Samuel G. Gregg HICKORY – Samuel Guy Gregg, 93, of Newton, formerly of Hickory, died May 20, 2007, at Abernethy Laurels in Newton. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Nina Hall Gregg. Also surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Nina and Joe Bush of Columbia, S.C., and Frances and Bob King of Cary; five grandchildren, Linda B. (and Erik) Rolf, Laurie K. (and Patrick) O’Brien, Ellen Bush, David King and Andrew Bush; as well as eight great-grandchildren. Mr. Gregg was born in Rock Hill, S.C., to Dr. F.W. Gregg and Colie Guy Gregg. He graduated from The Citadel in 1935 as a third-generation cadet and a member of the Citadel Round Table. His 40-year career at Fiber Manufacturing Co. in Newton was interrupted by his service in World War II in the U.S. Army, 1st Division Combat Engineers Battalion. He vividly recalled his duties in North Africa and the European campaigns. His battalion landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, then marched through France, freeing villages on the way to the Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Gregg was a dedicated member of First Presbyterian Church of Hickory, where he served as Sunday school teacher, superintendent and deacon. Also, he recently was recognized for 50 years of service as an ordained elder. Mr. Gregg and his wife have enjoyed their years together at Abernethy Laurels in Newton since 1993. He delighted in spending hours on his farm there, tending his backyard garden and watching the sunset from their sunroom. Mr. Gregg remained dedicated to his family, his church, his country and The Citadel. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2007, in Oakwood Cemetery in Hickory. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Hickory. The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to the Samuel Guy Gregg Memorial Fund at The Citadel Foundation, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston, S.C. 29409 or Abernethy Laurels, 102 Leonard Ave., Newton, N.C. 28658. Bass-Smith Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family of Samuel Guy Gregg.
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