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Mary F B Wactor
Jun 19, 1933 to Jan 13, 2015


On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, Mary Frances Butler Wactor, 81, made her transition to her spiritual abode at Fairfield Health Care Center, Ridgeway. Born June 19, 1933, in Sumter County, she was the daughter of the late Edgar Bynum (Elizabeth) and Mabel Butler Anderson. She was raised in Hartsville by her grand uncle and aunt, Arthur Cabbagestalk and Susan Bradford Cabbagestalk. Her earliest church affiliation was with Mt. Tema Methodist Church and then Mt. Calvary A. M. E. Church, Hartsville. However, her longest and final church affiliation was with Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church, where she diligently served as a Sunday School teacher, class leader, member of the choir, usher board, Women Missionary Society, and youth program committee member. Her proudest moments though was when she assisted with the founding and traveling with the group “ Sunshine”. She was employed for a number of years as a teacher’s aide at Lower Lee Elementary School, Elliott, and as a Q C inspector at Georgia Pacific Corporation. She leaves to cherish and preserve her loving memory: five sons, Grover (Barbara) Wactor, Jr., Bruce (Smiley) Spratt Wactor, Arthur, Ronald and Reginald Wactor; and one daughter, Mabel Floyd, all of South Carolina; one brother, Archie (Mary) Anderson, Jr.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five nephews she help raised, Clarence Jr. and Randolph Yates, Larry Anderson, Freddie Lee and Mitchell Wilson; four special nieces, Annie Mae (James) Boone, Mary (Johnny) Stover, Rosetta Veney of Washington, D. C. and Mabel Butler; eight sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Grover C. Wactor, Sr., one daughter, Sylvia Ann Wactor; eight brothers; three sisters; two aunts; three uncles; her matrilineal grandparents, Paul and Mary Alice Cabbagestalk Butler; patrilineal grandparents, Jesse and Annie Roberts Bynum and great-great grandparents, Frank and Louise Allen Washington. Funeral service will be held 12:00 noon, Monday, January 19, 2015 from the Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church, 2738 Woodrow Road, Woodrow, with the Rev. Dr. Friendly J. Gadson, pastor, eulogist, the Rev. T. J. Slater, Jr., presiding, assisted by the Rev. Larry Fowler, Minister Adeline Albert, and Pastor Michael James. The family is receiving family and friends at her home, 2685 Yank Haven Drive, Sumter. The Remains will be placed in the church at 11:00 a. m. The funeral processional will leave her home at 11:20 a. m. Floral bearers and Pall bearers will be family and friends. Burial will be in the Mt. Olive Memorial Garden, Sumter.
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