SGM Cecil Edwin Ames, Jr, (retired) 71 and wife SGM Alice Marie Ames, (retired) 75 of Fayetteville, NC passed away at the Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Cecil departed on Sept. 9th and was joined shortly thereafter by Alice on Sept. 12th.
Cecil was born in 1946 to Cecil and Mary Ames in Lane County, Oregon.
SGM Cecil Ames (Ret) was assigned to USASOC Units and served in various assignments as a Special Forces Soldier. He served multiple tours in Vietnam and other regions of Southeast Asia. SGM Ames’ (Ret) was honored with numerous awards and decorations for his valorous deeds during service, including the Silver Star, Purple Heart, Bronze Star (X2) and Vietnam Gallantry Cross. After 27 years of faithful service, SGM Ames (Ret) retired from active duty on October 1 1991.
Alice was born to Claude and Marie Johnson in 1942 in Amity, AR. SGM Alice Ames (Ret), last duty assignment was with USASOC in the medical field. Prior to enlisting she attended St. Joseph’s School of Nursing and served as a nurse in Hot Springs AR for 10 years. She served honorably and faithfully in the US Army for 20 years retiring on May 1 1995.
Cecil and Alice’s nearly 40 year romance begin while they were stationed at Fort Bragg. They were married in March 1979 and their love for one another continued to grow from there. The Ames’ enduring legacy is the fact they were both the first to offer assistance and yet the last to ask for assistance themselves.
They are survived by one son, Lowell Daniel Tibbs, and 2 grandchildren, Ryan and Molly Tibbs, of White Hall, AR. Alice is survived by her 5 brothers and sisters. Juanita Tackett (Glenwood AR), Richard Johnson (Delavan Illinois), Shirley Hudgins (Glenwood, AR), Marilyn Cook (Birmingham, AL), and Mike Johnson (Glenwood, AR). Cecil and Alice are also survived by their godson, Derrick Rodriguez (Key West, FL).
A joint service will be held on October 3rd at 10:00 on Fort Bragg in the JFK Memorial Chapel.
Tuesday October 3rd, 2017
10:00am - 11:00am
Fort Bragg, Zabitosky Rd & Ardennes Rd
Fort Bragg, NC 28307
Sandhills State Veteran's Cemetery
Tuesday October 3rd, 2017
12:00pm - 12:30pm
8220 Bragg Blvd.
Ft. Bragg, NC 28310
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Miss Alice was a true angel for myself and our family during my mother's illness. She was one of her best friends and I leaned on her so much during that time. I had the pleasure of meeting Cecil and he was a true sweetheart. There is no doubt in my mind that he passed of a broken heart. Miss Alice- may all of your hard work and dedication to so many be blessed with blissful peace in heaven. Thank you is not enough for all of your work here on earth. With love - Stephanie Gray
Submitted by Stephanie Gray on Oct 2 2017 02:58:07 PM
Alice was a rock. A truly generous and kind person - they were a great team.
Submitted by Myron Halstead Murley III on Oct 2 2017 08:43:06 AM
Missing a true and valued friend.
Submitted by Murdoch on Sep 15 2017 11:07:02 AM
Dear Ames Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Times like this can be very difficult to deal with. At times, you may feel like there is no one to turn to. You may even feel like no one understands your pain. But there is one person we can turn to that can help us through all of our trials. Yes, God can help you during this difficult time. Pray to him constantly and he will help you. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4 Isa. 26:19)
Submitted by M.W. on Sep 14 2017 08:23:23 AM
My deep condolences to the Ames family. Although, we have never met I have lost loved ones to the pain of death. And I would like to share what helped me during those most difficult times.
It wasn't just being around family & friends. But the hope & encouragement you get from the gift that the Most High God gave to each & everyone of us, yes that is His written word the Bible (Psalms 83:18 & 2Timothy 3:16). Please, notice how God's precious son Jesus viewed death in such a gentle way. At John 11:11-14 yes he viewed death as one sleeping. And God gives us the assurance that there will be a resurrection of loved ones from the sting of death (John 5:28, 29). And He even says where they are are & where they will be (Daniel 12:2 & Psalms 37:11). May you look forward to God's promises being fulfilled (Titus 1:2).
I hope these few Scriptures were of some comfort. Please feel free to contact me or visit jw.org for more words of encouragement. Our daughter fell asleep in death and recently my precious husband of 50 years fell asleep in death also. I truly understand.
With deep sympathy,
Submitted by Sissy Dixon on Sep 13 2017 07:31:09 AM
Sorry for the loss of your loved one. John 5:28, 29 assures Jesus will restore life to those who has died. Revelation 21:3, 4 gives further assurance death will be swallowed up forever. This is a comforting thought knowing your loved one is in God's memory. Hope this brings comfort.
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