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Deborah Lynn “Cookie” Sawyer

Tulsa, OK, – Deborah Lynn “Cookie” Sawyer, 53, wife of the late Thomas Raiden Sawyer, Sr, entered into rest Sunday, July 25, 2010, in Tulsa, OK.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 31, at 10:00 AM, from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, with Dr. Ron McMillian officiating.

Interment will follow in Prickett Family Cemetery.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond Chavous, Sr, and Nellie Chavous, and by her brothers, Raymond Chavous, Jr, and Bobby Chavous.

She is survived by her son Thomas R. Sawyer, Jr and his wife, Phylliese, of Edmond, OK; her daughter, Valerie Lynn Dodson, of Augusta; her grandchildren, Raiden Thomas Sawyer, of Edmond, OK, Merrellann Danell Sawyer, of Edmond, OK, Joylynn Ciana Sawyer, of Edmond, OK, and Broc Alexander Dodson, of Augusta; her sisters, Mary James, of Duluth, GA, Becky Burch, of Hephzibah, and Margaret Pittman, of Augusta; and her brothers, Samuel Chavous, of Tulsa, OK, Charles Chavous, of Hephzibah, Mark Chavous, of Augusta, Donald Chavous, of Blythe, and Barry Chavous, of Villa Rica, GA.

She was joined in death by her fiance, Kenneth Corbit.

Pallbearers will be Jim Burch, Nickalas Pittman, Jimmy Chavous, Tony Chavous, Phillip James, and Aubrey James, Jr.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Medical College of Georgia’s Children’s Medical Center, Office of Development, 1120 15th Street, BA 8270, Augusta, GA 30912

The family will receive friends, Friday, July 30, from 6 until 8 PM, at the funeral home.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, Georgia 30906.

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2 responses to “Deborah Lynn “Cookie” Sawyer”

  1. We’re sorry that you have to lose “Cookie” at such an early age. Her loss will leave a permanent hole. We pray that you will remain strong for yourselves and for others in your family. The unexpected loss is always the most jarring and hardest. This is a time when it’s best to trust the Lord. Please use the time to reestablish contact with family and friends. And remember there are many family and friends out there to offer support to you as you go on your way. May the Lord bless you and keep you.

  2. Val, We are so sorry for your loss. We know how much your Mother meant to you. The death of a parent is a life changing event. We’re glad that you have Broc in your life now and a full support system. Please remember that death is just a part of life, not the end. Your Mother will be with you always and you will always feel her presence. Please let us know if there is anything that you need. God Bless.

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