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Sarah Mae Broughton

January 10, 1928 — July 4, 2023

Charleston, SC

Sarah Mae Broughton

 

Sarah DeVore Broughton, 95 of Charleston, SC passed away on July 4, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. 

Sarah was born on January 10, 1928, in Mound City, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her father, Andrew DeVore; father and mother, Harry and Bertha Burkestaller; her husband of 35 years, Joseph L. Broughton Jr.; sister, Gladys Brainovich; brother, Ralph A. DeVore and daughter-in-law, Katharine Broughton. 

Sarah was a long-standing member of St. John Catholic Church in North Charleston, where she was involved in the choir, the lady's guild and the Catholic deanery. She volunteered with several charitable organizations, including Camp High Hopes. She was a former school bus driver for various local churches.  

She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She never met a stranger and was always willing to help anyone in need.  She was an avid Citadel Mall walker for many years.   She loved reading and spending time with her family.  

She is survived by her children: Lary Broughton of Goose Creek, SC; Debbie Baker (Marty); Naomi Broughton (Karen Freischlag) and Ruth Tocco (Larry) all of Charleston, SC; grandchildren: Sarah Anderson (James), James Lutton IV (Samantha Mathison), Lynsey Rushton (Mark) and Maile Whitehead (Kurtis); great grandchildren: James Anderson III, Daniel Whitehead, Jaxson Rushton, Josephine Whitehead, Eleanor Rushton, and Sarah Rushton.  

A Rosary will be held at 4:00 PM and the family will receive friends on Monday, July 10, 2023, from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home West Ashley.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at St. John Catholic Church, 3921 St. Johns Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405. Burial will follow at Riverview Memorial Park Cemetery, 3715 Azalea Drive, Charleston, SC 29405.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to St. John Catholic Church, the Charleston Animal Society, or Roper St. Francis Foundation (Roper Hospice).

Arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, 2501 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston, SC 29414, (843) 722-8371.

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Past Services

Visitation

Monday, July 10, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, West Ashley

2501 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston, SC 29412

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Mass

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Burial

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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