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Barbara Ann Panther Conner

Dateline – Laurens, South Carolina

Barbara Ann Panther Conner, age 81, passed away Saturday, April 8, 2023, at her home.

She was born November 28, 1941 in Union, S.C., and was a daughter of the late John H. and Annie Mae Greene Panther. Mrs. Conner was retired from the Torrington Bearing Company and was a member of Temple Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Roger Dale Conner; her daughters, Gayle Richmond (Donal) and Carol Dean (John); a special former son-in-law, Bobby Rayfield; her brother, Joe Panther; her sisters, Dot Allgood, Lois Alverson and Sara Ashley; four grandchildren, Michael Kennedy (Starr), Josh Gerrish (Andrea), Stephen Dean (Kristen), and Johnathan Dean; and five great-grandchildren, Emma Gerrish, Micah Kennedy, Olivia Gerrish, Brooklynn Dean and Noah Dean.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Conner was predeceased by her first husband, Arthur Bruce Conner; a daughter, Marsha Rayfield; a brother, Frank Panther; a sister, Edna Bailey; and a granddaughter, Breanna Dean.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 13th, at 2 PM, at Gray Funeral Home Chapel of Laurens, with Preacher Mike Stratton officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 PM on Wednesday, April 12th, at Gray Funeral Home of Laurens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lutheran Hospice, 429 N. Main Street, Suite 3, Greenville, SC 29601.

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Gray Funeral Home of Laurens is assisting the Conner Family with arrangements.

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