Dorothy "Dot" Merchant PDF Print E-mail

Dorothy “Dot” Swindler Merchant, 94, of Newberry, widow of Woodrow Merchant, died Monday, September 9, 2019 at Springfield Place.

Born on February 27, 1925 in Newberry, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Ola Cromer Swindler. She was retired from American Fiber and Finishing and was a member of Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church. Mrs. Merchant had been a member of the Heirloom Needle Arts, the Newberry Roadrunners and Newberry Community Choir as long as her health permitted.

She is survived by a son, David W. (Lydia) Merchant of Prosperity; daughters, Janice (Jerry) Kneece and Lynne (Harold) Fulmer both of Newberry; a sister, Donnell (Buck) Minick of Newberry; a brother, Harold “Bo” E. Swindler of Newberry; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by siblings, Barbara Wessinger and Joe Bob Swindler and a great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jimmy Counts. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 1:00 – 2:00 pm Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be made to Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church, 1105 First Street, Newberry, SC 29108

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks for the loving care she received from her adopted family at Springfield Place.

Active pallbearers will be grandsons.

 

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#45 Patricia Tiffner 2019-09-30 19:10
Hey Lynn and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I just saw this.. please accept my condolences and prayers. Thank you and your sisters for all that you have done for my mom.. patricia tiffner
 
 
#44 Mary Ann Hayes 2019-09-18 14:19
Mrs. Dot was a wonderful woman, and she was very special to me and to all those that sang with her in the Community Choir. I will always remember her sweet smile and how much she loved to sing. She was a blessing!
 
 
#43 The Clarys 2019-09-16 09:50
Please know our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I always enjoyed conversations with Ms. Dot. May God bless you with precious memories.
Mack and Susan
 
 
#42 Khadijah Pugh 2019-09-13 16:04
You’ll truly be missed, you were such a sweet and beautiful soul inside and out. Love you always Ms. Dot ❤️
 
 
#41 Bill Lewis 2019-09-12 21:24
Sorry for your loss
Bill and Beth Lewis
 
 
#40 Pam DeHart 2019-09-12 21:15
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS LOVE TO YOU ALL
 
 
#39 Tom Dawkins 2019-09-12 15:42
It was my great fortune to have met and gotten to know Mrs. Merchant and her caring family (Janice, Lynne and David) during my daily visits to Springfield Place over the past two plus years whenever I visited my parents in South Carolina. She was a kind and sweet lady who always greeted me with a smile. She lifted the spirits of all who lived on the hall and she often could be heard singing before bedtime. I will miss seeing her the next time I am in South Carolina. My thoughts are with all of her family and friends.
 
 
#38 Jean Boozer 2019-09-11 18:32
Accept our heartfelt sympathy. Sincerely, Wayne & Jean Boozer
 
 
#37 Bob & Nancy Hetrick 2019-09-11 16:14
My heart was heavy when Bob came home and shared that Ms. Dot passed away. We are so thankful we were able to get to know your mother. She was always so friendly and made sure she spoke to my mother and others while she lived downstairs and upstairs at Springfield Place. Please know that you and your family remain in our prayers.
 
 
#36 Bob and Nancy Hetric 2019-09-11 16:13
My heart was heavy when Bob came home and shared that Ms. Dot passed away. We are so thankful we were able to get to know your mother. She was always so friendly and made sure she spoke to my mother and others while she lived downstairs and upstairs at Springfield Place. Please know that you and your family remain in our prayers.
 
 
#35 judy bailey 2019-09-11 10:10
Very sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
 
 
#34 Teresa Frick-Portwoo 2019-09-11 05:23
Merchant Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days ahead.Take care.
 
 
#33 Myrtie Mallach 2019-09-10 23:00
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Myrtie
 
 
#32 Jimmy Dawkins 2019-09-10 20:05
Prayers for each of you during this difficult time.
 
 
#31 Bill franklin 2019-09-10 19:57
My condolences to Miss Darnell & family
 
 
#30 Billy & Edith Morris 2019-09-10 19:38
Snapper & family
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mom.
Billy & Edith Morris
 
 
#29 brenda lester& emory 2019-09-10 15:24
Lynne,
We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you in this difficult time.
 
 
#28 Don & Debbie Dennis 2019-09-10 13:13
Lynne, David & family , we were so sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping all of you in our thoughts & prayers.
 
 
#27 Rebecca M Smith 2019-09-10 10:26
Davey and I are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to all. Our prayers are with you.
 
 
#26 glenda kinard 2019-09-10 08:53
I am so sorry to hear about Miss Dot. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
 
 
#25 JUNE FORCE 2019-09-10 08:50
She was such a good friend. I will miss her.
Loved that Lady
 
 
#24 Heber n Margaret Long 2019-09-10 08:20
please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Heber and I enjoyed visiting with your mother. She was always a joy to be with. God bless you. We love you.
 
 
#23 Jo Ann Sligh 2019-09-10 08:15
You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

JoAnn & Richard Sligh
 
 
#22 David Parnell 2019-09-10 07:21
Sorry to see this. She was one sweet lady. I sang in the Community Choir with her.
 
 
#21 Sheriff Lee Foster 2019-09-10 07:16
Our family extends our deepest sympathy on the passing of this beloved lady. May a life well lived offer you comfort during this time of grief. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
 
 
#20 Becki McSwain 2019-09-10 06:37
Dear Lynne, David & Janice. Yesterday, Unit 4 Hallway was desolate without Ms Dot & you to fill it with laughter & joy. I will be forever grateful for the chance to get to know her AND all of you. for the memories of my dad & your family that she shared, & listening to Ms Sadie & her talk about the past. Mom & I send you all our love & commend you for your never-ending dedication to your beloved mother. We will miss you all.
"Love you more..."
Becki, Neel & Julia McSwain
 
 
#19 Harriett Rucker 2019-09-09 22:50
Always enjoyed having Mrs. Merchant in Sunday School at Springfield. She enjoyed singing hymns and often led them for us. She was always so sweet and kind and always gave me a hug. May God's love and peace be with you at this sad time and in the days to come. Harriett Rucker
 
 
#18 Harriett Rucker 2019-09-09 22:48
Always enjoyed having Mrs. Merchant in Sunday School at Springfield. She enjoyed singing hymns and often led them for us. She was always so sweet and kind and always gave me a hug. May God's love and peace be with you at this at this sad time and in the days to come. Harriett Rucker
 
 
#17 Karen Hightower 2019-09-09 19:52
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
 
 
#16 Brice & Alice Boozer 2019-09-09 19:38
We are sorry to learn about your lost. Sending prayers
To give you strength to get through the days ahead.
 
 
#15 Faye Morris 2019-09-09 18:24
Merchant Family. I was so sorry to hear about
Miss Dot. You could bet when she was around there would be laughter. She will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
 
 
#14 Eileen Kneece 2019-09-09 17:55
Janice and family, So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I just lost my daddy Aug. 23 and it was the toughest thing I've experienced so far in life. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace and comfort.
 
 
#13 Karen M . Nix 2019-09-09 16:46
Janice David Lynn and family Was so saddened by the loss of Aunt Dot. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. It says in the Bible “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord “. I am sure
that aunt Dot is in paradise today with her Lord and Savior. Keeping you all close to my heart during this sad time. I love you all.
 
 
#12 Karen M . Nix 2019-09-09 16:45
Janice David Lynn and family Was so saddened by the loss of Aunt Dot. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. It says in the Bible “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord “. I am sure you that aunt Dot is in paradise today with her Lord and Savior. Keeping you all close to my heart during this sad time. I love you all.
 
 
#11 George W Dawkins Jr 2019-09-09 16:30
Expressing my heartfelt sorrow to your family for the loss of Mrs. Dot. She was a sweet lady and I will miss her wonderful sense of humor.
 
 
#10 Craig & Tina Hipp 2019-09-09 16:27
Thinking of you all during this time. May you find comfort in the memories.
 
 
#9 Jasima Gilliam 2019-09-09 16:26
I wasn't ready for this! From the short time I have known her she took my heart because of the love she had for God. I'm praying for her family during this time!
 
 
#8 Kathy Livingston 2019-09-09 16:25
Ms. Dot will be missed. She was so appreciative of the crafts that we did at Springfield, and always thanked me for coming and visiting.
 
 
#7 Deb & Derrill Taylor 2019-09-09 16:24
We send our sincere condolences to all the family. Special thoughts and love for David, Lynne, & Janice as you grieve the loss of your mother. May our Lord console you and give you peace during this difficult time. Much Love, Debra & Derrill Taylor
 
 
#6 Mollie Graham 2019-09-09 16:16
Dear Lynne,I am so very sorry to hear about your Mom.My thoughts and prayers are with you all.Take care.Love and blessings Mollie
 
 
#5 Alice Hamby Turner 2019-09-09 14:41
David, Lynne, Janice Family

Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. May
the Lord wrap each of you in his loving arms
and carry you through the difficult days ahead.
With Sympathy and prayers,
Alice Hamby Turner
 
 
#4 Rosa Saylor 2019-09-09 14:01
So sorry to hear about her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all.
 
 
#3 Allen Salter 2019-09-09 13:19
Prayers lifted up as this time of loss for God to grant you peace and comfort
 
 
#2 LORIE HAWKINS 2019-09-09 12:52
Ms. Dot was such a sweet lady, and I loved to hear her say a blessing! I am thinking about all of you!
 
 
#1 Cherrie Longshore 2019-09-09 11:30
Sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. . Keeping your family in my prayers.