SANTEE - Mrs. Lola Newell Jeffords Bull, 91, of the Providence community, Santee, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2016 at her home. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Providence United Methodist Church with Rev. Terry L. Martin and Rev. Ken Hay officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jonathan Bull, James Shuler, Ethan Bull, Mike Blake, William Bull, Matthew Bull, Middleton Bull, Andrew Bull, and Stewart Bull. Born in Timmonsville, Newell was the daughter of the late Sam Ernest "Jeff" Jeffords and Lillian Young Jeffords Godowns. She graduated from Columbia College in 1946. She taught at Brookland Cayce High School and coached girls' basketball, and worked at Pee Dee State Bank in Timmonsville prior to her marriage to Porter Bull of Santee in 1948. Newell wore many hats. She clerked at BC Moores's, was summer counselor and Camp Bearwillow in NC, a dental assistant at Kessler Field, Biloxi, Miss., worked at Clemson College Library, Southern National Bank, Orangeburg, was a correspondent for 10 years with The Times and Democrat newspaper, and taught for 33 years in the Holly Hill Schools. In 1987 she was District Teacher of the Year for District 3. Since the 1950's she was an active member of Providence United Methodist Church and the Maria Wightman Circle. She taught Sunday School and was active in almost every phase of the church. She was the youth leader at one time, and in 2003 Newell was Woman of the Year, and in 2006 Mother of the Year at the church. She was also a leader of the local 4-H Club. Surviving are a daughter, Karen B. (Dahl) Shuler of Providence; a son, Dr. Michael P. Bull of Providence; grandchildren, Jonathan (Yasmeen) Bull, Jamie B. (Mike) Blake, Sara Shuler (Dean) Hutto, and James Porter Shuler; great-grandchildren, Ethan Keith Bull, Julie Elizabeth Blake, Emma Elise Bull, and Sara Michelle Blake. The family will receive friends after the burial in the church social hall. Memorials may be made to Providence UMC, C/O Frankie Dantzler, 2988 Bass Dr., Santee, SC 29142. The family would like to thank Magnolias of Santee, Grove Park Hospice, and the Planters Trace Staff for the care given to Mrs. Bull and her family.
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