Richard Warren DeFord, 60, Augusta, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013

Richard Warren DeFord, 60, of Augusta, loving son and brother, passed away, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.

In honor of Richard's request there will be no funeral service.

Richard was born Aug. 24, 1953, in El Dorado. He graduated from Augusta High School and served his country in the U.S. Navy. Richard worked in construction and for the City of Augusta.

His survivors include: his brother, Don Cowles of Augusta; sisters, Dora Hillegas, Tammy Holt, Deanna Scott and Carla Hudson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Bessie (Maggard) Cowles.

Arrangements by Dunsford Funeral Home, Augusta.