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Gladys Plowden Kennedy

Gladys Plowden Kennedy, 88, resident of the Due West Retirement Center, Due West, SC, died March 17, 2005. She was the widow of Barron D. Kennedy, Jr. and the daughter of Estelle Youngblood and Jesse Clifton Plowden, having been born in Greenville, SC, where she lived until moving to Due West in 1992.

Mrs. Kennedy graduated from Furman University in 1938. She worked in baking until her marriage when she became active in the Greenville A.R.P. Church, the P.T.A., Y.W.C.A., and Meals on Wheels.

Mrs. Kennedy is survived by her son, Barron D. Kennedy, III; daughter-in-law, Joanna Buis Kennedy; grandson, Barron D. Kennedy, IV; granddaughter, Sarah Joanna Kennedy; three nieces, and four nephews. She was predeceased by her twin sister, Dorothy P. Futral Boynton; and two brothers, J.D. Plowden and J.C. Plowden, Jr.

Memorial services will be held at the Due West A.R.P. Church at 2:00 on Sunday, March 20, 2005. The family requests flowers be omitted and memorials made to the Due West Retirement Center or the Salvation Army, Rutherford Road, Greenville, SC 29609.

The family will receive friends in the church Fellowship Hall after the service and at the Greenville A.R.P. Church from 7:00 to 8:30 on Sunday evening.

THE CHANDLER-JACKSON FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.

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