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From: "Beth Boysworth Hemingway" <>
Subject: Re: [SC] Dee Lott
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 19:21:02 -0400
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Yes, the date is 1950. What Lott, Cato, and Reeves are you interested in?
I have all of these in my lines. I am also enclosing copies of the article
and the two obits.
All are from the Augusta Chronicle
Mr. William Cato Lott
Aiken-Mr. William Cato Lott of Valley Green Drive, a retired vice president
of Graniteville Co, died Sunday, Jan 10, 1999, at his residence. He was 84.
A memorial service will be at 3:30pm Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church,
Aiken, with the Rev. William R. Johnston officiating. Private burial will
be in Aiken Memorial Park.
Mr. Lott, a native of Johnston, had lived in the Aiken area most of his
life. He was a graduate of the Citadel and a former teacher at Graniteville
High School, Granitevile. He was an Army veteran of World War II, where he
received the Legion of Merit medal. He had retired from service with the
rank of colonel.
He joined the Graniteville Co in 1939 as a personnel manager, served as
assistant secretary from 1947 to 1956, as assistant vice president from 1956
to 1962 and as administrative vice president from 1962 to 1979.
He had served as director of Palmetto Federal Savings and Loan Association
and of Farmers and Merchants Bank of Aiken. He had been a vice president,
secretary and director of Community Services Inc and president of the Aiken
County United Fund. He was a member and past chairman of the South Carolina
Water Resources Commission. He served on the board of directors of the
Metropolitan Augusta Foundation and was a trustee of the Gregg-Graniteville
Foundation, which established the D'Arcy Duncan Lott Scholarship in honor of
Mr. Lott was a life member and past president of the Citadel men, a past
commander of the American Legion and a past president of the Graniteville
Exchange Club and the Aiken Business men's Club. He was a member of the
Pinnacle Club, the Palmetto Golf Club and Houndslake Country Club.
He was a member of the Aiken Partnership Board at the University of South
Carolina at Aiken. He had been involved in acquiring the land for the
campus and in funding the construction of the Gregg-Graniteville Library,
which house his portrait in the Memorial Room. He made a large donation to
begin the BSN program at US Aiken. The university presented him with its
Distinguished Citizen Award.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Aiken.
Survivors include his wife, D'Arcy Reeves Lott, a daughter, Ellen Lott
Smith, Aiken, a brother Jackie Lott, Johnston, and a sister, Mary Howle,
Friends may call at the residence.
The family will receive friends in the church parlor after the memorial
George Funeral Home, Park Ave, is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs D'Arcy Lott
AIKEN-Mrs D'Arcy Reeves Lott, 86, died Friday, June 23, 2000 at her
A memorial service will be at 2pm Monday at First Presbyterian Church with
Dr William R Johnston officiating. Burial will be in Aiken Memorial
Mrs Lott, a native of Columbia, was a homemaker and had retired as an
educator. She was a graduate of Winthrop College and earned a masters
degree at University of South Carolina, where she was a member of Beta Phi
Theta. She did postgraduate work at McGill University, Canada, where she
was awarded a medal for academic excellence. She taught French at Aiken
Institute. She was a member of Green Gardeners; the Student Club, Junior
Student Club and First Presbyterian.
The family said, "D'Arcy R Lott will be remembered as a gracious hostess and
as a lady of rare wit, intelligence and refinement."
Survivors include her daughter, E Ellen Lott-Smith, Aiken; and a sister,
Georgianna Reeves Harmon, Yaupon Beach, NC.
Memorials may be mad to First Presbyterian Church of Aiken, or to Society of
the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 pm today at George Funeral Home
and after the service at the church.
Augusta Chronicle, 7-30-1950, page 4C
Dee Lott is feted at birthday party
AIKEN, SC-Mrs William C Lott entertained Tuesday with a party of her
daughter, Dee, on her third birthday. The fete was held at the Lott's home
on Canal street in Graniteville.
A color scheme of white, pink, and green was used in embossing the birthday
cake and to decorate the candy baskets.
Those attending included Chuck and Rusty Hanna, Cheryl DeLoach, Malinda
Brodie, Ann Edenfield, Carolyn Holley, Ann Gambrill, Mrs KC Hanna, Mrs
George Brodie, Mrs JR Edenfield, and Mrs Hal Gambrill of Graniteville; Han
and Sue Royal and their guest, Dottie Hines of Atlanta, Ga, Mrs Howard Royal
of Aiken; and Diane Colvert and Mrs Warren Colvert of North Augusta.
Also, the marriage notice of the one daughter, Ellen Lott.
AIKEN-Miss Edith Ellen Lott of Columbia and Dr George William Brelsford VI
of Augusta were married at 6pm Dec 22 in First Presbyterian Church in Aiken.
The Rev J Dudley Weaver Jr of Columbia officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr and Mrs William Cato Lott. The groom is the
son of Mr and Mrs George William Brelsford V.
The groom's father was best man. Ushers were William McIllwain of Little
Rock, Ark, brother-in-law of the groom; Dr Phillip Gaillard of Jacksonville,
Fla; Marshall Wayne Caraway, brother-in-law of the bride; David J Taylor,
John K Lederhaus, Charles Gordon Simmons and Charles Gordon Simons Jr.
Mrs Dee Caraway, sister of the bride, was matron of honor. Bridesmaids were
Dr Kathleen McIllwain of Baltimore, Mrs Jayme Moyle of Walhalla, SC; Miss
Robin Lynn Brelsford of Chicago, and Miss Debra Patricia Brelsford of
Columbia. Sisters of the groom; Miss Linda Caroline Prior of Brooklyn, NY;
Mrs Marin Taylor and Mrs Betsy Lederhaus.
The bride was given in marriage by her father.
Jonathan David Taylor was ring bearer, Miss Caroline Tison Simons was flower
Following a reception at Houndslake Country Club, the couple left for a
They are living in Augusta.
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