Clara R. Gregory PDF Print E-mail

Clara Ruff Gregory, 87, of West Columbia, widow of Willie Doyle Gregory, died Monday, September 18, 2017, at J.F. Hawkins Nursing Home.

Born on November 3, 1929, in Prosperity, she was a daughter of the late Loamma and Clara Lominick Ruff. Clara grew up in the St. Philip's Community and graduated from Pomaria High School where she enjoyed playing basketball. She attended Newberry College and retired from BellSouth. Mrs. Gregory was a member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church where she was involved with WELCA.

She is survived by a son, William R. (Tammy) Gregory of West Columbia; a daughter, Sallie G. (David) Hutto of West Columbia; grandchildren, Sadie Gregory and Tyler Loftis and a great-granddaughter, Ainsley Harris. She was predeceased by siblings, Lillian Younginer, John David Ruff, Wilbur Ruff and Walter E. “Jack” Ruff.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, September 21, 2017, at St. Philip's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Lance Henderson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 1:30 pm Thursday at the church. Memorials may be made to Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 1500 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, SC 29169 or St. Philip's Lutheran Church, 2461 St. Philip's Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be Eric Eargle, Gordon Eargle, Hal Gregory, Skipper Livingston, Greg Mayer and Justin Ruff.

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#6 The Lloyds 2017-09-21 05:15
I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure this must be a difficult time for you and your family. At 1Corithians 15:26, our Heavenly Father expresses how he feels about death, calling death an enemy, which will be destroyed. So until that promise is fullfilled, please find comfort in God's word the Bible as we look forward to the day when you will be reunited with your dear loved one in the promised resurrection. (John 5:28,29, Revelation 21:3,4 and Acts 24:15)
#5 R Brown 2017-09-20 08:11
I am sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in the resurrection promise at John 5:28,29 that reads; "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming when all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." The Bible gives us hope that one day our dead loved ones will be brought back to life.
#4 Tommy Bush 2017-09-20 06:24
So sorry for your loss/heaven's gain. Clara was a wonderful neighbor and a wonderful lady that I was blessed to have in my life. God bless you and I will be praying for you all. We love you.
#3 Elaine Gregory 2017-09-20 06:16
Sadie and William your mom was a special mom and grandmother she will be mist so much I keep you in my thoughts and prayers
#2 Deborah Henderson 2017-09-19 16:17
Sallie, I am sorry to hear of Ms. Clara's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.
#1 Carol Engelhardt 2017-09-19 13:52
My Dear Sallie. I will always remember sitting at the beach with your mom and sis. putting together the Elvis puzzle. That is the first time that we had ever met. I really hate to hear this. Our Prayers are with you and your family.