Lillie Mae McKee Stewart Family

Descendants of Lillie Mae McKee

Generation No. 1

        1.  Lillie Mae3 McKee  (Andrew Logan (Mims)2, Unknown1 Mims) was born October 22, 1887 in Laurens County, South Carolina, and died April 04, 1945 in Laurens County, South Carolina.  She married George Hasting Stewart October 31, 1909 in Laurens County, South Carolina, son of Hastings Stewart and Rebecca Martin.  He was born July 18, 1889 in South Carolina, and died July 26, 1936 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

Notes for Lillie Mae McKee:

MRS. LILLIE MAE STEWART-GREENVILLE NEWS

LAURENS, APR. 5-FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. LILLIE MAE MCKEE STEWART, 57, WHO DIED AT HER HOME WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 9:23 AFTER AN ILLNESS OF FIVE DAYS, WILL BE HELD AT THE LUCAS AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT 5:30.

THE SERVICES WILL BE CONDUCTED BY REV. C. P. CHASTAIN ASSISTED BY REV. JODIE L. MARTIN, REV. W. RAY ANDERSON, REV. J. HAROLD SMITH, REV. H. L. FERGUSON, REV. L. M. SMITH AND REV. C. I. CALCOTE.  INTERMENT WILL BE IN ROSE HILL CEMETERY AT WATTSVILLE.

FOR THE PAST 40 YEARS MRS. STEWART HAD RESIDED IN THE POPLAR SPRINGS SECTION OF LAURENS COUNTY AND WAS THE DAUGHTER OF THE LATE ANDREW L. AND MARY JANE PUCKETT MCKEE.  HER HUSBAND, THE LATER GEORGE H. STEWART, DIED EIGHT YEARS AGO.  MRS. STEWART WAS A MEMBER OF THE LUCAS AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH AND HAS LONG BEEN ACTIVE IN CHURCH AFFAIRS OF HER COMMUNITY.

SURVIVING ARE ONE SON, ANDREW H. STEWART, THE DAUGHTERS, MISS MARY ALICE STEWART, MRS. RALPH BREWINGTON AND MRS. DORSEY WEST; THREE BROTHERS, T. C. MCKEE, J. D. MCKEE, AND J. A MCKEE; FOUR SISTERS, MRS. N. H. HILL; MRS. S. W. WILSON; MRS. R. L. PATTON, GREENVILLE, AND MRS. J. C. THOMAS, ALSO FOUR GRANDCHILDREN.

NEWPHEWS OF MRS. STEWART WILL SERVE AS ACTIVE PALLBEARERS.

THE DEACONS OF LUCAS AVENUE BPATIST CHURCH AND DR. R. P. MCGOWAN, DR. L. R. ROMINICK, M. L. MOTES, R. T. SMITH, JOHN H. INMAN, R. E. THOMPSON, T. P. TOWNSEND, R. M. CUSHMAN, H. R. TURNER, F. N. KENNEDY, RUSSELL DENDY, RAY CRAINE AND DR. T. C. MCGEE ARE ASKED TO MEET AT THE CHURCH AT 5:15 TO COMPOSE THE ESCORT OF HONOR.

NIECES WILL SERVE AS FLOWER GIRLS

PENDING THE HOUR OF THE SERVICES THE BODY WILL BE AT THE HOME.

Newspaper Article                                               September 9, 1961

Lillie Mae Stewart Group Meeting

The Lillie Mae Stewart Group of Lucas Avenue Baptist Church met Tuesday, Aug. 26.,  at 7:30 pm with Mrs. Harold Owens, Mrs. Roy Greene, leader, presided.  The group honored Mrs. J. B. Shipman, a former member who was here visiting with a picnic.  Those present were: Mrs. Archie Hill, Mrs. Earl Campbell, Mrs. Edwin Lyons, Mrs. Harold Owens, Mrs. Barry Allen, Mrs. Roy Greene, Mrs. Ray Pulley and the visitors, Mrs. J. B. Shipman, Mrs. T. E. Avery, Miss Susan Owens.

The meeting was closed with prayer.

Notes for George Hasting Stewart:

LAURENS, JULY 26-GEORGE H. STEWART, 47, DIED AT HIS HOME AT WATTS MILLS THIS AFTERNOON AT 4:25 O’CLOCK FOLLOWING AN ILLNESS OF SEVERAL MONTHS.  HE WAS BORN AND REARED IN LAURENS COUNTY, THE SON OF THE LATE HASTINGS B. AND ALICE MARTIN STEWART.  HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE LUCAS AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH. FOR 27 YEARS HE SERVED AS A DEACON OF THE CHURCH AND AS SUPERINTENDENT OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR 17 YEARS.

HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, MRS. LILLIE MAE MCKEE STEWART; ONE SON, ANDREW STEWART, THREE DAUGHTERS, MISSES MARY ALICE, ANDREA AND KATHLEEN STEWART; THREE BROTHERS; W.K., R. C. AND R. H. STEWART; ONE SISTER; MRS. H. L. CUNNINGHAM; AND THREE GRANDCHILDREN.

FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE CONDUCTED FROM LUCAS AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH AT 4 O’CLOCK TUESDAY AFTERNOON.  THE FOLLOWING MINISTERS WILL OFFICIATE; THE REVERENDS E. J. INGLES; J. A. MARTIN; J. H. HOLCOME. FRED W. HEDGEPATH; W. M .  CREAMER, JOHN WILLINGHAM; J.H. SMITH; J. D. MARLER; A.L. LOCKEE; H. C. MARTIN; H. HADOCK; C. B. PRINCE; H. L. FERGUSON; F. F. DRIGGERS AND THE REV. MR. MEAKS.

DEACONS OF THE LUCAS AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH WILL SERVE AS PALLBEARERS.

Laurens Advertiser Obituary

George H. Stewart Died At Watts Mills

George H. Stewart, highly esteemed citized of the Watts Mills community, died at his home Sunday afternoon at 4:25 o’clocck following an illness that extended over several months.

Funeral services were conducted at Lucas Avenue Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon at four o’clock by the pastor, the Rev. E. J. Ingles, assisted by the Reverends . A. Martin, J. H. Holcome, Fred W. Hedgepath, W. M. Creamer, John Willingham, J. H. Smith, J. D. Marler, A. L. Lockee, H. C. Martin, H. Hadock, C. B. Prince, H. L. Ferguson, F. F. Driggers and the Rev. Mr. Meeks.

Deacons of the Lucas Avenue Baptist Church served as pall bearers.

Mr. Stewart was 47 years of age and was born in Laurens County, the son of the late Hastins B. and Alice Martin Stewart.  He was a member of the Lucas Avenue Baptist Church were he served as deacon for 27 years and as superintendent of the Sunday School for 17 years.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillie Mae McKee Stewart; one son, Andrew Stewart; three daughters, Misses Mary Alice, Andrea and Kathleen Stewart; three brothers, W. K., R. C., and R. H. Stewart; one sister, Mrs. H. L. Cunningham and three grandchildren.

 

Laurens Advertiser                              June 9, 1938

History of Lucas Avenue Church Given at Home Coming May 29th

…”Ray C. Craine is the present superintendent having succeeded George H. Stewart in August, 1933.  The present church membership has grown to 485.” …

…”Willie L. Jennings, member of the present board of deacons, reported and paid tribute of respect for the work and interest shown by the following pastors and eacons who have passed on to their rewards……and George H. Stewart.”…….

Children of Lillie McKee and George Stewart are:

+      2                 i.    Andrew Hasting4 Stewart, born April 06, 1911 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died October 28, 1968 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

3                ii.    Mary Alice Stewart, born March 07, 1913 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died August 17, 1978 in Laurens County, South Carolina.  She married Thomas Eugene Avery in Laurens County, South Carolina; born May 30, 1889 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died August 17, 1978 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

Notes for Mary Alice Stewart:

Mary Alice went to the mortuary to make arrangements for the burial of her husband, Thomas that had died the day before. She dropped dead there in the mortuary.

Laurens Advertiser                                Obituary

Thomas Eugene Avery, 89, died Friday morning in Laurens District Hospital.

Born in Laurens County, he was a son of the late Samuel Joseph and Queenie Hellams Avery.  Mr. Avery was a retired textile worker and an honorarylife deacon of Lucas Avenue Baptist Church.

Surviving Mr. Avery are a son, the Rev. Samuel william Avery of Taylors; two daughters, Mrs. Kathleen Hughes of Columbia and Mrs. Syble Lamb of Irmo; a brother, Luther “Bill” Avery of Laurens; a sister, Mrs. Mary Herbert of Laurens; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

His wife, Mary Alice Stewart Avery, 65,died Friday afternoon in Laurens District Hospital of a heart attack.

Born in Laurens, she was a daughter of the late George H. and Lillie Mae McKee Stewart.  She was a retired textile worker and organist of Lucas Avenue Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Adrienne Brewington of Charlotte, NC. and Mrs. Kathleen West of Laurens.

Services were 3 pm Sunday in Lucas Avenue Baptist Church, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Laurens Advertiser   April 5, 1945

Misses Mary Alice Stewart and Lillie cKee visited relatives in Spartanburg last Sunday afternoon.  They went up to bring hoe rs. Ralph Brewington and son who were returning from Washington, DC and Danville, VA and had stopped over in Spartanburg with r. and rs. S. W. Wilson and daughter.

More About Mary Alice Stewart:

Burial: August 1978, Rose Hill Cemetery, Laurens County, South Carolina

Church Memebership: Lucas Avenue Baptist Church, Laurens County, South Carolina

Church Offices: Organist

Occupation: Textile worker

Religion: Baptist

Notes for Thomas Eugene Avery:

Laurens Advertiser                                Obituary

Thomas Eugene Avery, 89, died Friday morning in Laurens District Hospital.

Born in Laurens County, he was a son of the late Samuel Josepg and Queenie Hellams Avery.  Mr. Avery was a retired textile worker and an honorarylife deacon of Lucas Avenue Baptist Church.

Surviving Mr. Avery are a son, the Rev. Samuel william Avery of Taylors; two daughters, Mrs. Kathleen Hughes of Columbia and Mrs. Syble Lamb of Irmo; a brother, Luther “Bill” Avery of Laurens; a sister, Mrs. Mary Herbert of Laurens; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

His wife, Mary Alice Stewart Avery, 65,died Friday afternoon in Laurens District Hospital of a heart attack.

Born in Laurens, she was a daughter of the late George H. and Lillie Mae McKee Stewart.  She was a retired textile worker and organist of Lucas Avenue Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Adrienne Brewington of Charlotte, NC. and Mrs. Kathleen West of Laurens.

Services were 3 pm Sunday in Lucas Avenue Baptist Church, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.

+      4               iii.    Adrienne Stewart, born December 08, 1915 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died May 13, 1982 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

+      5               iv.    Kathleen Vesta Stewart, born October 06, 1926 in Laurens County, South Carolina; died April 26, 1991 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

 

 Generation No. 2

        2.  Andrew Hasting4 Stewart (Lillie Mae3 McKee, Andrew Logan (Mims)2, Unknown1 Mims) was born April 06, 1911 in Laurens County, South Carolina, and died October 28, 1968 in Laurens County, South Carolina.  He married Lois Marcelle Grant June 29, 1930 in Laurens County, South Carolina, daughter of Eddie Grant and Maggie Bolt.  She was born June 06, 1911 in Laurens County, South Carolina, and died April 01, 1993 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

Notes for Andrew Hasting Stewart:

Laurens Advertiser                              Obituary

Andrew Hasting Stewart, 57, of 19 Smythe St., died late Monday at his home.

He was a native of Laurens County, son of the late George Hasting and Lillie Mae McKee Stewart, and was a member and former music director of Henderson Baptist Church.  He was a retired Watts Mill employee, a secretary of the Rosie Walker Masonic Lodge for a number of years, a past president of the Laurens County Singing Convention, having served for some 20 years, and a past royal patron of Rose Court Order 13 of Amaranth.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lois Grant Stewart; three daughters, Mrs. Sam [Betty] Power, Jr., of Laurens; Mrs. Edward w. [Jerrie] Willis of Scott AFB, Ill., and Mrs. J. Lockwood [Sara] Brown of Atlanta, Ga., three sisters. Mrs. Tom E. Avery and Mrs. Dorsey West of Laurens and Mrs. Rakph Brewington of Charlotte, Nc and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 4 pm at Henderson Baptist Church by the Rev. William Jeffords and the Rev. Grange S. Cothran.  Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Masonic Rites.

Pallbearers will be Fred S. Bishop, Willis Todd, Frank B. Roper, Harold Dunn, Carol Lindley, and ARthur Rush.

The body is at Kennedy Mortuary and will be placed in the church Wednesday at 3 pm.

Laurens Advertiser  November 3, 1910

Mr. A. H. Stewart, president, has announced that the State Singing convention will be held at the Greenwood high school auditorium Saturday and Sunday, November 5 and 6.  A concert will be held on Saturday evening and everyone is invited to attend both the concert and the all day singing on Sunday.

Notes for Lois Marcelle Grant:

Lois Marcelle Grant Stewart                              Laurens Newspaper

Lois Marcelle Grant Stewart, 81, of 19 Smythe St., Laurens, and widow of Andrew Hastings Stewart, died April 1 at the Laurens Health Care Center.

Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late Eddie Preston and Maggie Lee Bolt Grant.

She was a member of Laurens Second Baptist Church and a member of the Golden Circle Sunday School Class, a member of the Eastern Star, a charter member of the Order of the Amaranth, member of the WMU, the Mothers’ Club and past Royal Matron of Rose Court.  She was retired from J. P. Stevens Company, Watts Plant.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edward [Jerri] Willis of Waterloo, Mrs. Lockwood [Sara] Brown of Stone Mountain, Ga., a son-in-law, Sam Power, Jr of Laurens; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Betty Power, and a granddaughter, Kay Power.

Services were conducted Saturday at Second Baptist Church with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Laurens Second Baptist Church, Fleming Street, Laurens, SC 29360-Kennedy Mortuary.

4.  Adrienne4 Stewart (Lillie Mae3 McKee, Andrew Logan (Mims)2, Unknown1 Mims) was born December 08, 1915 in Laurens County, South Carolina, and died May 13, 1982 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.  She married Rev. Ralph James Brewington February 19, 1944, son of Irvin Brewington and Mattie Spelts.  He was born August 07, 1916 in Fountain Inn, Greenville County, South Carolina, and died December 15, 1981 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

Notes for Adrienne Stewart:

Laurens Advertiser                              June 9, 1938

History of Lucas Avenue Church Given at Home Coming May 29th

…” Miss Adrienne Stewart gave a brief history of the church stating that it was first organized September 4, 1904 in a dwelling house on Lucas Avenue, Watts Mills village, with 21 charter members and the Rev. W. D. Hammett serving as pastor.”….

Adrienne Stewart Brewington                           Laurens Newspaper

Mrs. Adrienne Stewart Brewington, 66, widow of the late Rev. Ralph Brewington, died Thursday in The Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, NC.

Born in Laurens County, she was the daughter of the late George H. and Lillie McKee Stewart.  She was a member of Green Memorial Church of Charlotte and was dietician supervisor of Charlotte Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.

Surviving are two sons, Keith Brewington of Charlotte, NC and Francis Brewington of Lancaster; one sister, Mrs. Dorsey [Kathleen] West of Laurens and two grandsons.

Services were conducted at 11 am Saturday at Green Memorial Church in Charlotte and graveside services were 3 pm Saturday in Rose Hill Cemetery in Laurens.

Notes for Rev. Ralph James Brewington:

Rev. Ralph James Brewington                          Laurens Newspaper

Rev. Ralph James Brewington of 1815 Purser Drive, Charlotte, NC; died Dec. 15.

He was born in Fountain Inn and was the son of the late Irvin M. Brewington and Mattie Speltz Brewington.

He was a veteran of World War II, a graduate of North Greenville Junior College, Furman University and Southern Theological Seminary.  He was a pastor of Fairfield Baptist Church of Winnsboro for 10 years.  He had made his home in Charlotte for the past 15 years.

He is survived by his wife, Adrienne Stewart Brewington; formerly of Laurens; two sons, Keith Brewington of Charlotte, NC and Francis Brewington of Lancaster; two brothers, I. M. Brewington Jr. of Taylorsville, NC and Earl Brewington of Greenwood; and two grandsons.

Services were held Friday at Green Memorial Baptist Church in Charlotte with graveside services at Rose Hill Cemetery in Laurens.

5.  Kathleen Vesta4 Stewart (Lillie Mae3 McKee, Andrew Logan (Mims)2, Unknown1 Mims) was born October 06, 1926 in Laurens County, South Carolina, and died April 26, 1991 in Laurens County, South Carolina.  She married Edd Dorsey West February 14, 1945 in Laurens County, South Carolina.  He was born August 10, 1916, and died September 30, 1989 in Laurens County, South Carolina.

Notes for Kathleen Vesta Stewart:

Kathleen S. West                 Laurens Newspaper.

Kathleen Vesta Stewart West, 64, of 22 Smythe St., Laurens, widow of E. Dorsey West, died Friday at Laurens County Hospital.

A native of Laurens, she was a daughter of the late George Hastings and Lillie Mae McKee Stewart.  She was a graduate of the 1943 class at Ford High School in Laurens and a member of Laurens Second Baptist Church where she was a pre-school Sunday School Teacher, secretary of Discipleship Training, a member of the handbell choir, and the church secretary for nearly 30 years.

Surviving are a son, Eddie West of Laurens; a daughter, Gwen W. Adair of Greenwood; and six grandchildren, Kim Adair, Dawn Adair, Kristi Adair, Andy West, Emily West and Tommy West.

Services were conducted Sunday at Laurens Second Baptist Church with interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Laurens Second Baptist Church, Fleming at Cedar Streets, Laurens, SC 29360, or South Main Street Baptist Church, 1000 S. Main St., Greenwood, SC 29646-Kennedy Mortuary, Laurens.

Notes for Edd Dorsey West:

Laurens Advertiser                              Obituary

E. Dorsey West, age 73, of 22 Smythe St., Laurens, died Saturday at the Laurens Health Care Center.

He was a retired employee of Torrington Bearing Co., a Mason and a member of Rossie Walker Lodge. Mr. West was a member of Laurens Second Baptist Church, where he was an usher and former deacon.

Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Stewart West of the home; a son, Eddie West of Laurens; a daughter, Gwen W. Adair of Greenwood; and a brother, Harold West of Greenwood.

Services were held Monday at Laurens Second Baptist Church with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Laurens Second Baptist Church, Fleming at Cedar St., Laurens, SC 29360 or the YMCA Fund of South Main St., Baptist Church, 1000 South Main St., Greenwood, SC 29646–Kennedy Mortuary.

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