Originally created 05/17/03

Dr. Harry Pinson (EVANS, Ga.)



EVANS, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, May 15, 2003, at Brandon Wilde, Harry Dupree Pinson, M.D., 89, husband of Mrs. Virginia B. Pinson. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 2003, at Covenant Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Robert M. Watkins officiating. Burial will be private. Dr. Pinson was a native of Ochlochnee, Ga. and had made the Augusta area his home for most of his life. Dr. Pinson graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1939. He was called to active duty in the Army Medical Corps in 1941. Extensive duty followed in Pacific Theatre as commanding officer of a portable surgical hospital. Dr. Pinson returned to Augusta in 1946 to finish up his surgery residency at University Hospital. He began his private practice in 1948 and retired in 1986. He gave his time and talent to serve on the Board of Governors of the Medical Association of Georgia for 20 years, the American Cancer Society, Chamber of Commerce and the United Way here in Augusta. Dr. Pinson was the president of the Richmond County Medical Society in 1954. He was a member of the American Medical Association and a Fellow of American College of Surgeons. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Clinton Anderson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Pinson was active in many civic activities being a member of the Augusta Rotary Club where he became a Paul Harris Fellow. Dr. Pinson was also a member of the Augusta Country Club where he enjoyed playing golf. He was also an avid bridge player. He was a charter member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and on the Board of Trustees for 25 years. Harry Pinson was one of the most conscientious, sincere, unselfish and dedicated persons in all areas of his life, especially when it came to his wife, family and church. Additional survivors include three daughters, Ginny Griffin and her husband, Louie, Augusta, Susan Danner and her husband, Richard and Mary Bell and her husband, Robin of Atlanta; two grandchildren, Debbie Curley, Atlanta, David Curley and his wife, Lisa of Augusta; and one great-grandchild, Brayden Curley of Augusta. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials be made to the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30909 and to the Alzheimers Association, 1899 Central Ave., Augusta, GA 30904. A visitation with the family will take place following the service. Platts Funeral Home, 331 N. Belair Rd., Evans, GA 860-6166. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle May 17, 2003