FORK -- Mr. James Marshall "Buzz" Sawyer, 80, husband of Shirley Tyler Johnson Sawyer died Thursday, July 4, 2019 at his home after an extended illness.Mr. Sawyer was born June 11, 1939 in Dillon County, a son of the late Jeter Delone "Tom" Sawyer and the late Elma Cooke Sawyer. He had retired from Dixianna Mills and was the owner and operator of Sawyer's Garage. Mr. Sawyer was a member of Fork Baptist Church and Mullins First Pentecostal Holiness Church, where he was a member of the Adult Sunday School Class and an Usher.Surviving Mr. Sawyer, in addition to his wife of the home are: his Daughters: Lisa Sawyer Humphrey of Fork, Lisa Johnson Collins of Florence, Regina (Joe) Johnson of Florence and Rachel Johnson (Jamie) Suggs of Loris; his Daughter-in-Law: Anne Capps of Fork; a Special Granddaughter, who resided with her grandfather and grandmother in the home: Gabriel Johnson; his other Grandchildren: Marshall (Miranda), Zachary (Tiffanie) and Staci Humphrey, Kimberly (Brad) Kennedy, Samuel (Brittany) McGartlin, Jay and Jagger Suggs, Brenda (Keith) Larimore, Pamela Lowrimore and Michelle (Coty) Sawyer; 10 Great Grandchildren; his Sisters and Brothers: Betty Lou Hayes of Columbia, J.C. Sawyer of Fork, Robert "Buck" Sawyer of Cool Springs, Phyllis Reaves of Dillon and Neil Sawyer of Fork; and numerous nieces and nephews.Mr. Sawyer was predeceased by his son, Arthur James Sawyer; 2 sisters, Frances Lewis and Mildred Hyatt and 2 brother, Thomas Sawyer and Gene Sawyer.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, July 7, at this Chapel of Cox-Collins Funeral Home, with Rev. Jerry Wilkes and Rev. Billy Brumbles officiating. Burial will follow in Mayers Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at Cox-Collins Funeral Home.
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