OBITUARY Margaret Smith Burley January 13, 1925 – July 29, 2018 COLUMBIA – A funeral service for Margaret Estelle Smith Burley, 93, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Heyward Street United Methodist Church, with burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 9:30 until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mrs. Burley passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018. Born in Tallahassee, Florida on January 13, 1925, she was a daughter of the late George Henson Smith and Bunita Morrow Smith. Following an early death of her parents, Margaret was reared by her grandmother, grandmother Mary Frances “Fanny” Smith; aunt, Estelle Smith. She was a member of Heyward Street United Methodist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class, and also an active member of United Methodist Women. Margaret retired in 1987 from the University of South Carolina Geography Department as an administrative assistant. She enjoyed gardening and walking and was very passionate about recycling, using her walks to help keep the Shandon community clean and manicured. She was also an accomplished seamstress who assisted interior decorators in designing and sewing. Most important of all her accomplishments in life was her family. She would drop anything to assist her husband or children, if they were in need. Surviving are her daughter, Martha B. Donehue (Tom); sons, C. Carroll Burley, Jr. (Jennifer), Rev. John D. Burley (Gayle) and George S. Burley (Anne); seven grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 65 years; grandmother Mary Frances “Fanny” Smith; and aunt, Estelle Smith. Memorials may be made to Heyward Street United Methodist, 2501 Heyward Street, Columbia, SC 29205. Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com. Send Flowers Show Your Support Share Obituary share to facebook share by email share link Receive Notifications
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Margaret Smith Burley 2018.
Death notice for the town of: columbia, state: South Carolina