Sara Margaret Stanton

In Memoriam

Sara Margaret Stanton
February 23, 1927 – January 24, 2021

Cheraw, South Carolina – Cheraw, SC
Sara Margaret McDougald Stanton, 93, died Sunday, January 24, 2021. Born in Marlboro County she was a daughter of the late Clyde D. and Sarah Frances Rainwater McDougald. She was the widow of W.C. Stanton. Growing up she was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, where she became a Sunday School teacher and played the organ. Her family was an integral part of the ministry of Pleasant Grove and she always cared deeply for her “church family.” In later years she and her husband became part of another church family at Cheraw First Baptist Church. In that congregation she was a Sunday School teacher and member of the WMU. She was a graduate of Coker University (at age 46). She was a retired second grade school teacher (1974-1989) from Cheraw Primary. Mrs. Stanton was a member of the South Carolina Education Association. She was a member of the Cheraw Civic League Garden Club which helped establish Centennial Park in Downtown Cheraw. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and yard work. She loved her grandchildren.

Survivors include her sons, David Wilson Stanton of Cheraw, SC, Clyde Townsend (Regina) Stanton of Birmingham, AL, Hugh Joyce (Jennie) Stanton of Florence, SC, grandchildren, Michael Stanton, Wilson Stanton, David Stanton, Kate Stanton, sisters, Geneva McGilvray of Moultrie, GA, Laura Ann (Charles) Haley of Cheraw, SC, Sue Frances Lee of Cheraw, SC.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband listed above, also, a son, Prentiss Kinney Stanton, a grandchild, Alexander Stanton, brothers, Boyce McDougald, Richard Edwin McDougald and Gene Clyde McDougald.

Mrs. Stanton will lie in repose 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Kiser Funeral Home, Cheraw, SC. A funeral service will be held 2:00PM, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Cheraw First Baptist Church, Cheraw, SC. Burial will be in Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens.

Memorials to: Hospice of Chesterfield County Foundation, 122 Main Street, Chesterfield (SC), 29709 or Cheraw First Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 337, Cheraw, SC 29520 or Mercy In Me Free Medical Clinic, PO Box 1684, Cheraw, SC 29520

Published by The State on Jan. 27, 2021.

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