JACKSON, S.C. - Funeral Services for Mrs. Grace Burckhalter, 95, who entered into rest October 2, 2015, will be conducted Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the First Baptist Church of Jackson. Rev. Marion Britton officiating. Interment in Jackson Memorial Park. Mrs. Burckhalter was born in Ellenton, South Carolina and moved her home and family to Jackson, South Carolina, where she lived for 64 years. She was a retired employee of the Aiken County School System, having worked at Jackson and Silver Bluff High Schools. Mrs. Burckhalter was a charter member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson, the Philathea Sunday School Class, the B.A.L.L. Club and the Hopewell Chapter of Order of Eastern Star since 1978. She volunteered at the former St. Joseph's Hospital in Augusta. Mrs. Burckhalter was a great southern cook and a faithful servant of God. She spent her life surrounded by friends of all ages and an extended family. Mrs. Burckhalter was generous with her time and often gave gifts and money anonymously. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. Harvin Burckhalter; two sisters, Corinne Eargle and Ollie Glaze; three brothers, Otis C. Bell, John C. Bell and Robert E. Bell. Survivors include a son, John Burckhalter, Columbia, SC; a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and James Cox, Athens, GA; two grandchildren, Laurie (Tim) Robinson and James A. (Monica) Cox; five great-grandchildren, Emily, Lauren and Jacob Robinson, and Bennett and Molly Cox. Honorary Pallbearers will be Tom McElmurray, Louis Whitlaw, Robert Crumley, Cecil Green, Richard Russell, Hyman Creamer and James Bennett. Active Pallbearers will be Jesse Eargle, David Eargle, Tim Bell, Mike Gibson, Hugh Sharp, Stan Ballentine and Tommy Brantley. The family will receive friends at the church Monday afternoon from 2:30 until the hour of service. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Jackson, PO Box 130, Jackson, SC 29831. Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta in charge of arrangements (803.278.1181). Visit the registry at www.poseycares.com
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Oct. 4, 2015