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Sheila Martin Friar, 68, of Edisto Beach, South Carolina died March 27, 2021 at Trident Medical Center, North Charleston, South Carolina.

Born on October 6, 1952 in Wellington, Kansas, she was a daughter of the late Elburn L. Martin and Loma Phipps Griephan.

She was formerly employed by Kentco, Sonoco Products, and the South Carolina Fire Fighters Association. She was currently employed by Egrets Point Realty in Edisto.

Shelia had a love for camping, fishing, and anything Disney. One of her favorite things to do was to spend time on the beach and watch the sea turtles hatch.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Samuel Russell Friar, Sr.; sons, Samuel Russell Friar, Jr. and wife Amber of Blythewood, William Thomas Friar and wife Margaret stationed in Cairo, Egypt, and James Martin Friar and his wife Brittin of Prosperity; sisters, Mary Jo Young and husband Wes of Gold Canyon, Arizona and Patricia Martin Andreatta and husband Andrew of Gold Canyon, Arizona; grandchildren, Miles, Hayden, Thomas, Suzanna, Logan, and Bethany.

She was predeceased by her parents and by her step-father, Donald Griephan.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00PM Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel, 1724 Main St Newberry, South Carolina by the Rev. Ben Barnett. The family will receive friends following the service. Those desiring may send plant/flower arrangements or donate in her name to the Global Sea Turtle Research Conservation by going to

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#8 Sheriff Lee Foster 2021-04-01 08:46
We extend our deepest sympathies to your family on the passing of this fine lady. May the many memories shared serve to fill the gaps that are left behind. Please accept our condolences. Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia
#7 Ronnie Yonce 2021-04-01 08:01
Russ (and family), I’m so sorry for your loss. I know about that huge hole in your hearts right now. Time does heal, Sheila may be gone, but she’ll never be forgotten. Prayers for you, Russ and your family during this most difficult time in your lives.
#6 Renae Whaley 2021-03-29 14:33
Sheila I will miss your smile each time I walk into the Egrets Pointe office. I will also miss our talks about the Gamecocks and Disney. Russell and family I am so sorry for your loss.
#5 Dennis Ray 2021-03-29 14:30
My prayers are with you for comfort and healing with God's peace that passes all understanding in the days ahead. Sheila was such a blessing to me through the years and I hope I can be even a small blessing to others as she has been to so many. May God bless all of you.
#4 Tony Taylor 2021-03-29 09:01
Russell so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are for you and your family. May the lord give all of you comfort and healing
#3 Bobby DeHart 2021-03-28 18:22
Ms. Sheila you are missed! You opened your heart, house n soul to Debra n I, Libby,Shane, Chase, Luke n Jordyn! I am forever grateful ! Prayers for your entire family! Love n Prayers Bobby n Debra!❤️
#2 Mike & Susan Ralston 2021-03-28 13:04
Words are never ever enough at a time like this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Russ and your family. We greatly enjoyed our holidays and events with Sheila. She welcomed and treated us like family.
#1 Libby Wessinger 2021-03-28 12:25
Ma Sheila, you will be missed more than you could have ever imagined. You opened your home and your heart to our family becoming like another mother to me and Shane and another grandmother to the kids. Our camping trips and Edisto trips will never be the same. Our thoughts and prayers are with Russ, Sammy/Amber, William/Margaret, Martin/Brittin, the grandkids, and your extended family.