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Sarah Thompson Cousins

June 10, 1929 ~ January 17, 2017 (age 87)

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Bennettsville, SC

Mrs. Sarah Thompson Cousins, 87, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at her residence.

Born June 10, 1929 in the Salem Community of Marlboro County, she was a daughter of the late James E. and Alma Reardon Thompson. Mrs. Sarah was a graduate of  Lower Marlboro High School.  On September 24, 1948, she married Thomas Charles Cousins, Sr.  She was a retired telephone operator with Southern Bell, and was the owner of Sarah’s Drapery Shop specializing in custom drapes.  

Mrs. Sarah was member of Christ United Methodist Church. She was a past president of the Lamplighters Garden Club. She enjoyed flowers, sewing and baking.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Marion E. Thompson, Sammy Thompson, and Henry Thompson; sister, Clara T. Summers, and son-in-law, Gene Driggers.

Surviving are her son, Thomas Charles Cousins, Jr. and wife Debbie of Bennettsville; daughter Sarah C. Driggers of Bennettsville; grandchildren, Jeffery Driggers of Bennettsville, Charles “Chuck” Driggers and wife Julie of Duncan, SC, Benjamin C. Cousins of Jacksonville, FL, Thomas Matthew Cousins of Conway, Catherine “Callie” Lee Cousins of Cumberland Gap, TN; great-granddaughter, Kaci Raine Driggers of Duncan, SC.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Christ United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Wade Everett, with burial to follow in Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Burroughs & Cooper Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 75, Bennettsville, SC 29512.

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 Service Information

January 18, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Burroughs Funeral Home
688 Beauty Spot Road East
Bennettsville, South Carolina 29512

Funeral Service
January 19, 2017

11:00 AM
Christ United Methodist Church
819 N. Marlboro Street
Bennettsville, South Carolina 29512

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