Michael Botelho (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Mr. Jonathan Michael Botelho, 29, entered into rest on Sunday, August 3, 2008 at his residence. Jonathan was born on December 10, 1978 in Newport, Rhode Island. He was a 1997 graduate of Long Cane Academy was employed by Richmond County Parks and Recreation at Diamond Lakes. Jonathan was survived by his parents, Dorothy Pugh Botelho of Lincolnton, GA. and Alfred J. Botelho and wife, Renee of Winterville, GA.; sister, Tammy Botelho Caudell and husband, Cale of Jefferson, GA. ; brother, Shawn T. Botelho and Amy Danner of Augusta, GA.; paternal grandparents, Alfred and Arminda Botelho of Winterville and maternal grandfather, John Hasselberger of Lincolnton; and girlfriend, Katie Miller of Augusta. Jonathan was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Peggy Creech Hasselberger and Herbert L. Pugh. Graveside services will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, August 7, 2008 at Pine Grove Church cemetery with Rev. Philip Kinney officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Darrell Bennett, Dustin Hadden, Jamie Edmunds, David Miller, Mike O'Neill, Jesse Wagoner and Randal Regan. A memorial service will be held at Diamond Lakes in Augusta,GA. at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family ask that memorial contributions be made in memory of Jonathan Botelho to Augusta Recreation and Parks Department, Attn: Darrell Bennett, 2027 Lumpkin Rd., Augusta, GA. 30906. Please sign the family's online guestbook at www.rees-funeralhome.com . Friends may call at the residence of Dorothy Botelho at 2435 Chamberlain Ferry Rd. or from 7 until 9 p.m. Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at Rees Funeral Home, 195 Peachtree St., Lincolnton, GA. 706- 359-3222. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-August 6, 2008