Kay Horton, wife of West Columbia Mayor Bobby Horton, dies

Bobby Horton with wife Kay in September. Photo by Terry Ward

Karen “Kay” Hunter Horton died just after noon on Saturday.

She is the wife of West Columbia Mayor Bobby Horton. Mrs. Horton had been struggling with health issues for months. Bobby Horton said his wife died around 12:30 Saturday afternoon.

Obituary: Karen (Kay) Hunter Horton passed away peacefully on August 4, 2018 at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital. Kay was born December 23, 1954, in Jefferson, SC to the late Robert Hunter and Sara Robertson Hunter. She grew up in Kershaw, SC and graduated from Andrew Jackson High School. She received an Associate Degree in X-Ray Technology from Midlands Tech. Kay worked for Moore Orthopaedic Clinic for more than 40 years as an x-ray technician and office manager.
Kay is survived by husband Bobby of West Columbia, SC as well as sister of Mary (Ardell) Young of Camden, SC, Angie (Roger) Faile of Kershaw, SC and brother Robert K. (Delaine) Hunter, Ringgold, GA. She was predeceased by two brothers, Ronald M. Hunter and Larry E. Hunter.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 11, at First Baptist Church, West Columbia, SC, 400 State Street, West Columbia. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 4898, West Columbia, SC , 29171 or to the charity of one’s choice.

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