Waynesville, Liston Edwin “Eddie” Gibson, age 72, passed away Friday, March 8, 2013 at his residence.
He was a native of Georgetown, S.C. and had lived in Haywood County since 1976.
Mr. Gibson was the son of the late Bennett Elijah and Edna Elliott Gibson and was also preceded in death by a son Rodney Edwin Gibson.
By trade, he was a carpenter and was known as a “jack of all tradesman.”
His passion though was helping others and those in need.
To fuel his passion, Mr. Gibson was sent by his church, Francis Cove UMC as a missionary to Bolivia as part of a Native American team to work with Bolivian orphanages for 10 consecutive years.
Throughout those 10 years, he saw many medical clinics built for the Bolivian people.
The Bolivian people came to love Mr. Gibson as part of their family. Eddie will be remembered for his love of family and friends and his service to others and those in need.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Kay Smoak Gibson; two sons, Darrell Gibson and his wife Angela of Georgetown, and Timothy Gibson of Canton, N.C.; two sisters, Edna Mae Yates of Georgetown, and Wilma Reeves and her husband Bobby of Andrews, S.C.; one brother, Laverne Gibson and his wife Sue of Georgetown; five grandchildren, Kaitlin, Stephen, Justin and Michaelyn Gibson and Elijah Gibson; beloved in-laws; many nieces and nephews; and a host of special friends.
The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2013 in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with Reverend Terry Rowland officiating.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Prospect UMC, P.O. Box 384, Pembroke, NC 28372.
Make checks payable to Prospect UMC, memo line: Bolivia Orphanage Fund.
An on-line memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.
George Hoag III
George Henry Hoag III, 70, husband of Mary Ellen Jones, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Tidelands Community Hospice House.
Born on June 11, 1942, in Bridgeport, Conn., he was a son of the late George Henry Hoag II and the late Yolanda Gatti Hoag. Mr. Hoag was a member of First Baptist Church and the American Legion Post 178. He was a U.S. Army veteran and enjoyed working in the yard, fishing and was a loving father, husband and brother.
Survivors include his wife of Pawleys Island; one son, George Christopher Hoag of Naugatuck, Conn.; two daughters, Alexandria Fair (Jeff) and Nicole English (Patrick) all of Shelton, Conn.; two step children, Mark Fowler (Courtney) of Hampstead, N.C. and Tennille Jones (Timothy) of Loris, S.C.; seven grandchildren, Kylie, Jeffery, Luke, Tommy, Colin, Kendall and Emma Kate; one sister, Rebecca Hammill (Buddy) of Boca Raton, Fla.; four nieces; and one nephew.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Hoag.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ted Sherrill officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church parlor.
Memorials may be made to Tidelands Community Hospice House, 2591 N. Fraser St. Georgetown, SC 29440.
Graham Funeral Home of Georgetown is in charge of the arrangements (www.grahamfuneralhome.org).
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