Harold Woellner Hough

Male PlaceholderBorn: January 12th 1914
Died: April 2th 2011

Family Information

Father: Isaac G. Hough

Mother: Minnie Hough

Spouse: Elizabeth Pitts Hough


Albert Harold Hough
George Jeter Hough
Joel Pitts Hough
Richard Wesley Hough
Mary Louise Hough


Harold Woellner Hough 01 12 1914 04 02 2011

Family Headstone

Harold Hough Family Headstone


LUGOFF - Capt. Harold Woellner Hough, 97, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2011 at home in Lugoff. Born in Camden, he was the only child of Isaac Chalmers Hough and Minnie Augusta Woellner. Mr. Hough lived most of his life in Camden and latest with a son and family in Lugoff. A graduate of Camden High School, Harold Hough received his Bachelor of Arts in Civil Engineering from the University of South Carolina in 1938. He served in World War II as Lieutenant on the European Front with the Invasion of Normandy. He became Captain and continued as an Army Reserve officer until his retirement in 1974. Mr. Hough was a civil engineer, farmer, and cattleman. He married Elizabeth Pitts in 1950 and for 61 years they had crops, then raised Hereford cattle, on a farm outside Camden. His wife was ill only a short while before her death on March 16, 2011. Because of strong, conservative political advocacy, Harold Hough was candidate for United States House of Representatives in the 5th Congressional District race of 1966 against first term Representative Thomas S. Gettys. Mr. Hough was an active supporter in the Presidential campaign of Alabama's Governor George Wallace in 1968. With subsequent elections, Mr. Hough listed proudly being a Colonel of Governor Wallace's staff. He was candidate of the American Independent Party for U.S. Senate against incumbent Senator Ernest F. Hollings in 1980. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Louise Robinson (Heyward); four sons, Joel Hough, Albert Hough (Angela), Richard Hough (Olga), and George Hough. He also leaves five grandchildren: Paul Robinson, Eric Robinson, Nathan Robinson, all of Columbia, Cailyn Hough and Rebecca Hough, both of Lugoff. Visitation was held April 4th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home in Lugoff. Funeral service was at 2 PM on Tuesday, April 5th with burial following in Jeter Family Cemetery near Carlisle, S.C. Memorials may be made to the Joseph B. Kershaw SCV Camp 82 for the Richard Kirkland Memorial Project, 42 Magnolia Lane, Lugoff, S.C. 29078. Richard Kirkland, Angel of Marye's Heights with the Battle of Fredericksburg in 1862, was cousin of Mr. Hough's grandmother Mary Lidelle Kirkland.