A graveside funeral service to celebrate the life of Mary Helen Bates Chappell, 85, of Orangeburg was held at 11:00 AM Thursday, September, 1, 2016 at Quaker Cemetery. John Miller officiated. Memorials may be made in Helen’s memory to Thiel-Myer Pet Adoption Center, 128 Black River Road, Camden, SC 29020.
Helen, widow of Oliver Berry Chappell, died Monday, August 29, 2016. She was born in Sylacauga, AL and was the daughter of the late Henry and Ethel Owsley Bates. Helen was Food Service Manager of Kershaw County Medical Center and Orangeburg Regional Medical Center.
Helen was a sweet loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed.
Surviving are her daughter, Rita Chappell Lynch (Bob) of Lugoff and a son, Timothy Paul Chappell of Orangeburg, grandsons, Brad, Justin and Griff Lynch and Eric and Cody Chappell and great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a sister, Myrtice Butts and a brother, Donald Bates.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the Chappell family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com