Otis Corbett

Otis L Corbett (February 1, 1915, Kershaw – December 2, 2004, Bethune) the son of Sidney Durant Corbitt and Lillian Beatrice Bell Corbitt married Elise M. (March 15, 1919 – January 23, 1974). After Elise’s passing Otis remarried Magnolia S “Maggie”

On the 1940 census, Otis and Elise lived in Buffalo Township in their farm home, valued at $400. None of the family members attended school during the year, Otis  claimed that he had two years of high school and Elise completed high school. Otis and Elise were reported to have been born in South Carolina. In 1935 the family lived at the same home. Otis was a salesman of farm products, Elise was a housewife.

United States Census, 1940 

Mr. Corbett was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Bethune. Otis and Elise are both buried in Brannon Cemetery.

Tombstone of Otis L Corbett and Elise M Corbett
52068923_127323359401Brannon Cemetery
Bethune, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA

Obituary of Otis Corbett

The State (Columbia, SC) December 3, 2004:
Otis Corbett, Bethune –

Mr. Otis L. Corbett, 89, of 2603 Waters Road, passed away Thursday, December 2, 2004, at his home. Mr. Corbett was born February 1, 1915, a son of the late Mr. Sidney Durant Corbett and the late Mrs. Lillian Betrice Bell Corbett. Mr. Corbett was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Bethune.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 4, 2004, at 11:00 a.m. from the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church by the Rev. Wayne Flowers. Burial will be in the Brannon Cemetery. Mr. Corbett is survived by his wife, Mrs. Magnolia S. “Maggie” Corbett of Bethune; a son, Mr. David L. Corbett of Bethune; three stepsons, Mr. Dennis Horton of McBee, Mr. Bruce Horton of Bethune, and Mr. Danny Horton of Bethune; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Peggy Dixon of Lugoff; a brother, Mr. Crolley D. Corbett of Camden; two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Marland of New York and Mrs. Bessie Lee Dixon of Columbia; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 2602 Mecklenburg Road, Bethune, SC 29009. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 3, 2004, at the Cauthen Funeral Home, Kershaw Chapel, and other times at the home, 2603 Waters Road, Bethune. Notes to the family may be sent via e-mail to the Cauthen Funeral Home at hcauthen@infoave.net and will be delivered to the family. Cauthen Funeral Home, Kershaw Chapel, is serving the family of Mr. Corbett.

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