Originally created 04/12/06

Ada Mims Hershey (WESTON, FL.)



WESTON, FL. - Hershey, Ada Mims of Weston, died April 7, 2006, from injuries from a fall. Ada was born in Old Ellenton, S.C. to Albert Hazel Mims and Frankie Buford Mims. She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Col. Lyle E. Hershey; son, Robert Thomas Hershey; sister, Hazel Mims Edwards and brother, Albert Hazel Mims, Jr. Ada was a member of the Christian Church, the Daughters of the American Revolutionary War, the Colonial Dames XVII Century and the Indian River Colony Club. Ada moved to Washington, D.C. at the onset of WWII where she was employed at the Pentagon. As a military wife, she lived in many location in the U.S. as well as overseas, countries including Italy, Austria and Taiwan. Ada had been a Florida resident since 1966 living in Miami Shores before moving to Melbourne, Fla. in 1981, then moving to Weston in 2004. Ada was an avid golfer who enjoyed playing with her good friends, 'The Red Birds' at the Indian River Colony Club in Melbourne. Ada was a true southern belle, friendly and gracious to everyone she met. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Ada is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Mims Hershey; son, William (Billy) Lyle Hershey; grandchildren, Jessica, Lauren, Brian, Maria, Valeria, Bobby, Alex and great-granddaughter, Alexandria. Ada will be laid to rest in the Mims Family Cemetery in Allendale, S.C. Smith-Rhoden Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-April 12, 2006