MANNING - Sylvia Stone McElveen, 76, widow of Joel Michael McElveen, was called home to rest in the arms of his loving savior on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at McLeod Health Clarendon surrounded by her family.

Born July 20, 1941, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Sidney P. and Vera Geddings Stone.

She was a member of Home Branch Baptist Church where she was a former Sunday school teacher, G.A. leader, and member of the Joyful Heart Circle.

She retired as bookkeeper and assistant manager of The Daisy Shop. Sylvia had a special love for her family and children.

Survivors include three children, Barney Osborne (Vera), Sheila Bradshaw (Eddie) and Kim Osborne, all of Sumter; three step-children whom she loved as her own, Lynn McElveen and Wayne McElveen, both of Sumter, and Ann McElveen Deal (Tim) of Powell, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Phil Stone (Sherry) of New Hill, North Carolina; and two sisters, Jean Lowder and Joyce Hudson, both of Manning.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at Home Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Bennie Barwick and the Rev. Robert Haynes officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Noel Rodgers, Josh Osborne, Joe Osborne, J.T. Harrington, Fonzie Gipson, and Mac Geddings.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the home, 2916 Stone Road, Manning.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Larryett Edwards, Fonzie Gipson, Betty James, and Dayquan Ramos for the love, care, and support that they provided.

Memorials may be made to Love A Child Inc., 12411 Commerce Lakes Drive, Fort Meyers, FL 33913, or online at, or to the Lupus Foundation of America Inc., 2121 K St., NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20037-1830.

Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.