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PENDLETON - Roy Ellen Osborne Jolly, 94, widow of John Louie Jolly, died Friday, August 31, 2012, at AnMed Health Medical Center.

Born April 30, 1918, in Anderson, SC, she was the daughter of the late James R. and Venie Stone Osborne. She was a graduate of Montreat College, Lander College, and received a Master's Degree from Western Carolina University. Mrs. Jolly was a teacher and librarian at Pendleton High School for 36 years prior to her retirement in 1979. She was a member of Pendleton Presbyterian Church for 86 years. Mrs. Jolly was a woman of tremendous faith who leaves a powerful legacy as a beloved sister, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend, as well as an accomplished teacher and a devoted church member all of her life.

Survivors include two daughters, Lynne Jolly Richardson and husband, Kevin, of Lake Barrington, IL; Lee Jolly Smith and husband, Scott of Lexington, SC; granddaughters, Mary Ellen Richardson and Charlotte Richardson; sister, Lorene Finley of Pendleton; nephews, Barry Finley, Alton Finley, Jr., and Manson Jolly; nieces, Dianna Wade and Joy James; and her caregiver, Stephanie Wideman.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pendleton Presbyterian Church conducted by Rev. Morton White, Rev. Ernest Gray, and Rev. Gene Burdette. Burial will be in the church cemetery, followed by a reception hosted by the family at her residence.  The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Monday at Sullivan-King Mortuary, Northeast Chapel, 3205 North Highway 81, Anderson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pendleton Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund, 603 South Mechanic Street, Pendleton, SC 29670 or the Cancer Association of Anderson, 215 East Calhoun Street, Anderson, SC 29621 (in memory of John Louie Jolly and in honor of Lynne Jolly Richardson).


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Mrs Jolly (as we knew her) was one of our favorite teachers in High School, back in the early 50"s. Not only was she a wonderful teacher , she was a wonderful person and friend. . She touched our lives in an unusual way.

Jim & Tina Wilson

September 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJim Wilson & Tina Wilson

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