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Pat Wilkerson

HICKORY GROVE -- Orline Kinard "Pat" Wilkerson, 86, of 3216 Howells Ferry Road died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, at Peachtree Center in Gaffney, S.C.

The funeral will be Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Hickory Grove Cemetery.

Pat was a daughter of the late John F. Kinard and Julia Gaffney Kinard. She was the great-great-granddaughter of Captain Michael Gaffney, founder of Gaffney. She was the widow of W. T. "Tom" Wilkerson. Pat graduated from Blacksburg High School and Limestone College. She retired at age 80 from Farmers Service Center of York after 57 years of service. She was a member of Mount Vernon United Methodist Church and was a member of the York Chapter of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her son, William A. Wilkerson Sr. and wife, Linda Comer Wilkerson, of Hickory Grove, S.C.; daughter, Sissi Wilkerson Shannon and husband, Keith Shannon, of Irmo, S.C.; four grandsons; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Francelia K Stephens of Chicago, Ill.; and sister-in-law, Bonnie Wilkerson Dowdle of Sharon, S.C.

Visitation will be held at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church fellowship hall on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Mount Vernon UMC Youth Division, P.O. Box 158, Hickory Grove, SC 29717.

Bratton Funeral Home in York is serving the Wilkerson family.

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