LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Mr. Yeoman Eugene "Y. E." Wasden, age 84, of Highway 1 North died Monday morning, July 14, 2008, at his home after a long illness. Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Thursday, July 17, 2008, in the Louisville First Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow in the Louisville City Cemetery with full Military Honors. Mr. Wasden, a native of Jefferson County, was a son of the late Yoeman & Mattie Kitchens Wasden. He was the manager of the Louisville Piggly Wiggly Supermarket for over 42 years. He then became a real estate broker and founded Wasden Realty, Inc. He was a member of Louisville First Baptist Church and a charter member of the Louisville Lions Club. Mr. Wasden was a decorated World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Army 31st Infantry Dixie Division in the Pacific Theater. He continued his military service with the National Guard until 1968, retiring at the rank of Major. Mr. Wasden is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mrs. Betty W. Wasden of Louisville, three children, Alan (Lisa) Wasden of Louisville, Douglas (Kim) Wasden of Bowman, and Karen (Robert) Yonchak of Louisville, six grandchildren, Clayton, Logan, Faith, & Elly Wasden, Anna & Emily Yonchak. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00PM Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Louisville First Baptist Church 101 East 9th Street Louisville, GA 30434. You may sign the online guestbook at www.taylorfhlouisville.com . Taylor Funeral Home 401 W. 8th St. Louisville, 478-625-7761 is in charge of arrangements.
The Augusta Chronicle-July 16, 2008