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Gwendolyn (Bennett) Brabham

May 14, 1938 ~ June 15, 2022 (age 84)


Funeral services for Gwendolyn Brabham, 84, of Olar, SC will be held at eleven o’clock a.m., Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Olar First Baptist Church with the Reverend Dale Hutto officiating; burial will follow in the Kearse Cemetery, Olar, SC. Memorial contributions may be sent to the First Baptist Church of Olar Building Fund, P.O. Box 127, Olar, SC 29843. The family will receive friends from six to eight p.m., Friday at Folk Funeral Home, Williston, SC and other times at the residence in Olar. Gwendolyn passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

Born in Dunbarton, SC she was a daughter of the late William T. Bennett and Willie Magdaline Cave. She was a graduate of Olar High School and received her undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina where she was a very proud Gamecock. She taught at Blackville-Hilda High School and retired after 30 years of teaching; she was an active city council woman in Olar for over 20 years and a member of the Olar First Baptist Church where she prepared the church bulletin for many years.  She loved arts and crafts and also loved learning about history and was an avid reader. Her favorite movie was Gone with the Wind, the movie was so important she showed the movie to all of her students during her teaching career. She loved to knit and enjoyed crocheting. Gwendolyn loved her husband dearly and all of her family was very important to her. She was also very patriotic and loved celebrating the Fourth of July.

Survivors include her loving husband Glenn H. Brabham; daughters Teresa (Steve) Edwards of Barnwell, SC, Ruthie (Terry) Gooding of Statesville, NC, Kimberly (Jim) Niece of Sugarland, TX and Shari Brabham of Tuscon, AZ; sons Franklin Ray (Lori) Morris, Jr. of St. Marys, GA, Randy  (Angie) Morris of Barnwell, SC, Lance (Martha) Brabham of Coral Springs, FL; 17 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren and a brother Ted (Nancy) Bennett of Evansville, IN.

She was preceded in death by a sister Joann Brown.

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Funeral Service
June 18, 2022

11:00 AM
Olar First Baptist Church

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