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Ethel (Smith) Gibbs

April 24, 2023

Ethel Gibbs Obituary

Timmonsville, SC – Ethel S. Gibbs, 93, went to her heavenly home on Monday, April 24, 2023.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 12:00 noon in Sardis Baptist Church with visitation beginning one hour before the service at 11:00 a.m.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

Ethel was born in Sumter County, the daughter of the late James E. and Celia Reynolds Smith.  She was a member of Sardis Baptist Church.  She worked in the patient admitting office at McLeod Hospital until she retired.  She was also a member of the Woodmen of the World.

She was married to the late “Jack” Gibbs.

Surviving are a daughter, Jacqueline “Jackie” Clay; sons, Freddie Gibbs, Bobby Gibbs, Clark Gibbs; brothers, Jesse Ray Smith, Sidney Smith; eleven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by a son, Eddie Gibbs; brothers, Thomas Smith, Harry Smith, Roy Smith, Alford Smith; sisters, Ruby Hickson and Betty Geddings; grandson, Eric Gibbs and son-in-law, Harold Clay.

Memorials may be made to Sardis Baptist Church, 3129 Sardis Hwy, Timmonsville, SC 29161.

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Layton-Anderson Funeral Home, 4210 W. Palmetto Street, Florence, SC

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April 26, 2023

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sardis Baptist Church
3129 Sardis Highway
Timmonsville, SC 29161

Funeral Service
April 26, 2023

12:00 PM
Sardis Baptist Church
3129 Sardis Highway
Timmonsville, SC 29161


Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery
3129 Sardis Highway
Timmonsville, SC 29161


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