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James F. Gilchrist

SHARON -- Mr. James Frazier Gilchrist, beloved husband of Della Cameron Gilchrist, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, October 31, 2008. Mr. Gilchrist was 79 years of age and had been married to Della for 54 1/2 years; they resided at 2251 Thomson Qt. Road in Sharon, S.C.

Mr. Gilchrist was born in Chester County on January 2, 1929, a son of the late John Frazier Gilchrist and Ira McDaniel Gilchrist. He was a graduate of Sharon High School and a member of Masonic Lodge 244. Mr. Gilchrist was a member of Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church (PCA) where he had served as a deacon, an elder and a cemetery committeeman. He was a retired dairy farmer who continued to nurture his land and cattle.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, James Timothy Gilchrist Sr. and wife, Debbie, and John A. Gilchrist, all of Sharon; a daughter, Barbara G. White and husband, Earl, of Lusby, Md.; one grandson, James T. Gilchrist Jr. and wife, Carla, of Union; two granddaughters, Rebecca Gilchrist and Rachel Gilchrist, both of Sharon; two sisters, Mary Gillham of Durham, N.C., and Betty O'Dell of Sharon; and one brother, Garland Gilchrist of Ashboro, N.C. He was predeceased by one brother, David Gilchrist.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, November 3, 2008, at Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Revs. Arnold Johnson and Ned Worstall.

Active Pallbearers will be Donald O'Dell, Rusty Thomson, Chris Stepp, Rick Sadler, Roy Parkins and Rus Thomson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church Session and Harold W. Roth.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Bullock Creek Presbyterian Church Family Life Building.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Carolina, P.O. Box 993, Rock Hill, SC 29732.

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S. R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc. is serving the Gilchrist family.