Shirley Adams Abercrombie

11 June, 19376 June, 2021

Pickens, SC – Mrs. Shirley Adams Abercrombie, age 83, went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 6, 2021. Mrs. Abercrombie was born in Pickens County, South Carolina and was the daughter of the late Cecil C. Adams and Viola Willimon Gantt, stepdaughter to the late Woodrow Gantt, and wife for 66 years to Charles W. Abercrombie. Survivors in addition to her husband include a son Chuck Abercrombie (Jeannie) of Pickens, South Carolina and daughter Scarlot Abercrombie Hawkins of Pickens, South Carolina. Surviving are three loving grandchildren: Travis Allen Cassell (Tori), Zachary and Stephanie Abercrombie along with great grandchildren Anslie and Carter Abercrombie. Mrs. Abercrombie has one surviving sister Gloria Faye Gantt Wolfe of Pickens, South Carolina and a number of nieces and nephews who loved and adored Mrs. Abercrombie.

Mrs. Abercrombie was predeceased by a brother Charles W. Adams and sisters LaJune A. Willhite and Patricia A. Gibson.

Mrs. Abercrombie was a very detailed woman. She was always ready to face up to any challenge but it had to be perfected. She was a graduate of business college earning an Associates Degree. She was known for doing whatever she set her mind to whether it was making her gown for the 1968 Bicentennial Pageant for which she was named Queen, making clothes for her children or knitting for her nieces. She paid attention to the details and that came in handy when she set out to build an addition in her home or when she wrote lyrics for her own songs. She had many many talents including advising her husband Charles what to do with the details. She even enjoyed her hunting trips with family. Mrs. Abercrombie was loved by all and will be missed dearly by her family.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 3:00 PM at Dillard Funeral Home Chapel 2402 Gentry Memorial Hwy Pickens, South Carolina 29671 with a visitation that same day starting at 1:30 PM at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Hillcrest Memorial Park Pickens, South Carolina. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Martin Grove Wesleyan Church at mailing address 472 Windmont Road Pickens, South Carolina 29671.

Dillard Funeral Home is assisting the Abercrombie family.

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  • Cecil C. Adams, Father (deceased)
  • Viola Willimon Gantt, Mother (deceased)
  • Woodrow Gantt, Stepfather (deceased)
  • Charles W. Abercrombie, Spouse
  • Chuck Abercrombie (Jeannie), Son
  • Scarlot Abercrombie Hawkins, Daughter
  • Travis Allen Cassell (Tori), Grandchild
  • Zachary Abercrombie, Grandchild
  • Stephanie Abercrombie, Grandchild
  • Anslie Abercrombie, Great Grandchild
  • Carter Abercrombie, Great Grandchild
  • Gloria Faye Gantt Wolfe, Sister
  • Charles W. Adams, Brother (deceased)
  • LaJune A. Willhite, Sister (deceased)
  • Patricia A. Gibson, Sister (deceased)
  • Mrs. Abercrombie also has a number of nieces and nephews who loved and adored her.

  • Matt Turner, Pallbearer
  • Kyle Abercrombie, Pallbearer
  • Keith Abercrombie, Pallbearer
  • Rhett Reeves, Pallbearer
  • Mike Gibson, Pallbearer
  • Zachary Abercrombie, Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, 9 June , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, 9 June , 2021


Shirley Adams Abercrombie

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Debbie Harris

11 June 2021

So sorry for your loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers

Ricky Stone

9 June 2021

Uncle Charles,Chuck,Scarlett and families,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Shirley befriended me at a young age when Papa Abercrombie passed,her words of comfort eased our loss. I will always remember her for that moment. Love y'all Ricky

Randy Cassell

9 June 2021

I’m sure there’s a great celebration in heaven as Shirley has received her wings. Fly high, and low or wherever you want to go. I’m sure the family will miss you greatly, but wouldn’t want you to miss the rewards that you are enjoying now.
Until we meet again,
Randy Cassell

Gloria Faye Wolfe

8 June 2021

Some of my fondest memories with my sister are the many hours of playing scrabble, I think our longest game was 14 hours , we had many years of celebrating our husbands birthdays all in august, cooking lunch , and all our children playing in the swimming pool. I always picked up a German chocolate cake from Strossners bakery.
We always had a good time when we were together. I will miss you more than anything . I love you very much and will never forget our good times together. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE AND I KNOW YOU WILL BECAUSE OF THE LOVE YOU HAD FOR JESUS CHRIST. YOU SURELY WIL BE MISED BY ME AND YOUR CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES . BUT MOSTLY BY YOUR HUSBAND WHO TOOK SUCH GOOD CARE OF YOU DURING YOUR TIME OF NEED.

Dean Holder

7 June 2021

So sorry to hear about Mrs. Abercrombie. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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