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Lynette Bryant Fryar

A native of Colleton County, Ms. Lynette Bryant Fryar, has been a lifelong member and contributor to the Colleton Community. Ms. Fryar is from Ruffin, S.C. where she graduated as Valedictorian from Ruffin High School. After high school, she went on to attend Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College where she pursued her career in Secretarial Science. She worked for Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service, where she retired from and worked for AmeriCorps for three years. After retirement, Ms. Fryar took a position as the citations clerk at the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and in 2013 was promoted to the Victim’s Advocate. A role that Ms. Fryar is currently maintaining as she serves all of the victims of crime in Colleton County. Ms. Fryar has spent the greater part of her life serving committed to serving Colleton County and some examples of her commitment include:
• Former Committee Member of the S.C. Department of Education Personal Pathways Committee
• Former Member of the Keep Colleton Beautiful Committee
• Former Director for Youth Leadership Colleton
• Former Coordinator for Backpack Buddies in Colleton County (served 7 years)
• Former Board Member of the Lowcountry Food Bank
• Commissioner of Colleton Elections and Voter Registration Board from 2005 until present and currently serving as the Board Chairperson
• Former Vice President of the Colleton County Improvement Collaborative
• Trustee- HCA Hospital from 1981-1985 and served as the past Vice President
• Colleton County School Board Trustee serving from 1988-2000, also served as a past Vice President
• Elected President of NAACP for the past two• Past President of the Colleton County Chapter of the American Cancer Society
• Past Chairman of the Colleton County American Cancer Society Rehabilitation Committee
• Past Chairman and Advisor of the South Carolina Association of Cooperative Extension Secretaries.
• Recipient of Clemson University’s Outstanding Service Award
• Clemson University Cooperative Extension Futures Task Force Committee
• Served as Liaison for Ruffin High School and the Colleton County Vocational Center
• Served on the Colleton County Transition Committee for the merger of Ruffin High School and Walterboro High School
• Vice Chairperson of the Colleton County Branch of the NAACP
• Currently serving as the Acting Chairperson for the Colleton County Branch of the NAACP
• Served as a Judge for the Martin Luther King Jr parade in Colleton County for the past three years.
Ms. Fryar’s service to the Colleton Community is undeniable, but one of her greatest joys in her life have been the success of her children and grandchildren who will continue her legacy. Ms. Fryar has three daughters, Katrina Monteze Fryar, Ronda Latrelle Cropp, and Muriel Davene Fryar and one son-in-law, Jeffery Cropp. She dotes most over her two adorable grandchildren, Cayla Elise Riley and Tristan David Cropp. Ms. Fryar has spent her life here raising a family and working daily for the betterment of Colleton County.

Amye Stivender (212 Posts)