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Martin Duran Saylors

Martin Duran Saylors, 81, resident of 41 Flat Rock Rd. husband of Mary Wilson Saylors, passed away Sunday Nov. 24, 2013 at Self Regional Medical Center in Greenwood, SC.

Born in Anderson County SC, he was a son of the late William Herbert Saylors, Sr. and Selma Fisher Saylors.

Martin was retired from Owens-Corning Fiberglass with over 37 years of service. He was the former owner and operator of Saylors Store for 22 years. He was currently a part time employee of Abbeville County Convenience Center. Martin was a member of Little Mountain Presbyterian Church where he was a former Deacon and Elder. He was a lifetime member of the Dew Drop Masonic Lodge # 266 AFM where he was a former Worshipful Master. He was also a Shriner and a member of the Hejaz Shrine Temple in Greenville, SC as well as the Abbeville County Shrine Club where he served as a past president. Martin will be remembered for his kind and caring demeanor and his willingness to help others. His loving family and his many friends will miss him.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Mary Wilson Saylors of the home; a daughter, Marty Jane Fowler and her husband, Frank of Abbeville, SC; a brother, Steve Fisher Saylors and his wife, Nancy of Abbeville, SC; granddaughter, Shanna SmithKeller and her husband, Tony of Greenwood, SC; great grandson, Evan Keller, the apple of his eye.

Two brothers, William Herbert Saylors, Jr. and Wilton Talmadge Saylors and one sister, Bobbie Jean Gassaway preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday Nov. 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM in Little Mountain Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Christopher Meyer III officiating. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family is at the home 41 Flat Rock Rd. Abbeville, SC.

The family will receive friends from 4:30 until 6:30 PM Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

Memorials in memory of Martin may be made to Little Mountain Presbyterian Church 3836 Hwy. 28 North Abbeville, SC 29620.


Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
4:30 - 6:30 PM


Little Mountain Presbyterian Church
3836 Hwy 28 N
Abbeville, SC  29620
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
2:00 PM


Little Mountain Presbyterian Church Cemetery
3836 Hwy 28 N
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

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Little Mountain Presbyterian Church
3836 Hwy 28 N
Abbeville, SC 29620

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We are so sorry to hear about Martin's passing. We will always remember the friendship we had with him and all the wonderful cookouts with the family. He will truly be missed.

Steve & Marilyn Boggs Nov 27 2013 12:00 AM

I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the Saylors family for the loss of Martin. I know that he will be dearlymissed.May God give you comfort during this trying time. Sincerely, Larry D. Simpson

Larry D, Simpson Nov 27 2013 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to Ann and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bobby & Lynn Simmons Nov 26 2013 12:00 AM

Martin was one of my all-time favorite people since 1966 when we first met. I am so sorry that we won't see and talk with Martin on this earth again, but I look forward to the time we will all be together in Heaven.

David Eller Nov 25 2013 12:00 AM

Marty and family,My prayers are with you during this difficult time. Cherish the memories you have of your father.

Susie New Nov 25 2013 12:00 AM

Family, can't began to tell you how much I loved and cared for Martin. I have told many that I would trust him with any thing I had. I will never forget his friendshipOur hearts are sad tonightW Ray (Slick to him ) Partain

W Ray Partain Nov 25 2013 12:00 AM

Our hearts hurt for ya'll as we will have you all in our prayers for some time to come. He was so loved by all and a good person to everyone. I know he loved life and enjoyed every minute of his family and friends. Niki thought the world of Grandaddy and love to spend time there with Shana. Please let us know of anything that we can do for ya'll.

TERESA & DANNY Nov 25 2013 12:00 AM

Our, family and I, would like to offer Mr. Martin Saylor's,family, our most sincere condolonces at this time of sorrow. we met Mr. Saylors at his job and he was allways very willing to take a few minutes and help us with information , since we were new to the area. We had the priviledge to enjoy his friendship for only a few years but he will be missed and remember ,allways in our prayers.May the Lord, find a place of refreshment, light and peace for his soul. Bless the Saylor's family.

Al, Sandra ,Hoss Nov 25 2013 12:00 AM

Just saw him at last homecoming, and took a picture of both him and Mary-- dear folks!Remember him when I was his pastor in early 60''s. He and Mary were at Wilson''s store where they pumped gas into my car and served me good hash! PerformedMy first wedding for Mary''s sister,"spooge". Very kind and appreciative! Thanks forYour final hug. See you in heaven! You said I preached like a Baptist-- good compliment! PAstor Ron case, Sr. Give Marty a hug, Mary. Peace to you!

Ron Case Nov 25 2013 12:00 AM

To Mrs. Saylors and Marty-We are sorry for the loss of Mr. Saylors. My parents knew him from being from Antrville and all of us siblings from hanging out in Abbeville and knowing Marty. Please accept our condolences and sincere heart felt sympathy. Annette, Tommy, Dianne and Sheila McConnell

Sheila McConnell Nov 25 2013 12:00 AM

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