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Sarah Josephine "Sadie" Taylor Collins

Sarah Josephine Taylor Collins


Sarah Josephine Taylor Collins, known throughout her life as Sadie, passed away at Hospice of Laurens County on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at the age of 94.

She was born in Laurens, SC on December 31, 1927, the daughter of Lewis Hayne Taylor and Avie Inez Templeton, and the granddaughter of Thaddeus Boardman Taylor and Olive Duvall and of Samuel Hood Templeton and Annie Leola Martin, all of Laurens County.

She was predeceased by her husband Robert Fred Collins who died in 1997 and her brother Dr. Lewis Hayne Taylor Jr. and sister Evelyn Louise Taylor.
Sadie was the beloved mother of four children: Catherine Ann Briner of Oregon, Matilda "Til" Lynn Culbertson (Glenn) of Laurens, Robert Fred Collins Jr. of the home, and Hayne Taylor Collins (Dawn) of Gray Court, and grandmother of Courtney Taylor Mims (Jesse), Ryland Glenn Culbertson (Katy), Chad Lee Pardue, Avie Lee Gainey (Kevin), Sarah Taylor Collins, and Wendy Patricia Collins, and great-grandmother of Alden, Henley and Oliver Mims, Porter and Maxci Culbertson, and Lillian Pardue.

Sadie and her sister Evelyn attended the South Carolina School for the Deaf in Spartanburg, SC and Gallaudet College in Washington, DC. After raising her children and taking care of her disabled husband for many years, Sadie realized a lifelong dream to work in a library when she was employed part-time at the Laurens County Public Library. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, watching old movies with closed captions, and working crossword, sudoku and jigsaw puzzles. She was an ardent tv fan of Georgia football and professional basketball and loved eating out with family and sweet treats of any kind especially cupcakes and ice cream.

A graveside service for family and friends will be held at the Laurens City Cemetery on Saturday, January 8 at 11:00am, with visitation following. Attendees are requested to wear masks. The Kennedy Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that gifts be made to the Laurens County Public Library or Hospice of Laurens County.

The family wishes to extend its appreciation to the kind and caring staff at Hospice of Laurens County, and at the Laurens and Newberry Hospitals and Martha Franks Rehab Center.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com

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My deepest condolences to Sadie's family. I have so many dear memories of visiting in your home and visits in our home in Newberry. I remember Daddy having to go to the office to get more paper to write on! Sadie was always so loving and kind. Love to all the family, Mary Ruth

Mary Ruth Armfield Andrews Jan 9 2022 10:38 PM

Sorry for your loss. She sounds like she was a warm loving person who enjoyed family and friends. I can only imagine your mother sitting with my mother who was all heart laughing,smiling, talking for hours while the husbands are bowling. All our love from the Hoague family to yours.

jimmy Hoague Jan 8 2022 12:26 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sarah Josephine "Sadie" Collins

Jimmy Hoague Jan 8 2022 12:18 AM

We will miss seeing Sadie and her sweet smile! Can't imagine the reunion she is having in heaven with Evelyn! They are talking up a storm and loving on Jesus!!! Praying for you and your family !!

Danny and Ann Graydon Jan 7 2022 1:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sarah Josephine "Sadie" Collins

Danny and Ann Graydon Jan 7 2022 1:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sarah Josephine "Sadie" Collins

Emily Pitt Jan 6 2022 8:00 PM

Sadie has been a well loved member of our Templeton family all my life! y Sending my love and sympathy to her family. We will really miss her!

Patricia Brown Lollis Jan 6 2022 6:51 PM

Sorry to hear the news of your Mother . I always enjoyed visiting with her when I delivered her Meals on Wheels many years ago. She let me know real quick that she didn't like anything with mushrooms . She always met me at the door with that smile. She taught me how to sign I Love you. Your Mother was a very special Lady. I am Praying for you all during this Time.

Brenda Hartline Townsend Jan 6 2022 6:13 PM

Sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. May God comfort you and your family.

Brenda Irwin Jan 6 2022 4:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sarah Josephine "Sadie" Collins

Brenda Irwin Jan 6 2022 4:20 PM