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Henry Nickles McIlwain

Henry Nickles McIlwain, 97, formerly of 15 McIlwain Rd. widower of Virginia Uldrick McIlwain passed away Saturday Feb. 12, 2011 at Abbeville Nursing Home.

Born in Stoney Point Community of Greenwood County, SC , he was a son of the late Jim Andy McIlwain and Bessie Sharpe McIlwain.

Henry was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He was awarded a Silver Star Medal for gallantry in action. He was a retired textile employee with Abbeville Mills after many years of service. Henry was also a member of Upper Long Cane Presbyterian Church. He will be remembered by many of his friends and family for his delicious homemade sweet potato pies.

Survivors include 1 sister, Eleanor McKee of Gray Court, SC and his many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by 3 brothers Lewis, Bill and Harold McIlwain and 3 sisters Sarah McIlwain, Eula Rudd and Mary Reid.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday Feb. 17, 2011 at 2:00 PM at Upper Long Cane Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. John Miller officiating. The burial will follow in Long Cane Cemetery with Military Rites.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 PM Thursday afternoon prior to services in the social hall at Upper Long Cane Presbyterian Church.

Memorials in memory of Mr. McIlwain may be made to Upper Long Cane Presbyterian Church 194 Hwy. 20 Abbeville, SC 29620.



Visitation

Upper Long Cane Presbyterian Church
194 Hwy 20
Abbeville, SC  29620
Thursday, February 17, 2011
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Service

Upper Long Cane Presbyterian Church
194 Hwy 20
Abbeville, SC  29620
Thursday, February 17, 2011
2:00 PM

Interment

Long Cane Cemetery
Due West Hwy
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

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Guestbook

Fond memories of our days at Upper Long Cane and at the Uldrick reunions. Remembering family and friends in the days ahead.

Sandra U Erwin & Langdon Erwin Feb 15 2011 12:00 AM

MR.HENRY WAS ALWAYS A DELIGHT TO SEE. HE USE TO BRING SWEET POTATO PIES THAT WERE SO TASTY. WE WILL KEEP FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

Nancy W. Reece Feb 14 2011 12:00 AM

Joyce and I have fond memories of Henry from our younger days growing up in Abbeville County. We were saddened to learn of his death. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.

Richard & Joyce Strawhorn Feb 14 2011 12:00 AM