Laura Jenell Birch
SPARTANBURG, SC-- Laura Jenell Martin Birch, wife of the late John Carey Birch, Sr. was granted her Angel Wings and entrance to Heaven on Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills. Her final days were spent surrounded by her family and friends that she had touched in some way throughout life.
Laura was born May 31, 1928, in Spartanburg County to the late Charlie and Cora Lee Johnson Martin. Laura was a lifetime member of Fairmont United Methodist Church. She retired from Butte Knitting Mills and Mayfair Mills.
She is survived by her two sons, John Carey Birch, Jr. of the home and Jerry E. Birch and wife Marilyn of Spartanburg; her two daughters, Teresa Switzer and husband Pat of Lyman and Gail Justice and husband Gene of Spartanburg; grandchildren, Carey Birch and wife Maranda of Spartanburg, Holly Switzer, Jonathan Switzer of Lyman, Cindy McCrary and husband Jon of Inman, and Jeana Lawson and husband Scott of Boiling Springs; and great-grandchildren, Brelyn Birch, C.J. Birch, Haley Lawson, Tyler Lawson and Cierra McCrary. She was predeceased by a grandson, Joshua T. Switzer; three brothers, Gene, Dan and J.B. Martin, Sr.; and two sisters, Marie Crowe and Minnie Lee Pearson.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday, July 9th at Fairmont United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Thomas Bailey. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 pm Monday, July 8th at The Stribling Funeral Home. The interment will be at the church cemetery.
The pallbearers will be, Jonathan Switzer, Carey Birch, Scott Lawson, Jon McCrary, Tyler Lawson and Jake Gibson.
Memorials may be made to the Fairmont United Methodist Church, Ellie Shearouse, PO Box 204, Lyman, SC 29365.
The families are at their respective homes.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.striblingfuneralhome.net
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