Betty Jean Guinther, 78, of Dalzell, wife of Robert Guinther, died Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital.

She was a daughter of the late John Hagard Welch and Susan Emma Strickland Welch. She was a homemaker and a member of Sumter Baptist Temple.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Barbara Snipes (Steven) of Dalzell; a sister, Cissy Winter of Sumter; three grandchildren, Cameron Balser (Rebecca) of Columbia, Zachary Snipes of Dalzell and Emma Snipes of Dalzell; and a great-granddaughter, Eleanor Balser.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Sue Schoolfield.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. today at Sumter Baptist Temple. Pastor Mike Westmoreland will be presiding. Burial will be at Sumter Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., immediately before the service, at Sumter Baptist Temple and other times at the home at 5025 Ridge St., Dalzell.

Pallbearers will be Steven Snipes, Cameron Balser, Zachary Snipes, Ed Watts, John Ludka and Lee McGranaghan.

Online condolences may be sent to

Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad St., Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements, (803) 775-9386.