Mary Virginia Motes Leopard

Mary Virginia Motes Leopard, age 61, of 80 Cheyenne Drive, and wife of Charlie Ray Leopard, passed away on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at the Laurens County Hospice House.

Born in Joanna, she was a daughter of the late George Washington Motes, Sr. and Effie Morgan Motes.  She worked in the textile industry and was of the Church of God faith.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Brandon Cudd and wife Jessica of Clinton; a grandson, Gabriel Cudd; a sister, Juanita Vanderford of Greenwood; and a brother, George McCullough of Whitmire; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by siblings, George W. “Bud” Motes, Jr, Gertrude Garland, Valerie Teasley, and Joyce Hill.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, April 5, 2014, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. James K. Hamilton with burial following in Dials United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be at The Kennedy Mortuary from 2:00 – 3:00 pm on Saturday.

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