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Lulie Janet Calvert

Lulie Janet Calvert died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, in Carlisle at Due West Retirement Center surrounded by her loving caregivers and friends.

Born Feb. 13, 1917, in Abbeville, SC, she was the daughter of the late George Eakin Calvert and Lulie Callaway Calvert. She was predeceased by sisters, Martha Compton and Grace Parler. She is survived by three generations of beloved nieces and nephews who knew her as Aunt Jinky.

Jan grew up in Abbeville and received her undergraduate degree from Erskine College. She taught school and worked for Sears in Atlanta before returning to Abbeville to help with family businesses where she pitched in during World War II driving trucks and doing whatever was needed. She retired from her position in the Abbeville Clerk of Court's Office in 1991, after serving there forty years.

She loved walking to work and being on the square, and she was active in the restoration of the Abbeville Opera House. She participated behind the scenes and on stage, winning a local "Emmy" for her performance in "Arsenic and Old Lace". She also volunteered her time in the Erskine College Library. Jan enjoyed working in her yard and tending her flowers. Over the years, a bridge table was always up when four people could be found. Her niece, Pat, learned to play bridge at a very early age to make a foursome. She was an excellent cook-from divinity and sour cream pound cake to artichoke pickle. She lived with a quiet and unassuming joy-always ready to take on opportunities to spend time with family and friends, travel,perform,work and serve. She was a gentle and helpful caregiver for her mother for over twenty years in their home.

She was an active member of the Abbeville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church from birth until death. She valued her faith community and was sustained by this giving church for ninety years. A celebration of her life will be held at the Abbeville ARP Church on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007 at 2:00 PM. The service will be conducted by the Rev. Dr. Randall T. Ruble DD, PhD.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Abbeville-Mount Carmel ARP Church, c/o Mrs. C.L. Chandler, 1111 North Main St., Abbeville, SC 29620 or Erskine College Scholarship Fund, PO Box 608, Due West, SC 29639.


Abbeville-Mt. Carmel ARP Church
74 Taylor Ln
Abbeville, SC  29620
Saturday, February 17, 2007
2:00 PM

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Ms. Calvert was a very dear friend of ours. Cecil was in the hospital at the time of her death and we were so sorry we did not get to pay our respects. We will really miss Janet. She was always so happy and cheerful when we would see her or talk to her on the phone. She lived a long and full life but I know that she will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.

Cecil and Nancy Ashley Feb 26 2007 12:00 AM