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Miriam Loree Waddell

February 14, 1926 — May 22, 2018

Miriam Loree WaddellLaurensMiriam Loree Waddell, age 92, resident of Carolina Gardens, passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.Born in Laurens, she was a daughter of the late Horace Fred Waddell, Sr. and Eva Compton Waddell. Miriam left Laurens in 1954 and moved to Washington, DC where she worked as secretary for several congressmen and the Interior & Insular Committee. She moved back to Laurens in 2015, and became a resident at Carolina Gardens. Mrs. Waddell was a member of Lucas Avenue Baptist Church.Surviving are her sister, Carolyn W. Cook of Laurens, SC; nieces and nephews, Harriett Bennett and husband Steve of Black Creek, NC, Jolee Beaver and husband Jeff of Abbeville, SC, Warren Cook and wife Leslie of Laurens, SC, and Carroll Cook of Laurens, SC; sister-in-law, Dot Waddell of Abbeville, SC; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews, and several great great-nieces and great great-nephews.In addition to her parents, Miriam was predeceased by her brother, Horace Fred Waddell, Jr.; her sister, Betty Waddell Blalock and husband James; and her aunt, Lorree Compton Burgess.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. Michael Post and Rev. Dr. Tina Woody with burial following in Forest Lawn Cemetery.The family will be at their respective homes and will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary from 10:00-11:00 am on Thursday.Memorials may be made to Lucas Avenue Baptist Church, 101 Lucas Avenue, Laurens, SC 29360 or to a charity of one's choice.The family would like to express their appreciation to Carolina Gardens and to PruittHealth Hospice for their love and care of Ms. Waddell.Condolences may be expressed online at To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Miriam Loree Waddell please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

Forest Lawn Cemetery
765 East Main Street
Laurens, SC, 29360


MAY 24. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

The Kennedy Mortuary, Inc.

606 West Main Street

Laurens, SC, 29360


MAY 24. 11:00 AM (EDT)

The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel

606 W. Main St.

Laurens, SC

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