Esther Drasher

Augusta, GA – Mrs. Esther Jeanette Payton Drasher, 73, wife of Robert Drasher entered into rest Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Trinity Hospital after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.


Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 11:00 A.M., in the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with Chaplain Stephen Russ officiating. Entombment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.


Pallbearers will be Raymond Jackson, Jr., Thomas Waites, Hunter Jackson, Anthony Rigdon, Joey Conklin and Raymond Jackson, III.


She was born in Augusta to the late Judge and Birtie Wiggins Payton. She was a retired Bookkeeper for P&H Auto Supply.

She was preceded in death by her son Kenneth E. Newman and grandson, Kenneth R. Conklin.

Other survivors include her daughters, Rebecca Conklin of Augusta and Summer Drasher of Augusta; sister, Emmie Johnson of Augusta; grandchildren, Ralph Conklin, Jr., Hunter Jackson, Raymond Jackson, III, Joshua Newman and Kim Meyer and three great-grandchildren, Brittany Conklin, Seth Meyer and Logan Meyer.

The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M., at the funeral home.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd., Augusta, GA 30906.

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