Margaret Miles Richards

Augusta, GA – Margaret Miles Richards, 95, wife of 45 years to the late Thomas E. Richards, entered into rest Monday, March 27, 2017, at her residence with her loving family by her side.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 2:00 PM from the chapel of Chance and Hydrick Funeral Directors with Reverend James Hyder and Gene Hollins officiating.

Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Mrs. Richards, daughter of the late Floyd Wilbur and Minnie Mae Blanchard Miles, was a native of Appling, GA, a homemaker, and a Methodist by faith. She was a charter member of Burns Memorial United Methodist Church, and also attended Mize United Methodist Church and Liberty United Methodist Church, where she was an active member for many years. She was a member of Bayvale Homemakers, the Sunrisers, and the Hope Circle.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Wilbur Miles, Jr, Bernard F. Miles, Sumter Masters, Helen Douglas, and R. Jack Miles.

She is survived by her children, Jackie Newman (Michael), Brent Richards (Paulette), Brian Richards, Robert Richards (Jeannie), and Margaret Anne Richards (Jerry Mansfield); her grandchildren, David Newman, DeAnne Warren (Shane), Daniel Newman, Rob Richards, and Jennifer Sterling (Ronnie); several great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Active pallbearers will be Dave Hinner, Ronnie Masters, Richard Miles, Jerry Miles, David Bass, Bobby Richards, Ken Richards, and Kevin Richards.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bryan Adams, Randal Blanchard, and Dale Hunt.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Liberty United Methodist Church, 2040 Liberty Church Rd, Hephzibah, GA 30815; or to Mann Mize United Methodist Church, 2705 Milledgeville Rd, Augusta, GA 30904.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 29, 2017, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

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

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