Ruth Tompkins Grant

Ruth Tompkins Grant, age 97, of Laurens Memorial Home for the Aged, and widow of Chief Wade Grant, passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at National Healthcare Center of Laurens.

Born in Oconee, she was a daughter of the late Tom and Elizabeth Tompkins.  She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are two daughters, Brenda G. Norwood of Laurens and Linda McCall of Clinton, one sister, four grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and ten great great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family will be at the home of her daughter and grandchildren, Brenda, Tim and Tess Norwood, 106 Reames Drive, Laurens, SC  29360.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ruth Grant Memorial Fund, c/o The Kennedy Mortuary, PO Box 282, Laurens, SC  29360.

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