Thelma H. Tedder, 86, died Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Lexington Medical Center.
Born March 30, 1932, in Sumter, she was a daughter of the late J.H. Mathis and the late Lila Hudson Elmore. She was formerly employed at Sumter Dairies and retired from the S.C. Department of Corrections as Grant Coordinator after 23 ½ years of service. She was an active member of Riverland Hills Baptist Church in Irmo.
Survivors include a son, Charles Glenn Tedder, Sr. (Kristina) of Florence; three grandchildren, Charles Glenn Tedder, Jr. (Michelle) of Cassatt, Christopher Lee Tedder of Camden, and Miriam Gwen Tedder of Columbia; five great-grandchildren, Charles Ryan Tedder (USAF), Kaegan Cheyenne Reynolds, Tracen Tedder, Amber Holt, and Taylor Taylor; three great-great-grandchildren, Eliora Skye Holt, Noah Callen Holt, and Emmett Reid Taylor; and a sister, Linda Gail Elmore of Florence.
Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Thursday in the Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Pitts officiating. Burial will be in the Sumter Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jay Tedder, Chris Tedder, Blaine Holt, Josh Taylor, Lance Williams, and Brock Williams.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 P.M. Thursday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Riverland Hills Baptist Church, 201 Lake Murray Blvd, Irmo, SC 29063.
Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.