Annie L. Coonce

Annie Maria Lowder Coonce, 86, widow of Chester “Chet” Matthew Coonce, died Thursday, July 15, 2010, at her home in the Home Branch community of Clarendon County.

Born in Alcolu, she was a daughter of the late James Friendly and Frances Joanna Timmons Lowder. Mrs. Coonce was a member of Home Branch Baptist Church.

Surviving are one son, Joseph Chester Coonce Sr. and wife, Judi; three daughters, Emily Anne Coonce Nicholes and husband, Ray, Frances Predonia Coonce Grate and Virginia “Jenny” Louise Coonce; one sister, Frances Lowder Mathis, all of Sumter and Manning; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Home Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Haynes officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Home Branch Baptist Church, 2398 Home Branch Road, Manning, SC 29102.

Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, was in charge of the arrangements.