Myrtle Beach, SC – Martha Casella, wife of the late Vincent Casella, formerly of Lakemont Dr., Augusta, entered into rest Wednesday, April 21, 2010, with her family by her side.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 24, 2010, at 12:00 P.M., from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with Reverend Michael Lubinski officiating. Interment will follow in Westover Memorial Park.
Mrs. Casella, a native of Aiken, SC, was the daughter of the late Chester and Mae Ellen Cato Holley. She was a member of the Pine Needle Garden Club for many years, a member of the Augusta Jr. Woman’s Club and was involved in the PTA at Sacred Heart School and Aquinas High School. She loved gardening, reading, traveling and playing Canasta. She was a devoted communicant of Sacred Heart and Most Holy Trinity Catholic Churches. She had a standing appointment, for thirty years, every Friday, at Cheti Warner’s Hair Fashion Boutique where she shared lunch with her very special friends.
A very special thanks to the nurses and dining staff at Brightwater Retreat Skilled Nursing and her physician Dr. Scott Hollingsworth as well as Winyah Hospice Care in Myrtle Beach, SC. To her devoted housekeeper, Jessie Turner, who cared for her for thirteen years before her move to Myrtle Beach almost three years ago.
She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Brunson and Don Holley.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Rosemarie C. and Phil Hydrick of Myrtle Beach, SC and Jencie C. and Phil Hargrove of Martinez; sister, Mary Wilson of Aiken, SC; grandchildren and their spouses, James Charles and Denise Hargrove, William Joseph and Candy Hargrove, Vincent Philip and Tonya Hargrove, Philip Vincent and Lora Hydrick, Philip Andrew and Heather Hargrove, Carla Michelle Howard and Shawn Tackett; as well as 11 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be James Charles Hargrove, William Joseph Hargrove, Vincent Philip Hargrove, Philip Vincent Hydrick, Philip Andrew Hargrove and William E. Walker Jr.
The Holy Rosary will be recited at 5:30 P.M. and the family will receive friends following at the funeral home on Friday from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.
If desired memorials be made to the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 811 Telfair St., Augusta, GA, 30901 or to St. John United Methodist Church, 736 Greene St., Augusta, GA, 30901.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd, Augusta, GA, 30906.