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Robert "Lent" Toole Sr.

GREAT FALLS -- Mr. Robert Leonard "Lent" Toole Sr., 87, of 16684 U.S. Highway 21 North died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, with the Rev. Grover Johnson, the Rev. Curtis Cameron, and the Rev. Owen Duncan officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

Mr. Toole was born June 29, 1921, in Aiken, S.C., a son of the late George Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Greene Toole. He attended Aiken County schools and was retired from Duke Power Company. A dedicated member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Mr. Toole taught Sunday School for many years and formerly served as president of the XYZ senior activity group.

A devoted Christian husband, father and grandfather, Mr. Toole is survived by his wife of 68 years, Florence Young Toole; three sons, Robert Toole Jr. and wife, Geraldine, of Columbus, Ind., Tommy Toole and wife, Sharon, of Lesslie, S.C., and Daryl Toole and wife, Rhonda, of Lancaster, S.C.; four daughters, Pat Stone and husband, James, of Lancaster, Judy Heubner and husband, Gary, of Jacksonville, Fla., Margaret Tate and husband, Alan, of Fort Lawn and Marilyn Black and husband, Ralph, of Great Falls; one sister, Dorothy Green of Kingsland, S.C.; 19 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Dantzler-Baker Funeral Home, 26 Underwood Ave., Great Falls.

Memorials may be made to Mount Zion Baptist Church Family Life Center, 6924 Wateree Road, Great Falls, SC 29055.

Condolences to the family may be made at www.dantzlerbakerfuneralhome.com.

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