Dorothy Gunn Sawyer (NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C.)

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Entered into rest Sunday, night, December 30th, 2007, at National Health Care, North Augusta, SC, Mrs. Dorothy Gunn Sawyer, 90, daughter of the late Robert F. Gunn and the late Mattie Anderson Gunn Sisson. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sawyer was preceded in death by her husband, William M. Sawyer and a son, Robert 'Bob' Sawyer. Born in Norwood, GA, she came to Aiken County, SC, in 1939. Following the death of her father, she was raised by her step-father, Samuel G. Sisson. She obtained her Bachelors in Education from Georgia State College for Women and retired after forty-two years of dedicated service from the Aiken County Area 3 School District. A very active member of Langley First Baptist Church, she taught Sunday school for many years, was a member of WMU, the Triple L Club, and started the church library. Mrs. Sawyer was past Worthy Matron of the Langley, SC constellation of the Order of the Eastern Star. Family members include a son, William Gunn Sawyer, (Anne) Graniteville, SC; daughter-in-law, Ann H. Sawyer, Clearwater, SC; grandchildren, Jon Sawyer, (Michelle) Tonya Sawyer Gordon, (Stacey) Michael Sawyer, and Jeffrey Sawyer, (Angela) and great-grandchildren, Sawyer Gordon, Tyler Sawyer, Ally Gordon, Chloe Sawyer, and Gabe Sawyer and special friends, Louise Johnson, Estelle Ferguson, and Mib Lambert. The family respectfully requests that flowers be omitted and memorials in memory of Mrs. Sawyer be made to the Robert F. Sawyer Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1169, Clearwater, SC 29822. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, morning, January 2nd, 2008, at 11 o'clock at Langley First Baptist Church, Langley, SC, with Dr. Chris Masters officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Graniteville, SC. Pallbearers will be Jon Sawyer, Michael Sawyer, Eugene Sawyer, Samuel Sisson, John Harris, and Gregg Cato. Friends may call at the home of Gunn and Anne Sawyer, 1510 Brookstone Dr., Graniteville, SC. The family will receive friends Tuesday, evening, January 1st, 2008, from 6 until 8 o'clock at Hatcher Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Langley, SC. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-January 1, 2008