Mary Louise Hutchinson Guion entered eternal life on Friday, January 31, 2014, at the Foothills Presbyterian Home in Easley, SC. Originally from Burlington County, New Jersey, she began married life at the Guion family plantation "Green Hill" near Lugoff, SC, after her 1933 marriage to Louis I. Guion, Jr. In the late 1940’s the family moved to Dallas, TX until she relocated to Camden, SC in the mid-1960’s to care for her aunt, Mrs. George R. Cook. After thirty-four years in Camden, extensive travel, and the development of Carriage House Lane, her final fourteen years were spent in the Presbyterian Retirement Homes in Summerville and Easley, SC. She was preceded in death by her sister Beatrice Hutchinson Brown, Louis I. Guion, Jr., from whom she was divorced; a grandson, John Palmer Guion, and a granddaughter, Susan Guion Anderson. She is survived by her four children, Louis Guion 3rd, Marion Atkins, Jane Bruce Brooker, Dr. William Guion, and their spouses, eight grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren.
Other survivors are her sister’s five children, Alice Lacey, Thomas, Randall, James, and Charles Brown, their spouses, children and grandchildren; also a cousin, Barry Townsend, his wife, children and grandchildren; plus cousins in California, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Born August 18, 1914, Mary Louise was the daughter of Mahlon Hutchinson and Marion Louise Townsend Hutchinson. She attended Smith College in Northampton, MA and was a long-time member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden, SC. Interment of ashes will be in both the Quaker Cemetery in Camden and the upper Springfield Quaker Cemetery in Wrightstown, NJ. She was known for her wit, her brilliance, and generosity. After a long and full life she will be greatly missed by her friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mary Louise Guion may be made to the Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden, SC, Smith College in Northampton, MA, or the Lutheran Hospice in Greenville, SC. A memorial service will be held at Bethesda Church in the spring of 2014. Kornegay Funeral Home of Camden, SC, is in charge of arrangements. If desired, condolences may be sent to the Guion family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.