Louise M. Findley

Louise M. Findley, 96, entered into the glorious presence of God on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. She was born on November 4, 1921, in Graniteville, South Carolina, to the late William and Nettie Thompson Marchant. Louise met the love of her life, Woodrow W. Findley and they began their marriage on September 25, 1943. They shared many happy years traveling throughout various countries during his military tours. Upon Woodrow’s assignment to Fort Gordon, Georgia, in the early 1950’s, Augusta became their home.

Louise retired from Gracewood State School and Hospital with eighteen years of dedicated service as a House Parent for many special ones to whom she provided loving care. She had a deep love for her Savior, Jesus Christ, and was very active in her church life. As a member of several local civic and community organizations, she enjoyed contributing her time volunteering in many capacities serving others.

Mother, Nanny, Bunny, Louise, Mrs. Findley, the many names she was called by her family and friends, was truly one of a kind. She was an amazing mother who treasured her family dearly and enjoyed spending time with all of them. Nanny was always young at heart enjoying life at the fullest keeping active with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Findley, known by all for her sweet loving kindness and passion for life, possessed a gentle spirit in loving and caring for others. Louise maintained close friends over the years and they traveled frequently experiencing many fun adventures. Her passion for music included listening to or attending gospel, country and big band concerts. A favorite past time for “Bunny” and her friend, Ouida, was searching out the best garage sales. And wow….did she collect quite an array of treasures over the years!

She was preceded in death by her parents; Woodrow, her husband of 31 years; her daughter, Carole Ann Powell; and her brother, Everett Marchant.

Survivors include her daughter, Patty F. Edenfield (Joe); a special sister-in-law, Doris F. Stone (Charles); grandchildren, Brian Powell (Darlene), Derek Edenfield (Allison), Phillip Edenfield (Eun), and Susan Powell Mattison; great-grandchildren, Brittany, R.J., Alexa, Rose, Stella, Jules, Phillip Jun, Nicholas Jin, Will, Bryant, and Caroline; nephew, Rev. Dr. Charles Stone, Jr. (Sherryl); niece, Cynthia Stone Hancock (Dane); great-nieces, Heather Stone, Tiffany Stone and Lara S. Johnson (Scott); great-nephews, Rev. Joshua Stone (Deborah) and Ben Hancock (Meggie); a special one, Jackie Edenfield, who loved her like a mother and whom Louise thought of as a daughter; and Ouida Malon, her best friend of 76 years.

The family extends a special thank you to the staff at The Place at Martinez for their loving care of Louise for the past 5 ½ years.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be given to the Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517 or the Golden Harvest Food Bank, 3310 Commerce Drive, Augusta, GA 30909.

Pallbearers will be Brian Powell, Derek Edenfield, Dane Hancock, Ben Hancock, Scott Johnson, and Bobby Timmerman.

The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 25, 2018, at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with Reverend Dr. Charles Stone Jr. of London Ontario, Canada officiating. Interment will follow in Westover Memorial Park.

Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Road, Augusta, Georgia 30906.

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2 responses to “Louise M. Findley”

  1. I first met my dearest friend in all the world when I was 16 yrs of age. I went to work at the cloth room in Graniteville. Louise {Bunny to me and all my family was just a member of my family. We never had a cross word pass between us and she always said I was the sister she never had. We traveled from Fl to Texas and to Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island. When Bunny lived in Oklahoma Mrs Marchant would go on the bus to visit her and she would stop off in Rayville La and spend a nite with me and then on her way home she would spend another nite with me. I can hardly wait to see my Bunny in Heaven . She will have that beautiful auburn Hair. She was the only person I ever knew that when she laughed tears rolled down her face. I will live with my fondest memories until the day we meet again Thanks Patty for mentioning me in her tribute. I love you all. Ouida McBride Malon.

  2. My mother Nelle Burnette Ford was Louise’s best friend growing up in Graniteville, SC. I can recall my mother telling me many stories of their adventures back then. I learned to love Louise and her family from those stories. When I was shipped by Air Force to Korea in 1967 Louise’s husband Woodrow was serving a second or third tour of duty there . He came to visit me at Osan AB. Woodrow was a full Master Sergeant, and I was just a new Airman. He made me feel so special. I have never forgotten that time. Louise and Woodrow certainly two of the finest people I have ever met. Hope they are looking down tonight and sharing this memory with me. Love to Patty , Joe and all of Louise and Woodrow’s family.

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