Augustus W. (Gus) James

Augusta, GA – Augustus W. (Gus) James, 67, husband of Carolyn Kaylor Key James, of Hammond Ave, entered into rest, Tuesday, August 3, 2010, at the residence.
Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, Friday, August 6, at 2:00 PM with the Reverend Jody Boulineau officiating.
Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Mr. James, son of the late Weldon Woodrow and Sara Ella Cave James, was a Welder and a Pattern Maker with Georgia Iron Works. He was previously with Augusta Foundry for 38 years. He served in the National Guard.
He was preceded in death by his son, Heath James, and by his brothers, Weldon Woodrow James, Jr, and Ernest Claude James.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Heather James Thompson and her husband, Joe, of Martinez; stepsons, Ron Key Jr, of Hephzibah, and Jamie Key, of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Cameron Thompson, Justin Thompson, and Courtney Thompson, Caylan Key, Luke Key, Brittany Key, Bailie Jaye, Rylie Grace Key; sisters, Martha Harrell, of Augusta, Barbara Markwalter, of St. Petersburg, FL, Betty Ray, of Ethridge, TN, and Diane Smith, of Orlando, FL; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Ralph Kaylor, Charles Kaylor, Ron Key, Jr. Caylan Key, Joe Thompson, Cameron Thompson, Darryl Skelley, and Billy Atkins.
If so desired memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2607 Commons Blvd, Augusta, GA 30909.
The family will receive friends, Thursday evening from 6 until 8 pm at the funeral home.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd, Augusta, GA, 30906.

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