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Obituary

Allen Clifton (“Rusty”) Eubanks of Denmark, SC, died April 24, 2018. Mr. Eubanks was born on June 29, 1925, in Bamberg County to Clifton and Fannie Lou Free Eubanks. He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Gladys Corrie Hutto Eubanks. Mr. Eubanks retired from S C E & G and enjoyed gardening, cooking, and fishing with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Eubanks was predeceased by a brother Joseph Dickson Eubanks, Sr., a sister who died in infancy, brother-in-law Ernest Ott, and cousin Lewis Eubanks who lived with the family.

Mr. Eubanks is survived by daughters and sons-in-law Evelyn and L.A. Gardner of Hilda, SC, and Wanda and Harry Mears of Ehrhardt, SC, and grandchildren Chris Mears and Brett Mears of Ehrhardt and Ted (Rustina) Rogers of Moncks Corner, SC, and great-grandchildren Madisyn Mears, Easton Mears, Cole Rogers, Adriana Rogers, and Ethan Rogers. Mr. Eubanks is also survived by his sister Loraine Eubanks Ott of Branchville, SC, his sister-in-law Peggy Eubanks of Hilda, and by his long-time friend and companion Sharon Maxwell of Orangeburg, SC.

The family is very grateful for the love and care of Mr. Eubanks’ very special friends and caregivers Felones Smalls and Janie Jamison of Denmark as well as that of the staff of PruittHealth—Barnwell where Mr. Eubanks had resided since January 2018.

The funeral service for Mr. Eubanks will be held on Friday, April 27, 2018, at Hilda Southern Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ashley Howell officiating, concluding with interment in the Denmark Cemetery. Employees and former employees of S C E & G will serve as honorary pallbearers. Friends will be received at the church an hour prior to the service and Friday evening at the Gardner home, 3462 Friendship Road, Olar, SC, from 6 – 8 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Hilda Southern Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 69, Hilda, SC 29813.