NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Edwin Gay, 82, passed away at the home of his niece and caregiver, Julie Chaney on Wednesday, November 6, 2002, after an extended battle with cancer. Mr. Gay was preceded in death by his parents, Florence and Willie Gay; two brothers, James and Freddie Gay also a dear friend, Hattie Copeland. Mr. Gay lived all of his life in Augusta and was a plumber by trade. He is survived by four sisters, Hazel Beckwith, Ft. Myers, Fla., Ruby Eubanks, Clearwater, Evelyn Brown, Dearing, Ga., and Nellie (Ruth) Hill, Augusta; one brother, Willie (Dan) Gay, Brooklet, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Saturday, November 30, 2002, at 5 p.m., at Bethesda Baptist Church, 5793 Old Augusta Hwy, Harlem. Pastor Dean Watson will officiate.
The Augusta Chronicle November 28, 2002