AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, July 31, 2008 at her residence, Ms. Marion Ruth Beasley of Richmond Hill Road. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. from Broadway Baptist Church, 2323 Barton Chapel Road, with Reverend Dr. C. W. Joyner, Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Family will receive friends this evening with the Ivy Beyond the Wall Ceremony from 6-6:45 p.m. and the wake from 6:45-8:00 p.m. She is survived by one son, Brandon D. Beasley, Augusta; mother, Mattie L. Parker, Augusta; father, Hewitt Powell Sr.; brothers, Darryl D. Parker, Atlanta, Hewitt Powell and Kenneth Powell; step-daughter, Barbara Estes; nieces, Courtney Parker, Daryl Janae Parker and Kendall Parker; sisters-in-law, Marcia Parker, Ira Lee and Deloris Beasley; brothers-in-law, Collis Beasley and Lee Beasley; aunts, Marilyn Sharpe and Anna Marie Fudge; uncle, Andrew Bearden; and friends, Patricia Harris, Claude Nicholson, Erma Bayley, Ella Anderson, Phyllis Guess, Bernadette Washington, Iris Jones, Verna Beasley, Queen Dobbs, Marilyn Bell and a host of other cousins, relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 706-731-9900 or 1-800-227-2345 or the Huisman Sickle Cell Foundation of Augusta, Georgia Inc. P.O. Box 14926 Augusta, GA 30919. Friends may call the residence or W. H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 722-6401.
The Augusta Chronicle-August 5, 2008