Sarah Hunter Pressly, 88, of Due West, widow of Dr. Francis Young Pressly, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009. She was born on Nov. 6, 1921 in Little Rock, Ark., to the late John L. and Sarah Douglass Hunter. Mrs. Pressly was a graduate of ErskineCollege and the University of South Carolina and was a member of BethlehemARPChurch in Due West.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. at DueWestARPChurch. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the services in the church fellowship hall.
In 1947, Dr. and Mrs. Pressly became devoted missionaries to Pakistan for World Witness (ARP). After her husband’s death, Mrs. Pressly continued as a missionary in Pakistan until her retirement in 1987. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a half-brother, Albert Sims Hunter.
Surviving Mrs. Pressly is her daughter, Sally P. Lollis and her husband Roger of Westminster, S.C.; a son, Francis H. Pressly of Due West, S.C.; a brother, John Morton Hunter of Aiken, S.C.; two grandchildren, Joseph Lollis of Westminster, S.C. and C. Brian Pressly of Lexington, S.C.; and three great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Tristan and Carmen Sarah Pressly.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests all memorials go to World Witness Pakistan Mission, 1 Cleveland St Ste 220, Greenville, SC29601.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.harrisfuneral.com. Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Abbeville is assisting the Pressly family.