Originally created 09/26/00

Mrs. Esther Gordon



NORTH AUGUSTA - Mrs. Esther Bates Gordon, 78, of Courtney Drive, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2000, at her residence.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Rowland Funeral Home with the Rev. J. Lloyd Prince officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens, Graniteville.

Mrs. Gordon, a native of Oconee County, Ga., had retired as a cosmetologist and was a member of Ridgeview Baptist Church, where she was a charter member.

Survivors include her husband, Steve E. Gordon; two sons, Gary Gordon, North Augusta, and Phil Gordon, Gloverville; three brothers, Cliff Bates and Claude Bates, both of Belvedere, and Sam Bates, North Augusta; two sisters, Jewel Dunagan, North Augusta, and Sara Turner, Aiken; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ray Dunagan, Donnie Dunagan, David Dunagan, Douglas Todd, Mike Bates and Randy Dixon.

The Augusta Chronicle Sept. 26, 2000