Funeral services for Magdalene Stroud Mills Hunter, 87, of Kershaw, were held at 2:00 o’clock p.m., Sunday, January 13, in the chapel of Baker Funeral Home. The Revs. Bryant D. Fersner, Bobby Massey and Mr. Ronnie Stroud officiated. Burial followed in the Kershaw City Cemetery.
Mrs. Hunter passed away, Thursday, January 10, at her home. Born in Kershaw, she was a daughter of the late Henry S. Stroud and Lelar Robinson Stroud. Mrs. Stroud had worked for Springs Industries, Small’s Food Center and Tic-Tac . She later opened and operated Mills Grocery for a number of years. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she also assisted with teaching Sunday School. Some of her favorite pastimes were crappie fishing, gardening, working in her flower beds crocheting and quilting. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Heath Springs Chapter.
Magdalene was thought of by her family as a virtuous woman who loved God, her family, and everyone. To know her was to love her. She had a caring, compassionate spirit and smile. She loved to laugh and make others laugh. Magdalene made everyone feel welcome her grocery store where all could stop in and socialize.
Surviving are her daughter, Vivian M. Ray and her husband Benny; her son, Charles Reese Mills and his wife Alane; 4 grandchildren, Holly F. (Troy) Helms, Deanna F. (Marty) Waters, Kristi M. (Kyle) Bowers and Charles Reese (Amanda) Mills, Jr.; 4 step-grandchildren, Brian Ray, Nikki (Archie) Nelson, Emily R. Bennett and Greg Bennett and 15 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Bride Junior “B.J.” Mills and her second husband, Carl E. “Buck” Hunter; a son, Howard H. Mills and 7 brothers and 7 sisters.
Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Hunter may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl 17, Chicago, IL 60601.
The family received friends, Saturday, January 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Baker Funeral Home and other times at the home.
Baker Funeral Home served the Hunter family.