Cecil Vining

Obituary of Cecil Eugene Vining

Cecil Eugene Vining, 74, husband of 51 years to Sara Emma Stone Vining, went to be with his Lord at his home peacefully on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Born in Sumter, he was a son of the late James Walter Vining and Mattie Blume Vining. Mr. Vining was a faithful member of Open Bible Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon, Sunday school teacher and also sang special music. He was the retired owner and operator of Cecil Vining’s Land Services for over 40 years. Surviving are his wife of Sumter; two sons, Allen E. Vining (Lisa) of Mt. Pleasant and Garrett E. Vining of Sumter; one daughter, Suzanne Stone Vining Cawrse (Philip) of Elyria, OH; one brother, George “Dick” Vining of Sumter; three sisters, Frances Lovelace of Sumter, Leila Mae Bell of Santee and Kathleen Winburn of Hartsville; two grandchildren, Jacob Allen Vining and Sarah Katherine Vining; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Thomas Franklin Vining, James Otto Vining, Jesse William Vining, and Clarence Curtis Vining; four sisters, Eloise Broadway, Thelma Waynick, Pansy Summerton and Mattie Louise Edwards. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Open Bible Baptist Church with Pastor Harley Case officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Byrd, David Johnson, Aaron Dyson, Roger Lucas, David Byrd and Sam Johnson. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and other times at the home, 170 Old Manning Road. The family would like to thank Tri-County Hospice for their care of Mr. Vining especially Kim Griffin, Rita Hampton and Sue Smith and also his special caregiver for 8 years, Michelle Moore. Memorials may be made to Open Bible Baptist Church, 180 Old Manning Road, Sumter, SC 29150. On-line condolences may be sent to www.sumterfunerals.com Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.