Ms. Thelma Spires Stanfield, 93, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Prisma Health in Columbia.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel, 1012 Whitman StreetOrangeburg. Rev. Marvin Clark and Rev. Fletcher Rawls will be officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 1 hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens on Columbia Road in Orangeburg.
Due to the pandemic, social distancing and face masks will be required.
Honored to serve as pallbearers are Jeff Holman, Derrick Antley, Jason Parker, Bill Parker, Jr., Todd Hueitt and Roger Horne.
Thelma was born in Calhoun County on May 25, 1927. She was the daughter of the late Leonard Spires and the late Josephine Ziegler Rutledge.
She was a faithful and active member of the First Southern Methodist Church in Orangeburg, up until three years ago when her health issues required her to reside at Jolley Acres Health Care in Orangeburg.
Thelma retired from Utica Tool Company with 22 years of service.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Brenda S. Hooper, brothers, James Spires and John Rutledge; sisters, Mary Z. Parker and Minnie Lou Harley.
Thelma is survived by a brother, George Rutledge of Hampton, S.C. After her sister Mary passed, Thelma became a very special Aunt to the Parker family. Left to cherish her memory are niece, Carol P. Horne (Roger); nephews, Calvin Parker (Salley), Bill Parker (Betty) and Roy Parker; a special nephew, Todd Huiett (Tammy) and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
Memorials may be made to the First Southern Methodist Church at 2456 Broughton StreetOrangeburg, S.C. 29115.