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Sara Alice Felker Welliver, 91, of Newberry, died March 31, 2021 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.
Born September 7, 1929 in Whitmire, she was the daughter of the late George Adam and Sara Henrietta Adams Felker. She graduated from Whitmire High School in 1947. In 1948 she trained in Charlotte with Southern Bell and then moved to Columbia to work with the company until the end of 1949. On March 31, 1949 Alice married Marshall Lynn Welliver in Columbia (they later divorced). She became a stay-at-home mom beginning in 1950 with the birth of her oldest son George and later with the birth of her youngest son Randy in 1952. She remained at home until about 1962 when she returned to work – taking a job with the General Electric Capacitor Plant in Irmo. Shortly after this she worked at the Shakespeare Plant in the Dentsville area and in about 1969 with Dictaphone in the Pontiac area of Columbia. In 1971 she went to work at Carolina Eastman and worked there until her retirement on November 22, 1989. In December 1990 she began working with Gibson Greeting Cards (later bought out by American Greeting Cards), stocking them in several stores. After 60 years in Columbia, she decided to move to Newberry in February 2008 to be closer to her family. Shortly after this she quit working with the greeting cards and fully retired.
She is survived by sons George Lynn and Randy Marshall Welliver, both of Newberry, a grandson Patrick Ray Welliver of Morganton, NC, a step-grandson Bruce Horne of Cary, NC, great granddaughters Montana Rae McCoy and Matlynn Rayne McCoy, a step-great-grandson Finny Horne, and a brother Gary Felker of Newberry, She was predeceased by a sister Bonnie Felker Prince and brothers Harry and Ray Felker.
The family will be at the home of Gary Felker on Old Whitmire Highway.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Friday, April 2, 2021 at St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Whitmire with visitation being held before the service from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. Burial will follow in Whitmire Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Timothy Lutheran, PO Box 265, Whitmire, SC 29178.
Active pallbearers are Mike Felker, Tony Felker, Robbie Felker, Ronnie Felker, Ricky Alexander, and Chad Felker.
Everyone is reminded of COVID 19 social distancing guidelines and masks are encouraged.
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