September 14, 2021
Mrs. Myrtle Lowder Douglas, age 90, passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at Atrium Health in Pineville. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Family Life Center. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 3 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Burial will be in the church cemetery. COVID guidelines for mask wearing and social distancing will be observed. Born in York County, Myrtle was the eldest of eight children born to J.D. and Grace Lype Lowder. Myrtle attended Fort Mill Schools and at age 14, she went to work at the Five and Ten on Main Steet. At 16, she went to work for Springs Mills where she worked for over 20 years. Myrtle married William B. Douglas in 1954 on Valentine’s Day. When she was 39, she made a change in course, went to cosmetology school, and started her long career as a hairdresser, first at La Bell Hair Salon and later at New Image. Myrtle was an active member of Pleasant Hill U.M.C. for more than 65 years and was a member of the Indian Land Masonic Lodge Eastern Star. A social butterfly, she enjoyed visiting friends, playing bingo, and had even performed as a clown years ago. She loved to travel and had been all over the world, some places more than once! Myrtle moved to the Blake at Edgewater Assisted Living two years ago and had been very active in that community and enjoyed meeting newcomers and continuing her role as a social butterfly. Myrtle is survived by two daughters, Trish Douglas of Rock Hill and Julie Stavey and her husband, Dale, of Wilmington, N.C.; and two sisters, Clara Lambert and Judy Moore, both of Fort Mill. She was preceded in death by her husband William B. Douglas in 1998 and by her five siblings, Joe Lowder, Mary Elizabeth McClain, Tommy Lowder, Shirley Mason, and James “Bubba” Lowder. The family wishes to express their appreciation of the staff at Atrium Health Pineville and to the caregivers and friends at The Blake at Edgewater for the excellent care given to Myrtle. They also want to thank Dr. Ferree, her longtime primary care physician, for the wonderful care he took of their mother for over 40 years. Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill U.M.C., 238 Fort Mill Hwy., Indian Land, SC 29707.
Mrs. Myrtle Lowder Douglas, age 90, passed away on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at Atrium Health in Pineville. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist... View Obituary & Service Information
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