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Bobbie (Priester) Gunnells

March 14, 1930 ~ September 9, 2020 (age 90)

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Graveside Funeral services for Bobbie Priester Gunnells, 90, of Olar, SC will be held 11 a.m. Friday, September 11, 2020 at George’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, 22400 Ehrhardt Road, Olar, SC 29843 with the Reverends Ted Still and Timmy Gunnells officiating. The family will receive friends at the cemetery following the service.

The family has asked that memorials be made to Georges Creek Baptist Church, 40 Dixie Ave. Bamberg, SC 29003. Due to the current pandemic and the CDC regulations, social distancing and other guidelines will be in place. The service will be live-streamed on our Official Folk Funeral Home - Live Stream Facebook page for those unable to attend. Mrs. Gunnells passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.

Born in Allendale County, SC, she was the only child born to the late Robert Benjamin Priester and Mabel Bazzle Priester and was married to Joseph Freddie Gunnells, Jr.  She was a member of Georges Creek Baptist Church.  Mrs. Gunnells attended Denmark Public School and spent most of her life working as a bookkeeper. She enjoyed cooking for her family and loved gardening and flowers.

Survivors include her loving husband of 74½ years Freddie Gunnells of the home; her children, Jane (Heyward) Gunnells of Bamberg, Annette (Gerald) Moore of Snelling and John Gunnells of Olar; her grandchildren, Jill (John) Taylor, Jan (Franklin) McCormack and Whitley (David) Ivashchenko; great grandchildren, Jane Anne McCormack and Aaron Ivashchenko.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Emma Brown for her love and care, the Nurses and staff at Edisto Home Care and Hospice and to the caregivers from The Circle of Love for all they have done for Mrs. Gunnells.   

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Graveside Service
September 11, 2020

11:00 AM
Georges Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
22400 Ehrhardt Road
Olar, SC 29843

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