Man founded Mercy Ministries

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Jerry Oliver, who founded Augusta's Mercy Ministries with his wife in 2002, died Tuesday in his home, a friend and chairwoman of the charity's board of directors said.

Mercy Ministries provides a day shelter and services for Augusta's homeless population and is located on Fenwick Street. Mr. Oliver managed the organization's facilities, said Annette Drowlette, a board chair.

"It's a real blow to people involved in the ministry," she said.

Patricia Suzanne Rabon, treasurer for the board, said Mr. Oliver will be missed.

"He was a kind, generous, strong, no-nonsense man," she said. "You can't come up with enough adjectives to describe him."

Details about funeral arrangements were not immediately available, but Ms. Drowlette said a memorial service likely would be held in January and announced later.

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Fiat_Lux 12/24/09 - 11:58 am
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This is very sad news. What a

This is very sad news. What a kind man he was.

GuyIncognito
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GuyIncognito 12/24/09 - 12:54 pm
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Butch Palmer strikes again!

Butch Palmer strikes again!

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charliemanson 12/24/09 - 01:40 pm
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Condolences.

Condolences.

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museofsatie 12/24/09 - 07:19 pm
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Very sad news. He was

Very sad news. He was definitely a good man who tried his best to help people. My condolences.

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sgtdette41 12/24/09 - 07:22 pm
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A gentle gian. He will be

A gentle gian. He will be missed.

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old man river 12/24/09 - 11:23 pm
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And to think we have

And to think we have that...Homosapien Butch still around. I'd like to kick his bald ...... hell with Butch. Hope I never see him.

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