Orville C. Bumpas (1939 - 2017)

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Mr. Orville C. Bumpas, Jr., 77, entered into rest on March 28, 2017.

Orville was born in Nashville, TN to the late Orville C. and Kathryn Shelton Bumpas, and made his home in North Augusta for over 50 years.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Rita Cozart Bumpas of North Augusta and his three daughters; Mary Kay Wilkes (Todd), Amy Peterson (Ross), and Rebecca Pruitt (Rob). He was the loving grandfather to three grandsons; Cameron Wilkes, Sam Wilkes, and Cap Pruitt.

Orville served in Vietnam as a proud member of the 319th Transportation Company, one of Troxler's Truckers. He was also a member of the American Legion, Post 71. He was a member of Lakemont Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon. An avid collector with many interests, he also enjoyed a cold beer and a firm handshake.

Friends will be received at Rowland Funeral Home in North Augusta on Thursday, March 30, 2017, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. His funeral service will be held at the Rowland Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, March 31, 2017, beginning at 11:00 am. Chaplain Stephen M. Russ will be officiating. He will be laid to rest at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors.

Pallbearers will be sons-in-law and grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the 319th Transportation Company.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer's Care. The family would like to express their appreciation to Dora Phillips for her dedication and loving care.

Please visit the online register at www.rowlandfuneralhome.com.

Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Mar. 29, 2017