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Arthur Lee Maxwell

1945 ~ 2021 (age 75)

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As we gather in the spirit of celebration, to honor the life of a patriarch of the Maxwell family; our hearts are heavy, but we must accept God’s will and honor him for the seventy-five beautiful years, He allowed our loved one to remain here on earth.  The Lord can and will heal the poor in spirit and the brokenhearted. On August 19, 1945 in Hampton County South Carolina, the late Sam and the late Lou Tyson Maxwell were blessed to receive a precious baby boy name Arthur Lee Maxwell. He was a devoted husband, son, brother, grandfather, uncle, brother-in-law, and friend, who went home to be with the Lord on April 26, 2021.

He received his formal education in the public schools of Hampton County and attended Estill Training School. He retired from Elliott Sawmilling Company, Inc. Estill. South Carolina after many dedicated years to the business.

Arthur began his spiritual journey at First Estill Baptist Church, Estill, SC under the leadership of Pastor Wesley Williams. He served the church as a deacon for many years. Later in life, he relocated to Varnville, SC, where he attended New Abundant Life Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of Pastor George Lydell Mungin. He loved to walk, listening to music , and watching his favorite football teams, the Atlanta Falcons and the Dallas Cowboys. The greatest love of all was his family. He enjoyed spending time with them.

He was preceded in death by, his parents, three sisters, and four brothers.

His memory and legacy will forever be cherished by: his loving wife, Gloria Maxwell; four sons, Darnell (Daisy), Terrance (Katrina), Tray, and Vontell (Sandra); nine grandchildren, Alexis, Darnell, Shantell, Donovon, Dominique, De’Keenan, De’Kelvin, Trinity, and Terrance, Jr.; siblings, Mariah Manor and Ernest Drayton; four brothers-in-law; four sisters-in-law; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Due to the current state of (COVID-19) pandemic and in order to promote social distancing, as ordered by the Governor for the State of South Carolina, anyone entering the funeral home for viewing; as well as attending all graveside services must wear a mask. We will also limit the number of persons allowed to enter the funeral home at any given period during the viewing process.  We ask that you leave the premise upon exiting the building. The family is most appreciative to each of you for  your prayers and considerations during this difficult time in their lives.

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April 30, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Martin Funeral Home Chapel
161 Clarke Avenue South
Estill, SC 29918

Graveside Service
May 1, 2021

1:00 PM
First Estill Baptist Church Cemetery
Chicken Shack Road
Estill, South Carolina 29918

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