ALBANY -- Mr. Richard Peterson, 91, of Leslie, GA died on January 10, 2012 at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home in Americus. Funeral services will be held at noon on January 16, 2012 at Piney Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Morgan officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Mr. Peterson was born in Lee County, GA on May 28, 1920. He attended Lee County Schools, was a Navy Veteran, and was a retired farmer. He worked as a part of Greater Bethesda Association, was a Deacon of Piney Grove Baptist Church, and was a part of the Military Medical Service Team in Tuskegee, AL.

Those left to cherish his memories are stepchildren: Doretha Hamilton, Leslie; William Hamilton (Diane), Conyers; sisters-in-law: Marie Peterson, Mays Landing, NJ; Ruby Bullard, Cobb; nephews: Eddie Peterson (Pat), Syracuse, NY; Charles S. Peterson, Atlantic City, NJ; Paul Peterson, Atlantic City, NJ; nieces: Cserelyn Peterson, Mays Landing, NJ; Robin Brown (James), Egg Harbor, NJ; Stephanie Peterson, Mays Landing, NJ; grandchildren: Kaion Hamilton, Sr. (Leslie), Kima Hamilton, Anchorage, AL; and Keith Hamilton, Anchorage, AL; thirteen great-grandchildren: Kaion Hamilton, III and Kamran Hamilton. Also left to cherish is his church family and a host of friends.

The remains will lie in-state at the church on Monday from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour. The family will receive friends and relatives at the home of Mrs. Doretha Hamilton of 1204 B. Ursy Rd., Leslie, GA.

Meadows Funeral Home

Albany 229/439-2262

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