Juanita Chaney Corley

February 15, 1924April 11, 2018

Juanita Chaney Corley

LEXINGTON – A Celebration of Life Service for Juanita Chaney Corley, 94, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church with interment in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Juanita was born on February 15, 1924 in Gaston, SC to the late Dan and Leila Chaney and passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Juanita retired from Lexington County School District One as the Dietitian for Lexington Elementary School after 29 years of service. She was a devoted member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church for 72 years. Juanita was a great family woman, devoted wife, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She married Archie Lee on October 9, 1946. She was a social, active woman who was deeply involved in her family and church life. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and traveling. Her family and friends always remember her as an avid bingo player and a socializing and volunteering soul. Juanita is survived by her daughter, Janice Corley Sanders (Bill); granddaughter, Ginger Sanders (Paula); grandson, Kevin Sanders (Jennifer) all of Lexington; great-grandchildren, Garrett and Blythe Sanders; sisters, Lucille Fertick and Jessie Gibson of West Columbia, Katie (John) Wannamaker of Cayce; Chosen grandchildren, Robbie and Carissa Ellison (Colton and Victoria) and beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Lee Corley; parents; sisters, Lessie Hallman, Louise Lee and brother, Tillman Chaney. The family would like to thank the staff and faculty of Colonial Gardens and Lighthouse Hospice for the love and care that was shown for Juanita better known as “Sweetie.” In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Juanita’s name to the cemetery fund at Pilgrim Lutheran Church and/or Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.


  • Visitation Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, April 14, 2018

Juanita Chaney Corley

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Gail & Ron Rhymer

April 14, 2018

What a gift to belong to Aunt Juanita’s extended family. What a loving, precious lady. She was a true Christian who gave her life and love in service to those around her. She was always so beautifully dressed and always had a sweet smile and a kind word for everyone. I often wondered why everyone couldn’t be like her. She will be so missed but we thank God that we were allowed to know this Godly woman. Thanks for being an angel to all of our family. You are truly an angel today. God bless you.

Marsha Clayman

April 13, 2018

I've been blessed working in senior health care for 21 years. More of a "calling" because I know why God's plan was for me to be surrounded daily by these incredible, wise souls. Juanita was extra special. You wanted to hear her call your name every day because she knew everyone's name - by heart - and each of us were known as "Sweetie" - and that's what I call my loved ones. I hope it means as much to them as it has to me to be called that by such a wonderful woman of grace. She was a woman of character who loved to dress proper every day. The long strands of pearls or some type of decorative necklace was her finishing touch. And she could give a beautiful prayer - from her heart. She was always a grateful lady who knew to say "thank you" when you did the smallest errand for her. Watching her family - especially Ginger - visit her and spoil her always warmed my heart because Juanita knew -really knew that she was loved. This great lady will be missed but whenever I use the word "sweetie", it will definitely have more meaning and honor. Godspeed Juanita.