Mrs. Lancaster was born in Buffalo, SC Sept. 10, 1909, a daughter of the late David Christopher Gist and Sallie Addie Palmer Gist. She was a granddaughter of the late William H. Gist, Secessionist Governor of South Carolina. She was a member of Bogansville United Methodist Church, Joy Group and the United Methodist Women of Bogansvville. Mrs. Lancaster was retired from United Merchants-Buffalo Plant. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Surviving are a son, Randolff Smith Lancaster and his wife, Mary Jo, of Buffalo; a daughter-in-law, Ann T. Lancaster of Union; nine grandchildren, Debbie Youngblood, Larry Lancaster, Nancy West, Richie Lancaster, Betty Roark, Tommy Lancaster, Michael Lancaster, Rose Mary Gregory and Susan Gregory; eight great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; three step-great-great-grandchildren; five great-great-great-grandchildren and six step-great-great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by two sons, Thomas Bruce Lancaster and Billy Dean “Head” Lancaster and a number of sisters and brothers.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. David Keith and the staff of Oakmont Assisted Living.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at Bogansville United Methodist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. Gary Peterson.
Visitation will be held 10-11 a.m. Saturday morning at Bogansville United Methodist Church prior to the graveside service.
Memorials may be made to Bogansville United Methodist Church Building Fund, 4052 Buffalo West Springs Hwy, Jonesville, SC 29353.
The family is at the home of her granddaughter, Betty and Steve Roark, 499 Gist Bridge Rd., Buffalo, SC 29321.
SR Holcombe Funeral Home