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Mr. David Joseph Dismuke, Sr.

DEARING, Ga. - Mr. David Joseph Dismuke, Sr., 60, husband of devoted wife Melba Ligon Dismuke, entered into rest Thursday, September 10, 2009, at his residence in Dearing.

Mr. Dismuke was born in Richmond County, but lived in McDuffie County for the past 12 years, where he was a member of Second Baptist Church in Thomson. Mr. Dismuke was a successful businessman and home builder. He worked for over 25 years in the retail grocery business, advancing his career with BI-LO Food Stores to become at the time the youngest area supervisor. After BI-LO Mr. Dismuke also worked as a food broker for Port Brokerage and Acosta. Mr. Dismuke was fortunate to also have a career in residential home building that matched his talents and passion. He worked for over 15 years as a general contractor in the Augusta area specializing in the construction of custom homes. He was owner of Colonial Home Builders and then McDuffie Contracting until his passing.

Family members in addition to his wife include his mother, Ellen Dismuke, Hephzibah; brother, Mike Dismuke and wife Lorraine, Hephzibah; sisters, Karen McGowan and husband Charles, Evans; and Donna Black and husband Tommy, Hephzibah; daughters, Barbara and fiance Dean Ellisor of Lexington, S.C.; Jenni Mims and husband Lee, of Dearing; and Holly Lewis and husband Kirk of Dearing; sons, David Dismuke, II and wife Jennifer of Durham, NC, and Steven Dismuke of Dearing. "Pop" also dearly loved his nine grandchildren, Brandon, Brittany, Blake, Morgan, Robin, Caleb, Cole, Gracie, and Luke.

Mr. Dismuke was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Dismuke.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 12, 2009, at the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Ken Gross officiating. Interment followed in Westview Cemetery.

Pallbearers were James Cranford, Brett Jenkins, Randy Johnson, Donald Greene, Austin Greene, and Adam Greene.

Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Web posted on Thursday, September 17, 2009

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