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Emily Shands Hawthorne

Emily Shands Hawthorne, 83, went to be with the Lord Monday June 30, 2014 at Hospice of the Piedmont in Greenwood, SC.

She was born in Pauline, SC to the late James Harvey Shands and Faye Brown Shands. She was the widow of James Elgin Hawthorne, Sr.

She was a graduate of Limestone College and received her Masters Degree in Education from Clemson University. She taught for many years in Abbeville and McCormick school districts.

Emily and Elgin were devoted lifelong members of Abbeville First Baptist Church where she was a member of the Loyal Workers Sunday School Class. Emily enjoyed doing for others, those close by and those throughout the world through her support of mission work. She dearly loved her family.

Survivors include two sons James E. Hawthorne, Jr. (Lisa) of Greenwood, SC and Leland Hawthorne (Grace) of Central, SC; one sister Jonelle Bradford (Randy) of Pauline, SC; three grandchildren James E. Hawthorne, III (Jodie) of Anderson, SC, Rev. Samuel L. Hawthorne of Greenwood, SC and Elizabeth Hawthorne of Central, SC; one great-grandchild Emma Elizabeth Hawthorne.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday July 2, 2014 at 2:00 PM in Abbeville First Baptist Church with Dr. Rev. John Keith and Rev. Samuel Hawthorne officiating. The burial will follow in Long Cane Cemetery. The family is at 51 Hwy. 20 Abbeville, SC.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening July 1, 2014 from 6:00 until 7:30 PM at Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home.

Memorials in memory of Emily may be made to Abbeville First Baptist Church PO Box 825 Abbeville, SC 29620 or to Hospice of the Piedmont 408 West Alexander Dr. Greenwood, SC 29649.


Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Tuesday, July 01, 2014


Abbeville First Baptist Church
111 Ellis Ave
Abbeville, SC  29620
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
2:00 PM


Long Cane Cemetery
184 Hwy 20
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

Memorial Contributions

Abbeville First Baptist Church
PO Box 825
Abbeville, SC 29620 Hospice of the Piedmont
408 West Alexander Ave
Greenwood, SC 29646

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James and Family,Jimmy and I are sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. We hope that you will find comfort in the fact there are people who are praying for you and your family. GOD has received her into Heaven.

Peggy and Jimmy Fleming Jul 2 2014 12:00 AM

We are rejoicing to have known Mrs. Emily. We met her through SC Campers On Mission. We have such fond memories of our times together. Hold onto the memoriesof your lovely mother. She once gave me a little sermon "How to be a gracious receiver" with the love that only Mrs. Emily could. Love in Christ!Wanda & Bubba

Wanda & Wilson Lewis Jul 2 2014 12:00 AM

I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that the fond and loving memories you have of her will live in your heart forever. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you

Terri I Nicoletti Jul 1 2014 12:00 AM

James, Leland and families,Knowing Emily was such a great blessing to me. She was such a great encourager to me, and her prayers for me and my family were a source of strength and blessing. I will miss Emily so much, but I know without a doubt that she is worshiping Jesus face to face. She taught us how to live and how to die...trusting Jesus. May God bless you all in the days ahead with His everlasting peace and give you comfort for each new day.

Pat and Ruth Hill Jun 30 2014 12:00 AM

James & Family, I am so sorry about your mom, but I know she is now rejoicing in heaven. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

LaNelle Grubbs Jun 30 2014 12:00 AM