February 20, 1938 - December 21, 2020
Pete Garland Retired Richmond County School Administrator Evans, Ga - Baxton B. “Pete” Garland, 82, entered into rest on December 21, 2020 at University Hospital in Augusta. Pete was a native of Augusta. He was the son of the late John Thomas Garland and the late Maude Gertrude Newton Garland. He was a graduate of the Academy of Richmond County, Junior College of Augusta, Georgia Teachers College (Currently known as Georgia Southern University) and received his two graduate Degrees from Georgia Southern University. The first three years of his forty-one year career in public education was at Evans High School-Columbia County starting in 1959. He taught three years at Tubman Junior High School prior to becoming a School Administrator. He served as Principal at Martha Lester Elementary, Lawton B. Evans Elementary, Barton Chapel Road Elementary and Bayvale Elementary. He served as a Consultant to Special Education toward the completion of his career. He served five years as Director of Education with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Augusta. He enjoyed officiating High School Sports. He was a member of Abilene Baptist Church and attended the Dave Hester Sunday School Class. He was awarded an Honorary Life-time Membership presented by the Georgia Association of P.T.A.; AMBUCS Young Educator of the Year; and Outstanding Educator by the Georgia Council for Exceptional Students. Pete was a member and Past Secretary of the Exchange Club of Augusta. Pete is survived by his beloved wife: Roberta Nell Hartley Garland; sons: Thomas Dewey Garland (Lora) of Grovetown, GA; John Pierce Garland of Evans, GA; Robert Graham Newsome III (Crystal) of Richmond Hill, GA; Ronald Greg Newsome of Maysville, GA. His granddaughters: Elizabeth Garland, Grace Garland, Kayla Garland Prater (Mark), Ashley Garland, Hailey Jones (Levi), Sarah Nell Newsome, Julia Newsome and grandson: Ronald Greg Newsome Jr. His great grandchildren: Raelynn Diane, Paisley Rae and Palmer Jade Prater, Harper Whitney and River Grace Garland, Bryant Cooper Jones and Baxton Liam Jones (named after his Papa). Pallbearers will be: Chris Gray, Clifton and David Hughes, Paul Ikner, Scott Hembree, Roy Baerne, Tim Stewart. Honorary Pallbearers will be the members of the Augusta Exchange Club. The funeral service will be held Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. in the chapel of Thomas Poteet & Son, with Rev. William F. Harrell and Rev. Terry Doss officiating. Interment will follow in Abilene Baptist Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Pete’s name may be made to either Abilene Baptist Church Building Fund, 3917 Washington Rd, Martinez, GA 30907, or the Augusta Exchange Club, P.O. Box 3884; Augusta, Ga. 30914-3884. The family will receive friends Saturday, prior to the service from 1:00-2:00 P.M. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907. Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com.
Pete Garland Retired Richmond County School Administrator Evans, Ga - Baxton B. “Pete” Garland, 82, entered into rest on December 21, 2020 at University Hospital in Augusta. Pete was a native of Augusta. He was the son of the... View Obituary & Service Information
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