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Willie Merrill

Date of Death: 05/29/2017

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.

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Margaret Anderson ()

So sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God continue to give you comfort and strength during your time of bereavement. Sending love to you all.



Sandra Johnson ()

(Pastor Larry (Joyce)Merrill) (mother) Hannah Smith Merrill,and to all the children ,grandchildren great grandchildren. I wanted to reach out to your family and other relatives ,and friends to let you all know that you are in my thoughts and prayers in the lost of your husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.I couldn't be there with you all ,but my brother in-law was there Wayne Brewster. but never the less I wanted to extend my prayers of much peace and confort from our LORD GOD almighty. For He is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power works in us. I pray that you all would not lose heart ,continue to be strengthening by our LORD GOD through Jesus Christ our LORD! Amen. Love Sandra Johnson

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