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 Mellie Corinne <I>Gibson</I> Sports

Mellie Corinne Gibson Sports

Rhems, Georgetown County, South Carolina, USA
Death 21 Apr 1973 (aged 67)
Florence, Florence County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Bristow, Marlboro County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 98009855 · View Source
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Obituary of Mrs. Mellie Sports

Published in The Florence Morning News on April 21, 1973

Mrs. Mellie Gibson Sports, 67, of 2001 3rd Loop Road, died Friday afternoon in a Florence hospital after a long illness. She was the widow of the late C.W. Sports, Sr., who died in 1962.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. Arthur Martin in Waters Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Bristol Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Sports was born in Georgetown County, a daughter of the late Merritt Parrott and Lavenia Parrott. She was a housewife and had lived in Florence since 1948. She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church of Rhems.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. G.E. Leviner of Florence, Mrs. R.V. Graham of Summerton, Mrs. C.L. Purvis of St. Stephens, Mrs. Leo W. Hyman of Kirtland AFB, N.M., Mrs. John R. Calcutt of Florence and Mrs. Carl D. Lee Sr. of Florence; three sons, Charlie W. Sports, Jr. of Florence, George W. Sports of Charleston and William D. Sports of Florence; two sisters, Mrs. Eva Hucks of Dillon and Mrs. Mae Locklair of St. Stephens; 34 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Note: She was the daughter of Joseph Henry Gibson (1870-1908) and Eliza Jordan (b. c 1880). She was adopted and raised by the Parrotts when she was three years old.

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Charlie W. Mellie G.
April 27, 1903 Mar 19, 1906
April 21, 1962 April 20, 1973
Gone from our Home
Not from our Hearts





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  • Find A Grave Memorial 98009855
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mellie Corinne Gibson Sports (16 Mar 1906–21 Apr 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 98009855, citing Bristow Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery, Bristow, Marlboro County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Soheyr Azar (contributor 47321033) .