Obituaries
November 3, 2005 Issue

Chalma Bridges Davis
Mrs. Chalma Bridges Davis, 84, of Edgefield, S.C., died Monday, Oct. 24, 2005, at Edgefield County Hospital.

Mrs. Davis, a native of North Carolina, was a homemaker and a member of Edgefield First Baptist Church.

The funeral was Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. at Edgefield First Baptist Church. Burial was in Sunset Gardens Memorial Park.

Survivors include two daughters, Patsy May, Gibson, and Sharon Mims, Edgefield; five sons, Billy Davis, Mark Davis, Roger Davis, Lacy Davis and Donald Davis, Edgefield; one sister, Alma Goode, Salisbury, N.C.; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Bobby Lee Gordy
Mr. Bobby Lee Gordy, 68, of Centerville died Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, at Houston Medical Center.

Mr. Gordy, a native of Louisville, was the son of the late Wallace and Bobbie Munns Gordy. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Centerville and the late Sam Morgan's Men's Sunday School Class. He served as a deacon and a Sunday School Superintendent. He presently served as a Centerville Poll Manager, Houston County Equalization Board Member and Centerville Senior Citizens Club member. He was a former board member of the Houston County Library, a Little League baseball and football coach for Centerville Recreation Department and a City Councilman. He was the owner of Gordy Tax Service and was a veteran of the 48th Infantry National Guard. He is preceded in death by a brother, Henry Billy Gordy, and a sister, Brenda Gordy Dye.

The funeral was Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Centerville with the Revs. Sydney Odom and Mobley Cross officiating. Burial was in the Centerville City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Runelle Gordy; a son, Jon (Trina) Gordy, Centerville; a daughter, Wanda Gordy (Robert) Clark; grandchildren, Dexter Gordy, Mallory Gordy, Laurel Clark and Amy Clark, all of Centerville; sisters, Sarah (Bud) Bowles and Linda (Billy) Godowns, Louisville; sister-in-law, Bobbie Jean Gordy, Centerville; and brother-in-law, Mel Dye, Louisville.

McCullough Funeral Home, Warner Robins, was in charge of the arrangements.


Belle S. Howell
Mrs. Belle S. Howell of Augusta died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005.

Mrs. Howell, a native of Mitchell, lived in Augusta most of her life. She was the daughter of the late Frank David and Emmie Iola Richard Story. She was retired as a textile worker with John P. King Manufacturing Co. She was a member of the Central Christian Church, Willing Workers Sunday school class, Golden Age Group and The Christian Women's Fellowship Group #1. She is preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Howell.

The funeral was Nov. 1 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with Pastor James McDaniel officiating. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Survivors include her son, E. Earl and Lorraine Gram, Carrollton; a daughter, Ellen B. Gram, North Augusta; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Mike Gram, Dennis Crowe, Ryan Gram, Chris Gram, Michael Gram and Tommy Wesse.

Honorary pallbearers were the Willing Workers Sunday School Class.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Christian Church, 220 Crawford Ave., Augusta, GA 30904.

Hatcher, Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, Augusta, was in charge of the arrangements.


William H. "Deacon" Mimms Sr.
Mr. William H. "Deacon" Mimms Sr. died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005.

The funeral was Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. at New Southern Rock Baptist Church with Pastor Rudolph White officiating. Burial was in Harmony Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Lizzie Fields Mimms; children, William, Melanie (Willie), and Myron; brothers, Otis, Irving and Joseph; sisters, Emma and Peggie; one aunt, Pauline Griffin; goddaughter, Angelina; great-goddaughter Madison; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to Capital Hospice, 6565 Arlington Blvd., Suite 502, Falls Church, VA 22042.

Marshall's was in charge of the arrangements.


William Monroe Reeves
Mr. William Monroe Reeves, 70, of Dearing died Monday, Oct. 24, 2005, at University Hospital in Augusta.

Mr. Reeves was born in Jefferson County and was a lifelong resident of Dearing. He was an electrician and an Army veteran. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the Harlem Masonic Lodge and Fort Creek Baptist Church.

The funeral was Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. at Fort Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Boyd Reeves officiating. Burial was in the Reeves Family Cemetery.

Survivors include one brother, Steve (Dorothy) Reeves, Olive Branch, Miss.; one sister, Shirley Sorrow, Moultrie; four nieces; one nephew; and 11 great-nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Clarence Holliman, Howard Carithers, Warren McCorkle, Junior Stewart, Jerry Brinkley and Stanley McCorkle.

Honorary pallbearers were Alvin "Smokey" Hillman, Wyman Clark, Dixon Reeves, Billy Rodgers, Raymon Wood, Wallace Davis, Wilbur Holliman, Kenneth Whitaker, Bobby Neal and Larry Murrary.

Starling Funeral Home, Harlem, was in charge of the arrangements.

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