Iris Jean (Plyler) Cauthen (1938 - 2017)

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  • "Dear Barbara and boys. So sorry to hear of Iris Jeans..."
    - Pat Collings
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LANCASTER – Mrs. Iris Jean Plyler Cauthen, 79, of Lancaster, widow of Manley Albert Cauthen, passed away Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at CMC-Union.
She was born Jan. 21, 1938, in Lancaster, a daughter of the late Ervin Plyler and Lois Carnes Plyler.
Mrs. Cauthen was a member of Camp Creek Baptist Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Mrs. Cauthen was a member of Camp Creek Eastern Star. She loved to cook, read, go camping and spend time with her family and friends.
A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Cauthen is 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, in the Lancaster Funeral Home chapel, officiated by the Revs. Don Waldrop and Randy Mellichamp, with burial in the Camp Creek Baptist Church cemetery.
Mrs. Cauthen is survived by three sons, Joey Cauthen of Richburg, Michael Cauthen and his wife, Lisa, and Ricky Cauthen and his wife, Traci, all of Lancaster; a daughter, Barbara Steadman and her husband, Van, of Varnville; three grandchildren, Blair Cauthen, Grant Cauthen and Lanie Cauthen; a sister, Collette Adams of Lancaster; and two sisters-in-law, Faye Wilson and her husband, Jerry; and Irene Harper.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmy Plyler and Randall Plyler; and a sister, Dianne Carter.
The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, at Lancaster Funeral Home; and other times at the home, 2460 Shiloh Unity Road, Lancaster.
Memorial contributions may be made to , 107 Westpark Blvd., Suite 150, Columbia, SC 29210 or
Notes to the family may be made at
Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of Mrs. Cauthen.
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Lancaster, SC 29721
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Published in The Lancaster News on Aug. 13, 2017
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