Originally created 12/18/06

Aretta M. Skeens (AUGUSTA, Ga.)



AUGUSTA, Ga. - Aretta M. Skeens, 67, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2006 at University Hospital. She was born in Princeton, West Virginia on October 26, 1939 to Jake McPherson and Sallie Robinette McPherson. She had lived in this area for 35 years. A devout Christian, she was a very active member of New Horizon Church of God where she was a Sunday School Teacher. She was preceded in death by her father Jake McPherson, and husband, Victor A. Skeens, Sr. She is survived by 2 sons, Victor A. Skeens, Jr., of Hephzibah; and Gary M. Skeens, of Augusta; her mother, Sallie R. McPherson; 8 brothers and 4 sisters, Jay, Larry, Dan, Jeff, Mike, John, Ricky, Mark, Lozetta, Reba, Kay, and Angie; 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and 2 special friends, Linda Campbell, and Jim Murray. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of DeLoach - Kennedy Funeral Home, Hephzibah, with Rev. Raymond Woodand Rev. John L. Beck officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Augusta. The family will receive friends Monday, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Remembrances may be made to the New Horizon Church of God, 1800 Windsor Spring Rd. Augusta, Ga. 30906 DeLoach - Kennedy Funeral Home, Hephzibah, Ga. (706) 592-5000 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-December 18, 2006