George Franklin Faulkenberry, 82, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at White Oak Manor.
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He was born July 11, 1931, in Lancaster County, the son of the late Minor R. Faulkenberry and Lena Faile Faulkenberry.
Mr. Faulkenberry retired from Springs Industries Grace Bleachery and served our great country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a founding member of the Flat Creek Fire Department and served as treasurer for 10 years. He was instrumental in getting county water to the Charlesboro community.
Mr. Faulkenberry was a lifetime member of Charlesboro Baptist Church where he served as a former deacon, Sunday school teacher and superintendent for a number of years.
Mr. Faulkenberry is survived by his wife of 58 years, Margaret Arant Faulkenberry of the home; a son, Daryl Faulkenberry and his wife, Sharon, both of Kershaw; a daughter, Susan Faulkenberry Panousis and her husband, Mark, of Marvin, N.C.; three sisters, Dessie Mae Reeves, Margie Neal and her husband, Wilson, and Selena Flynn and her husband, Bob, all of Heath Springs; and four grandchildren, Kristy and Renee Faulkenberry and Amanda and Ashley Panousis.
Mr. Faulkenberry was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph Carson Faulkenberry, Minor Earl Faulkenberry and an infant, William Lonnie Faulkenberry.
The celebration of life service for Mr. Faulkenberry is 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Charlesboro Baptist Church. The Revs. Buddy Thomas and Steve Neal will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The viewing is one hour prior to the service as the church.
The family of Mr. Faulkenberry will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the graveside service.
The family suggests memorials be made to Charlesboro Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Jo B. Arant, 2255 Gold Mine Highway, Kershaw.
An online guest register is available at www.burgessfunerals.com
Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory is caring for the family of Mr. Faulkenberry.
Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory
1800 Charlotte Highway Lancaster, SC 29720
Published in The Lancaster News on Nov. 15, 2013