William Wier (LURAY, S.C.)

LURAY, S.C. - Judge William Brooks (Bill) Wier, 66, of Society Street in Luray, died early Thursday morning at his residence after an extended illness. Judge Wier was born on October 30, 1940 at the University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. He was the 2nd son of the late John Benson Wier, Sr. (Jack) and Caroline Tarrant Wier. Judge Wier graduated from the Academy of Richmond County in 1959 and attended the then Augusta College (Augusta State University) in Augusta, Ga. He worked for Owens Corning in Aiken, S.C., the King Mill as Assistant Manager in Augusta, Ga., Economy Milling as Plant Manager in Luray, S.C. and Sherman Industry as plant manager in Estill. Judge Wier took the Bench in 1991 appointed by Governor Carroll Campbell. He was the beloved Judge for Estill, Hampton and Yemassee Municipalities. Judge Wier was known for his love of the outdoors, a hunter, fisherman and chef were among his joys. He treated his fellowman with kindness and integrity, and loved home, friends, and family, especially his grandchildren. He had a personal relationship with his Lord and was known to share that relationship with his fellowman. He was a member of the Robertville Baptist church. Surviving are: his loving wife, Joyce Dobson Wier of the home; sons, Franklin Brooks Wier and wife, Michelle of Lexington, Cary Sean Collins and wife, Misty of Summerville; daughters, Leigh Wier Appleby and husband, Keith of Wake Forest, Kimberly Ann Collins of Charleston and Julie Lynn Collins of Luray; brothers, John Benson Wier, Jr. "Jack" and wife, Joan of St. Petersburg, Fla., Dr. Marion Alexander Wier and wife, Linda of Augusta; sister, Catherine Wier Luckey and husband "Marion - Bud" of Augusta; grandchildren, Ryan Keith Appleby, Austin Lee Appleby, Alexis Brooks Wier, Sean Michael Wier, Jacab Kelly Collins, Harrison Brant Collins, Miles Alexander Collins and Seth Owen Collins. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the Robertville Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Redden Tuten, with burial in the church cemetery, directed by Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home in Hampton. Friends may call at the home of Rev. and Mrs. Redden Tuten located at 182 Tuten Blvd. in Estill Saturday morning until 10:00 a.m. when the casket will be placed in the church prior to services. The family suggests that those who wish may send memorials to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or the American Cancer Society, Treasurer, Hampton County Unit, P.O. Box 158, Hampton, SC 29924 Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com

The Augusta Chronicle-February 17, 2007