Originally created 12/16/06

Wilbur Godowns (LOUISVILLE, Ga.)



LOUISVILLE, Ga. - Southern Heritage Funeral Home of Louisville announces the death of Mr. Wilbur Hudson Godowns, age 89. Mr. Godowns died Thursday, December 14, 2006 at the Augusta Hospital following a brief illness. A native of Jefferson County, he lived most of his life in Louisville. Mr. Godowns was a member of Duharts Baptist Church for 57 years and was a Deacon for many years. He was also a retired farmer. Survivors include: his wife, Earlean Godowns of Louisville; two daughters, Jean McGahee and Anne McGahee and husband, Fay of Louisville; two step-daughters, Dale Clements and husband, Emory of Wrens and Diane Johnson and husband, Max of Wrens; eight grandchildren, Rhonda Becton and husband Bob, Marla Snelling, Amanda Taylor and husband, Kelly, Jason McGahee and wife, Jennifer, Greg Clements, Lisa McDonald and husband, Greg, William Johnson and wife, Amanda, and Shannon Johnson and five great-grandchildren, Hannah Snelling, Trey Becton, Zachary Taylor, Morgan McDonald and Kelly McDonald. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Pauley Daniel Godowns. Care takers were Gwen Hicks, Mary Ann Gibons and Anna Calhoun. Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 17, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Southern Heritage Funeral Home of Louisville with the Rev. Michael Allen and the Rev. Marvin Goodman officiating. Interment will follow at the Louisville City Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Billy Godowns, Johnny Goodin, Larry Boulineau, Billy Weatherford, Ricky Godowns and George Lord. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Godowns, Bob Godowns, William Johnson, William Daniel, Steve Sheram, William Rabun, Lucius Miller, Greg Clements, Greg McDonald and Billy Samples. Visitation will be Saturday, December 16, 2006 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Southern Heritage Funeral Home of Louisville. Memorials may be made to Duharts Baptist Church in care of Jean McGahee at 8078 Clarks Mill Road, Louisville, Ga. 30434. Southern Heritage Funeral Home of Louisville is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Wilbur Hudson Godowns. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-December 16, 2006