GROVETOWN, Ga. - Mrs. Laverne Harrison Drake, age 72, died Sunday, March 3, 2002, at Kentwood Nursing Home. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2002, at Platts Belair Road Chapel with Rev. Ken Wilson officiating. Survivors include one son, Joe Harrison of Houston, Texas; three brothers, Alton Sammons of Vidalia, Eugene Sammons of Bartow, Fla. and Roy Sammons of Savannah; one sister, Mrs. Nina S. OKeefe of Deland, Fla.; one adopted sister, Amy Phillips of Grovetown; two grandchildren, Dustin and Jeremy Harrison of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; and one great-grandchild, Ocean Destiny Harrison of Surfside Beach, S.C. A nativeof Soperton, Mrs. Drake was the daughter of the late Joseph Sammons and the late Vida Braddy Sammons. She was a member of Dearing Baptist Church and was retired as a Purchasing Agent with the University Health Care Systems. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 2623 Washington Road, F-104, Augusta, GA. 30904. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the memorial service. Platts Funeral Home, 337 North Belair Road, Evans, GA. 30809; (706) 860-6166.
The Augusta Chronicle March 6, 2002