Mrs. Dorothy Carol Riley Outen, age 91, formerly of Cheraw, SC, entered into rest on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at her daughter’s home. Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Thursday, June 4, 2020 at Smyrna Baptist Church Cemetery by Pastor Mack Mullis and Rev. Pete Gregory. The family will greet friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.
Mrs. Outen was born December 28, 1928 in Cheraw, SC the daughter of the late Rev. C.J. and Margaret “Maggie” Butler Riley. She was a homemaker and the oldest living member of Smyrna Baptist Church. Dorothy enjoyed sewing, feeding and keeping check on her birds, and spending time with her family. A loving mother, grandmother, and friend, Mrs. Outen was known as the matriarch of her family.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Outen was also preceded in death by her brother, Charles Riley; and son-in-law, Howard Jedd Bradford.
Survivors include her children, Charles Ray (Barbara) Outen of AZ, John Tillman Outen of Marshville, NC, Susan Carol Bradford of Monroe, NC, and Donna P. (Ezra Dean) Howard of Pageland, SC; 9 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; and long-time friend, Johnsie Mungo of Kannapolis, NC.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Outen family.
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