Sydney Whelchel

Sydney Burrell Whelchel, age 71, died Sunday, April 21, 2013.

Born in Dillard, she was a daughter of the late Darnell Barnett Burrell and Rubye Norton Burrell. She retired after a long and successful career as a lighting consultant in the Myrtle Beach area to dedicate her time to being a loving and doting grandmother. She was preceded in death by a sister, Jewel Darnell Burrell.

Survivors include: daughters, Wendy Sessions and husband Jeffrey of Pawleys Island, SC, Mary Lynn Lee and husband Tony, of Columbia, SC and Whitney Malson and husband Tim of Columbia, SC; 6 grandchildren; a brother, Don Burrell of Winder; and a sister, June Givan of Clarkesville.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 3 at the Head of Tennessee Baptist Church in Dillard.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grand Strand Down Syndrome Society, PO Box 3115 Pawleys Island, SC 29585.

Published in BarrowCountyNews from Apr. 26 to May 25, 2013