Marian Gray Strickland: Green Sea

     Marian Gray Strickland of Green Sea died Friday, Dec. 21 in McLeod Hospital in Florence. She was 62.
     Born in Horry County, she was the daughter of the late Marian Jason and Dulah Futrill Richardson.
     As a member of Gapway Baptist Church, Mrs. Strickland loved singing in the choir, working in Vacation Bible School and attending WMU meetings. She also enjoyed working outdoors in her flowers and garden.   
     She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Elbert Strickland; a son and daughter-in-law, Benjamin Strickland and wife Shanda of Fair Bluff; two grandchildren: Jacob and Ethan Strickland; six sisters:  Lucille Graham, Pearl Blanton, Betty Faye Davis and Kathy McDowell all of Loris, Florence Williams of Myrtle Beach, and Margaret Williams of Florence; and one brother, Billy Todd of Parsons, Kan.
     Mrs. Strickland was preceded in death by two sisters.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gapway Cemetery Fund, c/o Mildred S. Nobles, 4265 Buffkin Road, Green Sea, SC  29545.
      Visitation was planned from 6 to 8 Saturday, Dec. 22, in Inman Funeral Home of Tabor City.
      A graveside service was planned at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, in Gapway Baptist Church Cemetery by Rev. Steve Nobles.
      A guestbook is available at inmanfuneralhome.com.

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