LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Entered into rest on Friday, February 3, 2006, at the residence, Mr. Gerald Ray Olson, 43, of Lincolnton. Mr. Olson was a native of Augusta, a U.S. Navy Veteran and a control operator in the electronics field. Surviving family members include his father and mother, John A. and Irene Olson of Lincolnton; son, Michael McCarthy of Glenburnie, Md.; daughter, Jackie Murib and husband, Jared, of Huntsville, Ala.; granddaughter, Lily Angelia Murib of Huntsville; brothers, John and wife, Jennifer Olson of Williamsburg, Va., Donald and wife, Jennifer Olson of Emporia, Va., Ronald Olson of Augusta; sister, Jacquie McCarrick and husband, Robert, of Murphy, N.C.; and two special cousins, Shannon and husband, Mark Kneece of Evans, Ga., and Beth and husband, Joseph Beard of Winfield, Ga. Mr. Olson was preceded in death by a son, Jonathan Olson. Funeral services will be today, Sunday, February 5, 2006, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet & Son with Dr. Michael Davenport and Rev. Eugene Penrow officiating. Pallbearers will be John Olson, Donald Olson, Ronald Olson, Robert McCarrick, Mark Kneece and Joseph Beard. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907, (706)364-8484.
The Augusta Chronicle February 5, 2006