Mary Ann Proveaux (MARTINEZ, Ga.)

MARTINEZ, Ga. - Mrs. Mary Ann Thurmond Proveaux, 72, entered into rest on Wednesday November 7, 2007 at University Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday November 10, 2007 at Platt's Funeral Home Crawford Ave. Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. James Reynolds, a long time friend of the family. Burial will follow at Westview cemetery. Mrs. Proveaux was born and raised in Augusta. She retired from AT&T and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Mrs. Proveaux was also a member of Central Christian Church in Augusta. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Russell G. Proveaux of Martinez; her daughter, Yvette Proveaux Dement and husband, Shane of Augusta; three grandchildren, McKenna, Christian, and Isabella Dement, all of Augusta; her sister, Christine Poss of Martinez; her niece, Mary Jane Poss Foster of Evans; her nephew, Lance Poss of Martinez; two great nieces, Kristen Lowe and Whitney Poss, both of Martinez; two brothers-in-law, Harry B. Proveaux and family of Chandler, AZ, Paul James Proveaux and family of North Augusta, SC, and the family of the late Horace Shelton Proveaux. Mrs. Proveaux was preceded in death by her parents, the late Tolbert and Myrtle Thurmond; her sister, Rachel Juanita Thurmond; her brother, Edward Scott Thurmond; her nephew, Phillip Andrew Poss, and her brother-in-law, Horace Shelton Proveaux. The family will receive friends on Friday November 9, 2007 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Platt's Funeral Home Crawford Ave. Friends may also visit the home of Mrs. Yvette Dement. Pallbearers will be Shane Dement, Lance Poss, Charles Proveaux, Steve Dement, Joel Dement, and Kenneth Proveaux. Platt's Funeral Home, 721 Crawford Ave., Augusta, GA 30904, (706)733-3636 Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-November 9, 2007