Originally created 10/07/04

Mr. Joel Kenney Avera (AUGUSTA, Ga.)



AUGUSTA, Ga. - Kenney Avera, 1202 Glenwood Drive, Augusta, slipped the surly bonds of Earth and reached out to touch the face of God, October 5, 2004. Kenney was born in Montezuma, Georgia in 1961, spending most of his life in Augusta and graduating in 1981 from Westside High School. Kenney managed the family business for several years and was a branch manager for W.C. Coye Company. He was most happy and adept in the construction field. He formed Avera Construction Company and was a general contractor for about 13 years, working for the U.S. Government in St. Simons Island, Ga., St. Marys, Ga. and Parris Island, S.C. His greatest source of pride and joy were his three children, Ali Elizabeth Avera, Joel K. Avera, Jr. and Ashley Marie Avera. He is also survived by his parents, Joel and Bette Jean Avera; his brother, Andy and wife, Cheryl and sister, Trella A. Dinkins and husband, Andy. He always loved and claimed the Richards family as his family too . If so desired, memorials may be made to the Building Fund of St. Paul United Methodist Church of Plum Branch, S.C. 29845. A gathering for family and friends will held at 1202 Glenwood Drive on Saturday, October 9, 2004 at 6 p.m. Burial will be private. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle October 7, 2004