Gloria Beatrice Merritt Lail, 73, of St. Stephen, SC, a former employee of Albany International, died Sunday afternoon in a North Charleston hospital.
Her family will receive friends from 5:00 until 8:00 PM Thursday, December 30, 2010, at her residence, 140 Gourdin Street, St. Stephen, SC. Arrangements by the ST. STEPHEN CHAPEL OF DIAL-MURRAY FUNERAL HOME. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Hospice of Charleston Foundation, 676 Wando Park Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.
Mrs. Lail was born June 26, 1937, in Charleston, SC, a daughter of Grady Merritt and Ruby Moody Merritt. She enjoyed flower gardening, yard work, and interior design. Mrs. Lail was the widow of Lewis A. Lail, Sr.
Surviving are four daughters; Sharon K. Grady of Florence, Lois Wilson and Misty Floyd both of St. Stephen, and Monica Lee of Macedonia; four sons, Lewis A. Lail, Jr., of Conway, Bruce T. Lail and Jimmy W. Lail both of St. Stephen, and Timmy E. Lail of Goose Creek; a sister, Evelyn Earhart of Columbia; a brother, Bobby Merritt of Columbia; twenty-one grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.