Mary Bell Gillard

Friday, July 26, 2013

Mary Bell Gillard, daughter of the late Deacon Collins and Mary Hastie Gillard, departed this life suddenly on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital.

She was educated in the public school system of Sumpter, S.C., received her B.S. degree from South Carolina State University and Masters of Education in Religious Studies, data processing, nurse's aide and real estate licensures. Ms. Gillard was very active in church and community affairs on both the local and state levels. Her professional career spanned over 33 years with Sumpter District No. 2 and Clarendon District No. 2.

Survivors include her sisters, Mrs. Collette G. Andrews of Sumpter, S.C., Mrs. Louise (Roy) G. Dukes of Lewisburg, and Mrs. Carolyn G. Gaffney (Vandy Sr.) of Orangeburg, S. C.; one uncle; two aunts; five nephews; one niece; and many other relatives and friends whom she adored.

All ceremonies will be held in Sumpter, S. C. on Saturday, July 27.

Locally, correspondences may be sent to Mrs. Louise G. Dukes, 1901 Phillips Street, Lewisburg, TN 37091.

Obituary courtesy of Anderson Funeral Home, 825 Wakefield Street, Lewisburg, TN 37091.