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Dora Behling

November 20, 1939 ~ February 21, 2021 (age 81)


Mrs. Dora Lee Goodwin Behling, 81, of Smoaks, entered into eternal rest Sunday, February 21, 2021 at her residence.


Born November 20, 1939 in Bamberg, she was a daughter of the late John C. Goodwin, Sr. and Dora Smith Goodwin.  She was a retired receptionist for her husbands’ optometry practice, Dr. W.E. Behling Optometry, in St. George.  She had also worked as a nurse in Allendale.  She loved crocheting and took great pride in the blankets she crocheted for her loved ones.  She also enjoyed cooking for her family and friends.


Surviving are: her husband of 57 years, Dr. William Eldridge Behling, Sr. of Smoaks; sons, William Eldridge Behling, Jr. of Lincolnton, Georgia, David F. Behling of Smoaks, and Lee S. Behling and his wife Andrea of Smoaks; brother, John C. “Coke” Goodwin, Jr, and his wife Dorothy of Camden; and two granddaughters, Faith A. Behling and Paisley E. Behling.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ann Fountain.


Funeral services will be held 2 o’clock, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Little Swamp United Methodist Church, 17465 Hunters Chapel Road, Smoaks.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Little Swamp United Methodist Church, 16438 Hunters Chapel Road, Smoaks, South Carolina 29481.


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Funeral Service
February 24, 2021

2:00 PM
Little Swamp United Methodist Church
17465 Hunters Chapel Road
Smoaks, SC 29481

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