William M. Echols (TIGNALL, Ga.)

TIGNALL, Ga. - Mr. William Martin Echols, Sr., 75, died Thursday evening at Wills Memorial Hospital. Mr. Echols was born in Wilkes County and lived in the Tignall community all of his life. He was the son of the late Albert Echols and Estelle W. Echols. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Tabor Baptist Church. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday morning January 14, 2008, at the Tabor Baptist Church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Wilkinson, Jr., Eddie Greenhill, Jr., Steve Echols, Jimmy Echols, Jerome Wilson and Kyle Wilson. Mr. Echols is survived by his wife, Jean Powell Echols, of the home; one son, William M. (Susan) Echols, Jr. of Washington; one daughter, Pamela E. (Raymond) Powell, of Kingstree, S.C.; one brother, James E. (Rebecca) Echols of Tignall; four grandchildren, Vernon Wise, Matthew Wise, and John and Jenny Echols; and two great-grandchildren, Maiana Wise and Vernon Wise, Jr. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hopkins Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wills Memorial Hospital Foundation, 120 Gordon St., Washington, GA 30673 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-January 13, 2008