Obituaries – December 25, 2019

Geraldine Waldron Fischer

LAMAR – Geraldine Waldron Fischer, 94, passed away Friday, Dec. 13, 2019.

A memorial service was held Thursday, Dec. 19, at Lamar United Methodist Church, directed by Belk Funeral Home.

The family received friends at the church.

A graveside service was held Friday at Beth Shiloh Presbyterian Church, 1184 N. Shiloh Road, York.

Born Oct. 30, 1925, in Dodge County, Georgia, Geraldine was the daughter of the late David Hill Waldron and Nora Mae Gaster Waldron. She retired from Homelite in Gastonia, N.C.

Geraldine was a member of Lamar United Methodist Church.

Surviving are her three daughters, Hilda (Ernie) Meadows, Clarice Wenz, and Mary Lou (Bobby) Plummer; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Mullis of Chester, Ga.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Clarence Jones, and her second husband, Fred Fischer.

Memorials may be made to Lamar United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 555, Lamar, SC 29069; the ASCPA,; or to the Darlington County Humane Society, P.O. Box 503 Darlington, SC 29540.

A guestbook is available online at

Jerry Lee Eckhardt

Jerry Lee Eckhardt, husband of Rhonda Gregg Eckhardt, died on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, at the age of 78 in Florence.

Born in Anderson, Ind., to Carl and Wilma Eckhardt, he became a math teacher and real estate broker in Indiana and S.C. He was also a member of Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Joel Eckhardt; stepson, Larry Ashley; brother, Keith Eckhardt, and sister, MabelRose Geyzer.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by children and stepchildren he loved as his own, Cosima Vehring of Maryland, Angela Crum (David) of Greenville, and Cara Chavez (Everett) of Denver; 11 grandchildren; as well as two brothers, Rex Eckhardt (Pat) of Indiana and Larry Eckhardt (Marka) of Darlington. His extended family of many nephews and nieces and their children were extremely dear to him.

Visitation was Dec. 19 at Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. Funeral services were Friday at Hopewell Presbyterian Church, followed by burial at Hopewell Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Hopewell Cemetery Association, to Hopewell Presbyterian Church or to Trinity Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

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Author: Stephan Drew

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