Mattie Viola Strother Fry


Mattie Viola Strother Fry, 70, died Sunday, August 9, 2020, at her home.

Born August 14, 1949, in Sardis, she was a daughter of the late Alton Wallace Strother, Sr. and the late Mable Young Strother. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church at Manning. 

She is survived by three children, Regina Marie Richburg (Joe McCutcheon) of Alcolu, Susan Elaine Simmons of Sardis and Mary Elizabeth Mathis (Gibb) of Manning; eight grandchildren, Kristina M. Bryant (Donnie), Jennifer N. Richburg, Lacie Hooks (Mike), Lane Preast (Emily), Ethan Preast, Nathan Preast, Tucker Mathis and Brock Mathis; two great grandchildren, Braelynn Bryant and Gatlin Hooks; two siblings, John B. Strother of Sardis and Mary S. Tuten (Wesley) of Edgefield; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Alton W. Strother, Jr.; and a son-in-law, William “Bill” Richburg.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 16, 2020, in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home with the Rev. Freddie Young officiating. 

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church Street, Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179.


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