FORT LAWN, SC – Mrs. Elizabeth Lane Kirkpatrick Dills, age 91, died Saturday, May 10, 2014. She was born September 7, 1922 in Gastonia, NC, the daughter of the late Horace Lane and Edna Gardner Lane. Mrs. Dills was first married to the late Joe G. Kirkpatrick, Jr. and secondly to Rev. Wayne Dills. Mrs. Dills was a graduate of Gastonia High School and Gardner Webb College. She worked as an Executive Secre-tary during her career, was the former Mayor of Fort Lawn, and was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Fort Lawn, SC.
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Mrs. Dills is survived by her husband, Rev. Wayne Dills; three sons, Tim Kirkpatrick (Linda); of Mon-roe, NC, James Kirkpatrick (Sherry) of Burnsville, NC and Rev. Joe G. Kirkpatrick III (Cindy) of Indian Trial, NC; a stepson, Dan Dills of Gastonia, NC; a sister, Bernice L. Griffin of Douglas, GA; 9 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Dills was preceded in death by two brothers, Craig Lane and Earl Lane and two sisters, Jean Tol-bert and Kathryn Hodges.
The Celebration of Life Funeral Service for Mrs. Dills will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, May 13, 2014 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Fort Lawn by Rev. Jimmy Jordan and Rev. Joe G. Kirkpatrick III. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.
The Family of Mrs. Dills will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2014 at Burgess Funeral Home, 1800 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster and suggest memorial contributions be made to Em-manuel Baptist Church, Playground Fund, 531 Edwards Road, Fort Lawn, SC 29714 or Agape Hospice, 1317 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732.
An online guest register is available on the obituaries page atwww.burgessfunerals.com.
Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory, 1800 Charlotte Hwy., Lancaster is caring for the family of Mrs. Dills.
Published in Gaston Gazette on May 12, 2014