AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Friday, June 2, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospital, Mrs. Annemarie Bird, 75, wife of the late Richard R. Bird. Mrs. Bird was a native of Bamberg, Germany and had lived in Augusta for the past 44 years. After her career in Real Estate, she retired as President of Richard Bird Builders. Mrs. Bird was a member of St. Mary On-The-Hill Catholic Church. Family members include her daughter, Doris B. Harrison of Augusta; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas M. and Michele Bird of Augusta and grandsons, Taylor Bird and Patrick Bird. The Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at St. Mary On-The-Hill Catholic Church at 11:00 A.M. with Fr. Gerald Ragan celebrant. Pallbearers will be Oliver Owens, Taylor Bird, Patrick Bird, Hector Oliver, Karl Smeak and Mike Lenz. Interment will follow in Westover Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Aquinas High School, 1920 Highland Ave., Augusta, GA 30904 or St. Mary On-The-Hill Catholic Church, 1420 Monte Sano Ave., Augusta, GA 30904. The family will receive friends at the home of Thomas and Michele Bird, #6 Orleans Place, Augusta, GA. The Vigil for the Deceased will be at 7:00 P.M., Monday, June 5, 2006 and the family will receive friends until 9:00 P.M. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484.
The Augusta Chronicle-June 4, 2006