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Nancy Olivia Bethany
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Obituary for Nancy Olivia Bethany

Nancy Olivia Bethany, 92, of Mount Pleasant, SC, widow of Jesse “Jack” Bethany, died Monday, January 8, 2018. Born on March 27, 1925, in Silver Spring, Maryland, to Charles and Nettie Schell, she attended art school in Washington, D.C, and worked for years as a fashion illustrator in Washington, D.C., and Norfolk, Virginia.
In the course of her husband’s Naval career, Nancy made friends and took an active role in community life in Norfolk, Virginia; Newport, Rhode Island; Panama City, Florida; and here in Charleston. She was a Life Member of the South Carolina Garden Club and served as president of the Melrose Garden Club for three terms. She made significant contributions to enhancing and beautifying her community, including the creation of the neighborhood swimming pool and the design of the entrance sign to the Melrose subdivision. In addition to her creative and community activities, she was a member of Old St. Andrews Episcopal Church, an avid golfer, and a member of Shadowmoss Golf Club.
Nancy is survived by her sons, David Bethany and his wife Jan Merritt of Sullivan’s Island, and Peter Bethany and his wife Nancy Bethany of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren Rachel, Chloe, Eric, Carolyn, and John Bethany.
The family will receive friends on Friday, January 12, 2018, from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant Chapel.
A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018, at 11:00 am at Old St. Andrew's Parish Church, 2604 Ashley River Rd., Charleston SC 29414. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted to www.mcalister-smith.com.
Arrangements entrusted to McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1520 RIFLE RANGE RD, MT. PLEASANT SC 29464 (843) 884-3833


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Visitation

Friday

12

Jan

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
McAlister-Smith Funeral Home Mount Pleasant Chapel

1520 Rifle Range Rd
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Funeral Service

Saturday

13

Jan

11:00 AM
Old St. Andrews Episcopal Church

2604 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29414

Cemetery Details

Location

Old St. Andrew's Parish Church Cemetery

2604 Ashley River Rd
Charleston, SC 29414

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