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.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.

Posted by Rev. 21:3-4 - Ellenwood, GA   June 17, 2014

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Posted by American Heart Association    June 12, 2014

I am sorry to hear Ms. Reece's passing. She was an avid reader and was a very kind lady. She will be missed by all who knew her. She worked at the Newspaper, next to the Edgefield Public Library when I first met her. You all are in our prayers.

Posted by Anu Acharekar - Aiken, SC   June 12, 2014

I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Reece. I have such good memories of talking "Edgefield Co history" with her, among other things. She always added wit and spice to any topic of conversation. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Posted by Janis Leaphart - Gilbert, SC   June 11, 2014

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Donna Higgenbottom - Johnston, SC   June 11, 2014

Jack and Family, We were sorry to hear about your Mom passing. She was a good friend to my Mom and our family. Rick Roe

Posted by Rick & Cindy Roe & Alma Roe - Fort Motte, SC   June 10, 2014

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. The family is in my prayers.

Posted by Margaret Aull Richer - Grants, NM   June 10, 2014

We were saddened to hear of Bootsie's passing. Our condolences to children, grandchildren, brother and other family members.

Posted by Wayne & Shirley Boone - saluda, SC   June 10, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Reece family as you all mourn the loss of a very special matriarch. I grew up with the family and know this is a difficult loss. May God be with you during this trying time.

Posted by Ryan, Leigh, Rylee, and Carter Raines - Edgefield, SC   June 10, 2014

We were all so sad to hear of Boot's passing. A lovely lady who will be much missed by all who knew her. Christine and Jaye Jaye-Jones and Dorrie Hammant.

Posted by Christine Jaye-Jones - Cliftonville   June 10, 2014

I was saddened to receive the news of Bootsie's death. My condolences to each of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Posted by Trilby Davis Higbee - Saluda, SC   June 10, 2014