Charles “Charlie” Richards Hunter, Jr. ’61

Charles “Charlie” Richards Hunter, Jr. ’61, of Bennettsville, S.C., died on Nov. 1, 2012, at Morrison Manor in Laurinburg, N.C. Hunter was born March 21, 1939, in Marlboro County to the late Charles Richards Hunter ’25 and Christine Chamness Hunter. He grew up in Blenheim and graduated from Davidson, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Phi. Afterwards, he graduated from the University of South Carolina Law School, where he was a member of Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. After college, he came back to Bennettsville, where he started his practice of law. He served a term on the Bennettsville City Council, 13 years as Bennettsville city judge, 11 years as public defender for Marlboro County, and six years as chief magistrate for Marlboro County. He also served on the Marlboro Zoning and Appeals Board. Hunter was a member of Blenheim Presbyterian Church, serving as a deacon and elder before becoming a member of Bennettsville First Presbyterian Church, serving as an elder. He was a longtime member of the Bennettsville Jaycees and Riverdale Goodwill Club of Blenheim. He was also a member of the Marlboro Masonic Lodge 88. Hunter was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Ada Marion Hunter DesChamps. Survivors include his loving wife, Betty Sue Hinson Hunter, 404 Center St., Bennettsville, SC 29512; six children, Elizabeth Jean Hunter Dugger (Jeff), Christine Lisle Hunter DeVinney (Steve), Laura Hunter Patterson, John Charles Hunter, Jennifer Jenkins Baker (Steve), and Col. James Jenkins III (Mary); and eight grandchildren, Cameron Patterson, Molly and Lisle DeVinney, Roman Dugger, and Hunter, Michael, Ketelyn, and John Jenkins.