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Kate McDowell Dillard

d. January 11, 2024

Sumter, SC

Kate McDowell Dillard

Kate M. Dillard, 87, widow of Rev. Henry Dillard, died Thursday, January 11, 2024, at McLeod Health Clarendon.

Born November 22, 1936, in Burgess, SC, she was a daughter of the late Woodbury B. McDowell and the late Gertrude Tharpe McDowell. She loved the Lord with all her heart and was a faithful member of the Church of God for 67 years. She was a member of Bethesda Church of God where she served as a Sunday School teacher. She loved to sing and had a passion to sing for her Lord. She retired from the Chesterfield County Library System.

Survivors include three sons, Stephen Henry Dillard (Teresa) of Sumter, Joseph Berry Dillard (Beth) of Cambridge, NY, and John David Dillard of Sumter; two grandsons, Jackson Dillard of Cambridge, NY and Brent Dillard of Sumter; a sister, Peggy Johnson of Myrtle Beach; and a brother, Thomas McDowell of Garden City Beach.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret D. Cummings; and a brother, Woodbury McDowell, Jr.

A funeral service will be held at 12 Noon Saturday at Bethesda Church of God with the Rev. Al Sims officiating. The committal service will be at 3:00 PM Saturday at Chesterfield, SC.

The family will receive friends from 11:30 A.M. to 12 Noon Saturday at Bethesda Church of God.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bethesda Church of God, 2730 Broad St., Sumter, SC 29150.

Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter and Miller Rivers Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield are in charge of the arrangements.



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