Helen 'Marie' Johns (HEPHZIBAH, Ga.)

HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Mrs. Helen 'Marie' Williams Johns, 66, entered into rest Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at Trinity Hospital. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 17, 2009 at 3:00 P.M. from Friendship United Methodist Church with Pastor Mark Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Stan Salter, Steve Salter, Allen Elliott, Johnny Beckworth, Chip Williams and Tommy Beauford. Survivors include her children, Donna Taylor and her husband James of Hephzibah, Curt Johns, Jr. and his wife Angie of Wagener, SC and Laura Reed and her husband Neal of Hephzibah; sisters, Ruby Jones and Shirley Beckworth both of Augusta; brother, Howard Williams of Evans; grandchildren, Adam Taylor and his wife Renaie, Tori Reed and her husband Chris, Neal Reed, Brianna Reed, Shannon Taylor and her husband Adam, Jesse Johns and Mark Rickerson; great-grandchildren, AJ Taylor, Mary Catherine Taylor, Kaelyn Taylor, and expecting a fourth great-grandchild in February and lifelong friend Gloria Day. She was preceded in death by her sister Edna Griffin. Mrs. Johns was born in Augusta to the late Charlie and Annie Belle Williams. She was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church, The Adult Sunday School Class and the Red Hat Society and had retired from EZ -GO after many years. Memorial contributions may be made to Friendship United Methodist Church 3027 Tobacco Road Hephzibah, GA 30815. The family will receive friends Thursday 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-July 16, 2009