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Lewis Sherard

GREENWOOD -- Rev. Lewis Sherard, 77, husband of Georgia Britt Sherard, died Sept. 4, 2007. He served the Lord by tenderly ministering to many United Methodist congregations in South Carolina.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Mathews United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Sharon United Methodist Church cemetery, Abbeville.

His pastorates included the Lodge Circuit: Lodge, Ashton Cross Swamp, Williams and Adnah; Travelers Rest UMC; St. Paul UMC, Spartanburg; Holly Hill UMC; Herbert Memorial and Sandpit UMC, Georgetown; Trinity and Berea UMC, Clio; St. Paul UMC, Ninety Six; Epworth UMC, Rock Hill; Lyman UMC and Mathews UMC in Greenwood. He currently was serving as Minister of Visitation at Main Street UMC in Greenwood.

Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are daughters, Rebecca Winans of Aiken and Susan Williams of Rock Hill; son, Samuel Sherard of Findlay, Ohio; and six grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Blyth Funeral Home, Greenwood.

Memorials may be made to Avis T. Britt Scholarship Fund, c/o Buffalo Baptist Church, P.O. Box 345, McCormick, SC 29835; Mathews UMC, P.O. Box 2066, Greenwood, SC 29646; or Main Street UMC, 211 Main St., N. Greenwood, SC 29646.

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Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Sherard family.