Russell Richards

Born: Thu., Jun. 13, 1940
Died: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 31, 2017
Location: Thomson

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Nov. 01, 2017
Location: Beggs Funeral Home Chapel

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Russell Richards

Thomson, Georgia-Mr. Russell Richards, 77, of Luke Rd. entered into rest October 29, 2017.

Mr. Richards was born in Warren County, GA and was the son of the late Leonard Cody Richards and the late Lucille Thigpen Richards. He lived most of his life in McDuffie County, worked at Kingsley Mill for 25 years and was the co-owner of Richards’ Flowers and Gifts. Mr. Richards enjoyed fishing at Briar Creek and Rocky Comfort Creek. He also enjoyed hunting and loved spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, Mr. Richards was predeceased by a brother, Lamar Richards and grandson, Drake Widener.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 57 years, Elizabeth Richards; son, Mark Richards (Teresa); daughters, Bonnie Widener (Skipper) and Jennifer Rodeheaver (Chad) ; sisters, Joyce Hinton, and Roslyn Johnson; brother, Johnny Richards; grandchildren, Harris Richards (Crystal), Brenton Widener (Courtney), Will Richards, Colson Avant, Cayden Avant, Elise Grace Rodeheaver; great great grandchildren, Noah Widener, Little Russell Richards and Titus Widener.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 1, 2017 in the chapel of Beggs Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Bowers officiating. Interment will follow in the Union Baptist Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Drake Widener Scholarship Fund, 488 Luke Rd., Thomson, GA 30824.        

Beggs Funeral Home, 799 Cobbham Road, Thomson, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.

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Cheryl Adkins
   Posted Sun October 29, 2017
To the Richards family I am so sorry to read of Mr. Russell passing away I am praying for you all he was a very friendly and Christian man he will be missed by all that knew him. God bless you all.

Olin and Cheryl Price
   Posted Sun October 29, 2017
Mrs. Elizabeth, Bonnie & Skipper and family,
We want you to know you all are in out thoughts and prayers.
Olin and Cheryl

Debra Jackson
   Posted Mon October 30, 2017
Hugs love and prayers for Mr. Russell's family and friends. He truly was a remarkable man.
Debra Jackson

Bobby and Sheryll Chalker, Clint and Shannon
   Posted Mon October 30, 2017
So sorry to hear about Mr Russell. His sweet smile and funny personality will never be forgotten! May God wrap his arms around all his family and friends. Prayers and hugs to all of you!!

Donna Hobbs Moore
   Posted Mon October 30, 2017
Elizabeth, Bonnie, Jennifer and Mark,
I am so very sorry to hear about Mr. Richards. I can truly say he was a fine man, always so happy and smiling. It will not be right to not see Mr. Richards in the florist or see him in the van delivering flowers. I will certainly miss him, he was always "My Buddy".
God certainly has gained a new and special angel this day. I pray that God will wrap each of you into His Loving Arms and protect and guide you all in the days ahead.
Please know how much I love each of you and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

You all have a wonderful guardian angel to watch over you. Rest in peace Mr. Richards - I love you and will certainly miss you.

Donna Hobbs Moore

Frank and Mary sanders
   Posted Mon October 30, 2017
so sorry to hear of your loss. You all are in our prayers.

Ray and Lynne Rooks
   Posted Mon October 30, 2017
To the Richard's and Widener family, Ray and I send our love and sincere blessing to the family. Mr Russell will surely be missed. God Bless all.
Love Lynne and Ray Rooks

Wynette T Zilinski
   Posted Mon October 30, 2017
Elizabeth and Family,

I was so saddened to hear about Russell. He was one of those "special" kind of cousins that tugged a bit your heart that will truly be missed. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to each of you. May God surround you with His love and care at this difficult time, and lighten your hearts with your treasured memories of Russell.

Frances Axon Gilmer
   Posted Mon October 30, 2017

Debbie Luckey King
   Posted Mon October 30, 2017
Elizabeth and family, may you find peace in the days ahead by remembering the wonderful life spent with Mr. Russell. When speaking about his family, the smile was evident of the love he felt. Stay strong and remember, our Lord is always by our side and he will be your guide in the coming weeks.

Marilyn H. Shivers
   Posted Mon October 30, 2017
The family of Scott Shivers sends their Heart Felt Sympathy and Prayers to all of the Richards Family. May God Bless you all during this difficult time.
Scott and Marilyn Shivers

Johna Waller
   Posted Tue October 31, 2017
May there be comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten. May He who knows your sorrow bring peace, comfort, and healing to your souls. Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of Russell. My heart is with all of you.

Michele McLeod
   Posted Tue October 31, 2017
I was so sorry to hear about Russell's passing. He was always a very wonderful man and brother in law. My heart goes out to the family. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Heaven has gained another angel. I love you all very much.


Debra Richards
   Posted Tue October 31, 2017
So sorry to Hear about Russell. He was a good and sweet man. Praying for all of you and for the days to come.

Carol K Gilmore
   Posted Tue October 31, 2017
Elizabeth and family, know that I am very sorry for your loss and I am praying for you and your family. Mr. Russell was such a nice and thoughtful man. I remember seeing him not too long ago at the post office. I don't know how many times I've seen him there. Always a smile on his face and a nice and kind word he would say to me. He has been to my office on many occasions making delivers. I will always remember him with a smile and kind word.

Phillip and Liz Hayes
   Posted Tue October 31, 2017
Praying for all of you. Mr. Russell is a good man on earth and now in Heaven.We love ya’ll very much.

Carol and Buddy Smith
   Posted Tue October 31, 2017
We are heartbroken for your loss. Mr. Russell was such a kind man and you could see the love he had for his family. Our thoughts and prayers for you all.

Loretta Nelson
   Posted Tue October 31, 2017
To The Richards Family,

You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. Please let me know if you need anything.
I love you all,

Loretta Nelson

Sharon Lindsey
   Posted Tue October 31, 2017
To the Richards family I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless all of you and comfort you in this hard time. All of you have been so special in our life's. Your family is in our prayers. Steve and Sharon Lindsey.

Becky Kramer Johnson
   Posted Tue October 31, 2017
To the Richards Family: Our thoughts and prayers for comfort during this time are with you and always.

Jessie S. Wilson
   Posted Tue October 31, 2017
May God's love make your grief bearable and may happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time.

Jane B. Strickland and Johnathan Kitchens
   Posted Tue October 31, 2017
So sorry to hear about Russell. We never know what tomorrow will bring, but we do know that God will be with us to help us on our path. Keep all the good memories close to your heart. Our prayers will be with you all.

Cindy Martin
   Posted Tue October 31, 2017
Jennifer, please know my heart breaks for you and your family. So sorry I cannot attend the services, but my thoughts and prayers are with you.

jean hughes
   Posted Tue October 31, 2017
so sorry to hear about mr russell.

Leon and Vickie Newsome
   Posted Tue October 31, 2017
Our hearts are with you all during this very very hard time... Treasure your memories of Russell and know that God will see you thru... We love you dearly. Leon and Vickie

Mike and Sandi Turner
   Posted Tue October 31, 2017
There are no words to tell this family now much we love all of you. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you all. God our Heavenly Father will give you the strength to get through these tough days.

Jimmy & Joyce Newsome
   Posted Wed November 01, 2017
To Elizabeth and Family You all are in our thoughts and prayers at this time ,but just keep the good memories in your heart, Our prayers are with you all.

Craig and Linda Gunby
   Posted Wed November 01, 2017
Ms.Elizabeth, Bonnie, Mark,Jennifer and all the rest of such a precious family, please know that I grieve with you all over the loss of Mr. Russell. I only learned of his passing late last night. I have been and will continue in the months ahead to keep each of you lifted up in my prayers for our Lord and Savior to wrap his loving arms of comfort around each of you, to comfort your hearts in the difficult days ahead, and fill your hearts and minds with his lovely peace. Hold close to your hearts the beautiful and fond memories of Mr. Russell of which I am sure are so many. I thought so much of Mr. Russell. He was always kind, smiling, and encouraging to all he met. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if I can help any one of you in any way. I am only a phone call or visit away. I love you all.

Craig and Linda

Kay Douglas
   Posted Wed November 01, 2017
I always liked to see Russell come to deliver flowers. He was the nicest person and always had a smile that touched my heart, as does his entire family. Y'all are great loving folks and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Pete & Nena Blount
   Posted Wed November 01, 2017
To Mrs. Elizabeth, Bonnie, Jennifer, Mark, family & friends who knew Mr. Russell. Our hearts are so broken to hear of your loss. We feel like ya have always been a part of our family cause we have known all of ya for so long and ya have always made us feel that way too....I have no words that will help you at this time but, know that ya are in our hearts and in our prayers and that we pray God will place his loving arm around you now and for days and months yet ahead... Mrs. Elizabeth I am so sorry we were not there for you but I have had eye surgery and was not able to come out but you know Pete and I love ya with all our hearts and we to have shed tears for the loss of Mr. Russell..If ya need anything please let us know... Mr. Russell will be truly missed by us and who all that knew him....

Charles & Jeanette McCorkle
   Posted Thu November 02, 2017
Elizabeth and family, we were so sorry to hear of Russell's death. It is our prayer that you will all be comforted by God's love, strength and power to guide you through the coming days without Russell. Our prayers, thoughts, and love go out to you during this difficult time. Just remember one day you will meet him on that heavenly shore surrounded in
Jesus arms. We love you and are praying for you.

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