Roy W. "Rusty" Lovelace, IIIJuly 26, 1944 ~ August 13, 2017 (age 73)
Mr. Roy W. “Rusty” Lovelace, III
Thomson- Mr. Roy W. “Rusty” Lovelace, III, age 73, entered into rest Sunday, August 13, 2017 in Thomson Health and Rehab.
Graveside services will be Thursday, August 17, 2017, at 11 a.m. in Westview Cemetery with the Rev. David Lambert officiating.
Mr. Lovelace was born in Baldwin County, but lived in Thomson for many years. He was a graduate of Thomson High School, Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College, and attended Augusta College. He was a veteran. He was a Certified Gemologist. He was the retired owner of Lovelace Jewelers. He was a member of Thomson First Baptist Church where he served as Chairman of Deacons and Sunday School Teacher. He was a 40 year member and Past President of Thomson Rotary Club, where he was chairman of the Sunshine Committee for many years, and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was later a Honorary member of Thomson Rotary. He was a member and past chairman of McDuffie County Hospital Authority Board from 1982-2008. He was a member of the McDuffie Hospital Foundation from 2000-2012 and served as Chairman in 07-08. He served as Chairman of McDuffie County Museum Board. He was a member of Thomson Boat Club, Pool Club, and the Wrightsboro Foundation. He was a member of The Thomson- McDuffie Chamber of Commerce, where he was awarded The Darryl Johnson award. Mr. Lovelace loved Thomson and McDuffie County and was a conscientious advocate for community good for all its citizens.
Mr. Lovelace was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. Roy W. Lovelace, Jr. and Mrs. Harriette Terry Lovelace. Mr. Lovelace is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Faye L. Chalker (Larry), Thomson, and Terry L. Bryson, Washington; one niece, Love Zimmerman, Thomson; three nephews, John Zimmerman (Serena), Gibson, Turner Bryson, III (Kristina), Lafayette Hills, PA., and Thomas Bryson (Whitney), N. Augusta; and five great nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the funeral home. The family will receive friends at 9:30 until hour of service at funeral home on Thursday. The family would like to thank Regency Hospice and Southern Manor Senior Living in Washington for the care given.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Go and Tell Mission Fund at Thomson First Baptist Church P.O. Box 1205 Thomson, Georgia 30824.
Curtis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
Go and Tell Mission of First Baptist Church
235 Jackson Street, Thomson GA 30824