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Rita Cozart Bumpas

November 14, 1942 ~ January 7, 2022 (age 79)


North Augusta, SC……Mrs. Rita Cozart Bumpas, 79, wife of the late Orville C. Bumpas, Jr., entered into rest on Friday, January 7, 2022. 

Her funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 14, 2022 in the Rowland-Ford Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Dave Vosseller officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. The family requests that those in attendance wear a mask. 

Rita was a long time, active member of Lakemont Presbyterian Church where she attended the John E. Tabb Sunday School Class and sang in the sanctuary choir. She was a Lifetime member of the Alpha Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi as well as the American Legion Post 71 Auxiliary. Rita had an infectious smile that lit up the room and passed her love of laughter to her children and grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are her 3 fantastic daughters, Mary Kay Wilkes (Todd), Amy B. Peterson (Ross), and Rebecca L. Pruitt (Rob); her grandchildren, Cameron Wilkes (Lauren), Sam Wilkes, and Christopher Pruitt; her brothers, Doyle E. Cozart, and Ken E. Cozart (Linda); and a number of nieces and nephews. 

Memorials may be made to the Lakemont Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 3111 West Rd. Augusta, GA 30907 or The Parkinson's Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street Suite 800 Miami, FL 33131.

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January 13, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rowland-Ford Funeral Home
637 W. Martintown Road
North Augusta, SC 29841

Funeral Service
January 14, 2022

11:00 AM
Rowland - Ford Funeral Chapel

January 14, 2022

Hillcrest Memorial Park
2700 Deans Bridge Road
Augusta, GA 30906

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