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Richard Murray Thrower

Richard Murray Thrower, 62, resident of 107 Oakwood Lane husband of Claire Thrower passed away Sunday June 7, 2013 at the Hospice House in Greenwood, SC.

Born in Memphis, TN he was a son of the late Rev. Woodrow Thrower and Margaret Murray Thrower.

Richard was a self-employed contractor. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved gardening. He was a member of Upper Long Cane Presbyterian Church. He will be sorely missed by his loving family and many friends.

Survivors include his wife Claire Gorczyca Thrower of the home; a daughter Amy Thrower of the home; a son Rick Thrower of the home; a sister Kathy Watt of Atlanta, Georgia; and a number of cousins.

A Celebration of Richard's life will be conducted Thursday July 11, 2013 at the Chandler Chapel of Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home at 2:00 PM.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 PM Thursday afternoon at the funeral home prior to services. The family is at the home 107 Oakwood Lane Abbeville, SC.

Memorials in memory of Richard may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont 408 West Alexander Ave. Greenwood, SC 29646.


Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Thursday, July 11, 2013
1:00 - 2:00 PM


Funeral Home
Chandler Chapel, Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Thursday, July 11, 2013
2:00 PM

Memorial Contributions

Hospice of the Piedmont
408 West Alexander Ave
Greenwood, SC 29646

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Heartfelt condolences for your loss. Turning to God in prayer and supplication we can find refuge and comfort. Psalm 65:2 calls Jehovah the "Hearer of prayer", and Psalm 34:18 says that Jehovah is near to those broken at heart, and those crushed in spirit he saves. Due to the ransom sacrifice of God's Son, Jesus Christ, those who have fallen asleep in death have the hope of the resurrection (John 5:28,29). May this bring you a measure of comfort.

Laura Aug 11 2013 12:00 AM

Clarie,Donna and I are so sorry to learn of the passing of your husband. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. Brian and Donna Smith

Brian and Donna Smith Jul 11 2013 12:00 AM

Mrs. Thrower--We were so sorry to hear about your loss. Mr.Thrower held great conversations with us and offered encouragement at all the school events. We are thinking of you and your family and keeping you all in our prayers. May God bless you and provide the comfort you need at this difficult time. Love, db & jb

Drs. John & Debbie Bass Jul 10 2013 12:00 AM

Claire and family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will always have so many fun memories of Richard during the time our children were in band together. You and your family will be in our prayers during time of mourning. -Alan and Susan

Susan McIntyre Jul 10 2013 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to the Thrower family. I'm sorry to say I never I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Thrower, but did have the pleasure of knowing wife Claire and daughter Amy when we lived in Wagener. I hope you find the strength you need to get through this great loss. Sincerely, Catherine Jackson

Catherine Jackson Jul 9 2013 12:00 AM

Hello- Sorry to hear about the loss of Richard. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Wish we lived closer. Love, Shannon

Shannon Murray Jul 9 2013 12:00 AM

Hey Claire! I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking and praying for you and your family. Cathy Chalmers emailed us at work and I just saw it. Keep the good memories close to your heart because they help you get through it! Love ya! Sending a big BREWER hug to you!!

April Medford Jul 8 2013 12:00 AM

Claire,I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love,Cathi Hadd

Cathi Hadd Jul 8 2013 12:00 AM

Hi Clairle I saw this and it was a shock . I just talked to you last week. I'm so sorry for your loss. I can understand and know your pain. You are in my prayers. Need any thing let me know.

Maye OBannon Jul 8 2013 12:00 AM