In Memoriam - Theron Hester '54

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COLUMBIA — Theron E. Hester Jr. (Herb), 84 of Columbia, S.C., passed away peacefully on August 27, 2015 at Agape Senior Hospice in Columbia.
Born in Pickens, S.C., he was the son of the late Mary Viola Hendricks and Theron Earle Hester of Pickens, S.C.
He attended Clemson College and graduated from the University of South Carolina where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
He was retired from the SC State Employment Security Commission where he had worked for 30 years. He began his career as a junior interviewer and eventually advanced to being the District 5 representative and member of the Award of Merit selection team and served two years on the International Legislative Committee and a year each on the International Credentials Committee and Membership Committee.
Twice he was president of the SC chapter 1970-71 and 1979-80. He was also a member of Wade Hampton Camp 273, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Nancy E. Snipes Hester and Ann Shepard Hester; sons, Terry Hester of Columbia, S.C., and Bill Hester of Lake Murray, S.C.
He is survived by his grandson, Drake Hester of Newberry, S.C.; his nephews, David E. Peek II (Ras) of Midlothian, Va., Freddy E. Bazemore Jr. of Beaufort, S.C.; his niece, Ann Finke of Cramerton, N.C.; and his beloved dog Dixie.""