Lillian L. Samonsky (BELVEDERE, S.C.)

BELVEDERE, S.C. - Mrs. Lillian Lynn Samonsky, 83, of 650 Hampton Circle, Belvedere, SC entered into rest on Saturday, May 22, 2010. Born in Augusta, GA, Mrs. Samonsky was the daughter of the late Robert W. and Florence Murphey Lynn. She met her future husband, Dan Samonksy, at Daniel Field Air Corp. She and Dan were married for 65 years and were business partners in real estate and construction for 49 years. Mrs. Samonksy was one of the first women to be a licensed residential builder in the state of SC. She was active in Women In Construction on a local and national level. She returned to school after her children were grown and graduated with honors from USC-Aiken in English and Sociology. A lifelong member of the Disciples of Christ Church, she taught church school classes and was an active member of the missionary group. In addition to her husband, Dan, she is survived by two sons, R. Lynn Samonsky, Belevedere, SC, Steven R. (Linda) Samonsky, Aiken, SC, and a daughter, Carol (Roy D. 'Danny') Long, Saluda, SC; twelve grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary O'Tyson, Augusta, GA. She was preceded in death by a son, Dr. Daniel M. 'Butch' (Pat) Samonsky and one grandchild, Steven R. Samonsky, Jr. A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held on Sunday, May 30th at 3pm at Central Christian Church, 220 Crawford Ave., Augusta, GA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made to St. Judes Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Palce, Memphis, TN 38105 ( or to Christmount Christian Assembly, 222 Fern Way, Blackmountain, NC 29711-9771. Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Langley, SC

The Augusta Chronicle-May 27, 2010