LOCKHART - Clarence Hope Dabbs, 88, of 119 South 5th St., Lockhart, widower of Nellie Gibson Dabbs, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008 in Spartanburg Regional Health Care System after a time of declining health.
Mr. Dabbs was born in Lockhart, a son of the late James Dabbs and Rhoda Millwood Dabbs. He was retired from Milliken Lockhart Plant as a supervisor. He was a veteran of World War II and served with the South Carolina National Guard. He was a member of Lockhart Freewill Baptist Church and was a volunteer at Oakmont Nursing Home. He spent his lifetime helping and caring for others. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Surviving are two daughters, Gayle Garner and husband Wendell of Lockhart, and Vangie Eaddy and husband E.J. of Olanta; grandsons, Rodney H. Gibson of Lockhart and special friend Dee Rusnak of New Jersey, Duane Gibson and wife Amanda of Union, Dean Gibson and wife Kelly of Union, Kelvin Vause and wife Darlene of Columbia; a granddaughter, Tonya Jordan and husband Michael of Columbia; great grandchildren, Malachi Gibson, Kelly Ulmer, Kacie Vause, Devan Jordan and Alyssa Jordan; special friends, Darrell and Roseann Jones of Shelby and his beloved dog, Sissy; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.16, 2008, at the Lockhart Freewill Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Brian Bishop and the Rev. Frank Cantrell. Burial will follow in Union Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be: Jack Hanna, Jeff Roberts, Eddie Gibson, Steve Gibson, Howard Kerr and Olin Dabbs. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Metro Care and Darrell Jones, nurses and staff of 5 West Spartanburg Regional and Union Dialysis Center.
The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. tonight, Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 at the funeral home.
The family is at the home of his grandson, Dean and Kelly Gibson, 134 Catawba Hill Road, Union. S.C.
S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home (www.holcombefuneralhomes.com)