Lydia “Carol” Taylor

Augusta, GA – Lydia Carol Beckum Taylor , 70, wife of Jessie Taylor entered into rest on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at University Hospital.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 11:00 AM from the Chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with Reverend Charlie Pennington officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Paul Glosson, Gene Carpenter, Ray Disher, Kevin Ashe, James Newman and Stewart Waller.

She was born in Augusta to the late E.B. Beckum and Inez Utley. She worked for Graniteville Company, Georgia Regional Hospital and had retired from Lowes. She was a member of Berean Baptist Church. She loved the beach, nature, birdwatching and her family. She will be remembered for her smile and her faith in God even through her struggles.

Other survivors include her children, Evelyn Story Goodspeed (Raymond), Michelle Luckey Banks (Gene), John Story, Jr., (Brigetta), Jamie Taylor (Azeita), Johnathan Taylor (Christy), Jeannette Tayor Jacoby, (Bruce,II) and Joshua Taylor (Sarah); sisters, Sandra Beckum Westberry, Janice Beckum Luckey (Gerald) and Julie Beckum Hawkins (Terry); 27 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the physicians and staff of University Hospital ICU and the Palliative Care Unit for their care during her illness.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 3:00 until 5:00 PM, at the funeral home.

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

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