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Posted: August 20, 2018 3:50 p.m.
Updated: August 21, 2018 1:00 a.m.

Elaine Rabon Gettys, 95, widow of Walter Lathan Gettys, died Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the home of her daughter, Lori Horton.

Born in Kershaw, S.C. she was a daughter of the late Hampton Rabon and Boydie Sanders Rabon.

Mrs. Gettys was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Debbie Jackson (Joseph) and Lori Horton all of Sumter; four grandchildren, Michael Gene (Buddy) Horton, Jr., Ashley Rabon Reddick (Jason), Holly Jackson Garrity (Tim) and Katie Jackson Atolli; six great-grandchildren, Elaine Marie (Ellie) Horton, Mary Katherine Garrity, Margaret Lynn Garrity, Timothy Edward Garrity, Danielle Katherine (Ellie) Atolli, Jackson David Atolli, numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery with the Pastor Leon Winn officiating.

The family will receive friends following the graveside service at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Joe Jackson, 403 N. Purdy St.

Memorials may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 211 Alice Dr., Sumter, SC 29150, the Tuomey Foundation, 102 N. Main St., Sumter, SC 29150 or to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 1019 Ebenezer Rd., Lugoff, SC 29078.

On-Line condolences may be sent to

Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.


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