ‘Red,’ Dalber Martinez, GA – Entered into rest on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, Mr. Aristides “Red” George Dalber, 76, loving husband of 38 years to Mrs. Beverly Harbin Dalber.

Red was born in Augusta, GA, and graduated from Richmond Academy in 1962. He was a devoted member of St. Mark United Methodist Church, Jane Well Sunday School Class and Chancel Choir. Red served in the National Guard and worked in sales at The Carpet Shop for 29 years. A huge fan of the University of Alabama athletics (Roll Tide), Red will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother.

Eddie Lawrence Hudson

Class of ’66
June 10, 2020

Eddie Lawrence Hudson

Eddie Lawrence Hudson entered into rest on June 10, 2020 at University Hospital. Eddie was a native of Augusta and graduate of the Academy of Richmond County, Class of 1966. He was a veteran US Army, serving with the 319th Transportation Unit in Vietnam. He was graduate of Augusta College, Class of 1974. After returning from Vietnam in 1970, Eddie opened Stereo City in Daniel Village with his father in law, Henry Townes. After Stereo City, Eddie began a career as a general contractor in Augusta and later as an insurance broker in Jupiter, Florida. Upon retirement, he and Barbara returned to their beloved hometown of Augusta. Eddie was an avid golfer, having played courses all over the country; his favorite being the Latrobe Country Club, the home of Arnold Palmer. He loved UGA football and the SEC. He was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Eddie was a true gentleman in every sense of the word and shined a light on everyone he encountered.

Kenneth C. “Kenny” Davall

Class of ’67
June 13, 2020

Kenneth C. “Kenny” Davall
Evans, Georgia—Kenneth C. “Kenny” Davall, age 72, entered into rest on Saturday, June 13, 2020 while surrounded by his loving family.
Kenny was born in Augusta to the late Joseph Walter Davall and Dorothy Cadle Davall. Known by his co-workers as “K.C.”, he retired as an electrician with the IBEW Local Union 1579 and spent most of his career at Savannah River Site. Kenny was well known for his love of the Georgia Bulldogs and he loved to brag about his black belt in karate. He did share that one of the biggest regrets in his life was not obtaining his Eagle Scout status but was proud to have been a Boy Scout as a child. Kenny was a member of Lewis Memorial Church and was a well loved resident at Morningside of Evans were he enjoyed bingo, dominoes, and encouraging the other residents with their exercise routines. Kenny was involved in an accident in 2002 that changed his entire way of life, but he never gave up and continued to live his life to the fullest.

Dr. Jerry Bruce Garrard

Class of ’64
June 12, 2020

Dr. Jerry Bruce Garrard
Dr. Jerry Bruce Garrard, formerly of Augusta, passed away at his home in Jacksonville, Florida on Friday, June 12th at 73 years of age.  He had been suffering from PLS.  Hearing the call of God to preach when he was 30 years old, he took his wife and three small children and went to the New Orleans Baptist Seminary.  He was in the pastorate for over 40 years having recently retired.  At one point he was the president of the Florida Baptist Convention and had previously served as a Vice President of the New Orleans Seminary.  Jerry played baseball and football at Tubman and at ARC.  He was one of coach AL Williams’ boys and was captain of the ’64 Richmond Baseball team. An excellent athlete all of his life, he was an all-star in Biddy League basketball, Little League all-star, PONY League all-star, American Legion all-star and after ARC played on the Georgia Southern freshman team.

Jerry’s passion was preaching the gospel and his life’s goal was to see people come to Jesus.

Mr. Henry Thomas Mulligan
Class of ’62

June 19, 2020

Mr. Henry Thomas Mulligan, class of 62.
Grovetown, GA—Mr. Henry Thomas Mulligan gained his heavenly wings on June 19, 2020, in A.U. Medical Center.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the family has chosen to have a Celebration of Life at a later date.

Thomas Bernard Harrison, Jr.

Class of ’68
June 20, 2020

Thomas Bernard Harrison, Jr

Thomas Bernard Harrison, Jr., age 69, entered into rest after an extended illness, at his home on June 20, 2020.  He was the son of the late Thomas Bernard Harrison, Sr. and Flossie Rice Harrison.  He was also predeceased by a sister, Joan Harrison Dillard. He is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy Harrison Watson and Stanmore T. “Skip” Watson of North Augusta, SC, and many cousins, also his lifelong best friends Jeff Russell, Dr. Jack H. Austin and Mercer Hill. Thomas was a native Augustan, and a graduate of the Academy of Richmond County – Class of 1968, and Augusta College (Augusta State University) – Class of 1972.  He was a Catholic, and a member of the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Mobile, Al.
Thomas was an extremely gifted and talented writer, editor and an award-winning Journalist. He began his newspaper career in 1972 with the Augusta Chronicle; and retired as the Arts-Entertainment Editor for the Mobile Press Register in Mobile, Alabama.  He was highly regarded among his colleagues in the Arts Community in Mobile for his tireless efforts in promoting their works and careers.  His career took him to many places in the U.S., and his time spent in the beauty of Alaska proved to be one of his most favorite.  He was extremely honored when he received an award from the Associated Press for his movie review of “The Deer Hunter.”  He will be remembered for his kindness, humor, intelligence, his mastery of the written word, love for the Arts & Artists, and especially his cat, “Gray-Gray.”   He was a wonderful son, brother, cousin, and friend to many.  Thomas will be forever loved and missed.

Annie Lucille Young

Class of ’60
July 2, 2020

Annie Lucille Young

Augusta, GA—Annie Lucille Young, 80, beloved wife of Jessie Paul Young, Jr., entered into rest on Thursday, July 2, 2019 at her residence.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 in Westover Memorial Park with Dr. Brad Whitt officiating.
Mrs. Young, a native Edgefield County, SC, had lived in the Augusta area most of her life and was the daughter of the late Odell and Pauline Davis Ouzts. She was a 1960 graduate of The Academy of Richmond County where she was affectionately known as “Kitty” to her close friends and had worked as an Administrative Assistant at Talmadge Hospital – Medical College of Georgia. She later worked as the secretary/administrator of Broad Street Baptist Church. She enjoyed shopping, travelling, cooking for her family and was her family Matriarch and a true “Southern Lady”. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren and they were the light of her life. She was a member of Abilene Baptist Church where she was active in the Senior Sunday School Class.

Kevin James McBride

Class of ’69
July 8, 2020

Kevin James McBride

Augusta, GA – Kevin James McBride, 70, husband of the late Janice Henderson McBride, entered into rest Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at his home. Graveside services will be held Monday, July 13, 2020, at 11:00 AM from Hillcrest Memorial Park with Pastor Tony Rhodes officiating. Family and friends are asked to assemble at the graveside.

Mr. McBride, son of the late Ethel O’Hagan McBride and Warren James McBride, Ret U.S. Army Master Sgt, was born in San Francisco, CA, and was a 1969 graduate of Richmond Academy.  He was a Truck Driver with the Augusta Coca Cola Bottling Company for thirty years and was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Vietnam from 1970 – 1971.  He was a fan of NASCAR and Alabama football, and enjoyed golfing, fishing, and playing washtub bass in Blue Grass bands.  He loved his Jeep and enjoyed off-roading on mountain trails.

Louis Champion Newsome

Class of ’60
July 11, 2020

Louis Champ Newsome

Augusta, GA. Louis Champion Newsome, who aspired to be the man behind the chair, Augusta’s area’s premier stylist and barber for more than 50 years passed to his glory on Friday, July 10th at home with family. Champ was a member of the American Legion, Augusta Elks Lodge, and the Bayville Boys. He proudly contributed to the Boy Scouts of America, Richmond County Recreation Department, and Wounded Warriors. Champ was preceded in death by his beloved mother Lelar Frances Hadden, and his father Eather Louis Newsome.

Champ joined the US Navy in 1962 where he chose to support morale with a clean haircut and share life stories. He departed the Navy as a Petty officer and decided to continue his practices and skills at the Daniel Village Barber Shop. Champ then chose to occupy an upscale styling shop at the Matador. Champ served customers at Thunderbird Inn from 1976 until 1987 when he decided to open his permanent location on Chafee Avenue “Champ’s Hairstyling”.

Champ’s off time involved traveling for fishing and hunting. He loved nothing more than fishing on ponds, lakes, and rivers all over the USA. He loved fixing things and making his own bamboo flyrods. Champ was a friend and a barber for his clients, and he was where you went to see a smile and receive sage wisdom. Champ was always happy to see you and knew he had a great life behind the chair.


Renee Sheehan Edwards

Class of ’58
July 17, 2020

Renee “Cakes” Sheehan Edwards

Renee Sheehan Edwards passed away peacefully on July 17, 2020, at the age of 79, after a 20-year battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was an inspiration to all of those who knew her, always embracing life and never complaining, even as her body steadily failed her over the years. She was born in Augusta, Georgia, on October 3, 1940, the eldest daughter of Edward “Bud” Sheehan and Mary McAuliffe. She was a tomboy and rebel in her youth, oftentimes pushing the envelope with a twinkle in her eye. She maintained that mischievous spirit throughout her life, even trying to hitch a ride on the back of a jet ski with her grandson just a few weeks prior to her death. Renee was a graduate of both the Richmond Academy in Augusta, Georgia, and Marymount College in Virginia. In 1961, she married the love of her life, Dr. Charles G. Edwards, a recent graduate from the Medical College of Georgia. They spent the early years of their marriage traveling the world together and creating a family. They lived in Rome, Georgia, Los Angeles, and Munich, before finally setting roots in North Palm Beach and Juno.

To those who knew her well, Renee “Cakes” Edwards was a living example of her faith. She was an eternal optimist, always looking at the bright side of everything.

T. Greenlee Flanagin

Class of ’67
July 30, 2020

T. Greenlee Flanagin

Augusta, GA – Entered into rest on Thursday, July 30, 2020, Mr. T. Greenlee Flanagin, 71, husband of Mrs. Harriette Robinson Flanagin.

Family members, in addition to his wife, include his sons: Thomas Greenlee Flanagin Jr. (Annie), Robert Clayton Flanagin (Jessica); grandchildren: Thomas Greenlee Flanagin III, Ryker Clayton Flanagin, Lillian Bentley Flanagin, Phineas Robert Flanagin, Eleanor Rose Flanagin; brothers: W. Stewart Flanagin Jr. (Ginger), Robert M. Flanagin; sister: Anne Flanagin Smith (John); brother-in-law: Rob Robinson (Marcia); sister-in-law Leslie Landiss (Shipley); mother-in-law: Nina Clayton Robinson; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his beloved parents W. Stewart Flanagin, Sr., and Lillian Tate Flanagin.
A native Augustan, he was a graduate of Academy of Richmond County and Augusta College. He was a member of First Baptist Church and was President of Security Land & Development Corp. His greatest joys in life were his family, friends, old cars and Goat Island. Greenlee was one of a kind and left an impression on all he met.

Bobby Banks

Class of ’45
August 13, 2020

Bobby Banks – Teacher, Principal
Augusta, GA—Entered into rest on Wednesday, August 13, 2020, Robert Lee Banks, 87, husband of Mrs. Lorraine Steele Banks.
Family members in addition to his wife include his sons: Buzzy Banks (Lauren), Tom Banks (Angela), David Banks (Debbie). Bobby was preceded in death by his parents: Lee and Alice Banks and his daughter: Karen Lee Gunn.
Bobby was a lifelong resident of Augusta. He graduated from the Academy of Richmond County and the University of Georgia, earning his master’s degree in Education. A lifelong educator, Bobby began his teaching career at Richmond Academy. He served as principal of Sue Reynolds Elementary School, Fleming Elementary School, Bungalow Road Elementary School, Tutt Junior High School and Westside High School. His passion for educating youth was evident. He built strong relationships with his school communities. Always standing up for the underdog, he believed in everyone! He encouraged all students, no matter their lot in life, skin color or family situation to educate themselves to become self-sufficient. Bobby was tough but always ready to give second chances.