Rose (Hartley) Patterson


February 18, 1933 ~ August 27, 2022 (age 89

On Saturday, August 27, 2022, Rose Hartley Patterson, loving mother, grandmother, and aunt, passed away at age eighty-nine at Presbyterian Home in Florence, SC. An avid crime show fan, Rose graduated from Latta High School and completed nursing training at Hamlet School of Nursing. She committed forty-three years to caring for others as a registered nurse while working at Scotland Memorial Hospital in Laurinburg, NC, then at Marlboro General Hospital in Bennettsville as head nurse on the 3rd floor annex. She served at Marlboro Park Hospital, and later she worked at Dundee Nursing Home until she retired. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Bennettsville, an assistant Girl Scout leader, participated in fostering rescues, and enjoyed sewing and crocheting.

She is proceeded in death by her husband, Edward Coker Patterson of Bennettsville. Rose, an extremely devoted and caring mother, was widowed at the age of 35 with two young daughters, aged 2 and 4. She dedicated her life to caring for and raising them. She is survived by those two daughters, Ida P. McAllister of Charlotte, NC, and Ann P. Stubbs and son-in-law William Mark Stubbs of Hartsville, SC. She is the proud grandmother, “Nana”, of three grandchildren, Regan Elizabeth Stubbs (28) of Columbia, SC, Matthew Abram McAllister (24) of Charlotte, NC and William Paul Stubbs (22) of Boston, MA. She is also survived by her nephew Matthew Hartley of Oak Grove, SC, his sons and grandchildren, and her sister-in-law Alpha Hartley of Dillon, SC.

Honored Pallbearers are William Mark Stubbs, William Paul Stubbs, Matthew Hartley, Sully Blair, John Williams, and Mark Shepard.

The family will receive visitors from 2 pm-3pm on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at Burroughs Funeral Home, 688 Beauty Spot Rd, in Bennettsville, SC 29512. A memorial service will follow immediately after at 3 p.m. at the funeral home followed by interment at Bethesda Southern Methodist Church Cemetery in Oak Grove, SC.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Lancaster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of SC, PO Box 3042, Lancaster, SC 29720.

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Sara Virginia (Hill) Thomas

July 1, 1934 ~ August 16, 2022 (age 88)


Blenheim, SC

Mrs. Sara Hill Thomas passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at MUSC Health Mullins Nursing Center in Mullins, SC. She was 88 years old.

Mrs. Thomas was born in Bennettsville, SC on July 1, 1934, to the late John Dove Hill and Julia Haley Hill. She married James Philip Thomas Sr. on June 27, 1953, at Zion Methodist Church in Bennettsville. They later moved to Blenheim in 1962 where they raised their family and lived for the next 60 years. She was a secretary for the Marlboro School District for 32 years. She enjoyed volunteering at Marlboro Park Hospital and was a member of the Cross Stitchers of Clio. She joined Salem Baptist Church and served on the Missionary Society. She later joined First United Methodist Church.

 In addition to her parents, Mrs. Thomas is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, James Philip Thomas Sr. brother, John Dove Hill Jr. sisters, Elizabeth “Betty” Goree, Josephine Usher, Helen Crenshaw; and son-in-law, Donald Edwards Sr.

Mrs. Thomas leaves behind to cherish her memories son, James Philip Thomas Jr. (Amy); daughter, Sara Catherine Thomas Edwards; four grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Memorials maybe made to First United Methodist Church PO Box 456 Bennettsville, SC 29512.

A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 19, 2022, at Burroughs Funeral Home with burial to follow at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.

A visitation will be held Thursday, August 18, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Burroughs Funeral Home.

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