HODGES - Melvin "Gene" Rousey, 74, resident of 5717 Hwy. 25 North, formerly of Calhoun Falls, SC, husband of Dorothy Rousey, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 at Self Regional Medical Center in Greenwood, SC. Born in Elberton, GA, he was a son of the late Mel Rousey and the late Pauline Shaw Rousey. Gene was a retired textile fixer with Westpoint-Pepperell Industries with many years of service. Gene was known as a handyman who enjoyed spending time outdoors working on lawnmowers and tractors and many other things which he could fix. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be remembered for his kind and caring nature. Survivors are: his beloved wife of 54 years, Dorothy Dutton Rousey of the home; 3 sons, Danny Rousey of Iva, SC, Dale Rousey (Denise) of Lancaster, PA, and Dennis Rousey (Kelley) of Abbeville, SC; 2 daughters, Kathy Hill (Richard) of Ware Shoals, SC, and Melissa Waters (Heath) of Abbeville, SC; 4 brothers, Wendell Rousey of Hartwell, GA, Paul Rousey of Myrtle Beach, SC, James Rousey and Roger Rousey, both of Iva, SC; 2 sisters, Jeanette Fowler of Hartwell, GA, and Frances Guest of Elberton, GA; 9 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Gene was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Rousey; a granddaughter, Jessica Hope Rousey; and siblings, Carolyn Phillips, Waydene Border and J.W. Rousey. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the chapel at Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Keith Crocker officiating. The burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. The family is at the home. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon prior to services at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the Rousey family by visiting www.chandlerjacksonfh.com. The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the Rousey family. Announcement courtesy of Berry Funeral Home.