Amy McKinnon Saylors

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Mrs. Amy McKinnon Saylors, 55, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
She was born Oct. 8, 1958, in Newberry, the daughter of Barbara Anne Lemmond McKinnon and the late Charles Laughlin "Lock" McKinnon Jr. and was the wife of Joel Dean Saylors.
Mrs. Saylors was a transplant recipient and participated in swimming and several U.S. Transplant Games and twice in the World Transplant Games. She won several medals including the gold in the U.S. Games. She was a volunteer lifeguard and taught swimming lessons at various swimming organizations. Amy was a very active member of First Presbyterian Church where she served as elder and on various church committees.
Mrs. Saylors is survived by her husband, Joel Dean Saylors; her mother, Barbara Anne Lemmond McKinnon of Lancaster; a daughter, Ashley Saylors Boan and her husband, Justin, of Columbia; a brother, Charles L. "Dick" McKinnon III and his wife, Donna, of Lancaster; a sister, Kitty M. Pruitt and her husband, Wayne, of Statesboro, Ga.; four grandchildren, Skylar, Natalie, Autumn and Zackery of Columbia; a niece;,Kelsey Pruitt of Athens, Ga.; two nephews, Cody Pruitt of Charleston and Chip McKinnon and his wife, Erica, of Lancaster and a great-niece and nephew, Emmaleigh and Ricky.
The celebration of life memorial service for Mrs. Saylors was 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church by Dr. William "Chip" Summers. Inurnment at Turkey Creek Cemetery in Bethune was 3 p.m.
The family of Mrs. Saylors received friends following the memorial service in the church fellowship hall and other times at the home of her brother and sister in law, Dick and Donna McKinnon, 182 Holiday Road, Lancaster.
The family suggests memorials be made to First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 990, 700 N. Main St., Lancaster, SC 29721 or Lifepoint – Team South Carolina, 3950 Faber Place Drive, Suite 400, Charleston, SC 29405.
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Lancaster, SC 29720
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Published in The Lancaster News on Oct. 16, 2013
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