Orville Steele

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HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - Mr. Orville Gerald Steele, Jr., 79, loving husband of Betty Goldman McGahee Steele for 35 years, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on September 20, 2012 at University Hospital, Augusta, GA surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 3pm at Lumpkin Road Baptist Church with Rev. Don Stone and Rev. Ed Chavis officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park with full military honors. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons and the Ambassador's Sunday School Class. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, September 23, 2012 from 1pm until 2:45 at Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 2524 Lumpkin Rd, Augusta. He was a native of Frostburg, MD, but had lived the last 43 years in Augusta. He retired from the US Army at Ft Gordon, GA after serving tours in Korea, Vietnam, Europe, Ft Bragg, Ft Gordon and others. His awards included a Bronze Star, Army Commendation, Good Conduct Medal, Korean and Vietnam Service Medals and the Combat Infantry Badge. Orville enjoyed hunting, fishing, and raising beagles. He was a member of Lumpkin Road Baptist Church. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was a loving husband, brother, and friend. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Donna Bell Young Steele, a brother Tommy Steele, and 2 sisters, Florence Steele and Mildred Steele Sweene Siebert. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Gerald B. (Donna) Steele, Grovetown, GA, daughter, Teresa S. (Paul) Long, Pooler, GA, stepsons, Tony McGahee, North Augusta, SC and Clarence Buddy McGahee, Augusta, GA, 2 sisters, Lena (William) Donahue, Frostburg, MD, Joan Pinder, Clinton, MD, 13 grandchildren, Ryan Steele, Samuel (Danielle) Long, David Long, Luke Long, TJ (Steph- anie) McGahee, Michael McGahee, Patrick (Jamie) McGahee, Shane McGahee, Matthew Reynolds, Jamie Steele, Lindsey (Joel) Banos, Kimberlee McGahee, Morgan (Stephen) Miller, and 6 great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Lumpkin Road Baptist Church, 2540 Lumpkin Rd, Augusta, GA, 30906 or , 1105 Furys Lane, Augusta, GA, 30907. The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at University Hospital who cared for Orville during his last hospital stay.
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Sept. 22, 2012
Orville Gerald Steele
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2524 Lumpkin Road | Augusta, GA 30906 | (706) 793-0123
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