Former chief Judge of Augusta has died

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Funeral Arrangements have been finalized for former chief Judge, William M. Fleming.  

There will be a Rosary service along with a wake and visitation at Thomas and Poteet Funeral Home on Davis Road Wednesday, April 3rd at 6:00pm.  A funeral Mass will take place on Thursday, April 4th at 11:00am at St. Mary’s on the Hill Catholic Church will burial immediately following at Westover Memorial Park.

Judge Fleming was the second longest serving full time superior court judge in the history of the state, being appointed by Governor Lester Maddox in 1968.  An Augusta native, served as the Chief Judge of the Augusta Judicial Circuit from 1972 until he retired in 2007.  

Judge Fleming, a University of Georgia Law School graduated, was a veteran having served in the Army Air Corp from 1943 to 1949.  Following his Army service and prior to practicing law, Judge Fleming played semi-professional baseball in the Augusta area.

The Superior Court, State Court, Civil and Magistrate Court will serve as honorary pall bearers during the funeral Mass.


Thomas Poteet and Sons Funeral Directors confirmed the death of William Fleming Jr. the Former Chief Judge of Augusta Judicial Circuit Superior Court.  

Judge Fleming died on March 30th. No arrangements have been made at this time. 

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