Sarah Hamilton Meece
- Easley, S.C.
Sarah Elizabeth Hamilton Moore Meece, 86, widow of Newton N. Meece, died at her residence on Wednesday, June 7, 2006. A native of Easley, she was the daughter of the late Henry Whitten and Olive Williams Hamilton. Mrs. Meece graduated from Easley High School and Shorter College.
As a member of the Arial Baptist Church, she taught Sunday School for a number of years and worked with GA (Girls in Action). She was the program chairman of the Nina Lewis Prayer Group and was very active with Missions. While a member of the Easley Presbyterian Church, she was a Sunday School Teacher of the Junior and Junior High Departments. She served the Women of the Church as President, Secretary, and Missions Chairman. At the Presbytery level, she was the Chairman of Spiritual Growth and a member of the Missions Committee.
As a former member of the Easley Woman's Club, she served as a Secretary and Treasurer. Mrs. Meece was the President of the Board of Directors of the Kilgore Rest Home since its inception in 1960. In 1950, she organized the Easley Children's Mission and taught Bible and Child Evangelism twice a week.
Mrs. Meece donated land for the Easley Baptist Hospital, Brushy Creek Baptist Church, Hamilton House and Olive Park. The Business and Professional Women's Club of 1965 and the Exchange Club, both elected her Woman of the Year. Sarah was active and supported World Missions. Mrs. Meece donated the land for Hispanic Ministry, Emanuel Baptist Church. She was a recipient of the Order of the Palmetto.
Surviving are her step-son, Fred W. Meece, of Washington, N.C.; a step-daughter, Bonnie Ellison, of Easley; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; first cousins, J.J. Sims, Frank and Ernest Hamilton; special friends, Fred Crowe and J.B. Kelley.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday in the Chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown. Burial will follow in Westview Cemetery.
Visitation will be 10:00-11:00 a.m. Saturday prior to the service at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, S.C. 29621 or the charity of one's choice.
Robinson Funeral Home - Downtown is assisting the family with arrangements.