GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Entered into rest Thursday, March 27, 2008, in Gainesville, Ga., Ernest E. "Bo" Fellers, Jr., 93, of Gainesville, formerly of Augusta and husband of the late Clennice Usry Fellers.
Mr. Fellers was a native of Columbia, S.C., was born March 4, 1915, but had lived the majority of his life in Augusta and had moved to Gainesville three years ago with his late wife. He was a World War II Army Veteran serving in the US and Europe, retiring at the rank of Major. Mr. Fellers was also retired from the Liberty Life Insurance Company and also as a bailiff of the Richmond County Court System. He was a member of the Retired Military Officers Association and the John H. Davidson Masonic Lodge. He was also a life-long member of the First Baptist Church of Augusta, where he was a member of the Crusader Sunday School Class, a Sunday School Teacher for over 30 years and was a past church moderator. Family members include his sons and daughters-in-law: Ernest E. Fellers III and Eleene Fellers of Gainesville, Ga., Richard H. Fellers and Kay Fellers of Thomson, and grandchildren: Sharon (Bo) Brownlow and Ashley Fellers.
Mr. Fellers was preceded in death by his wife: Clennice Usry Fellers and granddaughter: Lauren Kay Fellers.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 30, 2008, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Augusta with Dr. Rodger Murchison officiating.
Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Crusaders Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church of Augusta. Interment followed Monday, March 31, 2008, at 9 a.m. in Westover Memorial Park with full military honors.
The family request in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30909; Rhett Help. Info, 8511 Rose Marie Drive, Fort Washington, Maryland 20744 or Camp Hawkins (A camp for Special Needs Children) C/O First Baptist Church, Thomson, PO Box 1205, Thomson, GA 30824, in memory of his granddaughter, Lauren Kay Fellers; First Baptist Church of Gainesville, C/O 3rd Century Fund, Green St., Gainesville, GA 30501
Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.