Originally created 10/26/02

Mr. Edward Perry, III (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, October 25, 2002, Mr. Edward Owen Perry, III, beloved husband of Betty Brand Perry. In addition to his wife of 31 years, Mr. Perry is also survived by his daughters, Laura Claire Perry and Elizabeth OBrien Perry, both of Atlanta, Ga.; his brother, Patrick Harrison Perry, Sr., sister-in-law, Marie Dienst Perry, both of Augusta; his nephew, Patrick Harrison Perry, Jr. and wife, Kathryn Campbell Perry of Augusta; his nephew, Christopher OBrien Perry of Atlanta; and his niece, Kathryn OFarrell Perry of Augusta. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Owen Perry, Jr., and Joy OBrien Perry; and his nephew, Robert Calhoun Perry. A native of Augusta, Mr. Perry was employed by Canal Wood Corporation for 27 years before he retired in 2000. In 2001, he was interim executive director of the Georgia Forestry Association, for which he had previously served as president, member of the Board of Directors and chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee. He was a past president and faithful member of the Kiwanis Club of Augusta, past chairman and member of the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Forestry Foundation and a member of the Florida Forestry Association Board of Directors. He was a member of the Academy of Richmond County class of 1966 and graduated cum laude in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Washington and Lee University, in Lexington, Va., where he was treasurer of the Kappa Alpha Order social fraternity. He also held a Masters of Business Administration and an honorary degree from the Warnell School of Forest Resources from the University of Georgia. Prior to joining Canal Wood, Mr. Perry was employed with Milliken and Company in LaGrange, Ga., and served as First Lieutenant of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Ft. Belvoir, Va. Mr. Perry was a member of the University of Georgia Forest Business Council, founder and chairman of the Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerces Small Business Roundtable. He also held membership with the National Fishing Lure Collectors Club, Junior Achievement of Augusta, Augusta Country Club, Augusta Assembly, Augusta Symphony League, Augusta Heritage Club, Historic Augusta, and The Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. Mr. Perry greatly loved fishing at Fripp Island, collecting antique fishing tackle, hunting, golf and sailing in the British Virgin Islands. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, October 28, 2002, at The Church of the Good Shepherd with the Reverend Robert Fain, the Reverend Steph Britt, and the Reverend Andrew Menger officiating. Immediately following, graveside services will be held at Westover Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Tommy Blanchard, Dick Collier, Dave Dodge, Stewart Flanagin, Butch Folk, Hank Garrett, Larry Moss, Rob Pavey, Bill Snellings and Tom Wilson. Honorary pallbearers are Swartz-Mortarclumb Society, GFA Board of Directors and the Kiwanis Club. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Church of the Good Shepherd Bell Tower Fund, 2230 Walton Way, Augusta, GA, 30904, the Georgia Forestry Foundation, 500 Pinnacle Court, Ste. 505, Norcross, GA 30071, or the American Cancer Society. PLATTS FUNERAL HOME 721 CRAWFORD AVENUE AUGUSTA, GEORGIA 30904 706-733-3636

The Augusta Chronicle October 26, 2002


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