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Corrie Grether

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.


Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

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A candle was lit in memory of Corrie Grether

Karen and Dave Jones and Alver Maheras May 7 2020 12:00 AM

Stephanie & Family, my mother Frances Wasson thought the world of Corrie. When she able to take her weekly trip to the shop, she always had the stories about you growing up. Take pride in that and the fact that your mom had an impact on my mom!

John wasson May 5 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Corrie Grether

EDNA LEMMONS May 5 2020 12:00 AM

Corrie was always so thoughtful and caring to my mother, Wiltrice Cook, when she provided hair care at Carolina Gardens and NHC in Laurens. We will always be thankful. Thinking of you and your family.
Genny Hindman

Genny Hindman May 4 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Corrie Grether

Dale Bagwell May 4 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Corrie Grether

Leonie May 4 2020 12:00 AM

Stephanie and family I am so sorry. I know what you are going through. Corrie was a special lady to all that knew her. I can only imagine your Mama and Elaine catching up. May God comfort you and give you peace and understanding. Love and prayers in the days to come. Johnny and Janice Martin

Johnny and Janice Martin May 3 2020 12:00 AM

Stephanie and Family,
I will always remember hearing about all the special times your Mom and mine had together. She was one of Moms closest and dearest friends. Your Mom was such a special and beautiful person. She will be truly missed by so many.
I also want you to know that you are one of the strongest daughters I have ever seen. My thoughts are with you today and all the days ahead.

Wesley Kennedy May 3 2020 12:00 AM

I so sorry for your losing such a wonderful brave ,sweet lady. She was in my Sunday school class, and she always was happy to see me. I admired her strength and courage and know you will miss her

Eloise hughes May 3 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Corrie Grether

Tammy Landrith Morgan May 2 2020 12:00 AM

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