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“Condolences to Ellen, Georgia and families. We will miss Aunt Lucy but cherish all the memories. We hope you all find your peace through your...Read More »
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“Sad to hear of Lucy's passing. She was a neighbor of my mother's many years ago on Palmetto Dr. The thing I remember most about Lucy is that she was...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Janet Petorock - Beaufort, SC

“So sorry to hear the news of Ms. Lucy´s passing. Lots of memories from the old neighborhood and the water festival talent show. Best wishes to the...Read More »
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Lucy Sox Gruel, 92, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, wife of the late Arthur Frank Gruel, entered into eternal rest Friday, November 12, 2021. Her Memorial Service will be held Saturday, December 11, 2021 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Beaufort, South Carolina, at 11:00 am. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel.

Lucy was born July 27, 1929 in Staunton, Virginia, one of nine children of the late Thomas E. Sorrells and Elizabeth Martin Sorrells. She was a longtime resident of Beaufort, SC, where she was actively involved in community life there from 1961 until 2017, when she moved to Mount Pleasant, SC. She was a regular participant in the Beaufort Water Festival talent show, and offered her talents in stand-up comedy at her church talent shows. She enjoyed square dancing, and participated in events across South Carolina, Florida and Georgia. She was even her own seamstress for square dance dresses and her husband's suits. She volunteered with Toys for Tots and as a liturgist at St. John's Lutheran Church . She was a member of the Preceptor Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and an active and faithful member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Beaufort.

She is survived by two daughters, Georgia Sox McIntyre (Joseph W. McIntyre, Jr.) of Mt Pleasant, SC, and Ellen Sox Campbell (Robert) of Moncks Corner, SC; her sister, Evelyn S. McKee of Staunton, VA; her grandson, William T. Campbell; two granddaughters, Kristin M. Harley and Meagan M. Powell (Logan); and two great-granddaughters, Mackenzie Harley Lane and Lylah A. Lane. She was preceded in death by her grandson, Robert W. Campbell, and seven of her siblings.

Upcoming Funeral Services

Saturday, December 11
11:00 AM    3931825 4023007 20211211T110000

St. John's Lutheran Church

157 Lady's Island Dr. Beaufort, SC 29907