Carrie Lou McClure Dunlap, age 99, widow of Eugene "Gene" Dunlap, died on Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Jacksonville, Florida.
Born in St. George, she was a daughter of the late Edward William McClure and Mattie Lou George McClure. Mrs. Dunlap was a member of First Baptist Church in Sumter.
Surviving are one daughter, Janice D. Scavone of Florida; four grandchildren, Kevin Rodgers of Florida, Jennifer Hamilton of Colorado, Jeanne Wiener of Florida and Joe Bickar Jr. of Florida; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Frances Mullen of Hilton Head Island; and many nieces and nephews.
A daughter, Brenda Oakes, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Dunlap retired from The Item as classified advertising manager, after 23 years of employment. After her retirement, she returned back to art work. Her paintings in oil on canvas grace many homes and businesses all over the Southeastern states. She won many prizes, honors and blue ribbons for her art works. She was a member of the Sumter Artist Guild and Gallery of Art.
Carrie Lou exemplified grace, beauty, dignity and love. She will be greatly missed and remembered by all who knew her.
Burial will be at Sumter Cemetery.
Funeral services are pending.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Benevolence Fund, 107 E. Liberty St., Sumter, SC 29150 or to a charity of one's choice.
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