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Louise Eastep

Louise Eastep

Louise Faulkner Eastep, 93, wife of J. Fred Eastep, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, at a local nursing center.

Born in Charlotte, N.C., she was a daughter of the late John A. Faulkner and Carrie Benfield Faulkner.

Mrs. Eastep was a member of Scherer Memorial Presbyterian Church in Clover, S.C., and was a retired legal secretary.

Surviving are her husband of Sumter; one daughter, Mary Ellen Vinson and husband, Richard, of Clover; one granddaughter, Julie Vinson Moser of Clover; and two great-grandchildren, Cameron Moser and Chloe Moser.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sumter Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Solaris Hospice, 246 Broad St., Sumter, SC 29150.

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Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.