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BAMBERG -- Mrs. Marilyn Sanders Johns, 84, of Bamberg, SC passed from this earth to be with her Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, surrounded by her family.

Funeral services for Mrs. Johns will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 11761 Heritage Highway, Bamberg. Burial will follow in Bamberg County Memory Gardens.

Mrs. Johns was born in Bamberg County, South Carolina, on May 1, 1935. She was the daughter of the late Frampton Leighton Sanders and the late Jennie Lou Hartzog Sanders.

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. She enjoyed fishing, shopping, working in her yard and reading. In addition to her family and friends, she also loved her special canine

companion of 16 years, her beloved dog, Honey. She served as a clerk for Production

Credit Association for 13 years and administrative clerk for Westinghouse Savannah River Site for 16 years.

Survivors include her sons, Dalma (Dal) Breland Johns III (Janice) of Gilbert, Michael (Mickey) David Johns of Barnwell, and Barry Darin Johns (Donna) of Lexington; grandsons, Corey Johns, Brandon Johns, Matthew Johns, Ryan Johns (Liza), Hunter Johns and Tyler Johns (Tara); granddaughter, Jenna Johns (Cody) Still, and a great granddaughter, Kaylee Johns; sister, Gloria Caughman of Beech Island; sisters-in-law, Betty Johns Parker (Dave) of Morehead City, North Carolina, and Fay Sanders of Olar; and brother-in-law, Warren Taylor of Olar. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 59 years, Dalma Breland Johns Jr.; sisters, Alma S. Taylor and Elboner S. Morris; and brothers, K.U. (Mary) Sanders, Julian Sanders, Loyal Sanders and Framp Sanders.

Memorials may be sent to Mizpah United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 805, Olar, SC 29843; to Trinity Unity Methodist Church, P.O. Box 335, Bamberg, SC 29003; or to Ezekiel Ministries, P.O. Box 30291, Columbia, SC 29230.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in the Trinity United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 11761 Heritage Highway, Bamberg.

Cooner Funeral Home LLC of Bamberg (www.coonerfuneralhome.com) is in charge of service arrangements.

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