Cinton, SC- Dr. Anne R. Sortor Dr. Anne R. Sortor was born on June 5, 1955 to the late Fred Sortor and Cora Lee Ferguson-Sortor. Dr. Sortor entered into God's eternal paradise on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Dr. Sortor was a member of Harrison Grove Baptist Church. Dr. Sortor retired from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture-Extension on September 1, 2016 after 8 years of dedicated service. Prior to her employment in Arkansas, she was employed at Clemson University in South Carolina and the University of Tennessee for a combined 31 years of service. She served in an Administrative Executive Management role during her tenure. She received a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from South Carolina State University, a Master of Science (M.S.) degree from Clemson University and a Doctorate (Ph.D.) from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Sortor was a member of the Laurens Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She was also a member of the Wofford Chapel Humane Society. She was preceded in death by her father, Fred Sortor, her mother, Cora Lee Ferguson-Sortor and her brother, Fred Douglas Sortor, Jr. Left to cherish fond and loving memories are: her best friend, Fredna Gary of Clinton, SC; her maternal family: uncle, John Lewis (Ella Ruth) Ferguson of Moore, SC; aunts, Ruthie Mae Ferguson and Virginia Ferguson of Spartanburg SC, Addie Ferguson of Roebuck, SC, Carrie Ferguson of Moore, SC; her paternal family: uncles, Reverend Dr. Nathaniel (Lou) Sartor, Leevone (Jannie Mae) Sartor, Alex (Cynthia) Sartor; aunts, Ann Brown, Vera Haney, Mildred Sartor, Mattie Sartor, Ophelia Sartor, all of Spartanburg, SC; two god children, Alisha McKinney of Atlanta, GA and Kimberly Legette of Columbia SC and a host of cousins, friends and other relatives. The Laurens Alumnae Chapter and the Spartanburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will conduct The Omega Omega Ceremony, Final Rites of Passage, for Dr. Sortor on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the John Stinson Woodward Memorial Chapel, 602 Howard Street, Spartanburg, SC. The ceremony is open to the public. A Celebration of the Life of Dr. Anne R. Sortor will be held on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at The Harrison Grove Baptist Church, 299 Harrison Grove Church Road, Roebuck, SC. The Reverend Allen Rector will officiate. Dr. Sortor will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family is at the home of her aunt, Carrie Ferguson, 311 Bethlehem Church Road, Moore, S.C. 29369. J.W. Woodward Funeral Home
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