Sara (Yarborough) Deese

October 17, 1931 ~ July 2, 2021 (age 89)

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Sumter, SC…Sara Yarborough Deese, age 89, beloved wife of Kendrick Netha Deese, died on Friday, July 2, 2021, at Covenant Place.

Born in Union County, NC, she was the daughter of the late Joseph M. Yarborough Sr. and Viola Hicks Yarborough. Mrs. Deese was a member of Shaw Heights Baptist Church where she served as the church secretary for many years and was a member the Joy Sunday School. She enjoyed quilting and camping and loved music. Mrs. Deese will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her.

In addition to her husband Kendrick, she is survived by her four children, Carol E. Deese of Surfside Beach, David K. Deese of Sumter, Kimberly J. Stone (Jason) of Beaufort, and Karen L. Shank (Jim Chesler) of Pittsburgh, PA; four grandchildren, Jennifer Bracken, Michelle Bracken, Kamrin Shank, and Landon Shank; along with six great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Glenn A. Deese and her brother, Joseph M. Yarborough, Jr.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at 11:00 am in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Robert White officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, one hour prior to the service, from 10:00-11:00 am at Bullock Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Joy Sunday School Class of Shaw Heights Baptist Church, 2030 Peach Orchard Road, Sumter, SC 29154.

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The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.

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July 6, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Bullock Funeral Home
1190 Wilson Hall Road
Sumter, SC 29150

Funeral Service
July 6, 2021

11:00 AM
Bullock Fuenral Home Chapel

Video is available for this event

July 6, 2021

12:00 PM
Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery
802 N Guignard Drive
Sumter, SC 29150

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