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Mr. Vernon Briggs

THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Vernon Briggs, 89, husband of 70 years to Mrs. Marion Turner Briggs of Thomson, entered into rest, Thursday, August 19, 2010, at the McDuffie Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held from the graveside in Bellevue Memorial Gardens, Monday, August 23, at 2 p.m.. with the Rev. Rodney Peavey officiating. Mr. Briggs, son of the late William R. and Gladys Prather Briggs, was a lifelong resident of the Augusta area and had retired from the King Mill. He was an avid Braves baseball fan and a saved Christian. His family said he was an angel of light that showed his children the right road to life. He was preceded in death by his sons, Carl H. Briggs and Ronald Wayne Briggs. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons and daughters- in-law, Victor and Martha Briggs of Martinez, and Benny and Lynda Briggs of Harlem; daughters and sons-in- law, Shirley and Donald Hicks of Thomson, and LaVerne and Gary Lord of Augusta; 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; and four great great-grandchildren. Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors was in charge of arrangements.



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