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Ruth Phillips Grayson

Ruth Phillips Grayson

Ruth Phillips Grayson

Ruth Marie Phillips Grayson, 91, widow of Harvey L. Grayson, Sr., died Monday, July 20,2020, at Roper Hospice Cottage in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.

Born to William Thomas Phillips, Sr. and Sallie Coker Phillips on February 12, 1929, in the Cedar Swamp Community of Williamsburg County. She was a member of Cedar Swamp United Methodist Church, where she served as Sunday School teacher, Church Treasurer, Historian and member of the PPRC. Ruth attended Cedar Swamp School, was a graduate of Kingstree High School and attended Coker College. She was employed by the Exchange Bank of Kingstree and the SC Department of Social Services. She loved her church, her large family, her church family, gardening, traveling, caring for others, making lemon pies, and especially loved reading.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sisters, Mary Phillips Epps, Virginia Coker Phillips, Lula Phillips, and twin sister Naomi P. Ward and brothers, Cecil Phillips, Wilbur Phillips, Leslie Phillips, Coker Phillips, W. T. Phillips, Henry Phillips, and Jack Phillips.

Surviving are her four children, Leon (Carolyn) Grayson of Kingstree, Sarah V. Grayson of Litchfield , C. Allen Grayson of Kingstree, and Myra Grayson (Steve) Nuttall of Georgetown; four grandchildren: BetC (Grier) Copeland, Bart (Carrie) Grayson, Tish Grayson and Sean (Heather) Grayson; five great grandchildren: Grayson, Carter, and Peyton Copeland, Jonathan and Stephen Grayson; and her special niece, Doris P. Cline.

Graveside funeral services will be at 6 PM Friday, July 24, 2020 at Cedar Swamp Cemetery and will be officiated by Rev. Tommy Conway, Phil Ward, and Hank Watson. The family will receive friends after the service at the Grayson Barn. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Memorials may be made to Cedar Swamp Methodist Church, 272 Cedar Swamp Rd, Kingstree, SC;  Coker University, 300 East College Ave., Hartsville, SC 29550, or the charity of your choice.