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“We always enjoyed our time together with Charles when we talked about his vision of Daufuskie. After all those years it still made him smile to chat...Read More »
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Charles Lamb Cauthen Charles Lamb Cauthen, 75, of Hilton Head Island, passed away on September 1, 2013 surrounded by his family. Mr. Cauthen was born on December 18, 1937 in Rock Hill, South Carolina to Joseph Claude Cauthen, Jr. and Mary Eugenia Okey Cauthen. He attended Winthrop Training School and continued his education at The Citadel, graduating in 1960. Mr. Cauthen served in the United States Army for four years where he achieved the rank of Captain. Mr. Cauthen began his career in the family business at the Rock Hill Lumber Company. In 1974, he moved to Hilton Head Island and began working for Sea Pines Real Estate Company. During his tenure at Sea Pines, he participated in a number of development projects. In the early 1980's, Mr. Cauthen became interested in Daufuskie Island and was instrumental in the development of Haig Point. He remained passionate about Daufuskie, its history, and its people. Mr. Cauthen will be remembered by his friends and associates as a visionary who loved people and who was devoted to his family. Mr. Cauthen was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Hilton Head Island, where he served as an elder for many years. He was likewise an active member of the community, serving on the Rock Hill School Board and participating in the Rotary Club of both Rock Hill and Hilton Head Island. Mr. Cauthen is survived by his wife, Margaret Benedict Cauthen of Hilton Head Island; children, Charles L. Cauthen, Jr. and wife, Karen, and Catherine Lake Cauthen of Charlotte, North Carolina, Anna Cauthen Bradley and husband, Cooper, of Columbus, Georgia, and Caroline Elliott Cauthen of Hilton Head Island; brother, Joseph C. Cauthen, III and wife, Ginny, of Gainesville, Florida, and sister, Claire Cauthen Perrill and husband, John, of Beaufort; five grandchildren, Julia, McClain, and Frances Cauthen, and Mary Scott and Robert McLean; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Claude Cauthen, Jr., his mother, Mary Eugenia Okey Cauthen, his sister, Cynthia Cauthen Mitchener, and his daughter, Elizabeth Cauthen McLean. The family will receive friends at The Island Funeral Home on Thursday evening, Sept. 5 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM. The memorial service will be at First Presbyterian Church of Hilton Head Island on Friday at 1:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Hilton Head Island, the Chapel Without Walls, Hilton Head Island, or to a charity of your choice. www.theislandfuneralhome.com.