Martha Penland DeVore - Kinards

Martha Penland DeVore of Kinards, SC died unexpectedly on Thursday, March 16, 2017.

She was born in Laurens, SC and was a daughter of the late Hubert and Helen Penland. 

Mrs. DeVore was retired from Unifor Brass Forgings, was a Member of Old Time Baptist Church in Kinards, SC and was an inactive member of Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church. She was a graduate of Laurens High School and Limestone College, a member of the South Carolina Caller’s Association as a line dance instructor, a member of the Old 96 A-Model Club and the Limestone Alumni Association. 

She is survived by her husband, Donald DeVore of the home; a daughter, Leigh DeVore Smith (Marty) of Spartanburg; her two grandsons, Hunter and Hayden Smith; two brothers, Larry Penland (Lynda), Nickie Penland (Linda); two sisters, Carolyn Riddle (Billy); Lucy Crowder all of Laurens. She is also survived by 4 nephews and a niece. 

In addition to her parents she is predeceased by a brother; Lewis Penland. 

Graveside services will be conducted Sunday, March 19th at 3:00 P.M. at Rocky Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Laurens, SC by Rev. Doug Ferqueron. 

The family will receive friends in the Church Fellowship Hall following the service. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Old Time Baptist Church, 2422 Hwy. 560, Kinards, SC 29355.

Condolences may be expressed online at

Gray Funeral Home of Clinton 

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