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Emily Holland Laney

March 11, 1935 ~ March 26, 2018 (age 83)

Emily Holland Laney (Emmie)

Columbia, S.C.



            From the embrace of family at her bedside Monday at Palmetto Baptist Hospital in Columbia, Emily Holland Laney was called to rejoin her maker. Emmie was born in Ashwood, SC on 11 March, 1935, the second of two children, to Rosa Bramlett Holland and Henry Hagood Holland. She graduated from Ashwood High School in 1953 and entered a two-year program at Tuomey Hospital in Sumter, beginning a long career as an X-ray Technician with DuPont in Camden and Lee Memorial in Bishopville. Both her career and life were charged with her genius and industry, and all who came across her path were touched by her grace and beauty.


            With her marriage to Dan F. Laney Jr in 1994, Emily moved to Columbia, where she pursued her avid interest in gardening and her passion for tennis.  She competed in USTA-sanctioned programs and tournaments for over two decades, playing across the State on several Columbia teams, and gaining regional recognition with her Seniors team championship in 2009. Her love of the game and the enduring friendships it created were her treasures.


            Predeceased by her husband Dan in 2001, Emily is survived by her older brother Al Holland (Janice) of Bishopville; her two children, David Campbell of Seneca and Cathy Shuford (Jacob) of Tampa; their father, Andrew Burkley Campbell (Sybil) of North Augusta; and three grandchildren: Campbell, John, and Bennett Shuford.


Her friends and family will remember Emily as a woman with strong conviction to her values, physical energy, and generous spirit. A service for the family will be held graveside at the Bethany Baptist Church near Bishopville on Monday, April 2nd, at 11:30 a.m. Memorial donations in Emmie’s memory can be made to the Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, Manville-St Charles Road, Bishopville, SC 29010, or to any Christian charity.

Norton Funeral Home Bishopville is honored to serve the Laney family.




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