LEXINGTON – Ethel Faye Hornsby Hook died Sunday, May 30, 2010. She was the daughter of the late Emma Jackson and W.T. Hornsby.
Born March 4, 1928 in Blaney, SC Faye met the love of her life, Henry “Buck” Hook, Jr. in June 1946 and married him a mere four months later. Though the courtship was swift, the marriage was one that lasted 64 years and was a love story that lasted a life time. When you saw one you were sure to see the other.
Faye attended the Logan School and Taylor Evangelical Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by eight siblings. She retired from both Mt. Vernon Mills and Capital City Sewing. She was an ever devoted mother and grandmother. Other than her beloved Buck, she leaves behind three sons, Mike (Terry), Larry (Stacey), and Barry, six grandchildren, nine greatgrandchildren, a number of very special nieces, nephews, and her faithful dog, Abby.
Faye was a fabulous cook and loved preparing meals for her family. She was a great cake decorator that produced numerous wedding and birthday cakes. Gardening was one of her passions with red roses being her favorite. She had a fabulous sense of humor and loved to tell a good joke but could rarely finish it because of her contagious giggling!
Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 1, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel. Services will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at Taylor Evangelical Methodist Church, Richland St. Columbia, SC at 11:00 a.m. with the burial following at Southland Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be: James Hook, Brian Hook, Matthew Hook, Scott Black, Ted Mina and Tim Mina.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Babcock Center Foundation P.O. Box 3608 West Columbia, SC 29171.