EVANS, Ga. - Called to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 17, 2002, Mr. C. Ronnie Mullikin, 63, of Furys Ferry Road, Martinez. We will miss him but God saw he was getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around him and whispered, "Come with Me." With tearful eyes we watched him fade away. Although we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands were put to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. A native of Augusta, Mr. Mullikin had retired from the U.S. Air Force as a TSGT after 20 years of service. He was a former tanker driver for Boardman Petroleum for 16 years as well as Pope Transport for four years. He was a member of Graniteville Church of God where he was active in the Adult Sunday School Class. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Hatcher Funeral Home with the Rev. C.B. Turner officiating. The Eulogy is to be given by Julian Lively. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery with full military honors. Honorary pallbearers will be: Travis Taylor, Joe Reese, Allen Russell, Mike Lively, Tony Lively and John Wallace. He is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Bonnie Mullikin of Grand Junction, Colo; two former wives, Meiko Mullikin of Martinez and Margie Mullikin of Evans; son, Eugene Mullikin; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Sandy Mullikin; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Clark Russell, all of Martinez; two stepsons and a stepdaughter-in- law, Joey and Robbin Maples of Pensecola, Fla. and Steven Jackson of Evans; stepdaughter, Alicia Jackson of Evans; three granddaughters, Ashley, Anna and Alyssa Mullikin; a stepgrandson, Wesley Maples; stepgranddaughter, Emma Maples; nephew, Johnny Mullikin; aunt, Laura Sprouse; her son and family, Odel, Judy and Daniel Sprouse; and numerous other cousins. Memorials may be made to the Graniteville Church of God Building Fund, 276 Hillview Drive, Graniteville, SC 29829. Friends may call this evening from 7 until 9 at the Hatcher Funeral Home, Augusta, GA.
The Augusta Chronicle July 28, 2002