2017-08-24 / Obituaries

Roy W. Lovelace lll

Graveside services for Roy W. “Rusty” Lovelace III, 73, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 17, 2017, in Westview Cemetery with Rev. David Lambert officiating. He died Sunday, August 13, in Thomson Health and Rehab.

Mr. Lovelace was born in Baldwin County, but lived in Thomson for many years. He was a graduate of Thomson High School, Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College, and attended Augusta College. He was a veteran. He was a Certified Gemologist. He was the retired owner of Lovelace Jewelers. He was a member of Thomson First Baptist Church where he served as Chairman of the Deacons and was a Sunday School teacher.

He was a 40-year member and past president of the Thomson Rotary Club, where he was chairman of the Sunshine Committee for many years, and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was later an honorary member of Thomson Rotary. He was a member and past chairman of the McDuffie County Hospital Authority Board from 1982-2008. He was a member of the McDuffie Hospital Foundation from 2000- 2012 and served as chairman in 2007-08. He served as Chairman of McDuffie County Museum Board. He was a member of the Thomson Boat Club, Pool Club, and the Wrightsboro Foundation. He was a member of The Thomson- McDuffie Chamber of Commerce where he was awarded The Darrell Johnson Award. Mr. Lovelace loved Thomson and McDuffie County and was a conscientious advocate for community good for all its citizens.

Mr. Lovelace was preceded in death by his parents, Roy W. Lovelace Jr. and Harriette Terry Lovelace. Survivors include two sisters, Faye L. Chalker (Larry) of Thomson, and Terry L. Bryson of Washington; one niece, Love Zimmerman of Thomson; three nephews, John Zimmerman (Serena) of Gibson, Turner Bryson, III (Kristina) of Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, and Thomas Bryson (Whitney) of N. Augusta; and five great nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Regency Hospice and Southern Manor Senior Living in Washington for the care given.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Go and Tell Mission Fund at Thomson First Baptist Church P.O. Box 1205 Thomson, Georgia 30824.

Sign the online guest book at www.curtisfuneralhome.com. Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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