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Elizabeth McLaurin BETHEA

Wednesday, January 12, 2000

DILLON -- Services for Elizabeth McLaurin Bethea, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, January 13, 2000 at Main Street United Methodist Church, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, directed by Kannaday'sFuneral Home of Dillon. Memorials may be made to Main Street United MethodistChurch, 401 E. Main St., Dillon 29536 or a charity of one's choice.

Mrs. Bethea died January 10, 2000 at her home after a long illness.

Born in Dillon, April 9, 1912, she was a daughter of the late Jewell P. McLaurin Sr. and Kate Braddy McLaurin. A retired teacher of 35 years and a businesswoman, she was married to the late Gen. David W. Bethea Jr. and an active member of the Dillon Community. Mrs. Bethea, a 1933 graduate of Columbia College, was a life long member of Main Street United Methodist Church, a member of the Builders Class, the Wightman/Cottingham Circle and a former Sunday school teacher. She was a member of the Etudier Club for 61 years and past president, Saint Eugene Medical Center Auxiliary and the Dillon County Historical Society.

Surviving are a son, Walter N. Taylor and his wife, Marie of Myrtle Beach; daughters, Jewell Taylor Booth and husband, George of Orangeburg and Betty Bethea Daly and husband, Ed of Dillon; sister, Maxie M. Horton;sister-in-law, Julia W. McLaurin both of Dillon; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother,Jewell, P. McLaurin who died in April 1997.

Submitted by Carolyn Klear, 26 Jun 2004.

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