Emma Lee Walters Gruber, 93, of St. George, widow of Owen C. “Jack” Gruber, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Funeral Services will be held 4:00 PM Sunday, August 1, 2021 at St. Matthews Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Etheridge and Rev. Duane Woosley officiating. Burial will follow in the St. George Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Clement Gruber, Jeffery Mizzell, Ethan Bair, Brandon Bair, Joshua Gruber, Matt Gruber, Clint Gruber and great-grandson, Wyatt Kirven. Due to Covid, there will be no visitation. Covid precautions are encouraged, and the service will be broadcast in the parking lot of the church for those concerned with health concerns.
Emma Lee was born on July 19, 1928 in St. George, a daughter of the late Frank E. “Doc” Walters and Corrie Lee Connelly Walters. She was a wonderful homemaker, matriarch of her family and the perfect farmer’s wife. She loved working in her yard, canning and her passion was cooking and baking for her family. She loved her Lord and was a member of St. Matthews Baptist Church where she has held several offices throughout the years and served on many committees. In addition to helping her husband on the farm, she worked for St. George Farm Equipment and the Holiday Inn. She was pre-deceased by a son Clement Bradley Gruber; brothers, Joseph Walters, John Earl Walters; sisters, Lucille Fralix and Elsie Rae McAlhaney; a daughter, “Baby Girl” Gruber; granddaughter, Gina Bair; grandson, Adam Gruber; and son-in-law, Logan Mizzell.
She is survived by her daughters, Patricia M. (George) Mims, St. George, Deborah G. (Randy) Bair, St. George; two sons, Kirkland Allen (Susan) Gruber, St. George, Richard Gregory (Natalie) Gruber, Bowman. 16 grandchildren, Clement Bradley (Belinda) Gruber, Jr., Stacey Mizzell, Julie Mizzell, Jeffrey Mizzell, Kristen (Shawn) Robertson, Stephanie (Joel) Kirven, Joshua Gruber, Clinton (Audrey) Gruber, Matthew (Jennifer) Gruber, Lindsey Chatterton, Cari (Jessea) James, Sarah (Corey) Akers, Amy (Matt) Priester, Leah (Boyd) Owens, Ethan (Trelli) Bair, Brandon (Colleen) Bair, 28 great-grandchildren, Clement Bradley Gruber III, Wyatt (Kimberly) Kirven, Kobie Kirven, Rudy Kirven, Darla Kirven, Cassidy, Wayland and Boone Gruber, Lane, Coy, Marianne and Pace Gruber, Logan and Claire Kelley, Owen Mizzell, Aiden and Wren Robertson, Anna Cate and Ally Chatterton, Kaiden and Stella James, Grayson and Gavin Priester, Lyla, Emma and Hudson Owens, McClain Bair, Emmy Lou Bair, Leslie (Andy) Moore and Katelyn (Harley) Huskins; a great-great grandson, Rowdy Kirven; expecting her 29th great-grandchild; and a very special niece, Linda Ann McAlhany.
Memorials may be made to St. Matthews Baptist Church, 2593 Wire Road, St. George, SC 29477 or The Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital, MUSC, 59 Bee Street, Charleston, SC 29425.
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