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Elizabeth Vance Padgett Myers


Services for Elizabeth Vance Padgett Myers, 58, were held at 2 pm Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home with entombment following in Bush River Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The Reverend Doctor Fred Andrea III, officiated. Pallbearers were Senator Jake Knotts, Virgil Linder, Richard Breibart, Leigh Leventis, Randolph Murdaugh, and Harry O. Harman. Honorary pallbearers were all past and present solicitors of South Carolina. The family received friends from 6-8 pm Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel.

Mrs. Myers was born June 7, 1947, and died suddenly April 3, 2006. She is survived by her husband Donald V. Myers and predeceased by the tragic death of their son, Donald Christian Myers on February 14, 2003. She was a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelors degree, a 1978 graduate of the University Of South Carolina School Of Law with a juris doctor degree, and a licensed attorney. She was active in raising and contributing funds to charitable organizations. Mrs. Myers was an avid dancer who loved beach music and shagging.

Mrs. Myers was the daughter of the late Christian D. Padgett and Ida Elizabeth Stevens Padgett of Gaffney, South Carolina.

Mrs. Myers is survived by her husband; her sister, Kathy Owens of Spartanburg, SC; a brother-in-law, Leon C. Myers of Columbia; her aunts Betty Jean Cribbs of West Columbia; Carolyn Anderson of Chapin, SC and Kathleen Hampton of Orlando, FL.

The family asks that any memorials be given to the National MPS Society, Post Office Box 736, Bangor, Maine 04402 or The University of South Carolina Educational Foundation, The Chris Myers Scholarship Fund, 7th Floor, 1600 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29208.

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