WARRENTON, Ga. - Mrs. Mildred DuPuis Pilcher, 98, of Warrenton, entered into rest Friday, September 30, 2005 at Warrenton Health and Rehab Center. She was the wife of the late Mr. William Thomas "Bill" Pilcher.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, October 2, 2005 at First Baptist Church Warrenton with Revs. Dr. Rob Bray, and J.B. Redd officiating. Burial followed at Sallie Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Pilcher was a native of Warrenton. Her parents were the late Seth Elroy DuPuis and Ethel Murray DuPuis. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Laura Lee Sunday School class. She has served as Sunday school teacher, organist, pianist, choir director, chairperson of grounds committee, and member of WMU. She was a schoolteacher and piano teacher. Her civic involvement included membership in Warrenton Garden Club, Warrenton Music Lovers' Club, Warrenton PTA, and she was nominated for Georgia Mother of the Year 1971.
Survivors include her daughters, Mrs. Jacquelyn Pilcher (Ronald) Abbott of Warrenton and Mrs. Joan Pilcher "Bootsie" Wilson of Cordele; her sister, Mrs. Dorothy DuPuis Mackin of Silver Spring, Md.; three grandchildren, William James (Tara) Wilson and Bradford Blackston (Susan) Wilson, both of Cordele and Jacquelyn Abbott (Dennis) Neal of Warrenton; and five great-grandchildren. A brother, Elroy DuPuis preceded her in death.
Pallbearers were Wyman Pilcher III, Dennis Coxwell, James Raley, Alton Johnson, Derril Mackin, Hal Harper and Seth Winstead. Honorary pallbearers were Sam Way, Ramsey Way, Wilbur Harper and Ed Ricketson, Jr.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 512, Warrenton, GA 30828, or to Briarwood Academy, 4859 Thomson Highway, Warrenton, GA 30828.
Lowe Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.