Luke LANGLEY, S.C. - Nellie Thompson Luke, 92, affectionately known as "Dobbie", died on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Born in Kenbridge, VA, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Alma Hite Thompson. She met her late husband of fifty-four years, Loyd Gettis Luke, while he was in Virginia working on the Kerr Dam. They came to the Augusta area for the construction of the Clarks Hill Dam. She worked at J.C. Penney on Broad Street for many years in the shoe department. Mrs. Luke loved visiting the grocery store, post office and drug store and made many lifelong friends during those visits. She also loved the three P's; making pickles and pear preserves and picking up and selling pecans from her yard. Her church was very important. First it was Langley Methodist and then First Baptist Church of Clearwater. She is survived by her children, Glyn Luke and his wife Ruth, Graniteville, SC, and Deena Wall and her husband, Louis, Martinez, GA; grandchildren, Ryan Wall and his wife, Janine, Nathan Luke and his wife, Jessica, and Meghan Wall Eller and her husband, David; great-grandchildren, Graham Wall, Deacon Wall and Maura Luke; and sisters-in-law, Myrtle House and Vera Griffin. She was preceded in death by six siblings. The family will greet friends on Friday, October 28, 2016, beginning at 2 o'clock at Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 3464 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Graniteville, SC. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 3 o'clock in the chapel. Pastor Charlie Crews will officiate. Interment will follow in Langley Cemetery, Langley, SC, with Pastor Ken Garvin officiating. Pallbearers will be Wayne Barton, Michael Fields, Eddie Chalker, Richard Swearingen, Ryan Wall and Nathan Luke. If so desired, memorials may be made to Clearwater First Baptist Church. (www.clearwaterfbc.org) Friends are welcome to call at the home of Glyn and Ruth Luke. Visit www.HatcherFuneralHome.com to share memories and leave a message of condolence for the family.
Hatcher Funeral Home
3464 Jefferson Davis Highway
Graniteville, SC 29829
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Oct. 27, 2016