APPLING, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, June 18, 2002, at Lake Crossing Nursing Home. Mrs. Mary McGruder, 95, formerly of Washington Road, Appling, Ga. Funeral services will be announced later. Mrs. McGruder was a member of Rehoboth Baptist Church where Rev. Jesse W. Johnson is pastor, she was the mother of the church. Survivors are six nieces, Rosie L. Reid, Martinez, Annie L. Williams and Garnell Luke, both of Augusta, Lustesia Ware and Eulalia Green, both of Evans, Bernice Curtis, Harlem; three nephews, John A. Reid and Orville Reid, both of Appling, and Casey Reid, Harlem; three step children, Rosa Mae Garnett and Mildred Johnson, both of Appling, and Henry McGruder Jr., Augusta; and a host of other step children, great-grand nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Friends may call the residence of Mrs. Rosie L. Reid, 3840 Oak Drive, Martinez, Ga., or W.H. Mays Mortuary, 1221 James Brown Boulevard, Augusta, Ga., 706-722-6401.
The Augusta Chronicle June 19, 2002