Mrs. Dalene Lanier Gorham, 82, resident of 124 Hill & Dale Drive, wife of Robert C. “Bob” Gorham, died September 1, 2013 at Hospice House.
Born in Greenwood County, December 7, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Walter D. and Louise McFerrin Lanier. A 1947 graduate of Greenwood High School, she received her BS Degree in Education from Erskine College in 1951. Having taught in the Greenwood public school system for many years, Mrs. Gorham retired in 1983 from teaching in the Richland school system in Columbia.
She was a lifelong member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church.
Through the years Mrs. Gorham received much pleasure from her gardening, flowers, bird watching, antiquing and her extensive travels throughout the U.S. and abroad, mainly Europe.
Surviving are her husband of the home, a daughter, Dixie Louise Gorham of Columbia; three grandchildren, Peggy Gorham-Cromer of Greenwood, Abby E. Williams and husband Jonathan of Charlotte, N.C. and Reece Funderburk of Columbia; two great-grandchildren, Kaminer Cromer and Stokes Cromer, both of Greenwood and her very special cat “Tiger”.
She was predeceased by a son, Walter L. Gorham and a sister, Mary Lanier Eakin.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3PM Wednesday at Rehoboth United Methodist Church with Rev. Keith Sweat officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Earl Wrenn, O’Neil Yeargin, Richard Gardner, Stan Davis, Jonathan Williams, David Williams, Hilty Dodgen and Randy Dodgen.
Honorary escort will be Hilton Dodgen, Sr., Dr. John Holman, James Marshall Gardner, Rhett Dominick, Harold Lovett, Chuck Stelle and Dan Warner.
The body is at Blyth Funeral Home and will be placed in the church at 2PM Wednesday.
The family is at the home in Hill & Dale and will receive friends in the church social hall from 2 to 3 Wednesday afternoon.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 1808 Callison Hwy., Greenwood, SC 29646 or to Hospice Care of the Piedmont, 408 West Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646.
For online condolences please visit www.blythfuneralhome.com.
Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the Gorham family.