Darin Chapman (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. Darin Hugh Chapman, 48, died Friday, January 2, 2009 at his residence. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. from Mann Memorial United Methodist Church with Reverend Brandon Fulmer and Reverend Ron Fearneyhough officiating. Interment will follow in Westover Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Chip Williams, Wayne Cunningham, Jerry Turner, Tim Morris, Mark Stiegemeyer and Matt Stiegemeyer Survivors include his parents Raymond and Delores Jones Chapman of Augusta; brother, Dr. Kevin Chapman of Winder, GA; paternal grandmother, Geraldine Webb of El Paso, TX. Mr. Chapman was born in Denver, CO and had lived in the Augusta since 1973. He was a member of Gracewood United Methodist Church and a 1978 graduate of Glenn Hills High School. He was a avid fisherman and swimmer and at the age of 18 he was diagnosed with Fredreich's Ataxia a form of Muscular Distrophy which he endured until his death. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Ataxia Foundation 2600 Fernbrook Lane, Ste. 119 Minneapolis, MN 55447-4752 or Mann Memorial United Methodist Church 2705 Milledgeville Road Augusta, GA 30906. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors 2502 Richmond Hill Road Augusta, Georgia 30906. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-January 4, 2009