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Lorena Langford Wardlaw

Carrie Lorena Langford Wardlaw, 84, widow of Frank M. Wardlaw, Sr., resident of 310 Murrell St. Troy, SC, died Jan. 4, 2015 at her home. Born in Saluda County, Oct. 6, 1930 she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Tennie Manley Langford. She was a graduate of Saluda High School and Winthrop College where she majored in Chemistry and Biology. Later she got her M.Ed at Winthrop University. She did research at The Charles F. Kettering Foundation in Dayton, Ohio. After her marriage she began teaching in McCormick, then in Greenwood District 50 at Troy School and then at Matthews School for 25 years before retiring in 1988.

Mrs. Wardlaw grew up and was an active member of Sardis Baptist Church in Saluda, SC. In 1952, she became a member of the Troy ARP Church where she taught various Sunday School Classes for 61 years and served faithfully in many facets of church work.

She is survived by 6 brothers and sisters Jean Nassef, Elsie (Charles) Brewton, Jackie (Don) Powell, Manley (Mickey) Langford, Billy (Kay) Langford, and Louis (Rose) Langford. She is survived by five children Karen (Don) Ford, Elizabeth Lewis, Susan (Bil) Heath, Frank (Becky) Wardlaw, Jr., Mary Jo (Dane) Colbert and nine grandchildren.

The funeral service will be conducted at Troy ARP Church 116 Greenwood St. Troy , SC at 2:00 PM Saturday Jan. 10, 2015 with the Rev. John Paul Marr, Rev. Dr. Ray King and Rev. Dr. Roy Beckham officiating.

The family is at the home and will receive friends in the church social hall following services. A private burial will be in the Troy Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Troy ARP Church, PO Box 115, Troy, SC 29848; Troy Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, PO Box 23, Troy, SC 29848; or the charity of your choice.


Troy ARP Church
116 Greenwood St
Troy, SC  29848
Saturday, January 10, 2015
After Service


Troy ARP Church
116 Greenwood St
Troy, SC  29848
Saturday, January 10, 2015
2:00 PM


Troy Cemetery
Troy ,  SC  29828

Memorial Contributions

Troy ARP Church
PO Box 115
Troy, SC 29848 Troy Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund
PO Box 23
Troy, SC 29848

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Susan and family, we were saddened to hear the passing of your mother. The service was very touching and wishing you and your family God's peace for the coming months, knowing your mother is celebrating in heaven.

Travis and Johanna Gunter Jan 15 2015 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to the Wardlaw family.

Amy Kaplan Jan 10 2015 12:00 AM

Libby,I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your mother being a very sweet, caring woman. You, as well as your family, will be in my thoughts and prayers in the most difficult days to come.Ann

Ann Rush Sipe Jan 8 2015 12:00 AM

Our thoughts are with all of the family. We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother.

Bill and Faye Chaplin Jan 6 2015 12:00 AM

We are sorry for your loss. I remember when your sweet Mama taught us Bible on Sunday nights at church. She always knew how to get us there by baking delicious meals and desserts as well as making time to show a personal interest in each one of us. What a legacy your mother and daddy leave behind! Amazing children, grandchildren, church family and friends! We love you and are remembering you in our thoughts and prayers...My daddy, Hugh Tucker, plans to join you Saturday for your Mama's service and visitation. What a celebration of a life well lived it will be!This verse describes your parents:Micah 6:8"He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God"Love you all!Victor and Mary Thompson

Mary Tucker Thompson Jan 6 2015 12:00 AM

What a blessing to so many on earth was she. Heaven has gained a saint.

Judy Davies Jan 6 2015 12:00 AM