Velma Prater

Velma Louise Lynch Prater died Monday, May 18, 2020, at Morrell Nursing Center.
She was born in Greenville in 1922 and was the daughter of the late Esley B. and Florence Freeman Lynch. Shortly after graduating from high school in 1940, she married the love of her life, William Harold Prater, who preceded her in death.
She was active in church and many community organizations during her life and attended Lamar United Methodist Church after moving to Lamar in 2009.
She is survived by her three children, Donald Harold (Dot) Prater of Seneca, Kenneth Earle Prater of Caddo, Okla., and Jane Prater (Leo) Windham of Lamar; grandchildren Allen Prater, Donna Sue Prater Baumgarner, Catie Prater Jewell, Holly Prater Christian and eight great-grandchildren.
There will be a family memorial service at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lamar United Methodist Church, PO Box 555, Lamar SC 29069 or the charity of one’s choice.
A guestbook is available online at

Author: Stephan Drew

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