Celebrating the life of Martha McConnell Kearse
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Martha was born in Andrews SC. on April 17, 1941. She was the daughter of the late L.L. “Jim” McGee and Geneva Thompson McGee. She was a graduate of Barnwell High School and Columbia Jr. College majoring in business. Martha loved to knit, read and work with crafts. She also loved to play golf and bridge in her younger days. She was a member of the Barnwell United Methodist Church and a former member of Bethel Park United Methodist Church in Denmark SC.
A memorial service will be held at 3 pm Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Barnwell United Methodist Church with Chaplain Larry Jesion officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the church.
Survivors include a daughter, Rosalyn “Roz” Kearse Dyches (Mike) of Barnwell, granddaughters, Kearsten Dyches Hudson (Kevin) of North Augusta and Kayla Holley Hall (Jonathan) of Summerville; great grandchildren, Jaylyn, Jaiden, Harmony-Jene, Hallie, Jon Jon and Ila Rose; a brother Emery T. McConnell of Edisto Beach.
She was predeceased by her birth father, Willie McConnell, parents L.L. “Jim” McGee and Geneva T. McGee, brother, Laverne McGee, sister, Eleanor M. Allen, daughter, Constance “Connie” K. Holley and grandson, Sean-Michael Dyches.
The family thanks the many wonderful resident friends, nurses and assistants at the Pruitt Nursing Home in Barnwell. Memorials may be made to The Animal Advocates, PO Box 1924, Barnwell SC 29812 or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4550 Montgomery Ave., Bethesda MD. 20814.
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