Obituaries of Grady E SPORTS, son of Elisha Lite SPORTS and Julia Howell WILKES.
Florence Morning News, Florence, SC, Tues., 28 Aug 1973, page 2A. Virtually the same obituary appeared in the State, Columbia, SC paper.
The State, Columbia, SC pg 15a col 1
Grady E Sports
Blenheim--Grady E Sports, 61, died in Marlboro County General Hospital Hospital Sunday after a long illness.
Born in Marlboro County, he was a son of Mrs. Julia Wilkes and the late E L Sports. Mr. Sports was the operator of a filling station.
Surviving are his mother: three sons, Grady E Sports, Jr. and William E Sports of Augusta, Ga., and Randy Sports of Florence; five daughters, Mrs. Shirley Herring of Latta, Mrs. Betty Clark and Mrs. Barbara Bryant of Augusta, Ga., and Mrs. Frances Jones and Mrs. Linda Frierson of Florence; four brothers, Tracy Sports of Phoenix City, Ala., and Marvin, Delton and Prentice Sports of Blenheim; three sisters, Miss Louise Sports of Latta, Mrs. Hattie S Daniels of Bennettsville and Miss Bessie Sports of Columbia; and 20 grandchildren.
Services will be 4:30pm today in Bristow's Chapel Church.
Whitner Funeral Home in Bennettsville is in charge.
Transcribed by Carolyn Klear, Jan. 2007