MITCHELL, Ga. - Mr. William H. Wilcher, 80, of Hwy 102 West, entered into rest Thursday, December 31, 2009 at the University Hospital, Augusta. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010 at the Mitchell United Methodist Church, Mitchell, Ga., with the Rev. Mary Griswell officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. William was born in Mitchell, Ga., on April 4, 1929, to the late Mr. Billy Cleon and Janie Stanley Wilcher. He spent his childhood in Mitchell and graduated from Gibson High School in 1946. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict, served as Deputy Sherriff/Investigator for the Richmond County Sherriff's Department for seven years; and spent 35 years as a probation parole officer in the Augusta and Toombs Judicial Circuits. He was a devoted member of Mitchell United Methodist Church, a member of the Mitchell City Council; a former member of Glascock County Lions Club; was a charter member and the first president of the Georgia Parole Association. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Mrs. Etta Griswell Wilcher; one son, William Rodney (Gail) Wilcher, Thomson and one daughter, Amanda W. Davis, of Evans; four grandchildren, Rodney Adam (Heather) Wilcher, Brock Christopher (Diane) Wilcher, William Wilcher Davis, and Zachary Benton Davis; one great-grandchild, Abigail Lee Wilcher. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Charles Wright Wilcher, Sr. Pallbearers are Anthony Griswell, Jody Usry, Wayne Williams, Mike Chance, Casey Caroll, Bill Raley, Jr., Kelley Sercer and Scott Lamb. The family will receive friends today from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Mitchell United Methodist Church in care of Mrs. Jan Sexton, 8654 Mitchell-Warrenton Road, Mitchell, Ga. 30820. Sheppard Funeral Home, Gibson, Ga. is in charge of arrangements.
The Augusta Chronicle-January 2, 2010