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Henry Stewart Covington, Jr.

February 19, 1922 ~ May 18, 2019 (age 97)


Bennettsville, SC

Henry Stewart Covington, Jr., age 97, died on Saturday, May 18, 2019. He was born February 19, 1922 in Bennettsville, SC. He was a son of the late Henry S. and Janie Gibson Covington.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Christ United Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. Wade Everett. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.

Mr. Covington was a graduate of Bennettsville High School and attended Oak Ridge Military Institute. He retired from the Bennettsville Post Office after 30 years of service. He was a navy veteran, having served during World War II and the Korean Conflict. During his retirement years he enjoyed building many projects such as bird houses, dog houses, outdoor furniture, nativity scenes and numerous other endeavors.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna Florence Covington, second wife Carolyn Covington; a brother William (Bill) P. Covington and sister Jane Sommer.

He is survived by his daughters, Florence Wofford Covington Mills (Randy) of Pawleys Island, SC, Margie Covington of Goliad, TX and Virginia Stewart Covington of Lexington, SC.

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Funeral Service
May 21, 2019

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

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The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.
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