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Richard Self

Richard Dale SelfLaurensRichard Dale Self, 76, of 59 Scott St. passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Hospice House of Laurens County.When Richard left hospice on Sunday afternoon, he joined his father and mother with Jesus. Don't grieve for him because he is happier than he has ever been. Sometimes people are cruel without meaning to be, but at times like this he would forgive them and go on. People who knew Richard knew he always called them "Sugar Babe." I doubt if he knew the lady who took care of him at NHC was named Lily, because he always called her Sugar Babe. He would always say, "She's my Sugar Babe.Born in Laurens, he was a son of the late John Greer and Gladys Taylor Self. He was a member of Bellview Baptist Church.Mr. Self is survived by his sister, Cleo Self Ashmore and husband Bill of Laurens. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, John G. Self, Jr. and a sister Joyce Self Bagwell.Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Forest Lawn Cemetery conducted by Rev. Phil Bryson.The family will be at the home of his sister, 524 Mt. Pleasant Estates Rd., Laurens, SC 29360, and will receive friends at the graveside immediately following the service.Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Richard Self please visit our Sympathy Store.

Cemetery Details

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


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Cleo, this is Ola Mae "Leonhardt" Morgan, sorry to hear about Richard. My memory of him how gentle he was with kids younger than him in grade school. We were out at the swings at Garlington St., we were swing high and jumping out of them. Richard was watching, having a good time laughing at us. Well, low and behold when I jumped out he was standing right in front of me and I jump right face to face with him! Knocked one of his front teeth out and cut my eye! Both of us bleeding, he was so concered about me, iiI was crying, but he wasn't. A sweet soul complete in his new body.

Ola Mae Leonhardt Morgan Mar 3 2017 12:00 AM

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Dale Bagwell Feb 28 2017 12:00 AM

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