Mrs. Martha Ellen Cauthen Ghent, 93, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013, at Morningside Assisted Living. She was born March 1, 1920, in Heath Springs and was a daughter of the late George E. Cauthen and Mary Garris Cauthen. She was the widow of the late Joseph E. Ghent. Mrs. Ghent was a homemaker, a member of Shiloh ARP Church and the Patterson Circle. She is survived by four sons, Norman M. Ghent of Lancaster, Wade C. "W.C." Ghent and his wife, Maureen "Sissy," of Winnsboro, Hazel E. "Manny" Ghent and his wife, Terri, of Santee and Ronald D. Ghent and his wife, Gay, of Lancaster; two daughters, Martha Jo G. Walden and her husband, Charles "Buddy," of Lancaster and Emily Joyce G. Cooper and her husband, Plowden, of Lancaster; a brother, Charles L. Cauthen of Lancaster; two sister-in-laws, Evelyn K. Cauthen and Barbara D. Cauthen, both of Lancaster; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Ghent was preceded in death by daughter-in-law, Barbara A. "Joanne" Ghent; three brothers, George E. Cauthen Jr., James P. Cauthen and Ted R. Cauthen; and a sister, Mary Ross Cauthen Steele. The celebration of life funeral services for Mrs. Ghent are 2 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Shiloh ARP Church, 346 Shiloh Unity Road, officiated by the Rev. Mark Miller, with burial in the church cemetery. The family of Mrs. Ghent will receive friends immediately following the service in the family life center. The family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of South Carolina, 412 N. White St., Suite. A, Lancaster, SC 29720 or Shiloh ARP Presbyterian Church, 346 Shiloh Unity Road, Lancaster, SC 29720. An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.hartleyburgess.com. Hartley-Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory of Lancaster is caring for the family of Mrs. Ghent.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Mar. 27, 2013