Sara L. Trotter

October 11, 1949September 6, 2020

Sara L. Trotter

Pickens – Sara Louise Trotter, 70, passed from this life on Sunday, September 6, 2020.

Miss Trotter was born in Pickens County, SC a daughter of the late Ralph M. and Louise Conner Trotter. She was retired from Carter & Crawley, Inc. as an accountant and she was a member of Pickens First Baptist Church.

Sara had a heart for adventure. She loved traveling the country and sharing those experiences with others. She organized several charter bus tours taking family and friends with her, making new friends along the way. Sara enjoyed country music and a good book. She was loved by her family, especially her nieces and nephews who were fortunate to have called her “Aunt Sara.”

Survivors include her sister, Iva Holcombe (Dwight), nieces and nephews Karen Doty (Brian), Melissa Rampersad (Benny), Jason Holcombe (Lori), Jennifer McSweeney (T.J.) and Chad Trotter, (Alanna) and a number of great nieces and great nephews.

In addition to her parents, Miss Trotter was preceded in death by brothers Kenneth Trotter (Brenda) and Robert Trotter (Nancy).

Services will be conducted Wednesday September 9, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Dillard Funeral Home with The Reverend Bryan Hester and The Reverend Scott Willis officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to The Hotdog Club, a community Ministry for young people, c/o David Duncan, 1086 South Confederate Drive, Macon, GA 31220 or to "Beds for Children in Costa Rica", c/o Mountain View Baptist Church, 336 Mountain View Church Road, Six Mile, SC 29682.

A message of condolence may be expressed to the family by visiting

Dillard Funeral Home Pickens, South Carolina


  • Iva Holcombe (Dwight), Sister
  • Karen Doty (Brian), Niece
  • Melissa Rampersad (Benny), Niece
  • Jason Holcombe (Lori), Nephew
  • Jennifer McSweeney (T.J.), Niece
  • Chad Trotter (Alanna), Nephew
  • Ralph M. Trotter, Father (deceased)
  • Louise Conner Trotter, Mother (deceased)
  • Kenneth Trotter (Brenda), Brother (deceased)
  • Robert Trotter (Nancy), Brother (deceased)
  • Also surviving are a number of great nieces and great nephews.

Learn more about the Trotter name


  • Community Ministry for Young People Hotdog Supper Club
  • "Beds For Children in Costa Rica"


  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020


Sara L. Trotter

have a memory or condolence to add?

Sandra Nash

September 11, 2020

What a wonderful person Sara Trotter is in my memory. She always wanted everyone to have a good time and something good to eat. From the beginning of our travels with Sara, we felt like we had known her our entire life. I will never forget our times together because she made sure they were special. Always in my heart and memory, special person. Will always love Sara, Your friend, Sandra Nash.

Georgia Dickard

September 10, 2020

Dear Iva and Family,
Grateful and Thankful are words I would share with you now. Grateful for Sara Lou and the boundless energy she had for working with young people in our church. Her work with GAs/Acteens and Baptist Young Women where she spent time with us teaching us about missions and showing us missions in action!
Thankful for the fun times with Sara Lou! She would take her time and energy and take us to Carowinds or Six Flags, especially when someone was in concert she wanted to see like Kenny Rogers and Dolly! She was always so fun to be around!
May God comfort you now knowing that Heaven gained a Great One in Sara Trotter! I am thankful for her life and legacy! Love, Georgia Brown Dickard and Jimmy

Liz Darnell

September 9, 2020

Create Post

What's on your mind, Liz?
Tag Friends
See All

News Feed

Liz Darnell
3 mins ·
Sara was my manager when I lived in Greenville, SC. I was trying to plan a wedding, pack up to move to SC and look for a job. I had signed up for unemployment benefits and also signed up for any job openings. It wasn't long before I received a call from her asking for an interview for a job at C&C. We met before I was married. We hit it off right away. Before I knew it, I was getting a phone call with a job offer. She gave me a chance. It was only the 2nd job I had ever had. Although we only lived in SC for 1 1/2 years, we remained friends. In 1993 I drove up to Pickens from Columbus, GA and met Sara. We hit the road in her Honda and headed to Nashville that same day -where I got to go to the Grand Ole Opry for the very first time. I had been awake for 23 hours and was "punch drunk" from exhaustion. The very next morning we headed to Memphis and visited Graceland. Day 3 we headed to Branson, Missouri where we went to many shows including her very favorite artist, Barbara Mandrell. We were gone for 7 days and must've driven a 1000 miles. We kept up over the years. Scott and I would come back and meet Sara for dinner a couple of times over the years. She kept up with me during my hospitalization in 1999-I was pregnant with Kyle and having major health issues. She was the first person to call me after I was moved from ICU to a step-down room. Fast forward to 2018, she was so sweet and sent my son a graduation card and gift card. That was Sara. She always thought of others over herself. I will miss her. I hope she is having the time of her life in Heaven with her Heavenly Father and her family that went before her. Rest in heavenly peace Sara. Love you.

Jane Cook

September 9, 2020

I remember when I interviewed with Sara at Carter & Crawley. We talked about family as much as we did the job. I shared with her that I'd recently lost my Dad and she had too, and we had an immediate bond over that. She was a tough cookie to work for and demanded a lot, but she was fair and saw you as a person and not just an employee. After she retired we kept in touch and then found each other on facebook, and I will miss our talks so much. She never tired of bringing me up to speed on Iva and the nieces and nephews.

Nancy Peace

September 9, 2020

Love to and prayers for the family today as you say your final goodbyes to Sara Lou, one of my favorite people from the past. I last saw Sara Lou at our 50th high school reunion, and she was the same person I knew in high school--always high energy, joyful, friendly, inclusive, just the best! She will be missed.

Lauri Darby

September 9, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with Sara at Carter and Crawley. She gave me my first job after becoming a new mom. The opportunity she gave me taught me so much. I'm also grateful for the time I spent with her beyond the work environment. She was a caring person.

Jeanne Craig McCrary

September 8, 2020

It has been a long time since I was in touch with y’all. So sorry to hear of your loss of Sara Lou. She was such a blast on youth choir tours many many years ago. What fun we had! Sarah was gifted with a sense of joy. She is singing with the saints and has some great companions up there in Heaven! May God comfort you all.

Cathy Craig Metcalf

September 8, 2020

Sincere condolences to the entire family. Sara touched a lot of lives and spread joy and smiles to all. Prayers for peace and comfort for the close family and friends who will miss her most. Heaven has gained an angel.
With sympathy,

Don & Joyce Nicholson

September 8, 2020

Our prayers and love to Iva, Dwight and Sara's entire family.

Debbie Harris

September 8, 2020

Sara Lou was one of my dearest friends! We had so many good times together. She was the most loyal friend ever. I’ll never hear a Barbara Mandrel or any song from Bill Gaither and the Homecoming Friends without thinking of her. My heart is broken but I know she’s healed now.

Iva, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I will keep you in my prayers for now and the time to come.
She’ll be missed greatly!


Learn more about the Trotter name