Mr. Basil Rigney

Cald­well & Cowan Funeral Home

The Covington News - - OBITUARIES -

Basil Rigney of Snel­lville passed away Au­gust 2, 2014, at the age of 79. He earned his Bach­e­lor’s de­gree from Mid­dle Ten­nessee State Col­lege and his Mas­ter’s in Mu­sic Ed­u­ca­tion from the Univer­sity of Ge­or­gia. Mr. Rigney owned and op­er­ated Great Repub­lic In­sur­ance Agency in the early 80’s. In the summer of 1985, he served as the mu­sic in­struc­tor and direc­tor of Jazz En­sem­ble and Sym­phonic Band at Gov­er­nor’s Hon­ors Pro­gram, in Val­dosta. He served as band direc­tor for many schools across the state, with the ma­jor­ity be­ing in New­ton County. Among his many ac­com­plish­ments, Mr. Rigney was awarded ‘Star Teach- er’ at New­ton County High School, re­ceived a Cer­tifi­cate of Dis­tinc­tion from the Gov­er­nor’s Honor Pro­gram and was a mem­ber of Phi Beta Mu – a band­mas­ter fra­ter­nity. He was loved by his fam­ily, as well as his stu­dents, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was pre­ceded in death by his son, Robert Stephen Rigney and his par­ents, James Isaac and Maymie Rigney.

Sur­vivors in­clude his wife of 57 years, Glo­ria Wil­lis Rigney; son and daugh­ter-in-law, Mike and Tra­cie Rigney; grand­chil­dren, Brit­tany, Macken­zie and Maci Rigney, Alex Gable, Ju­lia and Stephen Rigney; great-grand­son, Emory; broth­ers and sis­ters-in-law, James and In­grid Rigney, Bruce and Alice Rigney; niece, Sch­eryl; nephew, Dennis and his wife, Diane; great-niece and neph­ews, Kris­ten, David and Ken.

Funeral Ser­vices for Mr. Rigney were held Tues­day, Au­gust 5, 2014, 11 a.m., at The Church of the Good Shep­herd, 4140 Clark Street, in Cov­ing­ton, with Rev. Ed­win Beck­ham of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment fol­lowed in Lawn­wood Memo­rial Park. In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily re­spect­fully re­quests con­tri­bu­tions in his mem­ory be made to the Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion – Ge­or­gia Chap­ter, 41 Perime­ter Cen­ter East, Suite 550, At­lanta, GA 30346; The Church of the Good Shep­herd; or another char­ity of one’s choice.

Mr. Rigney’s fam­ily would like to ex­press their sin­cere ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the en­tire staff of Em­brac­ing Hospice, and es­pe­cially his care­givers, Rose­lyn, Jane, Paula and Ju­nise.

www.cald­welland­cowan. com to place on­line con­do­lences 770-786-7062


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