Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
January 18, 2014 9:23 am EST


AIKEN — Mr. William “Bill” R. Myers, 66, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.

A Funeral Mass will be held today at 10 a.m., at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, with Father Gregory Wilson officiating. The family will receive friends at 9 a.m. Saturday in Smith Hall, adjacent to the church

Bill was born in Mount Vernon, a son of the late John Myers and Mary Jane Vail Myers. He graduated from Mount Vernon High School and attended Franklin University, in Columbus. He was a heavy equipment operator when he retired from Three Rivers Waste Management.

Bill became a Catholic late in life and it became his passion. He joined Our Lady of the Valley, and grew to love Father Clark and his parish. Last year he began attending St. Marys, and dearly loved Father Wilson and that parish, as well. Bill had a beautiful tenor voice. He enjoyed being a cantor at both churches and loved the choirs.

Bill is survived by two sisters, Jody Forman Fall and spouse, Jerry Fall, of Hamilton, Ohio, and Carol Ward and spouse, Alan Ward of Philadelphia, Miss.; two brothers, Allen Myers and spouse, Ruth of Mount Vernon, and Michael Myers and spouse, Sherrie, of Fredericktown. He is also survived by two nieces, Angela Myers and Taylor Ward; and a nephew, Jay Myers.

Bill was preceded in death by nephew, Rob Forman.

He is also survived by his devoted friend, Peggy Hammons, who the family is most grateful to, for her assistance with Bill, these last couple of months.

The family would also like to thank the staff of UniHealth, Carolina Cancer Center, Aiken Regional Medical Center, and doctors Anderson, Gill, Ezekial, Hashmi and Myer for their care during his illness.

Memorials in Bill’s name may be directed to St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, 203 Park Ave., Aiken, SC 2980.

Shellhouse Funeral Home Inc., 924 Hayne Ave., Aiken, SC.

His online guest book may be signed at

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