AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mrs. Vesta L. Peterson, of Augusta, the wife of Mr. Bobby R. Peterson, died Friday, February 22, 2002, at the University Hospital. She is also survived by her stepmother, Mrs. Mary L. Strickland of Milledgeville; one daughter, Mrs. Ginger Gruba and son-in-law, Dennis Gruba of Martinez; one brother, Mr. Oris Strickland of Milledgeville; and three grandsons, Jeremy, Jason and Matthew Gruba all of Martinez. A memorial service will be held today, Sunday, February 24, 2002, at 3 p.m., at Pineview Baptist Church with Rev. Michael L. Davenport and Rev. Robert W. Austin officiating. Mrs. Peterson was a native Milledgeville, Georgia and was the daughter of the late Alex Strickland and the late Annie Weaver Strickland. She was a Homemaker and a member of the Pineview Baptist Church where she was also a member of the New Life Sunday School Class. Friends may call at the daughters residence. In Lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials be made to the Diabetes Support Group, University Hospital, 1350 Walton Way Augusta, GA 30901 or to the Pineview Baptist Church Building Fund 154 Davis Road Martinez, GA 30907. Platts Funeral Home 721 Crawford Avenue; 733-3636.
The Augusta Chronicle February 24, 2002