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Clemece Merritte

FORT MILL -- Mrs. Clemece Jeanette Griffin Merritte, 97, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today, Dec. 23, 2008, at Unity Cemetery, with the Rev. Edgar McCall officiating.

Born in Spartanburg, Mrs. Merritte was a daughter of the late Charlie and Lola Burch Griffin. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Merritte was an honorary member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and a former volunteer at Fort Mill High School Football Concessions.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Sonja and Wayne K. Helms of Fort Mill; two half brothers, Rob Griffin and Vernon Griffin, both of Gaffney; her half sister, Annie Belle Patty of Gaffney; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Lewis Merritte.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Doby's Bridge Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 1028, Fort Mill, SC 29716; or to a charity of one's choice.

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