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Julia "Mama T" Finley Terrell

Julia "Judy" Finley Terrell, 87, formerly of 112 McGowan Ave. widow of William Buffon Terrell, Jr. passed away Monday Aug. 18, 2008 at Abbeville Nursing Home.

Born in Atlanta, GA she was a daughter of the late William Benjamin "Casey" and Ivy Dan Moore Terrell.

Mrs. Terrell was a retired homemaker and very active in community affairs early in her life. She was a former Pre-School teacher at Moses Waddell Academy. She was very active in the Abbeville Recreation Dept. where she was the former swim coach.

Mrs. Terrell was an avid Abbeville Panther fan and was one of the founding members of the Abbeville Booster Club. She was a member of Main St. United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Goodtimers Club, the Lillian Killingworth Sunday School Class and was a former Sunday School teacher. She was affectionately known by her many friends and church family as Mama T.

Survivors include 2 daughters Linda Nickles and her husband William of Anderson, SC and Pam Herron and her husband Dave of Abbeville, SC; 3 sons Bill Terrell and his wife Rose of Abbeville, SC, Jack Terrell and his wife Carol Smith of Irmo, SC and Jimmy Terrell of Columbia, SC; 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by 2 grandchildren Pat Nickles and Steven T. Smith and a sister Frances Newton and brother Jack Finley.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday Aug. 20, 2008 at 4:00 PM in The Chandler Chapel at Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Taylor officiating. The burial will follow in Long Cane Cemetery.

The body is at Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Tuesday evening. The family is at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Dave Herron 3000 Secession Rd. Ext. Abbeville, SC.

Memorials may be made to Main St. United Methodist Church, Angel Tree Fund, P O Box 656 Abbeville, SC 29620 or to Hospice of the Piedmont 408 West Alexander Ave. Greenwood, SC 29646.


Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
6:00-8:00 PM


Chandler Chapel, Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
4:00 PM


Long Cane Cemetery
Due West Hwy
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

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I am so sorry to hear of Mama T's passing. She was a beautiful and wonderful person and will be sorely missed.

Kim Hagen Aug 28 2008 12:00 AM

We are so saddened to learn of Mama T's passing. We did not know until today (Friday) and are so sorry that we didn't get to pay our respects. She was a great lady and even though I didn't know her real well, I felt as if I did hearing Casey and David talk so fondly of her. I know she will missed by all, but she is with Jesus now and that is where we draw our comfort at these hard times. God Bless all of your family. Cecil and Nancy Ashley

Cecil & Nancy Ashley Aug 23 2008 12:00 AM

What a lady---Heaven is surely shouting that Mama T is there. I just have to wonder what she can make or paint or plan to make it even more beautiful. Love all of you other Terrell's too. Rachael

Rachael Blackburn Aug 21 2008 12:00 AM

Dear Bill and family - my very deepest sympathies to you all. May God bless you and comfort you in the loss of your precious Mother. She was a wonderful lady who taught me the true meaning of Christmas. Love Marian

Marian Hagen Milks Aug 20 2008 12:00 AM

We all loved Mama T & fortunately will always have fond memories of our time together.

Julie Glace Boggs Aug 20 2008 12:00 AM

Pam and family, I am truly sorry for your loss. I will be thinking about you all at this difficult time. Charlotte Hughes

Charlotte Hughes Aug 19 2008 12:00 AM

To the Family - The Terrells were always a part of the family of McGowan Avenue and will be remembered. Our prayers are with you and the family. Blenda Irwin Brush

Blenda Irwin Brush Aug 19 2008 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry to hear about Mama T. I always enjoyed going with my grandmother (Miss Gin) to visit her! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers!

Jennifer Boggs Baker Aug 19 2008 12:00 AM

Dear Jack & Family, So sorry to hear about "Mama T". We all had some good times together years ago I will always remember. Take care. Praying for you and your family.

Anne Chandler Aug 19 2008 12:00 AM

To the Terrell family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Mama T was a very special lady. Please know that God just received a very special angel. Mike and Nancy Erwin

Mike and Nancy Erwin Aug 19 2008 12:00 AM

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