Esther Maye Newman McClary, 93, widow of Louie Claude McClary,
passed away Sunday,
May 10, 2020, in McLeod Hospice House of Florence.510 N. Longstreet
Mrs. McClary was
2, 1926, in Sumter
a daughter of the late Joseph Roland and Alice Josey
Newman. She was a graduate of Sumter
and received a nursing degree from Tuomey Hospital
School of Nursing. While raising her young children, Mrs. Esther stayed home
and helped her husband run McClary Country Store.
Later she returned to her nursing career as a head nurse at Williamsburg
and retired from there as a nursing supervisor. She was a member of Kingstree
and active with the Hospitality Committee and the Wallace Connor Sunday School
Class. Mrs. Esther mentored many young girls through her role as adult leader
for Girl Scout Troop 99. She enjoyed reading, cross stitching, coloring,
ceramics and traveling with her husband Claude throughout the United
Surviving are: her
children, Alice Marie (Don) Beck, of Mt.
Louie C. “Butch” (Sally) McClary, Jr., of Salem,
and Mallory (Robin Mouzon) McClary,
of Salters; grandchildren, David and Brian Beck,
Patrick McClary, Susan Snyder, Jennifer Lewis, and
April Pitts; and 10 great grandchildren. She is also survived by several
nieces, nephews, and cousins in whom she took special interest and love. Mrs.
Esther was preceded in death by her husband Claude, a grandson, Christopher McClary and her 3 brothers.
The family would like to thank all her care
givers over the past year. We also appreciate all the love she received from
members of her church family.
Due to COVID 19, funeral services will be
private. Memorials may be made to Kingstree