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Sadie

Drew

Stiney

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September 2, 2020

"May the work I've Done Speak for Me" Sadie Drew Stiney, daughter of the late Mr. Ollie and Mrs. Pearl Drew was born March 12, 1923 in Covington, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents and 11 brothers and sisters. At an early age she joined Pine Street Baptist Church in Covington, Virginia. Upon relocating to Hardeeville, SC, she joined St. Phillip Baptist Church, where she was a member for over 70 years. She attended Allegheny County school system where she graduated. As a teenager she worked various jobs around Covington, VA. Upon graduation from high school, decided to seek a career in the health field. She attended Burkeville School of Nursing were she obtain her Registered Nursing Degree and North Carolina Central University, in Durham, NC. She also obtained her South Carolina Funeral Director License. After graduating from North Carolina Center University, she utilized her nursing knowledge at the Veterans Administration Hospitals in Cleveland, OH and Philadelphia, PA. Always wanting to broaden her horizon, she moved to Savannah, GA were she was employed at Charity Hospital which was the first black hospital in Savannah, GA that trained African-American doctors and nursing. Charity Hospital later became Harris Nursing. She worked private duty nursing for various families in Savannah, Ga. She was very much involved in Stiney's Ambulance service and Funeral Home. After working years in Savannah, GA, she took a position at Hilton Head Nursing Home on Hilton Head Islands, SC as Head Register Nurse for several years. Upon leaving Hilton Head Nursing Home she started Comprehensive Health in Beaufort-Jasper County. While spear-heading Comprehensive Health, Sadie fought for free an inexpensive health care for the citizens of Jasper and Beaufort Counties. She worked with Vista volunteers to provide free legal aid and home repairs to residents of the Low Country. Along with others reached out to generous and benevolent organizations to provide food and clothing for residents and to eliminate inequities in the Welfare system. She was joined in Holy Matrimony to Mr. Ramson M. Stiney in 1957 to which five children were born and only one survived. On September 2, 2020 she was called by the Master to her enternal rest. She leaves to cherish her memories: her loving son, Rodney Stiney (Ruth) of Hardeeville, SC, two grandsons, Nicholas and Aaron Stiney both of Atlanta, GA, and several nieces and nephews. A special lifelong friend Mrs. Johnnie Mae Dopson. Two conscientious caregiving, Mrs. Barbara Ford and Mrs. Janett Taylor and special gratitude to Rev. William Bowser Jr. of the Fisher Chapel UMC. A graveside service will be held on Friday September 11, 2020 at 11:00 AM in Cedar Hill Cemetery with Pastor R. D. Jenkins officiating. Arritt Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Cemetery Information Friday, September 11, 2020 11:00 AM Cedar Hill Cemetery 1521 S. Carpenter Dr. Covington,VA - 24426 Service Friday, September 11, 2020 11:00 AM Cedar Hill Cemetery 1521 S. Carpenter Dr. Covington,VA - 24426
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Juanita /Kenny Helton

Apr 23, 2024

The family of Betty ,we will miss her so much ,I will never forget her Praising the Lord ,always dancing in the presence of the Lord ,always had a heart of gold for the people ❤️, she is now in the arms of the Lord ,

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Laura Harris Waddy

Apr 23, 2024

Betty was my classmate from grade 6 at Watson to Graduation from CHS, c/o 1971. She was very quiet, yet very friendly.
I saw her several times, after her return to Covington, usually at church. She was very spiritual and loved worship and praise.
My condolences 🙏🏽 and prayers to her entire Family.

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J.R. & Mary Persinger

Apr 23, 2024

Sorry for your loss. May Joe rest in a peaceful heaven. Prayers for the family.

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Debbie Shuart

Apr 22, 2024

Kathy, So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He’ll be remembered as the kind face and always a kind word sitting in front of us at Church. Prayers 🙏

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Mr. and Mrs Terry Rock

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was a fine man and he will be missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, with our sincerest sympathy.

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Thomas and Barbara Tucker

Apr 21, 2024

Robert was one of the greatest person I've ever met a Christian friend. And man always loved to see you happy go lucky. Never a bad word to say about anybody. Are lives are richer for knowing him .

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Debbie Tingler Smith

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Johnny was such a kind sweet person. His smile would brighten anyone's day. God Bless All of You.

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Michele and Joshua

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family. Sorry for your loss.

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Sandy Lemons

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley, John and Lorrie my thoughts and prayers. Some of our best times in Covington were at your house. Johnny and Bo are up there healthy and pain free. My love and prayers are with you all.

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Donnette Miles

Apr 20, 2024

May you rest in paradise.

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Jack & Nadine Wykle

Apr 20, 2024

Cathy we are both so sorry for your loss. May you find hope and peace in the precious memories of yesterday.

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Roscoe R. Humphries

Apr 20, 2024

Jonny was such a wonderful man who loved his family, enjoyed his motorcycle rides with friends and attending car shows. Prayers to you Shirley and family.

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