William Harrison “Harry” Metts of Blackville, SC died suddenly on March 26, 2015 at Laurel Baye Healthcare at Blackville.
Born March 31, 1939 in Hendersonville, NC, Harry served in the US Army, retired from Koyo of Orangeburg, and worked for Sandra’s Thrift Store in Neeces before moving to Laurel Baye Healthcare of Blackville in 2008, where he met his wife. They were married in May of 2009 and attended New Testament Baptist Church of Barnwell, SC.
Harry is survived by his wife, Barbara Werts Metts; their “son” BJ (Chihuahua); his sisters: Mazie (Robert) Little and Betty (Roland) Sizemore, both of Warner-Robbins, GA; 2 nieces and 1 nephew; brother-in-law, Ludy Werts, of Prosperity, SC; and his “adopted” sister, Sandra Davis of Neeces, SC. He is predeceased by his mother, Katherine Hughes; his father, Billy Metts; a niece and a foster brother.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 29th at 3:30 pm at New Testament Baptist Church, 41 Starlight Lane, Barnwell, SC. Visitation will follow the service at the church. Memorials may be made to “Harry Metts Fund” at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home, 1724 Main Street, Newberry SC 29108.
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