Ruth Ayers Lance, 93, of Prosperity, widow of Nolan “Mac” Lance, died Monday, October 16, 2017, at her residence.
Born on May 18, 1924, in Marion, NC, she was a daughter of the late James and Minnie Creson Ayers. Mrs. Lance was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
She is survived by her children, Wanda Skoropat of Missouri, Gary Lance of Prosperity, Neal Lance of Fayetteville, NC and Sandra Kozar of Murphy, NC; siblings, Lillian Lowery of Virginia, Ruby Jo Lauffer of Newberry and Jake Ayers of Asheville, NC; thirteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday, October 19, 2017, at Fort Jackson National Cemetery by the Rev. Randall Derrick. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Fairview Fire Department,149 Seibert Road, Prosperity, SC 29127.
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