Elizabeth Sophia Raysor Risher
Obituary - South Carolina

Obituary in Press & Standard, Issue of
Dec. 6, 1922 page 5

Mrs. E.S. Risher, widow of the late Benjamin L. Risher, died November 29th at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A.D. Sandifer of Hardeeville and was laid to rest at the family buring ground at Old Providence church at Providence, beside her husband, where her body was brought for interment. In the absence of her pastor, Rev. Henry Rankin, of the Walterboro Presbyterian church, conducted the funeral services. Her five sons and one grandson acted as pall-bearers.

Mrs. Risher was 86 years of age and had been remarkably active until a few days before her death when she was taken with a stroke of paralysis while visiting her daughter, Mrs. Sandifer at Hardeeville.

Before her marriage she was Miss Elizabeth Raysor. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist church. Mrs. Risher lived with her son, E.A. Risher, of Providence, who died two weeks before. His sudden death being a great shock to her. She is survived by one brother, Capt. Lee M. Raysor of Ocala, Fla., three daughters, Mrs. W.B. Easterlin, of Providence, Mrs. A.D. Sandifer of Hardeeville, Mrs B.M.S. Tipey of Jacksonville, Fla. and five sons. Ben, T.R., C.M., J.R., and L.M. Risher, all of Providence. A large number of grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive.

Contributed to the Colleton County SCGenWeb by Beverly Mott.  Copied here 1-30-13, as Beverly was an original member of this research group.

Pat Sabin's Notes about this family group:

Elizabeth Sophia Raysor b. Oct 14, 1836 daughter of James M. Raysor and Elizabeth Sophia Chalmers. Married on May 25, 1853 to Benjamin L. Risher (4) b. Aug 27, 1826. Children: Benjamin L. (5), Thomas Raysor, Mary Elizabeth, Edward Arthur, Elizabeth, Victoria, Pauline, Rebecca, Charles Mitchell, Harriett, James Raysor, Leonidas M.

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