Obituaries, November 9, 2012
Jimmy Lee Daniels, Florence, S.C.
James Smith of Pamplico, S.C., formerly of Baltimore, Md.
Rosa Lee Waterman, age 70, formerly of Hemingway, S.C.
Lilly Volk Day, 86, of McComb, and formerly of Mansfield, La., died Oct. 26, 2012.
A private celebration will be held during the holidays when her family will gather to mingle her ashes with those of her husband in the family plot at Bartholemew Methodist Church Cemetery in Morehouse Parish, La.
Jones Family Funeral Services in McComb handled arrangements.
Mrs. Day was born Jan. 14, 1926, in Bastrop, La.
Just before her death, Mrs. Day requested that her obituary reflect her undying love and respect for her husband of 55 years, Ray Locke Day.
Their life epitomized that of many post-World War II Americans.
As a condition of Mr. Day’s career with International Paper Co., they lived in Bastrop, La., Natchez, Mobile, Ala., Georgetown, S.C., Reedsport, Ore., and lastly Mansfield, Mr. Day serving as mill manager in his last two assignments.
Together, they became active and contributing members in each of these communities.
Mrs. Day served as a Girl Scout neighborhood chairman, day camp organizer, troop leader, Sunday school teacher, altar guild member and band booster officer and member.
She was a member of Coterie, Daughters of the American Revolution, serving as Regent of the Bon Chasse, La., chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and P.E.O.
Professionally she worked as a speech pathologist, librarian and Spanish teacher.
Her hobby was genealogy in an era that depended upon exchanging hand-written letters, and she was able to prove the line which enabled her mother’s membership in Daughters of the American Revolution. Her raison d’etre, however, was her husband and children, and she is remembered as the quintessential wife and mother.
Mrs. Day was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Locke Day; her parents, Launa Arant and Alvin Claude Volk; and her two sisters, Mary Elizabeth “Betty” McDougal of Bastrop, La., and Launa “Popsie” Reech of Mansfield.
Survivors include her children, Anna Clara Day Roberts of McComb, Dr. Richard Day and wife Jennie of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Mary Elizabeth Day Washington and husband Keith of Creswell, Ore.; four grandchildren, India Warshauer and Jase Roberts of McComb, and Bryan Keith Washington and Ray Locke Washington of Portland, Ore.; and one great-granddaughter, Lily Warshauer.
Memorials may be made to the Kappa Delta Sorority scholarship fund, Daughters of the American Revolution, P.E.O., the American Lung Association, J.J. White Memorial Presbyterian Church or First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, La.
Myrtle M. King, 92, of Georgetown, S.C. died Thursday, November 1, 2012 in Georgetown, S.C.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, November 12, 2012 at First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, with burial following at the church cemetery.
Mrs. King was born on May 1, 1920 in Georgetown County, S.C. to Albert King and Mrs. Laura Toomer King.
She graduated from Howard High School in 1939 and from the Harlem School of Nursing 1943.
She was a member of First Calvary Missionary Church and served on the Deaconess Board, Senior Choir, Missionary Society, Pastor’s Aide, and Mother of the Monday Night Prayer Circle.
Until her retirement in 1979 she worked as a Nurse at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City.
Funeral service arrangements are entrusted to Wilds Funeral Home, LLC.
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