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Eliza Couturier Obituary (1921 – 2021) – Cross, SC

Eliza Study Spiers Couturier

CROSS — Eliza Read Spiers Couturier, widow of Elias Francis Couturier, handed away at her household, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. She was born to John Richard and Eliza Go through Simons Spiers on April 16, 1921, at Fountain Head Plantation, now coated by Lake Marion.

When she was 18 months old, her mother died, and she was lifted by her aunt, Harriotte Spiers and her partner, William Couturier. Eliza lived her whole everyday living in the Cross location of Berkeley County. She graduated from Cross Superior College in 1938 and from Winthrop Higher education in 1942. On June 8, 1946, she married Elias Francis Couturier and shortly soon after moved to their dwelling, in which she used the relaxation of her existence. Mrs. Couturier taught college for 37 a long time — initially at Eutawville Elementary and after her marriage, at Cross Elementary. She coached basketball all through her 1st years educating and ongoing to be an avid sports activities supporter specially her beloved Clemson Tigers! Her affect as a trainer will be felt for numerous decades to come and the regard and like she received is apparent in the more than 200 birthday cards and gifts she a short while ago gained for her 100th birthday. Numerous of all those had been from previous students and most of them together with a particular take note of adore and thanks. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Instruction Sorority, the Berkeley County Historic Modern society and the Huguenot Modern society of South Carolina. She was a lifestyle-extensive member of The Historic Church of the Epiphany in Eutawville.

From her early a long time, she was very active in her church owning served as Church University Superintendent and instructor for several years. She was elected as the initially lady to serve on the Church Vestry. Afterwards she was elected to an additional phrase. While on Vestry, she was on various committees such as the Endowment Committee and the Churchyard Committee. She remained on the Churchyard Committee and worked pretty tricky towards the beautification of the grounds. Eliza was an active member of the Diocesan Churchwomen (E.C.W.) and about the yrs served as president, secretary, treasurer and chairman of a variety of committees. She served on Altar Guild for in excess of 50 several years and was chairman for 20 several years. For the duration of that time she wrote a instruction and reference manual for upcoming Altar Guild chairmen and volunteers. In 2009, she was preferred as the Diocesan Most Honored ECW Lady of the Year in the Diocese of South Carolina. She was also a member of Daughters of the King, which was incredibly particular to her.

Mrs. Couturier is survived by two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Couturier Ellis (Mack) of Lexington County and Martha McKelvey Couturier DuPree of the Cross Group grandchildren, Laura Couturier Ellis of Lexington County, Rebecca Couturier DuPree Boyles (Will) of Florence and Elias Couturier DuPree of the Cross Neighborhood fantastic-grandchildren, Kaylee and Alex Clark and Tristan Toledo, all of Lexington County, and Adeline Couturier Boyles and Anderson Lee Boyles of Florence. She was predeceased by her sisters, Francis Louise Spiers (1914-1920) and Catherine Spiers Treynor (1919- 2000) a brother, Robert McKelvey Spiers (1916-1941) and a son-in-law Allan DuPree as properly as her moms and dads.

The relatives would like to especially thank Cathy Stevens, Sandra Husser, Lutricia Gillard and Ruth Brown who lovingly cared for her and built it doable for her to continue to be in her beloved dwelling right until her demise at the age of 100. In addition, they would like to thank Amedisys Hospice for their care all through her final weeks. Each individual member of the staff and every single nurse that frequented her went higher than and further than in order to make her comfy and give her rest and peace of brain during her past times. We would like to particularly thank Karly, her personal nurse, and Sarah, her social employee. Their enable and guidance have been a large comfort and ease through this time.

Pallbearers will be Will Boyles, Elias DuPree, Harold Padgett, Haskell Padgett, Mike Padgett and Gaillard Simons, Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Cross, John DuRant, Cogburn Gaillard, Elias Lesesne, Pete Lesesne and Jim Pegues.

Funeral solutions will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, at The Historic Church of The Epiphany in Eutawville, with burial to follow in the churchyard. The family will obtain family and pals afterwards.

Memorials could be built to the Churchyard Fund and The Historic Church of The Epiphany, P.O. Box 9, Eutawville, SC 29048. Expressions of sympathy may be seen or submitted online at https:/ Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Avinger Funeral Property, 2274 Eutaw Highway, Holly Hill, SC 29059, (803-496-3434).

Released by The Periods and Democrat on Aug. 20, 2021.