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Frances "Sookie" Able

Mrs. Frances Ovenia "Sookie" Scott Able, lifelong resident of Abbeville, SC, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 10th, 2018. Born August 15, 1920, she celebrated life with enthusiasm for 98 years. The daughter of the late George Emmett Scott and Pearl Mahaffey Scott, she was a shining example of the humanity and compassion that resides in each of us.
Sookie lived life with an outgoing flair and fun loving spirit that will undoubtedly leave a hole in our hearts, as well as our small community. She was quick to smile, but quicker to make others laugh. She would often tell people, "Don't call me Miss Sookie, because I don't "miss" a thing!" And true to her words, she didn't, at least not where it mattered most. Her contributions to the local ministries spanning decades will continue to have an impact on others for years to come. Until her health declined, she was an avid member of Grace United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday school and singing in the choir, two things she loved. Her family was her heart, and she considered everyone family.
Sookie is survived by her son and daughter in law, Johnny and Jean Able of Abbeville, Grandchildren, Tony Able and Camille Wolf of Atlanta, Lisa and Greg Griger of Warner Robbins, Kelly and Mark Gillespie of Atlanta, Scott and Brittney Able of Abbeville, David Able of Columbia, great grandchildren Josh Able of Columbia, Wesley Able, Jolie Able, sister Mary Cartledge, and brother Perrin Scott, all of Abbeville.
She is preceded in death by her late husband Walter Shirley Able, and son Walter Franklin Able.
The family will receive friends at Chandler Jackson Funeral home in Abbeville on Thursday, September 13th at 1:00 pm and services will follow at 2:00 pm. She will be laid to rest beside her late husband at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Abbeville, SC.
The family would like to thank the Teams at Abbeville Nursing Home, Abbeville Area Medical Center, and everyone involved in the care provided to her over the past several years,
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 145 Grace Drive Abbeville, SC 29620.
The family will be at the homestead located at 1288 Cedar Springs Road, Abbeville.


Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Thursday, September 13, 2018
1:00 until 2:00 PM


Funeral Home
Chandler Chapel, Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Thursday, September 13, 2018
2:00 PM


Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
2699 Hwy 72 W
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

Memorial Contributions

Grace United Methodist Church
145 Grace Drive
Abbeville, SC 29620

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We are so sorry to hear that "Sookie" has left us but we know that she now walks the streets of gold in Heaven. I remember when she and your dad lived next door to us on Orange St. many years ago and later we moved up on the hill above her on Plantation Ct. She has been missed in the neighborhood for the last several years as an icon around here. She will truly be missed by all who knew her and loved her.

Jimmy and Judy Copeland Sep 14 2018 12:00 AM

My condolences for the loss of your precious mother Ms. France's. I didn't know her but I can't imagine how you must feel, I too lost my mom and I would like to share what has comfort me from the Holy Bible is. Isaiah 26:19 to know that one day death will be done away with and our love ones who have passed will be awaken from "enemy death " 1 Corinthians 15:26, "my corpses will rise up"and be reunited with us once again to a paradise. May this share hope bring you comfort. She will be missed..

S. A. Brown Sep 14 2018 12:00 AM

Sookie was a part of our BIRTHDAY club for many years. She was a delight to know. We know that she is resting in peace now. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

Wayne & Delores Templeton Sep 13 2018 12:00 AM

I have many memories of Sookie she was such a sweet loving person One of the many Sweet ladies from Grace Methodist . Prayers for family

Ree Ree &Donnie Ashley Sep 12 2018 12:00 AM

Johnny & Jean and Family We are so sorry to hear about Sookie! She was a wonderful and witty lady! She will truly be missed by all who had the privilege to know her! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless You! Donnie & Kathy Grant

Donnie & Kathy Grant Sep 12 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for your lose, loved this sweet Lady!!

Willie & Mary McCurry Sep 12 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Sookie's passing. She was a wonderful lady. She will be missed greatly. RIP COUSIN!

Tracey Simpson Hutto Sep 11 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of the family's loss. I hope during this difficult time you find comfort in each other as well as in God's promises for the future. Revelation 21:4

Marcia Sep 11 2018 12:00 AM