Mrs. Frankye C. Hull, 77, was born on Nov. 4, 1935, in Camden, SC, and passed into eternal life on July 5, 2013. She was daughter of the late Otis T. Cooper, Sr. and the late Ruth Alexander Cooper Gamble. She was predeceased in death by her only brother, Otis T. Cooper, Jr.
Mrs. Hull was a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC where she majored in English. She was a retired educator having taught English initially at the former Jackson High and later at Camden High School. During her employment with the school district, she also taught Adult Education classes at the Kershaw County Vocational Center.
Mrs. Hull was very active in the Camden-Kershaw County community and did volunteer work at the Kershaw County Medical Center, the Christian Community Ministries, and the United Way. She was affiliated with the Sexual Assault Center and the Kershaw County Humane Society.
In 1998, Mrs. Hull began serving as an advocate for children with the Guardian ad Litem Program of Kershaw County and was later recognized by the State of South Carolina and nationally by CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children). On April 26, 2009 at the age of 74, she was presented the G.F. Bettineski Advocate of the Year Award in Denver, CO in recognition of her years of service to the children of Camden and Kershaw County.
Mrs. Hull was a lifelong member of Camden First United Methodist Church (formerly Trinity Methodist) where she served as pianist and organist for many years. She was also a member of Hadoth Chapter, No. 138-Order of the Eastern Star (OES), PHA.
Survivors include her daughter, Donna Ruth Hull; a son, Troy Hull (Dartinia); grandchildren, Shearon, Kristopher, Alexandra, and MacKenzie; and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held in celebration of Mrs. Hull’s life at Community Baptist Church, Camden, SC on Saturday, July 13, 2013. During the service, Camden Mayor Tony Scully presented the Hull family a Certificate of Recognition in honor of her community service.