Dorothy Merchant Givens, 87, formerly of Sumter, widow of Warren Thomas Givens, Sr., died Monday, January 10, 2011 at the Oakleaf Village in Lexington.
Born on June 15, 1923, in Prosperity, she was a daughter of the late Roland and Nanie Belle Quattlebaum "Sue" Merchant. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church of Sumter where she sang in the choir.
She is survived by sons, Warrant Thomas Givens, Jr. and his wife, Teresa of Raleigh, NC and David Givens and his wife, Donna of Lexington; grandchildren, Helen, Matthew, Brannan, and Charles Givens; sisters, Allene Cook of Newberry and Helen Rister of Prosperity. Mrs. Givens was predeceased by a brother, David Merchant.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 12, 2011, at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to St. James Lutheran Church Choir Fund, 1137 Alice Drive, Sumter, SC 29150.
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