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Phyllis Sutherland Metz

October 16, 1938 — May 31, 2022

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. 

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Friday, June 3, 2022

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The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel

606 West Main Street, Laurens, SC 29360

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