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Carolyn Smith Gregory

January 4, 1923 - March 4, 2022
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Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Downtown
639 North Main Steet
Greenville, SC 29601
Wednesday 3/9, 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Service
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Downtown Chapel
639 N Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 232-6733 | Map
Wednesday 3/9, 1:30 pm
Cemetery
Woodlawn Cemetery
Wednesday 3/9

Carolyn Smith Gregory entered her eternal home March 4th, 2022. Born January 4, 1923, she was the daughter of Esther Sizemore Smith and Lawrence Young Smith and wife of Boyce Fred Gregory. Orphaned as a nine-year-old, through her intellect, hard work, dedication to excellence, and self-determination, she excelled in her studies and created a richContinue Reading

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Tracy Jenkins left a message on March 12, 2022:
In memory of Carolyn Smith Gregory, Tracy Jenkins lit a candle
John L Bracknell left a message on March 10, 2022:
Buddy, and Donna We were sad to hear of your moms passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. John and Holly Bracknell
Cynthia Looper left a message on March 8, 2022:
Sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet person,going to miss her
Teresa Stewart left a message on March 7, 2022:
Carolyn had a determined spirit, a sharp wit, an infectious laugh, and a kind and thoughtful heart. She always looked so put together, impeccably dressed, beautifully accessorized and with cheerful bright lipstick. I admired her. When I was a little girl, Gregory’s Linen and Gift shop was one of my favorite places to be. It was a magical world to me with the spinning display case, music boxes and unique gifts. And I thought Carolyn, Elvan and my Mama were the most stylish women in the world. They knew so much about interior decorating, etiquette, and design. The Gift Shop was always decorated so fabulously, and they made gift wrapping an art form. I adored being there with them. Sometimes I would spend the day with Carolyn at her beautiful house, and she would cut my peanut butter and jelly sandwiches into 4 perfect squares. I loved to sit at her dressing table and try on her gloves and jewelry. I was always in awe of her perfection and attention to detail. As an adult, I am so grateful that I got to spend many days with Carolyn at the lake house. I admired her discipline and loved walking and talking with her after our big lake breakfast. She shared such practical wisdom that I will always treasure. We were discussing aging one day and I asked, “Carolyn, how will I be able to touch my toes when I am 90 years old?” And she so wisely said, “You touch them every day between now and the time you are 90”. I love that she was dancing on Valentine’s Day at 99 years old. What a wonderful legacy. I am grateful for the time I spent with her throughout my life, the wisdom she shared and the example she set. I know there was a special celebration in Heaven when she arrived.
Arlene C Antonio left a message on March 7, 2022:
Although, I didn't know her personally, I do know her son David and Buddy. To you I offer my sincere thoughts and condolences for the loss of your mother. She was a great lady and mother.
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Judi Gregory left a message on March 5, 2022:
Once blessed with a wonderful mother…twice blessed with a wonderful mother-in-law. Thank you for loving me as your own. You will be missed!
Kathleen Jennings left a message on March 5, 2022:
Ms. Carolyn was my mother, Gladys Perry Jennings, dinner seat mate at Waterstone. We had been long customers of Gregory’s. She was warm and witty; always beautiful and cheery. I’m sure mom welcomed her to heaven too. Sending deep condolences.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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