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CONGRATULATIONS!

 
Alexander Jude (AJ) Rhodes
Congratulations to Lisa and Dominic Rhodes. AJ is the grandson of Diane Richie Rhodes and Jonathan Rhodes, and great grandson of Mable Richie.

Brasen Simpson
Congratulations to Domineke Simpson. Drasen is the grandson of Roslynn Craig, great-grandson of JoAnn and John Thomas Craig, and great-great grandson of Lurenia Richie Goodine.

Byron Butler
Congratulations to Glennise and Brenton Butler. Bryon is the grandson of Albert and Patricia Butler, and great-grandson of Lurenia Richie Goodine.

Santonio B. Hawes
Congratulations to Santonio for graduating on May 17, 2014 from Cedar Shoals High School in Athens, Georgia. Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world. Always follow your dreams and be­lieve in yourself! Santonio is the son of Henrietta Richie Hawes and the late Marcellus Hawes.

Dedgra Richie Rose
Congratulations to Dedgra on receiving a Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice. with a 3.5 GPA ! There is a famous quote that summarize Dedgra’s determination and success. “Study while others are sleeping, work while others are loafing, prepare while others are playing, and dream while others are wishing.” ~William A. Ward. To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe. Well done Dedgra!

Eavian Jackson
Eavian was chosen as student of the month by his teachers at Eastside High School. If a child lives with encouragement, he learns confidence. Eavian is the son of LaSandra Richie. Congratulations Eavian!

Lekese Simpson and Desmond Sutherland
Congratulations on Your Engagement! May your life together be filled with all the right ingredients: a heap of love, a dash of humor, a touch of romance, and a spoonful of understanding. Lekese and Desmond is plan­ning a September 2014 wedding. Congratulations to you both!
 
Rosalynn Craig and Vernon Allen
Congratulations on Your Engagement!
May your life together be filled with all the right ingredi­ents: a heap of love, a dash of humor, a touch of romance, and a spoonful of understanding. Congratulations to you both!
 
Styles Richie, Jr Wins the Big Baby Contest!
A big baby contest was held at the Po’s Man Banquet to help raise money for the family reunion. The contestants were Teresa Goodine, Darian Simpkin, and Styles Richie, Jr. Congratulations to Styles Richie, Jr. the winner, Teresa Goodine as 1st runner up, and to Darian Simpkin who played the role as Teresa’s daddy in the Big Baby Contest. It was lots of fun!

 
      

Our Loved Ones Who Departed This Life In 2013

 
Katie Jackson (Richie)October 26th, 1938 - August 14th, 2013
Katie Jackson Richie was born in Toccoa, Georgia (Stephen County). Her homegoing was on Saturday, August 16 2013 at Crossroads Missionary Baptist Church in Toccoa, Georgia at 3:00 pm. Reverend Anthony Scott officiated . Kate married Howard Richie and to this union seven children (Donnie, Dedgra, Vincent, Valencia, Atletha, James, Kimberly) were born.
 
Kimberly Richie(Lane) March 29th, 1969 - December 4th, 2013
Kimberly Richie Lane was born in Toccoa, Georga in Stepehns County on March 29, 1969 to Kate and Howard Richie. Kim was the youngest of six brothers and sisters (Donnie, Dedgra, Vincent, Valencia, Aletha, James) and two sons Antwell and Mickael. At time of death Kim had one granddaughter.

Bernard Richie January 28th, 1964 - December 6th, 2013
Bernard Edward Richie died on Friday, December 6, 2013. Nod, as he was fondly called, was the second of four children born to the late Henry and Barbara Pittman Richie. Bernard was the grandson of Styles and Almeda Richie. Bernard joined Rogers Chapel Baptist Church at an early age and was a faithful employee of the University of Georgia as Grounds Crew Supervisor, a position he held for many years. Bernard also held a PhD in hat wearing, fishing and going to the movies. He had a strong passion for family, friends, and the Georgia "Dawgs".

Fredrick Marcellus Hawes October 6th, 1963-December 20th, 2013
Fredrick Marcellus Hawes, son of the late Leeola Downer and Murray Allen, died on December 21, 2013. Marcellus graduated from the Oconee County School System. He was the husband of Henrietta Richie Hawes, who is the daughter of the late Henry and Barbara Sue Richie. Marcellus was the father of nine children.