Adele B. Kirby



Timmonsville, SC- Adele Bedenbaugh Kirby, 84, passed away on Thursday evening, May 25, 2017, with her family at her side.

A funeral service will be Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., at Sparrow Swamp Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A time of visitation will follow in the church fellowship hall.

Mrs. Kirby was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the daughter of the late Jefferson H. and Grace Holcomb Bedenbaugh. Adele received her BS and Master degrees from Winthrop College in Education. She taught in the Florence District #1 school system for 28 years. She was a member of Sparrow Swamp Baptist Church. She enjoyed singing in the choir and was involved with many of the church’s ministries. She was also a member of the Sparrow Swamp Home and Garden Club. Mrs. Kirby was an avid Clemson fan.

Mrs. Kirby was married to the late Darol A. “Dick” Kirby, Sr. She is survived by three sons, Dickie (Renee) Kirby of Timmonsville, SC, Wayne (Karen) Kirby, Kurt (Ginny) Kirby, both of Cumming, GA; two daughters, Kym Kirby of Greenwood, SC, Wana (Ken) Dorrity of Summerville, SC, twelve grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by two brothers, Jack and Gene Bedenbaugh.

Memorials may be made to Sparrow Swamp Baptist Church, 3234 S.Hill Rd,Timmonsville,
SC 29161 or Alzheimer’s Assoc.,3223 Sunset Blvd- Suite 100, W. Columbia, SC 29169.

Layton-Anderson Funeral Home, 4210 W. Palmetto Street, Florence is assisting the
Family with arrangements.

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