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Sara S. Stoddard


Sara Helen S. Stoddard, 93, formerly of Burdette Rd., Owings, passed away at National Health Care in Laurens on Friday, December 20, 2013.

Born in Laurens Co., she was the eldest daughter of the late Jamie Roland and Maude Owings Stoddard. A graduate of Spartanburg Methodist College, Mrs. Stoddard was a former schoolteacher and secretary at both Gray Court-Owings and Pleasantview schools in Gray Court. She was a member and Sunday School teacher at Owings United Methodist Church, a member of Owings Community Club, Owings Historical Society, and the VFW Auxiliary.

Surviving are: her children, Nancy Culbertson and husband Gary of Gray Court, Marilyn Steen and husband Fred of Gray Court, and Richard Stoddard and wife Marianne of Greenville; sisters, Doris Hellams of Clinton, Margaret Harrison of Gray Court, and Lydie Mahon of Laurens; grandchildren, Joseph Stoddard, Wanda Kelley (Mark), Starla Hibbard (Nicholas), Deanne Rogers Glotch (Tim), Daniel Rogers (Mary), Jennifer Steen, and Amanda Steen; great-grandchildren, Alexis Kelley, Grant Kelley, Brett Kelley, Suzanna Hibbard, Charlotte Glotch, Cameron Glotch, and Carolyn Rogers.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Wanda Stoddard.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, December 22, 2013, at Owings United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Renee Garrison with burial in the church cemetery.

The family will be at the home of her daughter, Nancy Culbertson, 1687 Dials Church Rd., Gray Court. Visitation will be held at Owings United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 22, 2013, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm.

Memorials may be made to Owings United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 396 Gray Court, SC, 29645.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Published in The Greenville News on Dec. 21, 2013
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