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Victoria Howie Kerr, 102, formerly of 74 Woodburn Rd. Spartanburg, SC resident of Abbeville Nursing Home and widow of J. Davis (son) Kerr died Sunday July 31, 2005 at the nursing home.
She was born in Chester, SC June 8, 1903 and was a daughter of the late Torrance Victor and Cora Dry Howie.
Victoria Howie was raised in Abbeville, SC. She was a 1919 graduate of Abbeville High School and 1923 Agnes Scott College. She was an educator in South Carolina public schools for over 40 years, spending most of those years at Spartanburg High School.She was married to the late John Davis (son) Kerr, a noted Spartanburg attorney.
She was a member of First Presbyterain Church of Spartanburg. She was also active in many civic and social organizations including: Daughters of the American Revolution, the Spartanburg Book Club, the Assembly of Spartanburg, Beaux Arts of Spartanburg, The Study Club, and the Spartanburg Ballet Guild. She and her husband were charter members of the Piedmont Club as well as members of the Spartanburg Country Club.
She was a generous contributor to many churches as well as colleges, charities and organizations.
She was preceded in death by sisters Elizabeth Howie and Ruth Howie Plaster, brothers Thomas Dry Howie, Sanford Howie, Ralph(Buster) Howie and Franklin (Tige) Howie. She was the last member of her immediate family. She is survive by neices Sally Howie McDevitt, Vicki Plaster Whitelock, Wonda Howie Evans, Gene Howie Butler, Ruth Howie Bacon, and Hannah Howie Dias, nephews Sanford Howie, Ted Howie, and Tom Howie. She is also survived by her loving sister-in-law Eugenia Howie Milford and numerous grand and great neices and nephews.
The body is at The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be conducted Tuesday Aug. 2, 2005 at 3:00 PM from Long Cane Cemetery with Dr. Michael Bush officiating.
The family is at the home of Mrs. Eugenia Milford 502 Chestnut St. Abbeville, SC.
Memorials may be made to Abbeville Presbyterain Church 301 N. Main St. Abbeville, SC 29620 or to a charity of one's
The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home, Abbeville, SC is in charge of arrangements.
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