A funeral service to celebrate the life of Mattie Reynolds Stokes, 87, of Camden, S.C. will be held at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Camden War. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Stake President Carl Reynolds, Jr., Bishop Derick Swails, Wayne Thompso, and Hazel Reynolds will officiate. Burial will follow in Branham Cemetery at Smryna. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Stokes memory to Kershaw Health & Hospice, 124 Battleship Road, Camden, SC 29020.
Mattie Reynolds Stokes, widow of Carroll “Dick” Stokes, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. She was born in Lugoff, S.C., the daughter of the late George W. and Pearl Branham Reynolds. Mrs. Stokes started working as a nurse on Jan. 12, 1947 at the Camden Hospital, and then for Dr. Rip LaRoache and Dr. Francis McCorkle. She deeply loved her grandchildren, her friends, gardening and the Clemson Tigers. Mattie was instrumental in implementing The Kershaw County Ambulance Service.
Mrs. Stokes is survived by her sons, Alvin Dixon Stokes of Blufton, S.C., Adrian Palmer Stokes of Camden, S.C. and Mark Reynolds Stokes of Summerville, S.C.; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; sisters, Doris Davis of Charleston and Irene Dodson of Dallas, Texas; and her brothers, Hilton Reynolds and Hazel Reynolds, both of Lugoff, S.C.
Besides her husband and parents, Mrs. Stokes is predeceased by her sisters, Ruby Sill and Helen Kelley; and her brothers, D. W. Reynolds (killed in Europe during WWII), Carl Reynolds, Sr. and Grady Reynolds.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the Stokes family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.