Doris Nordan Hovis



LANCASTER ~ Mrs. Doris Nordan Hovis, 79, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018. She was born March 13, 1938, the daughter of the late Lillie Jane Smith Nordan and J. N. Nordan and was married to the late John Edward Hovis. Doris was employed with Haskins & Sells Accounting Firm, Federal Reserve Bank and Southern Bell in Charlotte, NC.

After moving to Lancaster, she was with Lancaster County for 28 years. Just prior to retirement, she was accepted into the Methodist Minister Enquiry process and planned to obtain her degree at Candler School of Theology. She served as Pastor of Van Wyck United Methodist Church for four years; one year as Supply Pastor and three years as a Licensed Pastor. Due to serious illness of both John and their son, Tom, she had to withdraw from Ministry to care for her family. She continued to be active in the Methodist Church and was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Lancaster.

Doris is survived by her loved and loving son, Tom, and their dog, Charley, as well as several nieces and cousins, Toby and Joey Smith of Douglas, GA.
The Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Doris will be 3:00 pm, Saturday, January 27, 2018 at The Chapel of Burgess Funeral Home by Rev. Timothy Espar and Rev. Tony Adams.
The family will receive friends one hour before the service, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm at the funeral home and suggest memorial contributions be made to Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, PO Box 1082, Lancaster, SC 29721 or the Charity of one’s choice.