Mrs. Sylvia Austin Witmore, age 78 of Laurinburg passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Laurinburg with burial following in Hillside Cemetery.
Sylvia was a daughter of the late Lorenzo Glen Austin and Beulah Hendricks Austin born May 2, 1939 in Union County, North Carolina. She was the loving and devoted wife of 40 years to the late Charles L “CL” Witmore, Jr., She worked many years in the health industry as an Administrative Assistant with Home Health of Scotland County and later with Health Keepers. She served as a longtime faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Laurinburg. She also served in her community as a member of the Hamlet V.F.W. Post 50 and The Pilot Club of Laurinburg. Sylvia was a talented writer and author of eleven books. Above all, she loved her family and truly enjoyed sharing her time with each of them.
Sylvia is survived by her sons, Charles “Chuck” L Witmore, III and wife, Sirena Horne Witmore of Laurinburg, Christopher Lorne Witmore and wife Elizabeth Gremillion Witmore of Lubbock, TX, Kevin Lee Witmore and wife Marie-Louise Witmore of Pembroke; brothers, Lorenzo Glen Austin, Jr., Jerry Lynn Austin; sisters, Diane Austin Jarrell, Margaret Austin Glynn and Karen Austin Rassette ; mother-in-law, Katie Bullard Witmore and sister-in-law, Sally Witmore Gardner (David) of Laurinburg; grandchildren, Donovan Stroud, Charles L Witmore, IV, Sherry Lee Witmore, Claire-Louise Witmore, Lance Keaton Witmore, Emma Kate Witmore, Isabella Marie Witmore, Kellen Broder Witmore, Asher Lee Witmore, Elias Austin Witmore, Liam Jamison Witmore. She is also survived by her many nieces, nephews, loving family and friends.
Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 13th at Richard Boles Funeral Service.
The family request for memorial donations to be given in her memory to Scotland Regional Hospice, P.O. Box 1033, Laurinburg, NC 28353, Scotland Memorial Foundation, 500 Lauchwood Drive, Laurinburg, NC 28352 or the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 883, Laurinburg, NC 28353.
Richard Boles Funeral Services
Saturday January 13th, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
13640 Andrew Jackson Hwy.
Laurinburg, NC 28352
First Baptist Church of Laurinburg
Sunday January 14th, 2018
302 East Church Street
Laurinburg, NC 28352
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I have known Sylvia for many years. She had such a wonderful personality and full of life. I know her life will be missed by everyone that knew her. God bless her family because family was very important to her. Grace Long Russo
Submitted by Grace L. Russo on Jan 12 2018 05:40:44 PM
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Glenn and Lynn (Zero), my tboughts and prayers are with you both during your time of sadness Cherish the fond memories of times spent with her. A blessing to know that you will see her again. God's peace to you.
Jim and Nancy Wilson Pollard (HHS class of '62)
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Chuck, Chris, and Kevin my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Submitted by ann mitchell on Jan 11 2018 08:20:45 PM
We will always remember Sylvia and the good times we had at Jim's Drive In. Read all her books, she always put a special note in them for me.Jimmy and Jimmie Ann white
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We will miss our dear friend. Rest easy, Sylvia, you will not be forgotten.
Submitted by Sammy and Linda Simmons on Jan 11 2018 05:51:04 PM
I have been knowing Sylvia now for like 10-11 years. I met her through her brother Zero after attending Sandhills Shag Club. Sylvia could definately keep you laughing with her beautiful witty self. Shortly after meeting her I found out that she is a writer of several books, which I today have every one of them. Wow what a awesome writer she was. I'm going to miss Sylvia, but to know that the Lord has sent for another angel is such a blessing. I'm going to miss her. I would like to also say thank you Sirena, Chuck and Glen for sharing the time my friend Jackie and I had with her this week. I will be praying for each of you during this time of loss of your dear one.
Submitted by Joy Horton on Jan 11 2018 05:20:32 PM
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