In Memorium: Mary Steele

Mary Harrington Steele, 97, of. Due West, SC, passed away Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at the Carlisle Nursing Center.

Mrs. Steele was born in Lee County, NC, the daughter of Raymond and Dora Bell Black Harrington. Educated in Lee County schools in Sanford, NC, she was a graduate of Elon College and Florida Southern College. She taught school in North Carolina, Florida and Tennessee. Mrs. Steele was a member of Due West Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James Palmer Steele, an ARP minister who passed away in 1988.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Lois H. McBryde, of Sanford, NC, and many nieces and nephews, including Rev. Charles Steele.

A memorial service will be held at Greenville Presbyterian Church in Donalds, SC, on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at 2 p.m.  A graveside service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Unity ARP Church in Lancaster, SC. Memorials may be made to the church or charity of one’s choice.

Harris Funeral Home & Cremation  Services is assisting the Steele family. A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting

Please pray for the Steele family during this sad time.