STARR - Dorothy McClain Busby, 97, longtime resident of Starr, died Friday, November 30, 2012 at National Health Care in Anderson.
Born March 22, 1915 in Anderson County, she was the daughter of the late C. Earle and Oria Bolt McClain. She graduated from Anderson Girls High School in 1932. In 1937 she married James Tillman Busby, a marriage of 55 years until his death in 1992.
She was a member of Starr Baptist Church where she was an active member of the Philathea Sunday School Class and the Missionary Prayer Group as long as her health permitted. She was a devoted homemaker, talented seamstress and cook. She retired from Starr Mills, and after retirement was a carrier for delivering Meals on Wheels. She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by her children, Nancy Sherer (Joe) and Jim Busby, Jr. (Bennie) of Starr and Ruth McCurry (Rick) of Hartwell, GA; nine grandchildren, Nan Sherer Campbell (Dr. Kenneth), Chip Sherer (Cynthia), Ken Busby (Terry), Kristie Busby Whitfield (Tim), Kevin Busby (Brenda), Scott Templeton (Lisa), Laura Templeton Burns (Steve), Rev. Mac McCurry (Andrea), and Walt McCurry (Candee); 17 great grandchildren; four sisters, Kathryn Sorrow and Deree Dickerson of Anderson, Selwyn Tingen of Piedmont, and Oria Balchin of Graham, NC; and one brother, William McClain of Anderson.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Martha Templeton and her husband, Robert of Grand Junction, TN; sister, Olga Sain of Memphis, TN; and brothers, George, Robert, Calvin, and Bevin McClain of Anderson and David McClain of Easley.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 3, at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. Tony Howell, Chip Sherer, and Rev. Mac McCurry. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 4 until 6 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary, 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson. The family is at the home of a daughter, Nancy and Joe Sherer, 118 McCoy Drive, Starr.
Memorials may be made to Starr Baptist Church, P.O. Box 137, Starr, SC 29684 or to Gideons International, P.O. Box 4258, Anderson, SC 29622.
The family wishes to thank NHC and its dedicated staff for their kind and Skillful services.