Originally created 07/06/99

Ms. Bessie Leaney



Ms. Bessie Leaney, 81, of 2244 Broad St., died Saturday, July 3, 1999, at Lake Crossing Health Center.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at West View Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Reynolds officiating.

Ms. Leaney, a native of Augusta, was an in-home caregiver. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution and Children of the Confederacy. She was a member of Citizens for Good Government and volunteered on voter registration drives and as a poll worker for the Richmond County Board of Elections. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Lessing, Oklahoma City, and Christine Blackburn, Lincolnton; a brother, Roy Patch, Augusta; a sister, Gladys Patch Tackett, Madison, Ala.; and seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Lessing Jr., Charles Blackburn and Howard Blackburn.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, Telfair Street.

The Augusta Chronicle July 6, 1999