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2524 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, GA

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James Ralph Creech

July 31, 1949April 26, 2020

Augusta, Ga. – James Creech, age 70, entered into rest on April 26, 2020. James was a lifelong resident of Augusta. He retired as an Assistant Director in the Supply Administration Division at the Medical College of Georgia, where he was employed from 1970 to 2000. James was a member of the 1148 Transportation Unit of the Georgia Army National Guard from 1968 to 1974. He was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church. He had been a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life as a logistical chairman. He was also a Relay for Life Team Captain for the MCG Supply Administration Division. Growing up he played little league baseball and was a member of the Explorer Scouts of the Boy Scouts at Fort Gordon. He obtained the rank of Life Scout. He was preceded in death by his wife and best friend, Helene Mitchell Creech who passed away in August 1994 after 25 years of marriage. Helene was born in Paris, France. She has family that lives in France and Brazil. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Agnes Creech. His father retired from the Augusta VA Medical Center, where he worked from 1946 until his retirement in 1985. His mother, Agnes Rowland Creech, worked at the Augusta arsenal during World War II and later was a stay at home mother. She was born and raised in Keysville, Georgia, and was a graduate of Blyth High School class of 1939. James is survived by his brother Donald Creech (Mary Ellen), three nieces, two nephews and five cousins. A private grave side service will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life of Richmond County.  

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Virginia Allen

April 30, 2020

With deepest sympathy. James became a friend while I worked at MCG from 1973-2000. He was always helpful when I needed advice or help from his department.

Lisa & Jeff Landis

April 30, 2020


With deepest sympathy and much love,
Lisa & Jeff Landis

Walter Worsham

April 30, 2020

James and I served together in the 1148th Transportation Company. He was a good friend and soldier. God bless him and his family. I am sorry for your loss.

Ronnie Dixon

April 30, 2020

So sorry to hear of James' passing. Knew him and Helene since our days in the National Guard together. May God grant His peace to all the family.

Mary Wallace Johnson

April 30, 2020

James's wife, Helene, was my secretary st MCG for many years. But she was so much more to me. I knew James and Helene during all my years working there. He was a kind, wonderful man. It was never the same for me at MCG after Helene's untimely death. I remember how devoted he was to her during all her cancer treatment including a bone marrow transplant. He never lost the faith and was optimistic during it all. He was her rock and for that he earned his stars in heaven. But I also remember their happy times including their much loved trips to Hawaii. I have such fond memories of them both. Rest in peace, my friend.

Dr. Warren B. Karp

April 30, 2020

James and I began at MCG about the same time and retired from MCG on the same day. In all those years, we always knew him as a wonderful man, the kind that would give his shirt off his back to you. He was happiest with his Helene, the love of his life. When he was with her, his entire being lit up. Her death was a great tragedy for him and for those who knew her. When I remember James, I remember how he always smiled when he was with his beautiful Helene...

Albert Boudy

April 29, 2020

To the Family of James Creech. The Department of Georgia Disabled American Veterans (DAV), expresses our heartfelt condolences on your loss of Mr. Crech. Words are never adequate in moments like these. You are in our prayers during this difficult time. We hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead. Always remember the joyous memories of the times you shared with Mr. Creech. May these memories give you comfort for his life was rich because of you. May God's grace comfort and strengthen you. The Department of Georgia DAV thanks Mr. Creech for his service to our Nation. Rest in Peace our Brother-in-Arms and Comrade James Ralph Creech. Albert Boudy, DAV State Chaplain

Sherry Ficeto

April 29, 2020

When I first moved to Augusta and was seeking employment James took the time to drive me all over town for interviews. He made my husband Frank and me feel welcome and at home.
He was a valued friend to my parents Louise and Roy Brothers. James and my father would spend hours talking about the good old days and laugh at how my dad ( a lot older) out worked him when they went to cut wood. Before James's health started to fail, he would check on my Mom Louise whenever my Dad had to go out of town.
James will be missed.

Billy Pinion

April 29, 2020

Prayers to the family, James was one of a kind, He was a boss and a friend. RIP

Danny Schultze

April 29, 2020

We had fantastic play times as kids growing up. When my mom said we were going to Don And James’s house for a few hours, I was thrilled to death.
He’s left the land of the dying to go to the land of the living, God Bless you my friend.

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