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Corrie Grether

July 26, 1941 — April 30, 2020

Corrie Jackson Grether




Corrie Jackson Grether, age 78, of 322 West Farley Avenue, and widow of Charles Michael “Charlie” Grether, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at her home.


Born in Laurens, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Wesley and Ada Ophelia Benjamin Jackson.  Corrie was a graduate of Warflynn Beauty College in Washington, DC and was the owner of Hair Fashions in Laurens for 53 years.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Laurens where she belonged to the Cain Sunday School Class.  She was also a member of the Red Hat Rovers.


She is survived by: her daughter, Stephanie Gillespie and husband Lance of Mauldin, SC; step-children, Jerry Williams and wife Cindy of Easley, Michael Grether and wife Leeanne of Woodbury, MN, Julia Rehbaum and husband Mike of Simpsonville, SC, and Mary Kreider and husband Jonathan of Dallas, TX; brother, Milford Guy “Red” Jackson and wife Margaret of Laurens, SC; grandchildren, Helen-Shelley Wilson, Benjamin Bagwell, Jacob Williams, Nicholas Rehbaum, and Audra Gardei; and great-grandchildren, Theo Rehbaum, Eliza Rehbaum, and Gabriel Rehbaum.


Graveside services will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at Westview Memorial Park in Laurens conducted by Rev. Rickey Letson and Rev. Phil Hall. 


The family will be at the residence.


Memorials may be made to Hospice of Laurens County, PO Box 178, Clinton, SC 29325 or to First Baptist Church, 300 West Main Street, Laurens, SC 29360.


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Sunday, May 3, 2020

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