|Lois Elaine Smith Hungerford-MacCormack
Published in The Sun News on Oct. 4, 2018
Lois Hungerford MacCormack
January 10, 1933 - September 24, 2018
Myrtle Beach, SC:
Lois MacCormack passed from this life into the Glory of Heaven
from Brightwater Center, Myrtle Beach, SC on Monday, 24 Sept.
2018 at the age of 85. The cause of death was end stage COPD.
Lois was born Lois Elaine Smith in Washington, DC on 10 Jan
1933 to James Clarence Smith and Elsie Mae Ryan. She
graduated from McKinley Tech High School (1950) in Washington, DC and later from Anne
Arundel Community College in Annapolis, MD.
Lois was predeceased by her parents and older brother Jimmy.
Lois is survived by her husband, C. Donald MacCormack of Myrtle Beach, SC. Lois and Don
met in Frederick, MD in 1996 and were married in Annapolis, MD in 2000. They moved
permanently to Myrtle Beach, SC in 2013.
Lois is also survived by former husband, Phil B. Hungerford, Sr. of Eden, NC; 3 children; 6
grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
Lois, until recently, lived a full, active, loving, and rewarding life. She maintained close family
ties and was considered its matriarch. She was one of those chosen ones to which the term "to
know her is to love her" truly fit. Lois loved to read, sew (especially quilts), and socialize with
family, and the vast number of close friends she accumulated from her childhood, workplaces,
neighborhoods, churches, and travels. She was a great cook and hostess and loved fine dining,
wine, lobster, crab, & oysters. Conversation with Lois could go amazing places; she was
deeply spiritual and well-read on many subjects. And Lois was an advocate for the Native
American Indian. Finally, Lois and her entire family are life-long fans of the Washington
Redskins. She attended many games played in Griffith Stadium (which closed in 1960).
Following graduation from McKinley Tech High School in Washington, Lois worked for an
insurance company until she became 18. She then worked for the CIA until she left to marry Phil
Hungerford, Sr. and moved to Hyattsville, MD in 1953 to start her family. In 1963, the family
moved to Hillsville, VA, and then back to Damascus, MD in 1966. Janice, Phil, and Bart
graduated High School there. While in Damascus, Lois worked for the Montgomery County
Govt. forming and administrating a new Credit Union which she loved. In 1976, Phil, Sr. and
Lois moved to Annapolis, MD, where Lois worked for the Anne Arundel County Govt. in multiple
departments. Many of Lois' lifetime friendships were formed with coworkers from the county
workplaces and in Hillsville, Damascus, and Annapolis. She was blessed in so many ways.
Lois' life was a testament to a life well lived. Her passing is a testament that God's Word and
Promises are absolutely True, Faithfull, Steadfast, and Real. The Holy Spirit took Lois to
Heaven exactly when and how it had to be... as promised and peacefully. I give thanks with a
grateful heart, and praise the Lord God Almighty forever.
Celebration of Life services for Lois are planned for friends and family later at Ignite Church,
Myrtle Beach SC, and at Christ Our Anchor Presbyterian Church, Annapolis, MD.
Memorial donations in memory of Lois can be made to the St. Joseph Indian School,
Chamberlain, SD, or to the Ignite Church Myrtle Beach Building Fund.
McMillan-Small Funeral Home and Crematory
910 67th Ave North
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-7506