Mrs. Jeanne Murphy Lewter, 88 of Salem Church Rd. Lincolnton, Ga entered into rest on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at Tignall House Personal Care in Tignall.
Mrs. Lewter, daughter of the late Johnny Murphy and Dorothy Priest Benscoter, was born on July 19, 1931 in Portland, ME. She spent her childhood in the Portland area and began showing horses at an early age. During that time, she was Champion of the Saddle Seat Equitation Competition for 3 years and marshaled at Scarborough Downs. Afterwards, she operated equestrian riding stables in New Hampshire and later in Florida. She and her late husband, Robert “Bob” Lewter moved to Lincoln County in 1993 and quickly became involved as volunteers in various capacities in the community including the Pine Needle Garden Club, Lincoln County Historical Society, Lincoln County Elementary School, and Lincoln County Food Pantry for over 22 years until her health prohibited.
She is survived by her daughter, Tamara WIlliford and husband Wayne; sons, Dale Wilcox and wife Anita and Bob Wilcox and wife Nelda; eight grandchildren and numerous great- grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 3 p.m. at Savannah Valley Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made Lincoln County Food Pantry, P.O. Box 473, Lincolnton, Ga 30817 or Bridges of Hope Recovery Home, 2845 Jackie Snider Trail, Stapleton, Ga 30823.
Beggs Funeral Home, Lincolnton is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Jeanne Lewter.
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