Sarah S. Lawton

Sarah S. Lawton

Myrtle Beach, SC 

Sarah Lee Sawyer Lawton passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020. Born March 16, 1935 in Mullins, SC, she was a daughter of the late Olin M. and Ernestine Collins Sawyer.

Sarah graduated from Marion High School in Marion, SC & North Greenville Junior College in Tigerville, SC with an Associate degree, and was chosen “Miss Sweetheart Queen” while attending there. She also graduated from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, TN with a bachelor’s degree where she was also crowned as their “Miss Sweetheart Queen”.

Sarah worked after graduation in Valdese, NC in a church as their Educational Director, and also worked at the Baptist Building in Columbia, SC for several years. She moved to Myrtle Beach in 1972 where she worked at Myrtle Beach High School for 25 years as secretary in the guidance office and was a volunteer at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. Sarah was a member of Ocean View Baptist Church where she will best be remembered by her love of people. She was kind to everyone and was always concerned about the needs of others. Sarah had many friends and her daily Christian walk with her Lord was very evident. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include a son, James Wesley Lawton; grandson, James Kirk “Jake” Lawton, III; two granddaughters, Kaitlyn Marie & Madison Taylor Lawton; two sisters, Shelby S. (Emory) Boette of Columbia, SC and Hazel S. Rogers of Mullins; and many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Olin M. Sawyer, Jr., William Howard Sawyer, & Boyd Jasper “BJ” Sawyer and two sisters, Magdalene S. Drew & Mary Alice S. Meredith.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at McMillan-Small Funeral Home, with Rev. Ronny Byrd officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Burial will be held at 2:00 PM in Devotion Gardens in Mullins.

Memorials may be made to Ocean View Baptist Church, 7300 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572.

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Lee Hughes
Savannah, Georgia
Created On: 02/08/2020 02:49:15

Sorry for your loss Jim. There’s just no replacing your mom.


Michele Jarbeau
Lincolnton North Carolina
Created On: 02/06/2020 00:55:35

We just visited her in September. As usual she was got all dressed up for our visit. Her style was gracious and kind. She never complained about her situation. I know she had many friends who cared about her and she them. We will miss our visits with her. She will always be in our heart.
She is at finally at home with our Lord.

Laurie Poudrier
Myrtle Beach
Created On: 02/05/2020 06:27:38

So very sorry for your loss. I have been blessed with knowing Ms.Sara for many years at Grand Strand Healthcare. Over these years I have spent much time with her and we often spoke of God. Her beautiful eyes always lit up as soon as we started talking about him. She is now finally able to reap the benefits of her life well served on this earth. Prayers to all of you during this difficult time.

Mike and Linda McIntyre
Orlando, FL
Created On: 02/05/2020 01:48:27

Your mom was a lovely lady and she raised a good son!! Remember, memories last forever

Tom Boling
Aynor, SC
Created On: 02/04/2020 14:54:06

Prayers for Jim and the family. Sarah was a wonderful Christian woman who regularly put others first. She was a constant in my life for many years. My deepest affection and condolences.

Tom Boling

The Rev'd Drew Collins
Goose Creek, South Carolina
Created On: 02/04/2020 07:00:28

A gracious lady who testified to God's grace and faithfulness while dealing with adversity. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

Susan Guinn
Myrtle Beach, SC. 29577
Created On: 02/04/2020 01:07:52

So very sorry for the death of this precious child of God. Such a gracious, sweet Christian, who lived out her walk with God every day of her life. My prayers go out to her family.

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