Inell Windham Stover, 84, widow of Deacon Carnell Stover, Sr. entered eternal rest on Monday, September 2, 2013 at Tuomey Medical Center, Sumter. Born May 15, 1929 in Sumter County, she was the daughter of the late Deacon Charlie Windham, Sr. and Carrie Durant Windham.
She accepted Christ at an early age at the Joshua Baptist Church, where she served faithfully until death. She was a member of the gospel choir, missionary society, missionary singers, Deacon’s wives and a faithful member of the church school for many years.
On April 14, 1948, she was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Deacon Crnell Stover, Sr. To this union three children were born.
Mrs. Stover was employed with Sumter Frozen Foods and retired from the Hampton Nursing Facility after 31 1/2 years of service.
She leaves to cherish fond memories: one daughter, Odell Stover Anderson of Hopkins; two sons, Johnny (Mary) Stover of Dalzell and Carnell Stover, Jr. of the home; eight grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Carrie (Delphine) Rogers, Eva (James) Johnson; one brother, Charlie Windham, Jr., all of Sumter; two sisters-in-law, Janie M. Richardson of Stanfield, NC, Minnie Stover of Buffalo, NY; two brothers-in-law, James Stover of Camden, Lewis Stover of Buffalo, NY; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, sister and a granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p. m., Sunday, September 8, 2013 from the Joshua Baptist Church, 5200 Live Oak Road, Dalzell, with the Reverend Eugene Dennis, pastor, eulogist, assisted by the Rev. William Jefferson, and the Rev. R. L. Williams.
The family will receive friends and relatives at the home of her son, Johnny Stover, 2425 Stover Lane, Dalzell.
The Remains will be place in the church at 1:00 p. m.
The funeral procession will leave from the home of her son at 1:20 p. m.
Burial will be in the Joshua Baptist Church Yard Cemetery, Dalzell.