Gordon County authorities have arrested 62 year-old Ollie Mae Gravely for the murder of her ex-husband. Reports said that Willie W. Tidwell was found at his Baxter Road home with numerous stab wounds.

The knife believed to have been used as a weapon was recovered by Sheriff’s Crime Scene investigators.

Gravely was found and detained at a home on West May Street being being arrested.



Gordon County deputies were dispatched to a home on Baxter Road in the Dews Pond Community just before 10 pm Tuesday evening in response to a report of a violent death.  Deputies arrived within minutes and discovered the body of an elderly male individual.

Detectives arrived soon thereafter and began interviewing witnesses and collecting physical evidence. Within one hour, a female, known to the victim, was located in Calhoun and has been detained for questioning.

The identification of the victim is not being released pending notification of family members. The cause of death is not being released at this time, although detectives believe it to have been due to violence. As of 11pm, formal charges have yet to be filed. No other suspects are at large.

This information will be updated on Wednesday when the release of additional details is appropriate.