MANNING - Frances Elizabeth Corbett Baird, 90, widow of Darwin Wilbern Baird, died on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in Charleston, of a broken heart.
Born on Feb. 15, 1928, in Florence, she was a daughter of the late John Dudley Corbett and Frances Iola Jones Corbett Inman. She retired from Citizens & Southern National Bank in Sumter and then was employed by the Bank of Clarendon, until she permanently retired. She was a member of Manning United Methodist Church and the Margaret Jones Gamble Sunday school class.
She is survived by a daughter, Debra Sottile (Mike Dixon) of Charleston; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sons, infant Eddie Allen Baird, Dane Edward Baird and William Donald Baird; a granddaughter, Kristen Leigh Sottile Graf; a brother, David Edward Corbett; three sisters, Lula C. Geddings, Ruby C. Pinckney and Helen C. Babb; and a daughter-in-law, Carol Betts Baird.
A graveside service for Frances and Will will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Turbeville Southern Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Eddie Andrew officiating.
Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the residence, 1682 Heritage Drive, Manning.
Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org
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