AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest on Saturday, December 24, 2005 at his residence, Mr. Ernest Madison Counts, 93, husband of Mrs. Naomi Morrison Counts. Mr. Counts was a native of Monroe, NC but had lived in Augusta most of his life. He was the retired owner of Counts Office Equipment Sales. He was a charter member of National Hills Baptist Church where he was a deacon and former Sunday School Director. Family members in addition to his wife include his daughter, Sherrie Lee Huffman of Statesboro, NC; sister, Margaret Strong of North Palm Beach, FL; niece, Jeanne Wilson of Orlando, FL; nephews, Leonard Counts, Jr. of Atlanta, GA and David A. Counts of Birmingham, AL. He was preceded in death by a brother, Leonard S. Counts. Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 27, 2005 at 3:00 P.M. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet & Son with Rev. Kevin Steele officiating. A private family interment will follow. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2:15 P.M. until the time of service at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484.
The Augusta Chronicle December 26, 2005