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Valerie Fennell Boles
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Birth: Nov. 8, 1932
Death: May 8, 2009
South Carolina, USA

Valerie Fennel Aiken Boles- best known as the mysterious voodoo priestess "Minerva" in Berendt's novel "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," which is set in Savannah.

Since she reportedly was involved in black magic and shied away from direct contact with humans for fearing the risk of being hexed , I will leave her bio at this simple state.

Savannah Morning News (GA) - May 15, 2009
Deceased Name: Valerie Fennell Boles
BEAUFORT, SC - Valerie Fennell Boles 76, died Friday.

Survivors: son, Anthony Ray Fennell; siblings, Dorothy, Jeanette, Beverlyn, Sadie, Gertrude, Selena, Thelma, Allean, Herbert Lee, and 5 grandchildren. Wake: 7-8 p.m., Friday in the Chapel of the funeral home.

Funeral: 12 Noon Saturday at Deep Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Islandton, SC.

Burial: Jerusalem Cemetery, Cummings, SC.

Marshel's Wright-Donaldson Home for Funerals

Savannah Morning News, May 15, 2009

Savannah Morning News (GA)
Date: May 15, 2009
Edition: HOME
Page: 5B
Record Number: 0905150048
Copyright (c) 2009 Savannah Morning News

thank you James Archer for the additional corrections and additions.

August 15 2016
Valerie Boles was not a voodoo priestess but to be technically correc to the Low Country Region and the culture of the Gullah & Geechee people she was a "Root Doctor," Or "Root Lady." While the practice stems from African traditions, it is not specifically vodun or vodou in the Haitian sense.

information courtesy of member #47021185
Jerusalem Baptist Church Cemetery
Hampton County
South Carolina, USA
Created by: ditdit
Record added: Nov 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44073889
Valerie <i>Fennell</i> Boles
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I thank you
- B.B. Daniels
 Added: Jan. 31, 2017
Thank you for the dreams and the guidance.
- SJHouston
 Added: Nov. 23, 2016
Thank you for the visit on Nov. 2, 2016, All Souls Day. We are humbled by your power.
- Nachthexen Twins
 Added: Nov. 12, 2016
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