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Olin Preston Winburn

December 15, 1934 ~ January 10, 2020 (age 85)

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Hartsville – Mr. Olin Preston Winburn, 85, passed away Friday evening, January 10th, 2020, while at Lexington Medical Center.

A graveside service will full military honors provided by the United States Navy will be held at 2:00 on Monday afternoon, January 13th, 2020, from Darlington Memory Gardens.  Reverend Marvin Griggs will officiate and the family will be receiving friends from 12:30 until 1:30 prior to the service at Norton Funeral Home.

A native of Darlington County, he was a son of the late Lonnie Preston, Sr. & Ruby Rivers Winburn.  Being a man who greatly loved his country, Mr. Winburn served in the United States Navy and retired with 20 plus years of service.  He greatly loved education and was an avid reader.  Olin also enjoyed his friends in the “breakfast club” who would gather for breakfast each morning at a local restaurant.  He was also a member of the Hartsville Masonic Lodge. 

Surviving are his daughter, Sharon (David) Thomson of Columbia; grandsons: Edwin J. Wood, David Ian Thomson, and William L. Thomson all of Columbia; sisters, Juanita Freeman of Florence and Jewel Gainey of Hartsville; also numerous nieces and nephews whom he greatly adored. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carol Lee Burkett; sister, Iris Winburn Griggs; brother, Lonnie P. Winburn, Jr.; a nephew, Michael P. Winburn; and his beloved fur baby, Dutches.

Due to Olin loving St. Jude, the family requests that memorials be made in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

Norton Funeral Home of Hartsville is honored to be serving the Winburn family. 

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January 13, 2020

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Norton Funeral Home of Hartsville
1414 West Carolina Avenue
Hartsville, SC 29550

Graveside Service
January 13, 2020

2:00 PM
Darlington Memory Gardens
2071 East Bobo Newsom Highway
Hartsville, SC 29550


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105

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