Funeral services for Louis Andrew "Lou" Gerber III, 74, of Elko, were held at 11 a.m. Aug. 10, in the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Floyd Dukes officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be sent to Edisto Baptist Church, 12838 Main Street, Williston, S.C. 29853 or Barnwell County Axis I Food Bank, 1644 Jackson Street, Barnwell, S.C. 29812.
Lou passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 at his home.
Born in Milwaukee, Wis., he was the son of the late Louis Andrew Gerber Jr. and Elizabeth Neville Walker Gerber. Lou attended Georgetown and Fordham universities. He joined the Marines and was a Vietnam veteran having served in various capacities around the world and after 5-and-a-half years he began his career with West Virginia Pulp and Paper Company. He finished his four year college requirements with a marketing degree from USC in Columbia. After 38 years with Georgia Pacific he retired as South East Regional Manager for their Packaging Division. Along with Beverly they owned and operated Hickory Ridge Farms, where they also raised swine and poultry.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Spiers Gerber; daughters, Stephanie (Barry) Nix of Elko, Daphnie M. (Fletcher) Arant of Saluda, Virginia L. (Kevin) Bourne of Lexington, Georgy M. Watts of Woodstock, Ga.; son, James Frederick Gerber of Williston; grandchildren, Drew and Jordan Nix, Elizabeth Arant, Jimmy Hewitt, Braison Bourne, Noah and Sydne Watts; a great-grandson, Michael Peyton Hewitt; a special sister-in-law, Linda S. Whitley of Gainesville, Fla.; nephew, Dr. Ken (Sara) Arney of North Augusta; a niece, Jennifer (Dr. Tim) Hipp of Gainesville, Fla.
Folk Funeral Home Inc. and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.
The People-Sentinel 08/14/13
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