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Ernest Kitchen

August 15, 1935 — March 15, 2019

  Ernest "Ernie" Ray Kitchen, Sr., 83, resident of 1901 Hwy. 71 widower of Carolyn Denny Kitchen passed away Friday March 15, 2019 at Abbeville Area Medical Center.

  Ernie was a graduate of Clemson University where he received his bachelor’s degree in vocational education. He worked for a number of years as a Technical Representative with North American Rockwell after which he became a fulltime farmer. Ernie was a former Fire Commissioner with Edgewood Fire Dept. where he was active for over 30 years and was well known and well-liked by all as he never met a stranger. He had numerous hobbies especially spending time on the farm and was known as a Jack of all Trades.

  Survivors include: a son Ernest Ray Kitchen, Jr. (Joy) of Norfolk, VA; a daughter Rebecca "Becky Harrison (Todd) of Dalton, Georgia; a sister Mary Jo First of Cocoa Beach, FL; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

  He was preceded in death by a son John David Kitchen.


  A Celebration of Ernie's life will be conducted Sunday March 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Light House Ministries 233 Carwellyn Rd. Abbeville, SC  with Mr. Billy Stoll officiating.

  The family will receive friends after services at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Casey Smith 13 Acorn Hill Rd. Abbeville, SC.

In lieu of flowers memorials in memory of Ernie may be made to The American Cancer Society, C/O Mrs. Conway Shirley 144 Winona Church Road, Donalds, SC 29638.


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