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Sarah Faris Petermann

December 1, 1951 — June 1, 2023

Rickman, TN

Sarah Faris Petermann

This obituary is being posted as a courtesy to local friends of Mrs. Petermann.  We will be assisting the family with the graveside service, but all other services have been entrusted to Striffler-Hamby Mortuary of Columbus, GA.

Sarah “Sally” (Scurry) Petermann, 71 age, of Rickman, TN, formerly of Bishopville, SC passed away on June 1st, 2023. Born December 1st, 1951 in Bishopville, SC. She was the daughter of the late, William Hayne and Mary Ellen (Faris) Scurry.

Born and raised in Bishopville, SC. Graduated Bishopville High School, attended Winthorp and Coker College, earned bachelors of Science in teaching. Taught elementary school for 30+ years; recipient of golden apple award. Enjoyed retirement life and loved spending time with family. Had a huge heart and would do all she could to help her family and friends. She had the best laugh and a great sense of humor. One of her favorite roles in life was being a grandmother. Enjoyed puzzles, board games, & playing cards. Loved the beach. In retirement she had started writing again and was avidly working on a book.

Sally was survived by her loving children, Kathy (Keith) Steele of Cookeville, TN, Melcher (Beth) Petermann of Columbia, SC, Edward Petermann of NYC, and Mary Elizabeth Petermann of Columbus, GA; her loving grandchildren, Kellan Steele, Maggie Petermann, and Sid Petermann; her loving siblings, Bill (Gail) Scurry of Huntersville, SC, and Kathy Scurry of Rickman, TN; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. In addition to her parents, Sally was preceded in death by her loving husband, Edward Ross Petermann; and her loving sister, Susan Scurry Chappell (sister).

A Graveside Service will be held at Bethlehem United Methodist Cemetery, 110 Pinchum Sly Road, Bishopville, SC 29010 on Saturday, June 10th, 2023 at 10:00AM. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Heart Association.

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Graveside Service

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery of Bishopville

110 Pinchum Sly Rd., Bishopville, SC 29010

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