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Sandra Hughes Sweet
Spartanburg, SC-- Sandra Hughes Sweet, 77, a career educator and longtime member of Second Presbyterian Church, lost her decade long struggle with Alzheimer's finally on Monday, September 1, 2014, at Summit Hills retirement community in Spartanburg. She is survived by her two children: Dr. Charles David Eubanks, Jr., Colonel, U.S. Army, Retired, and his wife Charlene of Sumter, SC, and Mrs. Meredith Eubanks Lynch and her husband Kevin of Spartanburg, SC. She is survived also by three grandchildren, David Scott Eubanks, Rachael Elizabeth Eubanks, and Kelsey Hughes Lynch; and one great grandchild, Skyler Brynn Rowe Eubanks.
Originally from Summerville, SC, and daughter of the late Martin V. and Zaleita L. Sweet, she attended Flora McDonald College, earning a BA in Christian Education, which she applied at Second Presbyterian Church as its Director of Christian Education in 1959. A lifelong church member, she renewed her membership at Second Presbyterian in 1983, returning to serve in a variety of capacities, most notably as a church elder, delegate to the General Assembly, teacher of the Fellowship Sunday School Class over two decades, and as a member of the choir.
She was also a career educator, and taught a variety of grammar and high school classes in Charleston and Spartanburg, earning Teacher of the Year honors at four different schools that employed her over nine years. She earned her Masters of Education and Educational Specialist degrees, which she applied as a guidance counselor at Whitlock Junior High School, and at her culminating position as the Assistant Principal of Houston Elementary, from which she retired in 2006. She was in the Phi Delta Kappa fraternity and a member of the South Carolina Education Association.
She will be remembered fondly for her generous spirit by those whose lives she touched and for a life well-lived, imbued with Christian values.
A memorial service will be conducted at 1:00 PM Thursday, September 4, 2014, at Second Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Dr. George G. Wilkes, III. Visitation will follow the services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Second Presbyterian Church Choir Fund, 438 North Church Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303.
The family is at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Meri and Kevin Lynch.
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Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Sept. 3 to Sept. 4, 2014