Mary Edora Davis Bartlette, 88, widow of Ervin Phillips Bartlette, died on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at her home.
Born in Pinewood, she was a daughter of the late Richard M. "Kib" and Madge Mae Ardis Davis. Mrs. Bartlette attended Southside Baptist Church. She was a seamstress and also enjoyed crochet and embroidery. She also enjoyed tending to her flowers, but her greatest love was spending time with and taking care of her family.
Survivors include four daughters, Joyce Copeland (Josey) of Bishopville, and Mary Stewart (Robert), Susan Parnell (Phil) and Phyllis Buckner (Pat), all of Sumter; nine grandchildren, Adam Stewart, Chris Stewart, Amanda Roupe, Matthew J. Wilkie Jr., Ariel Wilkie, Phillip Wilkie, Courtney Buckner, Jeremy Buckner and Ferris B. Fender; one great-granddaughter, Abygail Roupe; one sister, Wil Wheeler Mitchum (Jack) of Summerton; and a number of special nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, William L. Davis and Richard M. Davis Jr.; three sisters, Addie Oliver, Mabel Davis and Wilma Davis; a grandson, Shawn Stewart; and a granddaughter-in-law, Brittany Stewart.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday in the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Morris and the Rev. Al Sims officiating. Burial will be in Sumter Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Billy Wheeler, Pete Anderson, Kenny Anderson, Ricky Davis, Bill Davis, Adam Stewart, the Rev. Patrick Belkin and Paul Newman Sr.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Strat Stavrou, Dr. Usah Lilavivat, Dr. Tepsiri Chong, Dr. Natsurang Chong and the staff of Tuomey Hospice.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to The Tuomey Foundation - Wig Boutique, 102 N. Main St., Sumter, SC 29150; the American Diabetes Association, 2711 Middleburg Drive - Kittrell Center Suite 110, Columbia, SC 29204; or to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.