Wallace J. Taylor (GRANITEVILLE, S.C.)

GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Wallace J. Taylor, faithful husband, devoted father and longtime servant of Jehovah, fell asleep in death Friday, April 24th, at his home in the Sage Creek community at Graniteville. He was 63. Mr. Taylor is awaiting the resurrection of the righteous following a long period of failing health. At his death, he was serving as an elder in the North Aiken Congregation of Jehovah's witnesses. He was born in Baxley, Georgia to the late Talmadge Taylor and the late Melvene Johnson Taylor. He was the beloved husband of Melinda Owens Taylor and the father of Melanie (Paul) Creech of Aiken and Tami (Dean) Jay of Graniteville. In addition to his wife and daughters, he is survived by a brother, Boyce (Sharon) Taylor of Trenton; sisters, Sandra (Roger) Backensto of Trenton, Carol (John) Baker of Trenton and Wanda (A. J.) Randall of Warrenville; grandchildren, Grayson Creech, Matthew and Dean Jay. He was preceded in death by sons, Wally and Tracy. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held today, Saturday, May 2nd, at 3:00 PM at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on Croft Mill Road in Aiken, S.C., with Mr. John Fox presiding. The interment will be private. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:00 PM at the Hall. At the family's request, please omit flowers. Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main St., Graniteville, S.C., is in charge of the arrangements.

The Augusta Chronicle-May 2, 2009