Ethel Kearse Cato (AIKEN, S.C.)

AIKEN, S.C. - Mrs. Ethel Kearse Cato, 84, of Aiken, S.C., entered into rest Sunday, afternoon, July 15, 2007 at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, the daughter of the late Harvey Monroe and Opal Pearl Lane Lewis, wife of the late Mr. Lewis Cato, and beloved mother of four. Born on March 17, 1923, in Blue Jay, W.Va., Mrs. Cato resided in Aiken County, S.C. for most of her life. She was a former member of Gloverville First Baptist Church, Gloverville, S.C. and was currently a member of Central Baptist Church, Aiken, S.C. Mrs. Cato was an avid decorator and enjoyed needlepoint and crocheting for her loved ones. She is survived by her first husband, Henry Woodrow Kearse of Aiken, S.C.; sons, Dwight Nicholas "Nick" (Virginia) Kearse and Donald Ray (Margaret) Kearse, both of Aiken, S.C.; grandchildren, Rhonda Powell, Jacksonville, Fla., Wanda Pryor, Aiken, S.C., Bobby Wayne Glover, Jr., Graniteville, S.C., Sylvia Paschal, Aiken, S.C., Mannix Kearse, N.C., Cristi Kearse, Augusta, Ga., Misti Kehr, North Augusta, S.C., Brandon Kearse, current student at Georgia Tech, and Justin Kearse, Aiken, S.C.; nineteen great-grandchildren and a special friend and caregiver, Erin Bryant. In addition to her parents and her second husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia Ann Kearse Glover; son, William Franklin Kearse; and brothers, Charles E. Lewis and Eugene Lewis, both of West Virginia. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 17, 2007, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Langley S.C. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, morning, July 18, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, with Pastor Louie Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Graniteville Cemetery, Graniteville, S.C. Memorials in memory of Mrs. Ethel Kearse Cato may be made to Central Baptist Church, 1652 Wire Rd., Aiken, S.C. 29805. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-July 17, 2007