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Dorothy Virginia Wilson Wicker, 100, of Newberry, widow of George Maffett Wicker, died Wednesday, January 12, 2022.
Born on February 24, 1921, in Newberry County, she was a daughter of the late George Calhoun and Claudia Mae Long Wilson. She was a 1938 graduate of Stoney Hill High School and 1941 graduate of a local commercial college. She retired in 1971 from Old School Manufacturing. Mrs. Wicker was an active member of St. Philip's Lutheran Church, where she was involved with the Joy Fellowship, Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (WELCA), the Adult B Sunday School Class, and Quilting for World Relief. She was a member of Woodmen of the World, the 50+ Club at First Baptist Church of Newberry, and a charter member of the Parks & Recreation Tourism Group. For many years, she hosted a Wednesday afternoon card playing group. Mrs. Wicker had been an active member of the Newberry County Council on Aging, and also delivered Meals on Wheels for 15 years throughout the community. She enjoyed fishing and was an avid gardener.
She is survived by a granddaughter, Melanie (Keith) Thrower; step-granddaughters, Angela Erhardt and Amy (Barry) Shealy; great-grandchildren, Harlan Thrower, Kellen Thrower, and Hampton Thrower; step-great-grandchildren, Kate Thrower, Joshua (Reagan) Erhardt, Jessica Erhardt, Jenna Shealy, and Jacob Shealy; four step-great-great grandchildren; a sister, Christine Dennis, and numerous nieces, nephews, close family members and friends. Mrs. Wicker was predeceased by a daughter and son-in-law, Sue Ellen and Bruce Payne, and siblings, Ruby Chapman, Carolyn Norris, Mac Wilson, Woodrow Wilson, and Clarence Wilson.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, January 15, 2022, at St. Philip's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Terry Amick and the Rev. Andrew David Eargle. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Philip's Lutheran Church Family Life Center, 2461 St. Philip's Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108 or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 42040 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-3000.
Her life motto was: “Do all the good that I can, to all of the people I can, in all the ways that I can, for as long as I can.”
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