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Phyllis "Pidgie" Greene DuBose

Phyllis "Pidgie" Greene DuBose, 80, resident of 106 Pineview St. wife of Thomas "Alex" DuBose passed away peacefully Wednesday July 13, 2016 at her home with her loving family by her side.

Born in Abbeville, SC she was a daughter of the late William Pinckney Greene, Jr. and Phyllis Yarborough Greene.

She was known affectionately by her friends and family as" Pidgie". Pidgie was a retired social worker and schoolteacher having taught in the Abbeville County School District for over 20 years. Mrs. DuBose, as she was known by many of her former students, touched many lives in different ways throughout the Abbeville Community. She also enjoyed playing golf and spending time outdoors. Pidgie was an avid and diehard Abbeville Panther fan. She could be heard every Friday night ringing her cowbell in support of the Panthers. She loved her family deeply and was especially proud of each of her children and grandchildren for their many accomplishments. The love of her life was her devoted husband of 56 years, Alex. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and will be sorely missed by her loving family and her many friends.

Survivors include her beloved husband Thomas Alexander DuBose, Jr. of the home; four daughters Mary Greene Thomasson (Mike) of Abbeville, SC, Mellie Driver (Carey) of Abbeville, SC, Libby Lippincott (Bryan) of Marietta, Georgia and Martha Jane Badillo of Abbeville, SC; a son Tad DuBose of Abbeville, SC; a brother William Pinckney "Pink" Greene, III of Folly Beach, SC; eleven grandchildren Mary Beth Boswell (Scotty), Taylor Driver, Allie Thomasson, Zach Lippincott, Ben Thomasson, Dubie DuBose, Nick Lippincott, Emily Lippincott, William Badillo, GraceAnn Dubose and Cayden Badillo.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday July 16, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jason Wilson officiating. The burial will follow in Melrose Cemetery.

The AHS Football Team and Coaches will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at their home 106 Pineview St. on Friday July 15th from 1:00 until 7:00 PM.

Memorials in memory of Pidgie may be made to The AHS Booster Club Handicap Seating Extension, PO Box 1214 Abbeville, SC 29620.


Grace UMC
145 Grace Drive
Abbeville, SC  29620
Saturday, July 16, 2016
11:00 AM


Melrose Cemetery
108 Hwy 71
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

Memorial Contributions

AHS Booster Club Handicap Seating
PO Box 1214
Abbeville, SC 29620

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Alex and family,I was very sorry to learn of Pidge's death. She was a wonderful person and I know she is missed very much. I will never forget visiting you two when we were students at Clemson all those years ago!God Bless,Logan MerrittAsheville, NC

Logan Merritt Aug 16 2016 12:00 AM

To the family of Mrs. Phyllis Greene DuBose My heartfelt sympathy and condolences goes out to all of you May God Bless you all and I will keep you all lifted up in prayer.

Sedell McCullough Jul 16 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss during this difficult time. I did not know her just Mary Beth as a fellow teacher in Clinton. She sounds like a fun loving and spirited person who had many loves - family friends and football! Blessings to you all. Terry Iusti Underwood.

Terry underwood Jul 15 2016 12:00 AM

My prayers are with all of you in the loss of your loved one I grew up in Abbeville on Greenville Street and remember her and brother Pinckney as well

Jenelle Boozer Williams Jul 15 2016 12:00 AM

I didn't have her as a teacher but she knew my name anywyas and always so sweet to me when ever i saw her, she is a TRUE ABBEVILLE ICON and will be missed greatly, Prayers for all you.

Jimmy AND JAnet MCNATT Jul 15 2016 12:00 AM

Alex and family, I am so sorry about hearing of Pidgies passing. I know that she will be missed by all of the football team in Abbeville. I have known her for so many years but had lost contact with her. Deepest sympathy to all of the family. Love and prayers to all of you as you go through this time in your lives..

Bitsy Harrison Jul 15 2016 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to learn of the loss of your loved one. May the grace and peace of God keep you all during this time of sorrow. Mary Greene you, your siblings (spouses) and the grandchildren have wonderful memorie with your mom, may they comfort you in the days ahead.

Jackie Brown Jul 15 2016 12:00 AM

You have our sympathy and prayers

Rufus & Mary Sherard Jul 14 2016 12:00 AM

Joyce and i were so saddened today when we heard about Pidgie's death. We enjoyed her friendship during the time we attended Abbeville High School together. Please know that the family will be in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time.

Richard Strawhorn Jul 14 2016 12:00 AM