My aunt Cecile B. Mooneyham, 92, widow of Samuel T. Mooneyham, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Sumter Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Hemingway, she was a daughter of the late John Melvin Baxley and Lillian Lee Baxley. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses West Congregation and retired from Williams Furniture Co.
Survivors include two sons, Thomas Mooneyham (Terry) and Kenneth Mooneyham (Cindi), both of Sumter; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.
Memorials may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2280 Thomas Sumter Highway, Sumter, SC 29153.
My aunt Cecile and uncle Sammy were the very definition of Southern Christian hospitality, the heart of community.