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Earl Horace Hite, Sr.

May 25, 1921 ~ July 13, 2021 (age 100)

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Mr. Earl Horace Hite, Sr.

A celebration of life service for Mr. Earl Horace Hite, Sr., age 100, will be held 11:00 AM Friday July 16, 2021 at Cole Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Brancie Stephens officiating. Interment will follow in Aiken Memorial Park with military honors accorded by the U.S. Army Ceremonial Team.  Mr. Hite entered into rest on Tuesday July 13, 2021. He was the beloved son of the late Mr. Yancy L. Hite and the late Mrs. Maggie Lee Ripley Hite. Mr. Hite was a native of Augusta, GA and had made Aiken County his home all his life. He was a veteran World War II, haviing served in the U.S. Army. where he fought in the Battle of Normandy. Mr. Hite was a Christian and was a member of First Baptist Church of Aiken. He worked over 70 years as an automobile salesman and was associated with the Gingrey Brothers, Ellington Buick Cadillac, Ellington Owensby Cadillac, and retired at Owensby Buick Cadillac. Mr. Hite was a driver for many of the Winter Colony residents. His hobbies included woodworking, building bird houses, gardening, small engine repair, and watching NASCAR racing. Survivors include: one son Earl Horace "Bubba" (Michele Fallaw) Hite, Jr., Aiken; three daughters Sidney Hite Schifferli, Aiken, Wanda Lista, Aiken, and Roma Adelene Hughes, Aiken; one sister Lorie Powell Storey, Aiken; 13 grandchildren; and 26 great grandchildren, and his sister in law, Adelene Hite, Aiken.  Mr. Hite was preceded in death by: two brothers Theodore "Dosie" Hite and Y. L. Hite; his twin sister Helen Pearl Cochran; a daughter-in-law Wanda Hite; and two grandchildren Mary Hughes and Ty Youngblood. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorials be made to Camp Sertoma 415 Charlie White Tr Pendleton, SC 29670 and to Serenity Village 6 Dunean St Greenville, SC 29611. A visitation with the family will take place from 6-8 PM Thursday July 15, 2021 at COLE FUNERAL HOME 1544 UNIVERSITY PKWY (118 BYPASS) AIKEN, SC 29801 803-648-7175. Please sign the online registry at wwwcolefuneralhomeinc.net 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
July 15, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cole Funeral Home
1544 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801

Celebration of Life Service
Friday
July 16, 2021

11:00 AM
Cole Funeral Home
1544 University Parkway
Aiken, SC 29801

Interment following funeral service
Friday
July 16, 2021

Aiken Memorial Gardens
Hwy #19 North Edgefield Hwy
Aiken, SC 29801

Donations

Camp Sertoma
602 College Ave, Clemson SC 29631

Serenity Villige
6 Dunean Street, Greenville SC 29602

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