Blanche Elizabeth Gaskins Hutchinson, 94, widow of Leroy Hutchinson, died Friday, December 7, 2012 at The Lakes at Litchfield in Pawley’s Island, S.C.
Born on December 16, 1917 in the Hannah Community of Florence County, she was the daughter of Ringold Gaskins and Addie White Gaskins.
She graduated from Hannah High School and was a retired employee of Belk Department Stores.
Blanche and Leroy were married for 67 years when he died in 2003 and had lived in Georgetown, SC for over 70 years.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Herman T. Gaskins of Pamplico, S.C. and C.R. Gaskins of Georgetown, S.C.
Mrs. Hutchinson was a member of the First Baptist Church of Georgetown.
She served as a Sunday School teacher in the primary department for many years and was a member of the Platt Sunday School Class.
She, along with her husband Leroy, served on the Church’s Kitchen Committee for many years and they enjoyed travelling with the “Young as Ever” church group to various states as well as other countries during their retirement.
Survivors include her children, L.B. Hutchinson (Blinda) of Georgetown, Tony Hutchinson (Aileen) of McClellanville, James Hutchinson (Nellie) of Oak Harbor, Wash. and Cheryl H. Morris (Burness) of Jacksonville, Florida; three grandchildren, Mike Hutchinson (Stephanie) of Pawleys Island, S.C., Angela H. Elliott of Charleston, S.C. and Amy H. King (Rob) of Fort Mill, S.C.; and two step children in Washington State; several great-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 10, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Georgetown.
The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. at the church prior to the 11 a.m. service.
Officiating the service will be Dr. Ted Sherrill.
Burial will be at Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens in Georgetown following the service.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the caring staff of the Skilled Nursing Unit of The Lakes at Litchfield retirement complex at Pawley’s Island, the caring staff at Morningside Assisted Living in Georgetown and the caring staff of Regency Hospice.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 219 Cleland Street, Georgetown, SC 29440 or to Regency Hospice, 11943 Grand Haven, Garden City, SC.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of arrangements for the family (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).
Mr. John Anthony Nagy, 78, of Georgetown, S.C. died on November 30, 2012 at his home in Georgetown.
Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Mr. Nagy was the only child of John M. and Irene E. Nagy.
He attended Springfield High School where he played football and baseball, and then graduated in 1952.
He was offered a football scholarship to Villanova University.
After sustaining an injury on the football field during his freshman year, he switched to the baseball team where he was a pitcher and lettered for four years before graduating in 1956 with a B.S. in economics.
Mr. Nagy was employed for 39 years with Springs Industries (Springmaid Textiles) until his retirement in 1995.
He resided in Plano, Texas from 1980-1995 and later resided in Georgetown for the past 18 years.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army medical corp where he served from 1957 to 1959.
Mr. Nagy was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Georgetown.
He served on the Board of the Tidelands Hospice as well as the Board of DeBordieu Property Owners Association in Georgetown. He was also a member of the Georgetown County Board of Elections.
Mr. Nagy enjoyed family gatherings, fishing, boating, reading and the beach.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy (nee Thompson) Nagy of Georgetown; three sons, Michael (Alyson) Nagy, Robert (Kriszta Lauer) Nagy, and Kirk (Synthia) Nagy; and four grandchildren, John Michael, Olivia Helen, Jacob Matthew and Nickolas Scott Nagy.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Helen (Ventresca) Nagy in 1989.
Mr. Nagy’s visitation, mass and funeral took place on Wednesday, December 5, and Thursday, December 6, in Springfield, Pa.
Donations in his memory may be made to Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, Florida 33612-9416 (or at www.moffitt.org) or to the Tidelands Community Hospice, 1139 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440-2851.
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