MYRA FELLERS ADDY, 92, widow of Russell C. Addy, passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2015. She was born on February 27, 1923, in the O'Neal Community, south of Prosperity SC. She was the youngest child of the late Alma Connelly Fellers and Cecil E. Fellers.

Myra is survived by a nephew, Cecil Ringer, and his wife Leigh of Boiling Springs SC. She is also survived by a niece, Dianne Ivey, husband Earl, and sons Keith and Kevin (Tonya) of Lexington SC. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Clay Howard Fellers, formerly of Columbia; her sister, Parnelle Fellers Ringer, formerly of Newberry; and her niece, Sandra Fellers Reid Knowlton, formerly of Southern Pines, NC.

She attended O'Neal School, but moved with her family to the Mt. Bethel-Garmany Community of Newberry in 1930 as construction on Lake Murray threatened the family's farm. She continued school at Mt. Bethel-Garmany School, and graduated from Newberry High School. She began her work career at the lunch counter of Rose's Dime Store at age 15, then later worked at B. C. Moore store before beginning her training as an Optometrist's Assistant. She worked some 67 years in this profession, first for Dr. Lynch in Newberry, then for Dr. James C. Atkison and finally for Drs Branch and Stafford, retiring in 2012. She was known for helping choose and adjust eye glasses for many of Newberry County's residents over the years.

She became a member of Lebanon United Methodist Church upon her family's move to the Mt. Bethel-Garmany Community and remained a member there until her passing. Over her years at Lebanon, she served as Sunday School teacher for the kindergarten class and later the Elementary 1-3 class, the Elementary 4-6 class, and the Mary Cromer Bible Class (adult ladies). She was a member of the choir, served on the Administrative Board/Council, the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee, and in many other capacities.

During their nearly 50 years of marriage, she and "Rutt" worked with children and youth for much of their lives, both at Lebanon Church and in the community. They were the adult sponsors of "The Reality Seekers" community youth choir from 1972 through 1978, having chaperoned all the choir tours by this group. They continued to chaperone choir tours for their nephew's youth choir, "Believers Because...," in Union SC until Russell's death. She continued to chaperone choir/mission tours for several more years.

Myra served for many years as the Memorial Chairman for the American Heart Association for Newberry County and for the American Cancer Society's Newberry Chapter (she, herself a cancer survivor). She also served on the Newberry County Memorial Hospital Volunteer Board. She was named the Newberry Rotary Club's "Layperson of the Year" in 1992, and was awarded the Newberry Exchange Club's "Book of Golden Deeds" in 1997.

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 11:00 am at Lebanon United Methodist Church, Newberry, by the Rev. Steve Durham and Mr. Cecil Ringer. Visitation will be prior to the service from 10:00 – 11:00 am at the church. Burial will be in the Rosemont Cemetery of Newberry SC.

The family suggests memorials to The Free Medical Clinic, 2568 Kinard St, Newberry SC 29108 OR Lighthouse Hospice Group, 110 Oak Park Dr # C, Irmo, SC 29063 OR Friendship Baptist Church Children's Ministry, 1600 Holly Springs Road, Lyman SC 29316.

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#14 Susan Boozer Corbett 2015-12-19 10:37
Cecil, I am going to try this again. I don't know if my first attempt was completed. I only just now learned of Ms. Myra's passing. I am going to miss her. I think about her every time I have to get new glasses. She was always so patient and kind to everyone. Sending prayers for you and your family. May God richly bless you all.

Susan (Boozer) Corbett
#13 Karen Day 2015-12-11 07:18
Cecil, I just found out about Ms. Myra. My heart has so many memories of her, and she was truly one of the most loving, Christian ladies that I have been blessed to have in my life. The memories of seeing her in Dr. Atkison's office are priceless. I think about all her kind words and gentle hugs as I would open the door with many of the "athletic black eyes". She always made time for me, and would call Mom and check on me when I had an extra hard knock on my head.
#12 Betsy Wicker Homesle 2015-12-09 22:32
Cecil & family, I am saddened to hear of Miss Myra's passing. Hers was truly a life well lived. I have many fond memories of her and Mr. Russell and the Reality Seekers.
#11 MOLLIE GRAHAMM 2015-12-05 23:22
Cecil I am so sorry to hear about Myra.She was a special lady loved by all that knew her.MY thoughts and prayers are with you all.Take care.Love and Blessings.Molli e Graham
#10 Pam DeHart 2015-12-05 09:34
I knew Myra for many many years she was the sweetest warmest lady you could ever meet. I dearly loved her. Rest in Peace.
#9 Lonnette O. Turner 2015-12-04 17:15
Ms. Myra was one of the nicest people I knew and I feel privileged to have known her . All of hr family have my deepest sympathy.
#8 Donna Brummett 2015-12-04 14:54
Miss Myra was one of the nicest ladies I ever met. She always had a wonderful smile and never forgot that she knew you. Prayers to the family. May God bless you as much as she was blessed.
#7 Vicki Hendrix 2015-12-04 12:02
Miss Myra was a wonderful lady. Always so very sweet and kind. May you all find comfort in the knowledge that heaven has gained another angel.
#6 Anita O. Kinard 2015-12-04 10:16
I am so sorry to hear about Mrs. Myra! She was a beautiful lady with a sweet, sweet spirit! She certainly lived her life to the fullest and leaves cherished memories for many! She was an inspiration to us all! Sincerest condolences to the family and GOD Bless!
#5 Brenda Hastings 2015-12-04 07:16
As she joins the many of our family who have gone before us, may we rejoice how she led such a Christ-centered life and was such an example for us! Godspeed. ~Brenda
#4 Heber and Margaret 2015-12-03 22:15
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have known Mrs. Addy for years, but have been with her at Springfield Place for years. She was such a sweet, refined, beautiful and kind lady. She always had the sweetest smile on her face. God bless all of you. Margaret and Heber Long
#3 Jeanne Cushway 2015-12-03 21:11
Miss Myra was also a faithful volunteer at Newberry Hospital. She was always thoughtful and a very special lady.
#2 Billy & Edith Morris 2015-12-03 20:05
RIP Mrs. Myra. You helped both of us pick out many glasses and adjusted them lots of times
Billy & Edith
#1 James A. Atkison,MD 2015-12-03 19:35
I am truly saddened to hear of Miss Myra' s passing. Throughout the years that she worked with my father, I have many fond memories. She was very special, she possessed all the qualities of a true Southern lady. I admired her patience, her gentleness, and her wittiness. Without Miss Myra, my father's office would have not run as smoothly as it did. I will miss her pickles and fudge. With Deepest Sympathy, James (Jimmy) A. Atkison and Family

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