Mr. Willie Merrill, age 92, of 363 Quiet Circle Drive, Laurens, died, Monday, May 29, 2017 at the Hospice House of Laurens County, Clinton. A son of the late Jess Merrill and Hannah Smith Merrill and husband of Hannah Smith Merrill, he was a former employee of W.R. Grace. He is survived by his wife, Hannah S. Merrill of the home; two sons, Larry (Joyce) Merrill and Willie (Dorothy) Merrill, Jr. of Laurens; three daughters, Betty (Rainey) Jones of Spartanburg, Diane (Jimmy) Bryson and Elaine Thomas of Laurens; ten grandchildren and a host of great-great grandchildren. Funeral service will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Poplar Spring AME Church, with Rev. Roland Sigmon officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family is at the home.
Beasley Funeral Home, Laurens is in charge of arrangements.Email obituary