Lois Rush Trammell, 97, widow of Robert L. (Bob) Trammell, resident of 124 Westgate Drive, died January 5, 2017, at Hospice House in Greenwood, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Greenwood County, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Jordan Rush and Louise Luquire Rush. Mrs. Trammell graduated from Dillon High School in 1936 and returned to Greenwood where she later met her future husband. They married on August 12, 1939. Following Bob's service in the navy during World War II, they established their home in Greenwood where they raised their family. She worked at Greenwood Hospital for several years as a nurse assistant and later worked at The Vogue for almost thirty years retiring in 1981.
A member of South Main Baptist church for over 60 years, she was a faithful member of the Adult 3 Sunday School class and the Margaret Richardson Circle. Mrs. Trammell and her husband were very instrumental in organizing and developing Rice Memorial Baptist Church in the mid 1960's. She was also a member of the Lilac Garden Club and the Rook Club for over forty years. Lois and Bob enjoyed traveling and camping with the Travel Masters Travel Club. She was a loving blessing to all who knew her. Family and friends cherished her sage advice, gift of hospitality, and generous spirit.
Mrs. Trammell was predeceased by eight siblings. Surviving in addition to her sister, Doris Rush Lathren, are two daughters: Anne Trammell Murray (Arthur) of Greenwood and Jane Trammell Rauton (Tigner) of Edisto Island; grandchildren, Dana Murray Riley (Steve) of Greenwood, Lee Murray (Amie) of Summerville, Kelley Murray Hersey (Clark) of Moore, Sims Rauton Wachholz (Michael) of Jacksonville, FL, and Suzanne Rauton Lewis (Kevin) of Charleston; great grandchildren, Lauren and Parker Hammond, L.J. and Burgess Murray, Jessica and Jacey Vidaud, Jillian Hersey, Ben and Cate Wachholz, and Samuel and Sally Lewis; great great grandchild, Greyson Blackwell.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:00 PM from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ryan Eklund and Dr. Toby Frost officiating. Private entombment will be at Greenwood Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to South Main Street Baptist Church, PO Box 1093, Greenwood, SC 29648, or to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Avenue, Greenwood, SC 29646.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff at The Bayberry, NHC of Greenwood and Hospice for their care and compassion during Mrs. Trammell’s illness.
For online condolences visit www.blythfuneralhome.com.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Trammell family.