Jack Williford - (GIBSON, Ga.)

GIBSON, Ga. - Mr. Jack Williford, 82, of Hwy 171 N, entered into rest Sunday, December 6, 2009, at the University Hospital, Augusta. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Avera, Ga. with Rev. Donald Lumpkin and Rev. Bill Seaman officiating. Interment will be in the Magnolia Baptist Church Cemetery, Gibson, Ga. Mr. Jack was a native of Glascock Co., a Navy veteran, and he helped out with the Kilpatrick Association Disaster Relief program for 13 years. He was a member of the N.A.R.F.E., a member of Glascock County Lions Club, a member of the Brier Creek Soil & Water Conservation District and a merchant of his general store for 18 years. He retired after 38 years of Civil Service at Ft. Gordon, Ga. He was a member and deacon at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Mrs. Ruby Brassell Williford; two sons, Jack Leonard (Phyllis) Williford of Social Circle and Wayne (Debbie) Williford of Gibson; one sister, Bernice Wisniewski of N. Augusta; four grandchildren, Brenna Coggins, Kerri Shelton, Jason Williford, and Brian Williford; and four great grandchildren, Kaylee Coggins Megan Coggins, Kate Williford, and Jaleigh Williford. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mrs. Essie Belle Kitchens and Mr. Hubert Williford; and one brother, James Hubert Williford. Pallbearers are Bill May, Jimmy Steptoe, Charles Roberts, Sr., Calvin McCoy, Mike Neal, and Ralph Mauldin. Honorary Pallbearers are deacons of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and members of the Brier Creek Soil & Water Conservation District. The family will receive friends today from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Sheppard Funeral Home, Gibson, Ga., is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-December 8, 2009