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By Hartsville Vidette Staff Reporter

Mary Lynn Wender, age 81, of Daytona Beach, FL,  passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Edwin and Lennie Ayers; sister, Emily  Ayers; granddaughter, Holly Cornwell.

Survivors are: her beloved husband of 59 years, John Jay Wender, Jr.; two daughters, Jan (Ricky) Cornwell, Nell (Tony) Chase; son, John Wesley Wender; seven grandchildren, Lauren Miller, Valerie Azzarello, Kelli Wender, Ryan & Logan Cornwell, Parker & Peyton Chase; five great-grandchildren; sister, Annie Caldwell.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. at Port Orange Presbyterian Church.

Interment will be at Zion Methodist Church in Knoxville, on Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.