Willie Paul McZilkey (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Willie Paul McZilkey, Sr., age 76, of Augusta, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday morning, January 13, 2007, at University Hospital. A native and lifelong resident of Augusta, Mr. McZilkey had worked for many years in the Sheet Metal Industry; contributing to the construction of many of our local hospitals. He had retired from Dupont Industries at SRS. He was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Local Union No. 399, Charleston, SC. An avid fisherman and Atlanta Braves fan; he was a member of Marks Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents; Connie and Lillie Pearl McZilkey. A loving husband, father, brother and grandfather, he is survived by: His wife of 55 years, Mary Anne McZilkey, Augusta, GA; Their son, Willie Paul "Bill" McZilkey, Jr. and his wife, Ronda, Grovetown, GA; Their daughters, Tyra Anne Bouye and her husband, Charlie, Grovetown, GA, Paula McZilkey Bland, Augusta, GA; His brothers, Horace Edward McZilkey and his wife, Virginia, Hephzibah, GA, Leonard McZilkey and his wife, Dorothy, Evans, GA, Tony McZilkey and his wife, Laverne, Belvedere, SC; His sisters, Balzora Winter and her husband Richard, Hephzibah, GA, Sheila Enfinger and her husband, Rev. Paul Enfinger, Walnut Hill, FL, Faye Matthews and her husband Bobby, Lawrenceville, GA; Grandchildren, Richard L. Mutispaugh, III, Christy Anne and Brian Presgrove, Ryan Paul McZilkey, Andrew McZilkey, Taylor Lee Bridges; Four great grandchildren, And a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm, on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 from Marks Baptist Church, 1405 Marks Church Road, Augusta, with Reverend Hal Hodgens and Reverend Paul Enfinger , officiating. Interment will follow in Bellevue Memorial Gardens, Grovetown. Pallbearers will be: Ricky Winter, Eddie McZilkey, Greg Matthews and Jimmy, Tom and Paul Lamb. The family will receive friends from 7-9 pm on Monday at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 2524 Lumpkin Road, Augusta. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Marks Baptist Church. 1405 Marks Church Road, Augusta, GA 30909. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-January 15, 2007