AIKEN, S.C. - Dalma Griffen Drake, 76, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. He next moved to Aiken, SC in 1988 where he continued working for Westinghouse at the Savannah River Site as a Maintenance Engineer. He retired from the Savannah River Site in 2002. He enjoyed traveling, fishing playing golf and spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of the Aiken Golf Club, and a devoted member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Aiken, SC. He was also a past President of the Aiken Lions Club and current Lions Club Secretary. Dalma was married to Sonja Boswell Drake, of Hampton, Virginia for 31 years. Survivors in addition to his sister, Barbara Jean Montoya, Smithfield, Virginia, a nephew Edward Montoya (Tina) New Kent, Virginia, Wendy Arthur (Hank) Smithfield, Virginia, include two daughters, Susan Drake Ledbetter (David), Seffner, Florida, Bonnie Drake Hudson (Steve), Aiken, SC and one son Jeffery Richard Drake, Tampa, Florida. Also six grandchildren, Adam Ledbetter, Alexandra Ledbetter and Shannon Ledbetter, Seffner, Florida, Justin Richard Drake, Tampa, Florida, Morgan Kristina Hudson, Seneca, SC and Cameron Michael Crowe, Aiken, SC. Services will be held on July 18, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Park Ave., Aiken, SC. Family and friends are invited to attend. After Mass, there will be a small reception at Woodside Plantation. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Aiken Lions Club, PO Box 3271, Aiken, SC 29802. The Historic George Funeral Home, 211 Park Ave., SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803.649.6234) in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy for the Drake may be left by visiting www.georgefuneralhomes.com
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Aiken, SC 29801
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on June 14, 2015