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Jessie Elbert Hornsby

Augusta, GA – Mr. Jessie Elbert Hornsby, 91, husband of the late Emma Newman Tuten Hornsby, entered into rest on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Univeristy Hospital.
Funeral services will be held from the Bible Deliverance Temple, this Saturday, July 25, 2015, at 11:00 AM, with Dr. Kelly McKnight officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery with military honors.

Mr. Hornsby, a native and lifelong resident of Augusta, was the son of the late Henry and Laura Butler Hornsby. He had served his country in the 20th Armored Division of the U.S. Army during World War II and had later retired as the Superintendent of Trees and Parks for the City of Augusta. He was a member of the Bible Deliverance Temple.

Mr. Hornsby was also preceded in death by his first wife, Myrtis Payton Hornsby; and his son, Billy Hornsby.

He is survived by his dearest friend, Evelyn Anderson; his sons, Jesse Hornsby (Dorothy), Glen Beaudin, Milton Beaudin, Gene Beaudin (Linda); daughter, Elizabeth Jenkins; step-daughter, Patsy Peterson; fourteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; five step- grandchildren; ten step-great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; a sister Jewel Hinton; sisters-in-law, Mary Kral and Betty Becker; as well as nine nephews and five nieces.

Pallbearers will be; William Hornsby, Jesse Hornsby, Jr., Dalton Hornsby, Zachary Hornsby, Joshua Hornsby and David Smith.

The family will receive friends this Friday from 6:00 intil 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, GA, 30906.

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2 responses to “Jessie Elbert Hornsby”

  1. Heaven has received another of the greatest generation. What an honor to have met and spent time with Mr Jesse, Evelyn and his sons. He and dad would eat lunch together, and he would always show concern for dad. I will never forget the sad day of dad’s service to look up and see Mr. Jesse and Evelyn there! He wanted to be there, his wheelchair did not stop him from paying his respects. So poignant, that bond of brotherhood of these men from WWll. Not having known us long, it was one of the most touching moments in my life to date, to see this very real expression of brotherhood and honor he exemplified. Meeting he and sweet Evelyn, seeing their love and devotion, was such a blessing. Heaven gained one of the best. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Jodie Burden Hess
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    Jodie Hess,
    Johns Creek, Georgia

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