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Elizabeth Clamp of Abbeville, SC passed away on Jan. 9, 2017 in Alabama. Mrs. Clamp was
Predeceased in death 1994 by her husband of 53 years, John Woodrow "Woody" Clamp.
Born in Abbeville County, SC on December 2, 1918, to the late Newton Schuyler Alewine and Varina Hall Suttles Alewine, Mrs. Clamp was raised in the Antreville community of Abbeville County, SC. She was the last surviving member of her five sibling family, Blanche Hall Knox, Lucia Othello Chastain, Willis Curtis Alewine, and Russell Newton Alewine.
Visitation will be held at Chandler Jackson Funeral Home in Abbeville on Sat. Jan. 14, 2017 from 10:00 until 11:00 AM followed by service in the chapel of the funeral home at 11:00 AM. The service will be officiated by Dr. John Keith. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens, Greenwood, SC.
A graduate of Antreville School, she was married to John Woodrow Clamp in 1940, Belton, SC and made Abbeville her home for most of her years. She was retired from Abbeville Shirt Plant.
Mrs. Clamp was an active member of First Baptist Church of Abbeville, SC. She was a member of the Adult and Bible Study Sunday School Classes and Women's Missionary Union. She was a member of Tweenager's for many years and served as treasurer for 10 years. December 2008, Mayor Harold McNeill presented Mrs. Clamp with the Key to the City of Abbeville on her 90th birthday.
"Lib" was an active member of the National Society Daughters of American Revolution, joining in 1982. Mrs. Clamp is a descendant of Private John Burns, service North Carolina; Brigadier General Andrew Pickens, service South Carolina Militia; and Private John Harris, service South Carolina and Virginia. In addition, Mrs. Clamp was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She is a descendant of John Wesley Suttles, Pickens County, South Carolina, Military Service Co. D, 2nd South Carolina Rifles.
Mrs. Clamp is survived by her daughters, Lucy Corene Clamp Willis (Tommie), Hoover, AL and Peggy Marie Clamp Wilson (Franklin), Piedmont, SC. Mrs. Clamp is survived by four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
The daughter, Lucy Clamp Willis, wishes to thank the Church family of Abbeville First Baptist Church, including the Men's Ministry, and the many friends in Abbeville who supported "Lib" through service, cards, and prayers during the time of her residence in Alabama, beginning in December 2008.
In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Clamp requested donations be made to Tamassee DAR School. Inc., P.O. Box 8, Tamassee, SC 29686.
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