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WADESBORO – Mrs. Lois Elizabeth “Beth” Wailes McLendon, 85, died Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Summit Place in Little River, SC.
Funeral services will be 2:00pm Sunday, February 4, 2018 in the Chapel of Leavitt Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Anson Memorial Park.
The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service on Sunday at the funeral home.
Beth was born July 14, 1932 in Natchitoches, LA a daughter of the late Julian Howard Wailes, Jr. and the late Lois Fern Dowden Wailes. She was a homemaker and an exemplary military wife and devoted mother.
She was a member of First Baptist Church, Wadesboro, where she was a member of the Fidelis Sunday School Class and was a part of the Shut-In Ministry, delivering recordings of the Sunday worship services and church bulletins.
Surviving are her children, Elaine (Bob) Cansler of Myrtle Beach, SC, Gene (Debbie) McLendon of Goldsboro and Joel McLendon of Aberdeen; her grandchildren, Shannon McLendon, David McLendon, Phillip Cansler, Emily Cansler, Chelsey Collea, Chris McLendon and Sydnie Bill; her 19 great grandchildren; her sisters, Christelle Winn of Lampases, TX and Lynette McBride of Hillsboro, TX and her beloved dog, Abby.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Levander McLendon, Major, US Air Force Retired and a son, Samuel Howard “Mac” McLendon.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the Staff of Summit Place of North Myrtle Beach for the wonderful care they provided for Beth.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, DVD Ministry, P.O. Box 423, Wadesboro, NC 28170.
The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.leavittfh.com