Marjorie  Nettles

Obituary of Marjorie Brunk Nettles

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Marjorie Brunk Phillips Nettles, 97, died peacefully on Monday, January 9, 2017, in her home at Covenant Place. Born in Sumter, SC, she was born on November 2, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Ida Louise and C. D. Brunk. Marjorie was first married to Logan Lang Phillips and, from this union, she had three loving daughters. They did many fun things together, including gatherings at their homes at Santee and Myrtle Beach and traveling together with their many friends in their AirStream camper, until his death in 1980. She was the longest living member of First Baptist Church (1931) and the longest living resident at Covenant Place (1994). After her move to Covenant Place, she married long-time friend, Robert M. Nettles, who predeceased her. Surviving are two daughters, Carol Kirven (Larry) and Virginia (Ginger) Nasipak of Delray Beach, FL., and one sister, Virginia B. Shirley. She was also survived by six grandchildren, David Alderman, Columbia; Chris Alderman, of Sumter; Travis McEwen (Francine) of Coral Springs, FL; Kim McEwen (John) of Atlanta, GA; Philip Clavier (Erin) of Hellertown, PA; and Rev. Dr. Mark Clavier of Oxford, England and by eleven great grandchildren In addition to her parents and husbands, she was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia Phillips McEwen, who was married to Howard D. (Tappy) McEwen. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 P.M. Thursday in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery beside her first husband, officiated by Rev. Charles Clanton, followed by a Memorial Service and reception in the Life Enrichment Center at Covenant Place at 4:00 P.M. The family would like to extend thanks to Amedisys Hospice and to her many caregivers especially Jamee Childress for their kind and compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Mission Funds, P. O. Box 867, Sumter, SC 29151, to Covenant Place, 2825 Carter Road, Sumter, SC 29150 or to United Ministries of Sumter, P. O. Box 1017, Sumter, SC 29151. On-line condolences may be sent to Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements. 803-775-9386