Amelia Reece

  • Born: April 20, 1927
  • Died: June 8, 2014
  • Location: Edgefield, South Carolina

Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home

801 Columbia Road
P.O. Box 389
Edgefield, SC 29824
Tel. (803) 637-6536

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mrs. Amelia Davis Reece Edgefield, S. C. Mrs. Amelia D. "Boots" Reece, 87, widow of John W. Reece, Sr., died June 8, 2014 at University Hospital. Augusta, Ga. Graveside services will be held Thursday June 12, 2014 at 2:00 Eastview Cemetery in Edgefield, S.C. Visitation will be held from12:30-1:30 at the Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home prior to the service. Mrs. Reece was born in Saluda, S.C. and was a daughter of the late Sheriff Gary Davis and Rose Paysinger Davis. She was foremost known as a loving mother and grandmother but had a successful professional career including serving as magistrate for Edgefield County in the 60's, founder and editor of The Edgefield County News in the 70's, and a long time member of The Edgefield Advertiser staff. Survivors include: sons Jack Reece (Sandra) of Edgefield and Dan Reece (Myra) of North Augusta; son-in-law Joe Friar of Edgefield; grandchildren: Eleanor R Leaphart (Chad) of Gilbert, Joseph Friar of Aiken, Amy R. Timmerman (Paul), and Elizabeth R. Harm (Ben), both of Aiken, April F. Holt (Eric) of Lexington, Anna F Joyner (Chad) of Edgefield, Kevin Reece and Trib Reece, both of North Augusta; a brother, Buck Davis (Eileen) of Saluda, and twelve great grandchildren. Mrs. Reece was also predeceased by her daughter, Sandra R. Friar, two brothers Jack and Pete Davis and a sister, Peggy Yonce. Memorials may be made to the Edgefield County Hospital, 300 Ridge Medical Plaza, Edgefield, SC 29824 or the American Heart Association.