Mary Elizabeth Hamer Stevens



Sumter, SC ….. Mary Elizabeth Hamer Stevens, age 87, beloved wife of 64 years to John Townsend Stevens, Jr., died on Monday, July 30, 2018 at her residence.

Born in Clio, South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late William Douglas Hamer and Lila Smith Hamer. Mary graduated from Lander College. She was active in politics in the Washington, DC area, where she was an election Judge. She also taught first grade. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Surviving in addition to her husband are: two sons, William James Stevens of Edisto Beach, SC and John Townsend Stevens, III of Panama City Beach, FL; three daughters, Mary Susan Stevens of Sumter, Janet Lynn Dufner and her husband Donald of Hawkinsville, GA and Karen Leigh Boykin of Givhans, SC; ten grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, John Allen Hamer.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 11:00 am in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be held in the Ft. Jackson National Cemetery at 1:00 pm.

The family will receive friends on Monday, August 6, 2018 from 10:00 - 11:00 am at Bullock Funeral Home.

A special thank you to Connie Deese, Brandy Glenn and Lisa Metclaf for their love and compassionate care.

You may go to and sign the family’s guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.