Ms. Alice Louise (Alawee) Gibson Tucker of Pageland, S. C., age 96, passed away on November 1, 2014.
She was born July 4, 1918, in Tatum, S. C., the daughter of the late Henry Grady and Bess Hamer Gibson.
She was a graduate of Laurinburg (N. C.) High School and a 1939 cum laude graduate of Columbia College. She later served the college in a variety of capacities, including president of the Alumnae Association and as a member of the Board of Trustees, and she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree.
Following a 1964 fire that destroyed a portion of the campus, she traveled throughout the state to raise money for a rebuilding effort.
Mrs. Tucker was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Pageland and taught Sunday School for more than 50 years. She also served as a deacon. Prior to World War II she was a school teacher, and during the war she served in the American Red Cross Military Welfare Services. She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Carl M. Tucker, Jr.
Mrs. Tucker is survived by Two Sons, Carl M. Tucker III of Pageland and his Wife, Linda, and Glenn G. Tucker of Camden and his Wife, Nancy; a Brother, Charles H. Gibson of El Paso, Tex.; Seven Grandchildren: David (Mary Goodloe), Mark (Jennifer), Paul (Kristina), Andrew (Blair), Lauren, Rebecca, and Gibson (Anna); and Seven Great Grandchildren, Clara Elizabeth, Anne Millen Rutland, Davis Hamilton, Gracen Ruth, Adam Engstrom, Emma Louis and Elizabeth.
Family members are receiving friends from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Sunday, November 2, 2014 at First Baptist Church in the Fellowship Hall and following the Graveside Service at Greenlawn Memorial Park of Pageland.
A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 PM at First Baptist Church on Sunday, November 2, 2014, with Dr. Joel Dale officiating.
Pallbearers will be David Tucker, Mark Tucker, Paul Tucker, Andrew Tucker and Gibson Tucker.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 126, Pageland, SC 29728, or to Columbia College, 130 Columbia College Drive, Columbia, SC 29203 or Hospice of Chesterfield County, PO Box 293, Chesterfield, SC 29709.