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The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel
Friday June 3rd, 2022

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Phyllis Sutherland Metz

Phyllis Sutherland Metz, 83, of Laurens and wife of 58 years of Charles Bedell Metz, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at her home.

Born in Toccoa, GA, she was a daughter of the late Rev. C. H. Sutherland and Aileen Keel Sutherland. Phyllis worked alongside her husband at Professional Drug Store for many years. She was a graduate of Boiling Springs High School, attended North Greenville Junior College, Anderson Jr. College and graduated from Furman University. 

Phyllis was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, Christian and humble daughter of God the Father. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Laurens. As a devoted Christian, she served in many capacities: mission director, Sunday School teacher, numerous committees, and taught all ages including residences at Martha Franks Retirement Community.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by: a daughter, Charlotte Metz Peterson (Pastor Troy) and a son, Phillip Metz; grandchildren, Bedell Metz, Caleb Peterson, Jonathan Peterson, Charles-Jacob Peterson, Josiah Peterson and Christopher Peterson; great-grandchild, Oakley Metz; sister, Judith Porter (Don) of Powdersville; brother, Rodney Sutherland (June) of Seneca and many loving in-laws and nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Rosemary Sutherland and a grandson, Gregory Chandler Metz.

A funeral service will be held 3:00 PM Friday, June 3, 2022, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel, conducted by Rev. Tommy Cox and Rev. Adair Rogers, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Westview Memorial Park immediately following the funeral service.Memorials may be made to Boys Farm, PO Box 713, Newberry, SC 29108 or to a charity of one’s choice. 

Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.


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A candle was lit in memory of Phyllis Metz

Pamela Doss Jun 12 2022 9:57 AM

I was so sorry to hear of Phillis’ passing today. My prayers are with you all at this time. May God’s grace give you the comfort and strength during the days, weeks and years to come. Tony and Renee Underwood

Tony Underwood Jun 6 2022 5:42 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Phyllis Metz

Linda and Bob Templeton Jun 6 2022 11:11 AM

Condolences to the family
Enjoyed Phyllis’ teaching at Martha Franks.
She will be missed by many.

Judy Cliver Jun 6 2022 9:58 AM

Thoughts and prayers today and happy thoughts remembering ballgame days at Williams Bryce! Phyllis was always decked out in garnet and black and ready to cheer her Gamecocks on! ❤️

Julie Hobbs Jun 3 2022 2:14 PM

Praying for the family. May God give you only good memories. We can rejoice in the knowledge that God says we will see her again if we know CHRIST as our personal Lord and Savior.

James Westbury Sr. Jun 3 2022 12:22 PM

Charlotte, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Jane E Simpson Jun 3 2022 11:39 AM

We heard Phyllis teach many Sunday School lessons at Martha Franks!! Wonderful teacher! May God bless the family during days of grief & loneliness,

Helen & Russell Jun 3 2022 9:30 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Phyllis Metz

Faye Cooley Jun 3 2022 7:45 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Phyllis Metz

Jean Deason Jun 3 2022 6:02 AM

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