Obituaries, January 25, 2013

  • Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thomas Cox

Thomas Alton Cox, 67, of Georgetown, S.C. died Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Tidelands Community Hospice.
Mr. Cox was born in Georgetown on June 19, 1945, a son of Bennie Walker Cox Sr. and Janie Etta Smith Cox.  
He grew up in Georgetown and attended Georgetown County schools.  
Mr. Cox was a life time member of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, a member of the Francis Asbury Church School Class, and was very active in many Church organizations.  
He was the recipient of the only Mr. Georgetown Harborwalk Award in 2010.  
Alton was a very loving person who never met a stranger and had many life time friends.
Surviving are a sister, Janice Cox Frye of Georgetown; two sisters-in-law, Gerry Cox of Columbia and Ann Cox of Greenville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Cox was predeceased by brothers, B. W. Cox Jr., Alex Bright Cox, Clyde Cox, Dennis Cox, and Kenneth Cox.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2013 in Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church.  
Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. Dora Gafford.  
Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday evening, January 26, 2013.
Sign a guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
The family suggests memorials to Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, 901 Highmarket Street, Georgetown, SC  29440.

Richard Piepenbring

Richard Lee “Dick” Piepenbring, 89, of Georgetown, S.C. passed away on January 23, 2013.
Mr. Piepenbring was born February 1, 1923, in Kansas City, Mo. to Frank Otto and Sylvia Bernard Piepenbring.  
He was a member of Georgetown Presbyterian Church for 42 years and served there as a deacon.
Mr. Piepenbring served as a pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War II.  
Afterward, he graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in forestry.  
He worked for International Paper Company for more than 30 years, where he retired as a regional manager.  
Before moving to Georgetown, he was active in many civic organizations and in leadership positions with the Boy Scouts of America.
Mr. Piepenbring was predeceased by his wife, Jo Ann Piepenbring; his sister, Jean P. Mussche; his brother, Frank Piepenbring; and grandson, Lee Piepenbring.
He is survived by his four children, Marty P. Trifiletti (Joe), Russell J. Piepenbring (Mary), Richard O. Piepenbring (Sabrina), and Michael E. Piepenbring, D.M.D. (Lee); grandchildren, Lou Hutto (Elizabeth), Daniel Hutto, Elizabeth T. Johnson (Jed), Jana P. Kimball (Justin), Ben Piepenbring, Betsy P. Pittinger (Jeremy), Ashley D. Hymel (Chris), Ryan Davis, and Will and Matt Piepenbring; and his great-grandchildren, Stella Hutto, Miller Johnson, Oliver Kimball, Jacob Pittinger, and Hallie and Holden Hymel.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013 at Mayer Funeral Home in Georgetown.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
Sign a guestbook at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
Memorials may be made to Georgetown Presbyterian Church, 558 Black River Road, Georgetown, SC 29440.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lou Taylor


Lou Childers Taylor, 78, widow of Charles L. Taylor Sr., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Born on September 27, 1934, in Pinewood, she was a daughter of the late John Tracy Childers and the late Clara Elizabeth Scott Childers.
Mrs. Taylor was a member of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church and a former member of Screven Baptist Church.
She was a local floral designer for many years and enjoyed fishing, working with flowers and spending time with her family and church friends.
Survivors include a daughter and son in law, Donna T. Sessions and John M. “Mike” Sessions Sr. of Georgetown; a son, Charles L. “Chuck” Taylor Jr. of Georgetown; four grandchildren, John M. Sessions Jr. of Georgetown, Carla E. Sessions of Alpharetta, Ga.; Charles L. Taylor III of Georgetown, and Cameron L. Taylor of Moncks Corner, S.C.; one sister, Jada C. Nunnery Anderson of Georgetown; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary C. Scott, Margaret C. Britt and Clara H. Hughes; and three brothers, Bowman T. Childers, Edgar W. Childers and Lide D. Childers.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013 at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Dora Gafford and Rev. Kenny Johnson officiating.
Burial will follow in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Graham Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, 901 Highmarket St., Georgetown, SC 29440 or to the charity of one’s choice.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).

Samuel Walters

Samuel Aventer Walters, 87, of Georgetown, S.C. died Wednesday, January 23, 2013, in Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Walters was born on October 27, 1925 in the Suttons Community of Williamsburg County, a son of the late Samuel James Walters and Letha Estelle Broach Walters.  
He grew up in Suttons, graduated from Williamsburg High School, and served in the U. S. Air Force.  
Mr. Walters was a former co-owner of Terminal Oil Company.  
He was an active member of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, where he had served his church as a member of the Administrative Board, chairman of the Board of Trustees, and as co-chairman of the Family Life Center Building Committee.  
Mr. Walters was a member of the Francis Asbury Church School Class of the Church.  
He had been active in many aspects of the Georgetown community.
Surviving are his wife, Lenora Freeman Walters of Georgetown; a son, Samuel A. Walters Jr. (Jackie) of Georgetown; two granddaughters, Lindsey Downing of Pawleys Island, and Laura Emily Walters of Georgetown.
Mr. Walters was predeceased by a sister, Mildred W. Piatt; and a brother, Herman J. Walters.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning, January 26, 2013 at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church.  
Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Dora Gafford, Rev. Steve Wilson, and Rev. Clint Carter.  
Burial will follow in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013 in the Chapel of Duncan Memorial United Church.
Sign a guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
The family suggests memorials to Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, 901 Highmarket St., Georgetown, SC 29440, or Tidelands Community Hospice, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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