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Eugene Drew
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Birth: Aug. 8, 1923
Marion County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Aug. 8, 2010
Marion
Marion County
South Carolina, USA

MULLINS - Mr. Eugene Drew, 87, died Sunday, August 8, 2010 at Marion Regional Hospital After an extended illness. Mr. Drew was born August 8, 1923 in Marion County, a son of the late Robert Henry "Bob" Drew and the late Eugenia "Genia" Atkinson Drew. He retired from the S.C. Forestry Commission after 35 years, serving 17 years as Marion County Forest Ranger. After retiring, Mr. Drew served for several years on the Marion Country Forestry Board. Mr. Drew had extended farming interest and was a cattle farmer until his health failed. He was a US Marine Corps veteran, having served in World War II. Mr. Drew was a member of the Marion Camp of Gideons and the Farm Bureau. He helped with the organization of the Marco Rural Water Company in 1972 and served on the Board of Directors until October 1999.

Mr. Drew was a member of Marion Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Judge Lide Sunday School Class. He was ordained as Deacon in 1946 and served actively for many years. Until his health failed, he served with the deacon family ministry. Mr. Drew helped with the construction of several church buildings in the area. While serving on the Missions Committee of Marion Baptist Church, he served as the first Sunday School Director for the Pee Dee Baptist Church when it was reorganized in 1990. Mr. Drew has been active in denominational (Baptist) work on the church and associational level. He served as Associational Chairman of the Produce Gathering Committee for Connie Maxwell Children's Home in Greenwood, S.C. for 37 years. (1946-1983) The Sixtieth (1983) Marion Baptist Associational Annual was dedicated in his honor.

Surviving Mr. Drew are: 2 Daughters: Cynthia Faulk and her husband Ray of Mullins and Teresa Emory and her husband Wayne Edwards of Burnsville, N.C.; and his Grandchildren: Dr. Jennifer Brown and her husband Corey, Dr. Julie Faulk, Jason Faulk, Lindsey Edwards and Derek Edwards. Mr. Drew was predeceased by, his wife of 62 years, Magdalene Sawyer Drew; 5 brothers, Ed, Henry, Roy, Woodrow and Ernest Drew; 2 foster sisters, Mrs. Archie (Kate) Gasque and Mrs. Harvey (Lillian) Sawyer and a grandson, Dylan Edwards.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 11 at Marion Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Devotion Gardens Cemetery, directed by Cox-Collins Funeral Home.

Published in Morning News on August 10, 2010
 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Henry Drew (1872 - 1957)
  Martha Eugenia Atkinson Drew (1876 - 1959)
 
 Spouse:
  Magdalene Sawyer Drew (1928 - 2008)
 
 Sibling:
  Willis Roy Drew (1903 - 1981)*
  Eugene Drew (1923 - 2010)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Devotion Gardens
Marion
Marion County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: robin pellicci moore
Record added: Aug 10, 2010
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Gene, you are so missed. I think of you often. Jan
- Jan
 Added: Sep. 19, 2011
We miss you Uncle Gene. Love,Gwen
- Gwen
 Added: Jul. 11, 2011

- robin pellicci moore
 Added: Jun. 9, 2011
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