SANTEE - George Benton Lewis, Jr., 79, of Santee, husband of Joan Genry Lewis, died Saturday, October 15, 2011 at his home. A graveside funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Elloree Hillcrest Cemetery, SC Hwy 6, west of Elloree with Rev. Terry Fleming officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service at Avinger Funeral Home in Holly Hill from 1 until 2:30 p.m. Mr. Lewis was born in Lanett, Ala., a son of the late George B. Lewis and Caroline Mathews Lewis. He was a graduate of Huntington College in Montgomery, Ala., and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. A retired insurance adjuster and a former principle at Holly Hill High School, Mr. Lewis was a member of Elloree United Methodist Church. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed playing golf when his health permitted. Surviving in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Caroline (Jacob) Shuler of Holly Hill; sons, Russell (Liz) Lewis and Ben (Kathy) Lewis, both of Holly Hill, and Michael (Jenny) Lewis of Santee; grandchildren, Hillary Shuler, Jake Shuler, Noah Lewis, Elizabeth Jane Lewis, Caroline Camille Lewis, Michael Kays, Connor Kays, Robert Lewis, Caitlynn Way, Reese Lewis, Chandler Lewis, and Cale Lewis. Memorials may be made to Elloree United Methodist Church, PO Box 681, Elloree, SC 29047.