Floride Watts McLain PDF Print E-mail

Floride Watts McLain, 81, of Prosperity, widow of Geta O. McLain, died December 25, 2014 at White Oak Manor.

Born on December 17, 1933, in Conway, she was a daughter of the late Rufus Calhoun and Mary Sarvis Watts. She was the retired owner of Custom Fashions of Winnsboro and Newberry and was a member of the Blythewood Seventh Day Adventist Church and was an associate member of Wightman United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a son, Geta “Pete” McLain,Jr. and his wife Sandra of Prosperity; a son-in-law, Prosperity Robert “Bobby” Smith of Winnsboro; a sister -in-law, Shelia Watts; grandchildren, Thomas O. (Jeanie) McLain of Conway, Jodie McLain (Dwayne) Smith of Conway, Charles E. Cauley of Medford, MA, Jason B. (Nellie) Cauley of Indian Trail, NC, Jason Robert(Jessica) Smith of Swansee, and Joshua Nolan (Teresa) Smith of Red Bank; step-grandchildren, Arthur (Audra) Guy of Newberry, Todd (Harriet) Guy of Newberry, Missy (Mark) Hipp of Prosperity, and April (Charles) Moore of Kinards; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Denise McLain Smith, a sister, Dolly Watts Garrison, and a brother, Edward Calhoun Watts.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 PM Sunday, December 28, 2014 at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Tri-county Hospice, Blythewood Seventh Day Adventist Church, or to Wightman United Methodist Church.

The family would like to thank Tri-County Hospice and the staff of White Oak Manor for their loving care.

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#17 Rhonda Johnson 2015-01-04 14:34
Pete and Sandra, you are a very special couple! You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jamie & Rhonda Johnson
#16 Denise Gibson-Berry 2015-01-02 12:18
Dear Family, I am saddened to hear about Ms. Floride. I just found out and I am in shock. I have so many precious memories of her and Mr. Geta. Please rely on the Lord for your strength needed in the days ahead. In sincere sympathy and love, Denise Gibson-Berry and family.
#15 Becky Steen 2015-01-01 07:30
Pete, Sandra and family, So sorry to hear of your loss! May God be with you and wrap his arms around you for much comfort and peace during this time. Love, Becky and family
#14 Jean Counts 2014-12-28 21:39
Pete, Sandra and Family,
Condolences and prayers to all.
#13 Ruby & Joe Miller 2014-12-28 09:57

I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I know that she is smiling on you and free of pain. My prayers are with you, Sandra and the family.

Joe & Ruby Jean(Point) Miller
#12 Mollie D. Graham 2014-12-28 00:44
Dear Pete and Sandra.I am so sorry to hear of your mom's death. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care. Love and blessings. Mollie Graham
#11 Gail willard 2014-12-27 17:12
Pete so sorry for your loss
#10 Pat McCullough 2014-12-27 14:34
Pete and family so sorry for your loss, you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love and prayers. Pat McCullough
#9 Barbara Ringer 2014-12-27 07:05
This family is in my prayers. It brings back memories of Denise. I am sure Ms Mclain will be missed as we still miss Denise alot at the bank. Blessings to all of this family.
#8 Tina Hair 2014-12-27 00:39
My sympathy is with you and your family in the passing of your mother. Know that I am praying that God will shed his peace upon you all during this time. Much love to you!
#7 White Oak Newberry 2014-12-26 21:43
The staff of White Oak of Newberry would like to express our deepest condolences. We are saddened by the passing of Ms. Flo. We considered it a honor and privilege to care fr her these past months. We will miss her. However, just like you we take comfort in knowing to be absent from the body is to be present wth the Lord. Our prayer is for God to hold you firmly in His hand during this difficult time. May His peace and strength surround you in the days ahead.
#6 Billy & Edith Morris 2014-12-26 21:06
Thinking of you, Missy Hipp.
#5 Lonnette Turner 2014-12-26 17:42
Pete and family , So very sorry to hear about the death of your mother. All of you will be in our prayers. Randy and Lonnette Turner
#4 Janice Meeks 2014-12-26 17:31
I am so sad to learn about the passing of your mom. Please know that I am praying for your family.
#3 betty and raymond 2014-12-26 14:21
sorry for your loss our prayers are with you and family
#2 Debra Taylor 2014-12-26 14:11
Pete and all the family,
Please accept my condolences during your time of loss. Hold her memory close to your heart. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Much Love, Debra Taylor
#1 Tara & Terry Price 2014-12-26 14:03
Pete I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. My prayers are with your family during this time of sorrow.