Elora C. Bessent (PONTIAC, Mich.)

PONTIAC, Mich. - Mrs. Elora Catherine Bessent, a former resident of Augusta, departed this life October 7, 2008. She was 86. She was the wife of the late Thomas E. Bessent; mother of Thomasina (Vernon) Ellis, Lorene (Clarence) Phillips, Alvin E. (Valerie) Bessent, Saundra Hafford, and the late Wilhelmina Hines and Catherine Graves; mother-in-law of Johnny Hines and Charles Graves; grandmother of 13 and great-grandmother of eight. She was a lifelong member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Waynesboro, Ga. and a member of Providence Baptist Church in Pontiac, Mich. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church, 4820 Hwy 25 South, Waynesboro, Ga. Interment will be in church cemetery. There will be a family hour, Monday, October 13, 2008 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Phinazee & Son Funeral Home, 404 W. 8th St., Waynesboro, Ga. Phinazee & Son Funeral Home, (706) 554-5500. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-October 13, 2008