Originally created 06/30/00

Mr. Arthur Verenes



AIKEN - Mr. Arthur Verenes, 78, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church with the Rev. Leon Mozeliak officiating. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery.

Mr. Verenes, a native of Aiken, was an Army veteran and co-founder and owner of Aiken Distributing Co. He was a member of Brigadier Club and Palmetto Golf Club.

Survivors include his wife, Vivian Smith Verenes; a son, Dick Verenes, Aiken; and a sister, Catherine Pattis, North Augusta.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Goforth, Johnny Gregory, Dick Chesser, Richard Chesser, Chris Verenes and Doug Jones.

Memorials may be made to Citadel Development Foundation, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston, SC 29409; or to American Diabetes Association, 2711 Middleburg Drive, Columbus, GA 29204.

The Augusta Chronicle June 30, 2000