MSG Cecil E. McCollum (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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AUGUSTA, Ga. - MSG Cecil E. McCollum, Sr., US Army Retired, 77, husband of 54 years to Margie James McCollum, of Westbrook Rd., went home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at Eisenhower Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 26 2009, at 12:00 Noon., from the First Baptist Church of Waynesboro, with Dr. Al Wright, and Tom Bugg officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park with full Military Honors. Mr. McCollum will lie in state at the Church from 11:00 AM until the hour of the service. He loved the Lord and served the Lord. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Waynesboro. He was also a member of the Spares and Pairs Sunday School Class. Mr. McCollum was a retired Master Sergeant with the United States Army, including tours in the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. He was a member of the Richmond Masonic Lodge #412, Hephzibah, the American Legion Post #120, Waynesboro, the DAV Post Pendleton King #10, and the Richmond Chapter #483 order of the Eastern Star, Hephzibah. 'I was Army, I am Army, I will always be Army.' In addition to his wife he is survived by sons Cecil Edward McCollum, Jr., Augusta, and Reverend James Randall (Randy) McCollum and his wife, Theda, Newport News, VA; daughter and son in law, Leslie McCollum Mobley and Jeff Mobley, Snellville, GA; brothers and sisters in law, Charles and Carolyn McCollum, Brunswick, GA, Cary and Linda Gail McCollum, McIntosh, FL, Norman and Jan McCollum, Pensacola, FL, and Joe and Mary McCollum, Brunswick, GA; and grandchildren, Heather Elise McCollum, Hunter Evan McCollum, and Hannah Elise Mobley. Active pallbearers will be members of the military. Honorary pallbearers will be Elders and Deacons of First Baptist Church of Waynesboro and the American Legion Post #120. The family will receive friends this Friday from 7:00 until 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home. If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the MDS Foundation, Inc., PO Box 353, Crosswicks, NJ 08515. Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd., Augusta, GA 30906. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-September 25, 2009


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