Mrs. Olivia A. Lewis, age 85, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2012, at the McLeod Hospice House in Florence.
Born November 12, 1926, in Hemingway, she was the daughter of the late Luther Avant and Mary Newell Avant and step-mother, Anna Cox Avant. Mrs. Lewis was a graduate of Hemingway High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of Hemingway First United Methodist Church and an avid Atlanta Braves baseball fan.
Survivors include her son, Jeff Lewis; grandsons, Chris (Michelle) Lewis, Andrew Lewis, Jackson Lewis; great-grandsons, Ethan Lewis, and Jared Lewis; and sister, Savola (Ken) Evans. She was predeceased by her son, Lenair Lewis, and her daughter-in-law, Judy Lewis.
Graveside services, conducted by Morris Funeral Home of Hemingway, will be held at 1:00PM Friday, November 9, 2012, at the Garden of Devotion cemetery. The family will receive friends at the graveside after the service.
Memorial donations may be made to Hemingway First United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 6, Hemingway, SC, 29554.