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 Bertha Beatrice <I>Highsmith</I> Hellams

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Bertha Beatrice Highsmith Hellams

  • Birth 2 Jan 1914 Laurens County, South Carolina, USA
  • Death 4 Mar 2003 South Carolina, USA
  • Burial Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 102981882

Found in the book, Olympia Cemetery Book, Including Olympia Families, compiled by Patsy Goff, Betty & Billy Hilliard, a publication of the Olympia Cemetery Association, found in the Richland County Public Library, Walker Local History Room, page 241: Wilton Lloyd Hellams b. Hickory Tavern, Laurens Co., s/o John Robert Hellams and Emma Stone, m. Beatrice Highsmith, born in Laurens Co., d/o Ollie and Alwilda Highsmith; graduate of Presbyterian College; teacher and principal in public and private schools in Kentucky and SC for over 30 years; d. Mar. 4, 2003. Lloyd died 13 Sep. 2003, both bu. Greenlawn Mem. Pk.

The following obituary was sent to me by the contributor who posted the photograph.
COLUMBIA - A graveside service for Beatrice Highsmith Hellams will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be 8-9 tonight at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Memorials may be made to WMHK at Columbia International University.
Mrs. Hellams died Tuesday, March 4, 2003. Born in Laurens County, she was the daughter of the late Ollie and Alwilda Highsmith. A graduate of Presbyterian College, she was an educator, serving both as a classroom teacher and principal in public and private schools in Kentucky and South Carolina for over 30 years. She was a dedicated Sunday School teacher and church worker at Southside Baptist Church. She served in a supportive role to her husband in several other pastoral positions to include Eau Claire Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Rev. W. Lloyd Hellams; son, Dr. Wilton Hellams; daughter-in-law, Roberta; grandchildren, Jeremy and Emily Hellams, all of Columbia.


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  • Created by: rdsxfan
  • Added: 2 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 102981882
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bertha Beatrice Highsmith Hellams (2 Jan 1914–4 Mar 2003), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102981882, citing Greenlawn Memorial Park, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by rdsxfan (contributor 47525613) .