Funeral services celebrating the life of Mary Ruth Hyatt Spence, 91, of Lugoff, SC will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 1:00 PM, at Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, with burial to follow at Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens, Columbia, SC. Woodie Dixon and Rev. Dennis E. Moore will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to The Gideons, P.O. Box 1333, Camden, SC 29021.
Mrs. Spence, daughter of the late Ruby Sloan Hyatt and Lyle Issac Hyatt, was born in Spartanburg, SC. She was the widow of Clarence F. Spence. She was a longtime member of Colonial Heights Baptist Church of Columbia, and a current member of First Baptist Church of Camden.
Mary is survived by daughters, Robbie Spence Rush, of Lugoff, and Mary Virginia Spence Moore (Rev. Dennis) of Thaxton Mountain, VA; son, James Evan Spence, of Lexington, SC, and son-in-law Charles Gay, of Eau Claire, Wisconsin; and fourteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by one daughter, Margaret Spence Gay, two sister, and two brothers.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff Elgin Chapel is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be sent to the Spence family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.