Dorothy Givens

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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#3 Guest 2011-01-14 00:54
So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for you all during this difficult time. Dia & Tony Ware
#2 Guest 2011-01-11 10:44
Thank you Aunt Dot for all of the wonderful memories that you provided me. The most fondest memories I have are you being with us at the beach each year when I was younger. There was never a dull moment when you were around. You really inspired me! Please give uncle "Walter" a kiss for me! I love you!
Shannon Murphy and family
#1 Guest 2011-01-10 23:55
Aunt Dot, You were the most amazing Aunt. It was Awesome to see you play any and all kinds of Music by Ear, and you never needed to read a note. We all enjoyed your Beautiful Singing and now we know that you're an Angel in Heaven singing with our Heavenly Father. We Love You Aunt Dot.
Janice, Mark & Family

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