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Charles "Charlie" Henry Grantham

Charles 'Charlie' Henry Grantham, 90, resident of 334 Old Douglas Mill Rd. husband of Sallie Palmer Grantham died Tuesday Jan. 1, 2008 at Richard M. Campbell Veterans Nursing Home in Anderson, SC.

He was twice married first to the late Eleanor Bradford Grantham. Born in Webb, Arizona he was a son of the late Robert L. and Mussette Powell Grantham.

Charlie was a Graduate of the University of Arizona class of 1941 with a degree in Animal Husbandry. He was a veteran B-25 Pilot with the Army Air Core having flown over 50 missions in South Africa and Italy. He was later a Flight Instructor with Columbia Air Force Base.

Early on, Charlie was a 4-Reel Chaps and Spurs working cowboy in Arizona having managed the Rain Valley Ranch during the filming of the Red River movie. Charlie was a retired textile employee with Abbeville Mills.

He was also a mason and a member of the Clinton Lodge # 3 AFM. Charlie was an avid golfer and a charter member of the High Meadows Country Club. He also enjoyed gardening. He was a member and former deacon of the Abbeville Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years Sallie Palmer Grantham of the home; 4 sons, Buddy Grantham of Salem, Virginia, Jim Grantham of Pickens, SC, John Grantham of Evans, GA and Tom Grantham of Abbeville, SC; 2 step-daughters Rebecca Greene of Foley Beach, SC and Barbara Shimakonis of Summerville, SC; 1 sister Irma Logan of Fayetteville, Ark.; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday Jan. 3, 2008 at 3:00 PM from the Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Michael Bush officiating. The burial will follow in Melrose Cemetery with Military Rites. The family is at the home 334 Old Douglas Mill Rd.

The body is at The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home where the family will recieve friends from 1:00 until 3:00 PM Thursday afternoon prior to services.

Memorials may be made to the Abbeville Presbyterian Church 301 N. Main St. Abbeville, SC 29620.

Visitation

Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Thursday, January 3, 2008
1:00-3:00 PM

Service

Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home Chapel
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Thursday, January 3, 2008
3:00 PM

Interment

Melrose Cemetery
Hwy 28
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

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Guestbook

I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mitch and Debbie Oliver

Mitch Oliver Jan 29 2008 12:00 AM

Jerry met Charlie through his son "Tommy"...and this evolved into golf matches...Mr. Charlie Grantham was a very fond rememberance which also included Christmas Carolling that took in the Grantham stop....Our condolences are with the family...We are so sorry to hear of your loss Tommy....C & J

Carolyn and Jerry Miller Jan 20 2008 12:00 AM

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY . LOVE GRACE CARTER AND JOANN WHITE

grace carter Jan 4 2008 12:00 AM

TO THE GRANTHAM FAMILY.WE WILL MISS YOUR DAD ALOT HE WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON.HE MEANT A LOT TO US AT THE NURSING HOME.HE WILL BE MISSED ALOT LOVE GRACE CARTER AND JOANN WHITE

grace carter Jan 4 2008 12:00 AM

My sincerest condolences to family and friends. Charlie was a smiling face, a warming welcome, and a wonderful person to know. His legacy is his remarkable children. He was truly blessed having two wives who loved him dearly and whom he loved completely.

Janet Williams Jan 3 2008 12:00 AM

Tom and family. My condolences. My memories of your mom and dad and you and your brothers go back a long way. Your dad was an extrodinary man.

Chris Hall Jan 3 2008 12:00 AM

Jim, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Rhonda Fincannon Jan 3 2008 12:00 AM

We are sorry to hear about your lose. Know that our sympathies are with your whole family.

Doug and Teressa Fleming Jan 2 2008 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time

Bruce & Andy Palmer Jan 2 2008 12:00 AM

Dear Tommy , Johnny and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time in the loss of your Dad. I have very fond memories growing up in Abbeville with "The Grantham boys" and their family! Charles & Janine Fleming John 16:20

Charles Fleming Jan 2 2008 12:00 AM

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