Originally created 11/17/99

Mr. Richard Spires



EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Mr. Richard L. Spires, 48, of Martintown Road, died Monday, Nov. 15, 1999, at his residence.

Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Republican Baptist Church with the Rev. James Bray officiating. Burial will be private.

Mr. Spires, a native of Augusta, had retired as a funeral director. He was a graduate of Gumpton-Jones College of Funeral Services, Atlanta. He was a member of Republican Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys Miller Spires; a son, Wesley Spires, Edgefield; a daughter, Harriet Spires, Edgefield; and two brothers, Mike Spires, Augusta, and Eric Spires, Appling.

Memorials may be made to Republican Building Fund, 610 Republican Road, Clarks Hill, SC, 29821; or to St. Joseph Hospice, 681 Silver Bluff Road, Aiken, SC 29803.

Friends may call at the residence.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Edgefield Mercantile Funeral Home.

The Augusta Chronicle Nov. 17, 1999