Evelyn Warrick Legare

Obituary of Evelyn Hughes Warrick Legare

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Evelyn Hughes Warrick Legare, 90, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at the Tuomey Regional Medical Center. Born in Georgia, she was a daughter of Lila Mitchell Hughes and Clyde Harvey Hughes. Mrs. Legare graduated from General William Moultrie High School in Mt. Pleasant, S. C., worked as Executive Secretary for several insurance companies, billing clerk at Walker, Evans and Cogswell Printing Company in Charleston, S., C., Post Exchange office in Fort Moultrie, S. C., was Traffic Manager and later Administrative Assistant to the Vice-President and General Manager of Channel 2 television in Charleston, S. C., worked in communications at Charleston Naval Base and retired as Item Manager in the Inventory Control Department at Charleston Naval Supply Center, Charleston, S. C. Mrs. Legare was a member of The Church of the Holy Comforter in Sumter, S. C., was a former Sunday school teacher, choir member, and WMU Chairman. She enjoyed crocheting, reading, working puzzles and bragging about her great-grandchildren. Mrs. Legare was twice married, first to the late Ray L. Warrick and later to the late Fred H. Legare, Jr. Surviving are one son: Dr. Kenneth R. Warrick (Diane) of North Myrtle Beach; one grandson, Dr. M. Todd Warrick (Pressley) of Sumter, S. C.; four great-grandchildren, Michael Cooper Warrick, Wilson Hughes Warrick, Elizabeth Grey Sanders Warrick, and William Cole Warrick; one stepson, Fred H. Legare, III of Ravenel, S. C.; one stepdaughter, Michele L. Sullivan (Jeff) of Mt. Pleasant, S. C.; one brother, Enoch A. Hughes (Clare) of Sylmar, CA; one sister, Carolyn L. Ownbey of Largo, Florida; four step-grandchildren; one step-great-granddaughter; and one step-great-grandson. Mrs. Legare was preceded in death by three brothers, James P. Hughes, Clyde H. Hughes, Jr., Forrest W. Hughes and one stepson, Charles Alan Legare. She lived only four years here in Sumter, but captured the hearts of her fellow church members and the Sumter community. She was known for her outreach to others, her brilliant mind, her zeal for life, and her joyful spirit. She has left a rich legacy. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Saturday, May 9th at The Church of the Holy Comforter in Sumter with Father Marcus Kaiser officiating. The family will receive friends following the memorial service in the Parish Hall at The Church of the Holy Comforter. A graveside service and burial will be held at 4:30 P.M. Saturday, May 9th at Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens in Mount Pleasant. Memorials may be made to The Church of the Holy Comforter, P. O. Box 338, Sumter, SC 29151. 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.