Sara Inglis (Mangum) Hagins (1942 - 2014)

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CAMDEN – A celebration of life for Sara Inglis Mangum Hagins, 71, was 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, followed by a reception in the Lyttleton Street UMC Family Life Center in Camden. The family received close friends and relatives at the home from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13. Memorials may be made to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, 1206 Lyttleton St., Camden, SC 29020.
Sara was born in Lancaster on May 30, 1942, the first child of Louise Clyburn Mangum and Thomas Gibson Mangum. She died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, after a six-year battle with ovarian cancer.
Sara graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1964, earning a bachelor's of arts degree in music education and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Upon her graduation, she married her high school sweetheart, Richard Hagins. For 49 years they shared their lives and exemplified a true Christian marriage.
Sara served as a youth leader, director of Christian education, third- grade Sunday school teacher, member of the chancel choir and the United Methodist Women for many years at Lyttleton St. UMC. In 1989 and 1990, Sara and Richard began WARM (Weatherization and Repairs Ministry) and Wateree Salkehatchie Summer Service Camp, home repair ministries for youth and adults.
After becoming a Master Gardener, she created an authentic English garden anchored by her prized Japanese Apricot tree. She and Richard enjoyed growing new varieties of heirloom vegetables each summer.
Sara was an adoring grandmother to her 11 grandchildren. The family's favorite summer activity was spending a week together at Edisto Beach. They also enjoyed Clemson football, holidays together and Sara loved cheering for her grandchildren at their various sporting events. She leaves as a legacy her service to God, family and her community.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Stilton Hagins; daughters, Susan White (Fred) of Camden, Ann Brown (Alan) of Charleston, Julie Esmacher (Russ) of Greer, and Laura Kendrick (Cliff) of Greer; her 11 grandchildren, Richard Stilton White, Katherine Louise White, Samuel Baker White, James Neil Brown, Sara Eliza Brown, William Russell Esmacher, Sara Stilton Esmacher, Gibson Gilroy Esmacher, Mary Inglis Kendrick, James Hagins Kendrick and Julia Mangum Kendrick. She is also survived by her sisters, Lou C. Thomas of Lancaster, Catherine Brewer of North Myrtle Beach and Mary Lide of Columbia, their husbands, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 1 Timothy 4:7.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made to the Hagins family by visiting
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Published in The Lancaster News on Jan. 15, 2014