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Johnnie Heywood Beggs

November 26, 1929 — July 28, 2021

****The Beggs family regrets to inform their friends that due to COVID exposure in the family all services will be private. The visitation, vigil, and funeral service will all be for family members only. Please continue to pray for the Beggs family.

Mr. Johnnie Heywood Beggs, 91, loving husband of the late Ann Pfeiffer Beggs went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 surrounded by his family.
A vigil service will be held on Monday, August 2, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Platt’s Funeral Home. Visitation will follow from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Mark Van Alstine officiating. Burial will follow at Westover Memorial Park. It is requested that social distancing be observed and masks be worn.
Heyward was born in Franklin County, Georgia. He moved to Augusta in 1948 and began working at Lily Tulip where he met and later married the love of his life. During the time he worked at Lily, he joined the Air Force and served four years during the Korean War. After honorably serving his country, he returned to work at Lily Tulip and retired after 38 years as the Print Shop Manager.
Heyward’s greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. He loved the Lord and his church in which he served in many capacities during his lifetime. He loved the game of golf, working in his yard, gardening, reading, and walking in the mall. He had a wonderful sense of humor. He was dearly loved by all who were fortunate enough to have known him.
Heyward was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ann, of 59 years; his parents, Fred and Wilna Beggs; brothers Will Beggs and Bobby Beggs; sisters, Jeanette Hebbard and Rosena Garrison; and beloved granddaughter, Lyndsie Brooker. He is survived by his children, Mike Beggs, Angie Gainey, Julie Davis (Charles), Larry Beggs (Melanie), and Danny Beggs (Patty); 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, and sister, Anne Bagwell.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Steven Davis, Joshua Gainey, Chandler Beggs, Madison Beggs, Garrison Beggs, and Matthew Beggs.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home (Resident Fund), or American Heart Association.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, August 2, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Platt's Funeral Home - Augusta Location

721 Crawford Avenue, Augusta, GA 30904

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Joseph Catholic Church

2607 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, GA 30906

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