NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.- Deacon John Merriweather, 90, of Boylan Street, entered into rest on September 17, 2003. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Monday, September 22, 2003, at North Augusta Baptist Church with the Rev. Adolph Hollins III officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Mr. Merriweather, a native of Edgefield County, was a member of North Augusta Baptist Church where he served for over 40 years as chairman of the board of deacons, Sunday school superintendant and a member of the J. Merriweather Vocal Chorus. Survivors include four devoted daughters, Ida M. Culbreath, Bettye M. Allen, Julia M. Jones, and Doris M. Foreman; four brothers, Jerry Merriweather, Joseph Merriweather, Lawrence Merriweather and Frank Merriweather; three sisters, Mattie Bell Screen, Georgia Bell Pugh and Estelle Dixon, Augusta; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the residence, or after 1 p.m., today at the funeral home. G.L. Brightharp and Sons Mortuary, 614 West Avenue, North Augusta, S.C.
The Augusta Chronicle September 21, 2003