Florence McDaniel Rhodes
November 22, 1919 – February 26, 2010
Born Nov. 22, 1919 in Walterboro, SC, she was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson McDaniel and Florence Ellis McDaniel. She was a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Coker University at the age of 19, a 1st Honor Graduate and a member of Coker University Honor Society. She had retired after 25 years as a teacher and librarian in the Estill Public School system, was a former member of the Estill Reading Club and a member of Lawtonville Baptist Church.
Married to the late John Thomas Rhodes, she is survived by two sons: Tommy Rhodes and wife Sandy of Estill and John Rhodes and wife Phyllis of Hampton; two daughters, Flo Mathis and husband Buzz of Chapin, SC and Becky Elliott and husband Miles of Estill. There are nine grandchildren: Scott Rhodes of Beaufort, Shannan Miller of Barnwell, Kevin Mathis of San Diego, CA, Michael Mathis of Estill, Chrissy Brunson of Hampton, Jennifer Rhodes of Bluffton, William Rhodes of Johns Island, Elizabeth Queen of Lipan, TX, and McCarten Elliott of Estill and 10 great-grandchildren: Nathan Miller, Price Miller, Zack Mathis, Gabe Mathis, Mikell T. Mathis, Cole Mathis, Amelia Brunson, Virginia Brunson, Elliott Queen, Katherine Queen, Kate Rhodes and Jane Rhodes. She was predeceased by 5 siblings: T. J. McDaniel, W. P. (Billy) McDaniel, Evelyn McDaniel Bryant, Marjorie (Ninkie) McDaniel Brailsford and Frances McDaniel Hood.
A graveside funeral service will be held Sunday, February 28th, 2010 at 3 PM in the Lawtonville Cemetery, conducted by Rev. Dr. Jamie Norris.
Friends may call at her residence, 265 5th Street, Estill, SC 29918 between the hours of 5 and 7 PM on Saturday.
Memorials in her honor may be directed to: Lawtonville Baptist Church, PO Box 1057, Estill, SC 29918 or Patrick Henry Academy, 8766 Savannah Highway, Estill, SC 29918.
Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home, 300 Mulberry Street West, Hampton, SC 29924 (803-943-3352) is assisting the family with all arrangements.