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Carla Dillard

July 8, 1961 — May 1, 2023

Newberry

Carla Dillard

Carla Jo Granger Dillard, 61, of Newberry, passed away on Monday, May 1, 2023 at the Prisma Health Baptist in Columbia.

Carla was born on July 8, 1961 in Memphis, TN to Thomas William Granger and the late Gail Grotewiel Granger.  She graduated from the University of Tennessee.  She spent many years working at Caterpillar before eventually moving to the Upcycle Facility, from which she would retire with distinction. She had attended Chapin Baptist.

She was very devoted to Joseph her son over the years as he participated in sports activities.

Carla is survived by her son Joseph Dillard of Whitmire; her father Thomas William Granger of Knoxville, TN; brothers Scott Granger (Nancy) of Knoxville, TN and Thomas Granger Jr. (Janice) of Hoover, AL. Additionally, she leaves behind several nieces and nephews, Erin Rogers, Lauren Morgan, Lindsay Morris, Will Granger and Bradley Granger and cousins, Sharron Grotewiel, Terri Campbell, Hale Grotewiel and Billy Grotewiel.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, May 4, 2023, at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Kenny Weaver.  Burial will follow in Rosemont Cemetery.  The family will receive friends following the service at the graveside.  

Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital 262, Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 42040, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-3000.

Active pallbearers will be Hunter Alexander, Bradley Granger, Will Granger, Gabriel Sturkey, Peyton Crumpton and Hale Groteweil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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