Sara Alice Welliver PDF Print E-mail

Sara Alice Felker Welliver, 91, of Newberry, died March 31, 2021 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born September 7, 1929 in Whitmire, she was the daughter of the late George Adam and Sara Henrietta Adams Felker. She graduated from Whitmire High School in 1947. In 1948 she trained in Charlotte with Southern Bell and then moved to Columbia to work with the company until the end of 1949. On March 31, 1949 Alice married Marshall Lynn Welliver in Columbia (they later divorced). She became a stay-at-home mom beginning in 1950 with the birth of her oldest son George and later with the birth of her youngest son Randy in 1952. She remained at home until about 1962 when she returned to work – taking a job with the General Electric Capacitor Plant in Irmo. Shortly after this she worked at the Shakespeare Plant in the Dentsville area and in about 1969 with Dictaphone in the Pontiac area of Columbia. In 1971 she went to work at Carolina Eastman and worked there until her retirement on November 22, 1989. In December 1990 she began working with Gibson Greeting Cards (later bought out by American Greeting Cards), stocking them in several stores. After 60 years in Columbia, she decided to move to Newberry in February 2008 to be closer to her family. Shortly after this she quit working with the greeting cards and fully retired.

She is survived by sons George Lynn and Randy Marshall Welliver, both of Newberry, a grandson Patrick Ray Welliver of Morganton, NC, a step-grandson Bruce Horne of Cary, NC, great granddaughters Montana Rae McCoy and Matlynn Rayne McCoy, a step-great-grandson Finny Horne, and a brother Gary Felker of Newberry, She was predeceased by a sister Bonnie Felker Prince and brothers Harry and Ray Felker.

The family will be at the home of Gary Felker on Old Whitmire Highway.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM Friday, April 2, 2021 at St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Whitmire with visitation being held before the service from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. Burial will follow in Whitmire Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Timothy Lutheran, PO Box 265, Whitmire, SC 29178.

Active pallbearers are Mike Felker, Tony Felker, Robbie Felker, Ronnie Felker, Ricky Alexander, and Chad Felker.

Everyone is reminded of COVID 19 social distancing guidelines and masks are encouraged.



#8 Cathy Waits Walker 2021-04-04 19:58
So sorry to hear of my sweet cousin. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Fly high Alice
#7 Pam Branton 2021-04-03 19:39
George and Randy, my sincere condolences on the loss of your mom. She was always such a sweet lady and touched the lives of all who knew her. I know she will be missed. Keeping you and your family in prayer.
#6 Randy E Lewis 2021-04-01 08:52
My thoughts and prayers for the Welliver and Felker families for your loss of Sara. May our great Lord in heaven comfort and guide each of you in your time of need.
#5 Sheriff Lee Foster 2021-04-01 08:45
Our family offers you our deepest sympathies on the passing of Mrs. Welliver. May the memories of a life well lived fill your hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lee, carol, Joseph, Amelia
#4 Curtis Lake 2021-04-01 05:17
Alice left Eastman at the time they shutdown fibers. I happened to be on shift work for a little while and met her, talked to her and found she was quiet but friendly. I asked her what her plans were for her retirement and she said she was going to buy a little trailer and put it on a piece of property in Whitmire. I’m like, “Whitmire”? She said that where her folks were from. We kept talking and found out we were cousins. Her maternal granddaddy and my maternal granddaddy were brothers. Told my Mom about it and she was like, “Sure, haven’t you seen her at some of the family reunions?” Turns out her Mom and my Mom were 1st cousins. We used to have reunions at Adams Camp.Later on, they have been having them at Macedonia Lutheran Church, at the end of Macedonia Church Rd. on a point on Lake Murray. Small world. It was so wonderful to have talked to Alice the short while we worked together. The Adams family is so big, it's hard to know all my 1st and 2nd cousins. But just know that Jesus is coming back and you need to be ready for it. PTL!
#3 Tommy and Marti Reid 2021-03-31 19:59
Prayers for the family
#2 Diane Metts 2021-03-31 19:32
George & family,
Steve & I are so sorry to hear of your sister's passing. She is now with her Lord & Savior. What a wonderful way to celebrate Easter, literally in the presence of God and His Son, Jesus. Our prayers and love are with you today and in the coming days.
#1 ELEANOR FOSTER 2021-03-31 19:21
I met Alice in 1971 while working at Carolina Eastman. Alice and I shared many good times together thru the years and recently we have only been able to communicate by phone. We still laughed and talked about the fun we had together. Alice was beyond a doubt the best, most loyal friend I have ever had. I find joy in the fact that I had the pleasure of knowing her and to know that she is no longer suffering and surely walking in Heaven.