Originally created 04/02/04

Mr. Edward Coursey (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)



GRANITEVILLE, S.C.- Entered into rest Wednesday, March 31, 2004, Mr. Edward "Bo" Coursey of Graniteville, beloved husband of Dorothy Rozier Coursey and son of the late James Edward Coursey and the late Eula Margaret Powell Coursey. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Angela Ruth Martin and her husband Bill Martin of Pensacola, Fla.; two sons, Michael T. Coursey of Columbia and David A. Cousey, Sr. and his wife, Tina Coursey of Graniteville; three grandchildren, H. Nicole Coursey , Adrienne Marie Coursey and David Coursey , Jr. all of Graniteville, and two sisters, Dorothy C. Smith and her husband, Lathan Smith of Clearwater and Elaine C. Mock and her husband, Jimmy Mock of North Augusta. Mr. Coursey was born in Augusta, Ga., but was a lifelong resident of Aiken County. He was a member of St. John United Methodist Church in Graniteville. He served as local Pastor of United Methodist Church for nine and one-half years; five y ears at Capers Chapel and four and one-half years at Charles Wesley Methodist Church. He received the God and Country award for being a dedicated worker with the church and the youth. He was a member of the National Exchange Club and served as treasurer for the S.C. District Exchange Club for over twenty-one years. He was the Boy Scout of America Cubmaster, Pack 22 at St. John for nineteen years. He received the Georgia-Carolina Yamasee District Award of Merit, the Silver Beaver Award and the Yanabe Yalangway Award. He served with the Rock Booster Club for many years. He graduated from Clemson A & M College in 1951 with a Bachelor's Degree. He was a retired Mechanical Engineer with Graniteville Company after thirty years of service, and he worked with Aiken Fabricators for ten years. He served his country in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Yes, "Bo" Coursey received many awards during his lifetime and now, the greatest of all awards is the one that he has gone to receive; his "Crown of Life". Mr. Coursey had a wonderful personality and never met a stranger. He will truly be missed by his relatives and many friends. A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 4, 2004 at 4 p.m. in St. John United Methodist Church with Rev. Douglas Gilliland and District Superintendent of Orangeburg District, Rev. Ronald Pettit officiating. The interment will be private. The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service at the Bessie Pearl Williams Building. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that memorial contributions be made to Charles Wesley United Methodist Church, 3510 Trolley Line Rd., Aiken, S.C. 29801 or to St. John United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 38, Graniteville, S.C. 29829. Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main Street, Graniteville, SC 29829. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle April 2, 2004