Eldridge Reynolds (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral Services for Mr. Eldridge Reynolds, 86, of Broxton Drive, North Augusta, SC, who entered into rest November 6, 2011, will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the First Presbyterian Church of Sumter. Dr. Mark E. Durrett officiating. Interment in Sumter Cemetery. Mr. Reynolds was a life-long resident of Sumter, having made North Augusta his home for the past five months. He was a US Navy Veteran of World War II, having served in the South Pacific Theater on the USS Russell Destroyer. Mr. Reynolds began his career with General Motors/MIC, was the owner of Sumter Auto Parts and from 1980 to Present worked as a Commercial Realtor with Century 21 Hawkins and Kolb. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and baby great-granddaughter, was an avid golfer and a fabulous cook. Mr. Reynolds was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Sumter. He was preceded in death by his parents, Beaty E. Reynolds, Sr. and Effie Jones Reynolds. Survivors include his wife Esther Lewis Reynolds; a son, Beaty E. Reynolds, III, Augusta, GA; a daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn Reynolds McKie and Forrest McKie, North Augusta, SC; two granddaughters, Anna Forrest McKie, Columbia, SC and Rachel McKie (Marcus) Covar, North Augusta, SC; a great-granddaughter, Caroline Reynolds Covar, North Augusta, SC; a sister, Betty Reynolds Rowell, Myrtle Beach, SC; an Aunt, Ruth Reynolds Tisdale, Sumter, SC; two sisters-in-law, Kathryn L. Lewis and Loye S. Lewis. Pallbearers will be Ralph McClendon, C.O. Gullege, Phillip Kirlis, Mack Kolb, Jamie Glasscock, Joseph Krumpotich, Jack Miles, and Christopher Hawkins. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. In Lieu of Flowers memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 639 Georgia Ave, North Augusta, SC 29841 or to First Presbyterian of Sumter Assistance Fund, 9 West Calhoun Street, Sumter, SC 29150. Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803-278-1181). Visit the registry online at www.poseyfuneraldirectors. com