ERTHLAY WITHERSPOON • 1939 - 2020

Witherspoon remembered for education legacy in Sumter spanning nearly 5 decades

BY KAREEM WILSON
kareem@theitem.com
Posted 10/29/20

On Oct. 20, sad news spread that former Sumter School District 17 Administrator Erthlay Witherspoon passed away. He was 81.

The son of a pastor, this Sumterite devoted his life as an educator in Sumter schools. He began his 46-year-long tenure …

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