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Barbara Jane Corley Fuller, 87, affectionately known as “Miss Bobbie”, passed away April 3, 2018 at Agape Hospice. The eldest daughter of Lois Roof and Kathleen Virginia Sox Corley, she was the namesake of Anna Barbara “Granny Corley”, the wife of her 8th generation grandfather Laurence Corley. It is on his plantation the County Seat of present day Lexington was established. “Granny Corley” deeded two acres to the State of South Carolina so that a more central location for the county government could be realized. In 1819, the South Carolina Legislature approved the removal of the court house at Granby to the Corley Plantation at Lexington, South Carolina. The legislation to relocate the Court House resulted in the founding of the Town of Lexington on Barbara Jane’s family’s plantation. Two hundred years later, the Town of Lexington remains a bustling center of government and commerce.
A staunch supporter of all things Corley, through her vision and desire and with the approval of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, a historical marker was commissioned and erected at the circa 1771 Laurence Corley home on the grounds of the Lexington County Museum. The home still rests on the lands of the original Royal Land Grant given to her Corley family by the King of England prior to the American Revolution.
Mrs. Fuller is survived by her sons, Steve Marion Fuller, Mark Dale Fuller and grandson Mark Adam Fuller; brother, Lewis Randolph Corley (Joann); sisters-in-law, Barbara P. Corley and Mildred B. Fuller; brother-in-law, Herman R. Fuller, and a host of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Claude Marion “Ham” Fuller and brothers, Gerald Adam Corley, Charles N. “Bitsy” Corley; sister, Virginia Ruth “Ginger” Corley Hawley.
Mrs. Bobbie was a lifelong member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in West Columbia, SC. She was active in WELCA, the Friendship Club, Den Mother for the Boy Scout Troop 343, member of the Church Choir, Springdale, SC Historian, Poll Chair of Lexington County Election Commission Springdale precinct, volunteer with Meals on Wheels and God’s Helping Hands and Ladies American Legion Post 90 Aux. She lovingly provided meals for thousands of students for 28 years at George I. Pair Elementary School in Lexington School District Two.
Mrs. Bobbie will be remembered by all who know her for her compassionate heart and selfless acts of kindness. Her family will forever cherish the memories of Easter lunches attended by hundreds, BBQ's, peanut boilings and sliding down the "hill" on tin sheets when it snowed.
Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Barr-Price Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. Funeral Services will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church or to Agape Hospice.