GOLDTHWAITE, TEXAS -- Mrs. Emily Hunter Pesch, 84, formerly of Great Falls, died Thursday, August 28, 2008, at Coryell Memorial Hospital in Gatesville, Texas.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 2, 2008, at First Baptist Church of Richburg, S.C., with the Revs. Curtis Cameron and Alex Gonzales officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Great Falls, S.C.
Born in Lancaster County on July 10, 1924, Mrs. Pesch was a daughter of the late Jady Clifton Hunter Sr. and Eva Beckham Hunter Branham. She was a graduate of Great Falls High School, member of the Eastern Star Chapter 213 Richburg, former member of First Baptist Church and Trinity Baptist Church in Great Falls and member of First Baptist Church Richburg, where she taught Sunday School and played the piano.
She married Forrest D. Pesch on April 12, 1941. He was in the Army and was soon sent overseas in World War II. Mrs. Pesch was an Army housewife during her husband's 23 year military career. The family bought a farm and retired to Richburg in 1966. Because of her declining health, they moved to Texas in 1990 to live with their son. During this time, she continued to support her church in Richburg.
Surviving are her husband, Forrest D. Pesch of Goldthwaite, Texas; son, Butch Pesch and wife, Nan, of Goldthwaite; daughter, Eve Williams and husband, Jerry, of Richburg; brother, William T. Hunter and wife, Tina, of Richburg; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one niece, Mary Threat and husband, James, of Woodruff; one great-niece; and two great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Jady Clifton Hunter; mother, Eva Beckham Hunter Branham; step-father, Boyd Branham; a brother, J.C. Hunter Jr.; and a sister, Helen Hunter Higgins.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, September 1, 2008, at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home, 26 Underwood Avenue in Great Falls and other times at the home of Jerry and Eve Williams, 4837 Hunter Road in Richburg.
Memorials may be made to Youth Fund of First Baptist Church of Richburg, 165 North Main Street, Richburg, SC 29729.
Condolences to the family may be sent to www.dantzlerbakerfuneralhome.com.