Annie "Sarah" Beckworth Guy
Wrens, GA – Annie “Sarah” Beckworth Guy, 86, loving wife of the late Chester Lee Guy Sr., entered into rest Tuesday morning, June 3, 2014 at Select Specialty Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Friday, June 6, 2014 in the James Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends Tony Key and Tommy Harwell officiating. Interment will follow in the Woodland Baptist Church Cemetery.
One of eleven children born to the late Ammie Lou Parrish Beckworth and the late Roney Beckworth, Sarah was born and raised in Avera. After graduating high school, she was a bookkeeper at McCellan’s in Augusta where she met and married the love of her life. She then worked as a textile worker at Sibley Mill, retiring and moving from Augusta to Matthews in 1968. She was an active member of Woodland Baptist Church until her decline in health. Sarah loved being a homemaker, spending her time cooking, growing flowers, sewing and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was an easy-going, good-natured, sweet lady who always had a smile for everyone.
Sarah was also preceded in death by two grandchildren, Kathy Fugett and Alan Roberson; and by nine siblings, William Beckworth, Florine Beckworth, Bular Mae Usry, Cleo Martin, Frances Irby, James Beckworth, Robert Beckworth, Daniel Beckworth and Anna Bell Gay. Survivors include her children, Donald Guy (Daisy), Deborah Johnson (Richard) and Mark Guy; her step-children, Ruth Guy, Marian Hammond, Burnie Fugett, Brenda Pond, Shirley Chalker and Lee Guy; her sister, Dahlia Brown; fourteen grandchildren, Ashley Cunningham (Erik), Josh Guy (Brooke), Matt Guy (Jessica), Mark Keith Guy Jr., Cheryl Anderson (Doug), Rusty Hammond (Barbara), Greg Hammond (Laura), Larry Fugett, Steve Fugett, Carol Fugett, Becky Yeremyan (Nisan), Amy Iannacone (Richard), Brad Pond (Mandy) and Brandy Howard (Seth); twenty-five great grandchildren, Paige, Erik Morgan, Joshua, Morgan, Will, Drew, Garrett, Miles, Cy, McKay, Wells, Shelby, Kaylee, Justin, Taylor, Brittany, Samantha, Haley, Jordan, Kyle, Madison, Zack, Mila and Ari; one great-great granddaughter, Allie; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Pallbearers will be Doug Anderson, Joshua Guy, Matthew Guy, Greg Hammond, Rusty Hammond, Mike Beckworth, Philip Brown and Seth Williams.
The family respectfully requests that honorary memorials be made to Woodland Baptist Church, 22259 US Hwy 1, Matthews, GA 30818.
The family will receive friends at James Funeral Home from 6:00 – 8:00PM Thursday evening, June 5, 2014.
To Those Whom I Love
When I am gone, release me, let me go.
I have so many things to see and do.
You must not tie yourself to me with tears.
Be happy that I have had so many years.
I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love each have shown
But now it is time I traveled on alone.
So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It is only for a while that we must part
So cherish the memories in your heart.
I will not be far away, for life goes on.
So, if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you cannot see or touch me, I will be near.
And if you listen with your heart, you will hear
All of my love around you soft and clear.
Then, when you must come this way alone,
I will greet you with a smile and a “Welcome Home”.